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representatives vote 2019-11-28#12

Edited by mackay

on 2019-11-29 15:52:05

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  • The majority voted against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/debate/?id=2019-11-28.55.7) to stop Herbert MP [Phillip Thompson](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/herbert/phillip_thompson), which means it failed. Motions like these are known as *gagging motions*.
  • The majority voted against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/debate/?id=2019-11-28.55.7) to stop Herbert MP [Phillip Thompson](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/herbert/phillip_thompson) (LNP), which means it failed. Motions like these are known as *gagging motions*.
representatives vote 2019-11-28#12

Edited by mackay

on 2019-11-29 15:51:22

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  • Bills — Defence Service Homes Amendment Bill 2019; Second Reading
  • Defence Service Homes Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading - Stop Mr Thompson from speaking

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  • <p class="speaker">Darren Chester</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That this bill be now read a second time.</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/debate/?id=2019-11-28.55.7) to stop Herbert MP [Phillip Thompson](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/herbert/phillip_thompson), which means it failed. Motions like these are known as *gagging motions*.
  • <p>I rise today to introduce the Defence Service Homes Amendment Bill 2019. The bill would amend the Defence Service Homes Act 1918 to expand eligibility to the Defence Services Homes Insurance Scheme to all current and former members of the Australian Defence Force who have at least one day's continuous full-time service.</p>
  • <p>As the Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel, I recognise the Australian community has a clear expectation that our veterans and members of the Defence Force, as well as their families, will be well looked after. Of course, as a government we are absolutely committed to putting veterans and their families first. On 24 April this year, the government announced that expanded eligibility for the Defence Services Homes Insurance Scheme would commence from 1 January 2020. This expansion will close existing gaps and ensure all current and former members of the ADF are eligible for home building insurance under the scheme, regardless of the type of service they have undertaken.</p>
  • <p>The bill will ensure that reservists, peacekeepers and widows and widowers who are currently ineligible for the scheme will have access. The expansion of eligibility will mean that more ADF members and veterans will be able to access low-cost home building insurance, particularly in regional Australia and high-peril risk areas such as northern Australia. The amendments will be modern legislative provisions which will align the scheme to the Australian government's policy of supporting all veterans who have served, regardless of their type or length of service, in recognition of their sacrifice and service to the nation. These amendments are all about putting veterans and their families first. I commend this bill to the House.</p>
  • <p class='motion-notice motion-notice-truncated'>Long debate text truncated.</p>