Senate Daily Summary - 23 September 2014

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No. 57/2014

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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The Senate met from 12.30 pm until 10.07 pm


 Senator Wang gave his first speech



Bills and related documents

Bills considered

The following bill was debated

National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014–second reading debate commenced [first speaker]

Notice of motion to introduce a government bill

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014–notice given by the Attorney-General (Senator Brandis)



Scheduled public committee hearings

Committee reports

Leave for committees to meet

The Senate agreed to motions authorising committees to meet while the Senate is sitting [Journals entries nos 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 refer]

Proposed establishment of a select committee

The Senate did not agree to a motion relating to the establishment of the Select Committee on Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration [as a result of the motion being denied formality, a motion to suspend standing orders was agreed to – first speaker]



Delegated legislation

  See Disallowance Alert for a complete list of notices of motion to disallow (and outcomes)

Disallowance motions

Notice to consider a disallowance motion

A notice of motion was given to suspend standing orders to enable debate on a notice of motion proposing the disallowance of the Fair Work Amendment Regulation 2014, made under the Fair Work Act 2009 [F2014L00881]

Notice of intention to withdraw

Senator Leyonhjelm gave a notice of intention to withdraw the following notices:

items 1 to 6 (hard onions) and 7 and 8 (mangoes) of the Schedule of the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014, as made under the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999 [F2014L00626]

items 1 and 2 (mushrooms), 3 to 7 (hard onions) and 8 and 9 (mangoes) of the Schedule of the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014, as made under the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999 [F2014L00628]

the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment (Mushrooms) Regulation 2014, as made under the Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991, be disallowed [F2014L00627]

[a statement was made] 

Documents tabled

  2 petitions
  Government documents


Other business

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

Adjournment debate–first speaker

Matter of public importance discussed

Budget 2014-15–proposed by Senator Moore [first speaker]

Motions agreed to

Health–Dementia–moved by Senator Siewert

States–Queensland–Mineral and Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014–moved by Senator Waters

Notices of motion

Further notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals


Statistics on the work of the Senate this week will be available in the Statistical Summary, which forms part of StatsNet–the Department of the Senate’s online statistical collection.


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