Consideration of House of Representatives Message
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (12:57):
The Labor Party will be insisting on the amendments that were the result of extensive debate in this chamber last night. Many senators had the chance to contribute to the debate. There were close votes on some of the amendments; some of them got up and some did not; the ones that did get up we will be insisting on. We believe that the payments that were being requested to be removed are important for the people who are most vulnerable in our community We believe that the Senate had the opportunity to have that debate. The Senate made its decisions. We had the vote. We are insisting on the amendments.