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      5   Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Financial Viability) Bill 2011

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 Ms Ley, viz.— That all the 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:

(a)    the bill proposes that information will be obtained to determine whether the operators of child care services are financially viable, and likely to remain so;

(b)   the bill also proposes that financial information will be obtained relating to large long day care centre operators;

(c)    the growing burden of red tape and regulation imposed on small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and industry by the Gillard Government; and

(d)   that the increasing regulatory burden represents a broken election promise whereby the Labor Government said that it would only introduce a new regulation after repealing an earlier regulation: a “one in, one out” rule; and

(2)    calls on the Gillard Government to immediately adopt the Coalition’s red-tape reduction policy which will seek to reduce the cost of the Commonwealth’s regulatory burden by at least $1 billion per year.”

Debate resumed.

Amendment negatived.

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

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

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

Debate continued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.


The House divided (the Speaker, Mr Jenkins, in the Chair)—

AYES, 71

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mr McCormack

Mr Schultz

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Forrest

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Scott

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Marino

Mr Secker*

Mr Baldwin

Ms Gambaro

Mrs Markus

Mr Simpkins

Mr Billson

Mrs Gash

Mr Matheson

Mr Slipper

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mrs Griggs

Mrs Mirabella

Mr A. D. H. Smith

Ms J. I. Bishop

Mr Haase

Mr Morrison

Mr Somlyay

Mr Briggs

Mr Hartsuyker

Mrs Moylan

Dr Southcott

Mr Broadbent

Mr A. G. Hawke

Mr O’Dowd

Dr Stone

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hunt

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Tehan

Mr Chester

Mr Irons

Mrs Prentice

Mr Truss

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Mr Pyne

Mr Tudge

Mr Ciobo

Mr E. T. Jones

Mr Ramsey

Mr Turnbull

Mr Cobb

Mr Katter

Mr Randall

Mr van Manen

Mr Coulton*

Mr Keenan

Mr Robb

Mr Vasta

Mr Crook

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Robert

Dr Washer

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Wyatt Roy

Mr Wyatt

Mr Entsch

Ms Ley

Mr Ruddock


NOES, 72

Mr Adams

Mrs D’Ath

Ms King

Mr Ripoll

Mr Albanese

Mr Dreyfus

Dr Leigh

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bandt

Mrs Elliot

Ms Livermore

Ms Roxon

Ms Bird

Ms Ellis

Mr Lyons

Mr Rudd

Mr Bowen

Dr Emerson

Mr McClelland

Ms Saffin

Mr Bradbury

Mr L. D. T. Ferguson

Ms Macklin

Mr Shorten

Ms Brodtmann

Mr M. J. Ferguson

Mr Marles

Mr Sidebottom

Ms A. E. Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Melham

Mr S. F. Smith

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Garrett

Mr Mitchell

Ms Smyth

Mr Butler

Mr Georganas

Mr Murphy

Mr Snowdon

Mr Byrne

Mr Gibbons

Mr Neumann

Mr Swan

Mr Champion

Mr Gray

Mr Oakeshott

Mr Symon

Mr Cheeseman

Ms Grierson

Mr O’Connor

Mr C. R. Thomson

Mr Clare

Mr Griffin

Ms O’Neill

Mr K. J. Thomson

Ms Collins

Ms Hall*

Ms Owens

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Combet

Mr Hayes*

Ms Parke

Mr Wilkie

Mr Crean

Mr Husic

Mr Perrett

Mr Windsor

Mr Danby

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Plibersek

Mr Zappia

* Tellers


Ms Gillard                      Mr Abbott

Ms Rowland                   Mr Neville

Dr M. J. Kelly                Mr Hockey

And so it was negatived.

Bill agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Ms Ellis (Minister for Employment Participation and Childcare), the bill was read a third time.