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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, on Tuesday, 18 June 2013:

 (a) the hours of meeting shall be 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm and 7 pm to adjournment;

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


 (c) consideration of government documents under standing order 57(b)(x) shall not be proceeded with;

 (d) consideration of the business before the Senate shall be interrupted at 5 pm, but not so as to interrupt a senator speaking, to enable valedictory statements to be made relating to Senator Crossin;

 (e) the routine of business from not later than 7 pm shall be government business only and the following government business orders of the day shall have precedence over all government business:

  (i) Parliamentary Service Amendment (Freedom of Information) Bill 2013,

  (ii) Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013, and

  (iii) Australia Council Bill 2013 and a related bill; and

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

Debate ensued.

Senator Fifield moved the following amendment:

 Omit paragraphs (a), (c), (e) and (f).

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

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 36

Senators—

Bilyk

Bishop

Cameron

Carr, Kim

Collins

Crossin

Di Natale

Farrell

Faulkner

Feeney

Furner

Gallacher

Hanson-Young

Hogg

Lines

Ludlam

Ludwig

Marshall

McEwen

McLucas

Milne

Moore

Polley (Teller)

Pratt

Rhiannon

Siewert

Singh

Stephens

Sterle

Thistlethwaite

Thorp

Urquhart

Waters

Whish-Wilson

Wong

Wright

NOES, 30

Senators—

Back

Bernardi

Birmingham

Boswell

Boyce

Bushby

Cash

Colbeck

Edwards

Eggleston

Fawcett

Fierravanti-Wells

Fifield

Heffernan

Johnston

Kroger

Macdonald

Madigan

Mason

McKenzie

Nash

Parry

Payne

Ronaldson

Ruston

Ryan

Scullion

Sinodinos

Smith

Williams (Teller)

Question agreed to.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,30


Senators—
BackEdwardsMacdonaldRuston
BernardiEgglestonMadiganRyan
BirminghamFawcettMasonScullion
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMcKenzieSinodinos
BoyceFifieldNashSmith
BushbyHeffernanParryWilliams (Teller)
CashJohnstonPayne
ColbeckKrogerRonaldson

NOES, 36


Senators—
BilykFeeneyMcEwenStephens
BishopFurnerMcLucasSterle
CameronGallacherMilneThistlethwaite
Carr, KimHanson-YoungMooreThorp
CollinsHoggPolley (Teller)Urquhart
CrossinLinesPrattWaters
Di NataleLudlamRhiannonWhish-Wilson
FarrellLudwigSiewertWong
FaulknerMarshallSinghWright

Question negatived.

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

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,35


Senators—
BilykFeeneyMcEwenStephens
BishopFurnerMcLucasSterle
CameronGallacherMilneThistlethwaite
Carr, KimHanson-YoungMooreThorp
CollinsHoggPolley (Teller)Urquhart
CrossinLinesPrattWaters
Di NataleLudlamRhiannonWhish-Wilson
FarrellLudwigSiewertWright
FaulknerMarshallSingh

NOES, 30


Senators—
BackEdwardsMacdonaldRuston
BernardiEgglestonMadiganRyan
BirminghamFawcettMasonScullion
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMcKenzieSinodinos
BoyceFifieldNashSmith
BushbyHeffernanParryWilliams (Teller)
CashHumphriesPayne
ColbeckJohnstonRonaldson

Question agreed to.

Main question put.


The Senate divided—

AYES,35


Senators—
BilykFeeneyMcEwenStephens
BishopFurnerMcLucasSterle
CameronGallacherMilneThistlethwaite
Carr, KimHanson-YoungMooreThorp
CollinsHoggPolley (Teller)Urquhart
CrossinLinesPrattWaters
Di NataleLudlamRhiannonWhish-Wilson
FarrellLudwigSiewertWright
FaulknerMarshallSingh

NOES, 29


Senators—
BackEdwardsMadiganRyan
BernardiEgglestonMasonScullion
BirminghamFawcettMcKenzieSinodinos
BoswellFierravanti-WellsNashSmith
BoyceFifieldParryWilliams (Teller)
BushbyHeffernanPayne
CashJohnstonRonaldson
ColbeckMacdonaldRuston

Question agreed to.