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Draft House Minutes

No. 71

Thursday, 17 August 2017

- 9:30:20 AM

 1The House met, at 9.30 am, pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (the Honourable A. D. H. Smith) took the Chair, made an acknowledgement of country and read Prayers.


- 9:31:41 AM

 2AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION—REPORT—STATEMENT BY SPEAKER

The Speaker presented the following document:

Australian Parliamentary Delegation to China, 26 June to 1 July 2017Report, August 2017—and made a statement in connection with the report.


- 9:36:15 AM

 3MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 21016 August 2017, from the Senate was reported informing the House that the following Senators are to be discharged from attendance on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement:

Senator O’Sullivan on 16 August 2017; and

Senator Bushby on 2 October 2017;

and the following Senators are to be appointed as members of the committee:

Senator Bushby from 17 August 2017and

Senator O’Sullivan from 3 October 2017.


- 9:36:48 AM

 4Education and Training Legislation Repeal Bill 2017—REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

The Speaker reported that the bill had been fully considered by the Federation Chamber and agreed to without amendment, and presented a certified copy of the bill.

Bill agreed to.


- 9:37:21 AM

On the motion of Mr Morrison (Treasurer), by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 9:37:44 AM

 5Statute Update (Winter 2017) Bill 2017—REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

The Speaker reported that the bill had been fully considered by the Federation Chamber and agreed to without amendment, and presented a certified copy of the bill.

Bill agreed to.


- 9:38:27 AM

On the motion of Mr Morrison (Treasurer), by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 9:39:08 AM

 6Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Medicare Levy Act 1986, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Morrison presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill and the Fringe Benefits Tax Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017Income Tax Rates Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017Superannuation (Excess Non-concesional Contributions Tax) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017Superannuation (Excess Untaxed Roll-over Amounts Tax) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017Income Tax (TFN Withholding Tax (ESS)) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017Family Trust Distribution Tax (Primary Liability) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 1) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 2) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017Treasury Laws Amendment (Untainting Tax) (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 and the Nation-building Funds Repeal (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:39:35 AM

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


- 9:57:44 AM

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


- 9:58:08 AM

 7Fringe Benefits Tax Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Fringe Benefits Tax Act 1986, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:58:26 AM

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


- 9:58:41 AM

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


- 9:59:04 AM

 8Income Tax Rates Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Income Tax Rates Act 1986, and for other purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:59:21 AM

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


- 9:59:39 AM

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


- 9:59:59 AM

 9Superannuation (Excess Non-concessional Contributions Tax) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Superannuation (Excess Non-concessional Contributions Tax) Act 2007, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:00:22 AM

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


- 10:00:33 AM

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


- 10:01:01 AM

 10Superannuation (Excess Untaxed Roll-over Amounts Tax) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Superannuation (Excess Untaxed Roll-over Amounts Tax) Act 2007, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:01:23 AM

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


- 10:01:37 AM

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


- 10:02:01 AM

 11Income Tax (TFN Withholding Tax (ESS)) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Income Tax (TFN Withholding Tax (ESS)) Act 2009, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:02:25 AM

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


- 10:02:35 AM

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


- 10:03:01 AM

 12Family Trust Distribution Tax (Primary Liability) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Family Trust Distribution Tax (Primary Liability) Act 1998, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:03:21 AM

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


- 10:03:34 AM

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


- 10:03:57 AM

 13Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 1) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) Act (No. 1) 2007, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:04:18 AM

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


- 10:04:28 AM

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


- 10:04:56 AM

 14Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 2) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) Act (No. 2) 2007, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:05:21 AM

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


- 10:05:32 AM

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


- 10:05:53 AM

 15Treasury Laws Amendment (Untainting Tax) (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:06:12 AM

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


- 10:06:33 AM

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


- 10:06:46 AM

 16Nation-building Funds Repeal (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to repeal the Nation-building Funds Act 2008, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:07:07 AM

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


- 10:07:45 AM

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


- 10:08:11 AM

 17Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017

Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to combating money laundering and terrorism financing, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Keenan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:08:33 AM

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


- 10:23:54 AM

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


- 10:24:15 AM

 18Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017

Mr Tudge (Minister for Human Services), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:24:35 AM

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


- 10:29:37 AM

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


- 10:30:01 AM

 19HMAS Moreton Unit Relocation Project, HMAS Moreton, Bulimba, Qld—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), pursuant to notice, moved—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to Parliament: HMAS Moreton Unit Relocation Project, HMAS Moreton, Bulimba, Queensland.


- 10:31:50 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:32:08 AM

 20LAND 155—Enhanced Gap Crossing Capability Facilities Project—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), pursuant to notice, moved—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to Parliament: LAND 155—Enhanced Gap Crossing Capability Facilities Project.


- 10:34:04 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:34:12 AM

 21PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE—REPORT

Mr Christensen (Chair) presented the following document:

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT

The Publications Committee reports that it has met in conference with the Publications Committee of the Senate.

The Committee, having considered documents presented to Parliament since 22 June 2017, recommends that the following be made Parliamentary Papers:

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982

Director of Military Prosecutions—Report for 2016.

Judge Advocate General—Report for 2016.

Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force—Report for 2015-16.

Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse—Royal Commission—Criminal Justice Report—

Executive Summary and Parts I to II.

Parts III to VI.

Parts VII to X and appendices.

National Environment Protection Council—Report for 2015-16.

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979—Report on the operation of the Act for 201516.

George Christensen

Chair

17 August 2017


- 10:34:44 AM

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


- 10:34:55 AM

 22Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Crewther presented the following document:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing CommitteeModern slavery and global supply chains: Interim report of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade's inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in AustraliaReport, August 2017.

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


Mr Crewther 10:35:22 AM.
- 10:35:26 AM

Mr Crewther, by leave, made statement in connection with the report.


- 10:43:22 AM

Mr Crewther moved—That the House take note of the report.


- 10:43:28 AM

In accordance with standing order 39, the debate was adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 10:43:31 AM

Mr Crewther moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 10:43:37 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:43:45 AM

 23Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017

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—And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Fitzgibbon, viz.—That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

the House declines to give this bill a second reading as it places the Government’s political interests ahead of the interests of Australia’s farmers

Debate resumed.


Ms Keay 10:44:07 AM. Mr Pasin 10:59:28 AM. Ms O’Toole 11:14:22 AM. Mr Ramsey 11:25:18 AM. Ms Sharkie 11:39:37 AM. Mr Coulton 11:47:33 AM. Mr Zappia 12:00:25 PM. Mr Burke 12:14:14 PM. Point of order, Ms Henderson. 12:16:20 PM. Mr Burke 12:16:32 PM. Mr Hartsuyker 12:18:17 PM.
- 12:22:03 PM

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


- 12:22:26 PM

Division 263

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

AYES, 66

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Mr Jones

Ms O’Toole

Dr Aly

Mr Danby

Ms Keay

Ms Owens

Mr Bandt

Mr Dick

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mr Perrett*

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bowen

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Ms C. F. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Mr Shorten

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Ms Stanley

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Templeman

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Claydon

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

NOES, 75

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Ms Sharkie

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Dr Gillespie

Ms McGowan

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Irons

Ms O’Dwyer†

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr Wilkie

Mr Crewther

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Ms M. L. Landry

Ms Price

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

* Tellers

† Proxy

And so it was negatived.


- 12:33:26 PM

Question—That the bill be now read a second time—put.


- 12:33:42 PM

Division 264

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

AYES, 75

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Ms Sharkie

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Dr Gillespie

Ms McGowan

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Irons

Ms O’Dwyer†

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr Wilkie

Mr Crewther

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Ms M. L. Landry

Ms Price

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

NOES, 65

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Mr Jones

Ms O’Toole

Dr Aly

Mr Danby

Ms Keay

Ms Owens

Mr Bandt

Mr Dick

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mr Perrett*

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bowen

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Ms C. F. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Mr Shorten

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Ms Stanley

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Templeman

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Claydon

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

* Tellers

† Proxy

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 12:40:23 PM

—bill read a second time.


- 12:40:35 PM

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.


- 12:40:45 PM

Document

Mr Hartsuyker (Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 12:41:04 PM

Mr Hartsuyker, by leave, moved Government amendments (1) to (4) together.


- 12:43:07 PM

Debate continued.


Mr Fitzgibbon 12:43:13 PM.
- 12:48:25 PM

Document

Mr Burke, by leave, presented the following document:

Matter of public importance—Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Tony Smith MP from the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Bill Shorten MP, 17 August 2017.


- 12:49:06 PM

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put and passed.


- 12:49:43 PM

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.


- 12:49:46 PM

On the motion of Mr Hartsuyker, by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 12:49:58 PM

 24 Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Bill 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 Marles 12:50:10 PM. Ms Swanson 1:12:01 PM. Mr Hammond 1:21:03 PM.
- 1:30:12 PM

Mr Hammond addressing the House—


- 1:30:15 PM

It being 1.30 pm, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 43Mr Hammond was granted leave to continue his speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 1:30:22 PM

 25MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Mr Burke 1:30:29 PM. Mr Falinski 1:31:50 PM. Mr B. K. Mitchell 1:33:19 PM. Ms Flint 1:34:53 PM. Ms Vamvakinou 1:36:28 PM. Mr Gee 1:38:03 PM. Mr Husic 1:39:40 PM. Mr Goodenough 1:41:06 PM. Mr Hill 1:42:40 PM. Mr Drum 1:44:14 PM. Dr Aly 1:45:46 PM. Ms Henderson 1:47:21 PM. Dr Chalmers 1:49:05 PM. Mr Hogan 1:50:34 PM. Mr Jones 1:52:04 PM. Mr Howarth 1:53:40 PM. Ms O’Toole 1:55:16 PM. Mr Irons 1:56:49 PM. Ms Ryan 1:58:18 PM. Mr C. Kelly 2:00:00 PM.
- 2:01:41 PM

 26Death of former Senator (the Honourable Brian Francis Gibson)—CONDOLENCE MOTION—REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

The Speaker reported that the order of the day relating to the Prime Minister’s motion of condolence in connection with the Honourable Brian Francis Gibson AM had been debated in the Federation Chamber and returned to the House, and presented a certified copy of the motion.

All Members present having risen, in silence—

Question—passed.


- 2:02:32 PM

 27QUESTIONS


- 2:02:39 PM

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


- 2:06:21 PM

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


- 2:09:50 PM

 (3)Ms Husar to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:11:46 PM. Mr Turnbull 2:12:00 PM.
- 2:14:03 PM

 (4)Mr Howarth to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:17:36 PM

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


- 2:20:57 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:21:10 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:21:13 PM

 (6)Mr Wilkie to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr Wilkie. 2:23:53 PM. Mr Turnbull 2:24:15 PM.
- 2:25:19 PM

 (7)Ms Price to Mr Pyne (Minister representing the Minister for Employment)


- 2:28:59 PM

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


- 2:31:06 PM

 (9)Mr Vasta to Mr Dutton (Minister for Immigration and Border Protection)


- 2:32:11 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.32 pm the Member for Burt (Mr Keogh) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:32:24 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 2:32:32 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.32 pm the Member for Gellibrand (Mr Watts) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:32:45 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Dutton 2:32:53 PM.
- 2:34:55 PM

 (10)Mr Burke to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:35:32 PM

 (11)Mr Gee to Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources)


- 2:36:27 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.36 pm the Member for Wakefield (Mr Champion) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:36:41 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 2:37:03 PM

Mr Joyce addressing the House—


- 2:37:05 PM

Closure of Member

Mr Burke moved—That the Member be no longer heard.


- 2:37:13 PM

Question—put.


- 2:37:21 PM

Division 265

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

AYES, 64

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

Dr Aly

Mr Danby

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Bandt

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bowen

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Ms C. F. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Mr Shorten

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Ms Stanley

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Mr Swan

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Clare

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms Claydon

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr Zappia

NOES, 74

Mr Abbott

Mr Falinski

Ms Ley

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr McCormack

Ms Sharkie

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms McGowan

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Dr Gillespie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Goodenough

Mrs Marino

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr Morrison

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hawke

Mr Morton

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Ms Henderson

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Irons

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Crewther

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Ms M. L. Landry

Ms Price

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Evans

Mr Leeser

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 2:45:05 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:45:46 PM. Mr Joyce 2:47:24 PM. Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:50:00 PM.
- 2:50:48 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.51 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.


- 2:51:08 PM

Questions without notice continued.


Mr Joyce 2:51:17 PM.
- 2:52:26 PM

Suspension of standing orders moved

Mr Burke  moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Watson from moving the following motion immediately—

That the House:

(1)notes:

(a)this House has unanimously asked the High Court to determine whether the Deputy Prime Minister is constitutionally qualified to be a Member of parliament and thereby to determine if the Government has a majority;

(b)the Deputy Prime Minister has admitted he was a citizen of a foreign power right up until the weekend and has already started campaigning for the New England by-election;

(c)former Minister Matt Canavan has resigned from Cabinet and will not vote in the Senate until the High Court resolves doubts about his constitutional qualifications;

(d)the Prime Minister is continuing to accept the Deputy Prime Minister’s vote in this House even though it means that victims of the banks are denied the Royal Commission they’ve been calling for and Australians continue to have their penalty rates cut; and

(e)the situation with his Deputy Prime Minister is unsustainable; and

(2)therefore, calls on the Prime Minister to:

(a)admit his continued reliance on the Deputy Prime Minister’s vote is causing real harm to the people of Australia;

(b)rule out accepting the vote of the Deputy Prime Minister while his constitutional qualifications are in doubt; and

(c)direct the Deputy Prime Minister to immediately resign from Cabinet.


- 3:02:15 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr Fitzgibbon 3:02:32 PM. Mr Wilkie 3:06:39 PM. Mr Turnbull 3:07:58 PM. Point of order, Mr R. G. Mitchell. 3:14:13 PM. Mr Turnbull 3:14:33 PM.
- 3:18:07 PM

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


- 3:18:10 PM

Question—put.


- 3:18:22 PM

Division 266 (This division is yet to be finalised and details are subject to change.)

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

AYES, 62

Dr Aly

Mr Danby

Mr Jones

Ms O’Toole

Mr Bandt

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

Ms Owens

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mr Perrett*

Mr Bowen

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Ms Plibersek

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan*

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Shorten

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Clare

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms Claydon

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

NOES, 72

Mr Abbott

Mr Evans

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Mr Falinski

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Dr Gillespie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Goodenough

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Henderson

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Hogan

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Ms O’Dwyer

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Ms M. L. Landry

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 3:24:32 PM

Questions without notice concluded.


- 3:24:47 PM

 28Presiding Officers’ Statement—Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Presiding Officers’ statement regarding the condition of Parliament House.


- 3:26:00 PM

 29DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002—Board of the Australian Crime Commission—Report for 2015-16.

Norfolk Island Act 1979—Financial statements for 2015-16—Independent report of the Australian National Audit Office.


- 3:26:08 PM

 30DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—National interest

The House was informed that Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition), had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The need for the Government to deal with issues confronting Australians and govern in the national interest”.


- 3:26:17 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:26:27 PM

Mr Shorten addressed the House.


- 3:36:33 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Tehan 3:36:37 PM. Ms T. M. Butler 3:46:52 PM. Mrs Prentice 3:51:55 PM. Mr Feeney 3:56:54 PM. Mr Howarth 4:02:07 PM. Ms Bird 4:07:16 PM.
- 4:12:35 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


Mr Ted O’Brien 4:12:42 PM. Mr Khalil 4:17:53 PM. Mr Wallace 4:22:51 PM. Point of order, Dr Leigh. 4:25:06 PM. Mr Wallace 4:25:19 PM.
- 4:28:00 PM

The time allotted under standing order 1 having expired, the discussion was interrupted.


- 4:28:11 PM

 31MESSAGE 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:


- 4:28:11 PM

16 August 2017—Message No. 92


- 4:28:18 PM

 32MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 17 August 2017, were reported returning the following bills without amendment:

No. 211Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) 2017.

No. 212Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment (No. 1) 2017.

No. 213Education and Training Legislation Repeal 2017.

No. 214Statute Update (Winter 2017) 2017.


- 4:28:36 PM

 33 Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Defence Force) Bill 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 Gosling 4:28:51 PM.
- 4:29:58 PM

 34ADJOURNMENT

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

Debate ensued.


Ms Owens 4:30:04 PM. Mr R. J. Wilson 4:35:07 PM. Mr Hart 4:40:04 PM. Mr Morton 4:45:10 PM. Ms Rowland 4:49:54 PM. Mr Vasta 4:54:48 PM. Mr Zimmerman 4:58:17 PM.
- 5:00:48 PM

The House continuing to sit until 5 pm—The Speaker adjourned the House until 10 am on Monday, 4 September 2017.


- 5:00:53 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 17 August 2017 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Rule (No. 2) 2017 [F2017L01039].

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming InitiativePlantation Forestry) Methodology Determination 2017 [F2017L01038].

Census and Statistics Act 1905—Census and Statistics (Statistical Information) Amendment Direction 2017 [F2017L01041].

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999Section 269A—

Instrument Adopting a Recovery Plan (Numbat) (4 August 2017) [F2017L01035].

Instrument Adopting a Recovery Plan (Western Ringtail Possum) (4 August 2017) [F2017L01034].

Instrument Adopting Recovery Plan (Threatened Tasmanian Orchids) (9 August 2017) [F2017L01043].

Instrument Jointly Making the Recovery Plan for the Giant Freshwater Crayfish (7 July 2017) [F2017L01040].

Migration Act 1958—Migration (IMMI 17/015: Person who is a Fast Track Applicant) Instrument 2017—IMMI 17/015 [F2017L01042].

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973

Remuneration Tribunal DeterminationMembers of ParliamentTravelling Allowance—2017/16 [F2017L01037].

Remuneration Tribunal DeterminationOfficial Travel by Office Holders—2017/15 [F2017L01036].


- 5:00:57 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except *Ms EllisMr FrydenbergMr HastieMr Katter*Mr O’Connor and *Ms Rishworth.

* On leave


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