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Draft House Minutes

No. 172

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

- 9:00:19 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

Mr Dreyfus (Deputy Manager of Opposition Business)sought leave to move a motion. Leave not granted..


- 9:03:19 AM

 2SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS MOVED

Mr Dreyfus  moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Isaacs from moving the following motion forthwith—That the House

(1) notes that:

(a) during a trip to China in August 2014, the Minister for Human Services provided assistance to Nimrod Resources by:

(i) participating in a signing ceremony which sealed a mining deal between Nimrod Resources and a Chinese state-owned company;

(ii) presenting what have been described as a “letter of appointment” and “a medal” from the Prime Minister to an official of the Chinese state-owned company; and

(iii) meeting with the Chinese Vice-Minister for Land and Resources accompanied by executives of Nimrod Resources;

(b) the Minister himself has stated in the House that his visit to China was in a “personal capacity”;

(c) except where the Prime Minister has given permission to continue an interest in a family business, the Prime Minister’s own Statement of Ministerial Standards puts a blanket ban on Ministers providing assistance to companies in a personal capacity; and

(d) the Minister repeatedly answers each question asked in the House by referring to his earlier statement even where it bears no relevance to the question being asked; and

(2) calls on the Minister for Human Services to immediately attend the House to:

(a) give a full and comprehensive account of his activities during his trip to China, including full accounts of his itinerary, program, meetings and speeches; and

(b) explain to the House and to the people of Australia why he has not yet resigned for breaching the Prime Minister’s Statement of Ministerial Standards.


- 9:04:59 AM

Closure of Member

Mr Robb (Minister for Trade and Investment) moved—That the Member be no longer heard.


- 9:05:09 AM

Question—put.


- 9:05:19 AM

Division 374

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

AYES, 84

Mr Abbott

Ms Gambaro

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Alexander

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Ms F. M. Scott

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Simpkins

Mr Baldwin

Mrs Griggs

Mrs McNamara

Dr Southcott

Mr Billson

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Dr Stone

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hastie

Mrs Markus

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms J. I. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mr Matheson

Mr Sukkar

Mr Briggs

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Dr Hendy

Mr Nikolic

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Truss

Mr Brough

Mr Howarth

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Pasin

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr Varvaris

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Mr Porter

Mr Vasta

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Mrs Prentice

Mr Whiteley*

Mr Coleman

Mr Joyce

Ms Price

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton*

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mr Williams

Mr Dutton

Mr Kelly

Mr Robb

Mr Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wood

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wyatt

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Zimmerman

NOES, 52

Mr Bandt

Ms Collins

Mr Hayes

Ms Parke

Ms Bird

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Mr Perrett

Mr Bowen

Mr Danby

Mr S. P. Jones

Mr Ripoll

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Dreyfus

Ms King

Ms Rishworth

Ms A. E. Burke

Mrs Elliot

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Mr A. S. Burke

Ms Ellis

Ms Macklin

Ms Ryan*

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Feeney

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Swan

Mr Byrne

Mr Ferguson

Mr Marles

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thomson

Mr Champion

Mr Giles

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Gray

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Griffin

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Ms Hall*

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 9:15:03 AM

Mr A. S. Burke (seconder) addressing the House—


- 9:15:20 AM

Closure of Member

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


- 9:15:24 AM

Question—put.


- 9:15:31 AM

Division 375

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

AYES, 84

Mr Abbott

Ms Gambaro

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Alexander

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Ms F. M. Scott

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Simpkins

Mr Baldwin

Mrs Griggs

Mrs McNamara

Dr Southcott

Mr Billson

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Dr Stone

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hastie

Mrs Markus

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms J. I. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mr Matheson

Mr Sukkar

Mr Briggs

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Dr Hendy

Mr Nikolic

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Truss

Mr Brough

Mr Howarth

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Pasin

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr Varvaris

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Mr Porter

Mr Vasta

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Mrs Prentice

Mr Whiteley*

Mr Coleman

Mr Joyce

Ms Price

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton*

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mr Williams

Mr Dutton

Mr Kelly

Mr Robb

Mr Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wood

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wyatt

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Zimmerman

NOES, 53

Mr Bandt

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Mr Perrett

Ms Bird

Mr Danby

Mr S. P. Jones

Mr Ripoll

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Ms King

Ms Rishworth

Ms Brodtmann

Mrs Elliot

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Ms A. E. Burke

Ms Ellis

Ms Macklin

Ms Ryan*

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Feeney

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Snowdon

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Mr Marles

Mr Swan

Mr Byrne

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Giles

Mr Neumann

Mr Thomson

Mr Champion

Mr Gray

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Griffin

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Ms Hall*

Ms Owens

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Hayes

Ms Parke

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 9:18:15 AM

Question—That the motion for the suspension of standing orders be agreed to—put.


- 9:18:22 AM

Division 376

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

AYES, 53

Mr Bandt

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Mr Perrett

Ms Bird

Mr Danby

Mr S. P. Jones

Mr Ripoll

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Ms King

Ms Rishworth

Ms Brodtmann

Mrs Elliot

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Ms A. E. Burke

Ms Ellis

Ms Macklin

Ms Ryan*

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Feeney

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Snowdon

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Mr Marles

Mr Swan

Mr Byrne

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Giles

Mr Neumann

Mr Thomson

Mr Champion

Mr Gray

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Griffin

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Ms Hall*

Ms Owens

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Hayes

Ms Parke

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

NOES, 84

Mr Abbott

Ms Gambaro

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Alexander

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Ms F. M. Scott

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Simpkins

Mr Baldwin

Mrs Griggs

Mrs McNamara

Dr Southcott

Mr Billson

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Dr Stone

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hastie

Mrs Markus

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms J. I. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mr Matheson

Mr Sukkar

Mr Briggs

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Dr Hendy

Mr Nikolic

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Truss

Mr Brough

Mr Howarth

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Pasin

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr Varvaris

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Mr Porter

Mr Vasta

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Mrs Prentice

Mr Whiteley*

Mr Coleman

Mr Joyce

Ms Price

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton*

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mr Williams

Mr Dutton

Mr Kelly

Mr Robb

Mr Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wood

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wyatt

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Zimmerman

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 9:21:14 AM

 3Selection Committee

The Speaker presented the following document:

Report No. 39 relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private Members’ business on Monday, 22 February 2016.


- 9:21:59 AM

 4Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016

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.


- 9:22:34 AM

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


- 9:42:08 AM

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


- 9:38:18 AM

 5Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Bill 2016

Mr Dutton (Minister for Immigration and Border Protection), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to make consequential amendments relating to the enactment of the Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Act 2014, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Dutton presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:38:42 AM

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


- 9:41:29 AM

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


- 9:42:13 AM

 6Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016

Ms Ley (Minister for Health), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms Ley presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:42:36 AM

Ms Ley moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 9:55:16 AM

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


- 9:55:32 AM

Ms King, by indulgence, made a statement on the bill.


- 9:56:00 AM

 7Trade Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016

Mr Robb (Minister for Trade and Investment), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to export and trade, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr Robb presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:56:20 AM

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


- 10:03:15 AM

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


- 10:03:33 AM

 8Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Injury Compensation Scheme) Bill 2016

Mr Hawke (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to Parliamentary entitlements, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Hawke presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:03:54 AM

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


- 10:05:52 AM

Debate adjourned (Mr A. S. Burke), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 10:07:00 AM

 9Closing the Gap—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister), by leave, made a ministerial statement relating to the Closing the Gap report and presented the following document:


- 10:25:50 AM

Closing the Gap: Prime Minister's Report 2016.


- 10:26:04 AM

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition) addressed the House in reply.


- 10:44:57 AM

Mr Tudge (Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) moved—That the House take note of the document.


- 10:45:13 AM

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


- 10:45:25 AM

Mr Tudge, by leave, moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 10:45:49 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:46:01 AM

 10PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Perrett (Deputy Chair) presented the following document:

Public Works—Parliamentary Standing CommitteeReferrals made September, October and November 2015 (1st report of 2016)Report, February 2016.

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


- 10:46:32 AM

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


- 10:52:35 AM

 11 Insolvency Law Reform Bill 2015 

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

Debate resumed.


Mrs Prentice 10:52:41 AM. Mr Kelly 11:02:47 AM. Ms O’Dwyer 11:18:04 AM.
- 11:24:32 AM

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


- 11:24:48 AM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Small Business), the bill was read a third time.


- 11:25:10 AM

 12 Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2015 

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

Debate resumed.


Mr Porter 11:25:27 AM.
- 11:39:41 AM

Question—That the bill be now read a second time–put.


- 11:40:17 AM

Division 377

The House divided (the Deputy Speaker, Mr Vasta, in the Chair)—

AYES, 82

Mr Abbott

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Alexander

Ms Gambaro

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Simpkins

Mr Baldwin

Mrs Griggs

Mrs McNamara

Dr Southcott

Mr Billson

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Dr Stone

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hastie

Mrs Markus

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms J. I. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mr Matheson

Mr Sukkar

Mr Briggs

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Dr Hendy

Mr Nikolic

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Truss

Mr Brough

Mr Howarth

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Pasin

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr Varvaris

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Mr Porter

Mr Whiteley*

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Mrs Prentice

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coleman

Mr Joyce

Ms Price

Mr Williams

Mr Coulton*

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mr Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Kelly

Mr Robert

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

NOES, 50

Mr Albanese

Ms Claydon

Ms Hall*

Ms Parke

Mr Bandt

Ms Collins

Mr Hayes

Mr Perrett

Ms Bird

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Mr Ripoll

Mr Bowen

Mr Danby

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Ms A. E. Burke

Mr Dreyfus

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Mr A. S. Burke

Mrs Elliot

Ms McGowan

Mr Swan

Mr M. C. Butler

Ms Ellis

Ms Macklin

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Feeney

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Thomson

Mr Byrne

Mr Ferguson

Mr Marles

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Mitchell

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Mr Giles

Mr O’Connor

Mr Wilkie

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Gray

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

Mr Clare

Mr Griffin

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 11:49:27 AM

—bill read a second time.


- 11:49:39 AM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 27725 November 2015, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.


- 11:50:08 AM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr Porter (Minister for Social Services), the bill was read a third time.


- 11:50:26 AM

 13 Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 

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

Debate resumed.


Mr Clare 11:50:59 AM. Mr Fletcher 11:54:36 AM.
- 11:58:17 AM

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


- 11:58:34 AM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr Fletcher (Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects), the bill was read a third time.


- 11:59:00 AM

 14 Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Bill 2015 

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


- 11:59:19 AM

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


- 11:59:47 AM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr Fletcher (Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects), the bill was read a third time.


- 12:00:12 PM

 15 Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015 

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

Debate resumed.


Dr Leigh 12:00:43 PM. Mr van Manen 12:16:10 PM. Mr Taylor 12:25:17 PM. Ms O’Dwyer 12:38:44 PM.
- 12:41:22 PM

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


- 12:41:35 PM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 2781 December 2015, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.


- 12:41:49 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Ms O’Dwyer (Assistant Treasurer), the bill was read a third time.


- 12:42:07 PM

 16 Income Tax Rates Amendment (Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015 

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


- 12:42:36 PM

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


- 12:42:53 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Ms O’Dwyer (Assistant Treasurer), the bill was read a third time.


- 12:43:45 PM

 17 Medicare Levy Amendment (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015 

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


- 12:43:50 PM

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


- 12:44:11 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Ms O’Dwyer (Assistant Treasurer), the bill was read a third time.


- 12:44:24 PM

 18 Income Tax (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts—Offsets) Bill 2015 

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


- 12:44:49 PM

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


- 12:45:07 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Ms O’Dwyer (Assistant Treasurer), the bill was read a third time.


- 12:45:23 PM

 19 Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2015 

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

Debate resumed.


Mr Husic 12:45:42 PM. Mr Whiteley 1:14:40 PM. Ms T. M. Butler 1:27:14 PM.
- 1:30:09 PM

Ms T. M. Butler addressing the House—


- 1:30:14 PM

It being 1.30 pm, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 43Ms T. M. Butler was granted leave to continue her speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 1:30:18 PM

 20MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Ms Parke 1:30:24 PM. Mrs Griggs 1:31:46 PM. Ms King 1:33:24 PM. Dr Gillespie 1:34:58 PM. Mr Mitchell 1:36:36 PM. Mr Goodenough 1:38:06 PM. Ms Collins 1:39:45 PM. Mr Hastie 1:41:15 PM. Ms McGowan 1:42:36 PM. Ms Henderson 1:44:12 PM. Ms Brodtmann 1:45:39 PM. Mr Hogan 1:47:11 PM. Ms A. E. Burke 1:48:39 PM. Mr Howarth 1:50:15 PM. Dr Chalmers 1:51:40 PM. Mr Hutchinson 1:53:13 PM. Mr Zappia 1:54:56 PM. Mr Irons 1:56:19 PM. Mr Perrett 1:57:54 PM. Dr Jensen 1:59:31 PM.
- 2:00:41 PM

 21MINISTERIAL ARRANGEMENTS

Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister) informed the House that, during the absence overseas of Mr Ciobo (Minister for International Development and the Pacific), Ms J. I. Bishop (Minister for Foreign Affairs) would answer questions on his behalf.


- 2:00:51 PM

 22DEATH OF FORMER MEMBER (Andrew Thomas Jones)

The Speaker informed the House of the death, on 2 December 2015, of Andrew Thomas Jonesa Member of this House for the Division of Adelaide from 1966 to 1969.


- 2:00:55 PM

As a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased all Members present stood, in silence.


- 2:01:17 PM

 23QUESTIONS


- 2:01:22 PM

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


- 2:05:26 PM

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


- 2:09:05 PM

 (3)Mr Bowen to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:12:26 PM

 (4)Mr Christensen to Mr Truss (Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development)


- 2:16:08 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:16:24 PM

 (5)Mr Bowen to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:19:30 PM

 (6)Mr Palmer to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr E. T. Jones. 2:20:49 PM.
- 2:21:17 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.21 pm the Member for Herbert (Mr E. T. Jones) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for raising a frivolous point of order and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:21:24 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Turnbull 2:21:26 PM.
- 2:24:32 PM

 (7)Ms F. M. Scott to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:28:16 PM

 (8)Mr Dreyfus to Mr Robert (Minister for Human Services)


- 2:30:04 PM

 (9)Mr Whiteley to Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Small Business)


- 2:33:49 PM

 (10)Mr Dreyfus to Mr Robert (Minister for Human Services)


- 2:34:37 PM

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


- 2:38:08 PM

 (12)Mr Dreyfus to Mr Robert (Minister for Human Services)


- 2:39:17 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.39 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.


- 2:39:30 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 2:39:34 PM

 (13)Dr Gillespie to Mr Joyce (Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources)


- 2:42:37 PM

 (14)Mr Dreyfus to Mr Robert (Minister for Human Services)


- 2:43:29 PM

 (15)Mr Pitt to Ms Ley (Minister for Health)


- 2:47:14 PM

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


- 2:50:56 PM

 (17)Mrs McNamara to Mr Dutton (Minister for Immigration and Border Protection)


- 2:54:22 PM

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


- 2:56:28 PM

Mr Shortensought leave to move a motion. Leave not granted..


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:58:29 PM.
- 3:00:01 PM

Suspension of standing orders moved

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition) moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Maribyrnong from moving the following motion forthwith—That the House:

(1)notes the Minister for Human Services assisted Nimrod Resources during a trip to China in August 2014 by:

(a)participating in a signing ceremony to seal a mining deal between Nimrod Resources and a Chinese state-owned company;

(b)presenting what have been described as a “medal” from the Prime Minister and a “letter of appointment” to an official of the Chinese state-owned company; and

(c)meeting with the Chinese Vice-Minister for Land and Resources accompanied by executives of Nimrod Resources;

(2)further notes tht:

(a)before he travelled to China in August 2014, the Minister for Human Services did not advise Australian officials that he was to meet with the Chinese Vice-Minister for Land and Resources accompanied by executives of Nimrod Resources;

(b)the Government is refusing to disclose whether Defence security protocols were breached by the Minister while he was in China;

(c)the prinicipal of Nimrod Resources, Paul Marks, has donated more than $2 million to the Liberal Party in the past two financial years; and

(d)the Minister for Human Services has already admitted to the House that he was travelling in a personal capacity when he assisted Nimrod Resources during his trip to China, and therefore, his actions were a direct breach of Clause 2.20 of the Prime Minister’s own Statement of Ministerial Standards; and

(3)censures the Prime Minister for failing to enforce his own Statement of Ministerial Standards and sack the Minister for Human Services.


- 3:02:30 PM

Closure of Member

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


- 3:02:51 PM

Question—put.


- 3:03:01 PM

Division 378

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

AYES, 86

Mr Abbott

Ms Gambaro

Mr Macfarlane

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr Alexander

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McNamara

Mr Simpkins

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Ms Marino

Dr Southcott

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mrs Griggs

Mrs Markus

Dr Stone

Mr Baldwin

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr Matheson

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Billson

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr Sukkar

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mr Nikolic

Mr Taylor

Ms J. I. Bishop

Ms Henderson

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tehan

Mr Briggs

Dr Hendy

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Truss

Mr Broad

Mr Hogan

Mr Pasin

Mr Tudge

Mr Broadbent

Mr Howarth

Mr Pitt

Mr Turnbull

Mr Brough

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Porter

Mr van Manen

Mr Buchholz

Mr Irons

Mrs Prentice

Mr Varvaris

Mr D. J. Chester

Dr Jensen

Ms Price

Mr Vasta

Mr Christensen

Mr Joyce

Mr Pyne

Mr Whiteley*

Mr Cobb

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coleman

Mr Kelly

Mr Robb

Mr Williams

Mr Coulton*

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wilson

Mr Dutton

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wyatt

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Frydenberg

Mr McCormack

NOES, 56

Mr Albanese

Ms Claydon

Mr Hayes

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Mr Ripoll

Ms Bird

Mr Conroy

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mr Danby

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Dreyfus

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Ms A. E. Burke

Mrs Elliot

Ms Macklin

Mr Shorten

Mr A. S. Burke

Ms Ellis

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Feeney

Mr Marles

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Neumann

Mr Thomson

Dr Chalmers

Mr Giles

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Champion

Mr Gray

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Griffin

Ms Owens

Mr Wilkie

Mr Clare

Ms Hall*

Ms Parke

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 3:10:54 PM

Mr A. S. Burke (seconder) addressing the House—


- 3:11:05 PM

Closure of Member

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


- 3:11:16 PM

Question—put.


- 3:11:28 PM

Division 379

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

AYES, 86

Mr Abbott

Ms Gambaro

Mr Macfarlane

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr Alexander

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McNamara

Mr Simpkins

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Ms Marino

Dr Southcott

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mrs Griggs

Mrs Markus

Dr Stone

Mr Baldwin

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr Matheson

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Billson

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr Sukkar

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mr Nikolic

Mr Taylor

Ms J. I. Bishop

Ms Henderson

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tehan

Mr Briggs

Dr Hendy

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Truss

Mr Broad

Mr Hogan

Mr Pasin

Mr Tudge

Mr Broadbent

Mr Howarth

Mr Pitt

Mr Turnbull

Mr Brough

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Porter

Mr van Manen

Mr Buchholz

Mr Irons

Mrs Prentice

Mr Varvaris

Mr D. J. Chester

Dr Jensen

Ms Price

Mr Vasta

Mr Christensen

Mr Joyce

Mr Pyne

Mr Whiteley*

Mr Cobb

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coleman

Mr Kelly

Mr Robb

Mr Williams

Mr Coulton*

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wilson

Mr Dutton

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wyatt

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Frydenberg

Mr McCormack

NOES, 56

Mr Albanese

Ms Claydon

Mr Hayes

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Mr Ripoll

Ms Bird

Mr Conroy

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mr Danby

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Dreyfus

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Ms A. E. Burke

Mrs Elliot

Ms Macklin

Mr Shorten

Mr A. S. Burke

Ms Ellis

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Feeney

Mr Marles

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Neumann

Mr Thomson

Dr Chalmers

Mr Giles

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Champion

Mr Gray

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Griffin

Ms Owens

Mr Wilkie

Mr Clare

Ms Hall*

Ms Parke

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 3:14:00 PM

Debate ensuing—


Mr Pyne 3:14:08 PM. Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 3:14:27 PM. Mr Pyne 3:14:37 PM.
- 3:14:49 PM

Mr Pyne addressing the House—

Closure

Mr A. S. Burke  moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put and passed.


- 3:15:21 PM

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


- 3:15:35 PM

Division 380

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

AYES, 56

Mr Albanese

Ms Claydon

Mr Hayes

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Mr Ripoll

Ms Bird

Mr Conroy

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mr Danby

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Dreyfus

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Ms A. E. Burke

Mrs Elliot

Ms Macklin

Mr Shorten

Mr A. S. Burke

Ms Ellis

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Feeney

Mr Marles

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Neumann

Mr Thomson

Dr Chalmers

Mr Giles

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Champion

Mr Gray

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Griffin

Ms Owens

Mr Wilkie

Mr Clare

Ms Hall*

Ms Parke

Mr Zappia

NOES, 86

Mr Abbott

Ms Gambaro

Mr Macfarlane

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr Alexander

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McNamara

Mr Simpkins

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Ms Marino

Dr Southcott

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mrs Griggs

Mrs Markus

Dr Stone

Mr Baldwin

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr Matheson

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Billson

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr Sukkar

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mr Nikolic

Mr Taylor

Ms J. I. Bishop

Ms Henderson

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tehan

Mr Briggs

Dr Hendy

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Truss

Mr Broad

Mr Hogan

Mr Pasin

Mr Tudge

Mr Broadbent

Mr Howarth

Mr Pitt

Mr Turnbull

Mr Brough

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Porter

Mr van Manen

Mr Buchholz

Mr Irons

Mrs Prentice

Mr Varvaris

Mr D. J. Chester

Dr Jensen

Ms Price

Mr Vasta

Mr Christensen

Mr Joyce

Mr Pyne

Mr Whiteley*

Mr Cobb

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coleman

Mr Kelly

Mr Robb

Mr Williams

Mr Coulton*

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wilson

Mr Dutton

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wyatt

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Frydenberg

Mr McCormack

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 3:18:47 PM

Questions without notice concluded.


- 3:19:03 PM

 24Auditor-General’s Report

The Speaker presented the following document:

Auditor-General—Audit report No. 21 of 2015-16—Performance audit—Administration of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s Gift to the Science and Industry Endowment Fund: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

Ordered to be made a Parliamentary Paper.


- 3:19:35 PM

 25DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Indigenous Land Corporation—Report for 2014-15.

Migration Act 1958—Section 486O—Assessment of detention arrangements—Personal identifiers 1001934, 1002000, 1002052, 1002074, 1002120, 1002134, 1002151, 1002152, 1002160, 1002222, 1002238, 1002282, 1002313, 1002314, 1002318, 1002330, 1002362, 1002372, 1002376, 1002383, 1002391, 1002458, 1002505, 1002530, 1002534, 1002548, 1002591, 1002651, 1002653, 1002671, 1002737, 1002757, 1002794, 1002803, 1002822, 1002830, 1002837, 1002838, 1002853, 1002854, 1002871, 1002883, 1002895, 1003030, 1003032, 1003034, 1003035, 1003052, 1003056, 1003058, 1003059, 1003065, 1003066, 1003169, 1003176, 1003199, 1003209, 1003216, 1003299, 1003301, 1003370—

Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman’s reports.

Government response to Ombudsman’s reports.


- 3:20:03 PM

Mr Gray, by indulgence, made a statement in relation to the death of Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman in Mexico.


- 3:24:49 PM

Ms J. I. Bishop (Minister for Foreign Affairs), by indulgence, made a statement in relation to the same matter.


- 3:26:24 PM

 26DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—National Broadband Network

The House was informed that Mr Clare had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The Prime Minister failing Australians with his second-rate NBN”.


- 3:26:37 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:26:41 PM

Mr Clare addressed the House.


- 3:35:35 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Fletcher 3:36:39 PM. Ms MacTiernan 3:46:46 PM. Mr Tehan 3:51:55 PM. Ms Hall 3:57:06 PM. Mr Williams 4:02:11 PM. Ms Brodtmann 4:07:19 PM. Mrs Wicks 4:12:27 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 4:17:36 PM. Mr Cobb 4:22:36 PM.
- 4:27:45 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:28:03 PM

 27 Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2015 

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

Debate resumed.


Ms T. M. Butler 4:28:16 PM. Mr Coleman 4:40:45 PM. Ms Owens 4:55:55 PM. Mrs Griggs 5:10:20 PM. Mr Bandt 5:25:28 PM. Mrs Prentice 5:38:23 PM. Mr van Manen 5:53:01 PM. Ms O’Dwyer 6:05:39 PM.
- 6:12:38 PM

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


- 6:12:57 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Small Business), the bill was read a third time.


- 6:13:17 PM

 28 Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015 

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

Debate resumed.


Ms Collins 6:13:29 PM. Mr Porter 6:18:12 PM.
- 6:28:23 PM

Question—That the bill be now read a second time–put.


- 6:28:45 PM

Division 

The House divided and only Mr Bandt and Mr Wilkie voting “No”, the Deputy Speaker (Mr Kelly) declared the question resolved in the affirmative.


- 6:33:01 PM

Bill read a second time.


- 6:33:16 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr Porter (Minister for Social Services), the bill was read a third time.


- 6:33:38 PM

 29 Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2015 

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

Debate resumed.


Mr Feeney 6:34:08 PM. Mr Cobb 6:45:10 PM. Mr Hayes 6:51:45 PM. Mrs Griggs 7:03:49 PM. Mr Goodenough 7:17:15 PM.
- 7:30:08 PM

Mr Goodenough addressing the House—


- 7:30:20 PM

 30ADJOURNMENT

It being 7.30 pmThe question was proposed—That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.


Ms Rishworth 7:30:28 PM. Mr Sukkar 7:35:19 PM. Mr Champion 7:40:25 PM. Mrs Wicks 7:44:59 PM. Mr Byrne 7:49:53 PM. Mr Williams 7:55:01 PM.
- 8:00:06 PM

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


- 8:00:11 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 10 February 2016 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming InitiativeSource Separated Organic Waste) Methodology Determination 2016 [F2016L00098].

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment (Extended Accounting Period) Rule 2016 [F2016L00099].

Charter of the United Nations Act 1945—Charter of the United Nations (SanctionsIran) Regulations 2008—Charter of the United Nations (SanctionsIran) (Specified Entities) List Instrument of Repeal 2016 [F2016L00097].

Christmas Island Act 1958—Utilities and Services Ordinance 1996—Christmas Island Marine Traffic and Harbour Facilities Determination 2015 [F2015L01591]—Revised explanatory statement.

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955—Utilities and Services Ordinance 1996—Cocos (Keeling) Islands Marine Traffic and Harbour Facilities Determination 2015 [F2015L01593]—Revised explanatory statement.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991—Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code—Standard 1.4.2Maximum Residue Limits Amendment Instrument No. APVMA 2, 2016 [F2016L00096].

My Health Records Act 2012

My Health Records (Opt-out Trials) Rule 2016 [F2016L00094].

My Health Records Rule 2016 [F2016L00095].

Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Act 1923—Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Regulation 2015—SLI 2015 No. 165 [F2015L01524]—Revised explanatory statement.


- 8:00:16 PM

ATTENDANCE

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


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