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Draft House Minutes

No. 3

Thursday, 4 July 2019

- 9:30:26 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.


- 9:32:01 AM

The Speaker made a statement in relation to the death of Jason Godschalx (JJ) a painter for the Department of Parliamentary Services.


- 9:32:38 AM

Dr Chalmers, by indulgence, made a statement in relation to the same matter.


- 9:35:07 AM

 2Registrar of Members’ Interests

The House was informed that the Speaker, in accordance with resolution (3) of the House of Representatives relating to the registration of Members’ Interests, had appointed Ms Claressa Surtees, Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives, as Registrar of Members’ Interests in the 46th Parliament.


- 9:35:23 AM

 3ADDRESS IN REPLY TO THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S SPEECH

Mr Thompson presented the Address in Reply to His Excellency’s Speech, prepared by the committee appointed on 2 July 2019, which was read by the Clerk, as follows:

May it please Your Excellency:

We, the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, in Parliament assembled, desire to express our loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign, and to thank Your Excellency for the speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament.

Mr Thompson moved—That the Address be agreed to.


- 9:56:16 AM

Debate ensued.


Mrs Archer 9:57:04 AM.
- 10:15:50 AM

Debate adjourned (Mr Perrett), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 10:17:56 AM

 4Amendments to Standing Orders

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That standing order nos. 1, 2, 8, 13, 39, 41, 54, 105, 122, 123, 131, 143, 190, 204, 205, 205a and 222 be amended, as follows:

1Maximum speaking times

The maximum time limits that apply to debates, speeches and statements are as follows.

 subject

 time (max)

Bills—Main Appropriation—second reading

Mover

no limit

Leader of Opposition or Member representing

no limit

Minister at conclusion of debate

15 mins

Any other Member

15 mins

Bills—Other Government—second reading

 

Mover

30 mins

Leader of Opposition or Member representing

30 mins

Minister at conclusion of debate

15 mins

Any other Member 

15 mins

Bills—Private Members’—second reading

Mover

At time of presentation

10 mins

In continuation, on resumption of debate (if required by mover)

5 mins

Any other Member

15 mins or lesser time determined by the Selection Committee

(standing order 222)

Bills—All—second reading

 

Any other Member not specified above

15 mins or lesser time determined by the Selection Committee

(standing order 222)

Dissent motion

Whole debate

30 mins

Mover

10 mins

Seconder

5 mins

Member first speaking against the motion

10 mins

Any other Member

5 mins

(standing order 87)

Other statements—by leave of the House

(e.g. ministerial statements and responses to them, committee reports)

Member

no limit

Leader of Opposition, or Member representing, responding to ministerial statement

equal time to ministerial statement

(standing order 63a)

2Definitions

The following meanings apply throughout these standing orders.

count out is the adjournment of the House because of the lack of a quorum of Members (currently 31 Members).

document means a paper or any record of information, and includes:

(i) anything on which there is writing;

 (ii)anything on which there are marks, figures, symbols or perforations having a meaning for persons qualified to interpret them;

 (iii)anything from which sounds, images or writings can be reproduced with or without the aid of anything else; or

(iv)a map, plan, drawing or photograph.

quorum of the House is at least one-fifth of the whole number of Members of the House (currently 31 Members).

 8First meeting for new session following prorogation other than for a new Parliament

On the first meeting of a second or subsequent session of Parliament, instead of the procedure set down in standing order 4, the procedure shall be as follows:

 (a)Members shall assemble in the House at the time appointed by the Governor-General in the Proclamation calling Parliament together.

 (b)The Clerk shall read the Proclamation to Members.

 (c)The Speaker shall make an acknowledgement of country and read Prayers.

 (d)Members shall wait for a message from the Governor-General stating the time when he or she will declare the causes for the calling together of Parliament.

 (e)Subsequent procedure shall follow standing orders 5–7.

13When Deputy Speaker and Second Deputy Speaker elected

 (a)The Deputy Speaker and Second Deputy Speaker shall be elected at the beginning of each Parliament, or at any time the respective office becomes vacant. Whenever the two offices are vacant at the same time, elections for both offices shall be conducted together.

 (b)The Speaker shall conduct the elections under standing order 14, and may not vote in an ordinary ballot.

 (c)If a government Member is elected as Deputy Speaker, only a non-government Member may be elected as Second Deputy Speaker. If a non-government Member is elected as Deputy Speaker, only a government Member may be elected as Second Deputy Speaker.

 (d)A Member shall propose the nomination of a Member to the vacant office by moving, without notice, that such Member ‘be elected Deputy Speaker (or Second Deputy Speaker)’.

39Announcements concerning inquiries and presentation of reports

 (a)The Chair and/or deputy Chair of a committee may make a statement to inform the House of matters relating to an inquiry during the periods for committee and delegation business on Mondays (standing order 34). The Selection Committee shall recommend time limits for such statements.

 (b)Members may present reports of committees or delegations:

 (i)as determined by the Selection Committee, during the periods for committee and delegation business on Mondays in the House and Federation Chamber (standing orders 34 and 192); or

 (ii)in the House at any time when other business is not before the House.

 (c)Members may make statements in relation to these reports:

 (i)during the periods for committee and delegation business on Mondays in the House and Federation Chamber (standing orders 34 and 192); the Selection Committee shall determine time limits for statements, of not more than 10 minutes for each Member; or

 (ii)in the House at any other time, by leave.

 (d)The Member presenting a report may move without notice, a specific motion in relation to the report. Debate on the question shall be adjourned to a future day and the resumption of the debate may be referred to the Federation Chamber.

 (e)Unless otherwise ordered, a committee report presented in accordance with this standing order shall be made a Parliamentary Paper.

41Private Members’ business

 (a)In the periods set for committee and delegation business and private Members’ business under standing orders 34 and 192, private Members’ notices and orders of the day shall be considered in the order shown on the Notice Paper. When the time set by standing orders 34 or 192 or determined by the Selection Committee ends, the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings and the matter shall be listed on the Notice Paper for the next sitting.

Private Members’ bills—priority

 (b)The Selection Committee, in making determinations:

 (i)shall give priority to private Members’ notices of intention to present bills over other notices and orders of the day; and

 (ii)shall set the order in which the bills are to be presented.

First and second reading

 (c)Subject to this standing order, the first and second reading shall proceed in accordance with standing orders 141 and 142. The Member who has presented the bill may speak to the second reading for no longer than 10 minutes at the time of presentation and 5 minutes, in continuation, on resumption of the debate (if required by the mover). The Selection Committee may determine times for consideration of the remainder of the second reading debate.

Priority following second reading

 (d)If the motion for the second reading is agreed to by the House, further consideration of the bill shall be accorded priority over other private Members’ business and the Selection Committee may determine times for consideration of the remaining stages.

Alternation of notices

 (e)Subject to paragraph (b)(i), the Selection Committee shall provide for the consideration of private Members’ notices to alternate between those of government and non-government Members.

Participation of Speaker and Deputy Speaker

 (f)The Speaker and Deputy Speaker may participate in private Members’ business. 

54Bells at start of meeting of the House

At each sitting the bells shall be rung for five minutes before the appointed meeting time, calling Members to the meeting. The Speaker shall take the Chair and, if a quorum of 31 Members is present, commence the meeting as provided by standing order 38 (acknowledgement of country and prayers). If a quorum is not present standing order 57 (count out) shall apply.

105Replies to written questions

 (a)A Minister’s written reply to a question must be delivered to the Clerk. The Clerk shall provide a copy of the reply to the Member who asked the question, and the question and reply shall be published.

 (b)If a reply has not been received 60 days after a question first appeared on the Notice Paper, the Member who asked the question may, at the conclusion of Question Time, ask the Speaker to write to the Minister concerned, seeking reasons for the delay in answering.

122Question put on proposed amendments

 (a)The Speaker shall put the question on a proposed amendment—

That the amendment be agreed to.

123Restrictions on amendments to be moved

 (a)A proposed amendment must not be inconsistent with a previous decision on the question.

 (b)An amendment may not be moved to an earlier part of the question:

 (i)after a later part has been amended, or

 (ii)after an amendment to a later part has been proposed and the proposal has not, by leave, been withdrawn.

  (c)Each proposed amendment shall be disposed of before another amendment to the original question can be moved.

131Successive divisions

 (a)If a division is called following a division and there is no intervening debate, the Speaker may appoint tellers immediately and order the bells to be rung for one minute.

 (b)If there is a successive division, Members who wish to vote in the same way as in the previous division must remain seated until the result of the division is announced. The tellers may record each Member’s vote as being the same as it was in the previous division unless a Member reports to them. A Member must report to the tellers if he or she:

 (i)wishes to vote differently to his or her vote in the previous division; or

 (ii)voted in the previous division and does not wish to vote in the current division; or

 (iii)did not vote in the previous division and wishes to vote in the current division.

 (c)The vote shall be counted as in standing order 130 if:

 (i)in the Speaker’s opinion most Members wish to vote differently to their votes in the previous division; or

 (ii)any confusion or error occurs in the count by the tellers.

143Bill referred to Federation Chamber or committee

After the first reading but before the question on the motion for the second reading is put:

 (a)a motion may be moved without notice to refer a bill to the Federation Chamber for further consideration as provided by standing order 183; or

 (b)a motion may be moved without notice or a determination may be made by the Selection Committee as provided by standing order 222 to refer a bill to a committee for an advisory report. The motion or determination may specify a date by which the committee is to report to the House. After an advisory report has been presented to the House, the bill may then be referred to the Federation Chamber under paragraph (a).

 (c)If, having considered a bill referred to it for an advisory report, a committee finds no issues requiring a formal report, the Chair or deputy Chair may make a statement to the House to that effect. The statement, with the presentation of the relevant minutes of proceedings, discharges the committee’s obligation to report on the bill.

190General rules for suspensions and adjournments of the Federation Chamber

The following general rules apply to meetings of the Federation Chamber:

 (a)The Deputy Speaker must suspend proceedings in the Federation Chamber to enable Members to attend divisions in the House.

 (b)If a quorum is not present the Deputy Speaker must immediately suspend proceedings until a stated time, or adjourn the Federation Chamber.

 (c)If, at the time of the adjournment of the House, the Federation Chamber has not been adjourned, the Federation Chamber stands automatically adjourned, with the Deputy Speaker interrupting business before the Federation Chamber if it is meeting.

 (d)The Federation Chamber need not adjourn between items of business, nor during a suspension of the House.

 (e)The Federation Chamber shall stand adjourned on completion of all matters referred to it, or may be adjourned on motion moved without notice by any Member—

That the Federation Chamber do now adjourn.

 (f)No amendment may be moved to the question.

204Rules for the form and content of petitions

 (a)A petition must: 

 (i)be addressed to the House of Representatives; 

 (ii)refer to a matter on which the House has the power to act; 

 (iii)state the reasons for petitioning the House; and 

 (iv)contain a request for action by the House. 

 (b)The terms of the petition must not contain any alterations and must not exceed 250 words. The terms must be placed at the top of the first page of the petition and the request of the petition must be at the top of every other page. The terms of an e-petition must be available through the House website. 

 (c)The terms of the petition must not be illegal or promote illegal acts. The language used must be moderate. 

 (d)An e-petition must be in English. A paper petition must be in English or be accompanied by a translation certified to be correct. The person certifying the translation must place his or her name and address on the translation. 

 (e)No letters, affidavits or other documents should be attached to the petition. Any such attachments will be removed before presentation to the House. 

 (f)A petition must not include any Universal Resource Locators (URLs) or reference to specific web links.

 (g)A petition from a corporation must be made under its common seal. Otherwise it will be received as the petition of the individuals who signed it.

205Rules for signatures—paper petitions

 (a)Every petition must contain the signature and full name and address of a principal petitioner on the first page of the petition. The principal petitioner must be either a resident or citizen of Australia.

 (b)All the signatures on a paper petition must meet the following requirements: 

 (i)Each signatory to a petition must confirm they are either a resident or citizen of Australia.

 (ii)Each signature must be made by the person signing in his or her own handwriting. Only a petitioner incapable of signing may ask another person to sign on his or her behalf.

 (iii)Signatures must not be copied, pasted or transferred on to the petition or placed on a blank page on the reverse of a sheet containing the terms of the petition.

 (c)A Member must not be a principal petitioner or signatory to a paper petition.

 (d)Any signatures that do not comply with (b) or (c) above will be excluded from the petition presented to the House without invalidating the petition. 

205aRules for e-petitions

 (a)A principal petitioner for an e-petition must provide the petitioner’s full name and address. The principal petitioner must be either a resident or citizen of Australia.

 (b)The posted period for an e-petition is to be four weeks from the date of publication on the House website.

 (c)Once published on the House website the terms of an e-petition cannot be altered.

 (d)Once the posted period for an e-petition has elapsed, the petition shall be presented to the House in accordance with standing order 207.

 (e)Each signatory to an e-petition must confirm they are either a resident or citizen of Australia.

 (f)Names must not be copied, pasted or transferred on to an e-petition.

 (g)A Member must not be a principal petitioner or signatory to an e-petition.

 (h) The name of any signatory that does not comply with (e), (f) or (g) above will be excluded from the petition presented to the House without invalidating the petition.

222Selection Committee

 (a)Selection Committee shall be appointed to:

 (i)arrange the timetable and order of committee and delegation business and private Members’ business for each sitting Monday in accordance with standing orders 39 to 41; 

 (ii)select private Members’ notices and other items of private Members’ and committee and delegation business for referral to the Federation Chamber, or for return to the House; and

 (iii)select bills that the committee regards as controversial or as requiring further consultation or debate for referral to the relevant standing or joint committee in accordance with standing order 143.

 (b)The committee shall consist of 12 members: the Speaker, or in the absence of the Speaker the Deputy Speaker, the Chief Government Whip or his or her nominee, the Chief Opposition Whip or his or her nominee, five government Members, three opposition Members and one non‑aligned Member. The Chief Nationals Whip shall be a member of the committee. The Speaker shall be the Chair of the committee. A quorum shall be three members of the committee.

 (c)For committee and delegation business and private Members’ business, the committee may determine the order of consideration of the matters, and the times allotted for debate on each item and for each Member speaking. 

 (d)In relation to committee and delegation business and private Members’ business the committee must report its determinations to the House in time for its decisions to be published on the Notice Paper of the sitting Thursday before the Monday being considered. In relation to bills the committee must report its determinations as soon as practical in respect of each bill or each group of bills. 

 (e)Reports of the committee under paragraph (d) shall be treated as having been adopted when they are presented. Reports shall be published in Hansard. 

 (f)A referral by determination of the Selection Committee pursuant to paragraph (a)(ii) or (a)(iii), once the determination has been reported to the House, is deemed to be a referral by the House.


- 10:18:09 AM

Debate ensued.


Mr Burke 10:18:13 AM. Mr Porter 10:18:52 AM.
- 10:19:10 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:19:21 AM

 5Members’ qualifications

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That in relation to the resolution passed by the House on 4 April, 2019, relating to Members’ qualifications:

(1)until such time as the Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests is established and provides otherwise, the procedures for maintaining the Register of Members’ qualifications referred to in paragraph (1) of that resolution, and the form or forms referred to in paragraph (8) of that resolution, shall be as prescribed by the Registrar of Members’ Interests following consultation with the Leader of the House and the Manager of Opposition Business;

(2)the resolution supersedes the resolution adopted on 4 December 2017 relating to a Citizenship Register, which shall no longer have continuing effect; and

(3)the Registrar shall remove information from the published copy of the Citizenship Register which relates to any Member who has ceased or ceases to hold office as a Member of the House of Representatives.


- 10:19:33 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:19:55 AM

 6Suspension of standing orders—Private Members’ and Committee and Delegation business on Monday, 22 July 2019

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent: 

(1)the Selection Committee:

(a)meeting on or after today, if necessary by teleconference, to determine the order of consideration of matters and the times allotted for debate on each item and for each Member speaking, for private Members’ business and committee and delegation business, for Monday 22 July 2019;

(b)communicating its determinations to Members prior to that Monday; and

(c)reporting its determinations to the House following Prayers on Monday 22 July 2019;

(2)the Selection Committee’s determinations being shown in the Notice Paper for that Monday under ‘Business Accorded Priority’ for the House and Federation Chamber; and

(3)in the absence of a fully constituted Selection Committee, the arrangements for private Members’ business for Monday 22 July 2019 provided for in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this resolution being determined by the Speaker, Chief Government Whip and Chief Opposition Whip and reports of such determinations being treated as having been adopted by the House when they are presented.


- 10:20:06 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:20:17 AM

 7Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee—MEMBERSHIP

The House was informed that the Speaker had received advice from Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) nominating Members to be members of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.

Mr Porter (Leader of the House), by leave, moved—That in accordance with the provisions of the Intelligence Services Act 2001Mr Hastie, Mr Leeser, Mr T. R. Wilson, Mr Byrne, Mr Dreyfus and Dr M. J. Kelly be appointed members of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.

Question—put and passed.


- 10:21:16 AM

 8Corporations and Financial Services—Proposed Powers and Proceedings of Parliamentary Joint Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)in accordance with section 242 of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001, matters relating to the powers and proceedings of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services shall be as follows:

(a)the committee consist of 10 members, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 2 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(b)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(c)the committee elect a:

(i)Government member as its chair; and

(ii)non-Government member as its 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;

(d)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;

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

(f)three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(g)the committee:

(i)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

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

(h)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;

(i)two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(j)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;

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

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

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

(iii)sit in public or in private;

(iv)report from time to time; and

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

(l)the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the Joint Committees on Corporations and Financial Services and Corporations and Securities appointed during previous Parliaments; and

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

(2)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:21:34 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:21:43 AM

 9Human Rights—Proposed Powers and Proceedings of Parliamentary Joint Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)in accordance with section 6 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, matters relating to the powers and proceedings of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights shall be as follows:

(a)the committee consist of 10 members, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip, 2 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or by any minority group or independent Member, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(b)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(c)the committee elect a:

(i)Government member as its chair; and

(ii)non-Government member as its 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;

(d)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;

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

(f)three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(g)the committee:

(i)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

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

(h)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;

(i)two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(j)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;

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

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

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

(iii)sit in public or in private;

(iv)report from time to time; and

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

(l)the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the Joint Committees on Human Rights appointed during the previous Parliaments;

(m)the committee may appoint counsel to advise the committee with the approval of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

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

(2)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:22:07 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:22:18 AM

 10Law Enforcement—Proposed Powers and Proceedings of Parliamentary Joint Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)in accordance with section 5 of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010, matters relating to the powers and proceedings of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement shall be as follows:

(a)the committee consist of 10 members, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 2 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(b)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(c)the committee elect a:

(i)Government member as its chair; and

(ii)non-Government member as its 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;

(d)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;

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

(f)three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(g)the committee:

(i)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

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

(h)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;

(i)two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(j)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;

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

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

(ii)conduct proceedings in any place it sees fit;

(iii)sit in public or in private;

(iv)report from time to time; and

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

(l)the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the Joint Committees on the National Crime Authority, the Australian Crime Commission, and Law Enforcement appointed during previous Parliaments;

(m)in carrying out its duties, the committee or any subcommittee ensure that the operational methods and results of investigations of law enforcement agencies, as far as possible, be protected from disclosure where that would be against the public interest; and

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

(2)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:22:22 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:22:29 AM

 11Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Proposed Powers and Proceedings of Parliamentary Joint Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)in accordance with sections 213 and 214 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006, matters relating to the powers and proceedings of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity shall be as follows:

(a)the committee consist of 10 members, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 2 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(b)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(c)the committee elect a:

(i)Government member as its chair; and

(ii)non-Government member as its 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;

(d)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;

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

(f)three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(g)the committee:

(i)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

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

(h)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;

(i)two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(j)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;

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

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

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

(iii)sit it public or in private;

(iv)report from time to time; and

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

(l)the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the Joint Committees on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity appointed during previous Parliaments;

(m)in carrying out its duties, the committee or any subcommittee ensure that the operational methods and results of investigations of law enforcement agencies, as far as possible, be protected from disclosure where that would be against the public interest; and

(n)he provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders; and

(2)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:22:58 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:23:02 AM

 12Electoral Matters—Proposed Joint Standing Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)a Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters be appointed to inquire into and report on such matters relating to electoral laws and practices and their administration as may be referred to it by either House of the Parliament or a Minister;

(2)annual reports of government departments and authorities and reports of the Auditor-General presented to the House shall stand referred to the committee for any inquiry the committee may wish to make and reports shall stand referred to the committee in accordance with a schedule tabled by the Speaker to record the areas of responsibility of each committee, provided that:

(a)any question concerning responsibility for a report or a part of a report shall be determined by the Speaker; and

(b)the period during which an inquiry concerning an annual report may be commenced by a committee shall end on the day on which the next annual report of that department or authority is presented to the House;

(3)the committee consist of 10 members, three Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, two Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, two Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, two Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and one Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(4)for the purposes of the inquiry into the 2019 election only, participating members may be appointed to the committee on the nomination in the House of Representatives, of the Government or Opposition Whips or any minority group or independent Member, and, in the Senate, of the Leader of the Government or Opposition, or any minority group or independent Senator, and such participating member:

(a)shall be taken to be a member of the committee for the purposes of forming a quorum; and

(b)may participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee and have all rights of a committee member except that a participating member may not vote on any question before the committee;

(5)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(6)the members of the committee hold office as a joint standing committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time;

(7)the committee elect a:

(a)Government member as its chair; and

(b)non-Government member as its 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;

(8)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;

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

(10)three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(11)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;

(12)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;

(13)two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(14)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;

(15)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 Senate and the House of Representatives;

(16)the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of:

(a)submissions lodged with the Clerk of the Senate in response to public advertisements placed in accordance with the resolution of the Senate of 26 November 1981 relating to a proposed Joint Select Committee on the Electoral System; and

(b)the evidence and records of the Joint Committees on Electoral Reform and Electoral Matters appointed during previous Parliaments;

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

(18)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:23:10 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:23:19 AM

 13Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Proposed Joint Standing Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That: 

(1)a Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade be appointed to inquire into and report on such matters relating to foreign affairs, defence and trade as may be referred to it by either House of the Parliament or a Minister;

(2)annual reports of government departments and authorities and reports of the Auditor-General presented to the House shall stand referred to the committee for any inquiry the committee may wish to make and reports shall stand referred to the committee in accordance with a schedule tabled by the Speaker to record the areas of responsibility of each committee, provided that:

(a)any question concerning responsibility for a report or a part of a report shall be determined by the Speaker; and

(b)the period during which an inquiry concerning an annual report may be commenced by a committee shall end on the day on which the next annual report of that department or authority is presented to the House;

(3)the committee consist of 32 members, 12 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 8 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, 5 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 5 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 2 Senators to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(4)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(5)the members of the committee hold office as a joint standing committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time;

(6)the committee elect a:

(a)Government member as its chair; and

(b)non-Government member as its 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;

(7)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;

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

(9)six members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(10)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;

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

(c)appoint the deputy chair of each subcommittee who shall act as chair of the subcommittee at any time when the chair is not present at a meeting of the subcommittee and who shall have a casting vote only;

(11)in addition to the members appointed pursuant to paragraph (10), the chair and deputy chair of the committee be ex officio members of each subcommittee appointed;

(12)at any time when the chair and deputy chair of a subcommittee are 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;

(13)two members of a subcommittee constitute the quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(14)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;

(15)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;

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

(f)conduct meetings for the purpose of private briefings at any time;

(16)the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the Joint Committees on Foreign Affairs and Defence, and Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, appointed during previous Parliaments;

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

(18)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:23:29 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:23:41 AM

 14Parliamentary Library—Proposed Joint Standing Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)a Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library be appointed to:

(a)consider and report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives on any matters relating to the Parliamentary Library referred to it by the President or the Speaker;

(b)provide advice to the President and the Speaker on matters relating to the Parliamentary Library;

(c)provide advice to the President and the Speaker on an annual resource agreement between the Parliamentary Librarian and the Secretary of the Department of Parliamentary Services; and

(d)receive advice and reports, including an annual report, directly from the Parliamentary Librarian on matters relating to the Parliamentary Library;

(2)the Committee consist of 13 members, 4 Members of the House of Representatives nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 3 Members of the House of Representatives nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, 3 Senators nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 2 Senators nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 Senator nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(3)every nomination:

(a)of a member of the committee shall be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

(b)from a minority group in the Senate or an independent Senator shall be determined by agreement between them, and, in the absence of agreement duly notified to the President, any question of the representation on the committee shall be determined by the Senate;

(4)the members of the committee hold office as a joint standing committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time;

(5)the committee elect two of its members to be joint chairs, one being a Senator or Member, on an alternating basis each Parliament, who is a member of the government parties and one being a Senator or Member, on an alternating basis each Parliament, who is a member of the non-government parties, provided that the joint chairs may not be members of the same House;

(6)the joint chair nominated by the government parties shall chair meetings of the committee, and the joint chair nominated by the non-government parties shall take the chair whenever the other joint chair is not present;

(7)each of the joint chairs shall have a deliberative vote only, regardless of who is chairing the meeting;

(8)when votes on a question before the committee are equally divided, the question shall be resolved in the negative;

(9)three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum of the committee, but in a deliberative meeting a quorum shall include one member of each House of the government parties and one member of either House of the non-government parties;

(10)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 consider; and

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

(11)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;

(12)two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee;

(13)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;

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

(a)sit in public or private;

(b)report from time to time; and

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

(15)the President and the Speaker may attend any meeting of the committee or a subcommittee as they see fit, but shall not be members of the committee or subcommittee and may not vote, move any motion or be counted for the purpose of a quorum;

(16)the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the former Joint Committees on the Parliamentary Library appointed during previous Parliaments;

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

(18)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:23:51 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:24:00 AM

 15Migration—Proposed Joint Standing Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)a Joint Standing Committee on Migration be appointed to inquire into and report on:

(a)regulations made or proposed to be made under the Migration Act 1958;

(b)proposed changes to the Migration Act 1958 and any related acts; and

(c)such other matters relating to migration as may be referred to it by the Minister responsible for the administration of the Migration Act 1958, another Minister or either House of the Parliament;

(2)annual reports of government departments and authorities and reports of the Auditor-General presented to the House shall stand referred to the committee for any inquiry the committee may wish to make and reports shall stand referred to the committee in accordance with a schedule tabled by the Speaker to record the areas of responsibility of each committee, provided that:

(a)any question concerning responsibility for a report or a part of a report shall be determined by the Speaker; and

(b)the period during which an inquiry concerning an annual report may be commenced by a committee shall end on the day on which the next annual report of that department or authority is presented to the House;

(3)the committee consist of 10 members, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 1 Senator to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(4)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(5)the members of the committee hold office as a joint standing committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time;

(6)the committee elect a:

(a)Government member as its chair; and

(b)non-Government member as its 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;

(7)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;

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

(9)three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(10)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;

(11)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;

(12)two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(13)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;

(14)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 Senate and the House of Representatives;

(15)the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the Joint Committees on Migration Regulations and the Joint Standing Committees on Migration appointed during previous Parliaments;

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

(17)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:24:12 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:24:29 AM

 16National Broadband Network Committee—Proposed Joint Standing Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)a Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network be appointed to inquire into and report on the rollout of the national broadband network;

(2)until the national broadband network is declared built and fully operational, the committee report to each House of the Parliament annually on:

(a)rollout progress with particular regard to the NBN Co Limited Statement of Expectations issued by Shareholder Ministers on 24 August 2016;

(b)utilisation of the national broadband network in connected localities in both metropolitan and regional areas, and the identification of opportunities to enhance economic and social benefits;

(c)Australia’s comparative global position with regard to residential broadband infrastructure; particularly relative to other large, developed economies;

(d)national broadband network activation rates, user demand, usage patterns and trends, and any identified impediments to the take-up of national broadband network services;

(e)any market, industry, or regulatory characteristics that may impede the efficient and cost-effective rollout of the national broadband network; and

(f)any other matter pertaining to the national broadband network rollout that the committee considers relevant;

(3)the Committee consist of 17 members, 4 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 4 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips, and 1 non-aligned Member, 3 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 3 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, 1 Senator to be nominated by the Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate; and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(4)participating members:

(a)may be appointed to the committee on the nomination in the:

(i)House of Representatives, of the Government or Opposition Whip or Whips, or any minority group or independent member; and

(ii)Senate, of the Leader of the Government or Opposition, or any minority group or independent senator;

(b)shall be taken to be a member of the committee for the purpose of forming a quorum; and

(c)may participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee, and have all the rights of a member of the committee, except that a participating member may not vote on any question before the committee;

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

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

(7)the members of the committee hold office as a joint standing committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time;

(8)the committee elect:

(a)a Government member as its chair; and

(b)an Opposition member as its 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;

(9)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;

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

(11)five members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one Opposition member of either House;

(12)the committee:

(a)have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 3 or more of its members, and to refer to any such subcommittee any of the matters which the committee is empowered to consider, provided that each subcommittee shall include at least one Government member of either House and one Opposition member of either House; and

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

(13)two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(14)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 purposes of a quorum;

(15)the committee and 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 Senate and the House of Representatives;

(16)the committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and be empowered to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the committee with the approval of the President and the Speaker;

(17)the committee has power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the Joint Committee on the National Broadband Network appointed during a previous Parliament;

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

(19)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:24:42 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:24:59 AM

 17National Capital and External Territories—Proposed Joint Standing Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)a Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories be appointed to inquire into and report on:

(a)matters coming within the terms of section 5 of the Parliament Act 1974 as may be referred to it by:

(i)either House of the Parliament; or

(ii)the Minister responsible for administering the Parliament Act 1974; or

(iii)the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(b)such other matters relating to the parliamentary zone as may be referred to it by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(c)such amendments to the National Capital Plan as are referred to it by a Minister responsible for administering the Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988;

(d)such other matters relating to the National Capital as may be referred to it by:

(i)either House of the Parliament; or

(ii)the Minister responsible for administering the Australian Capital Territory (Self‑Government) Act 1988; and

(e)such matters relating to Australia’s territories as may be referred to it by:

(i)either House of the Parliament; or

(ii)the Minister responsible for the administration of the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands; the Territory of Christmas Island; the Coral Sea Islands Territory; the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands; the Australian Antarctic Territory, and the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands, and of Commonwealth responsibilities on Norfolk Island.

(2)annual reports of government departments and authorities and reports of the Auditor-General presented to the House shall stand referred to the committee for any inquiry the committee may wish to make and reports shall stand referred to the committee in accordance with a schedule tabled by the Speaker to record the areas of responsibility of each committee, provided that:

(a)any question concerning responsibility for a report or a part of a report shall be determined by the Speaker; and

(b)the period during which an inquiry concerning an annual report may be commenced by a committee shall end on the day on which the next annual report of that Department or authority is presented to the House;

(3)the committee consist of 12 members, the Deputy Speaker, three Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, two Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, the Deputy President and Chair of Committees, two Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, two Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and one Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(4)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(5)the members of the committee hold office as a joint standing committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time;

(6)the committee elect a:

(a)Government member as its chair; and

(b)non-Government member as its 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;

(7)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;

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

(9)three members of the committee (of whom one is the Deputy President or the Deputy Speaker when matters affecting the parliamentary zone are under consideration) constitute a quorum of the committee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(10)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;

(11)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;

(12)two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(13)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;

(14)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 Senate and the House of Representatives;

(15)the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the Joint Standing Committees on the National Capital and External Territories, the Joint Committees on the Australian Capital Territory, the Joint Standing Committees on the New Parliament House, the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Zone and the Joint Committee on the National Capital appointed during previous Parliaments and of the House of Representatives and Senate Standing Committees on Transport, Communications and Infrastructure when sitting as a joint committee on matters relating to the Australian Capital Territory;

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

(17)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:25:09 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:25:23 AM

 18National Disability Insurance Scheme—Proposed Joint Standing Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That: 

(1)a Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme be appointed to inquire into and report on:

(a)the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme;

(b)the administration and expenditure of the National Disability Insurance Scheme; and

(c)such other matters in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme as may be referred to it by either House of the Parliament;

(2)as soon as practicable after 30 June each year, the committee present an annual report to the Parliament on the activities of the committee during the year, in addition to reporting on any other matters it considers relevant;

(3)the committee consist of 10 members, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 2 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(4)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(5)the members of the committee hold office as a joint standing committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time;

(6)the committee elect a:

(a)Government member as its chair; and

(b)non-Government member as its 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;

(7)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;

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

(9)three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(10)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;

(11)each subcommittee shall have at least one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(12)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;

(13)two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall comprise one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(14)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;

(15)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 sit during any adjournment of the House of Representatives and the Senate;

(16)the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the former Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and the former Joint Select Committee on DisabilityCare Australia appointed during previous parliaments;

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

(18)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:25:36 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:25:47 AM

 19Northern Australia—Proposed Joint Standing Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)a Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia be appointed to inquire into and report on such matters relating to the development of Northern Australia as may be referred to it by either House of the Parliament or a Minister;

(2)annual reports of government departments and authorities and reports of the Auditor-General presented to the House shall stand referred to the committee for any inquiry the committee may wish to make and reports shall stand referred to the committee in accordance with a schedule tabled by the Speaker to record the areas of responsibility of each committee, provided that:

(a)any question concerning responsibility for a report or a part of a report shall be determined by the Speaker; and

(b)the period during which an inquiry concerning an annual report may be commenced by a committee shall end on the day on which the next annual report of that department or authority is presented to the House;

(3)the committee consist of 10 members, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 2 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(4)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(5)the members of the committee hold office as a joint standing committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time;

(6)the committee elect a:

(a)Government member as its chair; and

(b)non-Government member as its 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;

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

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

(9)three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(10)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;

(11)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;

(12)two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(13)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;

(14)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 Senate and the House of Representatives;

(15)the committee or any subcommittee has power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia appointed during the previous Parliament;

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

(17)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:26:01 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:26:11 AM

 20Trade and Investment Growth—Proposed Joint Standing Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)a Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth be appointed to inquire into and report on such matters relating to measures to further boost Australia’s trade and investment performance as may be referred to it by either House of the Parliament or a Minister;

(2)annual reports of government departments and authorities and reports of the Auditor-General presented to the House shall stand referred to the committee for any inquiry the committee may wish to make and reports shall stand referred to the committee in accordance with a schedule tabled by the Speaker to record the areas of responsibility of each committee, provided that:

(a)any question concerning responsibility for a report or a part of a report shall be determined by the Speaker; and

(b)the period during which an inquiry concerning an annual report may be commenced by a committee shall end on the day on which the next annual report of that department or authority is presented to the House;

(3)the committee consist of 10 members, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 2 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(4)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(5)the members of the committee hold office as a joint standing committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time;

(6)the committee elect a:

(a)Government member as its chair; and

(b)non-Government member as its 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;

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

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

(9)three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(10)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;

(11)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;

(12)two members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(13)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;

(14)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 Senate and the House of Representatives;

(15)the committee or any subcommittee has power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth appointed during the previous Parliament;

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

(17)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:26:21 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:26:31 AM

 21Treaties—Proposed Joint Standing Committee

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That:

(1)a Joint Standing Committee on Treaties be appointed to inquire into and report on:

(a)matters arising from treaties and related National Interest Analyses and proposed treaty actions and related Explanatory Statements presented or deemed to be presented to the Parliament; and

(b)any question relating to a treaty or other international instrument, whether or not negotiated to completion, referred to the committee by:

(i)either House of the Parliament; or

(ii)a Minister; and

(c)such other matters as may be referred to the committee by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and on such conditions as the Minister may prescribe;

(2)the committee consist of 16 members, 6 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any minority group or independent Member, 3 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 3 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or independent Senator;

(3)every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(4)the members of the committee hold office as a joint standing committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time;

(5)the committee elect a:

(a)Government member as its chair; and

(b)non-Government member as its 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;

(6)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;

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

(8)three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(9)the committee:

(a)have power to appoint not more than three subcommittees each 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;

(10)in addition to the members appointed pursuant to paragraph (9), the chair and deputy chair of the committee be ex officio members of each subcommittee appointed;

(11)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;

(12)two members of a subcommittee constitute the quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House;

(13)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;

(14)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 Senate and the House of Representatives;

(15)the committee or any subcommittee have power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the Joint Standing Committees on Treaties appointed during previous Parliaments;

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

(17)a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


- 10:26:43 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:26:51 AM

 22COMMITTEES—MEMBERSHIP

The House was informed that the Chief Government Whip had nominated Members to be members of certain committees.

Mr Porter (Leader of the House), by leave, moved—That Members be appointed as members of certain committees in accordance with the following list:


- 10:26:51 AM

Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources—Mr O’Dowd, Mr Pearce, Mr Thompson, Dr Webster and Mr R. J. Wilson.

Standing Committee on Appropriations and Administration—Mr Alexander, Mr K. J. Andrews, Mr Connelly and Mr van Manen.

Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts—Dr Allen, Ms Bell, Mr Drum, Dr Webster and Dr Gillespie.

Standing Committee on Economics—Mrs Archer, Mr Falinski, Mr C. Kelly, Mr Laming, Mr Ted O’Brien and Mr T. R. Wilson.

Standing Committee on Employment, Education and TrainingMs Bell, Ms Hammond, Mr Hastie, Mr Joyce, Mr Young and Mr Laming.

Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy—Mrs Archer, Mr R. J. Wilson, Mr Zimmerman, Dr Gillespie and Mr Ted O’Brien.

Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport—Mrs Archer, Ms Bell, Dr Martin, Mrs Wicks and Mr Zimmerman.

House Committee—Mr Drum, Ms Flint and Mr van Manen.

Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs—Mr Entsch, Ms Hammond, Mr Thompson, Mr Young and Mr Leeser.

Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources—Dr Allen, Mr Conaghan, Mr C. Kelly, Mr Sharma and Mr Joyce.

Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities—Mr Connelly, Mrs McIntosh, Mr Ted O’Brien, Mr van Manen, Dr Webster and Mr Alexander.

Standing Committee on Petitions—Mrs Archer, Ms Liu, Mr Simmonds, Mr Stevens and Mr L. S. O’Brien. 

Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests—Mr K. J. Andrews, Mr Goodenough, Mr L. S. O’Brien, Mr Zimmerman and Mr Broadbent.

Standing Committee on Procedure—Mr Goodenough, Ms Liu, Mr Simmonds and Mr Vasta.

Publications Committee—Mr Goodenough, Mr Pearce, Mr Wallace and Mr O’Dowd.

Selection Committee—Ms Flint, Mr O’Dowd, Mr Broadbent and Mr Ramsey.

Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs—Mr Laming, Mr Ramsey, Mr Simmonds, Dr Webster and Mr Wallace.

Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue—Dr McVeigh, Mr Stevens, Mr van Manen, Mr Young and Mr Falinski.

Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Mr Conaghan, Mr Laming and Mr Pasin.

Joint Committee on the Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings—Mr Christensen, Mr Entsch and Mr Simmonds.

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services—Mr Falinski, Ms Hammond and Mr van Manen.

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights—Dr Webster, Ms Hammond and Mr Goodenough.

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement—Mr Conaghan, Mr L. S. O’Brien and Mr C. Kelly.

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit—Ms Bell, Dr Gillespie, Mr Vasta, Mr R. J. Wilson, Mr Zimmerman and Mrs Wicks.

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works—Mr Joyce, Mr R. J. Wilson, Dr McVeigh and Mr Goodenough.


- 10:27:36 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:27:47 AM

 23MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 12 July 2019, from the Senate was reported informing the House of the appointment of Senators to the following committees:

Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Senators Antic and Stoker.

Joint Committee on the Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings—Senator Davey.

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services—Senators Bragg, Paterson and Whish-Wilson.

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights—Senators Chandler, McKim and Van.

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Senators Abetz, Fawcett, Keneally, McAllister and Stoker.

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement—Senators Fierravanti-Wells and Scarr.

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit—Senators Chandler, O’Sullivan and Scarr.

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works—Senators Hughes and McDonald.


- 10:28:29 AM

 24Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019

Mr Porter (Attorney-General), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 1995, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Porter presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:28:52 AM

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


- 10:34:37 AM

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


- 10:35:05 AM

 25Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019

Mr Porter (Attorney-General), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to registered organisations and worker entitlement funds, to provide that employment terms in relation to certain payments are of no effect, to prohibit coercion of payments to employee benefit funds, to make minor and technical amendments of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Porter presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:35:42 AM

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


- 10:41:17 AM

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


- 10:41:41 AM

 26Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019

Mr Porter (Attorney-General), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Porter presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:42:00 AM

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


- 10:48:33 AM

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


- 10:48:57 AM

 27National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2019

Mr Hunt (Minister for Health), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the National Health Act 1953, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Hunt presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:49:20 AM

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


- 10:56:54 AM

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


- 10:57:03 AM

 28Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2019

Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Crimes Act 1914, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Dutton presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:57:13 AM

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


- 10:57:03 AM

Document

Mr Dutton presented the following document: Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Advisory report on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2018—Government response, July 2019.


- 11:02:50 AM

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


- 11:03:17 AM

 29Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment (Sunsetting of Special Powers Relating to Terrorism Offences) Bill 2019

Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Dutton presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:03:38 AM

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


- 11:05:44 AM

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


- 11:06:07 AM

 30Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019

Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Dutton presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:06:26 AM

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


- 11:10:26 AM

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


- 11:10:47 AM

 31Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019

Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to protect the community from terrorism by providing for temporary exclusion orders, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Dutton presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:11:07 AM

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


- 11:10:47 AM

Document

Mr Dutton presented the following document: Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Review of the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019—Government response, July 2019.


- 11:16:51 AM

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


- 11:17:11 AM

 32Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019

Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters arising from the enactment of the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Act 2019, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Dutton presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:17:38 AM

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


- 11:18:47 AM

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


- 11:19:09 AM

 33Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2019

Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr Dutton presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:19:21 AM

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


- 11:23:54 AM

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


- 11:24:28 AM

 34Higher Education Support (Charges) Bill 2019

Mr Tehan (Minister for Education) presented a Bill for an Act to impose higher education provider charge, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tehan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:24:45 AM

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


- 11:27:37 AM

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


- 11:27:50 AM

 35Higher Education Support Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2019

Mr Tehan (Minister for Education) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tehan presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:28:09 AM

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


- 11:32:33 AM

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


- 11:32:51 AM

 36Water Amendment (Indigenous Authority Member) Bill 2019

Mr Littleproud (Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Water Act 2007 in relation to the membership of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Littleproud presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:33:14 AM

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


- 11:40:12 AM

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


- 11:40:35 AM

 37Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2019

Mr Littleproud (Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Farm Household Support Act 2014, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Littleproud presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:40:55 AM

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


- 11:45:07 AM

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


- 11:45:28 AM

 38Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Bill 2019

Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to certain areas and boundaries in the Timor Sea, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Taylor presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill and the Passenger Movement Charge Amendment (Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty) Bill 2019.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:46:10 AM

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


- 11:53:16 AM

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


- 11:53:31 AM

 39Passenger Movement Charge Amendment (Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty) Bill 2019

Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Passenger Movement Charge Act 1978.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:53:48 AM

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


- 11:54:41 AM

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


- 11:55:03 AM

 40Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Single Treatment Pathway) Bill 2019

Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr D. J. Chester presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:55:26 AM

Mr D. J. Chester moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


- 11:57:13 AM

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


- 11:57:41 AM

 41Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2019

Mr Coleman (Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Coleman presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 11:58:08 AM

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


- 12:02:42 PM

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


- 12:03:10 PM

 42Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019

Mr Coleman (Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Coleman presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:03:35 PM

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


- 12:07:57 PM

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


- 12:08:23 PM

 43Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2019

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to corporations and taxation, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:08:45 PM

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


- 12:10:35 PM

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


- 12:10:58 PM

 44Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 2) Bill 2019

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to corporations, consumer credit and taxation, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:11:18 PM

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


- 12:17:54 PM

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


- 12:18:13 PM

 45Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to taxation, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:18:40 PM

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


- 12:22:43 PM

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


- 12:23:09 PM

 46Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Members’ Interests First) Bill 2019

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to superannuation, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:23:29 PM

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


- 12:27:03 PM

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


- 12:27:27 PM

 47Customs Amendment (Immediate Destruction of Illicit Tobacco) Bill 2019

Mr Wood (Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs), for Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Act 1901 in relation to tobacco, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Wood presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:28:01 PM

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


- 12:31:11 PM

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


- 12:31:39 PM

 48Suspension of Standing Orders 31 and 33

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That standing order 31 (automatic adjournment of the House) and standing order 33 (limit on business) be suspended for the sitting on Thursday, 4 July 2019.


- 12:31:57 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 12:32:22 PM

 49DEATH OF FORMER PRIME MINISTER (THE HONOURABLE ROBERT JAMES LEE (BOB) HAWKE)—CONDOLENCE MOTION MOVED BY THE Prime Minister

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)—That the House record its deep regret at the death, on 16 May 2019, of the Honourable Robert James Lee (Bob) Hawke ACa Member of this House for the Division of Wills from 1980 to 1992 and Prime Minister from 1983 to 1991, place on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious public service, and tender its profound sympathy to his family in their bereavement—

Debate resumed.


Mr Hill 12:32:46 PM. Mr Perrett 12:39:08 PM. Mr Jones 12:45:28 PM.
- 12:54:47 PM

Debate adjourned (Mr TaylorMinister for Energy and Emissions Reduction), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 12:55:09 PM

 50ADDRESS IN REPLY TO THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S SPEECH

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Address in Reply to the speech of His Excellency the Governor-General be agreed to (see item No. 3, page 35)

Debate resumed.


Mr Gorman 12:55:23 PM. Mr Hayes 1:15:33 PM.
- 1:30:03 PM

Mr Hayes addressing the House—


- 1:30:06 PM

It being 1.30 pm, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 43Mr Hayes 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

 51MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Ms Rishworth 1:30:21 PM. Mr Alexander 1:31:40 PM. Ms Owens 1:33:13 PM. Mr K. J. Andrews 1:34:48 PM. Mr Keogh 1:36:23 PM. Mr Broadbent 1:37:55 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 1:39:21 PM. Mr Christensen 1:40:59 PM. Ms Sharkie 1:42:11 PM. Mr Entsch 1:43:43 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 1:45:17 PM. Mr Falinski 1:46:54 PM. Ms Templeman 1:48:24 PM. Ms Flint 1:49:57 PM. Dr Leigh 1:51:27 PM. Dr Gillespie 1:53:03 PM. Dr Chalmers 1:54:41 PM. Mr Goodenough 1:56:10 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 1:57:46 PM. Mr Hastie 1:59:20 PM.
- 2:01:12 PM

 52DEATH OF FORMER PRIME MINISTER (THE HONOURABLE ROBERT JAMES LEE (BOB) HAWKE)—CONDOLENCE MOTION MOVED BY THE Prime Minister

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) (see item No. 49)

All Members present having risen, in silence—

Question—passed.


- 2:02:14 PM

 53APPOINTMENT OF CLERK OF THE HOUSE

The Speaker informed the House that Mr David Elder would retire as Clerk of the House of Representatives on 9 August 2019, and Ms Claressa Surtees had been appointed Clerk of the House effective from 12 August 2019.


- 2:04:09 PM

 54QUESTIONS


- 2:04:16 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:05:30 PM. Mr Morrison 2:06:02 PM.
- 2:07:57 PM

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


- 2:11:22 PM

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


- 2:12:40 PM

 (4)Ms Flint to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:16:08 PM

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


- 2:17:43 PM

 (6)Mr Bandt to Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction)


- 2:20:46 PM

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister), by indulgence, made a statement in relation to the release of Alex Sigley.


- 2:21:49 PM

Mr Albanese, by indulgence, made a statement in relation to the same matter.


- 2:22:19 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.22 pm the Member for McEwen (Mr R. G. Mitchell) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for disorderly behaviour and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:22:38 PM

Questions without notice continued.


- 2:22:42 PM

 (7)Mr O’Dowd to Mr McCormack (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development)


- 2:26:08 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:26:13 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:27:33 PM.
- 2:27:47 PM

Mr Albanesesought leave to present a document..


Mr Morrison 2:28:55 PM.
- 2:31:51 PM

 (9)Mrs Wicks to Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction)


- 2:35:33 PM

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


- 2:35:50 PM

 (11)Mr Entsch to Ms Ley (Minister for the Environment)


- 2:39:32 PM

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


- 2:40:55 PM

 (13)Mr Hastie to Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs)


- 2:44:23 PM

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


- 2:47:50 PM

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


- 2:48:12 PM

 (15)Mr Christensen to Mr Littleproud (Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management)


- 2:51:35 PM

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


- 2:55:10 PM

 (17)Mr K. J. Andrews to Mr Robert (Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme)


- 2:58:35 PM

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


Mr Albanese 3:02:11 PM.
- 3:02:51 PM

 (19)Mr Wallace to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health)


Mr Albanese 3:06:28 PM.
- 3:06:37 PM

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


Mr Littleproud 3:08:22 PM. Point of order, Mr Albanese. 3:09:43 PM. Mr Littleproud 3:10:12 PM.
- 3:10:33 PM

 (21)Ms Sharkie to Mr Porter (Attorney-General)


- 3:15:19 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 3:17:43 PM. Mr Morrison 3:17:56 PM. Point of order, Mr Albanese. 3:19:01 PM. Point of order, Mr Burke. 3:19:35 PM. Mr Morrison 3:19:59 PM.
- 3:20:28 PM

 (23)Mr Thompson to Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel)


Mr Neumann 3:24:42 PM.
- 3:25:02 PM

Mr Morrisonupdated the House on Alex Sigley.


- 3:26:00 PM

 55DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Australian Law Reform Commission—Report No. 135—Family law for the future: An inquiry into the Family Law System—

*Final report, March 2019.

*Summary report, March 2019.

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Amendment Act 2014—Review of the AUSTRAC Industry Contribution Levy arrangements, 16 April 2019.

Corporations and Financial Services—Parliamentary Joint Committee—Whistleblower protections—Government response, April 2019.

Migration Act 1958

Section 199E—Independent Health Advisory Panel—

Quarterly report for the period 2 to 31 March 2019.

Quarterly report for the period 2 to 31 March 2019—Government response, July 2019.

Section 486O—Assessment of detention arrangements—Personal identifier 000510-O2, 1000846-O3, 1001472-O2, 1001513-O3, 1001534-O2, 1002672-O1, 1002714-O1, 1002803-O1, 1002810-O1, 1002889-O, 1002904-O, 1002909-O, 1002912-O, 1002916-O, 1002921-O, 1002923-O, 1002931-O, 1002933-O, 2000009-O1, 2000017-O1, 1000516-O3, 1001026-O1, 1001232-O3, 1001257-O1, 1001285-O2, 1001676-O3, 1001758-O2, 1001857-O2, 1001913-O2, 1002387-O3, 1002247-O3, 1002426-O1, 1002488-O1, 1002647-O1, 1002845-O, 1002862-O, 1002888-O, 1002891-O, 1002938-O, 1002949-O—

Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman’s reports—Report No. 3 of 2019.

Government response to Ombudsman’s reports.

National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee—Maintaining Australia’s national interests in Antarctica: Inquiry into Australia’s Antarctic Territory—Government response, April 2019.

Office of the National Wind Farm Commissioner—Report for 2018.

Productivity Commission—Report No. 93—A better way to support veterans, 27 June 2019—

*Volume 1.

*Volume 2.

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013—Independent review into the operation of the Act and Rule—Government response, 2 April 2019.

Regional Forest Agreements—Deed of variation in relation to the Regional Forest Agreement for the South-West forest region of Western Australia.

Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002—Report on the operation of the Act for the period 1 September 2018 to 28 February 2019.

Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003

Operation of Section 12(G)(2) of the Act—Report for 2017-18.

Operation of Section 54(2) of the Act—Report for 2017-18.

Quarterly reports on the operation of Section 12G(1) for the periods—2018—

1 April to 30 June.

1 July to 30 September.

Quarterly reports on the operation of Section 54(1) for the periods—2018—

1 April to 30 June.

1 July to 30 September.

Treaties—

Joint Standing Committee—Report 181: Comprehensive and progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership—Government response, April 2019.

Schedule of Multilateral Treaties under negotiation, consideration or review by the Australian Government as at February 2019.

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


- 3:26:03 PM

 56Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Committee reports—Speaker's schedule of the status of Government responses to committee reports (as at 30 June 2019).


- 3:26:18 PM

 57Commonwealth Ombudsman's report

The Speaker presented the following document:

Commonwealth Ombudsman—Activities under Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979—Report for 2017-2018.

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


- 3:26:31 PM

 58Auditor-General's Reports

The Speaker presented the following documents:

Auditor-General—Audit reports

2018-2019

No. 33—Performance audit—Governance and integrity of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility: Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

No. 34—Performance audit—Effectiveness of board governance at Old Parliament House: Old Parliament House.

No. 35—Performance audit—Governance of the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation: Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (SBS).

No. 36—Performance audit—Effectiveness of board governance at the Australian Institute of Marine Science: Australian Institute of Marine Science.

No. 37—Performance audit—Effectiveness of board governance at the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust: Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

No. 38—Performance audit—Application of cost recovery principles: Australian Maritime Safety Authority; Department of Agriculture and Water Resources; Department of Health.

No. 39—Performance audit—The Bureau of Meteorology’s delivery of extreme weather services: Bureau of Meteorology.

No. 40—Performance audit—Modernising Army command and control—the Land 200 Program: Department of Defence.

No. 41—Performance audit—Coordination arrangements of Australian Government entities operating in Torres Strait: Across entities.

No. 42—Performance audit—Management of small business tax debt: Australian Taxation Office.

No. 43—Performance audit—Design, implementation and monitoring of reforms to services on Norfolk Island: Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.

No. 44—Performance audit—Effectiveness of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation: Export Finance and Insurance Corporation.

No. 45—Performance audit—Coordination and targeting of domestic violence funding and actions: Department of Social Services.

No. 46—Financial statements audit—Interim report on key financial controls of major entities.

No. 47—Performance audit—Evaluating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

No. 48—Performance audit—Management of the Terrorism Reinsurance Scheme: Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation; The Department of the Treasury.

No. 49—Performance audit—Management of Commonwealth National Parks: Director of National Parks; Department of the Environment and Energy.

No. 50—Performance audit—National Disability Insurance Sheme fraud control program: National Disability Insurance Agency.

No. 51—Performance audit—Farm Management Deposits Scheme: Department of Agriculture; Australian Taxation Office; Department of the Treasury.

2019-2020—.

No. 1—Performance audit—Cyber resilience of government business enterprises and corporate Commonwealth entities: Australian Postal Corporation; ASC Pty Ltd; Reserve Bank of Australia.

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


- 3:27:02 PM

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)advised the House of the retirement of Anne Dowd as the Parliamentary Liaison Officer.


- 3:28:45 PM

Mr Burke (Manager of Opposition Business)made a statement in relation to the same matter.


- 3:30:27 PM

 59Leave of absence to Member

Mr Burke (Manager of Opposition Business) movedThat leave of absence from the determination of this sitting until 13 October 2019 be given to Ms Rishworth for parental leave purposes.


- 3:30:43 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 3:30:55 PM

 60DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

The House was informed that Ms Burney had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The importance of improving services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians”.


- 3:31:17 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:31:22 PM

Ms Burney addressed the House.


- 3:37:09 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Wyatt 3:41:35 PM. Mr Bowen 3:51:46 PM. Mr Howarth 3:56:50 PM. Mr Snowdon 4:02:09 PM. Mr Ramsey 4:07:13 PM. Ms Claydon 4:12:31 PM. Mr Leeser 4:17:34 PM. Mr Gosling 4:22:40 PM. Mr Thompson 4:27:51 PM.
- 4:33:07 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:33:20 PM

Mr Porter (Leader of the House), by indulgence, made a statement notified the House of the remainder of the program for the sitting.


- 4:33:20 PM

Mr Burke (Manager of Opposition Business), by indulgence, made a statement made a statement on the same matter.


- 4:35:04 PM

Suspension of sitting

At 4.35 pm, the Speaker left the Chair.


- 7:31:37 PM

Resumption of sitting

At 7.31 pm, the Speaker resumed the Chair.


- 7:32:06 PM

 63ADJOURNMENT

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) moved—That the House do now adjourn.

Question—put and passed.

And then the House, at 7.32 pm, adjourned until 10 am on Monday, 22 July 2019.


- 7:32:22 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 4 July 2019 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Acts Interpretation Act 1901—Statements relating to the delay in presentation of periodic reports for 2017-18 on the operation of the—

Surveillance Devices Act 2004.

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.

Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017—Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017—Advice of decision to pay assistance—1 May 2019 [2].

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Amendment Statement of Principles concerning aortic aneurysm—

No. 71 of 2019 [F2019L00960].

No. 72 of 2019 [F2019L00961].

Amendment Statement of Principles concerning osteoarthritis (Balance of Probabilities)—No. 74 of 2019 [F2019L00959].

Amendment Statement of Principles concerning osteoarthritis (Reasonable Hypothesis)—No. 73 of 2019 [F2019L00958].


- 7:32:30 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Ms CollinsMr Dick and Dr M. J. Kelly.


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