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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 16 August 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

3a. Motion moved by leave

Commenced 9:31 AM

Senator Whish-Wilson moved: "That business of the Senate notices of motio nos 1 to 5, standing in the name of Senators Pratt and Whish-Wilson for today, be called on immediately, dealt with together, and take precedence over all general and government business until determined".

  • Senator Birmingham moved an amendment to the motion "Omit all words after 'precedence', substitute 'for one hour immediately, after which the debate will be adjourned until 3.30 pm today, the debate then to resume, with questions on the motion to be put at 4.10 pm'" - agreed to
Commenced 9:31 AM
Agreed to, as amended

3b. Business of the Senate notices of motion

Commenced 9:45 AM

Business of the Senate

1—Senators Pratt and Whish-Wilson—Disallowance of the South-west Marine Parks Network Management Plan 2018

Commenced 9:45 AM
Debate interrupted at 10.46 am
Being debated in conjunction with notices of motion nos 2 to 5 below

Business of the Senate

2—Senators Pratt and Whish-Wilson—Disallowance of the North Marine Parks Network Management Plan 2018

Commenced 9:45 AM

Business of the Senate

3—Senators Pratt and Whish-Wilson—Disallowance of the North-west Marine Parks Network Management Plan 2018

Commenced 9:45 AM

Business of the Senate

4—Senators Pratt and Whish-Wilson—Disallowance of the Temperate East Marine Parks Network Management Plan 2018

Commenced 9:45 AM

Business of the Senate

5—Senators Pratt and Whish-Wilson—Disallowance of the Coral Sea Marine Park Management Plan 2018

Commenced 9:45 AM

At approximately 10.45 am

4. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 10:46 AM

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

Government bill

1—Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2018

Senate divided on the second reading (Ayes 46; Noes 9)

Commenced 10:46 AM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bills

2—Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2018—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 11:41 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.45 am

At 11.45 am

5. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:45 AM
Notices given

6. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:45 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 8 of 2018 for adoption

Commenced 11:45 AM
Report tabled. Motion to adopt the report agreed to

7. Placing of business

Commenced 11:46 AM

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

Commenced 11:46 AM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 11:46 AM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Commenced 11:46 AM
Postponements authorised

Committees––extensions of time to be authorised

Education and Employment References Committee—Industrial deaths in Australia—from 20 September to 4 October 2018

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—

Air route service delivery to rural, regional and remote communities—from 20 September to 4 December 2018

Safety of pet food—from 30 August to 16 October 2018

Commenced 11:47 AM
Agreed to

8. Formal motions

Commenced 11:47 AM

Business of the Senate

6—Senator McKim—Reference to Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Welfare of asylum seekers and refugees detained on Manus Island and Nauru

Postponed to 22 August 2018

Government business

1—Minister for Education and Training (Senator Birmingham)—Consideration of disallowance motions

Commenced 12:22 PM
Withdrawn

General business

931—Senator Bartlett—Adani Carmichael mine

Postponed to 20 August 2018

General business

938—Senator Hanson-Young—Discharge of bills from the Notice Paper (altered 15 August 2018 – SO 77)

Commenced 12:15 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 12; Noes 37)

General business

946—Senator Bernardi—Global compact for migration

Commenced 12:09 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 4; Noes 44)

General business

947—Senator Bernardi—Immigration intake

Commenced 11:53 AM
Negatived

General business

948—Senator Bernardi—Free speech for doctors

Commenced 11:52 AM
Agreed to

General business

961—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Political donations

Commenced 11:59 AM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 14; Noes 38)

General business

962—Senators Duniam and Polley—Tasmanian local news

Commenced 11:47 AM
Agreed to

General business

963—Senators O’Neill, Payne, McAllister, Molan, Cameron, Fierravanti-Wells, Keneally, Williams, Leyonhjelm and Burston—2018 State of Origin series (altered 15 August 2018 – SO 77)

Commenced 11:48 AM
Agreed to

General business

964—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Funding for the National Allergy Strategy

Commenced 11:49 AM
Agreed to

General business

965—Senator Sterle—National Road Safety Strategy targets

Commenced 12:40 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 23)

General business

966—Senator Collins—National Energy Guarantee

General business

967—Senator Anning—Immigration policy

Commenced 11:55 AM
Negatived

General business

968—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—Pure Compound Sodium Fluoroacetate

General business

969—Senator Whish-Wilson—Regulation of superannuation

Commenced 11:50 AM
Agreed to

General business

970—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Code of conduct

Commenced 12:22 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 12; Noes 36)

General business

971—Senator O’Sullivan—Kangaroo harvesting trade

Commenced 12:28 PM
Agreed to

General business

972—Senator O’Sullivan—Abortion

General business

973—Senator O’Sullivan—Free speech

Commenced 12:34 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 12; Noes 33)

General business

974—Senator Siewert—Single rate of Newstart

Commenced 12:29 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 11; Noes 37)

9. Committee memberships

Commenced 4:18 PM
Agreed to

10. Messages

Commenced 4:19 PM

Bills for concurrence:

  • Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Amendment Bill 2017
  • Migration (Validation of Port Appointment) Bill 2018
Commenced 4:19 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

11. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:47 PM

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

5—Treasury Laws Amendment (OECD Multilateral Instrument) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:48 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

6—Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity and Other Measures No. 2) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:53 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

7—Treasury Laws Amendment (APRA Governance) Bill 2018

Commenced 1:02 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

8—Treasury Laws Amendment (Illicit Tobacco Offences) Bill 2018

Commenced 1:06 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

9—Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Commenced 1:16 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bills

10—Underwater Cultural Heritage Bill 2018

Underwater Cultural Heritage (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018

Commenced 1:26 PM
Bills passed without amendments

Government bill

11—Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Commenced 1:30 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

12—Legislation Amendment (Sunsetting Review and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Commenced 1:33 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

13—Primary Industries Research and Development Amendment Bill 2017

Commenced 1:37 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

14—Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 3) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Postponed to the next day of sitting

Government bill

15—Public Sector Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Commenced 1:39 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bills

2—Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2018—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 1:45 PM
Debate interrupted at 2pm

Government bill

3—Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Government bill

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

Committee of the whole amendments:

At 2 pm

12. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

13. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:10 PM
Agreed to

At 3.30 pm

13a. Business of the Senate notices of motion continued debate

Commenced 3:30 PM

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 to 5—Senators Pratt and Whish-Wilson—Disallowance of:

  1. South-west Marine Parks Network Management Plan 2018
  2. North Marine Parks Network Management Plan 2018
  3. North-west Marine Parks Network Management Plan 2018
  4. Temperate East Marine Parks Network Management Plan 2018 
  5. Coral Sea Marine Park Management Plan 2018
Commenced 3:30 PM
Motion to disallow the managment plans negatived
No. 5 negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 29; Noes 36); Nos 1 to 4 negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 29; Noes 36)

14. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 4:16 PM

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Commenced 4:17 PM
Documents tabled

Government responses

Economics References Committee—Report—Achieving economic security for women in retirement

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Report—Foreign investment and the national interest—Addendum

Commenced 4:17 PM
Documents tabled

Business of the Senate order of the day

1—Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—Report—Air Services Amendment Bill 2018 (pursuant to Selection of Bills committee report)

Commenced 4:17 PM
Report tabled

15. Ministerial statements

Document relating to the order for the production of documents concerning Australian survivors of thalidomide

Commenced 4:20 PM
Document tabled

Not later than 4.30 pm

16. Business of the Senate (if any)

17. General business debate—notices of motion

Commenced 4:21 PM

966—Senator Collins—National Energy Guarantee

Commenced 5:07 PM
Debate interrupted

968—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—Pure Compound Sodium Fluoroacetate

Commenced 4:21 PM
Debate adjourned

17a. Petitioning document—Senator McAllister

Commenced 6:00 PM
Document tabled

Not later than 6 pm

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

Commenced 6:01 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 6:30 PM
Concluded

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

Commenced 7:23 PM
Concluded

21. Adjournment—notlater than 8.40 pm

Commenced 8:01 PM
The Senate is adjourned

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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