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Draft House Minutes

No. 106

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

- 9:30:24 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.


- 9:32:02 AM

 2National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Mandatory Comprehensive Credit Reporting) Bill 2018

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer), for Mr Morrison (Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to provide for mandatory comprehensive credit reporting, and for related purposes.

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Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:32:24 AM

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


- 9:44:46 AM

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


- 9:45:05 AM

 3Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2018

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

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Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:45:25 AM

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


- 9:51:49 AM

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


- 9:52:23 AM

 4POSTPONEMENT OF BUSINESS

Ordered—That business intervening before notice No. 6government business, be postponed until a later hour this day.


- 9:52:09 AM

 5Statute Update (Autumn 2018) Bill 2018

Mr Tehan (Minister for Social Services), for Mr Porter (Attorney-General), 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.

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Mr Tehan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:52:20 AM

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


- 9:55:31 AM

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


- 9:55:54 AM

 6Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payments for Carers) Bill 2018

Mr Tehan (Minister for Social Services), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, and for related purposes.

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Mr Tehan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:56:24 AM

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


- 10:04:41 AM

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


- 10:05:15 AM

Mr Burkesought leave to move a motion, leave not granted..


- 10:06:53 AM

 7SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS MOVED

Mr Burke  moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Watson from moving the following motion immediately—That the House—

(1)notes:

(a)on Monday, the Prime Minister guaranteed to the Australian people that “lower business taxes result in higher wages”;

(b)on Tuesday, a secret survey of big business revealed that over 80 per cent of big businesses ruled out increasing wages or employing more Australians because of the Prime Minister’s $65 billion handout;

(c)that today, in the last half hour, a leaked draft of a statement from the Business Council of Australia reveals the commitments that big businesses were unwilling to give:

(i)a commitment to “create more Australian jobs” was in the draft but deleted from the final statement;

(ii)a commitment to “increase wages” was in the draft but deleted from the final statement; and

(iii)a commitment to pay tax was in the draft but deleted from the final statement; and

(d)the Prime Minister is still claiming his $65 billion handout to big business will create jobs and increase wages when even big business says it won’t; and

(2)therefore, calls on this out of touch Prime Minister to admit his $65 billion handout to big business is another example of this Government choosing the top end of town over ordinary Australians.


- 10:08:38 AM

Closure of Member

Mr Hunt (Minister for Health) moved—That the Member be no longer heard.


Point of order, Mr Burke. 10:09:04 AM.
- 10:09:37 AM

Question—put.


- 10:09:55 AM

Division 353

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

AYES, 72

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry*

Ms Price

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Ms Banks

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Ms Bishop

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Broad

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Coulton

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Crewther

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Drum

Mr Irons

Ms O’Dwyer

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Evans

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

NOES, 68

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Ms Kearney

Ms Owens

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bowen

Ms Ellis

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Khalil

Ms Rowland

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms Lamb

Ms Sharkie

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Ms McGowan

Mr Swan

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Mr Clare

Mr Hill

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms Claydon

Ms Husar

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Mr Conroy

Mr Jones

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Mr Danby

Mr Katter

Ms O’Toole

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 10:19:03 AM

Mr Bowen (seconder) addressing the House—


- 10:19:11 AM

Closure of Member

Mr Hunt moved—That the Member be no longer heard.


- 10:19:20 AM

Question—put.


- 10:19:26 AM

Division 354

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

AYES, 72

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry*

Ms Price

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Ms Banks

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Ms Bishop

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Broad

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Coulton

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Crewther

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Drum

Mr Irons

Ms O’Dwyer

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Evans

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

NOES, 68

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Ms Kearney

Ms Owens

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bowen

Ms Ellis

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Khalil

Ms Rowland

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms Lamb

Ms Sharkie

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Ms McGowan

Mr Swan

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Mr Clare

Mr Hill

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms Claydon

Ms Husar

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Mr Conroy

Mr Jones

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Mr Danby

Mr Katter

Ms O’Toole

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 10:21:39 AM

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


- 10:21:58 AM

Division 355

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

AYES, 67

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Ms Rowland

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan*

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Ms Sharkie

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms McGowan

Mr Swan

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Clare

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms Claydon

Ms Husar

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Mr Conroy

Mr Jones

Ms O’Toole

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

Ms Kearney

Ms Owens

NOES, 72

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry*

Ms Price

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Ms Banks

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Ms Bishop

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Broad

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Coulton

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Crewther

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Drum

Mr Irons

Ms O’Dwyer

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Evans

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 10:29:21 AM

 8Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Mr Hunt (Minister for Health), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to private health insurance, and for other purposes.

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Mr Hunt presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill and the A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment (Excess Levels for Private Health Insurance Policies) Bill 2018 and the Medicare Levy Amendment (Excess Levels for Private Health Insurance Policies) Bill 2018.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:29:58 AM

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


- 10:36:09 AM

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


- 10:36:44 AM

 9Medicare Levy Amendment (Excess Levels for Private Health Insurance Policies) Bill 2018

Mr Hunt (Minister for Health), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Medicare Levy Act 1986, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:37:08 AM

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


- 10:39:24 AM

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


- 10:39:52 AM

 10A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment (Excess Levels for Private Health Insurance Policies) Bill 2018

Mr Hunt (Minister for Health), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Act 1999, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:40:23 AM

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


- 10:42:29 AM

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


- 10:42:55 AM

 11Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Amendment Bill 2018

Mr Hunt (Minister for Health), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Hunt presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:43:26 AM

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


- 10:46:53 AM

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


- 10:47:18 AM

 12Corporations Amendment (Asia Region Funds Passport) Bill 2018

Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Revenue and Financial Services), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to corporations, financial products and services, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms O’Dwyer presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:47:44 AM

Ms O’Dwyer moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 10:53:28 AM

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


- 10:53:49 AM

 13Treasury Laws Amendment (ASIC Governance) Bill 2018

Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Revenue and Financial Services), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to provide for an additional Deputy Chairperson of ASIC, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms O’Dwyer presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:54:11 AM

Ms O’Dwyer moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 10:57:36 AM

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


- 10:57:53 AM

 14Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing ASIC’s Capabilities) Bill 2018

Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Revenue and Financial Services), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 in relation to competition in the financial system, to provide that ASIC is not a Statutory Agency, and to remove the requirement for ASIC to engage staff under the Public Service Act 1999, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms O’Dwyer presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:58:32 AM

Ms O’Dwyer moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 11:03:35 AM

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


- 11:04:02 AM

 15Treasury Laws Amendment (OECD Multilateral Instrument) Bill 2018

Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Revenue and Financial Services) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms O’Dwyer presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:04:21 AM

Ms O’Dwyer moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 11:09:02 AM

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


- 11:09:27 AM

 16Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4) Bill 2018

Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Revenue and Financial Services), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, superannuation, competition and consumers, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms O’Dwyer presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:09:47 AM

Ms O’Dwyer moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 11:14:26 AM

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


- 11:14:56 AM

 17Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018

Dr McVeigh (Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006, and for other purposes.

Document

Dr McVeigh presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:15:36 AM

Dr McVeigh moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 11:23:24 AM

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


- 11:23:37 AM

 18Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2018

Dr McVeigh (Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003, and for related purposes.

Document

Dr McVeigh presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:24:05 AM

Dr McVeigh moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 11:26:27 AM

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


- 11:26:51 AM

 19Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment Bill 2018

Mr Littleproud (Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Littleproud presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:27:14 AM

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


- 11:31:01 AM

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


- 11:31:23 AM

 20Biosecurity Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018

Mr Littleproud (Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Biosecurity Act 2015, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr Littleproud presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:31:52 AM

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


- 11:35:45 AM

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


- 11:36:06 AM

 21Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund Bill 2018

Mr Wyatt (Minister for Indigenous Health), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to establish the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr Wyatt presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:36:29 AM

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


- 11:40:00 AM

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


- 11:40:30 AM

 22Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018

Mr Wyatt (Minister for Indigenous Health), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters arising from the enactment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund Act 2018, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr Wyatt presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:40:54 AM

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


- 11:42:05 AM

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


- 11:42:27 AM

 23Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (Indigenous Land Corporation) Bill 2018

Mr Wyatt (Minister representing the Minister for Indigenous Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to extend the functions of the Indigenous Land Corporation to rights in relation to water, and for related purposes.

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Mr Wyatt presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:42:51 AM

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


- 11:46:04 AM

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


- 11:46:26 AM

 24Interactive Gambling Amendment (Lottery Betting) Bill 2018

Mr Fletcher (Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Interactive Gambling Act 2001, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr Fletcher presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:46:48 AM

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


- 11:52:33 AM

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


- 11:52:56 AM

 25Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Amendment Bill 2018

Mr Taylor (Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905, and for related purposes.

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Mr Taylor presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:53:18 AM

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


- 11:55:35 AM

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


- 11:55:57 AM

 26Customs Amendment (Illicit Tobacco Offences) Bill 2018

Mr Taylor (Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901, and for related purposes.

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Mr Taylor presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:56:15 AM

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


- 12:01:03 PM

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


- 12:01:33 PM

 27Education and Other Legislation Amendment (VET Student Loan Debt Separation) Bill 2018

Mrs K. L. Andrews (Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to separate VET student loan debts from HELP debts, and for other purposes.

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

Bill read a first time.


- 12:01:59 PM

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


- 12:10:44 PM

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


- 12:11:14 PM

 28Student Loans (Overseas Debtors Repayment Levy) Amendment Bill 2018

Mrs K. L. Andrews (Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Student Loans (Overseas Debtors Repayment Levy) Act 2015, and for related purposes.

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

Bill read a first time.


- 12:11:36 PM

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


- 12:15:22 PM

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


- 12:15:49 PM

 29Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018

Mr Hawke (Assistant Minister for Home Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to migration, customs and passenger movement charge, and for related purposes.

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Mr Hawke presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:16:08 PM

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


- 12:19:23 PM

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


- 12:20:21 PM

 30Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Bill 2018

Mr Littleproud (Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources), for Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to consumer protections, and for related purposes.

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Mr Littleproud presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:20:33 PM

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


- 12:27:50 PM

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


- 12:28:22 PM

 31Underwater Cultural Heritage Bill 2018

Ms Price (Assistant Minister for the Environment), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to protect Australia’s underwater cultural heritage, and for related purposes.

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Ms Price presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill and the Underwater Cultural Heritage (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:28:35 PM

Ms Price moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 12:32:33 PM

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


- 12:33:11 PM

 32Underwater Cultural Heritage (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018

Ms Price (Assistant Minister for the Environment), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential and transitional matters arising from the enactment of the Underwater Cultural Heritage Act 2018, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:33:27 PM

Ms Price moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 12:34:12 PM

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


- 12:34:38 PM

 33Public Sector Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to superannuation, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Coleman presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:34:56 PM

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


- 12:40:02 PM

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


- 12:40:25 PM

 34Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transition) Bill 2018

Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Astronomical Observatory Act 2010 and to repeal the Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transitional Provisions) Act 2010, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Coleman presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:40:54 PM

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


- 12:47:39 PM

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


- 12:48:14 PM

 35Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to intellectual property, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Coleman presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:48:39 PM

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


- 12:54:45 PM

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


- 12:55:03 PM

 36POSTPONEMENT OF NOTICE

Ordered—That notice No. 29, government business, be postponed until a later hour this day.


- 12:55:30 PM

 37PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEEREFERENCE OF WORKFacilities to support naval operations in the north

Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), 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: Facilities to support naval operations in the north.


- 12:57:19 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 12:57:33 PM

 38PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEEREFERENCE OF WORKLarrakeyah Barracks redevelopment project

Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), 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: Larrakeyah Barracks redevelopment project.


- 12:59:57 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 1:00:08 PM

 39PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEEREFERENCE OF WORKStage two of the Garden Island (East), Critical Infrastructure Recovery Program, Sydney

Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), 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: Stage two of the Garden Island (East), Critical Infrastructure Recovery Program, Sydney.


- 1:02:39 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 1:03:08 PM

 40Engine test cell 1 upgrade, raaf base amberley, qld—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), 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: Engine Test Cell 1 Upgrade, RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland.


- 1:04:41 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 1:04:51 PM

 41Joint Health Command Garrison Health Facilities Upgrade Project—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), 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: Joint Health Command Garrison Health Facilities Upgrade Project.


- 1:07:01 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 1:07:15 PM

 42Joint Project 157—Replacement aviation refuelling vehicles infrastructure project—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), 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: Joint Project 157—Replacement aviation refuelling vehicles infrastructure project.


- 1:09:24 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 1:09:39 PM

 43Maritime Operational Support Capability facilities project—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), 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: Maritime Operational Support Capability facilities project.


- 1:11:26 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 1:12:20 PM

 44Parliamentary Papers

Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance)for Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), pursuant to notice, movedThat unless otherwise ordered, and provided that they conform to the printing standards, the following documents shall be made Parliamentary Papers upon their presentation to the House of Representatives:

(a) substantive reports of parliamentary committees;

(b) annual reports of Commonwealth entities;

(c) a report of a royal commission;

(d) a report of the Productivity Commission;

(e) a report of the Auditor-General;

(f) a report of the Australian Human Rights Commission;

(g) a report of the Australia Law Reform Commission;

(h) a report of the Australian Electoral Commission on the redistribution of electoral division boundaries;

(i) Australian Government white papers;

(j) a report in a series that has previously been included in the Parliamentary Papers Series on the recommendation of a Publications Committee; and

(k) budget papers and ministerial statements presented following the presentation of the appropriation bills.


- 1:12:25 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 1:12:37 PM

 45Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2017—REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

The Deputy Speaker reported that the bill had been fully considered by the Federation Chamber and agreed to with amendments (see item No. 3, 27 March 2018, Minutes of Proceedings of the Federation Chamber), and presented a certified copy of the bill together with a schedule of amendments.

Amendments made by the Federation Chamber agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


- 1:13:07 PM

On the motion of Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 1:13:45 PM

 46Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2017—REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

The Deputy Speaker reported that the bill had been fully considered by the Federation Chamber and agreed to without amendment, and presented a certified copy of the bill.

Bill agreed to.


- 1:14:31 PM

On the motion of Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 1:14:51 PM

 47Health, 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 CommitteeReport on the inquiry into the use and marketing of electronic cigarettes and personal vaporisers in Australia

Report, incorporating dissenting reports, March 2018.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Mr Zimmerman 1:15:18 PM. Mr Georganas 1:19:48 PM.
- 1:20:00 PM

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


- 1:28:14 PM

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


- 1:28:19 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.


- 1:28:26 PM

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


- 1:28:33 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 1:28:42 PM

 48Public Works—Parliamentary Standing Committee—MEMBERSHIP

The House was informed that the Chief Government Whip had nominated Mr Wallace to a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works.

Mr Coleman (Assistant Minister for Finance), by leave, moved—That Mr Wallace be appointed member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works.

Question—put and passed.


- 1:29:29 PM

 49 Communications Legislation Amendment (Online Content Services and Other Measures) Bill 2017

The order of the day having been read for the second reading


- 1:29:36 PM

Document

Mr Fletcher (Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities) presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 1:29:52 PM

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


- 1:30:14 PM

Mr Fletcher addressing the House—


- 1:30:33 PM

It being 1.30 pm, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 43, Mr Fletcher was granted leave to continue his speech at a later hour this day.


- 1:30:46 PM

 50MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Mrs Elliot 1:30:57 PM. Mrs Marino 1:31:51 PM. Ms McBride 1:33:21 PM. Mr Buchholz 1:34:48 PM. Mr Hart 1:36:11 PM. Mr L. S. O’Brien 1:37:46 PM. Ms Husar 1:39:10 PM. Mr Crewther 1:40:38 PM. Ms Sharkie 1:42:04 PM. Mr Drum 1:43:30 PM. Ms Brodtmann 1:45:10 PM. Mr Entsch 1:46:46 PM. Mr Gosling 1:48:20 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 1:49:51 PM. Mr Husic 1:51:11 PM. Mr Falinski 1:52:46 PM. Mr Jones 1:54:13 PM. Mr Evans 1:55:50 PM. Mr Shorten 1:57:26 PM. Mr Gee 1:58:55 PM.
- 2:00:39 PM

 51QUESTIONS


- 2:00:46 PM

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


- 2:04:12 PM

 (2)Ms M. L. Landry to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:08:01 PM

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


- 2:11:21 PM

 (4)Ms Henderson to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:13:47 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.13 pm the Member for Burt (Mr Keogh) 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.


- 2:14:02 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Morrison 2:14:08 PM.
- 2:14:21 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.14 pm the Member for Bendigo (Ms L. M. Chesters) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and she accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:14:37 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Morrison 2:14:44 PM.
- 2:15:24 PM

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


- 2:18:46 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:18:58 PM

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


- 2:22:20 PM

 (7)Mr Irons to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:25:31 PM

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


- 2:28:31 PM

 (9)Mr Christensen to Mr McCormack (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport)


- 2:32:03 PM

 (10)Mr O’Connor to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


Point of order, Mr Pyne. 2:32:37 PM.
- 2:37:08 PM

 (11)Mr Hogan to Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs)


- 2:40:27 PM

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


- 2:43:57 PM

 (13)Mr Leeser to Mr Pyne (Minister for Defence Industry)


- 2:47:22 PM

 (14)Ms Collins to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:49:19 PM

Document

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented the following document: Mr Bowen—Photograph.


- 2:50:00 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 2:50:42 PM

 (15)Mr Ramsey to Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Revenue and Financial Services)


- 2:54:18 PM

 (16)Dr Chalmers to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:56:14 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.56 pm the Member for Rankin (Dr Chalmers) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:56:24 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Turnbull 2:56:31 PM.
- 2:57:48 PM

 (17)Mr Wallace to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health)


- 3:01:16 PM

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


- 3:04:11 PM

Member directed to leave

At 3.04 pm the Member for Shortland (Mr Conroy) 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.


- 3:04:26 PM

Questions without notice continued.


Mr Turnbull 3:04:32 PM.
- 3:05:17 PM

 (19)Ms Banks to Mr Frydenberg (Minister for the Environment and Energy)


- 3:08:43 PM

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


- 3:11:10 PM

 (21)Mr Robert to Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs)


- 3:14:47 PM

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


- 3:15:21 PM

 52Auditor-General’s Report

The Speaker presented the following document:

Auditor-General—Audit report No. 33 of 2017-2018—Performance audit—Implementation of the annual performance statements requirements 2016-17: Across entities.

Ordered to be made a Parliamentary Paper.


- 3:16:03 PM

 53DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Australian Law Reform Commission—Reports—No. 133—Pathways to justice: An inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples—

*Final report, December 2017.

*Summary report, December 2017.

Climate Change Authority—Review of the Emissions Reduction Fund—December 2017.

Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984—Report under section 31 for 2016-17.

National Disability Insurance Scheme—Joint Standing Committee—Progress Report—Report, September 2017—Government response, March 2018.

Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003

Quarterly reports on the operation of Section 12G(1) for the periods—2017—

1 July to 30 September.

1 October to 31 December.

Quarterly reports on the operation of Section 54(1) for the periods—2017—

1 July to 30 September.

1 October to 31 December.

Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997—Quarterly report on movement cap for Sydney airport for the period 1 October to 31 December 2017.

*Ordered to be made Parliamentary Papers.


- 3:16:52 PM

 54Leave 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.


- 3:16:59 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 3:17:03 PM

 55Suspension of standing orders 31 and 33

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


- 3:17:39 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 3:17:44 PM

 56DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Business

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 big business and millionaires instead of ordinary Australians”.


- 3:17:51 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:17:59 PM

Mr Shorten addressed the House.


- 3:25:36 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Sukkar 3:28:12 PM. Ms Plibersek 3:38:24 PM. Mr Ted O’Brien 3:43:29 PM. Mr Bowen 3:48:28 PM. Mr Gee 3:53:36 PM. Ms Macklin 3:58:40 PM. Point of order, Ms Henderson. 3:59:48 PM. Ms Macklin 4:00:00 PM. Ms Henderson 4:03:58 PM. Mr O’Connor 4:09:07 PM. Mr Wallace 4:14:09 PM.
- 4:19:20 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:19:25 PM

 57Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Robert (Chair) presented the following document:

Treaties—Joint Standing CommitteeReport 178: Bonn Convention-amendments; Universal Postal Union-amendmentsReport, March 2018.

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


Mr Robert 4:19:54 PM.
- 4:19:56 PM

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


- 4:23:44 PM

 58Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Hastie (Chair) presented the following document:

Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint CommitteeReview of proposed amendments to the Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Bill 2017Report, March 2018.

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


- 4:23:50 PM

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


- 4:25:31 PM

 59Law 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 2015–16Report, March 2018.


- 4:25:31 PM

Examination of the Australian Federal Police annual report 2015-16—Report, March 2018.

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


Mr C. Kelly 4:25:31 PM.
- 4:25:32 PM

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


- 4:34:00 PM

 60MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 31328 March 2018, from the Senate was reported returning the Intelligence Services Amendment (Establishment of the Australian Signals Directorate) Bill 2018 without amendment.


- 4:34:12 PM

 61 Communications Legislation Amendment (Online Content Services and Other Measures) Bill 2017

The order of the day having been read for the motionThat the bill be now read a second time (see item No. 49, page 1485).


- 4:34:19 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr Sukkar 4:34:22 PM. Ms Rowland 4:43:47 PM. Mr B. K. Mitchell 5:13:55 PM. Mr Jones 5:29:08 PM.
- 5:44:06 PM

Debate adjourned (Mr PittAssistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 5:44:19 PM

 62MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2017

Message No. 31428 March 2018, from the Senate was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the House a Bill for an Act to create a framework for managing critical infrastructure, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 5:44:41 PM

Document

Mr Hawke (Assistant Minister for Home Affairspresented a revised explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 5:44:46 PM

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


Mr Hawke 5:45:05 PM.
- 5:51:37 PM

Debate, by leave, ensued.


Mr Dreyfus 5:51:39 PM. Mr Wallace 6:19:02 PM. Dr Aly 6:34:01 PM. Mr Hastie 6:47:05 PM. Mr C. Kelly 6:57:49 PM. Ms Brodtmann 7:13:00 PM. Mr Hawke 7:28:11 PM.
- 7:30:53 PM

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


- 7:31:29 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr Hawke (Assistant Minister for Home Affairs), the bill was read a third time.


- 7:32:03 PM

 63MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Security of Critical Infrastructure (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017

Message No. 31527 March 2018, from the Senate was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the House a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential and transitional matters in connection with the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2017, to amend the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 7:32:46 PM

Document

Mr Hawke (Assistant Minister for Home Affairspresented a revised explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 7:33:20 PM

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


- 7:33:42 PM

Debate, by leave, continued.


- 7:33:48 PM

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


- 7:34:03 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

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


- 7:34:45 PM

 64MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 31728 March 2018, from the Senate was reported returning the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Amendment Bill 2017 without requests.


- 7:34:51 PM

 65MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 31828 March 2018, from the Senate was reported returning the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018 without amendment.


- 7:35:18 PM

 66MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 5) Bill 2017

Message No. 31628 March 2018, from the Senate was reported returning the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 5) Bill 2017 with an amendment.


- 7:35:49 PM

 moved—That the amendment be considered immediately.


- 7:36:34 PM

On the motion of Ms Price (Assistant Minister for the Environment), the amendment was agreed to, after debate.


Dr Leigh 7:36:38 PM.
- 7:42:07 PM

 67 Communications Legislation Amendment (Online Content Services and Other Measures) 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—

Debate resumed.


Ms Collins 7:42:14 PM. Ms T. M. Butler 7:51:08 PM.
- 7:57:52 PM

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


- 7:58:04 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Ms Price (Assistant Minister for the Environment), the bill was read a third time.


- 7:58:24 PM

 68ADJOURNMENT

Ms Price (Assistant Minister for the Environment) moved—That the House do now adjourn.

Question—put and passed.

And then the House, at 7.58 pm, adjourned until 12 noon on Tuesday, 8 May 2018.


- 7:58:37 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 28 March 2018 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Australian Border Force Act 2015—Subsection 21(4)—Statement of Grounds of Termination of Appointment as Australian Border Force Commissioner.

Civil Aviation Act 1988—Precision Runway Monitor Operations at Sydney Airport Direction 2018—CASA 24/18 [F2018L00412].

Defence Act 1903—Woomera Prohibited Area Rule 2014—Woomera Prohibited Area Rule 2014 Determination of Exclusion Periods for Amber Zone 1 and Amber Zone 2 for Financial Year 2018—2019 [F2018L00415].

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999—Amendment of List of Exempt Native Specimens—NSW Abalone, NSW Estuary General, NSW Estuary Prawn Trawl, NSW Lobster, NSW Ocean Hauling, NSW Ocean Trawl, QLD East Coast Spanish Mackerel, QLD Marine Aquarium Fish, QLD Sea Cucumber (East Coast) and QLD East Coast Otter Trawl Fisheries, March 2018—EPBC303/DC/SFS/2018/03 [F2018L00416].

Fisheries Management Act 1991—Small Pelagic Fishery Management Plan 2009—Fisheries Management (Small Pelagic Fishery) Fishing Method Determination 2018 [F2018L00413].

International Air Services Commission Act 1992—International Air Services Commission Policy Statement 2018 [F2018L00410].

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

Notices under section 72—

Commonwealth acquired shares in WSA Co Limited—21 March 2018 [2].

Commonwealth subscribed to shares in ANSTO Nuclear Medicine Pty Ltd (ANM).

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Amendment Rule 2018 [F2018L00414].

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989—Therapeutic Goods (Authorised Supply of Specified Medical Devices) Rules March 2018 [F2018L00411].

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986—Veterans’ Entitlements (Top Up of Pension Bonus in Specified Circumstances) Instrument 2018—2018 No. R3 [F2018L00417].


- 7:58:45 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Mr AlbaneseMr CioboMr R. G. Mitchell and Mr J. H. Wilson.


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