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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

 2.Documents to be presentedpursuant to temporary order - consideration at item 13

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

 3.Tabling of documents by Clerk
(statements relating to indexed lists of files, and contracts)

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

 4.Committees – proposals to meet

5.  Government business orders of the day

 1 – Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 9:31 AM
Bill passed without amendments

2 – Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 [homepage] 

Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

 

 In respect of the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014: 

Government amendments [sheet HA125] - AGREED TO

 

 In respect of the Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014: 

Senator Xenophon committee amendment [sheet 7664] - NEGATIVED

 

Commenced 10:13 AM
Bills passed - with amendments to the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014, and the ‘consequential amendments’ bill was agreed to without amendments

3 – Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [homepage]

Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013:

Government committee amendments [sheet BN295]

 

In respect of the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013:

Government committee amendment [sheet BN296]

 

Commenced 12:38 PM
Debate interrupted at 12.45 pm

At 12.45 pm

 6.Senators’ statements

Commenced 12:45 PM
Concluded at 2 pm

At 2 pm

 7.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded at 3.01 pm

 8.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:02 PM
Debate concluded at 3.34 pm

 9.Notices of motion

Commenced 3:34 PM
Notices given

 10.Placing of business

Postponement notifications

Committees – extensions of time to report

 11.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Senators Leyonhjelm and Day – Disallowance of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code—Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat)) Regulation 2014 [F2014L01250]

to be debated at item 18

2 – Senator Lines – Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (access to legal assistance services) (notice of motion altered on 3 March 2015, pursuant to standing order 77)

Commenced 3:47 PM
Agreed to

Government business notices of motion

1 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – Consideration of disallowance motion

formality denied - Minister Fifield moved a motion to suspend standing orders to give government business notice of motion no.1 precedence - motion to suspend standing orders was agreed to

Commenced 3:40 PM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 3:47 PM
Agreed to

General business notices of motion

625 – Senator O’Sullivan – Forestry Tasmania

Commenced 3:34 PM
Agreed to

627 – Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate (Senator Lazarus) and Senators Wang and Hanson-Young – Children in detention

Commenced 3:35 PM
Agreed to

628 – Senator Waters – Introduction of the Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 [homepage]

Commenced 3:37 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

629 – Senator Ludlam – Introduction of the Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2015 [homepage]

Commenced 3:39 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

626 – Senator Rhiannon – Unemployment – regional New South Wales

Commenced 3:48 PM
Agreed to

630 – Senators Leyonhjelm, Day and Madigan – Budget surpluses

Senate divided (3.50 pm): ayes - 32; noes - 31

Commenced 3:50 PM
Agreed to

631 – Senators Rice and Cameron – Productivity Commission

Commenced 3:57 PM
Agreed to

632 – Senator Whish-Wilson – Political donation (notice of motion altered on 3 March 2015, pursuant to standing order 77)

Proposed amendment

Commenced 3:57 PM
Negatived

 12.Matter of public importance - letter received from Senator Moore

(If a proposal is submitted, it will be circulated in the chamber)

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

Commenced 4:02 PM
Debate concluded at 5.04 pm

 13.Consideration of documents tabled earlier today

Commenced 5:04 PM
Debate concluded at 5.10 pm

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

Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills (Senator Polley) to present the 2nd report and alert digest no. 2 of 2015

Commenced 5:10 PM
Documents tabled

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to present delegated legislation monitor no. 2 of 2015

Commenced 5:10 PM
Document tabled

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

 15.Ministerial statements

Tabling of document by minister

Minister Cash tabled a document relating to the Senate order on the Mental Health review

 

Commenced 5:11 PM
Document tabled. Motion moved to take note

 16.Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 5:16 PM
Agreed to

 17.Messages from the House of Representatives

transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2014

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Designated Coastal Waters) Bill 2014

[to be listed on the Notice Paper as package;
these bills are not subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 5:17 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015

[to be listed on the Notice Paper as package;
these bills are subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 5:18 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Australian River Co. Limited Bill 2015

Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015

[to be listed on the Notice Paper as separate orders;
these bills are subject to the bills cut-off order]

Commenced 5:20 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

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

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1 – Senators Leyonhjelm and Day – Disallowance of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code—Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat)) Regulation 2014 [F2014L01250]

Senate divided (5.53 pm): ayes - 2; noes - 42

 

Commenced 5:21 PM
Negatived

Government business continued

3 – Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [homepage]

Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 

In respect of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013:

Government committee amendments [sheet BN295]

 

In respect of the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013:

Government committee amendment [sheet BN296]

 

Commenced 6:01 PM
Debate interrupted at 7.20 pm

 19.Adjournment proposed – 7.20 pm

Commenced 7:20 PM
Concluded

 20.Adjournment – Senate adjourned at 7.53 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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