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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Monday, 1 September 2014

 1.Prayers and acknowledgement of country

 

Commenced 10:00 AM

Motion, by leave, relating to the parliamentary approval for the deployment of Australian troops to Iraq

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) sought leave to move a motion relating to the parliamentary approval for the deployment of  Australian troops to Iraq

leave refused: motion to suspend standing orders

Senate divided to suspend standing orders: ayes - 13; noes - 44

 

Commenced 10:01 AM
Motion to suspend standing orders was negatived

 2.Government business

Orders of the day

 1 – Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

 

Opposition committee amendments [sheet 7549]

Senate divided on Oppn amendment 2 (That Schedule 1 remain in the bill): ayes - 36; noes - 31

[Oppn amendment 1 not proceeded with as it was consequential on amendment 2 being agreed to]

 

Senate divided on the third reading: ayes - 35; noes - 30

 

 

Commenced 10:38 AM
Bill passed without amendments

 2 – Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 11:32 AM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

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

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

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

 Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

 – Resumption of second reading debate

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

At 2 pm

 3.Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
concluded at 3.04 pm

 4.Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:04 PM
concluded at 3.30 pm

Senator Whish-Wilson made a personal explanation

 

Commenced 3:30 PM

 5.Notices of motion

Commenced 3:32 PM
Notices given

 6.Placing of business

Government Whip, by leave, to move a motion authorising the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia to hold a a private meeting during the sitting of the Senate today, from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

 

 

Commenced 3:32 PM
Agreed to

Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert), by leave, to move a motion proposing an extension of time for the committee to report on speech pathology services to 2 September 2014

 

Commenced 3:33 PM
Agreed to

Postponement notifications

  • business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 to 3 September 2014 (Senator Rice re disallowance of a regulation)
  • business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 to the next day of sitting (Senator Dastyari re disallowance of a regulation)
  • business of the Senate notice of motion no. 3 postponed to 2 September 2014 (Senator Heffernan re reference to the RRAT References Committee)
  • business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for 2 September 2014 postponed to 24 September 2014 (Senator Hanson-Young re disallowance of a regulation)

 

 

Commenced 3:34 PM

 7.Discovery of formal business

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Senator Rice – Disallowance of the Fair Work Amendment (Protected Industrial Action) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00881]

Postponed to 3 September 2014

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

Postponed to the next day of sitting

3 – Senator Heffernan – Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (agriculture levies)

postponed to 2 September 2014

General business notices of motion

385 – Senator Siewert – Early learning centres

Commenced 3:34 PM
Agreed to

399 – Senator Di Natale – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Senate divided: ayes - 33; noes - 28

 

Commenced 3:35 PM
Agreed to

398 – Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) – AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Commenced 3:42 PM
Agreed to

Variation-routine of business

Minister Fifield moved a motion to vary the routine of business today, namely, dispense with the MPI lodged today and consider instead a ministerial statement on Iraq

 

Commenced 3:42 PM
Agreed to

 8.Matter of public importance  President to announce receipt of letter from Senator Moore proposing that the following matter be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

The impact of the Abbott Government’s GP tax and medicine price hike on pensioners, the poor and the chronically ill.

(Under standing order 75 the proposed discussion must be supported by at least four other senators rising in their places)

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

Matter not being proceeded with today

 9.Ministerial statements

Minister Johnston tabled a statement on Iraq

 

Commenced 3:45 PM
Motion to take note of statement agreed to

 10.Tabling of documents

By President

By ministers

Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program

 

Commenced 5:49 PM
Document tabled

Document relating to the order for the production of documents concerning the ABC and SBS efficiency review

 

Commenced 5:49 PM
Document tabled

By senators tabling reports from committees

Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Seselja) to present additional information received by the committee relating to its inquiry into the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 [provisions]

Commenced 5:49 PM
Documents tabled

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

Commenced 5:50 PM
Document tabled

By Clerk (delegated legislation)

Commenced 5:50 PM
Documents tabled

Letters of advice relating to departmental and agency contracts

Commenced 5:50 PM
Documents tabled

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

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes
]

 11.Committee membership, by leave

 12.Messages from the House of Representatives

informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the amendment made by the Senate to the Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 

Commenced 5:51 PM
Message reported

transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Corporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2014 [homepage]

[these bills are not subject to the bills cut‑off order; and to be listed as separate orders of the day on the Notice Paper]

Commenced 5:51 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

transmitting the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 for concurrence [homepage]

[the bill is subject to the bills cut‑off order]

Commenced 5:53 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

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

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 – Senator Rice – Disallowance of the Fair Work Amendment (Protected Industrial Action) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00881]

Postponed to 3 September 2014

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

Postponed to next day of sitting

3 – Senator Heffernan – Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (agriculture levies)

postponed to 2 September 2014

Business of the Senate order of the day

1 – Community Affairs References Committee – Final report – Speech pathology services

Proposed extension to report: to 2 September 2014

Government business continued

 2 – Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 5:54 PM
Debate interrupted at 6.30 pm

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

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Commenced 6:30 PM

 14.Business continued

 2 – Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [homepage] – Resumption of second reading debate

Commenced 7:32 PM
Debate in progress

 15.Adjournment proposed – 9.50 pm

 16.Adjournment – not later than 10.30 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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