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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 1 December 2016

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM
Concluded

2. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Tabled

3. Committees––proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 9:31 AM

Environment and Communications References Committee to meet today

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee to meet today

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee to meet today

Commenced 9:31 AM
Authorised

3a.  Rearrangement of business

Commenced 9:31 AM
Agreed to

4. Consideration of government bills

Commenced 9:36 AM

Government bill

1—Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016

Senate divided on the second reading: Ayes 46; Noes 9

Committee of the whole amendments

Commenced 9:36 AM
Bill passed with amendments

Government bill—resumption of second reading debate

2—Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Amendment (Water) Bill 2016

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 11:39 AM
Debate interrupted

5. Petitions

Commenced 11:56 AM
Petitions presented

6. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:56 AM

7. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:56 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 10 of 2016 for adoption

Commenced 11:56 AM
Report tabled. Motion to adopt the report agreed to

8. Placing of business

Commenced 11:58 AM

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

Commenced 11:58 AM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised:

  • General business notice of motion no. 127 postponed to 15 February 2017
Commenced 11:59 AM
Postponements authorised

Committees––extensions of time to be authorised

Environment and Communications References Committee

recent fires in remote Tasmanian wilderness—extended from 1 December to 8 December 2016

closures of electricity generators—extended from 1 February to 29 March 2017

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—airport and aviation security at Australian airports—extended from 7 February to 30 March 2017

Commenced 11:59 AM
Extensions authorised

9. Formal motions

Commenced 12:00 PM

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1—Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Sterle), Senators O’Sullivan and Back—Reference to the committee (patents over genetic resources in livestock)

Commenced 12:35 PM
Withdrawn

Business of the Senate notice of motion

2—Senator Gallagher—Reference to the Economics References Committee (Superannuation Guarantee non-payment)

Commenced 12:18 PM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate notice of motion

3—Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert) and Senator Xenophon—Reference to the committee (complaints mechanism—Health Practitioners Regulation National Law)

Commenced 12:19 PM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate notice of motion

4—Senator Lambie, Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch), Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson), Senators Roberts and Burston—Reference to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (sexual assault in the ADF)

Commenced 12:20 PM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate notice of motion

5—Senator Whish-Wilson—Reference to the Economics References Committee (Australia’s oil and gas resources)

Commenced 12:35 PM
Postponed to next day of sitting

Business of the Senate notice of motion

6—Chair of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Senator McAllister)—Reference to the committee (Administrative Arrangements Order)

Commenced 12:28 PM
Agreed to
Senate divided: Ayes 41; Noes 26

General business notice of motion

127—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—Australia’s justice system

Postponed to 15 February 2017

General business notice of motion

145—Senators Gallagher and Culleton—Financial services industry

Commenced 12:21 PM
Agreed to

General business notice of motion

150—Senators Culleton and Lambie—Proper process—judicial matters

Commenced 12:35 PM
Negatived
Senate divided: Ayes 25; Noes 39

General business notice of motion

152—Senators Smith, Pratt and Rice—World Aids Day

Commenced 12:23 PM
Agreed to

General business notice of motion

153—Senator Whish-Wilson—Whaling activity

Motion amended

Commenced 12:43 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business notice of motion

156—Senator Kakoschke-Moore, Moore and Watts—Honourable Justice Kiefel

Motion amended

Commenced 12:24 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business notice of motion

159—Senator McAllister, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong), Senators Farrell and Gallacher—Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Commenced 12:25 PM
Agreed to

General business notice of motion

160—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—Children in care

To be debated at item 17

General business notice of motion

161—Senator Rice—Regional Forest Agreements

Motion amended

Commenced 12:26 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business notice of motion

162—Senator Xenophon—Establishment of a joint select committee—Government procurement

Commenced 12:27 PM
Agreed to

General business notice of motion

166—President (Senator Parry)—Approval of works within the Parliamentary Zone (Parliament House Security Upgrade Works—Perimeter Security Enhancements)

Commenced 12:00 PM
Agreed to
Senate divided: Ayes 53; Noes 9

General business notice of motion

167—Senators Moore and Watt—Honourable Justice Kiefel

10. Committee memberships

12. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:45 PM

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

2—Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Amendment (Water) Bill 2016

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 12:45 PM
Bill passed with an amendment

Government bill—resumption of second reading debate

3—Criminal Code Amendment (War Crimes) Bill 2016—resumption of second reading debate

Second reading amendment:

  • Sheet 7991 - Australian Greens - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 8; Noes 39)

Committee of the whole amendments:

  • Sheet 7988 - Australian Greens
    Negatived: Nos 1 to 4
     
  • Sheet 7989 - Australian Greens
    Negatived: Nos 1 to 4
Commenced 1:04 PM
Bill passed without amendments
Senate divided on the third reading (Ayes 58; Noes 8)

At 2 pm

13. Questions

Commenced 2:05 PM
Concluded

14. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:08 PM
Agreed to

15. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 3:34 PM

Standing Committee of Privileges—163rd report

Commenced 3:34 PM
Report tabled
Motion that the report be adopted agreed to

Standing Committee on Appropriations, Staffing and Security—Annual report 2015-16 (President)

Commenced 3:51 PM
Report tabled

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Commenced 3:52 PM

Standing Committee on Publications—3rd report (Chair, Senator Reynolds)

Commenced 3:52 PM
Report tabled

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights—10th report of 2016 (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 3:52 PM
Report tabled

Finance and Public Administration References Committee—Additional comments—Commonwealth funding of Indigenous Tasmanians (Senator Lambie)

Commenced 3:53 PM
Report tabled

Economics References Committee—Interim report—Australia’s steel industry (Chair, Senator Ketter)

Commenced 3:53 PM
Report tabled
Motion to take note of the report debated

Environment and Communications References Committee—recent fires in remote Tasmanian wilderness (Chair, Senator Waters) (extension proposed)

16. Ministerial statements

Commenced 4:00 PM

16b. Formal business continued

Commenced 4:04 PM

General business notice of motion

164—Senator Siewert—People with disability

Commenced 4:04 PM
Agreed to
Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 28

General business notice of motion

154—Senators O’Sullivan, Williams and McKenzie—Coal industry

Amendment moved by Senator Waters -  Negatived

Commenced 4:26 PM
Negatived
Senate divided: Ayes 29; Noes 30

General business notice of motion

155—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Budget measures

Commenced 4:18 PM
Agreed to
Senate divided: Ayes 30; Noes 29

General business notice of motion

157—Senator McKim—Hobart light rail

Commenced 4:23 PM
Agreed to

General business notice of motion

163—Senators Culleton and Lambie—Attorney-General—explanation

Documents tabled

Commenced 4:33 PM
Agreed to, as amended
Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 28

General business notice of motion

165—Senator McKim—Peaceful protest

Commenced 4:38 PM
Negatived

General business notice of motion

158—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—West Papua

Commenced 4:43 PM
Formality denied
A statement by leave was made

Not later than 4.30 pm

17. General business debate

Commenced 4:46 PM

160—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—Children in care

Commenced 4:46 PM
Debate interrupted

17a. Variation to the routine of business

  • Suspension of standing orders: agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 39; Noes 20)
  • Precedence motion - closure: agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 39; Noes 20)
  • Precedence motion: agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 40; Noes 20)

Commenced 6:00 PM
Agreed to
Senate divided: Ayes 40; Noes 20

17b. Government business

Commenced 6:50 PM

Government business order of the day

Income Tax Rates Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016 (No. 2) (consideration of message from the House of Representatives)

  • Motion that the message be considered in committee of the whole immediately: agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 40; Noes 20)
     
  • Motion that the committee does not press its request for amendments - agreed to
    Closure motion: agreed to (committee divided: Ayes 39; Noes 23)
  • Motion that the bill be read a third time
    Closure motion: agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 39; Noes 23)
Commenced 6:50 PM
Senate did not press its requests for amendments. Bill passed
Senate divided on the third reading (Ayes 43; Noes 19)

Government bill

Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2016

  • Second reading moved - agreed to
    Closure motion - agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 37; Noes 22)
  • Third reading moved
    Closure motion - agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 37; Noes 22)
Commenced 8:35 PM
Bill passed without amendments
Senate divided on the third reading: Ayes 41; Noes 18

Message from the House of Representatives

VET Student Loans Bill 2016

  • Question that the Senate does not press its requests for amendments nos 1, 2 and 4 - agreed to (committee divided: Ayes 32; Noes 26)
  • Question that the Senate does not press request for amendment no. 3 - agreed to
     
  • Sheet 8031 - Opposition replacement request for amendment no. 3 - negatived (committee divided: Ayes 27; Noes 30)
Commenced 8:47 PM
Senate did not press its requests for amendments. Bill passed

Government bill

4—Civil Nuclear Transfers to India Bill 2016

Commenced 9:46 PM
Bill passed without amendments
Senate divided on the second reading: Ayes 40; Noes 8

Government bill

5—Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2016

Committee of the whole request for amendment:

  • Sheet 8002 - Nick Xenophon Team - negatived (committee divided: Ayes 14; Noes 36)
Commenced 10:30 PM
Bill passed without amendments

17c. Messages from the House of Representatives

Commenced 11:32 PM

Informing the Senate:

  • that the House has agreed to the Senate's amendment to the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Amendment (Water) Bill 2016
  • that the House concurs in the resolution of the Senate relating to the establishment of a Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement
Commenced 11:32 PM
Messages reported

17d. Committee membership

Commenced 11:32 PM
Agreed to

17e. Order for the production of documents

  • Document relating to the order concerning the future submarine project

Commenced 11:33 PM
Document tabled

17f. Statement by the President - retirement of Sue Blunden, Director of Legislation and Documents, Senate Table Office

Commenced 11:34 PM

17g. Statement by the President - retirement of Dr Rosemary Laing, Clerk of the Senate

Commenced 11:35 PM
Valedictories concluded

20. Next meeting of Senate

Commenced 12:04 AM

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

Commenced 12:04 AM
Agreed to

21. Leave of absence

Commenced 12:04 AM

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

Commenced 12:04 AM
Agreed to

21a. Valedictories

Commenced 12:05 AM
Concluded

22. Adjournment proposed

Commenced 12:33 AM
Agreed to

23. Adjournment

Commenced 12:33 AM
The Senate adjourned at 12.33 am

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate