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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM
Concluded

2. Documents to be presented—Consideration at item 15

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

4. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 9:31 AM
  • Economics References Committee to meet on 17 August 2017
  • Finance and Public Administration References Committee to meet on 17 August 2017
  • Select Committee on a National Integrity Commission to meet today and on 17 August 2017
Commenced 9:31 AM
Authorised

4a. Suspension of standing orders—Proposed censure motion

Commenced 9:32 AM
Formality denied; motion to suspend standing orders negatived
Senate divided: Ayes 29; Noes 34

5. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 10:11 AM

Scrutiny of Bills Committee temporary order

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

Government bill

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017

Second reading amendment

  • Sheet 8212 - Australian Greens - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 7; Noes 32)
Commenced 10:11 AM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bills

Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Bill 2017

Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017

Commenced 12:19 PM
Bills passed without amendments

At 12.45 pm

6. Senators’ statements

Commenced 12:43 PM
Concluded

At 2 pm

7. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

8. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:05 PM
Agreed to

9. Petitions

Commenced 3:35 PM
Petition presented

10. Notices

Additional notice lodged, 6.25 pm

Commenced 3:35 PM
Notices given

11. Placing of business

Commenced 3:36 PM

Postponements to be authorised

Commenced 3:36 PM
Authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Nil

12. Formal motions

Commenced 3:36 PM

Business of the Senate

1—Senator Hanson-Young—Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (Murray-Darling Basin) (notice of motion altered on 14 August 2017, pursuant to standing order 77)

Notice withdrawn

Business of the Senate

2—Chair of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Senator McAllister)—Reference (digital delivery of government services)

Commenced 3:37 PM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate

3—Senator Gallacher—Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Murray-Darling Basin)

Commenced 3:38 PM
Agreed to

General business

420—Senator Xenophon—Order for production of documents—Murray-Darling Basin Plan

[amendment to the motion]

Commenced 3:39 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

424—Senator Singh—Humanitarian aid

Commenced 3:40 PM
Agreed to

General business

425—Senator Lambie—Introduction of the Defence Amendment (Fair Pay for Members of the ADF) Bill 2017

Commenced 3:41 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

426—Senator Lambie—Vietnam veterans (notice of motion altered on 15 August 2017, pursuant to standing order 77)

Commenced 3:43 PM
Agreed to

General business

427—Senator Rhiannon—Biodiversity, offsetting and land-clearing

Commenced 3:44 PM
Agreed to

General business

428—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Order for production of documents—Solicitor-General’s advice

[amendment to the motion]

Commenced 3:45 PM
Agreed to, as amended
Senate divided: Ayes 39; Noes 25

General business

429—Senators Kakoschke-Moore and Griff—National Science Week

Commenced 3:45 PM
Agreed to

13. Matter of public importance

Commenced 3:53 PM
Concluded

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At 5 pm

14. First speech—Senator Georgiou

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Commenced 5:01 PM
Concluded

15. Consideration of documents—Documents tabled today

Commenced 4:54 PM
Concluded

16. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 4:54 PM

Environment and Communications References Committee—additional information (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 4:55 PM
Documents tabled

Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances—Delegated legislation monitor 10 of 2017 (Chair, Senator Williams)

Commenced 4:55 PM
Document tabled

Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills—Scrutiny digest 9 of 2017 (Chair, Senator Polley)

Commenced 4:55 PM
Document tabled

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights—8th report of 2017 (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 4:55 PM
Report tabled

Government response

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Review of administration and expenditure no. 14 (2014-15)

Commenced 4:56 PM
Document tabled

17. Ministerial statements

18. Committee memberships

Commenced 4:58 PM
Agreed to

19. Messages from the House of Representatives

Commenced 4:59 PM

Bills for concurrence

Commenced 4:59 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

Bill for concurrence—Migration Amendment (Validation of Decisions) Bill 2017

Commenced 5:21 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Change in membership

Commenced 5:22 PM
Message reported

Ageeing to the amendment made by the Senate to the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2017

Commenced 5:22 PM
Message reported

20. Business to be considered

Commenced 5:23 PM

Government bill

1—Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017

Running sheet

Committee of the whole amendments:

  • Sheet JH138 - Government
     
  • Sheet 8145 - Australian Greens
     
  • Sheet 8144 - Opposition
    - amendments nos 21, 24, 27 and 35 agreed to
    - amendments nos 28 to 34 and 39 debate postponed
    Before the committee: amendments nos 40 and 41
     
  • Sheet 8204 revised - Liberal Democratic Party and Australian Conservatives
     
  • Sheet 8214 - Nick Xenophon Team
Commenced 5:23 PM
Debate interrupted at 7.20 pm
The committee reported progress

Government bill

2—Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Government bills

3—Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017

Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments to the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017

Government bill

4—Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

21. Adjournment proposed—7.20 pm

Commenced 7:20 PM
Concluded

22. Adjournment—notlater than 8 pm

Commenced 7:38 PM
The Senate adjourned at 7.38 pm

Richard Pye
Clerk of the Senate

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