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DAYS AND HOURS OF MEETING AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig), by leave, moved government business notice of motion no. 3—That the order of the Senate of 21 September 2011, relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business, be amended as follows:

 Omit paragraphs (3) to (6), substitute:

 (3) On Wednesday, 9 November, and Thursday, 10 November 2011, any proposal pursuant to standing order 75 shall not be proceeded with.

 (4) The provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Bill 2011 and a related bill.

 (5) On Thursday, 3 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.

 (6) On Tuesday, 8 November 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 10 am to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.40 pm;

  (b) the routine of business from 10 am to 2 pm, and from the resumption of government business till not later than 5 pm, shall be the government business order of the day relating to the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills, and these bills have precedence over all government business till completed;

  (c) commencing immediately after the preceding item the order of government business shall be consideration of the government business orders of the day relating to the:

   (i) Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011, and

   (ii) Australian Renewable Energy Agency Bill 2011 and a related bill; and

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

 (7) On Wednesday, 9 November 2011:

  (a) the order of government business shall be consideration of the government business orders of the day relating to the:

   (i) Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011, and

   (ii) Australian Renewable Energy Agency Bill 2011 and a related bill, and


   that consideration of these bills shall have precedence over all government business till 5.30 pm; and

   (b) consideration of government documents shall not be proceeded with.

 (8) On Thursday, 10 November 2011:

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

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

  (c) the government business order of the day relating to the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 and the Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011 shall have precedence over all government business, except that the routine of business from 12.45 pm till not later than 2 pm shall be the following government business orders of the day:

    Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2011

    Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2011

    Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Air Cargo) Bill 2011

    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 7) Bill 2011

    Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Participants in British Nuclear Tests) Bill 2011

    Work Health and Safety Bill 2011

    Work Health and Safety (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2011

    Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Navigation Amendment Bill 2011

    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Oils in the Antarctic Area) Bill 2011;

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

  (e) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall not be proposed until a motion for the adjournment is moved by a minister.

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

  (a) on Thursday, 3 November 2011, from not later than 3.45 pm to 4 pm—second reading; and

  (b) on Tuesday, 8 November 2011, from not later than 11 am to noon—all remaining stages.

 (10) The government business order of the day relating to the Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011 be considered under a limitation of debate and that the time allotted be as follows:

   on Wednesday, 9 November 2011, from not later than 10 am to 11.30 am—all remaining stages.


 (11) The government business order of the day relating to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Bill 2011 and a related bill be considered under a limitation of debate and that the time allotted be as follows:

   on Wednesday, 9 November 2011, from the completion of the Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011 to 5.30 pm—all remaining stages.

 (12) The government business order of the day relating to the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 and a related bill be considered under a limitation of debate and that the time allotted be as follows:

   on Thursday, 10 November 2011:

   from not later than 3.45 pm to 7 pm—second reading

   from 7 pm to 8 pm—committee stage

   from 8 pm to 8.30 pm—all remaining stages.

 (13) Paragraphs (9) to (12) of this order operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142.

 Document: Senator Ludwig tabled the following document:

  Consideration of legislation—Statement of reasons for introduction and passage of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Bill 2011 and a related bill in the 2011 spring sittings.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 35

Senators—

Arbib

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown, Bob

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Carr

Collins

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley

Pratt

Rhiannon

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Urquhart

Waters

Wright

NOES, 29

Senators—

Adams (Teller)

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Heffernan

Humphries

Joyce

Kroger

Macdonald

Mason

McKenzie

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Scullion

Sinodinos

Williams

Question agreed to.