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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 21 June 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

Community Affairs Legislation Committee to meet on 27 June 2018

Environment and Communications References Committee to meet today

Joint Standing Committee on Migration to meet on 27 June 2018

Commenced 9:31 AM
Meetings authorised

3a. Proposed suspension of standing orders

Commenced 9:32 AM

Motion by Senator Wong to suspend standing orders negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 36)

Commenced 9:32 AM
Concluded

3b. Proposed suspension of standing orders

Commenced 10:09 AM

Question that the motion be put agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 36; Noes 32)

Motion by Senator Hanson-Young to suspend standing orders negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 32; Noes 36)

Commenced 10:09 AM
Concluded

3c. Ruling by the President

Commenced 10:30 AM
Concluded

4. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 10:36 AM

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

Government bill

1—Water Amendment Bill 2018—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Question that the debate be adjourned agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 36; Noes 32)

Commenced 10:36 AM
Debate adjourned

Consideration of message relating to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018

Procedural motion that the question be put agreed to (committee divided: Ayes 37; Noes 33)

Motion that the committee does not insist on its amendments to which the House of Representatives has disagreed agreed to (committee divided: Ayes 37; Noes 33)

Motion that the resolution be reported agreed to (committee divided: Ayes 37; Noes 33)

Motion that the report of the committee be adopted agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 37; Noes 33)

Commenced 10:53 AM
Agreed to
The Senate resolved not to insist on its amendments to which the House of Representatives has disagreed

At 11.45 am

5. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:58 AM
Notices given

Senator Whish-Wilson to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for 26 June 2018—Disallowance of items 1 and 2 of Schedule 1 of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Hammerhead Shark) Regulations 2018

Commenced 12:22 PM
Notice withdrawn

6. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:59 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 6 of 2018 for adoption

Commenced 11:59 AM
Recommendations of the report adopted

7. Placing of business

Commenced 12:22 PM

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

Part A agreed to

Part B agreed to

Commenced 12:22 PM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 4:30 PM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Community Affairs Legislation Committee—2018-19 Budget estimates—extended from 26 June to 13 July 2018

Education and Employment References Committee—exploitation of cleaners working in retail chains—extended from 17 September to 15 October 2018

Environment and Communications References Committee—Great Barrier Reef 2050 Partnership Program—extended from 13 July to 15 August 2018

8. Formal motions

Business of the Senate

1—Senator McKim—Disallowance of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Concessional Application Fees) Regulations 2018

Government business

1—Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield)—Introduction of Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

General business

852—Senator Bernardi—Drugs to enable euthanasia in Victoria

General business

856—Senator Bernardi—Australia Day, national flag and anthem

General business

860—Senator Anning—Palestinian Authority

General business

863—Senator Rhiannon—Government procurement

General business

868—Senators Siewert, Rhiannon and McKim—Charities and foreign influence legislation

[Amended motion]

General business

870—Senator Polley—Waitlist for home care packages

General business

871—Senator Bernardi—Freedoms of association and speech on university campuses

General business

872—Senator Anning—Freedom of religion, speech and political expression

General business

873—Senator Bernardi—Child poverty in Australia

General business

874—Senator Rice—Climate change

General business

875—Senator Hanson-Young—Great Australian Bight—World Heritage listing

General business

876—Senator Hanson-Young—Mount Barker aquatic centre

General business

877—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Democracy in Cambodia

General business

878—Senator McKim—US immigration policy

General business

879—Senator Whish-Wilson—Conflict in Yemen

General business

880—Senator Farrell—Reference to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018)

General business

881—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018—Consideration of messages

9. Committee memberships

10. Messages

Bills for concurrence—

Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018

Health Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (Accelerated Depreciation for Small Business Entities) Bill 2018

Joint committee—membership

11. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:45 PM

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1—Senator McKim—Disallowance of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Concessional Application Fees) Regulations 2018

Commenced 3:05 PM
Postponed to next day of sitting

Government business continued (see item 4)

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

6—Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-centric Reforms No. 2) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:45 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Health Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2018 (subject to introduction)

Commenced 1:20 PM
Bill introduced. Second reading debate interrupted at 2 pm

Government bill

5—Treasury Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Government bill

Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018 (subject to introduction)

Government bills

7—Corporations (Fees) Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018

National Consumer Credit Protection (Fees) Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018

Superannuation Auditor Registration Imposition Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment (ASIC Fees) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Government bill

8—Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Amendment Bill 2018—second reading debate

Government bill

9—Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Foreign Media Ownership and Community Radio) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Government bill

10—Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transition) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Government bill

1—Water Amendment Bill 2018—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Government bill

2—Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Government bill

3—Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 1) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Government bills

4—Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures No. 2) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Near-new Dwelling Interests) Bill 2018—second reading debate

At 2 pm

12. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

13. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:05 PM
Concluded

13a. Leave of absence for Senator Canavan

Commenced 3:34 PM
Agreed to

14. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 3:34 PM

Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances—Delegated legislation monitor 6 of 2018 (Chair, Senator Williams)

Commenced 3:34 PM
Document tabled

Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills—Scrutiny digest 6 of 2018 (Deputy Chair, Senator Williams)

Commenced 3:37 PM
Document tabled

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

  • Report 5 of 2018
  • Annual report for 2016-17
Commenced 3:38 PM
Reports tabled

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (Senator Bushby)

  • Review of the re-declaration of Mosul District, Ninewa Province, Iraq
  • Review of the re-listing of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e Jhangvi as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code
  • Review of the re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code
Commenced 3:59 PM
Reports tabled

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Commenced 3:38 PM
Documents tabled

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa (Chair, Senator Gallacher)

Commenced 4:05 PM
Report tabled

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

15. Ministerial statements

Not later than 4.30 pm

16. Business of the Senate (if any)

17. General business debateorder of the day

Commenced 4:31 PM

80—Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 4:31 PM
Debate interrupted at 6pm

17a. Response to an order for the production of documents relating to Australian survivors of thalidomide agreed to on 19 June 2018

Commenced 6:00 PM
Document tabled

Not later than 6 pm

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

Commenced 6:00 PM
Concluded

Not later than 7 pm

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

Commenced 6:31 PM
Concluded

20. Adjournment proposed

Commenced 6:43 PM
Concluded

21. Adjournment

Commenced 7:10 PM
The Senate adjourned at 7.10 pm

Richard Pye
Clerk of the Senate

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