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DAYS AND HOURS OF MEETING AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig), pursuant to notice, moved government business notice of motion no. 4—That—

 (1) Divisions may take place on:

  (a) Thursday, 13 October 2011, after 4.30 pm; and

  (b) Monday, 21 November 2011, before 12.30 pm.

 (2) The order of the Senate of 22 November 2010 relating to the days of meeting of the Senate for the year 2011, be modified as follows:

  Insert "Monday, 7 November to Thursday, 10 November".

 (3) On Tuesday, 1 November and 8 November 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 11 am to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.40 pm;

  (b) the routine of business from 11 am shall be consideration of the government business order of the day relating to the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills; and

  (c) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 10 pm.

 (4) On Thursday, 3 November and 10 November 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 8.40 pm;

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

  (c) the government business order of the day relating to the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills shall have precedence over all government business;

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

  (e) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 8 pm.

 (5) The government business order of the day relating to the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills be considered under a limitation of time and that the time allotted be as follows:

  (a) on Thursday, 3 November 2011, from 3.45 pm to 4 pm—second reading;


  (b) on Thursday, 10 November 2011, at 4 pm—all remaining stages, excluding consideration of any messages from the House of Representatives; and

  (c) on Monday, 21 November 2011, at 6 pm—all remaining stages, including consideration of any messages from the House of Representatives.

 (6) Subject to paragraph (5), this order operate as an allocation of time under standing order 142.

Debate ensued.

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

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 35

Senators—

Arbib

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown, C (Teller)

Cameron

Carr

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Marshall

McEwen

Milne

Moore

Pratt

Rhiannon

Sherry

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Urquhart

Waters

Wong

Wright

NOES, 30

Senators—

Abetz

Adams (Teller)

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Parry

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Williams

Xenophon

Question agreed to.

Question put and passed.