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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 20 September 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

Commenced 9:31 AM

Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network—today

Commenced 9:31 AM
Meeting authorised

3a. Motion, by leave, relating to public interest immunity in response to the Senate Order to produce Religious Freedom Review Expert Panel

Commenced 9:31 AM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 29)

3b. Variation to the routine of business for today

Commenced 10:03 AM
Agreed to

4. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 10:04 AM

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

Government bill

1—Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Running sheet
 

Commenced 10:04 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.14 am

At 11.45 am

5. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:45 AM
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 four sitting days after today (18 October 2018)

Commenced 11:45 AM
Notice withdrawn

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for seven sitting days after today (14 November 2018)

Commenced 11:45 AM
Notice withdrawn

6. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:46 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 11 of 2018 for adoption

Commenced 11:46 AM
Report tabled and adopted

7. Placing of business

Commenced 11:50 AM

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

Commenced 11:50 AM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 11:50 AM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Community Affairs References Committee—Mental health services in rural and remote Australia—from 17 October to 27 November 2018

Commenced 11:51 AM
Agreed to

8. Formal motions

Commenced 11:51 AM

Government business

1—Minister for Communications and the Arts (Senator Fifield)—Estimates hearings

Commenced 11:51 AM
Agreed to

General business

1064—Senators Wong, McAllister and Singh—Nobel Peace Ride

Commenced 11:53 AM
Agreed to

General business

1072—Senator Bernardi—Deportation of migrants convicted of terrorist offences

Commenced 12:10 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 4; Noes 44)

General business

1073—Senator Bernardi—Palestine Liberation Organization

General business

1082—Senator Stoker—Australia Post outlets in regional and rural Queensland

Commenced 12:02 PM
Agreed to

General business

1083—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch) and Senator Rice—Dairy industry (altered 19 September 2018 – SO 77)

Commenced 12:03 PM
Agreed to

General business

1084—Senator Dean Smith—World Day Against the Death Penalty

Commenced 12:18 PM
Agreed to

General business

1085—Senator Hanson-Young—Order for production of documents—Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11)

Commenced 12:19 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 12; Noes 34)

General business

1087—Senator Singh—International Day of Peace

Commenced 12:23 PM
Agreed to

General business

1088—Senator Singh—World Rhino Day

Commenced 12:23 PM
Agreed to

General business

1090—Senators Sterle, Gallacher Bilyk, and Dean Smith—National road safety

Commenced 12:06 PM

General business

1091—Senators Payne and Wong—Myanmar

Commenced 11:55 AM
Agreed to

General business

1092—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Anti-white racism

General business

1093—Senator Steele-John—Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters—Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018—extension of time to report

Commenced 12:09 PM
Agreed to

General business

1094—Senators Faruqi and Cameron—Homelessness

Commenced 12:37 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 27)

General business

1095—Senator Rice—Genetically-modified organisms

General business

1096—Senator Steele-John—Right to privacy in digital communication

Commenced 12:25 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 13; Noes 34)

General business

1097—Senator Siewert—Order for production of documents—Home care packages

Commenced 12:36 PM
Agreed to

General business

1098—Senator Waters—Superannuation for women

amendment to motion - leave to amend the motion was denied

Commenced 12:29 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 12; Noes 36)

General business

1099—Senator Griff—Human rights in Tibet

General business

1100—Senator Duniam—Tasmanian State Labor Party

General business

1101—Senator Rice—International Bisexual Awareness Week

Commenced 12:35 PM
Agreed to

General business

1102—Senator Polley—Aged care funding

9. Committee memberships

Commenced 4:29 PM
Agreed to
Senator Steele-John discharged from and Senator Waters appointed to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

10. Messages

Commenced 4:29 PM

Bill for concurrence—Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017

Commenced 4:29 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Amendments agreed to—Bankruptcy Amendment (Debt Agreement Reform) Bill 2018

Commenced 4:30 PM
Message reported

11. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:47 PM

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

Criminal Code Amendment (Food Contamination) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:47 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

7—Treasury Laws Amendment (Supporting Australian Farmers) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 1:02 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

8—Excise Levies Legislation Amendment (Honey) Bill 2016—second reading debate

Commenced 1:08 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

1—Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Running sheet
 

  • Sheet 8454 - Independent (Senator Storer) - negatived
  • Sheet 8465 - Liberal Democratic Party - identical to Opposition sheet 8437
  • Sheet 8452 - Opposition - agreed to
  • Sheet 8437 - Opposition - agreed to
Commenced 1:12 PM
Bill passed with amendments

Government bill

2—Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 1:23 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

Government bills

3—Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2018
Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments

Government bill

4—Treasury Laws Amendment (Financial Sector Regulation) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Government bill

5—Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments

Government bill

6—Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2017—second reading debate

At 2 pm

12. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

12a. Unanswered questions on notice

Commenced 3:03 PM

Senator Cameron sought an explanation regarding questions on notice nos 900-912 and 914-922 that remain unanswered for more than 30 days. The Minister provided an explanation.

Commenced 3:03 PM
Motion to take note of the explanation agreed to

13. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:47 PM
Concluded

14. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 4:18 PM

Government Whip, Senator Bushby to present additional estimates information

Commenced 4:18 PM
Documents tabled

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Additional information—Impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities (Opposition Whip, Senator Urquhart)

Commenced 4:18 PM
Documents tabled

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Regulation of mobility scooters (Chair, Senator Sterle)

Commenced 4:19 PM
Report tabled

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security—Reports—

  • Review of the re-listing of five organisations and the listing of two organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code
  • Annual report of committee activities 2017-18
Commenced 4:28 PM
Reports tabled

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement—Trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn (Deputy Chair, Senator Singh)

Commenced 4:20 PM
Report tabled

Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth—Trade and the digital economy (Senator Martin)

Commenced 4:27 PM
Report tabled

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme on market readiness for provision of services under the NDIS (Senator Gallacher) - Report

Commenced 4:19 PM
Report tabled

15. Ministerial statements

Commenced 4:30 PM
Commenced 4:30 PM
Documents tabled

Not later than 4.30 pm

16. General business debate

Commenced 4:31 PM

General business

1102—Senator Polley—Aged care funding

Commenced 4:31 PM
Agreed to

Not later than 6 pm

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

Commenced 6:00 PM
Concluded

Not later than 7 pm

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

Commenced 6:01 PM
Concluded

19. Adjournment proposed

Commenced 6:03 PM
Concluded

20. Adjournment

Commenced 6:30 PM
The Senate adjourned at 6.30 pm

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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