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2016

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

THE SENATE

 

NOTICE PAPER

 

No. 16

 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

 

The Senate meets at 12.30 pm

 

 

 

 

Contents

 

 

Guide to the Notice Paper 2

Business Listed for Today . 3

Business of the Senate . 3

Notices of Motion . 3

Orders of the Day . 4

Government Business . 5

Orders of the Day . 5

Notice of Motion . 6

General Business . 7

Notices of Motion . 7

Business Listed for Future Consideration . 8

Other Information . 18

Bills Currently Before Committees . 18

Bills Discharged or Negatived . 20

Questions on Notice . 20

Orders of the Senate . 20

Contingent Notices of Motion . 26

 

 

 

 

 

Temporary Chairs of Committees

 

Senators Back, Bernardi, Gallacher, Ketter, Marshall, O'Sullivan, Reynolds, Sterle and Whish-Wilson

 

Notifications prefixed by an * appear for the first » time

 



 

 

Guide to the Notice Paper

 

 



 

 

Business Listed for Today

 

Business of the Senate

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 10 October 2016

35ac5a44-3239-4161-8900-e1b00b57d4c2          1   Senator Xenophon : To move—That the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Part 101) Regulation 2016, made under the Civil Aviation Act 1988 and Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 , be disallowed [F2016L00400].

Seven sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

Notice of intention to withdraw at the giving of notices on 22 November 2016 ( Notice given 21 November 2016 )

Notice given 21 November 2016

a679cc0e-41f0-4b99-9832-48966a4f2fa6       *2  Senator Gallagher : To move—That the following matter be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by the last sitting day of the autumn sittings of 2018:

             The regulatory framework for the protection of consumers, including small businesses, in the banking, insurance and financial services sector (including Managed Investment Schemes), with particular reference to:

                          (a)      any failures that are evident in the:

                                                (i)      current laws and regulatory framework, and

                                               (ii)      enforcement of the current laws and regulatory framework, including those arising from resourcing and administration;

                          (b)      the impact of misconduct in the sector on victims and on consumers;

                           (c)      the impact on consumer outcomes of:

                                                (i)      executive and non-executive remuneration,

                                               (ii)      incentive-based commission structures, and

                                             (iii)      fee-for-no-service or recurring fee structures;

                          (d)      the culture and chain of responsibility in relation to misconduct within entities within the sector;

                           (e)      the availability and adequacy of:

                                                (i)      redress and compensation to victims of misconduct, including options for a retrospective compensation scheme of last resort, and

                                               (ii)      legal advice and representation for consumers and victims of misconduct, including their standing in the conduct of bankruptcy and insolvency processes;

                           (f)      the social impacts of consumer protection failures in the sector, including through increased reliance of victims on community and government services;

                           (g)      options to support the prioritisation of consumer protection and associated practices within the sector; and

 

                          (h)      any related matters.

Notice of motion altered on 21 November 2016 purusant to standing order 77.

4d6c5e4e-500b-4f41-971a-053e20110c6c       *3  Senators Xenophon, Lambie, Kakoschke-Moore and Griff: To move—That the following matters be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 22 June 2017:

                                             (a)      4d6c5e4e-500b-4f41-971a-053e20110c6c the increase in the cost of home, strata and car insurance cover over the past decade in comparison to wage growth over the same period;

                                             (b)      competition in Australia’s $28 billion home, strata and car insurance industries;

                                             (c)      transparency in Australia’s home, strata and car insurance industries;

                                             (d)      the effect in other jurisdictions of independent home, strata and car insurance comparison services on insurance cover costs;

                                             (e)      the costs and benefits associated with the establishment of an independent home, strata and car insurance comparison service in Australia;

                                              (f)      legislative and other changes necessary to facilitate an independent home, strata and car insurance comparison service in Australia; and

                                             (g)      any related matters.

24c1989f-7688-4be6-aedc-950caf3a3066       *4  Senators Siewert and Griff: To move—That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 21 March 2017:

             Changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument announced in the 2015-16 Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) and 2016-17 Budget, with particular reference to:

                          (a)      the impact of these cuts on service delivery and the level of care that older Australians receive, including in regional and remote communities;

                          (b)      the impact of these cuts on the sector including the sector’s capacity to deliver complex health care, and the ongoing viability of the sector;

                           (c)      the impact of these cuts on state and territory governments if health systems are required to provide more complex care as a result;

                          (d)      the assumptions and data underlying projections by the Government;

                           (e)      the consultation process with consumers, community groups and aged care service providers in relation to these changes; and

                           (f)      any other related matters.

Orders of the Day

1db0fda1-ba46-406f-a455-82ff18f7db5e          1   Legal Services Amendment (Solicitor-General Opinions) Direction 2016 Motion for disallowance

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate ( Senator Wong )—That the Legal Services Amendment (Solicitor-General Opinions) Direction 2016, made under the Judiciary Act 1903 , be disallowed [F2016L00645] ( Senator Wong , in continuation, 10 November 2016 ).

Four sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

 

 

7fb19cfd-d572-4084-9a19-499b844dd00d          2  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

 

 

 

 

Government Business

 

Orders of the Day

1e496c2e-b114-4b56-9a2a-c53464b2be1b          1  Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013

Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 ( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Fierravanti-Wells )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 7 November 2016 ).

247b4f60-0826-4c20-ab88-35d0cc06e054          2  VET Student Loans Bill 2016

VET Student Loans (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016

VET Student Loans (Charges) Bill 2016 ( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Fierravanti-Wells )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 9 November 2016 ).

e7ab59c5-5433-4ca7-ba9a-e5cc60dd4dd4          3  Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Amendment (Water) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 8 November 2016 ).

fa08fc05-f88b-4e03-a4e4-10f0285e01fd          4  Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Petroleum Pools and Other Measures) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 8 November 2016 ).

e71237ca-c7e9-4c34-bbb9-c76ef46dcb4e          5  Income Tax Rates Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016

Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016

Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill 2016

Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2016 ( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Fierravanti-Wells )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 7 November 2016 ).

4ec31646-580e-4e41-abc6-a982b61aef75          6  Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 September 2016 ).

17243c64-d2e3-4f17-96a9-68d2f08b9f13          7  Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Employment, Senator Cash )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 10 October 2016 ).

 

9cebd26f-7462-42ee-838e-7a67edb66f45          8  Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Employment, Senator Cash )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 10 October 2016 ).

a0c6d683-9f65-403c-89c1-06f848d690ce          9  Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 September 2016 ).

a9bc0b65-d116-4bba-a89e-1139cc6962ab       10  Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 October 2016 ).

10aeace4-3c33-4cf1-af7e-b3202b056983       11  Privacy Amendment (Re-identification Offence) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 October 2016 ).

8c9155ee-a671-42c3-9147-a2dbd6b02433       12  Governor-General’s Opening Speech

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Hume —That the following address-in-reply be agreed to:

To His Excellency the Governor-General

may it please your excellency—

We, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia in Parliament assembled, desire to express our loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign and to thank Your Excellency for the speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament ( Minister for Employment ( Senator Cash ), in continuation, 13 September 2016 ).

Notice of Motion

Notice given 21 November 2016

ffb659d5-b8b8-4375-aa15-07b884eaa498       *1  Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister ( Senator McGrath ): To move—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the following bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings:

Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Amendment (New Governance Arrangements) Bill 2016

Superannuation (Excess Transfer Balance Tax) Imposition Bill 2016

Treasury Laws Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Superannuation) Bill 2016 .

 

 

 

 



 

General Business

 

A complete list of all general business notices of motion and orders of the day remaining on the Notice Paper is published at: www.aph.gov.au/Senate/business

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 21 November 2016

c1df5772-a224-4e6b-a8a3-066d6505f37d   *114   Senator Rhiannon : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that:

                                                (i)      last year, the Fair Work Ombudsman found evidence of exploitation of 20 per cent of workers on the 457 visa,

                                               (ii)      the problems with the 457 visa scheme result from weak regulation and exploitative employers,

                                             (iii)      exploitation of foreign workers also increases exploitation of Australian workers, and

                                             (iv)      promoting division between workers based on ethnicity and nationality is a common tactic used by conservatives to distract from exploitation by employers; and

                          (b)      calls on:

                                                (i)      the Government to reform migrant worker visa schemes to prevent employer exploitation of all workers, and

                                               (ii)      all parties to cease promoting division between foreign and Australian workers.

d60a8c7c-f28b-4d9d-ad08-7ccfc8b2077a   *115   Leader of the Australian Greens ( Senator Di Natale ): To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that:

                                                (i)      the election of Mr Donald Trump as President of the United States of America has raised concerns within the Australian community, including amongst Australia’s foreign and defence policy experts, about the influence of the alliance with the United States on Australian foreign and defence policy,

                                               (ii)      since Australia signed the ANZUS Treaty in 1951, Australia is the only country to have joined the United States in every major military intervention, including Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq, and

                                             (iii)      Australia’s security and prosperity is inextricably linked to its own region, and we must strengthen our ties with our Asian neighbours; and

                          (b)      urges the Australian Government to renegotiate the terms of the United States alliance and commit to an independent, non-aligned foreign policy.

2a701dbb-b581-417e-ac1e-5b4cd06e4349   *116   Senator Rice : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that:

                                                (i)      the funding reallocated by the Turnbull Government last week from the now­ defunct East West Link was directed almost entirely to roads in Victoria, despite the original $3 billion in funding being earmarked for public transport,

                                               (ii)      the Turnbull Government is yet to commit funding to any major public transport projects in our urban centres, and

                                             (iii)      investment in well-designed public transport infrastructure is essential to tackle congestion in effective, economic, equitable and less polluting ways; and

                          (b)      calls on the Government to prioritise funding for public transport in our major urban centres, which boosts productivity and addresses car-dependence in our cities.

4d6585fd-bca9-4fe8-925a-f327dfafd29e   *117   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate calls on the Turnbull Government to commit to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and delivering the 2,750 gigalitres of environmental water, and the additional 450 gigalitre top-up, that the science shows is the minimum necessary amount of water diversion required to keep the Murray River flowing and the South Australian agricultural sector and environment thriving.

 

 

 

 

 

Business Listed for Future Consideration

49d4062d-f723-481c-b827-909bde412f14 On the next day of sitting (23 November 2016)

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

a1810322-515b-4b03-80aa-2120eb1dcc14          1  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Transition Mobility Allowance to the National Disability Insurance Scheme) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

392e8e34-3a8a-423e-bd86-660b853be07e          2  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on large capacity fishing vessels.

777cf887-b103-4f14-8ec6-e4360ef10ff9          3  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the access by children to internet pornography.

b648d53a-d746-4298-b930-a849b9d7edba          4  Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Superannuation) Bill 2016 and the Superannuation (Excess Transfer Balance Tax) Imposition Bill 2016. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

 



 

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 21 November 2016

e3ae5707-e32b-44e3-8691-846cf5dffc7b   *113   Senator Waters : To move—That—

(1)      There be laid on the table, by each minister in the Senate, in respect of each Commonwealth Department or Agency administered by that minister, or by a minister in the House of Representatives represented by that minister, by not later than 7 days before the commencement of the budget estimates, supplementary budget estimates and additional estimates hearings, a statement in accordance with the succeeding provisions of this order:

A statement, covering the period since the previous statement was tabled, in respect of each former minister, listing:

(a)      all meetings at which lobbying, advocacy or the consideration of business took place, including date, location and duration, between current ministers, secretaries or deputy secretaries (or equivalent), of any Commonwealth Department or Agency and former ministers;

(b)      the capacities in which people attended; and

(c)      what topics were considered at each of the meetings.

(2)      This order has immediate effect with the « first » statement for 2016-17 additional estimates covering all meetings from the date of commencement of this order to 7 days prior to additional estimates.

(3)      In this order:

(a)      Commonwealth Department or Agency means a Commonwealth entity, other than the Parliamentary Departments and the Office of the Official Secretary of the Governor-General, within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 ;

(b)      former minister means a person who is no longer a member of the Australian Parliament and who has been a minister in the 18 months prior to the estimates hearing at which the statement is due.

(4)      If the Senate is not sitting when a statement is ready for presentation, the statement is to be presented to the President under standing order 166.

(5)      This order is of continuing effect.

 

cf56b2f7-9911-4ac0-8dec-592767dbf845 On 24 November 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 8 November 2016

3abf7e0b-b3ef-4eb9-a679-f0622a2e7a29          1  Senators Xenophon, Griff and Kakoschke-Moore: To move—That the following matters be referred to the Standing Committee of Privileges for inquiry and report by 14 August 2017:                

                          (a)      3abf7e0b-b3ef-4eb9-a679-f0622a2e7a29 the implications of the use of intrusive powers by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, including in relation to electronic surveillance and metadata domestic preservation orders, on the privileges and immunities of members of Parliament;

                          (b)      whether current oversight and reporting regimes on the use of intrusive powers are adequate to protect the capacity of members of Parliament to carry out their functions, including whether the requirements of parliamentary privilege are sufficiently acknowledged;

                           (c)      the need for specific protocols to be developed on any or all of the following matters:

                                                (i)      access by law enforcement or intelligence agencies to information held by parliamentary departments or departments of state (or portfolio agencies) in relation to members of Parliament or their staff,

                                               (ii)      access in accordance with the provisions of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 by law enforcement or intelligence agencies to metadata or other electronic material in relation to members of Parliament or their staff, held by carriers or carriage service providers, and

                                             (iii)      activities of intelligence agencies in relation to members of Parliament or their staff (with reference to the agreement between the Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service); and

                          (d)      any related matters.

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

5f7bc704-b600-4258-a793-913e9c15a798          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on 2016 Census.

c613f274-eb5c-4653-925e-bca756ef78a5          2  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Civil Nuclear Transfers to India Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

 

Order for Production of Documents

8e4c59d5-5d46-47fc-bd51-49b1ea16fa02     100  SEA 1000 Future Submarine project—Design and Mobilisation Contract—DCNS—Order for production of documents

By the Minister for Defence, by the start of business on 24 November 2016, the Design and Mobilisation Contract signed by the Commonwealth of Australia and the DCNS on 30 September 2016. ( Motion of Senators Xenophon and Carr agreed to 9 November 2016. )

0711b506-800c-4aa2-908b-ba5a436a83ba On 28 November 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

480354ad-bc08-4ef0-92b9-9a162051e3aa          1  Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

ec07ca8c-123f-439a-8faf-d4aeea3fd58f          2  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on the Commonwealth funding of Indigenous Tasmanians.

 

3b28f870-5213-4285-81c0-c8a6b681daf6          3  Environment and Communications References Committee

Interim report to be presented on closures of electricity generators.

141fba56-a0a5-458a-b11e-bbc4f442ede1          4  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Visa Revalidation and Other Measures) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

 

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 13 October 2016

6044a7b6-c658-403d-8091-9676a1dfb70a       92   Senator Farrell : To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to improve donation transparency and accountability, and for related purposes. Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donation Reform and Transparency) Bill 2016 .

 

Order for Production of Documents

95501b4a-4b44-461b-aca7-0cd2e6d4f1c4   *109  Defence—Australian Defence Force—Order for production of document

By the Minister for Defence, by no later than 3.30 pm on 28 November 2016, all recordings of the Australian Defence Force's Resistance to Interrogation Training Programs. ( Motion of Senator Lambie agreed to 21 November 2016. )

b306744e-eff2-4bbe-a47c-059e96bbcb8c On 29 November 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

5cff3be6-2c34-481b-aea2-8fa8907351a9          1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment.

32d72896-8380-4a0f-b72c-306088d7b491 On 30 November 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

da6fe52a-62fe-4254-955b-e1a18e04ed2e          1  Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

931e0fa0-9bf4-4a83-b688-f4064039db49          2  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on Lyme-like illness in Australia.

2d1e330b-c6fd-4bad-b6ab-856d221c8819          3  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the medical complaints process.

993e8e38-ff93-4484-82f8-76bd9f1c6c7e          4  Education and Employment References Committee

Report to be presented on the Government’s Workplace Bargaining Policy.

1677ceb1-7250-449a-804b-5c89fdf6a332          5  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

e892a0a5-76dc-436f-a01d-1be3cd1ec5a6 On 1 December 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

dc4306a0-9feb-41cd-b082-5a8fd6208ba7          1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on recent fires in remote Tasmanian wilderness.

457b2ba2-c20a-4201-ae50-87d830119323          2  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the future role and contribution of regional capitals.

 

Order for Production of Documents

87811bf8-7d94-4ecf-a59a-138a7b7ca30d       93  Environment—United Nations Framework on the Convention of Climate Change—Modelling—Order for production of documents

By the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, by no later than 1 December 2016, the modelling referred to by New Zealand in the United Nations Framework on the Convention of Climate Change session that details the Government's emission and removals projections for 2030. ( Motion of Senator Ludlam agreed to 7 November 2016. )

a41dd159-2c98-4587-b4db-8d80813def4f On 6 December 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

dd2ce28a-924d-4cdb-b878-96ca404b3b68          1  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

a5530829-1778-438f-a587-f589ce7a1489 On 1 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

cd0b1a8a-d83c-4eae-ac54-4908275a4448          1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Final report to be presented on closures of electricity generators.

d876d936-0b76-403a-939b-8ae172af7484 On 7 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

0c20a3f0-f06a-4ff2-ba8f-21dd519f8ffe          1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

d16e20b3-4d7f-493b-af65-3b94f2cd31d9          2  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on airport and aviation security at Australian airports.

fab0e680-4e5d-4b4f-938f-e47e2175652d          3  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Privacy Amendment (Re-identification Offence) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

774b6e12-5f98-4d25-9f1b-07fe57bd099b          4  Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Seafarers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 , the Seafarers Safety and Compensation Levies Bill 2016 and the Seafarers Safety and Compensation Levies Collection Bill 2016. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

 

Government Business—Orders of the Day

75dd48dd-0d7c-4e8b-a20c-e38e9829e815          1  Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Senator McGrath )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 9 November 2016 ).

11d7aa57-9327-42d8-92d0-40731ff3fd23          2  Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 —( Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Senator McGrath )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 10 November 2016 ).

f45134fc-8266-4e70-9f3f-8ab320c531ba On 8 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

66aaca09-dc40-4663-a2ff-f00517aa4ca2          1  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Final report to be presented on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

d8958709-2087-45b2-9b60-9d0ec29aa8c2 Nine sitting days after today (9 February 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 13 October 2016

84c50d33-056d-4eca-9e38-cf037d2643b7          1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Class of Persons Defined as Fast Track Applicants 2016/010, made under paragraph 5(1AA)(b) of the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2016L00377].

Ten sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

609cee6c-d0f3-494e-b29c-49c403c324ca          2   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Class of Persons Defined as Fast Track Applicants 2016/007, made under paragraph 5(1AA)(b) of the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2016L00455].

Ten sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

a467a87a-96a3-449c-b0d2-2d62140f56c3          3   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Class of Persons Defined as Fast Track Applicants 2016/008, made under paragraph 5(1AA)(b) of the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2016L00456].

Ten sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

f3c68038-2a26-4d5b-8d4a-406d9e4a4901 On 10 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

ffc8c48b-80a4-4252-8a57-f3182293ffaa          1  Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

02fdc662-9e89-4168-a9b7-effaff380370 On 14 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

c14cb24e-6591-475e-9969-b366e79dbda3          1  Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

baa37a00-d550-4fd6-aee2-69422726642d On 15 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

69e7ebec-c3e2-4ee5-b111-773e19dfcad1          1  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

83cb72c0-70c5-480b-884c-f75af1a5161b Twelve sitting days after today (15 February 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 9 November 2016

d364b5f5-3534-458d-a1d9-0c7d72c20282          1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) By-Laws 2016, made under the Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986 , be disallowed [F2016L00619].

Thirteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

7a79e715-5652-47dc-8765-80ce043eb97a On the second last sitting day in February 2017 (15 February 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

6d97ae78-c58b-4fc5-aca0-0af42e8e8587          1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the commercial use of Tasmanian bumblebees.

a1bcbf1f-84ba-4065-8c45-dc7219b92a18 On 24 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

aa868f7b-38a4-47fa-981c-489d7fc15914          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the Australian dairy industry.

2fbfb916-63f8-46e3-abec-04a4e44be271 On 28 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

7738fe15-9e4c-4257-b37a-c868d4e2a0ff          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the penalties for white collar crime or misconduct.

 

 

8a042c3d-0c1e-450c-9145-857cfba450a5 Fourteen sitting days after today (20 March 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 21 November 2016

8956aae3-36ea-4ec2-b96f-b847559ce885       *1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Class of Persons Defined as Fast Track Applicants 2016/049, made under the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2016L00679].

Fifteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

9c006023-1731-43d1-b66b-7a79cc4d419d       *2   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Industry, Innovation and Science Measures No. 2) Regulation 2016, made under the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 , be disallowed [F2016L00672].

Fifteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

9943dbcd-eac7-4ca0-a800-621b75b48d33 On 20 March 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

cce6415c-59a9-43a5-bc98-de6fa9442953          1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the ADF’s resistance to interrogation training.

5ceda30d-454a-4c00-a63f-5528649b2589 On the tenth sitting day of 2017 (22 March 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

5cde6f6b-e33d-4586-a4ee-b0cf681dbe38          1  Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 31 October 2016.

d29448ce-bb63-47ef-9b5f-e7edb9cb44cc On 28 March 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

75eec99b-b736-4bac-ad49-97c822e5bc5f          1  Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on the 2016-17 additional estimates.

ae020662-272e-4188-b071-f24984a7134c On the second last sitting day in March 2017 (29 March 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

f64c24e7-ee2e-4b4a-a111-0f9ccb0658d1          1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight.



 

022fe3b0-aff5-4f65-a662-670c1fb1dbd7 On 30 March 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

dade3899-dbcb-42e1-aea7-15aca74aeae1          1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on Australian veterans.

8c8f8731-c58d-45c6-bad1-2005d894164d          2  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on gender segregation in the workplace.

db906956-1ea9-42a8-b9ea-fb70bfc1c0ae       *3  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on price regulation associated with the Prostheses List Framework.

958e4808-4bc8-4b3e-9fad-493aef4e3bab On the last sitting day in March 2017 (30 March 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

34958502-b1f5-4f34-880d-c642f3b5a64c          1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the Nauru and Manus Island regional processing centres.

9b12875e-c157-43d2-bc09-606de60e2aa5          2  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector.

e5a32bfa-d0cd-46c3-9e18-49a087cc5c43          3  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

4aed70d0-48e8-4628-aa19-a04f27f559fe On 31 March 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

77a99c14-50b2-413a-b4e6-ff608e555c53          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on carbon risk disclosure.

5e2864d1-6095-40c4-8be2-de1603dc47d9 On 27 April 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

aa1e02e8-0f7b-4bff-837a-00e809698384          1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and associated systems.

c1e452f9-9b84-4f51-87dc-a53203b815d9 On 28 April 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

430380ad-e595-4f9c-903d-7abf27140b47          1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce.

1451940b-fc31-4175-8bc2-5abf3a909598          2  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on asbestos.

a3343d79-7038-43ca-a01e-89041aa68657 On 11 May 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

e87dce38-f6ec-4f57-8288-aa6b250e9274          1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the management of credit and other transaction cards by the Department of Defence.

371f0f53-ccdf-4ca0-85b0-878791f3d6c5 On 25 May 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

70ee2c61-17e5-409e-ac5a-e8dc80d44cfa          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on non-conforming building products.

1f851ddf-528e-4991-a5ea-96865209837e On 20 June 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

61018b75-1933-4f6b-b6c7-0eb129c7031e          1  Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on the 2017-18 Budget estimates.

819fdc5d-5cbb-4a93-8488-527c03f2e618 On 30 June 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

762b5aad-79a9-4660-9366-f54d87d016bd          1  Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

Report to be presented on the life insurance industry.

5f5d157b-f739-4c0c-bc37-5931fd06d4b4          2  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the impacts of climate change on marine fisheries and biodiversity.

625ea5e6-f7ae-460f-9d84-e3a4c5ebfce6          3  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the implications of financial advice reforms.

84e0e3b0-4b27-41a5-ae67-03409b507b8b          4  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on foreign bribery.

8292a266-9521-43c4-af87-1cc7fce76035 On 19 July 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

f9d9d2c6-4e9e-461f-98ca-388e9d1a6fee          1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the use of Flag of Convenience shipping in Australia.

ef56f8b2-1e8d-4862-9eed-8593712d3718 On 7 August 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

5c31b326-ba02-4176-bc7f-9d94706009b4          1  Education and Employment References Committee

Report to be presented on corporate avoidance of the Fair Work Act 2009 .

aaae1ad9-8e65-4d8b-b9eb-bf1c065e2c5a On the tenth sitting day after 30 June 2017 (6 September 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

5ddb025e-a6f9-4a12-8b7f-2a522d4eb44b          1  Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 30 April 2017.

dbc703ec-0958-4fb1-b7f5-12bbebe344fd On 30 September 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

84c435e3-64ff-4388-b324-eb88a2cfba2e          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on corporate tax avoidance.

09108a63-0631-4adf-b172-a1f9fd4a751e On 18 October 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

556d61f8-3d89-4145-8fd3-6708f1602f5e          1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on aspects of road safety in Australia.

1e9e46ca-b217-4da6-87b5-ea672f1cb3d5          2  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the state of Australia’s rail industry.

c6efd0e4-54f0-4187-b276-2b72d2b36328 On 1 December 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

78f12371-f38b-4b2c-b84a-6b22c4cc0cde          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s steel industry.

6a674d78-e87d-45f8-a46e-0bf1debc0a88          2  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry.

1253b9dd-5ecb-4403-b0bb-4c57c775502c          3  Red Tape—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

 

 

 

 

Other Information

 

Bills Currently Before Committees

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015

Referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee ( referred 15 September 2016; reporting date (final): 8 February 2017 )

 

Civil Nuclear Transfers to India Bill 2016 [provisions]

Referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee ( referred 10 November 2016; reporting date: 24 November 2016 )

 

 

Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016 [provisions]

Referred to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee ( referred 10 November 2016; reporting date: 15 February 2017 )

 

Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015

Referred to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee ( referred 1 September 2016; reporting date: 30 November 2016 )

 

Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2016

Referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee ( referred 13 October 2016; reporting date: the last sitting day in March 2017 )

 

Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 [provisions]

Referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee ( referred 10 November 2016; reporting date: 30 November 2016 )

 

Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015

Referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee ( referred 1 September 2016; reporting date: 6 December 2016 )

 

Migration Amendment (Visa Revalidation and Other Measures) Bill 2016 [provisions]

Referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee ( referred 10 November 2016; reporting date: 28 November 2016 )

 

Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 [provisions]

Referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee ( referred 10 November 2016; reporting date: 22 November 2016 )

 

Privacy Amendment (Re-identification Offence) Bill 2016

Referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee ( referred 10 November 2016; reporting date: 7 February 2017 )

 

Seafarers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 [provisions]

Seafarers Safety and Compensation Levies Bill 2016 [provisions]

Seafarers Safety and Compensation Levies Collection Bill 2016 [provisions]

Referred to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee (referred 10 November 2016; reporting date: 7 February 201 7)

 

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 [provisions]

Referred to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee ( referred 10 November 2016; reporting date: 28 November 2016 )

 

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Transition Mobility Allowance to the National Disability Insurance Scheme) Bill 2016 [provisions]

Referred to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee ( referred 13 October 2016; reporting date: 23 November 2016 )

 

Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 [provisions]

Referred to the Economics Legislation Committee ( referred 10 November 2016; reporting date: 14 February 2017 )

 

Treasury Laws Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Superannuation) Bill 2016 [provisions]

Superannuation (Excess Transfer Balance Tax) Imposition Bill 2016 [provisions]

Referred to the Economics Legislation Committee (referred 10 November 2016; reporting date: 23 November 2016)

 

Reference adopted by the Senate following a recommendation of the Selection of Bills Committee

 

 

 

 

Bills Discharged or Negatived

 

Government bill

 

Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016

Second reading negatived, 7 November 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Questions on Notice

Questions remaining unanswered

 

Nos 24, 59 to 63, 66, 67, 69 to 71, 82, 95, 115, 117, 119, 123, 124, 126, 127, 129, 138, 142, 143, 148, 152, 153, 155, 158, 160, 163 to 174 and 176 to 228.

 

Question nos, as shown above, from 24 to 178 remain unanswered for 30 or more days (see standing order 74(5)).

 

The full text of Questions on Notice and their answers are available online at www.aph.gov.au/qon .

 

 

 

 

Orders of the Senate

 

Address-in-reply—Suspension of standing order 3(4)

That standing order 3(4) be suspended to enable the Senate to consider business other than that of a formal character before the address-in-reply to the Governor-General’s opening speech has been adopted.

( Agreed to 30 August 2016 )

 



 

Allocation of departments/agencies

That departments and agencies be allocated to legislative and general purpose standing committees as follows:

Community Affairs

Health

Social Services, including Human Services

Economics

Industry, Innovation and Science

Treasury

Education and Employment

Education and Training

Employment

Environment and Communications

Communications and the Arts

Environment and Energy

Finance and Public Administration

Finance

Parliament

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Defence, including Veterans’ Affairs

Foreign Affairs and Trade

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Attorney-General

Immigration and Border Protection

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Agriculture and Water Resources

Infrastructure and Regional Development.

( Agreed to 31 August 2016 )

 

Chamber photographs

That the order of the Senate of 21 March 2002 restricting photography in the Senate chamber ceases to have effect on and from 7 November 2016.

( Agreed to 13 October 2016; varied 7 November 2016 )

 

Committees—Determination of chair—Standing order 25(9)

That , pursuant to standing order 25(9), the Senate determines:

(a)    that the chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee shall be elected by that committee from members nominated by minor parties or independent senators; and

(b)    that this order remain in effect until the President is duly notified of an agreement that meets the terms of standing order 25(9)(c).

( Agreed to 2 November 2011; varied 13 September 2016 )

 

Estimates hearings

(1)      That the 2016-17 supplementary Budget estimates hearings be scheduled as follows:

Monday, 17 October and Tuesday, 18 October 2016 ( supplementary hearings—Group A )

Wednesday, 19 October and Thursday, 20 October 2016 ( supplementary hearings—Group B ).

(2)      That, pursuant to the order of the Senate of 26 August 2008 and 23 June 2015, cross portfolio estimates hearings on Indigenous matters be scheduled for Friday, 21 October 2016.

(3)      That the committees consider the proposed expenditure in accordance with the allocation of departments and agencies to committees agreed to by the Senate.

(4)      That committees meet in the following groups:

Group A:

Environment and Communications

Finance and Public Administration

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Group B:

Community Affairs

Economics

Education and Employment

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

( Agreed to 30 August 2016 )

 

Estimates hearings—2016-17 additional estimates; 2017-18 Budget estimates

(1)      That estimates hearings by legislation committees for 2017 be scheduled as follows:

 

2016 -17 additional estimates:

Monday , 27 February and Tuesday, 28 February (Group A)

Wednesday, 1 March and Thursday, 2 March (Group B).

 

2017 -18 Budget estimates:

Monday, 22 May to Thursday, 25 May, and, if required, Friday, 26 May (Group A)

Monday, 29 May to Thursday, 1 June, and, if required, Friday, 2 June (Group B)

Monday, 30 October and Tuesday, 31 October (supplementary hearings—Group A)

Wednesday, 1 November and Thursday, 2 November (supplementary hearings—Group B).

(2)      That pursuant to the orders of the Senate of 26 August 2008, cross portfolio estimates hearings on Indigenous matters be scheduled for Friday, 3 March, Friday, 26 May and Friday, 20 October 2017, but not restricted to these days.

(3)      That the committees consider the proposed expenditure in accordance with the allocation of departments and agencies to committees agreed to by the Senate.

(4)      That committees meet in the following groups:

Group A :

Environment and Communications

Finance and Public Administration

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Group B:

Community Affairs

Economics

Education and Employment

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

(5)      That the committees report to the Senate on the following dates:

(a)      Tuesday , 28 March 2017 in respect of the 2016-17 additional estimates; and

(b)      Tuesday, 20 June 2017 in respect of the 2017-18 Budget estimates.

( Agreed to 8 November 2016 )

 

Estimates—Unanswered questions on notice

That:

                          (a)      answers be provided by 14 September 2016 to all legislation committees relating to all questions taken on notice by the committees’ predecessor committees with respect to the Additional estimates 2015-16 and the Budget estimates 2016-17, and which remained unanswered at the beginning of the new Parliament; and

                          (b)      for the purposes of standing order 74(5), the day set for answering the question for each of the unanswered questions is 14 September 2016.

( Agreed to 30 August 2016 )

 



 

Legislation—Exemption of bills from the cut-off order

That the provisions of paragraph (6) of standing order 111 not apply to the following bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings:

Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2016

Corporations Amendment (Auditor Registration) Bill 2016

Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016

Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016

Statute Law Revision (Spring 2016) Bill 2016

Statute Update Bill 2016

Treasury Laws Amendment (Income Tax Relief) Bill 2016 .

( Agreed to 13 September 2016 )

 

Meeting of Senate—2016

That the days of meeting of the Senate for the remainder of 2016 be as follows:

Spring sittings :

Thursday, 1 September

Monday, 12 September to Thursday, 15 September

Spring sittings (2) :

Monday, 10 October to Thursday, 13 October

Spring sittings (3) :

Monday, 7 November to Thursday, 10 November

Monday, 21 November to Thursday, 24 November

Monday, 28 November to Thursday, 1 December.

( Agreed to 31 August 2016 )

 

Meeting of Senate—2017

That the days of meeting of the Senate for the remainder of 2017 be as follows:

Autumn sittings :

Tuesday, 7 February to Thursday, 9 February

Monday, 13 February to Thursday, 16 February

Monday, 20 March to Thursday, 23 March

Monday, 27 March to Thursday, 30 March

Budget sittings:

Tuesday, 9 May to Thursday, 11 May

Winter sittings:

Tuesday, 13 June to Thursday, 15 June

Monday, 19 June to Thursday, 22 June

Spring sittings:

Tuesday, 8 August to Thursday, 10 August

Monday, 14 August to Thursday, 17 August

Monday, 4 September to Thursday, 7 September

Monday, 11 September to Thursday, 14 September 

Spring sittings (2):

Monday, 16 October to Thursday, 19 October 

Spring sittings (3):

Monday, 13 November to Thursday, 16 November

Monday, 27 November to Thursday, 30 November

Monday, 4 December to Thursday, 7 December.

( Agreed to 8 November 2016 )

 

Qualification of a senator—Court of Disputed Returns—Senator Culleton

Pursuant to section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , the Senate refers to the Court of Disputed Returns the following questions—

(a)       whether, by reason of s 44(ii) of the Constitution, or for any other reason, there is a vacancy in the representation of Western Australia in the Senate for the place for which Senator Rodney Norman Culleton was returned;

(b)       if the answer to Question (a) is “yes”, by what means and in what manner that vacancy should be filled;

(c)       what directions and other orders, if any, should the Court make in order to hear and finally dispose of this reference; and

(d)       what, if any, orders should be made as to the costs of these proceedings.

(Agreed to 7 November 2016 )

 

Qualification of a senator—Court of Disputed Returns—Mr Day

Pursuant to section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , the Senate refers to the Court of Disputed Returns the following questions—

(a)       whether, by reason of s 44(v) of the Constitution, or for any other reason, there is a vacancy in the representation of South Australia in the Senate for the place for which Robert John Day was returned;

(b)       if the answer to Question (a) is “yes”, by what means and in what manner that vacancy should be filled;

(c)       whether, by reason of s 44(v) of the Constitution, or for any other reason, Mr Day was at any time incapable of sitting as a Senator prior to the dissolution of the 44th Parliament and, if so, on what date he became so incapable;

(d)       what directions and other orders, if any, should the Court make in order to hear and finally dispose of this reference; and

(e)       what, if any, orders should be made as to the costs of these proceedings.

(Agreed to 7 November 2016 )

 

Rotation of senators

That, pursuant to section 13 of the Constitution, the senators chosen for each state be divided into two classes, as follows:

(1)         Senators listed at positions 7 to 12 on the certificate of election of senators for each state shall be allocated to the « first » class and receive 3 year terms.

(2)         Senators listed at positions 1 to 6 on the certificate of election of senators for each state shall be allocated to the second class and receive 6 year terms.

( Agreed to 31 August 2016 )

 

Standing orders—Amendments to standing order 169 and standing order 175

 

Standing order 169—Motions after tabling

At the end of standing order 169, add:

(3) If a ministerial statement is presented to or tabled in the Senate other than in accordance with standing order 61, it shall be in order for a senator to move a motion without notice to take note of the statement. On any such motion, a senator may speak for not more than 10 minutes and paragraph (2) applies to the total time limit for individual or successive motions.

( Agreed to 8 November 2016 (upon adoption of the recommendation in the Procedure Committee’s « first » report of 2016 )

 

Standing order 175—Conduct of visitors

Paragraph (3) be amended in the following terms with immediate effect:

(3) Paragraph (2) does not apply in respect of a senator breastfeeding an infant or, at the discretion of the President, a senator caring for an infant briefly, provided the business of the Senate is not disrupted.

( Agreed to 8 November 2016 (upon adoption of the recommendation in the Procedure Committee’s « first report of 2016 )

 

 

 

 

 

Contingent Notices of Motion

 

Conduct of business

         1  Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Brandis): To move (contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a minister moving a motion to provide for the consideration of any matter.

         2   Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Lambie

Senator Leyonhjelm

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the conduct of the business of the Senate or to provide for the consideration of any matter.

 

Formal business

         3  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong): To move (contingent on any senator objecting to a motion being taken as formal)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the motion being put immediately and determined without amendment or debate.

         4  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Lambie

To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to move an amendment to a motion discovered during formal business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent that senator moving the amendment to the motion.

 

Limitation of time

             Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Leyonhjelm

Senator Xenophon

         5  To move (contingent on a minister moving a motion that a bill be considered an urgent bill)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent debate taking place on the motion.

         6  To move (contingent on a minister moving a motion to specify time to be allotted to the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent the motion being debated without limitation of time and each senator speaking for the time allotted by standing orders.

         7  To move (contingent on the chair declaring that the time allotted for the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill, has expired)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent further consideration of the bill, or the stage of the bill, without limitation of time or for a specified period.

 

Senator Lambie

         8  To move (contingent on a minister moving a motion to specify time to be allotted to the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent the motion being debated without limitation of time and each senator speaking for the time allotted by standing orders.

         9  To move (contingent on the chair declaring that the time allotted for the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill, has expired)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent further consideration of the bill, or the stage of the bill, without limitation of time or for a specified period.

Matters of urgency

      10  Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Brandis): To move (contingent on the moving of a motion to debate a matter of urgency under standing order 75)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a minister moving an amendment to the motion.

 

      11   Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Lambie

Senator Leyonhjelm

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on the moving of a motion to debate a matter of urgency under standing order 75)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a senator moving an amendment to the motion.

 

Order of business

      1 2   Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Leyonhjelm

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the order of business on the Notice Paper .

 

Senator Lambie

      13  To move (contingent on the President proceeding to the placing of business on any day)—That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the order of business on the Notice Paper .

Questions without notice

      14   Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Lambie

Senator Leyonhjelm

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on a minister at question time on any day asking that further questions be placed on notice)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion that, at question time on any day, questions may be put to ministers until 30 questions, including supplementary questions, have been asked and answered.

 

Statements

      15   Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Lambie

Senator Leyonhjelm

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to make a statement to the Senate)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent that senator making that statement.

 

Tabling of documents

      16   Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Lambie

Senator Leyonhjelm

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to table a document in the Senate)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving that the document be tabled.

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by authority of the Senate



 

Ministerial Representation

Ministers

Representing

Senator the Honourable George Brandis QC

Attorney-General

               Vice-President of the Executive Council

              Leader of the Government in the Senate

 

Prime Minister

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Justice

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter-Terrorism

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security

Senator the Honourable Fiona Nash

Minister for Regional Development

Minister for Local Government and Territories

Minister for Regional Communications

                          Deputy Leader of The Nationals

 

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Minister for Urban Infrastructure

Minister for Health and Aged Care

Senator the Honourable Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance

  Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

 

Treasurer

Minister for Revenue and Financial Services

Minister for Small Business

Senator the Honourable Nigel Scullion

Minister for Indigenous Affairs

                 Leader of The Nationals in the Senate

 

 

Senator the Honourable Mitchell (Mitch) Fifield

Minister for Communications

Minister for the Arts

   Manager of Government Business in the Senate

 

Minister for Sport

Senator the Honourable Marise Payne

Minister for Defence

 

Minister for Defence Industry

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC

Minister for Defence Personnel

Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash

Minister for Employment

Minister for Women

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the

Public Service

 

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

 

Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham

Minister for Education and Training

 

Minister for the Environment and Energy

Senator the Honourable Arthur Sinodinos AO

Cabinet Secretary

 

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science

Senator the Honourable Matt Canavan

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

 

Deputy Prime Minister

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

Senator the Honourable Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Minister for International Development and the Pacific

 

 

Senator the Honourable Scott Ryan

Special Minister of State

Minister Assisting the Cabinet Secretary

 

Minister for Social Services

Minister for Human Services

Assistant Ministers - designated as Parliamentary Secretaries under the Ministers of State Act 1952

Senator the Honourable Anne Ruston

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

 

Senator the Honourable James McGrath

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister

 

Senator the Honourable Zed Seselja

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs

 



 

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