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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 17 July 2014

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

 2.Government business orders of the day

1–Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

 True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

 Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

 Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014

 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014 – In committee

 

running sheet

Opposition amendments [sheet 7527]

amendment No.3 moved - Senate divided: ayes - 32; noes - 37 NEGATIVED

amendment Nos (4) to (6) - Senate divided: ayes - 38; noes - 33  (that Schedules 2 to 4 remain in the bill)

amendment No. (7) - Senate divided: ayes - 39; noes - 32 (that Schedule 5 remain in the bill)

amendment Nos (1) and (2) - not proceeded with

AG committee amendments [sheet 7531]

amendment Nos (1) and (2) - Senate divided: ayes - 10; noes - 45 NEGATIVED

AG committee amendments [sheet 7525] - not proceeded with

Senate divided: that the bills stand as printed: ayes - 38; noes - 32 AGREED TO

Senate divided: that the report of the committee be adopted: ayes - 38; noes - 34 AGREED TO

Senate divided: on the third reading: ayes - 39; noes - 33 AGREED TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commenced 9:33 AM
Bills passed without amendments

2–Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014 [homepage]

 Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

 

in respect of the Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014-

 

Govt committee amendments [sheet HT101]

 

Opposition committee amendments [sheet 7486]

 

AG committee amendments [sheet 7487 revised]

 

Senator Leyonhjelm, on behalf of the Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 7532]

 

 

 

in respect of the Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014-

 

AG committee amendments [sheet 7496]

 

Commenced 11:14 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.53 am

3–Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 [No. 2] [homepage]

 

– Resumption of second reading debate and on the amendment moved by Senator Waters

 

 AG second reading amendment [sheet 7507]

 

Govt committee amendment [sheet BJ276]

Madigan and Xenophon committee amendments [sheet 7515]

Senator Lazarus on behalf of PUP committee amendment [sheet 7516]

Senator Lambie on behalf of PUP committee amendments [sheet 7517]

AG committee amendment [sheet 7528]

Senator Leyonhjelm on behalf of the Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 7529]

 

 

4–Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Opp committee amendments [sheet 7476]

 5–Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Opp committee amendments [sheet 7477]

AG committee amendments [sheet 7495]

 

 3.Notices of motion

Commenced 11:53 AM
Notices given

 4.Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 9 of 2014 and move for its adoption

Senator Ludlam moved an amendment - NEGATIVED

 

Commenced 11:53 AM
Report tabled

 5.Placing of business

Leave of absence

Government Whip, by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senator Ronaldson from 14 July to 18 July 2018, on account of ministerial business

 

Commenced 11:59 PM
Agreed to

Opposition Whip, by leave, moved a motion for leave of absence for Senator Xenophon for today, for personal reasons

Commenced 12:00 PM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications

Senator Dastyari to postpone business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 to the next day of sitting (disallowance of a regulation)

Senator Bernardi to postpone general business notices of motion nos 351 and 352 to the next day of sitting (joint committees)

Senator Lazarus to postpone general business notice of motion no. 356 to 26 August 2014 (establishment of a select committee)

 

Commenced 12:00 PM

6.  Discovery of formal business

Matter of privilege notice of motion

1 – Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee (Senator Heffernan) and the Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Sterle) – Reference to the Standing Committee of Privileges

Commenced 12:01 PM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Senator Siewert – Reference to the Community Affairs References Committee (out of home care)

Commenced 12:02 PM
Agreed to

2 – Senator Dastyari – Disallowance of items 1 to 27 inclusive and item 30 of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00891]

Postponed to the next day of sitting

General business notices of motion

351 – Senator Bernardi – Select Committee on the National Broadband Network – Cease to exist

Postponed to next day of sitting

352 – Senator Bernardi – Establishment of a Joint Select Committee on the National Broadband Network

Postponed to next day of sitting

354 – Senators Rhiannon and Xenophon – National Water Commission (notice of motion altered on 16 July 2014, pursuant to standing order 77)

Senate divided: ayes - 32; noes - 30  AGREED TO

 

Commenced 12:02 PM
Agreed to

355 – Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Seselja) – Extension of time to report (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill 2014)

Commenced 12:10 PM
Agreed to

356 – Senator Lazarus – Establishment of a select committee on certain aspects of Queensland government administration

Postponed to 26 August 2014

357 – Senator Ludlam – Introduction of the Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Commenced 12:11 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

358 – Senator Xenophon – Order for the production of documents – Australian Defence Force boots – tender

Commenced 12:12 PM
Agreed to

359 – Senator Xenophon – National Electricity Rules

Commenced 12:13 PM
Agreed to

360 – Senator Wright – Mental health and wellbeing

Senate divided: ayes - 33; noes - 30 AGREED TO

Commenced 12:14 PM
Agreed to

361 – Senator Hanson-Young – Asylum seekers

Senate divided: ayes - 29; noes - 33 NEGATIVED

Commenced 12:21 PM
Negatived

362 – Senator Waters – Order for the production of documents – Abbot Point dredging

Senate divided: ayes - 32;  noes - 25 AGREED TO

Commenced 12:29 PM
Agreed to

364 – Senator Ludlam – Consideration of the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

Commenced 12:35 PM
Negatived

363 – Senator Smith – People living with HIV/AIDS

Commenced 12:37 PM
Agreed to

365 – Senators Siewert and Peris – Aboriginal eye health

Commenced 12:37 PM
Agreed to

 7.Tabling and consideration of committee reports  pursuant to standing order 62(4)

Chair of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Senator Lundy) to present report – Commonwealth procurement procedures

Commenced 12:38 PM
Report tabled; debate interrupted at 12.45 pm

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government business orders of the day continued

2–Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014 [homepage]

Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 

in respect of the Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014-

 

running sheet

 

Govt committee amendments [sheet HT101] - Senator Cormann moved amendments Nos (1) to (21) - AGREED TO

 

Opposition committee amendments [sheet 7486] - Senator Carr moved amendments Nos (1) to (5) and (14) to (16): Senate divided: ayes - 35; noes - 32 AGREED TO

 

AG committee amendments [sheet 7487 revised]

 

Senator Leyonhjelm, on behalf of the Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 7532]

 

  

in respect of the Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014-

 

running sheet

 

AG committee amendments [sheet 7496]

 

Commenced 12:45 PM
Committee reported progress at 2.05 pm

Statement by the President

The President made a statement relating to the Clerk of the Senate and officers of the department

Commenced 2:05 PM

At 2 pm

 10.Questions

Commenced 2:08 PM
concluded at 3.11 pm

 11.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:12 PM
concluded at 3.43 pm

 12.Any proposal pursuant to standing order 75

(If a proposal is submitted, it will be circulated in the chamber)

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

 13.Ministerial statements

 14.Government responses to parliamentary committee reports

Minister to present the government’s response to the 130th report of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

Commenced 3:43 PM
Tabled

 15.Tabling of documents

By President

By ministers

By senators tabling reports from committees

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional information received by Legislation Committees relating to estimates

Commenced 3:44 PM
Documents tabled

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional information received by the Education and Employment References Committee on its inquiry into the technical and further education system in Australia

Commenced 3:44 PM
Documents tabled

Publications Committee report to be presented

 

Commenced 3:44 PM
Report tabled

By Clerk (delegated legislation)

Commenced 3:52 PM
Documents tabled

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes
Time limit per motion: 30 minutes

Total time limit for all motions (
items 13, 14 and 15): 60 minutes]

 16.Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 3:45 PM
Agreed to

 8.Messages from the House of Representatives

informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2014 without amendment

Commenced 3:46 PM
Message reported

notifying changes in the membership of joint committees

Commenced 3:46 PM
Message reported

transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Corporations Amendment (Simple Corporate Bonds and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014

Meteorology Amendment (Online Advertising) Bill 2014

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014

[bills are subject to cut-off order; and are to be listed on the Notice Paper as separate orders of the day]

 

Commenced 3:46 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

Not later than 4.30 pm

 17.Government business orders of the day

2–Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014 [homepage]

Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 

in respect of the Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014-

 

running sheet

 

Govt committee amendments [sheet HT101]

 

Senator Cormann moved amendments Nos (1) to (21) - AGREED TO 

 

Opposition committee amendments [sheet 7486]

 

Senator Carr moved amendments Nos (1) to (5) and (14) to (16) - Senate divided: ayes - 35; noes - 32 AGREED TO

Senator Carr moved amendments Nos (6) and (17) - Senate divided: ayes - 31; noes - 36  (that the subclauses remain in the bill)

Senator Cameron moved amendments Nos (7), (10), (11) and (13) - Senate divided: ayes - 36; noes - 29 AGREED TO 

Senator Cameron moved amendment No. 8 - Senate divided: ayes - 36; noes - 29 AGREED TO

Senator Cameron moved amendments (9) and (12) - AGREED TO

 

 

Senator Leyonhjelm, on behalf of the Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 7532] - Amendment Nos (1) and (2) NEGATIVED

 

AG committee amendments [sheet 7487 revised]

 

Senator Ludlam moved amendment No (3) - AGREED TO

Senator Ludlam moved amendment No (4) - Senate divided: ayes - 10; noes 43 NEGATIVED

Senator Ludlam moved amendment Nos (1) and (2) - AGREED TO

 

in respect of the Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014- 

 

running sheet

 

AG committee amendments [sheet 7496] - AGREED TO

 

 

 

 

 

Commenced 3:49 PM
Bills passed with amendments, and an amendment to the title of the bills

 The sitting of the Senate will be suspended from 6.50 pm till 7.30 pm

3–Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 [No. 2] [homepage]

 

– Resumption of second reading debate and on the amendment moved by Senator Waters

 

Senate divided on Senator Waters' second reading amendment: ayes - 33; noes - 35 NEGATIVED

 

AG second reading amendment [sheet 7507] - Senate divided: ayes - 10; noes - 55 NEGATIVED

 

Senate divided on the second reading: ayes - 36; noes - 32 AGREED TO

 

 

 

running sheet

 

Senator Leyonhjelm on behalf of the Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 7529] - Senate divided on amendment nos (2) to (5): ayes - 34; noes - 33 AGREED TO (that Schedules 2 to 5 remain in the bill)

Govt committee amendment [sheet BJ276] - amendment No. 1 - Senate divided: ayes - 30; noes - 36 NEGATIVED

 Madigan and Xenophon committee amendments [sheet 7515] -  Senator Madigan moved amendment no. 1: Senate divided: ayes - 35; noes - 33 (that Schedule 6 remain in the bill) 

Senator Lazarus on behalf of PUP committee amendment [sheet 7516] - Senate divided on amendment no. 1 - ayes - 29; noes - 39 (that Schedule 7 remain in the bill)

Opposition committee amendments [sheet 7530] - Senator Moore moved amendment nos 4 and 5 - AGREED TO (that Schedules 8 and 9 be removed from the bill)

Senator Lambie on behalf of PUP committee amendments [sheet 7517] - amendment  no. 1 - AGREED TO

AG committee amendment [sheet 7528] - not moved

Bill, as amended, agreed to | bill reported | report of the committee adopted

Senate divided on the third reading: ayes - 36; noes - 30 AGREED TO

 

 

 

 

 

Commenced 5:06 PM
Bill passed with amendments

Statement by President

President made a statement about the wearing of campaign material in the Senate

 

Commenced 11:02 PM

the Sitting of the Senate was suspended at 11.04 pm till Friday, 18 July 2014 at 9 am

Continuation of the sitting from Thursday, 17 July 2014

1.   Prayers and acknowledgement of country

 

Commenced 9:00 AM

Statement by leave

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Abetz) made a statement about Malaysian Airlines flight tragedy

 

 

Commenced 9:01 AM

Statement by leave

Minister Fifield, by leave, made a statement about the arrangements in place for the routine of business for today

 

Commenced 9:05 AM

2.    Authorisation for committees to meet

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) on behalf of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories, by leave, to move a motion authorising the committees to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

 

Commenced 9:09 AM
Agreed to

3.   Message from the House of Representatives

Commenced 9:09 AM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

transmitting the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Bill 2014 for concurrence

 

4.  Government business orders of the day

4–Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Senate divided on the second reading: ayes - 52; noes - 15 AGREED TO

 

running sheet

Opp committee amendments [sheet 7476]

Senator Cameron moved amendment no. 2 - Senate divided: ayes - 48; noes - 15 AGREED TO

Amendment no. 1 - AGREED TO

Amendment no. 3 - AGREED TO

 

Madigan, Rhiannon (AG) and Xenophon committee amendments [sheet 7533 revised]

Amendment no. 3 - NEGATIVED

Amendment nos 2 and 5 : Senate divided - ayes - 11; noes - 43 NEGATIVED

____________

 

Senate divided (that the bill, as amended, be agreed to): ayes - 40; noes - 15 AGREED TO

Senate divided on the third reading: ayes - 44; noes - 15 AGREED TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commenced 9:10 AM
Bill passed with amendments

Variation to the routine of business

Minister Fifield moved a motion that the Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 be not proceeded with

Commenced 12:36 PM
Agreed to

 5–Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Opp committee amendments [sheet 7477 revised]

AG committee amendments [sheet 7495 revised]

 

Bill now not being considered today

Messages from the House of Representatives

returning the Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014 and a related bill informing the Senate that certain amendments have been agreed to, and disagreed to as per attached

Minister Abetz moved a motion that the committee does not insist on its amendments disagreed to by the House: Senate divided - ayes - 29; noes - 34 NEGATIVED (result: the Senate does insist on its amendments)

 

 

 

Commenced 12:37 PM

Message from the House of Representatives

returning the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 [No.2] informing the Senate that the amendments have been disagreed to by the House

Minister Abetz moved a motion that the committee does not insist on its amendments disagreed to by the House: Senate divided: ayes - 29; noes - 37 NEGATIVED (result: the Senate insists on its amendments)

 

 

 

 

 

Commenced 12:52 PM

Variation - routine of business

Minister Fifield, by leave, moved a motion to consider the business of the Senate notice of motion standing in the name of Senator Hanson-Young for the disallowance of a Migration regulation

Commenced 1:31 PM
Agreed to

Motion to disallow an instrument

Disallowance of Migration Amendment (2014 Measures No.1) Regulation, made under the Migration Act 1958 - standing in the name of Senator Hanson-Young [F2014L00286]

Senate divided: ayes - 29; noes - 34 NEGATIVED

 

[time for the debate: 60 minutes]

 

 

 

 

Commenced 1:32 PM
Negatived

Tabling of documents

 

Minister Fifield tabled a document relating to the Senate order for the production of documents on the Air Warfare Destroyer Project

 

Commenced 2:24 PM
Document tabled

Government Whip tabled a report of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Repeal Bill 2014

 

Commenced 2:24 PM
Report tabled

6.  Next meeting of Senate

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

 

Commenced 2:24 PM
Agreed to

7.  Leave of absence

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

 

Commenced 2:25 PM
Agreed to

8.    AdjournmentMinister Fifield moved adjournment - Senate adjourned at 2.26 pm

 

 

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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