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   17 Student Identifiers Amendment (Enhanced Student Permissions) Bill 2019

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—

Debate resumed by Ms Plibersek who moved, as an amendment—That all 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 notes that, under the Coalition Government, Australia’s vocational education and training system is failing kids, workers, businesses and the economy, as demonstrated by presiding over a skills crisis where:

(1)    150,000 apprentices and trainees have been lost;

(2)    more than $3 billion has been cut from TAFE and training;

(3)    the Government has short-changed TAFE and training by nearly $1 billion; and

(4)    our regions have been left behind while unemployment increases”.

Debate ensued.


Mr Irons (Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships) presented an addendum to the explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

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

AYES, 66

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rishworth

Dr Aly

Mr Dick

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Ms McBride

Ms Ryan*

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Mr Marles

Mr Shorten

Mr Bowen

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr D. P. B. Smith

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Stanley*

Ms Burney

Mr Georganas

Dr Mulino

Ms Swanson

Mr Burns

Mr Giles

Ms Murphy

Ms Templeman

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gorman

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gosling

Mr O’Connor

Ms Thwaites

Mr Byrne

Mr Hill

Ms O’Neil

Ms Vamvakinou

Dr Chalmers

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Mr Watts

Mr Champion

Mr Jones

Ms Payne

Ms Wells

Mr Clare

Ms Kearney

Mr Perrett

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mrs Phillips

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Coker

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

Ms C. F. King


NOES, 76

Mr Alexander

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Liu

Mr Sharma

Dr Allen

Mr Gee

Mr McCormack

Mr Simmonds

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mrs McIntosh

Ms Steggall

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Dr McVeigh

Mr Stevens

Mrs Archer

Dr Haines

Mrs Marino

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bell

Ms Hammond

Dr Martin

Mr Taylor

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Mr Morrison

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr Morton

Mr Thompson

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Conaghan

Mr Hunt

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Vasta

Mr Connelly

Mr Irons

Mr Pasin

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pearce

Dr Webster

Mr Drum*

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pitt

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Entsch

Ms Landry

Ms Price

Mr Wood

Mr Evans

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Mr Fletcher

Ms Ley

Mr Robert

Mr Young

Ms Flint

Mr Littleproud

Ms Sharkie

Mr Zimmerman

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Question—That the bill be now read a second time—put and passed—bill read a second time.

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 69, 22 November 2019, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.

On the motion of Mr Irons , by leave, the bill was read a third time.