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2010-12

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE

No. 90

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Contents

  

 1   Meeting of Senate   2423

 2   Temporary Chairs of Committees   2423

 3   Air Navigation and Civil Aviation Amendment (Aircraft Crew) Bill 2011   2423

 4   Qantas Sale Amendment (Still Call Australia Home) Bill 2011   2423

 5   Petition   2423

 6   Notice   2423

 7   Selection of Bills—Standing Committee—Report No. 5 of 2012   2424

 8   Order of Business—Rearrangement   2425

 9   Postponement   2425

 10   Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Reference   2426

 11   Hours of Meeting and Routine of Business—Variation   2426

 12   Consideration of Legislation   2426

 13   Foreign Affairs—Malaysia—Elections   2427

 14   Foreign Affairs—Bahrain—Mr Nabeel Rajab   2427

 15   Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2011 [No. 2]—General Business Order of the Day Discharged   2427

 16   Cyber Safety—Joint Select Committee—Leave to Meet During Sitting   2427

 17   Migration—Joint Standing Committee—Leave to Meet During Sitting   2428

 18   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee—Leave to Meet During Sittings   2428

 19   Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—Leave to Meet During Sitting   2428

 20   Women—Domestic Violence—Bsafe Program   2429

 21   Health—Midwives—Funding   2430

 22   Environment—River Murray—Extraction Caps   2430

 23   Environment—Western Australia—Hamelin Pool   2431

 24   Health—Schizophrenia Awareness Week   2431

 25   Environment—Tasmania—Logging   2432

 26   Industry—Building and Construction Sector   2432

 27   Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (Schoolkids Bonus Budget Measures) Bill 2012   2433

 28   Questions   2434

 29   Opposition Deputy Whip—Appointment   2434


 30   Motion to Take Note of Answers   2435

 31   Senate—Senator Sherry—Imminent Retirement   2435

 32   Budget 2012-13   2435

 33   Scrutiny of Bills—Standing Committee—5th Report and Alert Digest No. 5 of 2012   2435

 34   Scrutiny of Bills—Standing Committee—Report—Future Direction and Role of the Committee   2436

 35   Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Inquiry into Commonwealth Unexplained Wealth Legislation and Arrangements   2436

 36   Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Examination of the Australian Crime Commission and the Australian Federal Police Annual Reports for 2010-11   2436

 37   Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—124th Report   2436

 38   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee—Statement—Draft Estimates for the Audit Office   2437

 39   Publications—Standing Committee—16th Report   2437

 40   Committees—Additional Information—Estimates   2437

 41   Community Affairs References Committee—Additional Information—Commonwealth Contribution to Former Forced Adoption Practices   2438

 42   Senators' Interests—Standing Committee—Annual Report   2438

 43   Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee—Report—Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012   2438

 44   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Assisting Victims of Overseas Terrorism Bill 2012 and Social Security Amendment (Supporting Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas) Bill 2011   2439

 45   Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee—Report—Health Insurance (Dental Services) Bill 2012 [No. 2]   2439

 46   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Judges and Governors-General Legislation Amendment (Family Law) Bill 2012   2439

 47   Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee—Report—Skills Australia Amendment (Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency) Bill 2012   2439

 48   Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—Report—Telecommunications Amendment (Mobile Phone Towers) Bill 2011   2440

 49   Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee—Report—National Health Reform Amendment (Administrator and National Health Funding Body) Bill 2012   2440

 50   Economics Legislation Committee—Report—National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Bill 2012   2440

 51   Appropriations and Staffing—Standing Committee—53rd Report   2440

 52   Broadcasting Services Amendment (Regional Commercial Radio) Bill 2012
Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2012   2441

 53   Corporations Amendment (Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2012
Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2012   2441


 54   Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 2) 2012
Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012   2441

 55   Customs Tariff Amendment (Schedule 4) Bill 2012
Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 1) Bill 2012   2442

 56   Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Bill 2012   2442

 57   Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012   2443

 58   Committee Membership   2443

 59   Budget Statement and Documents 2012-13   2443

 60   Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee—Government Responses—Exposure Drafts of Australian Privacy Amendment Legislation   2444

 61   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—Government Response—Inquiry into Australia's Relationship with the Countries of Africa   2444

 62   Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee—Government Response—Examination of the Annual Report of the Australian Crime Commission 2009-10   2444

 63   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011   2444

 64   Community Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Additional Estimates 2011-12   2444

 65   Australia's Immigration Detention Network—Joint Select Committee—Final Report   2445

 66   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Crimes Amendment (Fairness for Minors) Bill 2011   2445

 67   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalties) Bill 2012   2445

 68   Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Reports—Australia's Biosecurity and Quarantine Arrangements   2445

 69   Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Reports—Operational Issues in Export Grain Networks   2445

 70   Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee—Report—Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012 and Related Bills   2446

 71   Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—Report—National Water Commission Amendment Bill 2012   2446

 72   Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—Report—Broadcasting Services Amendment (Anti-siphoning) Bill 2012   2446

 73   Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Government Response—Water Act 2007 Provisions Relating to the Development of a Basin Plan   2446

 74   Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Government Response—International Child Abduction to and from Australia   2446

 75   Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Joint Statutory Committee—Government Response—Integrity Testing   2447

 76   Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee—Government Response—Economic Impact of Salinity in the Australian Environment   2447


 77   National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee—Government Response—Review of the Rollout of the National Broadband Network   2447

 78   Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee—Government Response—Design and Implementation of a Mandatory Pre-Commitment System for Electronic Gaming Machines   2447

 79   Government Documents   2447

 80   Auditor-General—Audit Reports Nos 28 to 32 of 2011-12—Documents   2448

 81   Indexed Lists of Departmental and Agency Files—Order for Production of Documents—Document   2448

 82   Departmental and Agency Contracts—Order for Production of Documents—Document   2448

 83   Estimates of Proposed Expenditure for 2012-13—Portfolio Budget Statements—Parliamentary Departments—Documents   2449

 84   Estimates of Proposed Expenditure for 2012-13—Portfolio Budget Statements—Portfolios and Executive Departments—Documents   2449

 85   Estimates of Proposed Supplementary Additional Expenditure for 2011-12—Portfolio Budget Statements—Portfolios and Executive Departments—Documents   2449

 86   Consideration of Documents   2450

 87   Indigenous Australians—National History Curriculum—Document   2450

 88   Health—Tuberculosis—Document   2450

 89   Foreign Affairs—Korean Prisoners of War—Document   2450

 90   Foreign Affairs—Czech Republic—Vaclav Havel—Document   2450

 91   Indigenous Australians—Stolen Generations—Document   2450

 92   Foreign Affairs—Libya—Australian War Graves—Document   2451

 93   Defence—Nuclear Submarines—Document   2451

 94   Family and Community Services—World Down Syndrome Day—Document   2451

 95   Foreign Affairs—Sri Lanka—Document   2451

 96   National Schools Constitutional Convention 2012—Document   2451

 97   Governor-General's and Administrator's Messages—Assent to Laws   2451

 98   Documents   2453

 99   Departmental and Agency Appointments and Vacancies—Order for Production of Documents—Documents   2467

 100   Departmental and Agency Grants—Order for Production of Documents—Documents   2467

 101   Adjournment   2467

 102   Attendance   2468


Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate