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     4   The job of governing

Mr Zimmerman, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)    acknowledges that the Government won the election and has been getting on with the job of governing; and

(2)    congratulates the Government for the following achievements:

(a)    securing Australia’s 25 consecutive years of economic growth;

(b)   protecting our borders and making our nation more secure with over 800 days having passed without a successful people smuggling venture;

(c)    delivering:

(i)    a personal tax cut to 500,000 middle income Australians;

(ii)   a fairer and more flexible superannuation system; and

(iii)  $11 billion of budget repair;

(d)   establishing a process which makes bank Chief Executive Officers answerable to the public through appearances before Parliament;

(e)    legislating to protect volunteer firefighters from union takeovers;

(f)    reintroducing bills to restore the rule of law on the nation’s construction sites;

(g)   securing the naval shipbuilding industry and jobs for the future;

(h)   strengthening:

(i)    trade and defence ties with Singapore, creating thousands of new jobs; and

(ii)   the United States alliance in defence, counter-terrorism and cyber security;

(i)    reintroducing legislation to crack down on illegal firearms trafficking;

(j)    increasing protection for women and children against domestic violence;

(k)   growing our industries with record commodity prices and a $2.5 billion water infrastructure rollout to support farmers and the resource sector;

(l)    fixing the problems in Vocational Education and Training and cracking down on dodgy providers;

(m)  increasing digital literacy and improved school resourcing;

(n)   supporting more Indigenous Australians through skills, jobs and language;

(o)   signing new City Deals to improve housing and expand public transport;

(p)   accelerating the broadband build and connecting rural Australia;

(q)   securing an agreement with the states and territories on energy security and reforms for affordable, reliable power;

(r)    protecting Medicare, improving primary health care, making over 2,000 medicines cheaper and simplifying private health care;

(s)    saving lives through a National Cancer Screening Register;

(t)    supporting the South Australian steel sector and jobs by providing a $49.2 million loan to Arrium;

(u)   addressing long term welfare dependence;

(v)   delivering better:

(i)    tax arrangements for working holiday makers and backpackers; and

(ii)   child care for 1 million Australians and lifting immunisation rates;

(w)   showing a commitment to new resettlement programs for genuine refugees as a result of strong border policies; and

(x)   boosting Australia’s place in the workforce with access to new markets and stronger ties including with East Asia, Europe, and the United Kingdom.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.