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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 13 February 2020

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM
Concluded

2. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:30 AM
Documents tabled

3. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 9:31 AM

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works—26 February 2020

Commenced 9:31 AM
Proposals authorised

4. Attendance of Minister

Commenced 9:31 AM

Order for the production of documents—Female Facilities and Water Safety Program—if order not complied with by 9.30 am—Senator Colbeck to attend pursuant to order no. 430 of 11 February 2020

Commenced 9:31 AM
Concluded

No later than 10.15 am

5. Attendance of Minister

Commenced 10:02 AM

Order for the production of documents—Female Facilities and Water Safety Program—if order not complied with by 9.30 am—Senator Cash to attend pursuant to order no. 431 of 11 February 2020

Commenced 10:02 AM
Concluded

6. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 10:33 AM

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

1—Prime Minister's annual report on Closing the Gap and ministerial statement—consideration

Commenced 10:33 AM
Concluded

2—Treasury Laws Amendment (Recovering Unpaid Superannuation) Bill 2019—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 11:09 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.45 am

At 11.45 am

7. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:45 AM
Notices given

Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (Senator Fierravanti-Wells) to withdraw business of the Senate notices no. 1 for today and no. 2 for eight sitting days after today (26 March 2020)

Commenced 11:45 AM
Notices withdrawn

8. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:45 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Dean Smith) to present report no. 2 of 2020 for adoption

Commenced 11:46 AM
Report tabled. Motion to adopt the report agreed to

9. Placing of business

Commenced 11:46 AM

Leave of absence for certain senators

Commenced 11:46 AM
Agreed to

Minister for Families and Social Services (Senator Ruston) to move motion relating to the order of general business for today

Commenced 11:46 AM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

No postponements proposed

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Community Affairs References Committee—

Current barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia—from 26 February 2020 to 26 March 2020

Centrelink’s compliance program—from 25 March 2020 to 19 August 2020

Commenced 11:47 AM
Extensions authorised

10. Formal motions

Commenced 11:47 AM

Business of the Senate

1—Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (Senator Fierravanti-Wells)—Disallowance of the Helicopter Aerial Application Endorsements Exemption 2019

Notice withdrawn

Government business

1—Minister for Families and Social Services (Senator Ruston)—Allocation of departments and agencies

Commenced 11:47 AM
Agreed to

General business

437—Senator Hanson-Young—Introduction of Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Climate Trigger) Bill 2020

Commenced 11:48 AM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

438—Senators McCarthy and Dodson—National apology to Stolen Generations

Commenced 11:49 AM
Agreed to

General business

448—Senator Polley and others—National Diabetes Service Scheme

Commenced 11:50 AM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 30; Noes 33)

General business

449—Senator Rennick—Sunsuper

Commenced 11:57 AM
Agreed to

General business

450—Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters)—Restoration of Galilee Basin (Coal Prohibition) Bill 2018 to Notice Paper

Commenced 11:59 AM
Agreed to

General business

451—Senator Whish-Wilson—Economy

Commenced 12:00 PM
Agreed to

General business

452—Senator O’Neill—Storms in New South Wales

Commenced 12:01 PM
Agreed to

General business

453—Senators Farrell and O'Neill—Small business

Commenced 12:01 PM
Agreed to

General business

454—Senator Keneally—Skilled regional provisional visas

Commenced 12:02 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 31)

General business

455—Senator Faruqi—Narrabri Gas Project

Commenced 12:09 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 11; Noes 49)

General business

456—Senator Rice—Regenerative agricultural practices

Commenced 12:14 PM
Agreed to

General business

457—Senator Siewert—Rate of Newstart and disaster payments

To be debated at item 23

General business

458—Senator Faruqi—Education

Commenced 12:15 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 11; Noes 50)

General business

459—Senators Di Natale and Faruqi—Indian citizenship

Commenced 12:20 PM
Formality denied

General business

460—Senator McAllister—Emissions

Commenced 12:22 PM
Agreed to

General business

461—Senator Siewert—Closing the Gap

Commenced 12:23 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 31; Noes 32)

General business

462—Senator McAllister—Superannuation guarantee

Commenced 12:27 PM
Agreed to

10a. Leave for a committee to meet

Commenced 12:28 PM
Agreed to
Select Committee on Administration of Sports Grants authorised to meet during the sitting of the Senate today, from 3.45 pm.

10b. Private senators' bills to be considered on Monday, 24 February

Commenced 12:28 PM
Agreed to

11. Committee membership

Commenced 12:29 PM

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—

Appointed—Substitute member: Senator Carr to replace Senator Chisholm for the committee's inquiry into the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.

Commenced 12:29 PM
Agreed to

13. Business to be considered

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1—Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (Senator Fierravanti-Wells)—Disallowance of the Helicopter Aerial Application Endorsements Exemption 2019

Notice withdrawn

At 12.45 pm

14. Government business continued

Commenced 12:33 PM

2—Treasury Laws Amendment (Recovering Unpaid Superannuation) Bill 2019—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 12:33 PM
Debate interrupted at 2pm

3—Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019—second reading debate

Second reading amendment:

4—Wine Australia Amendment (Label Directory) Bill 2019—second reading debate

5—Trade Support Loans Amendment (Improving Administration) Bill 2019—second reading debate

At 2 pm

15. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

15a. Statement by the President

Commenced 3:03 PM
Concluded

16. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:06 PM
Concluded

At 3.30 pm

17. Business of the Senate notice of motion—if not already withdrawn or resolved

1—Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (Senator Fierravanti-Wells)—Disallowance of the Helicopter Aerial Application Endorsements Exemption 2019

Notice withdrawn

18. Particulars and estimates statements

Commenced 3:37 PM

Minister to present particulars of proposed additional expenditure 2019-20—Minister, by leave, to move motion to refer particulars and related documents to committees

Commenced 3:37 PM
Documents tabled

Minister to present portfolio additional estimates statements for 2019-20 for portfolio and executive departments

Commenced 3:37 PM
Documents tabled

18a. Messages

Commenced 3:38 PM

19. Tabling and consideration of committee reports and government responses

Additional estimates information (Government Whip)

Commenced 3:39 PM
Document tabled

Response to the report of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on its inquiry into the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019

Commenced 3:39 PM
Document tabled

20. Consideration of documents listed on the Notice Paper

Commenced 3:40 PM
Concluded

21. Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor‑General’s reports listed on the Notice Paper

Commenced 3:57 PM
Concluded

22. Ministerial statements

Commenced 4:09 PM
  • Response to an order for the production of the schedule of special purpose flights agreed to on 11 February 2020 (order no. 432)
  • Response to an order for the production of documents regarding the Community Sport Infrastructure Program agreed to on 5 February 2020 (order no. 378)
  • Response to an order for the production of communications relating to the three grant rounds under the Community Sport Infrastructure Program agreed to on 5 February 2020 (order no. 389)
  • Response to an order for the production of documents regarding the Community Sport Infrastructure Program agreed to on 5 February 2020 (order no. 379)
  • Response to an order for the production of a spreadsheet relating to the Community Sport Infrastructure Program agreed to on 5 February 2020 (order no. 387)

 

Commenced 4:09 PM
Documents tabled

23. General business debate

Commenced 4:10 PM

Notice of motion no. 457—Senator Siewert—Rate of Newstart and disaster payments

Commenced 4:10 PM
Concluded

24. Adjournment proposed—5.30 pm

Commenced 5:30 PM
Debate concluded at 6.00 pm

25. Adjournment—not later than 6 pm

Commenced 5:59 PM
Senate adjourned at 6.00 pm

Richard Pye
Clerk of the Senate

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