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23    Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Amendment Bill 2016

Trade Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016

Messages from the House of Representatives were reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bills:

Message no. 561, dated 29 February 2016—A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to the BSWAT payment scheme, and for related purposes.

Message no. 562, dated 29 February 2016—A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to export and trade, and for other purposes.

The Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) moved—That these bills may proceed without formalities, may be taken together and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bills read a first time.

Leave refused : Senator Cormann sought leave to move a motion to exempt the bills from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Suspension of standing orders : Senator Cormann, at the request of the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Brandis) and pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a minister moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to give precedence to a motion to exempt the bills from the bills cut-off order.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 39

Senators—

Abetz

Fawcett

McKenzie

Scullion

Back

Fierravanti-Wells

McKim

Seselja

Bernardi

Fifield

Nash

Siewert

Birmingham

Hanson-Young

O’Sullivan

Simms

Bushby

Heffernan

Parry

Smith (Teller)

Canavan

Johnston

Reynolds

Waters

Cash

Lindgren

Rhiannon

Whish-Wilson

Colbeck

Ludlam

Rice

Williams

Di Natale

Macdonald

Ruston

Xenophon

Edwards

McGrath

Ryan

 

 

 

NOES, 25

Senators—

Brown

Ketter

Marshall

O’Neill

Bullock

Lambie

McAllister

Polley

Cameron

Lazarus

McEwen (Teller)

Singh

Conroy

Leyonhjelm

McLucas

Sterle

Dastyari

Lines

Moore

Urquhart

Gallacher

Ludwig

Muir

Wang

Gallagher

 

 

 

Question agreed to.

The Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield) moved—That a motion to exempt the bills from the bills cut-off order may be moved immediately and have precedence over all other business today until determined.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 37

Senators—

Abetz

Fawcett

McGrath

Ryan

Back

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Scullion

Bernardi

Fifield

McKim

Siewert

Birmingham

Hanson-Young

Nash

Simms

Bushby

Heffernan

O’Sullivan

Smith (Teller)

Canavan

Johnston

Parry

Waters

Cash

Lindgren

Reynolds

Whish-Wilson

Colbeck

Ludlam

Rhiannon

Williams

Di Natale

Macdonald

Rice

Xenophon

Edwards

 

 

 

NOES, 24

Senators—

Brown

Gallagher

Ludwig

O’Neill

Bullock

Ketter

Marshall

Polley

Cameron

Lambie

McAllister

Singh

Conroy

Lazarus

McEwen (Teller)

Sterle

Dastyari

Leyonhjelm

McLucas

Wang

Gallacher

Lines

Moore

Wong

 

 

Question agreed to.

Consideration of legislation : Senator Fifield moved—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to these bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 37

Senators—

Abetz

Fawcett

McGrath

Ryan

Back

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Scullion

Bernardi

Fifield

McKim

Siewert

Birmingham

Hanson-Young

Nash

Simms

Bushby

Heffernan

O’Sullivan

Smith (Teller)

Canavan

Johnston

Parry

Waters

Cash

Lindgren

Reynolds

Whish-Wilson

Colbeck

Ludlam

Rhiannon

Williams

Di Natale

Macdonald

Rice

Xenophon

Edwards

 

 

 

NOES, 24

Senators—

Brown

Gallagher

Ludwig

O’Neill

Bullock

Ketter

Marshall

Polley

Cameron

Lambie

McAllister

Singh

Conroy

Lazarus

McEwen (Teller)

Sterle

Dastyari

Leyonhjelm

McLucas

Wang

Gallacher

Lines

Moore

Wong

 

 

Question agreed to.

 

 

 

Document : Senator Fifield tabled the following documents:

Consideration of legislation—Statements of reasons [2] for introduction and passage of the bills in the 2016 autumn sittings.

 

 

 

Senator Fifield moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

Senator Fifield moved—That the debate be now adjourned.

Statements by leave : Senators Moore and Fifield and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong), by leave, made statements relating to the matter.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 37

Senators—

Abetz

Fawcett

McGrath

Ryan

Back

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Scullion

Bernardi

Fifield

McKim

Siewert

Bushby

Hanson-Young

Nash

Simms

Canavan

Heffernan

O’Sullivan

Smith (Teller)

Cash

Johnston

Parry

Waters

Colbeck

Lindgren

Reynolds

Whish-Wilson

Cormann

Ludlam

Rhiannon

Williams

Di Natale

Macdonald

Rice

Xenophon

Edwards

 

 

 

NOES, 23

Senators—

Brown

Ketter

McAllister

Polley

Bullock

Lambie

McEwen (Teller)

Sterle

Collins

Lazarus

McLucas

Urquhart

Conroy

Leyonhjelm

Moore

Wang

Dastyari

Ludwig

Muir

Wong

Gallacher

Marshall

O’Neill

 

 

 

Question agreed to.

Senator Cormann moved—That the bills be listed on the Notice Paper as separate orders of the day.

Question put and passed.