Labor votes against helping farmers

21 FEBRUARY 2019: Labor voted against the Future Drought Bill in parliament today. Fortunately, they did not have the numbers to stop it passing, but it does demonstrate their lack of concern for anyone outside the capital cities.

For the record, I have copied and pasted below the official record of the vote as recorded by Hansard. The first votes are whether or not to bring debate to a close and and ask the parliament to vote on the bill. The second votes are the actual vote on the bill.

16 FUTURE DROUGHT FUND 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.
– 12:16:57 PM

Cognate debate with Future Drought Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018.
Ms Sharkie,  12:17:16 PM.- 12:27:00 PM

Document

Ms Sharkie, by leave, presented the following document:

Australian Academy of Science—Investigation of the causes of mass fish kills in the Menindee Region NSW over the summer of 2018-2019.
– 12:27:43 PM

Closure

Mr Pyne (Leader of the House) moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.
– 12:28:11 PM

Division 462

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

AYES, 75

Mr AbbottMr FletcherMr LeeserMr Pyne
Mrs K. L. AndrewsMs FlintMs LeyMr Ramsey*
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr GeeMr LittleproudMr Robert
Ms BanksDr GillespieMr McCormackMs Sharkie
Ms BishopMr GoodenoughMs McGowanMrs Sudmalis
Mr BroadMr HartsuykerDr McVeighMr Taylor
Mr BroadbentMr HastieMrs MarinoMr Tehan
Mr BuchholzMr HawkeMr MorrisonMr Tudge
Mr D. J. ChesterMs HendersonMr MortonMr van Manen
Mr ChristensenMr HoganMr Ted O’BrienMr Vasta
Mr CioboMr HowarthMr L. S. O’BrienMr Wallace
Mr ColemanMr HuntMr O’DowdMrs Wicks
Mr CoultonMr IronsMs O’DwyerMr Wilkie
Mr CrewtherMr JoyceMr PasinMr R. J. Wilson
Mr Drum*Mr KatterDr PhelpsMr T. R. Wilson
Mr DuttonMr KeenanMr PittMr Wood
Mr EntschMr C. KellyMr PorterMr Wyatt
Mr EvansMr LamingMrs PrenticeMr Zimmerman
Mr FalinskiMs M. L. LandryMs Price

NOES, 66

Mr AlbaneseMr ConroyMs KeayMs O’Toole
Dr AlyMr DanbyDr M. J. KellyMr Perrett*
Mr BandtMr DickMr KeoghMs Plibersek
Ms BirdMr DreyfusMr KhalilMs Rishworth
Mr BowenMrs ElliotMs C. F. KingMs Rowland
Ms BrodtmannMs EllisMs M. M. H. KingMs Ryan*
Mr BurkeMr FitzgibbonMs LambMr Shorten
Ms BurneyDr FreelanderDr LeighMs Stanley
Mr M. C. ButlerMr GeorganasMs McBrideMr Swan
Ms T. M. ButlerMr GilesMs MacklinMs Swanson
Mr ByrneMr GormanMr MarlesMs Templeman
Dr ChalmersMr GoslingMr B. K. MitchellMr Thistlethwaite
Mr ChampionMr HayesMr R. G. MitchellMs Vamvakinou
Ms L. M. ChestersMr HillMr NeumannMr Watts
Mr ClareMr HusicMr O’ConnorMr J. H. Wilson
Ms ClaydonMr JonesMs O’NeilMr Zappia
Ms CollinsMs Kearney

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.
– 12:36:19 PM

And the question—That the bill be now read a second time—being accordingly put—
– 12:36:38 PM

Division 463

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

AYES, 75

Mr AbbottMr FletcherMr LeeserMr Pyne
Mrs K. L. AndrewsMs FlintMs LeyMr Ramsey*
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr GeeMr LittleproudMr Robert
Ms BanksDr GillespieMr McCormackMs Sharkie
Ms BishopMr GoodenoughMs McGowanMrs Sudmalis
Mr BroadMr HartsuykerDr McVeighMr Taylor
Mr BroadbentMr HastieMrs MarinoMr Tehan
Mr BuchholzMr HawkeMr MorrisonMr Tudge
Mr D. J. ChesterMs HendersonMr MortonMr van Manen
Mr ChristensenMr HoganMr Ted O’BrienMr Vasta
Mr CioboMr HowarthMr L. S. O’BrienMr Wallace
Mr ColemanMr HuntMr O’DowdMrs Wicks
Mr CoultonMr IronsMs O’DwyerMr Wilkie
Mr CrewtherMr JoyceMr PasinMr R. J. Wilson
Mr Drum*Mr KatterDr PhelpsMr T. R. Wilson
Mr DuttonMr KeenanMr PittMr Wood
Mr EntschMr C. KellyMr PorterMr Wyatt
Mr EvansMr LamingMrs PrenticeMr Zimmerman
Mr FalinskiMs M. L. LandryMs Price

NOES, 66

Mr AlbaneseMr ConroyMs KeayMs O’Toole
Dr AlyMr DanbyDr M. J. KellyMr Perrett*
Mr BandtMr DickMr KeoghMs Plibersek
Ms BirdMr DreyfusMr KhalilMs Rishworth
Mr BowenMrs ElliotMs C. F. KingMs Rowland
Ms BrodtmannMs EllisMs M. M. H. KingMs Ryan*
Mr BurkeMr FitzgibbonMs LambMr Shorten
Ms BurneyDr FreelanderDr LeighMs Stanley
Mr M. C. ButlerMr GeorganasMs McBrideMr Swan
Ms T. M. ButlerMr GilesMs MacklinMs Swanson
Mr ByrneMr GormanMr MarlesMs Templeman
Dr ChalmersMr GoslingMr B. K. MitchellMr Thistlethwaite
Mr ChampionMr HayesMr R. G. MitchellMs Vamvakinou
Ms L. M. ChestersMr HillMr NeumannMr Watts
Mr ClareMr HusicMr O’ConnorMr J. H. Wilson
Ms ClaydonMr JonesMs O’NeilMr Zappia
Ms CollinsMs Kearney

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.
– 12:38:50 PM

—bill read a second time.
– 12:38:59 PM

Message from the Governor-General

Message No. 243, 26 November 2018, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced recommending an appropriation for the purposes of the bill.
– 12:39:23 PM

Consideration in detail

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.
– 12:39:26 PM

On the motion of Ms McGowan, by leave, amendments (1) to (10) were made together, after debate.
Mr Fitzgibbon,  12:43:55 PM. Mr Albanese,  12:47:43 PM. Mr Littleproud,  12:50:00 PM. Ms Sharkie,  12:51:24 PM.- 12:54:26 PM

Question—That the bill, as amended, be agreed to—put.
– 12:54:50 PM

Division 464

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

AYES, 74

Mr AbbottMr FletcherMs LeyMr Ramsey*
Mr AlexanderMs FlintMr LittleproudMr Robert
Mrs K. L. AndrewsMr GeeMr McCormackMs Sharkie
Mr K. J. AndrewsDr GillespieMs McGowanMrs Sudmalis
Ms BanksMr GoodenoughDr McVeighMr Sukkar
Ms BishopMr HartsuykerMrs MarinoMr Taylor
Mr BroadMr HastieMr MorrisonMr Tehan
Mr BroadbentMr HawkeMr MortonMr Tudge
Mr BuchholzMs HendersonMr Ted O’BrienMr van Manen
Mr D. J. ChesterMr HoganMr L. S. O’BrienMr Vasta
Mr ChristensenMr HuntMr O’DowdMr Wallace
Mr CioboMr IronsMs O’DwyerMrs Wicks
Mr ColemanMr JoyceMr PasinMr Wilkie
Mr CoultonMr KatterMr PittMr R. J. Wilson
Mr CrewtherMr KeenanMr PorterMr T. R. Wilson
Mr Drum*Mr C. KellyMrs PrenticeMr Wood
Mr DuttonMr LamingMs PriceMr Wyatt
Mr EntschMs M. L. LandryMr PyneMr Zimmerman
Mr FalinskiMr Leeser

NOES, 67

Mr AlbaneseMr ConroyMs KeayMr Perrett*
Dr AlyMr DanbyDr M. J. KellyDr Phelps
Mr BandtMr DickMr KeoghMs Plibersek
Ms BirdMr DreyfusMr KhalilMs Rishworth
Mr BowenMrs ElliotMs C. F. KingMs Rowland
Ms BrodtmannMs EllisMs M. M. H. KingMs Ryan*
Mr BurkeMr FitzgibbonMs LambMr Shorten
Ms BurneyDr FreelanderDr LeighMs Stanley
Mr M. C. ButlerMr GeorganasMs McBrideMr Swan
Ms T. M. ButlerMr GilesMs MacklinMs Swanson
Mr ByrneMr GormanMr MarlesMs Templeman
Dr ChalmersMr GoslingMr B. K. MitchellMr Thistlethwaite
Mr ChampionMr HayesMr R. G. MitchellMs Vamvakinou
Ms L. M. ChestersMr HillMr NeumannMr Watts
Mr ClareMr HusicMr O’ConnorMr J. H. Wilson
Ms ClaydonMr JonesMs O’NeilMr Zappia
Ms CollinsMs KearneyMs O’Toole

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.
– 1:01:31 PM

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Consideration in detail concluded.
– 1:01:50 PM

On the motion of Mr Taylor (Minister for Energy), by leave, the bill was read a third time.

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