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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Monday, 2 May 2016

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 10:00 AM

2. Documents to be presented, pursuant to standing order 61 – consideration at item 16

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk (including letters relating to the Senate orders on appointments and vacanies, and grants)

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

4. Committees – proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 10:01 AM

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services to meet today

Education and Employment Legislation Committee to meet today

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to meet today

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee to meet today

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works to meet today

Commenced 10:01 AM

5. Swearing in of senator

Commenced 10:02 AM
In progress

Patrick Dodson to be sworn in as a senator for Western Australia, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Bullock

Commenced 10:03 AM
Senator sworn in

6.  Government business

Commenced 10:08 AM

Notice of motion

Commenced 10:08 AM

1—Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield)—Restoration of bills to the Notice Paper

Commenced 10:08 AM
Agreed to

Orders of the day

Commenced 10:08 AM

1—Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016—resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 10:08 AM
Debate in progress

Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015—consideration subject to receipt of message from the House of Representatives

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015—resumption of second reading debate subject to restoration to the Notice Paper

Income Tax Rates Amendment (Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

Medicare Levy Amendment (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

Income Tax (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts—Offsets) Bill 2015—consideration subject to receipt of message from the House of Representatives

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015—consideration subject to receipt of message from the House of Representatives

Australian Crime Commission Amendment (National Policing Information) Bill 2015

Australian Crime Commission (National Policing Information Charges) Bill 2015—consideration subject to receipt of message from the House of Representatives

Registration of Deaths Abroad Amendment Bill 2016 – consideration subject to receipt of message from the House of Representatives

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016 – consideration subject to receipt of message from the House of Representatives

2—Governor-General’s opening speech—Address-in-Reply

At 2 pm

7. Questions

8. Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

9. Condolence motions

Death of former senator and member of the House of Representatives

President to inform the Senate of the death of Allan Charles Rocher, a former senator for the state of Western Australia from 1978 to 1981 and former member of the House of Representatives for the division of Curtin, Western Australia, from 1981 to 1998

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

Death of former member and minister

President to inform the Senate of the death of the Honourable Rex Alan Patterson, a former minister and member of the House of Representatives for the division of Dawson, Queensland

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

10. Death of former members

President to inform the Senate of the death of former members of the House of Representatives:

Kenneth James Aldred, a former member for the divisions of Henty, Bruce and Deakin, Victoria

Robert (Bob) Edwin Charles, a former member for the division of La Trobe, Victoria

12. Notices of motion

13. Placing of business

Chair of the Economics References Committee (Senator Ketter), by leave, to move a motion relating to the report of the committee on corporate tax avoidance (namely, third
report of the committee on its inquiry into corporate tax avoidance be presented on 30 September 2016)

Government Whip, by leave, to move-that leave of absence be granted to the following senators:

(a)   Senator Abetz for today, for personal reasons;

(b)  Senator Fierravanti-Wells, from 2 May to 6 May 2016, on account of parliamentary business; and

(c)   Senator Day for 4 May 2016, for personal reasons.

Postponements to be authorised:

business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 postponed to 3 May 2016 (disallowance)

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015—extended from 12 May to 20 June 2016

Environment and Communications References Committee—oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight—extended from 12 May to 20 June 2016

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—operations of Defence Housing Australia—extended from 30 April to 22 June 2016

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Perth Freight Link—extended from 29 April to 3 May 2016

14. Formal motions

Business of the Senate

1—Senator Carr—Disallowance of the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Regulation 2015 [F2015L01937]

3—Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Urquhart)—Reference to the committee (flying fox colonies)

4—Senator Madigan—Reference to the Community Affairs References Committee (Australia’s participation in the international sports anti-doping framework)

Government business

1—Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield)—Restoration of bills to the Notice Paper

General business

1137—Senator Rhiannon—Electricity network operators

1151—Senator Day—Restoration of the Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014

1152—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Hospital funding

1153—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) and Senator Carr—CSIRO

1154—Senator Cameron—Order for the production of documents—Department of Agriculture

1155—Senator Rhiannon—Donations

1156—Senators Madigan, Xenophon, Leyonhjelm, Day, Muir, Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus), Senators Lambie and Wang—Order for the production of documents—Government response to committee report

1157—Senators Madigan, Leyonhjelm, Day, Lambie, Wang, Xenophon, Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus) and Senator Muir—Order for the production of documents—Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

1158—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Variation to meetings of the Senate

1159—Senator Siewert—Marine parks

15. Matter of urgency - letter received from Senator Siewert

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

16. Consideration of documents tabled earlier today

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

17. Ministerial statements

18. Tabling of delegation reports

Senator Seselja to present reports of Australian parliamentary delegations:

Canada, 6 June to 12 June 2015

United States of America, 20 September to 2 October 2015

19. Committee memberships

20. Messages from the House of Representatives

21. Business to be considered

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1—Senator Carr—Disallowance of the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Regulation 2015 [F2015L01937]

3—Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Urquhart)—Reference to the committee (flying fox colonies)

4—Senator Madigan—Reference to the Community Affairs References Committee (Australia’s participation in the international sports anti-doping framework)

Business of the Senate orders of the day

3—Economics References Committee—Report—corporate tax avoidance (extension proposed)

4—Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Report—operations of Defence Housing Australia (extension proposed)

5—Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Report—Perth Freight Link (extension proposed)

Government business continued

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

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22. Business continued

23. Adjournment proposed – 9.50 pm

24. Adjournment – not later than 10.30 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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