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No. 115

Thursday, 13 May 2021

- 9:30:19 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.


- 9:32:18 AM

 2PRIVILEGE—COMPLAINT OF BREACH

Mr C. Kelly raised a matter of privilege in relation to a ban by Facebook affecting his communication with constituents.


- 9:40:09 AM

Documents

Mr C. Kelly presented the following documents:


- 9:40:09 AM

www.aph.gov.au—Mr Kelly Member’s homepage—Broken link, 12 May 2021.


- 9:40:09 AM

Facebook removes Craig Kelly’s page, says former Liberal MP breached misinformation policies—www.abc.net.au, Jade Macmillan and Brett Worthington, 26 April 2021.


- 9:40:09 AM

Facebook deletes Craig Kelly’s backup page—www.canberratimes.com.au, Rebecca Gredley, 28 April 2021.


- 9:40:09 AM

Social media statistics for Australia (Updated March 2021)—Genroe, Adam Ramshaw.


- 9:40:35 AM

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


- 9:40:44 AM

 3Appropriations and Administration—Standing Committee—REPORT

The Speaker presented the following document:

Appropriations and Administration—Standing CommitteeReport No. 21: Budget estimates 2021-2022Report, May 2021.

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


- 9:41:07 AM

 4Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Bill 2021

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth) presented a Bill for an Act to impose registered higher education provider charge, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:41:33 AM

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


- 9:44:59 AM

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


- 9:45:17 AM

 5Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2021

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:45:44 AM

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


- 9:48:57 AM

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


- 9:49:20 AM

 6Higher Education Support Amendment (Extending the Student Loan Fee Exemption) Bill 2021

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Higher Education Support Act 2003 in relation to the amount of a FEE-HELP debt, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:49:58 AM

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


- 9:51:33 AM

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


- 9:51:53 AM

 7Financial Regulator Assessment Authority Bill 2021

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to establish the Financial Regulator Assessment Authority, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to this bill and the Financial Regulator Assessment Authority (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2021.


- 9:51:53 AM

Bill read a first time.


- 9:52:29 AM

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


- 9:54:07 AM

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


- 9:54:20 AM

 8Financial Regulator Assessment Authority (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2021

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential and transitional matters in connection with the Financial Regulator Assessment Authority Act 2021, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:54:57 AM

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


- 9:55:39 AM

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


- 9:55:55 AM

 9Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 3) Bill 2021

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, social security, veterans’ entitlements and the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:56:23 AM

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


- 10:02:46 AM

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


- 10:03:08 AM

 10Suspension of standing orders—Consideration of appropriation bills

Mr Morton (Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet), for Mr Dutton (Leader of the House), pursuant to notice, moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the following from occurring in order to facilitate the work of the Federation Chamber in considering the appropriation bills:

(1) on Tuesday, 25 May the Federation Chamber to meet from 12.15 pm to 1.30 pm for government business in addition to its scheduled hours of meeting, and there to be no grievance debate;

(2) on Wednesday, 26 May the Federation Chamber to meet from 10 am to 1.30 pm and from 4 pm to 7.30 pm, and there to be no constituency statements;

(3) on Thursday, 27 May the Federation Chamber to meet from 10 am to 1.30 pm, adjourn without debate, and there to be no constituency statements;

(4) on Tuesday, 1 June the Federation Chamber to meet from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm for government business in addition to its scheduled hours of meeting, and there to be no grievance debate;

(5) on Wednesday, 2 June the Federation Chamber to meet at 10 am and consider the following business:

(a) Members’ three minute constituency statements until 10.30 am;

(b) committee and delegation business and private Members’ business from 10.30 am to 1 pm;

(c) 90 second statements from 4 pm to 4.45 pm; and

(d) committee and delegation business and private Members’ business from 4.45 pm to 7.30 pm;

(6) on Monday, 21 June the period from 11 am to 1.30 pm and from 4.45 pm to 6.30 pm to be allocated to government business, and the Federation Chamber to adjourn at 6.30 pm;

(7) on Wednesday, 23 June the Federation Chamber to meet at 10 am and consider the following business:

(a) Members’ three minute constituency statements until 10.30 am;

(b) committee and delegation business and private Members’ business from 10.30 am to 1 pm;

(c) 90 second statements from 4 pm to 4.45 pm; and

(d) committee and delegation business and private Members’ business from 4.45 pm to 7.30 pm;

(8) the Selection Committee to:

(a) make determinations in relation to the selection, referral and timetabling of items of committee and delegation business and private Members’ business, for the Federation Chamber in accordance with this resolution; and

(b) report its determinations to the House in time for its decisions to be published on the Notice Paper of the sitting Thursday before the day being considered; and

(9) any variation to this arrangement to be made only by a motion moved by a Minister.


- 10:03:29 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:03:34 AM

 11Procedure—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS

Mr Vasta (Chair) presented the following documents:

Procedure—Standing CommitteeA window on the House: practices and procedures relating to Question Time

Report, March 2021.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Mr Vasta 10:04:03 AM. Mr Dick 10:09:58 AM.
- 10:09:58 AM

Mr Vasta and Mr Dick, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


- 10:14:30 AM

 12Human Rights—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORTS—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS

Dr Webster (Chair) presented the following documents:

Human Rights—Parliamentary Joint Committee

Human Rights scrutiny report: Report 4 of 2021 (sent to the Speaker on 31 March 2021, pursuant to standing order 247)Report, 31 March 2021.


- 10:14:30 AM

Human Rights scrutiny report: Report 5 of 2021 (sent to the Speaker on 29 April 2021, pursuant to standing order 247)—Report, 29 April 2021.


- 10:14:30 AM

Human Rights scrutiny report: Report 6 of 2021—Report, 13 May 2021.


- 10:14:30 AM

Annual report 2020—Report, 13 May 2021.

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


Dr Webster 10:14:58 AM. Mr Perrett 10:20:35 AM.
- 10:21:12 AM

Dr Webster and Mr Perrett, by leave, made statements in connection with the reports.


- 10:24:47 AM

 13Road Safety—Joint Select Committee—MEMBERSHIP

The House was informed that the Chief Government Whip had nominated Member to be member of the Joint Select Committee on Road Safety.

Mr Fletcher (Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts), by leave, moved—That Mr Conaghan be appointed a member of the Joint Select Committee on Road Safety.


- 10:25:06 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:25:26 AM

 14 Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) 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—


- 10:25:54 AM

Debate resumed by Ms Collins who seconded the amendment moved by Ms Plibersek (see item No. 29, Votes and Proceedings, 12 May 2021), 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 notes that the Government’s actions on education:

(1)have damaged Australia’s world-class university sector, loading up students with a lifetime of debt;

(2)are placing thousands of university jobs at risk; and

(3)will make it harder for Australia to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic”.

Debate ensued.


Mr van Manen 10:26:10 AM. Mr Perrett 10:37:14 AM. Mr Leeser 10:46:29 AM. Mr T. R. Wilson 10:58:26 AM. Mr Laming 11:02:58 AM. Ms Hammond 11:09:07 AM. Dr Allen 11:19:22 AM. Mr Alexander 11:28:09 AM. Mr Stevens 11:34:58 AM. Mr Hastie 11:42:57 AM.
- 11:45:30 AM

Question—That the words proposed to be omitted stand part of the question—put.


- 11:45:38 AM

Division 618

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

AYES, 75

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Ms Steggall

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Stevens

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Mr Sukkar

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Taylor

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Tehan

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mrs Marino

Mr Thompson

Mr Broadbent

Dr Haines

Dr Martin

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hamilton

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Hammond

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Christensen

Mr Hastie

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hawke

Mr Pasin

Dr Webster

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hogan

Mr Pearce

Mrs Wicks

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Ms Price

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Mr Evans

Ms Landry

Mr Sharma

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Mr Leeser

Mr Simmonds

NOES, 66

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Ms McBain

Mr Shorten

Mr Bowen

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms McBride

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Georganas

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burns

Mr Giles

Dr Mulino

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gorman

Ms Murphy

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gosling

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Mr Hayes

Mr O’Connor

Ms Thwaites

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hill

Ms O’Neil

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Champion

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Jones

Ms Payne

Ms Wells

Ms Claydon

Ms Kearney

Mr Perrett

Mr Wilkie

Ms Coker

Mr Keogh

Mrs Phillips

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy

Ms C. F. King

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 11:55:57 AM

Question—That the bill be now read a second time—put and passed—bill read a second time.


- 11:56:01 AM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 19712 March 2021, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.


- 11:56:11 AM

On the motion of Mr McCormack (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 11:57:59 AM

 15SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS MOVED

Ms T. M. Butler moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Griffith from moving the following motion immediately—That this House:

(1)notes:

(a)for two days, Coalition MPs have voted to keep the Member for Bowman as Chair of the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training, which allows him to claim an extra $23,000 on top of his base salary;

(b)the Member for Bowman stated on March 27 he would “step down from all Parliamentary roles effective immediately”, but has failed to do so;

(c)the Prime Minister now appears to accept the Member for Bowman’s defence of his behaviour towards women; and

(d)by voting to keep the Member for Bowman as Chair of this committee, the Prime Minister and everyone who sits behind him in this House is endorsing the Member for Bowman’s behaviour; and

(2)therefore, calls on the Prime Minister to discharge the Member for Bowman from the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training immediately. 


- 12:00:17 PM

Closure of Member

Mr Dutton (Leader of the House) moved—That the Member be no longer heard.

Question—put.


- 12:00:29 PM

Division 619

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

AYES, 73

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr Simmonds

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Stevens

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Mr Sukkar

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Taylor

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Tehan

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mrs Marino

Mr Thompson

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Dr Martin

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Ms Hammond

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Christensen

Mr Hawke

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Pasin

Dr Webster

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Mr Pearce

Mrs Wicks

Mr Connelly

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Ms Landry

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Mr Evans

Mr Leeser

Mr Sharma

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

NOES, 65

Dr Aly

Mrs Elliot

Ms McBain

Ms Sharkie

Mr Bandt

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms McBride

Mr Shorten

Ms Bird

Dr Freelander

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Mr Georganas

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Mr Burke

Mr Giles

Dr Mulino

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Gorman

Ms Murphy

Ms Steggall

Mr Burns

Mr Gosling

Mr Neumann

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Dr Haines

Mr O’Connor

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Hayes

Ms O’Neil

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Mr Hill

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Mr Champion

Ms Kearney

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms Claydon

Mr Keogh

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Ms Coker

Mr Khalil

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Ms Collins

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Wilkie

Mr Conroy

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Dick

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Mr Zappia

Mr Dreyfus

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 12:09:03 PM

Ms Wells (seconder) addressing the House—


- 12:09:14 PM

Closure of Member

Mr McCormack (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development) moved—That the Member be no longer heard.

Question—put.


- 12:09:50 PM

Division 620

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

AYES, 73

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr Simmonds

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Stevens

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Mr Sukkar

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Taylor

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Tehan

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mrs Marino

Mr Thompson

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Dr Martin

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Ms Hammond

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Christensen

Mr Hawke

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Pasin

Dr Webster

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Mr Pearce

Mrs Wicks

Mr Connelly

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Ms Landry

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Mr Evans

Mr Leeser

Mr Sharma

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

NOES, 65

Dr Aly

Mrs Elliot

Ms McBain

Ms Sharkie

Mr Bandt

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms McBride

Mr Shorten

Ms Bird

Dr Freelander

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Mr Georganas

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Mr Burke

Mr Giles

Dr Mulino

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Gorman

Ms Murphy

Ms Steggall

Mr Burns

Mr Gosling

Mr Neumann

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Dr Haines

Mr O’Connor

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Hayes

Ms O’Neil

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Mr Hill

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Mr Champion

Ms Kearney

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms Claydon

Mr Keogh

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Ms Coker

Mr Khalil

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Ms Collins

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Wilkie

Mr Conroy

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Dick

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Mr Zappia

Mr Dreyfus

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 12:11:55 PM

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


- 12:12:06 PM

Division 621

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

AYES, 73

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr Simmonds

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Stevens

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Mr Sukkar

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Taylor

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Tehan

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mrs Marino

Mr Thompson

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Dr Martin

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Ms Hammond

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Christensen

Mr Hawke

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Pasin

Dr Webster

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Mr Pearce

Mrs Wicks

Mr Connelly

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Ms Landry

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Mr Evans

Mr Leeser

Mr Sharma

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

NOES, 65

Dr Aly

Mrs Elliot

Ms McBain

Ms Sharkie

Mr Bandt

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms McBride

Mr Shorten

Ms Bird

Dr Freelander

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Mr Georganas

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Mr Burke

Mr Giles

Dr Mulino

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Gorman

Ms Murphy

Ms Steggall

Mr Burns

Mr Gosling

Mr Neumann

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Dr Haines

Mr O’Connor

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Hayes

Ms O’Neil

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Mr Hill

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Mr Champion

Ms Kearney

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms Claydon

Mr Keogh

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Ms Coker

Mr Khalil

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Ms Collins

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Wilkie

Mr Conroy

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Dick

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Mr Zappia

Mr Dreyfus

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 12:14:32 PM

 16rural and regional budget outcomes—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Mr McCormack (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development), by leave, made a ministerial statement relating to rural and regional budget outcomes.


- 12:38:17 PM

Ms C. F. King addressed the House in reply.


- 12:53:28 PM

 17 Competition and Consumer Amendment (Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Information Sharing Scheme) 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—


- 12:53:49 PM

Debate resumed by Dr Leigh 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 notes that the Government’s unnecessary delays in delivering a level playing field for independent mechanics have hurt small businesses and consumers”.

Debate ensued.


Mr Thistlethwaite (Seconder),  1:09:26 PM. Mr Coleman 1:09:48 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 1:12:32 PM. Mr Falinski 1:21:37 PM.
- 1:29:39 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.


- 1:29:48 PM

 18MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Mr Khalil 1:30:03 PM. Mr L. S. O’Brien 1:31:13 PM. Ms Stanley 1:32:45 PM. Mrs McIntosh 1:34:20 PM. Mr J. H. Wilson 1:35:37 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 1:37:05 PM. Dr Mulino 1:38:45 PM. Mr Young 1:40:04 PM. Mr Wilkie 1:41:34 PM. Mr Pasin 1:42:56 PM. Mr Burns 1:44:27 PM. Mr Pearce 1:46:03 PM. Ms Wells 1:47:40 PM. Mr Ramsey 1:49:06 PM. Ms McBain 1:50:47 PM. Mr Sharma 1:52:18 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 1:53:52 PM. Mr Simmonds 1:55:28 PM. Ms Murphy 1:56:57 PM. Mr Stevens 1:58:45 PM.
- 2:01:21 PM

 19DEATH OF FORMER MEMBER (THE HONOURABLE ANDREW SHARP PEACOCK)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 death of the Honourable Andrew Sharp Peacock AC 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.


- 2:02:08 PM

 20QUESTIONS


- 2:02:16 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:04:19 PM. Mr Morrison 2:05:25 PM.
- 2:06:43 PM

 (2)Mr Thompson to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:10:27 PM

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


Mr Frydenberg 2:11:16 PM.
- 2:12:40 PM

 (4)Dr Gillespie to Mr McCormack (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development)


- 2:16:14 PM

 (5)Dr Chalmers to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:18:09 PM

 (6)Mr Katter to Mr Dutton (Minister for Defence)


- 2:22:29 PM

 (7)Mr Connelly to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:26:06 PM

 (8)Mr Burke to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:28:08 PM. Mr Morrison 2:28:26 PM.
- 2:29:03 PM

 (9)Ms Bell to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:32:30 PM

 (10)Ms O’Neil to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health and Aged Care)


- 2:33:44 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.34 pm the Member for Lyons (Mr B. K. Mitchell) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour  and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:34:13 PM

Questions without notice continued.


Point of order, Ms O’Neil. 2:34:22 PM. Mr Hunt 2:34:33 PM.
- 2:36:36 PM

 (11)Ms Flint to Ms Ley (Minister representing the Minister for Women)


- 2:39:44 PM

 (12)Dr Chalmers to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:41:32 PM

 (13)Dr Allen to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health and Aged Care)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:43:05 PM. Mr Hunt 2:43:35 PM.
- 2:46:05 PM

 (14)Dr Chalmers to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:47:07 PM

 (15)Mrs Wicks to Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer)


- 2:50:33 PM

 (16)Dr Chalmers to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:52:48 PM

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


- 2:56:18 PM

 (18)Dr Chalmers to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:58:43 PM

 (19)Mr Sharma to Mrs K. L. Andrews (Minister for Home Affairs)


- 3:02:01 PM

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


- 3:02:45 PM

 (21)Mr Simmonds to Mr Porter (Minister for Industry, Science and Technology)


- 3:06:16 PM

 (22)Mr M. C. Butler to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 3:07:20 PM

 (23)Mr Wallace to Mr Dutton (Minister for Defence)


- 3:10:41 PM

 (24)Mr M. C. Butler to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 3:11:26 PM

 (25)Mr Pearce to Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs)


- 3:15:12 PM

Mr Albanesereferred to comments made by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs regarding veterans’ mental health.


- 3:15:37 PM

Mr Morrison added to an answer given earlier today.


- 3:16:54 PM

 21MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 35912 May 2021, from the Senate was reported informing the House that the following Senators are discharged from, and appointed as members of, the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia:

18 May 2021—

Discharged—Senator Siewert

Appointed—Senator Thorpe

19 May 2021—

Discharged—Senator Thorpe

Appointed—Senator Siewert

28 May 2021—

Discharged—Senator Siewert

Appointed—Senator Thorpe

29 May 2021—

Discharged—Senator Thorpe

Appointed—Senator Siewert

8 June 2021—

Discharged—Senator Siewert

Appointed—Senator Thorpe

9 June 2021—

Discharged—Senator Thorpe

Appointed—Senator Siewert


- 3:17:09 PM

 22DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Infrastructure

The House was informed that Ms C. F. King had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The Government’s cuts to infrastructure spending and its failure to deliver on its promises”.


- 3:17:21 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:17:25 PM

Ms C. F. King addressed the House.


- 3:27:35 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Fletcher 3:27:35 AM. Mr Giles 3:37:36 PM. Mr van Manen 3:42:42 PM. Mr Perrett 3:47:47 PM. Dr Webster 3:52:52 PM. Dr Aly 3:58:00 PM. Mr Wallace 4:03:11 PM. Mr Gosling 4:08:34 PM. Mr Simmonds 4:13:42 PM.
- 4:18:38 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:18:41 PM

 23Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORTS—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Dreyfus presented the following documents:

Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee

Advisory report on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020Report, May 2021.


- 4:18:41 PM

Report by statement: A review of regulations re-listing Jaish-e-Mohammad as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code Act 1995—Report, May 2021.

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


Mr Dreyfus 4:19:23 PM.
- 4:19:23 PM

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


- 4:26:12 PM

 24Competition and Consumer Amendment (Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Information Sharing Scheme) 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—And on the amendment moved thereto by Dr Leigh (see item No. 17, page #)

Debate resumed.


Ms Sharkie 4:26:28 PM. Mr Conaghan 4:30:42 PM. Mr J. H. Wilson 4:38:43 PM. Mr Jones 4:53:51 PM. Ms Payne 5:06:27 PM. Mr Keogh 5:11:39 PM. Mr Dick 5:23:04 PM. Mr Wallace 5:33:39 PM. Ms Templeman 5:41:56 PM. Mr Sukkar 5:49:14 PM.
- 5:55:50 PM

Amendment negatived.


- 5:56:02 PM

Question—That the bill be now read a second time—put and passed—bill read a second time.


- 5:56:25 PM

On the motion of Mr Evans (Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 5:56:59 PM

 25POSTPONEMENT OF ORDER OF THE DAY

Ordered—That order of the day No. 3, government business, be postponed until the next sitting.


- 5:57:38 PM

 27MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Extension and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Message No. 36513 May 2021, from the Senate was reported returning the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Amendment (Extension and Other Measures) Bill 2021 with amendments.


- 5:57:53 PM

Mr Evans (Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management) moved—That the amendments be considered immediately


- 5:58:06 PM

Mr Bandt moved, as an amendment—That all words after “considered” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words—

at the next sitting”.


- 6:08:39 PM

Question—That the amendment be disagreed to—put.


- 6:08:47 PM

Division  (This division is yet to be finalised and details are subject to change.)

The House divided and only Mr Bandt, Dr Haines, Ms Steggall and Mr Wilkie voting “No”, the Speaker (Mr A. D. H. Smith) declared the question resolved in the affirmative.


- 6:16:32 PM

Question—That the motion moved by Mr Evans be agreed to—put.


- 6:17:16 PM

Division  (This division is yet to be finalised and details are subject to change.)

The House divided and only Mr Bandt, Dr Haines, Ms Steggall and Mr Wilkie voting “No”, the Speaker (Mr A. D. H. Smith) declared the question resolved in the affirmative.


- 6:21:26 PM

Mr Evans moved—That the amendments be agreed to.


- 6:21:31 PM

Debate ensued.


- 6:32:01 PM

Mr Bandt addressing the House—


Mr Bandt 6:21:34 PM.
- 6:32:25 PM

Closure of Member

Mr Dutton (Leader of the House) moved—That the Member be no longer heard.

Question—put.


- 6:32:58 PM

Division 622

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

AYES, 71

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Ms Liu

Mr Stevens

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Taylor

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Dr Martin

Mr Thompson

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr Buchholz

Ms Hammond

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Christensen

Mr Hawke

Mr Pasin

Dr Webster

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Pearce

Mrs Wicks

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Connelly

Mr Irons

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr Wood

Mr Drum*

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Mr Dutton

Ms Landry

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Mr Entsch

Mr Leeser

Mr Sharma

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Evans

Ms Ley

Mr Simmonds

NOES, 46

Mr Bandt

Mr Conroy

Ms C. F. King

Ms Plibersek

Ms Bird

Mr Dick

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McBride

Ms Rowland

Ms Burney

Mrs Elliot

Mr Marles

Mr Shorten

Mr Burns

Mr Giles

Dr Mulino

Ms Stanley*

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gorman

Ms Murphy

Ms Steggall

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gosling

Mr Neumann

Ms Templeman

Mr Byrne

Dr Haines

Ms O’Neil

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hayes*

Ms Owens

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Champion

Mr Husic

Mr Perrett

Mr Wilkie

Mr Clare

Mr Jones

Mrs Phillips

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

Mr Keogh

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 6:40:32 PM

Question—put.


- 6:41:09 PM

Division  (This division is yet to be finalised and details are subject to change.)

The House divided and only Mr Bandt, Dr Haines, Ms Steggall and Mr Wilkie voting “No”, the Speaker (Mr A. D. H. Smith) declared the question resolved in the affirmative.


- 6:42:22 PM

 28 Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2021-2022 

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—


- 6:42:45 PM

Suspension of sitting

At 6.43 pm, the Speaker left the Chair.


- 7:30:50 PM

Resumption of sitting

At 7.31 pm, the Speaker resumed the Chair.


- 7:31:13 PM

Debate resumed.


Mr Albanese 7:31:16 PM.
- 8:07:04 PM

Debate adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 8:07:05 PM

 29ADJOURNMENT

At 8.07 pm—The Speaker adjourned the House until 10 am on Monday, 24 May 2021, in accordance with the resolution agreed to on 11 May 2021.


- 8:07:19 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 13 May 2021 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Defence Act 1903Determination under section 58B—Defence Determination, Individual Payment Determination 2021 (No. 1) [F2021L00564].

Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012—Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) (Risk Rated Premium and Special Tuition Protection Components) Amendment Instrument 2021 [F2021L00091]—Replacement explanatory statement.

Lands Acquisition Act 1989—Statement under section 125—May 2021.

Taxation Administration Act 1953—Commissioner of Taxation—

Class Ruling—CR 2021/34.

Taxation Ruling—TR 2002/5 (Addendum).


- 8:07:31 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except *Ms L. M. Chesters and Mr Ted O’Brien.

* On leave