Senate Daily Summary - 8 July 2014

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No. 38/2014

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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The Senate met from 12.30 pm until 9.40 pm

Legislation

Bills considered

The following bills were debated

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

–second reading debate continued [first speaker]–1 Opposition second reading amendment to be determined, in respect of the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

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Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Committee reports

Reports tabled

Education and Employment Legislation Committee–Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [report]

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee–

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills [report]

Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2] [report]

Leave to meet

The Senate authorised meetings of the National Capital and External Territories Committee, the Public Accounts and Audit Committee, and the Treaties Committee, to be held while the Senate is sitting

Notices of motion

To amend standing orders

Amendment of standing order 17–Procedure Committee–notice given by Senator Faulkner

To extend reporting deadline

Finance and Public Administration References Committee–Commonwealth procurement procedures–to report by 17 July 2014–notice given by the Chair of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Senator Lundy)

To hold meetings when the Senate is sitting

Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Joint Select Committee–16 July 2014 from 10.30 am–private meeting–notice given by the Deputy Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Senator Peris)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–10 July 2014 from 3.45 pm–private meeting–notice given by the Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Macdonald)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee–10 July 2014 from 3.50 pm–private meeting–notice given the Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Wright)

Membership

The Senate agreed to vary the membership of committees

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Documents

Delegated legislation

See Disallowance Alert for a complete list of notices of motion to disallow (and outcomes)

 

Clerk’s documents were tabled [legislative instruments and other documents required by statute to be tabled]

 

Disallowance motions

Notice of motion

Senator Wright gave a notice of motion to disallow the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Regulation 2014 as contained in Select Legislative Instrument No. 64 2014, made under the Migration Act 1958 [F2014L00624]

Orders for the production of documents

Documents tabled

The Minister for Human Services (Senator Payne) tabled documents in response to orders of the Senate relating to the (a) East West Link [a motion to take note of the documents was agreed to]; and (b) Perth Freight Link [a motion to take note of the documents was agreed to]

Notice of motion

Senator Xenophon gave a notice of motion requiring the Minister for Defence to table documents relating to the report of the review of the Air Warfare Destroyer project–by no later than 4 pm on 10 July 2014

Documents tabled, and considered

1 petition

Correspondence relating to a question on notice concerning the use and export of native timber from Western Australia

Government documents considered [first speaker]

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Other business

Questions without notice and issues arising during question time–first question

Adjournment debate–first speaker

Death of Governor of Tasmania

The President informed the Senate of the death of His Excellency the Honourable Peter George Underwood, AC, Governor for the state of Tasmania

Motions agreed to

Environment–Western Australia–Shark cull–moved by Senator Siewert [statements were made]

Immigration–Asylum seekers–moved by Senator Hanson-Young, at the request of Senator Siewert [debated as a matter of urgency – first speaker]

Motion denied formality

Foreign affairs–Japan–Whaling–moved by Senator Whish-Wilson [statements were made]

Notices of motion

Notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals

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Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available at www.aph.gov.au/senate

It is issued by the Senate Table Office as a convenient summary of each day’s proceedings in the Senate. For a complete account see the official record, the Journals of the Senate.

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Related resources

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