Dec 4, 2019

Motions – Morrison Government – Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Mr ALBANESE (GrayndlerLeader of the Opposition) (10:05): I seek leave to move the following motion:

That the House:

(1) notes that:

(a) wages growth is at record lows under this seven-year-old Government;

(b) the Reserve Bank has declared that “lower wage rises have become the new normal”;

(c) the Finance Minister has said that low wages is a “deliberate design feature” of the Government’s economic policies;

(d) the Parliament rejected the Government’s original bill attacking working Australians just days ago;

(e) the Government is continuing its attack on the very people that work to deliver wage rises for Australians;

(f) the Government has a tactic where it first seeks to attack the organisations that defend workers’ pay and conditions, and secondly will then directly attack the pay and conditions of workers; and

(g) this is another example of the Prime Minister’s arrogance and hubris; and

(2) therefore, calls on this Prime Minister to listen to the Parliament, stop being so stubborn and abandon his anti-worker legislation.

Leave not granted.

Mr ALBANESE: I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition from moving the following motion immediately:

That the House:

(1) notes that:

(a) wages growth is at record lows under this seven-year-old Government;

(b) the Reserve Bank has declared that “lower wage rises have become the new normal”;

(c) the Finance Minister has said that low wages is a “deliberate design feature” of the Government’s economic policies;

(d) the Parliament rejected the Government’s original bill attacking working Australians just days ago;

(e) the Government is continuing its attack on the very people that work to deliver wage rises for Australians;

(f) the Government has a tactic where it first seeks to attack the organisations that defend workers’ pay and conditions, and secondly will then directly attack the pay and conditions of workers; and

(g) this is another example of the Prime Minister’s arrogance and hubris; and

(2) therefore, calls on this Prime Minister to listen to the Parliament, stop being so stubborn and abandon his anti-worker legislation.

This nasty legislation is about attacking the pay and—

Mr PORTER (PearceAttorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Leader of the House) (10:08): I move:

That the Member be no longer heard.

The SPEAKER: The question is that the Leader of the Opposition be no further heard.

The House divided. [10:12]

(The Speaker—Hon. Tony Smith)

DIVISION:AYES 71 (5 majority) NOES 66 PAIRS 0
AYES NOES PAIRS
Alexander, JG Allen, K
Andrews, KJ Andrews, KL
Archer, BK Bell, AM
Broadbent, RE Buchholz, S
Chester, D Christensen, GR
Conaghan, PJ Connelly, V
Coulton, M Drum, DK (teller)
Dutton, PC Entsch, WG
Evans, TM Falinski, JG
Fletcher, PW Flint, NJ
Frydenberg, JA Gee, AR
Gillespie, DA Hammond, CM
Hastie, AW Hawke, AG
Hogan, KJ Howarth, LR
Hunt, GA Irons, SJ
Joyce, BT Kelly, C
Laming, A Landry, ML
Leeser, J Ley, SP
Littleproud, D Liu, G
Marino, NB Martin, FB
McCormack, MF McIntosh, MI
McVeigh, JJ Morrison, SJ
Morton, B O’Brien, LS
O’Brien, T Pasin, A
Pearce, GB Porter, CC
Price, ML Ramsey, RE (teller)
Robert, SR Sharma, DN
Simmonds, J Stevens, J
Sukkar, MS Taylor, AJ
Tehan, DT Thompson, P
Tudge, AE van Manen, AJ
Wallace, AB Webster, AE
Wicks, LE Wilson, RJ
Wilson, TR Wood, JP
Wyatt, KG Young, T
Zimmerman, T
Albanese, AN Aly, A
Bandt, AP Bird, SL
Bowen, CE Burke, AS
Burney, LJ Burns, J
Butler, MC Butler, TM
Byrne, AM Chalmers, JE
Clare, JD Coker, EA
Collins, JM Conroy, PM
Dick, MD Dreyfus, MA
Elliot, MJ Fitzgibbon, JA
Freelander, MR (teller) Georganas, S
Giles, AJ Gorman, P
Gosling, LJ Haines, H
Hayes, CP Hill, JC
Husic, EN Jones, SP
Katter, RC Kearney, G
Keogh, MJ Khalil, P
King, CF King, MMH
Leigh, AK Marles, RD
McBride, EM Mitchell, BK
Mitchell, RG Mulino, D
Murphy, PJ Neumann, SK
O’Connor, BPJ O’Neil, CE
Owens, JA Payne, AE
Perrett, GD Plibersek, TJ
Rishworth, AL Rowland, MA
Sharkie, RCC Smith, DPB
Stanley, AM (teller) Steggall, Z
Swanson, MJ Templeman, SR
Thistlethwaite, MJ Thwaites, KL
Vamvakinou, M Watts, TG
Wells, AS Wilkie, AD
Wilson, JH Zappia, A

Question agreed to.