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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 27 November 2014

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

2.  Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

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

Joint Select Committee on the Australia Fund Establishment to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 1 December 2014

Commenced 9:32 AM

 4.General business – orders of the day relating to private senators’ bills 

29 – Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 9:32 AM
debate adjourned at 10.48 am

7 – Fair Trade (Australian Standards) Bill 2013 [homepage]  Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 10:48 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.53 am

[Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes]

 5.Notices of motion

Commenced 11:53 AM
Notices given

 6.Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 15 of 2014 and move for its adoption

Commenced 11:54 AM
Report tabled

 7.Placing of business

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the government business to be considered at 12.45 pm

Commenced 11:54 AM
Agreed to

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the order of general business for today

Commenced 11:55 AM
Agreed to

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to private senators’ bills for consideration on Thursday, 4 December 2014

Commenced 11:55 AM
Agreed to

Government Whip, by leave, to move a motion relating to leave of absence for Senator Xenophon for today, for personal reasons

AND

Opposition Whip, by leave, moved a motion relating to leave of absence for Senator Cameron for today

 

Commenced 11:58 AM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications:

General business notices of motion nos 508, 519, 531 and 543, standing in the name of Senator O'Sullivan, postponed to 1 December 2014

Business of the Senate notice of motion no.1, standing in the name of Senators Xenophon and Ruston, postponed to 1 December 2014

 

Commenced 11:56 AM

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

Community Affairs Legislation Committee – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill 2014 – extended from 3 December 2014 to 4 March 2015

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee – Current requirements for labelling of seafood and seafood products – extended from 4 December 2014 to 18 December 2014

Commenced 11:57 AM

 8.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1 – Senator Xenophon and Ruston – Reference to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Postponed to 1 December 2014

Government business notice of motion

1 – Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) – Approval to reinstate parts of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulations 2014

Commenced 11:58 AM
Agreed to

General business notices of motion

508 – Senator O’Sullivan – Coal industry

Postponed to 1 December 2014

519 – Senator O’Sullivan – Dairy trade

Postponed to 1 December 2014

525 – Senators Leyonhjelm and Day – Government spending

to be debated at item 16

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

Postponed to 1 December 2014

543 – Senator O’Sullivan – Black coal industry

Postponed to 1 December 2014

544 – Senator Rhiannon – Public transport – regional Australia

Commenced 11:59 AM
Agreed to

541 – Senator Leyonhjelm – Introduction of the Family Tax Benefit (Tighter Income Test) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Commenced 12:00 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

537 – Senator Xenophon – Introduction of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Commenced 12:01 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

545 – Senators Macdonald, Williams and Bernardi – Great Barrier Reef

Senate divided (12.06 pm): ayes - 30; noes - 33

 

Commenced 12:02 PM
Negatived

539 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Japanese whaling

Commenced 12:13 PM
Agreed to

538 – Senator Waters – Radioactive material

Commenced 12:17 PM
Agreed to

546 – Senators Ruston, Rhiannon, Singh, Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus), Senators Wang, Xenophon, O’Sullivan and Muir – Animal test methods

Commenced 12:19 PM
Agreed to

547 – Senators Di Natale, Leyonhjelm, Macdonald and Urquhart – Introduction of the Regulator of Medical Cannabis Bill 2014 [homepage]

Commenced 12:21 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

548 – Senator Canavan – Australian agricultural producers 

Commenced 12:23 PM
Agreed to

542 – Senator Ludlam and Senator McLucas – Order for the production of documents – National Partnership Agreement for Homelessness and the National Affordable Housing Agreement

Commenced 12:23 PM
Agreed to

540 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Order for the production of documents – China – Australia Trade Agreement

Commenced 12:24 PM
leave refused to amend the motion; matter remains unresolved

 9.Committee membership, by leave

 10.Messages from the House of Representatives - bills for concurrence

Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

[debate to be adjourned]

Commenced 12:25 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Customs Amendment Bill 2014

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment 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 12:26 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014

 [bill subject to standing order 115(3);
these bills are not subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 12:28 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

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

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1 – Senator Xenophon and Ruston – Reference to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Postponed to 1 December 2014

Government business orders of the day

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

 Senator Day committee amendments [sheet 7622]

 

Commenced 12:29 PM
Debate interrupted at 12.45 pm

2 – Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 6) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

AG committee amendment [sheet 7627]

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

Government committee amendments [sheet HV131]

4 – Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

5 – Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 – [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Government committee amendment [sheet GH105]

At 12.45 pm

It is proposed to consider the following government business orders of the day

 6 – Customs Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Customs Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014, Opposition second reading amendment [sheet 7628AGREED TO

Commenced 12:45 PM
Bills passed without amendments

Australian War Memorial Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate (subject to introduction)

Commenced 1:46 PM
Bill passed without amendments

At 2 pm

 12.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded at 3.06 pm

 13.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:07 PM
Debate concluded at 3.38 pm

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

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional information received by legislation committees relating to estimates hearings

Commenced 3:38 PM
Document tabled

Minister to present the government’s response to the 137th report of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties – Treaty referred on 15 January 2014

Commenced 3:38 PM
Document tabled

 15.Ministerial statements / tabling of documents by ministers

Minister to present the portfolio supplementary estimates statements 2014-15 for the Infrastructure and Regional Development portfolio

Commenced 3:39 PM
Document tabled

Minister to table a document relating to the order for the production of documents concerning Abbot Point

Commenced 3:39 PM
Document tabled

Committee memberships

 

Commenced 3:40 PM
Agreed to

Assent to laws

 

Commenced 3:40 PM

Not later than 4.30 pm

 16.General business notice of motion

525 – Senators Leyonhjelm and Day That the Senate acknowledges that it has a responsibility to propose and discuss options to cut government spending

Commenced 3:40 PM
Debate interrupted at 6 pm

Not later than 6 pm

 17.General business – consideration of documents (refer to today’s printed Notice Paper, page 10)

Commenced 6:00 PM
Debate concluded at 6.10 pm

[Time limit: 1 hour
Total time limit for items 
16 and 17:
2 hours 30 minutes]

Not later than 7 pm

 18.Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports (refer to today’s printed Notice Paper, page 12)

[Time limit: 1 hour]

Commenced 6:11 PM
Debate concluded at 6.22 pm

 19.Adjournment proposed – 8 pm, or when consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports concludes, whichever is earlier

Commenced 6:22 PM
debate concluded

 20.Adjournment - Senate adjourned at 8.30 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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