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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Monday, 2 March 2015

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 10:00 AM

 2.Documents to be presented, pursuant to temporary order – consideration at item 12

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

Statement by President re unparliamentary language

Commenced 10:01 AM

Motion to censure the Attorney-General, Senator Brandis

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong), moved a motion

Senate divided (1.09 pm): ayes - 35; noes - 32

Commenced 10:03 AM
Agreed to

 3.Tabling of documents by Clerk 

Commenced 1:16 PM
Documents tabled

 4.Committees – proposals to meet received prior to printing: 

Commenced 1:16 PM

Economics References Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 4 March 2015

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee to meet during the sittings of the Senate today and 16 March 2015

5Government business orders of the day

1 – Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate 

Government committee amendments [sheet GH105]

 

Commenced 1:17 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

2 – Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

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

4 – Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2015 – Subject to introduction

At 2 pm

 6.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded

 7.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:02 PM
Debate concluded at 3.34 pm

 8.Notices of motion

Commenced 3:34 PM
Notices given

 9.Placing of business

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to private senators’ bills for consideration on Thursday, 5 March 2015

Commenced 3:34 PM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications:

business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for 3 March 2015 to be postponed to 18 March 2015 (standing in the name of Senator Xenophon re disallowance motion)

Commenced 3:35 PM

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

Community Affairs Legislation Committee – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill 2014 – extended from 4 March to 25 March 2015

Community Affairs References Committee – Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services – extended from 26 March to 12 May 2015

Economics References Committee –

affordable housing – extended from 2 March to 14 April 2015

digital currency – extended from 2 March to 10 August 2015

implications of financial advice reforms – extended from the first sitting day of July 2015 to 1 February 2016

Environment and Communications References Committee – electricity network companies – extended from 2 March to 20 April 2015

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee – Department of Parliamentary Services – extended from 18 March to 25 June 2015

Finance and Public Administration References Committee – violence against women – extended from 2 March to 18 June 2015

Commenced 3:35 PM

 10.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1 – Senators Xenophon and McKenzie – Reference to the Economics References Committee (Australian economy)

Commenced 3:46 PM
Agreed to

Government business notice of motion

1 – Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) – First speech – Senator Muir

Commenced 3:37 PM
Agreed to

General business notices of motion

615 – Senator Hanson-Young – Order for the production of documents – Report – Productivity Commission

Commenced 3:37 PM
Notice withdrawn

616 – Senator Waters – Abbot Point coal terminal

Senate divided (3.39 pm): ayes - 15; noes - 33

Commenced 3:37 PM
Negatived

614 – Senator O’Sullivan – Natural resource sector

Commenced 3:47 PM
Agreed to

 11.Urgency motion – receipt of letter from Senator Siewert

That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

The need for the Abbott Government to immediately implement Country of Origin food labelling legislation to protect public health and Australian farmers.

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

Commenced 3:48 PM
Debate in progress

 12.Consideration of documents tabled earlier today

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

 13.Ministerial statements

 14.Committee membership, by leave

 15.Messages from the House of Representatives

transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014

Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014

[debate to be adjourned pursuant to standing order 115(3);
to be listed on the Notice Paper as package;

these bills are not subject to the bills cut-off order]

Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014

[debate to be adjourned pursuant to standing order 115(3);
this bill is not subject to the bills cut-off order]

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill 2014

Excess Exploration Credit Tax Bill 2014 

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

informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the following bills:

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 

notifying changes in the membership of joint committees

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

Business of the Senate orders of the day

5 – Education and Employment References Committee – Interim report – Private vocational education and training providers

6 – Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee – Report – Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Government business continued

1 – Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate 

Government committee amendments [sheet GH105]

 

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

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 17.Business continued

 18.Adjournment proposed – 9.50 pm

 19.Adjournment – not later than 10.30 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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