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Draft Federation Chamber Minutes

No. 37

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

- 10:11:09 AM

 1The Federation Chamber met at 10.11 am, a division having been called in the House.


- 10:11:23 AM

 2MEMBERS’ CONSTITUENCY STATEMENTS

Members’ constituency statements being made—


Ms Owens 10:11:27 AM. Mr Fletcher 10:14:35 AM. Mr Champion 10:17:41 AM. Mr Drum 10:20:45 AM. Ms Sharkie 10:23:38 AM. Mrs Prentice 10:26:12 AM. Ms Ryan 10:29:05 AM.
- 10:30:42 AM

Suspension of meeting

At 10.30 am, a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended.


- 10:50:41 AM

Resumption of meeting

At 10.50 am, the proceedings were resumed.


- 10:50:43 AM

Members’ constituency statements continued.


Ms Ryan (in continuation),  10:50:47 AM. Ms Flint 10:52:10 AM. Mr J. H. Wilson 10:55:10 AM. Mr Gee 10:58:13 AM.
- 11:01:29 AM

 3Human Rights—Parliamentary Joint Committee—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Goodenough—That the House take note of the document (presented on 28 February 2017), viz.

Human Rights—Parliamentary Joint CommitteeFreedom of speech in Australia: Inquiry into the operation of Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and related procedures under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth)—Report, incorporating dissenting reports, February 2017

Debate resumed.


Ms M. M. H. King 11:02:11 AM. Mr Leeser 11:10:14 AM. Mr Hill 11:20:05 AM.
- 11:24:25 AM

Suspension of meeting

At 11.24 am, a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended.


- 11:47:45 AM

Resumption of meeting

At 11.48 am, the proceedings were resumed.


- 11:47:50 AM

Debate continuing—


Mr Hill (in continuation),  11:47:56 AM. Mr T. R. Wilson 11:53:45 AM. Point of order, Mr Giles. 11:56:00 AM. Mr T. R. Wilson 11:56:15 AM. Mr Giles 12:03:54 PM. Mr Hastie 12:14:01 PM. Mr Burke 12:24:08 PM. Mr Robert 12:33:37 PM. Mr Dreyfus 12:42:52 PM. Mr Christensen 12:53:00 PM.
- 12:58:23 PM

Suspension of meeting

At 12.58 pm, the Deputy Speaker left the Chair.


- 4:00:02 PM

Resumption of meeting

At 4 pm, the Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.


- 4:00:08 PM

Debate continued.


Mr Bandt 4:00:11 PM. Mr C. Kelly 4:10:16 PM. Mr Hammond 4:20:24 PM. Mr Ramsey 4:30:34 PM. Ms Ryan 4:40:18 PM. Mr Wallace 4:50:24 PM. Ms O’Toole 5:00:35 PM. Ms Flint 5:10:41 PM. Dr Aly 5:21:07 PM. Ms Banks 5:31:17 PM. Mr Gosling 5:38:41 PM. Mr Coleman 5:48:49 PM. Mr Watts 5:58:54 PM. Mr Jones 6:08:48 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 6:19:12 PM. Mr Khalil 6:29:18 PM. Ms Swanson 6:39:23 PM. Ms Owens 6:49:28 PM. Ms Burney 7:00:01 PM. Mr Snowdon 7:09:33 PM.
- 7:19:06 PM

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 7:19:17 PM

 4ADDRESS IN REPLY TO THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S SPEECH

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the following Address in Reply to the speech of His Excellency the Governor-General be agreed to:

May it please Your Excellency:

We, the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, in Parliament assembled, desire to express our loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign, and to thank Your Excellency for the speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament

Debate resumed.


Mr Fitzgibbon (in continuation),  7:19:22 PM.
- 7:27:57 PM

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 7:28:21 PM

 5ADJOURNMENT

On the motion of Mr Hogan, the Federation Chamber adjourned at 7.28 pm, until 10 am tomorrow.