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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM
Concluded

2. Documents to be presented—Consideration at item 13

Nil

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

4. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Nil

4a. Statement by the President

Commenced 9:31 AM
Concluded

4b. Personal explanation - Senator Molan

Commenced 9:33 AM
Concluded

5. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 9:35 AM

Government bill

1—Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018

Commenced 9:35 AM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

2—My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Running sheet

Commenced 9:55 AM
Debate interrupted at 12.45 pm

At 12.45 pm

6. Senators’ statements

Commenced 12:45 PM
Concluded

At 2 pm

7. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

8. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:03 PM
Agreed to

8a. Personal explanation - Senator Cameron

Commenced 3:34 PM
Concluded

9. Notices of motion and additional notices

Commenced 3:37 PM
Notices given

10. Placing of business

Commenced 3:38 PM

Postponements to be authorised

Commenced 3:38 PM
Postponements authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

11. Formal motions

Commenced 3:39 PM

Business of the Senate

1—Senator Whish-Wilson—Disallowance of the ASIC Corporations (Banking Code of Practice) Instrument 2018/700

Business of the Senate

2—Senator Rice—Reference to Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people in Australia)

Postponed to first sitting day of 2019

Business of the Senate

3—Senators Whish-Wilson and Hanson-Young—Reference to Environment and Communications References Committee (Impact of seismic testing on fisheries)

General business

1180—Senator Hanson-Young—Funding the Australia Network

[amended motion]

Commenced 3:56 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 13; Noes 39)

General business

1188—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Future carbon risk

Commenced 4:03 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 13; Noes 40)

General business

1191—Senator Burston—Introduction of Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Fund Bill 2018

Commenced 3:40 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

1192—Senators Bilyk, Polley and Brown—International Pathology Day

Commenced 3:41 PM
Agreed to

General business

1193—Senator Cameron—Introduction of Fair Work Amendment (Restoring Penalty Rates) Bill 2018

Commenced 3:41 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

1194—Senator Siewert—Order for production of documents—Independent review of Serco pilot program

Commenced 4:07 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 22)

General business

1195—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Commenced 3:39 PM
Formality denied

General business

1196—Senators Sterle and Gallacher—The United Nations World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Commenced 3:43 PM
Agreed to

General business

1197—Senator Singh—World Toilet Day

Commenced 3:44 PM
Agreed to

General business

1198—Senator Singh—World Diabetes Day

Commenced 3:44 PM
Agreed to

General business

1199—Senator Hanson-Young—Establishment of a select committee into fair dinkum power

[amended motion]

Commenced 3:46 PM
Agreed to, as amended (Senate divided: Ayes 36; Noes 7)

General business

1200—Senator Brown—Tourism Australia—Attendance of minister

Postponed to 15 November 2018

General business

1201—Senator Waters—Order for production of documents—Shipping pollution incidents

Commenced 4:14 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 31; Noes 25)

General business

1202—Senators Waters and Cameron—Gender pay gap

[amended motion]

Commenced 3:54 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

1203—Senator Whish-Wilson—Whaling

Commenced 4:21 PM
Formality denied

General business

1204—Senator Carr—Order for production of documents—Gretals Australia Pty Ltd

Commenced 4:18 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 31; Noes 25)

General business

1205—Senator Anning—Queensland abortion laws

Postponed to 15 November 2018

12. Matter of public importance

Commenced 4:24 PM

President to announce receipt of letter from Senator Urquhart proposing that the following matter be submitted to the Senate for discussion

Putting local workers first, including cracking down on 457 visas; using Australian grade steel; and protecting local manufacturers

Commenced 4:24 PM
Discussion concluded

13. Consideration of documents

14. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 5:25 PM

Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances—Delegated legislation monitor 13 of 2018 (Chair, Senator Williams)

Commenced 5:25 PM
Document tabled

Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills—Scrutiny digest 13 of 2018 (Chair, Senator Polley)

Commenced 5:25 PM
Document tabled

Government responses

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters—

  • Second interim report—The 2016 Federal election: Foreign donations
  • Advisory report—Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017
  • Second advisory report—Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017
Commenced 5:26 PM
Responses tabled

15. Ministerial statements

Commenced 5:26 PM

Document relating to an order for the production of documents agreed to on 13 November 2018 concerning a Nauru visa application

Commenced 5:26 PM
Document tabled

16. Committee memberships

Commenced 5:26 PM
Agreed to

17. Messages

18. Business to be considered

Commenced 5:27 PM

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1—Senator Whish-Wilson—Disallowance of the ASIC Corporations (Banking Code of Practice) Instrument 2018/700

Commenced 5:27 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 10; Noes 31)

Business of the Senate notice of motion

3—Senators Whish-Wilson and Hanson-Young—Reference to Environment and Communications References Committee (Impact of seismic testing on fisheries)

Commenced 6:13 PM
Debate in progress

Government business continued

Government bill

2—My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Amendments considered earlier today (see item 5)

Running sheet

Government bill

3—Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments

Government bill

4—Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments

Government bill

5—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (Indigenous Land Corporation) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Government bills

6—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund Bill 2018
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Government bills

7—Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill 2018
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments

19. Adjournment proposed—7.20 pm

20. Adjournment—notlater than 8 pm

Richard Pye
Clerk of the Senate

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