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No. 93

Thursday, 10 December 2020

- 9:30:21 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.


- 9:31:21 AM

 2SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS MOVED

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

That the House:

(1)notes the industrial relations legislation introduced by the Government yesterday cuts the take-home pay of workers; and

(2)therefore, pursuant to standing order 37(c), calls on the Minister for Industrial Relations to immediately discharge the order of the day, Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020, from the Notice Paper.


- 9:32:06 AM

Closure of Member

Mr Tudge (Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure) moved—That the Member be no longer heard.

Question—put.


- 9:32:20 AM

Division 536

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

AYES, 62

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr Littleproud

Mr Sharma

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Ms Liu

Mr Simmonds

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr McCormack

Mr Stevens

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Sukkar

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Dr Martin

Mr Taylor

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mr Morrison

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Thompson

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Hammond

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Mr Hastie

Mr Pasin

Mr van Manen

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hawke

Mr Pearce

Mr Vasta

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Dr Webster

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Ms Ley

NOES, 58

Mr Albanese

Ms Coker

Mr Khalil

Mrs Phillips

Dr Aly

Ms Collins

Ms C. F. King

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mr Conroy

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Ms Bird

Mr Dick

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McBain

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Burke

Mrs Elliot

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Marles

Ms Steggall

Mr Burns

Dr Freelander*

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Dr Mulino

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Murphy

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Mr Gosling

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Dr Haines

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Ms Owens

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

Ms Claydon

Ms Kearney

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Irons

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Hogan

Mr Jones

Mr Morton

Ms Rishworth

Mr Buchholz

Mr Byrne

Mr Coleman

Mr Gorman

Mr Zimmerman

Ms Wells

Mrs Wicks

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Shorten

Mr Howarth

Mr Keogh

Ms Landry

Mr O’Connor

Mr Evans

Mr Hayes

Mr Wood

Ms Thwaites

Mrs Marino

Ms Payne

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 9:38:59 AM

Mr Burke (seconder) addressing the House—


- 9:39:15 AM

Closure of Member

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

Question—put.


- 9:39:24 AM

Division 537

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

AYES, 63

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr Littleproud

Mr Simmonds

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Ms Liu

Mr Stevens

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Taylor

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Dr Martin

Mr Tehan

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mr Morrison

Mr Thompson

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Hammond

Mr O’Dowd

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Hastie

Mr Pasin

Mr Vasta

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hawke

Mr Pearce

Mr Wallace

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Dr Webster

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Ms Ley

Mr Sharma

NOES, 59

Mr Albanese

Ms Coker

Mr Khalil

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Ms Collins

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Conroy

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan

Ms Bird

Mr Dick

Dr Leigh

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McBain

Mr Snowdon

Mr Burke

Mrs Elliot

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Marles

Ms Steggall

Mr Burns

Dr Freelander*

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Dr Mulino

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Murphy

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Mr Gosling

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Dr Haines

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Ms Owens

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

Ms Claydon

Ms Kearney

Mrs Phillips

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Irons

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Hogan

Mr Jones

Mr Morton

Ms Rishworth

Mr Buchholz

Mr Byrne

Mr Coleman

Mr Gorman

Mr Zimmerman

Ms Wells

Mrs Wicks

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Shorten

Mr Howarth

Mr Keogh

Ms Landry

Mr O’Connor

Mr Evans

Mr Hayes

Mr Wood

Ms Thwaites

Mrs Marino

Ms Payne

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 9:42:41 AM

Debate ensuing—


- 9:42:44 AM

Mr Marles addressing the House—


- 9:42:55 AM

Closure

Mr Tudge  moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.


- 9:43:04 AM

Division 538

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

AYES, 63

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr Littleproud

Mr Simmonds

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Ms Liu

Mr Stevens

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Taylor

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Dr Martin

Mr Tehan

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mr Morrison

Mr Thompson

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Hammond

Mr O’Dowd

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Hastie

Mr Pasin

Mr Vasta

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hawke

Mr Pearce

Mr Wallace

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Dr Webster

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Ms Ley

Mr Sharma

NOES, 59

Mr Albanese

Ms Coker

Mr Khalil

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Ms Collins

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Conroy

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan

Ms Bird

Mr Dick

Dr Leigh

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McBain

Mr Snowdon

Mr Burke

Mrs Elliot

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Marles

Ms Steggall

Mr Burns

Dr Freelander*

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Dr Mulino

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Murphy

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Mr Gosling

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Dr Haines

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Ms Owens

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

Ms Claydon

Ms Kearney

Mrs Phillips

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Irons

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Hogan

Mr Jones

Mr Morton

Ms Rishworth

Mr Buchholz

Mr Byrne

Mr Coleman

Mr Gorman

Mr Zimmerman

Ms Wells

Mrs Wicks

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Shorten

Mr Howarth

Mr Keogh

Ms Landry

Mr O’Connor

Mr Evans

Mr Hayes

Mr Wood

Ms Thwaites

Mrs Marino

Ms Payne

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 9:45:03 AM

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


- 9:45:11 AM

Division 539

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

AYES, 65

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Simmonds

Dr Allen

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Ms Steggall

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Stevens

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Sukkar

Mrs Archer

Mr Goodenough

Dr Martin

Mr Taylor

Ms Bell

Dr Haines

Mr Morrison

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Thompson

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Hammond

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Mr Hastie

Mr Pasin

Mr van Manen

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hawke

Mr Pearce

Mr Vasta

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Dr Webster

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Mr Wyatt

Mr Falinski

Ms Ley

Mr Sharma

Mr Young

Mr Fletcher

NOES, 57

Mr Albanese

Ms Coker

Mr Khalil

Mrs Phillips

Dr Aly

Ms Collins

Ms C. F. King

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mr Conroy

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Ms Bird

Mr Dick

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McBain

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Burke

Mrs Elliot

Ms McBride

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Marles

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burns

Dr Freelander*

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Dr Mulino

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Murphy

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Mr Gosling

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Mr Hill

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Clare

Ms Kearney

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

Ms Claydon

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Irons

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Hogan

Mr Jones

Mr Morton

Ms Rishworth

Mr Buchholz

Mr Byrne

Mr Coleman

Mr Gorman

Mr Zimmerman

Ms Wells

Mrs Wicks

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Shorten

Mr Howarth

Mr Keogh

Ms Landry

Mr O’Connor

Mr Evans

Mr Hayes

Mr Wood

Ms Thwaites

Mrs Marino

Ms Payne

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 9:47:44 AM

 3Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Committee reports—Speaker's schedule of the status of Government responses to committee reports (as at 9 December 2020).


- 9:48:27 AM

 4Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020

Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to critical infrastructure, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr Dutton presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:48:55 AM

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


- 10:00:29 AM

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


- 10:01:22 AM

 5Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020

Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend and insert provisions dealing with protected information in the law relating to migration and Australian citizenship, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Dutton presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:01:55 AM

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


- 10:06:15 AM

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


- 10:06:33 AM

 6 Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020 

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—


- 10:06:44 AM

Debate resumed by Mr Dreyfus 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)Labor’s approach to this bill has been guided by a commitment to protect the safety and security of Australians and Australia, on the one hand, and an equally powerful commitment to protect the democratic rights of and liberties of Australians, on the other;

(b)the bill would remove one of the key existing safeguards that was created by the Howard Government when the questioning warrant power was first introduced in 2003; and

(c)under the Howard safeguard, a questioning warrant must be issued by an independent issuing authority with the consent of the Attorney-General; and

(2)calls on the Government to amend the bill to re-instate the Howard safeguard.”

Debate ensued.


Mr Bandt 10:26:53 AM. Mr Dutton 10:39:11 AM. Point of order, Mr Bandt. 10:42:01 AM. Mr Dutton 10:42:13 AM.
- 10:43:43 AM

Amendment negatived.


- 10:44:07 AM

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


- 10:44:23 AM

Division 

The House divided and only Mr Bandt, Dr Haines, Mr Katter and Mr Wilkie voting “No”, the Second Deputy Speaker (Mr R. G. Mitchell) declared the question resolved in the affirmative.


- 10:48:54 AM

—bill read a second time.


- 10:49:29 AM

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.


- 10:49:41 AM

Mr Dreyfus, by leave, moved Opposition amendments (1) to (30) together.


- 10:51:42 AM

Debate ensued.


Mr Bandt 10:51:47 AM.
- 10:53:40 AM

Question—That the amendments be disagreed to—put.


- 10:53:50 AM

Division 540

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

AYES, 61

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr Littleproud

Mr Simmonds

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Ms Liu

Mr Stevens

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Taylor

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Dr Martin

Mr Tehan

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mr Morrison

Mr Thompson

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Hammond

Mr O’Dowd

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Hastie

Mr Pasin

Mr Vasta

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Mr Pearce

Mr Wallace

Mr Connelly

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Dr Webster

Mr Coulton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Ms Ley

Mr Sharma

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

NOES, 59

Mr Albanese

Ms Coker

Mr Khalil

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Ms Collins

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Conroy

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan

Ms Bird

Mr Dick

Dr Leigh

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McBain

Mr Snowdon

Mr Burke

Mrs Elliot

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Marles

Ms Steggall

Mr Burns

Dr Freelander*

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Dr Mulino

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Murphy

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Mr Gosling

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Dr Haines

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Ms Owens

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

Ms Claydon

Ms Kearney

Mrs Phillips

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Irons

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Hogan

Mr Jones

Mr Morton

Ms Rishworth

Mr Buchholz

Mr Byrne

Mr Coleman

Mr Gorman

Mr Zimmerman

Ms Wells

Mrs Wicks

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Shorten

Mr Howarth

Mr Keogh

Ms Landry

Mr O’Connor

Mr Evans

Mr Hayes

Mr Wood

Ms Thwaites

Mrs Marino

Ms Payne

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 11:01:10 AM

Document

Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs) presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 11:01:32 AM

Document

Mr Dutton presented an addendum to the explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 11:02:06 AM

On the motion of Mr Dutton, by leave, Government amendments (1) to (14) were made together.


- 11:02:48 AM

Question—That the bill, as amended, be agreed to—put.


- 11:03:17 AM

Division 

The House divided and only Mr Bandt, Dr Haines and Mr Wilkie voting “No”, the Deputy Speaker (Mrs Wicks) declared the question resolved in the affirmative.


- 11:07:25 AM

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.


- 11:07:39 AM

On the motion of Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 11:08:01 AM

 7Aviation Legislation Amendment (Liability and Insurance) Bill 2020

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

whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House:

(1)criticises the Government’s failure to take a sector-wide approach to supporting the aviation sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting the livelihoods of thousands of aviation workers at risk; and

(2)calls on the Government to develop a sector-wide aviation recovery plan to support the industry to recover from the impacts of COVID-19

Debate resumed.


Mr Connelly 11:08:40 AM. Mr Thistlethwaite 11:13:47 AM. Mr Evans 11:20:34 AM.
- 11:21:41 AM

Amendment negatived.


- 11:21:48 AM

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


- 11:22:12 AM

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


- 11:22:54 AM

 8MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL—ASSENT TO BILL

A message from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced informing the House that His Excellency, in the name of Her Majesty, had assented to the following bill:

10 December 2020—Message No. 163Foreign Investment Reform (Protecting Australia’s National Security) 2020.


- 11:23:03 AM

 9MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020

Message No. 28610 December 2020, from the Senate was reported returning the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020 with amendments.


- 11:23:28 AM

Ordered—That the amendments be considered immediately.


- 11:23:51 AM

On the motion of Mr Evans (Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management), the amendments were agreed to, after debate.


Ms Burney 11:24:05 AM. Mr Bandt 11:32:14 AM.
- 11:37:04 AM

 10 Transport Security Amendment (Testing and Training) Bill 2020

The order of the day having been read for the second reading (see item No. 28, Votes and Proceedings, 8 December 2020)

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


- 11:37:11 AM

Debate ensuing—


- 11:37:16 AM

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

whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House notes:

 (1)a safe and secure transport sector, managed by the right legislation and regulation, is critical to stay one step ahead of criminals and terrorists;

 (2)that when the Coalition Government introduced the original version of this bill, it was riddled with basic errors, and was then left to languish on the Notice Paper for more than a year; and

 (3)this tardy and chaotic approach to this bill, combined with recent border security failures such as the Ruby Princess and the lack of a national quarantine approach to bring stranded Australians home, is why Australians can no longer trust the Government on border security”.

Debate ensued.


Mr Connelly 11:43:12 AM. Mr Evans 11:48:19 AM.
- 11:50:03 AM

Amendment negatived.


- 11:50:09 AM

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


- 11:50:32 AM

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


- 11:51:05 AM

 11 Sport Integrity Australia Amendment (World Anti-Doping Code Review) Bill 2020

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


- 11:51:22 AM

Document

Mr Evans (Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environment Management) presented a replacement explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 11:51:38 AM

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


- 11:58:12 AM

Debate adjourned (Mr LittleproudMinister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 11:58:36 AM

 12Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Framework—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Mr Littleproud (Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management), by leave, made a ministerial statement relating to the Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.


- 12:11:46 PM

Mr Giles addressed the House in reply.


- 12:18:22 PM

 13 Sport Integrity Australia Amendment (World Anti-Doping Code Review) Bill 2020 

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


- 12:18:41 PM

Debate resumed by Mr Conroy 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 the high standards of integrity expected of Australian athletes and sports organisations, and supports the changes in this bill to align Australia’s anti-doping legislation with global standards; and

(2)calls on the Government to hold themselves to the same high standards of integrity and do what the Prime Minister and Treasurer said they would do—fund the projects recommended by Sport Australia under the Community Sport Infrastructure grants program”.

Debate ensued.


Dr Allen 12:28:06 PM. Ms Steggall 12:36:01 PM. Ms Murphy 12:50:54 PM. Mr Robert 1:00:43 PM.
- 1:02:38 PM

Amendment negatived.


- 1:02:42 PM

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


- 1:02:55 PM

On the motion of Mr Robert (Minister for Government Services)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 1:03:29 PM

 14 Crimes Legislation Amendment (Economic Disruption) Bill 2020 

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—


- 1:03:38 PM

Debate resumed by Mr Giles 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 that:

(a)Australia has still not implemented all of the 2016 recommendations from the Report on the Statutory Review of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 and associated rules and regulations;

(b)other international jurisdictions are already moving ahead of Australia with stronger anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing protections; and

(c)AUSTRAC warned the Government in 2017 of significant regulatory gaps that raised significant money-laundering and counter-terrorism financing risks for casino junket operations, and the Government did nothing; and

(2)calls on the Government to ensure Australia is not regarded a soft-touch for money launderers or terrorism financiers”.

Debate ensued.


Dr Mulino 1:19:12 PM. Mr Robert 1:26:48 PM.
- 1:28:03 PM

Amendment negatived.


- 1:28:11 PM

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


- 1:28:35 PM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 1641 September 2020, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.


- 1:29:36 PM

Document

Mr Robert (Minister for Government Services) presented an addendum to the explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 1:29:39 PM

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


- 1:29:58 PM

 15MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Mr Thistlethwaite 1:30:11 PM. Mr Pearce 1:31:52 PM. Mr Dick 1:33:11 PM. Mr Ramsey 1:34:47 PM. Mr J. H. Wilson 1:36:16 PM. Mr Sharma 1:37:43 PM. Ms Murphy 1:39:18 PM. Mr Simmonds 1:40:55 PM. Ms Steggall 1:42:26 PM. Mr Stevens 1:44:04 PM. Mr R. G. Mitchell 1:45:38 PM. Mr Thompson 1:47:11 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 1:48:29 PM. Mr Ted O’Brien 1:50:06 PM. Mr Burns 1:51:42 PM. Mr Vasta 1:53:10 PM. Ms Kearney 1:54:46 PM. Mr Wallace 1:56:17 PM. Mr Jones 1:57:50 PM. Dr Webster 1:59:22 PM.
- 2:00:58 PM

 16QUESTIONS


- 2:01:08 PM

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


- 2:03:42 PM

 (2)Mrs McIntosh to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:05:41 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.06 pm the Member for Shortland (Mr Conroy) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for continuing to interject after a warning had been given by the Chair and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:06:00 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Morrison 2:06:11 PM.
- 2:07:35 PM

 (3)Mr Albanese to Mr Porter (Minister for Industrial Relations)


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:08:16 PM. Mr Porter 2:09:36 PM. Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:10:30 PM. Mr Porter 2:10:54 PM. Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:11:45 PM. Mr Porter 2:11:58 PM.
- 2:12:35 PM

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


- 2:16:09 PM

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


- 2:16:22 PM

 (5)Mr Burke to Mr Porter (Minister for Industrial Relations)


- 2:18:24 PM

 (6)Ms Steggall to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Ms Steggall. 2:20:33 PM.
- 2:22:50 PM

 (7)Mr Simmonds to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:26:12 PM

 (8)Ms Kearney to Mr Porter (Minister for Industrial Relations)


- 2:28:51 PM

 (9)Ms Liu to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health)


- 2:32:24 PM

 (10)Mr Champion to Mr Porter (Minister for Industrial Relations)


- 2:33:08 PM

 (11)Mr Drum to Mrs K. L. Andrews (Minister for Industry, Science and Technology)


- 2:36:40 PM

 (12)Dr Aly to Mr Porter (Minister for Industrial Relations)


- 2:37:36 PM

 (13)Mr Pearce to Mr Dutton (Minister representing the Minister for Defence)


- 2:41:10 PM

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


- 2:42:14 PM

 (14)Ms McBride to Mr Porter (Minister for Industrial Relations)


- 2:43:25 PM

 (15)Dr Webster to Mr Littleproud (Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management)


- 2:46:48 PM

 (16)Ms Claydon to Mr Porter (Minister for Industrial Relations)


- 2:49:08 PM

 (17)Ms Flint to Mr Robert (Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme)


- 2:52:38 PM

 (18)Mr Albanese to Mr Porter (Minister for Industrial Relations)


- 2:55:42 PM

 (19)Mr Leeser to Mr Tehan (Minister for Education)


- 2:59:17 PM

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


- 3:02:31 PM

 (21)Dr Gillespie to Mr Gee (Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment)


- 3:06:03 PM

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


- 3:07:06 PM

Member directed to leave

At 3.07 pm the Member for Dunkley (Ms Murphy) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for continuing to interject after a warning had been given by the Chair and she accordingly left the Chamber.


- 3:07:23 PM

Member directed to leave

At 3.07 pm the Member for Bruce (Mr Hill) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for continuing to interject after a warning had been given by the Chair and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 3:07:42 PM

Questions without notice continued.


- 3:07:48 PM

 (23)Mr Ted O’Brien to Mr Hawke (Minister for International Development and the Pacific)


- 3:11:00 PM

 17DOCUMENT

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)adding to an answer to a question without notice, presented the following document:

Example of Christmas card.


- 3:11:41 PM

Mr Snowdon, by indulgence, made a statement in relation to his electorate and not contesting the next election.


- 3:29:46 PM

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


- 3:37:51 PM

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


- 3:42:45 PM

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


- 3:45:38 PM

 18Auditor-General's Reports

The Speaker presented the following documents:

Auditor-General—Audit reports of 2020-2021Performance audits

No. 22—Planning and governance of COVID-19 procurements to increase the National Medical Stockpile: Department of Health; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

No. 23—Services Australia COVID-19 measures and enterprise risk management: Services Australia.

The documents were made Parliamentary Papers.


- 3:45:59 PM

 19Leave of absence to all Members

Mr Porter (Leader of the House) moved—That leave of absence be given to every Member of the House of Representatives from the determination of this sitting of the House to the date of its next sitting.


- 3:46:08 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 3:47:51 PM

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)made a valedictory.


- 4:06:06 PM

 20Suspension of standing orders 31 and 33

Mr Porter (Leader of the House), by leave, movedThat standing orders 31 (automatic adjournment of the House) and 33 (limit on business after normal time of adjournment) be suspended for this sitting.


- 4:06:19 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 4:06:33 PM

Mr Albanese (Leader of the Opposition)made a valedictory.


- 4:22:27 PM

 21Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Parliamentary Service Act 1999—Determination No. 1 of 2020—Secretary, Department of Parliamentary Services—Remuneration and Other Conditions of appointment.


- 4:22:46 PM

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


- 4:23:52 PM

 23DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Delivering for Australians

The House was informed that Mr Albanese (Leader of the Opposition), had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The Government’s failure to deliver for Australians”.


- 4:24:00 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 4:24:04 PM

Mr Albanese addressed the House.


- 4:34:13 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Hawke 4:34:16 PM. Mr Marles 4:44:09 PM. Mr Hogan 4:49:13 PM. Ms Plibersek 4:54:15 PM. Mrs McIntosh 4:59:20 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 5:04:33 PM. Ms Bell 5:09:38 PM. Mr Georganas 5:14:42 PM. Mr Wallace 5:19:55 PM.
- 5:24:57 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 5:25:07 PM

 23DOCUMENT

Mr Gee (Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education) presented the following document:

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission—Perishable agricultural goods inquiry, November 2020.


- 5:25:24 PM

 24Proposed Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Mr Gee (Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education), by leave, movedThat:

(1)a Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention be established to inquire into:

(a)the findings of the Productivity Commission Inquiry Report into Mental Health, the Report of the National Suicide Prevention Officer, the Victorian Royal Commission, the National Mental Health Workforce Strategy and other recent strategic reviews of the current mental health system in light of events such as the 2019 bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic, including the capacity of the mental health workforce to respond to such events; and

(b)other matters not addressed by these recent reviews, including:

(i)emerging evidence-based approaches to effective early detection, diagnosis, treatment and recovery across the general population and at-risk groups, including drawing on international experience and directions;

(ii)effective system-wide strategies for encouraging emotional resilience building, improving mental health literacy and capacity across the community, reducing stigma, increasing consumer understanding of the mental health services, and improving community engagement with mental health services;

(iii)building on the work of the Mental Health Workforce Taskforce and forthcoming National Medical Workforce Strategy, the roles, training and standards for all health and allied health professionals who contribute to mental health care, including peer workers, that are required to deliver quality care at different levels of severity and complexity, and across the spectrum of prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support;

(iv)the funding arrangements for all mental health services, including through the MBS and PHNs, and whether they are structured in a way that supports safe, high quality and effective care in line with the qualifications of practitioners and needs of consumers across whole of population;

(v)the use, standards, safety and regulation of telehealth services and the role and regulation of domestic and international digital and online mental health service providers in delivering safe and high quality care in Australia; and

(vi)any related matters;

(2)the committee present an interim report on or before 15 April 2021 and its final report on or before 1 November 2021;

(3)the committee consist of eight members, five Members to be nominated by the Government Whip, and three Members to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or by any non-aligned Member;

(4)in respect of initial appointments to or subsequent changes in membership of the committee when the House is not sitting and is not expected to meet for two weeks:

(a)the relevant Whip must nominate any appointment or discharge of a member of a committee in writing to the Speaker and such appointment or discharge shall take effect from the time the Speaker receives the written nomination; and

(b)at the next sitting, the Speaker shall report the change to the House and the House shall resolve the membership of the committee;

(5)participating members may:

(a)be appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Government Whip, the Opposition Whip or any minority party or independent member; and

(b)participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee, and have all the rights of members of the committee, but may not vote on any question before the committee;

(6)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(7)the members of the committee hold office as a select committee until presentation of the committee’s final report or until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time, whichever is the earlier;

(8)the committee may proceed to the dispatch of business notwithstanding that not all members have been duly nominated and appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy;

(9)before the start of business and at any time a vacancy occurs, the committee shall be informed of the name of the member who has been:

(a)appointed by the Prime Minister to be the chair; and

(b)appointed by the Leader of the Opposition to be the deputy chair, who shall act as chair of the committee at any time when the chair is not present at a meeting of the committee;

(10)at any time when the chair and deputy chair are not present at a meeting of the committee, the members present shall elect another member to act as chair at that meeting;

(11)in the event of an equally divided vote, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, have a casting vote;

(12)three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee;

(13)the committee:

(a)have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of three or more of its members, and to refer to any subcommittee any matter which the committee is empowered to examine; and

(b)appoint the chair of each subcommittee who shall have a casting vote only;

(14)at any time when the chair of a subcommittee is not present at a meeting of the subcommittee, the members of the subcommittee present shall elect another member of that subcommittee to act as chair at that meeting;

(15)two members of a subcommittee constitute the quorum of that subcommittee;

(16)members of the committee who are not members of a subcommittee may participate in the proceedings of that subcommittee but shall not vote, move any motion or be counted for the purpose of a quorum;

(17)the committee or any subcommittee have power to:

(a)call for witnesses to attend and for documents to be produced;

(b)conduct proceedings at any place it sees fit;

(c)sit in public or in private;

(d)report from time to time; and

(e)adjourn from time to time and to sit during any adjournment of the House of Representatives;

(18)the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of any former committee on related matters; and

(19)the provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.


- 5:25:39 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr Bowen 5:25:48 PM.
- 5:33:29 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 5:33:38 PM

 25Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Stevens presented the following document:

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing CommitteeReport on the conduct of the 2019 Federal Election and matters related theretoReport, incorporating dissenting reports, December 2020.

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


- 5:33:47 PM

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


- 5:34:00 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.


- 5:34:03 PM

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


- 5:34:07 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 5:34:16 PM

 26Human Rights—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Perrett (Deputy Chair) presented the following document:

Human Rights—Parliamentary Joint CommitteeHuman rights scrutiny report: Report 15 of 2020Report, 9 December 2020.

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


- 5:34:34 PM

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


- 5:39:17 PM

 29MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020

Message No. 29010 December 2020, from the Senate was reported returning the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020 with an amendment.


- 5:39:45 PM

Ordered—That the amendment be considered immediately.


- 5:39:56 PM

On the motion of Mr Howarth (Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services), the amendment was agreed to.


- 5:40:12 PM

 29ADJOURNMENT

Mr Howarth (Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services) movedThat the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.


Ms McBain 5:40:23 PM. Mr Simmonds 5:45:20 PM. Ms McBride 5:50:25 PM. Mr Stevens 5:55:49 PM. Mr B. K. Mitchell 6:00:39 PM. Mr Laming 6:05:48 PM.
- 6:09:59 PM

Adjournment negatived

Question—put and negatived.


- 6:10:03 PM

Suspension of sitting

At 6.10 pm, the Speaker left the Chair.


- 7:22:40 PM

Resumption of sitting

At 7.23 pm, the Speaker resumed the Chair.


- 7:22:54 PM

 30MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020

Message No. 10 December 2020, from the Senate was reported returning the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020 with an amendment.


- 7:23:13 PM

Ordered—That the amendment be considered immediately.


- 7:24:02 PM

On the motion of Mr Porter (Leader of the House), the amendment was disagreed to, after debate.


- 7:24:07 PM

Debate ensued.


Ms Burney 7:24:14 PM.
- 7:26:17 PM

Mr Porter presented reasons, which were circulated, and are as follows:

Reasons of the House of Representatives for disagreeing to the amendment of the Senate

The amendment proposed would keep supplementary provisions in place indefinitely rather than being managed through primary legislation. 

This power-making provision was initially put in place due to the unprecedented circumstances being faced by the COVID19 pandemic and the uncertainty around the ability of the Parliament to meet. 

Circumstances have now changed, and as Parliament can now meet, it is appropriate that we seek to legislate any further temporary measures through the Parliament in the usual manner. 

It is important to respect the Parliament and deal in primary legislation rather than regulation. 

Accordingly, the House of Representatives does not accept this amendment.

On the motion of Mr Porter, the reasons were adopted.


- 7:26:29 PM

 31ADJOURNMENT

Mr Porter (Leader of the House) moved—That the House do now adjourn.

Question—put and passed.

And then the House, at , adjourned until 12 noon on Tuesday, 2 February 2021.


- 7:27:01 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 10 December 2020 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Defence Act 1903—Determinations under section 58B—

Defence Determination, Conditions of service Amendment Determination 2020 (No. 28) [F2020L01546].

Defence Determination, Conditions of service (Reserve allowance—transitional provisions) Determination 2020 (No. 27) [F2020L01549].

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999—Montague Island Lighthouse Heritage Management Plan 2020 [F2020L01547].

Health Insurance Act 1973—Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical—Expansion of GP and Allied Health Mental Health Services) Amendment (Care Recipient in a Residential Aged Care Facility) Determination 2020 [F2020L01548].

National Health Act 1953—Commonwealth Price (Pharmaceutical benefits supplied by approved pharmacists) Amendment Determination 2020—PB 122 of 2020 [F2020L01550].

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991—Statement under section 43B.

Taxation Administration Act 1953—Commissioner of Taxation—

Class RulingsCR 2020/64, CR 2020/74.

Product Ruling—PR 2020/12.

Taxation Ruling—TR 2020/5.


- 7:27:14 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Mr Coleman*Mr GormanMr HayesMr Irons*Mr KeoghMr O’Connor*Ms PayneMs SharkieMr Shorten*Ms Thwaites and *Ms Wells.

* On leave