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8       Hours of Meeting and Routine of Business—Variation

Leave refused : The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) sought leave to move a motion relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business for today.

An objection was raised and leave was not granted.

Suspension of standing orders : Senator Wong, pursuant to contingent notice, moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent her moving a motion relating to the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to provide for the determination of a motion relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business without amendment or debate.

Debate ensued.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 36

Senators—

Bilyk (Teller)

Hanson-Young

McKim

Siewert

Brown

Ketter

McLucas

Simms

Cameron

Lambie

Moore

Singh

Carr

Leyonhjelm

Muir

Urquhart

Conroy

Lines

O’Neill

Wang

Dastyari

Ludlam

Peris

Waters

Di Natale

Ludwig

Polley

Whish-Wilson

Gallacher

McAllister

Rhiannon

Wong

Gallagher

McEwen

Rice

Xenophon

 

 

NOES, 28

Senators—

Back

Edwards

Macdonald

Reynolds

Birmingham

Fawcett

McGrath

Ruston

Brandis

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Ryan

Bushby (Teller)

Fifield

Nash

Scullion

Cash

Heffernan

O’Sullivan

Seselja

Colbeck

Johnston

Parry

Smith

Cormann

Lindgren

Paterson

Williams

 

 

Question agreed to.

Senator Moore, at the request of Senator Wong, moved—That a motion relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business for today may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.

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

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 37

Senators—

Bilyk (Teller)

Ketter

McKim

Siewert

Brown

Lambie

McLucas

Simms

Cameron

Leyonhjelm

Moore

Singh

Carr

Lines

Muir

Urquhart

Conroy

Ludlam

O’Neill

Wang

Dastyari

Ludwig

Peris

Waters

Di Natale

Madigan

Polley

Whish-Wilson

Gallacher

McAllister

Rhiannon

Wong

Gallagher

McEwen

Rice

Xenophon

Hanson-Young

 

 

 

NOES, 28

Senators—

Back

Cormann

Lindgren

Paterson

Birmingham

Edwards

Macdonald

Ruston

Brandis

Fawcett

McGrath

Ryan

Bushby (Teller)

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Scullion

Canavan

Fifield

Nash

Seselja

Cash

Heffernan

O’Sullivan

Smith

Colbeck

Johnston

Parry

Williams

 

 

Question agreed to.

Question—That a motion relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business for today may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate—put and passed.

Senator Wong moved—That—

    (a)   the following notices of motion be called on immediately and in seriatim, moved and determined without amendment or debate:

                  (i)   business of the Senate notices of motion nos 2 and 3 for today, proposing references to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee,

                 (ii)   general business notice of motion no. 1134 for today, relating to the 2016-17 Budget estimates hearings, and

                (iii)   any remaining notices of motion for today; and

    (b)   the hours of meeting for the Senate today shall be 12.30 pm till adjournment and the question for the adjournment shall be proposed when all questions relating to the items of business specified in paragraph (a) have been determined.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 35

Senators—

Bilyk (Teller)

Hanson-Young

McEwen

Siewert

Brown

Ketter

McKim

Simms

Cameron

Lambie

McLucas

Urquhart

Carr

Leyonhjelm

Moore

Wang

Conroy

Lines

O’Neill

Waters

Dastyari

Ludlam

Peris

Whish-Wilson

Di Natale

Ludwig

Polley

Wong

Gallacher

Madigan

Rhiannon

Xenophon

Gallagher

McAllister

Rice

 

 

 

NOES, 27

Senators—

Back

Cormann

Macdonald

Ruston

Birmingham

Edwards

McGrath

Ryan

Brandis

Fawcett

McKenzie

Scullion

Bushby (Teller)

Fierravanti-Wells

Nash

Seselja

Canavan

Fifield

O’Sullivan

Smith

Cash

Johnston

Parry

Williams

Colbeck

Lindgren

Paterson

 

 

 

Question agreed to.