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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 12:00 PM
Concluded

2. Documents to be presentedConsideration at item 13

Commenced 12:01 PM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 12:01 PM
Documents tabled

4. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 12:01 PM

Community Affairs References Committee—today

Select Committee on Electric Vehicles—18 October 2018

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—17 October 2018

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—today and 18 October 2018

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—18 October 2018

Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories—18 October 2018

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme—17 October 2018

Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia—18 October 2018

Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse—17 October 2018

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit—17 October, 28 November and 5 December 2018

Commenced 12:01 PM
Meetings authorised

5. Statement by President—matter of privilege

[documents tabled]

Commenced 12:01 PM
Documents tabled. Notice given

5a. Statement by the Leader of the Government relating to a vote taken yesterday (general business notice of motion no. 1092)

Commenced 12:05 PM
Motion to take note. Agreed to

Recommittal of general business notice of motion no. 1092 (anti-white racism)

Motion to suspend standing orders agreed to

Motion to recommit agreed to

Commenced 1:08 PM
General business notice of motion no. 1092 negatived

6. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 1:18 PM

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

Government bills

1—Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018

Customs Tariff Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018

Amendments to the Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Running sheet

Commenced 1:19 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

7. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

8. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:01 PM
Agreed to

9. Notices of motion | additional notice | further additional notice

Commenced 3:33 PM
Notices given

10. Placing of business

Commenced 3:33 PM

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

Commenced 3:33 PM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Senator OʼSullivan to postpone general business notice of motion no. 1116 to 12 November 2018—Religious freedom

Commenced 3:34 PM
Agreed to

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Environment and Communications References Committee—Rehabilitation of mining and resources projects—from 18 October to 28 November 2018

Commenced 3:34 PM
Agreed to

11. Formal motions

Commenced 3:35 PM

Business of the Senate

1—Senator Brown—Reference to Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority)

Commenced 3:58 PM
Agreed to

Business of the Senate

2—Senator Hanson-Young—Reference to Environment and Communications References Committee (Political interference in the ABC)

Commenced 3:53 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 36; Noes 24)

Business of the Senate

3—Senators Wong and OʼNeill—Reference to Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Government interference in the independence and integrity of the ABC)

Commenced 3:36 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 23; Noes 36)

Business of the Senate

4—Senator Pratt—Reference to Standing Committee of Privileges (Material delivered to the Clerk of the Senate following execution of search warrant)

Commenced 3:35 PM
Agreed to

General business

1107—Senator Bernardi—Invictus Games

[amended motion]

Commenced 4:33 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

1108—Senator Patrick—Order for production of documents—Commissioner of Taxation—Company tax returns

Commenced 4:35 PM
Agreed to

General business

1109—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Anti-Semitism

Commenced 4:40 PM
Formality denied

General business

1110—Senators Bilyk and Griff—Government response to the Select Committee into Funding for Research into Cancer with Low Survival Rates

Commenced 4:36 PM
Agreed to

General business

1111—Senator Siewert—Order for production of documents—Community Development Program

Commenced 4:37 PM
Agreed to

General business

1112—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Silicosis

Commenced 4:37 PM
Agreed to

General business

1113—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Introduction of Discrimination Free Schools Bill 2018

Commenced 4:38 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

1114—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—Anti-discrimination laws

Commenced 4:10 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 12; Noes 47)

General business

1115—Senator Faruqi—Sydney Opera House

Commenced 4:00 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 32; Noes 30)

General business

1117—Senator Anning—Review of treaties

Commenced 4:43 PM
Formality denied

General business

1118—Senator Anning—Bradfield Scheme

Commenced 4:17 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 6; Noes 48)

General business

1119—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Newstart

Commenced 4:24 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 9; Noes 45)

General business

1120—Senator Carr—Order for production of documents—2018 Science, Research and Innovation Budget Tables

General business

1121—Senator Rice—Order for production of documents—Final report of the Religious Freedom Review Expert Panel

Commenced 4:39 PM
Agreed to

General business

1122—Senators Whish-Wilson, Patrick and Bernardi—Mr Jamal Khashoggi

Commenced 4:43 PM
Formality denied

General business

1123—Senator Griff—Suicide

Commenced 4:07 PM
Agreed to

General business

1125—Senator Waters—Impacts of climate change on coral reefs

Commenced 4:28 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 8; Noes 45)

General business

1126—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Discrimination against LGBTI Australians

Commenced 3:44 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 32; Noes 29)

12. Matter of public importance

Commenced 4:49 PM

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

The only solutions that the Liberal and Labor parties have to inequality and wage stagnation come straight from the neoliberal handbook, like ever-increasing company tax cuts and free trade deals that hurt workers.

Commenced 4:49 PM
Concluded

12a. Senator Faruqi tabled a petitioning document regarding live animal exports

Commenced 5:50 PM
Petion tabled

13. Consideration of documents tabled today

Commenced 5:51 PM
Concluded

14. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 5:51 PM

Standing Committee of Privileges—171st report (Chair, Senator Collins)

Commenced 5:51 PM
Report tabled and adopted

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Additional information— Allegations concerning the inappropriate exercise of ministerial powers, with respect to the visa status of au pairs (Opposition Whip, Senator Urquhart)

Commenced 6:04 PM
Documents tabled

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Report—Safety of pet food (Chair, Senator Sterle)

Commenced 6:04 PM
Report tabled

Committee reports and government responses—presented out of sitting

Commenced 6:08 PM
Concluded

15. Ministerial statements

Commenced 6:08 PM

Ministerial statement (Northern Australia Annual Statement)

Commenced 6:08 PM
Statement tabled

16. Committee memberships

Nil

17. Messages

Nil

18. Business to be considered

Commenced 6:34 PM

Business of the Senate order of the day

2—Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Aviation Transport Security Amendment Bill 2018 (pursuant to Selection of Bills committee report)

Commenced 6:34 PM
Report tabled

Government businesscontinued (see item 6)

Government bills

1—Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018

Customs Tariff Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018

Amendments to the Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Running sheet

  • Sheet 8530 - Australian Greens
     
  • Sheet 8529 - Australian Greens
     
  • Sheet 8523 - Centre Alliance
     
  • Sheet 8520 - Centre Alliance - amendments negatived (Committee divided: Ayes 14; Noes 29)
     
  • Sheet 8542 - Australian Conservatives - amendment negatived
Commenced 6:35 PM
Debate interrupted at 7.20 pm

Response to an order for production of documents relating to Religious Freedom Review Expert Panel, agreed to earlier today

Commenced 7:20 PM
Document tabled

19. Adjournment proposed—7.20 pm

Commenced 7:21 PM
Concluded

20. Adjournment

Commenced 8:43 PM
The Senate adjourned at 8.43 pm

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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