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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 4 February 2016

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

2. Tabling of documents by Clerk

(including letters relating to Senate orders on appointments and vacancies, grants and unaswered questions on notice)

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

3. Committeesproposals to meet received prior to printing:

Commenced 9:31 AM

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

Commenced 9:31 AM

Minister Colbeck made a statement, by leave, clarifying a matter yesterday relating to the Perth Freight link

Commenced 9:31 AM

Senator Lazarus made a statement, by leave, informing the Senate that he is the Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team

Commenced 9:31 AM

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

Commenced 9:35 AM

35 – Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014– resumption of second reading debate

[Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes]

Commenced 9:35 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.55 am

5. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:55 AM

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 5 for 12 sitting days after today (disallowance of the Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Regulation 2015 [F2015L01524])

Commenced 11:55 AM
Notice withdrawn

6. Selection of Bills Committee

Commenced 11:55 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 1 of 2016 and move for its adoption

Senate divided (12.11pm) on Senator's Moore amendment: ayes - 34; noes - 33  AGREED TO

Senate divided (12.23pm) on the question that the motion, as amended (re adoption), be agreed to: ayes - 38; noes - 30

Commenced 11:55 AM
report tabled and adopted, as amended

7. Placing of business

Commenced 12:31 PM

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

Commenced 12:31 PM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 12:31 PM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications:

Business of the Senate notice of motion no.1 postponed to 22 February 2016 (Xenophon re reference to a committee)

Commenced 12:32 PM

Committees – extensions of time to report

8. Discovery of formal business

Commenced 12:32 PM

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Senator Xenophon – Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (adequacy of security for government and citizen data)

Postponed to 22 February 2016

2 – Senators Simms and Xenophon – Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight) (notice of motion altered on 28 January 2016, pursuant to standing order 77)

3 – Senator Xenophon – Reference to the Economics References Committee (collapse of listed retailers in Australia)

General business notices of motion

Commenced 12:32 PM

1004 – Senator Lambie – United Nations oversight – North Korea and Iran

1005 – Senator Lambie – Poker machines

1016 – Senators Canavan and Macdonald – Carmichael mine

1017 – Senator Hanson-Young – M68 High Court challenge

Senate divided (12.33pm): ayes - 10; noes - 40

Commenced 12:32 PM
Negatived

1018 – Senators Lazarus, Moore and Waters – Queensland 2016 Australia Day Award recipients (notice of motion altered on 3 February 2016, pursuant to standing order 77)

1019 – Senator Moore – GST increase

1020 – Senator Rhiannon – Narrabri coal seam gas project

1021 – Senator Dastyari – Establishment of a select committee on school funding investment

Senate divided (12.42pm): ayes - 36; noes - 28

Commenced 12:40 PM
Agreed to

1022 – Senator Xenophon – Van Diemen’s Land Company

proposed amended motion

1023 – Senator McKim – Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

proposed amended motion

At 12.45 pm

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

Commenced 12:48 PM

2 – Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Amendment Bill 2015– resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:48 PM
Bill passed without amendments

3 – Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Bill 2015

Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 3) 2015– resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 1:18 PM
Bills passed without amendments

1 – Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015– resumption of second reading debate

Opposition committee amendments [sheet 7802 revised]

Commenced 1:39 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

12. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded

Unanswered questions on notice

Commenced 3:02 PM

Senator Ludlam asked the Attorney-General about the status of certain unanswered questions on notice

Commenced 3:02 PM
Debate concluded

13. Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:18 PM
concluded

Senator Cameron made a statement, by leave, clarifying comments he made on 2 February 2016

Commenced 3:51 PM

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

Commenced 3:52 PM

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

Commenced 3:52 PM
Documents tabled

Chair of the Standing Committee on Publications (Senator Reynolds) to present the 21st report and move for its adoption

Commenced 3:52 PM
Report tabled

Chair of the Economics References Committee (Senator Ketter) to present interim report on the foreign investment review framework

Commenced 3:53 PM
Report tabled; final report to be presented by 8 April 2016

Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Gallacher) to present report on contamination caused by firefighting foams at RAAF Base Williamtown and Australian Defence Force facilities

Commenced 3:53 PM
Report tabled. Motion to take note of report agreed to

Minister to present government responses to committee reports:

Select Committee into the Abbott Government’s Budget Cuts – First interim report

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee – Report on annual reports referred to legislation committees – No. 1 of 2015

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee – Australia’s future activities and responsibilities in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic Waters

Commenced 4:22 PM
Documents tabled

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes
Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

15. Particulars and estimates statements

Commenced 4:23 PM

Minister to present particulars of proposed additional expenditure 2015-16 – Minister, by leave, to move motion to refer particulars and documents to committees

Commenced 4:23 PM
Documents tabled, and referred

Minister to present portfolio additional estimates statements for 2015-16 for portfolio and executive departments

Commenced 4:23 PM
Documents tabled

Government response to committee report:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee – Australia’s future activities and responsibilities in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic Waters

Commenced 4:25 PM
Debate interrupted at 4.30 pm

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes
Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

16. Ministerial statements

Business of the Senate notices of motion

Commenced 4:30 PM

2 – Senators Simms and Xenophon – Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight) (notice of motion altered on 28 January 2016, pursuant to standing order 77)

amended by leave, namely, omit "British Petroleum's", substitute "BPs"

Commenced 4:30 PM
deferred division: matter to be determined on the next day of sitting

3 – Senator Xenophon – Reference to the Economics References Committee (collapse of listed retailers in Australia)

Commenced 4:32 PM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate orders of the day

Commenced 4:34 PM

3 – Education and Employment Legislation Committee – Report – Fair Work Amendment (Remaining 2014 Measures) Bill 2015 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 4:34 PM
Report tabled

4 – Community Affairs Legislation Committee – Report – Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 4:34 PM
Report tabled

Not later than 4.30 pm

17. General business notice of motion

Commenced 4:34 PM

1019 – Senator Moore – GST increase

Commenced 4:34 PM
Debate interrupted at 6 pm

Not later than 6 pm

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

Commenced 6:00 PM

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

9. Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 6:01 PM
Agreed to

10. Messages from the House of Representatives

Commenced 6:01 PM

transmitting for the following package of bills for concurrence:

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No.2] and Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No.2]

[bills are not subject to the cut-off order;
bills have been referred to committee for inquiry]

Commenced 6:01 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

transmitting for the following bills for concurrence:

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Bill 2015 and the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 6) Bill 2015

[bills to be listed on the Notice Paper as separate orders;
bills are not subject to the cut-off order]

Commenced 6:03 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

the House has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment
(Forum on Food Regulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Commenced 6:04 PM
Message reported

Not later than 7 pm

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

[Time limit: 1 hour]

Commenced 6:04 PM
Debate concluded

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

Commenced 7:05 PM
Concluded

21. Adjournment

Commenced 7:43 PM
Senate adjourned at 7.43 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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