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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 17 August 2017

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM
Concluded

2. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

3. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 9:31 AM

Community Affairs Legislation Committee to meet on 4 and 5 September 2017

Commenced 9:31 AM
Authorised

4. Swearing in of senator

Commenced 9:31 AM

Senator Brockman to be sworn in as a senator for Western Australia, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Back

Commenced 9:31 AM
Document tabled
Senator Brockman sworn in

5. Consideration of private senators’ bills

Commenced 9:35 AM

Private Senator's bill

53—Competition and Consumer Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Commenced 9:35 AM
Debate adjourned

Private Senator's bill

41—Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Restoring Shortwave Radio) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Commenced 10:34 AM
Debate interrupted

6. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:55 AM

7. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:55 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 9 of 2017 for adoption

Amendment moved by Senator Fifield agreed to

Amendment moved by Senator Gallagher - amendment moved by Senator Fifield to change the reporting date to 16 October 2017 negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 28; Noes 32)—Senator Gallagher's amendment agreed to

 

Commenced 11:55 AM
Report tabled; and amended in respect of reporting dates

8. Placing of business

Commenced 12:08 PM

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

Commenced 12:08 PM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 12:09 PM
Agreed to

Leave of absence granted to Senator Payne

Commenced 12:09 PM
Agreed to

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate today

Commenced 12:09 PM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

  • Community Affairs Legislation Committee—provisions of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017—extended from 5 September to 13 September 2017
  • Economics References Committee:
    - asbestos (interim report)—extended from 31 August to 31 October 2017
    - non-conforming building products (final report)—extended from 31 October 2017 to 30 April 2018
Commenced 12:10 PM
Authorised

9. Formal motions

Commenced 12:11 PM

Business of the Senate

1—Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Whish-Wilson)—Reference to the committee (waste and recycling industry)

Commenced 12:11 PM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate

2—Senators Di Natale, Hinch, Xenophon, Lambie and Hanson—Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (eligibility of senators—citizenship)

Commenced 12:22 PM
Negatived

Business of the Senate

3—Senator Watt—Reference to the Community Affairs References Committee (diagnostic imaging equipment)

Commenced 12:12 PM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate

By leave, Senator  Di Natale - Establishment of a select committee

Commenced 12:14 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 28)

General business

417—Leader of Pauline Hansonʼs One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Violent extremism

General business

430—Senator McKim—Order for production of documents—Resettlement of refugees and asylum seekers

General business

431—Senator Xenophon—Denial of passport

Commenced 12:23 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 13; Noes 44)

General business

432—Senator Xenophon—Order for production of documents—ASC Pty Ltd

General business

433—Senator Whish-Wilson—Ulchi-Freedom Guardian war games

Commenced 12:30 PM
Negatived

General business

434—Senator Farrell—Introduction of High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2017

General business

435—Senator McAllister—School funding

General business

437—Senator Smith—City of Yarra Council (notice of motion altered on 16 August 2017, pursuant to standing order 77)

Commenced 12:33 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 28)

General business

438—Senator Siewert—Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

General business

439—Senator McKim—Order for production of documents—Mr Hamed Shamshiripour

10. Committee memberships

11. Messages from the House of Representatives

12. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:47 PM

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1—Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Whish-Wilson)—Reference to the committee (waste and recycling industry)

Business of the Senate notice of motion

2—Senators Di Natale, Hinch, Xenophon, Lambie and Hanson—Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (eligibility of senators—citizenship)

Business of the Senate notice of motion

3—Senator Watt—Reference to the Community Affairs References Committee (diagnostic imaging equipment)

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

Government bill

1—Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017

Running sheet

Committee of the whole amendments:

  • Sheet JH138 - Government
    Before the committee: amendments 1 to 5
     
  • Sheet 8145 - Australian Greens
     
  • Sheet 8144 - Opposition
    - amendments nos 21, 24, 27 and 35 agreed to
    - amendments nos 28 to 34 and 39 debate postponed
    - amendments nos 40 and 41 debate postponed
     
  • Sheet 8204 revised - Liberal Democratic Party and Australian Conservatives
     
  • Sheet 8214 - Nick Xenophon Team
Commenced 1:53 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm
The committee reported progress

Government bill

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

Government bill

3—Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Government bills

4—Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017

Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments to the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

5—Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) Bill 2017

Commenced 12:47 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

6—Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017

Commenced 12:57 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Education and Training Legislation Repeal Bill 2017

Commenced 1:03 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Statute Update (Winter 2017) Bill 2017

Commenced 1:09 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Proposed suspension of standing orders—To take note of a Senate order for production of documents in relation to legal advice on the qualification of a member of Parliament

Commenced 1:15 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 12; Noes 31)

At 2 pm

13. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM

14. Motions to take note of answers

15. Condolence motion—Death of former senator

President to inform the Senate of the death of the Honourable Brian Francis Gibson, AM, a former senator for Tasmania from 1993 to 2002

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

16. Tabling by the President

President to table a statement relating to the building condition of Parliament House, Australian Parliament House Condition Summary

17. Tabling of delegation report

Australian parliamentary delegation to China, 26 June to 1 July 2017

18. Committee reports and government responses

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Standing Committee on Publications—8th report (Chair, Senator Reynolds)

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Interim report—Modern slavery and global supply chains (Chair, Senator Fawcett)

Select Committee on Strengthening Multiculturalism—Report (Chair, Senator Di Natale)

Economics References Committee—Australian dairy industry (Chair, Senator Ketter)

19. Ministerial statements

Not later than 4.30 pm

20. General business debate

General business order of the day

43—Communications Legislation Amendment (Executive Remuneration) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Notice of motion no. 417

Leader of Pauline Hansonʼs One Nation (Senator Hanson)—violent extremism

Not later than 6 pm

21. General business—consideration of documents (refer to today’s Notice Paper)

Not later than 7 pm

22. Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports (refer to today’s Notice Paper)

23. Adjournment proposed—8 pm, or when consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports concludes, whichever is earlier

24. Adjournment—notlater than 8.40 pm

Richard Pye
Clerk of the Senate

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