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     7   Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) 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 Bowen, viz.— That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

“the House declines to give this bill a second reading as:

(1)        this is a tax hike on over seven million Australian workers earning less than $87,000 a year;

(2)        the Government is already supporting cuts to penalty rates for low and middle income workers;

(3)        at a time of low wages growth and the high cost of living pressures, including energy costs, the Government should not be seeking to raise taxes on these low and middle income workers;

(4)        the Government:

(a)        is cutting funding for vocational education, university and research infrastructure, and transport infrastructure;

(b)        has failed to abolish the Nation-Building Funds previously; and

(c)        has sidelined Infrastructure Australia when making infrastructure investment decisions;

(5)        the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been fully funded in a bipartisan fashion, and funding has been allocated to the NDIS in all Budgets since 2013-14 and bilateral agreements with the states that contain the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to the full funding of the NDIS have been signed in a bipartisan manner;

(6)        like all other items of Government expenditure, such as defence, the NDIS is funded from consolidated revenue and does not require a separate funding arrangement; and

(7)        there is a better and fairer plan which would:

(a)        only raise the Medicare Levy for those earning above $87,000 a year;

(b)        reinstate the Budget Repair Levy for those earning above $180,000 a year; and

(c)        ease the pressure on low and middle income workers, and be better for the budget bottom line”—

Debate resumed.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

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



 

AYES, 66

Mr Albanese

Mr Dick

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Feeney

Ms Lamb

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Dr Leigh

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

Dr Freelander

Ms McBride

Mr Snowdon

Mr M. C. Butler

Mr Georganas

Ms Macklin

Ms Stanley

Ms T. M. Butler

Mr Giles

Mr Marles

Mr Swan

Mr Byrne

Mr Gosling

Mr B. K. Mitchell

Ms Swanson

Dr Chalmers

Mr Hart

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hayes

Mr Neumann

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Mr O’Connor

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Ms Husar

Ms O’Neil

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Mr Husic

Ms O’Toole

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Jones

Ms Owens

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Ms Keay

Mr Perrett*

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

Dr M. J. Kelly

 

NOES, 73

Mr Abbott

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms McGowan

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Hastie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hawke

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Ms O’Dwyer

Mrs Wicks

Mr Drum*

Mr Keenan

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Evans

Mr Laming

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Falinski

Ms M. L. Landry

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

Ms Flint

 

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

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

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



 

AYES, 74

Mr Abbott

Mr Frydenberg

Mr Leeser

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Mr Gee

Ms Ley

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms McGowan

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Hastie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hawke

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Buchholz

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr Christensen

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Coleman

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Coulton

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Crewther

Mr Joyce

Ms O’Dwyer

Mrs Wicks

Mr Drum*

Mr Katter

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Evans

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Falinski

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

Mr Fletcher

Ms M. L. Landry

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

Ms Flint

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

 

NOES, 67

Mr Albanese

Mr Dick

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Feeney

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Lamb

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

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 B. K. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Ms Husar

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Jones

Ms O’Toole

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Ms Keay

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mr Perrett*

 

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative—bill read a second time.

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

Dr Leigh, by leave, moved Opposition amendments (1) to (4) 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, 67

Mr Albanese

Mr Dick

Mr Keogh

Ms Plibersek

Dr Aly

Mr Dreyfus

Mr Khalil

Ms Rishworth

Ms Bird

Mrs Elliot

Ms C. F. King

Ms Rowland

Mr Bowen

Mr Feeney

Ms M. M. H. King

Ms Ryan*

Ms Brodtmann

Mr Fitzgibbon

Ms Lamb

Mr Shorten

Mr Burke

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 B. K. Mitchell

Ms Templeman

Mr Champion

Mr Hayes

Mr R. G. Mitchell

Mr Thistlethwaite

Ms L. M. Chesters

Mr Hill

Mr Neumann

Ms Vamvakinou

Mr Clare

Ms Husar

Mr O’Connor

Mr Watts

Ms Claydon

Mr Husic

Ms O’Neil

Mr Wilkie

Ms Collins

Mr Jones

Ms O’Toole

Mr J. H. Wilson

Mr Conroy

Ms Keay

Ms Owens

Mr Zappia

Mr Danby

Dr M. J. Kelly

Mr Perrett*

 

NOES, 74

Mr Abbott

Ms Flint

Mr Leeser

Mr Pyne

Mr Alexander

Mr Frydenberg

Ms Ley

Mr Ramsey*

Mrs K. L. Andrews

Dr Gillespie

Mr Littleproud

Mr Robert

Mr K. J. Andrews

Mr Goodenough

Mr McCormack

Mrs Sudmalis

Ms Banks

Mr Hartsuyker

Ms McGowan

Mr Sukkar

Ms Bishop

Mr Hastie

Dr McVeigh

Mr Taylor

Mr Broad

Mr Hawke

Mrs Marino

Mr Tehan

Mr Broadbent

Ms Henderson

Mr Morrison

Mr Tudge

Mr Buchholz

Mr Hogan

Mr Morton

Mr Turnbull

Mr D. J. Chester

Mr Howarth

Mr Ted O’Brien

Mr van Manen

Mr Christensen

Mr Hunt

Mr L. S. O’Brien

Mr Vasta

Mr Coleman

Mr Irons

Mr O’Dowd

Mr Wallace

Mr Coulton

Mr Joyce

Ms O’Dwyer

Mrs Wicks

Mr Crewther

Mr Katter

Mr Pasin

Mr R. J. Wilson

Mr Drum*

Mr Keenan

Mr Pitt

Mr T. R. Wilson

Mr Dutton

Mr C. Kelly

Mr Porter

Mr Wood

Mr Evans

Mr Laming

Mrs Prentice

Mr Wyatt

Mr Falinski

Ms M. L. Landry

Ms Price

Mr Zimmerman

Mr Fletcher

Mr C. A. S. Laundy

 

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Bill agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.

On the motion of Mr Morrison (Treasurer), by leave, the bill was read a third time.