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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 26 March 2015

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

 2.Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

 3.Committees – proposal to meet received prior to printing:

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

Senate divided (9.39 am): ayes - 34; noes - 30 AGREED TO

Commenced 9:31 AM
Proposal agreed to

 4.Swearing in of senator

Katy Gallagher to be sworn in as a senator for the Australian Capital Territory, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Lundy

Commenced 9:33 AM
Senator Gallagher sworn in

 5.Government business order of the day 

1 – Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 [homepage] – In committee (for previous consideration see Senate Journal of Wednesday 25 March 2015, entries 7 and 42) 

 

AG committee amendments  

[sheet 7669 

NEGATIVED: Nos 22 to 24 and 26, and 28 to 35 by division (10.41 am): ayes - 15; noes - 33; Nos 25 and 27 

[sheet 7670 

Not proceeded with: 1 to 13

[sheet 7692] 

Senator Xenophon committee amendments  

[sheet 7672]

NEGATIVED: Nos 1 to 2, 3 and 7

Before the committee: Nos 4 to 6 and 8 and 9

Liberal Democratic Party committee amendments  

[sheet 7661]

NEGATIVED: Nos 10, 11, 14 and 15, and 17 to 25 by division (9.51 am): ayes - 14; noes - 34; No. 12

Palmer United Party committee amendments

[sheet 7690]

 

Commenced 9:50 AM
Committee reported progress

[Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes]

 6.Petitions

Commenced 12:10 PM
Documents tabled

 7.Notices of motion

Commenced 12:10 PM

 8.Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 4 of 2015 and move for its adoption

Commenced 12:10 PM
Report tabled

 9.Placing of business

Postponement notifications

Commenced 12:14 PM
Agreed to

Variation to routine of business to remove item 20 (on the resumption of second reading debate on the Freedom to Marry Bill 2014) from the order of business and to proceed with General Business

Commenced 12:11 PM
Agreed to

Leave for senators

Commenced 12:12 PM
Agreed to

Committees – extensions of time to report received prior to printing:

 

Commenced 12:14 PM
Agreed to

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee – gun related violence – extended from today to 9 April 2015

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee – Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014 – extended from 21 April to 21 May 2015

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee – airport and aviation security – extended from 26 April to 21 May 2015

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee – Australia’s sugar industry – extended from 30 April to 21 May 2015

 10.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notice of motion

2 – Senators Ludwig and Xenophon – Reference to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Parliament House security upgrade works)

Commenced 12:18 PM
Agreed to

1 – Senator Rice – Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (Australian forestry)

Senate divided (at 12.36 pm): ayes - 27; noes - 32 NEGATIVED

Commenced 12:34 PM
Negatived

Government business notice of motion

1 – Attorney-General (Senator Brandis) – Introduction of the Judiciary Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]

Commenced 12:16 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business notices of motion

By leave Senators Ronaldson, Scullion, Wong, Milne, Day, Laarus, Wang, Madigan, Xenophon, Muir and Lambie move matters relating to the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, in Turkey

Commenced 12:14 PM
Agreed to

686 – President (Senator Parry) – Approval of works within the Parliamentary Zone (Parliament House Security Upgrade Works – Perimeter Security Enhancements)

Commenced 12:17 PM
Agreed to

687 – Government Whip (Senator Bushby) – Authorising the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia to meet during the sittings of the Senate on 12 May, 16 June and 23 June 2015

Commenced 12:18 PM
Agreed to

688 – Government Whip (Senator Bushby) – Authorising the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth to meet during the sittings of the Senate on 12 May, 16 June and 23 June 2015

Commenced 12:18 PM
Agreed to

690 – Senators  Xenophon, Lazarus, Lambie, Whish-Wilson, Wang and Madigan – Introduction of the Food Standards Amendment (Fish Labelling) Bill 2015 [homepage]

Commenced 12:19 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

692 – Senators O’Sullivan and Canavan – Great Barrier Reef

Commenced 12:21 PM
Agreed to

696 – Senators Carr, Xenophon, Muir, Wright, Wang and Lazarus – Order for the production of documents – Public interest immunity claim

Commenced 12:22 PM
Agreed to

697 – Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) – Vacancy in the representation of New South Wales

Commenced 12:23 PM
Agreed to

699 – Senator Siewert – Special Broadcasting Service

Commenced 12:24 PM
Agreed to

698 – Senators Gallacher and Hanson-Young – Establishment of the Select Committee on the recent allegations relating to conditions and circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru

Senate divided (at 12.27 pm): ayes - 31; noes - 29 AGREED TO

Commenced 12:26 PM
Agreed to

682 – Senator Waters – Coal seam gas

Senate divided (at 12.43 pm): ayes - 11; noes - 44 NEGATIVED

Commenced 12:41 PM
Negatived

694 – Senator Wright – Legal assistance sector

Senate divided (at 1.14 pm): ayes - 15; noes - 32 NEGATIVED

Commenced 1:12 PM
Negatived

695 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Trans-Pacific Partnership

amendment

Senate divided (at 1.22 pm): ayes - 33; noes - 27 AGREED TO

 

Commenced 1:20 PM
Agreed to

689 – Senator Rhiannon – Science and research funding (notice of motion altered on 25 March 2015, pursuant to standing order 77)

proposed amendment

Commenced 1:28 PM
Agreed to

691 – Senator Di Natale – Community Pharmacy Agreement

Commenced 1:30 PM
Agreed to

700 – Senators Leyonhjelm, Muir and McKenzie – Duck hunting

Commenced 1:31 PM
Agreed to

 11.Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 1:32 PM
Agreed to

 12.Messages from the House of Representatives

returning the Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Bill 2014 [homepage], and informing the Senate that the House has disagreed to the amendments made by the Senate (minister to move that consideration of the message in committee of the whole be made an order of the day for the next day of sitting)

Commenced 1:33 PM
Agreed to

informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Commenced 1:34 PM
Message reported

Assent to laws

Commenced 1:34 PM
Reported

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

Government business orders of the day

Not later than 12.45 pm

It is proposed to consider the following government business orders of the day –

 2 – Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:45 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 3 – Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:58 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 Government business continued

1 – Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 [homepage] – In committee (for previous consideration see Senate Journal of Wednesday 25 March 2015, entries 7 and 42) 

 

AG committee amendments  

[sheet 7669 

NEGATIVED: Nos 22 to 24 and 26, and 28 to 35 by division (10.41 am): ayes - 15; noes - 33; Nos 25 and 27 

[sheet 7670 

Not proceeded with: 1 to 13

[sheet 7692] 

Senator Xenophon committee amendments  

[sheet 7672]

NEGATIVED: Nos 4 to 6, and 8 and 9 by division (at 1.44 pm): ayes - 15; noes - 30; Nos 1 to 2, 3 and 7 

Liberal Democratic Party committee amendments  

[sheet 7661]

NEGATIVED: Nos 10, 11, 14 and 15, and 17 to 25 by division (9.51 am): ayes - 14; noes - 34; No. 12

Palmer United Party committee amendments

[sheet 7690]

NEGATIVED: No. 1 by division (3.58 pm): ayes - 15; noes - 34

Commenced 1:34 PM
Committee reported progress

At 2 pm

 14.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

 15.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:02 PM
Debate in progress

 16.Tabling and consideration of committee reports – pursuant to standing order 62(4)

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Commenced 3:33 PM
Document tabled

Senator Fawcett, on behalf of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties, to present the 147th report – Treaties tabled on 18 June, 24 November, 2 December 2014 and 25 February 2015

Commenced 3:34 PM
Documents tabled. Motion moved to take note

 17.Tabling of delegation report, by leave

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present report of the Australian Parliamentary Field Visit to Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, 10 to 19 November 2014

[Time limit per speaker: 10 mins
Total time limit for all motions: 
60 minutes]

Commenced 3:34 PM
Report tabled

 18.Ministerial statements

Commenced 3:35 PM
Ministerial Statement tabled

[Time limit: 1 hour
Total time limit for items: 
2 hours 30 minutes]

The President has received a message from the House of Representatives forwarding the Private Health Insurance Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2014 for concurrence.

 

Commenced 3:36 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Not later than 7 pm

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

[Time limit: 1 hour]

Commenced 3:37 PM
Motion to take note of documents Nos 6 and 7 on p. 13; Nos 9 to 11 and 13 to 16 on p. 14; 19, 20, 22 and 23 on p. 15 agreed to.

Not later than 8 pm

 20.Government business continued

1 – Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 [homepage] – In committee (for previous consideration see Senate Journal of Wednesday 25 March 2015, entries 7 and 42) 

 

AG committee amendments  

[sheet 7669 

NEGATIVED: Nos 22 to 24 and 26, and 28 to 35 by division (10.41 am): ayes - 15; noes - 33; Nos 25 and 27 

[sheet 7670 

Not proceeded with: 1 to 13

[sheet 7692] 

Senator Xenophon committee amendments  

[sheet 7672]

NEGATIVED: Nos 4 to 6, and 8 and 9 by division (at 1.44 pm): ayes - 15; noes - 30; Nos 1 to 2, 3 and 7 

Liberal Democratic Party committee amendments  

[sheet 7661]

NEGATIVED: Nos 10, 11, 14 and 15, and 17 to 25 by division (9.51 am): ayes - 14; noes - 34; No. 12

Palmer United Party committee amendments

[sheet 7690]

NEGATIVED: No. 1 by division (3.58 pm): ayes - 16; noes - 44

 

Commenced 3:49 PM
Committee reported progress

At 4 pm

 19.Valedictory statement – Senator Mason

Commenced 4:06 PM
In progress

 Government business continued

1 – Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 [homepage] – In committee (for previous consideration see Senate Journal of Wednesday 25 March 2015, entries 7 and 42) 

 AG committee amendments  

[sheet 7669 

NEGATIVED: Nos 22 to 24 and 26, and 28 to 35 by division (10.41 am): ayes - 15; noes - 33; Nos 25, 27, 36 to 40, and 43

Not proceeded with: Nos 41 and 42

[sheet 7670 

Not proceeded with: 1 to 13

[sheet 7692] 

Senator Xenophon committee amendments  

[sheet 7672]

NEGATIVED: Nos 4 to 6, and 8 and 9 by division (at 1.44 pm): ayes - 15; noes - 30; No. 13 by division (at 5.55 pm): ayes - 17; noes - 42; Nos 1 to 2, 3 and 7, and 10 to 12 

Liberal Democratic Party committee amendments  

[sheet 7661]

NEGATIVED: Nos 10, 11, 14 and 15, and 17 to 25 by division (9.51 am): ayes - 14; noes - 34; No. 12

Not proceeded with: No. 26

Palmer United Party committee amendments

[sheet 7690]

NEGATIVED: No. 1 by division (3.58 pm): ayes - 16; noes - 44

The bill stood as printed and was reported. The report of the committee was adopted.

Senate divided on third reading (at 6.30 pm): ayes - 43; noes - 16 AGREED TO

Commenced 4:37 PM
Bill passed without amendments

 24.Next meeting of the Senate

 Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the next meeting of the Senate

Commenced 6:37 PM
Agreed to

 25.Leave of absence

 Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion to grant leave of absence to all senators

Commenced 6:38 PM
Agreed to

 26.Adjournment – Senate adjourned at 6.39 pm

Commenced 6:39 PM

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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