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No. 55

Thursday, 14 May 2020

- 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.


- 9:31:43 AM

 2Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020

Ms Ley (Minister for the Environment), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms Ley presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:32:13 AM

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


- 9:33:56 AM

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


- 9:34:20 AM

 3Product Stewardship (Oil) Amendment Bill 2020

Ms Ley (Minister for the Environment), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms Ley presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill and the Excise Tariff Amendment Bill 2020.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:34:48 AM

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


- 9:37:04 AM

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


- 9:37:46 AM

 4Excise Tariff Amendment Bill 2020

Ms Ley (Minister for the Environment) presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Excise Tariff Act 1921, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:37:51 AM

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


- 9:38:32 AM

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


- 9:39:11 AM

 5Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020

Mr Tudge (Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Tudge presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 9:39:23 AM

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


- 9:48:14 AM

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


- 9:48:50 AM

 6SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS MOVED

Mr Katter  moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Kennedy from moving the following motion immediately—That the House:

(1)notes that:

(a)on 6 May 2020 the Minister for Agriculture put out a media release titled “Time to stop milking dairy, fair go for farmers”;

(b)nearly 500 dairy farmers have left the industry in the past year;

(c)the ACCC in 2018 identified that there is a market imbalance between processors and farmers;

(d)in the state of Queensland alone the number of dairy farmers has dropped from 1,305 in 2000-2001 to 356 in 2019;

(e)Australia had 12,896 dairy farms in the year 2000;

(f)in 2018 there were just 5,699 dairy farms, a reduction of 57 per cent which is likely to have increased in the last 12 months;

(g)in the North Queensland dairy area before deregulation farmers got 60.4 cents per litre, but after deregulation they got 41.1 cents;

(h)Dairy Australia’s Situation and Outlook March 2020 report says dairy farmers have been impacted by the summer bushfires, adding additional price pressures to their operations, including in:

(i)NSW, 32 dairy farms on the south coast and far south coast and eight on the mid coast;

(ii)North East Victoria, 35 dairy farms directly affected and 11 more operations significantly impacted;

(iii)East Gippsland in Victoria, approximately 30 dairy farms affected in the direct fire zone with varying degrees of impact, including two known to have lost major assets; and

(iv)South Australia, 12 dairy farms affected by fires prior to Christmas;

(i)Dairy Australia has also stated a range of factors weighed on economic growth last year, including geopolitical tensions, trade policy uncertainty, social unrest and stressed emerging markets and overall, growth in global output fell 0.7 per cent to 2.9 per cent, the lowest level since the 2008-09 financial crisis; and

(j)the Australian Dairy Situation Analysis, dated May 2019, states that Australian dairy farmers operate in a deregulated and open market, leaving them quite exposed to the product price adjustments induced by global market shocks and associated flow on impact to farmgate milk prices, which, coupled with increased volatility in the availability and pricing of key production inputs such as water and feed has undermined local farmer confidence in the long term dairy market outlook and the scope to extract reliable returns from their milk to build a longer term future; and

(2)calls on the Government to:

(a)give more support to Australia’s dairy farmers;

(b)instruct the ACCC to develop a minimum farmgate milk price;

(c)enforce the minimum farmgate milk price through the Dairy Code of Conduct; and

(d)as an interim measure, provide a mechanism for mandating the voluntary milk levy until the minimum farmgate price is established or create an offence to purchase fresh milk below the minimum price to farmers that will be set by an arbitration authority designated by the ACCC.

 


- 9:59:35 AM

Debate ensued.


 (Seconder),  9:59:38 AM. Mr Tudge 10:05:04 AM.
- 10:07:06 AM

Question—That the motion be disagreed to—put.


- 10:07:12 AM

Division 316

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

AYES, 35

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mrs Marino

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bell

Mr Gee

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Taylor

Mr Buchholz

Mr Goodenough

Mr Pearce

Mr Tehan

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr Pitt

Mr Tudge

Mr Coulton

Mr Hunt

Mr Porter

Mr van Manen

Mr Drum*

Mr Leeser

Ms Price

Dr Webster

Mr Dutton

Ms Ley

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs Wicks

Mr Fletcher

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Mr Wyatt

Ms Flint

Mr McCormack

Mr Stevens

NOES, 32

Mr Albanese

Mr Dick

Ms C. F. King

Ms Stanley*

Mr Bandt

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Marles

Ms Steggall

Mr Bowen

Mr Giles

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Mr Burke

Mr Gosling

Ms Murphy

Ms Thwaites

Mr Burns

Dr Haines

Mr O’Connor

Ms Wells

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Hayes

Mr Perrett

Mr Wilkie

Dr Chalmers

Mr Katter

Mrs Phillips

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Keogh

Ms Ryan*

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Wallace

Mr Shorten

Ms Liu

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Landry

Ms Kearney

Mr Christensen

Mr Champion

Mr Howarth

Mr Gorman

Mr Thompson

Ms Rishworth

Mr K. J. Andrews

Ms Burney

Mr Laming

Mr Khalil

Mr Morrison

Mr Watts

Mr Falinski

Mr Dreyfus

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Jones

Dr McVeigh

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Simmonds

Ms Plibersek

Mr Coleman

Mr Clare

Mr O’Dowd

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wood

Ms Swanson

Mr Evans

Ms Collins

Mr Young

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Hawke

Mr Georganas

Mr Alexander

Dr Aly

Mrs McIntosh

Ms McBride

Dr Allen

Ms Bird

Mr Morton

Dr Mulino

Mrs Archer

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Conaghan

Ms Claydon

Mr Broadbent

Mr Byrne

Mr Vasta

Ms Rowland

Mr Joyce

Mr Husic

Dr Gillespie

Mrs Elliot

Mr Irons

Mr Hill

Mr Connelly

Ms L. M. Chesters

Ms Hammond

Dr Freelander

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Snowdon

Mr Zimmerman

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Entsch

Ms Coker

Mr Sharma

Ms Payne

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Neumann

Dr Martin

Dr Leigh

Mr Pasin

Ms Owens

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 10:19:10 AM

 7National Skills Commissioner Bill 2020

Ms Ley (Minister for the Environment), for Mr Tehan (Minister for Education), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to provide for the appointment of a National Skills Commissioner, and for related purposes.

Document

Ms Ley presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 10:19:38 AM

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


- 10:24:31 AM

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


- 10:25:05 AM

 8Australian Securities and Investments Commission—Fit-out of leased premises at 100 Market Street, Sydney—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer), 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: Australian Securities and Investments Commission—Fit-out of leased premises at 100 Market Street, Sydney.


- 10:26:34 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:26:50 AM

 9Australian Taxation Office—Fit-out of leased premises at 152 Wharf Street, Brisbane—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer), 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: Australian Taxation Office—Fit-out of leased premises at 152 Wharf Street, Brisbane.


- 10:28:31 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:28:53 AM

 10RAAF Base Tindal Redevelopment Stage 6 and the United States Force Posture Initiatives’ RAAF Base Tindal Airfield Works and Associated Infrastructure—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer), 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: RAAF Base Tindal Redevelopment Stage 6 and the United States Force Posture Initiatives’ RAAF Base Tindal Airfield Works and Associated Infrastructure.


- 10:30:49 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:30:59 AM

 11Implementation of the National Redress Scheme—Joint Select Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Ms Claydon (Deputy Chair) presented the following document:

Implementation of the National Redress Scheme—Joint Select CommitteeImplementation of the National Redress Scheme (sent to the Speaker on 1 May 2020, pursuant to standing order 247)Report, May 2020.

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


- 10:31:11 AM

Ms Claydon, by leave, made statement in connection with the report.


- 10:43:07 AM

Ms Claydon moved—That the House take note of the report.


- 10:43:12 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.


- 10:43:20 AM

Ms Claydon moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.


- 10:43:31 AM

Question—put and passed.


- 10:43:37 AM

 12Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Bill 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—And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Jones, viz.—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)calls on the Government to commit to the legislated increase of the superannuation guarantee to 12 per cent; and

(2)notes that the Government’s failure to make sure multinationals pay their fair share of tax in Australia is weakening our economy

Debate resumed.


Ms Steggall 10:44:07 AM. Mr Bandt 10:48:35 AM. Mr Sukkar 10:58:01 AM.
- 11:00:40 AM

Question—That the words proposed to be omitted stand part of the question—put.


- 11:00:53 AM

Division 317

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

AYES, 39

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Stevens

Ms Bell

Mr Goodenough

Mrs Marino

Mr Sukkar

Mr Buchholz

Dr Haines

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Taylor

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr Pearce

Mr Tehan

Mr Coulton

Mr Hogan

Mr Pitt

Mr Tudge

Mr Drum*

Mr Hunt

Mr Porter

Mr van Manen

Mr Dutton

Mr Katter

Ms Price

Dr Webster

Mr Fletcher

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs Wicks

Ms Flint

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr Wyatt

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Littleproud

Ms Steggall

NOES, 29

Mr Albanese

Mr Dick

Mr Marles

Ms Stanley*

Mr Bandt

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Mr Bowen

Mr Giles

Ms Murphy

Ms Thwaites

Mr Burke

Mr Gosling

Mr O’Connor

Ms Wells

Mr Burns

Mr Hayes

Mr Perrett

Mr Wilkie

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Keogh

Mrs Phillips

Mr J. H. Wilson

Dr Chalmers

Ms C. F. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Wallace

Mr Shorten

Ms Liu

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Landry

Ms Kearney

Mr Christensen

Mr Champion

Mr Howarth

Mr Gorman

Mr Thompson

Ms Rishworth

Mr K. J. Andrews

Ms Burney

Mr Laming

Mr Khalil

Mr Morrison

Mr Watts

Mr Falinski

Mr Dreyfus

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Jones

Dr McVeigh

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Simmonds

Ms Plibersek

Mr Coleman

Mr Clare

Mr O’Dowd

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wood

Ms Swanson

Mr Evans

Ms Collins

Mr Young

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Hawke

Mr Georganas

Mr Alexander

Dr Aly

Mrs McIntosh

Ms McBride

Dr Allen

Ms Bird

Mr Morton

Dr Mulino

Mrs Archer

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Conaghan

Ms Claydon

Mr Broadbent

Mr Byrne

Mr Vasta

Ms Rowland

Mr Joyce

Mr Husic

Dr Gillespie

Mrs Elliot

Mr Irons

Mr Hill

Mr Connelly

Ms L. M. Chesters

Ms Hammond

Dr Freelander

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Snowdon

Mr Zimmerman

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Entsch

Ms Coker

Mr Sharma

Ms Payne

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Neumann

Dr Martin

Dr Leigh

Mr Pasin

Ms Owens

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 11:08:03 AM

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


- 11:08:31 AM

On the motion of Mr Sukkar (Assistant Treasurer)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 11:09:11 AM

 13Valedictory remarks on the resignation of Michael Kelly

The Speaker presented the following document:

Farewell—Valedictory remarks by Mike Kelly.


- 11:09:53 AM

Mr Albanese, by indulgence, made a statement .


- 11:12:04 AM

Mr Buchholz, by indulgence, made a statement .


- 11:14:34 AM

 14 Defence Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 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—

Debate resumed.


Mr Conroy 11:14:40 AM.
- 11:14:40 AM

Document

Mr Conroy, by leave, presented the following document:

Letter from Shayne Neumann, Member for Blair to Darren Chester, Minister for Veteran’s Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel, 8 April 2020.


- 11:27:00 AM

Debate continued.


Mr Wallace 11:27:55 AM. Mr Gosling 11:41:02 AM. Mr D. J. Chester 11:51:58 AM.
- 11:58:35 AM

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


- 11:58:42 AM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 1053 February 2020, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.


- 11:59:26 AM

On the motion of Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Defence Personnel)by leave, the bill was read a third time.


- 11:59:48 AM

 15Update on bushfire recovery and drought response—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Mr Littleproud (Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management), by leave, made a ministerial statement relating to an update on bushfire recovery and drought response.


- 12:14:15 PM

Mr Albanese addressed the House in reply.


- 12:28:15 PM

 16MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 14 May 2020, were reported returning the following bills without amendment:

No. 167Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) 2020.

No. 168Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Emergency Leave) 2020.


- 12:28:34 PM

 17 Health Insurance Amendment (General Practitioners and Quality Assurance) Bill 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—


- 12:28:44 PM

Debate resumed by Mr Bowen 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 expresses its concern at the Government’s cuts and changes to Medicare, particularly those changes that have made access to medical practitioners more difficult in the regions, including:

(1)cuts to rural bulk billing incentives;

(2)changes to the District of Workforce Shortage and Distribution Priority Area health workforce classifications; and

(3)abolition of the Rural Other Medical Practitioners program”.

Debate ensued.


Dr Freelander 12:42:50 PM. Ms Murphy 12:49:24 PM. Ms Claydon 12:56:37 PM. Mr Coulton 1:11:56 PM.
- 1:15:48 PM

Question—That the words proposed to be omitted stand part of the question—put.


- 1:15:57 PM

Division 318

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

AYES, 38

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mrs Marino

Mr Stevens

Ms Bell

Dr Haines

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Sukkar

Mr Buchholz

Ms Hammond

Mr Pearce

Mr Taylor

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hastie

Mr Pitt

Mr Tehan

Mr Coulton

Mr Hogan

Mr Porter

Mr Tudge

Mr Drum*

Mr Hunt

Ms Price

Mr van Manen

Mr Dutton

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Dr Webster

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mrs Wicks

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Ms Steggall

Mr Wyatt

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

NOES, 28

Mr Bandt

Mr Dick

Mr Marles

Ms Stanley*

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Mr Burke

Mr Giles

Ms Murphy

Ms Thwaites

Mr Burns

Mr Gosling

Mr O’Connor

Ms Wells

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Hayes

Mr Perrett

Mr Wilkie

Dr Chalmers

Mr Keogh

Mrs Phillips

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Ms C. F. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Wallace

Mr Shorten

Ms Liu

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Landry

Ms Kearney

Mr Connelly

Mr Champion

Mr Howarth

Mr Gorman

Mr Thompson

Ms Rishworth

Mr K. J. Andrews

Ms Bird

Mr Laming

Mr Khalil

Mr Morrison

Mr Watts

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Jones

Dr McVeigh

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Simmonds

Ms Plibersek

Mr Conaghan

Mr Clare

Mr O’Dowd

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wood

Ms Swanson

Mr Falinski

Ms Collins

Mr Young

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Hawke

Mr Georganas

Mrs McIntosh

Ms McBride

Dr Allen

Dr Aly

Mr Morton

Dr Mulino

Mrs Archer

Ms Burney

Mr Entsch

Ms Claydon

Mr Broadbent

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Alexander

Mr Albanese

Mr Vasta

Ms Rowland

Mr Joyce

Mr Husic

Mr Christensen

Mr Byrne

Dr Gillespie

Mrs Elliot

Mr Irons

Mr Hill

Mr Frydenberg

Dr Freelander

Mr Coleman

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Snowdon

Mr Zimmerman

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Evans

Ms Coker

Mr Sharma

Ms Payne

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Neumann

Dr Martin

Dr Leigh

Mr Pasin

Ms Owens

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


- 1:22:51 PM

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


- 1:23:07 PM

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


- 1:23:30 PM

 18 Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Bill 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—

Debate resumed.


- 1:23:56 PM

Ms McBride moving an amendment


- 1:30:07 PM

It being 1.30 pm, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 43Ms McBride was granted leave to continue her speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.


- 1:30:30 PM

 19MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements were made.


Ms Wells 1:30:39 PM. Mr Ted O’Brien 1:31:54 PM. Mr Burns 1:33:29 PM. Dr McVeigh 1:35:05 PM. Mr Gosling 1:36:37 PM. Mr Pearce 1:38:09 PM. Ms Stanley 1:39:41 PM. Mr Sharma 1:41:14 PM. Mr Wilkie 1:42:49 PM. Mr Leeser 1:44:13 PM. Mrs Phillips 1:45:45 PM. Mr Stevens 1:47:18 PM. Mr Dick 1:48:54 PM. Mr van Manen 1:50:24 PM. Ms Thwaites 1:51:57 PM. Mr Wallace 1:53:29 PM. Mr Giles 1:55:05 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 1:56:42 PM. Mr Marles 1:58:13 PM. Dr Webster 1:59:49 PM.
- 2:01:43 PM

 20QUESTIONS


- 2:01:49 PM

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


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:04:18 PM. Mr Morrison 2:04:30 PM.
- 2:05:44 PM

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


- 2:08:56 PM

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


- 2:10:25 PM

 (4)Mr Drum to Mr McCormack (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development)


- 2:13:58 PM

 (5)Dr Chalmers to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:15:39 PM

 (6)Ms Steggall to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


- 2:19:24 PM

 (7)Mrs Wicks to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:22:37 PM

 (8)Ms C. F. King to Mr Morrison (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr Albanese. 2:25:42 PM. Mr McCormack 2:25:53 PM.
- 2:27:08 PM

Ms C. F. Kingsought leave to table a document. Leave not granted..


- 2:28:00 PM

 (9)Ms Flint to Mr Hunt (Minister for Health)


- 2:31:24 PM

 (10)Mr Burke to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:33:04 PM

 (11)Mr Ramsey to Mr Littleproud (Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management)


- 2:36:28 PM

 (12)Ms Templeman to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:39:13 PM

 (13)Ms Bell to Mr Dutton (Minister for Home Affairs)


- 2:42:44 PM

 (14)Ms Murphy to Mr Frydenberg (Treasurer)


- 2:45:04 PM

 (15)Mr van Manen to Ms Price (Minister for Defence Industry)


- 2:48:24 PM

 (16)Mr M. C. Butler to Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:50:00 PM. Mr Taylor 2:50:20 PM.
- 2:51:09 PM

 (17)Dr Webster to Mr Pitt (Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia)


- 2:54:36 PM

 (18)Mr M. C. Butler to Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction)


- 2:56:30 PM

 (19)Mr Pearce to Mr Robert (Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme)


- 3:00:00 PM

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


- 3:00:38 PM

 (21)Mr Stevens to Mr Wyatt (Minister for Indigenous Australians)


- 3:04:03 PM

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


- 3:05:14 PM

 (23)Mr Hastie to Mr D. J. Chester (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 3:09:02 PM.
- 3:09:55 PM

Question to SpeakerMr Albanesere Parliament House.


- 3:15:00 PM

 21PROGRAM OF SITTINGS FOR 2020—DOCUMENT

Mr Porter (Leader of the House) presented the following document:

Parliamentary sittings 2020—Issued 24 October 2019, revised 23 March 2020, 14 May 2020.


- 3:16:06 PM

Mr Porter, by leave, moved—That the program of sittings for 2020 be agreed to.


- 3:16:10 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 3:16:17 PM

 22Leave of absence to all members

Mr Porter (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.


- 3:16:34 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 3:16:37 PM

 23DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Treaties—

BilateralText, together with national interest analysis

Exchange of letters terminating the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia concerning the Promotion and Protection of Investments (Jakarta, 6 February 2020).

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) General Capital Increase and Selective Capital Increase (Washington DC, 1 October 2018).

International Finance Corporation General Capital Increase (Washington DC, 16 April 2020).

MultilateralText, together with national interest analysis and annexure—Amendments to Appendices I and II to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Gandhinagar, 17-22 February 2020).


- 3:17:15 PM

 24DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—COVID-19

The House was informed that Mr O’Connor had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, “The Government’s ineffective responses to the problems in the labour market and failure to protect jobs, before, during, and after the COVID-19 crisis”.


- 3:17:34 PM

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—


- 3:17:37 PM

Mr O’Connor addressed the House.


- 3:24:29 PM

Discussion ensued.


Mr Pitt 3:27:45 PM. Ms C. F. King 3:37:48 PM. Mr Stevens 3:42:51 PM. Mrs Phillips 3:47:58 PM. Ms Bell 3:52:56 PM. Mr Zappia 3:57:59 PM. Dr Allen 4:03:05 PM. Ms Wells 4:08:08 PM. Mr Goodenough 4:13:10 PM.
- 4:18:08 PM

Discussion concluded.


- 4:18:23 PM

 25MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2019

Message No. 17314 May 2020, from the Senate was reported returning the Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2019 with a request for an amendment.


- 4:18:36 PM

Ordered—That the amendment requested by the Senate be considered immediately.


- 4:18:58 PM

On the motion of Mr Gee (Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education), the requested amendment was made.


- 4:19:16 PM

 26MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019

Message No. 17214 May 2020, from the Senate was reported returning the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019 with amendments.


- 4:19:43 PM

 moved—That the amendments be considered immediately.


- 4:20:21 PM

On the motion of Mr Gee (Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education), the amendments were agreed to.


- 4:20:46 PM

 27MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

Messages from the Senate, 14 May 2020, were reported returning the following bills without amendment:

No. 169Defence Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) 2020.

No. 170Student Identifiers Amendment (Enhanced Student Permissions) 2019.

No. 171Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) 2020.


- 4:21:07 PM

 28 Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Bill 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—

Debate resumed.


Ms McBride 4:21:16 PM.
- 4:29:27 PM

Mr B. K. Mitchell seconded the amendment moved by Ms McBride (see item No. ??page ???), viz.—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 Australia’s substantial reliance on global supply chains for medicines and medical devices;

 (2)further notes the supply issues that Australians have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for common medicines; and

 (3)calls on the Government to consider stronger domestic supply capabilities as part of Australia’s post-COVID-19 response”.


- 4:30:08 PM

 29ADJOURNMENT

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

Debate ensued.


Ms McBride 4:30:18 PM. Mr van Manen 4:35:21 PM. Mr O’Connor 4:40:35 PM. Mr Wallace 4:45:38 PM. Mr B. K. Mitchell 4:50:45 PM. Mr Vasta 4:55:48 PM.
- 5:00:15 PM

The House continuing to sit until 5 pm—The Speaker adjourned the House until 9.30 am on Wednesday, 10 June 2020.


- 5:00:18 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 14 May 2020 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Air Navigation Act 1920—Air Navigation (Exemption for Commercial Non-Scheduled Flights) Amendment Determination 2020 [F2020L00571].

Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act 2020—Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Deferral of SunsettingIncome Management and Cashless Welfare Arrangements) Determination 2020 [F2020L00572].

Industry Research and Development Act 1986—Industry Research and Development (Strengthening BusinessBusiness Advice for Recovery and Resilience Program) Instrument 2020 [F2020L00573].

National Health Act 1953—National Health (Electronic National Residential Medication Chart Trial) Amendment (Approved Residential Care Services) Special Arrangement 2 of 2020 [F2020L00446]—Replacement explanatory statement.


- 5:20:46 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Mr BroadbentMs BurneyMr ChampionMr ChristensenMr ColemanMs CollinsMrs ElliotMr EvansMr FalinskiMr GeorganasMr HawkeMr HowarthMr HusicMr IronsMr JoyceMr LamingMs LandryMr MortonMr NeumannMr O’DowdMs O’NeilMs OwensMr PasinMs RowlandMs SharkieMr D. P. B. SmithMr ThompsonMs VamvakinouMr Wood and Mr Young.