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Draft House Minutes

No. 101

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

- 12:00:15 PM

 1The House met, at 12 noon, pursuant to adjournment. Madam Speaker (the Honourable Bronwyn Bishop) took the Chair, made an acknowledgement of country and read Prayers.


- 12:01:18 PM

 2MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 2 March 2015, were reported:

 (1)No. 230informing the House that Senator Canavan had been discharged from attendance on the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, and Senator Smith had been appointed a member of the committee; and

 (2)No. 231—returning the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 without amendment.


- 12:01:54 PM

 3MESSAGE FROM THE SENATETax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014

Message No. 2322 March 2015, from the Senate was reported returning the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014 with amendments.


- 12:02:40 PM

Mr Frydenberg moved—That the amendments be considered immediately.


- 12:03:33 PM

On the motion of Mr Frydenberg (Assistant Treasurer), the amendments were agreed to.


- 12:05:02 PM

 4COMMITTEES—MEMBERSHIP

The House was informed that the Chief Government Whip had nominated Members to be members of certain committees.

Mr Frydenberg (Assistant Treasurer), by leave, moved—That:


- 12:05:13 PM

 (1)Ms F. M. Scott be discharged from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights and that, in her place, Mr Ruddock be appointed a member of the committee;


- 12:05:15 PM

 (2)Mrs K. L. Andrews be discharged from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and that, in her place, Ms F. M. Scott be appointed a member of the committee;


- 12:05:19 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 12:05:42 PM

 5Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2014-2015

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the bill be now read a second time—And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr A. S. Burke, 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:

(1)the 2014-15 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook showed a $44 billion blow-out in the budget deficit over the forward estimates from the 2014-15 Budget, which represents a $202 million blow-out in the Budget deficit by the Government each and every day;

(2)Government debt is higher now than it was when the Government took office;

(3)the Budget bottom line in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook incorporates a series of broken promises, including: the introduction of the GP tax, increasing the petrol tax, cuts to pension indexation, $6,000 cuts to a typical Australian family, plans for $100,000 university degrees, cuts to the ABC and SBS, and a $11.3 billion cut from foreign aid;

(4)the Government continues to undermine business and consumer confidence with its unfair Budget, which are now below the levels at the 2013 Federal Election; and

(5)the Government’s failure to have a clear plan for economic and jobs growth has led to the unemployment rate increasing to its highest level since August 2002, when the current Prime Minister was the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

Debate resumed.


- 12:05:54 PM

Cognate debate with Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2014-2015 and Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2014-2015.


Mr Neumann 12:06:29 PM. Mrs Prentice 12:21:38 PM. Ms King 12:34:34 PM. Mr E. T. Jones 12:49:43 PM. Dr Leigh 1:02:54 PM. Mr Wyatt 1:18:04 PM.
- 1:30:13 PM

Mr Wyatt addressing the House—


- 1:30:29 PM

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


- 1:30:34 PM

 8MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Mrs Elliot 1:30:43 PM. Ms F. M. Scott 1:31:53 PM. Mr Giles 1:33:32 PM. Dr Southcott 1:35:07 PM. Ms Ryan 1:36:35 PM. Mr Hogan 1:38:09 PM. Ms McGowan 1:39:46 PM. Mr E. T. Jones 1:40:58 PM. Mr S. P. Jones 1:42:38 PM. Mrs McNamara 1:44:15 PM. Mr Champion 1:45:52 PM. Mrs Prentice 1:47:23 PM. Mr Husic 1:48:43 PM. Ms M. L. Landry 1:50:00 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 1:51:25 PM. Mr O’Dowd 1:52:57 PM. Mr Fitzgibbon 1:54:00 PM. Dr Hendy 1:55:33 PM. Mr Zappia 1:57:06 PM. Mr Howarth 1:58:36 PM.
- 2:00:11 PM

 9QUESTIONS


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:00:25 PM.
- 2:00:40 PM

 (1)Ms King to Ms Ley (Minister for Health)


- 2:03:18 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.03 pm the Member for Gorton (Mr O’Connor) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:03:38 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Point of order, Ms King. 2:03:46 PM. Ms Ley 2:04:05 PM.
- 2:05:31 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.06 pm the Member for Parramatta (Ms Owens) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and she accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:05:48 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 2:06:04 PM

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


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:08:21 PM. Mr Abbott 2:08:37 PM.
- 2:09:25 PM

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


- 2:12:13 PM

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


- 2:16:03 PM

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition)by indulgence, made a statement in response to previous answers.


- 2:17:59 PM

Mr A. S. Burkesought leave to move a motion.


Point of order, Mr Pyne. 2:18:27 PM.
- 2:18:56 PM

Mr Abbott (Prime Minister), by leave, made a statement relating to the deployment of Australian Defence Force personnel to Iraq.


- 2:27:45 PM

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition), by leave, made a statement in relation to the same matter.


- 2:32:50 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 2:32:51 PM

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


- 2:33:36 PM

 (6)Mr Hogan to Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice)


- 2:37:22 PM

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


- 2:40:12 PM

 (8)Mrs McNamara to Ms Ley (Minister for Health)


- 2:43:46 PM

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


- 2:46:45 PM

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


- 2:48:51 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.49 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.


- 2:49:09 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Abbott 2:49:16 PM.
- 2:50:32 PM

 (11)Mr Coulton to Mr Truss (Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development)


- 2:54:01 PM

 (12)Mrs Markus to Mr Hockey (Treasurer)


- 2:57:19 PM

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


- 2:58:24 PM

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


- 3:00:41 PM

 (15)Ms Marino to Mr Turnbull (Minister for Communications)


- 3:04:21 PM

 (16)Mr Shorten to Mr Morrison (Minister for Social Services)


- 3:06:12 PM

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


- 3:09:51 PM

Document

Mr Pyne (Minister representing the Minister for Employment) presented the following document: Abbott hurting the union brand? Brothers are doing it for themselves—The Australian—Andrew Burrell and Paige Taylor, 25 February 2015.


- 3:10:13 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 3:10:14 PM

Questions without notice concluded.


- 3:10:31 PM

 10DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

National Disability Insurance Scheme—Joint Standing Committee—Progress report on the implementation and administration of the National Disability Insurance Scheme—Government response, October 2014.

TreatyMultilateralText, together with national interest analysis—World Tourism Organization (WTO) Statutes, (Mexico City, 27 September 1970).


- 3:10:49 PM

 11DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Medicare

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's unrelenting attack on Medicare and the damage it is inflicting on Australians”.


- 3:11:08 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:11:11 PM

Ms King addressed the House.


- 3:15:46 PM

Discussion ensued.


Ms Ley 3:21:21 PM. Mr S. P. Jones 3:31:42 PM. Dr Gillespie 3:36:51 PM. Mr Champion 3:41:58 PM. Dr Southcott 3:47:02 PM. Ms Hall 3:52:06 PM. Mr Nikolic 3:57:10 PM. Mr Thomson 4:02:17 PM. Ms F. M. Scott 4:07:10 PM.
- 4:12:05 PM

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


- 4:12:13 PM

 12MESSAGE FROM THE SENATEBroadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2015

Message No. 2333 March 2015, from the Senate was reported returning the Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2015 without amendment.


- 4:12:19 PM

 13POSTPONEMENT OF ORDERS OF THE DAY

Ordered—That orders of the day Nos 2 and 3, government business, be postponed until a later hour this day.


- 4:12:33 PM

 14 Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) 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.


- 4:12:48 PM

Cognate debate with Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Designated Coastal Waters) Bill 2014Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015 and Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015.


Mr Gray 4:13:10 PM. Dr Gillespie 4:43:12 PM. Ms MacTiernan 4:53:59 PM. Mrs K. L. Andrews 5:07:18 PM.
- 5:16:34 PM

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


- 5:17:03 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mrs K. L. Andrews (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science), the bill was read a third time.


- 5:17:18 PM

 15 Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Designated Coastal Waters) 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—


- 5:17:45 PM

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


- 5:18:15 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mrs K. L. Andrews (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science), the bill was read a third time.


- 5:18:41 PM

 16 Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015 

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


- 5:18:56 PM

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


- 5:19:19 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mrs K. L. Andrews (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science), the bill was read a third time.


- 5:19:41 PM

 17 Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015 

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


- 5:20:00 PM

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


- 5:20:21 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mrs K. L. Andrews (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science), the bill was read a third time.


- 5:20:45 PM

 18Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2014-2015

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the bill be now read a second time—And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr A. S. Burke(see item No. #, page #)

Debate resumed.


- 5:21:00 PM

Cognate debate with Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2014-2015 and Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2014-2015.


Mr Wyatt 5:21:19 PM. Mr Snowdon 5:23:27 PM.
- 5:38:39 PM

Mr Wyattby indulgence, made a statement in relation to the contribution by Mr Snowdon.


Mr Smith 5:38:45 PM. Mrs Elliot 5:53:50 PM. Dr Stone 6:09:01 PM. Mr O’Connor 6:24:13 PM. Mr van Manen 6:38:28 PM. Ms A. E. Burke 6:53:43 PM. Dr Gillespie 7:08:47 PM. Mr Conroy 7:23:58 PM. Mr Wyatt Roy 7:39:05 PM. Mr Danby 7:54:33 PM. Mr Hogan 8:09:40 PM. Ms MacTiernan 8:24:35 PM. Mr Wood 8:39:04 PM. Mr Entsch 8:54:18 PM.
- 9:00:08 PM

Mr Entsch addressing the House—


- 9:00:11 PM

 19ADJOURNMENT

It being 9 pmThe question was proposed—That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.


Ms Vamvakinou 9:00:18 PM. Mr Matheson 9:05:17 PM. Mr Bandt 9:10:08 PM. Mrs McNamara 9:14:40 PM. Mr S. P. Jones 9:19:43 PM. Mr Nikolic 9:24:52 PM.
- 9:29:51 PM

The House continuing to sit until 9.30 pm—The Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until 9 am tomorrow.


- 9:29:55 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 3 March 2015

 Civil Aviation Act 1988—Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998—Main Rotor Blades—AD/R44/25 Amdt 1 [F2015L00232].

Competition and Consumer Act 2010—Competition and Consumer (Industry CodesFood and Grocery) Regulation 2015—SLI 2015 No. 16 [F2015L00242].

Criminal Code Act 1995

Criminal Code (Terrorist OrganisationAnsar al-Islam) Regulation 2015—SLI 2015 No. 6 [F2015L00234].

Criminal Code (Terrorist OrganisationIslamic Movement of Uzbekistan) Regulation 2015—SLI 2015 No. 7 [F2015L00235].

Criminal Code (Terrorist OrganisationJaish-e-Mohammad) Regulation 2015—SLI 2015 No. 8 [F2015L00233].

Criminal Code (Terrorist OrganisationLashkar-e Jhangvi) Regulation 2015—SLI 2015 No. 9 [F2015L00236].

Customs Act 1901—Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment (Côte d’Ivoire Rough Diamonds) Regulation 2015—SLI 2015 No. 14 [F2015L00238].

Defence Act 1903—Determinations under section 58B—

Deployment allowanceamendment—2015/7.

Post indexesamendment—2015/8.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997—Income Tax Assessment Amendment (Governor-General Pension Scheme) Regulation 2015—SLI 2015 No. 17 [F2015L00240].

National Health Act 1953—National Health (Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy) Special Arrangement Amendment Instrument 2015 (No. 2)—PB 13 of 2015 [F2015L00230].

Privacy Act 1988 and Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012—Privacy Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2015—SLI 2015 No. 10 [F2015L00239].

Private Health Insurance Act 2007—Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Rules 2015 (No. 1) [F2015L00241].

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000—Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Percentages) Regulation 2015—SLI 2015 No. 11 [F2015L00229].

Social Security Act 1991—Social Security (Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment) Amendment Determination 2015 (No. 1) [F2015L00231].

Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012—Workplace Gender Equality (Matters in relation to Gender Equality Indicators) Amendment Instrument 2015 (No. 1) [F2015L00237].


- 9:30:09 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Mr Brough*Dr Chalmers*Ms Rishworth and Mr Robb.

* On leave


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