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Draft House Minutes

No. 145

Monday, 22 October 2018

- 10:00:16 AM

 1The House met, at 10 am, pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (the Honourable A. D. H. Smith) took the Chair, made an acknowledgement of country and read Prayers.


- 10:01:21 AM

 2Presiding Officers’ statement—Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

2018 Presiding Officers’ statement regarding the condition of Parliament House.


- 10:01:27 AM

 3PETITIONS—standing CommitteeREPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mrs Wicks (Chair) presented the following documents:

Petitions—Standing Committee—Report 31: Petitions and Ministerial responses

Report, 22 October 2018.

Petitions.

Ministers' responses to petitions previously presented to the House. 

Mrs Wicks made a statement in connection with petitions.


- 10:02:54 AM

 4Health, Aged Care and Sport—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Zimmerman (Chair) presented the following documents:

Health, Aged Care and Sport—Standing CommitteeReport on the inquiry into the quality of care in aged care facilities in Australia

Report, October 2018.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Mr Zimmerman 10:03:09 AM. Mr Georganas 10:08:23 AM.
- 10:08:26 AM

Mr Zimmerman and Mr Georganas made statements in connection with the report.


- 10:13:45 AM

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


- 10:13:56 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.


- 10:14:02 AM

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


- 10:14:11 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:14:27 AM

 5Defence (Honour General Sir John Monash) Amendment Bill 2018

Ms McGowan, pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to effect by Act of the Parliament the posthumous promotion of Sir John Monash from the rank of General to the rank of Field Marshal.

Document

Ms McGowan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:15:07 AM

Ms McGowan moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


Mrs Prentice (Seconder),  10:22:10 AM.
- 10:25:09 AM

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


- 10:25:27 AM

 6Migration Amendment (Kids Off Nauru) Bill 2018

Mr Wilkie, pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Wilkie presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:26:04 AM

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


Ms Sharkie (Seconder),  10:34:24 AM.
- 10:36:10 AM

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


- 10:36:34 AM

 7National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (Timely Publication of Emissions) Bill 2018

Ms Sharkie, pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to require timely publication of emissions, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms Sharkie presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:37:11 AM

Ms Sharkie moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


Ms McGowan (Seconder),  10:40:17 AM.
- 10:43:51 AM

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


- 10:44:10 AM

 8National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contract and Consumer Lease Reforms) Bill 2018

Ms McGowan, pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms McGowan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:45:03 AM

Ms McGowan moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


Ms Sharkie (Seconder),  10:49:40 AM.
- 10:53:13 AM

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


- 10:53:24 AM

Suspension of sitting

At 10.53 AM, the Second Deputy Speaker left the Chair.


- 11:00:26 AM

Resumption of sitting

At 11 AM, the Speaker resumed the Chair.


- 11:00:38 AM

 9National apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister), pursuant to notice, movedThat the House apologise to the victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.


- 11:18:47 AM

Document

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) presented the following document: National apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse—Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister, 22 October 2018.


- 11:18:59 AM

Debate ensued.


Mr Shorten 11:19:02 AM.
- 11:42:31 AM

As a mark of respect, all Members present stood, in silence.


- 11:42:54 AM

Debate adjourned (Mr PyneLeader of the House), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 11:43:05 AM

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


- 11:43:36 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 11:44:00 AM

Suspension of sitting

At 11.44 AM, the Speaker left the Chair.


- 2:30:00 PM

Resumption of sitting

At  2.30 PM, the Speaker resumed the Chair.


- 2:30:32 PM

 10QUESTIONS

Questions without notice having been called on


- 2:30:37 PM

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)notified the House that Question Time would not take place and asked that questions be placed on the notice paper.


- 2:31:14 PM

Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition), by indulgence, made a statement on the matter.


- 2:31:52 PM

 11DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

*Administrative Appeals Tribunal—Report for 2017-18.

*Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency—Report for 2017-18.

*Attorney-General’s Department—Report for 2017-18.

*Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Report for 2017-18.

*Australian Federal Police—Report for 2017-18, incorporating reports on the National Witness Protection Program, unexplained wealth investigations and proceedings and delayed notification search warrants.

*Australian Film, Television and Radio School—Report for 2017-18.

*Australian Financial Security Authority—Report for 2017-18, incorporating reports on the operation of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 and Personal Property Securities Act 2009.

*Australian Human Rights Commission—Report for 2017-18.

*Australian Law Reform Commission—Report for 2017-18.

*Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd—Report for 2017-18.

*Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority—Report for 2017-18.

*Australian Research Council—Report for 2017-18.

*Cancer Australia—Report for 2017-18.

*Civil Aviation Safety Authority—Report for 2017-18.

*Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions—Report for 2017-18.

*Commonwealth Ombudsman—Report for 2017-18.

*Companies Auditors Disciplinary Board—Report for 2017-18.

Crimes Act 1914

*Authorisations for the acquisition and use of assumed identities—Report for 2017-18—Australian Federal Police.

*Controlled operations—Report for 2017-18.

*Defence Housing Australia—Report for 2017-18.

*Family Court of Australia—Report for 2017-18.

*Federal Circuit Court of Australia—Report for 2017-18.

*Federal Court of Australia—Report for 2017-18.

*Future Fund—Report for 2017-18.

*Indigenous Land Corporation—Report for 2017-18.

*Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security—Report for 2017-18.

*Inspector-General of Taxation—Report for 2017-18.

*National Archives of Australia and National Archives of Australia Advisory Council—Report for 2017-18.

*National Gallery of Australia—Report for 2017-18.

*Office of Parliamentary Counsel—Report for 2017-18.

*Office of the Australian Information Commissioner—Report for 2017-18.

*Repatriation Commission, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs—Reports for 2017-18.

*Repatriation Medical Authority—Report for 2017-18.

*Safe Work Australia—Report for 2017-18.

*Takeovers Panel—Report for 2017-18.

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


- 2:32:09 PM

Mr A. D. H. Smith (Speaker)notified the House of a poppy installation being displayed in Parliament House.


- 2:33:16 PM

 12MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL—ASSENT TO BILLS

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 bills:


- 2:33:16 PM

19 October 2018—Message No. 210


- 2:33:37 PM

 13MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 442, 18 October 2018, from the Senate was reported informing the House that the Senate had agreed to the following resolution:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade on its inquiry into PFAS contamination be extended to 3 December 2018.


- 2:33:45 PM

 14MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 443, 18 October 2018, from the Senate was reported informing the House that the Senate had agreed to the following resolution:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse be extended to the second last sitting day of March 2019.

The Senate requests the concurrence of the House in the variation to the resolution of appointment of the committee.

 


- 2:34:14 PM

 15MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 18 October 2018, were reported returning the following bills without amendment:

No. 444Treasury Laws Amendment (Gift Cards) 2018.

No. 445Customs Amendment (Collecting Tobacco Duties at the Border) 2018.

No. 446Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) 2018.

No. 447Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) 2018.


- 2:34:25 PM

 16National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Morton (Chair) presented the following documents:

National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing CommitteeCommonwealth approvals for ACT light rail

Report, October 2018.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Mr Morton 2:34:37 PM. Ms Brodtmann 2:40:49 PM.
- 2:40:54 PM

Mr Morton and Ms Brodtmann, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


- 2:47:46 PM

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


- 2:47:49 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.


- 2:47:53 PM

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


- 2:48:05 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 2:48:23 PM

 17 Defence Amendment (Call Out of the Australian Defence Force) 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.


Ms Brodtmann 2:48:29 PM. Mr Snowdon 3:00:23 PM. Ms O’Toole 3:14:52 PM. Mr Bandt 3:24:34 PM. Mr Danby 3:39:41 PM. Mr D. J. Chester 3:50:15 PM.
- 3:56:47 PM

Question—put.


- 3:57:04 PM

Division 

The House divided and only Mr Bandt and Mr Wilkie voting “No”, the Deputy Speaker (Mr K. J. Andrews) declared the question resolved in the affirmative.


- 4:01:24 PM

Bill read a second time.


- 4:01:44 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Defence Personnel), the bill was read a third time.


- 4:02:31 PM

 18Message from the SENATE


- 4:02:32 PM

Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Defence Personnel)moved—That the House agrees with the resolution of the Senate, transmitted in message No. 443, extending the time for presentation of the report of the Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to the second last sitting day of March 2019.


- 4:02:50 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 4:03:05 PM

 19 Shipping Registration Amendment 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 Albanese 4:03:09 PM. Ms Stanley 4:12:57 PM. Ms Keay 4:19:43 PM. Mr Jones 4:33:52 PM. Mr Bandt 4:45:30 PM. Mr Zappia 4:56:17 PM. Mr McCormack 5:08:11 PM.
- 5:11:21 PM

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


- 5:11:54 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

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


- 5:12:15 PM

 20 Corporations Amendment (Strengthening Protections for Employee Entitlements) 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—


- 5:12:33 PM

Debate resumed by Mr O’Connor who moved, as an amendment—

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

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

(1)this Government has previously tried to cut the Fair Entitlements Guarantee scheme and has no real commitment to protecting employee entitlements;

(2)in May 2017 Labor proposed a suite of measures to combat illegal phoenix activity; and

(3)under this Government wages are stagnant, underemployment is stubbornly high, worker exploitation is rife, and work is increasingly precarious”.

Debate ensued.


Mr van Manen 5:40:24 PM. Dr Leigh 5:52:07 PM. Mrs Marino 6:04:58 PM. Mr Bandt 6:18:35 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 6:33:25 PM. Ms Lamb 6:44:38 PM. Ms T. M. Butler 6:59:13 PM. Mr Hayes 7:14:17 PM.
- 7:29:37 PM

 21ADJOURNMENT

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

Debate ensued.


Mr Wood 7:29:54 PM. Ms Kearney 7:34:58 PM. Mr Sukkar 7:40:09 PM. Ms Keay 7:45:05 PM. Mr van Manen 7:50:07 PM. Dr M. J. Kelly 7:55:09 PM.
- 8:00:10 PM

The House continuing to sit until 8 pm—The Speaker adjourned the House until 12 noon tomorrow.


- 8:00:15 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 22 October 2018 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Currency Act 1965—Currency (Perth Mint) Determination (No. 5) 2018 [F2018L01448].

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991

Australia New Zealand Food Standards CodeSchedule 20Maximum residue limits Variation Instrument No. APVMA 8, 2018 [F2018L01446].

Food Standards (Application A1146Thermolysin (Protease) as a Processing Aid (Enzyme)) Variation [F2018L01445].

Industry Research and Development Act 1986—Industry Research and Development (Automotive Engineering Graduate Program) Instrument 2018 [F2018L01451].

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004—Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Full-time Study) Instrument 2018—2018 No. MRCC 77 [F2018L01449].

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988—Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) (Full-time Study) Instrument 2018—2018 No. MRCC 76 [F2018L01450].

Student Identifiers Act 2014—Student Identifiers (Exemptions) Instrument 2018 [F2018L01447].

Sydney Airport Curfew Act 1995—Dispensation Reports—11/18.

Taxation Administration Act 1953—Commissioner of Taxation—

Class Ruling—

CR 2010/14 (Addendum).

CR 2018/40.

Law Companion Ruling—

LCR 2017/1 (Addendum).

LCR 2018/7.


- 8:00:23 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Ms L. M. ChestersMs Ellis*Ms Macklin*Mrs SudmalisMr Wallace and Mr J. H. Wilson.

* On leave


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