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SJ No 87 - 22 March 2012
COMMITTEE REPORTS AND GOVERNMENT RESPONSES—ORDERS OF THE DAY—CONSIDERATION
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Senate Journal No. 87 - 22 March 2012
- 1 MEETING OF SENATE
- 2 COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
- 3 SOLAR HOT WATER REBATE BILL 2012
- 4 ASSISTING VICTIMS OF OVERSEAS TERRORISM BILL 2012
- 5 NOTICES
- 6 SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT NO. 4 OF 2012
- 7 ORDER OF BUSINESS—REARRANGEMENT
- 8 FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE—EXTENSION OF TIME TO REPORT
- 9 POSTPONEMENTS
- 10 LEAVE OF ABSENCE
- 11 BROADCASTING SERVICES AMENDMENT (ANTI-SIPHONING) BILL 2012E NATIONAL WATER COMMISSION AMENDMENT BILL 2012
- 12 CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATION
- 13 HEALTH—WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY
- 14 FOREIGN AFFAIRS—TREATY ON THE NON-PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
- 15 INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS—CLOSING THE GAP
- 16 LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE—EXTENSION OF TIME TO REPORT
- 17 GAMBLING REFORM—JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE—LEAVE TO MEET DURING SITTING
- 18 LIVE ANIMAL EXPORT (SLAUGHTER) PROHIBITION BILL 2012
- 19 POLITICS—FARMERS AND SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION
- 20 DEFENCE—AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE ACADEMY—KIRKHAM INQUIRY
- 21 SENATE—PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE
- 22 RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT REFERENCES COMMITTEE—EXTENSION OF TIME TO REPORT
- 23 SCRUTINY OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—EXTENSION OF TIME TO REPORT
- 24 POKER MACHINE HARM REDUCTION ($1 BETS AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2012
- 25 ADMINISTRATION—CONSTITUENTS' REQUEST PROGRAM
- 26 SENATE—PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH MATTERS OF PRIVILEGE—STATEMENT BY LEAVE
- 27 ECONOMICS—MINING INDUSTRY
- 28 SENATE—WORK OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF PRIVILEGES
- 29 PRIVILEGES—STANDING COMMITTEE—INTERNAL PROCEDURES
- 30 SENATE—ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
- 31 FOREIGN AFFAIRS—NUCLEAR ENERGY
- 32 ENVIRONMENT—GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT
- 33 ENVIRONMENT—COAL SEAM GAS MINING
- 34 ENVIRONMENT—GREAT BARRIER REEF WORLD HERITAGE AREA
- 35 SOCIAL ISSUES—WORLD WATER DAY
- 36 QUESTIONS
- 37 MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF ANSWERS
- 38 PRIVILEGES—STANDING COMMITTEE—151ST REPORT
- 39 ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION
- 40 FAMILY LAW AMENDMENT (VALIDATION OF CERTAIN ORDERS AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2012
- 41 ANTARCTIC TREATY (ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION) AMENDMENT BILL 2011
- 42 LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE—REPORT—CLASSIFICATION (PUBLICATIONS, FILMS AND COMPUTER GAMES) AMENDMENT (R 18+ COMPUTER GAMES) BILL 2012
- 43 RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT LEGISLATION COMMITTEE—REPORT—AIR NAVIGATION AND CIVIL AVIATION AMENDMENT (AIRCRAFT CREW) BILL 2011 AND QANTAS SALE AMENDMENT (STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME) BILL 2011
- 44 RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT LEGISLATION COMMITTEE—REPORT—ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES 2011-12
- 45 LANDHOLDERS' RIGHT TO REFUSE (COAL SEAM GAS) BILL 2011
- 46 GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS—ORDERS OF THE DAY—CONSIDERATION
- 47 COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
- 48 COMMITTEE REPORTS AND GOVERNMENT RESPONSES—ORDERS OF THE DAY—CONSIDERATION
- 49 AUDITOR-GENERAL'S REPORTS—ORDERS OF THE DAY—CONSIDERATION
- 50 JUDGES AND GOVERNORS-GENERAL LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (FAMILY LAW) BILL 2012
- 51 SCRUTINY OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—4TH REPORT AND ALERT DIGEST NO. 4 OF 2012
- 52 ELECTORAL AND REFERENDUM AMENDMENT (MAINTAINING ADDRESS) BILL 2011E ELECTORAL AND REFERENDUM AMENDMENT (PROTECTING ELECTOR PARTICIPATION) BILL 2012
- 53 TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNIVERSAL SERVICE MANAGEMENT AGENCY BILL 2011E TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (UNIVERSAL SERVICE REFORM) BILL 2011
- 54 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS AMENDMENT (RAISING THE BAR) E BILL 2011 
- 55 GOVERNOR-GENERAL'S MESSAGES—ASSENT TO LAWS
- 56 PUBLICATIONS—STANDING COMMITTEE—15TH REPORT
- 57 COMMITTEES—ADDITIONAL INFORMATION—ESTIMATES
- 58 COMMUNITY AFFAIRS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE—ADDITIONAL INFORMATION—SOCIAL SECURITY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2011 AND RELATED BILLS
- 59 REGULATIONS AND ORDINANCES—STANDING COMMITTEE—DOCUMENT
- 60 DOCUMENTS
- 61 INDEXED LISTS OF DEPARTMENTAL AND AGENCY FILES—ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS—DOCUMENTS
- 62 NEXT MEETING OF SENATE
- 63 LEAVE OF ABSENCE
- 64 ADJOURNMENT
- 65 ATTENDANCE
COMMITTEE REPORTS AND GOVERNMENT RESPONSES—ORDERS OF THE DAY—CONSIDERATION
The following orders of the day relating to committee reports and government responses were considered:
Privileges—Standing Committee—150th report—Whether there was any improper influence in relation to political donations made by Mr Graeme Wood and questions without notice asked by Senator Bob Brown and Senator Milne. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Johnston)—That—
(a) the Senate endorse the findings at paragraphs 1.56 and 1.59 of the 150th report of the Committee of Privileges and the conclusion, at paragraph 1.60, that no question of contempt arises in regard to the matter referred; and
(b) the Procedure Committee review the processes for raising and referring matters of privilege, as set out in paragraphs 2.23 and 2.24—agreed to.
Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—Report—Advisory report on the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Protecting Elector Participation) Bill 2012. Motion of Senator Carol Brown to take note of report debated. Debate adjourned till the next day of sitting, Senator Ryan in continuation.
Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—Report—Visit to the Middle East Area of Operations: Report of the delegation to the MEAO, 14 May to 18 May 2012. Motion of Senator Furner to take note of report debated. Debate adjourned till the next day of sitting, Senator Furner in continuation.
Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Superannuation Legislation Amendment (MySuper Core Provisions) Bill 2011 and Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Obligations and Prudential Standards) Bill 2012 [Provisions]. Motion of Senator Boyce to take note of report debated. Debate adjourned till the next day of sitting, Senator Fisher in continuation.
Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Seventy-fifth annual report. Motion of Senator Polley to take note of report agreed to.
Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Referrals made in November 2011: Construction of projects two and three of the Christmas Island New Housing Program; Proposed development and construction of housing for Defence at Ermington. Motion of Senator Cash to take note of report agreed to.
Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Reports—Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission—Report on the 2010-11 annual reports of bodies established under the ASIC Act. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Boyce) to take note of reports agreed to.
National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee—First report—Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network—Government response. Motion of Senator Birmingham to take note of document called on. On the motion of Senator Fisher debate was adjourned till the next day of sitting.
Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Corporations Amendment (Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2011 and Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011. Motion of Senator Boyce to take note of report agreed to.
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Examination of the annual report of the Integrity Commissioner 2010-11. Motion of Senator Macdonald to take note of report called on. On the motion of Senator Kroger debate was adjourned till the next day of sitting.
Finance and Public Administration References Committee—Report—The operation of the Lobbying Code of Conduct and the Lobbyist Register. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Ryan) to take note of report agreed to.
Community Affairs References Committee—Report—Former forced adoption policies and practices. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Siewert) to take note of report agreed to.
Community Affairs References Committee—Report—Consumer access to pharmaceutical benefits—Government response. Motion of Senator Bushby to take note of document agreed to.
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee—Report—The administration and purchasing of disability employment services in Australia—Government response. Motion of Senator Bushby to take note of document agreed to.
Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee—Report—Climate change and the Australian agricultural sector—Government response. Motion of Senator Kroger to take note of document agreed to.
Community Affairs References Committee—Final report—Inquiry into Commonwealth funding and administration of mental health services. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Siewert) to take note of report debated. Debate adjourned till the next day of sitting, Senator Fierravanti-Wells in continuation.
Order of the day no. 10 relating to committee reports and government responses was called on but no motion was moved.