Senate Daily Summary - 25 November 2014

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No. 76/2014

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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The Senate met from 12.30 pm until 9.02 pm

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills introduced

Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [passed by the House of Representatives on 24 November 2014] [Minister’s second reading speech]

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014 [passed by the House of Representatives on 24 November 2014] [Minister’s second reading speech]

Bills considered

The following bill was debated and negatived

Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014–second reading continued [first speaker]–negatived at second reading

The following bill was debated

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014–second reading agreed to [first speaker] and committee of the whole commenced [further amendments remain to be considered]

Notices of motion to introduce private senators’ bills

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014–notice given by Senator Xenophon

Freedom to Marry Bill 2014–notice given by Senator Leyonhjelm

Message reported

Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014–agreeing to the amendments made by the Senate [The bill will now be assented to]

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Committee reports

Reports tabled

Economics Legislation Committee–Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 6) Bill 2014 [report]

Human Rights Joint Committee–16th report of 44th Parliament

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014 [report]

Government responses to committee reports tabled and considered

Australia’s Food Processing Sector Select Committee–Report–Inquiry into Australia’s food processing sector

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee–Report–Teaching and learning – maximising our investment in Australian schools [a motion to take note of the response was agreed to – first speaker]

Finance and Public Administration References Committee–Report–Senate order for departmental and agency contracts

Meetings during the sitting of the Senate

The Senate authorised meetings of various committees to be held while the Senate is sitting, and leave was refused for a motion to be moved authorising a select committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

Membership

The Senate agreed to vary the membership of certain joint committees

New inquiry

The Senate agreed to refer a matter to the Economics References Committee–Future of Australia’s automotive industry–to report by the first sitting day of November 2015 [a statement was made]

Notice of motion to hold meetings when the Senate is sitting

Treaties Joint Committee–9 February, 2 March, 16 March and 23 March 2015–private meetings, following by public meetings–notice given by Senator Fawcett

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

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs (Senator Scullion) tabled a document in response to the order for the production of documents relating to data retention [The document was tabled in response to the order of the Senate of 24 November 2014]

Motions agreed to

The Senate ordered:

the Minister representing the Minister for Health to table preliminary and interim reports concerning mental health review–by no later than 3.30 pm on 1 December 2014

the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development and the Minister representing the Treasurer to table documents concerning the Moreton Bay rail link project–by no later than 3.30 pm on 26 November 2014

the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development and the Minister representing the Treasurer to table documents concerning the Ipswich Motorway–by no later than 3.30 pm on 26 November 2014 [a statement was made]

the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment to table documents concerning the Abbot Point onshore dumping proposal–by no later than noon on 27 November 2014

Ministerial statement

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs (Senator Scullion) tabled a ministerial statement relating to the First Protocol to Amend the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area

Documents tabled

Government documents and responses to Senate resolutions, pursuant to order [and considered]

Other business

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

Adjournment debate–first speaker

Matter of public importance discussed

Environment–Victoria–Environmental policies–proposed by Senator Siewert [first speaker]

Motions agreed to

Communications–Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service–Funding–moved by Senators Singh and McEwen

Family and community services–Reclink National Program–Funding–moved by Senator Di Natale [a statement was made]

Women–International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women–moved by Senator Moore, the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Senator Cash) and Senator Waters

Motion negatived

Immigration–Refugees–Resettlement from Indonesia–moved by Senator Hanson-Young [a statement was made]

Statement, by leave

Senator Reynolds made a statement clarifying comments made during the adjournment debate on 24 November 2014 concerning the recent general election in the Solomon Islands

Notices of motion

Notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals

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