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HOURS OF MEETING AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins), pursuant to notice, moved government business notice of motion no. 1—That, on Thursday, 29 November 2012:

 (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 6.30 pm and 7 pm to adjournment;

 (b) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm;

 (c) any proposal pursuant to standing order 75 shall not be proceeded with;

 (d) consideration of general business and committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General's reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall not be proceeded with;

 (e) the routine of business from not later than 12.45 pm to 2 pm and from not later than 3.45 pm shall be government business only;

 (f) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall not be proposed until a motion for the adjournment is moved by a minister;

 (g) the following government business orders of the day shall have precedence over all other government business, be called on in the following order and be considered under a limitation of time, and that the time allotted be as follows:

Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012commencing immediately to 3.45 pm—second readinge from 3.45 pm to 4.15 pm—all remaining stagesTreasury Legislation Amendment (Unclaimed Money and Other Measures) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item to 5.30 pm—all remaining stagesNational Gambling Reform Bill 2012 and related billscommencing from not later than 6 pm to 8 pm—second readinge from 8 pm to 9 pm—all remaining stagesSuperannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item to 9.45 pm—all remaining stages

 (h) paragraph (g) of this order shall operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142.

Debate ensued.


Senator McEwen moved the following amendment:

 Omit paragraph (g), substitute the following:

 (g) the following government business orders of the day shall have precedence over all other government business, be called on in the following order and be considered under a limitation of time, and that the time allotted be as follows:

Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012commencing immediately to 3.45 pm—second readinge from 3.45 pm to 4.15 pm—all remaining stagesTreasury Legislation Amendment (Unclaimed Money and Other Measures) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item to 5.30 pm—all remaining stagesSuperannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012commencing from not later than 6 pm to 8 pm—all remaining stagesNational Gambling Reform Bill 2012 and related billscommencing immediately after the preceding item to 9.15 pm—second readinge from 9.15 pm to 10 pm—all remaining stages

Debate ensued.

Closure: Senator Collins moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 36

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown

Cameron

Carr, Bob

Carr, Kim

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Di Natale

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley

Pratt

Rhiannon

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Urquhart

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

NOES, 32

Senators—

Abetz

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boyce

Bushby

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger (Teller)

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ruston

Ryan

Scullion

Sinodinos

Smith

Williams

Xenophon

Question agreed to.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,36


Senators—
BilykDi NataleLundySiewert
BishopFaulknerMarshallSingh
BrownFeeneyMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
CameronFurnerMcLucasSterle
Carr, BobGallacherMilneThistlethwaite
Carr, KimHanson-YoungMooreUrquhart
CollinsHoggPolleyWaters
ConroyLudlamPrattWhish-Wilson
CrossinLudwigRhiannonWright

NOES, 32


Senators—
AbetzEgglestonKroger (Teller)Ronaldson
BackFawcettMacdonaldRuston
BernardiFierravanti-WellsMadiganRyan
BirminghamFifieldMasonScullion
BoyceHeffernanMcKenzieSinodinos
BushbyHumphriesNashSmith
CormannJohnstonParryWilliams
EdwardsJoycePayneXenophon

Question agreed to.

Main question, as amended, put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,36


Senators—
BilykDi NataleLundySiewert
BishopFaulknerMarshallSingh
BrownFeeneyMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
CameronFurnerMcLucasSterle
Carr, BobGallacherMilneThistlethwaite
Carr, KimHanson-YoungMooreUrquhart
CollinsHoggPolleyWaters
ConroyLudlamPrattWhish-Wilson
CrossinLudwigRhiannonWright

NOES, 31


Senators—
AbetzEgglestonKroger (Teller)Ronaldson
BackFawcettMacdonaldRuston
BernardiFierravanti-WellsMadiganRyan
BirminghamFifieldMasonScullion
BoyceHeffernanMcKenzieSinodinos
BushbyHumphriesNashWilliams
CormannJohnstonParryXenophon
EdwardsJoycePayne

Question agreed to.