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Government Business

Orders of the Day

That the following bills be considered under a limitation of debate (standing order 142) and the allotment of time for consideration of the bills be as follows:

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 and 10 related bills

commencing at 7.30 pm on 15  March 2012 until 9.15 pm on 19 March 2012

( Agreed to 14 March 2012—For full motion see Orders of the Senate—Meeting .)

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011

Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011

Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—General) Bill 2011

Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2011

Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2011

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Amendment Bill 2011

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—General) Bill 2011

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2011

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2011

Tax Laws Amendment (Stronger, Fairer, Simpler and Other Measures) Bill 2011

Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2011

Adjourned debate on the motion—That these bills be now read a second time.

 

And on the amendment moved by Senator Cormann in respect of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 —At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate:

(a) notes that the Government has not complied with:

(i) the order of the Senate made on 1 November 2011, ordering the production of information relating to the cost of all measures attached to the mining tax over the current forward estimates, and

(ii) a number of other outstanding orders in relation to mining tax revenue estimates and related assumptions; and

(b) declines to consider the bill further until:

(i) the Government publicly releases all information it holds relating to:

( a ) the commodity price and production volume assumptions it has used in respect of its mining tax revenue estimates,

( b ) the updated estimates of the cost of all measures associated with the mining tax over the forward estimates,

( c ) the cost estimate of its commitment to credit all state and territory royalties against the resource rent tax liabilities, and

( d ) the cost estimate of the upfront tax deductions able to be claimed by mining projects subject to the Minerals Resource Rent Tax on the basis of the market valuation method, and

(ii) the Senate has passed a resolution that the bills may be listed for debate ( Senator Humphries, in continuation, 15 March 2012 ).

Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Bill 2011

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Universal Service Reform) Bill 2011

Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Bill 2011

Further consideration ( 29 February 2012 ).

Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2012— ( Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Senator Evans )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Evans, 28 February 2012 ).

*4  Higher Education Support Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations, Senator Collins )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Collins, 15 March 2012 ).

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers and Offences) Bill 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Feeney, 13 March 2012 ).

Indirect Tax Laws Amendment (Assessment) Bill 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations, Senator Collins )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Collins, 14 March 2012 ).

Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2011 [2012]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 November 2011 ).

 

 8  Broadcasting Services Amendment (Regional Commercial Radio) Bill 2011 [2012]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 November 2011 ).

Excise Amendment (Reducing Business Compliance Burden) Bill 2011

Customs Amendment (Reducing Business Compliance Burden) Bill 2011— ( Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Senator Evans )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Evans, 8 February 2012 ).

10  Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2011— ( Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Senator Evans )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fawcett, in continuation, 1 March 2012 ).

11  Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 13 March 2012 ).

12  Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2011-2012

Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2011-2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations, Senator Collins )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 29 February 2012 ).

13  Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2012

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011— ( Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations, Senator Collins )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Collins, 29 February 2012 ).

14  Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Amendment Bill 2011— ( Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations, Senator Collins )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Collins, 29 February 2012 ).

15  National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2010— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 November 2010 ).

16  Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Kim Carr )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Kim Carr, 24 August 2011 ).

17  Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Online Games) Bill 2011— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 3 November 2011 ).

 

 18  Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 2) 2011— ( Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations, Senator Collins )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Collins, 29 February 2012 ).

19  Criminal Code Amendment (Cluster Munitions Prohibition) Bill 2010— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, Senator Farrell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 November 2010 ).

20  Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2010— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Feeney, 17 November 2010 ).

21  Criteria for independent youth allowance—Proposed resolution

Consideration of message no. 38 from the House of Representatives ( 28 October 2010 ).

22  Mental health—Proposed resolution

Consideration of message no. 80 from the House of Representatives ( 9 February 2011 ).

23  Budget statement and documents 2011-12

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance and Deregulation (Senator Wong)—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( adjourned, Minister for Sport (Senator Lundy), 12 May 2011 ).