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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 20 August 2015

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

 2.Tabling of documents by Clerk
(including letters relating to the Senate orders concerning indexed lists of files, and grants)

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

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

Commenced 9:31 AM

Environment and Communications References Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today, from 1 pm-private meeting

 4.Swearing in of senator

Commenced 9:31 AM

Nick McKim to be sworn in as a senator for Tasmania, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Milne

Senator sworn in

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

 66 – Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Consumer Lease Exclusion) Bill 2015 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 9:35 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.55 am

[Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes]

 6.Notices of motion and additional notice

Commenced 11:55 AM
Notices given

 7.Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 10 of 2015 and move for its adoption

Minister Fifield's amendment, as follows: AGREED TO

At the end of the motion, add, “but in respect of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015, the provisions of the bill be referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 12 October 2015”.

 

Commenced 11:55 AM
Report tabled, with an amendment

 8.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 11:56 AM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 11:57 AM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications

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

Economics References Committee – forestry managed investment schemes – extended from 17 September to 12 November 2015

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee – circumstances surrounding a letter sent to the Attorney-General – extended from 20 August to 9 September 2015

Commenced 11:57 AM

Senator Waters, by leave, tabled a non-conforming petition

 

Commenced 11:58 AM
Document tabled

 9.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Gallacher) – Reference to the committee (capability of Defences physical science and engineering (PSE) workforce)

Commenced 11:58 AM
Agreed to

2 – Deputy Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Back) – Reference to the committee (Australias relationship with Mexico)

Commenced 12:00 PM
Agreed to

3 – Senator Rice – Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (plebiscite on marriage in Australia)

Commenced 12:00 PM
Agreed to

4 – Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Lazarus) – Reference to the committee (national registration system for Australian paramedics)

Commenced 12:11 PM
Agreed to

General business notices of motion

825 – Senator Rhiannon – ‘Fit for the Future process

Senate divided (12.04pm): ayes - 10; noes - 40

Commenced 12:02 PM
Negatived

823 – Senator Wright – Rights of women in Afghanistan

Proposed amended motion

Commenced 12:12 PM
Agreed to, as amended

827 – Senators McKenzie, McAllister, Fierravanti-Wells and Cash – Netball

Commenced 12:13 PM
Agreed to

820 – Senator Moore – Lyme disease

Commenced 12:13 PM
Agreed to

824 – Senator OSullivan – Galilee Basin and Abbot Point

Senate divided (12.14pm): ayes - 33; noes - 33

Commenced 12:14 PM
Negatived

829 – Senator Siewert – Montara oil spill

Commenced 12:21 PM
Formality denied

828 – Senators Madigan and Xenophon – China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Senate divided (12.24pm): ayes - 14; noes - 41

Commenced 12:23 PM
Negatived

821 – Senator Muir – Type 1 Diabetes

Commenced 12:28 PM
Agreed to

826 – Senator Moore – National Science Week

To be debated at item 17 today

822 – Senator Carr – Order for production of documents – National Science Week

Commenced 11:57 AM
Notice withdrawn

 10.Committee membership, by leave

[Senate McKim be appointed as a participating member of all legislation and references committees, and the Select Committee on Health]

Commenced 12:29 PM
Agreed to

 11.Messages from the House of Representatives

 transmitting the Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2015 and the Passports Legislation Amendment (Integrity) Bill 2015 for concurrence

 [to be listed separately on the Notice Paper;
these bills are not subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 12:29 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned to later hour of the day

 transmitting the Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015 for concurrence

 [bill is not subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 12:31 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

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

Government business orders of the day

 Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage] - Second reading debate

Commenced 12:32 PM
Bill passed without amendments

At 12.45 pm

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

2 – Australian Defence Force Superannuation Bill 2015 [homepage]

Australian Defence Force Cover Bill 2015 [homepage]

Defence Legislation Amendment (Superannuation and ADF Cover) Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:44 PM
Bills passed without amendments

Passports Legislation Amendment (Integrity) Bill 2015 [homepage- second reading debate

Commenced 12:49 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 1 – Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 

Opposition committee amendments [sheet 7717]

AG committee amendments [sheet 7706 revised]

Senator Madigan committee amendment [sheet 7733]

Commenced 1:07 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

 13.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded

 14.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:04 PM
Debate concluded at 3.36 pm

Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 3:36 PM
Agreed to

Message from the House of Representatives informing the Senate of the appointment of Mrs BK Bishop to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories in place of Mrs Griggs

Commenced 3:37 PM
Message reported

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

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

Commenced 3:37 PM
Documents tabled

Chair of the Standing Committee on Publications (Senator O’Sullivan) to present the 16th report and move for its adoption 

Commenced 3:38 PM
Report tabled

Senator Edwards to present the report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to Singapore and Canada by the Economics Committees, 7 December to 18 December 2014

Commenced 3:38 PM
Report tabled

Chair of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Senator Gallagher) to present a report on violence against women

Commenced 3:39 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note

Minister to present government response to the report of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee on its inquiries into fresh pineapple imports; fresh ginger import risk analysis; and New Zealand potatoes import risk analysis

Commenced 4:14 PM
Document tabled

 16.Ministerial statements

Minister to table a statement relating to the 2015 review of the Export Market Development Grants Scheme (made in the House of Representatives on 19 August 2015)

Commenced 4:15 PM
Document tabled

Not later than 4.30 pm

 17.General business notice of motion

826 – Senator Moore – National Science Week

Commenced 4:15 PM
Debate interrupted at 6 pm

Not later than 6 pm

 18.General business – consideration of documents

[Time limit: 1 hour
Total time limit for items 
17 and 18:
2 hours 30 minutes]

Tabling of document by the President

Original certificate of the choice by the Parliament of Tasmania of Senator McKim

Commenced 6:00 PM
Document tabled

Not later than 7 pm

 19.Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports (refer to page 11 of today’s printed Notice Paper)

[Time limit: 1 hour]

Commenced 6:00 PM
Debate concluded at 6.38 pm

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

Commenced 6:38 PM
concluded

 21.Adjournment  Senate adjourned at 6.58 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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