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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 12:30 PM

 2.Government documents to be presented – pursuant to order

(Consideration at item 17)

Commenced 12:31 PM
Documents tabled

 3.Government business orders of the day

 1 – National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 [homepage]– Resumption of second reading debate

 

Govt committee amendments [sheet HK105]

Govt committee amendments [sheet ZA357]

AG committee amendments [sheet 7570]

PUP committee amendments [sheet 7564]

 

Commenced 12:31 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

 2 – Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014 [homepage]

– Resumption of second reading debate

 

AG second reading amendment [sheet 7565]

 

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

At 2 pm

 4.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded at 3.03 pm

 5.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:04 PM
concluded at 3.34 pm

6.  Petitions

 

Commenced 3:35 PM
Lodged

 7.Notices of motion

Commenced 3:35 PM
Notices given

 8.Placing of business

Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Macdonald) to move a motion authorising the committee to hold a private meeting during the sitting of the Senate on 24 September 2014, from 3.15 pm

Commenced 3:38 PM
Agreed to

Leave of absence for senators

Opposition Whip, by leave, moved a motion for leave of absence for Senators Urquhart and Polley, for today, for personal reasons

Australian Greens Whip, by leave, moved a motion for leave of absence for Senators Milne and Whish-Wilson, for today, for personal reasons
 

Commenced 3:38 PM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications:

business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 to the next day of sitting (Senator Dastyari re disallowance)

 

Commenced 3:39 PM

 9.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1 – Senator Dastyari – Disallowance of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00891]

Postponed to next day of sitting

General business notices of motion

414 – Senator Conroy – Shipbuilding

Commenced 3:38 PM
Withdrawn

428 – Chair of the Education and Employment Legislation Committee (Senator McKenzie) – Authorising the committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 23 September 2014

Commenced 3:40 PM
Agreed to

429 – Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories (Senator Brown) – Authorising the committee to meet during the sittings of the Senate on 25 September, 2 October, 30 October, 27 November and 4 December 2014

430 – Senator Faulkner on behalf the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters – Authorising the committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 24 September 2014

431 – Senator McEwen on behalf of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade – Authorising the committee to meet during the sittings of the Senate on 24 September and 1 October 2014

Commenced 3:40 PM
Agreed to

432 – Chair of the Select Committee on Health (Senator O’Neill) – Authorising the committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 25 September 2014

Commenced 3:40 PM
Agreed to

437 – Senator Siewert – Dementia

Commenced 3:41 PM
Agreed to

438 – Senator Waters – Coal and uranium mines

Commenced 3:41 PM
Agreed to

418 – Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) – Establishment of the Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government Affairs

Proposed amended motion - Senator Lazarus

formality denied - Senate divided to suspend standing orders: ayes - 34; noes - 29 AGREED TO


Minister Abetz moved an amendment to the motion re precedence, namely, omit "moved and determined without debate", and substitute "and have precedence over all other business today till determined"

 

 

 

Commenced 3:42 PM
Debate interrupted at 5.05 pm

At 5 pm

First speech - Senator Wang

 

Commenced 5:06 PM
concluded at 5.31 pm

Continuation of debate on the following general business notice of motion (as part of discovery of formal business):

418 – Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) – Establishment of the Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government Affairs

Proposed amended motion - Senator Lazarus

formality denied - Senate divided to suspend standing orders: ayes - 34; noes - 29 AGREED TO


Minister Abetz moved an amendment to the motion re precedence, namely, omit "moved and determined without debate", and substitute "and have precedence over all other business today till determined"

Senator Lambie moved that the question be now put (on the amendment moved by Minister Abetz) - Senate divided: ayes - 33; noes - 33 (as a result of the division being equal, debate continued)

Minister Abetz made a statement relating to the division re closure, and requested that the question be put again - Senate agreed to the question that the question be now put

Senate divided on the amendment moved by Minister Abetz: ayes - 30; noes - 32 NEGATIVED

 

Senate divided on the motion moved by Senator Lazarus (re precedence and be called on immediately): ayes - 32; noes - 30 AGREED TO

 

Senate divided on Minister Abetz's amendment to the motion, as amended [in paragraph (a), omit "26 March 2012", substitute "21 March 2009"]: ayes - 38; noes - 24 AGREED TO

 

 

Commenced 5:31 PM
Motion, as amended - NEGATIVED

10.  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:

The impact of the Abbott Government’s proposed budget cuts on pensioners, families and young jobseekers.

(Under standing order 75 the proposed discussion must be supported by at least four other senators rising in their places)

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


Commenced 6:19 PM
Debate interrupted at 6.50 pm

 12.Ministerial statements

Minister to table a statement relating to investment

 13.Tabling of documents

By President

Responses to Senate resolutions:

Minister for Education (Mr Pyne) – Schools funding (agreed to 14 July 2014)

Minister for Industry (Mr Macfarlane) – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (agreed to 1 September 2014)

By ministers

By senators tabling reports from committees

Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (Senator Smith) to present the 12th report of the 44th Parliament

Senator Smith, on behalf of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, to present the following reports and documents:

Report no. 444–Annual report 2013-14 

Report no. 445–Regional Cities Program, KPIs and Medicare—Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 10-31 (2013-14)

Executive minutes on reports nos 417, 423, 436, 437 and 439

By Clerk (delegated legislation)

Statement of compliance relating to departmental and agency files, pursuant to order

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

To
tal time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

14.  Committee memberships, by leave

Senator Lambie to be appointed as a participating member of the Community Affairs Legislation and References Committees

 

 

15.  Messages from the House of Representatives

 

transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment Bill 2014

Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014

[these bills are not subject to the bills cut‑off order;
and to be listed on the Notice Paper as separate orders of the day
]

 16.Order of businessIt is proposed to consider business in the following order –

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1 – Senator Dastyari – Disallowance of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00891]

Postponed to next day of sitting

Government business continued

 1 – National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 [homepage]– Resumption of second reading debate

 

Senator Xenophon second reading amendment [sheet 7575]

 

Govt committee amendments [sheet HK105]

Govt committee amendments [sheet ZA357]

AG committee amendments [sheet 7570]

PUP committee amendments [sheet 7564]

 

At 6.50 pm

 17.Consideration of government documents tabled earlier today

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 6:50 PM
Documents called on but no motion was moved

 18.Adjournment proposed – 7.20 pm, or when consideration of government documents concludes, whichever is earlier

Commenced 6:50 PM
Debate in progress

 19.Adjournment

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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