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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 5 March 2015

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

 2.Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

 3.Committees – proposal to meet received prior to printing:

Commenced 9:31 AM

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

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

29 – Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

AG committee amendments [sheet 7475]

Commenced 9:31 AM
Debate concluded at 11.52 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. 2 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 11:53 AM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 11:54 AM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications:

general business notice of motion no. 633 to be postponed to 16 March 2015 (standing in the name of Senator O'Sullivan re country of origin labelling

Commenced 11:54 AM

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

Education and Employment Legislation Committee – 2014-15 additional estimates – extended from 17 March to 21 April 2015

Commenced 11:54 AM

 8.Discovery of formal business

General business notices of motion

636 – Senator Rhiannon – Animal protection

Commenced 11:55 AM
Agreed to

634 – Senator Waters – Coal seam gas extraction activity

Senate divided (11.57 am): ayes - 15; noes - 30

Commenced 11:57 AM
Negatived

638 – Senator Siewert – Social security payments

Commenced 12:03 PM
Agreed to

639 – Senator Rice – Cyclist safety

Commenced 12:05 PM
Agreed to

637 – Senators Day, Leyonhjelm, Muir, Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) and Senator Wang – Minor parties and independents

Commenced 12:06 PM
Agreed to

635 – Senator Rhiannon – Introduction of the International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015 [homepage]

Commenced 12:07 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

624 – Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) and Senator Wang – Coal seam gas

for consideration at item 17

633– Senator O’Sullivan – Country of Origin Labelling

Postponed to 16 March 2015

 9.Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 12:09 PM
Agreed to

 10.Messages from the House of Representatives:

  • informing the Senate that the House of Representatives has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014
  • transmitting the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2015 for concurrence

Commenced 12:09 PM
Messages reported; bill introduced and debate adjourned

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

Government business order of the day

1 – Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [homepage]

 Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [homepage]

– Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013: 

Government committee amendments [sheet BN295]

 

 

In respect of the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013: 

Government committee amendment [sheet BN296]

 

Commenced 12:11 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 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition (Sunset Extension) Bill 2015 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:45 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 3 – Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage

 Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Designated Coastal Waters) Bill 2014 [homepage]

– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 1:08 PM
Bills passed without amendments

 4 – Defence Legislation Amendment (Military Justice Enhancements—Inspector-General ADF) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 1:13 PM
Bill passed without amendments

1 – Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [homepage]

 Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [homepage]

– Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013: 

Government committee amendments [sheet BN295]

 

 

In respect of the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013: 

Government committee amendment [sheet BN296]

 

Commenced 1:17 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

 12.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded at 3.06 pm

 13.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:07 PM
Debate concluded at 3.38 pm

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

Chair of the Standing Committee on Publications (Senator O’Sullivan) to present the 13th report and move for its adoption

Commenced 3:39 PM
Report tabled

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

Commenced 3:39 PM
Documents tabled

Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 3:39 PM
Agreed to

 15.Ministerial statements

Minister to table a statement and document on the 2015 Intergenerational Report

 

Commenced 3:40 PM
Documents tabled. Motion moved to take note

Not later than 4.30 pm

 17.General business notice of motion

624 – Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) and Senator Wang – Coal seam gas

Commenced 3:46 PM
Debate interrupted at 4 pm

At approximately 4 pm

 16.First speech – Senator Muir

Commenced 4:00 PM
Concluded at 4.33 pm

General business continued -

General business notice of motion no.624 – Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) and Senator Wang – Coal seam gas

Commenced 4:33 PM
Debate interrupted at 6 pm

Not later than 6 pm

 18.General business – consideration of government documents (refer to today’s printed Notice Paper, page 6)

Commenced 6:00 PM
concluded at 6.14 pm

[Time limit: 1 hour
Total time limit for items: 
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 9)

[Time limit: 1 hour]

Commenced 6:14 PM
Debate concluded at 6.26 pm

 20.Adjournment proposed – 8 pm

Commenced 6:26 PM
In progress

 21.Adjournment – (no time limit)

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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