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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Monday, 2 March 2015

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 10:00 AM

 2.Documents to be presented, pursuant to temporary order – consideration at item 12

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

Statement by President re unparliamentary language

Commenced 10:01 AM

Motion to censure the Attorney-General, Senator Brandis

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong), moved a motion

Senate divided (1.09 pm): ayes - 35; noes - 32

Commenced 10:03 AM
Agreed to

 3.Tabling of documents by Clerk 

Commenced 1:16 PM
Documents tabled

 4.Committees – proposals to meet received prior to printing: 

Commenced 1:16 PM

Economics References Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 4 March 2015

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee to meet during the sittings of the Senate today and 16 March 2015

5Government business orders of the day

1 – Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate 

Government committee amendments [sheet GH105]

 

Commenced 1:17 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

2 – Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

3 – National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage]– Resumption of second reading debate

4 – Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

At 2 pm

 6.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded

 7.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:02 PM
Debate concluded at 3.34 pm

 8.Notices of motion

Commenced 3:34 PM
Notices given

 9.Placing of business

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to private senators’ bills for consideration on Thursday, 5 March 2015

Commenced 3:34 PM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications:

business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for 3 March 2015 to be postponed to 18 March 2015 (standing in the name of Senator Xenophon re disallowance motion)

Commenced 3:35 PM

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

Community Affairs Legislation Committee – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill 2014 – extended from 4 March to 25 March 2015

Community Affairs References Committee – Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services – extended from 26 March to 12 May 2015

Economics References Committee –

affordable housing – extended from 2 March to 14 April 2015

digital currency – extended from 2 March to 10 August 2015

implications of financial advice reforms – extended from the first sitting day of July 2015 to 1 February 2016

Environment and Communications References Committee – electricity network companies – extended from 2 March to 20 April 2015

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee – Department of Parliamentary Services – extended from 18 March to 25 June 2015

Finance and Public Administration References Committee – violence against women – extended from 2 March to 18 June 2015

Commenced 3:35 PM

Opposition Whip, Senator McEwen, moved a motion by leave relating to the leave of absence for senators, for personal reasons:

Senator Ludwig, for today; and

Senator Brown from 2 March to 5 March

Commenced 3:36 PM
Agreed to

 10.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1 – Senators Xenophon and McKenzie – Reference to the Economics References Committee (Australian economy)

Commenced 3:46 PM
Agreed to

Government business notice of motion

1 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – First speech – Senator Muir

Commenced 3:37 PM
Agreed to

General business notices of motion

615 – Senator Hanson-Young – Order for the production of documents – Report – Productivity Commission

Commenced 3:37 PM
Notice withdrawn

616 – Senator Waters – Abbot Point coal terminal

Senate divided (3.39 pm): ayes - 15; noes - 33

Commenced 3:37 PM
Negatived

614 – Senator O’Sullivan – Natural resource sector

Commenced 3:47 PM
Agreed to

 11.Urgency motion – receipt of letter from Senator Siewert

That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

The need for the Abbott Government to immediately implement Country of Origin food labelling legislation to protect public health and Australian farmers.

[Time limit: 60 minutes, or if no motions are moved 
to take note of answers, 90 minutes]

Commenced 3:48 PM
Agreed to; and debate concluded at 4.49 pm

 12.Consideration of documents tabled earlier today

Commenced 4:50 PM
Debate concluded at 5.03 pm

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

 13.Ministerial statements

Minister to table statement on capability through diversity

Commenced 5:03 PM
Document tabled

 14.Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 5:03 PM
Agreed to

 15.Messages from the House of Representatives

transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014

Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014

[debate to be adjourned pursuant to standing order 115(3);
to be listed on the Notice Paper as package;

these bills are not subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 5:04 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

transmitting the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 for concurrence

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

Commenced 5:05 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill 2014

Excess Exploration Credit Tax Bill 2014 

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

Commenced 5:06 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

transmitting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition (Sunset Extension) Bill 2015 for concurrence:

 

[the bill is subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 5:07 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

transmitting the Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2015 for concurrence

 

[debate to be adjourned to a later hour of the day;
the bill is not subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 5:08 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the following bills:

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 

Commenced 5:09 PM
Messages reported

notifying changes in the membership of joint committees (Joint Committee on the  Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity, and the Joint Committee for Public Accounts and Audit)

Commenced 5:09 PM
Message reported

Assent to laws

Commenced 5:09 PM

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

Business of the Senate orders of the day

5 – Education and Employment References Committee – Interim report – Private vocational education and training providers

Commenced 5:10 PM
Report tabled

6 – Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee – Report – Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 5:10 PM
Report tabled

Government business continued

1 – Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Senate divided (5.56 pm) on the second reading: ayes - 30; noes - 33  NEGATIVED

 

Government committee amendments [sheet GH105]

 

Commenced 5:11 PM
Negatived at second reading

2 – Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 6:03 PM
Debate interrupted at 6.30 pm

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 The sitting of the Senate suspended from 6.30 pm till 7.30 pm

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2 – Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Senate divided (7.41 pm) on the second reading: ayes - 33; noes - 12  AGREED TO

 

Commenced 7:30 PM
Bill passed without amendments

3 – National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage]– Resumption of second reading debate

Government committee amendments [sheet ZA379]

consideration of the bill postponed to the next day of sitting

4 – Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Running sheet

Opposition committee amendments [sheet 7647]

Agreed to: amendments nos 1 and 2, and no. 3 (to remove Schedule 2 from the bill)

 

AG committee amendments [sheet 7665]

Negatived: amendment no. 3 (to remove Schedule 1 from the bill)

Commenced 7:49 PM
Bill passed with amendments

Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2015 [homepage]

Senate divided (9.44 pm): AG second reading amendment moved by Senator Ludlam: ayes - 15; noes - 39  NEGATIVED

 

Senator Xenophon committee amendments [sheet 7666]

 

Commenced 9:03 PM
Bill read a second time

 18.Adjournment proposed – 9.50 pm

Commenced 9:52 PM
Concluded

 19.Adjournment – Senate adjourned at 10.25 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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