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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 4 September 2014

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

 

Commenced 9:30 AM

Statement, by leave

Senator Madigan made a statement relating to his representation as a senator for Victoria

Commenced 9:31 AM

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

 40 – Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Senate divided on the second reading: ayes - 12; noes - 54

Commenced 9:37 AM
Negatived at second reading

 28 – End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

 41 – Mining Subsidies Legislation Amendment (Raising Revenue) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

[Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes]

 3.Petitions

Commenced 11:56 AM
Lodged

 4.Notices of motion

Commenced 11:56 AM
Notices given

 5.Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 11 of 2014 and move for its adoption

 

Senator Moore moved an amendment to the report - AGREED TO


Senator Fifield moved an amendment to Senator Moore's amendment, namely, the reporting date for the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill be 22 September 2014

Senate divided on Senator Fifield's amendment: ayes - 26; noes - 34 NEGATIVED

 

Commenced 11:56 AM
report tabled, and amended re reporting date

 6.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 12:19 PM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 12:20 PM
ag

Postponement notifications:

business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 postponed to the next day of sitting
general business notice of motion no. 384 postponed to 22 September 2014

Commenced 12:21 PM

 7.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notices of motion

2 – Senator Dastyari – Disallowance of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00891]

Postponed to the next day of sitting

3 – Senator Dastyari – Reference to the Economics References Committee (financial advice)

Commenced 12:21 PM
Agreed to

4 – Senators Williams and OSullivan – Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Australia’s sugar industry)

Commenced 12:36 PM
Agreed to

1 – Senators Rhiannon and Madigan – Reference to the Education and Employment References Committee (workplace entitlements) (notice of motion altered on 17 July 2014, pursuant to standing order 77)

Senate divided: ayes - 13; noes - 33

Commenced 12:38 PM
Negatived

General business notices of motion

423 – Senator Waters – Introduction of the Stop Dumping on the Great Barrier Reef Bill 2014 [homepage]

Commenced 12:22 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

420 – Senator Rhiannon – Australian workforce

Senate divided: ayes - 10; noes - 43

Commenced 12:23 PM
Negatived

425 – Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) – Establishment of the Joint Select Committee on the Australia Fund Establishment

Commenced 12:31 PM
Agreed to

424 – Senator Singh – Climate change

Commenced 12:34 PM
Agreed to

421 – Senator Smith – Establishment of the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth

Commenced 12:36 PM
Agreed to

416 – Senator Hanson-Young – Immigration detention centres

Commenced 12:37 PM
Formality denied

419 – Senators McKenzie, Smith and Lundy – Funding support for Australian athletes

Commenced 12:38 PM
Agreed to

384 – Senator Xenophon – Order for the production of documents – Surveillance device orders

Postponed to 22 September 2014

422 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) – Bank levies

To be debated at item 17 today

426 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Renewable Energy Target

Commenced 12:20 PM
Postponed to the next day of sitting, by leave

At 12.45 pm

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

 3 – Competition and Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:46 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 4 – Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:57 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Message reported; second reading debate

Commenced 12:59 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 1 – Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Senate divided on the second reading: ayes - 55; noes - 10 AGREED TO

 

Commenced 1:08 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 2 – Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

At 2 pm

 11.Questions

Commenced 2:04 PM
concluded at 3.05 pm

 12.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:05 PM
concluded at 3.37 pm

 13.Any proposal pursuant to standing order 75

(If a proposal is submitted, it will be circulated in the chamber)

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

 14.Ministerial statements

 15.Tabling of documents

By President

Response to Senate resolution – Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Mr Morrison) – Asylum seekers (agreed to 14 July 2014)

Commenced 3:37 PM
Document tabled

Department of the Senate – Senior executive officers – statements of interests

 

Commenced 3:37 PM
Document tabled

Leave of absence

Opposition Whip, by leave, moved a motion for leave of absence for Senator Wong for today, for personal reasons

Commenced 3:38 PM
Agreed to

By ministers

Document relating to the Senate order for the production of documents concerning data retention

Commenced 3:38 PM
Document tabled

By senators tabling reports from committees

Senator Macdonald, on behalf of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia, to present report – Pivot North – Inquiry into the development of Northern Australia

Commenced 3:38 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note

By Clerk (delegated legislation)

Commenced 4:08 PM
Documents tabled

Documents relating to departmental and agency files, and contracts, pursuant to order

Commenced 4:08 PM
Documents tabled

By senators tabling reports from committees continued

Chair of the Standing Committee of Senators’ Interests (Senator Bilyk) to present statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations lodged between 1 July and 31 August 2014

Commenced 4:09 PM
Document tabled

Chair of the Education and Employment References Committee (Senator Lines) to present additional information received by the committee relating to its inquiries into the Australian Building and Construction Commission and into the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013 [provisions]

Commenced 4:09 PM
Documents tabled; motion moved to take note

Chair of the Standing Committee on Publications (Senator O’Sullivan) to present the 8th report and move for its adoption

Commenced 4:18 PM
Report tabled

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

Commenced 4:18 PM
Documents tabled

Community Affairs Legislation Committee – Report – Private Health Insurance Amendment (GP Services) Bill 2014 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 4:18 PM
Report tabled

Economics Legislation Committee – Report – Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Repeal) Bill 2014 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 4:18 PM
Report tabled

Senator Fawcett, on behalf of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, to present the 142nd report – Treaty tabled on 13 May 2014

Commenced 4:19 PM
Report tabled; motion moved to take note

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes
Time limit per motion: 30 minutes

To
tal time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

 16.Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 4:28 PM
Agreed to

 9.Messages from the House of Representatives

informing the Senate of the appointment of Ms Parke to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, in place of Mr Griffin

Commenced 4:29 PM
Message reported

informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014

Commenced 4:29 PM
Message reported

Not later than 4.30 pm

 17.General business notice of motion

422 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) – Bank levies

[That the Senate is of the opinion that, rather than punishing the unemployed, sick, elderly, students and families, revenue should be raised through applying a ‘public insurance’ levy on the big four banks that are too big to fail.]

 

Commenced 4:30 PM
Debate interrupted at 6 pm

Not later than 6 pm

 18.General business – consideration of government documents

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

Further message from the House of Representatives transmitting for concurrence the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014


[bill subject to standing order 115(3),
and debate is adjourned to 28 October 2014]

Commenced 6:00 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Further documents relating to departmental and agency files to be tabled

Commenced 6:01 PM
Documents tabled

Not later than 7 pm

 19.Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports (refer to today’s printed Notice Paper, page 6)

[Time limit: 1 hour]

Commenced 6:01 PM
concluded at 6.12 pm

Committee membership to vary the membership of the Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Commenced 6:12 PM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 6:13 PM
concluded

 21.Adjournment Senate adjourned at 6.47 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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