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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Page: 1756


Senator BRANDIS (QueenslandAttorney-General, Vice-President of the Executive Council and Leader of the Government in the Senate) (10:12): I move:

(1) That the Social Servies Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 may be introduced immediately and considered in accordance with the succeeding provisions of this resolution.

(2) That the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2016 be considered after the bill mentioned in paragraph (1), in accordance with the succeeding provisions of this resolution.

(3) If by 7.20 pm today, the bills listed above have not been finally considered then:

(a) the hours of meeting for today shall be 9.30 am to not later than midnight;

(b) the routine of business from not later than 7.20 pm shall be consideration of the bills listed above; and

(c) the Senate shall adjourn without debate after it has finally considered the bills or at midnight, whichever is the earlier.

(4) If by 2 pm on Thursday, 23 March 2017, the bills listed above have not been finally considered then:

(a) the hours of meeting for that day shall be 9.30 am to not later than midnight;

(b) the routine of business from not later than 6 pm shall be consideration of the bills listed above;

(c) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm; and

(d) the Senate shall adjourn without debate after it has finally considered the bills listed above or at midnight, whichever is the earlier.

(5) If by midnight on Thursday, 23 March 2017 the bills listed above have not been finally considered then the Senate shall meet on Friday, 24 March 2017, and:

(a) the hours of meeting shall be 9 am to adjournment;

(b) the routine of business shall be consideration of the bills listed above; and

(c) the Senate shall adjourn without debate after it has finally considered the bills listed above, or a motion for the adjournment is moved by a minister, whichever is the earlier.

(6) Once the bills listed above have been finally considered, the order of the day relating to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 shall be discharged from the Notice Paper.

The PRESIDENT: Senator Wong, a point of clarification?

Senator Wong: My point of clarification is whether or not the motion before the chair can be amended?

The PRESIDENT: No. It cannot be amended or debated.

Senator Wong: Thank you.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that the motion moved by Senator Brandis to vary the routine of business be agreed to.