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STANDING ORDERS—AMENDMENT—COMMITTEES—ALLOCATION OF DEPARTMENTS

The Assistant Treasurer (Senator Arbib), at the request of the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research (Senator Evans) and pursuant to notice, moved government business notice of motion no. 1—That the resolution of the Senate of 29 September 2010 be amended as follows:

 (1) Paragraph (1), omit "Rural Affairs and Transport", substitute "Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport".

 (2) Omit paragraph (2), substitute:

  That departments and agencies be allocated to legislative and general purpose standing committees as follows:

  Community Affairs

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Health and Ageing

Human Services

  Economics

Industry and Innovation

Resources, Energy and Tourism

Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research

Treasury

  Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Education

Employment and Workplace Relations

  Environment and Communications

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

  Finance and Public Administration

Finance and Deregulation

Parliament

Prime Minister and Cabinet

  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Defence, including Veterans' Affairs

Foreign Affairs and Trade


  Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Attorney-General

Immigration and Citizenship

  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Infrastructure and Transport

Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 36

Senators—

Arbib

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown, Bob

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Carr

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley (Teller)

Pratt

Rhiannon

Sherry

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Urquhart

Waters

Wright

NOES, 32

Senators—

Abetz

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Brandis

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Fisher

Heffernan

Humphries

Johnston

Kroger (Teller)

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ryan

Scullion

Sinodinos

Williams

Xenophon

Question agreed to.