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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

 2.Government documents to be presented pursuant to order - consideration at item 18

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

 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

Senate divided on the second reading: ayes - 29; noes - 35

 

Commenced 9:31 AM
Negatived at second reading

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

Senate divided on the second reading: ayes - 42; noes - 9 AGREED TO

 

Commenced 11:59 AM
Bill passed without amendments

3 – Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 4 – Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 5 – Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

At 12.45 pm

 4.Matters of public interest discussion

Commenced 12:50 PM
concluded at 2 pm

At 2 pm

 5.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded at 3.01 pm

 6.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:02 PM
concluded

 7.Notices of motion

Commenced 3:33 PM
Notices given

 8.Placing of business

 

Government Whip, by leave, to move a motion relating to leave of absence for Senators Johnston, Mason and Ryan
 

Commenced 3:33 PM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications:

Commenced 3:34 PM

Senator Rice to postpone business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 to 22 September 2014 (disallowance of the Fair Work Amendment (Protected Industrial Action) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00881]) (notification received prior to printing)

business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 postponed to the next day of sitting (Senator Dastyari re disallowance of a regulation)

general business notice of motion no. 414 postponed to 23 September 2014 (Senator Conroy re shipbuilding)

general business notice of motion no. 418 postponed to 23 September 2014 (Senator Lazarus re establishment of a select committee)

 

 

 9.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notices of motion

2 – Senator Dastyari – Disallowance of items 1 to 27 inclusive and item 30 of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00891]

Postponed to next day of sitting

3 – Senators Madigan, Muir, Xenophon, Lambie, Bullock, Canavan and Heffernan – Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Australia’s transport energy)

Commenced 3:34 PM
Agreed to

General business notices of motion

409 – Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Seselja) – Extension of time to report (Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 and related bill [provisions])

Commenced 3:35 PM
Agreed to

411 – Senators Smith and McKenzie – Australian National Flag Day

Commenced 3:36 PM
Agreed to

415 – Senators Nash and McLucas, Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne), Senators Lambie, Day, Leyonhjelm, Madigan and Xenophon – Centenary of Red Cross in Australia

Commenced 3:37 PM
Agreed to

410 – Senator Rice – High speed rail network

Commenced 3:38 PM
Agreed to

412 – Senator Rhiannon – Mr Glen Turner

Commenced 3:38 PM
Agreed to

413 – Senator Wright – National Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Commenced 3:39 PM
Agreed to

417 – Senator Hanson-Young – Red Cross Migrant Support Program (notice of motion altered on 2 September 2014, pursuant to standing order 77)

Senate divided: ayes - 31; noes - 28

Commenced 3:39 PM
Agreed to

408 – Senator Ludlam – Russia

Commenced 3:47 PM
Formality denied

414 – Senator Conroy – Shipbuilding

Postponed to 23 September 2014

418 – Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) – Establishment of the Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration

postponed to 23 September 2014

 10.Matter of urgency (pursuant to standing order 75) - letter received from Senator Moore

 

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

Commenced 3:50 PM
Agreed to

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

Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills (Senator Polley) to present the 11th report and alert digest no. 11 of 2014

Commenced 4:53 PM
Documents tabled

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to present delegated legislation monitor no. 11 of 2014

Commenced 4:53 PM
Document tabled

Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (Senator Singh) to present reports:

  • Examination of the annual report of the Australian Crime Commission 2012-13
  • Examination of the annual report of the Australian Federal Police 2012-13
Commenced 4:54 PM
Report tabled. Motion to take note of report agreed to

At 5 pm

 11.First speeches – Senators Day and Lambie

 

Commenced 5:00 PM
in progress

 12.Tabling and consideration of committee reports continued – pursuant to standing order 62(4)

Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (Senator Bilyk) to present report – Examination of the annual report for 2012-13 of the Integrity Commissioner

Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Urquhart) to present report – Great Barrier Reef

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes
Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

 13.Ministerial statements

 14.Tabling of documents

By President

Response to Senate resolution – Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Mr Morrison) – Asylum seekers (agreed to 14 July 2014)

By ministers

By Clerk (delegated legislation), and a statement of compliance relating to the Senate order on indexed lists of departmental and agency files

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

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes
]

 15.Committee membership, by leave

 16.Messages from the House of Representatives

transmitting the International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill 2014 for concurrence

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

agreeing to the amendments made by the Senate to the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014

 

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

Business of the Senate notices of motion

2 – Senator Dastyari – Disallowance of items 1 to 27 inclusive and item 30 of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00891]

Postponed to next day of sitting

Government business continued

3 – Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

At 6.50 pm

 18.Consideration of government documents tabled earlier today

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

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

 20.Adjournment – not later than 8 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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