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     2   Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017

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— And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Abbott, viz.— 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 notes that it is vital that individuals and entities are not disadvantaged nor suffer any adverse effects as a result of conscientiously holding a particular view of the nature of marriage”—

Debate resumed.

Amendment negatived.

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

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Mr Bandt, by leave, moved amendments (1) to (12) together.

Debate continued.

Amendments negatived.

Mr Sukkar (Assistant Minister to the Treasurer), by leave, moved amendments (1) to (44) together.

Debate continuing—

Document

Mr Sukkar, by leave, presented a supplementary explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Debate continued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.

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



 

AYES, 43

Mr Abbott

Dr Gillespie

Mr Leeser

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr McCormack

Mr Sukkar

Mr Broad

Mr Hastie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mrs Marino

Mr Tudge

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen*

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Drum

Mr Katter

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Ms Flint

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Pitt

 

NOES, 97

Mr Albanese

Ms Ellis

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Bandt

Mr Entsch

Mr Keogh

Mrs Prentice

Ms Banks

Mr Evans

Mr Khalil

Ms Price

Ms Bird

Mr Falinski

Ms C. F. King

Mr Pyne

Mr Bowen

Mr Feeney

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rishworth

Mr Broadbent

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Lamb

Ms Rowland

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fletcher

Mr Laming

Ms Ryan*

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Ms Sharkie

Ms Burney

Mr Frydenberg

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Snowdon

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Mr Byrne

Mr Giles

Ms McGowan

Mrs Sudmalis

Dr Chalmers

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Mr Champion

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Ciobo

Ms Henderson

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Mr Clare

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Mr Wilkie

Ms Claydon

Mr Hogan

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr J. H. Wilson

Ms Collins

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

Mr Wood

Mr Danby

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Wyatt

Mr Dick

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Mr Zappia

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Keenan

Ms Plibersek

Mr Zimmerman

Mrs Elliot

 

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Mr Hastie, by leave, moved amendments (1) to (11) together.

Debate continued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.

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



 

AYES, 55

Mr Abbott

Mr Frydenberg

Ms M. L. Landry

Mrs Sudmalis

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr Leeser

Mr Sukkar

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr Littleproud

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hartsuyker

Mr McCormack

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hastie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen*

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hunt

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Crewther

Mr Katter

Mr Porter

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Drum

Mr Keenan

Ms Price

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Ramsey*

Mr Wyatt

Ms Flint

Mr Laming

Mr Robert

 

NOES, 87

Mr Albanese

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Dr Aly

Mrs Elliot

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Mr Bandt

Ms Ellis

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Ms Banks

Mr Entsch

Mr Keogh

Mrs Prentice

Ms Bird

Mr Evans

Mr Khalil

Mr Pyne

Mr Bowen

Mr Falinski

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Feeney

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Burke

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Lamb

Ms Ryan*

Ms Burney

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Ms Sharkie

Mr M. C. Butler

Dr Freelander

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Snowdon

Mr Byrne

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Dr Chalmers

Mr Giles

Ms McGowan

Ms Swanson

Mr Champion

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Templeman

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Ms Henderson

Mr Neumann

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Mr Hogan

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Dick

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

 

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Mr Hawke (Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection), by leave, moved amendments (1) to (13) together.

Debate continued.

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.

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



 

AYES, 59

Mr Abbott

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Mr Hartsuyker

Dr McVeigh

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hastie

Mrs Marino

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hawke

Mr Morrison

Mr van Manen*

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr Morton

Mr Vasta

Mr Ciobo

Mr Hunt

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr Wallace

Mr Coleman

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mrs Wicks

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Crewther

Mr Katter

Mr Pitt

Mr Wood

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Mr Porter

Mr Wyatt

Mr Falinski

Mr C. Kelly

Ms Price

 

NOES, 87

Mr Albanese

Mr Drum

Dr M. J. Kelly

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Mrs Elliot

Mr Keogh

Mrs Prentice

Mr Bandt

Ms Ellis

Mr Khalil

Mr Pyne

Ms Banks

Mr Entsch

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mr Evans

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Feeney

Ms Lamb

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Mr Laming

Ms Sharkie

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Ms Burney

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms McBride

Ms Stanley

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Ms McGowan

Mrs Sudmalis

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Ms Macklin

Ms Swanson

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hammond

Mr Marles

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hart

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Ms Henderson

Mr Neumann

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Hogan

Ms O’Dwyer

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Danby

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

Mr Zappia

Mr Dick

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Dreyfus

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

 

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Mr Morrison (Treasurer), by leave, moved amendments (1) to (3) together.

Documents

Mr Morrison, by leave, presented the following documents:

Open letter concerning the need for adequate protection of freedoms in the context of same-sex marriage—Letter to the Prime Minister and Mr Shorten, 5 December 2017.

Freedom protections and same sex marriage—Letter from Rev John P Wilson, Presbyterian Church of Australia to Andrew Hastie, Federal Member for Canning, 4 December 2017.

Letter from Dr Ian PM Lambert, Principal, The Scots College, Sydney, Australia to Mr Andrew Hastie MP, Member for Canning, 4 December 2017.

Schools and freedom of religion—Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia, Beth Blackwood, 4 December 2017.

Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017—Letter from Daniel Pampuch, Chief Executive Officer, Christian Schools Australia to Mr Andrew Hastie MP, Member for Canning, 1 December 2017.

Letter from Martin Hanscamp, Executive Officer, Australian Association of Christian Schools to Mr Andrew Hastie MP, Federal Member for Canning, 4 December 2017.

Freedom protections and same sex marriage—Letter from Henry Dykstra, Board Chairman, Free Reformed School Association to Andrew Hastie, Federal Member for Canning, 4 December 2017.

Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017—Letter from Glenn N Davies, Archbishop of Sydney to Mr Andrew Hastie MP, Federal Member for Canning, 5 December 2017.

Debate continuing—

Documents

Mr Entsch , by leave, presented the following documents:

Letter from Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner of Taxation to Senator Dean Smith, Deputy Government Whip in the Senate, 24 November 2017.

Letter from Murray Baird, Acting Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to Senator Dean Smith, Senator for Western Australia, 24 November 2017.

A further query Re: Letter from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission—email exchange between Murray Baird, Acting Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to Senator Dean Smith.

Debate continued.

Mr Abbott addressing the House—

It being 1.30 pm, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 43, Mr Abbott was granted leave to continue his speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.