Senate Daily Summary - 9 July 2014

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No. 39/2014

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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The Senate met from 9.30 am until 7.29 pm


Senator Bilyk, senator for the state of Tasmania, made and subscribed the oath of allegiance

Senator Leyonhjelm gave his first speech


Bills considered

The following bills were debated

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and 7 related bills–second reading agreed to [first speaker]–committee of the whole commenced [amendments remain to be considered]

The following bill was debated and defeated

Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013 [No. 2]–defeated at second reading [debate on the second reading of this bill was part of the debate on the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and related bills – see above]

Notice of motion to introduce a private senator’s bill

Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014–notice given by the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne)


Scheduled public committee hearings

Committee reports

Reports and documents tabled

Alert Digest No. 8 of 2014 and 8th report of 2014–Scrutiny of Bills Committee

Delegated legislation monitor no. 8 of 2014–Regulations and Ordinances Committee

School Funding Select Committee: Equity and excellence in Australian schools [report] [a motion to take note of the report was debated – first speaker]

Reporting date extended

The Senate extended the reporting date for the inquiry of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee on Commonwealth procurement procedures–to 17 July 2014

Leave to meet

The Senate authorised the following committees to meet while the Senate is sitting:

Abbott Government’s Budget Cuts Select Committee

Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Joint Select Committee [entries nos 9 and 14 refer]

 Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

 Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Notices of motion

To extend reporting deadline

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Grass-fed cattle levies–to report by 23 September 2014–notice given by the Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Sterle)

To hold meetings when the Senate is sitting

Treaties Joint Committee–1 September, 22 September, 27 October, 24 November and 1 December 2014 from 11 am–private meetings, followed by public meetings–notice given by Senator Fawcett

To refer a matter to a committee

Creation of a nationwide portable workplace entitlement scheme–Education and Employment References Committee–to report by 24 November 2014–notice given by Senators Rhiannon and Madigan


The Senate agreed to vary the membership of committees


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

Notice of intention to withdraw

The Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Williams) gave a notice of intention to withdraw a notice to disallow the Australian Jobs (Australian Industry Participation) Rule 2014, made under section 128 of the Australian Jobs Act 2013 [F2014L00125] [a statement was made]

Orders for the production of documents

Motion agreed to

The Senate ordered the Minister for Defence to table the report of the review of the Air Warfare Destroyer project–by no later than 4 pm on 10 July 2014 [statements were made]

Notices of motion

Senator Dastyari gave a notice of motion requiring the Minister for Finance to table the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014–no later than 1.50 pm on 10 July 2014

Senator Rhiannon gave a notice of motion requiring the Special Minister of State to table correspondence and documents relating to the Australian Electoral Commission–no later than 15 July 2014

Documents tabled

Government documents [and considered]

Petitioning document

Other business

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

Matters of public interest debate–first speaker

Adjournment debate–first speaker

Proposed declaration of urgency

The Senate did not agree to a motion to declare the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and 8 related bills as urgent bills [statements were made]

Matter of public importance discussed

Family and community services–Newstart–proposed by Senator Moore [first speaker]

Motion agreed to

Foreign affairs–Global fund to fight AIDS, TB and malaria–moved by the Senator Rhiannon [a statement was made]

Motion negatived

Environment–Unconventional gas industry–moved by the Senator Wright [statements were made]


Temporary chairs of committees

A warrant was tabled nominating Senator Williams as an additional temporary chair of committees

Notices of motion

Notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals


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