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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 12 February 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:

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 

23 – Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 9:31 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.52 am

41 – Mining Subsidies Legislation Amendment (Raising Revenue) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

[Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes]

 6.Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 1 of 2015 and move for its adoption

Senate divided (11.58 am) on Senator Moore's amendment to the report: ayes - 30; noes - 29  AGREED TO

Commenced 11:52 AM
Report tabled, as amended

 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 12:05 PM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 12:06 PM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications:

Commenced 12:06 PM

Senator Xenophon to postpone business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 to 3 March 2015 (proposed disallowance)

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

Commenced 12:06 PM

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee –

Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013 – extended from 12 February to 24 June 2015

Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013 – extended from 12 February to 24 June 2015

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee – comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 – extended from 12 February to 18 March 2015

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee – Australia’s transport energy resilience – extended from 26 March to 25 June 2015

Leave of absence - Senator Urquhart, by leave, moved a motion for leave of absence for Senator Peris for today, for personal reasons

Commenced 12:09 PM
Agreed to

 8.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notice of motion

2 – Senator Siewert – Reference to the Community Affairs References Committee (tender process)

amendment

Commenced 12:07 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business notices of motion

612 – Senator Xenophon, the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) and Senators Mason and Marshall – Mr Anwar Ibrahim (notice of motion altered on 11 February 2015, pursuant to standing order 77)

Commenced 12:08 PM
Agreed to

609 – Senator Wright – Nuclear power plants

Senate divided (12.11 pm): ayes - 10; noes - 30

Commenced 12:10 PM
Negatived

608 – Senator McLucas – Order for the production of documents – Mental Health Review

Senate divided (12.17 pm): ayes - 32; noes - 24

Commenced 12:17 PM
Agreed to

601 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) and Senator Xenophon – Introduction of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2015 [homepage]

Commenced 12:24 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

596 – Senator Waters – Abbot Point coal terminal

Senate divided (12.27 pm): ayes - 12; noes - 35

Commenced 12:25 PM
Negatived

611 – Senator Waters – Domestic violence services

amendment

Commenced 12:35 PM
Agreed to, as amended

613 – Senator Rhiannon – Funding – Higher education

Commenced 12:37 PM
Agreed to

607 – Senator O’Sullivan – Victorian dairy industry

Commenced 12:39 PM
Agreed to

610 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Illegal fishing vessels

Commenced 12:39 PM
Negatived

 9.Committee membership, by leave

 10.Messages from the House of Representatives

Commenced 12:42 PM
Message reported

notifying changes in the membership of joint committees

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

Government business orders of the day

 2 – Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:43 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 3 – Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:46 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 4 – Federal Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:52 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 5 – Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 

Govt committee amendment [sheet JM114] - AGREED TO

Commenced 1:03 PM
Bill passed with an amendment

1 – Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage

 

running sheet

AG amendments [sheet 7442 revised]

agreed to: amendment no.2  (that Schedule 1 be removed from the bill)

not proceeded with: amendments nos 1, 3 and 4

 

AG amendments [sheet 7473]

negatived: amendments nos 1 to 19 and 21 to 26

not proceeded with: amendment no.20


Xenophon amendments [sheet 7458] - negatived


 

 

Commenced 1:13 PM
Bill passed with an amendment

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

Govt committee amendents [sheet GH105]

Commenced 1:55 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

 12.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded

 13.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:05 PM
concluded at 3.36 pm

Senate order for the production of documents

Statements are being made relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

Commenced 3:36 PM
Concluded at 4.10 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 12th report and move for its adoption 

Commenced 4:10 PM
Report tabled

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

Commenced 4:10 PM
Documents tabled

 15.Particulars and estimates statements

Minister to present particulars of proposed additional expenditure 2014-15 – Minister, by leave to move motion to refer particulars and documents to committees

Commenced 4:11 PM
Documents tabled

Minister to present portfolio additional estimates statements for 2014-15 for portfolio and executive departments

Commenced 4:11 PM
Documents tabled

President to present portfolio additional estimates statements for 2014-15 for the Department of Parliamentary Services

Commenced 4:12 PM
Document tabled

 16.Ministerial statements

Orders for the production of documents

Minister to table documents relating to orders on (a) answers to questions on notice during estimates; and (b) the Mental Health Review

 

Commenced 4:12 PM
Documents tabled

Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 4:12 PM
Agreed to

Advisory Council on Australian Archives

Minister to move a motion, by leave, relating to the election of Senator Moore as a member of the Council

Commenced 4:13 PM
Agreed to

Message from the House of Representatives:

informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013

Commenced 4:14 PM
Message reported

Not later than 4.30 pm

17.  General business notice of motion

582 – Senator Moore – Abbott Government

That the Senate condemns the Abbott Government for its litany of broken promises which are hurting low- and middle-income earners, harming the economy, damaging business and consumer confidence, costing jobs, undermining fairness, and changing Australia for the worse.

Commenced 4:14 PM
Debate interrupted at 6 pm

Not later than 6 pm

 18.General business – consideration of documents (refer to today’s printed Notice Paper, page 9)

Commenced 6:00 PM
Debate concluded at 6.37 pm

[Time limit: 1 hour
Total time limit for items 
17 and 18: 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 13)

[Time limit: 1 hour]

Commenced 6:37 PM
Debate concluded at 6.45 pm

 20.Adjournment proposed – 8 pmor when consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports concludes, whichever is earlier

Commenced 6:45 PM
concluded

 21.Adjournment (no time limit) - Senate adjourned at 8.28 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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