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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 14 February 2019

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

Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—today

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services—today

Education and Employment References Committee—today

Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories—today

Commenced 9:31 AM
Proposals authorised

3a. Consideration of legislation

Commenced 9:32 AM

Motion moved by Senator Fifield regarding the consideration of legislation

Commenced 9:32 AM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 46; Noes 10)

3b. Statement by leave by Senator Bernardi

Commenced 9:40 AM
Concluded

3c. Tabling of committee report

Commenced 9:42 AM

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Report—Practice of dowry and dowry abuse in Australia (Chair, Senator Pratt)

Commenced 9:42 AM
Report tabled

4. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 9:43 AM

Government bill

Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019—second reading debate

Second reading amendment:

  • Sheet 8647 - Australian Greens - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 12; Noes 28)

Running sheet

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 9:43 AM
Committee reported progress. Further consideration postponed till the next day of sitting

Government bill

Superannuation Laws Amendment (Strengthening Trustee Arrangements) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments

At 11.45 am

5. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:45 AM
Notices given

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

Nos 1 and 2 for four sitting days after today

Nos 1 and 2 for thirteen sitting days after today

Commenced 11:57 AM
Notices withdrawn

6. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:45 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Dean Smith) to present report no. 1 of 2019 for adoption

Opposition amendment to the motion to adopt the report

  • Paragraph (a) - agreed to
  • Paragraph (b) - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 31; Noes 34)
Commenced 11:45 AM
Report tabled
Motion to adopt the report, as amended, agreed to

6a. Rearrangement of business

Commenced 11:55 AM
Agreed to

7. Placing of business

Commenced 11:56 AM

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

Commenced 11:57 AM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Senator Cameron to postpone business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 to 2 April 2019—Disallowance of the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018

Commenced 11:58 AM
Postponement authorised

Committees––extensions of time to be authorised

Environment and Communications References Committee—Australian content on broadcast, radio and streaming services—from 22 February to 26 March 2019

Standing Committee on Procedure—

Formal business—from today to 3 April 2019

Parliamentary Code of Conduct—from today to 3 April 2019

Commenced 11:58 AM
Extensions authorised

Leave to meet during sitting - Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee to meet today

Commenced 11:59 AM
Agreed to

8. Formal motions

Commenced 11:59 AM

Business of the Senate

2—Senators Pratt and Storer—Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Reference (Disputes with financial service providers)

Commenced 12:00 PM
Agreed to

Government business

1—Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation (Senator McKenzie)—Introduction of Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Enhancing Australiaʼs Anti-Doping Capability) Bill 2019

Commenced 12:02 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Government business

2—Minister for Communications and the Arts (Senator Fifield)—Hours of meeting and routine of business—Budget week

Commenced 12:03 PM
Agreed to

General business

1348—Senator McGrath—Captain James Cook

Commenced 12:03 PM
Agreed to

General business

1355—Senator McGrath—Introduction of Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Voluntary Student Services and Amenities Fee) Bill 2019

Commenced 12:04 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

1360—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Drought relief

Commenced 12:05 PM
Formality denied

General business

1364—Senators Steele-John, Brown and Griff—Establishment of a Royal Commission to investigate violence, abuse and neglect of disabled people

[Amended motion]

Commenced 12:07 PM
Agreed to, as amended (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 30)

General business

1368—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—Introduction Environment Legislation Amendment (Protecting Dugongs and Turtles) Bill 2019

Commenced 12:15 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

1370—Senator Singh—Climate change

Commenced 12:17 PM
Formality denied

General business

1374—Senator Storer—Murray-Darling Basin

[Amended motion]

Commenced 12:17 PM
Paragraph (a) agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 38; Noes 27); paragraph (b)(i) agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 34; Noes 31); paragraph (b)(ii) agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 34; Noes 31)

General business

1378—Senator Collins—Consideration of Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 5) Bill 2018

Withdrawn

General business

1381—Senator Hanson-Young—Order for production of documents—Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots

Commenced 12:32 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 36; Noes 24)

General business

1385—Senator Rice—Order for production of documents—Proposed amendments to the Gene Technology Regulations 2001

Motion amended to omit "14 February" and substitute "18 February"

Commenced 12:37 PM
Agreed to, as amended (Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 30)

General business

1388—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Queensland Nickel

Commenced 12:41 PM
Formality denied; motion to suspend standing orders negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 17; Noes 45)

General business

1391—Senator Faruqi—Seismic testing

[Amended motion]

General business

1399—Senator Anning—Introduction of Social Security Amendment (A Fair Go for Age Pensioners) Bill 2019

General business

1400—Senator Waters—Adani Carmichael mine

General business

1401—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 12:37 PM
Agreed to

General business

1402—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—National child sex register

General business

1403—Senator OʼSullivan—Inheritance tax

General business

1404—Senator Dean Smith—National Day of Bhutan

General business

1405—Senator Singh—World Tuberculosis Day 2019

General business

1406—Senators Faruqi and Waters—North Queensland floods

General business

1407—Senators Hanson-Young and Carr—University publishing

Commenced 12:00 PM
Agreed to

General business

1408—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Persecution of the Kurdish people in Turkey

General business

1409—Senator McGrath—Venezuelan interim President

General business

1410—Senator McGrath—Operation Sovereign Borders

General business

1411—Senator McGrath—Chinchilla Melon Festival

General business

1412—Senator Williams—Australian cotton farmers and the cotton industry

General business

1413—Senator Brown—Order for production of documents—Arson investigation

General business

1414—Senators Colbeck, Duniam and Abetz—Tasmanian bushfires

General business

1415—Senator Siewert—Closing the Gap

9. Committee memberships

10. Messages

Bill for concurrence—Electoral Legislation Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2018

House agreed to amendments made by the Senate—

Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 1) Bill 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4) Bill 2018

11. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:48 PM

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Supporting Retirement Incomes) Bill 2018 

Commenced 12:48 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Parliamentary Service Amendment (Post-election Report) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:50 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Commenced 12:51 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

4—Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Amendment Bill 2018

Commenced 12:53 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Wine Australia Amendment (Trade with United Kingdom) Bill 2019

Commenced 12:57 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

3—Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018— second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 1:01 PM
Debate interrupted

Government bill

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2018 (subject to introduction and exemption from bills cut-off)

At 2 pm

Commenced 2:00 PM

12. Attendance by minister—Statement—Minister Cash to attend pursuant to order of 13 February 2019

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

13. Questions

Commenced 2:05 PM
Concluded

14. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:05 PM
Concluded

15. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 3:40 PM

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters—Report—Conduct of the 2016 federal election and matters related thereto (Chair, Senator McGrath)

Commenced 3:59 PM
Report tabled

Community Affairs References Committee—Interim report—Support for Australiaʼs thalidomide survivors (Chair, Senator Siewert)

Commenced 3:56 PM
Report tabled. Extension of time agreed to

Education and Employment References Committee—Report—Mental health of first responders, emergency workers and volunteers (Chair, Senator Marshall)

Commenced 3:41 PM
Report tabled

15a. Statement by the President regarding an incident at Parliament House

Commenced 4:04 PM
Concluded

15b. Committee reports and government responses continued

Commenced 4:09 PM

Corrigenda (Opposition Whip, Senator Urquhart)—

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement—Trade in elephant ivory and rhinoceros horns

Standing Committee of Senatorsʼ Interests—Senators’ Interests lodged between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018

Commenced 4:28 PM
Documents tabled

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services—Report—Options for greater involvement by private sector life insurers in worker rehabilitation (Deputy Chair, Senator OʼNeill)

Commenced 4:28 PM
Report tabled

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Advisory report—Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (Government Whip, Senator Dean Smith)

Commenced 4:28 PM
Report tabled

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Additional information (Opposition Whip, Senator Urquhart)—

Impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities

Use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force

Commenced 4:24 PM
Documents tabled

Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances—Delegated legislation monitor 1 of 2019 and Annual report 2018 (Chair, Senator Williams)

Commenced 4:28 PM
Report tabled

Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills—Scrutiny digest 1 of 2019 and Annual report 2018 (Chair, Senator Polley)

Commenced 4:25 PM
Reports tabled

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights—Human rights scrutiny report 1 of 2019 and Annual report 2018 (Government Whip, Senator Dean Smith)

Commenced 4:28 PM
Report tabled

Environment and Communications References Committee—Report—Great Barrier Reef 2050 Partnership Program (Senator Whish-Wilson)

Commenced 4:17 PM
Report tabled

Select Committee on Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century—Report (Chair, Senator Bilyk)

Commenced 4:10 PM
Report tabled

Additional estimates information—Government Whip (Senator Dean Smith)

Commenced 4:28 PM
Document tabled

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Report—United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Chair, Senator Gallacher)

Commenced 4:27 PM
Report tabled

Education and Employment References Committee—Report—Jobactive (Chair, Senator Marshall)

Commenced 4:24 PM
Report tabled

Standing Committee of Senatorsʼ Interests—Annual report 2018 (Chair, Senator Bilyk)

Commenced 4:28 PM
Report tabled

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Report—Trade Sub-Committee, From little things big things grow – supporting Australian SME’s go global (Chair, Senator Macdonald)

Commenced 4:28 PM
Report tabled

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Reports (Senator Molan)

Review of Administration and Expenditure

Advisory report on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2018

Commenced 4:28 PM
Reports tabled

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit—Reports 475 and 476 (Chair, Senator Dean Smith)

Commenced 4:22 PM
Reports tabled

Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Advisory reports on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 and the Citizenship Amendment (Strengthening the Citizenship Loss Provisions) Bill 2018

Commenced 4:28 PM
Reports tabled

Government responses

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Review of the re‑declaration of Mosul District, Ninewa Province, Iraq

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa

Commenced 4:21 PM
Docments tabled

Privileges Committee—173rd Report

Commenced 4:16 PM
Report tabled

Business of the Senate orders of the day

Selection of Bills references

Commenced 4:28 PM

1—Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018 and all circulated amendments

Commenced 4:28 PM
Report tabled

6—Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—Report—Galilee Basin (Coal Prohibition) Bill 2018

Commenced 4:28 PM
Report tabled

7—Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee—Report—Defence Amendment (Sovereign Naval Shipbuilding) Bill 2018

Commenced 4:28 PM
Report tabled

16. Delegation reports

Commenced 4:26 PM

Senator Kitching to present a report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to Mexico and Peru

Commenced 4:26 PM
Report tabled

Senator Siewert to present a report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to New Zealand and Canada

Commenced 4:27 PM
Report tabled

Senator Dodson to present a report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Commenced 4:26 PM
Report tabled

17. Ministerial statements

Commenced 4:29 PM
Documents tabled

Particulars of proposed additional expenditure for 2018-19

Portfolio additional estimates statements from portfolio and executive departments

Commenced 4:29 PM
Documents tabled

Not later than 4.30 pm

18. Business of the Senate (if any)

19. Closing the Gap—Consideration of report (for not more than 2 hours)

Report and ministerial statement tabled. 

Commenced 4:31 PM
Debate interrupted

19a. Statement by Senator Collins

Commenced 5:57 PM
Concluded

19b. Closing the Gap—Consideration of report (for not more than 2 hours)

Report and ministerial statement tabled. 

Commenced 6:11 PM
Concluded

20. Government business—continued (see motion agreed to earlier today)

Commenced 6:14 PM

Government bill

3—Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Running sheet

  • Sheet 8635 revised - Australian Greens -
    The committee did not agree that sections 68AAB and 68AAC in item 1 and items 4 and 5 of Schedule 2 remain in the bill (see amendment nos 6 and 14) (committee divided: Ayes 3; Noes 57)
    amendments nos 1 to 5, 7 to 13 and 15 to 22 agreed to 
  • Sheet 8557 revised - Australian Greens - amendments withdrawn
  • Sheet 8501 - Opposition - amendments negatived (Committee divided: Ayes 24; Noes 38)
  • Sheet QM101 - Government - amendments withdrawn
Commenced 6:14 PM
Bill passed with amendments

Government bill

1—Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Committee of the whole amendments

  • Sheet GZ227 revised - Government - agreed to, as amended (Committee divided: Ayes 32; Noes 28)
  • Sheet 8301 revised - Opposition - amendments withdrawn
  • Sheet 8500 - Australian Greens - negatived (Committee divided: Ayes 10; Noes 46)
  • Sheet 8638 revised - Opposition - agreed to (Committee divided: Ayes 32; Noes 29)
  • Sheet 8639 - Australian Greens - agreed to (Committee divided: Ayes 31; Noes 27)
Commenced 7:46 PM
Bill passed with amendments

Government bill

2—Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments

Commenced 8:11 PM
Bill passed with amendments

Government bill

Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 5) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments

Commenced 8:12 PM
Bill passed with amendments

Government bill

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Land Scheduling) Bill 2018

Commenced 8:14 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2018 (subject to introduction and exemption from bills cut-off)

Committee of the whole amendments

  • UV106 - Government
    The committee did not agree that That items 1, 2, 7 to 21, 23 to 27, 52 to 58, 60, 61, 64, 69, 88 to 91, 95 to 104, 130, 131, 137 to 153 and 174 of Schedule 2, and Schedule 3 remain in the bill
    amendments (1), (9) to (20) and (25) to (36) - agreed to
Commenced 8:15 PM
Bill passed with amendments

Government bill

Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017
Industrial Chemicals (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017
Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment Bill 2017
Industrial Chemicals Charges (General) Bill 2017
Industrial Chemicals Charges (Customs) Bill 2017
Industrial Chemicals Charges (Excise) Bill 2017
—Second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments to the Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017

  • Sheet 8211 - Australian Greens - amendments withdrawn
  • Sheet 8201 revised 2 - Australian Greens/Nick Xenophon Team/Derryn Hinch's Justice Party/Opposition - amendments withdrawn
  • Sheet 8201 - Nick Xenophon Team/Derryn Hinchs Justice Party/Australian Greens - amendments withdrawn
  • Sheet 8196 revised - Opposition - amendments withdrawn
  • Sheet 8296 - Opposition - amendments withdrawn
  • Sheet EU114 - Government
    That the amendments to that amendment circulated by the Centre Alliance on sheet 8651 and sheet 8631 - negatived 
  • Sheet EU117 - Government - agreed to
  • Sheet MP102 - Government - agreed to
  • Sheet 8651 - Centre Alliance - negatived
  • Sheet 8631 - Centre Alliance - negatived

Committee of the whole amendments to the Industrial Chemicals (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017

Committee of the whole amendments to the Industrial Chemicals Charges (General) Bill 2017

Committee of the whole amendments to the Industrial Chemicals Charges (Customs) Bill 2017

Committee of the whole amendments to the Industrial Chemicals Charges (Excise) Bill 2017

 

 

Commenced 8:18 PM
Bills passed with amendments (subject to requests for the Industrial Chemicals Charges (General) Bill 2017, Industrial Chemicals Charges (Customs) Bill 2017, and Industrial Chemicals Charges (Excise) Bill 2017)

21. Next meeting of Senate

Commenced 8:23 PM

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the next meeting of the Senate

Commenced 8:23 PM
Agreed to

22. Leave of absence

Commenced 8:23 PM

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion to grant leave of absence to all senators

Commenced 8:23 PM
Agreed to

23. Adjournment proposed

Commenced 8:24 PM
Concluded

24. Adjournment

Commenced 9:01 PM
The Senate is adjourned

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate