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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Monday, 23 March 2020

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 10:00 AM
Concluded

2. Documents to be presented—pursuant to SO 61

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

3a. Statement by the President

Commenced 10:01 AM
Concluded

3b. Statements regarding COVID-19

Commenced 10:04 AM
Concluded

4. Hours of meeting and routine of business

Commenced 10:29 AM

Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann), by leave, to move a motion to vary the hours of meeting and routine of business for this week

Commenced 10:29 AM
Agreed to

Pursuant to proposed variation of the routine of business, see item 4

5. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

No proposals lodged

6. Notices of motion (lodgement)

Commenced 10:30 AM
Notice given

7. Placing of business

Commenced 10:30 AM

Leave of absence for senators for today

Commenced 10:30 AM
Agreed to

8. Committee membership

Commenced 10:32 AM
Agreed to

9. Committees—Extension of time to report

Commenced 10:32 AM

Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) to move a motion relating to extensions of time for committees

Commenced 10:32 AM
Agreed to

10. Government business

Commenced 10:33 AM

Notice of motion

1—Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (Senator Cash)—Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Amendment Determination 2020—Approval

Commenced 10:33 AM
Agreed to

Order of the day

1—Advances provided under the annual Appropriations Acts—Report for 2018-19

Commenced 10:34 AM
Agreed to

Government bills

*—Appropriation Bill (No.3) 2019-2020

Appropriation Bill (No.4) 2019-2020

Commenced 10:35 AM
Bills passed without amendments

Government bill

1—Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2020

Commenced 10:41 AM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

*—Australian Education Amendment (Direct Measure of Income) Bill 2020

Commenced 10:54 AM
Bill passed without amendments

10a. Messages

Commenced 11:24 AM

Agreeing to amendments made by the Senate—Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Commenced 11:24 AM
Message reported

Informing the Senate of the appointment of Dr Webster to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories

Commenced 11:24 AM
Message reported

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

Commenced 11:24 AM
Messages reported

10b. Suspension of sitting

The Senate has suspended while it waits to receive the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill and related bills from the House.
Concluded

At 2 pm

11. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

11a. Suspension of sitting

Commenced 3:01 PM
The Senate has suspended while it waits to receive the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill and related bills from the House
Concluded

12. Government business continued

Commenced 6:23 PM

Government bills

Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill 2020
Guarantee of Lending to Small and Medium Enterprises (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020
Australian Business Growth Fund (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020
Assistance for Severely Affected Regions (Special Appropriation) (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020
Structured Finance Support (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020
Appropriation (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020
Appropriation (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020
Boosting Cash Flow for Employers (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020

Second reading amendments:

Running sheet

Committee of the whole amendments:

Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill 2020

Guarantee of Lending to Small and Medium Enterprises (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020

Assistance for Severely Affected Regions (Special Appropriation) (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020

Commenced 6:23 PM
Bills passed with an amendment

Government bills

*—Supply Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021

—Supply Bill (No. 2) 2020-2021

—Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021

Commenced 10:02 PM
Bills introduced and passed without amendment

13. Next meeting of Senate

Commenced 10:11 PM

Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) to move a motion relating to the next meeting of the Senate

part (a) agreed to

parts (b) to (d) agreed to

 

Commenced 10:11 PM
Agreed to

14. Adjournment

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Commenced 10:17 PM
The Senate is adjourned

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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