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ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION

Motion determined as not formal: The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) requested that government business notice of motion no. 1 standing in her name for today, relating to the routine of business for 10 May 2012, be taken as formal.

An objection was raised and the motion was not proceeded with as a formal motion.

Suspension of standing orders: Senator Collins, 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 relating to the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to give precedence to government business notice of motion no. 1.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
BilykFarrellMarshallSiewert
Brown, BobFaulknerMcEwenSingh
Brown, C (Teller)FeeneyMcLucasStephens
CameronFurnerMilneSterle
Carr, BobGallacherMooreThistlethwaite
Carr, KimHanson-YoungPolleyWaters
CollinsHoggPrattWright
CrossinLudlamRhiannon
Di NataleLudwigSherry

NOES, 29


Senators—
AbetzColbeckHumphriesPayne
BackCormannJohnstonScullion
BernardiEdwardsMacdonaldSinodinos
BirminghamEgglestonMadiganSmith
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonWilliams (Teller)
BrandisFifieldMcKenzie
BushbyFisherNash
CashHeffernanParry

Question agreed to.


Senator Collins, at the request of Senator Evans, moved—That government business notice of motion no. 1 may be moved immediately and have precedence over all other business today till determined.

Debate ensued.

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

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,34


Senators—
BilykDi NataleLudwigSiewert
Brown, BobFarrellMarshallSingh
Brown, CarolFaulknerMcEwen (Teller)Stephens
CameronFeeneyMcLucasSterle
Carr, BobFurnerMilneThistlethwaite
Carr, KimGallacherMooreWaters
CollinsHanson-YoungPrattWright
ConroyHoggRhiannon
CrossinLudlamSherry

NOES, 30


Senators—
AbetzColbeckJoyceRonaldson
BackCormannMacdonaldRyan
BernardiEdwardsMadiganScullion
BirminghamEgglestonMasonSinodinos
BoswellFifieldMcKenzieSmith
BrandisFisherNashWilliams
Bushby (Teller)HumphriesParry
CashJohnstonPayne

Question agreed to.

Question put and passed.

Senator Collins moved—That, on Thursday, 10 May 2012:

 (a) the routine of business from not later than 12.30 pm to 1.50 pm shall be consideration of the government business order of the day relating to the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Schoolkids Bonus Budget Measures) Bill 2012;

 (b) the bill listed in paragraph (a) be considered under a limitation of time, and that the time allotted for all remaining stages commence at 12.30 pm until 1.50 pm; and

 (c) paragraph (b) of this order shall operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142.

Debate ensued.

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

Question—That the question be now put—put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,35


Senators—
BilykEvansLundySherry
Brown, BobFarrellMarshallSiewert
Brown, CarolFaulknerMcEwenSingh
CameronFeeneyMcLucasStephens
Carr, KimFurnerMilneSterle
CollinsGallacherMooreThistlethwaite
ConroyHanson-YoungPolley (Teller)Waters
CrossinHoggPrattWright
Di NataleLudlamRhiannon

NOES, 29


Senators—
AbetzColbeckJoyceRyan
BackCormannMacdonaldScullion
BernardiEdwardsMadiganSinodinos
BirminghamEgglestonMasonSmith
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMcKenzieWilliams
BrandisFifieldNash
Bushby (Teller)FisherParry
CashHumphriesPayne

Question agreed to.

Question—That the motion be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,36


Senators—
BilykEvansLundyRhiannon
Brown, BobFarrellMadiganSherry
Brown, CarolFaulknerMarshallSiewert
CameronFeeneyMcEwenSingh
Carr, KimFurnerMcLucasStephens
CollinsGallacherMilneSterle
ConroyHanson-YoungMooreThistlethwaite
CrossinHoggPolley (Teller)Waters
Di NataleLudlamPrattWright

NOES, 28


Senators—
AbetzCashFisherParry
BackColbeckHumphriesPayne
BernardiCormannJoyceRyan
BirminghamEdwardsMacdonaldScullion
BoswellEgglestonMasonSinodinos
BrandisFierravanti-WellsMcKenzieSmith
Bushby (Teller)FifieldNashWilliams

Question agreed to.


 Document: Senator Collins tabled the following document:

  Consideration of legislation—Statement of reasons for introduction and passage of the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Schoolkids Bonus Budget Measures) Bill 2012 in the 2012 Budget sittings.