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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

2. Documents to be presented, pursuant to standing order61- consideration at item 13

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk,including letters relating to the Senate orders on appointments and vacancies, and grants

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

4. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 9:31 AM

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee to meet today, from 11.15 am, for the committee’s consideration of the 2016-17 Budget estimates-private meeting

Commenced 9:31 AM

5.  Government business orders of the day

Commenced 9:31 AM

1—Tax Laws Amendment (Tax Incentives for Innovation) Bill 2016—resumption of second reading debate

Senate divided (9.53am) on AG committee amendments [sheet 7916]: ayes - 10; noes - 41  NEGATIVED

Commenced 9:31 AM
Bill passed without amendments

2—Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

Income Tax Rates Amendment (Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

Medicare Levy Amendment (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

Income Tax (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts—Offsets) Bill 2015—resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 10:01 AM
Bills passed without amendments

3—Financial System Legislation Amendment (Resilience and Collateral Protection) Bill 2016—resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 10:19 AM
Bill passed without amendments

4—Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015—resumption of second reading debate

running sheet

AG committee amendments [sheet 7910]:
amendment no. 1 - AGREED TO
Senate divided (11.34am) on amendment no.2: ayes - 31; noes - 12 (Schedule to remain in the bill)

Opposition committee amendment [sheet 7912] - not proceeded with as identical to AG amdt no. 1

Commenced 10:29 AM
Bill passed with an amendment

5—National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment Bill 2016—resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 11:43 AM
Bill passed without amendments

6—Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016—resumption of second reading debate

Government committee amendments [sheet LL145] - AGREED TO

Commenced 12:33 PM
Bill passed with amendments

7—Australian Crime Commission Amendment (National Policing Information) Bill 2015

Australian Crime Commission (National Policing Information Charges) Bill 2015—resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:41 PM
Debate interrupted at 12.45 pm

At 12.45 pm

6. Senators’ statements

Commenced 12:45 PM
Concluded

At 2 pm

7. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
In progress

8. Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

9. Notices of motion

10. Placing of business

Postponements to be authorised:

business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 postponed to 9 May 2016 (Senator Carr re disallowance)

Committees––extensions of time to be authorised

11. Formal motions

Matter of privilege

1—Senator McAllister—Reference to the Standing Committee of Privileges

Business of the Senate

1—Senator Carr—Disallowance of the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Regulation 2015 [F2015L01937]

Postponed to 9 May 2016

2—Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Urquhart)—Reference to the committee (flying fox colonies)

3—Senator Lambie—Reference to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Australian veterans)

4—Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus)—Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (access of small and medium business to Federal Government contracts)

General business

1171—Senator Ludlam—Health facilities under international law

1172—Senator Simms—Australian Christian Lobby

1173—Senators Brown, Bilyk and Moore—National Volunteer Week

1174—Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus)—Australia’s shipping and maritime industry (notice of motion altered on 3 May 2016, pursuant to standing order 77)

1175—Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus)—Australian sugarcane industry

1176—Senator Smith—Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

1177—Senators Rhiannon and Dastyari—Bondi Pavilion

1178—Senators Xenophon, Madigan, Muir, Lambie and Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus)—Australian paper for ballot papers and election materials

1179—Senators Moore and McLucas—Establishment of a National Redress Scheme

1180—Senator Whish-Wilson—Barracuda-class submarines

1181—Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus)—Owner Driver operators

1182—Senator Siewert—Income support for students

12. Matter of public importance - letter received from Senator Moore

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

13. Consideration of documents tabled earlier today

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

14. Tabling of delegation reports

Senator Bernardi to present report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to the 134th Inter—Parliamentary Union Assembly

Senator Gallacher to present report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to Japan and the Republic of Korea, 9 to 21 November 2014

15. Committee reports and government responses

Legislation Committees—Additional information relating to estimates

Standing Committee on Publications—24th report (Chair, Senator Reynolds)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights—38th report of the 44th Parliament, and annual report 2013-14

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties—Report nos 161 and 162

Community Affairs References Committee—interim report—Lyme-like illness in Australia (Chair, Senator Siewert)

Economics References Committee—interim report—non-conforming building products (Chair, Senator Ketter)

Economics References Committee—interim reports—impact of Commonwealth legislation, policies and guidelines (Chair, Senator Ketter)

Select Committee on Health—6th interim report (Chair, Senator O’Neill)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—interim report—Commonwealth payments relating to asylum seeker boat turn backs (Chair, Senator Lazarus)

Select Committee on Unconventional Gas Mining—interim report (Chair, Senator Lazarus)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Chair, Senator Fawcett):

Impairment of customer loans

Examination of the 2014-15 annual reports of bodies established under the ASIC Act

Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Chair, Senator McAllister):

outcomes of the 42nd meeting of the Council of Australian Governments held on 1 April 2016

Commonwealth legislative provisions relating to oversight of associated entities of political parties

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Chair, Senator Gallacher):

Australia’s bilateral aid program in Papua New Guinea

contamination caused by firefighting foams at government sites other than RAAF Base Williamtown and Australian Defence Force facilities

partial suspension of sanctions against Iran

Select Committee on the National Broadband Network—Final report (Chair, Senator McLucas)

Statement—Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit—Draft estimates for the Australian National Audit Office and the Parliamentary Budget Office for 2016-17

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee-effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade-Australia's trade and investment relationships with countries in the Middle East

Government response—Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the arts

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

16. Ministerial statements / OPDs

17. Committee memberships

18. Messages from the House of Representatives

Bill for concurrence—

National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund Special Account Bill 2016

[this bill is not subject to the bills cut-off order]

agreeing to the amendments made by the Senate to the Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015

19. Business to be considered

Matter of privilege notice of motion

1—Senator McAllister—Reference to the Standing Committee of Privileges

Business of the Senate notices of motion

2—Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Urquhart)—Reference to the committee (flying fox colonies)

3—Senator Lambie—Reference to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Australian veterans)

4—Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus)—Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (access of small and medium business to Federal Government contracts)

1—Social Security (Administration) (Trial Area – East Kimberley) Determination 2016 [F2016L00307]—Motion for disallowance—Resumption of debate

Government business continued

7—Australian Crime Commission Amendment (National Policing Information) Bill 2015

Australian Crime Commission (National Policing Information Charges) Bill 2015—resumption of second reading debate

8—Registration of Deaths Abroad Amendment Bill 2016—resumption of second reading debate

National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund Special Account Bill 2016 (subject to introduction)

9—Governor-General’s opening speech—Address-in-reply

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The sitting of the Senate will be suspended from 7.20 pm till 8.00 pm

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20. Budget statement and documents 2016-17

Party leaders and independent senators to make responses to the budget statement

21. Adjournment proposed

22. Adjournment

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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