Senate Daily Summary - 10 July 2014

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No. 40/2014

Thursday, 10 July 2014

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The Senate met from 9.30 am until 7.06 pm

Legislation

Bill introduced

The following bill was introduced

Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014 [private senator’s bill]

Bills considered

The following bill was debated

Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2]–second reading debate commenced [first speaker]

 

The following bills were debated and negatived

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and 7 related bills–defeated on the question that the main bill, as amended, and the related bills be agreed [the bills were considered under a declaration of urgencystatements were made; committee stage continued–2 AG amendments agreed to]

The following bill was debated and passed

Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2014 [first speaker] [The bill will now be assented to]

Private senators’ bills to be debated

On 14 November 2013 the Senate agreed to a temporary order allowing private senators’ bills to be considered on Thursdays. On 17 July 2014 the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014 and the Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2014 are scheduled for debate

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Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Committee reports

 

Estimates

Additional information arising from estimates hearings was tabled

Government responses to committee reports tabled

National Capital and External Territories Joint Committee–Reports–

An estate for the future: Inquiry into the allocation of land to diplomatic missions in the ACT

Provision of amenity within the Parliamentary Triangle

Leave to meet

The Senate authorised the Treaties Joint Committee to hold private meetings when the Senate is sitting

Reporting date extended

The Senate extended the reporting date for the inquiry of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee on grass-fed cattle levies–to 23 September 2014

Notice of motion to refer a matter to a committee

Privileges Committee–Inquiry by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee into aviation accident investigations–notice given by Senator Xenophon [the President made a statement]

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

Notices of motion to disallow given

Fair Work Act 2009–Senator Rice gave a notice of motion to disallow the Fair Work Amendment (Protected Industrial Action) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00881]

Senator Leyonhjelm gave notices to disallow the following legislative instruments:

  • Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014, made under the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999 [F2014L00626]
  • Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014, made under the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 [F2014L00628]
  • Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment (Mushrooms) Regulation 2014, made under the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991 [F2014L00627]

Orders for the production of documents

Documents tabled

The following documents were tabled in response to orders of the Senate:

Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 [The document was tabled in response to the order of the Senate agreed to earlier that day – see below]

Defence–Air Warfare Destroyer project [The documents were tabled in response to the order of the Senate agreed to on 9 July 2014]

Motions agreed to

The Senate agreed to the following orders:

The Minister for Finance to table the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014–by no later than 1.50 pm on 10 July 2014

The Special Minister of State to table correspondence and documents concerning the Australian Electoral Commission–by no later than 15 July 2014

Documents tabled, and discussed

2 petitions, and a petitioning document

Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014, made under the Corporations Act 2001

Government documents, committee reports, government responses and Auditor‑General’s reports were discussed

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Other business

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

Adjournment debate–first speaker

First speech

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education (Senator Ryan) gave a notice of motion relating to a first speech (by Senator Day)

Motion debated

Education–Higher education funding–moved by Senator Carr [first speaker]

Statement by leave

Senator Madigan made a statement about comments he made on the adjournment debate on 9 July 2014

Notices of motion

Notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals

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Online

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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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Contact details

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phone: (02) 6277 3021
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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