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Draft House Minutes

No. 111

Thursday, 26 March 2015

- 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.


- 9:02:04 AM

 2AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION—REPORT—STATEMENT BY SPEAKER

The Speaker presented the following document:

Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the twenty-third annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum held in Quito, Ecuador from 10 to 15 January 2015, and bilateral visit to Peru from 16 to 21 January 2015—Report, March 2015—and made a statement in connection with the report.


- 9:05:57 AM

 3Appropriations and Administration—Standing CommitteeREPORT

Madam Speaker made an oral report concerning the proposed Parliament House security upgrade works: Perimeter security enhancements.


- 9:08:16 AM

 4PARLIAMENTARY ZONE—Parliament House security upgrade works—APPROVAL OF PROPOSAL

Madam Speaker, pursuant to notice, movedThat, in accordance with Section 5 of the Parliament Act 1974, the House approve the following proposal for work in the Parliamentary Zone which was presented to the House on 23 March 2015 namely: Parliament House security upgrade works—Perimeter security enhancements.


- 9:08:55 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:09:06 AM

 5Amendment to standing orders

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), movedThat the standing orders be amended as follows:

63A Ministerial statements

When the House has granted a Minister leave to make a ministerial statement, the House shall be deemed to have granted leave for the Leader of the Opposition, or Member representing, to speak in response to the statement for an equal amount of time.


- 9:09:22 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:09:33 AM

 6Proposed resolution concerning the use of electronic devices

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), movedThat the House adopt the following resolution:

(1)The House permits Members’ use of electronic devices in the Chamber, Federation Chamber and committees, provided that:

(a)use of any device avoids interference or distraction to other Members, either visually or audibly, and does not interfere with proceedings—in particular, phone calls are not permitted and devices should be operated in silent mode;

(b)devices are not used to record the proceedings (either by audio or visual means);

(c)communication on social media regarding private meetings of committees or in camera hearings will be considered a potential breach of privilege; and

(d)the use of devices is as unobtrusive as possible and is directly related to the Members’ parliamentary duties; and

(2)The House notes that:

(a)communication via electronic devices, whether in the Chamber or not, is unlikely to be covered by parliamentary privilege; and

(b)reflections on the Chair by Members made on social media may be treated as matters of order just as any such reflections made inside or outside the Chamber.


- 9:10:41 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:10:54 AM

 7Defence Legislation (Enhancement of Military Justice) Bill 2015

Mr K. J. Andrews (Minister for Defence), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to defence, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr K. J. Andrews presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:11:18 AM

Mr K. J. Andrews moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 9:14:48 AM

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


- 9:15:12 AM

 8Law Enforcement Legislation Amendment (Powers) Bill 2015

Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend various Acts relating to the criminal law or law enforcement, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Keenan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:15:52 AM

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


- 9:25:43 AM

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


- 9:26:10 AM

 9Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

Mr Briggs (Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Norfolk Island Act 1979, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr Briggs presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill and the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island Reforms) Bill 2015A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment Bill 2015Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015 and the Aged Care (Accommodation Payment Security) Levy Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:26:41 AM

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


- 9:33:09 AM

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


- 9:33:31 AM

 10Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island Reforms) Bill 2015

Mr Briggs (Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation and superannuation, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:33:48 AM

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


- 9:34:46 AM

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


- 9:35:04 AM

 11A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment Bill 2015

Mr Briggs (Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:35:25 AM

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


- 9:36:00 AM

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


- 9:36:15 AM

 12Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015

Mr Briggs (Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Act 1995, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:36:33 AM

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


- 9:37:06 AM

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


- 9:37:20 AM

 13Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015

Mr Briggs (Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Act 2000, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:37:39 AM

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


- 9:38:07 AM

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


- 9:38:23 AM

 14Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015

Mr Briggs (Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Act 1991, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:38:42 AM

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


- 9:39:18 AM

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


- 9:39:32 AM

 15Aged Care (Accommodation Payment Security) Levy Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015

Mr Briggs (Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Aged Care (Accommodation Payment Security) Levy Act 2006, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:39:55 AM

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


- 9:40:27 AM

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


- 9:40:47 AM

 16Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015

Mr Briggs (Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Act 2003, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:40:54 AM

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


- 9:41:40 AM

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


- 9:42:14 AM

 17Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS

Mr Wyatt Roy (Chair) presented the following document:

Treaties—Joint Standing CommitteeReport 147: Treaties tabled on 18 June, 24 November, 2 December 2014 and 25 February 2015

Report, March 2015.

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


Mr Wyatt Roy 9:42:43 AM. Mr Thomson 9:46:47 AM.
- 9:47:05 AM

Mr Wyatt Roy and Mr Thomson, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


- 9:54:21 AM

 18PUBLICATIONS 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 5 March 2015.

The Committee recommends that the following be made Parliamentary Papers:

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—Reports—Telecommunications—2013-14—Report 1: Telecommunications competitive safeguards; Report 2: Changes in the prices paid for telecommunications services in Australia.

Australian Livestock Export Corporation Limited (LiveCorp)—Report for 2013-14.

Commonwealth Ombudsman—Activities in monitoring controlled operations conducted by the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, the Australian Crime Commission and the Australian Federal Police—Report for 2013-14.

Finance—2015 Intergenerational Report—Australia in 2055—March 2015.

Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse—Royal Commission—Report of Case Study No. 5—Response of The Salvation Army to child sexual abuse at its boys homes in New South Wales and Queensland—February 2015.

Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board—Report for 2012-13.

Personal Property Securities Act 2009—Review of the Act—Final report, February 2015.

Private Health Insurance Administration Council—Operations of the private health insurers—Report for 2013-14.

Mark Coulton

Chair

26 March 2015


- 9:54:34 AM

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


- 9:54:51 AM

 19Tax and Revenue—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr van Manen (Chair) presented the following documents:

Tax and Revenue—Standing CommitteeTax disputes

Report, March 2015

Minutes of proceedings.

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


- 9:55:06 AM

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


- 10:01:05 AM

 20Privileges and Members’ Interests Committee—REPORT—DOCUMENT

Mr Broadbent (Chair) presented the following documents:

Privileges and Members’ Interests Committee

Report concerning the registration and declaration of members’ interests during 2014, March 2015.

Register of Members’ Interests for the 44th Parliament—Notifications of alterations of interests received during the period 3 December 2014 to 24 March 2015.

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


- 10:01:13 AM

 21AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION—REPORT—STATEMENTBY MEMBERS

Mr Ruddock presented the following document:

Australian Parliamentary Delegation field visit to Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, 10 to 19 November 2014—ReportMarch 2015.


- 10:12:27 AM

Mr Ruddock and Mr Hayes, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


- 10:25:55 AM

 22Education and Employment—Standing Committee—MEMBERSHIP

The House was informed that the Chief Opposition Whip had nominated Mr O’Connor to be a member of the Standing Committee on Education and Employment in place of Ms Bird.

Mr Baldwin (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment), by leave, moved—That Ms Bird be discharged from the Standing Committee on Education and Employment and that, in her place, Mr O’Connor be appointed a member of the committee.


- 10:26:29 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:26:40 AM

 23Murray-Darling Basin Plan—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Mr Baldwin (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment), by leave, made a ministerial statement relating to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and presented the following document:


- 10:41:29 AM

Murray-Darling Basin Plan—Statement by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment, Mr Bob Baldwin MP, 26 March 2015.


- 10:41:39 AM

Mr M. C. Butler addressed the House in reply.


- 10:53:23 AM

 24Private Health Insurance Amendment Bill (No. 2) 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 calls on the government to reinstate the:

(1)provision for the subject of a complaint to ask the Ombudsman for additional time to respond to a complaint;

(2)provision for the Minister for Health to intervene where the Ombudsman decides not to investigate a complaint;

(3)provision enabling the Minister for Health to request the Ombudsman to undertake investigations;

(4)capacity of the Ombudsman to investigate complaints, produce high quality reports, and protect the rights of private health insurance consumers; and

(5)penalty for failing to participate in mediation.

Debate resumed.


Ms Ryan 10:53:32 AM. Mr S. P. Jones 11:08:32 AM. Ms Hall 11:23:37 AM. Ms Ley 11:39:10 AM.
- 11:44:59 AM

Amendment negatived.


- 11:45:15 AM

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


- 11:45:32 AM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 16313 February 2015, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.


- 11:46:15 AM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Ms Ley (Minister for Health), the bill was read a third time.


- 11:46:24 AM

 25Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015

Mr Turnbull (Minister for Communications), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Copyright Act 1968, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Turnbull presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:46:48 AM

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


- 11:59:07 AM

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


- 11:59:36 AM

 26Murray-Darling Basin Plan—Ministerial statement—Motion to take note of document

Mrs K. L. Andrews (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science), by leave, movedThat the House take note of the following document presented earlier this day:

Murray-Darling Basin Plan—Statement by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment, Mr Bob Baldwin MP, 26 March 2015.


- 11:59:52 AM

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


- 12:00:13 PM

Mrs K. L. Andrews, by leave, moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 12:00:27 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 12:00:34 PM

 27DEATH OF former Prime Minister (the Right Honourable John Malcolm Fraser)—CONDOLENCE MOTION MOVED BY THE Prime Minister

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)That the house record its deep regret at the death on 20 March 2015 of the Right Honourable John Malcolm Fraser AC CH, former Member for Wannon and Prime Minister, and place on record its appreciation of his long and highly distinguished service to our nation and tender its profound sympathy to his family in their bereavement.

Debate resumed.


Mr Kelly 12:00:45 PM. Mr Broadbent 12:17:49 PM. Mr Buchholz 12:27:47 PM. Mr Taylor 12:36:53 PM. Mr Nikolic 12:43:36 PM. Mr Sukkar 12:49:05 PM. Mr E. T. Jones 12:58:03 PM. Mr Wyatt 1:03:42 PM. Ms Henderson 1:15:07 PM. Mr Hutchinson 1:24:06 PM.
- 1:30:12 PM

Mr Hutchinson addressing the House—


- 1:30:27 PM

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


- 1:30:33 PM

 30MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Mrs Elliot 1:30:41 PM. Mrs Markus 1:31:49 PM. Ms Hall 1:33:26 PM. Ms F. M. Scott 1:35:00 PM. Ms Bird 1:36:36 PM. Dr Gillespie 1:38:08 PM. Mr Albanese 1:39:51 PM. Mr C. A. Laundy 1:41:23 PM. Ms Owens 1:42:59 PM. Mr Varvaris 1:44:31 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 1:46:03 PM. Mr Taylor 1:47:42 PM. Mr Husic 1:49:11 PM. Mr Kelly 1:50:42 PM. Mr Conroy 1:52:11 PM. Mrs McNamara 1:53:45 PM. Ms Claydon 1:55:19 PM. Mr Hogan 1:56:53 PM. Mr S. P. Jones 1:58:26 PM. Dr Hendy 2:00:01 PM.
- 2:00:49 PM

Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)by indulgence, made a statement on the 100 year anniversary of the ANZAC campaign.


- 2:03:42 PM

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition)by indulgence, made a statement on the same matter.


- 2:04:22 PM

 31QUESTIONS


- 2:04:33 PM

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


- 2:05:44 PM

 (2)Mrs Wicks to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


- 2:08:57 PM

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


Point of order, Mrs Griggs. 2:11:42 PM.
- 2:12:29 PM

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


- 2:16:04 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:17:10 PM

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition)by indulgence, made a statement to Peter Greste.


- 2:17:49 PM

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


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:19:35 PM. Mr Abbott 2:19:46 PM.
- 2:20:50 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.21 pm the Member for Sydney (Ms Plibersek) 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 she accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:21:07 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 2:21:13 PM

 (6)Mr Wilkie to Mr Pyne (Minister for Education and Training)


- 2:24:48 PM

 (7)Mrs Sudmalis to Mr Dutton (Minister for Immigration and Border Protection)


- 2:27:04 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.27 pm the Member for Bendigo (Ms L. M. Chesters) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and she accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:27:21 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Dutton 2:27:28 PM.
- 2:27:59 PM

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


- 2:28:43 PM

 (9)Mrs Markus to Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice)


- 2:32:28 PM

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


- 2:33:10 PM

Suspension of standing and sessional orders moved

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition) moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Maribyrnong from moving the following motion forthwith—That the House condemns the Prime Minister for:.

(1)leading a chaotic and incompetent government;

(2)ruling out more cuts to Foreign Aid but not to schools, hospitals or pensioners;

(3)preparing a budget filled with more lies, more cuts and more chaos;

(4)having no plan for Australia's future; and

(5)using the budget in a desperate attempt to save his own job.


- 2:33:42 PM

Closure of Member

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House) moved—That the Member be no longer heard.


- 2:33:56 PM

Division 261

The House divided (the Speaker, Mrs B. K. Bishop, in the Chair)—

AYES, 85

Mr Abbott

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr Alexander

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Simpkins

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mrs Griggs

Mrs McNamara

Mr Smith

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Dr Southcott

Mr Baldwin

Mr Hawke

Mrs Markus

Dr Stone

Mr Billson

Ms Henderson

Mr Matheson

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms J. I. Bishop

Dr Hendy

Mr Morrison

Mr Sukkar

Mr Briggs

Mr Hockey

Mr Nikolic*

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Howarth

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Truss

Mr Brough

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Porter

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Irons

Mrs Prentice

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Ms Price

Mr Varvaris

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Mr Pyne

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mr Whiteley

Mr Coulton*

Mr Kelly

Mr Randall

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Williams

Mr Entsch

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Wyatt

Ms Gambaro

NOES, 47

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Danby

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McGowan

Mr Shorten

Ms Brodtmann

Mrs Elliot

Ms Macklin

Mr Snowdon

Ms A. E. Burke

Mr Feeney

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Swan

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Ferguson

Mr Marles

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Giles

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thomson

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Griffin

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Byrne

Ms Hall*

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Mr Hayes

Ms Owens

Mr Wilkie

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Ms Parke

Mr Zappia

Ms Claydon

Mr S. P. Jones

Mr Ripoll

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 2:47:17 PM

Mr A. S. Burke (seconder) addressing the House—


- 2:47:30 PM

Closure of Member

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


- 2:47:52 PM

Division 262

The House divided (the Speaker, Mrs B. K. Bishop, in the Chair)—

AYES, 85

Mr Abbott

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr Alexander

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Simpkins

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mrs Griggs

Mrs McNamara

Mr Smith

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Dr Southcott

Mr Baldwin

Mr Hawke

Mrs Markus

Dr Stone

Mr Billson

Ms Henderson

Mr Matheson

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms J. I. Bishop

Dr Hendy

Mr Morrison

Mr Sukkar

Mr Briggs

Mr Hockey

Mr Nikolic*

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Howarth

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Truss

Mr Brough

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Porter

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Irons

Mrs Prentice

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Ms Price

Mr Varvaris

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Mr Pyne

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mr Whiteley

Mr Coulton*

Mr Kelly

Mr Randall

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Williams

Mr Entsch

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Wyatt

Ms Gambaro

NOES, 47

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Danby

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McGowan

Mr Shorten

Ms Brodtmann

Mrs Elliot

Ms Macklin

Mr Snowdon

Ms A. E. Burke

Mr Feeney

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Swan

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Ferguson

Mr Marles

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Giles

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thomson

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Griffin

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Byrne

Ms Hall*

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Mr Hayes

Ms Owens

Mr Wilkie

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Ms Parke

Mr Zappia

Ms Claydon

Mr S. P. Jones

Mr Ripoll

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 2:50:07 PM

Closure

Mr Pyne  moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.


- 2:50:18 PM

Division 263

The House divided (the Speaker, Mrs B. K. Bishop, in the Chair)—

AYES, 85

Mr Abbott

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr Alexander

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Simpkins

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mrs Griggs

Mrs McNamara

Mr Smith

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Dr Southcott

Mr Baldwin

Mr Hawke

Mrs Markus

Dr Stone

Mr Billson

Ms Henderson

Mr Matheson

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms J. I. Bishop

Dr Hendy

Mr Morrison

Mr Sukkar

Mr Briggs

Mr Hockey

Mr Nikolic*

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Howarth

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Truss

Mr Brough

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Porter

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Irons

Mrs Prentice

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Ms Price

Mr Varvaris

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Mr Pyne

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mr Whiteley

Mr Coulton*

Mr Kelly

Mr Randall

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Williams

Mr Entsch

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Wyatt

Ms Gambaro

NOES, 47

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Danby

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McGowan

Mr Shorten

Ms Brodtmann

Mrs Elliot

Ms Macklin

Mr Snowdon

Ms A. E. Burke

Mr Feeney

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Swan

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Ferguson

Mr Marles

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Giles

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thomson

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Griffin

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Byrne

Ms Hall*

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Mr Hayes

Ms Owens

Mr Wilkie

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Ms Parke

Mr Zappia

Ms Claydon

Mr S. P. Jones

Mr Ripoll

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 2:52:57 PM

And the question—That the motion for the suspension of standing and sessional orders be agreed tobeing accordingly put—


- 2:53:08 PM

Division 264

The House divided (the Speaker, Mrs B. K. Bishop, in the Chair)—

AYES, 46

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Danby

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Ms Macklin

Mr Shorten

Ms Brodtmann

Mrs Elliot

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Snowdon

Ms A. E. Burke

Mr Feeney

Mr Marles

Mr Swan

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Ferguson

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Giles

Mr Neumann

Mr Thomson

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Griffin

Ms O’Neil

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Byrne

Ms Hall*

Ms Owens

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Mr Hayes

Ms Parke

Mr Wilkie

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Mr Ripoll

Mr Zappia

Ms Claydon

Mr S. P. Jones

NOES, 86

Mr Abbott

Dr Gillespie

Mr Macfarlane

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr Alexander

Mr Goodenough

Ms McGowan

Mr Simpkins

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mrs Griggs

Mrs McNamara

Mr Smith

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Dr Southcott

Mr Baldwin

Mr Hawke

Mrs Markus

Dr Stone

Mr Billson

Ms Henderson

Mr Matheson

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms J. I. Bishop

Dr Hendy

Mr Morrison

Mr Sukkar

Mr Briggs

Mr Hockey

Mr Nikolic*

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Howarth

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Truss

Mr Brough

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Porter

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Irons

Mrs Prentice

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Ms Price

Mr Varvaris

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Mr Pyne

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mr Whiteley

Mr Coulton*

Mr Kelly

Mr Randall

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Williams

Mr Entsch

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Wyatt

Ms Gambaro

Mr McCormack

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 2:57:22 PM

Questions without notice concluded.


- 2:58:31 PM

 32RETIREMENT OF MS JOANNE TOWNER

The Speaker informed the House of the forthcoming retirement of Ms Joanne Towner, Clerk Assistant (Table), paid tribute to Ms Towner's distinguished contribution to the Parliament and wished her well in her retirement. The Speaker advised that Ms Catherine Cornish had been selected to the role of Clerk Assistant.


- 3:00:15 PM

 33Privilege—STATEMENT BY SPEAKER

The Speaker made the following statement:

Yesterday the Manager of Opposition Business raised as a matter of privilege, statements reported to have been made by the Member for Bowman after he had apologised to the House for his actions in the Federation Chamber on 24 March and had been named and suspended from the House.

I have seen the statement issued by the Member for Bowman to the effect that ‘If Australian families have to breathe it, I don’t back down bringing it to the Parliament to make a point’.

Any act which obstructs or impedes the House in the performance of its functions may be treated as a contempt as long as it meets the test of being an improper interference with the work of the House.

In this case the actions of the Member for Bowman were, quite properly, dealt with by the House as a matter of order. I accept the Member for Bowman’s apology to the House for his actions, and expect him to honour that apology. Any attempt by the Member to pursue the matter in a similar way in the future would also be dealt with as a matter of order.


- 3:01:27 PM

 34SPEAKER’S PANEL

The following warrant nominating members of the Speaker’s panel, pursuant to standing order 17, was presented:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Pursuant to the provisions of standing order 17, I nominate—

Anna Elizabeth Burke,
Sharon Catherine Claydon,
Patrick Martin Conroy,
Clare Ellen O’Neil,

to be members of the Speaker’s panel to assist the Chair when requested to do so by the Speaker or Deputy Speaker.

Given under my hand on 25 March 2015.

Bronwyn Bishop

Speaker


- 3:02:31 PM

 35DOCUMENT 

The following document was presented: 

Schools Assistance Act 2008—Report on financial assistance granted to each state in 2012.


- 3:02:43 PM

 36Leave of absence to all Members

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), movedThat leave of absence be given to every Member of the House of Represenatatives from the determination of this sitting of the House to the date of its next sitting.


- 3:02:57 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 3:03:02 PM

 37Leave of absence to Member

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), movedThat leave of absence from the determination of this sitting of the House until 10 August 2015 be given to Ms O'Dwyer for parental leave purposes.


- 3:03:16 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 3:03:38 PM

Mr A. S. Burke (Manager of Opposition Business)added to the comments on the retirement of Joanne Towner and congratulated Catherine Cornish.


- 3:04:13 PM

 38DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Budget

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 Government’s Budget chaos”.


- 3:04:22 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:04:25 PM

Mr Shorten addressed the House.


- 3:14:39 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr McCormack 3:14:42 PM. Ms Plibersek 3:24:38 PM. Mr Smith 3:29:53 PM. Mr A. S. Burke 3:35:03 PM. Dr Hendy 3:40:18 PM. Mr Conroy 3:45:07 PM. Mr Hogan 3:50:14 PM. Ms Claydon 3:55:20 PM. Mr Wilson 4:00:29 PM.
- 4:04:47 PM

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


- 4:04:57 PM

 39Leave of absence to Member

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), movedThat the leave of absence given to Ms O'Dwyer for parental leave purposes be amended to conclude on 25 June 2015.


- 4:05:10 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 4:05:19 PM

 40MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 26 March 2015, were reported returning the following bills without amendment:

No. 257Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment (No. 1) 2015.

No. 258Parliamentary Service Amendment 2014.


- 4:05:45 PM

 41PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEEREFERENCE OF WORKResidential accommodation and staff amenities at the Australian Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan

Mr McCormack (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance)by leave, moved—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: Residential accommodation and staff amenities at the Australian Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan.


- 4:06:59 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 4:07:08 PM

 42DEATH OF former Prime Minister (the Right Honourable John Malcolm Fraser)—CONDOLENCE MOTION MOVED BY THE Prime Minister

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)That the house record its deep regret at the death on 20 March 2015 of the Right Honourable John Malcolm Fraser AC CH, former Member for Wannon and Prime Minister, and place on record its appreciation of his long and highly distinguished service to our nation and tender its profound sympathy to his family in their bereavement.

Debate resumed.


Mr Alexander 4:07:17 PM. Mr McCormack 4:14:57 PM. Mr Ramsey 4:28:11 PM.
- 4:30:12 PM

Mr Ramsey addressed the House.


- 4:30:16 PM

 43ADJOURNMENT

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

Debate ensued.


Ms Claydon 4:30:29 PM. Mrs Wicks 4:35:23 PM. Ms MacTiernan 4:40:26 PM. Mrs Sudmalis 4:44:59 PM. Ms Brodtmann 4:49:39 PM. Mr Matheson 4:55:49 PM.
- 5:00:04 PM

The House continuing to sit until 5 pm—The Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until 12 noon on Tuesday, 12 May 2015.


- 5:00:07 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 26 March 2015

 Banking Act 1959—Banking exemption No. 1 of 2015 [F2015L00331].

National Health Act 1953

National Health (Pharmaceutical BenefitsEarly Supply) Amendment Instrument 2015 (No. 3)specification under subsection 84AAA(2)—PB 36 of 2015 [F2015L00334].

National Health (Price and Special Patient Contribution) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 2)—PB 27 of 2015 [F2015L00333].

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989—Grant of exemption under section 40—Aerorescue Pty Limited—No. S40E61984647.


- 5:26:21 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Mr Bowen*Dr ChalmersMr CioboMs Collins*Ms EllisMr FitzgibbonMr JoyceMr O’ConnorMr PalmerMr PasinMr Perrett*Ms Rishworth and Mr Robb.

* On leave


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