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The Senate
   
This document is issued as a guide to senators.
   
The business listed is subject to change.
   
ORDER OF BUSINESS
   
   
   
(Question time to be televised live and
   
proceedings to be broadcast on radio
   
from 5 pm)
   
2013-14/26
   
THURSDAY, 27 MARCH 2014
   
AT 9.30 am
   
   
   
   
1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country
   
Commenced 9:30 AM
   
2. General business – orders of the day relating to private senators’ bills
   
   
30–Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2014 – Resumption of second reading debate
   
Commenced 9:31 AM
Second reading debate interrupted at 11.51 am
   
 
Senator Whish-Wilson committee amendments [sheet 7475]
 
   
   
[Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes]
   
   
3. Petitions, and petitioning documents
   
Commenced 11:51 AM
Presented 
   
   
Commenced 11:52 AM
Notices given 
   
Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Edwards), pursuant to notice of intention given on 26 March 2014, to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for 10 sitting days after today (disallowance of the Declaration of ‘corresponding State laws’) [F2013L02043]
   
Commenced 11:52 AM
Withdrawn 
   
5. Selection of Bills Committee
   
   
Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Kroger) to present report no. 4 of 2014 and move for its adoption
   
Commenced 11:52 AM
Report tabled 
   
6. Placing of business
   
Commenced 11:53 AM
   
Government Whip, by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senator Sinodinos for today, for personal reasons  
   
Commenced 11:59 AM
Agreed to 
Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the government business to be considered at 12.45 pm
 
Senator Moore's amendment was agreed to:
 
omit paragraph (b), substitute:
(b) Business of the Senate orders of the day nos 1 to 7".
 
   
Commenced 11:53 AM
Agreed to as amended
   
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 
   
Government Whip, by leave, moved a motion proposing an extension of time for the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee to present its report on Australia Post to 27 August 2014
 
   
Commenced 11:57 AM
Agreed to 
Senator Whish-Wilson, by leave, moved a motion proposing an extension of time for the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Reference Committee to present its report on illegal fishing to 28 August 2014  
   
Commenced 11:59 AM
Agreed to 
Postponement notifications
   
   
7. Discovery of formal business
   
   
Business of the Senate notices of motion
   
   
1 – Senator Hanson-Young – Disallowance of amendments to the Migration Regulations 1994 made by the Migration Amendment (unauthorised Maritime Arrival) Regulation 2013 [F2013L02104]
   
Commenced 12:01 PM
Agreed to 
   
2 – Senator Xenophon – Reference to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (abuse in Defence)
   
Commenced 12:00 PM
Agreed to 
   
3 – Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) – Reference to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement)
   
Commenced 12:04 PM
Agreed to 
   
Government business notices of motion
   
1 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – Hours of meeting and routine of business for Tuesday, 13 May and Thursday, 15 May 2014
   
Commenced 12:05 PM
Agreed to 
   
2 – Minister for Defence (Senator Johnston) – Introduction of the Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014
   
Commenced 12:05 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned 
   
3 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – Exemption of bills from the provisions of standing order 111(5) to (8) concerning the consideration of legislation (Defence Force Retirement Benefits Legislation Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2014, Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2014 and Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill 2014)
   
Commenced 12:07 PM
Agreed to 
   
General business notices of motion
   
   
107 – Senator Rhiannon – Introduction of the Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2014
   
Commenced 12:07 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned 
   
206 – Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Sterle) – Extension of time to report (public transport)
   
Commenced 12:09 PM
Agreed to 
   
207 – Chair of the Select Committee on School Funding (Senator Collins) – Extension of time to report
   
Commenced 12:09 PM
Agreed to 
   
208 – Senator Di Natale – Variation of appointment of the Select Committee into the Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit
   
Commenced 12:09 PM
Agreed to 
   
209 – Senator Smith – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

 

Senator Milne's amendment was agreed to:

insert "His  Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge" after references to "their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge"

 

   
Commenced 12:10 PM
Agreed to as amended
   
210 – Senator Rhiannon – Barton Highway
   
Commenced 12:12 PM
Agreed to 
   
211 – Senators Rhiannon and Moore – Polio
   
Commenced 12:12 PM
Agreed to 
   
212 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) – Research funding (notice of motion altered on 26 March 2014, pursuant to standing order 77)
   
Commenced 12:13 PM
Agreed to 
   
213 – Senators Madigan and Xenophon – Commonwealth procurement policy
   
for consideration at item 18
   
214 – Senator Carr – Compliance with Senate order
   
Commenced 12:13 PM
Agreed to 
   
215 – Senator Di Natale – Introduction of the Private Health Insurance Amendment (GP Services) Bill 2014
   
Commenced 12:14 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned 
   
8. Tabling and consideration of committee reports – pursuant to standing order 62(4)
   
   
Government Whip (Senator Kroger) to present additional information received by the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References committee on its inquiry into a public interest immunity claim
   
Commenced 12:15 PM
Documents tabled 
[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes
   
Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]
   
   
9. Messages from the House of Representatives transmitting the following bills for concurrence:
   
   
   
Commenced 12:16 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned 
[these bills are subject to the bills cut-off order]
   
   
   
   
Commenced 12:18 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned 
[to be listed on the Notice Paper as a package;
   
these bills are subject to the bills cut-off order]
   
   
10. Order of business – It is proposed to consider business in the following order –
   
   
Business of the Senate orders of the day
   
   
3 – Community Affairs References Committee – Interim report – Speech pathology services
 
Senate agreed to adopt recommendation contained in the report, namely, final report to be presented by 26 June 2014
 
   
Commenced 12:19 PM
Report tabled 
1 – Education and Employment References Committee – Report – Effectiveness of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy
   
Commenced 12:23 PM
Report tabled debate interrupted at 12.45 pm
   
2 – Education and Employment References Committee – Report – Australian Building and Construction Commission, including the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 and any related bills
   
Commenced 1:35 PM
Report tabled debate interrupted at 2 pm
   
Government business orders of the day
   
   
1–Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 – Resumption of second reading debate
   
   
2–Tax Bonus for Working Australians Repeal Bill 2013 – Resumption of second reading debate
   
   
   
At 12.45 pm
   
It is proposed to consider the following government business orders of the day (subject to exemption from the bills cut-off order) –
   
   
   
Commenced 12:45 PM
Bill passed without amendments 
   
   
Commenced 1:03 PM
Bill passed without amendments 
   
   
At 2 pm
   
11. Questions
   
Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded at 3.07 pm
   
12. Motions to take note of answers
   
Commenced 3:08 PM
concluded at 3.39 pm
[Time limit: 30 minutes]
   
   
13. Any proposal pursuant to standing order 75
   
[Time limit: 60 minutes, or if no motions are moved
to take note of answers, 90 minutes]
   
   
14. Ministerial statements
   
   
15. Government response to parliamentary committee report
   
   
Minister to present the government’s response to the 128th report of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties – Treaties Ratification Bill 2012
   
Commenced 3:39 PM
Response tabled 
   
16. Tabling of documents
   
   
By President
   
   
Response to Senate resolution – Minister for Education (Mr Pyne) – Schools funding (agreed to 11 December 2013)
   
Commenced 3:40 PM
Document tabled 
   
By ministers - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture (Senator Colbeck) tabled a document relating to the Senate order for the production of documents about the dredging at Abbot Point
 
   
Commenced 3:40 PM
Tabled. Motion to take note of document agreed to 
   
By senators tabling reports from committees
   
   
Oppositon Whip to table corrigendum to the report of the Environment and Communications References Committee on its inquiry into the direct action plan
 
   
Commenced 3:54 PM
Document tabled 
Senator Lines tabled the report of the Education and Employment References Committee – Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions]
 
   
Commenced 1:54 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note 
Senator Dastyari tabled the report of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee – Operation Sovereign Borders
 
   
Commenced 4:24 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note 
Senator Stephens tabled the report of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee – Overseas aid
 
 
   
Commenced 4:36 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note 
Senator Sterle tabled the report of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee – Qantas jobs
 
 
   
Commenced 4:37 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note 
18. Consideration of general business notice of motion no. 213 – Senators Madigan and Xenophon – Commonwealth procurement policy
 
   
Commenced 4:55 PM
debate interrupted at 6 pm

Tabling of documents By Clerk (delegated legislation)

 

   
Commenced 6:00 PM
Documents tabled 
   
   
Commenced 6:00 PM
Agreed to 
   
Message from the House of Representatives transmitting the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2] for concurrence
 
   
Commenced 6:01 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned 
Not later than 6 pm
 
19. General business – consideration of government documents (refer to today’s printed Notice Paper, page 9)
 
   
Commenced 6:02 PM
debated concluded
   
Not later than 7 pm
   
   
20. Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports (refer to today’s Notice Paper, page 5)
   
Commenced 6:05 PM
debate concluded at 6.36 pm
[Time limit: 1 hour]
   
   

Next meeting of the Senate - Minister to move motion

 

   
Commenced 6:36 PM
Agreed to 

Leave of absence to all senators - Minister to move a motion

 

   
Commenced 6:36 PM
Agreed to 
21. Adjournment proposed – 8 pm, or when consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports concludes, whichever is earlier
   
Commenced 6:37 PM
debate concluded
   
22. Adjournment – not later than 8.40 pm
   
Senate adjourned at 7.12 pm
   
   
   
ROSEMARY LAING
Clerk of the Senate