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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 22 June 2017

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM
Concluded

2. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
No documents today

3. Committees––proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 9:31 AM

Community Affairs Legislation Committee to meet today

Community Affairs References Committee to meet today

Environment and Communications References Committee to meet today

Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement to meet today

Select Committee on Lending to Primary Production Customers to meet today

Commenced 9:31 AM
Proposals authorised

4. Statement by President—Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (records)

Commenced 9:31 AM
Concluded

5. Consideration of private senators’ bills

Commenced 9:37 AM

49—Productivity Commission Amendment (Addressing Inequality) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Commenced 9:37 AM
Debate interrupted

6. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:57 AM
Notices given

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for 9 August 2017—Disallowance of the Migration Amendment (Review of the Regulations) Regulation 2016

Commenced 11:57 AM
Withdrawn

7. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:58 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 7 of 2017 for adoption

Senate agreed to the Government amendment to the motion that the report of the committee be adopted:

At the end of the motion, add “and, in respect of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2017 and the Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2017, the provisions of the bills be referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 August 2017”.

Commenced 11:58 AM
Report tabled. Motion to adopt the report agreed to as amended

8. Placing of business

Commenced 12:15 PM

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

Commenced 12:15 PM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 12:15 PM
Agreed to

Government Whip moved a motion to authorise the Red Tape Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

Senator Macdonald moved a motion to authorise the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

Commenced 12:16 PM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Committees––extensions of time to be authorised

9. Formal motions

Commenced 12:17 PM

General business

379—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Uniting Church in Australia

Commenced 12:17 PM
Agreed to

General business

380—Senator Gallagher—Wages

General business

381—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Third party certification of food

Commenced 12:29 PM
Agreed to

General business

382—Senator Whish-Wilson—Salmon farming

Commenced 12:18 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 10; Noes 40)

General business

383—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Health impacts—climate change

Commenced 12:36 PM
Agreed to

General business

384—Senators Smith and Reynolds—2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients

Commenced 12:38 PM
Agreed to

General business

385—Senators O’Sullivan, Williams, McKenzie and Macdonald—Power prices

Commenced 12:27 PM
Negatived

General business

386—Senators Macdonald and O’Sullivan—Question time

Commenced 12:28 PM
Formality denied

General business

387—Senators Hinch, Ludlam, Xenophon and Lambie—Community radio

Commenced 12:38 PM
Agreed to

General business

388—Senator Waters—Lung disease

Commenced 12:41 PM
Agreed to

General business

389—Senator Siewert—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration

10. Committee memberships

Commenced 4:24 PM
Agreed to

11. Messages from the House of Representatives

Commenced 4:28 PM

Bills for concurrence

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017

Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) Bill 2017

Commenced 4:28 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned to a later hour

Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Commenced 4:29 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned to a later hour

National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 3) Bill 2017

Disagreed to Senate amendments

Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016

Amendments agreed to

Health Insurance Amendment (National Rural Health Commissioner) Bill 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017

Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse—Agreeing to Senate resolution

12. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:45 PM

Not later than 12.45 pm

Commenced 12:45 PM

Government bill

Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 3) Bill 2017

Commenced 12:46 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

1—Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017—in committee

Revised running sheet 3

Committee of the whole amendments:

 

+ Government amendments and requests nos 2 to 6 on Sheet GX167 were agreed to on 21 June

Commenced 12:50 PM
Committee reported progress

At 2 pm

13. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

14. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:04 PM
Agreed to

14a. Condolence motion

Commenced 3:35 PM

President to inform the Senate of the death on 21 June 2017 of the Honourable Concetto Antonio (Con) Sciacca AO, a former minister and member of the House of Representatives for the division of Bowman, Queensland, from 1987 to 1996 and 1998 to 2004.

Leader of the Government in the Senate to move a motion of condolence

Commenced 3:36 PM
Motion carried

15. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 4:25 PM

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Commenced 4:25 PM
Documents tabled

Education and Employment Legislation Committee—2017-18 Budget estimates (Chair, Senator McKenzie)

Standing Committee on Publications—7th report (Chair, Senator Reynolds)

Commenced 4:25 PM
Report tabled

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters—3rd interim report—Conduct of the 2016 election – AEC modernisation (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 4:25 PM
Report tabled

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products into Australia (Chair, Senator Sterle)

Commenced 4:25 PM
Report tabled; motion to extend the reporting date to 7 December 2017 was agreed to

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Matters raised by New South Wales Police Strike Force CIVET (Chair, Senator Gallacher)

Commenced 4:27 PM
Report tabled

16. Ministerial statements

Not later than 4.30 pm*

Commenced 4:30 PM

17. Government business only

Commenced 4:30 PM

Government bill

1—Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017

Revised running sheet 3

Committee of the whole amendments:

  • Sheet 8160 - Australian Conservatives - Negatived (committee divided: Ayes 2; Noes 46)
     
  • Sheet 8176 - Australian Greens
    - Amendments nos 11, 14, 15 and 16 - Negatived (committee divided: Ayes 9; Noes 39)
    - Amendments nos 6 to 9, 12 and 17 - Negatived
    - Amendment no. 13 - Withdrawn
    - Requests nos 1, 3, 5 and 10 - Negatived
    - Request no. 2 - Negatived (committee divided: Ayes 9; Noes 41)
     
  • Sheet 8179 - Australian Greens - Agreed to
  • Sheet 8177 - Australian Greens - Agreed to amendments nos 1 and 2; amendment 3 replaced by amendment on sheet 8179
     
  • Sheet 8165 - Liberal Democratic Party 
    - Amendments nos 1 to 4 - Negatived (committee divided: Ayes 2; Noes 48)
    - Amendment no. 5 - The committee agreed that item 38 of Schedule 1 remain in the bill
     
  • Sheet 8155 - Opposition
    - Amendments nos 16 and 18 - Negatived
    - Amendment no. 15 - The committee agreed that item 45 of Schedule 1 remain in the bill
    - Requests nos 1, 3, 5, 11, 17 and 19 - Negatived (committee divided: Ayes 19; Noes 42)
    - Amendments 13 and 14 - Negatived (committee divided: Ayes 19; Noes 42)
    - Amendments nos 4, 8, and 10 - The committee agreed that items 3, 41 and 42 of Schedule 1 remain in the bill (committee divided: Ayes 43; Noes 19)
    - Amendments nos 2, 6, 7, 9 and 12 not proceeded with
     
  • Sheet GX167 - Government+ - Agreed to amendments nos 1 and 7, as amended by AG amendments 
     
  • Sheet GX160 - Government - Agreed to requests (committee divided: Ayes 54; Noes 2)
     
  • Sheet GX158 - Government - Agreed to

Question that the Bill as amended be agreed to subject to requests for amendments - Agreed
to (committee divided: Ayes 34; Noes 31)

 

+ Government amendments and requests nos 2 to 6 on Sheet GX167 were agreed to on 21 June

Commenced 4:30 PM
Bill as amended agreed to subject to requests for amendments
Message transmitted to the House of Representatives

Government bills

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017
Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) Bill 2017 - second reading

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 10:02 PM
Debate adjourned

Message from the House of Representatives

Agreeing to the Senate's requests for amendments

Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017

Commenced 12:57 AM
Bill passed with amendments
Bill read a third time (Senate divided: Ayes 34; Noes 31)

Government bill

Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017 - second reading

20. Next meeting of Senate

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the next meeting of the Senate

21. Leave of absence

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion to grant leave of absence to all senators

22. Adjournment

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*As the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 was not finally considered by 2 pm, the Senate shall consider government business only from 4.30 pm pursuant to the order agreed to yesterday. Business previously listed at items 18 and 19 will not be proceeded with  

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Richard Pye
Clerk

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