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2010-12

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE

No. 91

Monday, 18 June 2012

Contents

  

 1   Meeting of Senate   2474

 2   Vacancies in the Representation of Tasmania   2474

 3   Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Joint Statutory Committee—Leave to Meet During Sitting   2474

 4   Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee—Leave to Meet During Sitting   2474

 5   Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012 and Related Bills   2474

 6   Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Bill 2012
Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Bill 2012
Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012
Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012
Tax Laws Amendment (Shipping Reform) Bill 2012   2475

 7   Questions   2477

 8   Motions to Take Note of Answers   2477

 9   Death of Former Member the Honourable Francis John Walker, QC   2478

 10   Notices   2478

 11   Private Senators' Bills—Consideration   2484

 12   Order of Business—Rearrangement   2484

 13   Leave of Absence   2484

 14   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Extensions of Time to Report   2485

 15   Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—Extension of Time to Report   2485

 16   Postponements   2485

 17   Administration—Accountability and Transparency   2485

 18   Administration—Gillard Government—Achievements   2486

 19   Foreign Affairs—Burma—HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis   2487

 20   Discussion of Matter of Public Importance—Taxation—Carbon Tax   2488

 21   First Speech   2488

 22   Defence—Afghanistan—Ministerial Statements—Documents   2488


 23   Defence—Government Response to the Review of Military Compensation Arrangements—Ministerial Statement—Documents   2488

 24   Indigenous Australians—20th Anniversary of the Mabo Native Title Decision—Ministerial Statement—Document   2488

 25   Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Collapse of Trio Capital   2488

 26   Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—Reports—Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Screening)
 Bill 2012   2489

 27   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee—Statement—Appointment of the Parliamentary Budget Officer   2489

 28   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Interim Report—Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010   2489

 29   Community Affairs References Committee—Report—Approval and Monitoring of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) Breast Implants   2489

 30   Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Interim Report—Prospective Marriage Visas   2489

 31   Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee—Interim Report—Higher Education and Skills Training for Agriculture and Agribusiness   2490

 32   Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Stronger Super) Bill 2012 and Superannuation Supervisory Levy Imposition Amendment
 Bill 2012   2490

 33   Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee—Government Response—Australia's Future Oil Supply and Alternative Transport Fuels   2490

 34   Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Government Response—Agreement Between Australia and Malaysia in Relation to Asylum Seekers   2491

 35   Government Documents   2491

 36   Auditor-General—Audit Reports Nos 38 to 41 of 2011-12 and Report of the Independent Auditor—Documents   2491

 37   Health Insurance—Anti-Competitive Practices—Order for Production of Documents—Document   2492

 38   Departmental and Agency Appointments and Vacancies—Order for Production of Documents—Documents   2492

 39   Departmental and Agency Grants—Order for Production of Documents—Documents   2493

 40   Consideration of Documents   2493

 41   Scrutiny of Bills—Standing Committee—Future Direction and Role of the Committee—Document   2493

 42   Foreign Affairs—Iran—Human Rights—Document   2494

 43   Foreign Affairs—Egypt—Australian Journalist Mr Austin Mackell—Document   2494

 44   Health—Chronic Disease Dental Scheme—Document   2494

 45   Indigenous Australians—Closing the Gap—Document   2494

 46   Health—World Tuberculosis Day—Document   2494


 47   Auditor-General—Audit Reports Nos 33 to 37 and 42 of 2011-12—Documents   2494

 48   Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee—Government Response—Australia's Future Oil Supply and Alternative Transport Fuels—Consideration   2495

 49   Defence—Government Response to the Review of Military Compensation Arrangements—Ministerial Statement—Documents—Consideration   2495

 50   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—Government Response—Review of the Defence Annual Report 2009-10   2495

 51   Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Statutory Oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission   2495

 52   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee—429th and 430th Reports and Executive Minutes and Responses to the Committee Recommendations in Reports Nos 426 and 428   2495

 53   Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—Report—Australian Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Tonga   2496

 54   Intelligence and Security—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Review of the Re-listing of Ansar al-Islam, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan,
 Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi   2496

 55   Documents   2496

 56   Indexed Lists of Departmental and Agency Files—Order for Production of Documents—Document   2507

 57   Committee Membership   2508

 58   Governor-General's Messages—Assent to Laws   2508

 59   Corporations Amendment (Proxy Voting) Bill 2012
Skills Australia Amendment (Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency) Bill 2012
Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 1)
 Bill 2012
Telecommunications Interception and Other Legislation Amendment (State Bodies) Bill 2012   2508

 60   Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 3) Bill 2012
Income Tax (Seasonal Labour Mobility Program Withholding Tax)
 Bill 2012
Tax Laws Amendment (Income Tax Rates) Bill 2012   2509

 61   National Health Reform Amendment (Administrator and National Health Funding Body) Bill 2012
Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health Reform)
 Bill 2012   2510


 62   Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment
 Bill (No. 1) 2012
Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Screening) Bill 2012
Broadcasting Services Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2012
Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012
National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2012
National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Bill 2012
Paid Parental Leave and Other Legislation Amendment (Dad and Partner Pay and Other Measures) Bill 2012
Parliamentary Counsel and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012
Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Obligations and Prudential Standards) Bill 2012
Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge)
 Bill 2012   2510

 63   Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2012
Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2012   2512

 64   Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—Report—Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012   2512

 65   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children's Commissioner) Bill 2012   2512

 66   Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 and Related Bills   2513

 67   Community Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (2012 Budget and Other Measures)
 Bill 2012   2513

 68   Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 3) Bill 2012 and Related Bills   2513

 69   Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Bill 2012   2513

 70   National Health Reform Amendment (Administrator and National Health Funding Body) Bill 2012
Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health Reform)
 Bill 2012   2514

 71   Corporations Amendment (Proxy Voting) Bill 2012   2514

 72   Corporations Legislation Amendment (Audit Enhancement) Bill 2012   2514

 73   Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 1) Bill 2012   2514

 74   Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 1)
 Bill 2012   2515

 75   Telecommunications Interception and Other Legislation Amendment (State Bodies) Bill 2012   2515

 76   Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R 18+ Computer Games) Bill 2012   2515


 77   Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Amendment Bill 2011   2515

 78   National Water Commission Amendment Bill 2012   2516

 79   Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 3) Bill 2012
Income Tax (Seasonal Labour Mobility Program Withholding Tax)
 Bill 2012
Tax Laws Amendment (Income Tax Rates) Bill 2012   2516

 80   Adjournment   2516

 81   Attendance   2517


Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate