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Draft House Minutes

No. 46

Thursday, 30 March 2017

- 9:30:26 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.


- 9:31:55 AM

 2Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017

Mr Morrison (Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Morrison presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:32:26 AM

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


- 9:40:31 AM

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


- 9:40:51 AM

 3Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Bill 2017

Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to provide for the reporting and dissemination of information relating to petroleum, other fuels and fuel-related products, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Frydenberg presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill and the Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:41:20 AM

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


- 9:44:41 AM

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


- 9:45:08 AM

 4Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017

Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential and transitional matters arising from the enactment of the Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Act 2017, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:45:35 AM

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


- 9:46:11 AM

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


- 9:46:36 AM

 5Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to ozone protection and synthetic greenhouse gas management, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Frydenberg presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:46:56 AM

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


- 9:50:41 AM

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


- 9:51:08 AM

 6Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to electoral, broadcasting and criminal matters, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Frydenberg presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:51:24 AM

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


- 10:03:47 AM

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


- 10:04:09 AM

 7Parliamentary Business Resources Bill 2017

Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to provide resources to and in relation to persons who are, were or will be members of the Parliament, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Frydenberg presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:04:34 AM

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


- 10:12:03 AM

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


- 10:12:29 AM

 8Parliamentary Business Resources (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017

Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential and transitional matters in connection with the enactment of the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Frydenberg presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:12:49 AM

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


- 10:14:05 AM

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


- 10:14:34 AM

 9Criminal Code Amendment (Protecting Minors Online) Bill 2017

Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 1995, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Keenan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:14:51 AM

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


- 10:18:39 AM

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


- 10:19:05 AM

 10Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to the criminal law and law enforcement, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Keenan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:19:25 AM

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


- 10:28:43 AM

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


- 10:28:54 AM

 11Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2017

Mr Tehan (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to veterans’ entitlements and military rehabilitation and compensation, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tehan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:29:15 AM

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


- 10:37:33 AM

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


- 10:37:59 AM

 12National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Annual Registration Charge) Bill 2017

Mrs K. L. Andrews (Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011, and for related purposes.

Document

Mrs K. L. Andrews presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:38:23 AM

Mrs K. L. Andrews moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 10:43:21 AM

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


- 10:43:43 AM

 13National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Amendment (Annual Registration Charge) Bill 2017

Mrs K. L. Andrews (Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the National Vocational Education and Training Reguator (Charges) Act 2012, and for related purposes.

Document

Mrs K. L. Andrews presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:44:04 AM

Mrs K. L. Andrews moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 10:44:50 AM

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


- 10:45:24 AM

 14Prime Minister and Cabinet Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Mr Taylor (Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation administered by the Prime Minister, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Taylor presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:45:54 AM

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


- 10:51:09 AM

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


- 10:51:32 AM

 15ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Bill 2017

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to impose a levy on persons regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill and the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Bill 2017 and the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:50:50 AM

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


- 11:01:18 AM

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


- 11:01:47 AM

 16ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Bill 2017

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to provide for the collection of levies imposed on persons regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:01:53 AM

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


- 11:03:28 AM

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


- 11:03:54 AM

 17ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters relating to the enactment of the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:04:25 AM

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


- 11:05:47 AM

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


- 11:06:06 AM

 18Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 1) Bill 2017

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

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:06:29 AM

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


- 11:13:36 AM

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


- 11:14:10 AM

 19Australian Chancery Project Paris, France—Base building refurbishment, International Energy Agency tenancy fit-out—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer) for Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), 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: Australian Chancery Project Paris, France—Base building refurbishment, International Energy Agency tenancy fit-out.


- 11:14:39 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 11:15:00 AM

 20Proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the National Disability Insurance Agency and the Department of Human Services, Geelong, Vic—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer) for Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), 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: Proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the National Disability Insurance Agency and the Department of Human Services, Geelong, Victoria.


- 11:15:30 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 11:15:45 AM

 21Proposed fit-out and relocation of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, Canberra, ACT—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer) for Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), 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: Proposed fit-out and relocation of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, Canberra, ACT.


- 11:16:18 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 11:16:31 AM

 22Proposed Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre Hardening Project at Mitchell Avenue, Northam, WA—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer) for Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), 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: Proposed Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre Hardening Project at Mitchell Avenue, Northam, Western Australia.


- 11:16:59 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 11:17:18 AM

 23PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEEREFERENCE OF WORKHMAS Moreton Unit Relocation Project, HMAS Moreton, Bulimba, QLD

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer) for Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), pursuant to notice, moved—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: HMAS Moreton Unit Relocation Project, HMAS Moreton, Bulimba, Queensland.


- 11:17:38 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 11:17:50 AM

 24POSTPONEMENT OF NOTICES

Ordered—That notice Nos 17 and 18 government business, be postponed until a later hour this day.


- 11:18:15 AM

 25Privileges and Members’ Interests CommitteeDOCUMENT

Mr Broadbent (Chair) presented the following document:

Privileges and Members’ Interests CommitteeRegister of Members’ Interests for the 45th Parliament—Notifications of alterations of interests received during the period 29 November 2016 and 28 March 2017.


- 11:18:57 AM

 26Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS

Mr Robert (Chair) presented the following document:

Treaties—Joint Standing CommitteeReport 168: Certain Maritime Arrangements—Timor-LesteReport, incorporating a dissenting report, March 2017.

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


- 11:19:12 AM

Mr Robert and Mr Danby, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


Mr Danby 11:23:15 AM.
- 11:29:21 AM

 27PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE—REPORT

Ms M. M. H. King (Acting Chair) 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 2 March 2017, recommends that the following be made Parliamentary Papers:

Productivity Commission—Report No. 79—Regulation of Australian Agriculture, 15 November 2016.

Madeleine King

Acting Chair

30 March 2017


- 11:29:36 AM

On the motion of Ms M. M. H. King, by leave, the report was agreed to.


- 11:30:02 AM

 28Tax and Revenue—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Hogan (Chair) presented the following documents:

Tax and Revenue—Standing Committee2016 annual report of the Australian Taxation Office: Performance review 2015-16

Report, March 2017.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


- 11:30:18 AM

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


- 11:33:23 AM

 29Economics—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Coleman (Chair) presented the following documents:

Economics—Standing CommitteeReview of the Reserve Bank of Australia annual report 2016 (First report)

Report, March 2017.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Mr Coleman 11:33:38 AM. Mr Thistlethwaite 11:36:49 AM.
- 11:36:56 AM

Mr Coleman and Mr Thistlethwaite, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


- 11:41:07 AM

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


- 11:41:11 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.


- 11:41:20 AM

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


- 11:41:30 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 11:41:34 AM

 30Public Accounts and Audit—Joint CommitteeDOCUMENT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Hill (Deputy Chair) presented the following document:

Parliamentary Budget Office Review 2016-17: Report of the Independent Review Panel.


- 11:41:56 AM

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


- 11:45:48 AM

 31MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 13029 March 2017, from the Senate was reported informing the House that the Senate had agreed to the following resolution:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services into the life insurance industry be extended to 31 October 2017.


- 11:45:53 AM

 32Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016—SENATE’S AMENDMENTS

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


- 11:47:10 AM

Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Infrastructure and Transport) moved—That amendments Nos (7), (8), (13) and (14) be disagreed to.


- 11:49:17 AM

Debate ensued.


Mr Albanese 11:49:19 AM. Mr Keenan 11:58:10 AM.
- 12:00:08 PM

Question—put.


- 12:00:21 PM

Division 192

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

AYES, 74

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr Littleproud

Ms Sharkie

Ms Banks

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Bishop

Mr Goodenough

Ms McGowan

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Ms Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Crewther

Mr Irons

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Katter

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Mr Keenan

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

NOES, 64

Mr Albanese

Ms Collins

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Dr Aly

Mr Conroy

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Mr Bandt

Mr Danby

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Ms C. F. King

Mr Snowdon

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Stanley

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Swan

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Ms Swanson

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Ms Templeman

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Wilkie

Mr Clare

Ms Husar

Mr O’Connor

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Claydon

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil†

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

† Proxy

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 12:10:35 PM

Mr D. J. Chester presented reasons, which were circulated, and are as follows:

Reasons of the House of Representatives for disagreeing to the amendments of the Senate

TRANSPORT SECURITY AMENDMENT (SERIOUS OR ORGANISED CRIME) BILL 2016

AMENDMENTS MADE BY THE SENATE

House of Representatives statement of reasons for disagreement with proposed amendments

Purpose of the Bill

The Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016 (the Bill) introduces an additional purpose to the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (the Aviation Act) and the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 (the Maritime Act) to reduce criminal influence at Australia’s security controlled airports, security regulated ports, security regulated ships, and security regulated offshore facilities. 

The additional purpose applies solely to the aviation and maritime security identification card (ASIC and MSIC) schemes, enabling the introduction of new eligibility criteria to better target serious criminal offences.

Senate amendments (7) and (13)

The amendments (7) and (13) passed by the Senate would seek to require that certain serious or organised crime offences only be relevant to the ASIC and MSIC schemes if the offences were connected to terrorism.

The purpose of the Bill is to strengthen the ASIC and MSIC schemes by targeting serious or organised crime, in addition to preventing unlawful interference with aviation, maritime transport and offshore facilities. 

Terrorism related offences are already separately captured in the ASIC and MSIC eligibility criteria. Limiting the application of other serious offences to connection with terrorism severely restricts the ability to exclude persons convicted of other serious offences, such as offences relating to criminal organisations or gangs.

Accordingly, the House of Representatives does not accept these amendments.

Senate amendments (8) and (14)  

The amendments (8) and (14) passed by the Senate would incorporate the ASIC and MSIC appeals mechanisms within the Aviation and Maritime Acts respectively.

The appeals process is essential to the transparency of the schemes. A comprehensive appeals process already exists in the Aviation Transport Security Regulation 2005 (Aviation Regulations) and Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003 (Maritime Regulations). These appeal processes have existed in the respective Aviation and Maritime Regulations since the inception of these schemes.

Should the Bill be passed, the appeals process for ASIC applicants will be expanded. This will provide ASIC applicants with the ability to apply to the Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department for reconsideration of a discretionary decision (an ability that already exists for MSIC applicants).

The Office of Parliamentary Counsel has advised that introducing ASIC and MSIC appeals mechanisms into primary legislation would not create any additional practical protection against future changes to the Aviation and Maritime Regulations.

Further, the Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances will examine any regulatory amendment to ensure that the rights and liberties of citizens are not unduly dependent on administrative decisions, which are not subject to review of their merits by a judicial or other independent tribunal.

Accordingly, the House of Representatives does not accept these amendments.

On the motion of Mr D. J. Chester, the reasons were adopted.


- 12:10:53 PM

Mr D. J. Chester moved—That amendments Nos (1) to (6) and (9) to (12) be disagreed to and Government amendments Nos (1) to (10) made in place thereof.


- 12:11:24 PM

Document

Mr D. J. Chester presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 12:14:04 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr Albanese 12:14:07 PM. Mr Keenan 12:24:14 PM. Mr Albanese 12:28:12 PM. Mr D. J. Chester 12:33:35 PM. Mr Albanese 12:36:09 PM. Mr Keenan 12:39:18 PM. Mr Wilkie 12:43:22 PM.
- 12:48:10 PM

Question—put.


- 12:48:29 PM

Division 193

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

AYES, 74

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Goodenough

Ms McGowan

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Ms Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wilkie

Mr Crewther

Mr Irons

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Katter

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Mr Keenan

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

NOES, 63

Mr Albanese

Ms Collins

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Dr Aly

Mr Conroy

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Mr Bandt

Mr Danby

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Ms C. F. King

Mr Snowdon

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Stanley

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Swan

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Ms Swanson

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Ms Templeman

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Clare

Ms Husar

Mr O’Connor

Mr Zappia

Ms Claydon

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 12:57:57 PM

 33Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) 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 Mr O’Connor, viz.—That all 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 calls on the Government to:

(1)abandon its support of the decision of the Fair Work Commission to cut penalty rates because it will mean nearly 700,000 Australians will have their take home pay cut by up to $77 a week; and

(2)legislate to prevent the decision from taking effect to stop Australians from having their penalty rates cut.

Debate resumed.


Ms L. M. Chesters 12:58:10 PM. Mr Ted O’Brien 1:13:33 PM. Mr Perrett 1:28:35 PM.
- 1:30:10 PM

Mr Perrett addressing the House—


- 1:30:13 PM

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


- 1:30:18 PM

 34MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Mr Keogh 1:30:26 PM. Ms Banks 1:31:54 PM. Mr Clare 1:33:29 PM. Mr Falinski 1:35:03 PM. Ms McBride 1:36:38 PM. Mr K. J. Andrews 1:38:10 PM. Ms M. M. H. King 1:39:42 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 1:41:11 PM. Mr Dreyfus 1:42:47 PM. Mr Broad 1:44:21 PM. Ms Templeman 1:45:57 PM. Mr Broadbent 1:47:28 PM. Ms Husar 1:49:06 PM. Mr Buchholz 1:50:41 PM. Mr Perrett 1:52:17 PM. Mr Wood 1:53:49 PM. Mr Gosling 1:55:22 PM. Mr Coleman 1:56:58 PM. 1:58:55 PM.
- 1:58:42 PM

 35SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS—TIME FOR QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), by leave, moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent:

(1) Questions without notice being called on at 2.30 pm; and

(2) speech time limits on the leave of absence motion being 5 minutes per Member.


- 1:59:15 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 2:01:00 PM

 36Suspension of standing orders 31 and 33

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), pursuant to notice, movedThat standing order 31 (automatic adjournment of the House) and standing order 33 (limit on business) be suspended for this sitting.


- 2:02:05 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 2:02:26 PM

 37Leave of absence to all Members

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), movedThat 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.


- 2:02:31 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr C. Kelly 2:02:35 PM. Mr Feeney 2:07:41 PM. Mr Laming 2:12:53 PM. Mr Danby 2:17:59 PM. Mr Howarth 2:21:58 PM. Dr Chalmers 2:26:28 PM.
- 2:29:44 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 2:30:22 PM

 38Death of former Member (the Honourable Ian Louis Robinson)—CONDOLENCE MOTION—REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

The Speaker reported that the order of the day relating to the Prime Minister’s motion of condolence in connection with the Honourable Ian Louis Robinson had been debated in the Federation Chamber and returned to the House, and presented a certified copy of the motion.

All Members present having risen, in silence—

Question—passed.


- 2:31:11 PM

 39QUESTIONS


- 2:31:18 PM

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


- 2:38:04 PM

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


- 2:39:38 PM

 (2)Mrs Wicks to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:43:03 PM

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


- 2:46:32 PM

 (4)Mr Irons to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:50:06 PM

 (5)Mr O’Connor to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:53:01 PM

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


- 2:56:56 PM

 (7)Mr Laming to Mr Porter (Minister for Social Services)


- 3:00:18 PM

 (8)Mr O’Connor to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


Mr Morrison 3:01:07 PM.
- 3:02:36 PM

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


- 3:02:55 PM

 (9)Ms Banks to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 3:06:43 PM

 (10)Mr Burke to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 3:08:39 PM. Mr Morrison 3:09:03 PM.
- 3:09:44 PM

 (11)Mr Christensen to Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources)


- 3:13:20 PM

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


- 3:16:45 PM

 (13)Ms Flint to Mr Pyne (Minister for Defence Industry)


- 3:20:13 PM

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


- 3:23:55 PM

 (15)Mr Evans to Mr Dutton (Minister for Immigration and Border Protection)


- 3:26:42 PM

Member directed to leave

At 3.26 pm the Member for Bruce (Mr Hill) 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.


- 3:27:00 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Dutton 3:27:03 PM.
- 3:27:39 PM

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


- 3:29:14 PM

 (17)Mr C. Kelly to Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy)


- 3:32:30 PM

 (18)Ms Burney to Mr Tudge (Minister for Human Services)


- 3:33:18 PM

Member directed to leave

At 3.33 pm the Member for Moreton (Mr Perrett) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 3:33:29 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Tudge 3:33:37 PM.
- 3:37:04 PM

Member directed to leave

At 3.37 pm the Member for Barker (Mr Pasin) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 3:37:25 PM

Questions without notice continued.


- 3:37:29 PM

 (19)Mr Coulton to Mr Ciobo (Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment)


- 3:40:31 PM

Personal explanation, Mr Bowen.


- 3:41:47 PM

Personal explanation, Mr Morrison.


- 3:43:17 PM

 40Senate report on a matter of privilege—STATEMENT BY SPEAKER

The Speaker made the following statement: Yesterday, the Manager of Opposition Business asked me a question in relation to a Senate Committee of Privileges report, presented in the Senate on Tuesday. The Senate report dealt with a privilege matter involving search warrants and a senator.

Overnight, I have carefully considered the Member’s question to me, and in particular paragraph 3.37 of the Senate report. Given the significance of the issues raised and the overlap of the Senate report with a matter of privilege concluded by this House late last year, I will be taking further time to consider the report and any aspects of relevance for this House. I also propose to take advice on the matter before determining my view.

I will report back to the House in response to the Member’s question during the Budget sittings.


- 3:43:53 PM

 41DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Innovation Australia—Report for 2015-16.

National Health Performance Authority—Final report for the period 1 July 2015 to 31 October 2016.


- 3:44:00 PM

 42Auditor-General’s Report

The Speaker presented the following document:

Auditor-General—Audit report No. 45 of 2016-2017—Performance audit—Replacement Antarctic vessel: Department of the Environment and Energy.

Ordered to be made a Parliamentary Paper.


- 3:44:32 PM

 43DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Australians

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 Government looking after the big end of town and hurting ordinary Australians”.


- 3:45:08 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:45:10 PM

Mr Shorten addressed the House.


- 3:54:49 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr McCormack 3:54:54 PM. Point of order, Mr R. G. Mitchell. 4:02:58 PM. Mr McCormack 4:03:07 PM. Ms Plibersek 4:04:51 PM. Mr Evans 4:10:08 PM. Mr Swan 4:15:00 PM. Mr C. Kelly 4:20:10 PM.
- 4:24:25 PM

Member directed to leave

At 4.25 pm the Member for Reid (Mr C. A. S. Laundy) 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.


- 4:24:41 PM

Discussion continued.


Mr C. Kelly 4:24:46 PM. Ms Templeman 4:25:11 PM. Ms Banks 4:30:24 PM. Ms Stanley 4:35:15 PM. Ms Price 4:40:03 PM.
- 4:45:05 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:45:39 PM

Mr Kattersought leave to move a motion.


- 4:48:07 PM

 44SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS MOVED

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

That this house:

(1)move that a Parliamentary Inquiry be immediately undertaken into the Productivity Commission and its reports, questioning its wider functions as well as reviewing a series of reports that have been prima facie culpably erroneous and misleading;

(2)move that the inquiry covers whether:

(a)the Productivity Commission has misled the Parliament of Australia;

(b)the Commission’s advice has continuously failed to achieve even the most minimal standards of objectivity;

(c)in fact the Commission has repeatedly worked within an ideological framework that has led to continuously and culpably biased outcomes, and that such outcomes have done serious structural damage to the Australian economy; and

(d)the Productivity Commission’s recommendations have resulted in serious destruction to a number of Australia’s major strategic industries, namely the motor vehicle, white goods and clothing industries;

(3)move that the inquiry inter alia evaluates the extent of the misleading and erroneous information and the necessity for abolishing the Productivity Commission and the recommendation of parameters for instituting a new commission that is:

(a)non Canberra based;

(b)more widely representative of the Australian Community; and

(c)made up of Commissioners that are properly qualified and with ‘hands-on’ experience in the field of production and commerce; and

(4)note that the Commission’s:

(a)most recent report on Agriculture prima facie contains the most patent and demonstrable errors of facts, says that Ethanol will add to the cost structures of farmers and will not reduce Co2—clearly when a hectare of sugar cane absorbs each year 73 tonnes of Co2 from the atmosphere and puts around 20 tonnes of burnt ethanol Co2 back into the atmosphere, and whereas Co2 from the burning of the residual sugar cane fibre will into the future feed ponded algae—then clearly this report is at worse erroneous, at best fatuous; and

(b)remarks on the sugar industry are quite extraordinary since their proposed “Free Market” regime imposes a monopoly buyer upon almost every sugar cane farmer in Australia, a recommendation that clearly could not come from anyone but the most ignorant and irresponsible of commentators.


- 4:59:04 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr Pyne 4:59:10 PM. Mr Fitzgibbon 5:04:09 PM. Point of order, Mr Katter. 5:06:55 PM. Mr Fitzgibbon 5:07:06 PM. Mr Joyce 5:09:18 PM.
- 5:14:45 PM

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


- 5:14:48 PM

Question—put and negatived, Mr Katter dissenting.


- 5:16:10 PM

 45SUSPENSION OF SITTING

At 5.16 pm, the Speaker left the Chair.


- 2:15:06 PM

Friday, 31 March 2017


- 2:15:14 PM

 47RESUMPTION OF SITTING

At 2.15 pm, the Speaker resumed the Chair.


- 2:16:15 PM

 48PRIVILEGE—COMPLAINT OF BREACH

Mr Giles raised a matter of privilege concerning the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters and made the following statement:

Prior to the Committee’s presentation out of session of its second interim report on the inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 federal election in relation to foreign donations, there is clear evidence that there had been an unauthorised disclosure of the draft conclusions of the report. This is a matter of considerable concern to the Committee.

The Committee is aware of the limitations in each of the Houses on matters of this nature being referred to the respective Committees of Privileges for further investigation as to the source of the unauthorised disclosure of the interference that such disclosures cause to the work of committees.

However, as Deputy Chair of the Committee, I have been authorised by the Committee to raise this matter with a view to the Committees of Privileges of each of the Houses considering what guidance and advice they could provide to Senators and Members about the serious nature of such disclosure, the clear provisions in the standing orders about the prohibitions on such disclosures and the potential damage that such disclosures can do to the work of individual committees and the work of the committee systems of each House more generally.

The Speaker stated that he would consider the matter and report to the House at a later time.


- 2:17:32 PM

 49MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 13230 March 2017, from the Senate was reported informing the House that from 20 April 2017, Senator Singh is to be discharged from attendance on the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, and Senator McCarthy is to be appointed a member of the committee.


- 2:17:54 PM

 50MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Take-Home Pay) Bill 2017

Message No. 13130 March 2017, from the Senate was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the House a Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 2:18:20 PM

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House) moved—That the second reading be made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 2:18:30 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 2:19:38 PM

 51MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Message No. 13331 March 2017, from the Senate was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the House a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to human rights, and for other purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 2:20:05 PM

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), pursuant to contingent notice, movedThat so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the bill being passed through all its stages without delay.


- 2:20:31 PM

Mr Dreyfus addressing the House—


- 2:21:00 PM

Closure

Mr Pyne  moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.


- 2:21:22 PM

Division 194

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

AYES, 69

Mr Abbott

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hastie

Ms Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen*

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Irons

Mr Pasin

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Crewther

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

NOES, 57

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bandt

Mr Feeney

Mr Keogh

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Khalil

Ms Sharkie

Mr Bowen

Dr Freelander

Ms M. M. H. King

Mr Shorten

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Georganas

Ms Lamb

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Giles

Dr Leigh

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gosling

Ms McBride*

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Hammond

Ms McGowan

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Ms Macklin

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Mr Marles

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Ms Husar

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Mr Husic

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Ms Keay

Ms Plibersek

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 2:32:28 PM

And the question—That the motion to suspend standing orders be agreed tobeing accordingly put


- 2:32:40 PM

Division 195

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

AYES, 69

Mr Abbott

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hastie

Ms Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen*

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Irons

Mr Pasin

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Crewther

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

NOES, 57

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bandt

Mr Feeney

Mr Keogh

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Khalil

Ms Sharkie

Mr Bowen

Dr Freelander

Ms M. M. H. King

Mr Shorten

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Georganas

Ms Lamb

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Giles

Dr Leigh

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gosling

Ms McBride*

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Hammond

Ms McGowan

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Ms Macklin

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Mr Marles

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Ms Husar

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Mr Husic

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Ms Keay

Ms Plibersek

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 2:34:51 PM

Document

Mr Pyne presented a revised explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 2:35:01 PM

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


- 2:35:24 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr Shorten 2:36:22 PM.
- 2:39:28 PM

Mr Dreyfus addressing the House—


- 2:39:43 PM

Closure

Mr Pyne  moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.


- 2:39:50 PM

Division 196

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

AYES, 69

Mr Abbott

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hastie

Ms Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen*

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Irons

Mr Pasin

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Crewther

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

NOES, 57

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bandt

Mr Feeney

Mr Keogh

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Khalil

Ms Sharkie

Mr Bowen

Dr Freelander

Ms M. M. H. King

Mr Shorten

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Georganas

Ms Lamb

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Giles

Dr Leigh

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gosling

Ms McBride*

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Hammond

Ms McGowan

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Ms Macklin

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Mr Marles

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Ms Husar

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Mr Husic

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Ms Keay

Ms Plibersek

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 2:48:23 PM

And the question—That the bill be now read a second timebeing accordingly put and passedbill read a second time.


- 2:48:45 PM

On the motion of Mr Pyne, the bill was read a third time.


- 2:49:10 PM

 52DOCUMENT

Mr Keenan (Minister for Justice) presented the following document:

Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory—Interim report, 31 March 2017.


- 2:49:35 PM

 53ADJOURNMENT

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House) moved—That the House do now adjourn.

Question—put and passed.

And then the House, at 2.50 pm, adjourned until 12 noon on Tuesday, 9 May 2017.


- 11:59:00 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 30 March 2017 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) (Language Other Than English—LOTE—courses offered by ethnic schools) Determination 2017 [F2017L00341].

Goods and Services Tax: (Particular Attribution Rule for Supplies of Gas or Electricity made by Public Utility Providers) Determination 2017 [F2017L00364].

Goods and Services Tax: (Particular Attribution Rules for Cooling off Periods) Determination 2017 [F2017L00363].

Goods and Services Tax: (Particular Attribution Rules for Retention Payments) Determination 2017 [F2017L00344].

Goods and Services Tax: (Particular Attribution Rules for Supplies and Acquisitions made through Agents) Determination 2017 [F2017L00346].

Goods and Services Tax: Recipient Created Tax Invoice Determination 2017 for Agricultural Products, Government Related Entities and Large Business Entities [F2017L00348].

Goods and Services Tax: Recipient Created Tax Invoice Determination 2017 for Ceding Insurers or Reinsurers [F2017L00353].

Goods and Services Tax: Recipient Created Tax Invoice Determination 2017 for Education Fund Providers [F2017L00359].

Goods and Services Tax: Recipient Created Tax Invoice Determination 2017 for Food and Grocery Manufacturers and Retailers [F2017L00365].

Goods and Services Tax: Recipient Created Tax Invoice Determination 2017 for Road Transport Operators [F2017L00343].

Goods and Services Tax: Recipient Created Tax Invoice Determination 2017 for wholesalers of photographic imaging equipment and related supplies [F2017L00347].

Goods and Services Tax: Waiver of Tax Invoice Requirement Determination 2017—customers of Custom Service Leasing Pty Ltd [F2017L00335].

Goods and Services Tax: Waiver of Tax Invoice Requirement Determination 2017 for intangible supplies from offshore [F2017L00330].

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976—Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Leases) Regulations 2017 [F2017L00333].

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

Broadcasting (Charges) Determination 2017 [F2017L00334].

Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2017 [F2017L00328].

Telecommunications (Charges) Amendment Determination 2017 (No. 1) [F2017L00338].

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002—Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Witness Expenses) Regulations 2017 [F2017L00332].

Biosecurity Act 2015—Biosecurity (Methods of Ballast Water Management) Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Approval 2017 [F2017L00329].

Civil Aviation Act 1988—Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998—

Exemption—display of markings (gliders and powered sailplanes)—CASA EX39/17 [F2017L00331].

Exemption—from life jacket standard (Heli-Aust Whitsundays)—CASA EX41/17 [F2017L00352].

Exemption—maintenance on limited category and experimental aircraft—CASA EX43/17 [F2017L00350].

Corporations Act 2001—ASIC Corporations (Repeal and Transitional) Instrument 2017/271 [F2017L00339].

Defence Act 1903

Determination under section 58B—Service with the United Nations—amendment—2017/11 [F2017L00336].

Woomera Prohibited Area Rule 2014—Determination of Exclusion Periods for Amber Zone 1 and Amber Zone 2 for Financial Year 2017-2018 Amendment No.1 [F2017L00342].

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

List of CITES Species—Declaration of a stricter domestic measure in accordance with section 303CB—Cetacea (all whales, porpoises and dolphins) [F2017L00349].

List of CITES Species—Declaration of a stricter domestic measure in accordance with section 303CB—Loxodonta Africana (African elephant) [F2017L00351].

Migration Act 1958—Migration Regulations 1994—Migration (IMMI 17/031 Arrangements for Resident Return Visa Applications) Instrument 2017 [F2017L00324].

National Health Act 1953

National Health Determination under paragraph 98C(1)(b) Amendment 2017 (No. 2)—PB 18 of 2017 [F2017L00355].

National Health (Listed drugs on F1 or F2) Amendment Determination 2017 (No. 2)—PB 22 of 2017 [F2017L00361].

National Health (Listing of Pharmaceutical Benefits) Amendment Instrument 2017 (No. 2)—PB 15 of 2017 [F2017L00362].

National Health (Originator Brand) Amendment Determination 2017 (No. 2)—PB 23 of 2017 [F2017L00360].

National Health (Pharmaceutical benefits—early supply) Amendment Instrument 2017 (No. 2)—PB 19 of 2017 [F2017L00358].

National Health (Prescriber bag supplies) Amendment Determination 2017 (No. 1)—PB 17 of 2017 [F2017L00356].

National Health (Price and Special Patient Contribution) Amendment Determination 2017 (No. 2)—PB 16 of 2017 [F2017L00357].

National Land Transport Act 2014—Roads to Recovery List 2014 Variation Instrument No. 2017/1 [F2017L00340].

Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993—Seacare Authority Code of Practice Approval 2017 [F2017L00326].

Private Health Insurance Act 2007—Private Health Insurance (Lifetime Health Cover) Rules 2017 [F2017L00354].

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013—Notices under section 72—

Commonwealth acquiring shares in Moorebank Intermodal Company Limited—31 March 2017.

Commonwealth forming a company—

CSIRO General Partner 2 Pty Ltd—27 March 2017.

CSIRO Innovation Services Pty Ltd—27 March 2017.

Variation in rights of a corporate Commonwealth entity as a member of; acquiring shares and variation in rights attaching to shares held by a corporate Commonwealth entity in Clarity Pharmaceuticals Ltd—27 March 2017.

Radiocommunications Act 1992

Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Multiplex Transmitter Licences—Application Fee) Amendment Determination 2017 (No.1) [F2017L00327].

Radiocommunications (Spectrum Licence Allocation—700 MHz Band) Determination 2016 [F2016L01970]—Supplementary explanatory statement.

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000—Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Percentages) Regulations 2017 [F2017L00322].

Taxation Administration Act 1953—Commissioner of Taxation—

Taxation Determination—TD 93/146 (Addendum).

Taxation Ruling—

TR 92/4 (Addendum).

TR 2003/13 (Addendum).

TR 2004/4 (Addendum).

TR 2005/12 (Addendum).

TR 2005/16 (Addendum).

Telecommunications Act 1997—Telecommunications (Telemarketing and Research Calls) Industry Standard 2017 [F2017L00323].

Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Act 1997—Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Application Charge) Amendment Determination 2017 (No. 1) [F2017L00337].

Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Act 1997—Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) (Allocation Charge) Amendment Determination 2017 (No. 1) [F2017L00345].


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ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except *Mr HayesMs M. L. LandryMs O’DwyerMs O’Toole and *Ms Rowland.

* On leave