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Thursday, 27 March 2014

1 The Federation Chamber met at 9.30 am, 9:30:00 AM.


Members constituency statements were made.

Mr Neumann, 9:30:10 AM, Mr Pitt, 9:33:10 AM, Ms Hall, 9:36:06 AM, Mr Wood, 9:38:57 AM, Ms T. M. Butler, 9:42:03 AM, Mr Keenan, 9:45:24 AM, Ms Parke, 9:48:34 AM, Dr Hendy, 9:51:35 AM, Mr Danby, 9:54:26 AM, Mrs Wicks, 9:57:27 AM, Ms L. M. Chesters, 10:00:50 AM, Mr Kelly, 10:03:58 AM, Dr Gillespie, 10:07:04 AM


Dr Gillespie presented the following petition approved by the Standing Committee on Petitions:

Coal seam gas mining in Australia 7,488 petitioners.


Dr Gillespie, 10:10:08 AM, by leave, presented the following document:

Environmental protection of Old Bar Beach (Document found by the Standing Committee on Petitions not to be a petition in compliance with the standing orders).

Mr Hayes, 10:10:17 AM, Ms Rowland, 10:13:00 AM, Ms Price, 10:16:02 AM, Mr Griffin, 10:18:53 AM, Mr Entsch, 10:21:57 AM

Suspension of meeting

At 10.25 am, a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended, 10:24:57 AM.

Resumption of meeting

At 10.42 am, the proceedings were resumed, 10:41:57 AM.

Debate continued.

Mr Husic, 10:42:03 AM, Mr C. A. Laundy, 10:45:10 AM


The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Abbott (Prime Minister) That the House record its deep regret at the tragic loss of life that resulted from the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 and express its sincere condolences, together with those of all Australians, to the families and loved ones of the six Australians and the other passengers and crew who are presumed to have died, 10:48:22 AM

Debate resumed.

Mr Albanese, 10:48:30 AM, Mr Porter, 10:54:27 AM, Mr Ripoll, 10:59:11 AM, Mr Irons, 11:01:27 AM

Suspension of meeting

At 11.02 am, a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended, 11:02:22 AM.

Resumption of meeting

At 11.14 am, the proceedings were resumed, 11:14:13 AM.

Debate continued.

Mr Irons (in continuation), 11:14:21 AM, Mr Danby, 11:18:27 AM, Mr Truss, 11:26:30 AM, Mr Coleman, 11:38:06 AM, Mr D. J. Chester, 11:39:54 AM, Mr Simpkins, 11:48:28 AM, Mr C. A. Laundy, 11:56:03 AM, Mr Varvaris, 11:59:37 AM, Ms F. M. Scott, 12:04:23 PM, Mrs K. L. Andrews, 12:07:44 PM, Mr Hunt, 12:11:56 PM, Mr McCormack, 12:16:52 PM

Suspension of meeting

At 12.20 pm, the Deputy Speaker left the Chair due to the lack of a quorum, 12:20:41 PM

Resumption of meeting

At 12.22 pm., the Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair, and a quorum being present 12:21:43 PM

Mr McCormack (in continuation), 12:21:48 PM, Mr O'Dowd, 12:24:03 PM

All Members present stood, in silence, 12:27:52 PM.

Mr O'Dowd, 12:28:13 PM, by leave, moved That further proceedings be conducted in the House.

Question put and passed, 12:28:49 PM.


Mr O'Dowd, 12:29:16 PM, moved That the Federation Chamber do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Ms Collins, 12:29:30 PM, Mrs McNamara, 12:34:37 PM, Mrs Elliot, 12:39:17 PM, Ms M. L. Landry, 12:44:19 PM, Ms Vamvakinou, 12:47:52 PM


Ms Vamvakinou, 12:52:40 PM, presented the following petition approved by the Standing Committee on Petitions:

Extension of period for Australians to receive aged care and disability pensions while overseas 633 petitioners.

Mr Coleman, 12:53:06 PM

Question put and passed, 12:58:14 PM.

At 12.58 pm, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the Federation Chamber until 9.30 am on Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 12:58:21 PM.

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