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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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

Commenced 9:31 AM

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters to meet on 29 November and 6 December 2017

Commenced 9:31 AM
Proposal authorised

4. Consideration of private senators’ bills

Commenced 9:31 AM

Private senator's bill

65—Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Amendment (Securing Patient Access) Bill 2017

Commenced 9:31 AM
Bill passed without amendments

Private Senator's bill

48—Environment and Infrastructure Legislation Amendment (Stop Adani) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Commenced 11:05 AM
Debate in progress

5. Petitions

6. Notices of motion

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to withdraw

  • Business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for two sitting days after today
  • Business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for four sitting days after today

7. Reference of bills

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 12 of 2017 for adoption

8. Placing of business

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

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

Postponements to be authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—cyberbullying—extended from 29 November 2017 to the last sitting day in March 2018

9. Formal motions

Business of the Senate

1—Senators Xenophon, Rhiannon and Lambie—Reference to Economics References Committee (Regulation of Australia’s casino industry)

Government business

1—Attorney-General (Senator Brandis)—Introduction of Bankruptcy Amendment (Enterprise Incentives) Bill 2017

General business

466—Senator Singh—Timor-Leste

General business

513—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Immigration

General business

540—Senator Smith—Ms Tanya Dupagne

General business

541—Senator Smith—National Anzac Centre

General business

542—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—West Papuan people’s petition

General business

543—Senators Singh and Watt—The Rohingya people of Myanmar

General business

544—Senator Watt—Establishment of a select committee—Future of Work and Workers

General business

545—Senator Dodson—Establishment of a joint select committee—Progress Towards Indigenous Recognition

General business

546—Senators Kakoschke-Moore and Lambie—Veterans’ Health Week

10. Committee memberships

11. Messages from the House of Representatives

Bill for concurrence

Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017

Bill for concurrence

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Vacancy Fees) Bill 2017

12. Business to be considered

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1—Senators Xenophon, Rhiannon and Lambie—Reference to Economics References Committee (Regulation of Australia’s casino industry)

Business of the Senate order of the day

1—Citizenship (Authorisation) Revocation and Authorisation Instrument 2017 [F2017L01044] and the Citizenship (Authorisation) Revocation and Authorisation Amendment Instrument 2017 [F2017L01074]—motion for disallowance—resumption of debate

Government business orders of the day

Scrutiny of Bills temporary order

A temporary order allows any Senator to question a minister about government responsiveness to the Scrutiny of Bills Committee

Government bills

1—Customs Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Bill 2017
Customs Tariff Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

2—Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

3—Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Measures) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Government bill

4—Australian Grape and Wine Authority Amendment (Wine Australia) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Government bill

5—Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 6) Bill 2017—second reading debate

At 2 pm

13. Questions

14. Motions to take note of answers

15. Committee reports and government responses

Appropriations, Staffing and Security Committee—Annual report for 2016-17 (President)

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Community Affairs Legislation Committee—Additional information (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Standing Committee on Publications—10th report (Chair, Senator Reynolds)

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Third interim report—The impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities (Chair, Senator Gallacher)

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Trade sub‑committee—Interim report—Australia’s trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom (Senator McKenzie)

16. Ministerial statements

Not later than 4.30 pm

17. General business debate

General business

Notice of motion no. 513—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Immigration

Not later than 6 pm

18. General business—consideration of documents (refer to today’s Notice Paper)

Not later than 7 pm

19. Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports (refer to today’s Notice Paper)

20. Adjournment proposed—8 pm, or when consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports concludes, whichever is earlier

21. Adjournment—notlater than 8.40 pm

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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