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     8   SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS MOVED

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:

(a)        confidence and trust in the financial services industry has been shaken by ongoing revelations of scandals and tens of thousands of Australians being ripped off;

(b)        retirees have had their retirement savings gutted;

(c)        families have been rorted out of hundreds and thousands of dollars;

(d)        small business owners have lost everything;

(e)        life insurance policy holders have been denied justice;

(f)         it is clear from the breadth and scope of the allegations that the problems in this industry go beyond any one bank or type of financial institution;

(g)        on 6 April 2016, the Prime Minister himself said “There have been many troubling incidents over recent times for them simply to be dismissed”;

(h)        Liberal and National parliamentarians have defied the Prime Minister and the banks and publicly supported a Royal Commission;

(i)         Australia has one of the strongest banking systems in the world but we need Australians to have confidence in their banks and financial institutions, to uncover and deal with unethical behaviour that compromises that confidence;

(j)         there are reports that Mr Turnbull and Mr Morrison have been secretly colluding with the banks to concoct a plan to protect them from a Royal Commission; and

(k)        anything less than a Royal Commission into misconduct in the banking and financial services industry amounts to a cover-up orchestrated by the Prime Minister and his Liberal Government; and

(2)        agree on:

(a)        Wednesday, 20 April 2016, being appointed as a sitting day; and

(b)        priority being accorded over all other business at that sitting to the following motion to be moved by the Leader of the Opposition: That the House calls on the Prime Minister to request His Excellency the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia issue Letters Patent to establish a Royal Commission to inquire into misconduct in the banking and financial services industry. 

Closure of Member

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House) moved—That the Member be no longer heard.

Question—put.

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

AYES, 83

Mr Abbott

Ms Gambaro

Ms Ley

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr Alexander

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Simpkins

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Dr Southcott

Mr Baldwin

Mrs Griggs

Mrs McNamara

Dr Stone

Mr Billson

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Mrs Sudmalis

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hastie

Mrs Markus

Mr Sukkar

Ms J. I. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mr Matheson

Mr Taylor

Mr Briggs

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr Tehan

Mr Broad

Dr Hendy

Mr Nikolic

Mr Truss

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tudge

Mr Brough

Mr Howarth

Mr Pasin

Mr Turnbull

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Porter

Mr Varvaris

Mr Ciobo

Mr Irons

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 Robb

Mr Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wood

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr B. C. Scott

 

NOES, 56

Mr Albanese

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mr Conroy

Mr S. P. Jones

Mr Ripoll

Ms Bird

Mr Danby

Ms King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Mrs Elliot

Ms McGowan

Ms Ryan*

Ms A. E. Burke

Ms Ellis

Ms Macklin

Mr Shorten

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Feeney

Mr Marles

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Mr Mitchell

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Giles

Mr O’Connor

Mr Thomson

Mr Champion

Mr Gray

Ms O’Neil

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Griffin

Ms Owens

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Ms Hall*

Ms Parke

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Hayes

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Mr Bowen (seconder) addressing the House—

Closure of Member

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

Question—put.

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



 

AYES, 83

Mr Abbott

Ms Gambaro

Ms Ley

Ms F. M. Scott

Mr Alexander

Dr Gillespie

Mr McCormack

Mr Simpkins

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr Macfarlane

Dr Southcott

Mr Baldwin

Mrs Griggs

Mrs McNamara

Dr Stone

Mr Billson

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms Marino

Mrs Sudmalis

Mrs B. K. Bishop

Mr Hastie

Mrs Markus

Mr Sukkar

Ms J. I. Bishop

Mr Hawke

Mr Matheson

Mr Taylor

Mr Briggs

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr Tehan

Mr Broad

Dr Hendy

Mr Nikolic

Mr Truss

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Tudge

Mr Brough

Mr Howarth

Mr Pasin

Mr Turnbull

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hunt

Mr Pitt

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hutchinson

Mr Porter

Mr Varvaris

Mr Ciobo

Mr Irons

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 Robb

Mr Wilson

Mr Entsch

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

Mr Wood

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Wyatt Roy

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Frydenberg

Mr C. A. Laundy

Mr B. C. Scott

 

NOES, 56

Mr Albanese

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Ms Plibersek

Mr Bandt

Mr Conroy

Mr S. P. Jones

Mr Ripoll

Ms Bird

Mr Danby

Ms King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mr Dreyfus

Dr Leigh

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Mrs Elliot

Ms McGowan

Ms Ryan*

Ms A. E. Burke

Ms Ellis

Ms Macklin

Mr Shorten

Mr A. S. Burke

Mr Feeney

Mr Marles

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Ferguson

Mr Mitchell

Mr Swan

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Dr Chalmers

Mr Giles

Mr O’Connor

Mr Thomson

Mr Champion

Mr Gray

Ms O’Neil

Ms Vamvakinou

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Griffin

Ms Owens

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Ms Hall*

Ms Parke

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Hayes

Mr Perrett

Mr Zappia

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

Question—That the motion for the suspension of standing orders be agreed to—put.

A division having been called for, in accordance with standing order 133 the division was deferred until 12 noon.