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representatives vote 2011-08-24#4

Edited by system

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Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-24.79.1 amendment] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Southcott&mpc=Boothby&house=representatives Andrew Southcott]. This means that the amendment was rejected.
  • The amendment limited the application of the bill so that "Sections 19 to 21 do not apply in relation to one of the 2 smallest outer surfaces of a cigarette carton to the extent that a trade mark covers the surface."(See the text of sections 19 to 21 as they were at first reading [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4613_first-reps%2F0005;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4613_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0 here]. ) Dr Southcott explains "The purpose of this amendment is to help small retailers".(Read Dr Southcott's full explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-24.79.1 here]. )
  • One member of parliament, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to rebel in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ Section]. )
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4614 Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011] to "[prevent] tobacco advertising and promotion of tobacco products and tobacco product packaging by making it an offence to sell, supply, purchase, package or manufacture tobacco products or packaging for retail sale that are not compliant with plain packaging requirements."(Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4613 here]. ) If these two bills succeed, Australia will be the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging.(Read more about plain packaging [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_packaging here], and more about the government's reasons for introducing the bills [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-06/roxon-introduces-plain-packaging-bill/2784492 here].)
  • References
  • The majority voted against an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-24.79.1) introduced by Liberal MP [Andrew Southcott](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Southcott&mpc=Boothby&house=representatives). This means that the amendment was rejected.
  • The amendment limited the application of the bill so that "Sections 19 to 21 do not apply in relation to one of the 2 smallest outer surfaces of a cigarette carton to the extent that a trade mark covers the surface."(See the text of sections 19 to 21 as they were at first reading [here](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4613_first-reps%2F0005;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4613_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0). ) Dr Southcott explains "The purpose of this amendment is to help small retailers".(Read Dr Southcott's full explanation [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-24.79.1). )
  • One member of parliament, Nationals MP [Tony Crook](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives), rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to rebel in our [FAQ Section](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree). )
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The bill was introduced with the [Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4614) to "[prevent] tobacco advertising and promotion of tobacco products and tobacco product packaging by making it an offence to sell, supply, purchase, package or manufacture tobacco products or packaging for retail sale that are not compliant with plain packaging requirements."(Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, [here](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4613). ) If these two bills succeed, Australia will be the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging.(Read more about plain packaging [here](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_packaging), and more about the government's reasons for introducing the bills [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-06/roxon-introduces-plain-packaging-bill/2784492).)
  • References
representatives vote 2011-08-24#4

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:21

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-24.79.1 amendment] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Southcott&mpc=Boothby&house=representatives Andrew Southcott]. This means that the amendment was rejected.
  • The amendment limited the application of the bill so that "Sections 19 to 21 do not apply in relation to one of the 2 smallest outer surfaces of a cigarette carton to the extent that a trade mark covers the surface."[1] Dr Southcott explains "The purpose of this amendment is to help small retailers".[2]
  • The amendment limited the application of the bill so that "Sections 19 to 21 do not apply in relation to one of the 2 smallest outer surfaces of a cigarette carton to the extent that a trade mark covers the surface."(See the text of sections 19 to 21 as they were at first reading [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4613_first-reps%2F0005;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4613_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0 here]. ) Dr Southcott explains "The purpose of this amendment is to help small retailers".(Read Dr Southcott's full explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-24.79.1 here]. )
  • One member of parliament, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.[3]
  • One member of parliament, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.(Read more about what it means to rebel in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ Section]. )
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4614 Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011] to "[prevent] tobacco advertising and promotion of tobacco products and tobacco product packaging by making it an offence to sell, supply, purchase, package or manufacture tobacco products or packaging for retail sale that are not compliant with plain packaging requirements."[4] If these two bills succeed, Australia will be the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging.[5]
  • The bill was introduced with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4614 Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011] to "[prevent] tobacco advertising and promotion of tobacco products and tobacco product packaging by making it an offence to sell, supply, purchase, package or manufacture tobacco products or packaging for retail sale that are not compliant with plain packaging requirements."(Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4613 here]. ) If these two bills succeed, Australia will be the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging.(Read more about plain packaging [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_packaging here], and more about the government's reasons for introducing the bills [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-06/roxon-introduces-plain-packaging-bill/2784492 here].)
  • References
  • * [1] See the text of sections 19 to 21 as they were at first reading [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4613_first-reps%2F0005;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4613_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0 here].
  • * [2] Read Dr Southcott's full explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-24.79.1 here].
  • * [3] Read more about what it means to rebel in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ Section].
  • * [4] Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4613 here].
  • * [5] Read more about plain packaging [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_packaging here], and more about the government's reasons for introducing the bills [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-06/roxon-introduces-plain-packaging-bill/2784492 here].
representatives vote 2011-08-24#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-18 11:36:35

Title

  • Bills - Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011, Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011; Consideration in Detail
  • Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 - Consideration in Detail - Limit application

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-24.79.1 amendment] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Southcott&mpc=Boothby&house=representatives Andrew Southcott]. This means that the amendment was rejected.
  • The amendment limited the application of the bill so that "Sections 19 to 21 do not apply in relation to one of the 2 smallest outer surfaces of a cigarette carton to the extent that a trade mark covers the surface."[1] Dr Southcott explains "The purpose of this amendment is to help small retailers".[2]
  • One member of parliament, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.[3]
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4614 Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011] to "[prevent] tobacco advertising and promotion of tobacco products and tobacco product packaging by making it an offence to sell, supply, purchase, package or manufacture tobacco products or packaging for retail sale that are not compliant with plain packaging requirements."[4] If these two bills succeed, Australia will be the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging.[5]
  • References
  • * [1] See the text of sections 19 to 21 as they were at first reading [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4613_first-reps%2F0005;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4613_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0 here].
  • * [2] Read Dr Southcott's full explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-24.79.1 here].
  • * [3] Read more about what it means to rebel in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ Section].
  • * [4] Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4613 here].
  • * [5] Read more about plain packaging [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_packaging here], and more about the government's reasons for introducing the bills [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-06/roxon-introduces-plain-packaging-bill/2784492 here].
  • * [5] Read more about plain packaging [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_packaging here], and more about the government's reasons for introducing the bills [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-06/roxon-introduces-plain-packaging-bill/2784492 here].
representatives vote 2011-08-24#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-04-18 11:35:39

Title

  • Bills Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011, Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011; Consideration in Detail
  • Bills - Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011, Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011; Consideration in Detail

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Andrew Southcott</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(1)&#160;&#160;&#160;Page 21 (after line 12), after clause 18, insert:</p>
  • <p class="italic">18A Application</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;Sections 19 to 21 do not apply in relation to one of the 2 smallest outer surfaces of a cigarette carton to the extent that a trade mark covers the surface.</p>
  • <p>The purpose of this amendment is to help small retailers. The government's consultation of small business and especially small retailers has been lacklustre at best. We heard from Simon Cotterell, the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Health and Ageing's Tobacco Taskforce, who stated during the health and ageing committee's public hearing:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#8230; we have agreed to meet and discuss this legislation with any retailer or retail organisation that has approached us.</p>
  • <p>Unfortunately, given the impact on retailers, you would have thought that the department would have been more proactive in engaging them. It is really easy to sit back and say, 'Look, come and see us if you've got a problem.'</p>
  • <p>But this is an improvement on the government's previous position. Its position before Senate estimates was that the consultation that was done with small business and small retailers had been conducted by the Preventative Health Taskforce. For the first time, what we have heard is that cartons, which are available for wholesale but not retail, will have trademarks and branding on them. That certainly will be helpful for small retailers and it is not something that was obvious from the explanatory memorandum or the legislation. There is a pattern appearing here because when looking at the bill as a whole the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee had a lot to say about these two bills. Specifically they sought the minister's advice on clause 27 and questioned whether this was inappropriate delegation. The committee has taken the step of seeking the minister's advice as to why any further requirements cannot be identified in the primary legislation, particularly as offences and civil penalties may apply.</p>
  • <p>On the issue of track and trace of tobacco I would have welcomed a more considered response from the minister. Track and trace of tobacco products is an issue that features in several articles of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The opposition has been suggesting to the government that it adopt a neutral track and trace scheme for tobacco. They have had all day, they have had their departmental people here and it would have been good to have a more considered response to that. This is international best practice, Minister. Look at what they do in California, in Massachusetts and in Canada: international best practice. Inexplicably, the minister and the Department of Health and Ageing's response to any question that there might be increased amounts of illicit tobacco or counterfeit tobacco has been to consult the tobacco companies, which is the exact opposite of what the World Health Organisation and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control say.</p>
  • <p>It is certainly not the intention of the opposition to undermine the public health intent of this bill with this amendment. We supported this bill at the second reading stage. We feel that the consultation by the government of small business and small retailers has not been up to scratch and that is why we will be moving this amendment. We do not see that it will undermine the public health intent of this bill, which we support.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Nicola Roxon</p>
  • <p>To support the convenience of the House, I put on record the government's reasons for opposing these amendments. It might suit the convenience of the House to have the vote before the adjournment. Question put:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the amendment (Mr Southcott's) be agreed to.</p>
  • <p>The House divided.&#160;&#160;&#160;[19:03]</p>
  • <p>(The Speaker&#8212;Mr Harry Jenkins)</p>
  • <p>Question negatived.</p>
  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-24.79.1 amendment] introduced by Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Andrew_Southcott&mpc=Boothby&house=representatives Andrew Southcott]. This means that the amendment was rejected.
  • The amendment limited the application of the bill so that "Sections 19 to 21 do not apply in relation to one of the 2 smallest outer surfaces of a cigarette carton to the extent that a trade mark covers the surface."[1] Dr Southcott explains "The purpose of this amendment is to help small retailers".[2]
  • One member of parliament, Nationals MP [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Tony_Crook&mpc=O%26%2339%3BConnor&house=representatives Tony Crook], rebelled and crossed the floor to vote 'aye' with the Government.[3]
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The bill was introduced with the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4614 Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011] to "[prevent] tobacco advertising and promotion of tobacco products and tobacco product packaging by making it an offence to sell, supply, purchase, package or manufacture tobacco products or packaging for retail sale that are not compliant with plain packaging requirements."[4] If these two bills succeed, Australia will be the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging.[5]
  • References
  • * [1] See the text of sections 19 to 21 as they were at first reading [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;db=LEGISLATION;id=legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4613_first-reps%2F0005;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbills%2Fr4613_first-reps%2F0000%22;rec=0 here].
  • * [2] Read Dr Southcott's full explanation [http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?id=2011-08-24.79.1 here].
  • * [3] Read more about what it means to rebel in our [http://publicwhip-test.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree FAQ Section].
  • * [4] Read more about the bill, including its explanatory memorandum and bills digest, [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4613 here].
  • * [5] Read more about plain packaging [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_packaging here], and more about the government's reasons for introducing the bills [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-06/roxon-introduces-plain-packaging-bill/2784492 here].