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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 6 December 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

Education and Employment Legislation Committee—today

Environment and Communications References Committee—today

Select Committee into Fair Dinkum Power—today

Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network—today

Commenced 9:31 AM
Meetings authorised

3a. Order of the Senate—Financial sector entities—Tax information—Compliance—Order for production of documents—Economics Legislation Committee report to the Senate

Commenced 9:31 AM
Concluded

4. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 9:32 AM

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 (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017

Committee of the whole amendment:

Running sheet

  • sheet GP170 - Government
    - amendments nos 1 to 6 and 8 agreed to
    - the committee did not agree that item 8 of Schedule 1 remain in the bill (see amendment no. 7)
  • sheet 8421 revised - Australian Greens - negatived
Commenced 9:33 AM
Bill passed with amendments

Government bill

Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018

Motion to exempt the bill from the bills cut-off order agreed to

Commenced 10:46 AM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

2—Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 11:42 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.45pm

Government bill

Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (subject to introduction)

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—

No. 1 for four sitting days after today

No. 3 for seven sitting days after today

Commenced 11:45 AM
Notices withdrawn

6. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:46 AM



Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 15 of 2018 for adoption

Amendments to the motion - agreed to

Commenced 11:46 AM
Report tabled. Motion to adopt the recommendations of the report, as amended, agreed to

7. Placing of business

Commenced 12:26 PM

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the order of general business for today

Commenced 12:30 PM
Agreed to

Opposition Whip (Senator Urquhart), by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senator Dodson

Commenced 12:26 PM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Commenced 12:26 PM
Agreed to

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

8. Formal motions

Commenced 12:27 PM

Business of the Senate

1—Senator Patrick—Reference to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Amendments to the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018)

Government business

1—Minister for Finance and the Public Service (Senator Cormann)—Reference to Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018)

Commenced 12:30 PM
Agreed to

General business

1208—Senators Rice and Pratt—Equality for LGBTIQ+ Australians and their families (altered 5 December 2018 – SO 77)

Commenced 12:32 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

1288—Senators Bilyk and Moore—Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Commenced 12:35 PM
Agreed to

General business

1309—Senator Anning—UN Global Compact on Refugees

Postponed to 12 February 2019

General business

1319—Senator McKim—Luxury camp on Hall Island

[amended motion]

Commenced 12:36 PM
Agreed to, as amended (Senate divided: Ayes 32; Noes 25)

General business

1325—Senators Griff and Farrell—Order for production of documents—Drug and alcohol treatment funding in Mount Gambier (altered 5 December 2018 – SO 77)

Commenced 12:44 PM
Agreed to

General business

1326—Senator Griff—China

Commenced 12:44 PM
Formality denied

General business

1327—Senator Griff—Order for production of documents—Government response to private health insurance report

General business

1328—Senator Patrick—Introduction of Ministers of State (Checks for Security Purposes) Bill 2018

General business

1329—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Introduction of Banking System Reform (Separation of Banks) Bill 2018

General business

1330—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Paris Climate deal

General business

1331—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Immigration

General business

1332—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Family law system

General business

1333—Senator Moore—Poverty

General business

1334—Senator Steele-John—Introduction of Broadcasting Services Amendment (Audio Description) Bill 2018

General business

1335—Senator Griff—Universal Service Obligation

[amended motion]

General business

1336—Senator Faruqi—In Home Childcare Program

General business

1337—Senator Faruqi—National Rental Affordability Scheme

General business

1338—Senator Whish-Wilson—Assistant Treasurer

General business

1339—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—Dugongs

General business

1340—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Cambodia

General business

1341—Senators Griff, Moore and Singh—Youth representative program

General business

1342—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Establishment of Royal Commission into child support system and family law system

General business

1343—Senator Hanson-Young—Great Australian Bight

General business

1344—Senator McGrath—Crocodiles

General business

1345—Senator Waters—Political donations

General business

1346—Senators Siewert, Dodson and Scullion—2018 Indigenous Governance Awards

Commenced 12:28 PM
Agreed to

General business

1347—Senator McGrath—Fishing industry

General business

1349—Senator Farrell—Order for production of documents—Special purpose flights

General business

1350—Senator OʼNeill—Parliamentary privilege

Commenced 12:27 PM
Agreed to

General business

1351—Senator McGrath—President of the Republic of Maldives

General business

1352—Senator Siewert and 29 other senators—Australiaʼs Women surfers

Commenced 12:28 PM
Agreed to

9. Committee memberships

10. Messages

11. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:46 PM

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1—Senator Patrick—Reference to Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Amendments to the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018)

Government business continued (see item 4)

At 12.45 pm



Government bill

3—Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018—second reading debate [limitation of debate: allocation of time for remaining stages—until 1.50 pm]

Question that the debate be adjourned - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 30; Noes 32)

Second reading amendments

  • Sheet 2 - Government - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 29; Noes 31)
     
  • Sheet 8621 - Senator Bernardi
    - part (a) negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 5; Noes 55)
    - part (b) negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 30; Noes 32)
    - part (c) negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 5; Noes 56)
    - part (d) negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 5; Noes 52)
     
  • Sheet 8622 - Senator Burston - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 29; Noes 31)

Proposed suspension of standing orders to allow Senator Bernardi to move a further second reading amendment - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 29; Noes 31)

Proposed suspension of standing orders to remove the limitation of time
- Closure motion agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 32; Noes 30)
- suspension of standing orders negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 30; Noes 32)

Proposed suspension of standing orders to move a motion to allow debate to continue till 5pm today
- Closure motion agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 32; Noes 30)
- suspension of standing orders negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 30; Noes 32)

Bill read a second time (Senate divided: Ayes 32; Noes 30)

Committee of the whole amendments

  • Sheet 8619 - Senator Storer and the Australian Greens
    - amendment no. 1 agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 32; Noes 29)
    - amendment no. 2 agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 32; Noes 30)
  • Sheet LX140 - Government (amends Sheet 8619) - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 29; Noes 33)
  • Sheet LX141 - Government (amends Sheet 8619) - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 30; Noes 32)
     
  • Sheet 8623 - Australian Conservatives
  • Sheet JC574 - Government - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 29; Noes 33)
  • Sheet JC575 - Government - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 28; Noes 32)
  • Sheet JC576 - Government - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 28; Noes 32)
  • Sheet JC577 - Government - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 28; Noes 32)
  • Sheet JC578 - Government
  • Sheet JC579 - Government
  • Sheet JC580 - Government - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 29; Noes 33)
  • Sheet 8624 - United Australia Party

Proposed suspension of standing orders to allow Senator Di Natale to make a statement - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 12; Noes 34)

Senator Cormann moved to adjourn the debate - agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 41: Noes 13)

 

Commenced 12:46 PM
Debate adjourned. See below for further consideration

12. Motion to vary the routine of business - amended by Senator Wong

Commenced 4:31 PM
Agreed to, as amended

13. Government bills continued

Commenced 4:39 PM



Government bill

3—Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018—second reading debate [limitation of debate: allocation of time for remaining stages—until 1.50 pm]

See above for earlier consideration of the bill

Committee of the whole amendments

Commenced 4:39 PM
Remaining stages of the bill agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 31; Noes 28)
Bill passed with amendments

Government bill

Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 - second reading debate

Second reading amendment:

Second reading of the bill agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 43; Noes 14)

Committee of the whole amendments - not being proceeded with:

Senator Di Natale moved to suspend standing orders to enable him to move certain Opposition amendments. Senator Cormann moved an amendment to the suspension motion (to suspend standing orders to allow for the question to be put on the remaining stages of the bill) - agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 44; Noes 12)

Suspension motion, as amended - agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 44; Noes 12)

Remaining stages of the bill be agreed to - agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 44; Noes 12)

Commenced 4:49 PM
Bill passed without amendments

14. Committee membership

Commenced 7:24 PM
Agreed to

15. Next meeting of Senate

Commenced 7:25 PM

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

Commenced 7:25 PM
Agreed to

16. Leave of absence

Commenced 7:25 PM

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

Commenced 7:25 PM
Agreed to

24. Adjournment

Commenced 7:26 PM
The Senate adjourned at 7.26 pm

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate