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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 18 October 2018

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM
Concluded

2. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

3. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 9:31 AM

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—today

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—today

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—today

Commenced 9:31 AM
Meetings authorised

4. Government business

Commenced 9:31 AM

Notice of motion

1—Minister for Communications and the Arts (Senator Fifield)—Routine of business

Closure motion agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 36; Noes 13)

Amendment - omit paragraphs (b) and (c) negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 14; Noes 34)

That the question be put agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 14)

Commenced 9:31 AM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 14)

Government bill

1—Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017

Bill read a second time (Senate divided: Ayes 30; Noes 13)

Committee of the whole amendments:

Running sheet

  • Sheet 8534 - Australian Greens - negatived
  • Sheet 8535 - Australian Greens - negatived
  • Sheet 8524 - Centre Alliance - negatived (Committee divided: Ayes 14; Noes 42)
  • Sheet 8521 - Centre Alliance - negatived
Commenced 10:35 AM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

2—Treasury Laws Amendment (Lower Taxes for Small and Medium Businesses) Bill 2018

Second reading agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 46; Noes 9)

Committee of the whole amendments

  • Sheet 8552 - Australian Conservatives & Liberal Democratic Party - negatived
Commenced 11:53 AM
Bill passed without amendments

At 11.45 am

5. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:57 AM

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to withdraw business of the Senate notices of motion—

Nos 1 to 4 for eight sitting days after today

Nos 1, 2, 3 and 5 for eleven sittings after today

Commenced 11:57 AM
Notices withdrawn

6. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:58 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 12 of 2018 for adoption

  • Amendment—Senator Collins—In respect of the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2018, the Economics Legislation Committee report by 3 December 2018 agreed to
  • Amendment—Minister—In respect of the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018, the bill not be referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report agreed to

Commenced 12:13 PM
Report tabled, amendmended and adopted

7. Placing of business

Commenced 12:04 PM

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the government business to be considered at 12.45 pm

Commenced 12:15 PM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

1166—Senator Anning—Introduction of Plebiscite (Restricting Non-European Migration) Bill 2018 postponed to 12 November 2018

Commenced 12:05 PM
Negatived

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

  • Education and Employment References Committee—Mental health of first responders, emergency workers and volunteers—from 5 December 2018 to second sitting Wednesday in February 2019
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Air route service delivery to rural, regional and remote communities—from 4 December 2018 to 27 June 2019
Commenced 12:04 PM
Meetings authorised

8. Formal motions

Commenced 12:15 PM

Business of the Senate

1—Chair of the Standing Committee of Privileges (Senator Collins)—Reference (Foreign influence transparency scheme for parliamentarians) (altered 21 September 2018 – SO 77)

Commenced 12:17 PM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate

2—Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Chair, Senator Pratt)—Reference (Temporary skilled visa system)

Commenced 12:18 PM
Agreed to

General business

1146—Senator Hanson-Young—Underground coal gasification

Commenced 12:25 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 12; Noes 32)

General business

1147—Senator Hanson-Young—Lead levels in Port Pirie

Commenced 12:35 PM
Agreed to

General business

1148—Senator Bernardi—Aid funding to Palestinian territories

Commenced 12:36 PM
Formality denied

General business

1149—Senator Singh—An India Economic Strategy to 2035

parts 1, 2 & 3 agreed to

parts 4 & 5 - agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 32; Noes 24)

Commenced 12:44 PM
Agreed to

General business

1150—Senators Farrell and Moore—Mr Peter Norman

Commenced 12:18 PM
Agreed to

General business

1151—Senators Dean Smith and Hinch—National Grandparents Day

Commenced 12:19 PM
Agreed to

General business

1152—Senator Bernardi—Australiaʼs Constitution

Commenced 12:37 PM
Agreed to

General business

1153—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2017—Consideration

amdedment omit (b) agreed to

Commenced 12:20 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

1154—Senator McCarthy—Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—PFAS contamination—Extension of time to report

Commenced 12:22 PM
Agreed to

General business

1155—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Banks (altered 17 October 2018 – SO 77)

Commenced 12:37 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 15; Noes 31)

General business

1156—Senator Moore—Australian Women in Music Awards

Commenced 12:22 PM
Agreed to

General business

1157—Chair of the Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Senator Hinch)—Extension of time to report

Commenced 12:23 PM
Agreed to

General business

1158—Senators Hinch and Faruqi—National registration system for race horses

General business

1159—Senator Waters—Abortion law reform in Queensland

General business

1160—Senators Georgiou and Leyonhjelm—Liquid nicotine

General business

1161—Senator Anning—Australian National Flag

General business

1162—Senator Anning—Immigration policy

General business

1163—Senator Siewert—Newstart and Youth Allowance

General business

1164—Senator Griff—Superannuation guarantee to carers (altered 17 October 2018 – SO 77)

General business

1165—Senator Hanson-Young—Former President of Kiribati Anote Tong

General business

1166—Senator Anning—Introduction of Plebiscite (Restricting Non-European Migration) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:15 PM
Bill negatived at first reding

General business

1167—Senators Di Natale and Watt—My Health Record

General business

1168—Senators Brown and Bilyk—Affordable access to surgical terminations

Commenced 12:24 PM
Agreed to

9. Committee memberships

10. Messages

Commenced 4:01 PM

Bills for concurrence:

  • Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 2) Bill 2018
  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Collecting Tobacco Duties at Manufacture) Bill 2018
  • Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 5) Bill 2018
  • Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Commenced 4:02 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

Bill agreed without amendment—Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Commenced 4:04 PM
Message reported

11. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:51 PM

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1—Chair of the Standing Committee of Privileges (Senator Collins)—Reference (Foreign influence transparency scheme for parliamentarians) (altered 21 September 2018 – SO 77)

Business of the Senate notice of motion

2—Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Chair, Senator Pratt)—Reference (Temporary skilled visa system)

Government business continued (see item 4)

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

5—Treasury Laws Amendment (Gift Cards) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:51 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

6—Customs Amendment (Collecting Tobacco Duties at the Border) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:58 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

7—Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2018

Commenced 1:03 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

8—Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Bill 2018

Commenced 1:11 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

3—Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 1:19 PM
Debate interrupted at 2pm

Government bill

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

Committee of the whole amendments

At 2 pm

12. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

13. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:00 PM
Concluded

13a. Committee membership

Commenced 3:31 PM
Agreed to

14. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 3:32 PM

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Commenced 3:32 PM
Documents tabled

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

Commenced 3:32 PM
Documents tabled

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties—183rd report (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 3:32 PM
Report tabled

Economics References Committee—‛Commitment to the Senateʼ issued by the Business Council of Australia (Chair, Senator Ketter)

Commenced 3:33 PM
Report tabled

Community Affairs References Committee—My Health Record system (Chair, Senator Siewert)

Commenced 3:33 PM
Report tabled

15. Ministerial statements

Commenced 3:53 PM
Commenced 3:53 PM
Documents tabled

Not later than 4.30 pm

16. Business of the Senate (if any)

17. General business orders of the day

Commenced 4:04 PM

Private Senator's bill

92—Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 4:04 PM
Debate interrupted at 5pm

Not later than 5 pm

Private Senator's bill

95—Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 5:00 PM
Debate interrupted

18. General business—consideration of documents (refer to today’s Notice Paper)

Commenced 5:49 PM
Concluded

Not later than 7 pm

19. Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports (refer to today’s Notice Paper)

Commenced 5:52 PM
Concluded

19a. Statement by leave

Commenced 5:53 PM
Concluded

20. Adjournment proposed

Commenced 5:58 PM
Debate concluded

21. Adjournment

Commenced 6:09 PM
The Senate adjourned at 6.09 pm

Richard Pye
Clerk of the Senate

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