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Draft House Minutes

No. 20

Monday, 14 October 2019

- 10:00:17 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.


- 10:01:51 AM

 2PETITIONS—standing CommitteeREPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr L. S. O’Brien (Chair) presented the following documents:

Petitions—Standing Committee—Report 4: Petitions and Ministerial responses

Report, 14 October 2019.

Petitions.

Ministers’ responses to petitions previously presented to the House. 

Mr L. S. O’Brien made a statement in connection with petitions.


- 10:04:20 AM

 3Coal Prohibition (Quit Coal) Bill 2019

Mr Bandt, pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to restrict activities in relation to thermal coal, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Bandt presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:05:05 AM

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


Mr Wilkie (Seconder),  10:10:14 AM.
- 10:14:54 AM

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


- 10:15:17 AM

 4Crimes Legislation Amendment (Age of Criminal Responsibility) Bill 2019

Ms Sharkie, pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to the criminal law, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms Sharkie presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:15:56 AM

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


Ms Steggall (Seconder),  10:22:33 AM.
- 10:25:59 AM

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


- 10:26:22 AM

 5Visa processing system

Mr Giles, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)notes that:

(a)the Government plans to privatise Australia’s visa processing system;

(b)under the Government’s plan, a private tenderer will be given licence to run Australia’s visa processing system as a for-profit business; and

(c)the Government will decide the winning tenderer in October 2019;

(2)acknowledges that:

(a)visa and citizenship processing times have blown out under this Government;

(b)more than 230,000 people are on bridging visas;

(c)more than 220,000 people are on waiting lists for their citizenship; and

(d)the Government has failed to preserve and enhance the integrity of Australia’s visa processing system; and

(3)calls on the Government to stop its privatisation of Australia’s visa processing system.

Debate ensued.


Mr Simmonds 10:31:33 AM. Mr Perrett 10:36:40 AM. Mr Alexander 10:41:49 AM. Ms Owens 10:45:55 AM. Dr McVeigh 10:51:07 AM. Dr Leigh 10:56:02 AM. Mr Leeser 11:01:01 AM.
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