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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

 2.Documents to be presented – pursuant to temporary order - consideration at item 13)

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

 3.Committees – proposals to meet received prior to printing:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today 

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade to meet during the sittings of the Senate today and on 3 December 2014

 

Commenced 9:31 AM

Statement, by leave

Minister Johnston made a statement relating to the Australian Submarine Corporation

(9.34 am) Senator Wong, by leave, moved a motion to take note of the statement

Commenced 9:31 AM
Motion to take note of the statement was agreed to

 4.Government business orders of the day

1 – Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 [homepage] – In committee

 

running sheet
 

Government committee amendments [sheet ES111] - all amendments  AGREED TO
  

AG committee amendments [sheet 7626]

Senate divided (11.39 am) on AG amendments nos 1, 2 and 7: ayes - 11; noes - 34  NEGATIVED

Senate divided (12.25 pm) on amendment no. 8: ayes - 11; noes - 32  NEGATIVED

Senate divided (12.35 pm) on amendment no. 9: ayes - 11 noes - 38   NEGATIVED

 

Senate divided (12.43 pm) on the third reading: ayes - 38; noes - 13  AGREED TO

Commenced 11:00 AM
Bill passed with amendments

At 12.45 pm

 5.Senators’ statements

Commenced 12:49 PM
Concluded at 2 pm

At 2 pm

 6.Questions

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(2.47 pm) Senator Wong, by leave, sought leave to move a motion to censure the Minister for Defence (Senator Johnston) - leave refused

(2.47 pm) Senator Wong moved a motion to suspend standing orders

Senate divided (3.09 pm) to suspend standing orders: ayes - 39; noes - 33  AGREED TO

(3.16 pm) Senator Wong moved censure motion

(5.27 pm) Senate divided on the censure motion: ayes - 37; noes - 31  AGREED TO

 

 

Commenced 2:00 PM
Matter concluded at 5.35 pm

 7.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Not proceeded with

 8.Petitions

Commenced 5:35 PM
Presented

 9.Notices of motion

Commenced 5:35 PM
Notices given

 10.Placing of business

Minister to move a motion that the Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Bill 2014 be listed on the Notice Paper as a separate order of the day

Commenced 5:37 PM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications:

General business notices of motion nos 508, 519 and 531, standing in the name of Senator O'Sullivan, postponed to 27 November 2014

 

Commenced 5:38 PM

Committees – extensions of time to report

 11.Discovery of formal business

General business notices of motion

529 – Senator Fawcett on behalf of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties – Authorisation for the committee to meet during the sittings of the Senate on 9 February, 2 March, 16 March and 23 March 2015

Commenced 5:39 PM
Agreed to

530 – Senator Williams – Moree Boomerangs Rugby League Football Club

Commenced 5:39 PM
Agreed to

532 – Senator Di Natale – Uncommon cancers

Commenced 5:40 PM
Agreed to

533 – Senator Leyonhjelm – Introduction of the Freedom to Marry Bill 2014 [homepage]

Commenced 5:40 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

534 – Senator Moore – ANZAC Parade 

Commenced 5:41 PM
Agreed to

535 – Senators Moore and Rhiannon – International aid assistance for clean water and sanitation

Commenced 5:42 PM
Agreed to

499 – Senator Rice – High Speed Rail Authority

Commenced 5:42 PM
Agreed to

536 – Senator Siewert – Violence against people with disability

Commenced 5:43 PM
Agreed to

508 – Senator O’Sullivan – Coal industry

Postponed to 27 November 2014

519 – Senator O’Sullivan – Dairy trade

Postponed to 27 November 2014

531 – Senator O’Sullivan – Business and trade – India 

Postponed to 27 November 2014

 12.Urgency motion - letter received from Senator Moore

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

Commenced 5:47 PM
Withdrawn

 13.Consideration of documents tabled earlier today

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 5:47 PM
Documents called on but no motion was moved

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

Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills (Senator Polley) to present the 16th report and alert digest no. 16 of 2014

Commenced 5:47 PM
Documents tabled

Senator Fawcett, on behalf of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, to present the 145th report – Treaties tabled on 26 August and 2 September 2014

Commenced 5:48 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to present delegated legislation monitor no. 16 of 2014

Commenced 5:50 PM
Document tabled

Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Senator Fawcett) to present report – Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Takeovers Panel

Commenced 5:51 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note

Minister to present the government’s response to the report of the Community Affairs References Committee on its inquiry into the supply of chemotherapy drugs

Commenced 5:53 PM
Document tabled

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

Tabling of documents by minister

Minister to table correspondence relating to orders for the production of documents concerning the Eboloa epidemic response, Moreton Bay rail link, and the Ipswich motorway

Commenced 5:59 PM
Documents tabled

 15.Ministerial statements

 16.Committee membership, by leave

 17.Messages from the House of Representatives

transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 6) Bill 2014

[to be listed on the Notice Paper as separate orders of the day;
these bills are not subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 5:59 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Customs Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

Customs Tariff Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

 [debate to be adjourned pursuant to standing order 115(3);
to be listed on the Notice Paper as a package;

these bills are not subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 6:01 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

notifiying changes in the membership of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

 

Commenced 6:03 PM
Message reported

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

Business of the Senate orders of the day

1 – Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee – Report – Infrastructure Australia Amendment (Cost Benefit Analysis and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee – Report – Customs Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 and related bill [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 6:04 PM
Reports tabled

Government business continued

2 – Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 6:04 PM
Bill passed without amendments

3 – Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

AG second reading amendment [sheet 7623]

 

Commenced 7:03 PM
Debate interrupted at 7.20 pm

4 – Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Government committee amendments [sheet HV131]

 

5 – Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

 

Proposed Senator Xenophon and Senator Wang (PUP)second reading amendment [sheet 7624]

AG committee amendments [sheet 7542] 

PUP committee amendments [sheet 7618]

 

6 – Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

 Senator Day committee amendments [sheet 7622]

 

 19.Adjournment proposed – 7.20 pm

Commenced 7:20 PM
Debate concluded

 20.Adjournment – Senate adjourned at 8 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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