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Contingent Notices of Motion

Auditor-General’s reports—Consideration

1  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown)

Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding)

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce)

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on the President presenting a report of the Auditor-General on any day or notifying the Senate that such a report had been presented under standing order 166)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion to take note of the report and any senator speaking to it for not more than 10 minutes, with the total time for the debate not to exceed 60 minutes.

Conduct of business

2  Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans): To move (contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a minister moving a motion to provide for the consideration of any matter.

3  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown)

Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding)

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce)

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the conduct of the business of the Senate or to provide for the consideration of any matter.

Government documents

4  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown)

Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding)

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce)

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on the Senate proceeding to the consideration of government documents)—That so much of the standing orders relating to the consideration of government documents be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the order in which the documents are called on by the President.

Legislation

Any bill relating to the amendment or repeal of the Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005

Senator Ludlam: To move (contingent on any order of the day being read for the consideration of any bill relating to the amendment or repeal of the Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Act 2005 )—That consideration of the bill be postponed and made an order of the day for the next day of sitting after the Government:

(a) introduces legislation restoring transparency, accountability, international best practice scientific processes and procedural fairness including the right of access to appeal mechanisms in any decisions in relation to the siting of any nuclear waste facilities;

(b) informs the Parliament of specific actions taken to establish a consensual process of site selection; and

 

 (c) introduces legislation to ensure that any proposal for the siting of a nuclear waste facility on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory would adhere to the requirements that exist under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 .

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz): To move (contingent on any order of the day being read for the consideration of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving that further consideration of the bill be made an order of the day for five sitting days after the government response to the National Broadband Network Implementation Study is laid on the table.

Limitation of time

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown)

Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding)

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce)

Senator Xenophon

7 To move (contingent on a minister moving a motion that a bill be considered an urgent bill)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent debate taking place on the motion.

8 To move (contingent on a minister moving a motion to specify time to be allotted to the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent the motion being debated without limitation of time and each senator speaking for the time allotted by standing orders.

9 To move (contingent on the chair declaring that the time allotted for the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill, has expired)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent further consideration of the bill, or the stage of the bill, without limitation of time or for a specified period.

Matters of urgency

10  Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans): To move (contingent on the moving of a motion to debate a matter of urgency under standing order 75)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a minister moving an amendment to the motion.

11  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown)

Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding)

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce)

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on the moving of a motion to debate a matter of urgency under standing order 75)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving an amendment to the motion.

Order of business

12  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown)

Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding)

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce)

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on the President proceeding to the placing of business on any day)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the order of business on the Notice Paper .

Questions without notice

13  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown)

Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding)

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce)

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on a minister at question time on any day asking that further questions be placed on notice)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion that, at question time on any day, questions may be put to ministers until 28 questions, including supplementary questions, have been asked and answered.

Statements

14  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown)

Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding)

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce)

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to make a statement to the Senate)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent that senator making that statement.

Tabling of documents

15  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown)

Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding)

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce)

Senator Xenophon

To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to table a document in the Senate)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving that the document be tabled.