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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 12:30 PM
Concluded

2. Documents presentedConsideration at item 12

Commenced 12:31 PM
Document tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 12:31 PM
Documents tabled

4. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 12:31 PM

Environment and Communications References Committee to meet today

Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories to meet on 30 March 2017

Commenced 12:31 PM
Meetings authorised

5. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 12:32 PM

Scrutiny of Bills Committee—Temporary order

A temporary order allows any Senator to question a minister about government responsiveness to the Scrutiny of Bills Committee

Committee report—Selection of Bills reference

3—Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Commenced 12:32 PM
Report tabled

Motion to defer consideration of the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 until Thursday, 30 March 2017

Commenced 12:32 PM
Motion to suspend standing orders - Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 32; Noes 35)

Government bill

1—Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Commenced 1:11 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm
Second reading

At 2 pm

6. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

7. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:04 PM
Debate concluded

8. Notices of motion

Commenced 3:35 PM
Notices given

9. Placing of business

Commenced 3:36 PM

Government Whip (Senator Bushby), by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senator Macdonald

Commenced 3:36 PM
Agreed to

Leave of absence for Senator Di Natale - 28 to 30 March 2017

Commenced 3:36 PM
Agreed to

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised:

Environment and Communications References Committee

  • Oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight—extended from 29 March to 11 May 2017
  • Impacts of climate change on marine fisheries and biodiversity—extended from 30 June to 13 September 2017
Commenced 3:37 PM
Extensions authorised

10. Formal motions

Commenced 3:37 PM

General business

274—Senator Pratt—Answers to questions on notice to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Bell Group liquidation

Commenced 3:43 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 27)

General business

275—Senator Whish-Wilson—Financial Assistance Grants

Commenced 3:37 PM
Agreed to

General business

278—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Introduction of the Renew Australia Bill 2017

Commenced 3:38 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

279—Senator Kakoschke-Moore—Minister for Young People

Commenced 3:51 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 11; Noes 48)

General business

280—Senator Rhiannon—Homelessness services

Commenced 3:39 PM
Agreed to

General business

281—Senator Rice—Order for production of documents—National Recovery Plan

Commenced 3:40 PM
Agreed to

General business

282—Senators Kakoschke-Moore, Farrell and Rice—Women’s Australian Football League

Commenced 3:40 PM
Agreed to

General business

283—Senator Hanson-Young—South Australian energy supply

Commenced 3:41 PM
Agreed to

General business

284—Senator Ludlam—Mosul air strikes

Commenced 3:58 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 11; Noes 46)

General business

285—Senator Ludlam—Order for production of documents—Perth Freight Link

Commenced 3:43 PM
Agreed to

11. Urgency motion

Commenced 4:03 PM

President to announce receipt of letter from Senator Cameron advising that he proposes to move—That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

The need for the Senate to condemn the Prime Minister’s lack of empathy for Australian workers who rely on penalty rates to make ends meet.

Commenced 4:03 PM
Agreed to - that the motion is a matter of urgency (Senate divided: Ayes 38; Noes 25)

12. Consideration of documents—Documents tabled today

Commenced 5:13 PM
Concluded

13. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 5:13 PM

Standing Committee of Privileges—164th report (Chair, Senator Collins)

Commenced 5:13 PM
Report tabled. Motion to adopt the recommendations of the report agreed to

Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Economics Legislation Committee; Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee—Reports—2016-17 additional estimates

Commenced 5:21 PM
Reports tabled.

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works—2nd report of 2017 and 80th annual report

Commenced 5:22 PM
Reports tabled

Government responses:

  • Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Bill 2015 and related bills [government response]
  • Economics References Committee—Report—Foreign investment review framework [government response]
Commenced 5:22 PM
Responses tabled

14. Ministerial statements

15. Committee memberships

16. Messages from the House of Representatives

17. Business to be considered

Commenced 5:23 PM

Business of the Senate orders of the day

Commenced 5:23 PM

Committee report—Selection of Bills reference

2—Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—Interim Report—Airports Amendment Bill 2016

Commenced 5:23 PM
Interim report tabled. Reporting date extended to 1st sitting day in March 2018

Government business continued

Government bill

1—Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 5:25 PM
Debate interrupted at 7.20 pm

18. Adjournment proposed—7.20 pm

Commenced 7:20 PM
Concluded

19. Adjournment

Commenced 11:02 PM
Senate adjourned

Richard Pye
Clerk