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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 23 March 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
  • Education and Employment Legislation Committee to meet on 30 March 2017
  • Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters to meet on 27 March 2017
  • Environment and Communications Legislation Committee to meet on 24 March 2017
  • Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement to meet on 24 March 2017
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee to meet today
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee to meet today and 24 March 2017
  • Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network to meet on 24 March 2017
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee to meet on 28 March 2017
Commenced 9:31 AM
Meetings authorised

4. Consideration of private senators’ bills

Commenced 9:40 AM

Private senator's bill

44—Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Take-Home Pay) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Commenced 9:40 AM
Debate interrupted

5. Notices of motion

Commenced 12:00 PM

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for four sitting days after today

Commenced 12:00 PM
Notice withdrawn

6. Reference of bills

Commenced 12:00 PM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 3 of 2017 for adoption

Senator Gallagher's amendment: Human Rights Legislation Bill 2017 be referred immediately to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 9 May 2017

Senator Fifield's amendment to Senator Gallagher's amendment: Omit "9 May" and substitute "28 March" - debate in progress

 

Commenced 12:01 PM
Report tabled. Motion to adopt the report in progress

7. Placing of business

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

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to private senators’ bills for consideration on Thursday, 30 March 2017

Postponements to be authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

  • Community Affairs References Committee
  • Price regulation associated with the Prostheses List Framework—extended from 30 March to 10 May 2017
  • Better Management of the Social Welfare System initiative—extended from 10 May to 21 June 2017
  • Education and Employment Legislation Committee—2016-17 additional estimates—extended from 28 March to 13 April 2017
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—2016-17 additional estimates—extended from 28 March to 4 May 2017
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector—extended from 30 March to 15 June 2017

Leave to meet during sitting

8. Formal motions

Government business

1—Attorney-General (Senator Brandis)—Exemption of the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 from the bills cut-off order

General business

263—Senator Rhiannon—Order for production of documents—EFIC and Live Exports

General business

264—Senator Bernardi—Rule of law

General business

265—Senator Xenophon—Gas resources

General business

266—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Multiculturalism

General business

267—Senator Abetz—Fair work laws

General business

268— Senators Singh, Moore, and Fierravanti-Wells—World Tuberculosis Day

General business

269—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—Establishment of a joint select committee—Implementation of recommendations of the Royal Commission into responses to child sexual abuse

Postponed to 29 March 2017

General business

270—Senator Lambie—Cashless Debit Card trial

General business

271—Senator Ludlam—Joint Strike Fighter

9. Committee memberships

11. Business to be considered

Business of the Senate order of the day

2—Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Bill 2016 (Selection of Bills reference)

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

Message from the House - Bill for concurrence

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016 (subject to introduction)

At 2 pm

12. Questions

13. Motions to take note of answers

14. Committee reports and government responses

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Finance and Public Administration References Committee—Operation of Administrative Arrangements Order (Chair, Senator McAllister)

Economics References Committee—Penalties for white collar crime or misconduct (Chair, Senator Ketter)

15. Ministerial statements

Not later than 4.30 pm

16. General business order of the day

Private senator's bill

45—Banking and Financial Services Commission of Inquiry Bill 2017—second reading debate

Not later than 6 pm *

17. Government business orders of the day

18. Adjournment—notlater than midnight

* If by 2 pm, the Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 and the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016 have been completed, the Senate shall return to its routine of business for a Thursday under standing order 57.

Richard Pye
Clerk