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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 27 November 2014

 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 received prior to printing:

Joint Select Committee on the Australia Fund Establishment to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 1 December 2014

Commenced 9:32 AM

 4.General business – orders of the day relating to private senators’ bills 

29 – Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 9:32 AM
Debate in progress

7 – Fair Trade (Australian Standards) Bill 2013 [homepage]  Resumption of second reading debate

[Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes]

 5.Notices of motion

 6.Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 15 of 2014 and move for its adoption

 7.Placing of business

Government Whip, by leave, to move a motion relating to leave of absence for Senator Xenophon for today, for personal reasons

 

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the government business to be considered at 12.45 pm

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, 4 December 2014

Postponement notifications:

General business notices of motion nos 508, 519, 531 and 543, standing in the name of Senator O'Sullivan, postponed to 1 December 2014

 

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 3 December 2014 to 4 March 2015

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee – Current requirements for labelling of seafood and seafood products – extended from 4 December 2014 to 18 December 2014

 8.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1 – Senator Xenophon and Ruston – Reference to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Government business notice of motion

1 – Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) – Approval to reinstate parts of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulations 2014

General business notices of motion

508 – Senator O’Sullivan – Coal industry

Postponed to 1 December 2014

519 – Senator O’Sullivan – Dairy trade

Postponed to 1 December 2014

525 – Senators Leyonhjelm and Day – Government spending

531 – Senator O’Sullivan – Business and trade – India

Postponed to 1 December 2014

537 – Senator Xenophon – Introduction of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014

538 – Senator Waters – Radioactive material

539 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Japanese whaling

540 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Order for the production of documents – China – Australia Trade Agreement

541 – Senator Leyonhjelm – Introduction of the Family Tax Benefit (Tighter Income Test) Bill 2014

542 – Senator Ludlam – Order for the production of documents – National Partnership Agreement for Homelessness and the National Affordable Housing Agreement

543 – Senator O’Sullivan – Black coal industry

Postponed to 1 December 2014

544 – Senator Rhiannon – Public transport – regional Australia

545 – Senators Macdonald, Williams and Bernardi – Great Barrier Reef

546 – Senators Ruston, Rhiannon, Singh, Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus), Senators Wang, Xenophon, O’Sullivan and Muir – Animal test methods

547 – Senators Di Natale, Leyonhjelm, Macdonald and Urquhart – Introduction of the Regulator of Medical Cannabis Bill 2014

548 – Senator Canavan – Australian agricultural producers 

546 – Senators Ruston, Rhiannon, Singh, Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus), Senators Wang, Xenophon, O’Sullivan and Muir – Animal test methods

547 – Senators Di Natale, Leyonhjelm, Macdonald and Urquhart – Introduction of the Regulator of Medical Cannabis Bill 2014

548 – Senator Canavan – Australian agricultural producers 

 9.Committee membership, by leave

 10.Messages from the House of Representatives - bills for concurrence

Customs Amendment Bill 2014

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

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

Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

[debate to be adjourned]

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

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1 – Senator Xenophon and Ruston – Reference to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Government business notice of motion

1 – Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) – Approval to reinstate parts of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulations 2014

Government business orders of the day

1 – Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] Resumption of second reading debate

 Senator Day committee amendments [sheet 7622]

 

2 – Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 6) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

3 – Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Government committee amendments [sheet HV131]

4 – Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

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

Government committee amendment [sheet GH105]

At 12.45 pm

It is proposed to consider the following government business orders of the day

 6 – Customs Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 Customs Tariff Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

7 – Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Bill 2014 [homepage]

Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

Australian War Memorial Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate (subject to introduction)

At 2 pm

 12.Questions

 13.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

 14.Tabling and consideration of committee reports – pursuant to standing order 62(4)

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

Minister to present the government’s response to the 137th report of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties – Treaty referred on 15 January 2014

 15.Ministerial statements

Not later than 4.30 pm

 16.General business notice of motion

525 – Senators Leyonhjelm and Day – Government spending

Not later than 6 pm

 17.General business – consideration of documents (refer to today’s printed Notice Paper, page 10)

[Time limit: 1 hour
Total time limit for items 
16 and 17:
2 hours 30 minutes]

Not later than 7 pm

 18.Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports (refer to today’s printed Notice Paper, page 12)

[Time limit: 1 hour]

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

 20.Adjournment

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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