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representatives vote 2014-06-19#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-11-07 15:47:44

Title

Description

  • This division relates to the Policies _[For privatising government assets](/policies/21)_ and _[For increasing funding to road infrastructure](/policies/38)_.
  • The majority opposed adding [extra clauses](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1) into the bill.
  • ###What were the extra clauses?
  • Labor MP [Anthony Albanese](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/grayndler/anthony_albanese) had proposed to include the extra clauses "to ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects" (see his [explanation](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1)). For example, one of the proposed clauses was that information like the cost-benefit analysis of projects given Government grants must be made public.
  • The extra clauses were proposed by Labor MP [Anthony Albanese](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/grayndler/anthony_albanese) "to ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects" (see his [explanation](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1)). For example, one of the proposed clauses was that information like the cost-benefit analysis of projects given Government grants must be made public.
  • ###Liberal rebel
  • Liberal MP [Ken O'Dowd](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/flynn/ken_o&%2339;dowd) [crossed the floor](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/crossing-the-floor.html) to vote in favour of the idea of having a review (see [What are "Rebel Voters"?](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/help/faq#rebel)).
  • ###Background to the bills
  • During the [2013 election campaign](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_federal_election,_2013), Prime Minister [Tony Abbott](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/warringah/tony_abbott) said that he wanted to be known as an infrastructure prime minister (see [ABC News](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-12/party-leaders-back-on-the-campaign-trail-after-election-debate/4879458)).
  • The [Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5255%22) and the related [Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5256%22) will create the Asset Recycling Fund ('the Fund') as part of the Asset Recycling Initiative ('the Initiative').
  • This Initiative encourages states and territories to sell public assets and use the money to build new infrastructure by giving them a financial contribution that will come from the Fund (read more on ABC's [PM program](http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm)). The contribution will be 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure (see the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090)).
  • The [Council of Australian Governments](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Australian_Governments) supported this federal government initiative. They voted in favour of it on 2 May 2014 (see [ABC News](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964)).
  • The [Council of Australian Governments](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Australian_Governments) supported this federal government initiative. They voted in favour of it on 2 May 2014 (see [ABC News](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964)).
representatives vote 2014-06-19#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-11-07 13:16:32

Title

  • Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014 and Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 — Consideration in Detail — Transparency
  • Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014 and related bill — Consideration in Detail — Make information public

Description

  • This division relates to the Policies _[For privatising government assets](/policies/21)_ and _[For increasing funding to road infrastructure](/policies/38)_.
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.24) "_that opposition [amendments](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1) (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to_",(Read the amendments [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1). ) which means that they were rejected. The amendments were introduced by Labor MP [Anthony Albanese](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Anthony_Albanese&mpc=Grayndler&house=representatives).
  • The majority opposed adding [extra clauses](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1) into the bill.
  • Mr Albanese explained that the amendments "will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects".(Read Mr Albanese's full explanation of the amendments [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1).)
  • ###What were the extra clauses?
  • One member, Liberal MP [Ken O'Dowd](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ken_O%27Dowd&mpc=Flynn&house=representatives) crossed the floor to vote 'aye' in favour of these amendments.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree).)
  • Labor MP [Anthony Albanese](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/grayndler/anthony_albanese) had proposed to include the extra clauses "to ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects" (see his [explanation](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1)). For example, one of the proposed clauses was that information like the cost-benefit analysis of projects given Government grants must be made public.
  • _Background to the bills_
  • ###Liberal rebel
  • The [Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5255%22) and the related [Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5256%22) were introduced to create the Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF').
  • Liberal MP [Ken O'Dowd](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/flynn/ken_o&%2339;dowd) [crossed the floor](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/crossing-the-floor.html) to vote in favour of the idea of having a review (see [What are "Rebel Voters"?](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/help/faq#rebel)).
  • The ARF is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.(Read the Deputy Prime Minister [Warren Truss](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives)'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [here](http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm). ) Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.(See the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090) for more information. )
  • ###Background to the bills
  • The [Council of Australian Governments](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COAG) voted in favour of the ARI on 2 May 2014.(Read more about COAG's decision to agree with the ARI on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964).)
  • During the [2013 election campaign](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_federal_election,_2013), Prime Minister [Tony Abbott](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/warringah/tony_abbott) said that he wanted to be known as an infrastructure prime minister (see [ABC News](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-12/party-leaders-back-on-the-campaign-trail-after-election-debate/4879458)).
  • The [Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5255%22) and the related [Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5256%22) will create the Asset Recycling Fund ('the Fund') as part of the Asset Recycling Initiative ('the Initiative').
  • This Initiative encourages states and territories to sell public assets and use the money to build new infrastructure by giving them a financial contribution that will come from the Fund (read more on ABC's [PM program](http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm)). The contribution will be 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure (see the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090)).
  • The [Council of Australian Governments](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Australian_Governments) supported this federal government initiative. They voted in favour of it on 2 May 2014 (see [ABC News](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964)).
representatives vote 2014-06-19#2

Edited by Henare Degan

on 2014-10-10 15:30:57

Title

Description

  • This division relates to the Policies _[For privatising government assets](/policies/21)_ and _[For increasing funding to road infrastructure](/policies/38)_.
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.24) "_that opposition [amendments](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1) (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to_",(Read the amendments [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1). ) which means that they were rejected. The amendments were introduced by Labor MP [Anthony Albanese](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Anthony_Albanese&mpc=Grayndler&house=representatives).
  • Mr Albanese explained that the amendments "will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects".(Read Mr Albanese's full explanation of the amendments [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1).)
  • One member, Liberal MP [Ken O'Dowd](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ken_O%27Dowd&mpc=Flynn&house=representatives) crossed the floor to vote 'aye' in favour of these amendments.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree).)
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The [Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5255%22) and the related [Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5256%22) were introduced to create the Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF').
  • The ARF is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.(Read the Deputy Prime Minister [Warren Truss](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives)'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [here](http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm). ) Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.(See the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090) for more information. )
  • The [Council of Australian Governments](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COAG) voted in favour of the ARI on 2 May 2014.(Read more about COAG's decision to agree with the ARI on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964).)
representatives vote 2014-06-19#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-10-09 15:12:46

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.24) "_that opposition [amendments](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1) (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to_",(Read the amendments [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1). ) which means that they were rejected. The amendments were introduced by Labor MP [Anthony Albanese](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Anthony_Albanese&mpc=Grayndler&house=representatives).
  • Mr Albanese explained that the amendments "will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects".(Read Mr Albanese's full explanation of the amendments [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1). )
  • One member, Liberal MP [Ken O'Dowd](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ken_O%27Dowd&mpc=Flynn&house=representatives) crossed the floor to vote 'aye' in favour of these amendments.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree). )
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The [Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5255%22) and the related [Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5256%22) were introduced to create the Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF').
  • The ARF is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.(Read the Deputy Prime Minister [Warren Truss](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives)'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [here](http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm). ) Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.(See the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090) for more information. )
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.24) "_that opposition [amendments](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1) (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to_",(Read the amendments [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1). ) which means that they were rejected. The amendments were introduced by Labor MP [Anthony Albanese](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Anthony_Albanese&mpc=Grayndler&house=representatives).
  • Mr Albanese explained that the amendments "will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects".(Read Mr Albanese's full explanation of the amendments [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1).)
  • One member, Liberal MP [Ken O'Dowd](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ken_O%27Dowd&mpc=Flynn&house=representatives) crossed the floor to vote 'aye' in favour of these amendments.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree).)
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The [Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5255%22) and the related [Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5256%22) were introduced to create the Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF').
  • The ARF is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.(Read the Deputy Prime Minister [Warren Truss](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives)'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [here](http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm). ) Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.(See the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090) for more information. )
  • The [Council of Australian Governments](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COAG) voted in favour of the ARI on 2 May 2014.(Read more about COAG's decision to agree with the ARI on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964).)
representatives vote 2014-06-19#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:21:48

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.24 motion] "''that opposition [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 amendments] (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to''",(Read the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here]. ) which means that they were rejected. The amendments were introduced by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Anthony_Albanese&mpc=Grayndler&house=representatives Anthony Albanese].
  • Mr Albanese explained that the amendments "will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects".(Read Mr Albanese's full explanation of the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here]. )
  • One member, Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ken_O%27Dowd&mpc=Flynn&house=representatives Ken O'Dowd] crossed the floor to vote 'aye' in favour of these amendments.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree here]. )
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5255%22 Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014] and the related [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5256%22 Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014] were introduced to create the Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF').
  • The ARF is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.(Read the Deputy Prime Minister [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives Warren Truss]'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm here]. ) Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.(See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090 bills digest] for more information. )
  • The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COAG Council of Australian Governments] voted in favour of the ARI on 2 May 2014.(Read more about COAG's decision to agree with the ARI on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964 here].)
  • The majority voted against a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.24) "_that opposition [amendments](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1) (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to_",(Read the amendments [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1). ) which means that they were rejected. The amendments were introduced by Labor MP [Anthony Albanese](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Anthony_Albanese&mpc=Grayndler&house=representatives).
  • Mr Albanese explained that the amendments "will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects".(Read Mr Albanese's full explanation of the amendments [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1). )
  • One member, Liberal MP [Ken O'Dowd](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ken_O%27Dowd&mpc=Flynn&house=representatives) crossed the floor to vote 'aye' in favour of these amendments.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section [here](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree). )
  • _Background to the bills_
  • The [Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5255%22) and the related [Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5256%22) were introduced to create the Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF').
  • The ARF is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.(Read the Deputy Prime Minister [Warren Truss](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives)'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [here](http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm). ) Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.(See the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090) for more information. )
  • The [Council of Australian Governments](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COAG) voted in favour of the ARI on 2 May 2014.(Read more about COAG's decision to agree with the ARI on ABC News [here](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964).)
representatives vote 2014-06-19#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:59

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.24 motion] "''that opposition [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 amendments] (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to''",[1] which means that they were rejected. The amendments were introduced by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Anthony_Albanese&mpc=Grayndler&house=representatives Anthony Albanese].
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.24 motion] "''that opposition [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 amendments] (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to''",(Read the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here]. ) which means that they were rejected. The amendments were introduced by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Anthony_Albanese&mpc=Grayndler&house=representatives Anthony Albanese].
  • Mr Albanese explained that the amendments "will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects".[2]
  • Mr Albanese explained that the amendments "will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects".(Read Mr Albanese's full explanation of the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here]. )
  • One member, Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ken_O%27Dowd&mpc=Flynn&house=representatives Ken O'Dowd] crossed the floor to vote 'aye' in favour of these amendments.[3]
  • One member, Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ken_O%27Dowd&mpc=Flynn&house=representatives Ken O'Dowd] crossed the floor to vote 'aye' in favour of these amendments.(Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree here]. )
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5255%22 Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014] and the related [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5256%22 Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014] were introduced to create the Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF').
  • The ARF is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.[4] Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.[5]
  • The ARF is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.(Read the Deputy Prime Minister [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives Warren Truss]'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm here]. ) Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.(See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090 bills digest] for more information. )
  • The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COAG Council of Australian Governments] voted in favour of the ARI on 2 May 2014.[6]
  • The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COAG Council of Australian Governments] voted in favour of the ARI on 2 May 2014.(Read more about COAG's decision to agree with the ARI on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964 here].)
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here].
  • * [2] Read Mr Albanese's full explanation of the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here].
  • * [3] Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree here].
  • * [4] Read the Deputy Prime Minister [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives Warren Truss]'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm here].
  • * [5] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090 bills digest] for more information.
  • * [6] Read more about COAG's decision to agree with the ARI on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964 here].
representatives vote 2014-06-19#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-24 12:18:58

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.24 motion] "''that opposition [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 amendments] (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to''",[1] which means that they were rejected. The amendments were introduced by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Anthony_Albanese&mpc=Grayndler&house=representatives Anthony Albanese].
  • Mr Albanese explained that the amendments "will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects".[2]
  • One member, Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ken_O%27Dowd&mpc=Flynn&house=representatives Ken O'Dowd] crossed the floor to vote 'aye' in favour of these amendments.[3]
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • ''Background to the bills''
  • The Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF') is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.[4] Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.[5]
  • The [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5255%22 Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014] and the related [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22legislation%2Fbillhome%2Fr5256%22 Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014] were introduced to create the Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF').
  • The ARF is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.[4] Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.[5]
  • The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COAG Council of Australian Governments] voted in favour of the ARI on 2 May 2014.[6]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here].
  • * [2] Read Mr Albanese's full explanation of the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here].
  • * [3] Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree here].
  • * [4] Read the Deputy Prime Minister [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives Warren Truss]'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm here].
  • * [5] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090 bills digest] for more information.
  • * [6] Read more about COAG's decision to agree with the ARI on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964 here].
representatives vote 2014-06-19#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-24 10:50:55

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.24 motion] "''that opposition [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 amendments] (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to''",[1] which means that they were rejected. The amendments were introduced by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Anthony_Albanese&mpc=Grayndler&house=representatives Anthony Albanese].
  • Mr Albanese explained that the amendments "will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects".[2]
  • One member, Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ken_O%27Dowd&mpc=Flynn&house=representatives Ken O'Dowd] crossed the floor to vote 'aye' in favour of these amendments.[3]
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF') is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.[4] Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.[5]
  • The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COAG Council of Australian Governments] voted in favour of the ARI on 2 May 2014.[6]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here].
  • * [2] Read Mr Albanese's full explanation of the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here].
  • * [3] Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree here].
  • * [3] Read the Deputy Prime Minister [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives Warren Truss]'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm here].
  • * [4] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090 bills digest] for more information.
  • * [5] Read more about COAG's decision to agree with the ARI on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964 here].
  • * [4] Read the Deputy Prime Minister [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives Warren Truss]'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm here].
  • * [5] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090 bills digest] for more information.
  • * [6] Read more about COAG's decision to agree with the ARI on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964 here].
representatives vote 2014-06-19#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-24 10:50:37

Title

  • Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014 and Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 - Consideration in Detail - Transparency
  • Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014 and Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 Consideration in Detail Transparency

Description

  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.24 motion] "''that opposition [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 amendments] (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to''",[1] which means that they were rejected. The amendments were introduced by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Anthony_Albanese&mpc=Grayndler&house=representatives Anthony Albanese].
  • Mr Albanese explained that the amendments "will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects".[2]
  • One member, Liberal MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Ken_O%27Dowd&mpc=Flynn&house=representatives Ken O'Dowd] crossed the floor to vote 'aye' in favour of these amendments.[3]
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF') is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.[3] Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.[4]
  • The Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF') is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.[4] Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.[5]
  • The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COAG Council of Australian Governments] voted in favour of the ARI on 2 May 2014.[5]
  • The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COAG Council of Australian Governments] voted in favour of the ARI on 2 May 2014.[6]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here].
  • * [2] Read Mr Albanese's full explanation of the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here].
  • * [3] Read more about what it means to cross the floor in our FAQ Section [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/faq.php#rebelandfree here].
  • * [3] Read the Deputy Prime Minister [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives Warren Truss]'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm here].
  • * [4] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090 bills digest] for more information.
  • * [5] Read more about COAG's decision to agree with the ARI on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964 here].
representatives vote 2014-06-19#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-07-24 10:48:06

Title

  • Bills — Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014, Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014; Consideration in Detail
  • Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014 and Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 - Consideration in Detail - Transparency

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Anthony Albanese</p>
  • <p>by leave&#8212;I move opposition amendments (1), (4), (5) and (7):</p>
  • <p class="italic">(1) Clause 18, page 17 (after line 23), at the end of subclause (1), add:</p>
  • The majority voted against a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.24 motion] "''that opposition [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 amendments] (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to''",[1] which means that they were rejected. The amendments were introduced by Labor MP [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Anthony_Albanese&mpc=Grayndler&house=representatives Anthony Albanese].
  • Mr Albanese explained that the amendments "will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects".[2]
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The Asset Recycling Fund ('ARF') is the fund from which grants to states and territories will be sourced under the Asset Recycling Initiative ('ARI'), which was developed to assist states to privatise assets and to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure in capital cities.[3] Under the ARI, states and territories will be encouraged to sell assets, including transport infrastructure, and use the proceeds to fund new public infrastructure. By way of encouragement, the Commonwealth will provide a financial contribution of 15 per cent of the asset value of the sale that is used to fund the new infrastructure.[4]
  • The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COAG Council of Australian Governments] voted in favour of the ARI on 2 May 2014.[5]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here].
  • * [2] Read Mr Albanese's full explanation of the amendments [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2014-06-19.29.1 here].
  • * [3] Read the Deputy Prime Minister [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Warren_Truss&mpc=Wide%20Bay&house=representatives Warren Truss]'s comments on the initiative on ABC's PM program [http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4000807.htm here].
  • * [4] See the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1314a/14bd090 bills digest] for more information.
  • * [5] Read more about COAG's decision to agree with the ARI on ABC News [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-02/coag-agrees-to-hockeys-asset-sale-plans/5424964 here].
  • <p class="italic">Note: See also section 21A.</p>
  • <p class="italic">(4) Page 19 (after line 24), at the end of Subdivision B, add:</p>
  • <p class="italic">21A Cost benefit analyses to be made public</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;If a direction is made under subsection 18(1) in relation to a grant for an infrastructure project, the Infrastructure Minister must:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(a) table in each House of the Parliament, within 14 sitting days of that House after the direction is made, a copy of the evaluation by Infrastructure Australia provided to the Minister under section 19; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(b) within 14 days of the direction being made, ensure that the following information about the project is made available on the Infrastructure Department's website:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(i) a description of the project;</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(ii) when the project is to start and is likely to be completed.</p>
  • <p class="italic">(5) Clause 24, page 20 (after line 26), at the end of subclause (1), add:</p>
  • <p class="italic">Note: See also section 28A.</p>
  • <p class="italic">(7) Page 22 (after line 28), at the end of Subdivision C, add:</p>
  • <p class="italic">28A Cost benefit analyses to be made public</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;If a direction is made under subsection 24(1) for the purposes of making infrastructure payments for an infrastructure project, the Infrastructure Minister must:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(a) table in each House of the Parliament, within 14 sitting days of that House after the direction is made, a copy of the evaluation by Infrastructure Australia provided to the Minister under section 25; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;(b) within 14 days of the direction being made, ensure that the following information about the project is made available on the Infrastructure Department's website:</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(i) a description of the project;</p>
  • <p class="italic">&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;(ii) when the project is to start and is likely to be completed.</p>
  • <p>These amendments will ensure transparency around the decisions the government makes to fund infrastructure projects. Amendments (1) and (5) are consequential references. Amendments (4) and (7) deliver transparency that is otherwise absent from this bill.</p>
  • <p>These amendments are identical and require the infrastructure minister to make public the supporting information behind a project that is approved for a grant or payment. The infrastructure minister will be required to table the Infrastructure Australia evaluation in both houses of parliament within 14 sitting days of approval. Further details of the project will also be required to be posted on the department's website.</p>
  • <p>Consistent with Labor's approach in government and in other bills before the parliament, including the Infrastructure Australia legislation and the land transport legislation, through these amendments Labor will ensure that the evidence behind the minister's funding decisions is open to the public&#8212;and this includes cost-benefit analysis. This is consistent with concerns that have been raised by many stakeholders. It is also consistent with coalition policy. So what I say to the coalition is: vote for your policy which you said before the election you support. These amendments before the House should be supported. They will improve what is flawed legislation. I commend them to the House.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Ross Vasta</p>
  • <p>The question is that opposition amendments (1), (4), (5) and (7) be agreed to.</p>