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No. 22

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

- 9:30:20 AM

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


- 9:31:32 AM

 2Selection Committee

The Speaker presented the following document:

Report No. 7 relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and private Members’ business on Monday, 21 October 2019.


- 9:31:57 AM

 3MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 15 October 2019, were reported returning the following bills without amendment or requests:

No. 63Higher Education Support (Charges) 2019 (without requests).

No. 64Higher Education Support Amendment (Cost Recovery) 2019.


- 9:32:20 AM

 4MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2019

Message No. 6515 October 2019, from the Senate was reported returning the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2019 and informing the House that the Senate does not insist upon its amendment no. 1 disagreed to by the House of Representatives.


- 9:32:40 AM

 5Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Mr Fletcher (Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to communications, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Fletcher presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:33:08 AM

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


- 9:41:31 AM

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


- 9:41:53 AM

 6Education Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

Mr Tehan (Minister for Education), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to higher education, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tehan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:42:17 AM

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


- 9:47:34 AM

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


- 9:48:03 AM

 7Customs Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Bill 2019

Mr Wood (Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Wood presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:48:31 AM

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


- 9:59:06 AM

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


- 9:59:34 AM

 8Customs Tariff Amendment (Growing Australian Export Opportunities Across the Asia-Pacific) Bill 2019

Mr Wood (Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Tariff Act 1995, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Wood presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:00:06 AM

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


- 10:00:58 AM

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


- 10:01:25 AM

 9Public Works—Parliamentary Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Dr McVeigh (Chair) presented the following document:

Public Works—Parliamentary Standing CommitteeReferral made July 2019 (5th report of 2019)Report, October 2019.

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


Dr McVeigh 10:02:01 AM.
- 10:02:05 AM

Dr McVeigh, by leave, made statement in connection with the report.


- 10:04:47 AM

 10MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate15 October 2019, were reported:


- 10:04:47 AM

No. 66—informing the House that Senator Ayres has been discharged from attendance on the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System, and Senator Polley had been appointed a member of the committee; and 

Senators Ayres, Bilyk, Brown, Carr, Chisholm, Ciccone, Dodson, Farrell, Gallacher, Gallagher, Green, Keneally, Kitching, Lines, McAllister, McCarthy, O’Neill, Pratt, Sheldon, Marielle Smith, Sterle, Urquhart, Walsh, Watt and Wong as participating members.


- 10:04:47 AM

No. 67informing the House that Senator Van had been discharged from attendance on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, and Senator Henderson had been appointed a member of the committee.


- 10:04:47 AM

No. 68—informing the House that Senator Marielle Smith had been appointed a member of the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme; and

Senators Ayres, Bilyk, Brown, Carr, Chisholm, Ciccone, Dodson, Farrell, Gallacher, Gallagher, Green, Keneally, Kitching, Lines, McAllister, McCarthy, O’Neill, Polley, Pratt, Sheldon, Sterle, Urquhart, Walsh, Watt and Wong as participating members.


- 10:04:47 AM

No. 69—informing the House that Senators Ayres, Bilyk, Brown, Carr, Chisholm, Ciccone, Dodson, Farrell, Gallagher, Green, Keneally, Kitching, Lines, McAllister, McCarthy, O’Neill, Polley, Pratt, Sheldon, Marielle Smith, Sterle, Urquhart, Walsh, Watt and Wong had been appointed as participating members of the Joint Select Committee on Road Safety.


- 10:04:58 AM

 11 Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 

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—


- 10:05:05 AM

Debate resumed by Mr Bowen 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 calls on the Government to address the lack of indemnity insurance for midwives who attend home births, as well as the lack of competition and choice in other midwifery cover”.

Debate ensued.


Ms Templeman 10:09:26 AM. Dr Freelander 10:12:54 AM. Ms Owens 10:27:53 AM. Dr Haines 10:40:02 AM. Ms Kearney 10:52:36 AM. Mr Robert 10:59:15 AM.
- 11:02:51 AM

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


- 11:03:00 AM

Division 77

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

AYES, 65

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McBride

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Mr Marles

Mr Shorten

Ms Bird

Dr Freelander

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Mr Giles

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Mr Burke

Mr Gorman

Dr Mulino

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Gosling

Ms Murphy

Ms Swanson

Mr Burns

Dr Haines

Mr Neumann

Ms Templeman

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Husic

Mr O’Connor

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Jones

Ms O’Neil

Ms Thwaites

Mr Byrne

Mr Katter

Ms Owens

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Ms Kearney

Ms Payne

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Keogh

Mr Perrett

Ms Wells

Mr Clare

Mr Khalil

Mrs Phillips

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Ms C. F. King

Ms Plibersek

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Coker

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

NOES, 73

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Dr Allen

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Ms Sharkie

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Sharma

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Simmonds

Mrs Archer

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Ms Steggall

Ms Bell

Ms Hammond

Mrs Marino

Mr Stevens

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Dr Martin

Mr Taylor

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tehan

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr Thompson

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Tudge

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Connelly

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Dr Webster

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pearce

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Ms Landry

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Mr Leeser

Ms Price

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Ms Ley

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 11:11:51 AM

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


- 11:12:47 AM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 3513 September 2019, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.


- 11:13:08 AM

On the motion of Mr Robert (Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 11:13:33 AM

 12 Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 2) Bill 2019 

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—


- 11:13:52 AM

Debate resumed by Mr Jones 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)that this Government has no plan to support the Australian economy; and

(b)that, in the absence of any Government plan for the economy, the IMF has today slashed Australia’s growth rate forecast to just 1.7 per cent—the lowest level in a decade—and predicts unemployment to stay stubbornly high; and

(2)calls on the Government to immediately undertake sensible economic action by:

(a)bringing forward infrastructure investments, particularly in regional areas;

(b)bringing forward part of its stage 2 income tax package to 2019-20 to provide relief for middle income earners, as this would have provided up to $1,350 a year to those earning above $90,000 three years earlier than currently planned;

(c)reviewing and responsibly increasing the rate of Newstart, as this would help to alleviate poverty, help people get into work, and would provide an effective and much needed boost to consumption;

(d)implementing a version of the Opposition’s Australian Investment Guarantee to incentivise and boost business investment; and

(e)developing a comprehensive plan to boost wages, starting with restoring penalty rates for workers who are most likely to spend in the economy”.

Debate ensued.


Mr Falinski 11:28:46 AM. Mr Littleproud 11:40:20 AM.
- 11:43:20 AM

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


- 11:43:28 AM

Division 78

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

AYES, 61

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Marles

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Shorten

Mr Bowen

Dr Freelander

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Burke

Mr Giles

Dr Mulino

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Gorman

Ms Murphy

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burns

Mr Gosling

Mr Neumann

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Husic

Mr O’Connor

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Jones

Ms O’Neil

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Ms Kearney

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Dr Chalmers

Mr Keogh

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Khalil

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Ms C. F. King

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Ms Claydon

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Plibersek

Mr Wilkie

Ms Coker

Dr Leigh

Ms Rishworth

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Ms McBride

Ms Rowland

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy

NOES, 75

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Dr Allen

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Littleproud

Ms Sharkie

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms Liu

Mr Sharma

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Simmonds

Mrs Archer

Mr Goodenough

Mrs McIntosh

Ms Steggall

Ms Bell

Dr Haines

Dr McVeigh

Mr Stevens

Mr Broadbent

Ms Hammond

Mrs Marino

Mr Taylor

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Dr Martin

Mr Tehan

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Thompson

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr Tudge

Mr Conaghan

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Dr Webster

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Katter

Mr Pearce

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pitt

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Mr Laming

Mr Porter

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Ms Landry

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 11:51:17 AM

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


- 11:52:20 AM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 3613 September 2019, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.


- 11:52:45 AM

On the motion of Mr Littleproud (Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 11:53:09 AM

 13 ANL Legislation Repeal Bill 2019

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


- 11:53:26 AM

Document

Mr Littleproud presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 11:53:30 AM

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


- 11:57:29 AM

Ms C. F. King 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 this Government’s record of undermining the Australian shipping industry; and

 (2)reaffirms that Australia’s economic, environmental and national security interests are best served by a viable and competitive shipping industry”.

Debate ensued.


Mr B. K. Mitchell 12:16:26 PM. Ms Claydon 12:31:31 PM. Mr Zappia 12:46:42 PM. Mrs Marino 12:59:45 PM.
- 1:02:50 PM

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


- 1:03:05 PM

Division 79

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

AYES, 64

Mr Albanese

Ms Collins

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rishworth

Dr Aly

Mr Conroy

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McBride

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Mr Marles

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Giles

Dr Mulino

Ms Swanson

Mr Burns

Mr Gorman

Ms Murphy

Ms Templeman

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gosling

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Husic

Mr O’Connor

Ms Thwaites

Mr Byrne

Mr Jones

Ms O’Neil

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Mr Katter

Ms Owens

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Ms Kearney

Ms Payne

Ms Wells

Mr Clare

Mr Keogh

Mr Perrett

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Khalil

Mrs Phillips

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Coker

Ms C. F. King

Ms Plibersek

Mr Zappia

NOES, 74

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Dr Allen

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Ms Sharkie

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Sharma

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Simmonds

Mrs Archer

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Ms Steggall

Ms Bell

Dr Haines

Mrs Marino

Mr Stevens

Mr Broadbent

Ms Hammond

Dr Martin

Mr Taylor

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr Tehan

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morton

Mr Thompson

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Tudge

Mr Conaghan

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Dr Webster

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Pearce

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Ms Landry

Ms Price

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 1:16:46 PM

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


- 1:17:57 PM

On the motion of Mr Hawke (Minister for International Development and the Pacific)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 1:18:24 PM

 14MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 16 October 2019, were reported returning the following bills without amendment or requests:

No. 70Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) 2019.

No. 71Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment 2019 (without requests).


- 1:18:59 PM

 15 Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Air Pollution) Bill 2019 

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—


- 1:19:10 PM

Debate resumed by Ms C. F. King 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 this Government’s record of undermining the Australian shipping industry; and

(2) reaffirms that Australia’s marine environment, national security and economic interests are best served by a strong and competitive Australian shipping industry”.


Mr Bowen (Seconder),  1:30:14 PM.
- 1:30:38 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.


- 1:30:47 PM

 16MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements being made


Mrs Elliot 1:30:54 PM. Mr Broadbent 1:31:49 PM. Ms Swanson 1:33:08 PM. Mr R. J. Wilson 1:34:48 PM. Mr Gosling 1:36:19 PM. Mr Young 1:37:53 PM. Ms Coker 1:39:23 PM. Mr Simmonds 1:40:56 PM. Mr Wilkie 1:42:25 PM. Mr Alexander 1:43:46 PM. Ms Ryan 1:45:31 PM. Mr Drum 1:46:56 PM. Ms O’Neil 1:48:32 PM.
- 1:48:50 PM

Document

Ms O’Neil presented the following document:

United States Cambodia Democracy Act(Receipt of document as a petition subject to approval by the Standing Committee on Petitions).


- 1:49:21 PM

Members’ statements continued.


Mr K. J. Andrews 1:50:12 PM. Ms Plibersek 1:51:55 PM. Mrs Archer 1:53:23 PM. Mr Shorten 1:54:44 PM. Ms Bell 1:56:32 PM. Mr Marles 1:58:00 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 1:59:36 PM. Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:00:37 PM.
- 2:00:54 PM

 17QUESTIONS


- 2:01:03 PM

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


- 2:04:30 PM

 (2)Dr Chalmers to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


Point of order, Dr Chalmers. 2:06:19 PM. Mr Frydenberg 2:06:31 PM.
- 2:07:49 PM

 (3)Dr Martin to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:11:14 PM

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


- 2:14:12 PM

 (5)Mrs Archer to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:17:42 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:17:52 PM

 (6)Dr Chalmers to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:20:13 PM

 (7)Mr Bandt to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr Bandt. 2:23:08 PM. Mr Morrison 2:23:22 PM. Point of order, Mr Porter. 2:24:56 PM.
- 2:25:48 PM

 (8)Mr Conaghan to Mr McCormack (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development)


- 2:29:25 PM

 (9)Dr Chalmers to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:30:12 PM

 (10)Mr Ted O’Brien to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:33:33 PM

 (11)Dr Chalmers to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:36:58 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:37:09 PM

 (12)Mr C. Kelly to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:40:19 PM. Mr Frydenberg 2:40:42 PM.
- 2:40:59 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:42:59 PM. Mr Morrison 2:43:22 PM.
- 2:44:54 PM

 (14)Mrs McIntosh to Mr Tudge (Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure)


- 2:48:32 PM

Mr Albanese (Leader of the Opposition)sought leave to move a motion. Leave not granted..


- 2:50:42 PM

Suspension of standing orders moved

Mr Albanese (Leader of the Opposition) moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Grayndler from moving the following motion immediately—That the House:

(1)notes that the:

(a)International Monetary Fund has slashed its growth forecast for the Australian economy for this year by almost 20 per cent;

(b)downgrade to Australia’s growth forecast by the International Monetary Fund is four times worse than the downgrade to advanced economies;

(c)Government has consistently ignored growing evidence that the Australian economy is floundering, including:

(i)the slowest economic growth in a decade;

(ii)the worst wages growth on record;

(iii)a record 1.9 million Australians being unemployed or underemployed;

(iv)a decline in GDP per capita last year, with flat growth in the last quarter;

(v)record levels of household debt;

(vi)consumer confidence at a four-year low;

(vii)business confidence well below average; and

(viii)sluggish productivity growth;

(d)International Monetary Fund has called on countries, including Australia, to provide fiscal support, saying “Monetary policy cannot be the only game in town and should be coupled with fiscal support where fiscal space is available”; and

(e)Government has no plan to address Australia’s floundering economy and continues to ignore calls from the Reserve Bank of Australia and the International Monetary Fund to provide fiscal support, including by investing in infrastructure; and

(2)therefore, calls on the Prime Minister to be straight with the Australian people about Australia’s floundering economy and develop a plan to stimulate economic growth, including by bringing forward infrastructure investment across the nation including in regional and rural Australia.


- 2:53:10 PM

Closure of Member

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

Question—put.


- 2:53:24 PM

Division 80

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

AYES, 71

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr Ramsey*

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Mr Sharma

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Simmonds

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Stevens

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Ms Hammond

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Dr Martin

Mr Thompson

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr Conaghan

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Dr Webster

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pearce

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Pitt

Mr Young

Mr Evans

Ms Landry

Mr Porter

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Mr Leeser

Ms Price

NOES, 65

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McBride

Ms Sharkie

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Mr Marles

Mr Shorten

Ms Bird

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Dr Freelander

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

Ms O’Neil

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Mr Byrne

Mr Jones

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Ms Kearney

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Keogh

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Mr Clare

Mr Khalil

Ms Plibersek

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Coker

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 2:59:01 PM

Dr Chalmers (seconder) addressing the House—


- 2:59:10 PM

Closure of Member

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

Question—put.


- 2:59:17 PM

Division 81

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

AYES, 71

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr Ramsey*

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Mr Sharma

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Simmonds

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Stevens

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Ms Hammond

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Dr Martin

Mr Thompson

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr Conaghan

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Dr Webster

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pearce

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Pitt

Mr Young

Mr Evans

Ms Landry

Mr Porter

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Mr Leeser

Ms Price

NOES, 65

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McBride

Ms Sharkie

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Mr Marles

Mr Shorten

Ms Bird

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Dr Freelander

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

Ms O’Neil

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Mr Byrne

Mr Jones

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Ms Kearney

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Keogh

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Mr Clare

Mr Khalil

Ms Plibersek

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Coker

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 3:02:44 PM

Closure

Mr Porter  moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.


- 3:02:51 PM

Division 82

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

AYES, 71

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr Ramsey*

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Mr Sharma

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Simmonds

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Stevens

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Ms Hammond

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Dr Martin

Mr Thompson

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr Conaghan

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Dr Webster

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pearce

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Pitt

Mr Young

Mr Evans

Ms Landry

Mr Porter

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Mr Leeser

Ms Price

NOES, 65

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McBride

Ms Sharkie

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Mr Marles

Mr Shorten

Ms Bird

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Dr Freelander

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

Ms O’Neil

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Mr Byrne

Mr Jones

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Ms Kearney

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Keogh

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Mr Clare

Mr Khalil

Ms Plibersek

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Coker

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 3:05:31 PM

And the question—That the motion for the suspension of standing orders be agreed tobeing accordingly put


- 3:05:35 PM

Division 83

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

AYES, 62

Mr Albanese

Ms Collins

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Dr Aly

Mr Conroy

Ms McBride

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Marles

Mr Shorten

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Dr Mulino

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Giles

Ms Murphy

Ms Swanson

Mr Burns

Mr Gorman

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gosling

Ms O’Neil

Ms Thwaites

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Byrne

Mr Jones

Ms Payne

Mr Watts

Dr Chalmers

Ms Kearney

Mr Perrett

Ms Wells

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Keogh

Mrs Phillips

Mr Wilkie

Mr Clare

Mr Khalil

Ms Plibersek

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Claydon

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Zappia

Ms Coker

Ms M. M. H. King

NOES, 74

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Dr Allen

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Ms Sharkie

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Sharma

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Simmonds

Mrs Archer

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Ms Steggall

Ms Bell

Dr Haines

Mrs Marino

Mr Stevens

Mr Broadbent

Ms Hammond

Dr Martin

Mr Taylor

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr Tehan

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morton

Mr Thompson

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Tudge

Mr Conaghan

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Dr Webster

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Pearce

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Ms Landry

Ms Price

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 3:12:29 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


- 3:12:33 PM

 (15)Mr Connelly to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 3:14:11 PM. Mr Morrison 3:14:22 PM.
- 3:14:55 PM

Member directed to leave

At 3.15 pm the Member for Lyons (Mr B. K. Mitchell) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 3:15:08 PM

Questions without notice continued.


Mr Morrison 3:15:15 PM.
- 3:16:23 PM

 18DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

*AAF Company—Report for 2018-19.

*Aged Care Pricing Commissioner—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Accounting Standards Board and Auditing and Assurance Standards Board—Reports for 2018-19.

*Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—Report for 2018-19, incorporating report of the Australian Energy Regulator.

*Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Fisheries Management Authority—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Institute of Criminology—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Institute of Marine Science—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Office of Financial Management—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Prudential Regulation Authority—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Research Council—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Security Intelligence Organisation—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Signals Directorate—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Sports Commission—Report for 2018-19.

*Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)—Report for 2018-19.

*Commonwealth Grants Commission—Report for 2018-19.

*Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)—Report for 2018-19.

*Defence Housing Australia—Report for 2018-19.

*Department of Defence—Report for 2018-19.

*Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade—Report for 2018-19.

*Department of Home Affairs—Report for 2018-19.

*Department of the Treasury—Report for 2018-19.

*Export Finance Australia—Report for 2018-19.

*Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority Limited—Report for 2018-19.

*Food Standards Australia New Zealand—Report for 2018-19.

*Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA)—Report for 2018-19.

*Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency (IPFA)—Report for 2018-19.

Migration Act 1958—Section 486O—Assessment of detention arrangements—

Personal identifier 1000875-O3, 1001250-O2, 1001280-O2, 1002536-O1, 1002636-O1, 1002647-O2, 1002759-O1, 1002846-O, 1002966-O1, 1003081-O—

Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman’s reports—Report No. 30 of 2019.

Government response to Ombudsman’s reports.

Personal identifier 1001313-O2, 1002162-O3, 1002331-O2, 1002510-O2, 1002515-O3, 1002530-O2, 1002721-O1, 1002736-O1, 1002876-O, 1002890-O—

Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman’s reports—Report No. 31 of 2019.

Government response to Ombudsman’s reports.

Personal identifier 000090-O, 1000940-O2, 1001842-O3, 1001947-O2, 1002499-O2, 1002528-O2, 1002880-O, 1002959-O, 1002985-O1, 1003063-O—

Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman’s reports—Report No. 32 of 2019.

Government response to Ombudsman’s reports.

Personal identifier 1001647-O3, 1001966-O3, 1002351-O3, 1002392-O2, 1002405-O3, 1002605-O2, 1002790-O2, 1002951-O, 1002969-O, 1003000-O—

Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman’s reports—Report No. 33 of 2019.

Government response to Ombudsman’s reports.

Personal identifier 1001257-O2, 1002115-O3, 1002255-O3, 1002326-O3, 1002413-O3, 1002471-O2, 1002981-O1, 1003032-O, 1003035-O, 1003054-O—

Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman’s reports—Report No. 34 of 2019.

Government response to Ombudsman’s reports.

Personal identifier 1002479-O2, 1002495-O2, 1002576-O2, 1002604-O2, 1002639-O2, 1002869-O1, 1002955-O, 1003069-O, 1003078-O, 2000017-O2—

Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman’s reports—Report No. 35 of 2019.

Government response to Ombudsman’s reports.

*Moorebank Intermodal Company—Report for 2018-19.

*National Competition Council—Report for 2018-19.

*Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Welfare Recreational Company—Report for 2018-19.

*Royal Australian Air Force Veterans’ Residences Trust—Report for 2018-19.

*Royal Australian Navy Central Canteens Board—Report for 2018-19.

*Services Trust Funds—Report for 2018-19.

*The documents were made Parliamentary Papers.


- 3:16:41 PM

Mr Albanese (Leader of the Opposition)by indulgence, made a statement on the unveiling of a portrait of Nova Peris.


- 3:18:14 PM

 19DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Economy

The House was informed that Dr Chalmers had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The Government’s lack of a plan to turn our economy around”.


- 3:18:20 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:18:27 PM

Dr Chalmers addressed the House.


- 3:28:41 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Evans 3:28:53 PM. Ms Thwaites 3:38:04 PM. Mr Falinski 3:43:15 PM. Dr Aly 3:48:22 PM. Ms Hammond 3:53:21 PM. Mr Husic 3:58:36 PM. Mr Laming 4:03:31 PM. Ms Payne 4:08:40 PM. Dr Gillespie 4:13:42 PM.
- 4:18:42 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:18:51 PM

 20Veterans and their families—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel), by leave, made a ministerial statement relating to veterans and their families and presented the following document:


- 4:43:32 PM

Third annual statement on veterans and their families—Statement by the Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel, Mr Chester, 16 October 2019.


- 4:43:37 PM

Mr Neumann addressed the House in reply.


- 5:02:06 PM

Mr D. J. Chester  moved—That the House take note of the document.


- 5:02:49 PM

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


- 5:02:52 PM

Mr D. J. Chester, by leave, moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 5:02:56 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 5:03:24 PM

 21MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Message No. 7316 October 2019, from the Senate was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the House a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to intellectual property, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.

Ordered—That the second reading be made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 5:04:01 PM

 22MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Tax Integrity and Other Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

Message No. 7216 October 2019, from the Senate was reported returning the Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Tax Integrity and Other Measures No. 1) Bill 2019 with amendments.


- 5:04:38 PM

 moved—That the amendments be considered at the next sitting.


- 5:04:57 PM

 23Death of former Member (the Honourable Timothy Andrew Fischer)—CONDOLENCE MOTION—REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

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

Motion agreed to.


- 5:05:21 PM

 24Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Air Pollution) Bill 2019

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 Ms C. F. King (see item No. #, page #)

Debate resumed.


Mr Connelly 5:05:54 PM. Ms Wells 5:21:12 PM. Mr Falinski 5:34:53 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 5:48:10 PM. Mr Burns 6:02:23 PM. Mr Buchholz 6:07:46 PM.
- 6:12:52 PM

Amendment negatived.


- 6:13:01 PM

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


- 6:13:29 PM

On the motion of Mr Buchholz (Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 6:14:03 PM

 25Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019

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 Ms Burney, viz.—That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

The House declines to give the bill a second reading and:

(1)notes the overwhelming medical, expert and overseas evidence that this bill will not work to address addiction, decrease unemployment or create jobs; and

(2)calls on the Government to reject the bill and instead pursue evidence-based policy and invest in quality health and social services

Debate resumed.


Ms Ryan 6:14:30 PM. Mr Hastie 6:22:51 PM. Ms Payne 6:30:27 PM. Mr Bandt 6:45:22 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 7:00:34 PM. Ms Owens 7:15:38 PM.
- 7:30:57 PM

 26ADJOURNMENT

It being 7.30 pm—The question was proposed—That the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.


Ms Templeman 7:31:13 PM. Mr Pearce 7:35:31 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 7:39:49 PM. Mr Pasin 7:44:43 PM. Ms Thwaites 7:49:45 PM. Mr O’Dowd 7:54:45 PM.
- 7:59:54 PM

The House continuing to sit until 8 pm—The Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until 9.30 am tomorrow.


- 7:59:59 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 16 October 2019 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Competition and Consumer Act 2010—Competition and Consumer (Price InquiryHome Loans) Direction 2019 [F2019L01328].

Migration Act 1958—Refusal statement under section 198J—11 October 2019.

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000—Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Small-scale Solar Eligibility and Other Measures) Regulations 2019 [F2019L00197]—Supplementary explanatory statement.


- 8:00:08 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except *Mr ChampionMr ChristensenMr DickMr GeorganasMr HillDr M. J. KellyMr Sukkar*Mr VastaMr Wallace and Mrs Wicks.

* On leave


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