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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Monday, 24 November 2014

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 10:00 AM

 2.Documents to be presented – pursuant to temporary order - consideration at item 13

 

 

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

Statement, by leave

Senator Lambie made a statement informing the Senate of her resignation from the Palmer United Party and her new status as an independent senator for Tasmania

Commenced 10:01 AM

 3.Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 10:05 AM
Documents tabled

 4.Committees – proposals to meet received prior to printing:

Commenced 10:05 AM

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government Affairs to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

Select Committee on Health to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

5Government business orders of the day

1 – Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges (Amendment) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014, Opposition second reading amendment [sheet 7610] - NEGATIVED

 

Commenced 10:07 AM
Bills passed without amendments

2 – Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 [homepage]

 Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014:

running sheet

Government committee amendments and requests  [sheet EH127] - AGREED TO

 

Opposition committee amendments [sheet 7544] -

Senate divided (1.51 pm) on Opposition amendments nos 1, 9, 16 to 21 and 21 to 24 and requests nos 2 to 8, 10, 11, 13 to 15, 17 to 19 and 25; ayes - 34; noes - 36  NEGATIVED

Requests for amendments nos 12 and 20  - NEGATIVED

 

PUP committee amendments [sheet 7625]

 

 

Commenced 11:41 AM
Committee reported progress at 2 pm

At 2 pm

 6.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded at 3.01 pm

 7.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:01 PM
Debate concluded at 3.32 pm

 8.Condolence motion – Death of former senator

President to inform the Senate of the death of the Right Honourable Reginald (Reg) Greive Withers, a senator for the state of Western Australia

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

Commenced 3:32 PM
Motion carried (debate concluded at 4.21 pm)

 9.Notices of motion

Business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 was withdrawn

 

Commenced 4:21 PM
Notices given

 10.Placing of business

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to private senators’ bills for consideration on Thursday, 27 November 2014

Commenced 4:22 PM
Agreed to

Opposition Whip, by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senator Marshall for 24 November and 25 November 2014, on account of parliamentary duties

 

Commenced 4:23 PM
Agreed to

Government Whip, by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senator Mason from 24 November to 27 November 2014, on account of parliamentary business

 

Commenced 4:23 PM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications:

Senator Rice to postpone general business notice of motion no.499 to 26 November 2014 (re East Coast High Speed Rail)

Senator O'Sullivan to postpone general business notice of motion no.508 to 25 November 2014 (re coal industry)

Senator O'Sullivan to postpone general business notice of motion no.519 to 25 November 2014 (dairy trade)

 

 

Commenced 4:23 PM

Committees – extensions of time received prior to printing:

Community Affairs References Committee – Income inequality – extended from 26 November to 2 December 2014

Environment and Communications References Committee –

Invasive species – extended from 3 December 2014 to 4 March 2015

National Landcare Program – extended from 26 November 2014 to 11 February 2015

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee – provisions of the Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014 – extended from 25 November to 2 December 2014

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee 

Australian Federal Police – Oil for Food Taskforce – extended from 26 November 2014 to 19 March 2015

Illicit firearms – extended from 2 December 2014 to 26 March 2015

Commenced 4:24 PM

 11.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Senator Rhiannon – Reference to the Education and Employment References Committee (private vocational education and training providers)

Commenced 4:24 PM
Agreed to

2 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – Reference to the Economics Legislation Committee (proposed amendments – Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013)

Commenced 4:21 PM
withdrawn

General business notices of motion

515 – Senator Siewert – Kimberley Interpreting Service

Commenced 4:25 PM
Agreed to

516 – Senator Siewert – Justice targets

Commenced 4:26 PM
Agreed to

514 – Senator Conroy – Australian Defence Force personnel

Commenced 4:27 PM
Agreed to

512 – Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) – Appointment of Australian Electoral Commissioner

Commenced 4:27 PM
Agreed to

510 – Senator Carr – Order for the production of documents – Treatment of asylum seekers – Investigation by Transfield Services (notice of motion altered on 20 November 2014, pursuant to standing order 77)

Senate divided (4.29 pm): ayes - 38; noes - 30

 

Commenced 4:28 PM
Agreed to

511 – Senator Ludlam – ABC and SBS 

Senate divided (4.37 pm): ayes - 37 noes - 31

Commenced 4:36 PM
Agreed to

517 – Senator Ludlam – Order for the production of documents – Data retention policy – PricewaterhouseCoopers financial study

Senate divided (4.43 pm): ayes - 38; noes - 28

 

Commenced 4:40 PM
Agreed to

503 – Senators Leyonhjelm, Madigan, Day, Xenophon and Back – Establishment of a Select Committee on Wind Turbines (notice of motion altered on 17 November 2014, pursuant to standing order 77)

Senate divided (4.51 pm): ayes - 33; noes - 32

 

Commenced 4:46 PM
Agreed to

509 – Senator Rhiannon – WestConnex motorway

Senate divided (4.58 pm): ayes - 10; noes - 52

Commenced 4:55 PM
Negatived

513 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) – Climate change

Senate divided (5.05 pm): ayes - 13; noes - 46

Commenced 5:03 PM
Negatived

518 – Senator Waters – Galilee Basin

Senate divided (5.12 pm): ayes - 12; noes - 41

 

Commenced 5:09 PM
Negatived

499 –Senator Rice – East Coast High Speed Rail

Postponed to 26 November 2014

508 – Senator O’Sullivan – Coal industry

Postponed to 25 November 2014

519 – Senator O’Sullivan – Dairy trade

Postponed to 25 November 2014

 12.Matter of public importance - President to announce receipt of letter from Senator Moore proposing that the following matter be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

Mr Abbott’s broken promise that there would be “no cuts to the ABC or SBS”.

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

Commenced 5:16 PM
Debate concluded at 6.19 pm

 13.Consideration of documents tabled earlier today

[time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 6:19 PM
Debate concluded at 6.24 pm

Tabling of documents by minister

Minister Fifield tabled documents relating to orders for the production of documents concerning (a) submarines tender process; (b) biosecurity operations and (c) executive international travel

 

Commenced 6:24 PM
Documents tabled

15. Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 6:25 PM
Agreed to

Assent to laws

 

Commenced 6:25 PM

 16.Messages from the House of Representatives

 17.Order of business  It is proposed to consider business in the following order

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Senator Rhiannon – Reference to the Education and Employment References Committee (private vocational education and training providers)

Agreed to (at item 11)

2 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – Reference to the Economics Legislation Committee (proposed amendments – Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013)

withdrawn

Business of the Senate orders of the day

1 – Economics Legislation Committee – Report – Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment Bill 2014 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 6:26 PM
Report tabled

2 – Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee – Report – Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 6:26 PM
Report tabled

3 – Environment and Communications Legislation Committee – Report – National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 6:26 PM
Report tabled

4 – Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee – Report – Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 6:26 PM
Report tabled

5 – Education and Employment Legislation Committee – Report – Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 6:26 PM
Report tabled

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee – Report – Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 6:26 PM
Report tabled

Government business continued

2 – Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 [homepage]

 Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014:

running sheet

Government committee amendments and requests  [sheet EH127] - AGREED TO

 

Opposition committee amendments [sheet 7544] -

Senate divided (1.51 pm) on Opposition amendments nos 1, 9, 16 to 21 and 21 to 24 and requests nos 2 to 8, 10, 11, 13 to 15, 17 to 19 and 25; ayes - 34; noes - 36  NEGATIVED

Requests for amendments nos 12 and 20  - NEGATIVED

 

PUP committee amendments [sheet 7625] - Senator Lazarus moved amendments nos 1 to 3, by leave together

 

 

Commenced 6:26 PM
Committee suspended at 6.30 pm

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 The sitting of the Senate will be suspended from 6.30 pm till 7.30 pm

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Senate suspended at 6.30 pm

2 – Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 [homepage]

 Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014:

running sheet

Government committee amendments and requests  [sheet EH127] - AGREED TO

 

Opposition committee amendments [sheet 7544] -

Senate divided (1.51 pm) on Opposition amendments nos 1, 9, 16 to 21 and 21 to 24 and requests nos 2 to 8, 10, 11, 13 to 15, 17 to 19 and 25; ayes - 34; noes - 36  NEGATIVED

Requests for amendments nos 12 and 20  - NEGATIVED

 

PUP committee amendments [sheet 7625] - AGREED TO

 

Senate divided (7.42 pm) on the question: that the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014, as amended be agreed to subject to requests, and the related bill stand as printed: ayes - 30; noes - 31  NEGATIVED

 

 

Commenced 7:30 PM
Bills negatived in committee of the whole

3 – Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

 

Commenced 7:50 PM
Debate interrupted at 9.50 pm

4 – Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

5 – Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

 19.Adjournment proposed – 9.50 pm

Commenced 9:50 PM
Debate concluded

 20.Adjournment – Senate adjourned at 10.26 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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