Senate Daily Summary - 1 December 2014

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No. 80/2014

Monday, 1 December 2014

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The Senate met from 10 am until 10.20 pm

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills introduced

Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [passed by the House of Representatives on 27 November 2014] [Minister’s second reading speech]

Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014 [passed by the House of Representatives on 25 November 2014] [Minister’s second reading speech]

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 [passed by the House of Representatives on 25 November 2014] [Minister’s second reading speech]

Bills considered

The following bills were debated

Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014–second reading debate continued [first speaker]

Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Bill 2014–second reading agreed to–Opposition second reading amendment agreed to [first speaker] and committee of the whole commenced [amendments remain to be considered]

Notice of motion to introduce a private senator’s bill

Defence Amendment (Fair Pay for Members of the ADF) Bill 2014–notice given by Senator Lambie

 

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Committee reports

Report tabled

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [report] [a statement was made]

Membership

The Senate agreed to the appointment of senators to the Wind Turbines Select Committee

Reporting date extended

A committee was granted an extension of time to report

Notices of motion

To hold meetings when the Senate is sitting

Northern Australia Joint Select Committee–private meetings–notice given by Senator Smith

Trade and Investment Growth Joint Select Committee–private meetings–notice given by Senator Smith

 

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]

Orders for the production of documents

Document tabled

Health–National Mental Health Commission [The document was tabled in response to the order of the Senate agreed to on 25 November 2014] [statements were made - first statement; subsequent statement]

Motions agreed to

The Senate ordered:

the Minister representing the Minister for Social Services to table a report into income management in the Northern Territory–no later than 5 pm on 3 December 2014

the Minister representing the Treasurer to table documents concerning the Ipswich motorway–no later than 3.30 pm on 3 December 2014

 

Notices of motion

The following notices of motion were given:

Senator Xenophon gave a notice of motion to require the Minister for Defence to table documents concerning the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer Program–no later than 4 pm on 3 December 2014

Senator Whish-Wilson gave a notice of motion to require the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Investment to table a document concerning the China-Australia trade agreement–no later than noon on 3 December 2014

Senator Hanson-Young gave a notice of motion to require the Assistant Treasurer to table a document concerning child care and early childhood learning–no later than 3 pm on 4 December 2014

Documents tabled

Auditor-General’s report, government documents and a response to a Senate resolution [and considered]

 

Other business

Questions without notice and issues arising during question time–first question

Adjournment debate–first speaker

Motions agreed to

Health–World AIDS Day–moved by Senators Singh and Smith

Taxation–Corporate tax evasion–proposed by Senator Siewert [debated as a matter of urgency – first speaker]

Youth–Youth Connections program–moved by Senator Wright [a statement was made]

Motion negatived

Primary industries–Fishing–Super trawlers–moved by Senator Whish-Wilson [statements were made]

Variation of hours of meeting and routine of business

A notice was given by the Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield) to vary the hours of meeting and routine of business for 2 December to enable the Government’s legislative program to be considered

Notices of motion

Notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals

Online

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