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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 10 May 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 today

Community Affairs References Committee to meet today

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee to meet today

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee to meet today

Commenced 9:31 AM

4. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 9:31 AM

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

Government bill

1—Communications Legislation Amendment (Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund) Bill 2017

Committee of the whole amendments:

  • Sheet 8373 revised - Australian Greens - not being proceeded with
     
  • Sheet 8432 - Australian Greens - not being proceeded with
     
  • Sheet 8434 - Australian Greens - not being proceeded with
     
  • Sheet 8435 - Australian Greens
    Negatived: Nos 1 to 3 (committee divided: Ayes 30; Noes 31)
    Not being proceeded with: Nos 4 and 5
Commenced 9:31 AM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

2–Interstate Road Transport Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Second reading amendment:

Commenced 11:35 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.45 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 the next day of sitting

Commenced 11:45 AM
Withdrawn

6. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:45 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 5 of 2018 for adoption

Commenced 11:45 AM
Report tabled and adopted

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 11:49 AM
Postponement authorised

Committees––extensions of time to be authorised

8. Formal motions

Commenced 11:49 AM

Business of the Senate

1—Senator McAllister—Reference to Economics References Committee (Financial and tax practices of for-profit aged care providers)

Commenced 12:15 PM
Agreed to

General business

808—Chair of the Select Committee into the Political Influence of Donations (Senator Di Natale)—Extension of time for committee to report

Motion amended: omit "15 May", substitute "6 June"

Commenced 11:52 AM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

812—Senator Bartlett—Order for production of documents—CSIRO

Commenced 11:53 AM
Agreed to

General business

813—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Israel and Palestine

Commenced 12:16 PM
Formality denied

General business

814—Senators Singh and Moore—International Day of UN Peacekeeping

Commenced 11:54 AM
Agreed to

General business

815—Senators Rice and Pratt—International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia

Commenced 11:55 AM
Agreed to

General business

816—Senators Griff and McCarthy—Eurovision 2018

Commenced 11:51 AM
Agreed to

General business

817—Senators Moore and O’Neill—Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Commenced 11:56 AM
Agreed to

General business

818—Senators Bushby and O’Neill—World MS Day

Commenced 11:50 AM
Agreed to

General business

819—Senator Steele-John—Privacy Awareness Week

[amended motion]

Commenced 12:20 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

820—Senator McCarthy—Dr G Yunupingu

Commenced 11:50 AM
Agreed to

General business

822—Senators Griff and McKim—National Pro Bono Day

Commenced 11:57 AM
Agreed to

General business

823—Senator Ketter—2018-19 Budget estimates hearings—Variation

Commenced 12:15 PM
To be dealt with later today

General business

824—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Establishment of a Select Committee—Obesity epidemic in Australia

Commenced 11:59 AM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 34; Noes 26)

General business

825—Senator Siewert—Single rate of Newstart and Youth Allowance

Commenced 12:07 PM
Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 12; Noes 45)

9. Committee memberships

Commenced 12:23 PM
Agreed to

10. Messages

Commenced 12:23 PM

Bills for concurrence

Primary Industries Research and Development Amendment Bill 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Employer Register) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:24 PM
Bills introduced. Debate adjourned

Bill for concurrence

Treasury Laws Amendment (ASIC Governance) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:25 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Amendments agreed to—Investigation and Prosecution Measures Bill 2017

Commenced 12:26 PM
Message reported

Bill agreed to—Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Amendment Bill 2017

Commenced 12:26 PM
Message reported

11. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:27 PM

Government business orders of the day

Government bill

2–Interstate Road Transport Legislation (Repeal) Bill 2018

Second reading amendment:

  • Sheet 8435 - Australian Greens - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 12; Noes 36)
Commenced 12:27 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

5—Crimes Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme—Worker Screening) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:48 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

Treasury Laws Amendment (ASIC Governance) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:58 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

6—Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Commenced 1:04 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

7—Protection of the Sea Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Commenced 1:15 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

8—Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017

Commenced 1:21 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

9—Statute Update (Autumn 2018) Bill 2018

Commenced 1:31 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

3—Criminal Code Amendment (Impersonating a Commonwealth Body) Bill 2017

Commenced 1:39 PM
Bill read a second time (Senate divided: Ayes 58; Noes 10)

Government bill

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

Committee of the whole amendments:

At 2 pm

12. Questions

Commenced 2:05 PM
Concluded

13. Attendance by minister and explanation

Commenced 3:08 PM

Future Submarine project—Australian Industry Capability Plan—Minister for Defence (Senator Payne) to attend pursuant to order of 27 March 2018

Commenced 3:08 PM
Agreed to

13a. Formal motion

Commenced 4:03 PM

General business

823—Senator Ketter—2018-19 Budget estimates hearings—Variation

[amendment to motion]

 

Commenced 4:03 PM
Agreed to, as amended

14. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 4:04 PM
Concluded

14a. Committee memberships

Commenced 4:30 PM
Agreed to

15. Committee reports and government responses

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Community Affairs Legislation Committee—Additional information—Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and related bill (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities (Chair, Senator Gallacher)

Select Committee into the Political Influence of Donations—Report (Chair, Senator Di Natale) (extension proposed)

Government responses

Community Affairs References Committee—Report—Future of rugby union in Australia

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services—Report on the 2015‑16 annual reports of the bodies established under the ASIC Act

Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories—Report—The strategic importance of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories

16. Ministerial statements

Commenced 4:30 PM

Document tabled in relation to an order for production of documents [document available soon]

Commenced 4:30 PM
Document tabled

Not later than 4.30 pm

17. Business of the Senate

1—Senator McAllister—Reference to Economics References Committee (Financial and tax practices of for-profit aged care providers) (if not dealt with earlier)

18. General business debate

Commenced 4:31 PM
Agreed to

18a. Committee memberships

Commenced 6:00 PM
Agreed to

Not later than 6 pm

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

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The sitting of the Senate will be suspended from 6 pm till 8 pm

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Commenced 6:01 PM

20. Budget statement and documents 2018-19

Commenced 8:00 PM

Party leaders and independent senators to make responses to the budget statement

Commenced 8:00 PM
Debate adjourned

21. Adjournment proposed

Commenced 9:11 PM
Concluded

22. Adjournment

Commenced 9:22 PM
Adjournded

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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