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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 12:00 PM
Concluded

2. Documents to be presented—Consideration at item 12

Commenced 12:01 PM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 12:01 PM
Documents tabled

4. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 12:01 PM

Education and Employment Legislation Committee—14 November 2018

Education and Employment References Committee—14 November 2018

Select Committee on Electric Vehicles—14 November 2018

Commenced 12:01 PM
Meetings authorised

4a. Proposed suspension of standing orders

Commenced 12:02 PM

Senator Di Natale moved to suspend standing orders to bring on debate on the Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018

Commenced 12:02 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 10; Noes 42)

5. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 12:42 PM

1—Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 12:43 PM
Debate interrupted at 2pm

6. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

7. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:04 PM
Agreed to

8. Notices of motion

Commenced 3:36 PM
Notices given

9. Placing of business

Commenced 3:36 PM

Leave of absence granted to Senator Sinodinos for the remainder of 2018

Commenced 3:37 PM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Commenced 3:37 PM
Postponements authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Nil

10. Formal motions

Commenced 3:37 PM

Business of the Senate

1—Senator McKim—Disallowance of the Migration (IMMI 18/019: Fast Track Applicant Class) Instrument 2018 (altered 23 August 2018 – SO 77)

Business of the Senate

2—Senator Whish-Wilson—Disallowance of the ASIC Corporations (Banking Code of Practice) Instrument 2018/700

Postponed to 14 November 2018

Business of the Senate

3—Senator Patrick—Reference to Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Chinaʼs Belt and Road Initiative)

Commenced 4:10 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 18; Noes 39)

Business of the Senate

4—Senator Griff—Reference to Environment and Communications Legislation Committee (Provisions of the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018)

Commenced 4:15 PM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate

5—Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Pratt)—Reference (Discrimination by faith based educational institutions)

amendment to motion agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 40; Noes 23)

Commenced 3:37 PM
Agreed to, as amended

Government business

1—Minister for Communications and the Arts (Senator Fifield)—Presentation of the Address-in-reply

Commenced 4:23 PM
Agreed to

General business

1103—Senator Pratt—Response to Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee report—Allegations concerning inappropriate exercise of ministerial powers with respect to au pairs—Attendance of minister (altered 17 October 2018 – SO 77)

Postponed to 28 November 2018

General business

1170—Senators Waters, Farrell, Hinch, Storer and Patrick—Establishment of a national anti-corruption commission

Commenced 4:23 PM
Agreed to

General business

1171—Senator Dean Smith—Centenary of the First World War Armistice

Commenced 4:24 PM
Agreed to

General business

1172—Senator Siewert—Community Development Program

 

Commenced 4:25 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

1173—Senator Carr—Grants recommended by the Australian Research Council

Commenced 3:46 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 30)

General business

1174—Senator Carr—Order for production of documents—Australian Research Council brief

Commenced 3:54 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 34; Noes 29)

General business

1175—Senator McCarthy—Order for production of documents—Grants from the Indigenous Advancement Strategy—Attendance of minister

Commenced 4:26 PM
Agreed to

General business

1176—Senator Hume—Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week

Commenced 4:28 PM
Agreed to

General business

1177—Senator Whish-Wilson—Mr Ian Kiernan AO

Commenced 4:29 PM
Agreed to

General business

1178—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—National Redress Scheme

amendment in respect of paragraph (b)(ii) omit 31 December 2018; add 28 February 2019

Commenced 4:16 PM
Negatived

General business

1179—Chair of the Select Committee into the obesity epidemic in Australia (Senator Di Natale)—extension of time to report

Commenced 4:29 PM
Agreed to

General business

1180—Senator Hanson-Young—Funding the Australia Network

Postponed to 14 November 2018

General business

1181—Senator Steele-John—NDIS funding

[amended motion]

Commenced 4:30 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

1182—Senator Urquhart—Order for production of documents—Australian and Childrenʼs Screen Content Review report

Commenced 4:00 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 37; Noes 26)

General business

1183—Senator Storer—Establishment of Australian commission for animal welfare

Commenced 4:19 PM
Negatived

General business

1184—Senator Waters—Domestic violence against women

Commenced 4:32 PM
Agreed to

General business

1185—Senator Griff—Order for production of documents—Government response to recommendations of two committee reports

Commenced 4:33 PM
Agreed to

General business

1186—Senator McGrath—Outback Queensland Tourism

Parts (a) to (d) agreed to
Part (e) negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 30; Noes 30)

Commenced 4:03 PM
Agreed to, parts (a) to (d)

General business

1187—Senator Siewert—Funding of Foodbank

[amended motion]

Commenced 4:35 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

1188—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Future carbon risk

Postponed to 14 November 2018

General business

1189—Senator McKim—Order for production of documents—Application for Nauru visa

Commenced 4:07 PM
Agreed to

11. Matter of public importance

Commenced 4:37 PM

President to announce receipt of letter from Senator Cameron proposing that the following matter be submitted to the Senate for discussion

Standing up for workers, including restoring penalty rates for 700,000 workers; giving workers a tax break of up to $1,063; and cracking down on dodgy labour hire 457 visas.

Commenced 4:37 PM
Concluded

12. Consideration of documents

Commenced 5:34 PM
Concluded

13. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 5:34 PM

Community Affairs Legislation Committee—Additional information—Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2018 (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 5:34 PM
Documents tabled

Education and Employment References Committee—Exploitation of cleaners working in retail chains (Chair, Senator Marshall)

Commenced 5:35 PM
Report tabled

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Advisory report—Office of National Intelligence Bill 2018 and related bill (Senator Bushby)

Commenced 5:53 PM
Report tabled

Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories— Commonwealth approvals for ACT light rail (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 5:52 PM
Report tabled

Government responses

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services—Report—2016-17 annual reports of bodies established under the ASIC Act

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Report—Impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Modern Slavery Bill 2018

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme—Report—Provision of hearing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Joint Standing Committee on Publications—Report—Inquiry into the printing standards for documents presented to Parliament

Commenced 5:56 PM
Documents tabled

Government response—presented out of sitting

Commenced 5:56 PM
Concluded

14. Ministerial statements

Commenced 5:57 PM

Responses to questions taken on notice during question time on 12 November 2018 asked by Senators Carr and Wong relating to the eligibility of the Member for Dunkley and to Tourism Australia

Commenced 5:57 PM
Documents tabled

15. Committee memberships

Nil

16. Messages

Nil

17. Business to be considered

Commenced 5:58 PM

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1—Senator McKim—Disallowance of the Migration (IMMI 18/019: Fast Track Applicant Class) Instrument 2018 (altered 23 August 2018 – SO 77)

Commenced 5:58 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 29)

Government business continued

1—Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 6:36 PM
Debate in progress

2—Defence Amendment (Call Out of the Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018—second reading debate

3—Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments

4—Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments

5—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (Indigenous Land Corporation) Bill 2018—second reading debate

6—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund Bill 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018—second reading debate

7—Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018—second reading debate

8—My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

9—Modern Slavery Bill 2018—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments

18. Adjournment proposed—7.20 pm

19. Adjournment

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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