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6       Hours of Meeting and Routine of Business—Variation

The Attorney-General (Senator Brandis), at the request of the Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield) and pursuant to notice, moved government business notice of motion no. 1—That—

    (1)   The Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 have precedence over all government business until determined.

    (2)   On Tuesday, 15 March 2016:

                 (a)   the hours of meeting shall be 12.30 pm to 7 pm and 7.30 pm to adjournment;

                 (b)   the routine of business from 7.30 pm shall be government business only; and

                 (c)   the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 10.30 pm.

    (3)   On Wednesday, 16 March 2016:

                 (a)   the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 7 pm and 7.30 pm to 11.10 pm;

                 (b)   the routine of business from 7.30 pm shall be government business only; and

                 (c)   the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 10.30 pm.

    (4)   If by adjournment of the Senate on Wednesday, 16 March 2016, the following bills have not been finally considered:

Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016

Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2015-2016 and Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2015-2016

Biological Control Amendment Bill 2016

Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Amendment Bill 2016

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016

Dairy Produce Amendment (Dairy Service Levy Poll) Bill 2016

Law and Justice Amendment (Northern Territory Local Court) Bill 2016

Migration Legislation Amendment (Cessation of Visa Labels) Bill 2015

Tax Laws Amendment (Norfolk Island CGT Exemption) Bill 2016

Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 and Passenger Movement Charge Amendment (Norfolk Island) Bill 2016

Trade Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016,

                 (a)   on Thursday, 17 March 2016:

                    (i)   the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to adjournment,

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

                  (iii)   the routine of business from not later than 4.30 pm shall be government business only, and

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

                 (b)   the Senate shall adjourn after it has finally considered the bills listed above in paragraph (4) only, or a motion for the adjournment is moved by a minister, whichever is the earlier.

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

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 39

Senators—

Abetz

Edwards

McKim

Ryan

Back

Fawcett

Nash

Scullion

Bernardi

Fifield

O’Sullivan

Seselja

Birmingham

Hanson-Young

Parry

Siewert

Brandis

Johnston

Paterson

Simms

Bushby (Teller)

Lindgren

Payne

Sinodinos

Canavan

Ludlam

Reynolds

Waters

Colbeck

Macdonald

Rhiannon

Whish-Wilson

Cormann

McGrath

Rice

Williams

Di Natale

McKenzie

Ruston

 

 

 

NOES, 27

Senators—

Bilyk

Gallacher

Ludwig

Peris

Brown

Gallagher

Marshall

Polley

Bullock

Ketter

McAllister

Singh

Cameron

Lambie

McEwen

Urquhart (Teller)

Collins

Lazarus

Moore

Wang

Dastyari

Leyonhjelm

Muir

Wong

Day

Lines

O’Neill

 

 

 

Question agreed to.

Main question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 39

Senators—

Abetz

Edwards

McKim

Ryan

Back

Fawcett

Nash

Scullion

Bernardi

Fifield

O’Sullivan

Seselja

Birmingham

Hanson-Young

Parry

Siewert

Brandis

Johnston

Paterson

Simms

Bushby (Teller)

Lindgren

Payne

Sinodinos

Canavan

Ludlam

Reynolds

Waters

Colbeck

Macdonald

Rhiannon

Whish-Wilson

Cormann

McGrath

Rice

Williams

Di Natale

McKenzie

Ruston

 

 

 

NOES, 27

Senators—

Bilyk

Gallacher

Ludwig

Peris

Brown

Gallagher

Marshall

Polley

Bullock

Ketter

McAllister

Singh

Cameron

Lambie

McEwen

Urquhart (Teller)

Collins

Lazarus

Moore

Wang

Dastyari

Leyonhjelm

Muir

Wong

Day

Lines

O’Neill

 

 

 

Question agreed to.