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Sitting is adjourned

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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 16 February 2017

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM
Concluded

2. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

3. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 9:31 AM

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement to meet on 22 March 2017

Commenced 9:31 AM
Proposal authorised

4. Unanswered questions and orders for documents—Explanation

Commenced 9:31 AM
Motion to take note agreed to

5. Consideration of private senators’ bills

Commenced 9:43 AM

38—Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (Preliminary Assessment Process) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Commenced 9:43 AM
Debate interrupted

6. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:04 AM

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to withdraw business of the Senate notices of motion nos:

1 and 3 for 8 sitting days after today

2 for the next day of sitting

Commenced 11:04 AM
Withdrawn

Senator Whish-Wilson to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 3 for the next day of sitting

Commenced 11:05 AM
Withdrawn

7. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:06 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 2 of 2017 for adoption

Amendment moved by Senator Siewert: in respect of the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017, reporting date be amended to 8 May 2017 - negatived

Commenced 11:06 AM
Report tabled. Motion moved to adopt the report agreed to

8. Placing of business

Commenced 11:13 AM

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

Commenced 11:13 AM
Agreed to

Leave of absence for Senators Payne and Senator Hanson-Young

Commenced 11:14 AM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Committees––extensions of time to be authorised

Economics References Committee—Penalties for white collar crime or misconduct—extended from 28 February to 23 March 2017

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Bill 2016—extended from 16 February to 23 March 2017

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and associated systems—extended from 27 April to 6 December 2017

Commenced 11:15 AM
Extensions authorised

9. Formal motions

Commenced 11:16 AM

Business of the Senate

1—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Reference to the Standing Committee of Senators’ Interests (proposed electoral allowance)

Commenced 11:27 AM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 15; Noes 46)

Business of the Senate

2—Senator Ludlam—Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (continuation of the construction of the Perth Freight Link in the face of significant environmental breaches) (notice of motion altered on 15 February 2017, pursuant to standing order 77)

Commenced 11:35 AM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 28)

Business of the Senate

3—Senators O’Sullivan, Bernardi, Hanson, Hinch and Leyonhjelm—Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (biosecurity risks associated with imports of seafood and seafood product)

Commenced 11:16 AM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate

4—Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Sterle)—Reference to the committee (biosecurity risks associated with imports of seafood and seafood product)

Commenced 11:19 AM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 27)

General business

224—Senators McKenzie, Williams and O’Sullivan—Relocation of government agencies

Commenced 11:43 AM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 28; Noes 29)

General business

225—Senator Gallagher—Introduction of the Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment (Small Business Access to Justice) Bill 2017

Commenced 12:07 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

226—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Electorate allowance

Commenced 11:47 AM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 16; Noes 45)

General business

227—Senator Watt—Family budgets

Commenced 11:54 AM
Agreed to

General business

228—Leader of the Pauline Hanson One Nation Party (Senator Hanson)—Establishment of a select committee—Lending to Primary Production Customers

Commenced 11:56 AM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 52; Noes 9)

General business

229—Senator Ludlam—Myanmar United Nations report

Commenced 12:00 PM
Agreed to

General business

230—Senator Watt—Community Affairs Legislation Committee Additional Estimates

Commenced 12:09 PM
Withdrawn

General business

231—Senators Lambie and Pratt—Strengthening Communities Grants

Commenced 12:09 PM
Agreed to

General business

232—Senators Xenophon and Carr—Anti-dumping system

Commenced 12:01 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 36; Noes 25)

10. Committee memberships

  • Senator Farrell discharged from and Senator Dastyari appointed to the Standing Committee on Publications; and
  • Senator Griff appointed to the Red Tape Committee

Commenced 12:10 PM
Agreed to

11. Messages from the House of Representatives

No messages received

12. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:11 PM

Business of the Senate orders of the day

Pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee

1—Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2016

Commenced 12:11 PM
Report tabled

Not later than 12.45 pm

Scrutiny of Bills temporary order

A temporary order allows any Senator to question a minister about government responsiveness to the Scrutiny of Bills Committee

Government bills

1—Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 12:12 PM
Committee reported progress

At 2 pm

13. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

14. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:03 PM
Agreed to

15. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 3:34 PM

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Commenced 3:35 PM
Document tabled

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights—1st report of 2017 (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 3:35 PM
Report tabled

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—Additional information—Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 3:35 PM
Documents tabled

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit—Report no. 460, Public Sector Governance – inquiry based on Auditor-General’s report 29 (2015-16) (Chair, Senator Smith)

Commenced 3:35 PM
Report tabled

Standing Committee on Publications—4th report

Commenced 3:36 PM
Report tabled

Government responses

Commenced 3:37 PM

Economics References Committee—Interim report—Future of Australia’s steel industry

Commenced 3:37 PM
Document tabled

Joint Standing Committee on Migration—Report—Seasonal change: inquiry into the Seasonal Worker Programme

Commenced 3:37 PM
Document tabled

Select Committee on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan—Report—Refreshing the plan

Commenced 3:37 PM
Document tabled

15a. Committee memberships

Commenced 3:37 PM
Concluded

16. Message from the House of Representatives

Commenced 3:38 PM

Bill for concurrence

Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017

Commenced 3:38 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Informing the Senate of the appointment of Ms Sharkie, Ms Swanson and Mr Zappia to the Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement

Commenced 3:38 PM
Message reported

Not later than 4.30 pm

17. General business orders of the day

Commenced 3:39 PM

Private senator's bill

39—Criminal Code Amendment (Prohibition of Full Face Coverings in Public Places) Bill 2017 - second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments

Commenced 3:39 PM
Debate adjourned

Private senator's bill

3—Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015 - second reading debate

Commenced 4:26 PM
Debate adjourned

17a. Committee memberships

Commenced 5:10 PM
Concluded

Not later than 6 pm

18. Government business

Commenced 5:11 PM

Government bills

1—Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Committee of the whole amendments:
Running sheet

  • Sheet 8044 - Senator Macdonald - Negatived
  • Sheet 8062 revised - Australian Greens
    Negatived (1) to (3) and (5) to (23) (committee divided: Ayes 14; Noes 31)
    Agreed to item 11 of Schedle 1 (committee divided: Ayes 37; Noes 12)
  • Sheet 8065 - Australian Conservatives - Negatived (committee divided: Ayes 13; Noes 32)
  • Sheet 8068 - Senator Macdonald - Not proceeded with
  • Sheet 8069 - Senator Macdonald - Negatived
  • Sheet 8071 - Pauline Hanson's One Nation - Negatived (committee divided: Ayes 5; Noes 35)
  • Sheet 8072 - Australian Conservatives - Negatived (committee divided: Ayes 11; Noes 30)
  • Sheet 8077 - Nick Xenophon Team -Negatived (committee divided: Ayes 12; Noes 26)
Commenced 5:11 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bills

2—Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority Bill 2017

Second reading amendments:

Committee of the whole amendments:
Running sheet

Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017 - second reading debate

Commenced 7:30 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

3—Treasury Laws Amendment (Bourke Street Fund) Bill 2017 - second reading debate

Commenced 8:47 PM
Bill passed without amendments
The Senate stood in silence in memory of those lost

19. Adjournment

Commenced 8:59 PM
Senate adjourned at 8.59 pm

Richard Pye
Acting Clerk