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Draft House Minutes

No. 173

Thursday, 11 February 2016

- 9:00:20 AM

 1The House met, at 9 am, pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (the Honourable A. D. H. Smith) took the Chair, made an acknowledgement of country and read Prayers.


- 9:01:57 AM

 2Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016

Mr Truss (Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to transport security, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Truss presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:02:25 AM

Mr Truss moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 9:10:36 AM

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


- 9:11:09 AM

 3Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Single Appeal Path) Bill 2016

Mr Robert (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to military rehabilitation and compensation, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Robert presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:11:24 AM

Mr Robert moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 9:15:21 AM

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


- 9:15:37 AM

 4Dairy Produce Amendment (Dairy Service Levy Poll) Bill 2016

Mr Joyce (Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Dairy Produce Act 1986, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Joyce presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:16:10 AM

Mr Joyce moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 9:21:12 AM

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


- 9:21:24 AM

 5Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment Bill 2016

Mr Robb (Minister for Trade and Investment), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr Robb presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:21:55 AM

Mr Robb moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 9:24:40 AM

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


- 9:24:58 AM

 6Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016

Ms Ley (Minister for Aged Care), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to aged care, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms Ley presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:25:19 AM

Ms Ley moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 9:35:01 AM

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


- 9:35:26 AM

 7Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Amendment Bill 2016

Mr Porter (Minister for Social Services), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to the BSWAT payment scheme, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Porter presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:35:49 AM

Mr Porter moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 9:46:17 AM

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


- 9:46:37 AM

 8Corporations Amendment (Life Insurance Remuneration Arrangements) Bill 2016

Ms O’Dwyer (Assistant Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to financial products that relate to insurance, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms O’Dwyer presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:47:01 AM

Ms O’Dwyer moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 9:58:02 AM

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


- 9:58:29 AM

 9Tax Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island CGT Exemption) Bill 2016

Ms O’Dwyer (Assistant Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms O’Dwyer presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:58:47 AM

Ms O’Dwyer moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 10:02:29 AM

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


- 10:02:50 AM

 10PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE—REPORT

Mr Coulton (Chair) presented the following document:

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT

The Publications Committee reports that it has met and considered documents presented to the House of Representatives since 4 February 2016.

The Committee recommends that the following be made Parliamentary Papers:

Anindilyakwa Land Council—Report for 2014-15.

Australian Electoral Commission—

Redistribution of the Australian Capital Territory into electoral divisions—Report, January 2016.

Redistribution of Western Australia into electoral divisions—Report, January 2016.

Central Land Council—Report for 2014-15.

Indigenous Business Australia—Report for 2014-15.

Indigenous Land Corporation—Report for 2014-15.

Native Title Act 1993—Native title representative bodies—Northern Land Council—Report for 2014-15.

Tiwi Land Council—Report for 2014-15.

Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority—Report for 2011-12 to 2013-14.

Torres Strait Regional Authority—Report for 2014-15.

Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council—Report for 2014-15.

Mark Coulton

Chair

11 February 2016


- 10:03:08 AM

On the motion of Mr Coulton, by leave, the report was agreed to.


- 10:03:31 AM

 11Privileges and Members’ Interests Committee—REPORT

Mr Broadbent (Chair) presented the following document:

Privileges and Members’ Interests CommitteeReport concerning the registration and declaration of members’ interests during 2015February 2016.

In accordance with standing order 39(e) the report was made a Parliamentary Paper.


- 10:04:07 AM

 12Agriculture and Industry—Standing Committee—MEMBERSHIP

The House was informed that the Chief Government Whip had nominated Ms Marino to be a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry in place of Mr Tehan.

Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Small Business), by leave, moved—That Mr Tehan be discharged from the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry and that, in his place, Ms Marino be appointed a member of the committee.


- 10:04:50 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:04:57 AM

 13 Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2015 

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed.


Mr Goodenough 10:05:05 AM. Mr Kelly 10:06:17 AM. Mr Keenan 10:15:13 AM.
- 10:19:51 AM

Document

Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice) presented an addendum to the explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 10:20:04 AM

Question—put and passed—bill read a second time.


- 10:20:24 AM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice), the bill was read a third time.


- 10:20:47 AM

 14 Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2015-2016 

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed.


Mr Kelly 10:21:06 AM.
- 10:36:26 AM

Dr Leigh 10:36:31 AM. Ms Marino 10:58:50 AM. Mr Thomson 11:12:55 AM. Mr Nikolic 11:27:30 AM. Mr Albanese 11:42:40 AM. Mr Howarth 11:57:54 AM. Ms Bird 12:13:07 PM. Mr Wood 12:28:15 PM.
- 12:29:33 PM

Mr Wood addressing the House—


- 12:29:45 PM

Debate adjourned (Mr Wood), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 12:30:01 PM

 15Retirement of Members—STATEMENTS

Mr Truss (Deputy Prime Minister), by leave, made a statement in relation to his retirement.


- 12:45:38 PM

Mr Robb (Minister for Trade and Investment), by leave, made a statement in relation to his retirement.


Mr Turnbull 12:59:42 PM. Mr Shorten 1:07:47 PM. Mr Joyce 1:15:37 PM.
- 2:00:05 PM

Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister), Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition) and Mr Joyce (Deputy Leader of The Nationals)by indulgencemade statements on the matter.


- 1:22:28 PM

Suspension of standing order 43

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), by leave, moved—That standing order 43 be suspended for this sitting.

Question—put and passed.


- 1:22:30 PM

Further statements, by indulgence, were made.


Ms Plibersek 1:22:33 PM. Ms J. I. Bishop 1:30:53 PM. Mr Abbott 1:39:08 PM. Mr Albanese 1:44:32 PM. Mr McCormack 1:51:19 PM. Mr Fitzgibbon 1:54:26 PM.
- 2:00:36 PM

 16DEATH OF FORMER MEMBER (the Honourable Robert George (Bob) Halverson)

The Speaker informed the House of the death, on 9 February 2016, of the Honourable Robert George (Bob) Halversona Member of this House for the Division of Casey from 1984 to 1998 and Speaker from 1996 to 1998.


- 2:01:02 PM

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), advised the House that following discussions between the Member for Murray and the Halverson family, a condolence motion in respect of Bob Halverson would be moved when the House meets on Monday, 22 February 2016.


- 2:01:31 PM

As a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased all Members present stood, in silence.


- 2:01:59 PM

 17QUESTIONS


- 2:02:06 PM

 (1)Mr Shorten to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:05:50 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.06 pm the Member for Moreton (Mr Perrett) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:06:07 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 2:06:07 PM

 (2)Mr Howarth to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:09:14 PM

 (3)Mr Shorten to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:10:56 PM

 (4)Ms M. L. Landry to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:14:21 PM

 (5)Mr Shorten to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:15:36 PM

 (6)Ms McGowan to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:18:40 PM

 (7)Mr Coleman to Ms J. I. Bishop (Minister for Foreign Affairs)


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:19:20 PM.
- 2:19:35 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.20 pm the Member for Grayndler (Mr Albanese) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for raising a frivolous point of order and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:19:52 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Ms J. I. Bishop 2:20:00 PM.
- 2:22:44 PM

 (8)Mr Shorten to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:24:42 PM. Mr Turnbull 2:24:55 PM. Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:26:31 PM. Mr Turnbull 2:28:13 PM.
- 2:29:26 PM

 (9)Dr Stone to Mr Pyne (Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science)


- 2:33:18 PM

 (10)Mr Dreyfus to Mr Robert (Minister for Human Services)


- 2:34:07 PM

 (11)Mrs Wicks to Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice)


- 2:37:34 PM

 (12)Mr Dreyfus to Mr Robert (Minister for Human Services)


- 2:38:20 PM

 (13)Mr Irons to Ms O’Dwyer (Assistant Treasurer)


- 2:41:49 PM

 (14)Mr Dreyfus to Mr Robert (Minister for Human Services)


- 2:42:58 PM

 (15)Mr Pasin to Mr Joyce (Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources)


- 2:46:40 PM

 (16)Mr Dreyfus to Mr Robert (Minister for Human Services)


- 2:47:32 PM

 (17)Mrs Prentice to Mr Pyne (Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science)


- 2:51:11 PM

 (18)Mr Shorten to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr Pyne. 2:51:35 PM. Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:51:47 PM. Point of order, Mr Pyne. 2:52:09 PM.
- 2:52:44 PM

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition)sought leave to move a motion. Leave not granted..


- 2:54:00 PM

Suspension of standing orders moved

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition) moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Maribyrnong from moving the following motion forthwith—That the House;

(1)notes:

(a)the Minister for Human Services provided assistance to Nimrod Resources during a trip to China in August 2014;

(b)the Minister for Human Services has already admitted to the House that he was travelling in a personal capacity when he assisted Nimrod Resources during his trip to China;

(c)therefore, the Minister’s actions were a direct breach of Clause 2.20 of the Prime Minister’s own Statement of Ministerial Standards;

(d)the principal of Nimrod Resources has donated more than $2 million to the Liberal Party in the past two financial years; and

(e)the Prime Minister has a choice between getting rid of his Minister or getting rid of his own Ministerial Standards, and has been unable to make that choice;

(2)censures the Minister for Human Services for failing to resign for his clear breach of the Statement of Ministerial standards; and

(3)censures the Prime Minister for his inability to sack the Minister for Human Services for a clear breach of the Prime Minister’s own Statement of Ministerial Standards.


- 3:04:06 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr A. S. Burke 3:04:10 PM. Mr Pyne 3:09:19 PM.
- 3:14:12 PM

Member directed to leave

At 3.14 pm the Member for Charlton (Mr Conroy) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for continuing to interject after a warning had been given by the Chair and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 3:14:27 PM

Debate continued.


Mr Pyne 3:14:33 PM.
- 3:19:30 PM

The time allowed by standing order 1 for debate on the motion having expired—


- 3:19:39 PM

Question—put.


- 3:19:45 PM

Division 381

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr A. D. H. Smith, in the Chair)—

AYES, 53

Mr Albanese

Ms Collins

Mr S. P. Jones

Mr Ripoll

Mr Bandt

Mr Danby

Ms King

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mrs Elliot

Ms Macklin

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Ms Ellis

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Shorten

Ms A. E. Burke

Mr Feeney

Mr Marles

Mr Snowdon

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Ferguson

Mr Mitchell

Mr Swan

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr O’Connor

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gray

Ms O’Neil

Mr Thomson

Mr Byrne

Mr Griffin

Ms Owens

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Ms Hall*

Ms Parke

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Mr Hayes

Mr Perrett

Mr Wilkie

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Ms Plibersek

Mr Zappia

Ms Claydon

NOES, 84

Mr Abbott

Ms Gambaro

Ms Ley

Mr Ruddock

Mr Alexander

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr B. C. Scott

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mrs Griggs

Mrs McNamara

Dr Southcott

Mr Baldwin

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Dr Stone

Mr Billson

Mr Hastie

Mrs Markus

Mrs Sudmalis

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mr Matheson

Mr Sukkar

Mr Briggs

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Dr Hendy

Mr Nikolic

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Truss

Mr Brough

Mr Howarth

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Pasin

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Mr Porter

Mr Varvaris

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Mrs Prentice

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Joyce

Ms Price

Mr Whiteley*

Mr Coulton*

Mr Keenan

Mr Pyne

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Kelly

Mr Ramsey

Mr Williams

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Robb

Mr Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Robert

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Zimmerman

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 3:26:43 PM

Questions without notice concluded.


- 3:26:54 PM

 18DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry—House of Representatives Standing Committee—Inquiry into the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation annual report 2011-12—Government response, February 2016.

Copyright Agency Limited—Report for 2014-15.

Norfolk Island Act 1979—Financial statements for 2014-15—Independent report of the Australian National Audit Office.

Screenrights—Report for 2014-15.


- 3:27:06 PM

 19Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships—Annual statement by the Presiding Officers, 2015.


- 3:27:15 PM

 20DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Tax

The House was informed that Dr Leigh had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The Government’s failure on tax policy”.


- 3:27:25 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:27:30 PM

Dr Leigh addressed the House.


- 3:28:10 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Hawke 3:37:44 PM. Dr Chalmers 3:47:48 PM. Mr C. A. Laundy 3:52:58 PM. Mr Husic 3:57:53 PM. Mr van Manen 4:02:56 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 4:08:06 PM. Mr Irons 4:13:09 PM. Mr Perrett 4:18:17 PM. Mr Goodenough 4:23:18 PM.
- 4:28:38 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:28:44 PM

 21MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL—ASSENT TO BILLS

A message from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced informing the House that His Excellency, in the name of Her Majesty, had assented to the following bills:


- 4:28:44 PM

10 February 2016—Message No. 279


- 4:28:50 PM

 22 Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2015-2016 

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed.


- 4:28:53 PM

Mr Wood 4:28:56 PM.
- 4:30:00 PM

Mr Wood addressing the House—


- 4:30:01 PM

 23ADJOURNMENT

It being 4.30 pmThe question was proposed—That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.


Mr Zappia 4:30:05 PM. Mr Williams 4:35:05 PM. Ms Claydon 4:39:38 PM.
- 4:40:01 PM

Petition

Ms Claydon presented the following petition approved by the Standing Committee on Petitions:

Mobile black spot in Fern Bay and Fullerton Cove—1,407 petitioners.


- 4:41:07 PM

Debate continued.


Mr Wood 4:44:39 PM. Ms MacTiernan 4:49:29 PM. Mr Alexander 4:53:57 PM.
- 4:59:00 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 4:59:01 PM

And then the House at 4.59 pm, adjourned until 10 am on Monday, 22 February 2016.


- 4:59:05 PM

DOCUMENT 

 The following document was deemed to have been presented on 11 February 2016 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Parliamentary Service Act 1999—Parliamentary Service (Remuneration) Amendment (Secretary, Department of Parliamentary Services) Determination 2016.


- 4:59:09 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Ms L. M. ChestersMr CioboMr HuntMr NeumannMr Palmer and Mr Wyatt.


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