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Draft House Minutes

No. 166

Thursday, 4 April 2019

- 9:30:18 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.


- 9:31:28 AM

 2Appropriations and Administration—Standing Committee—REPORT

The Speaker presented the following document:

Appropriations and Administration—Standing CommitteeReport No. 17: Budget estimates 2019-2020Report, April 2019.

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


- 9:31:53 AM

 3Christchurch attack—REPORT FROM FEDERATION CHAMBER

The Speaker reported that the order of the day relating to the Prime Minister’s motion of condolence in connection with the Christchurch attack had been debated in the Federation Chamber and returned to the House, and presented a certified copy of the motion.

Motion agreed to.


- 9:32:23 AM

- 9:32:45 AM

Document

Mr Robert (Assistant Treasurerpresented a revised explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 9:32:55 AM

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


- 9:37:03 AM

Debate ensued.


Ms O’Neil 9:37:06 AM. Mr Thistlethwaite 9:49:15 AM. Mr Keogh 10:00:15 AM. Mr Robert 10:15:18 AM.
- 10:19:35 AM

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


- 10:20:03 AM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr Robert, the bill was read a third time.


- 10:20:20 AM

 5MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 3 April 2019, were reported returning the following bills without amendments or requests:

No. 531Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment) 2019.

No. 532Treasury Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) 2019.

No. 534Treasury Laws Amendment (North Queensland Flood Recovery) 2019.

No. 535Governor-General Amendment (Salary) 2019.

No. 536Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Amendment 2019.

No. 537Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Support for Infrastructure Financing) 2019.

No. 539Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Foreign Investors Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) 2019.

No. 540Income Tax (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Amendment 2018 (without requests).

No. 541Income Tax Rates Amendment (Sovereign Entities) 2018 (without requests).

No. 543Treatment Benefits (Special Access) 2019.

No. 544Treatment Benefits (Special Access) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) 2019.

No. 547Treasury Laws Amendment (Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Powers) 2019.

No. 548Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Reforms No. 1) 2019.

No. 549Customs Tariff Amendment (Craft Beer) 2019.

No. 550Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) 2019.

No. 551Excise Tariff Amendment (Supporting Craft Brewers) 2019.

No. 552Australian Business Securitisation Fund 2019.


- 10:20:33 AM

 6MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Treasury Laws Amendment (Increasing the Instant Asset Write-Off for Small Business Entities) Bill 2019

Message No. 5333 April 2019, from the Senate was reported returning the Treasury Laws Amendment (Increasing the Instant Asset Write-Off for Small Business Entities) Bill 2019 with amendments.


- 10:20:50 AM

 moved—That the amendments be considered immediately.


- 10:21:11 AM

On the motion of Mr Robert (Assistant Treasurer), the amendments were agreed to.


- 10:21:53 AM

 7MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Corporations Amendment (Strengthening Protections for Employee Entitlements) Bill 2018

Message No. 5423 April 2019, from the Senate was reported returning the Corporations Amendment (Strengthening Protections for Employee Entitlements) Bill 2018 with amendments.


- 10:22:20 AM

 moved—That the amendments be considered immediately.


- 10:22:54 AM

On the motion of Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations), the amendments were agreed to, after debate.


Mr O’Connor 10:23:02 AM. Ms O’Dwyer 10:26:38 AM.
- 10:28:18 AM

 8MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Bill 2019

Message No. 5453 April 2019, from the Senate was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the House a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 1995, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:29:22 AM

Document

Mr Porter (Attorney-Generalpresented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 10:29:36 AM

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


- 10:36:50 AM

Debate, by leave, ensued.


Mr Dreyfus 10:36:54 AM.
- 10:52:08 AM

Mr Bandt 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 refers the bill to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security for inquiry and report no later than 1 August 2019”.


- 11:02:10 AM

Debate continued.


Dr Phelps 11:02:15 AM.
- 11:08:19 AM

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


- 11:08:32 AM

Division 467

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

AYES, 6

Mr Bandt*

Ms McGowan

Ms Sharkie*

Mr Wilkie

Ms Banks

Dr Phelps

NOES, 110

Mr Alexander

Mr Falinski

Mr Khalil

Mr Pitt

Dr Aly

Mr Fletcher

Ms C. F. King

Mr Porter

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Ms M. M. H. King

Mrs Prentice

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Ms Price

Ms Bird

Mr Frydenberg

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Pyne

Ms Bishop

Mr Gee

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Broadbent

Mr Georganas

Mr Leeser

Ms Rishworth

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Giles

Dr Leigh

Mr Robert

Mr Buchholz

Dr Gillespie

Ms Ley

Ms Ryan

Ms Burney

Mr Goodenough

Mr Littleproud

Ms Stanley

Mr Byrne

Mr Gorman

Ms McBride

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Champion

Mr Gosling

Mr McCormack

Ms Swanson

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hart

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Christensen

Mr Hartsuyker

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hastie

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Ms Claydon

Mr Hawke

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Coleman

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Tudge

Ms Collins

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Conroy

Mr Hill

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr Crewther

Mr Hogan

Mr Neumann

Mr Vasta

Mr Danby

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Dick

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum

Mr Joyce

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Ms Keay

Ms Owens

Mr Wood

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keenan

Mr Pasin

Mr Wyatt

Ms Ellis

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Perrett*

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Evans

Dr M. J. Kelly

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 11:25:30 AM

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


- 11:25:59 AM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mrs K. L. Andrews (Minister for Industry, Science and Technology), the bill was read a third time.


- 11:26:38 AM

Mr Ciobomade a valedictory speech.


- 11:51:47 AM

Ms McGowanmade a valedictory speech.


- 12:13:55 PM

 9MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Reforms) Bill 2019

Message No. 5383 April 2019, from the Senate was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the House a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to mutual entities, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 12:14:16 PM

Document

Mr Robert (Assistant Treasurerpresented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 12:14:24 PM

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


- 12:17:13 PM

Debate, by leave, ensued.


Dr Leigh 12:17:16 PM. Point of order, Mr Robert. 12:31:50 PM. Point of order, Mr Thistlethwaite. 12:32:04 PM. Dr Leigh 12:32:30 PM. Mr Robert 12:33:14 PM.
- 12:34:13 PM

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


- 12:34:40 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr Robert, the bill was read a third time.


- 12:35:16 PM

 10 Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Amendment Bill 2018

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


- 12:35:29 PM

Document

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


- 12:35:39 PM

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


- 12:39:28 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr Zappia 12:39:31 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 12:52:11 PM. Ms Ryan 12:57:38 PM. InterventionMr Hill (accepted),  1:00:27 PM. Ms Ryan 1:00:53 PM. Ms McBride 1:07:45 PM. Mr Buchholz 1:09:26 PM.
- 1:10:12 PM

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


- 1:10:34 PM

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr Buchholz (Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport), the bill was read a third time.


- 1:11:23 PM

 11MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management and Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019

Message No. 5463 April 2019, from the Senate was reported returning the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management and Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019 with amendments.


- 1:11:47 PM

 moved—That the amendments be considered immediately.


- 1:12:11 PM

On the motion of Mr Buchholz (Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport), the amendments were agreed to, after debate.


Ms Burney 1:13:07 PM. Ms McBride 1:14:21 PM.
- 1:19:50 PM

 12Health Insurance Amendment (Bonded Medical Programs Reform) Bill 2019

Mr Buchholz (Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport), for Mr Hunt (Minister for Health), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Health Insurance Act 1973, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Buchholz presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 1:20:13 PM

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


- 1:28:45 PM

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


- 1:29:17 PM

 13MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Dr Freelander 1:29:25 PM. Mr Hogan 1:31:06 PM. Ms Stanley 1:32:20 PM. Mr Evans 1:33:42 PM. Mr Perrett 1:35:13 PM. Mr Entsch 1:36:49 PM. Ms Lamb 1:38:33 PM. Mr Falinski 1:39:52 PM. Mrs Elliot 1:41:25 PM. Ms Flint 1:42:55 PM. Mr Katter 1:44:26 PM. Dr Gillespie 1:46:01 PM. Mr Gosling 1:47:33 PM. Mr Goodenough 1:49:06 PM. Ms McBride 1:50:27 PM. Mr Hartsuyker 1:52:03 PM. Mr Jones 1:53:37 PM. Mr Hastie 1:55:09 PM. Ms L. M. Chesters 1:56:46 PM. Mr Howarth 1:58:22 PM.
- 2:00:07 PM

 14QUESTIONS


- 2:00:14 PM

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


- 2:04:05 PM

 (2)Mr Evans to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:07:25 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Bowen. 2:08:29 PM. Mr Morrison 2:08:39 PM.
- 2:10:32 PM

 (4)Mr Laming to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:14:34 PM

 (5)Ms Burney to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:18:51 PM

 (6)Ms Sharkie to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:21:30 PM

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


- 2:24:57 PM

 (8)Ms Burney to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:27:23 PM

 (9)Mrs Marino to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:29:29 PM

Document

Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer) presented the following document: Labor’s Tax Bill: When Labor runs out of money, they come after yours.


- 2:29:45 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Frydenberg 2:29:51 PM.
- 2:30:47 PM

 (10)Mr Burke to Ms Price (Minister for the Environment)


- 2:32:50 PM

Member directed to leave

At 2.33 pm the Member for Bass (Mr Hart) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting and he accordingly left the Chamber.


- 2:33:02 PM

Questions without notice continuing—


Ms Price 2:33:08 PM.
- 2:33:42 PM

 (11)Mrs Wicks to Mr Tudge (Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population)


- 2:37:22 PM

 (12)Mr Burke to Ms Price (Minister for the Environment)


- 2:39:33 PM

Mr Burkesought leave to present documents. Leave not granted..


- 2:39:50 PM

 (13)Mr Vasta to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health)


- 2:43:09 PM

 (14)Mr Burke to Ms Price (Minister for the Environment)


- 2:44:29 PM

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


- 2:47:50 PM

 (16)Mr Burke to Ms Price (Minister for the Environment)


- 2:49:35 PM

 (17)Mr Alexander to Mr Fletcher (Minister for Families and Social Services)


- 2:52:56 PM

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


- 2:56:15 PM

 (19)Mr Zimmerman to Mrs K. L. Andrews (Minister for Industry, Science and Technology)


- 3:00:08 PM

 (20)Ms C. F. King to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health)


- 3:04:04 PM

 (21)Mr Falinski to Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs)


- 3:07:58 PM

 (22)Ms Banks to Ms Price (Minister for the Environment)


- 3:09:29 PM

 (23)Mrs Prentice to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 3:11:00 PM

Members directed to leave

At 3.11 pm the Members for Bruce (Mr Hilland Batman (Ms Kearney) were directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for disorderly conduct and they accordingly left the Chamber.


- 3:11:10 PM

Questions without notice continued.


Mr Morrison 3:11:20 PM.
- 3:13:00 PM

 15DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Clean Energy Regulator—2018 Annual Statement to the Parliament on the progress towards the 2020 Large-scale Renewable Energy Target—March 2019.

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—Report 183: Aspects of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement revisited—Government response, April 2019.


- 3:13:29 PM

Mr Pynemade a valedictory speech.


- 3:22:12 PM

Mr Burkemade a statement in relation to the valedictory made by Mr Pyne.


- 3:27:23 PM

Question to SpeakerMs Sharkiere fundraising at Parliament House.


- 3:28:09 PM

 16Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Use of Parliament House facilities for events—Approved by the Presiding Officers August 2017.


- 3:28:49 PM

 17DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—Plan for the future

The House was informed that both Ms Plibersek (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) and Mr T. R. Wilson had proposed that definite matters of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion today. In accordance with the provisions of standing order 46, the Speaker had given priority to the matter proposed by Ms Plibersek, namely, “The Government’s failure to provide a plan for Australia’s future”.


- 3:29:14 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:29:17 PM

Ms Plibersek addressed the House.


- 3:39:19 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Irons 3:39:24 PM.
- 3:49:00 PM

Mr Irons (Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) presented the following document:

Bentley Hospital loses $10m upgrade funds—Copy of article from Canning Times News, Jaime Shurmer, 18 September 2017.


- 3:49:23 PM

Discussion continued.


Ms Collins 3:49:26 PM. Mr Buchholz 3:54:53 PM. Ms Rishworth 3:59:54 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 4:05:07 PM. Ms T. M. Butler 4:10:08 PM. Ms Flint 4:15:15 PM. Ms Claydon 4:20:21 PM. Mr Laming 4:25:25 PM.
- 4:30:29 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:31:02 PM

 18MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL—ASSENT TO BILLS

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


- 4:31:02 PM

3 April 2019—Message No. 249


- 4:31:46 PM

 19Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019

Mr Coleman (Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs), for Mr Hunt (Minister for Health), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Coleman presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 4:32:11 PM

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


- 4:36:35 PM

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


- 4:37:06 PM

 20Members’ qualifications under the constitution

Mr Hawke (Special Minister of State), pursuant to notice, movedThat the House require all Members to provide statements in relation to disqualification under sections 44 or 45 of the Constitution in the following terms:

Members’ qualifications

Register of Members’ qualifications relating to sections 44 and 45 of the Constitution

(1) The Registrar of Members’ Interests shall, in accordance with procedures determined by the Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests (the committee), maintain a Register of Members’ qualifications, comprising material:

(a)tabled on behalf of the Australian Electoral Commission in accordance with s. 181B of Part XIV of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 in respect of Members; and

(b)provided by Members in accordance with the obligation to provide an attestation or supplementary information under paragraphs (5), (6) or (7) of this resolution.

(2) Other than as provided for in this resolution, the committee has the same powers and functions in relation to the Register as it does in relation to the Register of Members’ Interests.

(3) The Registrar shall publish the Register and any supplementary information as soon as practicable after a Member has provided documents to the Registrar, or after tabling of documents on behalf of the Australian Electoral Commission.

(4) The Registrar shall remove information from the published copy of the Register when a Member ceases to hold office as a Member of the House of Representatives. 

Requirement to provide statements and supplementary information

(5) Within 28 days of making and subscribing an oath or affirmation as a Member of the House of Representatives in accordance with section 42 of the Constitution, each Member shall provide to the Registrar a statement attesting to the House of Representatives the accuracy and completeness of the material provided to, and tabled on behalf of, the Australian Electoral Commission in respect of the Member’s last nomination for election in accordance with Part XIV of the Commonwealth Electoral Act.

(6) In making an attestation in accordance with paragraph (5), a Member may provide supplementary material. Supplementary material may augment, explain, or correct earlier information contained in the material provided to, and tabled on behalf of, the Australian Electoral Commission, but must not result in removal from the Register of material that was previously entered on the Register.

(7) If a Member becomes aware that information they have attested to in accordance with paragraph (5), or have subsequently provided in accordance with paragraph (6), can no longer be regarded as accurate, the Member shall provide supplementary material to the Registrar as soon as practicable, but no later than 28 days, after the Member becomes aware of the inaccuracy. Such supplementary material does not cause earlier material to be removed from the Register.

(8) The committee shall prescribe a form or forms for the purposes of paragraphs (5), (6) or (7), which shall be consistent with the disclosure requirements in Part XIV of the Commonwealth Electoral Act.

Consideration of possible disqualification matters

(9) The House of Representatives will deal with any question concerning a Member’s qualification under the Constitution only in accordance with the following procedures, and not otherwise. 

(10) If a Member becomes aware of circumstances that give rise to a possible disqualification under sections 44 or 45, arising from facts not disclosed in accordance with Part XIV of the Commonwealth Electoral Act, the Member may provide a statement of those circumstances to the Speaker. Any material redacted from the material entered onto the Register, including redactions from documents tabled on behalf of the Australian Electoral Commission is taken not to have been disclosed.

(11) If, and only if, a matter satisfies the conditions in paragraph (10), the Speaker shall, as soon as practicable, report the matter to the House, and the Member who raised the matter may move, without notice, a motion referring the matter to the committee for inquiry and report.

(12) Before reporting on such a matter, the committee shall provide a reasonable opportunity for a Member affected by the reference to respond to the allegations, to the evidence before the committee, and to any recommendation the committee proposes to make.

(13) If, on the evidence before it, the committee considers that there is sufficient doubt about a Member’s qualifications, then the committee may recommend that the matter be referred to the Court of Disputed Returns under section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act; however, the committee shall not make such a recommendation unless it determines that the question arises from facts not disclosed in accordance with Part XIV of the Commonwealth Electoral Act. 

(14) When a question respecting a Member’s qualification turns solely upon the interpretation or application of foreign citizenship law, the committee shall not recommend that the question be referred to the Court of Disputed Returns unless the committee has taken evidence from experts in the relevant foreign law and the committee considers there is a sufficient possibility that the Member was a foreign citizen under the relevant foreign law at the relevant time.

Referral to Court of Disputed Returns

(15) Notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders or any other resolution, no Member may move a motion to refer any question to the Court of Disputed Returns under section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act unless the committee has considered whether the matter be so referred and reported to the House of Representatives. After the committee has made such a report, a Member may, without notice, move to refer the matter to the Court of Disputed Returns.

False statements or omissions regarded as contempt

(16) Any Member who:

(a)knowingly fails to provide the material required by this resolution to the Registrar within the required timeframe; or

(b)knowingly fails to correct an inaccuracy in any material within the required timeframe; or

(c)knowingly provides false or misleading information to the Registrar; 

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

(17) A question of whether any Member has committed such a serious contempt shall first be referred to the committee for inquiry and report.


- 4:41:42 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 4:41:58 PM

 21AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Hartsuyker presented the following document:

Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the twenty-seventh annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 13 to 18 January 2019Report, March 2019.


Mr Hartsuyker 4:42:17 PM.
- 4:42:20 PM

Mr Hartsuyker, by leave, made statement in connection with the report.


- 4:46:54 PM

 22Health, Aged Care and Sport—Standing Committee—REPORTS—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Zimmerman (Chair) presented the following documents:

Health, Aged Care and Sport—Standing Committee

Bedtime reading: Inquiry into sleep health awareness in Australia

Report, April 2019.

Minutes of proceedings.


- 4:46:54 PM

Report on the Inquiry into the 2017-18 annual reports of the Department of Health and Australian Hearing—

Report, April 2019.

Minutes of proceedings.

In accordance with standing order 39(e) the reports were made Parliamentary Papers.


Mr Zimmerman 4:47:11 PM.
- 4:47:15 PM

Mr Zimmerman, by leave, made a statement in connection with the reports.


- 4:53:00 PM

 23Law Enforcement—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORTS—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr C. Kelly (Chair) presented the following documents:

Law Enforcement—Parliamentary Joint Committee

Examination of the Australian Federal Police annual report 2016-17Report, April 2019.


- 4:53:00 PM

Examination of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission annual report 2016-17—Report, April 2019.


- 4:53:00 PM

Impact of new and emerging information and communication technology—Report, April 2019.


- 4:53:00 PM

Theft and export of motor vehicles and parts—Report, April 2019.

In accordance with standing order 39(e) the reports were made Parliamentary Papers.


Mr C. Kelly 4:53:38 PM.
- 4:53:42 PM

Mr C. Kelly, by leave, made a statement in connection with the reports.


- 4:57:31 PM

 24PETITIONS—standing CommitteeREPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mrs Wicks (Chair) presented the following document:

Petitions—Standing Committee—Report 35: Petitions and Ministerial responses—Report, 4 April 2019.

Documents

Mrs Wicks, by leave, presented the following documents and made a statement:

Petitions.

Ministers' responses to petitions previously presented to the House.


- 4:58:28 PM

 25Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—REPORTS—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Hill presented the following documents:

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee

Report 477: Commonwealth financial statements—Second report, and foreign investment in real estate: Inquiries based on Auditor-General's reports 24 and 48 (2017-18)Report, March 2019.


- 4:58:28 PM

Report 478: Issuing of a Certificate under section 37 of the Auditor-General’s Act 1997: Inquiry based on Auditor-General's report No. 6 (2018-19)—Report, April 2019.


- 4:58:28 PM

Report 479: Australian Government security arrangements: Inquiry based on Auditor-General’s reports 38 and 43 (2017-18)—Report, April 2019.

In accordance with standing order 39(e) the reports were made Parliamentary Papers.


Mr Hill 4:58:58 PM.
- 4:59:12 PM

Mr Hill, by leave, made statement in connection with the reports.


- 5:02:34 PM

Mr C. A. S. Laundymade a valedictory speech.


- 5:32:18 PM

 26MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 524, 3 April 2019, from the Senate was reported informing the House that the Senate had agreed to the following resolution:

That the Senate—              

(a)notes that:

(i)the Murray-Darling Royal Commission recommended that future water recovery for the environment, including the 450 GL, should be purchased through buyback, which requires repeal of the 1,500 GL cap on buybacks in section 85C of the Water Act 2007; and

(ii)the future environmental health of the Murray-Darling Basin relies on additional water recovery; and

(b)calls on the Federal Government to support the urgent repeal of the 1,500 GL limit on Commonwealth water purchases.

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


- 5:33:10 PM

Ordered—That the message be considered immediately.


- 5:33:27 PM

Mr Littleproud (Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources) moved—That the House of Representatives does not concur in the resolution of the Senate.


- 5:48:07 PM

Mr Burke moved, as an amendment—

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

“the House concurs in the resolution of the Senate”.


- 5:58:19 PM

Debate continued.


Ms Sharkie (Seconder),  5:58:25 PM. Ms Ley 6:03:05 PM.
- 6:13:18 PM

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


- 6:13:28 PM

Division 468

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

AYES, 69

Mr Albanese

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bandt

Ms Ellis

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Ms Bird

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr Bowen

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Ms Sharkie

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Gorman

Ms Macklin

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gosling

Mr Marles

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Husic

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Jones

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Ms Kearney

Ms O’Toole

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Ms Keay

Ms Owens

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mr Perrett*

Mr Zappia

Mr Dick

NOES, 74

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mrs Prentice

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr Leeser

Ms Price

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr Pyne

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr Littleproud

Mr Ramsey*

Ms Banks

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Robert

Mr Broad

Mr Goodenough

Ms McGowan

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Crewther

Mr Irons

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Dr Phelps

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pitt

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Mr Laming

Mr Porter

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Ms M. L. Landry

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 6:22:29 PM

Question—That the motion moved by Mr Littleproud be agreed to—put.


- 6:22:45 PM

Division 469

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

AYES, 72

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mrs Prentice

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Ms Price

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Pyne

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Broad

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Mr Broadbent

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms McGowan

Mr Taylor

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Mr Christensen

Mr Hawke

Mrs Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr Ciobo

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen

Mr Coleman

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Coulton

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Crewther

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mrs Wicks

Mr Drum*

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Joyce

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Keenan

Mr Pasin

Mr Wood

Mr Evans

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pitt

Mr Wyatt

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

Mr Porter

Mr Zimmerman

NOES, 72

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Dr Aly

Mr Danby

Dr M. J. Kelly

Dr Phelps

Mr Bandt

Mr Dick

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Ms Banks

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Ms Ellis

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Lamb

Ms Sharkie

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Macklin

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gorman

Mr Marles

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hart

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Champion

Mr Hayes

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Jones

Ms O’Toole

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Ms Kearney

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

The numbers for the “Ayes” and the “Noes” being equal, the Speaker gave his casting vote with the “Noes” in accordance with the principle that where no further discussion is possible, decisions should not be taken except by a majority.

And so it was negatived.


Point of order, Mr Burke. 6:33:27 PM. Point of order, Mr Pyne. 6:35:12 PM.
- 6:38:54 PM

 27Economics—Standing Committee—REPORTS—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr T. R. Wilson (Chair) presented the following documents:

Economics—Standing Committee

Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia annual report 2018 (First report)

Report, April 2019.

Minutes of Proceedings.


- 6:38:54 PM

Report on the inquiry into impediments to business investment—

Report, incorporating a dissenting reportApril 2019.

Minutes of proceedings.


- 6:38:54 PM

Report on the inquiry into the implications of removing refundable franking credits—

Report, incorporating a dissenting report, April 2019.

Minutes of proceedings.

In accordance with standing order 39(e) the reports were made Parliamentary Papers.


Mr T. R. Wilson 6:40:13 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 6:51:43 PM.
- 6:51:51 PM

Mr T. R. Wilson and Mr Thistlethwaite, by leave, made statements in connection with the reports.


- 7:01:21 PM

Mr T. R. Wilson moved—That the House take note of the Report on the inquiry into the implications of removing refundable franking credits.


- 7:01:24 PM

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


- 7:01:29 PM

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


- 7:01:34 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 7:01:43 PM

 28POSTPONEMENT OF BUSINESS

Ordered—That business intervening before order of the day No. 12government business, be postponed until the next sitting.


- 7:01:59 PM

 29 Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020 

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—


- 7:02:13 PM

Suspension of sitting

At 7.02 pm, the Deputy Speaker left the Chair.


- 7:31:06 PM

Resumption of sitting

At 7.30 pm, the Speaker resumed the Chair.

Debate resumed.


Mr Shorten 7:31:19 PM.
- 8:11:40 PM

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


- 8:11:42 PM

 30ADJOURNMENT

A8.12 pm the Speaker adjourned the House until 10 am on Monday, 15 April 2019, in accordance with the resolution agreed to on 2 April 2019.


- 8:11:48 PM

DOCUMENTS 

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

 Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006—Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Amendment Instrument 2019 (No. 2) [F2019L00518].

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (Licence Charges) Act 1998—Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (Licence Charges) Amendment Regulations 2019 [F2019L00519].

Dental Benefits Act 2008—Dental Benefits Amendment Rules (No. 1) 2019 [F2019L00517].

Royal Commissions Act 1902—Royal Commissions Amendment (Custody of Records) Regulations 2019 [F2019L00527].

Water Act 2007—Water Charge Amendment Rules 2019 [F2019L00521].


- 8:11:54 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Ms Husar and Mr Sukkar.