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Draft House Minutes

No. 91

Thursday, 7 December 2017

- 9:30:31 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.


- 9:32:31 AM

 2Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017

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 Abbott, 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 notes that it is vital that individuals and entities are not disadvantaged nor suffer any adverse effects as a result of conscientiously holding a particular view of the nature of marriage

Debate resumed.


Mr Entsch 9:33:02 AM.
- 9:40:20 AM

Amendment negatived.


- 9:40:26 AM

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


- 9:40:43 AM

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.


- 9:41:18 AM

Mr Bandt, by leave, moved amendments (1) to (12) together.


- 9:50:15 AM

Debate continued.


Mr Zimmerman 9:50:18 AM. Mr T. R. Wilson 9:53:45 AM. Mr Albanese 9:55:17 AM. Mr Evans 10:00:29 AM. Mr Bandt 10:03:21 AM.
- 10:04:42 AM

Amendments negatived.


- 10:05:07 AM

Mr Sukkar, by leave, moved amendments (1) to (44) together.


- 10:10:22 AM

Debate continued.


Mr Dreyfus 10:10:25 AM. Mrs K. L. Andrews 10:14:44 AM. Mr Bandt 10:19:36 AM. Mr Abbott 10:22:16 AM. Mr Evans 10:25:37 AM. Mr Ted O’Brien 10:31:02 AM. Mr Laming 10:33:05 AM. Mr C. Kelly 10:38:28 AM. Mr Sukkar 10:43:16 AM.
- 10:46:30 AM

Document

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer) presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the bill.


- 10:47:14 AM

Debate continued.


Mr Evans 10:47:21 AM. Mr Burke 10:48:17 AM. Mr Sukkar 10:49:45 AM. Mr T. R. Wilson 10:52:05 AM. Mr Christensen 10:53:42 AM. Mr Zimmerman 10:57:26 AM.
- 10:59:28 AM

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.


- 10:59:42 AM

Division 326

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

AYES, 43

Mr Abbott

Dr Gillespie

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broad

Mr Hastie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mrs Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen*

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Drum

Mr Katter

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Ms Flint

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Pitt

NOES, 97

Mr Albanese

Ms Ellis

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Bandt

Mr Entsch

Mr Keogh

Mrs Prentice

Ms Banks

Mr Evans

Mr Khalil

Ms Price

Ms Bird

Mr Falinski

Ms C. F. King

Mr Pyne

Mr Bowen

Mr Feeney

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Broadbent

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Lamb

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fletcher

Mr Laming

Ms Ryan*

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Ms Sharkie

Ms Burney

Mr Frydenberg

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Snowdon

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr Byrne

Mr Giles

Ms McGowan

Mrs Sudmalis

Dr Chalmers

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Mr Champion

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Ciobo

Ms Henderson

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Hogan

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

Mr Wood

Mr Danby

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Wyatt

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Mr Zappia

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keenan

Ms Plibersek

Mr Zimmerman

Mrs Elliot

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 11:15:16 AM

Mr Hastie, by leave, moved amendments (1) to (11) together.


- 11:20:23 AM

Debate continued.


Ms T. M. Butler 11:20:26 AM. Mrs Wicks 11:26:28 AM. Mr Zimmerman 11:31:29 AM. Mr Abbott 11:36:32 AM. Mr Ciobo 11:41:06 AM. Mr Bandt 11:43:56 AM. Point of order, Mr Pyne. 11:47:25 AM. Mr K. J. Andrews 11:47:57 AM. Ms McGowan 11:54:37 AM. Mrs Sudmalis 11:55:25 AM. Mr Wallace 11:58:18 AM. Mr T. R. Wilson 12:03:10 PM. Mr Hastie 12:04:01 PM.
- 12:08:24 PM

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.


- 12:08:37 PM

Division 327

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

AYES, 55

Mr Abbott

Mr Frydenberg

Ms M. L. Landry

Mrs Sudmalis

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr Leeser

Mr Sukkar

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr Littleproud

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr McCormack

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen*

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hunt

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Crewther

Mr Katter

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum

Mr Keenan

Ms Price

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Ms Flint

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

NOES, 87

Mr Albanese

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Dr Aly

Mrs Elliot

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Mr Bandt

Ms Ellis

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Ms Banks

Mr Entsch

Mr Keogh

Mrs Prentice

Ms Bird

Mr Evans

Mr Khalil

Mr Pyne

Mr Bowen

Mr Falinski

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Lamb

Ms Ryan*

Ms Burney

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Ms Sharkie

Mr M. C. Butler

Dr Freelander

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Snowdon

Mr Byrne

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Dr Chalmers

Mr Giles

Ms McGowan

Ms Swanson

Mr Champion

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Templeman

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Ms Henderson

Mr Neumann

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Hogan

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Dick

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 12:23:56 PM

Mr Hawke, by leave, moved amendments (1) to (13) together.


- 12:32:14 PM

Debate continued.


Ms T. M. Butler 12:32:17 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 12:36:09 PM. Mr Crewther 12:39:35 PM. Mr Tehan 12:43:50 PM. Mr Laming 12:44:39 PM. Mr Hawke 12:46:20 PM.
- 12:49:10 PM

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.


- 12:49:29 PM

Division 328

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

AYES, 59

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mrs Marino

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen*

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hunt

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Crewther

Mr Katter

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Falinski

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

NOES, 87

Mr Albanese

Mr Drum

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keogh

Mrs Prentice

Mr Bandt

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Mr Pyne

Ms Banks

Mr Entsch

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mr Evans

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Feeney

Ms Lamb

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Laming

Ms Sharkie

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Ms Burney

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McGowan

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Ms Henderson

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Hogan

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Danby

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

Mr Zappia

Mr Dick

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Dreyfus

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 1:05:44 PM

Mr Morrison (Treasurer), by leave, moved amendments (1) to (3) together.


- 1:06:08 PM

Documents

Mr Morrison (Treasurer) presented the following documents

Open letter concerning the need for adequate protection of freedoms in the context of same-sex marriage—Letter to the Prime Minister and Mr Shorten, 5 December 2017.

Freedom protections and same sex marriage—Letter from Rev John P Wilson, Presbyterian Church of Australia to Andrew Hastie, Federal Member for Canning, 4 December 2017.

Letter from Dr Ian PM Lambert, Principal, The Scots College, Sydney, Australia to Mr Andrew Hastie MP, Member for Canning, 4 December 2017.

Schools and freedom of religion—Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia, Beth Blackwood, 4 December 2017.

Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017—Letter from Daniel Pampuch, Chief Executive Officer, Christian Schools Australia to Mr Andrew Hastie MP, Member for Canning, 1 December 2017.

Letter from Martin Hanscamp, Executive Officer, Australian Association of Christian Schools to Mr Andrew Hastie MP, Federal Member for Canning, 4 December 2017.

Freedom protections and same sex marriage—Letter from Henry Dykstra, Board Chairman, Free Reformed School Association to Andrew Hastie, Federal Member for Canning, 4 December 2017.

Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017—Letter from Glenn N Davies, Archbishop of Sydney to Mr Andrew Hastie MP, Federal Member for Canning, 5 December 2017.


- 1:12:00 PM

Debate continued.


- 1:12:29 PM

Debate continuing—


Mr Entsch 1:12:36 PM.
- 1:16:43 PM

Documents

Mr Entsch, by leave, presented the following documents:

Letter from Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner of Taxation to Senator Dean Smith, Deputy Government Whip in the Senate, 24 November 2017.

Letter from Murray Baird, Acting Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to Senator Dean Smith, Senator for Western Australia, 24 November 2017.

A further query Re: Letter from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission—email exchange between Murray Baird, Acting Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to Senator Dean Smith.


- 1:17:03 PM

Debate continued.


Mr Entsch 1:17:11 PM. Ms Flint 1:18:34 PM. Mr Dreyfus 1:23:41 PM.
- 1:26:23 PM

Mr Pyne, by indulgence, made a statement order of business.


- 1:26:23 PM

Mr Burke, by indulgence, made a statement order of business.


Mr Abbott 1:28:10 PM.
- 1:30:11 PM

Mr Abbott addressing the House—


- 1:30:14 PM

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


- 1:30:18 PM

 3MEMBERS’ STATEMENTS

Members’ statements being made


Ms Plibersek 1:30:26 PM. Mr L. S. O’Brien 1:32:09 PM.
- 1:33:41 PM

Petitions

Ms T. M. Butler presented the following petitions approved by the Standing Committee on Petitions:

Bulimba Barracks, Queensland—21 and 948 petitioners [2].


- 1:34:13 PM

Members’ statements continuing—


Ms T. M. Butler 1:34:18 PM. Mr O’Dowd 1:34:54 PM.
- 1:36:43 PM

Petition

Dr Aly presented the following petition approved by the Standing Committee on Petitions:

Impacts of climate change—654 petitioners.


- 1:37:22 PM

Members’ statements continued.


Dr Aly 1:37:26 PM. Mrs Sudmalis 1:38:05 PM. Ms O’Neil 1:39:38 PM. Mr Pasin 1:41:08 PM. Ms Sharkie 1:42:36 PM. Ms Price 1:43:54 PM. Mr Dreyfus 1:45:23 PM. Mr Ramsey 1:46:56 PM. Mr Thistlethwaite 1:48:28 PM. Mr Robert 1:49:59 PM. Mr Keogh 1:51:32 PM. Mr van Manen 1:52:58 PM. Ms Macklin 1:54:28 PM. Mr Zimmerman 1:55:51 PM. Mr Shorten 1:57:29 PM. Mr Ted O’Brien 1:58:58 PM.
- 2:00:51 PM

 4QUESTIONS


- 2:00:58 PM

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


- 2:02:39 PM

 (2)Mrs Sudmalis to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:06:02 PM

 (3)Mr Shorten to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:08:15 PM

 (4)Mr Falinski to Mr Morrison (Treasurer)


- 2:11:41 PM

 (5)Mr Shorten to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:13:14 PM. Mr Turnbull 2:13:30 PM.
- 2:16:13 PM

 (6)Mr Wilkie to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


Point of order, Mr Wilkie. 2:19:03 PM. Mr Turnbull 2:19:17 PM.
- 2:20:45 PM

Distinguished visitor announced.


- 2:20:54 PM

 (7)Mr Zimmerman to Ms Bishop (Minister for Foreign Affairs)


- 2:24:08 PM

 (8)Ms Rowland to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:26:19 PM

 (9)Mr Coulton to Mr Joyce (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:28:34 PM. Mr Joyce 2:29:33 PM. Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:30:01 PM. Mr Joyce 2:30:38 PM.
- 2:31:46 PM

 (10)Mr Shorten to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:33:46 PM

 (11)Mr Pasin to Mr Pyne (Minister for Defence Industry)


- 2:37:08 PM

 (12)Ms Claydon to Mr Fletcher (Minister for Urban Infrastructure)


Point of order, Ms Claydon. 2:39:55 PM. Mr Fletcher 2:40:12 PM.
- 2:41:15 PM

 (13)Mr Howarth to Mr Dutton (Minister for Immigration and Border Protection)


Point of order, Mr Burke. 2:45:09 PM.
- 2:45:55 PM

 (14)Ms Plibersek to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


Mr Fletcher 2:47:17 PM.
- 2:49:25 PM

 (15)Mr Leeser to Mr Porter (Minister for Social Services)


- 2:52:44 PM

 (16)Mr Albanese to Mr Fletcher (Minister for Urban Infrastructure)


- 2:54:17 PM

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


- 2:54:40 PM

 (17)Mr C. Kelly to Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister)


- 2:59:02 PM

 5AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION—REPORT

The Speaker presented the following documents:

Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the European Parliament and Estonia, 3-9 October 2017Report, December 2017.


- 2:59:02 PM

Tabling statement—Report of the Parliamentary Delegation to the European Parliament and Estonia, 3-9 October 2017.


- 2:59:14 PM

 6Document

The Speaker presented the following document:

Committee reports—Speaker’s schedule of the status of Government responses to committee reports (as at 7 December 2017).


- 2:59:23 PM

 7DOCUMENTS 

The following documents were presented: 

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency—Quarterly report of the Chief Executive Officer for the period 1 July to 30 September 2017.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade—2017 Foreign Policy White Paper.

Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse—Royal Commission—Report of Case Study No. 42—The responses of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle to instances and allegations of child sexual abuse—November 2017.

Our North, Our Future White Paper on Developing Northern Australia—2017 Annual Statement.

Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002—Report on the operation of the Act for the period 1 March 2017 to 31 August 2017.

Telecommunications Act 1997—Report—Funding of telecommunications consumer representation grants for 2016-17.


- 2:59:53 PM

 8Suspension of standing orders 31 and 33

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), pursuant to notice, movedThat standing order 31 (automatic adjournment of the House) and standing order 33 (limit on business) be suspended for this sitting.


- 3:00:37 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 3:00:43 PM

 9Leave of absence to all Members

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House), movedThat 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.


- 3:00:57 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 3:01:11 PM

Personal explanation, Mr Shorten.


- 3:02:22 PM

 10 Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017

The order of the day having been read for the further consideration in detail of the bill

Bill as a whole—

Debate resumed on the bill and on the amendments (1) to (3) moved by Mr Morrison (see item No. 2, page 1282)—

Debate continued.


Mr K. J. Andrews 3:02:38 PM. Mr Evans 3:12:03 PM. Mr Ramsey 3:15:50 PM. Mr Morrison 3:20:46 PM.
- 3:24:18 PM

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.


- 3:24:36 PM

Division 329

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

AYES, 59

Mr Abbott

Dr Gillespie

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr Leeser

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Broad

Mr Hastie

Mr Littleproud

Mr Sukkar

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr McCormack

Mr Taylor

Mr D. J. Chester

Ms Henderson

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Mr Christensen

Mr Hogan

Mrs Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr Ciobo

Mr Howarth

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen*

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Katter

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Ms Flint

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Gee

Mr Laming

Ms Price

NOES, 82

Mr Albanese

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mr Drum

Mr Keogh

Mrs Prentice

Ms Banks

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Mr Pyne

Ms Bird

Ms Ellis

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mr Entsch

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Broadbent

Mr Evans

Ms Lamb

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Falinski

Dr Leigh

Ms Sharkie

Mr Burke

Mr Feeney

Ms Ley

Mr Shorten

Ms Burney

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms McBride

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Dr Freelander

Ms McGowan

Ms Stanley

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Giles

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Dr Chalmers

Mr Gosling

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Champion

Mr Hammond

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hart

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Hayes

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Hill

Ms O’Neil

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Ms Husar

Ms O’Toole

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Danby

Mr Jones

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 3:35:30 PM

Mr Broad, by leave, moved amendments (1), (3), (5) and (6) together.


- 3:40:12 PM

Debate continued.


Mr Joyce 3:40:15 PM. Mr Entsch 3:45:20 PM. Mr Dreyfus 3:47:49 PM. Mr Christensen 3:52:16 PM. Mr Katter 3:55:32 PM. Mr Bandt 4:03:22 PM. Mr Katter 4:05:09 PM. Mr Broad 4:07:27 PM.
- 4:11:13 PM

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.


- 4:11:26 PM

Division 330

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

AYES, 52

Mr Abbott

Mr Frydenberg

Ms M. L. Landry

Ms Price

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Ramsey*

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr Leeser

Mr Robert

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr Morrison

Mr Tehan

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hunt

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen*

Mr Coleman

Mr Irons

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Crewther

Mr Katter

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Ms Flint

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

NOES, 86

Mr Albanese

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Mr Drum

Mr Keogh

Mrs Prentice

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Mr Pyne

Ms Banks

Ms Ellis

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mr Entsch

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Evans

Ms Lamb

Ms Ryan*

Mr Broadbent

Mr Feeney

Mr Laming

Ms Sharkie

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Ms Ley

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Mr Gee

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms McGowan

Ms Swanson

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Macklin

Ms Templeman

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Mr Marles

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Wallace

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Ms Henderson

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Hill

Ms O’Neil

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Ms Husar

Ms O’Toole

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

Mr Jones

Mr Perrett*

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 4:20:53 PM

Mr Broad, by leave, moved amendments (2) and (7) to (9) together.


- 4:25:55 PM

Debate continued.


Mr Entsch 4:25:59 PM. Mr Howarth 4:27:11 PM. Mr Dreyfus 4:31:09 PM.
- 4:34:24 PM

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.


- 4:34:37 PM

Division 331

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

AYES, 60

Mr Abbott

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Gee

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Ramsey*

Mr K. J. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Robert

Ms Bishop

Mr Goodenough

Mr Leeser

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr Littleproud

Mr Sukkar

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mr McCormack

Mr Taylor

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Mr Christensen

Mr Hogan

Mrs Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr Ciobo

Mr Howarth

Mr Morrison

Mr Turnbull

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen*

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Katter

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Ms Flint

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

NOES, 85

Mr Albanese

Mr Dreyfus

Ms Keay

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Mr Drum

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mrs Prentice

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keogh

Mr Pyne

Ms Banks

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mr Entsch

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Evans

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan*

Mr Broadbent

Mr Falinski

Ms Lamb

Ms Sharkie

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Ley

Mr Snowdon

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms McGowan

Ms Swanson

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Macklin

Ms Templeman

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Mr Marles

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Wallace

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Ms Henderson

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Hill

Ms O’Neil

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Ms Husar

Ms O’Toole

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

Mr Jones

Mr Perrett*

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Dick

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 4:45:05 PM

Ms Henderson, by leave, moved amendments (1) and (2) together.


- 4:49:56 PM

Debate continued.


Mr Abbott 4:49:58 PM. Mr Zimmerman 4:53:26 PM. Mr Bandt 4:57:31 PM. Mr Pyne 5:00:38 PM. Mr Katter 5:03:44 PM. Mr C. Kelly 5:06:35 PM. Mr Jones 5:11:36 PM. Mr T. R. Wilson 5:15:28 PM. Ms Plibersek 5:18:26 PM. Mr C. Kelly 5:21:03 PM. Mr Wilkie 5:22:26 PM. Mr K. J. Andrews 5:24:22 PM. Mr Dreyfus 5:27:58 PM. Ms Henderson 5:33:06 PM. Mr Dreyfus 5:37:07 PM.
- 5:38:12 PM

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.


- 5:38:33 PM

Division 332 (This division is yet to be finalised and details are subject to change.)

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

AYES, 63

Mr Abbott

Ms Flint

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr Leeser

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Bishop

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broad

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mrs Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr Turnbull

Mr Christensen

Ms Henderson

Mr Morton

Mr van Manen*

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Ms O’Dwyer

Mrs Wicks

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum

Mr Katter

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

NOES, 79

Mr Albanese

Mr Dick

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keogh

Mrs Prentice

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Mr Khalil

Mr Pyne

Ms Banks

Ms Ellis

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mr Entsch

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Evans

Ms Lamb

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Mr Laming

Ms Sharkie

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Ms Ley

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McGowan

Ms Swanson

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Templeman

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Danby

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.


- 5:47:33 PM

Bill agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.


- 5:49:04 PM

Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister), by leave, moved—That the bill be now read a third time.


- 5:50:21 PM

Debate ensued.


Mr Shorten 5:50:25 PM. Mr Bandt 5:53:01 PM.
- 5:54:04 PM

Question—put.


- 5:54:18 PM

Division 

The House divided and only Mr Broadbent, Mr Katter, Mr Littleproud and Mr Pitt voting “No”, the Speaker (Mr A. D. H. Smith) declared the question resolved in the affirmative.


- 5:58:46 PM

bill read a third time.


- 6:03:15 PM

 11Reference to the court of disputed returns

The Speaker presented the following document:

Letter from the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the Principal Registrar, High Court of Australia, 7 December 2017.


- 6:03:45 PM

 12National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017

Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the criminal law and to provide for certain matters in relation to the foreign influence transparency scheme, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Turnbull presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 6:04:13 PM

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


- 6:17:25 PM

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


- 6:17:45 PM

 13Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017

Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to establish a scheme to improve the transparency of activities undertaken on behalf of foreign principals, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Turnbull presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 6:18:06 PM

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


- 6:18:56 PM

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


- 6:19:12 PM

 14Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (Charges Imposition) Bill 2017

Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister) presented a Bill for an Act to impose, as taxes, charges in relation to the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Turnbull presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 6:19:36 PM

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


- 6:21:55 PM

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


- 6:22:18 PM

 15Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Mr Turnbull (Prime Minister), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters arising from the establishment of the Home Affairs portfolio, and for related purposes.

Document

Mr Turnbull presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.


- 6:22:36 PM

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


- 6:33:12 PM

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


- 6:33:40 PM

 16Airservices Australia new aviation infrastructure and fire station works at Brisbane Airport to support the new parallel runway—APPROVAL OF WORK

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), 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: Airservices Australia new aviation infrastructure and fire station works at Brisbane Airport to support the new parallel runway.


- 6:34:16 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 6:34:38 PM

 17PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEEREFERENCE OF WORKEngine Test Cell 1 Upgrade, RAAF Base Amberley, QLd

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), pursuant to notice, moved—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: Engine Test Cell 1 Upgrade, RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland.


- 6:34:59 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 6:35:19 PM

 18PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEEREFERENCE OF WORKJoint Health Command Garrison Health Facilities upgrade project

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), pursuant to notice, moved—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: Joint Health Command Garrison Health Facilities upgrade project.


- 6:35:37 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 6:36:09 PM

 19PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEEREFERENCE OF WORKJoint Project 157—Replacement aviation refuelling vehicles infrastructure project

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), pursuant to notice, moved—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: Joint Project 157—Replacement aviation refuelling vehicles infrastructure project.


- 6:36:32 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 6:36:52 PM

 20PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEEREFERENCE OF WORKMaritime Operational Support Capability facilities project

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), pursuant to notice, moved—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: Maritime Operational Support Capability facilities project.


- 6:37:09 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 6:37:14 PM

 21COMMITTEES—MEMBERSHIP

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

Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), by leave, moved—That:


- 6:37:14 PM

 (1)Ms M. M. H. King be discharged from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics and that, in her place, Mr J. H. Wilson be appointed a member of the committee;


- 6:37:14 PM

 (2)Ms Claydon and Mr Dick be appointed members of the Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.


- 6:38:13 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 6:39:00 PM

 22MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Consumers First—Establishment of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority) Bill 2017

Message No. 2596 December 2017, from the Senate was reported transmitting for the concurrence of the House a Bill for an Act to amend the Corporations Act 2001 and repeal the Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.

Ordered—That the second reading be made an order of the day for the next sitting.


- 6:40:05 PM

 23Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures No. 1) Bill 2017—SENATE’S AMENDMENTS

The order of the day having been read for the consideration of the amendments made by the Senate—


- 6:40:35 PM

On the motion of Mr McCormack (Minister for Small Business), the amendments were agreed to.


- 6:41:06 PM

 24Economics—Standing Committee—REPORTS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Coleman (Chair) presented the following documents:

Economics—Standing Committee

Review of the four major banks: Third report

Report, incorporating a dissenting report, December 2017.

Minutes of proceedings.


- 6:41:06 PM

Review of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission annual report 2016—

Report, December 2017.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


- 6:41:18 PM

Mr Coleman and Mr Thistlethwaite, by leave, made statements in connection with the reports.


Mr Thistlethwaite 6:46:28 PM.
- 6:50:50 PM

Mr Coleman moved—That the House take note of the Review of the four major banks: Third report.


- 6:50:54 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.


- 6:50:58 PM

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


- 6:51:03 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 6:51:11 PM

 25Social Policy and Legal Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Ms Henderson (Chair) presented the following documents:

Social Policy and Legal Affairs—Standing CommitteeA better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence: Recommendations for an accessible, equitable and responsive family law system which better prioritises safety of those affected by family violence

Report, incorporating a dissenting report, December 2017.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Ms Henderson 6:51:47 PM. Ms Claydon 6:57:21 PM. Ms Henderson 7:08:03 PM.
- 7:08:10 PM

Ms Henderson and Ms Claydon, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


- 7:08:14 PM

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


- 7:08:17 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.


- 7:08:21 PM

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


- 7:08:25 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 7:08:33 PM

 26Communications and the Arts—Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Howarth (Chair) presented the following documents:

Communications and the Arts—Standing CommitteeReport on the inquiry into the Australian film and television industry

Report, incorporating a dissenting report, December 2017.

Minutes of proceedings.

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


Mr Howarth 7:09:03 PM.
- 7:13:17 PM

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


- 7:13:20 PM

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


- 7:13:22 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.


- 7:13:24 PM

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


- 7:13:26 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 7:13:30 PM

 27Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Hill (Deputy Chair) presented the following document:

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint CommitteeReport 469: Commonwealth Performance Framework: Inquiry based on Auditor-General’s reports 31 (2015-16), and 6 and 58 (2016-17)Report, December 2017.

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


Mr Hill 7:13:38 PM.
- 7:17:23 PM

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


- 7:17:28 PM

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


- 7:17:34 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.


- 7:17:54 PM

Documents

Mr Hill, by leave, presented the following documents:

Executive Minutes on reports Nos 461, 462 and 463.


- 7:18:13 PM

 28Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr Crewther presented the following document:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing CommitteeHidden in plain sight: An inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in AustraliaReport, incorporating a dissenting report, December 2017.

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


Mr Crewther 7:18:25 PM.
- 7:26:40 PM

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


- 7:26:42 PM

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


- 7:26:45 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.


- 7:26:47 PM

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


- 7:26:51 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 7:27:05 PM

 29National Disability Insurance Scheme—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT—REFERENCE TO FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mr K. J. Andrews (Chair) presented the following document:

National Disability Insurance Scheme—Joint Standing CommitteeProvision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention approachReport, December 2017.

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


Mr K. J. Andrews 7:27:25 PM. Ms Macklin 7:36:25 PM.
- 7:36:34 PM

Mr K. J. Andrews and Ms Macklin, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.


- 7:39:21 PM

Mr K. J. Andrews moved—That the House take note of the report.


- 7:39:38 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.


- 7:40:07 PM

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


- 7:40:23 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 7:40:49 PM

 30Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr Snowdon presented the following document:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing CommitteeReview of the Defence annual report 2015-16Report, December 2017.

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


Mr Snowdon 7:40:57 PM.
- 7:44:09 PM

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


- 7:44:15 PM

 31AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION—REPORT—STATEMENT BY MEMBER

Mr J. H. Wilson presented the following document:

Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 14 to 18 October 2017Report, December 2017.


- 7:44:23 PM

Mr J. H. Wilson, by leave, made statement in connection with the report.


- 7:46:23 PM

 32MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 260, 7 December 2017, from the Senate was reported informing the House that the Senate had agreed to the following resolution:

 That the following matter be referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade for inquiry and report by 20 June 2018:

The Commonwealth Government’s management of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in and around Defence bases, with particular reference to:

      (a)  the extent of contamination in and around Defence bases, including water, soil, other natural assets and built structures;

     (b)  the response of, and coordination between, agencies of the Commonwealth Government, including, but not limited to, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Health, the Department of the Environment and Energy, the Department of Defence and the Australian Defence Force;

      (c)  communication and coordination with state and territory governments, local councils, affected local communities and businesses, and other interested stakeholders;

     (d)  the adequacy of health advice and testing of current and former defence and civilian personnel and members of the public exposed in and around Defence bases identified as potentially affected by contamination;

      (e)  the adequacy of Commonwealth and state and territory government environmental and human health standards and legislation, and any other relevant legislation;

      (f)  remediation works at the bases; and

     (g) what consideration has been given to understanding and addressing any financial impact to affected businesses and individuals.


- 7:46:47 PM

 33MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 261, 7 December 2017, from the Senate was reported informing the House that the Senate had agreed to the following resolution:

That the resolution of appointment of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters be amended to provide for participating membership, as follows:

After paragraph (3A), insert:

(3B)     for the purposes of the inquiry into matters relating to section 44 of the Constitution only, participating members may be appointed to the committee on the nomination in the House of Representatives, of the Government or Opposition Whips or any minority group or independent Member, and, in the Senate, of the Leader of the Government or Opposition, or any minority group or independent Senator, and such participating member:

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

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

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


- 7:47:03 PM

Ordered—That the message be considered immediately.


- 7:47:20 PM

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


- 7:47:21 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 7:47:40 PM

 34MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

Message No. 2637 December 2017, from the Senate was reported informing the House that Senator Hanson-Young and Senator Steele-John, as a participating member, had been discharged from attendance on the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network, and Senator Steele-John and Senator Hanson-Young, as a participating member, had been appointed members of the committee.


- 7:48:01 PM

 35ADJOURNMENT

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House) movedThat the House do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.


Mr Burke 7:49:21 PM.
- 7:51:45 PM

Question—put and passed.


- 7:51:49 PM

And then the House, 7.52 pmadjourned until 10 am on Monday, 5 February 2018.


- 7:52:52 PM

DOCUMENTS 

 The following documents were deemed to have been presented on 7 December 2017 (An explanatory statement has been presented with each instrument unless otherwise indicated by an asterisk)

 Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011—Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011—Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and EntitiesDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea) Amendment List 2017 (No. 3) [F2017L01592].

Banking Act 1959—Banking (prudential standard) determination No. 4 of 2017Prudential Standard APS 111 Capital Adequacy: Measurement of Capital [F2017L01591].

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999—Amendment of List of Exempt Native SpecimensVictorian Scallop (Ocean) Fishery, November 2017—EPBC303DC/SFS/2016/26 [F2017L01589].

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012—Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Exemption) Instrument (No. 4) 2017 [F2017L01590].

Privacy Act 1988—Privacy (Australian Government AgenciesGovernance) APP Code 2017 [F2017L01396]—Replacement explanatory statement.

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989—Therapeutic Goods Information (Sharing of Committee Information) Specification 2017 [F2017L01593].


- 7:53:03 PM

ATTENDANCE

All Members attended (at some time during the sitting) except Mr Swan.


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