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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 12:00 PM
Concluded

2. Documents to be presented—Consideration at item 14

Commenced 12:01 PM

Document presented by the President

Public Service Act 1999—Report of the results of inquiries by the Merit Protection Commissioner under section 50(1)(b) of the Act to the Presiding Officers into alleged breaches of the code of conduct by the Australian Public Service Commissioner received on 11 January and 4 June 2018, and attachments

Auditor-General’s report for 2018-19

No. 2—Performance audit—Administration of the Data Retention Industry Grants Program: Attorney-Generalʼs Department

Commenced 12:01 PM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by the Clerk

Commenced 12:01 PM
Documents tabled

4. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 12:01 PM
Meeting authorised

Education and Employment References Committee to meet today

Commenced 12:02 PM

5. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 12:02 PM

Standing order 24 allows any Senator to question a minister about government responsiveness to the Scrutiny of Bills committee

Government bill

1—Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017

Bill read a second time  (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 34)

Committee of the whole amendments:

Running sheet

Commenced 12:02 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

6. Questions

Commenced 1:59 PM
Concluded

7. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:02 PM
Concluded

8. Notices of motion

Commenced 3:33 PM
Notices given

9. Placing of business

Commenced 3:33 PM

Postponements to be authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Community Affairs Legislation Committee—

  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Encouraging Self-sufficiency for Newly Arrived Migrants) Bill 2018—from today to 19 September 2018
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Maintaining Income Thresholds) Bill 2018—from today to 19 September 2018
Commenced 3:33 PM
Extensions authorised

10. Formal motions

Commenced 3:34 PM

Business of the Senate

1—Senator Watt—Reference to the Community Affairs References Committee (Australia’s thalidomide survivors)

Commenced 3:34 PM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate

2—Senators Collins and McKim—Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Migration (Validation of Port Appointment) Bill 2018)

Commenced 3:34 PM
Agreed to

Government business

1—Minister for Education and Training (Senator Birmingham)—First speech—Senator Faruqi

Commenced 3:34 PM
Agreed to

General business

976—Senator Patrick—Reference to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (Intelligence Services Amendment (Enhanced Parliamentary Oversight of Intelligence Agencies) Bill 2018)

Withdrawn

General business

978—Senator Keneally—Order for production of documents—Grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation

Commenced 3:35 PM
Agreed to

General business

979—Senator O’Neill—Love Your Body Week

Commenced 3:35 PM
Agreed to

General business

980—Senators Singh and Moore—World Humanitarian Day

Commenced 3:36 PM
Agreed to

General business

982—Senator Patrick—Order for production of documents—Cost of Child Support CUBA System

Commenced 3:40 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 39; Noes 28)

General business

983—Senators Wong and Singh—Floods in southern India’s Kerala state (altered 20 August – SO 77)

Commenced 3:38 PM
Agreed to

General business

984—Senator Williams—Australian Bravery Decorations

Commenced 3:36 PM
Agreed to

General business

986—Senators Moore and Rice—Global Citizen’s #SheIsEqual campaign

Commenced 3:39 PM
Agreed to

General business

987—Senator Griff—Kofi Annan and Advisory Commission on Rakhine State

Commenced 3:39 PM
Agreed to

General business

988—Senators Hume, Pratt and Urquhart—Dame Enid Lyons and Dame Dorothy Tangney

Commenced 3:37 PM
Agreed to

General business

989—Senator Hanson-Young—Order for production of documents—Briefing to the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder

Commenced 3:40 PM
Agreed to

General business

990—Senator Siewert—Survivors of the Stolen Generation and their families

Commenced 3:49 PM
Agreed to

General business

991—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Regulating energy retailers

Commenced 3:49 PM
Negatived

General business

992—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—Sustainable traditional hunting practices

[Amended motion]

Commenced 3:50 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

993—Senator Chisholm—Energy policy

Commenced 3:37 PM
Agreed to

General business

994—Senators Leyonhjelm, Bernardi and Anning—Australian Greens handling of allegations of sexual misconduct

[Amended motion]

Commenced 3:51 PM
Agreed to

11. Matter of public importance

Commenced 3:53 PM

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

The inability of the Turnbull Government to progress any coherent policy or legislative agenda.

Commenced 3:53 PM
Discussion concluded

At 5 pm

12. First speech—Senator Faruqi

Commenced 5:00 PM
Concluded

13. Delegation report

Commenced 4:54 PM

Senator Macdonald to present a report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference

Commenced 4:54 PM
Document tabled

13a. Petitioning document—Relating to live export in Townsville

Commenced 5:00 PM
Tabled by Senator Bartlett

14. Consideration of documents—Documents tabled at item 2 above

Commenced 5:30 PM
Concluded

15. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 5:31 PM

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works—3rd report of 2018, referrals made May 2018 (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 5:31 PM
Report tabled

Government response

Economics References Committee—Interim report—Non-conforming building products – protecting Australians from the threat of asbestos

Commenced 5:31 PM
Document tabled

16. Ministerial statement - Document in relation to an order for the production of documents concerning the Great Barrier Reef Foundation

Commenced 5:32 PM
Document tabled

17. Committee memberships

Commenced 5:32 PM
Agreed to

18. Messages

Commenced 5:33 PM

Bills for concurrence:

  • Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018
  • Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Sector Regulation) Bill 2018
  • Unexplained Wealth Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Commenced 5:33 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

Returning bill with amendments—Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Foreign Media Ownership and Community Radio) Bill 2017

Motion moved by Senator Fifield that the committee agree to the amendments made by the House of Representatives - agreed to

Commenced 5:35 PM
The Senate has agreed to the amendments made by the House of Representatives

18a. Ministerial statement - on the commemoration of Enid Lyons' election to Parliament

Commenced 5:51 PM
Document tabled

18b. Message from the House of Representatives informing the Senate of a change in membership to a Joint Committee

Commenced 6:21 PM
Message reported

19. Business to be considered

Commenced 6:21 PM

Business of the Senate orders of the day

Selection of Bills references

1—Community Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Social Services Legislation Amendment (Maintaining Income Thresholds) Bill 2018 (extension proposed)

Reporting date extended to 19 September 2018

Business of the Senate orders of the day

Selection of Bills references

2—Community Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Social Services Legislation Amendment (Encouraging Self-sufficiency for Newly Arrived Migrants) Bill 2018 (extension proposed)

Reporting date extended to 19 September 2018

Government business continued

Government bill

1—Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017

Bill read a second time  (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 34)

Committee of the whole amendments:

Running sheet

Commenced 6:21 PM
Committee reported progress

20. Adjournment proposed—7.20 pm

Commenced 7:20 PM
Concluded

21. Adjournment

Commenced 8:38 PM
The Senate is adjourned

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

 

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