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Draft House Minutes

No. 63

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

- 12:00:16 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.


- 12:01:17 PM

 2International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill 2014—REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

The Speaker reported that the bill had been fully considered by the Federation Chamber and agreed to without amendment, and presented a certified copy of the bill.

Bill agreed to.


- 12:01:53 PM

On the motion of Mr Baldwin (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry), by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 12:02:21 PM

 3 Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014 

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

Debate resumed.


Mr Hutchinson 12:02:32 PM.
- 12:06:31 PM

Debate adjourned (Mr BaldwinParliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 12:07:05 PM

 4 Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 

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

Debate resumed.


Mr Shorten 12:07:20 PM. Mrs K. L. Andrews 12:35:21 PM. Ms Rishworth 12:50:26 PM. Mr Porter 1:05:41 PM. Mr Snowdon 1:20:39 PM.
- 1:30:09 PM

Mr Snowdon addressing the House—


- 1:30:23 PM

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


- 1:30:28 PM

 5MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Dr Chalmers 1:30:35 PM. Dr Southcott 1:31:45 PM. Ms Parke 1:33:20 PM. Mr Williams 1:34:46 PM. Ms McGowan 1:36:21 PM. Mr Wilson 1:37:48 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 1:39:18 PM. Dr Hendy 1:40:50 PM. Ms Brodtmann 1:42:16 PM. Ms Gambaro 1:43:56 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 1:45:31 PM. Mr Laming 1:46:48 PM. Mr Mitchell 1:48:21 PM. Mr Taylor 1:49:55 PM. Ms MacTiernan 1:51:27 PM. Mr C. A. Laundy 1:53:00 PM. Mr Giles 1:54:40 PM. Ms M. L. Landry 1:56:16 PM. Ms Claydon 1:57:30 PM. Mr Ruddock 1:59:04 PM.
- 2:00:15 PM

 6QUESTIONS


- 2:00:24 PM

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


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:03:03 PM.
- 2:03:16 PM

 (2)Ms Henderson to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


- 2:06:37 PM

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


- 2:08:07 PM

 (4)Mr E. T. Jones to Ms J. I. Bishop (Minister for Foreign Affairs)


- 2:11:42 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:12:17 PM

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


- 2:14:46 PM

 (6)Ms McGowan to Mr Hockey (Treasurer)


- 2:17:54 PM

Document

Mr Hockey (Treasurer) presented the following document: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development—Building stronger regional communities—Budget outcomes 2014-15.


- 2:18:10 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 2:18:43 PM

 (7)Mr Laming to Ms J. I. Bishop (Minister for Foreign Affairs)


- 2:22:45 PM

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


- 2:23:28 PM

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


- 2:26:43 PM

 (9)Mr Wilson to Mr Hockey (Treasurer)


- 2:27:57 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.28 pm the Member for Moreton (Mr Perrett) 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.


- 2:28:15 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Hockey 2:28:21 PM.
- 2:29:14 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.29 pm the Member for Wakefield (Mr Champion) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for continuing to interject after a general warning had been given by the Chair and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:29:30 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Hockey 2:29:35 PM.
- 2:30:14 PM

 (10)Mr Ripoll to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


- 2:32:29 PM

 (11)Mr Ramsey to Mr Hockey (Treasurer)


- 2:34:47 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.35 pm the Member for Charlton (Mr Conroy) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for continuing to interject after a general warning had been given by the Chair and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:35:04 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Hockey 2:35:11 PM.
- 2:35:55 PM

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


- 2:37:22 PM

 (13)Mr Broadbent to Mr Truss (Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development)


- 2:40:52 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:41:20 PM

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


- 2:43:55 PM

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition)Sought leave to move a motion. .


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:44:31 PM.
- 2:45:24 PM

 (15)Mrs Prentice to Mr Pyne (Minister for Education)


- 2:47:46 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.48 pm the Member for Kingsford Smith (Mr Thistlethwaite) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for continuing to interject after a general warning had been given by the Chair and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:48:06 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Pyne 2:48:12 PM.
- 2:49:28 PM

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition)sought leave to move a motion. Leave granted..


- 2:50:00 PM

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition), by leave, moved—That the House condemns the Prime Minister for:

(1) violating the trust of the Australian people;

(2) raiding the hard-earned retirement incomes of working Australians to pay for his broken promises;

(3) abandoning a promise he has made at least 14 times not to make any adverse changes to superannuation;

(4) freezing the increase to the Superannuation Guarantee which will cut the retirement incomes of all working Australians;

(5) abolishing the Low Income Superannuation Contribution which will make it harder for low income earners to save for retirement;

(6) mortgaging the future retirements of working people because of his Government's dishonesty; and

(7) repeatedly breaking his promise not to do deals with minor parties and independents.


- 2:49:56 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.50 pm the Member for Lingiari (Mr Snowdon) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for continuing to interject after a general warning had been given by the Chair and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:50:27 PM

Debate continuing—


Point of order, Mr Pyne. 2:53:19 PM. Mr Shorten 2:53:35 PM.
- 2:57:29 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.58 pm the Member for Cowan (Mr Simpkins) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for continuing to interject afte a general warning had been given by the Chair and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:57:51 PM

Debate continuing—


Mr Shorten 2:57:59 PM. Mr Abbott 3:05:37 PM.
- 3:15:32 PM

Mr Abbott (Prime Minister) moved, as an amendment—That all words after “that be deleted and the following words inserted: This Parliament:

 (1)support the efforts of the Government to strengthen the Budget and strengthen the Australian economy by:

 (a)fixing the budget through reasonable and timely measures;

 (b)abolishing the carbon tax;

 (c)abolishing the mining tax;

 (d)delivering new free trade agreements with Korea and Japan;

 (e)approving $800 billion of new projects through an accelerated approval process; and

 (f)ending the age of corporate handouts; and

 (2)acknowledge that as a result the Government is helping to create more jobs, more infrastructure, more prosperity and more opportunity for everyday Australians.

Debate continued.


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 3:16:21 PM. Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 3:18:02 PM. Point of order, Mr Pyne. 3:18:47 PM. Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 3:19:05 PM. Mr Bowen 3:20:42 PM. Mr Hockey 3:30:56 PM. Point of order, Mr Mitchell. 3:34:03 PM. Mr Hockey 3:34:16 PM. Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 3:40:56 PM.
- 3:43:03 PM

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


- 3:43:11 PM

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

AYES, 85

Mr Alexander

Mrs Griggs

Mrs McNamara

Mr Smith

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Dr Southcott

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Hawke

Mrs Markus

Dr Stone

Mr Baldwin

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 Pasin

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz*

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Pitt

Mr Turnbull

Mr Christensen

Mr Irons

Mr Porter

Mr van Manen

Mr Ciobo

Dr Jensen

Mrs Prentice

Mr Varvaris

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Ms Price

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Joyce

Mr Pyne

Mr Whiteley

Mr Coulton*

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Kelly

Mr Randall

Mr Williams

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Robb

Mr Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Robert

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wyatt

Ms Gambaro

Ms Ley

Mr Ruddock

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Ms F. M. Scott

NOES, 53

Mr Albanese

Ms Collins

Mr S. P. Jones

Mr Ripoll

Mr Bandt

Mr Conroy

Ms King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mr Danby

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Dreyfus

Ms Macklin

Ms Ryan*

Ms A. E. Burke

Mrs Elliot

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Shorten

Mr A. S. Burke

Ms Ellis

Mr Marles

Mr Swan

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Feeney

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thomson

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Byrne

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr O'Connor

Mr Watts

Dr Chalmers

Mr Giles

Ms O'Neil

Mr Wilkie

Mr Champion

Mr Griffin

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

Ms L. M. Chesters

Ms Hall*

Ms Parke

Mr Clare

Mr Hayes

Mr Perrett

Ms Claydon

Mr Husic

Ms Plibersek

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 3:51:46 PM

Question—That the motion, as amended, be agreed to—put and passed.


- 3:52:18 PM

Questions without notice concluded.


- 3:53:56 PM

 7DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Treaties—BilateralText, together with national interest analysis

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan concerning the transfer of Defence Equipment and Technology (Canberra, 8 July 2014).

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America for the Sharing of Visa and Immigration Information (Canberra, 27 August 2014).


- 3:54:05 PM

 8DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Budget

The House was informed that Mr Bowen  had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The hurt inflicted on Australians by the Government’s adverse changes to superannuation, changes to the age pension and cuts to support for senior Australians”.


- 3:54:14 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:54:19 PM

Mr Bowen addressed the House.


- 4:03:53 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Ciobo 4:04:01 PM. Ms Macklin 4:13:44 PM. Point of order, Dr Hendy. 4:15:32 PM. Ms Macklin 4:15:48 PM. Point of order, Mr Nikolic. 4:19:03 PM. Ms Macklin 4:19:20 PM. Mr Fletcher 4:19:35 PM. Mr Ripoll 4:24:18 PM. Mrs Prentice 4:29:24 PM. Mr Neumann 4:34:33 PM. Mrs K. L. Andrews 4:39:21 PM. Mr Hayes 4:44:27 PM. Dr Hendy 4:49:38 PM.
- 4:53:43 PM

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


- 4:53:55 PM

 9 Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 

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

Debate resumed.


Mr Snowdon 4:54:10 PM. Mr E. T. Jones 4:59:43 PM. Ms Ryan 5:14:44 PM. Mr Whiteley 5:29:02 PM.
- 5:32:10 PM

Quorum calledMr Hayes.


- 5:34:42 PM

Quorum formed.


Mr Whiteley 5:35:04 PM.

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