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Draft House Minutes

No. 156

Thursday, 6 December 2018

- 9:30:11 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.


- 9:32:03 AM

 2Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Report of the visit by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon Tony Smith MP, to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 23 to 25 July 2018.


- 9:32:18 AM

 3 Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed.


Mr Dreyfus 9:32:26 AM. Dr M. J. Kelly 10:02:32 AM. Mr Bandt 10:17:43 AM. Mr Watts 10:32:49 AM. Mr Husic 10:48:01 AM. Mr Hill 11:03:01 AM. Mr Wilkie 11:18:08 AM. Ms Kearney 11:33:21 AM. Mr Khalil 11:44:07 AM. Mr Porter 11:50:27 AM.
- 11:57:49 AM

Question—put.


- 11:57:59 AM

Division 

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


- 12:02:16 PM

Bill read a second time.


- 12:02:49 PM

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.


- 12:02:51 PM

Document

Mr Porter (Attorney-General) presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 12:03:06 PM

On the motion of Mr Porter, by leave, Government amendments (1) to (173) were made together, after debate.


Mr Burke 12:06:43 PM. Mr Dreyfus 12:10:41 PM. Mr Porter 12:16:09 PM. Mr Dreyfus 12:18:09 PM.
- 12:23:44 PM

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.


- 12:23:59 PM

On the motion of Mr Porter, by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 12:24:23 PM

 4Remote Indigenous education—STATEMENT

Mr Abbott, by leave, made a statement in relation to remote Indigenous education.


- 12:45:28 PM

Ms Burney, by leave, also made a statement on the matter.


- 12:58:21 PM

Document

Mr Abbott, by leave, presented the following document:

Improving education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children—Department of Education and Training.


- 12:58:34 PM

 5MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Message No. 4895 December 2018, from the Senate was reported returning the Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017 and informing the House that the Senate does not insist upon its amendments disagreed to by the House of Representatives.


- 12:58:53 PM

 6Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2018

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 Mr Bowen, 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 notes:

(1)this unprecedented intervention into markets which will result in higher prices for families and businesses;

(2)the Government has abandoned all pretence at being the party of free enterprise and open markets; and

(3)the Government has abandoned all proper process, scrutiny and consultation.

Debate resumed.


Mr Thistlethwaite 12:59:24 PM.
- 1:00:21 PM

Closure

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House) moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.


- 1:00:37 PM

Division 448

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

AYES, 74

Mr Abbott

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Ms Sharkie

Ms Bishop

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Wilkie

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Katter

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Evans

Mr C. Kelly

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

NOES, 71

Mr Albanese

Mr Danby

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Dr M. J. Kelly

Dr Phelps

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Ms Banks

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Ms Ellis

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gorman

Ms McGowan

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gosling

Mr Marles

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Champion

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Ms Husar

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Claydon

Mr Jones

Ms O’Toole

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy

Ms Kearney

Ms Owens

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 1:10:04 PM

And the question—That the amendment be agreed tobeing accordingly put


- 1:10:30 PM

Division 449

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

AYES, 70

Mr Albanese

Mr Danby

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Dr M. J. Kelly

Dr Phelps

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Ms Banks

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Ms Ellis

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gorman

Mr Marles

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gosling

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Hart

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hayes

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Champion

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Claydon

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy

Ms Kearney

NOES, 75

Mr Abbott

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Ms Sharkie

Ms Bishop

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms McGowan

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mrs Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wilkie

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Katter

Mr Pasin

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Evans

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Ms Price

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 1:17:02 PM

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


- 1:17:11 PM

Division 450

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

AYES, 75

Mr Abbott

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Ms Sharkie

Ms Bishop

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms McGowan

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mrs Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wilkie

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Katter

Mr Pasin

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Evans

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Ms Price

NOES, 70

Mr Albanese

Mr Danby

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Dr M. J. Kelly

Dr Phelps

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Ms Banks

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Ms Ellis

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gorman

Mr Marles

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gosling

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Hart

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hayes

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Champion

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Claydon

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy

Ms Kearney

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 1:23:38 PM

—bill read a second time.


- 1:23:55 PM

Consideration in detail


- 1:25:40 PM

Leave not granted for the bill to be taken as a whole.


Point of order, Mr Pyne. 1:27:49 PM. Point of order, Mr Katter. 1:29:01 PM.
- 1:30:11 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.


- 1:30:16 PM

 7MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Mrs Prentice 1:30:26 PM. Mr Hart 1:31:56 PM. Mr Ramsey 1:33:25 PM. Ms O’Toole 1:35:03 PM. Mr Sukkar 1:36:35 PM. Dr Freelander 1:38:11 PM. Mr van Manen 1:39:53 PM. Mr Gosling 1:41:20 PM. Mr Vasta 1:43:00 PM. Ms Sharkie 1:44:27 PM. Mr L. S. O’Brien 1:45:58 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 1:47:21 PM. Mrs Wicks 1:48:51 PM. Mr B. K. Mitchell 1:50:25 PM. Mr R. J. Wilson 1:52:02 PM. Ms Ryan 1:53:35 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 1:55:05 PM. Mr Champion 1:56:35 PM. Mr Wood 1:58:05 PM. Mr Jones 1:59:43 PM.
- 2:01:16 PM

 8QUESTIONS


- 2:01:22 PM

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


- 2:01:48 PM

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


- 2:05:03 PM

 (3)Mr Shorten to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:08:40 PM

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


- 2:12:02 PM

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


- 2:15:04 PM

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


- 2:18:35 PM

 (7)Mr Vasta to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:21:57 PM

 (8)Mr Shorten to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


Point of order, Mr Shorten. 2:23:04 PM. Mr Frydenberg 2:23:21 PM.
- 2:25:45 PM

 (9)Mrs Prentice to Mr Porter (Attorney-General)


- 2:29:16 PM

 (10)Mr Shorten to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:30:46 PM

 (11)Dr McVeigh to Mr Coleman (Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs)


- 2:34:18 PM

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


- 2:36:30 PM

 (13)Mr Falinski to Mr Pyne (Minister for Defence)


- 2:39:53 PM

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


- 2:40:46 PM

 (15)Mr T. R. Wilson to Mr Pyne (Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs)


- 2:44:14 PM

 (16)Ms Keay to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:47:17 PM

 (17)Ms Flint to Mr Fletcher (Minister for Families and Social Services)


- 2:50:40 PM

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


- 2:52:31 PM

Mr Shortensought leave to present a document. Leave not granted..


- 2:52:52 PM

 (19)Mr K. J. Andrews to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:56:17 PM

 (20)Dr Aly to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:59:37 PM. Mr Albanese 2:59:48 PM.
- 3:00:03 PM

 (21)Mr Bandt to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 3:01:47 PM

Suspension of standing orders moved

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

That the House: 

(1)notes:

(a)the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Governments have failed to provide a consistent energy policy for Australia;

(b)that the Government has embraced respectively, before each policy was abandoned:

(i)an emissions intensity scheme;

(ii)a clean energy target;

(iii)at least six different versions of the national energy guarantee; and

(iv)three different versions of divestment just this week,

(c)the Government’s most recent attempt at forced divestment policy has been panned by experts as increasing sovereign risk, chilling investment and putting upward pressure on power prices;

(d)that the divestment policy had to be completely rewritten to remove the power to order divestiture from the Treasurer to the courts;

(e)that the legislation tabled by the Treasurer yesterday allows for the privatisation of energy assets if divestiture is forced in relation to a government owned asset;

(f)that the Treasurer and other Government ministers have continually denied this is the case despite the legislation being clear on this point;

(g)that the Member for Kennedy has moved an amendment, seconded by the Member for Dawson, which seeks to ban privatisations as part of a divestiture process, which confirms that the current bill does not; and

(2)condemns the Government for their complete failure in energy policy, their botched divestiture policy and for seeking privatisation by stealth.


- 3:11:52 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr M. C. Butler 3:11:58 PM. Mr Porter 3:17:07 PM. Mr Katter 3:24:46 PM.
- 3:27:52 PM

The time allowed by standing order 1 for debate on the motion having expired—


- 3:27:55 PM

Question—put.


- 3:28:14 PM

Division 451

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

AYES, 68

Mr Albanese

Mr Danby

Ms Kearney

Mr Perrett*

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keogh

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Ms Ellis

Ms C. F. King

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gorman

Mr Marles

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hart

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Champion

Mr Hayes

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

NOES, 72

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Ms M. L. Landry

Ms Price

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Ms Bishop

Dr Gillespie

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr Broad

Mr Goodenough

Mr Littleproud

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr McCormack

Mr Taylor

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mrs Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mrs Wicks

Mr Crewther

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Katter

Mr Pasin

Mr Wood

Mr Evans

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr Wyatt

Mr Falinski

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Zimmerman

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 3:37:44 PM

Questions without notice concluded.


- 3:38:04 PM

 9Auditor-General’s Report

The Speaker presented the following document:

Auditor-General—Audit report No. 15 of 2018-19—Performance audit—Human Services’ compliance strategies: Department of Human Services.

In accordance with the resolution agreed to on 28 March 2018, the document was made a Parliamentary Paper.


- 3:38:21 PM

 10Access to committee records—Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Access to committee documents—Statement by the Speaker.


- 3:38:30 PM

 11Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Committee reports—Speaker’s schedule of the status of Government responses to committee reports (as at 5 December 2018).


- 3:38:45 PM

 12DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

*Aboriginal Land Commissioner—Report for 2017-18.

*Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency—Report for 2017-18.

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016

Review on the operation of the Act—Government response, December 2018.

Review on the operation of the Act, October 2018.

Fair Work Commission—General Manager’s reports—

*Developments in making enterprise agreements under the Fair Work Act 2009 for 2015-18.

*Individual flexibility arrangements under the Fair Work Act 2009 for 2015-18.

*Operation of the provisions of the National Employment Standards relating to requests for flexible working arrangements and extensions of unpaid parental leave under the Fair Work Act 2009 for 2015-18.

Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee—Review of the re-declaration of Mosul District, Ninewa Province, Iraq—Government response, December 2018.

*National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner—Report for 2017-18.

Regional Forest Agreements between the Commonwealth and the State of New South Wales

Deed of variation in relation to the Regional Forest Agreement for the Eden Region—November, 2018.

Deed of variation in relation to the Regional Forest Agreement for the North East Region—November, 2018.

Deed of variation in relation to the Regional Forest Agreement for the Southern Region—November, 2018.

*Screenrights—Report for 2017-18.

*Workplace Gender Equality Agency—Report for 2017-18.

*In accordance with the resolution agreed to on 28 March 2018, the documents were made Parliamentary Papers.


- 3:39:04 PM

 13Leave of absence to all Members

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), movedThat leave of absence be given to every Member of the House of Representatives from the determination of this sitting of the House to the date of the next sitting.


- 3:39:14 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 3:39:45 PM

Personal explanation, Ms Husar.


- 3:44:13 PM

Question to SpeakerMr Burkere Re: notice not moved.


- 3:45:05 PM

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister), by indulgence, made a valedictory.


- 3:56:49 PM

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition), by indulgence, made a valedictory.


- 4:11:26 PM

Mr A. D. H. Smith (Speaker)made a statement thanking staff of the House of Representatives and others.


- 4:14:10 PM

 14DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Wage growth

The House was informed that Mr O’Connor had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The failure of the Government to address record low wages growth, insecure work and growing inequality”.


- 4:14:24 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 4:14:27 PM

Mr O’Connor addressed the House.


- 4:24:29 PM

Discussion ensued.


Ms Henderson 4:24:33 PM.
- 4:30:13 PM

Ms Henderson addressing the House—


- 4:30:16 PM

 15ADJOURNMENT

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

Debate ensued.


Mr Burke 4:30:20 PM. Mr Evans 4:35:11 PM. Mr Shorten 4:40:20 PM. Mr Leeser 4:45:23 PM. Ms Plibersek 4:50:25 PM. Dr McVeigh 4:55:31 PM.
- 5:00:36 PM

The House continuing to sit until 5 pm—The Speaker adjourned the House until 12 noon on Tuesday, 12 February 2019.


- 5:00:41 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 6 December 2018 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Australian Research Council Act 2001—Approval of the ARC Discovery Projects scheme for funding commencing in 2019—Determination No. 183.

Christmas Island Act 1958—Christmas Island Utilities and Services Ordinance 2016—Christmas Island Utilities and Services (Electricity Supply and Services Fees) Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Determination 2018 [F2018L01665].

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955—Cocos (Keeling) Islands Utilities and Services Ordinance 2016—Cocos (Keeling) Islands Utilities and Services (Electricity Supply and Services Fees) Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Determination 2018 [F2018L01666].

Corporations Act 2001—ASIC Corporations (Amendment) Instrument 2018/1098 [F2018L01667].

Defence Act 1903—Defence Determination, Force Commander, Multinational Force and Observers—supporting benefits Amendment Determination 2018 [F2018L01662].

Federal Financial Relations Act 2009—Federal Financial Relations (National Partnership Payments) Determination No. 140 (November 2018) [F2018L01664].

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986—Veterans’ Affairs (Extended Eligibility for Treatment) Amendment Instrument 2018—2018 No. R74 [F2018L01663].


- 5:02:00 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Ms CollinsMr Dutton*Ms Macklin and *Mrs Sudmalis.

* On leave


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