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Draft House Minutes

No. 42

Thursday, 23 March 2017

- 9:30:28 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.


- 9:31:38 AM

 2Australian Immunisation Register and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Mr Hunt (Minister for Health), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to immunisation and family assistance, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Hunt presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:31:59 AM

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


- 9:41:37 AM

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


- 9:41:51 AM

 3Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment Bill 2017

Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Frydenberg presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:42:12 AM

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


- 9:44:36 AM

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


- 9:44:58 AM

 4Social Services Legislation Amendment (Seasonal Worker Incentives for Jobseekers) Bill 2017

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

Document

Mr Porter presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:45:23 AM

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


- 9:50:56 AM

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


- 9:51:12 AM

 5Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan) 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—And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Bowen, viz.—That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

the House declines to give the bill a second reading as the:

(1)Government has failed on fiscal policy, tripling the deficit and increasing net debt by $100 billion, and putting our hard-earned and coveted triple A credit rating at risk;

(2)Prime Minister and the Treasurer have failed to deliver the economic leadership that this country needs and deserves; and

(3)Government’s plan to give a $50 billion tax cut to big business is not affordable in the current fiscal and economic circumstances.

Debate resumed.


Mr Wallace 9:51:52 AM. Mr Bandt 10:06:39 AM. Mr Crewther 10:21:52 AM.
- 10:36:39 AM

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


- 10:36:48 AM

 6MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Message No. 11323 March 2017, from the Senate was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the House a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to family assistance and social security, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:37:21 AM

Document

Mr Porter (Minister for Social Servicespresented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 10:37:28 AM

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


- 10:40:41 AM

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


- 10:40:55 AM

 7Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan) 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—And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Bowen(see item No. 5)

Debate resumed.


Mr Giles 10:41:03 AM. Mr Hogan 10:56:12 AM. Ms Claydon 11:11:13 AM. Mr Howarth 11:26:26 AM. Mrs Elliot 11:41:38 AM. Mr Dick 11:56:39 AM. Ms Sharkie 12:12:02 PM. Dr Chalmers 12:22:56 PM. Ms Marino 12:37:36 PM. Mr van Manen 12:52:50 PM.
- 1:08:04 PM

Debate adjourned (Mr PittAssistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 1:08:24 PM

 8 Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) 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.


Dr Leigh 1:08:36 PM. Mr Ted O’Brien 1:24:19 PM.
- 1:30:02 PM

Mr Ted O’Brien addressing the House—


- 1:30:04 PM

It being 1.30 pm, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 43Mr Ted O’Brien 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.


- 1:30:08 PM

 9MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Ms McBride 1:30:30 PM. Ms Banks 1:32:07 PM. Mr Hammond 1:33:34 PM. Mr Broad 1:35:07 PM. Ms Templeman 1:36:43 PM. Mr Zimmerman 1:38:20 PM. Ms Brodtmann 1:39:58 PM. Mr Buchholz 1:41:35 PM. Ms Swanson 1:43:12 PM. Mr Christensen 1:44:46 PM. Ms Keay 1:46:14 PM. Mr Coleman 1:47:46 PM. Mr Jones 1:49:17 PM. Mr Drum 1:51:07 PM. Ms O’Toole 1:52:36 PM. Mr Crewther 1:54:12 PM. Mr Gosling 1:55:45 PM. Mr Entsch 1:57:12 PM. Mr Marles 1:58:50 PM. Mr Evans 2:00:14 PM.
- 2:01:30 PM

 10British High Commissioner to Australia—STATEMENT BY SPEAKER

The Speaker advised the House that, in light of the events earlier today, he had invited the British High Commissioner Her Excellency Menna Rawlings CMG to be present on the floor of the House, which invitation was accepted.


- 2:01:56 PM

 11Terrorist attack at Westminster—STATEMENTS

Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister), by indulgence, made a statement in relation to the terrorist attack at Westminster.


- 2:09:12 PM

Mr Shorten, by indulgence, made a statement on the same matter.


- 2:14:40 PM

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


- 2:15:12 PM

 12QUESTIONS


- 2:15:17 PM

 (1)Ms Ellis to Mr Porter (Minister for Social Services)


- 2:18:14 PM

 (2)Mr Ted O’Brien to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:22:24 PM

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


- 2:24:51 PM

 (4)Mr Broadbent to Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice)


- 2:28:31 PM

 (5)Ms Macklin to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:31:11 PM

 (6)Ms Sharkie to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:33:24 PM

 (7)Mr Coleman to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:36:51 PM

 (8)Dr Chalmers to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:38:43 PM

Members directed to leave

At 2.39 pm the Members for Shortland (Mr Conroyand Gellibrand (Mr Watts) were directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and they accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:38:53 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Morrison 2:38:56 PM.
- 2:40:56 PM

 (9)Ms Banks to Mr Porter (Minister for Social Services)


- 2:44:24 PM

 (10)Mr Bowen to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:46:53 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:46:57 PM

 (11)Mr Vasta to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:50:22 PM

 (12)Ms Plibersek to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:50:47 PM

 (13)Mr Broad to Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources)


- 2:54:29 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Pyne. 2:55:25 PM. Mr Turnbull 2:57:02 PM.
- 2:59:48 PM

 (15)Mr Howarth to Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy)


- 3:02:32 PM

Member directed to leave

At 3.03 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.


- 3:02:42 PM

Questions without notice continued.


Mr Frydenberg 3:02:44 PM.
- 3:03:35 PM

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


- 3:05:09 PM

 (17)Mr Crewther to Mr Tehan (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs)


- 3:09:30 PM

Ms Rishworth, by indulgence, made a statement on the same matter..


- 3:10:13 PM

 13DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Australian Building and Construction Commission—Performance of the functions and the exercise of powers of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner—Quarterly report for the period 2 to 31 December 2016.

Migration—Joint Standing Committee—Report of the inquiry into the Business Innovation and Investment Programme—Government response, March 2017.

Screenrights—Report for 2015-16.


- 3:10:44 PM

 14DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Energy

The House was informed that Mr M. C. Butler had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The Government’s continued failure to address the national energy crisis”.


- 3:10:59 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:11:02 PM

Mr M. C. Butler addressed the House.


- 3:21:19 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Frydenberg 3:21:22 PM. Dr M. J. Kelly 3:31:29 PM. Mr Ted O’Brien 3:36:39 PM. Ms O’Toole 3:41:48 PM. Mr Pasin 3:46:27 PM. Mr Conroy 3:51:35 PM. Mr R. J. Wilson 3:56:41 PM. Mr Watts 4:01:56 PM. Mrs Sudmalis 4:06:58 PM.
- 4:12:09 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:12:13 PM

 15 Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) 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 Ted O’Brien 4:12:27 PM. Mr Watts 4:19:57 PM.
- 4:30:12 PM

Mr Watts addressing the House—


- 4:30:18 PM

 16ADJOURNMENT

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

Debate ensued.


Ms Husar 4:30:24 PM. Mr Drum 4:35:19 PM. Ms O’Toole 4:40:25 PM. Mr Entsch 4:45:28 PM. Ms Claydon 4:50:35 PM. Mr Evans 4:55:42 PM.
- 5:00:50 PM

The House continuing to sit until 5 pm—The Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until 10 am on Monday, 27 March 2017.


- 5:00:58 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 23 March 2017 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Broadcasting Services Act 1992—Broadcasting Services (Class Licences) Determination 2017 [F2017L00278].

Corporations Act 2001

ASIC Corporations (Application Form Requirements) Instrument 2017/241 [F2017L00279].

ASIC Corporations (Capital Reductions and Reconstructions—Technical Disclosure Relief) Instrument 2017/242 [F2017L00280].

ASIC Corporations (Repeal) Instrument 2017/240 [F2017L00281].

Defence Act 1903—Woomera Prohibited Area Rule 2014—Determination of Exclusion Periods for Amber Zone 1 and Amber Zone 2 for Financial Year 2017-2018 [F2017L00276].

Higher Education Support Act 2003—Higher Education Support (ACN 007 152 561 Pty Ltd) VET Provider Approval Revocation 2017 [F2017L00275].

Legislation Act 2003—Legislation (Recovery Plans) Sunset-altering Declaration 2017 [F2017L00282].

Social Security Act 1991—Social Security (Exempt Lump Sum—Retta Dixon Home Settlement Payment) Determination 2017 [F2017L00277].


- 5:01:04 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Ms Bishop*Mr HayesMs O’Dwyer*Ms Rowland and Ms Ryan.

* On leave