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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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 Electoral Matters to meet on 29 November and 6 December 2017

Commenced 9:31 AM
Proposal authorised

4. Consideration of private senators’ bills

Commenced 9:31 AM

Private senator's bill

65—Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Amendment (Securing Patient Access) Bill 2017

Commenced 9:31 AM
Bill passed without amendments

Private Senator's bill

48—Environment and Infrastructure Legislation Amendment (Stop Adani) Bill 2017—second reading debate

A closure motion to end the second reading debate was negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 7; Noes 41)

Commenced 11:05 AM
Debate interrupted

5. Petition

Commenced 11:51 AM
Petition presented

6. Notices of motion

Commenced 11:52 AM

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to withdraw

  • Business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for two sitting days after today
  • Business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for four sitting days after today
Commenced 11:52 AM
Withdrawn

7. Reference of bills

Commenced 11:53 AM

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 12 of 2017 for adoption

Amendment moved by Senator Fifield: Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2017 be referred to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 November 2017 - agreed to

Amendment to Senator Fifield's amendment moved by Senator Gallagher: Omit "10 November 2017" and substitute "12 February 2018" - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 28; Noes 30)

Amendment moved by Senator Gallagher - Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping Amendment Bill 2017 be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 4 December 2017 - agreed to

Commenced 11:53 AM
Report tabled. Motion to adopt the report agreed to, as amended

8. Placing of business

Commenced 12:06 PM

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

Commenced 12:06 PM
Agreed to

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

Commenced 12:06 PM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Commenced 12:07 PM
Postponements authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—cyberbullying—extended from 29 November 2017 to the last sitting day in March 2018

Commenced 12:07 PM
Extension authorised

9. Formal motions

Commenced 12:08 PM

Business of the Senate

1—Senators Xenophon, Rhiannon and Lambie—Reference to Economics References Committee (Regulation of Australia’s casino industry)

Commenced 12:07 PM
Postponed to next day of sitting

Government business

1—Attorney-General (Senator Brandis)—Introduction of Bankruptcy Amendment (Enterprise Incentives) Bill 2017

Commenced 12:08 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

General business

466—Senators Singh and Xenophon—Timor-Leste

Motion amended

Commenced 12:10 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

513—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Immigration

General business

540—Senator Smith—Ms Tanya Dupagne

Commenced 12:09 PM
Agreed to

General business

541—Senator Smith—National Anzac Centre

Commenced 12:10 PM
Agreed to

General business

542—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—West Papuan people’s petition

Commenced 12:15 PM
Formality denied

General business

543—Senators Singh and Watt—The Rohingya people of Myanmar

Motion amended

Commenced 12:12 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

544—Senator Watt—Establishment of a select committee—Future of Work and Workers

Motion amended

Commenced 12:14 PM
Agreed to, as amended

General business

545—Senator Dodson—Establishment of a joint select committee—Progress Towards Indigenous Recognition

Postponed to 13 November 2017

General business

546—Senators Kakoschke-Moore and Lambie—Veterans’ Health Week

Commenced 12:13 PM
Agreed to

10. Committee memberships

Commenced 12:18 PM
Agreed to

11. Messages from the House of Representatives

Commenced 12:19 PM

Bill for concurrence

Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017

Commenced 12:19 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

Bill for concurrence

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Vacancy Fees) Bill 2017

Commenced 12:19 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

12. Business to be considered

Commenced 12:20 PM

Business of the Senate order of the day

1—Citizenship (Authorisation) Revocation and Authorisation Instrument 2017 [F2017L01044] and the Citizenship (Authorisation) Revocation and Authorisation Amendment Instrument 2017 [F2017L01074]—motion for disallowance—resumption of debate

Closure motion - negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 23; Noes 29)

Commenced 12:20 PM
Debate interrupted at 12.45 pm

Government business orders of the day

Scrutiny of Bills temporary order

A temporary order allows any Senator to question a minister about government responsiveness to the Scrutiny of Bills Committee

Not later than 12.45 pm

Government bill

3—Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Measures) Bill 2017

Commenced 12:48 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

4—Australian Grape and Wine Authority Amendment (Wine Australia) Bill 2017

Commenced 1:02 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

5—Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 6) Bill 2017

Commenced 1:05 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bills

1—Customs Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Bill 2017
Customs Tariff Amendment (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement Amendment Implementation) Bill 2017

Second reading agreed to (Senate divided: Ayes 35; Noes 7)

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 1:12 PM
Customs Amendment Bill passed with amendments. Customs Tariff Amendment Bill passed without amendments

2—Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 1:57 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

13. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

14. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:04 PM
Concluded

15. Committee reports and government responses

Commenced 3:35 PM

Appropriations, Staffing and Security Committee—Annual report for 2016-17 (President)

Commenced 3:35 PM
Report tabled

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional estimates information

Commenced 3:36 PM
Tabled

Community Affairs Legislation Committee and Legal Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Additional information (Government Whip, Senator Bushby)

Commenced 3:36 PM
Tabled

Standing Committee on Publications—10th report (Chair, Senator Reynolds)

Commenced 3:36 PM
Report tabled

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Third interim report—The impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities (Chair, Senator Gallacher)

Commenced 3:37 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Trade sub‑committee—Interim report—Australia’s trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom (Senator McKenzie)

Commenced 3:37 PM
Report tabled. Motion moved to take note

16. Ministerial statements

Commenced 3:58 PM

Document relating to the order for the production of documents concerning the National Energy Guarantee

Commenced 3:58 PM
Document tabled

16a. Committee memberships

Commenced 3:59 PM
Agreed to

16b. Message from the House of Representatives

Commenced 3:59 PM

Bill for concurrence

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2017

Commenced 3:59 PM
Bill introduced. Debate adjourned

16c. Business of the Senate order of the day

Commenced 4:00 PM

1—Citizenship (Authorisation) Revocation and Authorisation Instrument 2017 [F2017L01044] and the Citizenship (Authorisation) Revocation and Authorisation Amendment Instrument 2017 [F2017L01074]—motion for disallowance—resumption of debate

Commenced 4:00 PM
Debate adjourned

17. General business debate

Commenced 4:35 PM

General business

Notice of motion no. 513—Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)—Immigration

Commenced 4:35 PM
Negatived

Not later than 6 pm

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

Commenced 5:35 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 5:35 PM
Concluded

20. Adjournment proposed

Commenced 5:44 PM

21. Adjournment

Commenced 5:45 PM
The Senate adjourned at 5.45pm

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

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