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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice being asked—

Member named and suspended

The Deputy Speaker named the Member for Melbourne (Mr Tanner) for refusing to withdraw an unparliamentary expression when requested to do so.

Mr Reith (Leader of the House) moved—That the Member for Melbourne be suspended from the service of the House.

Question—put.

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

AYES, 75

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LawlerMr Schultz
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FaheyMr LiebermanMr Scott
Mr AnthonyMr FischerMr LindsayMr Secker
Fran BaileyMr Forrest*Mr LloydMr Slipper
Mr BairdMrs GallusMr McArthur*Mr Somlyay
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Southcott
Mr BartlettMrs GashMr McGauranDr Stone
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMrs MayMrs Sullivan
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HaaseMrs MoylanMr C. P. Thompson
Ms J. I. BishopMr HardgraveMr NairnMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BroughMr HawkerDr NelsonMr Truss
Mr CadmanMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr CameronMr HowardMr PearceMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CausleyMrs HullMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CharlesMr JullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CostelloMr KatterMr ReithDr Washer
Mr DownerMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mrs DraperJackie KellyMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mrs ElsonDr KempMr St Clair

NOES, 61

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonMr LeeMs Roxon
Mr BeazleyMs GerickMs LivermoreMr Rudd
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMr McClellandMr Sawford*
Mr BreretonMs GillardMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sciacca
Ms BurkeMr GriffinMs MacklinMr Sercombe*
Mr ByrneMs HallMr McLeayMs Short
Mr CoxMr HattonDr MartinMr Sidebottom
Mr CreanMs HoareMr MelhamMr Smith
Mrs CrosioMr HollisMr MorrisMr Tanner
Mr DanbyMr HorneMr MossfieldDr Theophanous
Mr EdwardsMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr K. J. Thomson
Ms EllisMr JenkinsMr O'ConnorMr Wilkie
Mr EmersonMs KernotMs PlibersekMr Zahra
Mr M. J. EvansMr KerrMr Price
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LathamMr Quick
Mr M. J. FergusonDr LawrenceMr Ripoll

* Tellers

Pairs

Ms Worth Mr Swan

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

The Member was, therefore, suspended at 2.15 p.m. for 24 hours under standing order 305, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Questions without notice continuing—

Papers

Mr Crean (Deputy Leader of the Opposition), in accordance with standing order 321, having called for documents quoted from by Mr Reith (Minister for Defence)—

Mr Reith presented the following papers:

Defence White Paper and Defence commitments—Note for Minister.

AMECON chosen to build RAN's new frigates—News release by Kim Beazley MP, Minister for Defence, 14 August 1989.

Questions without notice continuing—

Member ordered to withdraw

At 3.16 p.m. the Member for Paterson (Mr Horne) was ordered, under standing order 304A, to withdraw from the House for one hour for continuing to interject after a warning had been given from the Chair, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Questions without notice continued.


Treasurer and Minister for Small Business—Motion of censure

Mr Crean, by leave, moved—That this House censures the Treasurer and the Minister for Small Business for:

(1) being aware of and involved in the Groom Liberal Party FEC Executive entering into a scam arrangement with the Queensland Liberal Party to obtain GST input tax credits for the catering of a fundraiser involving the two ministers, without paying the GST;

(2) failing to refer this GST scam by the Groom Liberal Party FEC Executive and other Queensland Liberal Party branches for investigation by the Taxation Office and the Federal Police;

(3) being complicit in the Liberal Party not paying its fair share of GST whilst claiming that the GST was going to end the black economy; and

(4) serious breaches of even the Prime Minister's discredited Ministerial Code of Conduct, with respect to the obligations of Ministers.

Debate ensued.

Paper

Mr Costello (Treasurer) presented the following paper:

Bracks GST dinner gaffe—Article by Rick Wallace, Media Monitors, 22 March 2001.

Debate continued.

Ordered—That Mr Costello be granted an extension of time.

Debate continued.

Mr Beazley (Leader of the Opposition) moved—That Mr McClelland be granted an extension of time.

Question—put.

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

AYES, 58

Mr AdamsMr FitzgibbonDr LawrenceMr Quick
Mr BeazleyMs GerickMr LeeMr Ripoll
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMs LivermoreMs Roxon
Mr BreretonMs GillardMr McClellandMr Rudd
Ms BurkeMr GriffinMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford*
Mr ByrneMs HallMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr CreanMr HattonMr McLeayMr Sercombe*
Mrs CrosioMs HoareDr MartinMs Short
Mr DanbyMr HollisMr MelhamMr Sidebottom
Mr EdwardsMr HorneMr MorrisMr Smith
Ms EllisMrs IrwinMr MossfieldMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EmersonMr JenkinsMr MurphyMr Wilkie
Mr M. J. EvansMs KernotMr O'ConnorMr Zahra
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr KerrMs Plibersek
Mr M. J. FergusonMr LathamMr Price

NOES, 73

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LindsayMr Secker
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FaheyMr LloydMr Slipper
Mr AnthonyMr FischerMr McArthur*Mr Somlyay
Fran BaileyMr Forrest*Mr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Southcott
Mr BairdMrs GallusMr McGauranDr Stone
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMrs MayMrs Sullivan
Mr BartlettMrs GashMrs MoylanMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMr NairnMr A. P. Thomson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HaaseDr NelsonMr Truss
Ms J. I. BishopMr HardgraveMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr BroughMr HawkerMr PearceMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CadmanMr HockeyMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CameronMrs HullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CausleyMr JullMr ReithDr Washer
Mr CharlesMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mr CostelloJackie KellyMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mr DownerDr KempMr St Clair
Mrs DraperMr LawlerMr Schultz
Mrs ElsonMr LiebermanMr Scott

* Tellers

Pairs

Ms Worth Mr Swan

And so it was negatived.

Debate continued.

Mr Crean moved—That Mr I. E. Macfarlane (Minister for Small Business) be granted an extension of time.

Question—put.

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

AYES, 59

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonMr LathamMr Price
Mr BeazleyMr FitzgibbonDr LawrenceMr Quick
Mr BevisMs GerickMr LeeMr Ripoll
Mr BreretonMr GibbonsMs LivermoreMs Roxon
Ms BurkeMs GillardMr McClellandMr Rudd
Mr ByrneMr GriffinMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford*
Mr CoxMs HallMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr CreanMr HattonMr McLeayMr Sercombe*
Mrs CrosioMs HoareDr MartinMs Short
Mr DanbyMr HollisMr MelhamMr Sidebottom
Mr EdwardsMr HorneMr MorrisMr Smith
Ms EllisMrs IrwinMr MossfieldMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EmersonMr JenkinsMr MurphyMr Wilkie
Mr M. J. EvansMs KernotMr O'ConnorMr Zahra
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr KerrMs Plibersek

NOES, 73

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LindsayMr Secker
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FaheyMr LloydMr Slipper
Mr AnthonyMr FischerMr McArthur*Mr Somlyay
Fran BaileyMr Forrest*Mr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Southcott
Mr BairdMs GambaroMr McGauranDr Stone
Mr BarresiMrs GashMrs MayMrs Sullivan
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr C. P. Thompson
Mr BillsonMr HaaseMr NairnMr A. P. Thomson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HardgraveDr NelsonMr Truss
Ms J. I. BishopMr HawkerMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr BroughMr HockeyMr PearceMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CadmanMr HowardMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CameronMrs HullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CausleyMr JullMr ReithDr Washer
Mr CharlesMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mr CostelloJackie KellyMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mr DownerDr KempMr St Clair
Mrs DraperMr LawlerMr Schultz
Mrs ElsonMr LiebermanMr Scott

* Tellers

Pairs

Ms Worth Mr Swan

And so it was negatived.

Debate continued.

Question—That the motion be agreed to—put.


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

AYES, 59

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonMr LathamMr Price
Mr BeazleyMr FitzgibbonDr LawrenceMr Quick
Mr BevisMs GerickMr LeeMr Ripoll
Mr BreretonMr GibbonsMs LivermoreMs Roxon
Ms BurkeMs GillardMr McClellandMr Rudd
Mr ByrneMr GriffinMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Sawford*
Mr CoxMs HallMs MacklinMr Sciacca
Mr CreanMr HattonMr McLeayMr Sercombe*
Mrs CrosioMs HoareDr MartinMs Short
Mr DanbyMr HollisMr MelhamMr Sidebottom
Mr EdwardsMr HorneMr MorrisMr Smith
Ms EllisMrs IrwinMr MossfieldMr K. J. Thomson
Mr EmersonMr JenkinsMr MurphyMr Wilkie
Mr M. J. EvansMs KernotMr O'ConnorMr Zahra
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr KerrMs Plibersek

NOES, 73

Mr AbbottMr EntschMr LiebermanMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FaheyMr LindsayMr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr FischerMr LloydMr Slipper
Fran BaileyMr Forrest*Mr McArthur*Mr Somlyay
Mr BairdMrs GallusMr I. E. MacfarlaneDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMr McGauranDr Stone
Mr BartlettMrs GashMrs MayMrs Sullivan
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr C. P. Thompson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HaaseMr NairnMr A. P. Thomson
Ms J. I. BishopMr HardgraveDr NelsonMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HawkerMr NevilleMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HockeyMr PearceMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CameronMr HowardMr ProsserMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CausleyMrs HullMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMr JullMr ReithDr Washer
Mr CostelloMrs D. M. KellyMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mr DownerJackie KellyMr Ruddock
Mrs DraperDr KempMr St Clair
Mrs ElsonMr LawlerMr Schultz

* Tellers

Pairs

Ms Worth Mr Swan

And so it was negatived.


Papers

Mr Crean, by leave, presented the following papers:

Fund raising dinner held at Picnic Point, Toowoomba, 23 November 2000—Guest Speaker the Hon. Peter Costello—

Invitation from Mr Ian Macfarlane MP, invoices, minutes and related papers.

Chronology of events.

Questions without notice concluded.