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ORDER OF BUSINESS

Monday, 16 October 2017

1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

Commenced 10:00 AM
Concluded

2. Documents to be presented—Consideration at item 13

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

3. Tabling of documents by Clerk

Commenced 10:01 AM
Documents tabled

4. Committees—proposed meetings to be authorised

Commenced 10:01 AM

Community Affairs References Committee to meet today

Environment and Communications References Committee to meet today

Finance and Public Administration References Committee to meet today

Joint Standing Committee on Migration to meet on 18 October 2017

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties to meet today and on 27 November and 4 December 2017

Select Committee into the Political Influence of Donations—private briefing during the sitting of the Senate today, from 4 pm

Commenced 10:01 AM
Authorised

5. Government business orders of the day

Commenced 10:01 AM

Scrutiny of Bills Committee temporary order

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

Government bill

1—Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Bill 2017

Second reading amendment:

  • Sheet 8252 - Australian Greens - Negatived (Senate divided: Ayes 7; Noes 44)

Committee of the whole amendments:

  • Sheet 8251 - Australian Greens - Negatived (committee divided: Ayes 8; Noes 31)
Commenced 10:01 AM
Bill passed without amendments

Business of the Senate order of the day

7—Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—Report—Competition and Consumer Amendment (Abolition of Limited Merits Review) Bill 2017 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 11:15 AM
Report tabled

Government bill

2—Competition and Consumer Amendment (Abolition of Limited Merits Review) Bill 2017—second reading debate

Commenced 11:15 AM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

3—Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017

Running sheet

Committee of the whole amendments:

  • Sheet 8223 - Opposition - The committee did not agree that Schedule 6 remain in the bill (see amendment no.1) (committee divided: Ayes 25; Noes 33)
     
  • Sheet 8289 - Pauline Hanson's One Nation
Commenced 1:12 PM
Bill passed with an amendment

Government bill

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

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 1:51 PM
Debate interrupted at 2 pm

At 2 pm

6. Questions

Commenced 2:00 PM
Concluded

6a. Personal explanation by Senator Cameron

Commenced 3:03 PM
Concluded

7. Motions to take note of answers

Commenced 3:08 PM
Concluded

8. Notices of motion

Commenced 3:39 PM
Notices given

9. Placing of business

Commenced 3:39 PM

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to private senators’ bills for consideration on Thursday, 19 October 2017

Commenced 3:40 PM
Agreed to

Government Whip (Senator Bushby), by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for senators

Commenced 3:39 PM
Agreed to

Postponements to be authorised

Commenced 3:41 PM
Postponement authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Community Affairs Legislation Committee—National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017—extended from 13 October to 8 November 2017

Commenced 3:41 PM
Extension authorised

10. Formal motions

Commenced 3:42 PM

Government business

1—Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath)—Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Amendment Determination—Approval

Commenced 3:42 PM
Agreed to

General business

466—Senator Singh—Timor-Leste

Postponed to 19 October 2017

General business

510—Senators Brown, Brockman, Siewert and Smith—National Carers Week

Commenced 3:42 PM
Agreed to

General business

511—Senator Chisholm—Statement by Senator O’Sullivan

Commenced 3:39 PM
Withdrawn

11. Matter of public importance

Commenced 3:43 PM

President to announce receipt of letter from Senator Siewert proposing that the following matter be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

The suggestion that young Australians aged 18, 19 and 20 be blocked from participating in democracy by raising the voting age to 21.

Commenced 3:43 PM
Discussion concluded

12. Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Commenced 4:40 PM

Review of the re-listing of Boko Haram and Islamic State under the Criminal Code (Senator Bushby)

Review of the declaration of Jabhat al-Nusra as a terrorist organisation under the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Senator Bushby)

Commenced 4:40 PM
Reports tabled

13. Consideration of documents

Commenced 4:43 PM

Documents tabled today

Commenced 4:43 PM
Concluded

14. Ministerial statements

Commenced 4:50 PM

15. Committee memberships

Commenced 4:51 PM
Agreed to

16. Message from the House of Representatives

Commenced 4:51 PM

Agreeing to the amendments made by the Senate to the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017

Commenced 4:51 PM
Message reported

16a. Messages from the Governor-General informing the Senate of assent to certain laws

Commenced 4:51 PM
Messages reported

17. Business to be considered

Commenced 4:52 PM

Business of the Senate order of the day

3—Finance and Public Administration References Committee—Report—Protection of personal Medicare information

Commenced 4:52 PM
Report tabled

Business of the Senate order of the day

4—Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2017 and related bill (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 4:53 PM
Report tabled

Business of the Senate order of the day

5—Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2017 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 4:53 PM
Report tabled

Business of the Senate order of the day

6—Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 and related bills (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 4:53 PM
Report tabled

Business of the Senate order of the day

8—Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 20172017 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Commenced 4:53 PM
Report tabled

Government business continued

Government bill

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

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 4:54 PM
Postponed to a later hour

Government bill

5—Defence Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Commenced 4:54 PM
Bill passed without amendments

Government bill

6—Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 5:17 PM
Debate interrupted at 6.30 pm

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The sitting of the Senate will be suspended from 6.30 pm till 7.30 pm

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Commenced 6:30 PM

18. Business continued

Commenced 7:30 PM

Government bill

6—Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017—second reading debate

Committee of the whole amendments:

Commenced 7:30 PM
Debate interrupted at 9.50pm

19. Adjournment proposed—9.50 pm

Commenced 9:50 PM
Debate concluded

20. Adjournment

Commenced 10:23 PM
The Senate adjourned at 10.23pm

Richard Pye
Clerk of the Senate

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