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Draft House Minutes

No. 5

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

- 9:00:27 AM

 1The House met, at 9 am, pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (the Honourable A. D. H. Smith) took the Chair, made an acknowledgement of country and read Prayers.


- 9:01:31 AM

Personal explanation, Ms Macklin.


- 9:02:47 AM

Personal explanation, Mr Bowen.


- 9:03:13 AM

 2Selection Committee

The Speaker presented the following document:

Report No. 42 relating to the consideration of private Members’ business on Monday, 9 May 2016.


- 9:03:51 AM

 3Public Works—Parliamentary Standing Committee—REPORTS—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Perrett (Deputy Chair) presented the following documents:

Public Works—Parliamentary Standing Committee

Referrals made February and March 2016 (4th report of 2016)Report, May 2016.


- 9:03:51 AM

Referral made March 2016 (5th report of 2016)—Report, May 2016.


- 9:03:51 AM

Referral made March 2016 (6th report of 2016)—Report, May 2016.

In accordance with standing order 39(e) the reports were made Parliamentary Papers.


- 9:04:32 AM

Mr Perrett, by leave, made a statement in connection with the reports.


- 9:14:44 AM

 4Environment—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Cobb (Chair) presented the following documents:

Environment—Standing CommitteeInquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations

Report, incorporating dissenting reports, April 2016.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


- 9:14:54 AM

Mr Cobb and Mr Giles, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


Mr Giles 9:19:51 AM.
- 9:25:01 AM

Mr Cobb moved—That the House take note of the report.


- 9:25:06 AM

In accordance with standing order 39, the debate was adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 9:25:11 AM

Mr Cobb moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 9:25:19 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:25:31 AM

 5Agriculture and Industry—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Ramsey (Chair) presented the following documents:

Agriculture and Industry—Standing CommitteeSmart farming: Inquiry into agricultural innovation

Report, May 2016.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


- 9:25:49 AM

Mr RamseyMs O’NeilMr Wilson and Ms McGowanby leave, made statements in connection with the report.


Ms O’Neil 9:31:18 AM. Mr Wilson 9:38:52 AM. Ms McGowan 9:40:24 AM.
- 9:42:05 AM

Mr Ramsey moved—That the House take note of the report.


- 9:42:08 AM

In accordance with standing order 39, the debate was adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 9:42:12 AM

Mr Ramsey moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 9:42:19 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:42:35 AM

 6AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Ramsey presented the following document:

Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the United States of America, 20 September to 2 October 2015.


- 9:42:53 AM

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


- 9:50:06 AM

 7Social Policy and Legal Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Christensen (Chair) presented the following documents:

Social Policy and Legal Affairs—Standing CommitteeSurrogacy matters: Inquiry into the regulatory and legislative aspects of international and domestic surrogacy arrangements

Report, April 2016.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


- 9:50:28 AM

Mr Christensen and Ms Claydon, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


Ms Claydon 9:57:20 AM.
- 10:05:22 AM

Mr Christensen moved—That the House take note of the report.


- 10:05:31 AM

In accordance with standing order 39, the debate was adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 10:05:40 AM

Mr Christensen moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 10:05:42 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:05:49 AM

 8Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—REPORTS—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS

Mr Hartsuyker (Chair) presented the following documents:

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee

Report 161: Treaties tabled on 1 December 2015, 3 December 2015 and 2 February 2016Report, May 2016.


- 10:05:49 AM

Report 162: 20th Anniversary Seminar—Report, May 2016.

In accordance with standing order 39(e) the reports were made Parliamentary Papers.


- 10:06:09 AM

Mr Hartsuyker and Mr Thomson, by leave, made statements in connection with the reports.


Mr Thomson 10:10:17 AM.
- 10:17:18 AM

 9Indigenous Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS

Dr Stone (Chair) presented the following documents:

Indigenous Affairs—Standing CommitteeInterim report: First steps for improving educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Report, May 2016.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


- 10:17:26 AM

Dr Stone and Mr Snowdon, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


Mr Snowdon 10:27:43 AM.
- 10:39:44 AM

 10AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS

Mr B. C. Scott presented the following document:

Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the 134th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, Lusaka, Zambia, 19 to 23 March 2016Report, May 2016.


- 10:40:03 AM

Mr B. C. Scott, by leave, made statement in connection with the report.


- 10:45:54 AM

 11Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr B. C. Scott presented the following document:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing CommitteeAustralia’s trade and investment relationships with countries of the Middle East: Inquiry of the Trade Sub-CommitteeReport, May 2016.

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


- 10:46:14 AM

Mr B. C. Scott and Ms Vamvakinou, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


Ms Vamvakinou 10:54:43 AM.
- 11:05:04 AM

Mr B. C. Scott moved—That the House take note of the report.


- 11:05:12 AM

In accordance with standing order 39, the debate was adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 11:05:18 AM

Mr B. C. Scott moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 11:05:28 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 11:05:48 AM

 12Industry Research and Development Amendment (Innovation and Science Australia) Bill 2016

Mr Pyne (Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Industry Research and Development Act 1986, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Pyne presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:06:01 AM

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


- 11:15:27 AM

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


- 11:15:43 AM

 13Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2016

Mr Pyne (Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Pyne presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:16:05 AM

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


- 11:22:19 AM

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


- 11:22:35 AM

 14MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016

Message No. 4943 May 2016, from the Senate was reported returning the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016 and informing the House that the Senate had agreed to the amendments made by the House in place of Senate amendments Nos (1) to (3).


- 11:23:00 AM

 15Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015—SENATE’S AMENDMENTS

The order of the day having been read for the consideration of the amendments made by the Senate—


- 11:23:09 AM

On the motion of Ms Ley (Minister for Health), the amendments were agreed to.


- 11:23:39 AM

 16ADDRESS IN REPLY TO THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S SPEECH

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the following Address in Reply to the speech of His Excellency the Governor-General be agreed to:

May it please Your Excellency:

We, the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, in Parliament assembled, desire to express our loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign, and to thank Your Excellency for the speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament

Debate resumed.


Mr Palmer 11:23:46 AM. Dr Stone 11:38:41 AM. Ms Parke 12:17:40 PM.
- 1:00:43 PM

Suspension of standing order 43 for this sitting

Mr McCormack (Assistant Minister for Defence), by leave, moved—That standing order No. 43 (Members’ statements) be suspended for the duration of the speech of the Member speaking at 1.30 pm.

Question—put and passed.


- 1:01:15 PM

Debate continued.


Mr Baldwin 1:01:23 PM.
- 1:42:16 PM

The debate was interrupted in accordance with the resolution agreed to this sitting and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 1:42:19 PM

 17MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Mr Watts 1:42:28 PM. Mr Entsch 1:43:50 PM. Ms Brodtmann 1:45:22 PM. Dr Gillespie 1:46:59 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 1:48:35 PM. Mr Goodenough 1:50:05 PM. Ms Ryan 1:51:35 PM. Mr Hastie 1:53:10 PM. Mr Husic 1:54:42 PM. Ms Henderson 1:56:15 PM. Mr Conroy 1:57:48 PM. Mr Hogan 1:59:15 PM.
- 2:01:04 PM

 18SHADOW MINISTRY—DOCUMENT

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition) presented the following document:

Shadow Ministry.


- 2:01:33 PM

 19QUESTIONS


- 2:01:39 PM

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


- 2:05:32 PM

 (2)Mr Sukkar to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:09:02 PM

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


- 2:13:06 PM

 (4)Mrs Markus to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:16:54 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:17:02 PM

 (5)Mr Shorten to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:18:00 PM. Mr Morrison 2:18:25 PM. Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:19:47 PM. Mr Morrison 2:20:01 PM.
- 2:21:56 PM

 (6)Mr Bandt to Mr Dutton (Minister for Immigration and Border Protection)


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:22:51 PM. Mr Dutton 2:23:17 PM.
- 2:26:27 PM

 (7)Mr Wood to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:30:08 PM

 (8)Mr Bowen to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:31:59 PM. Mr Morrison 2:32:12 PM.
- 2:34:18 PM

 (9)Ms M. L. Landry to Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources)


- 2:37:59 PM

 (10)Mr Bowen to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:41:17 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:41:21 PM

 (11)Mr Briggs to Mr Pyne (Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science)


- 2:44:53 PM

 (12)Mr Bowen to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:48:14 PM

 (13)Mr Hutchinson to Ms J. I. Bishop (Minister for Foreign Affairs)


- 2:50:55 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.51 pm the Member for Chifley (Mr Husic) 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.


- 2:51:17 PM

Questions without notice continued.


Ms J. I. Bishop 2:51:24 PM.
- 2:51:48 PM

 (14)Ms Plibersek to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:52:23 PM

 (15)Mr E. T. Jones to Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Small Business)


- 2:55:59 PM

 (16)Mr Bowen to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:59:22 PM

 (17)Mr Matheson to Ms Ley (Minister for Health)


- 3:02:50 PM

 (18)Ms Ellis to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Ms T. M. Butler. 3:05:10 PM. Mr Turnbull 3:05:43 PM.
- 3:07:09 PM

 (19)Mrs Wicks to Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Small Business)


- 3:10:56 PM

 20Auditor-General’s Report

The Speaker presented the following document:

Auditor-General—Audit report No. 29 of 2015-16—Performance audit—Implementing the Deregulation Agenda—Cutting red tape: Across entities.

Ordered to be made a Parliamentary Paper.


- 3:11:06 PM

 21DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997—Quarterly report on movement cap for Sydney airport for the period 1 January to 31 March 2016.

Treaties—BilateralText, together with national interest analysis and annexure

Air Services Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the State of Kuwait (Antalya, 22 October 2015).

Protocol to Amend and Supplement the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the State of Bahrain relating to Air Services (Bahrain, 8 June 2014).


- 3:11:48 PM

 22Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Communique of 21st National Schools Constitutional Convention, 16 to 18 March 2016.


- 3:12:06 PM

 23DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Economic plan

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 failure of the Government to provide an economic plan for Australia’s future”.


- 3:12:16 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:12:22 PM

Mr Bowen addressed the House.


- 3:15:17 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Hawke 3:22:29 PM. Mr A. S. Burke 3:32:40 PM. Mr Whiteley 3:37:55 PM. Mr Albanese 3:43:01 PM. Mr Hogan 3:48:17 PM. Dr Leigh 3:53:21 PM. Mr Sukkar 3:58:32 PM. Dr Chalmers 4:03:32 PM. Ms Price 4:08:39 PM.
- 4:13:39 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:13:48 PM

 24POSTPONEMENT OF BUSINESS

Ordered—That business intervening before notice No. 3government businessbe postponed until a later hour this day.


- 4:14:29 PM

 25Procedures of the House of Representatives for dealing with matters of contempt—Proposed variation of resolution

Mr D. J. Chester (Deputy Leader of the House), pursuant to notice, movedThat this House, for the purposes of considering the notice given by the Member for McMillan in relation to the report of the Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests into whether the former Member for Dobell deliberately misled the House, varies paragraph 1(a) of the resolution of the House of 25 November 2009 relating to ‘Procedures of the House of Representatives for dealing with matters of contempt’, by omitting ‘seven’ and inserting ‘two’.


- 4:14:50 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 4:15:26 PM

 26Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests—Report presented on 17 March 2016

Mr Broadbent, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)agrees with the recommendation of the report of the Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests presented on 17 March 2016 about whether the former member for Dobell, Mr Craig Thomson, deliberately misled the House;

(2)finds Mr Craig Thomson, the former member for Dobell, guilty of a contempt of the House in that, in the course of his statement to the House on 21 May 2012, as the then member for Dobell, he deliberately misled the House; and

(3)reprimands Mr Thomson for his conduct.

Debate ensued.


Ms A. E. Burke 4:16:58 PM.
- 4:18:27 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 4:18:39 PM

 27MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL—ASSENT TO BILLS

Messages from His Excellency the Governor-General were announced informing the House that His Excellency, in the name of Her Majesty, had assented to the following bills:


- 4:18:39 PM

4 May 2016—Message—


- 4:18:39 PM

No. 16


- 4:18:39 PM

No. 17


- 4:18:39 PM

No. 18


- 4:19:27 PM

 28MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 4 May 2016, were reported returning the following bills without amendment or requests:

No. 495Tax Laws Amendment (Tax Incentives for Innovation) 2016.

No. 496Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) 2015.

No. 497Income Tax Rates Amendment (Managed Investment Trusts) 2015 (without requests).

No. 498Medicare Levy Amendment (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts) 2015 (without requests).

No. 499Income Tax (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts—Offsets) 2015 (without requests).

No. 500Financial System Legislation Amendment (Resilience and Collateral Protection) 2016.


- 4:19:36 PM

 29MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment Bill 2016

Message No. 5024 May 2016, from the Senate was reported returning the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment Bill 2016 without amendment.


- 4:19:56 PM

 30MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015

Message No. 5014 May 2016, from the Senate was reported returning the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015 with an amendment.


- 4:20:17 PM

Mr Wyatt Roy moved—That the amendment be considered immediately.


- 4:20:31 PM

On the motion of Mr Wyatt (Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care), the amendment was agreed to.


- 4:20:59 PM

 31MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016

Message No. 5034 May 2016, from the Senate was reported returning the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016 with amendments.


- 4:21:09 PM

Mr Wyatt moved—That the amendments be considered immediately.


- 4:21:19 PM

On the motion of Mr Wyatt (Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care), the amendments were agreed to.


- 4:25:09 PM

 32ADDRESS IN REPLY TO THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S SPEECH

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the following Address in Reply to the speech of His Excellency the Governor-General be agreed to:

May it please Your Excellency:

We, the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, in Parliament assembled, desire to express our loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign, and to thank Your Excellency for the speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament

Debate resumed.


Mr Ripoll 4:25:15 PM. Mrs B. K. Bishop 4:38:20 PM. Ms MacTiernan 5:19:45 PM. Mr Truss 5:44:13 PM. Mr Robb 6:21:15 PM. Mr B. C. Scott 6:58:46 PM.
- 7:42:18 PM

 33ADJOURNMENT

It being past 7.30 pm—The question was proposed—That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.


Dr Chalmers 7:42:30 PM. Mr Dreyfus 7:47:34 PM. Mr Abbott 7:52:11 PM. Mr Danby 7:56:56 PM.
- 8:00:23 PM

The House continuing to sit until 8 pm—The Speaker adjourned the House until 9 am tomorrow.


- 8:00:29 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 4 May 2016 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994—Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Instrument No. 4 (MRL Standard) Amendment Instrument 2016 (No. 6) [F2016L00633].

Corporations Act 2001—ASIC Corporations (Amendment) Instrument 2016/364 [F2016L00631].

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999—Section 269A - Instrument Revoking and Making Recovery Plans (Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia)) (14 April 2016) [F2016L00635].

Export Control Act 1982—Export Control (High Quality Beef Export to the European Union Tariff Rate Quotas) Order 2016 [F2016L00624].

Fisheries Management Act 1991

Fisheries Management Plans Amendment 2016 [F2016L00627].

Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2016 [F2016L00623].

Judiciary Act 1903—Legal Services Amendment (Solicitor-General Opinions) Direction 2016 [F2016L00645].

Migration Act 1958—Migration Regulations 1994—

Arrangements for student visa applications 2016/017—IMMI 16/017 [F2016L00630].

Categories of visas that preclude a person from lodging a student visa application in Australia 2016/016—IMMI 16/016 [F2016L00638].

Class of persons 2016/015—IMMI 16/015 [F2016L00628].

English language tests and evidence exemptions for subclass 500 (Student) visas 2016/019—IMMI 16/019 [F2016L00629].

Evidence of financial capacity for subclass 500 (Student) visas and subclass 590 (Student Guardian) visas 2016/018—IMMI 16/018 [F2016L00639].

Payment of visa application charges and fees in foreign currencies 2016/035 (Conversion Instrument)—IMMI 16/035 [F2016L00632].

Places and currencies for paying of fees 2016/036 (Places and Currencies Instrument)—IMMI 16/036 [F2016L00626].

Visas attracting a subsequent temporary application charge 2016/012—IMMI 16/012 [F2016L00625].

Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015—Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act Transitional Rule (Approved Pharmacists) 2016 [F2016L00614].

Quarantine Act 1908—Quarantine Service Fees Repeal Determination 2016 [F2016L00637].

Radiocommunications Act 1992Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence Variation 2016 (No. 1) [F2016L00636].

Telecommunications Act 1997—Telecommunications (International Mobile Roaming) Industry Standard Variation 2016 (No. 1) [F2016L00634].


- 8:01:02 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Mr Katter.


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