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10    Legislation Committees—Estimates Hearings—Days of Meeting—Variation

Senator McEwen, at the request of Senator Moore and pursuant to notice, moved general business notice of motion no. 1134—

    (1)   That the estimates hearings by legislation committees for 2016-17 Budget estimates be scheduled as follows:

Thursday, 5 May ( Group A ), and

Friday, 6 May ( Group B );

    (2)   That cross portfolio estimates hearings on Indigenous matters pursuant to the orders of the Senate of 26 August 2008 and 23 June 2015 not be proceeded with for the 2016-17 Budget estimates only.

    (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)   The 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)   The committees report to the Senate by 11 May 2016.

    (6)   That the Senate not meet on Thursday, 5 May 2016.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 34

Senators—

Bilyk

Hanson-Young

McEwen (Teller)

Rice

Brown

Ketter

McKim

Siewert

Cameron

Lambie

McLucas

Simms

Carr

Lazarus

Moore

Urquhart

Conroy

Leyonhjelm

O’Neill

Waters

Dastyari

Lines

Peris

Whish-Wilson

Di Natale

Ludlam

Polley

Wong

Gallacher

Ludwig

Rhiannon

Xenophon

Gallagher

McAllister

 

 

 

NOES, 28

Senators—

Back

Edwards

Macdonald

Reynolds

Birmingham

Fawcett

McGrath

Ruston

Brandis

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Ryan

Bushby (Teller)

Fifield

Nash

Scullion

Canavan

Heffernan

O’Sullivan

Seselja

Cash

Johnston

Parry

Smith

Colbeck

Lindgren

Paterson

Williams

 

 

Question agreed to.