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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 7 December 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

Environment and Communications References Committee to meet today

Commenced 9:31 AM
Authorised

4. Statement—Minister for Employment (Senator Cash) to make statement pursuant to order of 6 December 2017

Commenced 9:31 AM
Motion to take note of the statement agreed to

4a. Eligibility of senators - motion moved by Senator Di Natale

The Senate suspended standing orders to allow the motion to be dealt with

Commenced 10:41 AM
Agreed to

5. Government business orders of the day (pursuant to order of 30 November 2017)

Commenced 11:07 AM

Government bill

1—Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017—in committee

Committee of the whole amendments:

  • Sheet EF114 - Government
    Agreed to on 18 October 2017
     
  • Sheet 8225 - Opposition
    Amendment 12 agreed to on 6 December 2017
    Amendments 1-7 negatived on 18 October 2017

    Amendments 8 -11 negatived on 6 December 2017
Commenced 11:07 AM
Postponed to a later hour

Government bill

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

Second reading amendment:

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 11:07 AM
Debate adjourned till a later hour

Rearrangement of business

Commenced 1:03 PM
Agreed to

Government bill

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

Second reading amendment:

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 1:04 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

6. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

7. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:06 PM
Concluded

8. Notices of motion

Commenced 3:37 PM
Notices given

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for 11 sitting days after today

Commenced 3:37 PM
Withdrawn

9. Reference of bills

Commenced 3:38 PM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 15 of 2017 for adoption

Amendment moved by Senator Fifield - agreed to

Amendment to the amendment moved by Senator Siewert - negatived

Commenced 3:38 PM
Report tabled. Motion to adopt the report agreed to, as amended

10. Placing of business

Commenced 3:43 PM

Postponements to be authorised

Commenced 3:43 PM
No postponements proposed

Committees––extensions of time to be authorised

Commenced 3:43 PM
No extensions proposed

11. Introduction of bills

Commenced 3:43 PM

Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2017

Security of Critical Infrastructure (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017

Commenced 3:44 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

12. Formal motions

Commenced 3:45 PM

Government business

1—Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann)—Introduction of Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017

Commenced 3:45 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Government business

2—Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann)—Introduction of Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

Commenced 3:45 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Government business

3—Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (Senator Ruston)—Introduction of Export Control Bill 2017

Commenced 3:45 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

639—Senator Bernardi—Company tax cuts

Commenced 4:04 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 26; Noes 30)

General business

655—Senator Bernardi—Conduct of senators, their staff and pass-holders

Commenced 4:16 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 27; Noes 26)

General business

656—Senator Smith—Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

Commenced 3:48 PM
Agreed to

General business

657—Senators McCarthy, Farrell and Rhiannon—Reference to Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (PFAS contamination)

Amendment moved by Senator McGrath - agreed to

Commenced 3:48 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

658—Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (Senator Reynolds)—Proposed variation of appointment

Commenced 3:51 PM
Agreed to

General business

659—Senator Anning—Commonwealth Bank of Australia (altered 6 December 2017 pursuant to SO 77)

Motion amended

Commenced 4:24 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

660—Senator Moore—International Day for Human Rights

Commenced 4:27 PM
Agreed to

General business

661—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Security services

Amendment moved by Senator Patrick - agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 30; Noes 25)

Commenced 3:51 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

662—Senators Griff and McKim—Order for production of documents—Correspondence relating to the construction of West Lorengau Haus accommodations

Motion amended

Commenced 4:11 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 28; Noes 26)

13. Committee memberships

Commenced 4:27 PM
Agreed to

14. Message from the House of Representatives 

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017 - for concurrence

Commenced 4:28 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned till a later hour

15. Delegation report

Senator Kitching to present a report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to Singapore, Myanmar and Indonesia

16. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 4:29 PM

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Commenced 4:29 PM
Tabled

Standing Committee on Publications—12th report (Chair, Senator Reynolds)

Commenced 7:08 PM
Report tabled

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Report—Inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia

Commenced 4:30 PM
Report tabled

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Defence annual report 2015-16

Commenced 7:08 PM
Report tabled

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme—Provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach (Deputy Chair, Senator Gallacher)

Procedure Committee—1st report of 2017 (Chair, Senator Lines)

Commenced 7:07 PM
Report tabled

17. Ministerial statements

Not later than 4.30 pm

18. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 4:30 PM

Government bill

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

Second reading amendment:

  • Sheet 8244 - Australian Greens - agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 28; Noes 27)

Bill read a second time (Senate divided: Ayes 31; Noes 26)

Committee of the whole amendments:

Running sheet
 

  • Sheet JC466 - Government
    Agreed to: Amendment nos 1 to 3, 10 to 14, 16 to 20; and request nos 5 to 9
    The committee did not agree to Part 4 of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 remaining in the bill (see amendment nos 4 and 15)
     
  • Sheet 8230 - Australian Conservatives
    Not being proceeded with
     
  • Sheet 8315 - Australian Greens
     
  • Sheet 8288 - Australian Greens
     
  • Sheet 8260 - Australian Greens
     
  • Sheet 8250 - Australian Greens
     
  • Sheet 8243 - Australian Greens
    Before the committee: Nos 2 and 3
     
  • Sheet 8245 revised - Australian Greens
     
  • Sheet 8254 - Australian Greens
     
  • Sheet 8255 - Liberal Democratic Party
    Not being proceeded with
     
  • Sheet 8236 - Opposition
Commenced 4:30 PM
Committee reported progress

Message from the House of Representatives agreeing to the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017 without amendment

Commenced 6:56 PM
Message reported

Government bill

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017

Commenced 6:57 PM
Bill passed without amendments

18a. Statement by the President

Commenced 7:09 PM
Concluded

19. Next meeting of Senate

Commenced 7:15 PM

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

Commenced 7:15 PM
Agreed to

20. Leave of absence

Commenced 7:16 PM

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

Commenced 7:16 PM
Agreed to

20a. Statements - end of 2017 sittings

Commenced 7:16 PM
Concluded

21. Adjournment

Commenced 8:00 PM
The Senate adjourned at 8pm

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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