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Senate Daily Summary - 1 October 2014

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No. 62/2014

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

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The Senate met from 9.30 am until 8 pm

 

Legislation

Bills introduced

The following bills were introduced:

  • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Amendment Bill 2014 [passed by the House of Representatives on 30 September 2014] [Minister’s second reading speech]
  • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Amendment Bill 2014 [passed by the House of Representatives on 30 September 2014] [Minister’s second reading speech]
  • Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill 2014 for concurrence [passed by the House of Representatives on 30 September 2014] [Minister’s second reading speech]

Bills considered

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 and Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014–second reading debate continued [first speaker]–1 Australian Greens second reading amendment to be determined

Bills exempted, debated and passed

Customs Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 and Customs Tariff Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 were exempted from the cut-off order and debated–1 Opposition second reading amendment agreed to [first speaker – second reading debate] [The bills will now be assented to]

Notices of motion

To exempt bills from the cut-off order [to enable consideration during this period of sittings – 26 August to 2 October 2014]

  • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Amendment Bill 2014
  • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Amendment Bill 2014

To introduce a private senator’s bill

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014–notice given by Senator Siewert

Message from the House of Representatives

National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014–informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the bill without amendment [The bill will now be assented to]

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings
Committee reports

Reports and documents tabled

  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee–Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement [report]
  • Human Rights Joint Committee–13th report of the 44th Parliament [report] [a statement was made]
  • Regulations and Ordinances Committee–Delegated legislation monitor no. 13 of 2014
  • Scrutiny of Bills Committee–Alert digest no. 13 of 2014 and 13th report of 2014

Notices of motion to refer matters to committees

  • Corporate tax avoidance and minimisation–Economics References Committee–to report by the first sitting day of 2015–notice given by the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne)
  • Digital currency–Economics References Committee–to report by the first sitting day of March 2015–notice given by the Chair of the Economics References Committee (Senator Dastyari)

Membership

The Senate agreed to vary the membership of committees

Documents

Delegated legislation

See Disallowance Alert for a complete list of notices of motion to disallow (and outcomes)
Clerk’s documents were tabled [legislative instruments and other documents required by statute to be tabled]

Disallowance motions

Motion to disallow defeated

The Senate did not agree to a motion which would have disallowed the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014, made under the Corporations Act 2001 [F2014L00891] [the motion was debated – first speaker]

Notice of motion withdrawn

The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) withdrew a notice of motion to disallow the Farm Household Support Secretary’s Rule 2014 [F2014L00614])

Orders for the production of documents

Document tabled

The Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Senator Cash) tabled a document concerning the Toowoomba Bypass [the document was tabled in response to the order of the Senate agreed to on 30 September 2014]

Orders with continuing effect

Departmental and agency unanswered questions on notice–Estimates hearings

A statement of compliance for the Industry portfolio was tabled [Letters of advice in relation to questions taken on notice are required to be tabled by not later than 10 days before the commencement of the budget estimates, supplementary budget estimates and additional estimates hearings]

Motion agreed to

The Senate ordered the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection to table documents relating to the Nauru detention centre–no later than 3 pm on 2 October 2014 [a statement was made]

Notice of motion

The following notices of motion were given requiring Ministers to table documents:

  • The Attorney-General to table the latest discussion paper on data retention–no later than noon on 20 October 2014–noticed given by Senator Ludlam
  • The Minister for Finance and Acting Assistant Treasurer to table advice from the Australian Government Solicitor relating to the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014–no later than 1 pm on 27 October 2014–noticed given by Senator Ludwig

Ministerial statement

The Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Senator Cash) tabled a ministerial statement relating to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Documents tabled

Documents, pursuant to order

Responses to Senate resolutions about:

  • Environment–Climate change–G20 Summit in Brisbane–response from the Prime Minister (Mr Abbott) [resolution agreed to on 4 September 2014]
  • Environment–Renewable energy projects in South Australia–response from the Minister for the Environment (Mr Hunt) [resolution agreed to on 2 September 2014]
  • Health–Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria–response from the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Ms Bishop) [resolution agreed to on 1 September 2014] [a motion to take note of the document was agreed to]

Other business

Questions without notice and issues arising during question time–first question
Senators’ statements–first speaker
Adjournment debate–first speaker

Matter of public importance discussed

Immigration–Asylum seeker policy–proposed by Senator Siewert [first speaker]

Motions agreed to

Notices of motion

Notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals [Journals entries nos 8 and 21 refer]

Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available at www.aph.gov.au/senate

It is issued by the Senate Table Office as a convenient summary of each day’s proceedings in the Senate. For a complete account see the official record, the Journals of the Senate.

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Related resources

The Order of Business (or ‘Senate Red’) and the Dynamic Red (which updates the Order of Business throughout the sitting day) are also available at www.aph.gov.au/senate

Contact details

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