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     4 Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

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—

Debate resumed.

Ms C. F. King moved, as an amendment—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 expresses its concern that this bill may allow insurers to cancel cover unilaterally, and that higher excesses may make it even harder for Australians to afford care”.

Debate continuing—


Mr Hunt (Minister for Health) presented an addendum to the explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

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


AYES, 61

Mr Albanese

Ms Collins

Mr Husic

Ms Owens

Dr Aly

Mr Conroy

Mr Jones

Mr Perrett*

Mr Bandt

Mr Danby

Ms Kearney

Ms Plibersek

Ms Bird

Mr Dick

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Rishworth

Mr Bowen

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keogh

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Ms Ryan*

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms C. F. King

Mr Shorten

Ms Burney

Dr Freelander

Dr Leigh

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms Macklin

Mr Swan

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Mr Marles

Ms Swanson

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hart

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Champion

Mr Hayes

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Mr Clare

Ms Husar

Ms O’Toole

Mr Zappia

Ms Claydon


NOES, 70

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Mr Littleproud

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Alexander

Ms Flint

Mr McCormack

Mr Robert

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Ms McGowan

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Gee

Dr McVeigh

Mr Sukkar

Ms Banks

Dr Gillespie

Mrs Marino

Mr Taylor

Ms Bishop

Mr Goodenough

Mr Morrison

Mr Tehan

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr Morton

Mr Tudge

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Turnbull

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Vasta

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Mr Pasin

Mrs Wicks

Mr Crewther

Mr Irons

Mr Pitt

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wood

Mr Entsch

Ms M. L. Landry*

Ms Price

Mr Wyatt

Mr Evans

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Pyne

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Falinski

Ms Ley


* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Question—That the bill be now read a second time—put and passed—bill read a second time.

Leave granted for third reading to be moved immediately.

On the motion of Mr Hunt, the bill was read a third time.