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AGAINST – Identity Verification Services Bill 2023 - Second Reading - Decline second reading

The majority voted against an amendment to the usual second reading motion, which is "that the bill be read a second time", which is parliamentary jargon for agreeing with the main idea of the bill. This amendment was introduced by Griffith MP Max Chandler-Mather (Greens).

Amendment text

That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"the House declines to give the bill a second reading until the Privacy Act reforms are in place in recognition of the significant privacy and data implications of this proposal".


Date and time: 1:00 PM on 2023-10-18
Allegra Spender's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 5
Total number of "no" votes: 65
Total number of abstentions: 81
Related bill: Identity Verification Services Bill 2023

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