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     3   Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2016-2017

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

Consideration in detail

Schedule—

Proposed expenditures—

Foreign Affairs and Trade, $3,775,608,000—being debated—

 

 

Suspension of meeting

At 11.03 am, a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended.

Resumption of meeting

At 11.19 am, the proceedings were resumed.

 

 

 

Debate continued.

Expenditure agreed to.

Environment and Energy, $901,853,000—debated and agreed to.

Agriculture and Water Resources, $560,766,000—debated and agreed to.

Finance, $422,269,000—debated and agreed to.

Immigration and Border Protection, $2,766,432,000—debated and agreed to.

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Suspension of meeting

At 1.35 pm, the Deputy Speaker left the Chair.

Resumption of meeting

At 4.01 pm, the Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

 

 

 

Employment, $1,235,196,000—debated and agreed to.

Defence, $18,047,727,000—being debated—

 

 

Suspension of meeting

At 5.08 pm, a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended.

Resumption of meeting

At 5.46 pm, the proceedings were resumed.

 

 

 

Debate continued.

Expenditure agreed to.

Attorney-General’s, $1,762,709,000—being debated—

Member directed to leave the Federation Chamber

At 6.35 pm the Member for Griffith ( Ms T. M. Butler ) was directed, under standing order 187(b), to leave the Federation Chamber for fifteen minutes for continuing to interject after a warning had been given by the Chair and she accordingly left the Federation Chamber.

Debate continued.

Expenditure agreed to.

Communications and the Arts, $1,405,327,000—being debated—

The Deputy Speaker having ruled on a point of order raised by Mr Burke—

 

 

 

Dissent from ruling moved

Mr Burke moved—That the ruling be dissented from.

Mr Fletcher (Minister representing the Minister for Communications) addressed the Federation Chamber—Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

 

 

 

Debate continued.

Expenditure agreed to.

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