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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 12:30 PM

 2.Documents to be presentedpursuant to order - Consideration at item 12

Commenced 12:31 PM
Documents tabled

Motion, by leave 

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) sought leave to move a motion relating to the deployment of Australian troops to Iraq 

Leave refused: motion to suspend standing orders

Senate divided (1.02 pm) to suspend standing orders: ayes - 12 noes - 40  NEGATIVED

Commenced 12:31 PM
Matter concluded at 1.09 pm

 3.Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 1:09 PM
Documents tabled

 4.Committees proposals to meet received prior to printing:

Commenced 1:09 PM

Education and Employment Legislation Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 5 March 2015

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 4 March 2015

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 5 March 2015

5.  Government business orders of the day

1 – Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2015 [homepage] – In committee

Senator Xenophon committee amendments [sheet 7666] - NEGATIVED

 

Commenced 1:10 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Rearrangement of business

Minister Fifield moved a motion to postpone consideration of the Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014 to the next day of sitting

Commenced 1:39 PM
Agreed to

5.  Government business orders of the day continued

3 – Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No.7) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Excess Exploration Credit Tax Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill 2014:

AG committee amendments [sheet 7663]

 

Commenced 1:40 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

4 – Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 [homepage]

Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014:

Senator Xenophon committee amendment [sheet 7664]

 

At 2 pm

6Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded at 3.03 pm

 7.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:04 PM
Debate concluded at 3.34 pm

8.Notices of motion

Commenced 3:34 PM
Notices given

 9.Placing of business

Postponement notifications

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

Economics References Committee – retail leasing – extended from the eighth sitting day of 2015 to 18 March 2015

Environment and Communications References Committee – invasive species – extended from 4 March to 13 May 2015

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee – Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014 – extended from 5 March to 17 June 2015

Commenced 3:35 PM

 10.Discovery of formal business

General business notices of motion

621 – Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women (Senator Cash) and Senators Moore and Waters – International Women’s Day

Commenced 3:37 PM
Agreed to

618 – Senator McLucas – Order for the production of documents – National Mental Health Commission reports

Senate divided (3.38 pm): ayes - 36;  noes - 27

Commenced 3:38 PM
Agreed to

622 – Senator Waters – Liverpool Plains

Commenced 3:45 PM
Division in progress

617 – Senator O’Sullivan – Kangaroo meat and hide industry

619 – Senators Collins, Hanson-Young, Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) and Senators Wang and Lambie – Australian Human Rights Commission

620 – Senator Siewert – Genetically modified crops

623 – Senator Wright – Mental health services

 11.Matter of public importance – President to announce receipt of letter from Senator Moore

The Abbott Government’s confused and chaotic approach to hate speech provisions in the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

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

 12.Consideration of documents tabled earlier today

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

13.  Tabling and consideration of committee reports and government responses, pursuant to standing order 62(4)

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

Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (Senator Smith) to present the 19th report of the 44th Parliament

Senator Smith, on behalf of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, to present report no. 447, review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 32-54 (2013-14)

Government Whip (Senator Bushby), on behalf of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works to present report no. 1 of 2015 – referrals made October 2014

Minister to present the following government responses to committee reports:

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Progress report – Implementation and administration of the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee – Report – The future of the beekeeping and pollination service industries in Australia

Committee reports and government responses listed on page 8 of todays printed Notice Paper

 14.Ministerial statements

 15.Committee membership, by leave

 16.Messages from the House of Representatives

notifying changes in the membership of various joint committees

agreeing to the amendments made by the Senate to the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No.5) Bill 2014

 

transmitting the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014 for concurrence

 [debate to be adjourned pursuant to standing order 115(3);
this bill is not subject to the bills cut-off order]

 17.Order of business continued

Business of the Senate orders of the day

1 – Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee – Report – Defence Legislation Amendment (Military Justice Enhancements—Inspector-General ADF) Bill 2014 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

2 – Environment and Communications Legislation Committee – Report – Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 and related bill [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Government business orders of the day continued

3 – Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No.7) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Excess Exploration Credit Tax Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill 2014:

AG committee amendments [sheet 7663]

 

4 – Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 [homepage]

Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014:

Senator Xenophon committee amendment [sheet 7664]

 

 18.Adjournment proposed  7.20 pm

 19.Adjournment – not later than 9.30 pm (time limit: 2 hrs 10 mins)

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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