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    33   QUESTIONS

Questions without notice being asked—


Mr Albanese (Leader of the House) presented the following document:

Jamie Briggs pushes for return to individual employment contracts— The Advertiser , Mark Kenny, 6 September 2011.

Questions without notice continuing—


Mr Butler (Minister for Mental Health and Ageing) presented the following documents:

Time for governments to respect charities—Community Council for Australia, media release, 19 September 2012.

New legislation welcomed by advocates—Mental Health Council of Australia, media release, 19 September 2012.

Community sector applauds proposal to legislate to ban gag-clauses—Australian Council of Social Services, media release.

Questions without notice continuing—

Member directed to leave

At 3.01 p.m. the Member for Herbert (Mr E. T. Jones) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for interjecting, and he accordingly left the Chamber.

Questions without notice continuing—




Suspension of standing and sessional orders moved

Mr Abbott (Leader of the Opposition) moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Warringah moving immediately—That this House:

(1)    notes the Prime Minister’s comment on 11 February 2011 that: “Every time we announce something we properly account for it and properly fund it.”;

(2)    calls on the Government to explain where the money is coming from for its $120 billion of recently announced spending, including spending on disability services, additional funding for aged care, new funding for low-paid workers, increased costs of its border protection failures, funding of new defence projects, establishment of a new dental care scheme, and the provision of additional education funding;

(3)    notes that Australia’s debt continues to approach $300 billion despite the Prime Minister claiming that the Budget is in surplus; and

(4)    calls on the Treasurer to immediately rule out new increases in taxes for families and small business in order to plug their $120 billion Budget black hole.

Debate ensuing—

Member directed to leave

At 3.29 p.m. the Member for Sturt (Mr Pyne) was directed, under standing order 94, to leave the Chamber for one hour for continuing to interject after a warning had been given from the Chair, and he accordingly left the Chamber.

Debate continued.

The time allowed by standing order 1 for debate on the motion having expired—



The House divided (the Deputy Speaker, Ms A. E. Burke, in the Chair)—

AYES, 67

Mr Abbott

Mr Dutton

Mr McCormack

Mr Ruddock

Mr Alexander

Mr Entsch

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Schultz

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Fletcher

Ms Marino

Mr Scott

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Forrest

Mrs Markus

Mr Secker*

Mr Baldwin

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Matheson

Mr A. D. H. Smith

Mr Billson

Ms Gambaro

Mrs Mirabella

Dr Southcott

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mrs Gash

Mr Morrison

Dr Stone

Ms J. I. Bishop

Mr Hartsuyker

Mrs Moylan

Mr Tehan

Mr Briggs

Mr A. G. Hawke

Mr Neville

Mr Truss

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hockey

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hunt

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Turnbull

Mr Chester

Mr Irons

Mrs Prentice

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Mr Ramsey

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Keenan

Mr Randall

Dr Washer

Mr Cobb

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Robb

Mr Wilkie

Mr Coulton*

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wyatt

Mr Crook

Ms Ley

Mr Wyatt Roy


NOES, 70

Mr Adams

Mr Dreyfus

Ms King

Ms Rowland

Mr Albanese

Mrs Elliot

Ms Livermore

Ms Roxon

Mr Bandt

Ms Ellis

Mr Lyons

Mr Rudd

Ms Bird

Dr Emerson

Mr McClelland

Ms Saffin

Mr Bowen

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Macklin

Mr Shorten

Mr Bradbury

Mr Garrett

Mr Marles

Mr Sidebottom

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Georganas

Mr Melham

Mr S. F. Smith

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Gibbons

Mr Mitchell

Ms Smyth

Mr Butler

Ms Gillard

Mr Murphy

Mr Snowdon

Mr Byrne

Mr Gray

Mr Neumann

Mr Swan

Mr Champion

Ms Grierson

Mr Oakeshott

Mr Symon

Mr Cheeseman

Mr Griffin

Ms O’Neill

Mr C. R. Thomson

Mr Clare

Ms Hall*

Ms Owens

Mr K. J. Thomson

Ms Collins

Mr Hayes

Ms Parke

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Combet

Mr Husic*

Mr Perrett

Mr Windsor

Mr Crean

Mr Jenkins

Ms Plibersek

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

Mr S. P. Jones

Mr Ripoll


Mrs D’Ath

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Rishworth


* Tellers


Mr L. D. T. Ferguson     Mr Haase

Mr O’Connor                 Mr Simpkins

Dr Leigh                         Mrs Griggs

Mr M. J. Ferguson         Mr Somlyay

And so it was negatived.




Questions without notice concluded.