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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 25 June 2015

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

 2.Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

Motion, by leave

Senator Collins moved a motion, by leave, in relation to a private meeting, and a proposed extension of time, for the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee re the handling of the  'Monis' letter (similar in wording to general business notice of motion no.776 below)

Senate divided (9.50pm): ayes - 34; noes - 31

Commenced 9:31 AM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 9:57 AM

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today, from 9.30 am, for the committee's inquiry into the Regulator of Medical Cannabis Bill 2014

Motion to vary hours of meeting and routine of business today

Minister Fifield, by leave, moved Government business notice of motion no. 3 to vary the hours of meeting for today

Senate divided (10.14 am): ayes - 43; noes - 12

 

Commenced 9:58 AM
Agreed to

Message from the House of Representatives transmitting the Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015 for concurrence [homepage]

Minister Fifield, by leave, sought to exempt the bill from the bills cut-off order - leave refused | Minister Fifield moved a motion to suspend standing orders - AGREED TO

Senate divided (10.28) that the motion re exemption of bill may be moved immediately and be given precedence: ayes - 42; noes - 11  AGREED TO

Motion to exempt the bill from the bills cut-off order was agreed to | statement of reasons 

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AG second reading amendment amended to omit all words after "Nauru" second occurring in paragraph (1) - AGREED TO

Senate divided (12.17pm) on the second reading: ayes - 37; noes - 13  AGREED TO

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AG committee amendments [sheet 7738]

Commenced 10:21 AM
Committee reported progress

 5.Notices of motion

Commenced 12:42 PM
Notices given

Senator Wright to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 3 for today (disallowance of the Federal Courts Legislation Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2015

Commenced 12:42 PM
Notice withdrawn

Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 12:43 PM
Agreed to

At 12.45 pm

1 – Defence Legislation (Enhancement of Military Justice) Bill 2015 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:44 PM
Bill passed without amendments

2 – Export Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2015 [homepage]

Export Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2015 [homepage]

Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2015 [homepage]

Export Charges (Collection) Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:54 PM
Bills passed without amendments

3 – Imported Food Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2015 [homepage]

Imported Food Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2015 [homepage]

Imported Food Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2015 [homepage]

Imported Food Charges (Collection) Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:56 PM
Bills passed without amendments

4 – Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Employee Share Schemes) Bill 2015 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:57 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 6.Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 8 of 2015 and move for its adoption

Senator Siewert's amendment - Senate divided (1.01pm): ayes - 11; noes 40  NEGATIVED

Senator Xenophon's amendment to the Minister's amendment re reporting date, namely, 12 October 2015 - AGREED TO

 

Senate divided (1.31pm) on the Minister's amendment, namely, to refer the Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 to the Economics Legislation Committee: ayes - 31; noes - 35  NEGATIVED

 

Senator Moore's amendment, namely to refer the Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee - AGREED TO

 

Commenced 12:58 PM
concluded at 1.39 pm

 7.Placing of business

Postponement notifications:

Senator Xenophon postponed business of the Senate notices of motion nos 1 and 2 to 12 August 2015 (re references to Economics References Committee)

Commenced 1:39 PM

Committees – extension of time to report received prior to printing:

Environment and Communications References Committee – stormwater management – extended from 25 June to 19 August 2015

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee – International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015 – extended from 17 August to 17 September 2015

Commenced 1:39 PM

 8.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Senator Xenophon – Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Australian international airlines)

Postponed to 12 August 2015

2 – Senator Xenophon – Reference to the Economics References Committee (iron ore)

Postponed to 12 August 2015

5 – Senator Leyonhjelm – References to the Economics References Committee (health legislation)

Commenced 1:40 PM
Agreed to

4 – Senator Wright – Disallowance of Schedule 2 of the Federal Court Legislation Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2015 [F2015L00780]

Senate divided (1.41pm): ayes - 37; noes - 28

Commenced 1:40 PM
Agreed to

6 – Senator Lazarus – Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (smoke alarms)

Commenced 1:48 PM
Agreed to

Government business notices of motion

1 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – Approval of works within the Parliamentary Zone (John Gorton Building car park enhancement and construction of a memorial to the victims of the MH17 disaster)

Commenced 1:51 PM
Agreed to

2 – Attorney-General (Senator Brandis) – Introduction of the Civil Law and Justice (Omnibus Amendments) Bill 2015

Commenced 1:51 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business notices of motion

772 – Senator Gallagher – Establishment of the Select Committee on Families

Senate divided (1.55pm): ayes - 33; noes - 33

Commenced 1:53 PM
Negatived

764 – Senators Leyonhjelm, Wang and Day – Genetically modified crops (notice of motion altered on 24 June 2015, pursuant to standing order 77)

768 – Senator Lazarus – Establishment of the Select Committee on the Residential Fire Safety

771 – Senators Back and Singh – 70th Anniversary – United Nations Charter

773 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Order for the production of documents – Corporate tax avoidance (notice of motion altered on 24 June 2015, pursuant to standing order 77)

774 – Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) – Introduction of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill 2015

775 – Senator Moore – Abbott Government – accountability

776 – Senator Collins – Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee – requirement to meet and extension of time to report

777 – Senator Rhiannon – Foreign aid

778 – Senator O’Sullivan – Illegal substances

779 – Senator Macdonald – Waltzing Matilda Centre

780 – Senator Macdonald – Vietnamese Community

At 2 pm

 12.Questions

Commenced 2:02 PM
Debate concluded at 3.07 pm

Statement by the President

relating to Senator Macdonald's dissent from a ruling by the Deputy President during discovery of formal business today

Commenced 3:07 PM

 13.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:11 PM
Debate concluded at 3.42 pm

 14.Tabling by President

President to table a statement relating to the building condition of Parliament House and an attachment, Australian Parliament House Condition Summary

Commenced 3:42 PM
Document tabled

 15.Tabling of delegation report, by leave

Senator Sterle to present the report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference held at Hanoi, Vietnam, from 28 March to 1 April 2015

Commenced 3:42 PM
Report tabled

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

Deputy Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Senator Peris) to present the final report of the committee

Commenced 3:43 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note

Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Gallacher) to present report – Commonwealth’s treaty-making process

Commenced 4:05 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note

Education and Emplyment Legislation Committee – Report – 2015-16 Budget estimates

Commenced 4:13 PM
Report tabled

Chair of the Standing Committee on Publications (Senator O’Sullivan) to present the 15th report and move for its adoption

Commenced 4:14 PM
Report tabled

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Commenced 4:14 PM
Documents tabled

Chair of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Senator Bernardi) to present second interim report – Department of Parliamentary Services

Commenced 4:14 PM
Report tabled

Chair of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Senator Bernardi) to present report – Proposed Parliament House security upgrade works

Commenced 4:15 PM
Report tabled

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee – Interim report – Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Motion re extension of time for the committee to report by 10 August 2015  AGREED TO

Commenced 4:15 PM
Report tabled

Chair of the Standing Committee of Senators’ Interests (Senator Bilyk) to present statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations lodged between 3 December 2014 and 24 June 2015

Commenced 4:15 PM
Document tabled

Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Sterle) to present report – Australia’s transport energy resilience

Commenced 4:16 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note

Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Gallacher) to present report – Defence use of unmanned platforms

Commenced 4:23 PM
Report tabled

Deputy Chair of the Joint Select Committee on the Australia Fund Establishment (Senator Lazarus) to present the final report of the committee

Commenced 4:24 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note

Tabling of document

Minister Colbeck tabled a document relating to the order for the production of documents concerning Headspace

Commenced 4:26 PM
Document tabled

 10.Messages from the House of Representatives

transmitting the  Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [No.2] and the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015 for concurrence

[to be listed on the Notice Paper as separate orders;
the bills are subject to the bills cut-off order]

 

Senate divided (4.33pm) on the motion that the Fair Work bill may proceed without formalities: ayes - 31; noes - 36  NEGATIVED

Commenced 4:27 PM
Bills introduced

 17.Ministerial statements

Not later than 4.30 pm

Government business orders of the day

Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015 [homepage– In committee

Running sheet

AG committee amendments [sheet 7738] -

Senate divided (4.58pm) on amendment nos 1 and 7: ayes - 13; noes - 34  NEGATIVED

Senate divided (5.20pm) on amendment nos 8 and 2: ayes - 16; noes - 31  NEGATIVED

Senate divided (5.34pm) on amendment nos 3 and 5 - ayes - 11; noes - 33  NEGATIVED

Senate divided (5.48pm) on amendments nos 4 and 6 - ayes - 11 noes - 36  NEGATIVED 

LDP committee amendment [sheet 7740] - NEGATIVED

Senate divided (6.11pm) on the third reading: ayes - 41; noes - 15  AGREED TO

 

Commenced 4:49 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 9.Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 6:18 PM
Agreed to

Messages from the House of Representatives

informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 without amendment

Commenced 6:19 PM
Message reported

informing the Senate of changes in the membership of the Intelligence and Security Joint Committee, and the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Joint Committee

Commenced 6:19 PM
Message reported

 21.Next meeting of Senate

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the next meeting of the Senate

Commenced 6:19 PM
Agreed to

 22.Leave of absence

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion to grant leave of absence to all senators

Commenced 6:20 PM
Agreed to

 23.Adjournment proposed – after the consideration of the Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015, or, a motion moved by the minister

Commenced 6:21 PM
concluded

 24.Adjournment - Senate concluded at 6.40 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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