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No. 156

Thursday, 25 November 2021

- 9:30:16 AM

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


- 9:31:45 AM

 2Religious Discrimination Bill 2021

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act relating to discrimination on the ground of religious belief or activity, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Morrison presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:32:14 AM

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


- 9:53:21 AM

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


- 9:54:12 AM

Personal explanation, Mr Christensen.


- 9:55:04 AM

 3Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth), for Mr Morrison (Prime Minister), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters arising from the enactment of the Religious Discrimination Act 2021, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:55:25 AM

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


- 10:04:01 AM

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


- 10:04:24 AM

 4Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth), for Mr Morrison (Prime Minister), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to human rights, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:04:44 AM

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


- 10:12:17 AM

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


- 10:12:46 AM

 5National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

Mrs K. L. Andrews (Minister for Home Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to national security and intelligence services, and for related purposes.

Document

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

Bill read a first time.


- 10:13:09 AM

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


- 10:21:21 AM

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


- 10:21:47 AM

 6Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle Framework and Other Measures Bill 2021

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to provide for corporate collective investment vehicles, to amend the law relating to taxation and superannuation and to make miscellaneous and technical amendments of the law in the Treasury portfolio, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:22:22 AM

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


- 10:28:39 AM

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


- 10:29:11 AM

 7Electoral Legislation Amendment (Annual Disclosure Equality) Bill 2021

Mr T. R. Wilson (Assistant Minister to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction), for Mr Morton (Special Minister of State), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to electoral and financial disclosure matters, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr T. R. Wilson presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:29:32 AM

Mr T. R. Wilson moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 10:34:11 AM

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


- 10:34:36 AM

 8Electoral Legislation Amendment (Candidate Eligibility) Bill 2021

Mr T. R. Wilson (Assistant Minister to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction), for Mr Morton (Assistant Minister for Electoral Matters), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections in respect of the checklist for nomination of candidates.

Document

Mr T. R. Wilson presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:35:04 AM

Mr T. R. Wilson moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 10:35:51 AM

Document

Mr T. R. Wilson (Assistant Minister to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction) presented the following document:

Australian Electoral Commission—Sample qualification checklist relating to your eligibility under Section 44 of the Australian Constitution.


Mr T. R. Wilson 10:36:20 AM.
- 10:38:26 AM

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


- 10:39:01 AM

 9Animal Health Australia and Plant Health Australia Funding Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Mr T. R. Wilson (Assistant Minister to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction), for Mr Littleproud (Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the funding of Australian Animal Health Council Limited and Plant Health Australia Limited, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr T. R. Wilson presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:39:26 AM

Mr T. R. Wilson moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 10:43:51 AM

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


- 10:44:03 AM

Dr Hainessought leave to move a motion. Leave not granted.


- 10:44:58 AM

 10SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS MOVED

Dr Haines moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent:

(1) the private Members' business order of the day relating to the Australian Federal Integrity Commission Bill 2021 standing in the name of the Member for Indi being called on immediately and passage of the bill through all stages taking priority over all other business during periods of government business until its completion;

(2) a maximum of 2 hours being allocated for the second reading stage with a maximum of 10 minutes per Member speaking; and

(3) if consideration of the bill has not been completed by 1 pm, any questions necessary to complete the House's consideration of the bill being put to the House immediately and without debate.


- 10:49:00 AM

Debate ensued.


Mrs Archer 10:49:08 AM. Ms Steggall 10:51:22 AM. Mr Burke 10:56:34 AM. Ms Sharkie 10:57:10 AM. Mr Bandt 10:59:16 AM. Mr Katter 11:00:10 AM. Mr Fletcher 11:03:51 AM. Point of order, Mr Wilkie. 11:06:21 AM. Mr Fletcher 11:06:37 AM. Point of order, Dr Haines. 11:07:13 AM. Mr Fletcher 11:07:29 AM. Point of order, Mr Katter. 11:08:09 AM. Mr Fletcher 11:08:52 AM.
- 11:09:28 AM

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


- 11:09:43 AM

Division 789

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

AYES, 63

Mr Alexander

Mr Falinski

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Sukkar

Dr Allen

Mr Fletcher

Mrs Marino

Mr Taylor

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Dr Martin

Mr Tehan

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Morrison

Mr Thompson

Ms Bell

Mr Gee

Mr Morton

Mr Tudge

Mr Broadbent

Dr Gillespie

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Buchholz

Mr Goodenough

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Vasta

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Hammond

Mr Pasin

Dr Webster

Mr Christensen

Mr Hawke

Mr Pitt

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Porter

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Ms Price

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wood

Mr Drum*

Ms Landry

Mr Robert

Mr Wyatt

Mr Dutton

Ms Ley

Mr Simmonds

Mr Young

Mr Entsch

Ms Liu

Mr A. D. H. Smith

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Evans

Mr McCormack

Mr Stevens

NOES, 66

Mr Albanese

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Dr Aly

Dr Freelander

Ms McBain

Ms Sharkie

Mrs Archer

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Mr Shorten

Mr Bandt

Mr Giles

Mr Marles

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Ms Bird

Mr Gosling

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Mr Bowen

Dr Haines

Dr Mulino

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burke

Mr Hayes

Ms Murphy

Ms Steggall

Ms Burney

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Ms Swanson

Mr Burns

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil

Ms Templeman

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Katter

Ms Payne

Ms Thwaites

Mr Champion

Ms Kearney

Mr Perrett

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr C. Kelly

Mrs Phillips

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Zappia

Mrs Elliot

Ms M. M. H. King

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 11:21:22 AM

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


Mr K. J. Andrews 11:23:30 AM. Mr Burke 11:25:00 AM. Mr Dutton 11:25:25 AM. Mr Burke 11:25:57 AM. Mr Dutton 11:26:32 AM. Mr Burke 11:27:16 AM. Dr Haines 11:31:24 AM.
- 11:33:27 AM

Division 790

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

AYES, 66

Mr Albanese

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Dr Aly

Dr Freelander

Ms McBain

Ms Sharkie

Mrs Archer

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Mr Shorten

Mr Bandt

Mr Giles

Mr Marles

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Ms Bird

Mr Gosling

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Mr Bowen

Dr Haines

Dr Mulino

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burke

Mr Hayes

Ms Murphy

Ms Steggall

Ms Burney

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Ms Swanson

Mr Burns

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil

Ms Templeman

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Katter

Ms Payne

Ms Thwaites

Mr Champion

Ms Kearney

Mr Perrett

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr C. Kelly

Mrs Phillips

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Zappia

Mrs Elliot

Ms M. M. H. King

NOES, 64

Mr Alexander

Mr Falinski

Mr McCormack

Mr Stevens

Dr Allen

Mr Fletcher

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Sukkar

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mrs Marino

Mr Taylor

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Dr Martin

Mr Tehan

Ms Bell

Mr Gee

Mr Morrison

Mr Thompson

Mr Broadbent

Dr Gillespie

Mr Morton

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Goodenough

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Hammond

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Vasta

Mr Christensen

Mr Hawke

Mr Pasin

Dr Webster

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Pitt

Mrs Wicks

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Mr Porter

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Ms Price

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Ms Landry

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Ms Ley

Mr Simmonds

Mr Young

Mr Evans

Ms Liu

Mr A. D. H. Smith

Mr Zimmerman

* Tellers

The requirements of standing order 47(c)(ii) for an absolute majority having not been satisfied, the motion was not carried.


- 11:42:27 AM

 11 Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 

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—


- 11:42:42 AM

Debate resumed by Ms Rowland who moved, as an amendment—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:

(1)notes:

(a)this bill seeks to preserve the operation of a range of regulatory obligations imposed on Telstra following its privatisation;

(b)it was the Liberal-National government that privatised Telstra;

(c)the privatisation of Telstra, in the view of many communities, had an adverse impact on regional telecommunications services; and

(d)that Labor’s decision to structurally separate Telstra, and establish a wholesale-only National Broadband Network, was a response to these failures of privatisation policy; and

(2)calls on all members of the House to acknowledge the Liberal-National privatisation of Telstra, as a vertically integrated monopoly, was not in the national interest”.

Debate ensued.


- 12:01:17 PM

Debate adjourned (Mr EvansAssistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 12:01:48 PM

 12Communications and the Arts—Standing CommitteeCORRIGENDUM

Dr Webster (Chair) presented the following document:

Communications and the Arts—Standing CommitteeSculpting a national cultural plan: Igniting a post-COVID economy for the arts—Report, incorporating a dissenting report, October 2021Corrigendum.


- 12:02:22 PM

 13Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Ms Hammond presented the following document:

Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint CommitteeReviews of Administration and Expenditure: No. 18 (2018-2019) and No. 19 (2019-2020)—Australian Intelligence AgenciesReport, October 2021.

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


Ms Hammond 12:02:45 PM.
- 12:07:50 PM

Ms Hammond, by leave, made statement in connection with the report.


- 12:07:59 PM

 14Health, Aged Care and Sport—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Zimmerman (Chair) presented the following documents:

Health, Aged Care and Sport—Standing CommitteeThe New Frontier: Delivering better health for all Australians: Inquiry into approval processes for new drugs and novel medical technologies in Australia

Report, November 2021.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Mr Zimmerman 12:08:23 PM. Dr Freelander 12:15:50 PM.
- 12:24:08 PM

Mr Zimmerman and Dr Freelander, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


- 12:24:15 PM

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


- 12:24:18 PM

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.


- 12:24:27 PM

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


- 12:24:32 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 12:24:43 PM

 15Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Ms Swanson (Deputy Chair) presented the following document:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing CommitteeInquiry into the Department of Defence annual report 2019-20Report, November 2021.

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


Ms Swanson 12:25:11 PM.
- 12:32:00 PM

Ms Swanson, by leave, made statement in connection with the report.


- 12:32:15 PM

 16 Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve’s Law) Bill 2021

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 M. C. Butler 12:32:23 PM.
- 1:00:39 PM

Debate adjourned (Mr EvansAssistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 1:01:07 PM

 17Investment Statement—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Mr Tehan (Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment), by leave, made a ministerial statement relating to investment.


- 1:10:26 PM

Ms M. M. H. King addressed the House in reply.


- 1:20:30 PM

Ms M. M. H. King, by leave, continued her remarks.


- 1:21:57 PM

 18 Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve’s Law) Bill 2021

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 Simmonds 1:22:03 PM.
- 1:29:36 PM

It being 1.30 pm, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 43 and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 1:29:46 PM

 19MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements being made


Mr Albanese 1:29:53 PM. Mr Conaghan 1:31:16 PM. Mr Zappia 1:32:49 PM. Mr Coulton 1:34:14 PM. Mr Giles 1:35:53 PM.
- 1:37:20 PM

Mr Laming (by video link)


- 1:39:15 PM

Petition

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

Access to Trikafta for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis—35,815 petitioners.


- 1:39:20 PM

Members’ statements continued.


Dr Freelander 1:39:25 PM. Mr Drum 1:40:34 PM. Mr Wilkie 1:41:58 PM. Mr Entsch 1:43:20 PM. Ms McBride 1:44:55 PM. Mr Falinski 1:46:26 PM. Dr Aly 1:47:49 PM. Ms Flint 1:49:27 PM. Ms Murphy 1:50:56 PM. Mr Zimmerman 1:52:29 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 1:54:04 PM. Ms Hammond 1:55:36 PM. Mr Jones 1:57:07 PM. Mr McCormack 1:58:40 PM.
- 1:59:57 PM

 20QUESTIONS


- 2:00:03 PM

 (1)Mr Albanese to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:00:22 PM

 (2)Ms Hammond to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:03:58 PM

 (3)Mr Albanese to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:06:56 PM

 (4)Dr Webster to Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister)


- 2:10:37 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:12:19 PM. Mr Morrison 2:13:14 PM.
- 2:14:02 PM

Mr Albaneserequested that Mr Morrison present a document. Document public.


- 2:14:27 PM

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


Mr Gee 2:16:20 PM. Point of order, Mr Wilkie. 2:17:54 PM. Mr Gee 2:18:08 PM.
- 2:18:35 PM

 (7)Dr Martin to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:21:36 PM. Mr Frydenberg 2:22:04 PM.
- 2:22:43 PM

 (8)Ms C. F. King to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:25:27 PM

 (9)Dr Allen to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:26:22 PM. Mr Frydenberg 2:26:44 PM.
- 2:29:50 PM

 (10)Mr Albanese to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:33:32 PM

 (11)Mr Young to Mr Taylor (Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction)


- 2:36:54 PM

 (12)Mr Marles to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:39:11 PM. Mr Morrison 2:39:40 PM.
- 2:41:01 PM

 (13)Mrs Wicks to Mr Sukkar (Minister for Housing)


- 2:44:52 PM

 (14)Ms Plibersek to Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth)


- 2:47:25 PM

 (15)Mr Falinski to Mrs K. L. Andrews (Minister for Home Affairs)


- 2:50:50 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Shorten. 2:52:51 PM. Mr Morrison 2:53:10 PM.
- 2:55:25 PM

 (17)Mr Entsch to Mr Robert (Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business)


- 2:58:55 PM

 (18)Mr Albanese to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:59:58 PM. Mr Morrison 3:00:51 PM.
- 3:02:31 PM

 (19)Mrs McIntosh to Ms Ley (Minister representing the Minister for Women)


- 3:05:20 PM

Mr Albaneseassociated himself with the previous answer.


- 3:06:08 PM

 (20)Mr Albanese to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


Mr Morton 3:07:37 PM.
- 3:09:45 PM

 (21)Mr K. J. Andrews to Mr Gee (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs)


- 3:13:24 PM

 21Suspension of Standing Orders—STATEMENT BY SPEAKER

The Speaker made the following statement:  

Over most of the last two years, the House has adopted different formulations of certain questions on motions as they are put to a vote. The different formulations have been adopted as a means of reducing movement across the chamber, thereby reducing risks associated with COVID-19. In relation to motions to suspend standing orders, because of the current formulation of the question, in the overwhelming majority of cases those questions are decided for the Ayes—in favour of the question ‘That the motion to suspend standing orders be disagreed to’.

Earlier today, the member for Indi moved a motion to suspend standing orders. Following debate on the suspension motion, the initial question was decided for the Noes—that is, disagreeing to the question ‘That the motion to suspend standing orders be disagreed to’. A second decision was needed on a differently formulated question, simply because a decision against a proposal to disagree to a motion is not the same as a decision in favour of a motion. The second question enabled a vote on whether the suspension motion should be agreed to, which is the question under standing order 47(c). That requires an absolute majority in order for it to be carried. If members thought this was unusual, they are correct, as there is usually no need for a second question because of the result of the initial question. I regret if members were concerned about having to change sides of the chamber to vote, given the COVID safety arrangements the House has been operating under. On the other hand, this one exception in almost two years highlights just how successful the arrangements have been.


- 3:15:25 PM

 22Matter of Privilege raised by the Manager of Opposition Business—STATEMENT BY SPEAKER

The Speaker made the following statement:  

On Tuesday, the Manager of Opposition Business raised as a matter of privilege whether the Member for Pearce had failed to comply with the resolution of the House regarding the registration of Members’ interests such as would constitute a contempt of the House.

Having previously raised this matter on 18 October, the Manager of Opposition Business stated that new information had come to light, by way of an interview on Tuesday morning given by the Member for Casey, the former Speaker, which might cause the House to reconsider the matter being referred to the Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests.

I have considered the statement made by the Manager of Opposition Business and the documents he presented.

The interview with the Member for Casey he referred to does not reveal new information relating to the substance of the matter of privilege raised.

Accordingly, as the House has recently decided not to refer the matter to the committee, and in the absence of new information of substance to the matter, nothing has been raised with me that would cause me to support priority being given over other business to a motion for referral of the same matter to the committee.


- 3:17:17 PM

 23DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

*Aged Care Act 1997—Report on the operation of the Act for 2020-21.

*Bundanon Trust—Report for 2020-21.

Executive Director of Township Leasing—

Report for 2019-20—Correction.

*Report for 2020-21.

Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation—National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy for 2021-2023.

*National Mental Health Commission—Report for 2020-21.

Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997—Quarterly report on movement cap for Sydney airport for the period 1 July to 30 September 2021.

*The documents were made Parliamentary Papers.


- 3:17:26 PM

 24Auditor-General’s Report

The Speaker presented the following document:

Auditor-General—Audit report No. 10 of 2021-22—Performance audit—Administration of the Research and Development Tax Incentive: Industry Innovation and Science Australia; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources; Australian Taxation Office.

The document was made a Parliamentary Paper.


- 3:18:05 PM

 25DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—AUSTRALIAN INTERESTS

The House was informed that Mr Albanese (Leader of the Opposition), had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The Government failing to act in the interests of Australians”.


- 3:18:26 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:18:28 PM

Mr Albanese addressed the House.


- 3:28:33 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Gee 3:28:36 PM. Ms Rowland 3:38:42 PM. Mr McCormack 3:43:46 PM. Mr Perrett 3:48:48 PM. Mrs McIntosh 3:53:56 PM. Ms Templeman 3:58:47 PM. Mr Stevens 4:04:01 PM. Mr Gosling 4:08:53 PM. Mr Pasin 4:14:00 PM.
- 4:19:03 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:19:15 PM

 26 Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve’s Law) Bill 2021

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.


- 4:19:31 PM

Mr Hayes addressing the House—


- 4:29:54 PM

 27ADJOURNMENT

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

Debate ensued.


Dr Mulino 4:30:01 PM. Mr Ramsey 4:35:00 PM. Ms Payne 4:40:09 PM. Mr Alexander 4:45:16 PM. Mr Perrett 4:49:57 PM. Mr A. D. H. Smith 4:55:10 PM.
- 5:00:32 PM

The House continuing to sit until 5 pm—The Speaker adjourned the House until 10 am on Monday, 29 November 2021.


- 5:00:53 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 25 November 2021 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Airspace Act 2007—Australian Airspace Policy Statement 2021 [F2021L01589].

Civil Aviation Act 1988—Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998—

Part 91, Part 133 and Part 138 Manuals of Standards—NVIS Amendments Instrument 2021 (No. 1) [F2021L01591].

Part 121—Single Pilot Aeroplane (MOPSC 10-13) Operations—Exemptions Instrument 2021—CASA EX137/21 [F2021L01594].

Part 138 MOS Amendment Instrument 2021 (No. 1) [F2021L01595].

Health Insurance Act 1973—Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Amendment (Indexation) Determination 2021 [F2021L01590].

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997—Income Tax Assessment (Developing Country Relief Funds) Declaration 2021 [F2021L01592].

Industry Research and Development Act 1986

Industry Research and Development (Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Hubs and Technologies Program) Instrument 2021 [F2021L01593].

Industry Research and Development (Digital Directors Program) Instrument 2020 [F2020L01554]—Replacement explanatory statement.


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ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Ms T. M. ButlerMr ByrneMs CokerMs CollinsMr ConnellyMr DickMr DreyfusMr GormanMr HamiltonMr HastieMr HowarthMr IronsMr LamingMr B. K. MitchellMr NeumannMr Ted O’BrienMr Pearce and Ms Wells.


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Mr Laming participated by video link.