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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM
Concluded

2. Documents to be presented—Consideration at item 17

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

4. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 9:31 AM

Economics Legislation Committee—today

Economics References Committee—today

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement—today

Commenced 9:31 AM
Meetings authorised

5. Government business

Commenced 9:31 AM

Notice of motion

1—Minister for Finance and the Public Service (Senator Cormann)—Hours of meeting and routine of business (altered 2 April 2019 – SO 77)

Amendment - Senator Wong 
- parts (aa) (i) and (ii) agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 33)
- part (aa) (iii) negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 33)
- part (aa) (iv) agreed to
- part (ab) agreed to

Amendment to Senator Wong's amendment - agreed to

Amendment - Senator Griff agreed to

Motion, as amended

Commenced 9:31 AM
Agreed to, as amended (Senate divided: Ayes 55; Noes 10)

Statement by the President

Commenced 10:12 AM
Concluded

Notice of motion

2—Minister for Finance and the Public Service (Senator Cormann) and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Censure—Senator Anning

Commenced 10:18 AM
Agreed to

Notice of motion

3—Minister for Finance and the Public Service (Senator Cormann) and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Gun control

Commenced 11:40 AM
Agreed to

Notice of motion

4—Minister for Finance and the Public Service (Senator Cormann)—Senatorsʼ qualifications

Commenced 11:46 AM
Agreed to

6. Motions to be considered

Commenced 11:48 AM

General business

1430—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Electoral preferences

Commenced 11:48 AM
Agreed to

General business

1450—Senators Watt and Cameron—Budget estimates hearings—Attendance by Minister

Commenced 11:50 AM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 34; Noes 29)

General business

1446—Senator Storer—Parliamentary Transparency Charter

Commenced 11:58 AM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 13; Noes 44)

General business 

Motion to be moved by the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale), relating to the conduct of a senator

Commenced 12:11 PM
Part (a) agreed to; Part (b) negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 10; Noes 40)

General business

1428—Senator Griff—Order for production of documents—Universal Service Obligation

Commenced 12:49 PM
Agreed to

General business

1429—Senator Griff—Introduction of Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Amendment (Assisted Reproductive Treatment Statistics) Bill 2019

Commenced 12:51 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

1443—Senators Patrick, Wong, Farrell, Birmingham and Griff—AFL Womenʼs competition

Commenced 12:53 PM
Agreed to

General business

1444—Senator Patrick—Murray Darling Royal Commission

Commenced 12:54 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 30)

7. Government business

Commenced 1:06 PM

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

Government bills

1—Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2018-2019

Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2018-2019

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2018-2019—second reading debate

Commenced 1:06 PM
Bills passed without amendments

Order of the day

2—Advances provided under the annual Appropriation Acts—Report for 2017-18—consideration

Commenced 1:27 PM
Advances provided under the annual Appropriation Acts agreed to

Government bills

Supply Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020

Supply Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020

Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020—second reading debate

Commenced 1:30 PM
Bills passed without amendments

Government bill

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment) Bill 2019

Commenced 1:55 PM
Bill introduced. Second reading debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

9. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

10. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:03 PM
Agreed to

11. Business continued

Commenced 3:30 PM

Government bill

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment) Bill 2019

Second reading amendment

  • Sheet 8681 - Senator Siewert - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 11; Noes 28)
Commenced 3:30 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Treasury Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2019

Commenced 4:27 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Treasury Laws Amendment (Increasing the Instant Asset Write-Off for Small Business Entities) Bill 2019

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 4:36 PM
Bill passed with amendments

Government bill

Treasury Laws Amendment (North Queensland Flood Recovery) Bill 2019

Commenced 4:49 PM
Bill introduced. Second reading debate interrupted

At 5 pm

12. First speeches—Senators Askew and Spender

Commenced 5:00 PM
Concluded

13. Valedictory statements—Senators Scullion, Moore and Cameron

Commenced 5:51 PM
Concluded

14. Business continued

Commenced 8:44 PM

Government bill

Treasury Laws Amendment (North Queensland Flood Recovery) Bill 2019

Commenced 8:44 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

3—Governor-General Amendment (Salary) Bill 2019

Second reading amendments

  • Sheet 8677 - Senator Hinch - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 13; Noes 33)

Committee of the whole amendments

  • Sheet 8675 - Derryn Hinch's Justice Party - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 13; Noes 33)
Commenced 8:45 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Amendment Bill 2019

Commenced 8:58 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

4—Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Support for Infrastructure Financing) Bill 2019

Second reading agreed to: Senate divided (Ayes 35; Noes 11)

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 8:59 PM
Bill passed without amendments
Senate divided on the question that the remaining stages of the bill be agreed to and the bill be passed (Ayes 35; Noes 11)

Government bill

5—Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Reforms) Bill 2019

Commenced 9:09 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bills

6—Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Foreign Investors Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Income Tax (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Amendment Bill 2018

Income Tax Rates Amendment (Sovereign Entities) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments to Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Foreign Investors Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2019:

Commenced 9:09 PM
Bills passed without amendments

Government bills

7—Corporations Amendment (Strengthening Protections for Employee Entitlements) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 9:11 PM
Bill passed with amendments

Government bills

8—Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Bill 2019

Treatment Benefits (Special Access) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019

Commenced 9:12 PM
Bills passed without amendments

Government bill

Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Bill 2019

Commenced 9:13 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management and Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019

Committee of the whole amendments

  • Sheet 8666 - Opposition - agreed to, as amended
  • Sheet 8682 - Opposition amendments to sheet 8666 - agreed to
Commenced 9:15 PM
Bill passed with amendments
Senate divided on the question that the remaining stages of the bill be agreed to and the bill, as amended, be passed (Ayes 40; Noes 10)

Government bill

Treasury Laws Amendment (Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Powers) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 9:21 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Reforms No. 1) Bill 2019

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 9:23 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Customs Tariff Amendment (Craft Beer) Bill 2019

Commenced 9:26 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bills

Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

Excise Tariff Amendment (Supporting Craft Brewers) Bill 2019

Commenced 9:27 PM
Bills passed without amendments

Government bill

Australian Business Securitisation Fund Bill 2019

Commenced 9:28 PM
Bill passed without amendments

15. Business of the Senate notice of motion

Commenced 9:29 PM

Business of the Senate

2—Senator Farrell—Disallowance of item 4 of the Parliamentary Business Resources Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019

Commenced 9:29 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 34; Noes 26)

16. Responses to the Budget statement

Commenced 9:36 PM
Concluded

17. Committee reports and government responses to be tabled

Commenced 10:29 PM
  • Procedure Committee—1st report of 2019 (Chair, Senator Lines)
  • Government Whip (Senator Dean Smith) to present additional estimates information
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Additional information—The impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities (Opposition Whip, Senator Urquhart)
  • Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances—Delegated legislation monitor 2 of 2019 (Chair, Senator Williams)
  • Community Affairs References Committee—Report—Aged care assessment and accreditation (Chair, Senator Siewert)
  • Economics and Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committees—Reports on annual reports no. 1 of 2019 (Government Whip, Senator Dean Smith)
  • Environment and Communications References Committee—Interim report—Australia’s faunal extinction crisis (Chair, Senator Rice)
  • Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Examination of the annual report of the Integrity Commissioner for 2016‑17 (Chair, Senator Stoker)
  • Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Reports (Government Whip, Senator Dean Smith)
    - Freedom of religion or belief, the Australian experience—Second interim report
    - Inquiry into transition from the Australian Defence Force (ADF)
    - Inquiry into Australia’s aid program in the Indo-Pacific—First report
  • Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights—2nd report of 2019 (Government Whip, Senator Dean Smith)
  • Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Reports (Government Whip, Senator Dean Smith)
    - Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019—Advisory report
    - Review of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018
  • Appropriations, Staffing and Security—Standing Committee—61st report—Estimates for the Department of the Senate 2019-20
  • Community Affairs References Committee—Additional information—
    - ParentsNext
    - Support for Australia's thalidomide survivors
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—Annual reports referred to legislation committees—Report No. 1 of 2019
  • Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australia Fund Bill 2018 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)
Commenced 10:29 PM
Reports and documents tabled

Government responses

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Report—ASIO’s questioning and detention powers: Review of the operation, effectiveness and implications of Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Report—Review of the re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code

Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories—Report—Etched in stone? Inquiry into the administration of the National Memorials Ordinance 1928

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit—467th report—Cybersecurity compliance: Inquiry based on Auditor-General’s report 42 (2016-17)

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—Report—Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2018 [Provisions]

Commenced 10:29 PM
Responses tabled

18. Next meeting of Senate

Commenced 10:29 PM

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

Commenced 10:29 PM
Agreed to

19. Leave of absence

Commenced 10:30 PM

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

Commenced 10:30 PM

20. Adjournment proposed

Commenced 10:30 PM
Debate concluded

21. Adjournment

Commenced 10:48 PM
The Senate adjourned at 10.48 pm

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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Remaining business dispensed with; see Government business notice of motion no.1 at item 5

9. Petitions

10. Notices of motion

11. Reference of bills

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Dean Smith) to present report no. 2 of 2019

12. Placing of business

Postponements to be authorised

Committees - extensions of time to be authorised

13. Formal motions

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1—Senator Cameron—Disallowance of the Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulation 2018

Business of the Senate notice of motion

3—Senator Patrick—Disallowance of Civil Aviation (Community Service Lights – Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Instrument 2019

Business of the Senate notice of motion

4—Senator Williams—Reference to Economics References Committee—Wholesale electricity prices (altered 2 April 2019 – SO 77)

Government business

5—Minister for Communications and the Arts (Senator Fifield)—Introduction of Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Bill 2019

General business

1361—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Animal slaughter

General business

1431—Senator Hanson-Young—Introduction of Water Amendment (Saving the Murray-Darling) Bill 2019

General business

1432—Senator Dean Smith—Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

General business

1433—Senator Dean Smith—2019 Australia Day Honours—WA recipients

General business

1434—Senator Dean Smith—2019 Australia Day Honours—Service to HIV response

General business

1435—Senator Dean Smith—Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II—Opening of Parliament

General business

1436—Senator Dean Smith—Karen Peopleʼs awards

General business

1437—Senator Waters—Introduction of Parliamentary Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Fair Superannuation for Members of Parliament) Bill 2019

General business

1438—Senator McGrath—Introduction of Commonwealth Electoral Law Amendment (Compulsory Voter Identification) Bill 2019

General business

1439—Senator McGrath—Parkrun Australia

General business

1440—Senator McGrath—Yellow Crazy Ants

General business

1441—Senator McGrath—Financial services industry

General business

1442—Senators Steele-John, Hanson-Young, Di Natale, Whish-Wilson, Siewert, Rice, Faruqi, Waters and McKim—School strike for climate

General business

1445—Senators Brown and Bilyk—World Down Syndrome Day

General business

1447—Senator Storer—Floodplain harvesting

General business

1448—Senator Storer—Air pollution

General business

1449—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Introduction of Family Law (Self-Assessment) Bill 2019

General business

1451—Senator Bilyk—International Labour Organization

General business

1452—Senator Faruqi—Royal National Park in NSW

General business

1453—Senator Waters—Yellow Crazy Ants

General business

1454—Senators Faruqi and Waters—Al Jazeera documentary

General business

1455—Senator Spender—2019-20 Budget estimates hearings—After prorogation

General business

1456—Senator Spender—Ms Jill Colebourn

General business

1457—Senator Siewert—Shark Bay

General business

1458—Senator Siewert—Newstart

General business

1459—Senator Siewert—Royal Commission into Youth Detention in the NT

General business

1460—Senator Siewert—ParentsNext

General business

1461—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Order for production of documents—Australiaʼs Paris Agreement commitments

General business

1462—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Climate change

General business

1463—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Introduction of National Climate Reporting (Preventing Climate Accounting Tricks) Bill 2019

General business

1464—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Code of Conduct

General business

1465—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Introduction of Fair Work Amendment (Protecting the Right of Return to Work After Running for Parliament) Bill 2019

General business

1466—Senator Anning—Armenian Genocide

General business

1467—Senator Rice—LGBTIQ+ people in Brunei

General business

1468—Senator Rice—Transgender Day of Visibility

General business

1469—Senator Rice—Logging of native forests

General business

1470—Senator OʼNeill—2019-20 Budget estimates hearings—Attendance of witnesses

General business

1471—Senator McKim—Fish farming in Tasmania

General business

1472—Senator McKim—Cable car on kunanyi/Mount Wellington

General business

1473—Senator Siewert—Climate change

19. Ministerial statements

20. Committee memberships

21. Messages