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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Monday, 18 June 2018

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 10:00 AM
Concluded

2. Documents to be presented—Consideration at item 15

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

4. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 10:01 AM

Community Affairs References Committee to meet today

Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to meet today and on 25 June 2018

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services to meet on 19 and 21 June 2018

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters to meet on 20 and 27 June 2018

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee to meet on 21 June 2018

Finance and Public Administration References Committee to meet today

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to meet today and on 21, 27 and 28 June 2018

Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network to meet on 20 and 21 June 2018

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee to meet on 20 and 25 June 2018

Commenced 10:01 AM
Proposals authorised

5. Swearing in of senator

Commenced 10:01 AM

Senator David Smith representing the Australian Capital Territory to be sworn in

Commenced 10:01 AM
Concluded

5a. Statements relating to party affiliation

Commenced 10:05 AM

Senators Martin, Anning and Burston gave statements relating to their party affiliation

Commenced 10:05 AM
Concluded

5b. Statement relating to the Joint Committee on Public Accounts and Audit

Commenced 10:06 AM
Concluded

6. Consideration of private senators’ bills

Commenced 10:09 AM

Manager of Government Business (Senator Birmingham) to move a motion relating to private senators’ bills for consideration today

Commenced 10:09 AM
Agreed to

78—Treasury Laws Amendment (Axe the Tampon Tax) Bill 2018

Commenced 10:09 AM
Bill passed without amendments

Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long-haul Live Sheep Exports) Bill 2018

Commenced 10:40 AM
Debate interrupted

At 12.20 pm

7. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 12:20 PM

Standing order 24 allows any Senator to question a minister about government responsiveness to the Scrutiny of Bills committee

Government bill

1—Criminal Code Amendment (Impersonating a Commonwealth Body) Bill 2017

Commenced 12:20 PM
Bills passed without amendments. Senate divided on the third reading (Ayes 44; Noes 10)

Government bills

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018

Second reading amendments:

  • Sheet 8462 - Australian Greens
  • Sheet 8459 - Derryn Hinch's Justice Party; Opposition; Centre Alliance; Australian Greens; Senator Storer

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:31 PM
Debate interrupted

At 2 pm

8. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

9. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:02 PM
Agreed to

10. Condolence motions—Death of former senators

Commenced 3:33 PM

President to inform the Senate of the death of the Honourable Sir John Leslie Carrick, AC, KCMG, a senator for the state of New South Wales

Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Cormann), by leave, to move a motion of condolence

Commenced 3:33 PM
Agreed to

President to inform the Senate of the death of Donald Scott Jessop, a senator for the state of South Australia and a member of the House of Representatives for the division of Grey, South Australia

Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Cormann), by leave, to move a motion of condolence

Commenced 4:06 PM
Agreed to

11. Notices of motion

Commenced 4:26 PM
Notices given

12. Placing of business

Commenced 4:27 PM

Government Whip (Senator Bushby), by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senator Ruston

Commenced 4:27 PM
Agreed to

Opposition Whip (Senator Urquhart), by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senator Polley

Commenced 4:27 PM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Senator Chisholm to postpone general business notice of motion no. 828 to 19 June 2018—Establishment of a Select Committee on Charitable Fundraising Compliance Regimes

Commenced 4:28 PM
Authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Community Affairs Legislation Committee—Social Services Legislation Amendment (Encouraging Self-sufficiency for Newly Arrived Migrants) Bill 2018—extended from 15 June to 22 June 2018

Economics References Committee—‘Commitment to the Senate’ issued by the Business Council of Australia—extended from 31 May to 18 October 2018

Environment and Communications References Committee—Waste and recycling industry in Australia—extended from 13 June to 26 June 2018

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—Air Services Amendment Bill 2018—extended from 25 June to 16 August 2018

Commenced 4:29 PM
Meetings authorised

13. Formal motions

Commenced 4:29 PM

Business of the Senate

1—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Disallowance of the Product Emissions Standards Rules 2017

Postponed to 25 June 2018

Business of the Senate

2—Senator McKim—Disallowance of the Social Security (Assurances of Support) Determination 2018

Senator McKim indicated his intention to withdraw this notice on the next sitting day

General business

821—Senators Rhiannon and Hinch—Introduction of Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long-haul Live Sheep Exports) Bill 2018

Bill introduced and debated at item 6 above

General business

826—Senator Steele-John—Introduction of Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018

Commenced 4:29 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

827—Senator Rhiannon—Building safety and child marriage in Bangladesh

Commenced 4:33 PM
Agreed to

General business

829—Senator Urquhart—Order for production of documents—NBN Co

Commenced 4:31 PM
Agreed to

14. Matter of public importance

Commenced 4:33 PM

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

Strong, well-funded and independent public broadcasting in Australia by the ABC and SBS.

Commenced 4:33 PM
Concluded

15. Consideration of documents tabled today

Commenced 5:35 PM
Concluded

16. Ministerial statements

Commenced 5:37 PM

17. Committee memberships

Commenced 5:37 PM
Agreed to

18. Messages

Commenced 5:37 PM

Bills for concurrence—

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Amendment (Excess Levels for Private Health Insurance Policies) Bill 2018

Medicare Levy Amendment (Excess Levels for Private Health Insurance Policies) Bill 2018

Commenced 5:38 PM

Bills for concurrence—

Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018

Road Vehicle Standards (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018

Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2018

Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2018

Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2018

Bills for concurrence—

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2018

Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2018

Bills for concurrence—

Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 1) Bill 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Bills for concurrence—

Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018

Water Amendment Bill 2018

Bill agreed to without amendment—Communications Legislation Amendment (Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund) Bill 2017

Joint Committees—membership

18a. Messages from the Governor-General informing the Senate of assent to certain laws

19. Business to be considered

Business of the Senate order of the day

4—Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Business of the Senate order of the day

5—Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2018 (pursuant to the order of the Senate of 9 May 2018)

Business of the Senate order of the day

6—Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity and Other Measures No. 2) Bill 2018 (pursuant to the order of the Senate of 9 May 2018)

Business of the Senate order of the day

7—Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee—Report—Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-centric Reforms No. 2) Bill 2018 (pursuant to the order of the Senate of 9 May 2018)

Government business continued

Government bills

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018

Second reading amendments:

  • Sheet 8462 - Australian Greens
  • Sheet 8459 - Derryn Hinch's Justice Party; Opposition; Centre Alliance; Australian Greens; Senator Storer

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018

Government bill

Water Amendment Bill 2018 (subject to introduction)

Committee of the whole amendments:

Government bill

Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 (subject to introduction)

Committee of the whole amendments:

Government bill

2—Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

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The sitting of the Senate will be suspended from 6.30 pm till 7.30 pm

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20. Business continued (see item 19 above)

21. Adjournment proposed—9.50 pm

22. Adjournment—notlater than 10.30 pm

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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