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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 12:30 PM

 2.Documents to be presentedpursuant to order - Consideration at item 12

Commenced 12:31 PM
Documents tabled

Motion, by leave 

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) sought leave to move a motion relating to the deployment of Australian troops to Iraq 

Leave refused: motion to suspend standing orders

Senate divided (1.02 pm) to suspend standing orders: ayes - 12 noes - 40  NEGATIVED

Commenced 12:31 PM
Matter concluded at 1.09 pm

 3.Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 1:09 PM
Documents tabled

 4.Committees proposals to meet received prior to printing:

Commenced 1:09 PM

Education and Employment Legislation Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 5 March 2015

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 4 March 2015

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 5 March 2015

5.  Government business orders of the day

1 – Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2015 [homepage] – In committee

Senator Xenophon committee amendments [sheet 7666] - NEGATIVED

 

Commenced 1:10 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Rearrangement of business

Minister Fifield moved a motion to postpone consideration of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014 to the next day of sitting

Commenced 1:39 PM
Agreed to

5.  Government business orders of the day continued

3 – Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No.7) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Excess Exploration Credit Tax Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill 2014:

AG committee amendments [sheet 7663]

 

Commenced 1:40 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

4 – Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 [homepage]

Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014:

Senator Xenophon committee amendment [sheet 7664]

 

At 2 pm

6Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded at 3.03 pm

 7.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:04 PM
Debate concluded at 3.34 pm

8Notices of motion

Commenced 3:34 PM
Notices given

 9.Placing of business

Postponement notifications

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

Economics References Committee – retail leasing – extended from the eighth sitting day of 2015 to 18 March 2015

Environment and Communications References Committee – invasive species – extended from 4 March to 13 May 2015

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee – Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014 – extended from 5 March to 17 June 2015

Commenced 3:35 PM

 10.Discovery of formal business

General business notices of motion

621 – Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women (Senator Cash) and Senators Moore and Waters – International Women’s Day

Commenced 3:37 PM
Agreed to

618 – Senator McLucas – Order for the production of documents – National Mental Health Commission reports

Senate divided (3.38 pm): ayes - 36;  noes - 27

Commenced 3:38 PM
Agreed to

622 – Senator Waters – Liverpool Plains

Senate divided (3.47 pm): ayes - 12; noes - 39

 

Commenced 3:45 PM
Negatived

619 – Senators Collins, Hanson-Young, Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) and Senators Wang and Lambie – Australian Human Rights Commission

Commenced 3:51 PM
Agreed to

617 – Senator O’Sullivan – Kangaroo meat and hide industry

Senate divided (3.52 pm): ayes - 39; noes - 12

 

Commenced 3:51 PM
Agreed to

620 – Senator Siewert – Genetically modified crops

Commenced 3:55 PM
Negatived

623 – Senator Wright – Mental health services

Commenced 3:56 PM
Agreed to

 11.Matter of public importance – President to announce receipt of letter from Senator Moore

The Abbott Government’s confused and chaotic approach to hate speech provisions in the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

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

Commenced 3:57 PM
Debate concluded at 4.57 pm

 12.Consideration of documents tabled earlier today

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 4:57 PM
Documents called on but no motion was moved

13.  Tabling and consideration of committee reports and government responses, pursuant to standing order 62(4)

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

Commenced 4:58 PM

Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (Senator Smith) to present the 19th report of the 44th Parliament

Commenced 4:58 PM
Report tabled. Motion to take note agreed to

Senator Smith, on behalf of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, to present report no. 447, review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 32-54 (2013-14)

Commenced 5:05 PM
Report tabled

Government Whip (Senator Bushby), on behalf of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works to present report no. 1 of 2015 – referrals made October 2014

Commenced 5:06 PM
Report tabled

Minister to present the following government responses to committee reports:

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Progress report – Implementation and administration of the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee – Report – The future of the beekeeping and pollination service industries in Australia

Commenced 5:06 PM
Documents tabled. Motions moved to take note

Committee reports and government responses listed on page 8 of todays printed Notice Paper

Commenced 5:24 PM
Debate concluded at 5.30 pm

 14.Ministerial statements

 15.Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 5:30 PM
Agreed to

 16.Messages from the House of Representatives

transmitting the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) 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 5:31 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

agreeing to the amendments made by the Senate to the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No.5) Bill 2014

 

Commenced 5:32 PM
Message reported

notifying changes in the membership of various joint committees

Commenced 5:33 PM
Message reported

 17.Order of business continued

Business of the Senate orders of the day

1 – Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee – Report – Defence Legislation Amendment (Military Justice Enhancements—Inspector-General ADF) Bill 2014 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 5:33 PM
Report tabled

2 – Environment and Communications Legislation Committee – Report – Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 and related bill [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 5:33 PM
Report tabled

Government business orders of the day continued

3 – Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No.7) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Excess Exploration Credit Tax Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No.7) Bill 2014:

AG committee amendments [sheet 7663]

 

Senate divided (6 pm) on amendment nos 3 and 4: ayes - 38; noes - 10 NEGATIVED (that the Schedules 1 and 6 be removed from the bill)

 

Commenced 5:34 PM
Bills passed without amendments

4 – Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 [homepage]

Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014:

Government amendments [sheet HA125]

 

In respect of the Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014:

Senator Xenophon committee amendment [sheet 7664]

 

Commenced 6:09 PM
Debate interrupted at 7.20 pm

 18.Adjournment proposed  7.20 pm

Commenced 7:20 PM
Concluded

 19.Adjournment – Senate adjourned at 9.24 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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