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TAXATION LAWS AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 6) 2001

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 Mr K. J. Thomson, viz.—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 this bill proposes amendments to the A New Tax System Act 1999and calls on the Government to take this opportunity to include further improvements in the legislation that would:

(1) remove the GST from the price of women's sanitary products;

(2) remove the GST from funeral expenses;

(3) remove the GST from fees paid by long-term caravan park and boarding house residents;

(4) compensate charities for the extra burden imposed by the GST; and

(5) simplify the GST for small businesses"—

Debate resumed.

Mr Emerson addressing the House—

Closure

Mr Ronaldson (Chief Government Whip) moved—That the question be now put.

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

And the question—That the words proposed to be omitted stand part of the question—being accordingly put—

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

AYES, 74

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LloydMr Secker
Mr AndersonMr FaheyMr McArthur*Mr Slipper
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FischerMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Somlyay
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr McGauranDr Southcott
Fran BaileyMrs GallusMrs MayDr Stone
Mr BairdMs GambaroMrs MoylanMrs Sullivan
Mr BarresiMrs GashMr NairnMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMr NehlMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BillsonMr HaaseDr NelsonMr Truss
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerMr PearceMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CadmanMrs HullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CameronMr JullMr ReithDr Washer
Mr CausleyMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mr CostelloJackie KellyMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mr DownerDr KempMr St ClairMs Worth
Mrs DraperMr LawlerMr Schultz
Mrs ElsonMr LindsayMr Scott

NOES, 62

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonMs LivermoreMr Ripoll
Mr AlbaneseMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr BevisMs GerickMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Mr BreretonMr GibbonsMs MacklinMr Sawford*
Ms BurkeMs GillardMr McLeayMr Sciacca
Mr ByrneMs HallMr McMullanMr Sercombe*
Ms CorcoranMr HattonDr MartinMs Short
Mr CoxMs HoareMr MelhamMr Sidebottom
Mr CreanMr HollisMr MorrisMr Smith
Mrs CrosioMr HorneMr MossfieldMr Swan
Mr DanbyMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr Tanner
Mr EdwardsMs KernotMs O'ByrneMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMr KerrMr O'ConnorMr Wilkie
Mr EmersonMr LathamMs PlibersekMr Zahra
Mr M. J. EvansDr LawrenceMr Price
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LeeMr Quick

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Howard Mr Beazley

Mr Lieberman Mr Griffin

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.


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. 357, 18 September 2001, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of amendments to the Bill.

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Mr K. J. Thomson moved the Opposition amendment.

Debate continued.

Closure

Mr Slipper (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration) moved—That the question be now put.

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

And the question—That the amendment be agreed to—being accordingly put—

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

AYES, 68

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonMr LeeMr Quick
Mr AlbaneseMr FitzgibbonMs LivermoreMr Ripoll
Mr AndrenMs GerickMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Mr BreretonMs GillardMs MacklinMr Sawford*
Ms BurkeMs HallMr McLeayMr Sciacca
Mr ByrneMr HattonMr McMullanMr Sercombe*
Ms CorcoranMs HoareDr MartinMs Short
Mr CoxMr HollisMr MelhamMr Sidebottom
Mr CreanMr HorneMr MorrisMr Smith
Mrs CrosioMrs IrwinMr MossfieldMr Snowdon
Mr DanbyMr JenkinsMr MurphyMr Swan
Mr EdwardsMr KatterMs O'ByrneMr Tanner
Ms EllisMs KernotMr O'ConnorDr Theophanous
Mr EmersonMr KerrMr O'KeefeMr K. J. Thomson
Mr M. J. EvansMr LathamMs PlibersekMr Wilkie
Mr L. D. T. FergusonDr LawrenceMr PriceMr Zahra

NOES, 74

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LloydMr Secker
Mr AndersonMr FaheyMr McArthur*Mr Slipper
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FischerMr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Somlyay
Mr AnthonyMr Forrest*Mr McGauranDr Southcott
Fran BaileyMrs GallusMrs MayDr Stone
Mr BairdMs GambaroMrs MoylanMrs Sullivan
Mr BarresiMrs GashMr NairnMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMr NehlMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BillsonMr HaaseDr NelsonMr Truss
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerMr PearceMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CadmanMrs HullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CameronMr JullMr ReithDr Washer
Mr CharlesMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mr CostelloJackie KellyMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mr DownerDr KempMr St ClairMs Worth
Mrs DraperMr LawlerMr Schultz
Mrs ElsonMr LindsayMr Scott

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Howard Mr Beazley

Mr Lieberman Mr Griffin

And so it was negatived.

Paper

Mr Slipper presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

On the motion of Mr Slipper, by leave, Government amendments (1) to (24) were made together, after debate.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

On the motion of Mr Slipper, by leave, the Bill was read a third time.