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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 14 May 2015

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

 2.Tabling of documents by Clerk
(including documents relating to the Senate orders on departmental and agency appointments and vacancies, and grants; and unanswered estimates questions on notice)

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

3.   Committees – proposal to meet received prior to printing

Commenced 9:31 AM

Select Committee on the Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru to meet during the sitting of the Senate today, from 9.35 am, and 3 pm

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

62 – Food Standards Amendment (Fish Labelling) Bill 2015 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 9:31 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.51 am

[Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes]

 5.Notices of motion

Commenced 11:52 AM
Notices given

 6.Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 5 of 2015 and move for its adoption

Commenced 11:52 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 11:52 AM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 11:53 AM
Agreed to

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the consideration of legislation on 12 August 2015 (re vote on the second reading of the Food Standards Amendment (Fish Labelling) Bill 2015)

Commenced 11:53 AM
Agreed to

Government Whip, by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senators Abetz and Wang for today, for personal reasons

 

Commenced 11:55 AM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications:

Senator Xenophon to postpone business of the Senate notice of motion no.1 to 18 June 2015 (proposed reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee - Australian international airlines)

Senator Rice to postpone business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 to 15 June 2015 (proposed refer to the Education and Employment References Committee - workplace entitlements)

Commenced 11:55 AM

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

Commenced 11:55 AM

Education and Employment References Committee –

Australia’s temporary work visa programs – extended from 22 June to 19 August 2015

private vocational education and training providers – extended from 10 August to 16 September 2015

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee –

airport and aviation security at Australian airports – extended from 21 May to 12 August 2015

Australia’s sugar industry – extended from 21 May to 24 June 2015

effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector – extended from 12 August 2015 to the last sitting day in March 2016

 8.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Senator Xenophon – Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Australian international airlines)

Postponed to 18 June 2015

2 – Senator Rice – Reference to the Education and Employment References Committee (workplace entitlements)

Postponed to 15 June 2015

3 – Senator Xenophon – Reference to the Economics References Committee (iron ore)

postponed, by leave, to 16 June 2015

General business notices of motion

709 – Chair of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Senator Gallagher) – Departmental and agency contracts – Senate Order – proposed amendments (notice of motion altered on 13 May 2015, pursuant to standing order 77)

Commenced 11:57 AM
Agreed to

714 – Senator Bilyk – National Palliative Care Week

Commenced 11:58 AM
Agreed to

711 – Senators O’Sullivan, Williams and Canavan – Childhood diseases (notice of motion altered on 13 May 2015, pursuant to standing order 77)

Commenced 11:59 AM
Agreed to

715 – Senator Williams – Food security legislation


Senate divided (12.01pm): ayes - 30;  noes - 27

Commenced 12:01 PM
Agreed to

716 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Small Pelagic Fishery

Commenced 12:07 PM
Agreed to

693 – Senator Ludlam – Nuclear weapons

Commenced 12:10 PM
Formality denied

717 – Senator Siewert – Income support

Senate divided (12.16pm): ayes - 33; noes - 27

Commenced 12:13 PM
Agreed to

718 – Senator Moore – Budget 2015-16

to be debated at item 16

 9.Committee membership, by leave

 10.Messages from the House of Representatives

informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the following bills without amendment:

Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015

Tribunals Amalgamation Bill 2015

Commenced 12:23 PM
Messages reported

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

Government business orders of the day

 1 – Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Exit Arrangements) Bill 2015 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:23 PM
Debate interrupted at 12.45 pm

At 12.45 pm

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

 2 – Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island Reforms) Bill 2015 [homepage]

 A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Health Insurance (Approved Pathology Specimen Collection Centres) Tax Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Health Insurance (Pathology) (Fees) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Aged Care (Accommodation Payment Security) Levy Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:45 PM
Bills passed without amendments

4 – Judiciary Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage] (Senate bill) – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 1:05 PM
Bill passed without amendments

5 – Private Health Insurance Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 1:13 PM
Bill passed without amendments

3 – Australian Border Force Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Australian Border Force Bill 2015:

 

AG committee amendment [sheet 7704] - NEGATIVED
Senate divided (1.54pm): ayes - 11; noes - 45]

Commenced 1:25 PM
Committee reported progress at 2.03 pm

 1 – Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Exit Arrangements) Bill 2015 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

At 2 pm

 12.Questions

Commenced 2:04 PM
Concluded at 3.06 pm

 13.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:06 PM
Debate concluded at 3.36 pm

Variation-routine of business

Minister moved a motion to consider the Australian Border Force Bill 2015 and a related bill immediately - all remaining stages until 3.45 pm today

Commenced 3:37 PM
Agreed to

Government business order of the day

3 – Australian Border Force Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015 [homepage]

 Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Australian Border Force Bill 2015:

 

AG committee amendment [sheet 7704] - NEGATIVED
Senate divided (1.54pm): ayes - 11; noes - 45]

 

Senate divided (3.38pm) on the third reading: ayes - 35; noes - 10

Commenced 3:37 PM
Bills passed without amendments

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

Government Whip (Senator Bushby), on behalf of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights to present the 22nd report of the 44th Parliament

Commenced 3:45 PM
Report tabled

Chair of the Standing Committee on Publications (Senator O’Sullivan) to present the 14th report and move for its adoption

Commenced 3:45 PM
Report tabled

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

Commenced 3:45 PM
Documents tabled

Chair of the Economics Legislation Committee (Senator Edwards) to present report on the Competition and Consumer Act 2010-Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes-Food and Grocery) Regulation 2015

 

Commenced 3:46 PM
Report tabled

Minister to present government responses to reports of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee – Interim report and report on the inquiry into the incident at the Manus Island Detention Centre

Commenced 3:47 PM
Documents tabled

Tabling of documents by ministers

Minister to table a document relating to the Senate order for the production of documents concerning genetically-modified foods

 

Commenced 3:47 PM
Document tabled

 15.Ministerial statements

Minister to table a statement relating to the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Commenced 3:47 PM
Document tabled. Motion to take note agreed to

Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 4:00 PM
Agreed to

Messages from the House of Representatives

transmitting the Personal Property Securities Amendment (Deregulatory Measures) Bill 2014 for concurrence

Commenced 4:00 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the Biosecurity Bill 2014 

 

Commenced 4:00 PM
Message reported

informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the Defence Legislation Amendment (Military Justice Enhancements--Inspector-General ADF) Bill 2014 without amendment 

Commenced 4:00 PM
Message reported

Not later than 4.30 pm

 16.General business notice of motion

718 – Senator Moore – Budget 2015-16

To move—That the Senate notes that the Abbott Government’s 2015 budget locks in cuts to health and education and delivers higher spending, taxes, deficits and unemployment.

 

Commenced 4:02 PM
Motion agreed to

Not later than 6 pm

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

Commenced 5:58 PM
Documents called on but no motion was moved

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 The sitting of the Senate will be suspended from 6 pm till 8 pm

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Commenced 5:58 PM

 18.Budget statement and documents 2015-16

Party leaders and independent senators to make responses to the budget statement

Commenced 8:00 PM
Debate concluded at 8.32 pm

 19.Adjournment proposed

Commenced 8:32 PM
Concluded

 20.Adjournment  - Senate adjourned at 10.53 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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