Hansard is the name given to the edited transcripts of parliamentary debates in the Senate, House of Representatives, Federation Chamber and parliamentary committees, and can be found on parliamentary websites.
The second reading speech is when the Minister introduces a Bill to the house and explains its general principles and purpose. Generally, a link to the second reading speech (in Hansard) is provided with the explanatory memoranda, and other information about the Bill.
Second reading speeches and Hansard are available from the parliament's website:
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