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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 12:30 PM

2.Documents to be presented, pursuant to standing order 61 - Consideration at item 14

Commenced 12:31 PM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk (including a document relating to the Senate order on indexed lists of files)

Commenced 12:31 PM
Documents tabled

4. Committees-proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 12:31 PM

Community Affairs References Committee to meet on 20 April 2016

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties to meet on 2 May and 9 May 2016

Commenced 12:31 PM

5. Government business order of the day

Commenced 12:31 PM

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

Commenced 12:31 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

6. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

Unanswered estimates questions on notice

Commenced 3:03 PM

Senator Carr sought an explanation from Minister Sinodinos relating to unanswered estimates questions on notice relating to CSIRO

Senate divided (4.11pm): that the question be now put: ayes - 36; noes - 28  AGREED TO

Commenced 3:03 PM
Debate concluded at 4.18 pm

7. Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 4:18 PM
Debate concluded

Suspension of standing orders

Commenced 4:44 PM

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) sought leave to move a motion relating to the conduct of business (namely to deal with business of the Senate notices of motion nos 2 and 3, and item 12 on today's Order of Business) - leave refused

Senate divided (5.17pm) on the motion to suspend standing orders: ayes - 36; noes - 28  AGREED TO

Senator Moore moved that motion to vary the routine of business today be moved immediately and given precedence

Senate divided (5.52pm) that the question be now put re motion be moved immediately and given precedence: ayes - 37; noes - 28  AGREED TO

Senator Wong moved the motion to vary the hours of meeting and routine of business today

Senate divided (6.01pm) that the motion be agreed to: ayes - 35; noes - 27  AGREED TO

 

Commenced 4:44 PM
Motion agreed to; matter concluded at 6.08 pm

8. Condolence motion – Death of former senator and member of the House of Representatives

President to inform the Senate of the death of Allan Charles Rocher, a former senator for the state of Western Australia from 1978 to 1981 and member of the House of Representatives for the division of Curtin, Western Australia, from 1981 to 1998

Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Brandis), by leave, to move a motion of condolence

11. Placing of business

Postponements to be authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

12. Formal motions

Business of the Senate

Commenced 6:08 PM

1—Senator Muir—Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee (Road Safety Remuneration Repeal Bill 2016)

Commenced 6:23 PM
Notice withdrawn

2—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (outcomes of the 42nd meeting of the Council of Australian Governments held on 1 April 2016)

Commenced 6:08 PM
Agreed to

3—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Commonwealth legislative provisions relating to oversight of associated entities of political parties)

Paragraph (1): AGREED TO

Senate divided (6.12pm) in respect of paragraph (2): ayes - 32; noes - 30  AGREED TO

Commenced 6:09 PM
Agreed to

General business

Commenced 6:19 PM

1114—Senator Back—Restoration of the Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill 2015 to the Notice Paper

1116—Senator McKenzie—Restoration of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015 to the Notice Paper

Commenced 6:24 PM
Agreed to

1115—Senator Leyonhjelm—Tobacco taxation

Commenced 6:24 PM
Negatived

1117—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Corruption among public officials

Senate divided (6.26pm): ayes - 13; noes - 36

Commenced 6:25 PM
Negatived

1118—Senator Rhiannon—Restoration of the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2016 to the Notice Paper

Commenced 6:32 PM
Agreed to

1119—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Restoration of bills to the Notice Paper

1120—Senator Wang—Restoration of the Commonwealth Grants Commission Amendment (GST Distribution) Bill 2015 to the Notice Paper

1121—Senator Muir—Restoration of the Social Security Amendment (Diabetes Support) Bill 2016 to the Notice Paper

1124—Senator Moore—Restoration of bills to the Notice Paper

1142—Senator Xenophon—Restoration of bills to the Notice Paper

1150—Senator Lambie—Restoration of the Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Expanded Gold Card Access) Bill 2015 to the Notice Paper

Commenced 6:33 PM
Agreed to

1122—Senator Carr—Order for the production of documents—Research Infrastructure Review report

Commenced 6:34 PM
Agreed to

1123—Senator Moore—Restoration in the House of Representatives—Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Consumer Lease Exclusion) Bill 2015

Commenced 6:34 PM
Agreed to

1125—Senator Moore—Restoration of the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Australian Workers) Bill 2016 to the Notice Paper

Commenced 6:34 PM
Agreed to

1126—Senator Siewert—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in custody

Commenced 6:34 PM
Agreed to

1127—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Misconduct in the banking and financial services industry

Senate divided (6.37pm): ayes - 33; noes - 27

Commenced 6:36 PM
Agreed to

1128—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Questions on notice

Commenced 6:43 PM
Agreed to

1129—Senators Polley and Lambie—Order for the production of documents—Aged Care Roadmap

Commenced 6:43 PM
withdrawn

1130—Senator Smith—Myanmar—Election

Commenced 6:43 PM
Agreed to

1131—Senator Rice—Public transport infrastructure funding

Senate divided (6.45pm): ayes - 10; noes - 35

Commenced 6:44 PM
Negatived

1132—Senator Cameron—Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Commenced 6:51 PM
Agreed to

1133—Senators Lines, Sterle and Siewert—ATSIPEP Kimberley Suicide Prevention Roundtable Report

amended motion

Commenced 6:52 PM
Agreed to, as amended

1134—Senator Moore—2016-17 Budget estimates hearings

Senate divided (6.19pm): ayes - 34; noes - 28

Commenced 6:19 PM
Agreed to

1135—Senator Ludlam—Order for the production of documents—Perth Freight Link

Commenced 6:52 PM
Agreed to

1136—Senator Smith—Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to meet during the sittings of the Senate

 amended motion

Commenced 6:53 PM
Agreed to, as amended

1138—Senator Lambie, Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus), Senators Xenophon and Madigan—Anti-dumping

Senate divided (6.57pm): ayes - 15;  noes - 33

Commenced 6:54 PM
Negatived

1139—Senator Xenophon—Restoration of the Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 to the Notice Paper

Senate divided (7.05pm): ayes - 16; noes - 32

Commenced 7:04 PM
Negatived

1140—Senator Xenophon—Order for the production of documents—Macroeconomics.com.au Pty Ltd

Senate divided (7.12pm): ayes - 35; noes - 27

Commenced 7:11 PM
Agreed to

1141—Senator Xenophon—Restoration of the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015 to the Notice Paper

Commenced 7:18 PM
Agreed to

1143—Senator Carr—Australia’s steel industry

Commenced 7:19 PM
Agreed to

1144—Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield), Senators Moore and Siewert—World Down Syndrome Day

Commenced 7:22 PM
Agreed to

1145—Senators Simms, Hanson-Young and Xenophon—Australian steel

Senate divided (7.25pm): ayes - 14; noes - 32

Commenced 7:22 PM
Negatived

1146—Senator Hanson-Young—Order for the production of documents—Broadspectrum—Wilson Security

Senate divided (7.32pm): ayes - 34;  noes - 28

Commenced 7:31 PM
Agreed to

1147—Senator Waters—Global warming—fossil fuel donations

Senate divided (7.38pm): ayes - 11; noes - 39

Commenced 7:38 PM
Negatived

1148—Senator Whish-Wilson—Misconduct in the banking financial services sector

Senate divided (7.43pm): ayes - 34; noes - 27

Commenced 7:42 PM
Agreed to

1149—Senator Rhiannon—Donations

Commenced 7:49 PM
withdrawn

13. 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]

14. Consideration of documents tabled earlier today

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

15. Committee reports and government responses

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—residential fire safety (Chair, Senator Lazarus)

Government response—Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—review of the re-listing of Al-Shabaab, Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and Palestinian Islamic Jihad as terrorist organisations

Committee reports and government responses listed on page 17 of today’s printed Notice Paper

16. Tabling of delegation report

Senator Seselja to present report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to Canada, 6 June to 12 June 2015

17. Ministerial statements

18. Committee memberships and additional membership

Commenced 7:51 PM
Agreed to

19. Messages from the House of Representatives

Commenced 7:52 PM

Bills for concurrence-Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016 [homepage] and the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016 [homepage]

Commenced 7:52 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

Amendments agreed to—Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016

Commenced 7:53 PM
Message reported

Assent to laws

Commenced 7:53 PM

20. Business to be considered

Government business continued

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

Senator Moore made a statement relating to the days of meeting, namely, no requirement for the Senate to sit tomorrow

Commenced 7:53 PM

21. Adjournment proposed– 7.20 pm

Commenced 7:54 PM
Concluded

22. Adjournment - Senate adjourned at 10.22 pm

Commenced 10:22 PM

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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