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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 15 November 2018

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 9:00 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

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—today

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit—today

Commenced 9:31 AM
Meetings authorised

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—My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018

Committee of the whole amendments:

Amendments considered on 14 November 2018

Running sheet

Commenced 9:31 AM
Bill passed with amendments

Government bill

2—Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Second reading amendments:

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 9:57 AM
Debate interrupted at 11.45 am

Government bills

3—Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill 2018
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Government bill

4—Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Government bill

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

Committee of the whole amendments

Government bill

6—Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018— second reading debate

Second reading amendment

Committee of the whole amendments

At 11.45 am

5. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:45 AM

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to withdraw business of the Senate notices of motion—

No. 1 for ten sitting days after today

No. 1 for twelve sittings after today

Commenced 11:45 AM
Notices withdrawn

6. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:46 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 13 of 2018 for adoption

Commenced 11:46 AM
Report tabled and adopted

7. Placing of business

Commenced 11:47 AM

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

Commenced 11:46 AM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 11:47 AM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

  • Senator Waters to postpone general business notice of motion no. 1219 to 26 November 2018—Introduction of National Integrity Commission Bill 2018
  • Senator Brown to postpone general business notice of motion no. 1200 to 26 November 2018—Tourism Australia—Attendance of minister
Commenced 11:47 AM
Postponed

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Economics Legislation Committee—Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2018—from 3 December 2018 to 11 February 2019

Commenced 11:47 AM
Extensions authorised

Proposed suspension of standing orders

Commenced 11:48 AM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 33; Noes 17)

Motion to rearrange business and hours for today

Closure motion - Agreed to (Senate divided Ayes 40: Noes 17) 

Procedural motion - Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 41; Noes 17)

 

Commenced 12:24 PM
Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 42; Noes 17)

8. Formal motions

Commenced 12:41 PM

General business

1190—Senator Faruqi—Introduction of Australian Research Council Amendment (Ensuring Research Independence) Bill 2018

Commenced 12:41 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

1200—Senator Brown—Tourism Australia—Attendance of minister (altered 14 November 2018 – SO 77)

Postponed to 26 November 2018

General business

1205—Senator Anning—Queensland abortion laws (altered 14 November 2018 – SO 77)

Commenced 12:43 PM
Formality denied

General business

1206—Senator Dean Smith—Western Australian State flag

General business

1208—Senators Rice and Pratt—Equality for LGBTIQ+ Australians and their families

General business

1209—Senator OʼSullivan—Radical Islam

General business

1210—Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch)—Recognition of fire and emergency personnel serving overseas

General business

1211—Senator Anning—Establishment of a select committee on misconduct by bank agents and associates

General business

1212—Senators Bernardi and OʼSullivan—Behaviour within the Greens political party

[amended motion]

General business

1213—Senators Williams and OʼSullivan—Coal-fired power stations

General business

1214—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Carbon pricing

General business

1215—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Australian aid policy

General business

1216—Senator Kitching—Greens candidate for Footscray

General business

1217—Senator Dean Smith—Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017

General business

1218—Senator Dean Smith—Attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

General business

1220—Senator Waters—Support services funding for defence force volunteers and veterans

General business

1221—Senator Hanson-Young—Climate and energy policy

General business

1222—Senator Storer—Renewable energy and energy storage resources

9. Committee memberships

Commenced 6:54 PM
Agreed to

10. Messages

11. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:45 PM

Government business continued (see item 4)

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

7—Aviation Transport Security Amendment Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 12:45 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

8—Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 12:47 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

9—National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Amendment Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 12:49 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

10—Shipping Registration Amendment Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 12:50 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bills

11—Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 2) Bill 2018

Excise Tariff Amendment (Collecting Tobacco Duties at Manufacture) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 12:52 PM
Bills passed without amendments

Government bill

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

Commenced 12:56 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

2—Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Second reading amendments:

Running sheet

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 12:58 PM
Debate interrupted at 2pm

At 2 pm

12. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

12a. Response to an order for the production of documents

Commenced 3:05 PM

Senator McCarthy moved to take note of the Minister's response to an order for the production of documents agreed to on 13 November 2018 regarding the Indigenous Advancement Strategy

[Document tabled by the Minister]

Commenced 3:05 PM
Agreed to

13. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:20 PM
Concluded

14. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 3:53 PM

Community Affairs Legislation Committee—Additional information—Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill 2018 and related bill (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 3:53 PM
Documents tabled

Economics References Committee—Banking, insurance and financial services sector (Chair, Senator Ketter)

Commenced 3:53 PM
Report tabled

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Contestability and consensus – a bipartisan approach to more effective parliamentary engagement with Defence (Senator Molan)

Commenced 4:04 PM
Report tabled

Government responses

Economics References Committee—Report—Selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia

Red Tape Committee—Interim reports—

Effect of red tape on child care

Effect of red tape on occupational licensing

Commenced 4:11 PM
Responses tabled

15. Ministerial statements

Commenced 4:18 PM

Document tabled in response to orders for:

Documents tabled in response to questions taken on notice:

Commenced 4:18 PM
Documents tabled

15a. Government business

Commenced 4:31 PM

Government bill

2—Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

Second reading amendments:

  • Sheet 8576 - Opposition - Agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 28; Noes 23)
  • Sheet 8545 - Australian Greens - Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 9; Noes 44)

Running sheet

Committee of the whole amendments:

  • Sheet GJ160 further revised - Government - agreed to (as amended by amendments on sheet UV100)
     
  • Sheet UV100 - Government - agreed to (amendments to government amendments nos 112 and 194 on sheet GJ160)
     
  • Sheet 8554 - Opposition - not being proceeded with
     
  • Sheet 8407 - Opposition - not being proceeded with
     
  • Sheet 8570 - Australian Conservatives - negatived
     
  • Sheet 8547 - Australian Greens - negatived
     
  • Sheet 8546 revised - Australian Greens
    Negatived: Nos 1 to 4
    Negatived: No. 9 (committee divided: Ayes 10; Noes 33)
    Negatived: Nos 5 and 6 (committee divided: Ayes 10; Noes 33)
    Negatived: No. 7 (committee divided: Ayes 8; Noes 38)
    Not proceeding with: No. 8
     
  • Sheet 8578 revised - Centre Alliance - negatived
     
  • Sheet 8582 - Pauline Hanson's One Nation - negatived
Commenced 4:31 PM
Bill passed with amendments

16. General business order of the day

Commenced 6:17 PM

96—Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Appointment of Directors) Bill 2018—second reading debate

Commenced 6:17 PM
Debate adjourned

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

Commenced 6:53 PM
Concluded

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

Commenced 6:54 PM
Concluded

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

Commenced 6:54 PM
Concluded

20. Adjournment—not later than 8.40 pm

Commenced 7:34 PM
The Senate is adjourned

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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