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NATIONAL HEALTH AND HOSPITALS NETWORK BILL 2010

Order of the day read for the further consideration of the bill in committee of the whole.

In the committee

Consideration resumed of the bill—and of the amendment moved by Senator Siewert:

 Clause 5, page 3 (after line 7), after the definition of Chair, insert:

   clinician means an individual who provides diagnosis, or treatment, as a professional:

 (a) medical practitioner; or

 (b) nurse; or

 (c) allied health practitioner; or

 (d) health practitioner not covered by paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

Debate resumed.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES, 31

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown, Bob

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Collins

Crossin

Farrell

Feeney

Fielding

Forshaw

Furner

Hanson-Young

Hurley

Hutchins

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

O'Brien

Pratt

Sherry

Siewert

Stephens

Sterle

Wortley

Xenophon

NOES, 27

Senators—

Abetz

Adams

Back

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Humphries

Johnston

Kroger

Mason

McGauran

Parry (Teller)

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Troeth

Trood

Williams

Question agreed to.


Senator Siewert moved the following amendments together by leave:

 Clause 9, page 7 (line 6), after "Note", insert "1".

 Clause 9, page 7 (after line 7), at the end of subclause (1), add:

   Note 2: Sections 10 and 11 impose consultation requirements on the Commission.

 Clause 10, page 8 (after line 16), after paragraph (2)(d), insert:

 (da) carers; and

 (db) consumers; and

 Clause 11, page 9 (after line 29), after paragraph (2)(b), insert:

 (ba) carers; and

 (bb) consumers; and

Debate ensued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES,31


Senators—
BilykFeeneyLudwigPratt
BishopFieldingLundySherry
Brown, BobForshawMarshallSiewert
Brown, CarolFurnerMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
CameronHanson-YoungMcLucasSterle
CollinsHurleyMilneWortley
CrossinHutchinsMooreXenophon
FarrellLudlamO'Brien

NOES, 29


Senators—
AbetzCashJoyceRyan
AdamsColbeckKrogerScullion
BackCormannMacdonaldTroeth
BirminghamFierravanti-WellsMasonTrood
BoswellFifieldMcGauranWilliams
BoyceFisherParry (Teller)
BrandisHumphriesPayne
BushbyJohnstonRonaldson

Question agreed to.

On the motion of Senator Siewert the following amendments, taken together by leave, were agreed to:

 Clause 20, page 14 (after line 22), after paragraph (3)(g), insert:

 (ga) primary health care services;

 Clause 20, page 14 (after line 22), after paragraph (3)(g), insert:

 (gb) management of general practice;

 Clause 58, page 33 (line 29), before "consent", insert "informed".

Bill, as amended, further debated and agreed to.

Bill to be reported with amendments.


The Acting Deputy President (Senator Bishop) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers (Senator McLucas) the report from the committee was adopted.

Senator McLucas moved—That this bill be now read a third time.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 31

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown, Bob

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Collins

Crossin

Farrell

Feeney

Fielding

Forshaw

Furner

Hanson-Young

Hurley

Hutchins

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

O'Brien

Pratt

Sherry

Siewert

Stephens

Sterle

Wortley

Xenophon

NOES, 29

Senators—

Abetz

Adams

Back

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger

Macdonald

Mason

McGauran

Parry (Teller)

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Troeth

Trood

Williams

Question agreed to.

Bill read a third time.