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Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition) moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Maribyrnong from moving the following motion forthwith—That the House:

(1)        notes that despite the Prime Minister claiming he had heard a “very clear lesson” about his attacks on Medicare, 100 days since the election not one cut to Medicare has been reversed; and

(2)        therefore, calls on the Prime Minister to;

(a)        guarantee to keep Medicare in public hands as a universal health insurance scheme for all Australians;

(b)        guarantee to protect bulk billing so that every Australian can see their doctor when they need to and not only when they can afford to;

(c)        reverse his harmful cuts to Medicare by unfreezing the indexation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule;

(d)        reverse his cuts to pathology that will mean Australians with cancer will pay more for blood tests;

(e)        reverse his cuts to breast screening, MRIs, x-rays and other diagnostic imaging which will mean Australians will pay more for vital scans;

(f)         abandon his plans to make all Australians, even pensioners, pay more for vital medicines; and

(g)        develop a long-term agreement to properly fund our public hospitals so Australians don’t languish in our emergency departments or on long waiting lists for important surgery.

Debate ensued.


Ms C. F. King moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put and passed.

And the question—That the motion to suspend standing orders be agree to—being accordingly put—

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr A. D. H. Smith, in the Chair)—


AYES, 70

Mr Albanese

Mr Dreyfus

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keogh

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Feeney

Ms C. F. King

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Sharkie

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Ms Lamb

Mr Shorten

Ms Burney

Mr Georganas

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gosling

Ms McGowan

Mr Swan

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Clare

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms Claydon

Ms Husar

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

Mr Wilkie

Mr Conroy

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Danby

Mr Katter

Mr Perrett*

Mr Zappia

Mr Dick

Ms Keay


NOES, 73

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Mr Littleproud

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr Christensen*

Ms Henderson

Mr E. L. O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hogan

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Hunt

Ms O’Dwyer

Mrs Wicks

Mr Crewther

Mr Irons

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum

Mr Joyce

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Mr C. Kelly

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Mr Laming

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski


* Tellers

And so it was negatived.