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HOURS OF MEETING AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins), by leave, moved—That, on Thursday, 16 August 2012:

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

 (b) consideration of general business private senators' bills under temporary order 57(1)(d)(ia) shall not be proceeded with;

 (c) the routine of business from 9.30 am for 2 hours and 20 minutes, from 12.45 pm to 2 pm, and from not later than 4.30 pm shall be government business only and that the order of the day relating to the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012 shall be considered;

 (d) consideration of non-controversial government business under temporary order 57(1)(d)(via) shall not be proceeded with;

 (e) any proposal pursuant to standing order 75 shall not be proceeded with;

 (f) consideration of general business and committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General's reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall not be proceeded with;

 (g) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm; and

 (h) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall not be proposed until a motion for the adjournment is moved by a minister.

Debate ensued.

Question put.


The Senate divided—

AYES, 33

Senators—

Back

Bilyk

Birmingham

Bishop

Cameron

Colbeck

Collins

Cormann

Faulkner

Feeney

Fifield

Furner

Gallacher

Johnston

Kroger

Ludwig

Lundy

Madigan

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Parry

Polley

Pratt

Singh

Smith

Stephens

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Xenophon

NOES, 9

Senators—

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wright

Question agreed to.