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Draft House Minutes

No. 34

Thursday, 16 February 2017

- 9:30:23 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.


- 9:31:18 AM

 2MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 10315 February 2017, from the Senate was reported informing the House that Senator Bernardi had been discharged from attendance on the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, and Senator Abetz had been appointed a member of the committee.


- 9:31:45 AM

 3MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 10415 February 2017, from the Senate was reported returning the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Amendment Bill 2017 without amendment.


- 9:31:58 AM

Mr Burke (Manager of Opposition Business)sought leave to move a motion. .


- 9:33:16 AM

 4SUSPENSION 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 forthwith—That the House:

(1)notes that:

(a)yesterday, the Government introduced legislation amending the Native Title Act;

(b)the Government has had six months notice that legislation of this type might be required and has taken no action until this week; and

(c)the Leader of the House has given notice of his intention to force this bill through all stages of debate before 2 pm today;

(2)affrims the effect of the Government’s approach means that Members of the House will be compelled to vote on a change to the Native Title Act without having had a chance to conduct any consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;

(3)condemns the Prime Minister for condoning a failure to consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the same week where he quoted the words of Chris Sarra “Do things with us, not to us”; and

(4)calls on the Government to abandon this approach and allow time for proper consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.


- 9:35:02 AM

Closure of Member

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


- 9:35:08 AM

Question—put.


- 9:35:17 AM

Division 156

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

AYES, 71

Mr Abbott

Mr Evans

Mr Laming

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Mr Falinski

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr Leeser

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Gee

Mr Littleproud

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen*

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Crewther

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Drum

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Mrs Prentice

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Entsch

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

NOES, 67

Mr Albanese

Mr Danby

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bowen

Ms Ellis

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Sharkie

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Ms Lamb

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms McGowan

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hammond

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hart

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Hayes

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil†

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

* Tellers

† Proxy

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 9:43:55 AM

Ms Burney (seconder) addressing the House—


- 9:44:07 AM

Closure of Member

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


- 9:44:15 AM

Question—put.


- 9:44:29 AM

Division 157

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

AYES, 71

Mr Abbott

Mr Evans

Mr Laming

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Mr Falinski

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr Leeser

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Gee

Mr Littleproud

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen*

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Crewther

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Drum

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Mrs Prentice

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Entsch

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

NOES, 68

Mr Albanese

Mr Danby

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bowen

Ms Ellis

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Sharkie

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Ms Lamb

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms McGowan

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hammond

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hart

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Hayes

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil†

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

† Proxy

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 9:46:57 AM

Closure

Mr Pyne  moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.


- 9:47:09 AM

Division 158

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

AYES, 72

Mr Abbott

Mr Evans

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mr Alexander

Mr Falinski

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Pyne

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Ramsey*

Mr K. J. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Ms Banks

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Bishop

Mr Gee

Mr Littleproud

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broad

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr Turnbull

Mr Christensen*

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Crewther

Mr Irons

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr C. Kelly

Mrs Prentice

Mr Zimmerman

NOES, 69

Mr Albanese

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bowen

Mr Feeney

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Sharkie

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Lamb

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McGowan

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Ms Husar

Mr O’Connor

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil†

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

* Tellers

† Proxy

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 9:49:37 AM

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


- 9:49:48 AM

Division 159

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

AYES, 69

Mr Albanese

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bowen

Mr Feeney

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Sharkie

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Lamb

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McGowan

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Ms Husar

Mr O’Connor

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil†

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

NOES, 72

Mr Abbott

Mr Evans

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mr Alexander

Mr Falinski

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Pyne

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Ramsey*

Mr K. J. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Ms Banks

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Bishop

Mr Gee

Mr Littleproud

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broad

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr Turnbull

Mr Christensen*

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Crewther

Mr Irons

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr C. Kelly

Mrs Prentice

Mr Zimmerman

* Tellers

† Proxy

And so it was negatived.


- 9:57:26 AM

 5Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Employer Register) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Morrison presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:57:46 AM

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


- 9:59:12 AM

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


- 9:59:36 AM

 6Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Morrison presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:00:00 AM

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


- 10:06:02 AM

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


- 10:06:25 AM

 7Disability Services Amendment (Linking Upper Age Limits for Disability Employment Services to Pension Age) Bill 2017

Mr Porter (Minister for Social Services), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Disability Services Act 1986, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Porter presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:06:48 AM

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


- 10:10:29 AM

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


- 10:10:52 AM

 8Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Polar Code) Bill 2017

Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Infrastructure and Transport), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr D. J. Chester presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:11:17 AM

Mr D. J. Chester moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 10:14:07 AM

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


- 10:14:30 AM

 9Crimes Amendment (Penalty Unit) Bill 2017

Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Crimes Act 1914, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Keenan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:14:46 AM

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


- 10:17:02 AM

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


- 10:17:25 AM

 10Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017

Mrs K. L. Andrews (Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to tertiary education and research, and for related purposes.

Document

Mrs K. L. Andrews presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:17:43 AM

Mrs K. L. Andrews moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 10:25:18 AM

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


- 10:25:41 AM

 11Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Revenue and Financial Services) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms O’Dwyer presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:26:04 AM

Ms O’Dwyer moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 10:28:01 AM

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


- 10:28:24 AM

 12Australian Federal Police Facility Security Enhancement 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: Australian Federal Police Facility Security Enhancement Project.


- 10:30:23 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:30:43 AM

 13JP500 Phase 2A—Electronic Warfare Operations Support Facility 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: JP500 Phase 2A—Electronic Warfare Operations Support Facility Project.


- 10:32:18 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:32:36 AM

 14LAND 17 Phase 1B/1C—Construction and upgrade of indirect fire support facilities—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 17 Phase 1B/1C—Construction and upgrade of indirect fire support facilities.


- 10:34:33 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:34:48 AM

 15Woomera Range Remediation 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: Woomera Range Remediation Facilities Project.


- 10:36:23 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:36:41 AM

 16PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEEREFERENCE OF WORKMain Building Refresh Project, Geoscience Australia Building, Symonston, ACT

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), pursuant to notice, 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: Main Building Refresh Project, Geoscience Australia Building, Symonston, Australian Capital Territory.


- 10:40:08 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:40:25 AM

 17PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEEREFERENCE OF WORKProposed fit-out of leased premises for the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, 15 William Street, Melbourne, Vic

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), pursuant to notice, 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: Proposed fit-out of leased premises for the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, 15 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria.


- 10:42:36 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:42:41 AM

 18POSTPONEMENT OF NOTICE

Ordered—That notice No. 11, government business, be postponed until a later hour this day.


- 10:43:44 AM

 19PUBLICATIONS 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 1 December 2016, recommends that the following be made Parliamentary Papers:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner—Social Justice and Native Title—Report for 2015-16.

Aboriginal Land Commissioner—Report to the Minister for Indigenous Affairs and to the Administrator of the Northern Territory—No. 73—Frances Well Land Claim No. 64.

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency—Report for 2015-16.

Australian Electoral Commission—Redistribution of the Northern Territory into electoral divisions—Report, February 2017.

Australian Grape and Wine Authority—Report for 2015-16.

Australian Livestock Export Corporation Limited (LiveCorp)—Report for 2015-16.

Education and Care Services Ombudsman, National Education and Care Services Freedom of Information Commissioner and National Education and Care Services Privacy Commissioner—

Report for the period 2013-14.

Report for the period 2014-15.

Report for the period 2015-16.

Grains Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2015-16.

Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse—Royal Commission—

Report of Case Study No. 32—The response of Geelong Grammar School to allegations of child sexual abuse of former students, December 2016.

Report of Case Study No. 34—The response of Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul’s School to allegations of child sexual abuse, January 2017.

Report of Case Study No. 36—The response of the Church of England Boys’ Society and the Anglican Dioceses of Tasmania, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney to allegations of child sexual abuse, January 2017.

Murray-Darling Basin Authority—Report for 2015-16.

National Children’s Commissioner—Children’s Rights—Report for 2015-16.

Productivity Commission—Report No. 78—Intellectual property arrangements—23 September 2016.

Wet Tropics Management Authority—

Report for 2015-16.

State of the Wet Tropics Report for 2015-16.

Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council—Report for 2015-16.


- 10:44:03 AM

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


- 10:44:44 AM

 20Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement—MEMBERSHIP

The House was informed that the Chief Opposition Whip had nominated Members to be members of the Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement, and that Ms Sharkie had nominated herself to be a member of the committee.

Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Revenue and Financial Services), by leave, moved—That Ms SwansonMr Zappia and Ms Sharkie be appointed members of the Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement.

Question—put and passed.


- 10:45:27 AM

 21 Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) 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—

Debate resumed.


Mr Dreyfus 10:45:38 AM. Point of order, Mr Hunt. 11:15:14 AM. Mr Dreyfus 11:15:22 AM. Mr Leeser 11:15:47 AM. Ms Burney 11:23:11 AM. Mr Wyatt 11:38:11 AM. Mr Bandt 11:50:41 AM. Mr Snowdon 12:05:27 PM. Mr Burke 12:20:54 PM.
- 12:24:39 PM

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


- 12:24:53 PM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 3814 February 2017, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.


- 12:25:30 PM

Leave not granted to move to the third reading.


- 12:26:16 PM

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), pursuant to contingent notice, movedThat so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the motion for the third reading being moved without delay.


- 12:26:45 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr Bandt 12:26:52 PM. Mr Burke 12:36:52 PM. Mr Keenan 12:42:09 PM. Mr Snowdon 12:46:13 PM.
- 12:51:26 PM

Question—put.


- 12:51:38 PM

Division 160

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

AYES, 73

Mr Abbott

Mr Falinski

Ms M. L. Landry

Ms Price

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Ms Banks

Mr Gee

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Bishop

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broad

Mr Goodenough

Ms McGowan

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Ms Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr Turnbull

Mr Christensen*

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr Ciobo

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Evans

NOES, 68

Mr Albanese

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bowen

Mr Feeney

Ms C. F. King

Ms Sharkie

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Mr Swan

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Mr Champion

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 Watts

Ms Collins

Ms Husar

Mr O’Connor

Mr Wilkie

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil†

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Danby

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

† Proxy

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 1:00:51 PM

 Mr Pyne moved—That the bill be now read a third time.


- 1:00:56 PM

Question—put.


- 1:01:05 PM

Division 161

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

AYES, 75

Mr Abbott

Mr Falinski

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Ms Ley

Ms Sharkie

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Dr Gillespie

Ms McGowan

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen*

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Wilkie

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Evans

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Pyne

NOES, 66

Mr Albanese

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

Ms Owens

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mr Perrett*

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Ms Bird

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mr Feeney

Ms C. F. King

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Mr Swan

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Mr Champion

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 Watts

Ms Collins

Ms Husar

Mr O’Connor

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil†

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

Mr Jones

* Tellers

† Proxy

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 1:04:22 PM

bill read a third time.


- 1:05:37 PM

 22National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund Special Account 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 Ms Macklin, 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 because:

(1)the National Disability Insurance Scheme was fully funded when Labor left office;

(2)this bill is nothing more than an attempt by the Government to use the National Disability Insurance Scheme to justify further cruel cuts to the most vulnerable in our community; and

(3)this bill has unnecessarily caused significant concern in the disability community and threatened community confidence in the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme - a scheme that Labor created and which will help hundreds of thousands of people with a disability when fully rolled out.

Debate resumed.


Dr Freelander 1:05:56 PM. Ms Brodtmann 1:11:57 PM. Mr Hayes 1:26:57 PM.
- 1:30:06 PM

Mr Hayes addressing the House—


- 1:30:10 PM

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


- 1:30:20 PM

 23MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Ms Templeman 1:30:27 PM. Mr Drum 1:31:56 PM. Ms Owens 1:33:31 PM. Mr Entsch 1:35:05 PM. Mr Khalil 1:36:40 PM. Mr Evans 1:38:13 PM. Ms Brodtmann 1:39:39 PM. Mr Falinski 1:41:15 PM. Ms Ryan 1:42:43 PM. Ms Flint 1:44:08 PM. Mr Jones 1:45:33 PM. Mr Gee 1:47:06 PM. Mr Hammond 1:48:39 PM. Mr Wallace 1:50:12 PM. Ms Swanson 1:51:48 PM. Mr Hastie 1:53:20 PM. Ms Husar 1:54:55 PM. Ms Henderson 1:56:30 PM. Mr Husic 1:58:05 PM. Mr Hogan 1:59:43 PM.
- 2:00:57 PM

 24QUESTIONS


- 2:01:05 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Shorten. 2:02:52 PM. Mr Turnbull 2:03:04 PM.
- 2:05:08 PM

 (2)Mr T. R. Wilson to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:08:32 PM

 (3)Mr Bowen to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:09:22 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.09 pm the Member for Sydney (Ms Plibersek) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and she accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:09:33 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Morrison 2:09:36 PM.
- 2:11:18 PM

 (4)Ms Henderson to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:14:33 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.14 pm the Member for Bruce (Mr Hill) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:14:43 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Turnbull 2:14:47 PM.
- 2:15:03 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.15 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.


- 2:15:20 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 2:15:24 PM

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


- 2:17:14 PM

 (6)Ms McGowan to Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy)


- 2:20:28 PM

 (7)Mr Littleproud to Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources)


- 2:20:59 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.21 pm the Member for Eden-Monaro (Dr M. J. Kelly) 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.


- 2:21:12 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Joyce 2:21:16 PM.
- 2:24:14 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Shorten. 2:26:48 PM. Mr Turnbull 2:27:08 PM.
- 2:28:23 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.28 pm the Member for Perth (Mr Hammond) 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.


- 2:28:36 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Turnbull 2:28:39 PM.
- 2:29:30 PM

 (9)Mr Irons to Ms Bishop (Minister for Foreign Affairs)


- 2:32:56 PM

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


- 2:34:41 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.34 pm the Member for McEwen (Mr R. G. Mitchell) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:34:51 PM

Questions without notice continued.


- 2:34:55 PM

 (11)Mr Goodenough to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:38:57 PM

 (12)Mr Bowen to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:42:08 PM

 (13)Mr O’Dowd to Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy)


- 2:45:46 PM

 (14)Mr Bowen to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:48:48 PM

 (15)Mrs Sudmalis to Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Revenue and Financial Services)


- 2:52:31 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:53:20 PM. Mr Turnbull 2:53:36 PM.
- 2:55:53 PM

 (17)Ms Price to Mr Porter (Minister for Social Services)


- 2:59:31 PM

Ms Macklinsought leave to present a document. Leave is not granted..


- 3:00:07 PM

 (18)Mr M. C. Butler to Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy)


- 3:03:57 PM

 (19)Mr Falinski to Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice)


- 3:07:35 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Shorten. 3:09:25 PM. Mr Turnbull 3:09:54 PM.
- 3:11:57 PM

 25Retirement of Ms Robyn McClelland—STATEMENT BY SPEAKER

The Speaker informed the House of the forthcoming retirement of Ms Robyn McClelland, Clerk Assistant (Committees), paid tribute to Ms McClelland’s distinguished contribution to the Parliament and wished her well in her retirement.


Mr Turnbull 3:14:10 PM. Mr Shorten 3:14:25 PM. Mr Pyne 3:15:41 PM. Mr Burke 3:17:28 PM. Mr Joyce 3:19:06 PM. Mr Albanese 3:19:46 PM.
- 3:22:36 PM

Personal explanation, Mr Burke.


- 3:23:22 PM

Personal explanation, Mr Fitzgibbon.


- 3:24:01 PM

Mr Fitzgibbonsought leave to present a document. Leave not granted..


- 3:24:30 PM

Personal explanation, Ms Swanson.


- 3:25:05 PM

 26DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse—Royal Commission—Report of Case Study No. 37—The response of the Australian Institute of Music and RG Dance to allegations of child sexual abuse, January 2017.

Migration—Joint Standing Committee—Seasonal change: Inquiry into the Seasonal Worker Programme—Government response, February 2017.

National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner—Report for 2015-16.


- 3:25:22 PM

 27DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—National Disability Insurance Scheme

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 threatening families, working Australians and the National Disability Insurance Scheme”.


- 3:25:29 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:25:38 PM

Mr Shorten addressed the House.


- 3:35:51 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Porter 3:35:56 PM. Mr Conroy 3:46:05 PM. Mrs Prentice 3:50:59 PM. Ms Lamb 3:56:14 PM. Mr Hogan 4:01:05 PM. Ms Stanley 4:06:13 PM. Mr Howarth 4:10:26 PM. Mr Keogh 4:15:36 PM. Mr Irons 4:20:41 PM.
- 4:25:54 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:26:02 PM

 28Human Rights—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Goodenough (Chair) presented the following document:

Human Rights—Parliamentary Joint CommitteeHuman rights scrutiny report: Report 1 of 2017Report, 16 January 2017.

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


- 4:26:23 PM

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


- 4:29:26 PM

 29ADJOURNMENT

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

Debate ensued.


Mr Hart 4:29:33 PM. Mr Ted O’Brien 4:34:32 PM. Ms Lamb 4:39:40 PM. Mr L. S. O’Brien 4:43:34 PM. Dr Leigh 4:48:38 PM. Mr O’Dowd 4:53:55 PM.
- 4:59:20 PM

The House continuing to sit until 4.59 pm—The Speaker adjourned the House until 10 am on Monday, 27 February 2017.


- 4:59:31 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 16 February 2017 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Civil Aviation Act 1988—Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998—

Exemption—alignment line at primary parking position (operators of certified aerodromes)—CASA EX10/17 [F2017L00091]—Replacement explanatory statement.

Exemption—provision of a wind direction indicator—CASA EX183/16 [F2016L02022]—Replacement explanatory statement.

Legislation Act 2003—Legislation (Deferral of SunsettingApproved Occupational Clothing Guidelines) Certificate 2017 [F2017L00119].

Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984—Torres Strait Prawn Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2017 [F2017L00120].


- 5:15:18 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except *Dr Chalmers*Mr HawkeMs O’TooleMr Pasin*Ms Rowland and Mr R. J. Wilson.

* On leave