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     2   SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS MOVED

Mr Dreyfus moved—That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Issacs from moving the following motion forthwith—That the House:

(1)        notes that yesterday, the Prime Minister said in Question Time in relation to the Special Minister of State’s involvement in the Ashby affair “The evidence or the information about them has been in the public domain for some time. There have been no new developments, no changes or additions to that material”;

(2)        resolves that in making this statement, the Prime Minister ignored numerous new developments, namely the:

(a)        Australian Federal Police conducting a raid on the Special Minister of State’s home in relation to the Minister’s involvement in the Ashby affair; and

(b)        Special Minister of State misleading the Parliament on three separate occasions this week on:

                                                   (i)       Tuesday in Question Time when the Special Minister of State was asked about statements he had made in relation to the Ashby affair, the Minister said “In relation to the 60 Minutes interview, what was put to air was not the full question”, but on Channel Nine Television News on Tuesday, in a story by journalist Laurie Oakes, the original version of the 60 Minutes interview was played and makes in clear that there were no words omitted which could in any way be considered part of the question the Minister was asked;

                                                 (ii)       Wednesday, the Special Minister of State made a statement on indulgence in the House in which he claimed during his interview on 60 Minutes, he was answering a different part of the question which prompted his admission when there was clearly only one question asked; and

                                               (iii)       Wednesday in Question Time when the Special Minister of State was asked the exact same question that he was asked on 60 Minutes, he changed his answer from “Yes, I did” and said “No”, this was not withstanding the subsequent questions in the 60 Minutes interview which clearly affirmed his statement “Yes, I did”; and

(3)        therefore censures the Prime Minister for failing to enforce his own criteria for taking action and sacking the Special Minister of State for repeatedly misleading the Parliament and breaching the Prime Minister’s own Statement of Ministerial Standards.

Closure of Member

Mr Frydenberg (Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia) moved—That the Member be no longer heard.

Question—put.

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

AYES, 76

Mr Abbott

Ms Gambaro

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Alexander

Dr Gillespie

Ms Ley

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Simpkins

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mrs Griggs

Mr Macfarlane

Dr Southcott

Mr Billson

Mr Hartsuyker

Mrs McNamara

Dr Stone

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hastie

Ms Marino

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Broad

Mr Hawke

Mrs Markus

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broadbent

Ms Henderson

Mr Matheson

Mr Taylor

Mr Brough

Mr Hogan

Mr Nikolic

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Pasin

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Irons

Mr Porter

Mr Varvaris

Mr Ciobo

Dr Jensen

Mrs Prentice

Mr Vasta

Mr Cobb

Mr E. T. Jones

Ms Price

Mr Whiteley*

Mr Coleman

Mr Joyce

Mr Pyne

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton*

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mr Williams

Mr Dutton

Mr Kelly

Mr Robert

Mr Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Mr Laming

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wyatt

NOES, 48

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Mr Perrett

Mr Bandt

Mr Danby

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Ms King

Ms Rishworth

Ms Brodtmann

Mrs Elliot

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Mr A. S. Burke

Ms Ellis

Ms Macklin

Ms Ryan*

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Ms MacTiernan

Mr Snowdon

Mr Byrne

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Marles

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Giles

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thomson

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Gray

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Griffin

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Ms Hall*

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Hayes

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr A. S. Burke (seconder) addressing the House—

Closure of Member

Mr Frydenberg moved—That the Member be no longer heard.

Question—put.

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



 

AYES, 77

Mr Abbott

Dr Gillespie

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Alexander

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mrs Griggs

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Simpkins

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Mrs McNamara

Dr Southcott

Mr Billson

Mr Hastie

Ms Marino

Dr Stone

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mrs Markus

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Broad

Ms Henderson

Mr Matheson

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hogan

Mr Nikolic

Mr Taylor

Mr Brough

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Pasin

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Irons

Mr Porter

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Mrs Prentice

Mr Varvaris

Mr Ciobo

Mr E. T. Jones

Ms Price

Mr Vasta

Mr Cobb

Mr Joyce

Mr Pyne

Mr Whiteley*

Mr Coleman

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton*

Mr Kelly

Mr Robb

Mr Williams

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wyatt

Ms Gambaro

 

NOES, 49

Mr Albanese

Mr Danby

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mr Dreyfus

Ms King

Mr Ripoll

Mr Bowen

Mrs Elliot

Dr Leigh

Ms Rishworth

Ms Brodtmann

Ms Ellis

Ms Macklin

Ms Rowland

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Ferguson

Ms MacTiernan

Ms Ryan*

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Marles

Mr Snowdon

Mr Byrne

Mr Giles

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Gray

Mr Neumann

Mr Thomson

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Griffin

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Ms Hall*

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Mr Hayes

Ms Owens

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

Mr Conroy

 

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr Albanese addressing the House—

Closure

Mr Frydenberg moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.

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



 

AYES, 77

Mr Abbott

Dr Gillespie

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Alexander

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mrs Griggs

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Simpkins

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Mrs McNamara

Dr Southcott

Mr Billson

Mr Hastie

Ms Marino

Dr Stone

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mrs Markus

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Broad

Ms Henderson

Mr Matheson

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hogan

Mr Nikolic

Mr Taylor

Mr Brough

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Pasin

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Irons

Mr Porter

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Mrs Prentice

Mr Varvaris

Mr Ciobo

Mr E. T. Jones

Ms Price

Mr Vasta

Mr Cobb

Mr Joyce

Mr Pyne

Mr Whiteley*

Mr Coleman

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton*

Mr Kelly

Mr Robb

Mr Williams

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wilson

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wood

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wyatt

Ms Gambaro

 

NOES, 50

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mr Danby

Ms King

Mr Ripoll

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Dr Leigh

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mrs Elliot

Ms Macklin

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Ms Ellis

Ms MacTiernan

Ms Ryan*

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Ferguson

Mr Marles

Mr Snowdon

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Mr Giles

Mr Neumann

Mr Thomson

Dr Chalmers

Mr Gray

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Griffin

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Ms Hall*

Ms Owens

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Hayes

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

 

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

And the question—That the motion for the suspension of standing and sessional orders be agreed to—being accordingly put—

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

AYES, 50

Mr Albanese

Mr Conroy

Mr S. P. Jones

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mr Danby

Ms King

Mr Ripoll

Ms Bird

Mr Dreyfus

Dr Leigh

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mrs Elliot

Ms Macklin

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Ms Ellis

Ms MacTiernan

Ms Ryan*

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Ferguson

Mr Marles

Mr Snowdon

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Mr Byrne

Mr Giles

Mr Neumann

Mr Thomson

Dr Chalmers

Mr Gray

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Griffin

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Ms Hall*

Ms Owens

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Hayes

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

 

NOES, 76

Mr Abbott

Dr Gillespie

Ms Ley

Mr B. C. Scott

Mr Alexander

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mrs Griggs

Mr Macfarlane

Mr Simpkins

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Mrs McNamara

Dr Southcott

Mr Billson

Mr Hastie

Ms Marino

Dr Stone

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mrs Markus

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Broad

Ms Henderson

Mr Matheson

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hogan

Mr Nikolic

Mr Taylor

Mr Brough

Mr Howarth

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Pasin

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Irons

Mr Porter

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Dr Jensen

Mrs Prentice

Mr Varvaris

Mr Ciobo

Mr E. T. Jones

Ms Price

Mr Vasta

Mr Cobb

Mr Joyce

Mr Pyne

Mr Whiteley*

Mr Coleman

Mr Keenan

Mr Ramsey

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton*

Mr Kelly

Mr Robb

Mr Williams

Mr Fletcher

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wilson

Mr Frydenberg

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Wood

Ms Gambaro

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr Ruddock

Mr Wyatt

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.