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DRAFT HOUSE MINUTES

No. 34

Thursday, 27 March 2014

1 The 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, 9:00:14 AM.

2 Railway Agreement (Western Australia) Amendment Bill 2014

Mr Truss (Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Railway Agreement (Western Australia) Act 1961, and for related purposes, 9:01:23 AM.

Document

Mr Truss presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill, 9:01:29 AM.

Bill read a first time, 9:01:37 AM.

Mr Truss moved That the bill be now read a second time, 9:01:51 AM.

Debate adjourned (Mr Clare, 9:03:47 AM), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.

3 Export Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Mr Joyce (Minister for Agriculture), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to exports and imports, and for related purposes, 9:04:15 AM.

Document

Mr Joyce presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill and to the Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Amendment Bill 2014, Export Inspection (Service Charge) Amendment Bill 2014 and Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2014, 9:04:18 AM.

Bill read a first time, 9:04:46 AM.

Mr Joyce moved That the bill be now read a second time, 9:04:58 AM.

Debate adjourned (Mr Clare, 9:10:46 AM), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.

4 Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Amendment Bill 2014

Mr Joyce (Minister for Agriculture) presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to exports, and for related purposes, 9:11:11 AM.

Bill read a first time, 9:11:45 AM.

Mr Joyce moved That the bill be now read a second time, 9:11:48 AM.

Debate adjourned (Mr Clare, 9:12:53 AM), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.

5 Export Inspection (Service Charge) Amendment Bill 2014

Mr Joyce (Minister for Agriculture) presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to exports, and for related purposes, 9:13:02 AM.

Bill read a first time, 9:13:06 AM.

Mr Joyce moved That the bill be now read a second time, 9:13:15 AM.

Debate adjourned (Mr Clare, 9:13:58 AM), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.

6 Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2014

Mr Joyce (Minister for Agriculture) presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to exports, and for related purposes, 9:14:18 AM.

Bill read a first time, 9:14:25 AM.

Mr Joyce moved That the bill be now read a second time, 9:14:33 AM.

Debate adjourned (Mr Clare, 9:15:45 AM), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.

7 Student Identifiers Bill 2014

Ms Ley (Assistant Minister for Education), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to provide for student identifiers and access to transcripts relating to vocational education and training, and for related purposes, 9:16:05 AM.

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Ms Ley presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill, 9:16:12 AM.

Bill read a first time, 9:16:16 AM.

Ms Ley moved That the bill be now read a second time, 9:16:27 AM.

Debate adjourned (Mr Clare, 9:21:07 AM), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.

8 Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Mr K. J. Andrews (Minister for Social Services), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, student assistance, aged care, health, data-matching and veterans entitlements, and for related purposes, 9:21:31 AM.

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Mr K. J. Andrews presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill, 9:21:44 AM.

Bill read a first time, 9:21:46 AM.

Mr K. J. Andrews moved That the bill be now read a second time, 9:22:00 AM.

Debate adjourned (Mr Clare, 9:24:45 AM), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.

9 Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

Mr Morrison (Minister for Immigration and Border Protection), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for other purposes, 9:25:09 AM.

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Mr Morrison presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill, 9:25:12 AM.

Bill read a first time, 9:25:19 AM.

Mr Morrison moved That the bill be now read a second time, 9:25:28 AM.

Debate adjourned (Mr Clare, 9:39:02 AM), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.

10 Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Repeal Bill 2014

Mr Morrison (Minister for Immigration and Border Protection), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to repeal the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Act 2013, and for related purposes, 9:39:27 AM.

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Mr Morrison presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill, 9:39:32 AM.

Bill read a first time, 9:39:39 AM.

Mr Morrison moved That the bill be now read a second time, 9:39:51 AM.

Debate adjourned (Mr Clare, 9:46:22 AM), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.

11 Veterans Affairs Legislation Amendment (Mental Health and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Mr Robert (Minister representing the Minister for Veterans Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to veterans affairs and military rehabilitation and compensation, and for related purposes, 9:46:50 AM.

Document

Mr Robert presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill, 9:46:53 AM.

Bill read a first time, 9:47:02 AM.

Mr Robert moved That the bill be now read a second time, 9:47:09 AM.

Debate adjourned (Mr Clare, 9:56:44 AM), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.

12 Tax Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Bill 2014

Mr Ciobo (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, and for related purposes, 9:56:58 AM.

Document

Mr Ciobo presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill, 9:57:02 AM.

Bill read a first time, 9:57:05 AM.

Mr Ciobo moved That the bill be now read a second time, 9:57:10 AM.

Debate adjourned (Mr Clare, 10:00:31 AM), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.

13 CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION IN NAIROBI, KENYA APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr McCormack, 10:01:06 AM, 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: Construction of a new Australian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya.

Question put and passed, 10:02:53 AM.

14 CSIRO AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY CONSOLIDATION PROJECT APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr McCormack, 10:03:06 AM, 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: CSIRO Australian Capital Territory Consolidation Project, Australian Capital Territory.

Question put and passed, 10:04:58 AM.

15 CSIRO CLAYTON PROPERTY STRATEGY, CLAYTON, VIC APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr McCormack, 10:05:09 AM, 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: CSIRO Clayton property strategy, Clayton, Victoria.

Question put and passed, 10:07:01 AM.

16 RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA, NATIONAL BANKNOTE SITE, CRAIGIEBURN, VIC APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr McCormack, 10:07:04 AM, 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: Reserve Bank of Australia, National Banknote Site, Craigieburn, Victoria.

Question put and passed, 10:09:20 AM.

17 PRIVILEGES AND MEMBERS INTERESTS COMMITTEE DOCUMENT

Mr Broadbent (Chair) presented the following document:

Privileges and Members Interests Committee Register of Members Interests for the 44th Parliament Notifications of alterations of interests received during the period 11 December 2013 to 26 March 2014, 10:09:25 AM.

18 Tax and Revenue Standing Committee REPORT STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Alexander (Chair) presented the following documents:

Tax and Revenue Standing Committee 2013 Annual report of the Australian Taxation Office

Report, March 2014, 10:09:59 AM.

Minutes of proceedings, 10:10:07 AM.

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

Mr Alexander, by leave, made a statement in connection with the report, 10:10:29 AM.

19 Electoral Matters Joint Standing Committee STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Smith (Chair), by leave, made a statement relating to the inquiry by Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters into the 2013 Federal election, 10:14:50 AM.

Document

Mr Smith, by leave, presented the following document:

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Chair s statement on Senate residency rules, 27 March 2014, 10:17:09 AM.

20 SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS CONSIDERATION OF THE CLEAN ENERGY FINANCE CORPORATION (ABOLITION) BILL 2013 [NO. 2]

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), pursuant to notice, moved That, in respect of the proceedings on the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2], so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the following from occurring:

(1) at the conclusion of the second reading debate, not including a Minister speaking in reply, or at 12 noon on Thursday 27 March 2014, whichever is the earlier, a Minister being called to sum up the second reading debate and then without delay the immediate question before the House being put, then any question or questions necessary to complete the second reading stage of the bill to be put;

(2) if the second reading of the bill has been agreed to and any message from the Governor-General recommending an appropriation for the bill announced, the bill then being taken as a whole during consideration in detail stage, if required, for a period not exceeding 60 minutes, at which time any Government amendments that have been circulated in respect of the bill shall be treated as if they have been moved together with:

(a) one question being put on all the Government amendments;

(b) one question being put on any amendments which have been moved by non-Government Members; and

(c) any further questions necessary to complete the remaining stages of the bill being put; and

(3) any variation to this arrangement to be made only by a motion moved by a Minister, 10:17:37 AM.

Debate ensued.

Mr A. S. Burke, 10:19:49 AM, Mr Bandt, 10:20:42 AM

Question put, 10:24:11 AM.

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

AYES, 77

Mr Alexander

Mr Hawke

Ms Marino

Dr Southcott

Mr K. J. Andrews

Ms Henderson

Mrs Markus

Dr Stone

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Dr Hendy

Mr Matheson

Ms Sudmalis

Mr Billson

Mr Hockey

Mr Morrison

Mr Sukkar

Mr Briggs

Mr Hogan

Mr Nikolic

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Howarth

Mr O'Dowd

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hunt

Ms O'Dwyer

Mr Truss

Mr Brough

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Pitt

Mr Turnbull

Mr Buchholz*

Mr Irons

Mr Porter

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Dr Jensen

Mrs Prentice

Mr Varvaris

Mr Christensen

Mr E. T. Jones

Ms Price

Mr Vasta

Mr Cobb

Mr Joyce

Mr Pyne

Mr Whiteley

Mr Coleman

Mr Keenan

Mr Randall

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton*

Mr Kelly

Mr Robert

Mr Williams

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Wyatt

Ms Gambaro

Ms Ley

Ms F. M. Scott

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Simpkins

Mr Goodenough

Mrs McNamara

Mr Smith

NOES, 53

Mr Albanese

Ms Claydon

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Ms Collins

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mr Conroy

Ms McGowan

Mr Shorten

Mr Bowen

Mr Danby

Mr Marles

Mr Snowdon

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Mitchell

Mr Swan

Ms A. E. Burke

Mrs Elliot

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Feeney

Mr O'Connor

Mr Thomson

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Ms O'Neil

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Owens

Mr Watts

Mr Byrne

Mr Griffin

Ms Parke

Mr Wilkie

Dr Chalmers

Ms Hall*

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

Mr Champion

Mr Hayes

Ms Plibersek

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Husic

Mr Ripoll

Mr Clare

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Rishworth

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative. [Div No. 93], 10:24:16 AM to 10:35:46 AM, Ayes 77, Noes 53

Mr Shorten, 10:36:04 AM sought leave to move a motion.

Leave not granted.

21 SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS MOVED

Mr Shorten, 10:36:55 AM, moved That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent private Members business notice No. 36 relating to the Parliamentary Australian Education Amendment (School Funding Guarantee) Bill 2014 standing in the name of the Honourable the Leader of the Opposition, being called on immediately and being given priority over all other business for passage through all stages by no later than 4.30 pm on 27 March 2014.

Debate ensued.

Ms Plibersek, 10:47:07 AM, Mr Pyne, 10:52:05 AM

The time allowed by standing order 1 for debate on the motion having expired

Question put, 11:02:05 AM.

The House divided (the Deputy Speaker, Mr B. C. Scott, in the Chair)

AYES, 54

Mr Albanese

Ms Claydon

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bandt

Ms Collins

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Ms Bird

Mr Conroy

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bowen

Mr Danby

Ms McGowan

Mr Shorten

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Marles

Mr Snowdon

Ms A. E. Burke

Mrs Elliot

Mr Mitchell

Mr Swan

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Feeney

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Mr O'Connor

Mr Thomson

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms O'Neil

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Byrne

Mr Giles

Ms Owens

Mr Watts

Dr Chalmers

Mr Griffin

Ms Parke

Mr Wilkie

Mr Champion

Ms Hall*

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Ms Plibersek

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Mr Ripoll

NOES, 77

Mr Alexander

Mr Hawke

Mrs McNamara

Dr Southcott

Mr K. J. Andrews

Ms Henderson

Ms Marino

Dr Stone

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Dr Hendy

Mrs Markus

Ms Sudmalis

Mr Billson

Mr Hockey

Mr Matheson

Mr Sukkar

Mr Briggs

Mr Hogan

Mr Morrison

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Howarth

Mr Nikolic

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hunt

Mr O'Dowd

Mr Truss

Mr Brough

Mr Hutchinson

Ms O'Dwyer

Mr Turnbull

Mr Buchholz*

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Dr Jensen

Mr Porter

Mr Varvaris

Mr Christensen

Mr E. T. Jones

Mrs Prentice

Mr Vasta

Mr Cobb

Mr Joyce

Ms Price

Mr Whiteley

Mr Coleman

Mr Keenan

Mr Pyne

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton*

Mr Kelly

Mr Randall

Mr Williams

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wyatt

Ms Gambaro

Ms Ley

Ms F. M. Scott

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Simpkins

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Smith

* Tellers

And so it was negatived. [Div No. 94], 11:02:15 AM to 11:11:41 AM, Ayes 54, Noes 77

22 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE'S AUDIT OF NORFOLK ISLAND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Mr Briggs (Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development), by leave, made a ministerial statement on the Australian National Audit Office's audit of Norfolk Island financial statements and presented the following documents:

The Australian National Audit Office independent report of Norfolk Island s financial statements 2012‑13.

Statement on Norfolk Island Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon Jamie Briggs MP, 27 March 2014, 11:12:45 AM.

Suspension of standing and sessional orders Time for speech

Mr Briggs, 11:25:56 AM, by leave, moved That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Mr Snowdon speaking for a period not exceeding 13 minutes.

Question put and passed, 11:26:20 AM.

Mr Snowdon addressed the House, 11:26:23 AM.

23 Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

In accordance with the resolution agreed to earlier this sitting

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, 11:33:15 AM

Debate resumed.

Mr M. C. Butler, 11:33:26 AM, Intervention, Mr Kelly, 11:58:28 AM, Declined, Mr M. C. Butler, 11:58:44 AM

Mr Ciobo, 12:00:16 PM, addressed the House in accordance with the resolution.

Question put and passed bill read a second time, 12:01:29 PM.

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 45, 25 March 2014, from Her Excellency the Governor‑General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill, 12:01:37 PM.

Consideration in detail

Bill taken as a whole.

Debate ensued.

Mr M. C. Butler, 12:02:13 PM, Mrs Prentice, 12:08:03 PM, Mr Thistlethwaite, 12:11:27 PM, Mr Fletcher, 12:16:33 PM, Mr Bandt, 12:21:44 PM, Mr Kelly, 12:26:48 PM, Mr Conroy, 12:31:54 PM, Mr Irons, 12:37:01 PM, Mr Giles, 12:42:05 PM, Mr Ciobo, 12:47:15 PM, Point of order, Mr Dreyfus, 12:50:41 PM, Mr Ciobo, 12:50:53 PM, Mr Zappia, 12:52:27 PM, Mr Irons, 12:57:33 PM, Point of order, Mr Bandt, 12:59:12 PM, Mr Irons, 12:59:16 PM

Question That the bill be agreed to put, 1:05:04 PM.

Consideration in detail concluded.

In accordance with the resolution agreed to, the question That the bill be now read a third time put 1:05:17 PM

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

AYES, 82

Mr Alexander

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Simpkins

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Smith

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Hawke

Mrs McNamara

Dr Southcott

Mr Billson

Ms Henderson

Ms Marino

Dr Stone

Mr Briggs

Dr Hendy

Mrs Markus

Ms Sudmalis

Mr Broad

Mr Hockey

Mr Matheson

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hogan

Mr Morrison

Mr Taylor

Mr Brough

Mr Howarth

Mr Nikolic

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz*

Mr Hunt

Mr O'Dowd

Mr Truss

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hutchinson

Ms O'Dwyer

Mr Turnbull

Mr Christensen

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr van Manen

Mr Ciobo

Dr Jensen

Mr Porter

Mr Varvaris

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Mrs Prentice

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Joyce

Ms Price

Mr Whiteley

Mr Coulton*

Mr Katter

Mr Pyne

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Mr Randall

Mr Williams

Mr Entsch

Mr Kelly

Mr Robert

Mr Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Mr Laming

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wyatt

Ms Gambaro

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr B. C. Scott

Dr Gillespie

Ms Ley

Ms F. M. Scott

NOES, 51

Mr Albanese

Mr Clare

Mr Hayes

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Ms Claydon

Mr Husic

Mr Ripoll

Ms Bird

Ms Collins

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mr Conroy

Ms King

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Danby

Ms McGowan

Mr Snowdon

Ms A. E. Burke

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Marles

Mr Swan

Mr A. S. Burke

Mrs Elliot

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Feeney

Mr Neumann

Mr Thomson

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Mr O'Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Byrne

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms O'Neil

Mr Watts

Dr Chalmers

Mr Giles

Ms Owens

Mr Wilkie

Mr Champion

Mr Griffin

Ms Parke

Mr Zappia

Ms L. M. Chesters

Ms Hall*

Mr Perrett

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative [Div No. 95], 1:05:27 PM to 1:12:20 PM, Ayes 82, Noes 51

bill read a third time, 1:12:26 PM.

24 Social Security Legislation Amendment (Green Army Programme) 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 And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr M. C. Butler, 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 the:

(1) program will be deeply flawed in its design and implementation given the poor environmental record of the current Government;

(2) bill provides insufficient protections for participants in the areas of occupational health and safety, workers compensation and rehabilitation;

(3) Government should clarify why participants do not have employee status even though they are to be removed from the social security system and paid an equivalent training wage;

(4) Government must provide assurance that the Green Army Program will not displace or reduce employment opportunities for existing workers;

(5) lack of detail of the training provisions in the program, namely specified minimum hours, provision of accredited recognised training and opportunities for ongoing training and career pathways; and

(6) importance of supporting young people to make the transition to meaningful work and further training opportunities. 1:12:32 PM

Debate resumed.

Mr D. J. Chester, 1:13:41 PM, Mr Zappia, 1:24:16 PM

Mr Zappia addressing the House

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

25 MEMBERS STATEMENTS

Members statements were made.

Mr Conroy, 1:30:16 PM, Ms M. L. Landry, 1:31:48 PM, Ms Parke, 1:33:03 PM, Mr B. C. Scott, 1:34:37 PM

Document

Mr B. C. Scott, by leave, presented the following document:

Lord s Prayer to continue to be recited at the start of each Parliamentary sitting day (Document found by the Standing Committee on Petitions not to be a petition in compliance with the standing orders).

Ms Claydon, 1:36:14 PM, Mr Varvaris, 1:37:51 PM, Ms L. M. Chesters, 1:39:09 PM, Mr Wilson, 1:40:41 PM, Mr Thistlethwaite, 1:42:11 PM, Mr van Manen, 1:43:51 PM, Dr Chalmers, 1:45:23 PM, Mr Coulton, 1:46:56 PM

Petition

Mr Coulton presented the following petition approved by the Standing Committee on Petitions:

Sale of energy drinks to children under 18 years 13,287 petitioners.

Mr Watts, 1:48:12 PM, Ms Marino, 1:49:51 PM, Mr Giles, 1:51:18 PM, Mr Nikolic, 1:52:48 PM, Ms Rishworth, 1:54:10 PM, Mr Pitt, 1:55:48 PM, Ms Brodtmann, 1:57:04 PM, Mr Porter, 1:58:32 PM

26 LOSS OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 CONDOLENCE MOTION REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

The Speaker reported that the order of the day relating to the Prime Minister s motion in connection with the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had been debated in the Federation Chamber and returned to the House, and presented a certified copy of the motion, 2:00:15 PM.

All Members present having risen, in silence, 2:00:43 PM

Question passed.

27 QUESTIONS

(1) Mr Shorten, 2:01:08 PM, to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)

(2) Mrs McNamara, 2:02:21 PM, to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)

(3) Mr Bowen, 2:05:35 PM, to Mr Hockey (Treasurer)

(4) Mr Tehan, 2:08:59 PM, to Mr Hockey (Treasurer)

(5) Mr Shorten, 2:12:28 PM, to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)

Member named and suspended

Madam Speaker named the Member for Isaacs (Mr Dreyfus) for continuing to interject after having been warned by the Chair.

Mr Pyne, 2:13:37 PM, moved That the Member for Isaacs be suspended from the service of the House.

Question put.

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

AYES, 82

Mr Abbott

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Simpkins

Mr Alexander

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Smith

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Mrs McNamara

Dr Southcott

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Hawke

Ms Marino

Dr Stone

Mr Billson

Ms Henderson

Mrs Markus

Ms Sudmalis

Mr Briggs

Dr Hendy

Mr Matheson

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broad

Mr Hockey

Mr Morrison

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hogan

Mr Nikolic

Mr Tehan

Mr Brough

Mr Howarth

Mr O'Dowd

Mr Truss

Mr Buchholz*

Mr Hunt

Ms O'Dwyer

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Pitt

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Irons

Mr Porter

Mr Varvaris

Mr Ciobo

Dr Jensen

Mrs Prentice

Mr Vasta

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Ms Price

Mr Whiteley

Mr Coleman

Mr Joyce

Mr Pyne

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton*

Mr Keenan

Mr Randall

Mr Williams

Mr Dutton

Mr Kelly

Mr Robert

Mr Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wood

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wyatt

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr B. C. Scott

Ms Gambaro

Ms Ley

Ms F. M. Scott

NOES, 54

Mr Albanese

Ms Claydon

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bandt

Ms Collins

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Ms Bird

Mr Conroy

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bowen

Mr Danby

Ms McGowan

Mr Shorten

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Marles

Mr Snowdon

Ms A. E. Burke

Mrs Elliot

Mr Mitchell

Mr Swan

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Feeney

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Mr O'Connor

Mr Thomson

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms O'Neil

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Byrne

Mr Giles

Ms Owens

Mr Watts

Dr Chalmers

Mr Griffin

Ms Parke

Mr Wilkie

Mr Champion

Ms Hall*

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Ms Plibersek

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Mr Ripoll

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative. [Div No. 96], 2:13:51 PM to 2:21:12 PM, Ayes 82, Noes 54

The Member was, therefore, suspended at 2.21 pm for 24 hours under standing order 94, and he accordingly left the Chamber.

Mr A. S. Burke, 2:21:30 PM sought leave to move a motion.

Leave not granted.

Suspension of standing and sessional orders moved

Mr A. S. Burke, 2:23:14 PM moved That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Watson moving immediately That the House has no further confidence in Madam Speaker on the grounds:

(a) that in the discharge of her duties she has revealed serious partiality in favour of Government Members;

(b) that she regards herself merely as the instrument of the Liberal Party and not as the custodian of the rights and privileges of elected Members of the Parliament;

(c) that she constantly fails to interpret correctly the Standing Orders of the House; and

(d) of gross incompetency in her administration of Parliamentary procedure.

Debate ensued.

Mr Pyne, 2:33:14 PM, Mr Albanese, 2:43:09 PM

The time allowed by standing order 1 for debate on the motion having expired

Question put, 2:48:22 PM.

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

AYES, 51

Mr Albanese

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Mr Ripoll

Mr Bandt

Ms Claydon

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Ms Collins

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Conroy

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Danby

Mr Marles

Mr Shorten

Ms A. E. Burke

Mrs Elliot

Mr Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Feeney

Mr Neumann

Mr Swan

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Mr O'Connor

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms O'Neil

Mr Thomson

Mr Byrne

Mr Giles

Ms Owens

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Mr Griffin

Ms Parke

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Ms Hall*

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Ms Plibersek

NOES, 83

Mr Abbott

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Simpkins

Mr Alexander

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms McGowan

Mr Smith

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Hawke

Mrs McNamara

Dr Southcott

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Henderson

Ms Marino

Dr Stone

Mr Billson

Dr Hendy

Mrs Markus

Ms Sudmalis

Mr Briggs

Mr Hockey

Mr Matheson

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broad

Mr Hogan

Mr Morrison

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Howarth

Mr Nikolic

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz*

Mr Hunt

Mr O'Dowd

Mr Truss

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hutchinson

Ms O'Dwyer

Mr Turnbull

Mr Christensen

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr van Manen

Mr Ciobo

Dr Jensen

Mr Porter

Mr Varvaris

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Mrs Prentice

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Joyce

Ms Price

Mr Whiteley

Mr Coulton*

Mr Keenan

Mr Pyne

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Kelly

Mr Randall

Mr Wilkie

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Williams

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wilson

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wood

Ms Gambaro

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Wyatt

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Ms F. M. Scott

* Tellers

And so it was negatived. [Div No. 97], 2:48:27 PM to 2:55:49 PM, Ayes 51, Noes 83

, Mr Abbott, 2:56:10 PM, Point of order, Mr Albanese, 2:56:25 PM, Mr Abbott, 2:56:41 PM

(6) Mr Wilkie, 2:58:34 PM, to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)

(7) Ms Price, 3:01:54 PM, to Mr Hockey (Treasurer), Point of order, Mr Albanese, 3:02:42 PM, Point of order, Mr Albanese, 3:02:55 PM, Point of order, Mr Bowen, 3:03:20 PM, Point of order, Mr Pyne, 3:03:42 PM, Point of order, Mr Bowen, 3:03:58 PM, Mr Hockey, 3:04:37 PM

(8) Mr Shorten, 3:08:18 PM, to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)

Member ordered to withdraw

Speaker ordered Mr Champion to withdraw for 1 hour for interjecting, 3:10 PM, and he accordingly left the Chamber.

Mr Abbott, 3:09:55 PM, Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke, 3:10:13 PM, Mr Abbott, 3:10:58 PM, Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke, 3:11:06 PM, Mr Abbott, 3:11:16 PM, Point of order, Mr Albanese, 3:12:59 PM

28 DOCUMENTS

The following documents were presented:

National Health and Medical Research Council Changes to National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, 2007 March 2014.

Treaties Joint Standing Committee Report 128: Inquiry into the Treaties Ratification Bill 2012 Government response.

War Crimes Act 1945 Report on the operation of the Act for 2012-13, 3:13:38 PM.

29 LEAVE OF ABSENCE TO ALL MEMBERS

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House) moved That leave of absence be given to every Member of the House of Representatives from the determination of this sitting of the House to the date of its next sitting, 3:13:46 PM.

Question put and passed.

30 DOCUMENT

The Speaker presented the following document:

Statements of thanks and appreciation Former Members of the 43rd Parliament, March 2014, 3:14:05 PM.

Personal explanation, Mr Fitzgibbon, 3:14:40 PM

31 DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE Australia's future

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 Abbott Government s failure to make the right choices and pursue the right priorities for Australia s future , 3:15:56 PM.

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support, 3:15:59 PM

Mr Shorten addressed the House, 3:16:02 PM.

Discussion ensued.

Mr Frydenberg, 3:26:12 PM, Mr Bowen, 3:36:23 PM, Mr Smith, 3:41:24 PM, Dr Chalmers, 3:46:30 PM, Point of order, Ms O'Dwyer, 3:47:05 PM, Dr Chalmers, 3:47:32 PM, Mr Coulton, 3:51:30 PM, Ms Claydon, 3:56:37 PM, Ms O'Dwyer, 4:01:44 PM, Ms T. M. Butler, 4:06:47 PM, Mr Wilson, 4:11:53 PM

Discussion concluded.

32 MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 27 March 2014, were reported returning the following bills without amendment:

No. 71 Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) 2014.

No. 72 Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) 2014.

No. 73 Defence Force Retirement Benefits Legislation Amendment (Fair Indexation) 2014, 4:16:47 PM.

33 Social Security Legislation Amendment (Green Army Programme) 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 And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr M. C. Butler (see item No. 24)

Debate resumed.

Mr Zappia, 4:17:20 PM, Ms F. M. Scott, 4:26:11 PM

Ms F. M. Scott addressing the House

34 ADJOURNMENT

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

Debate ensued.

Ms Hall, 4:30:24 PM, Mr Goodenough, 4:35:04 PM, Ms O'Neil, 4:39:35 PM, Ms Price, 4:44:31 PM, Ms Parke, 4:49:41 PM, Mr Wyatt, 4:54:51 PM

The House continuing to sit until 5 pm The Speaker adjourned the House until 12 noon on Tuesday, 13 May 2014.

DOCUMENTS

Mr Dreyfus

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