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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 12:30 PM

2. Documents to be presented (consideration at item 13)

Commenced 12:31 PM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 12:31 PM
Documents tabled

4. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 12:31 PM

Economics References Committee to meet today

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to meet on 19 October 2017

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee to meet today

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee to meet today

Commenced 12:31 PM
Proposals authorised

4a. Proposed suspension of standing orders

Commenced 12:31 PM

Senator Di Natale moved to suspend standing orders to bring on debate on a motion regarding climate change

Commenced 12:31 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 7; Noes 49)

5. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 1:09 PM

Scrutiny of Bills temporary order

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

1—Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017

Senate divided on the second reading (Ayes 32; Noes 26)

Revised running sheet

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 1:09 PM
Committee reported progress

At 2 pm

6. Questions

Commenced 1:59 PM
Concluded

7. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:04 PM
Concluded

8. Notices of motion

Commenced 3:35 PM
Notices given

9. Placing of business

Commenced 3:36 PM

Postponements to be authorised

Disallowance of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code—Sugar) Regulations 2017

Commenced 3:36 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 20; Noes 38)

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Environment and Communications References Committee—

Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula—extended from 18 October to 29 November 2017

Impact of climate change on housing, buildings and infrastructure—extended from 23 November 2017 to the second last sitting day in March 2018

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—aspects of road safety in Australia—extended from 18 October to 26 October 2017

Commenced 3:44 AM
Authorised

10. Formal motions

Commenced 3:44 PM

General business

512—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Introduction of Coal-Fired Power Funding Prohibition Bill 2017

Commenced 3:55 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

514—Senator Bernardi—Student Services and Amenities Fee

Senate divided on paragraph a - negatived (Ayes 28; Noes 30)

Senate divided on paragraph b - negatived (Ayes 7; Noes 47)

Commenced 3:44 PM
Negatived

General business

515—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale) and Senator Singh—International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Commenced 3:57 PM
Agreed to

General business

516—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Extreme weather events

Commenced 3:57 PM
Agreed to

General business

517—Senator Griff—Garvan Institute for Medical Research

Commenced 3:58 PM
Agreed to

General business

518—Senator Griff—Orthopaedic trauma (altered 16 October 2017 pursuant to SO 77)

Commenced 3:59 PM
Agreed to

General business

519—Senator Leyonhjelm—UNESCO

Postponed to 18 October 2017

General business

520—Senator Siewert—Anti-Poverty Week

Commenced 4:00 PM
Agreed to

General business

521—Senators Rhiannon and O'Neill—Public subsidies to higher education enabling programs (altered 16 October 2017 pursuant to SO 77)

Commenced 4:01 PM
Agreed to

General business

522—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Order for production of documents—Pill testing trial

Commenced 4:03 PM
Agreed to

11. Urgency motion

Commenced 4:04 PM

President to announce receipt of letter from Senator Georgiou advising that he proposes to move—That, in the opinion of the Senate, the following is a matter of urgency:

The Government within a month, reports to the Senate, on the number of jobs which would have been available to Australians but were taken by individuals on international student visas.

Commenced 4:04 PM
Agreed to

At 5 pm

12. First speech - Senator Brockman

Commenced 5:02 PM
Concluded

13. Consideration of documents

Commenced 5:29 PM

Documents tabled today

Commenced 5:29 PM
Concluded

14. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 5:31 PM

Standing Committee of Privileges—167th report (Chair, Senator Collins)

Commenced 5:31 PM
Report tabled
Motion to adopt the recommendation agreed to

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

Commenced 5:32 PM
Documents tabled

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works—Report no. 7 of 2017, referrals made June 2017 (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 5:32 PM
Report tabled

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties—174th report (Senator Fawcett)

Commenced 5:33 PM
Report tabled

Government responses

  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee—Report—Protecting Local Jobs (Regulating Enterprise Migration Agreements) Bill 2012 [Provisions]
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Report—Value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia
Commenced 5:33 PM
Documents tabled

Committee reports and government responses—presented out of sitting

Commenced 5:35 PM
Concluded

15. Ministerial statements

16. Committee memberships

Commenced 5:37 PM

Senator O’Sullivan be discharged from and Senator Bushby be appointed to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement

Commenced 5:37 PM
Agreed to

17. Messages from the House of Representatives

Commenced 5:37 PM

Bills for concurrence—

Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Measures) Bill 2017

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2017

Commenced 5:37 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

17a. Message from the Governor-General informing the Senate of assent to certain laws

Commenced 5:39 PM
Message reported

18. Business to be considered

Commenced 5:39 PM

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1—Senator Leyonhjelm—Disallowance of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code—Sugar) Regulations 2017 [F2017L00387]

Commenced 5:40 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 18; Noes 37)

Business of the Senate notice of motion

2—Senators McKim and Siewert—Disallowance of the

  • Citizenship (Authorisation) Revocation and Authorisation Instrument 2017 [F2017L01044] and
  • Citizenship (Authorisation) Revocation and Authorisation Amendment Instrument 2017 [F2017L01074]
Commenced 6:44 PM
Debate interrupted at 7.20 pm

Business of the Senate orders of the day

Selection of Bills references

Committee report

1—Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Migration and Other Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Integrity) Bill 2017

Commenced 5:34 PM
Report tabled

Committee report

2—Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Consumers First—Establishment of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority) Bill 2017

Commenced 5:34 PM
Report tabled

Government business continued

Government bill

1—Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017—In committee

Revised running sheet

Committee of the whole amendments:

Government bill

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2017 (subject to introduction)

Government bill

Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Measures) Bill 2017 (subject to introduction)

Government bill

2—Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Government bills

Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

First Home Super Saver Tax Bill 2017 (subject to introduction)

19. Adjournment proposed—7.20 pm

Commenced 7:20 PM
Concluded

20. Adjournment

Commenced 9:25 PM
Senate adjourned

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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