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Draft House Minutes

No. 53

Thursday, 25 May 2017

- 9:30:16 AM

 1The House met, at 9.30 am, pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (the Honourable A. D. H. Smith) took the Chair, made an acknowledgement of country and read Prayers.


- 9:31:42 AM

 2Statute Update (Winter 2017) Bill 2017

Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to make various technical and minor amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, to repeal certain obsolete Acts, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Frydenberg presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:32:09 AM

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


- 9:34:14 AM

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


- 9:34:33 AM

 3Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act about government procurement, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr McCormack presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:34:55 AM

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


- 9:39:02 AM

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


- 9:39:21 AM

 4Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 2) Bill 2017

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, superannuation, personal insolvency and corporate insolvency, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr McCormack presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:39:50 AM

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


- 9:49:03 AM

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


- 9:49:26 AM

 5International Monetary Agreements Amendment Bill 2017

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the International Monetary Agreements Act 1947, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr McCormack presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:49:55 AM

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


- 9:52:52 AM

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


- 9:53:10 AM

 6Treasury Laws Amendment (Accelerated Depreciation For Small Business Entities) Bill 2017

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr McCormack presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:53:42 AM

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


- 10:04:46 AM

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


- 10:05:08 AM

 7Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017

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 Ms Plibersek, viz.—That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

the House declines to give the bill a second reading because the bill: 

(1)would result in a $22.3 billion cut to Australian schools, compared with the existing arrangements;

(2)would see an average cut to each school of around $2.4 million;

(3)removes extra funding agreed with states and territories for 2018 and 2019, which would have brought all under resourced schools to their fair funding level;

(4)would particularly hurt public schools, which receive less than 50 per cent of funding under the Government’s $22.3 billion cut to schools, compared to 80 per cent of extra funding under Labor’s school funding plan; and

(5)results in fewer teachers, less one-on-one attention for our students and less help with the basics.

Debate resumed.


Mr Neumann 10:05:27 AM. Mr Irons 10:17:44 AM. Ms Templeman 10:32:08 AM. Ms Henderson 10:47:11 AM. Ms T. M. Butler 11:02:18 AM. Ms Banks 11:17:28 AM. Ms L. M. Chesters 11:32:12 AM. Mr Hawke 11:47:16 AM. Mr Keogh 12:02:27 PM. Mr Ramsey 12:16:08 PM. Mr Watts 12:31:29 PM. Mr D. J. Chester 12:46:36 PM. Dr Freelander 12:57:09 PM. Mr Hartsuyker 1:10:48 PM. Mr Conroy 1:23:51 PM.
- 1:30:09 PM

Mr Conroy addressing the House—


- 1:30:12 PM

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


- 1:30:16 PM

 8MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements being made


Mr R. G. Mitchell 1:30:21 PM. Mr Irons 1:31:36 PM. Mr Dreyfus 1:33:06 PM. Mr Laming 1:34:39 PM. Ms Brodtmann 1:35:43 PM. Ms M. L. Landry 1:37:19 PM. Mr B. K. Mitchell 1:38:36 PM. Mr C. Kelly 1:40:30 PM. Ms Ryan 1:42:00 PM. Mr Zimmerman 1:43:30 PM. Mr Conroy 1:45:13 PM. Ms Ley 1:46:43 PM. Mr Giles 1:48:17 PM. Mr Littleproud 1:49:51 PM. Ms O’Toole 1:51:28 PM. Dr McVeigh 1:52:51 PM. Mr Watts 1:54:22 PM. Mr Morton 1:55:57 PM. Mr Gosling 1:57:33 PM. Mr Broadbent 1:59:08 PM.
- 1:59:34 PM

Document

Mr Broadbent, by leave, presented the following document:

Closure of detention centres—Letter from constituents of the electorate of McMillan to Mr Broadbent MP, 25 March 2017.


- 2:00:00 PM

 9QUESTIONS


- 2:00:27 PM

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


- 2:01:42 PM

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


- 2:05:29 PM

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


- 2:06:10 PM

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


- 2:10:19 PM

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


- 2:11:37 PM

 (4)Mr Morton to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:15:08 PM

 (5)Mr Gosling to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:17:23 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.18 pm the Member for Newcastle (Ms Claydon) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and she accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:17:25 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Turnbull 2:17:30 PM.
- 2:18:34 PM

 (6)Ms Sharkie to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health)


- 2:22:35 PM

 (7)Mr Broad to Mr Frydenberg (Minister representing the Minister for Education and Training)


- 2:26:25 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:26:28 PM

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


- 2:29:36 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.30 pm the Member for Melbourne Ports (Mr Danby) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:29:45 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Turnbull 2:29:48 PM.
- 2:30:02 PM

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


- 2:30:19 PM

 (9)Mr Pasin to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:33:13 PM

 (10)Ms Bird to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:36:18 PM

 (11)Ms Price to Mr Porter (Minister for Social Services)


- 2:39:41 PM

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


- 2:42:57 PM

 (13)Mr Coleman to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health)


- 2:46:35 PM

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


- 2:48:15 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.48 pm the Member for Whitlam (Mr Jones) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:48:28 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Turnbull 2:48:34 PM.
- 2:50:18 PM

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


- 2:53:15 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.53 pm the Member for Shortland (Mr Conroy) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:53:26 PM

Questions without notice continued.


Mr Joyce 2:53:29 PM.
- 2:53:57 PM

 (16)Mr Bowen to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:56:22 PM

 (17)Mr O’Dowd to Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Infrastructure and Transport)


- 2:59:55 PM

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


- 3:01:55 PM

 (19)Mr Irons to Mr Fletcher (Minister for Urban Infrastructure)


- 3:06:12 PM

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


- 3:07:22 PM

 (21)Mr Hogan to Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business)


- 3:11:38 PM

Question to SpeakerMr Husicre data breach earlier in the year.


- 3:12:22 PM

 10DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Budget

The House was informed that Mr Bowen had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The Government’s incompetent handling of its unfair Budget”.


- 3:12:35 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:12:40 PM

Mr Bowen addressed the House.


- 3:18:00 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr McCormack 3:22:48 PM. Dr Chalmers 3:32:58 PM. Mr Ted O’Brien 3:37:56 PM. Ms Stanley 3:43:05 PM. Mr Morton 3:47:51 PM. Mrs Elliot 3:53:03 PM. Mr Buchholz 3:58:07 PM. Mr Hart 4:03:12 PM. Mr Hastie 4:08:18 PM.
- 4:13:26 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:13:30 PM

 11Law Enforcement—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORTS—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr C. Kelly (Chair) presented the following documents:

Law Enforcement—Parliamentary Joint Committee

Examination of the Australian Crime Commission annual report 2014-15Report, May 2017.


- 4:13:30 PM

Examination of the Australian Federal Police annual report 2014-15—Report, May 2017.

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


- 4:13:58 PM

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


- 4:17:36 PM

 12Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017

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 Ms Plibersek (see item No. #, page #)

Debate resumed.


Mr Conroy 4:17:50 PM. Mr Hayes 4:26:58 PM.
- 4:30:13 PM

Mr Hayes addressing the House—


- 4:30:17 PM

 13ADJOURNMENT

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

Debate ensued.


Mr Zappia 4:30:22 PM. Mrs Sudmalis 4:35:08 PM. Mr Gosling 4:40:11 PM. Mr van Manen 4:45:12 PM. Ms Keay 4:50:18 PM. Mr Vasta 4:54:37 PM.
- 4:58:03 PM

The House continuing to sit until 4.58 pm—The Speaker adjourned the House until 10 am on Monday, 29 May 2017.


- 4:58:08 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 25 May 2017 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Australian Research Council Act 2001—Funding Rules for schemes under the Linkage Program (2017 edition) [F2017L00594].

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and Corporations Act 2001—Treasury Laws Amendment (Professional Standards Schemes) Regulations 2017 [F2017L00595].

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011—Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Beef Cattle Herd Management) Methodology Variation 2017 [F2017L00596].

Future Fund Act 2006—Future Fund Investment Mandate Direction 2017 [F2017L00597].

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012—Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency—national law) Amendment 2017 (No. 1)—AMSA MO 2017/1 [F2017L00593].

Sydney Airport Curfew Act 1995—Dispensation Report—05/17.


- 4:58:13 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Ms Ellis*Ms O’DwyerMr Sukkar and Mr Swan.

* On leave