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Government Business

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 7 November 2016

      *1   Minister for Communications ( Senator Fifield ): To move—That the days of meeting of the Senate for 2017 be as follows:

Autumn sittings:

Tuesday, 7 February to Thursday, 9 February

Monday, 13 February to Thursday, 16 February

Monday, 20 March to Thursday, 23 March

Monday, 27 March to Thursday, 30 March 

Budget sittings :

Tuesday, 9 May to Thursday, 11 May 

Winter sittings:

Tuesday, 13 June to Thursday, 15 June

Monday, 19 June to Thursday, 22 June 

Spring sittings:

Tuesday, 8 August to Thursday, 10 August

Monday, 14 August to Thursday, 17 August

Monday, 4 September to Thursday, 7 September

Monday, 11 September to Thursday, 14 September 

Spring sittings (2):

Monday, 16 October to Thursday, 19 October 

Spring sittings (3):

Monday, 13 November to Thursday, 16 November

Monday, 27 November to Thursday, 30 November

Monday, 4 December to Thursday, 7 December.

Orders of the Day

         1  Water Legislation Amendment (Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Ruston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 September 2016 ).

         2  Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 September 2016 ).

      *3  VET Student Loans Bill 2016

VET Student Loans (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016

VET Student Loans (Charges) Bill 2016 ( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Fierravanti-Wells )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 7 November 2016 ).

         4  Governor-General’s Opening Speech

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Hume —That the following address-in-reply be agreed to:

To His Excellency the Governor-General

may it please your excellency—

We, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia in Parliament assembled, desire to express our loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign and to thank Your Excellency for the speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament  ( Minister for Employment ( Senator Cash ), in continuation, 13 September 2016 ).

      *5  Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Television and Radio Licence Fees) Bill 2016 —( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Fierravanti-Wells )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 7 November 2016 ).

         6  Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Employment, Senator Cash )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 10 October 2016 ).

         7  Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Employment, Senator Cash )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 10 October 2016 ).

         8  Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 September 2016 ).

      *9  Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 —( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Fierravanti-Wells )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 7 November 2016 ).

    *10  Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013

Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 ( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Fierravanti-Wells )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 7 November 2016 ).

      11  Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 September 2016 ).

      12  Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 October 2016 ).

      13  Privacy Amendment (Re-identification Offence) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 October 2016 ).

Notices of Motion—continued

Notice given 7 November 2016

      *2   Minister for Communications ( Senator Fifield ): To move—That the Senate—

(1)      That estimates hearings by legislation committees for 2017 be scheduled as follows:

2016-17 additional estimates :

Monday, 27 February and Tuesday, 28 February (Group A)

Wednesday, 1 March and Thursday, 2 March (Group B).

 

2017-18 Budget estimates :

Monday, 22 May to Thursday, 25 May, and, if required, Friday, 26 May (Group A)

Monday, 29 May to Thursday, 1 June, and, if required, Friday, 2 June (Group B)

Monday, 30 October and Tuesday, 31 October (supplementary hearings—Group A)

Wednesday, 1 November and Thursday, 2 November (supplementary hearings—Group B).

(2)      That pursuant to the orders of the Senate of 26 August 2008, cross portfolio estimates hearings on Indigenous matters be scheduled for Friday, 3 March, Friday, 26 May and Friday, 20 October 2017, but not restricted to these days.

(3)      That the committees consider the proposed expenditure in accordance with the allocation of departments and agencies to committees agreed to by the Senate.

(4)      That committees meet in the following groups:

Group A :



Environment and Communications

Finance and Public Administration

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Group B :

Community Affairs

Economics

Education and Employment

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

(5)      That the committees report to the Senate on the following dates:

(a)      Tuesday, 28 March 2017 in respect of the 2016-17 additional estimates; and

(b)      Tuesday, 20 June 2017 in respect of the 2017-18 Budget estimates.