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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Monday, 2 May 2016

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 10:00 AM

2. Documents to be presented, pursuant to standing order 61 – consideration at item 16

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk (including letters relating to the Senate orders on appointments and vacanies, and grants)

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

4. Committees – proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 10:01 AM

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services to meet today

Education and Employment Legislation Committee to meet today

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to meet today

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee to meet today

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works to meet today

Commenced 10:01 AM

5. Swearing in of senator

Commenced 10:02 AM
In progress

Patrick Dodson to be sworn in as a senator for Western Australia, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Bullock

Commenced 10:03 AM
Senator sworn in

6.  Government business

Commenced 10:08 AM

Notice of motion

Commenced 10:08 AM

1—Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield)—Restoration of bills to the Notice Paper

Commenced 10:08 AM
Agreed to

Orders of the day

Commenced 10:08 AM

1—Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016—resumption of second reading debate

running sheet

In respect of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016:

Government committee amendments [sheet GX128]

AG committee amendments [sheet 7907]

In respect of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016:

AG committee amendment [sheet 7908]

Commenced 10:08 AM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

7. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

8. Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

Commenced 3:06 PM
Debate concluded at 3.37 pm

9. Condolence motions

Commenced 3:37 PM

Death of former senator and member of the House of Representatives

President to inform the Senate of the death of Allan Charles Rocher, a former senator for the state of Western Australia from 1978 to 1981 and former member of the House of Representatives for the division of Curtin, Western Australia, from 1981 to 1998

Minister for Indigenous Affairs (Senator Scullion), by leave, moved a motion of condolence

Commenced 3:37 PM
Motion carried

Death of former member and minister

President to inform the Senate of the death of the Honourable Dr Rex Alan Patterson, a former minister and member of the House of Representatives for the division of Dawson, Queensland

Minister for Indigenous Affairs (Senator Scullion), by leave, moved a motion of condolence

Commenced 3:45 PM
Motion carried

10. Death of former members

Commenced 4:04 PM

President to inform the Senate of the death of former members of the House of Representatives:

Kenneth James Aldred, a former member for the divisions of Henty, Bruce and Deakin, Victoria

Robert (Bob) Edwin Charles, a former member for the division of La Trobe, Victoria

Commenced 4:04 PM

11.Petitions

Commenced 4:05 PM
Presented

12. Notices of motion

Commenced 4:05 PM
Notices given

13. Placing of business

Commenced 4:06 PM

Government Whip, by leave, to move-that leave of absence be granted to the following senators:

(a)  Senator Fierravanti-Wells, from 2 May to 6 May 2016, on account of parliamentary business; and

(b)   Senator Day for 4 May 2016, for personal reasons.

Commenced 4:06 PM
Agreed to

Chair of the Economics References Committee (Senator Ketter), by leave, to move a motion relating to the report of the committee on corporate tax avoidance (namely, third report of the committee on its inquiry into corporate tax avoidance be presented on 30 September 2016)

Commenced 4:07 PM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised:

business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 postponed to 4 May 2016 (disallowance)

business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 postponed to 3 May 2016 (disallowance of the Social Security Administration) (Trial Area – East Kimberley) Determination 2016 [F2016L00307])

business of the Senate notice of motion no. 3 postponed to 4 May 2016 (reference to a committee)

Commenced 4:07 PM

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015—extended from 12 May to 20 June 2016

Environment and Communications References Committee—oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight—extended from 12 May to 20 June 2016

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—operations of Defence Housing Australia—extended from 30 April to 22 June 2016

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Perth Freight Link—extended from 29 April to 3 May 2016

Commenced 4:08 PM

14. Formal motions

Commenced 4:08 PM

Business of the Senate

1—Senator Carr—Disallowance of the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Regulation 2015 [F2015L01937]

Postponed to 4 May 2016

3—Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Urquhart)—Reference to the committee (flying fox colonies)

Postponed to 4 May 2016

4—Senator Madigan—Reference to the Community Affairs References Committee (Australia’s participation in the international sports anti-doping framework)

Senate divided (4.26pm): ayes - 17; noes - 28

Commenced 4:25 PM
Negatived

General business

Commenced 4:08 PM

1137—Senator Rhiannon—Electricity network operators

1151—Senator Day—Restoration of the Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014

Commenced 4:15 PM
Agreed to

1152—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Hospital funding

Commenced 4:24 PM
Agreed to

1153—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) and Senator Carr—CSIRO

amended motion

Commenced 4:11 PM
Agreed to, as amended

1154—Senator Cameron—Order for the production of documents—Department of Agriculture

Commenced 4:22 PM
Agreed to

1155—Senator Rhiannon—Donations

Senate divided (4.16pm): ayes - 12; noes - 34

Commenced 4:16 PM
Negatived

1156—Senators Madigan, Xenophon, Leyonhjelm, Day, Muir, Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus), Senators Lambie and Wang—Order for the production of documents—Government response to committee report

Senate divided (4.34pm): ayes - 37; noes - 27

Commenced 4:32 PM
Agreed to

1157—Senators Madigan, Leyonhjelm, Day, Lambie, Wang, Xenophon, Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus) and Senator Muir—Order for the production of documents—Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

amended: omit "22 April 2016", substitute "6 May 2016"

Commenced 4:41 PM
Agreed to, as amended

1158—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Variation to meetings of the Senate

Commenced 4:15 PM
Agreed to

1159—Senator Siewert—Marine parks

Commenced 4:08 PM
Agreed to

15. Matter of urgency - letter received from Senator Siewert

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

Commenced 4:43 PM
Agreed to

16. Consideration of documents tabled earlier today

Commenced 5:45 PM
Debate concluded at 5.57 pm

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

17. Ministerial statements / tabling of documents

Commenced 5:57 PM

Minister to table a document relating to the Senate order for the production of documents concerning Wilson Security

Commenced 5:57 PM
Document tabled

18. Tabling of delegation reports

Commenced 5:57 PM

Senator Seselja to present reports of Australian parliamentary delegations:

Canada, 6 June to 12 June 2015

United States of America, 20 September to 2 October 2015

Commenced 5:57 PM
Reports tabled

19. Committee memberships

20. Messages from the House of Representatives

Commenced 5:58 PM

(a) requesting the Senate to resume consideration of the following bills, which were transmitted to the Senate for concurrence during the last session of the Parliament, but on which proceedings were interrupted by the prorogation of the Parliament:

Australian Crime Commission Amendment (National Policing Information) Bill 2015 and Australian Crime Commission (National Policing Information Charges) Bill 2015

Registration of Deaths Abroad Amendment Bill 2016

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016

Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015, Income Tax Rates Amendment (Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015, Medicare Levy Amendment (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015, and Income Tax (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts—Offsets) Bill 2015

Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures Bill 2015

Minister moved a motion that the bills be made orders of the day for a later hour - AGREED TO

Commenced 5:58 PM
Messages reported

(b) requesting the Senate to resume consideration of the following bills, which were transmitted to the Senate for concurrence during the last session of the Parliament, but on which proceedings were interrupted by the prorogation of the Parliament:

Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2015

Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2015

Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Minister moved a motion that the bills be made orders of the day for the next day of sitting - AGREED TO

Commenced 5:59 PM
Messages reported

(c) transmitting the following package of bills for concurrence:

Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2016-2017, Supply Bill (No. 1) 2016-2017 and Supply Bill (No. 2) 2016-2017

statement of reasons

Commenced 6:01 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

(d) transmitting the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2016 for concurrence

statement of reasons

Commenced 6:03 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

21. Business to be considered

Commenced 6:05 PM

Government business continued

Commenced 6:05 PM

1—Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016—resumption of second reading debate

running sheet

In respect of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016:

Government committee amendments [sheet GX128] - AGREED TO

AG committee amendments [sheet 7907]:
Amendment no. 1 - to be determined

In respect of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016:

AG committee amendment [sheet 7908]

Commenced 6:05 PM
Bills read a second time. In committee; 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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1—Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016—In committee

running sheet

In respect of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016:

Government committee amendments [sheet GX128] - AGREED TO

AG committee amendments [sheet 7907]
Senate divided (7.34pm) on amendment no. 1: ayes - 10; noes - 31  NEGATIVED
Amendment no. 5 - NEGATIVED
Amendments nos 2 to 4 and 6 - NEGATIVED

In respect of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016:

Senate divided (8.29pm) on AG committee amendment [sheet 7908]: ayes - 10; noes - 30  NEGATIVED

Commenced 7:30 PM
Main bill passed with amendments, and related bill passed without amendments

Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015—consideration

AG committee amendments [sheet 7909]:
Senate divided (9.29pm) on amendment nos 1 and 2: ayes - 10; noes - 31  NEGATIVED
Amendment no. 3 - NEGATIVED

Senate divided (9.40pm) on AG committee amendments [sheet 7914]: ayes - 10; noes - 30  NEGATIVED

Commenced 8:37 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015—resumption of second reading debate

Opposition second reading amendment

Commenced 9:48 PM
Debate interrupted at 9.50 pm

Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

Income Tax Rates Amendment (Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

Medicare Levy Amendment (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

Income Tax (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts—Offsets) Bill 2015—consideration subject to receipt of message from the House of Representatives

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015—consideration subject to receipt of message from the House of Representatives

Opposition committee amendment [sheet 7912]

AG committee amendments [sheet 7910]

Australian Crime Commission Amendment (National Policing Information) Bill 2015

Australian Crime Commission (National Policing Information Charges) Bill 2015—consideration subject to receipt of message from the House of Representatives

Registration of Deaths Abroad Amendment Bill 2016 – consideration subject to receipt of message from the House of Representatives

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016 – consideration subject to receipt of message from the House of Representatives

Government committee amendments [sheet LL145]

2—Governor-General’s opening speech—Address-in-Reply

23. Adjournment proposed – 9.50 pm

Commenced 9:50 PM
Concluded

24. Adjournment

Commenced 10:26 PM
Senate adjourned at 10.26 pm

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

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