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Draft House Minutes

No. 19

Thursday, 19 September 2019

- 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.


- 9:32:47 AM

 2Fit-out of leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office at 6-20 Gladstone Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Tudge (Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructurefor Mr Sukkar (Minister for Housing), pursuant to notice, moved—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to Parliament: Fit-out of leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office at 6-20 Gladstone Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria.


- 9:34:51 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:35:09 AM

 3Department of Defence, Point Wilson Waterside Infrastructure Remediation Project, Point Wilson, Victoria—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Tudge (Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructurefor Mr Sukkar (Minister for Housing), pursuant to notice, moved—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to Parliament: Department of Defence, Point Wilson Waterside Infrastructure Remediation Project, Point Wilson, Victoria.


- 9:37:39 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:37:58 AM

 4National Museum of Australia proposed gallery development Stage 1: Life in Australia—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Tudge (Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructurefor Mr Sukkar (Minister for Housing), pursuant to notice, moved—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to Parliament: National Museum of Australia proposed gallery development Stage 1: Life in Australia.


- 9:39:55 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 9:40:12 AM

 5Treasury Laws Amendment (International Tax Agreements) Bill 2019

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

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:40:35 AM

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


- 9:43:58 AM

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


- 9:44:33 AM

 6Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to restrict the use of cash in transactions, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Sukkar presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:44:49 AM

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


- 9:49:28 AM

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


- 9:50:01 AM

 7Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Bill 2019

Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act amend the Australian Citizenship Act 2007, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Dutton presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:50:15 AM

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


- 10:00:26 AM

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


- 10:00:52 AM

 8Amendments to standing orders

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That the standing orders be amended as follows:

(1)standing order 218 to be deleted;

(2)the following sub-paragraph to be inserted into standing order 222A after sub-paragraph (a) (v):

(vi) consider and report to the Speaker on matters relating to the provision of facilities in Parliament House affecting the House, its committees or its Members;


and the subsequent sub-paragraphs to be renumbered accordingly.


- 10:01:15 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:01:24 AM

 9Registration of Members’ Interests—Proposed amendment to the resolution

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)pursuant to notice, moved—That the resolution of the House relating to the registration of Members’ interests be amended as follows:

(1)   Registration of Members’ interests

       That—

          (a)  within 28 days of making and subscribing an oath or affirmation as a Member of the House of Representatives each Member shall provide to the Registrar of Members’ Interests, a statement of—

(i)    the Member’s registrable interests, and

(ii)   the registrable interests of which the Member is aware (a) of the Member’s spouse/partner and (b) of any children who are wholly or mainly dependent on the Member for support,

         in accordance with resolutions adopted by the House and in a form determined by the Committee of Members’ Interests or by the Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests from time to time, and shall also notify any alteration of those interests to the Registrar within 28 days of that alteration occurring, and

          (b)  the statement to be provided by a Member shall include:

(i)    in the case of a Member who was not a Member of the House of Representatives in the immediately preceding Parliament, interests held at the date of his or her election and any alteration of interests which has occurred between that date and the date of completion of the statement, and

(ii)   in the case of a Member who was a Member of the House of Representatives in the immediately preceding Parliament, interests held at the date of dissolution of the House of Representatives in the previous Parliament and any alteration of interests which has occurred between that date and the date of completion of the statement.

(2)   Registrable interests

That the statement of a Member’s registrable interests to be provided by a Member shall include the registrable interests of which the Member is aware (1) of the Member’s spouse/partner and (2) of any children who are wholly or mainly dependent on the Member for support, and shall cover the following matters:

          (a)  shareholdings in public and private companies (including holding companies) indicating the name of the company or companies;

          (b)  family and business trusts and nominee companies—

(i)    in which a beneficial interest is held, indicating the name of the trust, the nature of its operation and beneficial interest, and

(ii)   in which the Member, the Member’s spouse/partner, or a child who is wholly or mainly dependent on the Member for support, is a trustee (but not including a trustee of an estate where no beneficial interest is held by the Member, the Member’s spouse/partner or dependent children), indicating the name of the trust, the nature of its operation and the beneficiary of the trust;

          (c)  real estate, including the location (suburb or area only) and the purpose for which it is owned;

          (d)  registered directorships of companies;

          (e)  partnerships indicating the nature of the interests and the activities of the partnership;

           (f)  liabilities indicating the nature of the liability and the creditor concerned;

          (g)  the nature of any bonds, debentures and like investments;

          (h)  saving or investment accounts, indicating their nature and the name of the bank or other institutions concerned;

           (i)  the nature of any other assets (excluding household and personal effects) each valued at over $7,500;

           (j)  the nature of any other substantial sources of income;

          (k)  gifts valued at more than $750 received from official sources, or at more than $300 where received from other than official sources provided that a gift received by a Member, the Member’s spouse/partner or dependent children from family members or personal friends in a purely personal capacity need not be registered unless the Member judges that an appearance of conflict of interest may be seen to exist;

           (l)  any sponsored travel or hospitality received where the value of the sponsored travel or hospitality exceeds $300;

         (m)  membership of any organisation where a conflict of interest with a Member’s public duties could foreseeably arise or be seen to arise, and

          (n)  any other interests where a conflict of interest with a Member’s public duties could foreseeably arise or be seen to arise.

(3) Register and Registrar of Members’ Interests

       That—

          (a)  at the commencement of each Parliament, and at other times as necessary, Mr Speaker shall appoint an officer of the Department of the House of Representatives as the Registrar of Members’ Interests and that officer shall also assist the Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests in relation to matters concerning Members’ interests;

          (b)  the Registrar of Members’ Interests shall, in accordance with procedures determined by the Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests, maintain a Register of Members’ Interests in a form to be determined by that committee from time to time;

          (c)  as soon as possible after the commencement of each Parliament the Registrar of Members’ Interests shall publish online the completed Register of Members’ Interests and shall also publish online from time to time as required any notification by a Member of alteration of those interests, and

          (d)  the Register of Members’ Interests shall be available for inspection by any person under conditions to be laid down by the Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests from time to time.

        Additional resolution adopted 13 February 1986

 That any Member of the House of Representatives who—

          (a)  knowingly fails to provide a statement of registrable interests to the Registrar of Members’ Interests by the due date;

          (b)  knowingly fails to notify any alteration of those interests to the Registrar of Members’ Interests within 28 days of the change occurring, or

          (c)  knowingly provides false or misleading information to the Registrar of Members’ Interests,

shall be guilty of a serious contempt of the House of Representatives and shall be dealt with by the House accordingly.


- 10:01:38 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:02:43 AM

 10MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 4718 September 2019, from the Senate was reported returning the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Extend Family Assistance to ABSTUDY Secondary School Boarding Students Aged 16 and Over) Bill 2019 without amendment.


- 10:03:00 AM

 11MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 48, 18 September 2019, from the Senate was reported informing the House that the Senate had agreed to the following resolution:

(1)That a joint select committee, to be known as the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System, be established to inquire into and report on the following matters:

(a)ongoing issues and further improvements relating to the interaction and information sharing between the family law system and state and territory child protection systems, and family and domestic violence jurisdictions, including:

(i)the process, and evidential and legal standards and onuses of proof, in relation to the granting of domestic violence orders and apprehended violence orders; and

(ii)the visibility of, and consideration given to, domestic violence orders and apprehended violence orders in family law proceedings;

(b)the appropriateness of family court powers to ensure parties in family law proceedings provide truthful and complete evidence, and the ability of the court to make orders for non-compliance and the efficacy of the enforcement of such orders;

(c)beyond the proposed merger of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court any other reform that may be needed to the family law and the current structure of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court;

(d)the financial costs to families of family law proceedings, and options to reduce the financial impact, with particular focus on those instances where legal fees incurred by parties are disproportionate to the total property pool in dispute or are disproportionate to the objective level of complexity of parenting issues, and with consideration being given amongst other things to banning ‘disappointment fees’, and:

(i)capping total fees by reference to the total pool of assets in dispute, or any other regulatory option to prevent disproportionate legal fees being charged in family law matters; and

(ii)any mechanisms to improve the timely, efficient and effective resolution of property disputes in family law proceedings;

(e)the effectiveness of the delivery of family law support services and family dispute resolution processes;

(f)the impacts of family law proceedings on the health, safety and wellbeing of children and families involved in those proceedings;

(g)any issues arising for grandparent carers in family law matters and family law court proceedings;

(h)any further avenues to improve the performance and monitoring of professionals involved in family law proceedings and the resolution of disputes, including agencies, family law practitioners, family law experts and report writers, the staff and judicial officers of the courts, and family dispute resolution practitioners;

(i)any improvements to the interaction between the family law system and the child support system;

(j)the potential usage of pre-nuptial agreements and their enforceability to minimise future property disputes; and

(k)any related matters;

(2)That the committee consist of 10 members:

(a)3 members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips;

(b)2 members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips;

(c)1 member of the House of Representatives to be nominated by any minority party or independent member;

(d)2 senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate;

(e)1 senator to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate; and

(f)1 senator to be nominated by Pauline Hanson’s One Nation;

(3)That participating members may be appointed to the committee, may participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee, and have all the rights of a member of the committee, but may not vote on any questions before the committee;

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

(6)That the committee elect as its chair a member nominated by the Government Whip or Whips;

(7)That the committee elect a 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, and 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)That, in the event of an equally divided vote, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, has a casting vote;

(9)That 3 members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include 1 Government member of either House and 1 non-Government member of either House;

(10)That the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 3 or more of its members, and to refer to any subcommittee any matter which the committee is empowered to examine;

(11)That the committee appoint the chair of each subcommittee who shall have a casting vote only, and 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)That 2 members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include 1 Government member of either House and 1 non-Government member of either House;

(13)That 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)That the committee or any subcommittee have power to call for witnesses to attend and for documents to be produced;

(15)That the committee or any subcommittee may conduct proceedings at any place it sees fit and sit in public or private;

(16)That the committee or any subcommittee have power to adjourn from time to time and to sit during any adjournment of the Senate and the House of Representatives;

(17)That the committee may report from time to time, but that it present its final report by no later than 7 October 2020; and

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

The Senate requests the concurrence of the House in this resolution.


- 10:03:29 AM

Ordered—That the message be considered immediately.


- 10:03:32 AM

Mr Porter (Leader of the House)moved—That the resolution of the Senate be agreed to.


- 10:03:44 AM

Question—put.


- 10:03:52 AM

Division 69

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

AYES, 73

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Sharma

Dr Allen

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Mr Simmonds

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Ms Steggall

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Stevens

Mrs Archer

Mr Goodenough

Mrs Marino

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bell

Dr Haines

Dr Martin

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Ms Hammond

Mr Morton

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Thompson

Mr Christensen

Mr Hogan

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Tudge

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr van Manen

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Mr Pasin

Mr Wallace

Mr Connelly

Mr Irons

Mr Pearce

Dr Webster

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mrs Wicks

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Ms Landry

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wood

Mr Evans

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Ms Ley

Ms Sharkie

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

NOES, 63

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Ms McBride

Mr Shorten

Mr Bowen

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Marles

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Georganas

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burns

Mr Giles

Dr Mulino

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gorman

Ms Murphy

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Hayes

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Ms Wells

Ms Claydon

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Payne

Mr Wilkie

Ms Coker

Mr Keogh

Mr Perrett

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Mr Khalil

Mrs Phillips

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy

Ms C. F. King

Ms Plibersek

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 10:13:16 AM

 12Privileges and Members’ Interests Committee—REPORT

Mr Broadbent (Chair) presented the following document:

Privileges and Members’ Interests CommitteeReport concerning an application from Mr Leo Zussino for the publication of a response to a reference made in the House of RepresentativesSeptember 2019.

On the motion of Mr Broadbent, by leave, the report was agreed to.


- 10:13:48 AM

 13Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019

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


- 10:14:07 AM

Bill read a second time.


- 10:14:25 AM

On the motion of Ms Ley (Minister for the Environment)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 10:14:53 AM

 14 Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Work Test) Bill 2019 

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—


- 10:15:05 AM

Debate resumed by Ms Burney who moved, as an amendment—

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

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

(1)notes that the Paid Parental Leave scheme helps close the gender pay gap by allowing mothers and fathers to look after their children in the most critical years of their development, while staying in the workforce; and

(2)calls on the Government to recognise the importance of equality for women and access to leave for families, by:

(a)guaranteeing it will not make any cuts to Paid Parental Leave;

(b)increasing paid family violence leave; and

(c)working with business to close the gender pay gap”.

Debate ensued.


Ms Hammond 10:32:38 AM. Ms Thwaites 10:38:03 AM. Ms Wells 10:47:23 AM. Ms L. M. Chesters 11:00:58 AM. Ms Steggall 11:16:06 AM. Mr Coulton 11:22:57 AM.
- 11:25:31 AM

Amendment negatived.


- 11:25:45 AM

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


- 11:26:02 AM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 2710 September 2019, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.


- 11:26:17 AM

On the motion of Mr Coulton (Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 11:26:59 AM

 15 National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Worker Screening Database) Bill 2019

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


- 11:27:20 AM

Document

Mr Coulton presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 11:27:24 AM

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


- 11:40:02 AM

Debate ensued.


Mr Shorten 11:40:05 AM. Mr Wallace 12:08:56 PM.
- 12:24:04 PM

Ms Ryan moved, as an amendment—

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

“the House:

(1)notes that, while the National Worker Screening Database will be an important tool to prevent some abuse occurring in the future, it can never investigate the crimes of the past; and

(2)welcomes the fact that there will finally be a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse of People with Disability”.

Debate ensued.


Mr Taylor 12:25:04 PM.
- 12:31:25 PM

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


- 12:31:32 PM

Division 70

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

AYES, 63

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Dr Leigh

Ms Ryan*

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Ms McBride

Mr Shorten

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Marles

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Snowdon

Mr Bowen

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burke

Mr Giles

Dr Mulino

Ms Swanson

Ms Burney

Mr Gorman

Ms Murphy

Ms Templeman

Mr Burns

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Husic

Mr O’Connor

Ms Thwaites

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Jones

Ms O’Neil

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Byrne

Ms Kearney

Ms Owens

Mr Watts

Dr Chalmers

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Payne

Ms Wells

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Keogh

Mr Perrett

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Khalil

Mrs Phillips

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Coker

Ms C. F. King

Ms Plibersek

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

NOES, 73

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Mr Sharma

Dr Allen

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Mr Simmonds

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Ms Steggall

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Stevens

Mrs Archer

Mr Goodenough

Mrs Marino

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bell

Dr Haines

Dr Martin

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Ms Hammond

Mr Morton

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Thompson

Mr Christensen

Mr Hogan

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Tudge

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr van Manen

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Mr Pasin

Mr Wallace

Mr Connelly

Mr Irons

Mr Pearce

Dr Webster

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mrs Wicks

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Ms Landry

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wood

Mr Evans

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Ms Ley

Ms Sharkie

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 12:40:50 PM

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


- 12:41:15 PM

On the motion of Mr Robert (Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 12:42:23 PM

 16Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020—REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

The Deputy Speaker reported that the bill had been fully considered by the Federation Chamber and agreed to without amendment, and presented a certified copy of the bill.

Bill agreed to.


- 12:42:58 PM

On the motion of Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 12:43:31 PM

 17Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020—REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

The Deputy Speaker reported that the bill had been fully considered by the Federation Chamber and agreed to without amendment, and presented a certified copy of the bill.

Bill agreed to.


- 12:43:58 PM

On the motion of Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 12:44:36 PM

 18Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020—REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

The Deputy Speaker reported that the bill had been fully considered by the Federation Chamber and agreed to without amendment, and presented a certified copy of the bill.

Bill agreed to.


- 12:45:08 PM

On the motion of Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 12:45:57 PM

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

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

Debate resumed.


Mr Jones 12:46:11 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 1:01:07 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 1:07:12 PM. Mr Falinski 1:16:16 PM. Mr Keogh 1:28:32 PM.
- 1:30:06 PM

Mr Keogh addressing the House—


- 1:30:08 PM

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

 20MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements being made


Mr B. K. Mitchell 1:30:17 PM. Mr Falinski 1:31:47 PM. Mr Husic 1:33:09 PM. Ms Flint 1:34:43 PM. Mrs Phillips 1:36:17 PM. Mr Pitt 1:37:48 PM. Ms Kearney 1:39:22 PM. Mr Entsch 1:40:54 PM. Ms Steggall 1:42:24 PM. Mr Goodenough 1:43:51 PM. Mr Khalil 1:45:25 PM.
- 1:45:51 PM

Petitions

Mr Khalil presented the following petitions approved by the Standing Committee on Petitions:

Climate change—1,025 and 5,145 petitioners.


- 1:46:16 PM

Members’ statements continued.


Ms Hammond 1:46:48 PM. Mr Gorman 1:48:24 PM. Mr Hastie 1:50:00 PM. Mr Watts 1:51:26 PM. Mr Joyce 1:53:06 PM. Ms Murphy 1:54:34 PM. Mr C. Kelly 1:56:00 PM. Ms Owens 1:57:29 PM. Mr Laming 1:58:52 PM.
- 2:00:02 PM

 21MINISTERIAL ARRANGEMENTS

Mr McCormack (Acting Prime Minister) informed the House that, during the absence overseas of Mr Morrison (Prime Minister), he would answer questions on his behalf.

Mr McCormack also informed the House that, during the absence overseas of Mr Hawke (Minister for International Development and the Pacific) and Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel)Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs) would answer questions on their behalf.


- 2:01:39 PM

Mr McCormack, by indulgence, made a statement on bravery award recipients and the police force.


- 2:02:38 PM

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


- 2:05:04 PM

 22QUESTIONS


- 2:05:10 PM

 (1)Dr Chalmers to Mr Robert (Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme)


- 2:09:15 PM

 (2)Mr Christensen to Mr McCormack (Acting Prime Minister)


- 2:12:37 PM

 (3)Mr Marles to Mr McCormack (Acting Prime Minister)


- 2:13:31 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.14 pm the Member for Griffith (Ms T. M. Butler) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for continuing to interject after a warning had been given by the Chair and she accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:13:44 PM

Questions without notice continued.


Mr McCormack 2:13:50 PM.
- 2:15:02 PM

 (4)Mr T. R. Wilson to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:18:23 PM

 (5)Mr Marles to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:20:03 PM

 (6)Ms Sharkie to Ms Ley (Minister for the Environment)


- 2:22:13 PM

 (7)Ms Flint to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:25:39 PM

 (8)Mr Shorten to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:28:35 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:28:38 PM

 (9)Mrs Wicks to Mrs K. L. Andrews (Minister for Industry, Science and Technology)


- 2:32:25 PM

 (10)Dr Chalmers to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:32:55 PM

 (11)Mr Ramsey to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health)


- 2:36:27 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:36:43 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:36:47 PM

 (12)Mr Marles to Mr McCormack (Acting Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:37:50 PM. Point of order, Mr Porter. 2:38:17 PM. Mr McCormack 2:40:09 PM.
- 2:40:16 PM

 (13)Dr Gillespie to Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction)


- 2:43:29 PM

 (14)Mr Albanese to Mr McCormack (Acting Prime Minister)


- 2:45:22 PM

 (15)Mr Pasin to Mr Tehan (Minister for Education)


- 2:48:41 PM

 (16)Ms C. F. King to Mr Tudge (Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure)


Point of order, Ms C. F. King. 2:50:02 PM. Mr Tudge 2:50:13 PM. Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:51:18 PM. Mr Tudge 2:51:50 PM.
- 2:53:29 PM

 (17)Dr Webster to Mr Littleproud (Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management)


- 2:56:38 PM

 (18)Mr Fitzgibbon to Mr McCormack (Acting Prime Minister)


- 3:00:49 PM

 (19)Dr McVeigh to Ms Ley (Minister for the Environment)


- 3:04:17 PM

 (20)Ms L. M. Chesters to Mr McCormack (Acting Prime Minister)


- 3:07:53 PM

 (21)Mr R. J. Wilson to Mr Coleman (Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs)


- 3:11:52 PM

Mr A. D. H. Smith (Speaker)made a statement in relation to the upcoming retirement of James Rees.


- 3:13:20 PM

Mr A. D. H. Smith (Speaker)reminded the House of the rules around filming within Parliament House.


- 3:14:55 PM

 23DOCUMENT 

The following document was presented: 

Finance—Final budget outcome for 2018-19.


- 3:15:13 PM

Personal explanation, Mr Broadbent.


- 3:16:09 PM

 24MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 4918 September 2019, from the Senate was reported informing the House that Senator Green had been discharged from attendance on the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia, and Senator Dodson had been appointed a member of the committee.


- 3:16:18 PM

 25Selection Committee

The Speaker presented the following document:

Report No. 6 relating to the consideration of bills introduced 16 September to 19 September 2019.


- 3:16:34 PM

 26DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Regional Australia

The House was informed that Mr Fitzgibbon had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The Government’s failure to look after the interests of regional Australia”.


- 3:16:46 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:16:51 PM

Mr Fitzgibbon addressed the House.


- 3:27:05 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Littleproud 3:27:08 PM. Mr Neumann 3:37:13 PM. Mrs Marino 3:42:18 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 3:47:24 PM. Mr Ramsey 3:52:29 PM. Mrs Phillips 3:57:34 PM. Mr Entsch 4:02:18 PM. Ms Swanson 4:07:27 PM. Dr Webster 4:12:30 PM.
- 4:16:46 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:16:49 PM

 27ELECTION PETITION

The Clerk presented a copy of the order of the High Court of Australia remitting the election petitions: Oliver Tennant Yates v Joshua Anthony Frydenberg & Anor, and Vanessa Claire Garbett (formerly Naomi Leslie Hall) v Gladys Liu & Anor.


- 4:17:02 PM

 28MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate19 September 2019, were reported:


- 4:17:02 PM

No. 50—informing the House that Senators Chandler, Hanson and O’Sullivan had been appointed as members of the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System; and

Senators Abetz, Antic, Askew, Bragg, Brockman, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Henderson, Hughes, McGrath, Paterson, RennickScarr, Dean Smith, Stoker and Van as participating members.


- 4:17:02 PM

No. 51—informing the House that Senator Siewert had been appointed a member of the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme.


- 4:17:07 PM

 29MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 19 September 2019, were reported returning the following bills without amendment:

No. 52Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Superannuation Measures No. 1) 2019.

No. 53Water Amendment (Indigenous Authority Member) 2019.

No. 54National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) 2019.


- 4:17:14 PM

 30MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Members’ Interests First) Bill 2019

Message No. 5519 September 2019, from the Senate was reported returning the Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Members’ Interests First) Bill 2019 with amendments.


- 4:17:40 PM

 moved—That the amendments be considered immediately.


- 4:17:47 PM

Mr Gee (Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) moved—That the amendments be agreed to.


- 4:18:04 PM

Mr Jones moved amendments (1), (2), (4) to (6), (8) to (11) and (13) to the Senate amendments together.


- 4:21:10 PM

Question—That the amendments moved by Mr Jones be agreed to—put.


- 4:21:17 PM

Division 71 (This division is yet to be finalised and details are subject to change.)

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

AYES, 60

Dr Aly

Mr Conroy

Mr Keogh

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Dick

Mr Khalil

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Ms M. M. H. King

Mr Shorten

Mr Bowen

Mrs Elliot

Dr Leigh

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms McBride

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Stanley*

Mr Burns

Mr Giles

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gorman

Dr Mulino

Ms Templeman

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Hayes

Ms Murphy

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Ms Thwaites

Dr Chalmers

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Mr Katter

Ms Payne

Ms Wells

Ms Coker

Ms Kearney

Mr Perrett

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mrs Phillips

Mr Zappia

NOES, 74

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Ms Liu

Mr Simmonds

Dr Allen

Mr Frydenberg

Mr McCormack

Ms Steggall

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Dr McVeigh

Mr Stevens

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mrs Marino

Mr Sukkar

Mrs Archer

Mr Goodenough

Dr Martin

Mr Taylor

Ms Bell

Dr Haines

Mr Morton

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Ms Hammond

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Thompson

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr van Manen

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr Pasin

Mr Wallace

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Mr Pearce

Dr Webster

Mr Connelly

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Porter

Mr Wilkie

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Ramsey*

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Ms Landry

Mr Robert

Mr Wood

Mr Evans

Mr Leeser

Ms Sharkie

Mr Young

Mr Falinski

Ms Ley

Mr Sharma

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

Mr Littleproud

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 4:28:41 PM

Question—That the senate amendments be agreed to—put.


- 4:28:50 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 4:30:10 PM

 31ADJOURNMENT

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

Debate ensued.


Mr Perrett 4:30:25 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 4:35:33 PM. Ms Payne 4:40:41 PM. Mr Zimmerman 4:45:36 PM. Mr Snowdon 4:50:41 PM. Dr Webster 4:55:51 PM.
- 5:00:26 PM

The House continuing to sit until 5 pm—The Speaker adjourned the House until 10 am on Monday, 14 October 2019.


- 5:00:29 PM

DOCUMENT 

 The following document was deemed to have been presented on 19 September 2019 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017—Parliamentary Business Resources Regulations 2017—Consolidated statement of expenditure for 2018-19.


- 5:00:34 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except *Mr ChampionMr D. J. ChesterMr ClareMr GoslingMr HawkeMrs McIntoshMr Morrison*Ms Rishworth*Mr Vasta and Mr Wyatt.

* On leave