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Draft Federation Chamber Minutes

No. 112

Thursday, 25 March 2021

- 10:00:03 AM

 1The Federation Chamber met at 10 am.


- 10:00:17 AM

 2MEMBERS’ CONSTITUENCY STATEMENTS

Members’ constituency statements were made.


Mr Snowdon 10:00:24 AM. Mr Hawke 10:03:15 AM. Mr D. P. B. Smith 10:06:17 AM. Ms Flint 10:09:19 AM. Ms Rowland 10:12:20 AM. Mr Leeser 10:15:15 AM. Ms Ryan 10:18:09 AM. Mrs Marino 10:21:14 AM. Mr Shorten 10:24:14 AM. Mr Hogan 10:27:20 AM.
- 10:30:04 AM

 3Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2020-2021

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the bill be now read a second time—And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Thistlethwaite, 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:

(1)one trillion dollars of debt will be accrued but there is not enough to show for it;

(2)too many Australians will be left behind when the Government cuts Jobkeeper at the end of March;

(3)two million Australians are still looking for work or more work;

(4)important policy areas such as child care and social housing remain unaddressed by the Government;

(5)the Government’s response to the crisis in aged care is inadequate; and

(6)the Government’s budget is riddled with rorts at the expense of a proper vision for the country

Debate resumed.


- 10:30:17 AM

Mr Georganas (in continuation),  10:30:44 AM. Mr Keogh 10:39:56 AM. Mr Zappia 10:52:25 AM. Ms Coker 11:06:05 AM.
- 11:12:26 AM

Suspension of meeting

At 11.12 am, a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended.


- 11:24:50 AM

Resumption of meeting

At 11.24 am, the proceedings were resumed.


- 11:24:56 AM

Debate continuing—


- 11:25:04 AM

Dr Freelanderby leave, again addressed the Federation Chamber.


- 11:37:40 AM

Debate continued.


Mr Giles 11:37:49 AM. Mr Watts 11:52:53 AM. Mr Perrett 12:07:50 PM. Mr O’Connor 12:20:49 PM.
- 12:31:48 PM

Amendment negatived.


- 12:31:50 PM

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


- 12:31:52 AM

Leave granted for the question on the report to be put immediately.


- 12:32:30 PM

Question—That the bill be reported to the House without amendment—put and passed.


- 12:32:39 PM

 4 Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2020-2021 

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


- 12:33:18 AM

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


- 12:33:20 AM

Leave granted for the question on the report to be put immediately.


- 12:33:52 PM

Question—That the bill be reported to the House without amendment—put and passed.


- 12:33:58 PM

 5ADJOURNMENT

Mr Pasin moved—That the Federation Chamber do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.


Mr Bowen 12:34:20 PM. Mr Falinski 12:39:09 PM. Ms Sharkie 12:43:53 PM. Mr Entsch 12:48:31 PM. Ms Kearney 12:53:36 PM. Mr Drum 12:58:42 PM.
- 1:03:48 PM

Question—put and passed.

At 1.03 pm, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the Federation Chamber until 10 am on Wednesday, 12 May 2021.