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DAYS AND HOURS OF MEETING AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION

Statement by leave: The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig), by leave, made a statement relating to government business notice of motion no. 1.

Leave refused: Senator Ludwig sought leave to amend government business notice of motion no. 1, relating to the days and hours of meeting and routine of business.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Senator Ludwig, at the request of the Minister for Sport (Senator Arbib) and pursuant to notice, moved government business notice of motion no. 1—That—

 (1) In the week beginning Monday, 21 November 2011, the following government business orders of the day shall be considered:

   Social Security Legislation Amendment (Family Participation Measures) e Bill 2011

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

   Business Names Registration (Application of Consequential Amendments) e Bill 2011

   Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

   Social Security Amendment (Student Income Support Reforms) Bill 2011

   National Health Reform Amendment (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) Bill 2011

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

   Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011

   Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

   Parliamentary Service Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Officer) e Bill 2011


   Higher Education Support Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

   Corporations (Fees) Amendment Bill 2011

   Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 8) Bill 2011 and Pay As You Go Withholding Non-compliance Tax Bill 2011

   Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011

   Auditor-General Amendment Bill 2011

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

   Navigation Amendment Bill 2011

   Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

   Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Air Cargo) Bill 2011

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

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

   National Residue Survey (Excise) Levy Amendment (Deer) Bill 2011

   Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

   Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

   Personal Property Securities Amendment (Registration Commencement) e Bill 2011

   Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2011

   Broadcasting Services Amendment (Review of Future Uses of Broadcasting Services Bands Spectrum) Bill 2011

   Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

   Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010

   Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011.

 (1A) On Monday, 21 November 2011, the routine of business from 7.30 pm to 9 pm shall be debate relating to a ministerial statement concerning Afghanistan.

 (2) On Wednesday, 23 November 2011 and Thursday, 24 November 2011, any proposal pursuant to standing order 75 shall not be proceeded with.

 (3) On Tuesday, 22 November 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 2 pm to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to adjournment;

  (b) the routine of business from 7.30 pm shall be government business only; and

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

 (4) On Wednesday, 23 November 2011:

  (a) consideration of the business before the Senate shall be interrupted at approximately 5 pm, but not so as to interrupt a senator speaking, to enable Senator Sinodinos to make his first speech without any question before the chair; and

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


 (5) On Thursday, 24 November 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.40 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 routine of business from 12.45 pm till not later than 2 pm, and from not later than 3.45 pm, shall be government business only;

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

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

 (6) The Senate shall sit on Friday, 25 November 2011 and that:

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

  (b) the routine of business shall be:

   (i) notices of motion, and

   (ii) government business only; and

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

 (7) The bills listed in paragraph (1) shall be considered under a limitation of debate and the allotment of time for consideration of the bills shall be as follows:

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Family Participation Measures) Bill 2011

Business Names Registration (Application of Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

National Health Reform Amendment (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) Bill 2011

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

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

Navigation Amendment Bill 2011

Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011All remaining stages: on Monday, 21 November 2011, from not later than 9 pm to 9.30 pm


Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Air Cargo) Bill 2011

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

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Oils in the Antarctic Area) Bill 2011All remaining stages: on Tuesday, 22 November 2011, from not later than 9 pm to 9.40 pm

Parliamentary Service Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Officer) Bill 2011

Higher Education Support Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 8) Bill 2011 and Pay As You Go Withholding Non-compliance Tax Bill 2011

National Residue Survey (Excise) Levy Amendment (Deer) Bill 2011

Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2011All remaining stages: on Wednesday, 23 November 2011, from not later than 6 pm to 7 pm

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011

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

Corporations (Fees) Amendment Bill 2011

Auditor-General Amendment Bill 2011

Personal Property Securities Amendment (Registration Commencement) Bill 2011

Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2011

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Review of Future Uses of Broadcasting Services Bands Spectrum) Bill 2011All remaining stages: on Thursday, 24 November 2011, from not later than 9 pm to 9.40 pm


Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Social Security Amendment (Student Income Support Reforms) Bill 2011All remaining stages: on Friday, 25 November 2011, from not later than 1 pm to 1.50 pm

 (8) Paragraph (7) of this order shall operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 35

Senators—

Arbib

Bilyk

Brown, Bob

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley

Pratt

Rhiannon

Sherry

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Waters

Wong

Wright

NOES, 31

Senators—

Abetz

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Humphries

Johnston

Kroger

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Sinodinos

Williams (Teller)

Xenophon

Question agreed to.