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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 28 August 2014

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

 

Commenced 9:30 AM

Rearrangement of business

Minister Fifield moved a motion to vary the routine of business, namely, consider the Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014, followed by consideration of the private senators' bills listed below, time permitting

 

Commenced 9:31 AM
Agreed to

Government business – order of the day relating to:

 1 – Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014  [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

 

Senate divided on the second reading: ayes - 53; noes - 4
AGREED TO

 

running sheet

Oppositon committee amendments [sheet 7477 revised]

Agreed to: No. 6

Disagreed to: Nos 1 to 5 and 7 to 9

 

AG committee amendments [sheet 7495 revised]

Disagreed to: Nos 5, 6 and 7

Not proceeded with: Nos 1 to 4, 8 and 9

 

 

Commenced 9:35 AM
Bill passed with an amendment

 2.General business – orders of the day relating to private senators’ bills 

 29 – Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 11:14 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.56 am

 30 – Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

[Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes]

 3.Petitions

Commenced 11:56 AM
Lodged

 4.Notices of motion

Commenced 11:56 AM
Notices given

 5.Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 10 of 2014 and move for its adoption

Commenced 11:56 AM
Report tabled

 6.Placing of business

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the government business to be considered at 12.45 pm

Commenced 11:56 AM
Agreed to

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the order of general business for today

Commenced 11:57 AM
Agreed to

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to private senators’ bills for consideration on Thursday, 4 September 2014

Commenced 11:58 AM
Agreed to

Government Whip, by leave, moved a motion relating to leave of absence for Senator Ryan from 26 August to 28 August 2014, for personal reasons

 

Commenced 11:58 AM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications

  • business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 to be postponed to the next day of sitting  (Senator Dastyari re disallowance of a regulation)

 

Commenced 11:59 AM

 7.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notice of motion

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

Postponed to next day of sitting

General business notices of motion

392 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) and Senators Singh and Bushby – Hepatitis B and C

Commenced 11:59 AM
Agreed to

390 – Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Wright) – Authorising the committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 28 August 2014

Commenced 12:00 PM
Agreed to

389 – Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Macdonald) – Authorising the committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 28 August 2014

Commenced 12:00 PM
Agreed to

393 – Senator Ludlam – Order for the production of documents – Efficiency review of the ABC and SBS

Senate divided: ayes - 33; noes - 29

Commenced 12:01 PM
Agreed to

356 – Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) – Establishment of a Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration (notice of motion altered on 27 August 2014, pursuant to standing order 77)

Commenced 12:08 PM
Formality denied

386 – Senator Siewert – Hearing loss and impairment in Aboriginal children

Commenced 12:09 PM
Agreed to

391 – Senator Waters – World Congress of Families

Commenced 12:11 PM
Agreed to

395 – Senator Rhiannon – Women-only outreach services

Commenced 12:12 PM
Agreed to

396 – Senator Hanson-Young – Wear It Purple Day

Commenced 12:14 PM
Agreed to

383 – Senator Lambie – Introduction of the Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment (Continuing Roads to Recovery) Bill 2014

394 – Senator Madigan – Liquid fuel refining

To be debated at item 18 today

 8.Tabling and consideration of committee reports  pursuant to standing order 62(4)

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional information received by legislation committees relating to estimates hearings

Commenced 12:15 PM
Documents tabled

 9.Message from the House of Representatives

transmitting for concurrence a resolution to vary the resolution of appointment of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia

Commenced 12:15 PM
Agreed to

 10.Order of business  It is proposed to consider business in the following order–

Business of the Senate notice of motion

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

Postponed to next day of sitting

Business of the Senate orders of the day

1 – Education and Employment Legislation Committee – Report – Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2014 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 12:16 PM
Report tabled

2 – Social Security (Reasonable Excuse – Participation Payment Obligations) (Employment) Determination 2014 (No. 1) [F2014L00887] – Motion for disallowance – Resumption of debate

Senate divided: ayes - 33; noes - 29

 

Commenced 12:17 PM
Agreed to

Government business orders of the day

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

 3 – 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

At 12.45 pm

It is proposed to consider the following government business orders of the day–

 4 – Corporations Amendment (Simple Corporate Bonds and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:50 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 5 – Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Classification Tools and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:59 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 6 – Meteorology Amendment (Online Advertising) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 1:05 PM
Bill passed without amendments

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

Commenced 1:28 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

 11.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded at 3.04 pm

 12.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:05 PM
Debate concluded at 3.35 pm

 13.Any proposal pursuant to standing order 75

(If a proposal is submitted, it will be circulated in the chamber)

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

 14.Ministerial statements

 15.Government responses to parliamentary committee reports

Minister to present the following government responses to committee reports: 

Education and Employment References Committee—Report—Effectiveness of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Report—Review of the listing of Jabhat al-Nusra and re-listing of six terrorist organisations; Review of the re-listing of Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works—Report—Public works on Christmas Island

Commenced 3:36 PM
Documents tabled

 16.Tabling of documents

By President

By ministers

Documents in response to orders for the production of documents relating to distributional and cameo analysis contained in the 2014-15 Budget, and the reivew of the Renewable Energy Target

 

Commenced 3:36 PM
Documents tabled

By senators tabling reports from committees

By Clerk (delegated legislation)

Commenced 3:37 PM
Documents tabled

Documents in response to the continuing orders of the Senate relating to departmental and agency files, appointments and vacancies, and contracts

 

Commenced 3:37 PM
Documents tabled

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

To
tal time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

 17.Committee membership, by leave

Not later than 4.30 pm

 18.General business

Notice of motion

394 – Senator Madigan – Liquid fuel refining

Commenced 3:40 PM
Agreed to

Order of the day

 11 – Anti-Money Laundering Amendment (Gaming Machine Venues) Bill 2012 [2013] [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 4:04 PM
Debate in progress

Not later than 6 pm

 19.General business – consideration of government documents

[Time limit: 1 hour
Total time limit for items: 2 hours 30 minutes]

Not later than 7 pm

 20.Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports (refer to today’s Notice Paper)

[Time limit: 1 hour]

 21.Adjournment proposed – 8 pm, or when consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports concludes, whichever is earlier

 22.Adjournment – not later than 8.40 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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