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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 12:30 PM

 2.Government documents to be presented – pursuant to order (Consideration at item 16)

 

Commenced 12:31 PM
Documents tabled

Statement by the President relating to comments made during debate on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 on 1 September 2014

Commenced 12:31 PM

Motion to vary the routine of business, by leave

Minister Cormann sought leave to move a motion relating to the consideration of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014

leave refused: motion moved to suspend standing orders

Senate divided to suspend standing orders: ayes - 34; noes - 30 AGREED TO

Senate divided on the motion: ayes - 34; noes - 30 AGREED TO

 

 

Commenced 12:32 PM
Agreed to

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 [homepage]

Senate divided on the second reading: ayes - 34; noes - 30 AGREED TO

Opposition second reading amendment [sheet 7555] - Senator Conroy moved-That the bill be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 23 October 2014

Senate divided on the motion to refer the bill to committees: ayes - 31; noes - 34 NEGATIVED

 

Government committee amendments [sheet GT108]
Senate divided on all the government amendments: ayes - 34; noes - 31 AGREED TO

 

Senator Wong sought leave to make a statement - leave refused - Senator Wong moved a motion to suspend standing orders
Senate divided on the motion to suspend standing orders: ayes - 33; noes - 36 NEGATIVED

 

Senate divided on the question that schedules 6 to 9, as amended, be agreed to: ayes - 36; noes - 33 AGREED TO

Opposition committee amendments [sheet 7550]:
amendment no. 1 - NOT PROCEEDED WITH
amendment nos 2 to 5 (that the Schedules be removed from the bill) - NEGATIVED

AG committee amendments [sheet 7556]:
amendment no. 1 - NOT PROCEEDED WITH
amendment no. 2 - identical to Opp amendment no. 3

Senate divided on the question that the remaining stages of the bill be agreed to, and this bill be now passed with amendments: ayes - 36; noes - 33 AGREED TO

 

Commenced 1:13 PM
Bill passed with amendments

 3.Government business orders of the day

 1 – Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 2 – Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 [homepage]

 Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 3 – Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 4 – Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 5 – Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

 6 – Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

At 2 pm

 4.Questions

Commenced 2:20 PM
concluded at 3.21 pm

 5.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:21 PM
concluded at 3.51 pm

 6.Notices of motion

Commenced 3:53 PM
Notices given

 7.Placing of business

Postponement notifications

Commenced 3:53 PM

business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 postponed to the next day of sitting

general business notice of motion no. 384 postponed to 4 September 2014 (Senator Xenophon re order for the production of documents concerning surveillance device orders)

general business notice of motion no. 408 postponed to 3 September 2014 (Senator Ludlam re Russia)

 

 8.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Senator Dastyari – Disallowance of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00891]

postponed to the next day of sitting

2 – Senators Heffernan, Leyonhjelm and Reynolds – Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (agriculture levies) (notice of motion altered on 1 September 2014, pursuant to standing order 77)

Agreed to

General business notices of motion

405 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Captain Paul Watson

Commenced 3:53 PM
Withdrawn

401 – Chair of the Select Committee on Health (Senator O’Neill) – Authorising the committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 4 September 2014

402 – Chair of the Economics References Committee (Senator Dastyari) – Extension of time to report (forestry managed investment schemes)

Commenced 3:54 PM
Agreed to

403 – Senator Smith on behalf of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit – Authorising the committee to meet during the sittings of the Senate on Thursday, 25 September, Thursday, 2 October, Thursday, 30 October, Thursday, 27 November and Thursday, 4 December 2014

Commenced 3:55 PM
Agreed to

404 – Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Wright) – Extensions of time to report (Manus Island Detention Centre, Australian Federal Police – Oil for Food Taskforce, and illicit firearms)

Commenced 3:55 PM
Agreed to

406 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Introduction of the Corporations Amendment (Financial Advice) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Commenced 3:56 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

397 – Senators Siewert and Ludlam – Carnaby’s Cockatoo

Commenced 3:57 PM
Agreed to

400 – Senator Rice – Child labour

Commenced 3:58 PM
Agreed to

407 – Senator Hanson-Young – Renewable energy

Commenced 3:59 PM
Agreed to

408 – Senator Ludlam – Russia

postponed to 3 September 2014

 9.Matter of public importance  President to announce receipt of letter from Senator Moore proposing that the following matter be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

The impact of the Abbott Government’s GP tax and medicine price hike on pensioners, the poor and the chronically ill.

(Under standing order 75 the proposed discussion must be supported by at least four other senators rising in their places)

[Time limit: 60 minutes, or if no motions are moved 
to take note of answers, 90 minutes]

Commenced 4:00 PM
Debate in progress

At 5 pm

 10.First speech – Senator Lazarus

 11.Ministerial statements

 12.Tabling of documents

By President

By ministers

Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014

By senators tabling reports from committees

Government Whip (Senator Bushby), on behalf of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works to present report no. 5 of 2014 – Referrals made June 2014

Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (Senator Smith) to present the 11th report of the 44th Parliament

By Clerk (delegated legislation)

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes
Time limit per motion: 30 minutes

To
tal time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

 13.Committee membership, by leave

 14.Messages from the House of Representatives

 

transmitting the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Repeal) Bill 2014 for concurrence

[debate to be adjourned pursuant to standing order 115(3);
this bill is not subject to the bills cut
‑off order]

transmitting the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2014 for concurrence

[this bill is not subject to the bills cut‑off order]

 15.Order of businessIt is proposed to consider business in the following order –

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Senator Dastyari – Disallowance of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00891]

postponed to the next day of sitting

Business of the Senate orders of the day

1 – Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee – Report – Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

2 – Community Affairs References Committee  Final report – Speech pathology services

Government business continued

At 6.50 pm

 16.Consideration of government documents

Documents tabled earlier today

Document listed on page 8 of today’s printed Notice Paper

 [Time limit: 30 minutes]

 17.Adjournment proposed – 7.20 pm, or when consideration of government documents concludes, whichever is earlier

 18.Adjournment

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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