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No. 129

Thursday, 24 June 2021

- 9:30:19 AM

 1The House met, at 9.30 am, pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker (the Honourable A. D. H. Smith) took the Chair, made an acknowledgement of country and read Prayers.


- 9:31:49 AM

 2Suspension of standing orders—Order of business for this sitting—Federation Chamber

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth), by leave, movedThat so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Federation Chamber to meet at 10 am this sitting and consider the following business:

(1)Members’ three minute constituency statements until 11.30 am;

(2)further statements in relation to the death of Duncan Pegg to follow; and

(3)adjournment debate to commence no later than 12 noon and conclude after one hour.


- 9:32:34 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:32:43 AM

 3SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS MOVED

Ms T. M. Butler moved a suspension of standing orders—


- 9:33:17 AM

Closure of Member

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth) moved—That the Member be no longer heard.

Question—put.


- 9:33:36 AM

Division 728

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

AYES, 70

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Ms Ley

Mr Sharma

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Littleproud

Mr Simmonds

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms Liu

Mr Stevens

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Ms Hammond

Dr Martin

Mr Thompson

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr Morton

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Mr Hawke

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Dr Webster

Mr Conaghan

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr Pasin

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr Young

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Ms Landry

NOES, 62

Dr Aly

Mrs Elliot

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Dr Freelander

Ms McBain

Mr Shorten

Mr Bowen

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Burke

Mr Giles

Mr Marles

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Gorman

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burns

Mr Gosling

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Dr Haines

Dr Mulino

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Hayes

Mr O’Connor

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Mr Hill

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms Claydon

Mr Jones

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Ms Coker

Ms Kearney

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Mr Conroy

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Dick

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Mr Zappia

Mr Dreyfus

Ms C. F. King

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 9:40:42 AM

The motion having not been seconded when required, the motion lapsed.


- 9:42:21 AM

 4Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Subsidy) Bill 2021

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to family assistance, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:42:56 AM

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


- 9:48:09 AM

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


- 9:48:29 AM

 5Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2021

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Act 1997, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:48:57 AM

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


- 9:53:02 AM

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


- 9:53:20 AM

 6Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Amendment Bill 2021

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Act 2012, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:53:50 AM

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


- 9:54:55 AM

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


- 9:55:11 AM

 7Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Cost Recovery and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, and for other purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:55:48 AM

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


- 9:56:51 AM

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


- 9:57:13 AM

 8Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Amendment Bill 2021

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Act 2021, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:57:39 AM

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


- 9:58:05 AM

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


- 9:58:21 AM

 9Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 5) Bill 2021

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, deal with consequential and transitional matters arising from the enactment of the Corporations Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Act 2020, make miscellaneous and technical amendments of the law in the Treasury portfolio, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:59:06 AM

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


- 10:01:11 AM

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


- 10:01:26 AM

 10Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response—Better Advice) Bill 2021

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

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:02:04 AM

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


- 10:04:36 AM

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


- 10:04:51 AM

 11Social Services Legislation Amendment (Consistent Waiting Periods for New Migrants) Bill 2021

Mr Tudge (Minister for Education and Youth), for Mr Robert (Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, family assistance and paid parental leave, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:05:34 AM

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


- 10:13:01 AM

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


- 10:13:19 AM

 12Petitions—Standing Committee—REPORT

Mr O’Dowd (Chair) presented the following documents:

Petitions—Standing CommitteeReport on the inquiry into aspects of petitioning security and accessibility

Report, June 2021.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


- 10:13:41 AM

 13Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Conaghan presented the following document:

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing CommitteeReport of the inquiry on the future conduct of elections operating during times of emergency situationsReport, incorporating a dissenting report, June 2021.

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


- 10:13:59 AM

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


- 10:14:02 AM

In accordance with standing order 39, the debate was adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 10:14:05 AM

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


- 10:14:15 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:14:27 AM

 14Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Sharma presented the following document:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing CommitteeAustralia’s response to the coup in Myanmar: Interim report for the inquiry into certain aspects of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report 2019-20Report, incorporating dissenting reports, June 2021.

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


Mr Sharma 10:14:52 AM. Mr Hill 10:20:01 AM.
- 10:25:42 AM

Mr Sharma and Mr Hill, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


- 10:25:44 AM

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


- 10:25:49 AM

In accordance with standing order 39, the debate was adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 10:25:52 AM

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


- 10:25:56 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:26:01 AM

 15Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint CommitteeCORRIGENDUM

Mr Dreyfus presented the following document:

Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint CommitteeReport on the review of the re-listing of Hizballah's External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal CodeCorrigendum.


- 10:26:34 AM

 16 Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Amendment Bill 2021 

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


- 10:26:46 AM

Debate resumed by Mr J. H. Wilson who moved, as an amendment—That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

“whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House notes that after eight years this Government has yet to deliver any reforms to Australia’s waste sector that have resulted in clear improvement to the health of our environment or significant progress towards a circular economy”.

Debate ensued.


Mr Ramsey 10:44:25 AM. Mr Zappia 10:58:33 AM. Dr Allen 11:11:48 AM. Ms Ley 11:21:45 AM.
- 11:24:42 AM

Question—That the amendment be disagreed to—put.


- 11:25:25 AM

Division 729

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

AYES, 73

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr Leeser

Mr Sharma

Dr Allen

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr Simmonds

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr Littleproud

Ms Steggall

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Ms Liu

Mr Stevens

Mrs Archer

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bell

Dr Haines

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Ms Hammond

Dr Martin

Mr Thompson

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr Morton

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Mr Hawke

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Dr Webster

Mr Conaghan

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wilkie

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Ms Landry

Mr Robert

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

NOES, 62

Mr Albanese

Mr Dreyfus

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Dr Aly

Mrs Elliot

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bandt

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms McBain

Mr Shorten

Ms Bird

Dr Freelander

Ms McBride

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Bowen

Mr Georganas

Mr Marles

Mr Snowdon

Mr Burke

Mr Giles

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Gorman

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr Burns

Mr Gosling

Dr Mulino

Ms Templeman

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Hayes

Mr O’Connor

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Hill

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Mr Byrne

Mr Husic

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Jones

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Ms Kearney

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Ms Coker

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Mr Zappia

Mr Dick

Ms C. F. King

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 11:33:35 AM

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


- 11:33:51 AM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 21511 March 2021, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.


- 11:34:05 AM

On the motion of Mr Howarth (Assistant Minister for Youth and Employment Services)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 11:34:48 AM

 17MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Water Legislation Amendment (Inspector-General of Water Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2021

Message No. 39823 June 2021, from the Senate was reported returning the Water Legislation Amendment (Inspector-General of Water Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2021 with amendments.


- 11:35:16 AM

Ordered—That the amendments be considered immediately.


- 11:37:08 AM

On the motion of Mr Pitt (Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia), amendments Nos (2) and (3) were agreed to, after debate.


Mr Albanese 11:37:15 AM. Mr Drum 11:47:29 AM. Ms T. M. Butler 11:48:36 AM.
- 11:54:33 AM

On the motion of Mr Pitt, amendments Nos (1) and (4) were disagreed to.


- 11:55:10 AM

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

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

The amendments are not necessary as Basin states already have publicly accessible water registers which record information on water trading within the Basin, which includes dates of trades, the amount paid and details about the trade. Creating a water register to include all Basin state water trades would create duplication with the already existing state registers.

The Coalition has already committed to the establishment of an expert independent panel to review the recommendations presented in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Murray-Darling Basin water markets inquiry report. The independent expert panel interim report will be tabled in the Parliament.

Following Royal Assent of the Bill, the RRAT committee has the opportunity to consider water market transparency.

Accordingly, the House of Representatives does not accept these amendments.

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


- 11:55:41 AM

Mr Drum, by leave, moved amendments, relevant to the Senate amendments.


Point of order, Mr Dutton. 12:02:09 PM. Mr Burke 12:03:15 PM. Mr Drum 12:07:36 PM. Mr Dutton 12:09:10 PM. Mr Burke 12:10:14 PM. Mr Albanese 12:13:04 PM. Mr Burke 12:18:33 PM.
- 12:20:12 PM

Speakers ruling

The Speaker ruled that the amendments moved by Mr Drum were out of order as they were not relevant to, or consequent on, the Senate amendments.


- 12:22:53 PM

Dissent from ruling moved

Mr Burke (Manager of Opposition Business) moved—That the ruling be dissented from.


- 12:24:44 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr Drum 12:24:52 PM. Mr Albanese 12:27:03 PM. Mr K. J. Andrews 12:28:43 PM. Mr Albanese 12:29:57 PM. Mr Burke 12:31:38 PM.
- 12:32:28 PM

 Motion, by leave, withdrawn.


- 12:34:09 PM

 18SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS MOVED

Ms Rishworth moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Kingston from moving the following motion immediately—That the House suspend to take note of the Senate debate.


- 12:34:37 PM

Closure of Member

Mr Dutton (Leader of the House) moved—That the Member be no longer heard.

Question—put.


- 12:34:54 PM

Division 730

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

AYES, 70

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Ms Ley

Mr Sharma

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Littleproud

Mr Simmonds

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms Liu

Mr Stevens

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Ms Hammond

Dr Martin

Mr Thompson

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr Morton

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Mr Hawke

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Dr Webster

Mr Conaghan

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr Pasin

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr Young

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Ms Landry

NOES, 65

Mr Albanese

Mrs Elliot

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Sharkie

Dr Aly

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Mr Bandt

Dr Freelander

Ms McBain

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Ms Bird

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Mr Snowdon

Mr Bowen

Mr Giles

Mr Marles

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burke

Mr Gorman

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Steggall

Ms Burney

Mr Gosling

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr Burns

Dr Haines

Dr Mulino

Ms Templeman

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Hayes

Mr O’Connor

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Hill

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Mr Byrne

Mr Husic

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Jones

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Ms Kearney

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Ms Coker

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Mr Wilkie

Mr Conroy

Mr Khalil

Ms Rowland

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Dick

Ms C. F. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr Zappia

Mr Dreyfus

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 12:41:23 PM

Mr Burke (seconder) addressing the House—


- 12:41:32 PM

Closure of Member

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

Question—put.


- 12:41:39 PM

Division 731

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

AYES, 70

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Ms Ley

Mr Sharma

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Littleproud

Mr Simmonds

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms Liu

Mr Stevens

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Ms Hammond

Dr Martin

Mr Thompson

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr Morton

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Mr Hawke

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Dr Webster

Mr Conaghan

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr Pasin

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr Young

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Ms Landry

NOES, 65

Mr Albanese

Mrs Elliot

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Sharkie

Dr Aly

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Mr Bandt

Dr Freelander

Ms McBain

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Ms Bird

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Mr Snowdon

Mr Bowen

Mr Giles

Mr Marles

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burke

Mr Gorman

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Steggall

Ms Burney

Mr Gosling

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr Burns

Dr Haines

Dr Mulino

Ms Templeman

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Hayes

Mr O’Connor

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Hill

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Mr Byrne

Mr Husic

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Jones

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Ms Kearney

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Ms Coker

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Mr Wilkie

Mr Conroy

Mr Khalil

Ms Rowland

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Dick

Ms C. F. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr Zappia

Mr Dreyfus

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 12:44:29 PM

Debate ensued.


Ms Sharkie 12:44:40 PM.
- 12:45:10 PM

Question—That the motion for the suspension of standing orders be disagreed to—put.


- 12:45:19 PM

Division 732

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

AYES, 70

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Dr Allen

Ms Flint

Ms Ley

Mr Sharma

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Littleproud

Mr Simmonds

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms Liu

Mr Stevens

Mrs Archer

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mrs McIntosh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hamilton

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Ms Hammond

Dr Martin

Mr Thompson

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr Morton

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Mr Hawke

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Dr Webster

Mr Conaghan

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Connelly

Mr Hunt

Mr Pasin

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr Young

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Ms Landry

NOES, 65

Mr Albanese

Mrs Elliot

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Sharkie

Dr Aly

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Mr Bandt

Dr Freelander

Ms McBain

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Ms Bird

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Mr Snowdon

Mr Bowen

Mr Giles

Mr Marles

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burke

Mr Gorman

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Steggall

Ms Burney

Mr Gosling

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr Burns

Dr Haines

Dr Mulino

Ms Templeman

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Hayes

Mr O’Connor

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Hill

Ms Owens

Ms Thwaites

Mr Byrne

Mr Husic

Ms Payne

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Jones

Mr Perrett

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Ms Kearney

Mrs Phillips

Ms Wells

Ms Coker

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Mr Wilkie

Mr Conroy

Mr Khalil

Ms Rowland

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Dick

Ms C. F. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr Zappia

Mr Dreyfus

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 12:51:16 PM

 19 Industry Research and Development Amendment (Industry Innovation and Science Australia) Bill 2021

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


- 12:51:40 PM

Document

Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction) presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 12:51:49 PM

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


- 12:54:35 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr Perrett 12:54:42 PM. Dr Allen 12:55:51 PM. Mr Husic 1:04:54 PM.
- 1:26:32 PM

Mr Husic moved, as an amendment—

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

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

(1)notes the jobs and economic growth generated from a robust innovation ecosystem; and

(2)condemns the Coalition Government for its continual failure to back Australian industry and innovation, particularly to deal with challenges arising from the pandemic”.


- 1:29:59 PM

It being 1.30 pm, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 43 and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 1:30:08 PM

 20MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Mr Dick 1:30:19 PM. Mr L. S. O’Brien 1:31:39 PM. Mr B. K. Mitchell 1:33:01 PM. Dr Webster 1:34:38 PM. Ms Payne 1:36:07 PM. Mr Sharma 1:37:37 PM. Mr Burns 1:39:09 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 1:40:40 PM. Ms Steggall 1:42:15 PM. Mr R. J. Wilson 1:43:44 PM. Ms Wells 1:45:17 PM. Mr Young 1:46:48 PM. Mr Zappia 1:48:24 PM. Mr Zimmerman 1:49:40 PM. Mr Georganas 1:51:06 PM. Mr Alexander 1:52:40 PM. Ms Rishworth 1:54:09 PM. Dr Allen 1:55:42 PM. Mr Albanese 1:57:14 PM. Mr K. J. Andrews 1:59:07 PM.
- 2:00:34 PM

Mr Dutton (Leader of the House), by indulgence, made a statement regarding the Deputy Prime Minister.


- 2:01:18 PM

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


- 2:02:25 PM

 21QUESTIONS


- 2:02:33 PM

 (1)Mr Albanese to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) (by video link)


- 2:06:32 PM

 (2)Dr Martin to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) (by video link)


- 2:10:06 PM

 (3)Mr M. C. Butler to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) (by video link)


- 2:11:58 PM

 (4)Mr Christensen to Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister)


- 2:15:13 PM

 (5)Mr M. C. Butler to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) (by video link)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:17:28 PM.
- 2:18:02 PM

Mr Morrison (by video link)


- 2:18:38 PM

 (6)Ms Steggall to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) (by video link)


Point of order, Ms Steggall. 2:20:34 PM.
- 2:20:59 PM

Mr Morrison (by video link)


Mr Hunt 2:21:32 PM.
- 2:22:58 PM

 (7)Mr Irons to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:27:07 PM

Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister), by indulgence, made a statement .


- 2:27:18 PM

 (8)Mr Albanese to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) (by video link)


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:28:24 PM.
- 2:28:56 PM

Mr Morrison (by video link)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:30:27 PM. Mr Dutton 2:30:36 PM.
- 2:32:28 PM

Mr Morrison (by video link)


- 2:33:11 PM

 (9)Mr Zimmerman to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health and Aged Care)


- 2:36:29 PM

 (10)Ms Kearney to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) (by video link)


Mr Hunt 2:37:08 PM.
- 2:39:24 PM

 (11)Dr Allen to Ms Ley (Minister for the Environment)


- 2:43:06 PM

 (12)Mr Marles to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) (by video link)


Mr Porter 2:44:51 PM.
- 2:46:36 PM

 (13)Mrs Archer to Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction)


- 2:49:50 PM

 (14)Mr Dick to Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister)


- 2:50:36 PM

Document

Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister) presented the following document: Deputy Prime Minister—Statement.


- 2:50:56 PM

Questions without notice continued.


Mr Joyce 2:51:02 PM. Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:52:02 PM. Mr Joyce 2:52:20 PM.
- 2:55:30 PM

 (15)Mr O’Dowd to Mr Pitt (Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia)


- 2:58:59 PM

 (16)Ms C. F. King to Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister)


- 3:00:46 PM

 (17)Mr T. R. Wilson to Mr Porter (Minister for Industry, Science and Technology)


- 3:04:17 PM

 (18)Mr Albanese to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) (by video link)


- 3:05:11 PM

 (19)Mr Thompson to Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs)


- 3:08:41 PM

Mr Albanese (Leader of the Opposition), by indulgence, made a statement associated the Opposition with remarks made by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs.


- 3:09:14 PM

 (20)Ms T. M. Butler to Mr Pitt (Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia)


- 3:10:41 PM

 (21)Mr Ted O’Brien to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister) (by video link)


- 3:14:32 PM

Mr Albanese, by indulgence, made a statement on the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.


- 3:14:32 PM

Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister), by indulgence, made a statement on the same matter.


- 3:15:34 PM

 22Australian Human Rights Commission Independent Review—STATEMENT BY SPEAKER

The Speaker made the following statement:

As Members would be aware the Australian Human Rights Commission is conducting an Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces led by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins.

The Review is open to all people who currently work, or have previously worked, in parliamentary workplaces.

The Review is in its information gathering phase and it is critical that the Review is informed by a wide range of perspectives and experiences of workplace culture, whether positive or negative. Everyone is encouraged to participate, no matter what your role is. Members and Senators should encourage their staff to participate. Written submissions close on 31 July. Interviews are being conducted over the next five weeks, including in Canberra during the first sitting week in August. 

Correspondence has been sent to all Members and Senators on how to participate and all current staff through the Department of Finance and other parliamentary departments. If you would like any further information or have any questions concerning this Review, further information is available on the Australian Human Rights Commission website at humanrights.gov.au.


- 3:16:46 PM

 23DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

*Australian Crime Commission Act 2002—Board of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission—Report for 2019-20.

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998—Quarterly Report of the Chief Executive Officer for the period 1 January to 31 March 2021.

*Defence Force Discipline Act 1982—Director of Military Prosecutions—Report for 2020.

*Foreign Investment Review Board—Report for 2019-20.

*The documents were made Parliamentary Papers.


- 3:16:56 PM

 24Leave of absence to all Members

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


- 3:17:11 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 3:17:16 PM

 25Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Committee reports—Speaker’s schedule of the status of Government responses to committee reports (as at 23 June 2021).


- 3:17:37 PM

 26Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Publication of visitor sign-in registers—Statement by the Speaker.


- 3:17:42 PM

 27Selection Committee

The Speaker presented the following document:

Report No. 34 relating to the consideration of bills introduced 22 February 2021.


- 3:18:02 PM

 28DOCUMENT

Ms Ley (Minister for the Environment) added to an answer to a question without notice and presented the following document:

Letter to Director General UNESCO, 23 June 2021.


- 3:18:15 PM

 28DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—COVID-19

The House was informed that Mr Albanese (Leader of the Opposition), had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The failure of the Government to focus on the needs of Australians during a global pandemic”.


- 3:18:32 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:18:35 PM

Mr Albanese addressed the House.


- 3:28:44 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Howarth 3:28:49 PM. Dr Aly 3:37:15 PM. Mr Hogan 3:42:12 PM. Mrs Elliot 3:47:18 PM. Dr Allen 3:52:20 PM. Mr Georganas 3:57:26 PM. Mrs McIntosh 4:02:36 PM. Mr Hill 4:07:36 PM. Mr Thompson 4:12:45 PM. Point of order, Mr J. H. Wilson. 4:14:21 PM. Mr Thompson 4:14:33 PM.
- 4:17:49 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:18:13 PM

 30COVID-19—STATEMENT

Mr Pitt (Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia), by indulgence, made a statement in relation to COVID-19 close contacts and presented the following document:

Keith Pitt—Statement.


- 4:18:35 PM

 31MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 39924 June 2021, from the Senate was reported returning the Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 1) Bill 2021 without amendment.


- 4:18:41 PM

 32MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL—ASSENT TO BILLS

Messages from His Excellency the Governor-General were announced informing the House that His Excellency, in the name of Her Majesty, had assented to the following bills:


- 4:18:41 PM

23 June 2021—Message No. 216


- 4:18:41 PM

24 June 2021—Message No. 217Mutual Recognition Amendment 2021.


- 4:18:51 PM

 33Industry Research and Development Amendment (Industry Innovation and Science Australia) Bill 2021

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

Mr Husic, having moved an amendment (see item No. 19, page #) 

Question—That the amendment be disagreed to—stated.

Debate ensued.


Mr Thistlethwaite 4:19:28 PM.
- 4:30:11 PM

 34ADJOURNMENT

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

Debate ensued.


Mr Burke 4:30:23 PM. Ms Bell 4:35:07 PM. Mr Gorman 4:40:12 PM. Dr Gillespie 4:45:21 PM. Mr Clare 4:50:26 PM. Mr Christensen 4:55:31 PM.
- 5:00:39 PM

The House continuing to sit until 5 pm—The Speaker adjourned the House until 12 noon on Tuesday, 3 August 2021.


- 5:00:58 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 24 June 2021 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 AusCheck Act 2007AusCheck (Major National EventFIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023) Declaration 2021—LIN 21/038 [F2021L00807].

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998—Australian Prudential Regulation Authority instrument fixing charges No. 2 of 2021 [F2021L00810].

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Amendment to the list of threatened species made under section 178 (254) (14 June 2021) [F2021L00811].

Amendment to the list of threatened species made under section 178 (255) (14 June 2021) [F2021L00813].

List of Threatened Species Amendment (257) Instrument 2021 [F2021L00812].

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988—Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Weekly Interest on the Lump Sum) Instrument 2021 [F2021L00809].

Sydney Airport Curfew Act 1995—Dispensation Report—06/21.

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986—Veterans’ Entitlements (Provisional Access to Medical Treatment) Amendment Determination 2021—Instrument 2021 No. R16 [F2021L00808].


- 5:01:07 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Dr ChalmersMr Champion*Ms L. M. ChestersMs CollinsMr EvansMr KatterMr MorrisonMs MurphyMr Neumann*Ms O’Neil*Mr PearceMr van ManenMr Vasta and Mrs Wicks.

* On leave


- 5:01:07 PM

Mr Morrison participated by video link.