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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM

 2.Government documents to be presented – pursuant to order -  Consideration at item 18

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

Authorisation for committee to meet today

Government Whip, by leave, to move a motion authorising the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia to hold a private meeting during the sitting of the Senate:

  • today, from 3.30 pm; and
  • 28 August 2014, from 11.15 am
Commenced 9:31 AM
Agreed to

 3.Government business

Orders of the day

 1–Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

 

running sheet

Oppositon committee amendments [sheet 7477 revised]

AG committee amendments [sheet 7495 revised]

 

Commenced 9:31 AM
Debate interrupted at 12.45 pm

 2–Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

 3–Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 [homepage– Resumption of second reading debate

 4–Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 [homepage]

 Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 201 [homepage]

– Resumption of second reading debate

At 12.45 pm

 4.Matters of public interest discussion

 

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Mason) moved that the Senate suspend until 2 pm - agreed to

Commenced 12:45 PM
Debate concluded at 1.51 pm

At 2 pm

 5.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded at 3.04 pm

 6.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:05 PM
Debate concluded at 3.37 pm

 7.Notices of motion

Commenced 3:37 PM
Notices given

 8.Placing of business

Postponement notifications:

  • business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 postponed to the next day of sitting (Senator Dastyari re disallowance of a regulation)
  • general business notice of motion no. 383 postponed to 28 August 2014 (Senator Lambie re introduction of a bill)
  • general business notice of motion no. 384 postponed to 2 September 2014 (Senator Xenophon re OPD - surveillance device orders)

 

Commenced 3:38 PM

 9.Discovery of formal business

Commenced 3:38 AM

Business of the Senate notices of motion

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

 

 

Postponed to next day of sitting

2 – Senator Cameron – Disallowance of the Social Security (Reasonable Excuse – Participation Payment Obligations) (Employment) Determination 2014 (No. 1) [F2014L00887]

General business notices of motion

367 – Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Macdonald) – Extension of time to report (Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014)

368 – Chair of the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee (Senator Ruston) – Extension of time to report (Australia Post)

369 – Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Senator Fawcett) – Authorising the committee to meet during the sittings of the Senate on Monday, 1 September, Monday, 22 September, Monday, 27 October and Monday, 24 November 2014

370 – Senator Fawcett 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 Monday, 1 September, Tuesday, 2 September, Wednesday, 3 September, Tuesday, 23 September and Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Commenced 3:39 PM
Agreed to

371 – Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Urquhart) – Extension of time to report (Australia’s environment)

Commenced 3:39 PM
Agreed to

372 – Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Urquhart) – Extension of time to report (Great Barrier Reef)

373 – Chair of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Senator Lundy) – Extension of time to report (violence against women)

374 – Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Gallacher) – Extension of time to report (abuse in Defence)

377 – Deputy Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Senator Peris) – Authorising the committee to meet during the sittings of the Senate on Wednesday, 3 September, Wednesday, 1 October, Wednesday, 29 October and Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Commenced 3:39 PM
Agreed to

375 – Chair of the Select Committee on Health (Senator O’Neill) – Authorising the committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 28 August 2014

Commenced 3:39 PM
Agreed to

376 – Senator Dastyari on behalf of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration – Authorising the committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 3 September 2014

 

Commenced 3:38 PM
Notice withdrawn

380 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) – Introduction of the Mining Subsidies Legislation Amendment (Raising Revenue) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Commenced 3:40 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

382 – Senator Wright – Suicide in regional Australia

Commenced 3:41 PM
Agreed to

387 – Senator Waters – Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Commenced 3:43 PM
Agreed to

381 – Senator Rhiannon – Macquarie University

Commenced 3:45 PM
Negatived

378 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) – Order for the production of documents – Renewable Energy Target

Commenced 3:47 PM
Agreed to

379 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) – Order for the production of documents – 2014-15 Budget policy measures

Commenced 3:47 PM
Agreed to

388 – Senator Ludlam – Order for the production of documents – Metadata policy

Senate divided: ayes - 35; noes - 28

Commenced 3:48 PM
Agreed to

383 – Senator Lambie – Introduction of the Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment (Continuing Roads to Recovery) Bill 2014

 

Postponed to the next day of sitting

384 – Senator Xenophon – Order for the production of documents – Surveillance device orders

Postponed to 2 September 2014

 10.Any proposal pursuant to standing order 75 - letter received from Senator Moore relating to an urgency motion

(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 3:55 PM
Debate concluded at 4.54 pm; motion agreed to

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

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to present delegated legislation monitor no. 10 of 2014

Commenced 4:55 PM
Document tabled

Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills (Senator Polley) to present the 10th report and alert digest no. 10 of 2014

Commenced 4:55 PM
Documents tabled

Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert) to present a corrigendum to the report of the committee on Australia’s healthcare system

Commenced 4:55 PM
Document tabled

At 5 pm

 11.First speech – Senator Rice

Commenced 4:59 PM
concluded at 5.25 pm

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

Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Wright) to present interim report – Comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

Motion moved to present final report by 29 October 2014 - AGREED TO

 

Commenced 5:25 PM
Report tabled. Motion to take note of report agreed to

Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (Senator Smith) to present the 10th report of the 44th Parliament

Commenced 5:43 PM
Report tabled

Chair of the Economics References Committee (Senator Dastyari) to present report – The future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry: tender process for the navy’s new supply ships (part 1)

Commenced 5:43 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note

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

 13.Ministerial statements

 14.Tabling of documents

By President

Messages of condolence relating to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17:

Chairman of Parliament of Georgia (His Excellency Mr David Usupashvili)

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Olexandr Turchynov)

President of the Parliament of Montenegro (Ranko Krivokapić)

Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic (His Excellency Pavol Paska)

Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Poland (Bogdan Borusewicz)

Commenced 6:04 PM
Documents tabled

By ministers

Documents relating to the order for the production of documents concerning Abbot Point, Queensland

 

Commenced 6:04 PM
Documents tabled

By Clerk (delegated legislation)

Commenced 6:04 PM
Documents tabled

Letter of advice relating to departmental and agency contracts, pursuant to order

Commenced 6:05 PM
Document tabled

Unproclaimed legislation, document pursuant to order

Commenced 6:05 PM
Document tabled

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

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes
]

 15.Committee membership, by leave

Commenced 6:05 PM
Agreed to

 16.Message from the House of Representatives informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014

 

Commenced 6:06 PM
Message reported

Message from the House of Representatives transmitting the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 for concurrence

[the bill is not subject to the cut-off order]

 

Commenced 6:06 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Bills assented to - assent to a number of laws to be reported

Commenced 6:07 PM

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

Business of the Senate notice of motion

2 – Senator Cameron – Disallowance of the Social Security (Reasonable Excuse – Participation Payment Obligations) (Employment) Determination 2014 (No. 1) [F2014L00887]

Commenced 6:08 PM
Debate interrupted at 6.50 pm

At 6.50 pm

 18.Consideration of government documents tabled earlier today

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 6:50 PM
called on but no motion moved

Business of the Senate orders of the day

1–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee – Report – Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 6:51 PM
Report tabled

2–Community Affairs Legislation Committee – Report – Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 6:51 PM
Report tabled

3–Legislation Committees – Reports on annual reports

Commenced 6:51 PM
Reports tabled

7–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee – Report – Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report) 

Commenced 6:51 PM
Report tabled

8–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee – Report – Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Classification Tools and Other Measures) Bill 2014 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 6:51 PM
Report tabled

9–Community Affairs Legislation Committee – Report – Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 and related bill [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report) 

Commenced 6:51 PM
Report tabled

10–Community Affairs Legislation Committee – Report – National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 6:51 PM
Report tabled

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

Commenced 6:52 PM
Debate concluded

 20.Adjournment – Senate adjourned at 7.24 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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