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No. 170

Thursday, 31 March 2022

- 9:30:11 AM

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


- 9:31:38 AM

 2Appropriations and Administration—Standing Committee—REPORT

The Speaker presented the following document:

Appropriations and Administration—Standing CommitteeReport No. 23: Budget estimates 2022-23Report, March 2022.

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


- 9:32:09 AM

 3Australian Taxation Office—Fit-out of new leased premises, 255 George Street, Sydney—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Buchholz (Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport), for Mr Morton (Minister for the Public Service), 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: Australian Taxation Office—Fit-out of new leased premises, 255 George Street, Sydney.


- 9:34:32 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:34:37 AM

Mr Christensen, by indulgence, made his valedictory remarks.


- 10:03:29 AM

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


- 10:04:22 AM

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


- 10:05:11 AM

Mr Irons, by indulgence, made his valedictory remarks.


- 10:25:16 AM

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


- 10:27:41 AM

Mr K. J. Andrews, by indulgence, made his valedictory remarks.


- 10:50:50 AM

 5MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020

Message No. 51230 March 2022, from the Senate was reported returning the Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 with amendments.


- 10:51:15 AM

Ordered—That the amendments be considered immediately.


- 10:51:27 AM

On the motion of Ms Ley (Minister for the Environment), the amendments were agreed to.


- 10:51:54 AM

 6MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Bill 2022

Message No. 50730 March 2022, from the Senate was reported returning the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Bill 2022 with amendments.


- 10:52:12 AM

Ordered—That the amendments be considered immediately.


- 10:52:29 AM

On the motion of Ms Ley (Minister for the Environment), the amendments were agreed to.


- 10:54:37 AM

 7MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Road Vehicle Standards (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022

Message No. 50930 March 2022, from the Senate was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the House a Bill for an Act to amend the Road Vehicle Standards (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2018, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:55:19 AM

Document

Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister) presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 10:55:22 AM

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


- 10:57:20 AM

Debate, by leave, ensued.


Ms C. F. King 10:57:22 AM.
- 11:03:37 AM

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


- 11:04:46 AM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

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


- 11:05:27 AM

 8Petitions—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr O’Dowd (Chair) presented the following document:

Petitions—Standing CommitteeReport 36: Petitions and Ministerial responsesReport, 31 March 2022.


- 11:05:44 AM

Documents

Mr O’Dowd, by leave, presented the following documents:

Petitions.


- 11:05:46 AM

Ministers’ responses to petitions previously presented to the House.


- 11:05:48 AM

Mr O’Dowd, by leave, made a statement in connection with petitions.


- 11:08:02 AM

 9Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT

Mr Sharma (Chair) presented the following document:

Treaties—Joint Standing CommitteeReport 200: International Labour Organization Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29)Report, March 2022.

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


- 11:08:22 AM

 10Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Sharma presented the following document:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing CommitteeStrengthening Australia’s relationships in the PacificReport, March 2022.

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


Mr Sharma 11:08:30 AM. Mr Gorman 11:14:28 AM.
- 11:18:56 AM

Mr Sharma and Mr Gorman, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


- 11:18:58 AM

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


- 11:19:14 AM

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.


- 11:19:15 AM

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


- 11:19:35 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 11:19:53 AM

 11Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Ms Swanson (Deputy Chair) presented the following document:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing CommitteeInquiry into PFAS remediation in and around Defence bases: Final reportReport, incorporating a dissenting report, March 2022.

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


Ms Swanson 11:20:12 AM.
- 11:27:34 AM

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


- 11:27:48 AM

 12Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr K. J. Andrews presented the following document:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing CommitteeFirst periodic report on human rights: Final report into certain aspects of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade annual report 2019-20Report, March 2022.

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


Mr K. J. Andrews 11:28:02 AM. Mr Hayes 11:29:52 AM.
- 11:34:02 AM

Mr K. J. Andrews and Mr Hayes, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


- 11:34:09 AM

Mr K. J. Andrews moved—That the House take note of the report.


- 11:34:12 AM

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.


- 11:34:32 AM

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


- 11:34:34 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 11:34:46 AM

 13National Disability Insurance Scheme—Joint Standing Committee—REPORTS—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr K. J. Andrews (Chair) presented the following documents:

National Disability Insurance Scheme—Joint Standing Committee

General issues—Work of the committee in the 46th ParliamentReport.


- 11:34:52 AM

Current scheme implementation and forecasting for the NDIS—Report.

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


Mr K. J. Andrews 11:35:03 AM.
- 11:38:00 AM

Mr K. J. Andrews, by leave, made a statement in connection with the reports.


- 11:38:07 AM

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

Dr Freelander (Deputy Chair) presented the following documents:

Health, Aged Care and Sport—Standing CommitteeInquiry into childhood rheumatic diseases: Interim report

Report, March 2022.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Dr Freelander 11:38:27 AM.
- 11:45:15 AM

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


- 11:45:26 AM

Dr Freelander moved—That the House take note of the report.


- 11:45:31 AM

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.


- 11:45:35 AM

Dr Freelander moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 11:45:47 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 11:46:00 AM

 15Infrastructure, Transport and Cities—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Alexander (Chair) presented the following documents:

Infrastructure, Transport and Cities—Standing CommitteeGovernment procurement: A sovereign security imperative

Report, March 2022.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Mr Alexander 11:46:21 AM. Mr Gosling 11:52:13 AM.
- 11:56:25 AM

Mr Alexander and Mr Gosling, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


- 11:56:27 AM

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


- 11:56:30 AM

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.


- 11:56:33 AM

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


- 11:56:46 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 11:57:15 AM

 16Employment, Education and Training—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Laming (Chair) presented the following documents:

Employment, Education and Training—Standing CommitteeInquiry into the Fair Work Commission annual report 2019-20 (sent to the Speaker on 22 March 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)

Report, March 2022.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Mr Laming 11:57:33 AM.
- 11:59:42 AM

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


- 12:00:10 PM

 17A secure future for regional Australia—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister), by leave, made a ministerial statement relating to a secure future for regional Australia, and presented the following document:


- 12:00:26 PM

Regional ministerial budget statement: A secure future for regional Australia—Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, 31 March 2022.


- 12:20:30 PM

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


- 12:39:44 PM

 18MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2021

Message No. 51630 March 2022, from the Senate was reported returning the Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2021 with amendments.


- 12:40:33 PM

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


- 12:40:45 PM

 19Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT

Mr Laming presented the following document:

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Parliamentary Joint CommitteeExamination of the annual report of the Integrity Commissioner 2020-21Report, March 2022.

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


- 12:40:59 PM

 20Employment, Education and Training—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Laming (Chair) presented the following documents:

Employment, Education and Training—Standing CommitteeDon’t take it as read: Inquiry into adult literacy and its importance (sent to the Speaker on 22 March 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)

Report, March 2022.

Minutes of proceedings.

Corrigendum.

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


Mr Laming 12:41:20 PM.
- 12:45:28 PM

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


- 12:45:58 PM

 21Indigenous Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Snowdon (Deputy Chair) presented the following documents:

Indigenous Affairs—Standing CommitteeInterim report on better corporate engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers: an issues paper (sent to the Speaker on 21 March 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)

Report, March 2022.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Mr Snowdon 12:46:12 PM.
- 12:52:09 PM

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


- 12:52:10 PM

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


- 12:52:12 PM

In accordance with standing order 39, the debate was adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 12:52:14 PM

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


- 12:52:22 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 12:52:34 PM

 22National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee—REPORTS—STATEMENT BY MEMBER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENTS—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Snowdon presented the following documents:

National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee

Interim report: Inquiry into availability and access to enabling communications infrastructure in Australia’s external territories (sent to the Speaker on 28 February 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)Report, February 2022.


- 12:52:39 PM

Interim report: Inquiry into economic, social and environmental sustainability in the Indian Ocean Territories (sent to the Speaker on 28 February 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)—Report, February 2022.

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


Mr Snowdon 12:52:54 PM.
- 12:58:30 PM

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


- 12:58:11 PM

Mr Snowdon moved—That the House take note of each report.


- 12:58:21 PM

In accordance with standing order 39, the debates were adjourned, and the resumption of each debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 12:58:31 PM

Mr Snowdon moved—That the orders of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 12:58:41 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 12:59:11 PM

 23Tax and Revenue—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Falinski (Chair) presented the following documents:

Tax and Revenue—Standing CommitteeThe Australian dream: Inquiry into housing affordability and supply in Australia (sent to the Speaker on 17 March 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)

Report, incorporating a dissenting report, March 2022.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Mr Falinski 12:59:27 PM.
- 1:00:56 PM

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


- 1:00:59 PM

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


- 1:01:05 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.


- 1:01:07 PM

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


- 1:01:14 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 1:01:20 PM

 24ECONOMICS—standing Committee—REPORTS—STATEMENT BY MEMBER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENTS—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Falinski (Chair) presented the following documents:

Economics—Standing Committee

Report on the implications of common ownership and capital concentration in Australia (sent to the Speaker on 17 March 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)

Report, incorporating a dissenting report, March 2022.

Minutes of proceedings.


- 1:01:45 PM

Uncharted territory: Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia annual reports 2019 and 2020 (sent to the Speaker on 25 March 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)—

Report.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


- 1:01:54 PM

Document

Mr Falinski, by leave, presented the following document:

Uncharted territory: Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia annual reports 2019 and 2020—House tabling statement, Mr Jason Falinski MP (Chair).


- 1:02:04 PM

Mr Falinski moved—That the House take note of each report.


- 1:02:10 PM

In accordance with standing order 39, the debates were adjourned, and the resumption of each debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 1:02:15 PM

Mr Falinskisought leave to present a document. Leave granted.


- 1:02:23 PM

Mr Falinski moved—That the orders of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 1:03:11 PM

Question—put and passed.


Dr Leigh 1:03:34 PM.
- 1:11:30 PM

Dr Leigh, by leave, made statement in connection with the reports.


- 1:11:46 PM

 25Corporations and Financial Services—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT

Mr A. D. H. Smith (Chair) presented the following document:

Corporations and Financial Services—Parliamentary Joint CommitteeOversight of ASIC, the Takeovers Panel and the Corporations Legislation No. 1 of the 46th Parliament (sent to the Speaker on 23 March 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)Report.

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


- 1:12:14 PM

 26Communications and the Arts—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Dr Webster (Chair) presented the following documents:

Communications and the Arts—Standing CommitteeThe future of regional newspapers in a digital world: Inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers (sent to the Speaker on 23 March 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)

Report, March 2022.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Dr Webster 1:12:30 PM.
- 1:17:00 PM

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


- 1:17:07 PM

Dr Webster moved—That the House take note of the report.


- 1:17:09 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.


- 1:17:11 PM

Dr Webster moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 1:17:32 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 1:17:34 PM

 27Human Rights—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT

Dr Webster (Chair) presented the following document:

Human Rights—Parliamentary Joint CommitteeHuman rights scrutiny report: Report 2 of 2022 (sent to the Speaker on 25 March 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)Report, 25 March 2022.

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


- 1:17:44 PM

Dr Webstersought leave to present a document. Leave granted.


- 1:17:54 PM

Document

Dr Webster, by leave, presented the following document:

Human rights scrutiny report: Report 2 of 2022—Chair’s statement, 31 March 2022.


- 1:18:11 PM

 28 Social Media (Anti-Trolling) Bill 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—

Debate resumed.


- 1:18:17 PM

Mr Dreyfus addressing the House—


- 1:30:07 PM

It being 1.30 pm, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 43Mr Dreyfus was granted leave to continue his speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 1:30:11 PM

 29MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Ms Payne 1:30:28 PM. Mr L. S. O’Brien 1:32:06 PM. Ms Claydon 1:33:37 PM. Ms Liu 1:35:13 PM. Ms Wells 1:36:42 PM. Dr Martin 1:38:13 PM. Mr Burns 1:39:44 PM. Mr Young 1:41:12 PM. Dr Haines 1:42:33 PM. Mr McCormack 1:44:06 PM. Mr Husic 1:45:37 PM. Mr Ted O’Brien 1:47:06 PM. Ms Burney 1:48:42 PM. Mr O’Dowd 1:50:20 PM. Ms Murphy 1:51:50 PM. Mr Pasin 1:53:24 PM. Ms Templeman 1:54:53 PM. Mr Pearce 1:56:29 PM. Ms C. F. King 1:57:52 PM. Mr Ramsey 1:59:22 PM.
- 2:01:56 PM

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister), by indulgence, made a statement on Shane Warne’s memorial service.


- 2:06:26 PM

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


- 2:11:31 PM

 30QUESTIONS


- 2:11:37 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:14:46 PM. Mr Morrison 2:15:24 PM.
- 2:15:58 PM

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


- 2:19:36 PM

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


Mr Littleproud 2:21:15 PM.
- 2:23:01 PM

 (4)Ms Bell to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:26:31 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:28:26 PM. Mr Morrison 2:28:49 PM.
- 2:30:41 PM

 (6)Mr Coulton to Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development)


- 2:34:53 PM

 (7)Dr Haines to Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development)


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:36:39 PM. Mr Joyce 2:37:07 PM. Dr Gillespie 2:37:46 PM.
- 2:39:18 PM

 (8)Mr Dreyfus to Mr Fletcher (Minister representing the Attorney-General)


Point of order, Mr M. C. Butler. 2:41:31 PM. Mr Fletcher 2:41:46 PM.
- 2:42:40 PM

 (9)Mr Connelly to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:46:40 PM

 (10)Mr M. C. Butler to Mr Fletcher (Minister representing the Attorney-General)


- 2:47:48 PM

 (11)Dr Allen to Mrs K. L. Andrews (Minister for Home Affairs)


- 2:51:20 PM

 (12)Mr M. C. Butler to Mr Fletcher (Minister representing the Attorney-General)


Point of order, Mr M. C. Butler. 2:53:18 PM. Mr Fletcher 2:53:57 PM.
- 2:54:50 PM

 (13)Mr Thompson to Mr Dutton (Minister for Defence)


- 2:58:11 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Dutton. 2:58:46 PM. Mr Morrison 2:59:49 PM. Point of order, Mr Albanese. 3:00:41 PM. Mr Morrison 3:01:42 PM.
- 3:03:55 PM

 (15)Mr O’Dowd to Mr Pitt (Minister for Resources and Water)


- 3:07:36 PM

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


Point of order, Ms O’Neil. 3:09:25 PM. Mr Hunt 3:09:43 PM.
- 3:11:29 PM

 (17)Mr Simmonds to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health and Aged Care)


- 3:14:58 PM

Mr M. C. Butler, by indulgence, made a statement thanking the Minister for Health and Aged Care on bipartisan approach.


- 3:15:43 PM

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


Point of order, Mr M. C. Butler. 3:18:49 PM. Mr Morrison 3:19:26 PM.
- 3:19:57 PM

 (19)Mr Irons to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 3:23:55 PM

 31Death of David Taylor Irvine AO—STATEMENTS

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister), by indulgence, made a statement in relation to the death of David Taylor Irvine AO.


- 3:24:38 PM

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


- 3:26:45 PM

As a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, all Members present stood, in silence.


- 3:26:59 PM

Mr Wallace (Speaker)made a statement re: behaviour during the Budget reply.


- 3:27:58 PM

 32DOCUMENT 

The following document was presented: 

Procedure—Standing Committee—A window on the House: practices and procedures relating to Question Time—Government response, March 2022.


- 3:28:48 PM

 33Auditor-General’s Report

The Speaker presented the following document:

Auditor-General—Audit report No. 21 of 2021-22—Performance audit—Operation of grants hubs: Department of Finance; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources; Department of Social Services.

The document was made a Parliamentary Paper.


- 3:28:48 PM

 34DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Cost of Living

The House was informed that Ms Rishworth had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The government’s failure to support Australians with cost of living expenses”.


- 3:28:59 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:29:11 PM

Ms Rishworth addressed the House.


- 3:38:59 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr T. R. Wilson 3:39:07 PM. Ms Templeman 3:49:16 PM. Mr Ramsey 3:54:18 PM. Dr Aly 3:59:34 PM. Mr Sharma 4:04:46 PM. Ms McBain 4:09:50 PM. Mr Falinski 4:14:56 PM.
- 4:20:10 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:20:13 PM

 35POSTPONEMENT OF BUSINESS

Ordered—That business intervening before order of the day No. 7government business, be postponed until a later hour this day.


- 4:20:49 PM

Mr A. D. H. Smith, by indulgence, made his valedictory remarks.


- 4:44:19 PM

 36Suspension of Standing Orders—Statements

Mr Gee (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs), by leave, movedThat so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the following:

(1)immediately following the resolution of this motion, Members to be permitted to make statements for no longer than five minutes each;

(2)at 5 pm, the House to suspend until the ringing of the bells; and

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


- 4:44:57 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 4:45:08 PM

 37STATEMENTS

Statementsin accordance with the resolution agreed to earlier this sitting, being made


Mrs Wicks 4:45:21 PM.
- 4:44:30 PM

Documents

Mrs Wicks (Chair), by leave, presented the following documents:

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—


- 4:44:30 PM

Report 488: Commonwealth financial statements 2019-20—Report, March 2022.


- 4:44:30 PM

Report 489: Defence major projects report 2019-20—Report, March 2022.


- 4:44:30 PM

Report 490: Alternative financing mechanisms—Report, March 2022.


- 4:44:30 PM

Report 491: Review of the Auditor-General Act 1997—Report, March 2022.


- 4:44:40 PM

Mrs Wickssought leave to present a document. Leave granted.


- 4:45:05 PM

Executive Minutes on report Nos 481 and 486.


- 4:45:15 PM

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


Mrs Wicks 4:45:17 PM.
- 4:45:19 PM

Documents

Mrs Wicks (Chair), by leave, presented the following documents:

Social Media and Online Safety—Select Committee—Social Media and Online Safety (sent to the Speaker on 15 March 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)—


- 4:45:19 PM

Report, incorporating dissenting reports, March 2022.


- 4:45:19 PM

Minutes of proceedings.


- 4:45:19 PM

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


- 4:46:17 PM

Mrs Wickssought leave to move a motion. Leave granted.


- 4:46:25 PM

Mrs Wicks moved—That the House take note of the report.


- 4:46:30 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.


- 4:46:36 PM

Mrs Wicks moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 4:46:45 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 4:46:45 PM

Statements continuing—


Mr Stevens 4:47:38 PM.
- 4:47:38 PM

Mr Stevenssought leave to present a document. Leave granted.


- 4:47:55 PM

Document

Mr Stevens, by leave, presented the following document:

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—Report on the candidate qualification checklist—Report, incorporating dissenting reports, March 2022.


- 4:47:55 PM

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


- 4:48:00 PM

Statements continuing—


Ms Coker 4:48:14 PM. Mr Pasin 4:51:59 PM.
- 4:52:03 PM

Mr Pasinsought leave to present documents. Leave granted.


- 4:52:18 PM

Documents

Mr Pasin, by leave, presented the following documents:

Regional Australia—Select Committee—Pride of place: Inquiry into the future of regional Australia (sent to the Speaker on 15 March 2022, pursuant to standing order 247)—


- 4:52:18 PM

Report, incorporating a dissenting report, March 2022.


- 4:52:18 PM

Minutes of Proceedings.


- 4:52:18 PM

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


Mr Pasin 4:53:08 PM.
- 4:53:10 PM

Statements continuing—


- 4:56:49 PM

Mr Pasinsought leave to move a motion. Leave granted.


- 4:57:03 PM

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


- 4:57:05 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.


- 4:57:30 PM

Mr Pasinsought leave to move a motion. Leave granted.


- 4:57:51 PM

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


- 4:57:55 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 4:57:56 PM

Statements continuing—


- 4:58:04 PM

Ms Murphy addressing the House—


- 5:00:13 PM

Suspension of sitting

At 5 pm, the Deputy Speaker left the Chair.


- 5:30:17 PM

Resumption of sitting

At 5.30 pm, the Speaker resumed the Chair.


- 5:30:50 PM

 39ADDRESS BY THE President of Ukraine

The Speaker extended a welcome to the President of the Senate and Senators as guests.

The Speaker welcomed the President of UkraineHis Excellency Volodymyr Zelenskyy.


- 5:32:27 PM

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) welcomed President Zelenskyy.


- 5:35:19 PM

Mr Albanese (Leader of the Opposition) supported the remarks of the Prime Minister.


- 5:37:49 PM

The Speaker invited President Zelenskyy to address the meeting.

President Zelenskyy, by video link, then addressed the meeting.


- 5:54:34 PM

The Speaker, on behalf of the House, expressed thanks to President Zelenskyy.


- 5:54:37 PM

Suspension of sitting

At 5.55 pm, the Speaker left the Chair.


- 7:30:35 PM

Resumption of sitting

At 7.30 pm, the Speaker resumed the Chair.


- 7:30:49 PM

 41 Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2022-2023 

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—


- 7:31:06 PM

Debate resumed.


Mr Albanese 7:31:08 PM.
- 8:08:48 PM

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


- 8:08:56 PM

 42ADJOURNMENT

At 8.09 pm—The Speaker adjourned the House until 10 am on Monday, 11 April 2022, in accordance with the resolution agreed to on 29 March 2022.


- 8:09:24 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 31 March 2022 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999—A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) (GST-free Health Goods) Determination 2022 [F2022L00420].

Biosecurity Act 2015—Biosecurity (Exit Requirements) Repeal Determination 2022 [F2022L00433].

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918High Court of Australia Act 1979 and Judiciary Act 1903—High Court Amendment (Fees and Other Matters) Rules 2022 [F2022L00322]—Replacement explanatory statement.

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

Competition and Consumer (Consumer Data Right) Amendment Rules (No. 1) 2021 [F2021L01392]—Replacement explanatory statement.

Competition and Consumer (Consumer Data Right) Amendment Rules (No. 2) 2021 [F2021L01561]—Replacement explanatory statement.

Corporations Act 2001

ASIC Corporations (Amendment) Instrument 2022/206 [F2022L00422].

ASIC Corporations (Commonwealth Financial CounsellingFinancial Capability Services) Instrument 2022/221 [F2022L00421].

ASIC Corporations (Internal Dispute Resolution Data Reporting) Instrument 2022/205 [F2022L00430].

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Amendment of List of Exempt Native SpecimensNorthern Territory Offshore Net and Line Fishery, March 2022—EPBC303DC/SFS/2022/03 [F2022L00416].

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Indian Ocean Territories Marine Parks) Proclamation 2022 [F2022L00427].

List of Threatened Species Amendment (Elaeocarpus miegei (302)) Instrument 2022 [F2022L00425].

List of Threatened Species Amendment (Tarennoidea wallichii (304)) Instrument 2021 [F2022L00426].

Family Law Act 1975—Family Law (Superannuation) Regulations 2001—Family Law Legislation Amendment (Superannuation Valuation and Information) Instrument 2022 [F2022L00431].

Higher Education Support Act 2003—Higher Education (HELP Program Commonwealth Officers) Amendment (Specifying University of Canberra Officers as HELP Program Commonwealth Officers) Instrument 2022 [F2022L00419].

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012—Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competencynational law) 2022—AMSA MO 2022/1 [F2022L00423].

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 and Navigation Act 2012—Marine Orders Amendment (Marine Order 505consequential changes) Order 2022—AMSA MO 2022/2 [F2022L00424].

Marriage Act 1961—Marriage Regulations 2017—Marriage (Celebrant Professional Development) Statement 2022 [F2022L00429].

National Health Act 1953—National Health (COVID-19 Supply of Pharmaceutical Benefits) Special Arrangement Amendment (Extension for Receipt Requirements and Hospital Supplies) Instrument 2022—PB 32 of 2022 [F2022L00432].

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013—Notices under section 72—

Corporate Commonwealth entity acquires shares in a company—CSIRO Innovation Coinvestment Services—29 March 2022.

Corporate Commonwealth entity becomes a member of a company—SUPL Co Ltd—15 March 2022.

Social Security Act 1991—Social Security (Retention of Exemption for Asset-test Exempt Income Streams) Principles 2022 [F2022L00417].

Sydney Airport Curfew Act 1995—Dispensation report—03/22.

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989—Therapeutic Goods (Manufacturing Principles) Amendment Determination 2022 [F2022L00428].

Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012—Workplace Gender Equality (Matters in relation to Gender Equality Indicators) Amendment (Reports by Relevant Employers) Instrument 2022 [F2022L00418].


- 8:09:37 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Ms BirdMr BurkeMr ByrneMr ClareMrs ElliotMr FitzgibbonMr HillMr HoganMr KeoghMr LeeserMrs McIntoshMs RyanMr Tehan and Mr Zimmerman.