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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 30 October 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 – proposals to meet received prior to printing:

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today, from 3.30 pm, for consideration of the supplementary Budget estimates 2014-15

Environment and Communications References Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today, from 1.10 pm, for a private briefing

Commenced 9:31 AM

Senator Dastyari objected to the proposed withdrawal of business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 (disallowance of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00891])

Commenced 9:31 AM

Suspension of standing orders moved

The Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) sought leave to move a motion relating to the hours of sitting and routine of business for today - leave refused

Senator Cormann moved—That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent me moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to give precedence to a motion relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business for today - Senate divided: ayes - 33; noes - 31  AGREED TO

Senator Cormann moved the motion to give precedence - Senate divided: ayes - 33; noes - 31  AGREED TO

Hours of sitting and routine of business for today

Senator Cormann moved the motion relating to the hours of sitting and routine of business for today - agreed to

Commenced 9:32 AM
Motion relating to the hours of sitting and routine of business for today agreed to

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

23 – Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014 [homepage]

– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 10:05 AM
Debate concluded at 12.25 pm

1 – National Integrity Commission Bill 2013 [homepage]

– Resumption of second reading debate

[Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes]

 5.Petition

Commenced 12:25 PM
Presented

 6.Notices of motion

Commenced 12:25 PM
Notices given

 7.Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 14 of 2014 and move for its adoption

Senator Fifield moved an amendment to the report [In respect of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014, the committee recommends that the bill not be referred to committees] - agreed to

Commenced 12:25 PM
Report tabled and adopted as amended

 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 12:27 PM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 12:27 PM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications

Commenced 12:27 PM

Committees – extension of time received prior to printing:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee – Abuse in Defence – extended from 30 October to 31 October 2014

Commenced 12:27 PM

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

Commenced 12:28 PM
Agreed to

 9.Discovery of formal business

Government business notice of motion

1 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – Days of meeting and routine of business – Estimates hearings – proposed variation

Senator Fifield asked that the motion be taken as formal - formality denied

Suspension of standing orders proposed

Senator Fifield moved - That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent me moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to give precedence to a motion relating to the days of meeting and routine of busines

Commenced 12:29 PM
Debate interrupted at 12.45 pm

General business notices of motion

474 – Senator Siewert – Introduction of the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014

491 – Senator O’Sullivan – Australian resources sector 

492 – Senator Moore – Order for the production of documents – International travel approval – members of the executive

493 – Senator Moore – Order for the production of documents – Biosecurity arrangements

494 – Senator Moore – Petrol tax

495 – Senator Rhiannon – Australian universities – fossil fuels

496 – Senator Xenophon – Order for the production of documents – SEA1000 submarine project

497 – Senator Siewert – Aboriginal deaths in custody (notice of motion altered on 29 October 2014, pursuant to standing order 77)

498 – Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) – Independent National Security Legislation Monitor

 10.Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 4:04 PM
Agreed to

 11. Messages from the House of Representatives

transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

Commenced 4:00 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014 [homepage]

[debate to be adjourned pursuant to standing order 115(3);
this bill is not subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 4:02 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Bill 2014 [homepage]

Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2014 [homepage]

[to be listed on the Notice Paper as a package;
these bills are not subject to the bills cut
‑off order]

Commenced 4:03 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

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

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Sterle) – Reference to the committee (road safety)

Senate divided: ayes - 35; noes 29

Commenced 4:04 PM
Agreed to

2 – Senator Dastyari – Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (nation-building infrastructure)

Senator Whish-Wilson moved an amendment to the motion, namely, omit 'Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport' substitute 'Economics'

Commenced 4:13 PM
Agreed to, as amended

Government business orders of the day

1 – Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 6) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 1:57 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 12.45 pm

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

3 – Dental Benefits Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:45 PM
Bill passed without amendments

4 – Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 1:26 PM
Bill passed without amendments

5 – Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage]

– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 1:48 PM
Bill passed without amendments

At 2 pm

 13.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded at 3.06 pm

Government business notice of motion

1 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – Days of meeting and routine of business – Estimates hearings – proposed variation

Senator Abetz sought leave to move government notice of motion no. 1 - leave denied

Suspension of standing orders proposed

Senator Abetz moved - That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent me moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to give precedence to a motion relating to the days of meeting and routine of busines

Closure: Senate divided: ayes - 47; noes 21  AGREED TO

Senator Abetz moved the suspension of standing orders - agreed to

Senator Abetz moved government business notice of motion no. 1 - agreed to

Commenced 3:06 PM
Agreed to

Document tabled

The Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Senator Cash) tabled a document in response to the order for the production of documents relating to the humanitarian intake from Ebola-affected countries

Commenced 3:15 PM

Question to President

Senator Bernardi asked the President a question about the use of quotations in questions without notice 

Commenced 3:15 PM

 14.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:17 PM
Concluded at 3.50 pm

Personal explanation

Senator Peris, by leave, gave a personal explanation relating to recent media articles

Commenced 3:50 PM
In progress

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

Commenced 3:57 PM
Agreed to

Senator Siewert, by leave, tabled a petitioning document

Commenced 4:00 PM
Document tabled

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

Chair of the Standing Committee on Publications (Senator O’Sullivan) to present the 10th report and move for its adoption

Commenced 3:58 PM
Report tabled

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

Commenced 3:58 PM
Documents tabled

Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Urquhart) to present additional information received by the committee relating to its inquiry into the management of the Great Barrier Reef 

Commenced 3:58 PM
Documents tabled

Minister to present the government’s responses to the following reports:

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade – Review of the Defence annual report 2011-12

Education and Employment References Committee – Delivery of quality and affordable early childhood education and care services

Education and Employment References Committee – Immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia

Commenced 3:59 PM
Documents tabled

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

 16.Ministerial statements

Minister to table a ministerial statement on infrastructure

Commenced 4:00 PM
Document tabled

Not later than 4.30 pm

 17.General business notice of motion

494 – Senator Moore – Petrol tax

The Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) moved an amendment to the motion

Commenced 4:15 PM
Debate interrupted at 6 pm

Statement by President

The President made a statement relating to the use of quotations in questions without notice

Commenced 6:00 PM

                           Not later than 6 pm

 18.General business – consideration of government documents(refer to today’s printed Notice Paper, page 15)

Commenced 6:02 PM
Concluded at 6.03 pm

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

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 16)

[Time limit: 1 hour]

Commenced 6:03 PM
Concluded at 6.05 pm

                           Not later than 8 pm

 Government business orders of the day

2 – Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

– Resumption of second reading debate

Opposition second reading amendment [sheet 7551] - 
Senate divided - ayes 27; noes 33 - negatived

AG second reading amendment [sheet 7611] - 
Senate divided - ayes 27; noes 33 - negatived

Bill read a second time (Senate divided - ayes 31; noes 29)

In committee

Running sheet

Government committee amendments [sheet HV130]
Senator Cormann sought leave to move amendments together - leave refused
Amendment 5 moved - Senate divided - ayes 33; noes 27 - agreed to
Amendment 6 moved - Senate divided - ayes 33; noes 27 - agreed to
Amendment 7 moved - Senate divided - ayes 33; noes 27 - agreed to
Amendment 4 moved - Senate divided - ayes 33; noes 27 - agreed to
Amendment 2 moved - Senate divided - ayes 33; noes 27 - agreed to
Amendment 3 moved - Senate divided - ayes 33; noes 27 - agreed to
Amendment 1 moved - Senate divided - ayes 33; noes 27 - agreed to

Senator Xenophon committee amendments [sheet 7583]
Amendment 1 moved - Senate divided - ayes 31; noes 29 - agreed to

Senator Xenophon committee amendments [sheet 7584]
Amendment 1 moved - Senate divided - ayes 40; noes 18 - agreed to

Senator Xenophon committee amendments [sheet 7585]
Amendments 1 to 4 moved - Senate divided - ayes 40; noes 18 - agreed to

Senator Xenophon committee amendments [sheet 7586]
Amendments 4 and 1, and 2 and 3, moved - negatived

Senator Xenophon committee amendments [sheet 7587]
Amendments 2 and 1 moved - Senate divided - ayes 31; noes 29 - agreed to

AG committee amendments [sheet 7592]
Amendment 1 moved - negatived
Amendemnt 2, 3 and 9 - negatived
Amendments 4 to 7 - negatived
Amendment 8 - negatived

AG committee amendments [sheet 7609]
Amendment 1 moved - negatived

AG committee amendments [sheet 7612]
Amendments 1 to 4, moved - Senate divided - negatived
Amendments 5 and 6 moved - negatived

PUP committee amendments [sheet 7604]
Amendments 1 to 6 moved - agreed to

PUP committee amendments [sheet 7606]
Amendments 1 to 4 moved - agreed to

PUP committee amendments [sheet 7607]
Amendments 1, 3 and 6 - agreed to
Amendments 2, 4, 5 and 7 - agreed to

The committee reported agreeing to the bill as amended (Senate divided - ayes 31; noes 29)

The report of the committee was adopted

Third reading debate

Senator Cormann moved that the bill be read a third time - Senate divided - ayes 31; noes 29  AGREED TO

Commenced 6:05 PM
Bill passed with amendments

 20.Adjournment proposed – after the Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 has been finally considered or when a motion for adjournment is moved by a minister

Commenced 1:33 AM
Concluded

 21.Adjournment

Commenced 2:17 AM
Senate adjourned

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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