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    19   HEAVILY INDEBTED POOR COUNTRIES INITIATIVE

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House instructs the Attorney-General to, as soon as practicable, draft and introduce legislation to curb the facility for creditor litigation in Australia against those countries who have been deemed by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank eligible for debt relief under the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative, with similar effect to the United Kingdom’s Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010 which received tripartite support in the United Kingdom Parliament—

Debate resumed by Dr Leigh who moved, by leave, as an amendment—That the motion be amended to read:

That this House requests the Government, as soon as practicable, to commence a process to examine the risks and benefits of enacting legislation to curb the facility for creditor litigation in Australia against those countries who have been deemed by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank eligible for debt relief under the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative, with similar effect to the United Kingdom’s Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010 which received tripartite support in the United Kingdom Parliament, and to report back to Parliament in the Autumn Session 2013.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Question—That the motion, as amended, be agreed to—put.

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The House divided (the Deputy Speaker, Mrs D’Ath, in the Chair)—

AYES, 69

Mr Adams

Mrs Elliot

Dr Leigh

Ms Rishworth

Mr Albanese

Ms Ellis

Ms Livermore

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Dr Emerson

Mr Lyons

Ms Roxon

Ms Bird

Mr M. J. Ferguson

Mr McClelland

Mr Rudd

Mr Bowen

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Macklin

Ms Saffin

Mr Bradbury

Mr Georganas

Mr Marles

Mr Shorten

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Gibbons

Mr Melham

Mr Sidebottom

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Gray

Mr Mitchell

Ms Smyth

Mr Butler

Ms Grierson

Mr Murphy

Mr Symon

Mr Byrne

Mr Griffin

Mr Neumann

Mr C. R. Thomson

Mr Champion

Ms Hall*

Mr Oakeshott

Mr K. J. Thomson

Mr Cheeseman

Mr Hayes

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Husic*

Ms O’Neill

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Jenkins

Ms Owens

Mr Windsor

Mr Combet

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Parke

Mr Zappia

Mr Crean

Mr Katter

Mr Perrett

 

Mr Danby

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

 

Mr Dreyfus

Ms King

Mr Ripoll

 

NOES, 66

Mr Alexander

Mr Fletcher

Mrs Markus

Mr Scott

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Forrest

Mr Matheson

Mr Secker*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mrs Mirabella

Mr Simpkins

Mr Billson

Ms Gambaro

Mr Morrison

Mr Slipper

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mrs Gash

Mrs Moylan

Mr A. D. H. Smith

Ms J. I. Bishop

Mrs Griggs

Mr Neville

Dr Southcott

Mr Briggs

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr O’Dowd

Dr Stone

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hockey

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hunt

Mrs Prentice

Mr Truss

Mr Chester

Mr Irons

Mr Pyne

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Mr Ramsey

Mr Turnbull

Mr Ciobo

Mr E. T. Jones

Mr Randall

Mr van Manen

Mr Cobb

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Robb

Mr Vasta

Mr Coulton*

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Dr Washer

Mr Crook

Ms Ley

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wyatt

Mr Dutton

Mr McCormack

Mr Ruddock

 

Mr Entsch

Ms Marino

Mr Schultz

 

* Tellers

Pairs

Ms Gillard                      Mr Abbott

Mr L. D. T. Ferguson     Mr Haase

Mr S. F. Smith               Mr Baldwin

Mr Garrett                      Mr Macfarlane

Mr Snowdon                  Mr Somlyay

Mr Swan                        Mr Keenan

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.