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Draft House Minutes

No. 75

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

- 9:00:13 AM

 1The House met, at 9 am, pursuant to adjournment. Madam Speaker (the Honourable Bronwyn Bishop) took the Chair, made an acknowledgement of country and read Prayers.


- 9:01:12 AM

 2Dental Benefits Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

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 Ms King, viz.—That all the words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House notes that the bill is one in a range of changes the government is proposing that will increase the cost of healthcare for all Australians.

Debate resumed.


Ms O’Neil 9:02:03 AM. Mr Baldwin 9:05:03 AM. Mr Bandt 9:18:45 AM. Dr Gillespie 9:31:19 AM. Mr Katter 9:40:25 AM. Mr Champion 9:53:43 AM. Mr Kelly 10:08:43 AM. Mr Thistlethwaite 10:19:37 AM.
- 10:30:25 AM

Debate adjourned (Mr BriggsAssistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 10:30:44 AM

 3MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL—ASSENT TO BILLS

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


- 10:30:44 AM

21 October 2014—Message—


- 10:30:44 AM

No. 125


- 10:30:44 AM

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Amendment 2014.


- 10:30:44 AM

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Amendment 2014.


- 10:30:44 AM

No. 126


- 10:30:44 AM

Customs Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) 2014.


- 10:30:44 AM

Customs Tariff Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) 2014.


- 10:31:22 AM

 4 Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 

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 10:31:29 AM. Mr Wyatt Roy 11:01:24 AM. InterventionDr Leigh (accepted),  11:03:54 AM. Mr Wyatt Roy 11:04:15 AM. Mr Giles 11:16:38 AM. Ms Price 11:31:52 AM.
- 11:45:27 AM

Debate adjourned (Ms LeyAssistant Minister for Education), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 11:45:46 AM

 5Spring repeal day—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Mr Abbott (Prime Minister), by leave, made a ministerial statement relating to Spring repeal day and presented the following document:


- 11:59:12 AM

Spring repeal day—Statement by Mr Abbott, Prime Minister, 22 October 2014.


- 12:00:07 PM

Suspension of standing and sessional orders—Time for speech

Ms Ley (Assistant Minister for Education), by leave, moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent Mr A. S. Burke (Manager of Opposition Business) speaking in reply to the ministerial statement for a period not exceeding 13 minutes.

Question—put and passed.


- 12:00:55 PM

Mr A. S. Burke addressed the House.


- 12:13:33 PM

 6POSTPONEMENT OF BUSINESS

Ordered—That business intervening before notice No. 1Government businessbe postponed until a later hour this day.


- 12:14:01 PM

 7Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Bill 2014

Mr Frydenberg (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to repeal certain Acts and provisions of Acts and to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Frydenberg presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:14:07 PM

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


- 12:44:14 PM

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


- 12:44:43 PM

 8Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Bill 2014

Mr Frydenberg (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to repeal certain Acts, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Frydenberg presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:45:10 PM

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


- 12:48:53 PM

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


- 12:49:11 PM

 9Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2014

Mr Frydenberg (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, to repeal certain obsolete Acts, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Frydenberg presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:49:39 PM

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


- 12:52:41 PM

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


- 12:52:58 PM

 10DOCUMENT

Mr Frydenberg (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) presented the following document:

Spent and Redundant Instruments Repeal Regulation 2014 (No. 2).


- 12:53:23 PM

 11Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014

Mr Turnbull (Minister for Communications), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to broadcasting, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Turnbull presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:53:45 PM

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


- 1:10:46 PM

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


- 1:11:10 PM

 12Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014

Mr Fletcher (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications)for Mr Turnbull (Minister for Communications), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to telecommunications, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr Fletcher presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill and the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014.

Bill read a first time.


- 1:11:43 PM

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


- 1:22:33 PM

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


- 1:22:52 PM

 13Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014

Mr Fletcher (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 1:23:13 PM

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


- 1:25:21 PM

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


- 1:25:39 PM

 14Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Mr Billson (Minister for Small Business), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Act 1991, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Billson presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 1:26:05 PM

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


- 1:30:12 PM

Mr Billson addressing the House—


- 1:30:23 PM

It being 1.30 pm, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 43Mr Billson 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.


- 1:30:29 PM

 15MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements being made—


Ms Owens 1:30:30 PM. Mrs Griggs 1:31:12 PM. Ms Macklin 1:32:58 PM. Dr Southcott 1:34:39 PM. Ms MacTiernan 1:36:15 PM.
- 1:37:01 PM

Petition

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

Falun Gong practitioners—4,130 petitioners.


- 1:38:01 PM

Members’ statements continuing—


Mr C. A. Laundy 1:38:24 PM. Mr Clare 1:39:37 PM. Dr Hendy 1:40:57 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 1:42:28 PM. Mr Sukkar 1:44:02 PM. Ms Ryan 1:45:33 PM.
- 1:46:18 PM

Document

Ms Ryan, by leave, presented the following document:

Medication to be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme—(Document found by the Standing Committee on Petitions not to be a petition in compliance with the standing orders).


- 1:46:44 PM

Members’ statements continued.


Ms F. M. Scott 1:47:06 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 1:48:42 PM. Mr Irons 1:50:14 PM. Ms McGowan 1:51:47 PM. Mr Hogan 1:53:22 PM. Ms Brodtmann 1:54:44 PM. Mr Nikolic 1:56:21 PM. Ms Claydon 1:57:44 PM. Mr Taylor 1:59:22 PM.
- 2:00:19 PM

 16QUESTIONS


- 2:00:36 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Shorten. 2:01:17 PM. Mr Abbott 2:01:28 PM.
- 2:02:17 PM

 (2)Mr Laming to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


- 2:05:35 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Pyne. 2:07:46 PM.
- 2:08:09 PM

 (4)Mr Nikolic to Ms J. I. Bishop (Minister for Foreign Affairs)


- 2:11:40 PM

 (5)Mr Clare to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


- 2:13:27 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.13 pm the Member for Charlton (Mr Conroy) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:13:46 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Abbott 2:13:56 PM.
- 2:14:10 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.14 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.


- 2:14:28 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 2:14:38 PM

 (6)Mr Bandt to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


- 2:16:46 PM

 (7)Mr Irons to Mr Morrison (Minister for Immigration and Border Protection)


- 2:20:14 PM

 (8)Mr Fitzgibbon to Mr Joyce (Minister for Agriculture)


- 2:22:18 PM

 (9)Mr Whiteley to Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice)


- 2:25:59 PM

 (10)Ms Vamvakinou to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


- 2:27:56 PM

 (11)Mr O’Dowd to Mr Hunt (Minister for the Environment)


- 2:31:34 PM

 (12)Mr Shorten to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:32:57 PM. Mr Abbott 2:33:09 PM.
- 2:34:13 PM

 (13)Mr Pasin to Mr Billson (Minister for Small Business)


- 2:37:47 PM

 (14)Ms King to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


- 2:38:50 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.39 pm the Member for Isaacs (Mr Dreyfus) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:39:09 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Abbott 2:39:15 PM.
- 2:39:40 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.40 pm the Member for Wakefield (Mr Champion) 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.


- 2:39:57 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Abbott 2:40:03 PM.
- 2:40:16 PM

Ms Kingsought leave to present a document. Leave not granted..


- 2:40:43 PM

 (15)Ms F. M. Scott to Mr Pyne (Minister for Education)


- 2:43:57 PM

 (16)Ms Plibersek to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Ms Plibersek. 2:44:53 PM. Mr Abbott 2:45:23 PM.
- 2:45:42 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.45 pm the Member for Chifley (Mr Husic) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:45:59 PM

Questions without notice continued.


- 2:46:05 PM

 (17)Mr Porter to Mr Turnbull (Minister for Communications)


- 2:49:20 PM

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


- 2:51:00 PM

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


- 2:51:23 PM

 (19)Mr C. A. Laundy to Mr K. J. Andrews (Minister for Social Services)


- 2:54:41 PM

 (20)Mr A. S. Burke to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:56:06 PM. Mr Abbott 2:56:20 PM.
- 2:57:39 PM

 (21)Ms Henderson to Mr Robb (Minister for Trade and Investment)


- 3:01:07 PM

 (22)Mr Fitzgibbon to Mr Joyce (Minister for Agriculture)


Point of order, Mr Pyne. 3:02:49 PM. Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 3:03:02 PM. Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 3:03:56 PM. Point of order, Mr Fitzgibbon. 3:05:15 PM. Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 3:06:26 PM.
- 3:07:26 PM

 (23)Mr Williams to Mr Briggs (Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development)


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 3:08:43 PM. Mr Briggs 3:09:09 PM.
- 3:12:01 PM

 17Selection Committee Report

The Speaker presented the following document:

Selection Committee—Report No. 15 relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private Members’ business on Monday, 27 October 2014.


- 3:12:21 PM

 18DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Administrative Appeals Tribunal—Report for 2013-14.

Australia Business Arts Foundation Ltd (Creative Partnerships Australia)—Financial statements for 2013-14.

Australian Information Commissioner—Report for 2013-14.

Australian Law Reform Commission—Report No. 125—Report for 2013-14.

Australian Research Council—Report for 2013-14.

Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office—Report for 2013-14.

Australian Statistics Advisory Council—Report for 2013-14.

Commonwealth Ombudsman—Report for 2013-14.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade—Report for 2013-14.

Department of Human Services—Report for 2013-14.

Fair Work Building and Construction—Report for 2013-14.

Fair Work Ombudsman—Report for 2013-14.

Family Court of Australia—Report for 2013-14.

Federal Circuit Court of Australia—Report for 2013-14.

Federal Court of Australia—Report, incorporating the report of the National Native Title Tribunal, for 2013-14.

Inspector-General of Taxation—Report for 2013-14.

Migration Act 1958—Section 486OAssessment of detention arrangements—Personal identifiers 1001202, 1001287, 1001292, 1001309, 1001320, 1001323, 1001332, 1001334, 1001342, 1001348, 1001359, 1001368, 1001371, 1001396, 1001399, 1001412, 1001413, 1001433, 1001453, 1001465, 1001481, 1001483, 1001489, 1001491, 1001494, 1001498, 1001503, 1001512, 1001513, 1001515, 1001521, 1001527, 1001546, 1001547, 1001552, 1001573, 1001575, 1001576, 1001581, 1001592, 1001600, 1001651, 1001657, 1001658, 1001666, 1001669, 1001672, 1001674, 1001694, 1001695, 1001710, 1001714, 1001748—

Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman's reports.

Government response to Ombudsman's reports.

National Archives of Australia and National Archives of Australia Advisory Council—Report for 201314.

National Library of Australia—Report for 2013-14.

Productivity Commission—Report for 2013-14.

Superannuation Complaints Tribunal—Report for 2013-14.


- 3:13:19 PM

 19DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Healthcare

The House was informed that Ms King  had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The Government attacking Australia’s universal healthcare system”.


- 3:13:29 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:13:32 PM

Ms King addressed the House.


- 3:23:42 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Dutton 3:23:46 PM. Mr S. P. Jones 3:33:53 PM. Mr Laming 3:39:02 PM. Ms T. M. Butler 3:44:05 PM. Mr Taylor 3:49:15 PM. Ms A. E. Burke 3:54:19 PM. Mrs Griggs 3:59:26 PM. Ms Vamvakinou 4:04:38 PM. Dr Gillespie 4:09:30 PM.
- 4:14:30 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:14:46 PM

Personal explanation, Dr Leigh.


- 4:15:26 PM

 20 Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014 

Resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Billson (Minister for Small Business)That the bill be now read a second time—

Mr Billson continued his speech.


- 4:20:57 PM

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


- 4:21:39 PM

 21Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014

Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 and other Acts, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr Keenan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 4:22:03 PM

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


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