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Draft House Minutes

No. 138

Thursday, 20 August 2015

- 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.


- 9:01:58 AM

 2PETITION

Mr Wyatt, by leave, presented the following document:


- 9:02:02 AM

Petition approved by the Standing Committee on Petitions:

Sanctity of traditional marriage—40 petitioners.


- 9:02:04 AM

Mr Wyatt, by leave, made statement in connection with the document.


- 9:03:07 AM

 3Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

Mr Hockey (Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to foreign acquisitions and takeovers, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Hockey presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill and the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Bill 2015 and the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Bill 2015.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:03:37 AM

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


- 9:09:49 AM

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


- 9:10:02 AM

 4Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Bill 2015

Mr Hockey (Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to impose, as taxes, fees under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:10:31 AM

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


- 9:11:13 AM

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


- 9:11:37 AM

 5Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Bill 2015

Mr Hockey (Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to provide for the collection of information, and publication of statistics, about foreign interests in certain land, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:11:59 AM

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


- 9:13:32 AM

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


- 9:13:58 AM

 6Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015

Mr Hunt (Minister for the Environment), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Hunt presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:14:11 AM

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


- 9:27:35 AM

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


- 9:27:58 AM

 7Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Better Targeting the Income Tax Transparency Laws) Bill 2015

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

Document

Mr Frydenberg presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:28:17 AM

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


- 9:34:38 AM

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


- 9:34:56 AM

 8Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 4) Bill 2015

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

Document

Mr Frydenberg presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:35:26 AM

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


- 9:45:46 AM

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


- 9:46:16 AM

 9Sir John Monash Centre, Australian National Memorial Villers-Bretonneux, FranceAPPROVAL OF WORK

Mr McCormack 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: Sir John Monash Centre, Australian National Memorial Villers-Bretonneux, France.


- 9:49:30 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:49:46 AM

 10Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown redevelopment stage 2 projectAPPROVAL OF WORK

Mr McCormack 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: Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown redevelopment stage 2 project.


- 9:52:18 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:53:00 AM

 11National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee—MEMBERSHIP

The House was informed that the Chief Government Whip had nominated Mrs B. K. Bishop to be a member of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories in place of Mrs Griggs.

Mr McCormack (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance), by leave, moved—That Mrs Griggs be discharged from the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories and that, in her place, Mrs B. K. Bishop be appointed a member of the committee.


- 9:53:17 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:53:28 AM

 12MESSAGE FROM THE SENATECrimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Message No. 35419 August 2015, from the Senate was reported returning the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015 with amendments.


- 9:54:00 AM

Mr Morrison moved—That the amendments be considered at the next sitting.


- 9:54:22 AM

 13PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE—REPORT

Mr CoultonChair presented the following document:

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT

The Publications Committee reports that it has met in conference with the Publications Committee of the Senate.

The Committee, having considered documents presented to Parliament since 24 June 2015, recommends that the following be made Parliamentary Papers:

Australian Human Rights Commission—Report No. 93—AN v ANZ Banking Group Limited.

Australian Trade Commission (AUSTRADE)—Review of the Export Market Development Grants Scheme—Certainty and confidence: Exports and jobs for a changing global economy—30 June 2015.

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982—Judge Advocate General—Report for 2014.

Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse—Royal Commission—

Report—Working with Children Checks—July 2015.

Report of Case Study No. 10—The Salvation Army’s handling of claims of child sexual abuse 1989 to 2014—June 2015.

Report of Case Study No. 12—The response of an independent school in Perth to concerns raised about the conduct of a teacher between 1999 and 2009—June 2015.

Report of Case Study No. 17—The response of the Australian Indigenous Ministries, the Australian and Northern Territory governments and the Northern Territory police force and prosecuting authorities to allegations of child sexual abuse which occurred at the Retta Dixon Home—July 2015.

Mark Coulton

Chair

20 August 2015


- 9:54:45 AM

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


- 9:55:13 AM

 14 Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget 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 Feeney 9:55:27 AM. Mrs Prentice 10:07:19 AM. Mr Snowdon 10:15:45 AM. Mrs McNamara 10:31:19 AM. Mr Perrett 10:46:11 AM. Mrs Griggs 10:57:26 AM. Mr Robert 11:07:15 AM.
- 11:11:00 AM

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


- 11:11:13 AM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 23122 June 2015, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.


- 11:11:33 AM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr Robert (Assistant Minister for Defence), the bill was read a third time.


- 11:11:59 AM

 15 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank 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 Thistlethwaite 11:12:08 AM. Mr Varvaris 11:15:54 AM. Mr Bandt 11:25:25 AM. Mr Coleman 11:34:22 AM. Ms O’Neil 11:49:27 AM. Dr Gillespie 12:04:29 PM. Mr Watts 12:16:58 PM. Mr Wyatt Roy 12:30:23 PM. Mr Williams 12:42:03 PM. Mr Taylor 12:49:24 PM. Mr Simpkins 1:03:14 PM. Mr Kelly 1:14:19 PM. Ms MacTiernan 1:28:57 PM. InterventionMr Kelly (),  1:30:09 PM.
- 1:30:23 PM

Ms MacTiernan addressing the House—


- 1:30:25 PM

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


- 1:30:28 PM

 16MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Ms McGowan 1:30:33 PM. Ms Henderson 1:32:02 PM. Mr Gray 1:33:39 PM. Dr Hendy 1:35:20 PM. Ms Rishworth 1:36:46 PM. Mr Hogan 1:38:20 PM. Ms Ryan 1:39:48 PM. Mr Howarth 1:41:20 PM. Ms Claydon 1:42:54 PM. Mr Hutchinson 1:44:32 PM. Mr Giles 1:46:06 PM. Mrs Griggs 1:47:43 PM. Ms MacTiernan 1:49:20 PM. Dr Jensen 1:50:51 PM. Mr Zappia 1:52:18 PM. Mr E. T. Jones 1:53:52 PM. Ms Parke 1:55:18 PM. Mr Buchholz 1:56:49 PM. Dr Chalmers 1:58:27 PM.
- 2:00:05 PM

 17QUESTIONS


- 2:00:11 PM

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


- 2:02:33 PM

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


- 2:02:54 PM

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


- 2:05:52 PM

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


- 2:08:16 PM

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


- 2:08:36 PM

 (4)Mr C. A. Laundy to Mr Hockey (Treasurer)


- 2:11:56 PM

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


- 2:15:43 PM

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


- 2:19:16 PM

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


Point of order, Ms O’Neil. 2:22:30 PM. Ms J. I. Bishop 2:23:07 PM.
- 2:23:49 PM

 (8)Mr M. C. Butler to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


- 2:27:49 PM

 (9)Mr Coleman to Mr Robb (Minister for Trade and Investment)


Point of order, Mr A. S. Burke. 2:29:26 PM. Mr Robb 2:29:45 PM.
- 2:31:28 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:31:55 PM

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


- 2:35:39 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.36 pm the Member for Perth (Ms MacTiernan) 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 she accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:35:55 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 2:35:58 PM

 (11)Mr Broad to Mr Joyce (Minister for Agriculture)


- 2:38:59 PM

 (12)Mr Fitzgibbon to Mr Joyce (Minister for Agriculture)


Point of order, Mr Giles. 2:41:18 PM. Mr Joyce 2:41:30 PM.
- 2:42:51 PM

 (13)Mr Pasin to Mr Hockey (Treasurer)


- 2:46:26 PM

 (14)Mr Bowen to Mr Hockey (Treasurer)


- 2:50:00 PM

 (15)Mr Ruddock to Ms J. I. Bishop (Minister for Foreign Affairs)


- 2:53:27 PM

 (16)Mr O’Connor to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


- 2:56:30 PM

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


- 3:00:00 PM

 (18)Mr O’Connor to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr K. J. Andrews. 3:00:38 PM. Mr Abbott 3:01:35 PM.
- 3:01:51 PM

Member directed to leave

At 3.02 pm the Member for Rankin (Dr Chalmers) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 3:02:04 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Abbott 3:02:07 PM.
- 3:02:14 PM

 (19)Mr van Manen to Mr Truss (Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development)


- 3:02:42 PM

Member directed to leave

At 3.03 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 warning had been given by the Chair and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 3:03:04 PM

Questions without notice continued.


Mr Truss 3:03:18 PM.
- 3:05:11 PM

 (20)Mr O’Connor to Mr Abbott (Prime Minister)


- 3:06:13 PM

 (21)Mr Laming to Mr Morrison (Minister for Social Services)


- 3:09:00 PM

 18DOCUMENT 

The following document was presented: 

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare—Report—Australia’s welfare 2015.


- 3:09:19 PM

 19DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Jobs

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 impact of the Government's failed economic management on jobs and the cost of living”.


- 3:09:30 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:09:36 PM

Mr Bowen addressed the House.


- 3:19:54 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Frydenberg 3:20:00 PM. Mr Husic 3:29:46 PM. Mrs McNamara 3:34:53 PM. Dr Leigh 3:39:55 PM. Mr Howarth 3:44:54 PM. Mr Perrett 3:49:55 PM. Mr Coleman 3:55:06 PM. Ms O’Neil 4:00:11 PM. Mr Hutchinson 4:05:06 PM.
- 4:10:07 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:10:24 PM

 20MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 20 August 2015, were reported returning the following bills without amendment:

No. 355Gene Technology Amendment 2015.

No. 356Australian Defence Force Superannuation 2015.

No. 357Australian Defence Force Cover 2015.

No. 358Defence Legislation Amendment (Superannuation and ADF Cover) 2015.

No. 359Passports Legislation Amendment (Integrity) 2015.


- 4:10:39 PM

 21 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank 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.


- 4:11:14 PM

Personal explanation, Ms MacTiernan.


Ms MacTiernan 4:11:37 PM. Mr Buchholz 4:23:09 PM.
- 4:30:07 PM

Mr Buchholz addressing the House—


- 4:30:11 PM

 22ADJOURNMENT

It being 4.30 pmThe question was proposed—That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.


Dr Leigh 4:30:16 PM. Mr Cobb 4:35:22 PM. Ms Parke 4:39:51 PM. Mr Williams 4:44:52 PM. Mr Neumann 4:49:55 PM. Mr Christensen 4:54:59 PM.
- 5:00:00 PM

The House continuing to sit until 5 pm—The Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until 10 am on Monday, 7 September 2015.


- 5:00:03 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 20 August 2015

 Civil Aviation Act 1988—Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998—

Exemptionfrom demonstrating competence using GLS approach in B737NG aircraft (Virgin Australia)—CASA EX142/15 [F2015L01289].

Maintenance of Cockpit Voice Recording Systems—AD/REC/1 Amdt 2 [F2015L01288].

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999—Amendment of List of Exempt Native SpecimensWestern Australian Department of Fisheries (12 August 2015)—EPBC303DC/SFS/2015/20 [F2015L01287].


- 5:00:08 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Mr AlbaneseMr DreyfusMr KeenanMs MacklinMr Pyne and Mr Swan.


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