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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 28 June 2018

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:30 AM
Concluded

2. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 9:31 AM
Documents tabled

3. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Nil

4. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 9:31 AM

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

Government bills

1—National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018
Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2018

Second reading amendments 

National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018

  • Sheet 8476 - Australian Greens - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 15; Noes 40)
  • Sheet 8472 - Centre Alliance - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 14; Noes 41)

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2018:

  • Sheet 8475 - Australian Greens - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 14; Noes 41)

Bills read a second time (Senate divided: Ayes 42; Noes 12)

Leave to consider the bills together denied

In committee on the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018

See below for committee of the whole amendments 

Commenced 9:31 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.45 am

At 11.45 am

5. Petitions

Commenced 11:45 AM
Petitions presented

6. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:45 AM
Notices given

7. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:45 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 7 of 2018 for adoption

Commenced 11:45 AM
Report adopted

8. Placing of business

Commenced 11:46 AM

Manager of Government Business (Senator Birmingham to move a motion relating to the government business to be considered at 12.45 pm

Amendment moved by Senator Collins agreed to

Commenced 11:46 AM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 51; Noes 14)

Leave to meet—Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Commenced 11:56 AM
Agreed to

Manager of Government Business (Senator Birmingham) to move a motion relating to the order of general business for today

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

Commenced 11:56 AM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Commenced 11:56 AM
Concluded

Committees––extensions of time to be authorised

9. Formal motions

Commenced 11:56 AM

Business of the Senate

1—Senator Siewert—Reference to Education and Employment References Committee (jobactive)

Postponed to 14 August 2018

Business of the Senate

2—Deputy Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Duniam)—Reference (Gaming micro-transactions)

Commenced 12:16 PM
Agreed to

Government business

1—Minister for Education and Training (Senator Birmingham)—Exemption of bills

Commenced 11:56 AM
Agreed to

General business

913—Senator Georgiou—GST revenue distribution—Western Australia

Commenced 12:05 PM
Negatived

General business

914—Senator Anning—Importation of pepper spray, mace and tasers

Commenced 12:06 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 5; Noes 46)

General business

915—Senator Farrell—Order for production of documents—Special purpose flights

Commenced 11:57 AM
Agreed to

General business

916—Senator Collins—Tax cuts and penalty rates

General business

917—Senator Griff—IVF clinics

Commenced 11:59 AM
Agreed to

General business

918—Senator O’Sullivan—Venezuela

[Statement by the Opposition tabled]

Commenced 12:17 PM
Formality denied

General business

919—Senator Patrick—Compliance with order of production of documents no. 862—Future Submarine Competitive Evaluation Process

Commenced 12:00 PM
Agreed to

General business

920—Senator Anning—Financial services Royal Commission

Commenced 12:20 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 18; Noes 36)

General business

921—Senator Hanson-Young—South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Authority Royal Commission

Commenced 12:29 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 27)

General business

922—Senator Anning—China and national security

General business

923—Senators Whish-Wilson, Burston, Hinch, Anning, Patrick, Leyonhjelm and Georgiou—Financial services Royal Commission

Commenced 12:28 PM
Agreed to

General business

925—Senators Cormann, Wong, Payne, Farrell, Hinch, Griff, Bernardi, Hanson, Burston and Anning—Australia and the USA—100 years of mateship

Commenced 12:01 PM
Agreed to

General business

926—Senator Burston—Order for production of documents—Assessment of NSW compliance with the National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray-Darling

Commenced 12:04 PM
Agreed to

10. Committee memberships

Commenced 12:36 PM
Agreed to

11. Messages

12. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:37 PM

Government business continued

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2018

Commenced 12:38 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

8—Treasury Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:40 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

9—Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2018

Commenced 12:46 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bills

10—Corporations (Fees) Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018
National Consumer Credit Protection (Fees) Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018
Superannuation Auditor Registration Imposition Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018
Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:49 PM
Bills passed without amendments

Government bill

11—Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transition) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:52 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

12—Health Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:55 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

13—Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Amendment Bill 2018

Commenced 12:58 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

14—Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payments for Carers) Bill 2018

Commenced 1:00 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Corporations Amendment (Asia Region Funds Passport) Bill 2018

Commenced 1:14 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

15—Corporations (Review Fees) Amendment Bill 2018

Commenced 1:17 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

16—Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Foreign Media Ownership and Community Radio) Bill 2017

Commenced 1:18 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bills

1—National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018
Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments

Leave to consider the bills together denied

Running sheet

National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018:

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2018:

Commenced 1:28 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

13. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

13a. Statements regarding the retirement of the Usher of the Black Rod, Mr Brien Hallett

Commenced 3:04 PM
Concluded

14. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:14 PM
Concluded

14a. Committee membership

Commenced 3:45 PM

Senator David Smith appointed as a member of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories

Commenced 3:45 PM
Agreed to

14b. Message from the House of Representatives

Commenced 3:46 PM

Bill for concurrence - Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018

Commenced 3:46 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

15. Delegation report

Commenced 3:47 PM

Deputy President (Senator Lines) to present a report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to the Republic of Korea and Japan

Commenced 3:47 PM
Report tabled

16. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 3:51 PM

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Commenced 3:51 PM
Documents tabled

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Additional information— Implications of climate change for Australia’s national security (Opposition Whip, Senator Urquhart)

Commenced 4:09 PM
Documents tabled

Economics References Committee—Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry (Chair, Senator Ketter)

Commenced 4:09 PM
Report tabled

Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia—opportunities and methods for stimulating tourism in northern Australia (Senator Macdonald)

Commenced 3:51 PM
Report tabled

17. Ministerial statements

Not later than 4.30 pm

18. Business to be considered

Commenced 4:29 PM

Government bills

1—National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018
Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments

Leave to consider the bills together denied

Running sheet

National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018:

  • Sheet 8480 - Australian Greens
    Negatived: No. 1 (committee divided: Ayes 14; Noes 34)
     
  • Sheet 8482 - Australian Greens
    Negatived: Nos 1 to 7 (committee divided: Ayes 12; Noes 34)
     
  • Sheet 8485 - Australian Greens
    The committee agreed that sections 82.5 and 82.6 in item 8 of Schedule 1 remain in the bill (see amendment no. 1) (committee divided: Ayes 38; Noes 10)
    Not proceeded with: Nos 1 and 2
      
  • Sheet 8446 revised - Centre Alliance
    Negatived: Nos 1 and 2 (committee divided: Ayes 14; Noes 33)
     
  • Sheet 8458 - Centre Alliance
    Negatived: Nos 1 and 2

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2018:

  • Sheet 8481 - Australian Greens - not proceeded with
  • Sheet 8486 - Australian Greens - not proceeded with
Commenced 4:30 PM
Bills passed without amendments
Senate divided on the third reading (Ayes 39; Noes 12)

Government bills

20—National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Bill 2018
National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018

Second reading amendment:

Commenced 7:25 PM
Bills agreed to without amendments

Government bill

7—Interactive Gambling Amendment (Lottery Betting) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 7:39 PM
Bill passed without amendments

18a. Response to an order for the production of documents

Commenced 8:17 PM

Document relating to an order for production of documents regarding special purpose flights agreed to earlier today (see general business notice of motion no. 915 at item 9 above)

Commenced 8:17 PM
Document tabled

19. Next meeting of Senate

Commenced 8:17 PM

Manager of Government Business (Senator Birmingham) to move a motion relating to the next meeting of the Senate

Commenced 8:17 PM
Agreed to

20. Leave of absence

Commenced 8:17 PM

Manager of Government Business (Senator Birmingham) to move a motion to grant leave of absence to all senators

Commenced 8:17 PM
Agreed to

21. Adjournment

Commenced 8:17 PM
The Senate adjourned at 8.17pm

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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