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DAYS AND HOURS OF MEETING AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins), pursuant to notice, moved government business notice of motion no. 1—That—

 (1) On Tuesday, 19 June, Thursday, 21 June, and Tuesday, 26 June 2012, any proposal pursuant to standing order 75 shall not be proceeded with.

 (2) On Wednesday, 20 June and 27 June 2012, consideration of government documents shall not be proceeded with, and instead the routine of business shall be government business only.

 (3) Divisions may take place on:

  (a) Thursday, 21 June and 28 June 2012, after 4.30 pm; and

  (b) Monday, 25 June 2012, before 12.30 pm.

 (4) On Tuesday, 19 June and 26 June 2012:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.40 pm;

  (b) the routine of business from not later than 7.30 pm shall be government business only; and

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

 (5) On Thursday, 21 June 2012:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 6 pm and 7 pm to 10.40 pm;

  (b) the routine of business from not later than 7 pm shall be government business only; and

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

 (6) The Senate shall sit on Friday, 22 June 2012, and:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 3.40 pm;

  (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 be proposed at 3 pm.

 (7) On Wednesday, 27 June 2012, 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 Whish-Wilson to make his first speech without any question before the chair.


 (8) The following government business orders of the day shall have precedence over all government business, be called on in the following order and be considered under a limitation of time, and that the time allotted for all remaining stages be as follows:

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Bill 2011 and a related billcommencing from not later than 4.10 pm until 8 pm on 19 June 2012Skills Australia Amendment (Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item until 9 pm on 19 June 2012Corporations Amendment (Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2012 and a related billcommencing immediately after the preceding item until noon on 20 June 2012Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item until 12.40 pm on 20 June 2012National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2010commencing immediately after the preceding item, or not later than 5.30 pm, whichever is the earlier, until 6.20 pm on 20 June 2012National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item until 7 pm on 20 June 2012Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Maintaining Address) Bill 2011 and a related billcommencing from not later than 7 pm until 9.30 pm on 21 June 2012Social Security Amendment (Supporting Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas) Bill 2011commencing not later than 9.40 am until 10.30 am on 22 June 2012Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2011-2012 and a related billcommencing immediately after the preceding item until 11.20 am on 22 June 2012Parliamentary Counsel and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item until 12.20 pm on 22 June 2012National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item until 1 pm on 22 June 2012Broadcasting Services Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item until 1.50 pm on 22 June 2012Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item until 2.50 pm on 22 June 2012
Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children's Commissioner) Bill 2012commencing from not later than 10.10 am until 11 am on 25 June 2012Broadcasting Services Amendment (Improved Access to Television Services) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item until 11.50 am on 25 June 2012Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item, or not later than 5.30 pm, whichever is the earlier, until 8.20 pm on 25 June 2012Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 and two related billscommencing immediately after the preceding item until 8.40 pm on 25 June 2012Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013 and two related billscommencing immediately after the preceding item until 9.30 pm on 25 June 2012Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Stronger Super) Bill 2012 and a related billcommencing immediately after the preceding item, or not later than 12.30 pm, whichever is the earlier, until 1.20 pm on 26 June 2012Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item, or not later than 5 pm, whichever is the earlier, until 8 pm on 26 June 2012Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item until 9 pm on 26 June 2012Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Scheme Enhancements) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item until 9.50 pm on 26 June 2012Paid Parental Leave and Other Legislation Amendment (Dad and Partner Pay and Other Measures) Bill 2012commencing at 9.30 am until 10.15 am on 27 June 2012Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item until 11 am on 27 June 2012Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 2) Bill 2012 and two related billscommencing immediately after the preceding item until 12.40 pm on 27 June 2012


 (9) Paragraph (8) 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, 33

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Brown

Cameron

Carr, Kim

Collins

Conroy

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Faulkner

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Ludlam

Ludwig

Lundy

Madigan

Marshall

McEwen

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley (Teller)

Pratt

Rhiannon

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Urquhart

Wright

NOES, 26

Senators—

Abetz

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Bushby

Colbeck

Cormann

Edwards

Eggleston

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Humphries

Johnston

Joyce

Kroger

Macdonald

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Scullion

Smith

Williams (Teller)

Question agreed to.

Question—That the motion be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,32


Senators—
BilykDi NataleLudwigPratt
BishopFarrellLundyRhiannon
BrownFaulknerMarshallSingh
CameronFurnerMcEwenStephens
Carr, KimGallacherMcLucasSterle
CollinsHanson-YoungMilneThistlethwaite
ConroyHoggMooreUrquhart
CrossinLudlamPolley (Teller)Wright

NOES, 27


Senators—
AbetzColbeckJohnstonNash
BackCormannJoyceParry
BernardiEdwardsKrogerPayne
BirminghamEgglestonMacdonaldScullion
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMadiganSmith
BoyceFifieldMasonWilliams (Teller)
BushbyHumphriesMcKenzie

Question agreed to.