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DAYS AND HOURS OF MEETING AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION

Leave refused: The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) sought leave to move a motion relating to the days and hours of meeting and routine of business for today and Friday, 26 November 2010.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Suspension of standing orders: Senator Ludwig, at the request of the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans) and pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Evans moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to give precedence to a motion to vary the days and hours of meeting and routine of business for today and Friday, 26 November 2010.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 34

Senators—

Arbib

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown, Bob

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Carr

Collins

Crossin

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Fielding

Forshaw

Furner

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Hurley

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley

Pratt

Sherry

Siewert

Stephens

Sterle

Wortley

Xenophon

NOES, 32

Senators—

Abetz

Adams

Back

Barnett

Bernardi

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Coonan

Cormann

Ferguson

Fifield

Fisher

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger

Macdonald

McGauran

Nash

Parry (Teller)

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Troeth

Trood

Williams

Question agreed to.

Senator Ludwig, at the request of Senator Evans, moved—That a motion to vary the days and hours of meeting and routine of business for today and Friday, 26 November 2010 may be moved immediately and have precedence over all other business today till determined.

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

Question—That the question be now put—put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
ArbibFarrellLudlamPratt
BilykFaulknerLudwigSherry
BishopFeeneyLundySiewert
Brown, BobFieldingMarshallStephens
Brown, CarolForshawMcEwen (Teller)Sterle
CameronFurnerMcLucasWortley
CarrHanson-YoungMilneXenophon
CollinsHoggMoore
CrossinHurleyPolley

NOES, 32


Senators—
AbetzBushbyFisherNash
AdamsCashHeffernanParry (Teller)
BackColbeckHumphriesPayne
BarnettCoonanJohnstonRonaldson
BernardiCormannKrogerRyan
BoswellFergusonMacdonaldScullion
BoyceFierravanti-WellsMcGauranTroeth
BrandisFifieldMinchinTrood

Question agreed to.

Main question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
ArbibFarrellLudlamPratt
BilykFaulknerLudwigSherry
BishopFeeneyLundySiewert
Brown, BobFieldingMarshallStephens
Brown, CarolForshawMcEwen (Teller)Sterle
CameronFurnerMcLucasWortley
CarrHanson-YoungMilneXenophon
CollinsHoggMoore
CrossinHurleyPolley

NOES, 32


Senators—
AbetzBushbyFisherNash
AdamsCashHeffernanParry (Teller)
BackColbeckHumphriesPayne
BarnettCoonanJohnstonRonaldson
BernardiCormannKrogerRyan
BoswellFergusonMacdonaldScullion
BoyceFierravanti-WellsMcGauranTroeth
BrandisFifieldMinchinTrood

Question agreed to.

Senators sought clarification of the proceedings.


Leave refused: Senator Brandis sought leave to move a motion to take note of the President's explanation of the proceedings to this point.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Proposed suspension of standing orders: Senator Brandis moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent him moving a motion to take note of the President's explanation of the proceedings to this point.

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

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
ArbibFarrellLudlamPratt
BilykFaulknerLudwigSherry
BishopFeeneyLundySiewert
Brown, BobFieldingMarshallStephens
Brown, CarolForshawMcEwen (Teller)Sterle
CameronFurnerMcLucasWortley
CarrHanson-YoungMilneXenophon
CollinsHoggMoore
EvansHurleyPolley

NOES, 32


Senators—
AbetzBushbyFisherNash
Adams (Teller)CashHeffernanParry
BackColbeckHumphriesPayne
BarnettCoonanJohnstonRonaldson
BernardiCormannKrogerRyan
BoswellFergusonMacdonaldScullion
BoyceFierravanti-WellsMcGauranTroeth
BrandisFifieldMinchinTrood

Question agreed to.

Question—That the motion to suspend standing orders be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,32


Senators—
AbetzBushbyFisherNash
Adams (Teller)CashHeffernanParry
BackColbeckHumphriesPayne
BarnettCoonanJohnstonRonaldson
BernardiCormannKrogerRyan
BoswellFergusonMacdonaldScullion
BoyceFierravanti-WellsMcGauranTroeth
BrandisFifieldMinchinTrood

NOES, 34



Senators—
ArbibFarrellLudlamPratt
BilykFaulknerLudwigSherry
BishopFeeneyLundySiewert
Brown, BobFieldingMarshallStephens
Brown, CarolForshawMcEwen (Teller)Sterle
CameronFurnerMcLucasWortley
CarrHanson-YoungMilneXenophon
CrossinHoggMoore
EvansHurleyPolley

Question negatived.

Senator Ludwig moved—That—

 (1) On Thursday, 25 November 2010, the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 7 pm and 7.30 pm to 10 pm.

 (2) The Senate meet on Friday, 26 November 2010, and that the hours of meeting shall be 9 am to 3.30 pm.

 (3) The Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 be called on immediately and have precedence over all other business until determined, except at 2 pm on Thursday, 25 November 2010, questions without notice shall be asked for one hour.

 (4) The Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 shall be considered under a limitation of debate.

 (5) The time allocated for the remaining stages of the bill shall be as follows:

  (a) committee of the whole—until 11.45 am, on Friday, 26 November 2010;

  (b) all remaining stages—until noon, on Friday, 26 November 2010; and

  (c) this order operate as an allocation of time under standing order 142.

 (6) At the conclusion of the consideration of the business listed in paragraph (3), the order of business shall be:

  (a) tabling of a report of the Selection of Bills Committee;

  (b) consideration of the following government business notices of motion:

    No. 1—Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations (Senator Evans) - Introduction of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Bill 2010

    No. 2—Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations (Senator Evans) - Introduction of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2010

    No. 3—Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (Senator Carr) - Exemption of bills from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 concerning the consideration of legislation (Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010; and Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill 2010)

    No. 5—Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water (Senator Farrell) - Approval of works within the Parliamentary Zone (external expansion to the Abacus childcare centre at the Treasury building); and


  (c) consideration of the following government business orders of the day:

    No. 4 Airports Amendment Bill 2010

    No. 5 Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information ) Bill 2010

    No. 6 Radiocommunications Amendment Bill 2010

    No. 7 Family Law Amendment (Validation of Certain Parenting Orders and Other Measures) Bill 2010

    Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010

    No. 8 Health Insurance Amendment (Pathology Requests) Bill 2010

    Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

    No. 9 Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Bill 2010

    No. 10 Territories Law Reform Bill 2010.

 (7) Notices of motion may be lodged in writing on Friday, 26 November 2010.

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

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
ArbibEvansLudlamPratt
BilykFaulknerLudwigSiewert
BishopFeeneyLundyStephens
Brown, BobFieldingMarshallSterle
Brown, CarolForshawMcEwen (Teller)Wong
CameronFurnerMcLucasWortley
CollinsHanson-YoungMilneXenophon
ConroyHoggMoore
CrossinHurleyPolley

NOES, 32


Senators—
AbetzBushbyHeffernanNash
Adams (Teller)CashHumphriesParry
BackColbeckJohnstonPayne
BarnettCoonanKrogerRonaldson
BernardiCormannMacdonaldRyan
BoswellFergusonMasonScullion
BoyceFifieldMcGauranTroeth
BrandisFisherMinchinTrood

Question agreed to.

Question—That the motion to vary the days and hours of meeting and routine of business for today and Friday, 26 November 2010 be agreed to—put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,37


Senators—
ArbibEvansLudlamSherry
BilykFarrellLudwigSiewert
BishopFaulknerLundyStephens
Brown, BobFeeneyMarshallSterle
Brown, CarolFieldingMcEwen (Teller)Wong
CameronForshawMcLucasWortley
CarrFurnerMilneXenophon
CollinsHanson-YoungMoore
ConroyHoggPolley
CrossinHurleyPratt

NOES, 35


Senators—
AbetzCashHumphriesParry
Adams (Teller)ColbeckJohnstonPayne
BackCoonanJoyceRonaldson
BarnettCormannKrogerRyan
BernardiFergusonMacdonaldScullion
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonTroeth
BoyceFifieldMcGauranTrood
BrandisFisherMinchinWilliams
BushbyHeffernanNash

Question agreed to.

Leave refused: Senator Brandis sought leave to move a motion to vary the order for the days and hours of meeting and routine of business for today and Friday, 26 November 2010.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Proposed suspension of standing orders: Senator Brandis moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent him moving a motion to vary the order for the days and hours of meeting and routine of business for today and Friday, 26 November 2010.

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

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,37


Senators—
ArbibEvansLudlamSherry
BilykFarrellLudwigSiewert
BishopFaulknerLundyStephens
Brown, BobFeeneyMarshallSterle
Brown, CarolFieldingMcEwen (Teller)Wong
CameronForshawMcLucasWortley
CarrFurnerMilneXenophon
CollinsHanson-YoungMoore
ConroyHoggPolley
CrossinHurleyPratt

NOES, 35



Senators—
AbetzCashHumphriesParry
Adams (Teller)ColbeckJohnstonPayne
BackCoonanJoyceRonaldson
BarnettCormannKrogerRyan
BernardiFergusonMacdonaldScullion
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonTroeth
BoyceFifieldMcGauranTrood
BrandisFisherMinchinWilliams
BushbyHeffernanNash

Question agreed to.

Question—That the motion to suspend standing orders be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,35


Senators—
AbetzCashHumphriesParry
Adams (Teller)ColbeckJohnstonPayne
BackCoonanJoyceRonaldson
BarnettCormannKrogerRyan
BernardiFergusonMacdonaldScullion
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonTroeth
BoyceFifieldMcGauranTrood
BrandisFisherMinchinWilliams
BushbyHeffernanNash

NOES, 37


Senators—
ArbibEvansLudlamSherry
BilykFarrellLudwigSiewert
BishopFaulknerLundyStephens
Brown, BobFeeneyMarshallSterle
Brown, CarolFieldingMcEwen (Teller)Wong
CameronForshawMcLucasWortley
CarrFurnerMilneXenophon
CollinsHanson-YoungMoore
ConroyHoggPolley
CrossinHurleyPratt

Question negatived.

Leave refused: Senator Macdonald sought leave to move a motion to vary the order for the days and hours of meeting and routine of business for today and Friday, 26 November 2010.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Proposed suspension of standing orders: Senator Macdonald moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent him moving a motion to vary the order for the days and hours of meeting and routine of business for today and Friday, 26 November 2010.


Ruling of President: The President ruled that he could not receive another motion for the suspension of standing orders to amend the order for the days and hours of meeting and routine of business for today and Friday, 26 November 2010 already agreed to by the Senate. This was the second suspension of standing orders to amend the order agreed to by the Senate. Such a motion was not in order. Once the Senate has been asked to suspend the standing orders to depart from the order of business on one such occasion and has declined to do so, the request should not be capable of being repeatedly made, because this would provide a means of permanently obstructing the business of the Senate.

Leave refused: Senator Macdonald sought leave to move a motion to take note of the President's ruling.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Proposed suspension of standing orders: Senator Macdonald moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent him moving a motion to take note of the President's ruling.

Debate ensued.

Closure: The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations (Senator Evans) moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,36


Senators—
ArbibCrossinHoggMoore
BilykEvansHurleyPolley
BishopFarrellLudlamPratt
Brown, BobFaulknerLudwigSiewert
Brown, CarolFeeneyLundyStephens
CameronFieldingMarshallSterle
CarrForshawMcEwen (Teller)Wong
CollinsFurnerMcLucasWortley
ConroyHanson-YoungMilneXenophon

NOES, 34


Senators—
AbetzCashHumphriesPayne
AdamsColbeckJohnstonRonaldson
BackCoonanJoyceRyan
BarnettCormannKrogerScullion
BernardiFergusonMacdonaldTroeth
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonTrood
BoyceFifieldMinchinWilliams
BrandisFisherNash
Bushby (Teller)HeffernanParry

Question agreed to.

Question—That the motion to suspend standing orders be agreed to—put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
AbetzCashHumphriesPayne
AdamsColbeckJohnstonRonaldson
BackCoonanJoyceRyan
BarnettCormannKrogerScullion
BernardiFergusonMacdonaldTroeth
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonTrood
BoyceFifieldMinchinWilliams
BrandisFisherNash
Bushby (Teller)HeffernanParry

NOES, 36


Senators—
ArbibCrossinHoggMoore
BilykEvansHurleyPolley
BishopFarrellLudlamPratt
Brown, BobFaulknerLudwigSiewert
Brown, CarolFeeneyLundyStephens
CameronFieldingMarshallSterle
CarrForshawMcEwen (Teller)Wong
CollinsFurnerMcLucasWortley
ConroyHanson-YoungMilneXenophon

Question negatived.