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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 4 December 2014

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

 2.Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

 3.Committees – proposals 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

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

Select Committee on the National Broadband Network to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

Commenced 9:31 AM

 4.General business – orders of the day relating to private senators’ bills 

49 – Family Tax Benefit (Tighter Income Test) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Senate divided (10.24 am) that the question be now put: ayes - 29; noes - 33  NEGATIVED

Senate agreed that the question be now put (10.38 am)

Commenced 9:32 AM
Negatived at second reading

[Time limit: 1 hours and 10 minutes]

 5.Government business orders of the day

1 – Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 

running sheet

Xenophon amendments [sheet 7458]

AG amendments [sheet 7442 revised]

AG amendments [sheet 7473]

Commenced 10:46 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.56 am

2 – National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 

Govt amendments [sheet ZA379]

 3 – Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Government amendments [sheet HA108]

Government amendments [sheet HA110]

Government amendments [sheet GH117]

Government amendments [sheet GH118]

AG second reading amendment

 

AG/Opposition committee amendments

4 – Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

5 – Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 

Proposed second reading amendment to be moved by Senator Xenophon and Senator Wang on behalf of the PUP [sheet 7624]

AG committee amendments [sheet 7542]


PUP committee amendments [sheet 7618 Revised]

 

Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

6 – Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Student Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Statement by the Deputy President relating to voting/divisions

Commenced 11:56 AM

 6.Petitions

Commenced 11:56 AM
Presented

 7.Notices of motion

Commenced 11:57 AM
Notices given

 8.Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 16 of 2014 and move for its adoption

Senator Moore moved an amendment, namely:

"That, in respect of the Parliamentary Service Bill 2014 be referred to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 2 March 2015"  AGREED TO

Commenced 11:58 AM
Report tabled, and amended

 9.Placing of business

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

Commenced 12:30 PM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 12:31 PM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications

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

Community Affairs References Committee – Out of home care – extended from the second sitting week in February 2015 to 13 May 2015

Economics Legislation Committee-Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2014-extended from 4 December 2014 to 26 February 2015

Commenced 12:31 PM

 10.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Gallacher) – Reference to the committee (Australia’s bilateral aid program – Papua New Guinea)

Commenced 12:32 PM
Agreed to

4 – Senator Cameron – Reference to the Economics References Committee (Australian construction industry 

Commenced 12:33 PM
Agreed to

2 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (regional capitals)

Senate divided (12.37 pm): ayes - 15; noes - 41

Commenced 12:35 PM
Negatived

3 – Senator Xenophon – Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (airport security)

Commenced 12:43 PM
Agreed to

Government business notices of motion

1 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – Hours of meeting and routine of business – proposed variation

Commenced 12:34 PM
Leave refused to amend the motion

2 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – Exemption of bill from cut-off

Commenced 12:34 PM
Agreed to

General business notices of motion

584 – Senator Rhiannon – Introduction of the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donations Reform) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Commenced 12:44 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

572 – Senator Faulkner – Introduction of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill 2014

577 – Senator Smith, on behalf of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit – Authorising the committee to meet during the sittings of the Senate on 12 February, 5 March, 19 March and 26 March 2015

578 – Senator O’Sullivan – Education and employment opportunities for the Aboriginal population

579 – Senator McKenzie – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions strategy

580 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) – Corporate tax avoidance

581 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) – British House of Commons motion – Palestine

582 – Senator Moore – Abbott Government

583 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Order for the production of documents – Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

585 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) – Introduction of the Australian Centre for Social Cohesion Bill 2014

586 – Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) – South Australian House of Assembly motion – submarines

587 – Senator McLucas – Order for the production of documents – Reports – National Mental Health Commission 

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

Business of the Senate order of the day

2 – Economics Legislation Committee – Report – Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2014 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Reporting date extended to 26 February 2015

Government business notice of motion

1 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – Hours of meeting and routine of business – proposed variation

Government business orders of the day continued

At 12.45 pm

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

ACT Government Loan Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 12:46 PM
Bill passed without amendments

7 – Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Government amendments [sheet HV131]  all AGREED TO

 

Commenced 1:24 PM
Bill passed with amendments

8 – Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate and on the amendment moved by Senator Siewert

At 2 pm

 14.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded at 3 pm

Variation-routine of business today-Suspension of standing orders

Minister Abetz sought leave to move a motion to vary the routine of business today - leave refused

Minister Abetz moved a motion to suspend standing orders

Senate divided (3.35 pm) to suspend standing orders: ayes - 34; noes 30  AGREED TO

Senate divided (3.45 pm) that the question be now put: ayes - 34; noes - 30  AGREED TO

 Senate divided (3.53 pm) that Minister Abetz' motion be agreed to: ayes - 34; noes - 30  AGREED TO

 

Commenced 3:00 PM
Motion agreed to

 

Senate divided (8.50 pm) on the AG second reading amendment: ayes - 32; noes - 34  NEGATIVED

Senate divided (8.57 pm) on the second reading: ayes - 34; noes - 32  AGREED TO

 

running sheet

Government amendments [sheet HA108], Government amendments [sheet HA110], Government amendments [sheet GH117], Government amendments [sheet GH118] - all amendments AGREED TO

Senate divided (9.48 pm) on govt amendments nos 2 to 5 and 1 [sheet HA110]: ayes - 35; noes - 31  AGREED TO

Senate divided (9.56 pm) on govt amendments nos 1 to 14 [sheet GH118]: ayes - 35; noes - 31   AGREED TO

 

Opposition amendment [sheet 7646] (amendment to Government amendment (2) on sheet HA108)

Senate divided (10.12 pm): ayes - 31; noes - 33  NEGATIVED

 

AG/Opposition committee amendments

Senate divided (10.45 pm) on AG amendment no. 2 [sheet 7629]: ayes - 33; noes - 30 (Question: that Schedule 2 remain in the bill)

Senate divided (10.57 pm) on AG amendment no. 3 [sheet 7629]: ayes - 48; noes - 10 (Question: that Schedule 3 remain in the bill)

Senate divided (11.08 pm) on AG amendments nos 2 and 1 [sheet 7630]: ayes - 32; noes - 34  NEGATIVED

Senate divided (11.18 pm) on Oppn amendments nos 1 to 13  and 20 to 26 [sheet 7636]: ayes - 32; noes - 34  NEGATIVED

Senate divided (11.41 pm) on AG amendment no. 4 [sheet 7629]: ayes - 34 noes - 32  (Question: that Schedule 4 remain in the bill)

Senate divided (11.51 pm) on AG amendment no. 5 [sheet 7629]: ayes - 34; noes - 32  (Question: that Schedule 5 remain in the bill)

 

Opposition amendment [sheet 7639 revised - further amended re paragraph (iv), omit "emotional", substitute "intellectual" - AGREED TO

 

Senate divided (12.07 am, 5/12): that the bill, as amended, be agreed to: ayes - 34;  noes - 32  AGREED TO

Senate divided (12.14 am, 5/12) that the bill be now read a third time: ayes - 34; noes - 32  AGREED TO

 

 

Commenced 3:57 PM
Bill passed with amendments

Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 12:18 AM
Agreed to

Messages from the House of Representatives

transmitting the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Amendment Bill 2014 for concurrence

[this bill is subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 12:19 AM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014, and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2014

Commenced 12:19 AM
Messages reported

Privileges Committee report re CCTV footage - report tabled by Senator Collins, Chair

Commenced 12:20 AM
Report tabled

 21.Next meeting of Senate

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

Commenced 12:25 AM
Agreed to

 22.Leave of absence

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

Commenced 12:25 AM
Agreed to

 23.End of 2014 sittings – Statements

Commenced 12:26 AM

Senate adjourned at 12.38 am, 5 December 2014

 15.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

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

Chair of the Standing Committee on Publications (Senator O’Sullivan) to present the 11th report and move for its adoption

Chair of the Standing Committee of Senators’ Interests (Senator Bilyk) to present statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations lodged between 1 September and 2 December 2014

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional information received by legislation committees relating to estimates hearings

Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Sterle) to present report – public transport

Government Whip to present dissenting report of Opposition senators to the report of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee on the provisions of the Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Minister to present the government’s response to the report of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia, Pivot north – inquiry into the development of northern Australia

 17.Ministerial statements

Not later than 4.30 pm

 18.General business notice of motion no. 582 – Senator Moore – Abbott Government

[That the Senate condemns the Abbott Government for its litany of broken promises which are hurting low- and middle-income earners, harming the economy, damaging business and consumer confidence, costing jobs, undermining fairness, and changing Australia for the worse.]

 

Not later than 6 pm

 19.General business – consideration of government documents (refer to today’s printed Notice Paper, page 11)

[Time limit: 1 hour
Total time limit for items 
18 and 19:
2 hours 30 minutes]

Not later than 7 pm

 20.Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports (refer to today’s printed Notice Paper, page 14)

[Time limit: 1 hour]

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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