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Notices of Motion

Notice given 4 February 2009

*1  Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig): To move—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the following bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings:

Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009

Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009

Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009

Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009

Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009

Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009.

*2  Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig): To move—That, on Thursday, 5 February 2009:

(a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 6.30 pm and 7 pm to adjournment;

(b) 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;

(c) the routine of business from 12.45 pm till not later than 2 pm, and from not later than 4.30 pm shall be government business only;

(d) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm;

(e) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed after the Senate has finally considered the bills listed below, including any messages from the House of Representatives:

Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009

Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009

Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009

Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009 ; and

 

 (f) if the Senate is sitting at midnight, the sitting of the Senate be suspended till 9 am on Friday, 6 February 2009.

Notice of motion altered on 4 February 2009 pursuant to standing order 77.

*3  Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig): To move—That the orders of the Senate agreed to on 12 November 2008 relating to days of meeting of the Senate for 2009, and estimates hearings dates, be varied as follows:

(a) meeting of Senate for 2009 (as part of the Autumn sittings), omit “Monday, 23 February to Thursday, 26 February”, substitute “Monday, 9 February to Thursday, 12 February”; and

(b)  2008-09 additional estimates

omit:

“Monday, 9 February and Tuesday, 10 February 2009, and, if required, Friday, 13 February 2009 ( Group A )

Wednesday, 11 February and Thursday, 12 February 2009, and, if required, Friday, 13 February 2009 ( Group B )”,

substitute:

“Monday, 23 February and Tuesday, 24 February 2009, and, if required, Friday, 27 February 2009 ( Group A )

Wednesday, 25 February and Thursday, 26 February 2009, and, if required, Friday, 27 February 2009 ( Group B )”.

Orders of the Day

Auditor-General Amendment Bill 2008 [2009]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 3 December 2008 ).

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 3 December 2008 ).

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 May 2008 ).

Budget statement and documents 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law (Senator Sherry)—That the Senate take note of the Budget statement and documents ( adjourned, Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector (Senator Stephens), 15 May 2008 ).