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Business for Future Consideration

On the next day of sitting (6 February 2013)

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 20 November 2012

Senator Hanson-Young: To move—That the Migration Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 5), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2012 No. 230 and made under the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed. [F2012L01961]

Nine sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Final report to be presented on the management of the Murray-Darling Basin.

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 27 November 2012

1071  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that off-shore tax havens are a vehicle for international corruption with a current value of at least $21 trillion globally;

(b) supports the European Union Savings Directive, the United States of America, the OECD and all other countries working to implement a comprehensive international agreement of automatic tax information exchange between revenue agencies, so that a receiving country will immediately report to another country when its citizen or corporation has transferred assets or income into its jurisdiction;

(c) is highly critical of the ‘Rubik Agreements’ signed between Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and Switzerland and Germany, used to undermine international progress towards closing the loopholes in the current multilateral agreement; and

(d) urges the Government to work towards implementing a comprehensive global agreement on automatic tax information exchange.

On 18 February 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the exposure draft and explanatory notes of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012.

On 25 February 2013

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (Administration) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*3  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

103  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Waters )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Waters, in continuation, 27 November 2012 ).

On 26 February 2013

General Business—Notices of Motion

Notice given 28 November 2012

1077  Senator Madigan: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to enable the citizens of Australia to initiate the holding of a referendum in relation to altering the Constitution, and for related purposes. Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013 .

1078  Senator Madigan: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to enable the citizens of Australia to initiate the holding of a plebiscite in relation to the introduction of legislation into the Federal Parliament, and for related purposes. Citizen Initiated Legislation (Plebiscite) Bill 2013 .

On 27 February 2013

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on an aviation accident investigation.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Final report to be presented on the Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test.

*3  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*4  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013] and the Inspector-General of Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013].

Government Business—Order of the Day

Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013]

Inspector-General of Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013]—( Senate bills )— ( Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations, Senator Collins )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 28 November 2012 ).

On 28 February 2013

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee

Fourth report to be presented.

Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the protection of Australia’s threatened species and ecological communities.

No later than February 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Constitutional Recognition of Local Government—Joint Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

On 1 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the victims of sexual and other abuse in Defence.

On the first sitting day in March 2013 (12 March 2013)

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Protecting Local Jobs (Regulating Enterprise Migration Agreements) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Fair Work Amendment (Small Business—Penalty Rates Exemption) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 24 November 2011

607  Senator Madigan: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to provide for parliamentary approval of certain binding international agreements, and for related purposes. Treaties (Parliamentary Approval) Bill 2012 .

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

91  Fair Work Amendment (Small Business—Penalty Rates Exemption) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 16 August 2012 ).

On 12 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*2  Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*3  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Private Health Insurance Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Other Measures) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 28 November 2012

1076  Senator Madigan: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to limit imports from countries that are signatories to a Free Trade Agreement with Australia but which do not provide their employees with basic workers’ rights, and for related purposes. Fair Trade (Workers’ Rights) Bill 2013 .

General Business—Orders of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

97  Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 10 October 2012 ).

102  Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Kroger, in continuation, 27 November 2012 ).

On 13 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

*1  Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Australian Education Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*2  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*3  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Customs Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*4  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*5  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Native Title Amendment Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On the tenth sitting day of 2013 (14 March 2013)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 31 October 2012.

On 18 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2012.

On 19 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on the 2012-13 additional estimates.

On 20 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the New Zealand Potatoes Import Risk Analysis.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Final report to be presented on fresh pineapple imports.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the fresh ginger import risk analysis.

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on extreme weather events.

On 21 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee

Report to be presented on teaching and learning - maximising our investment in Australian schools.

Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Amendment (Protecting Revenue) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012 (No. 2). ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*4  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on the implementation of the 1999 recommendations of the Joint Expert Technical Advisory Committee on Antibiotic Resistance.

General Business—Orders of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

94  Minerals Resource Rent Tax Amendment (Protecting Revenue) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Milne, in continuation, 12 September 2012 ).

96  Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012 (No. 2)—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Milne, in continuation, 17 September 2012 ).

On 27 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on social determinants of health.

On 28 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee

Report to be presented on the Anti-Money Laundering Amendment (Gaming Machine Venues) Bill 2012.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on aid to Afghanistan.

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

98  Anti-Money Laundering Amendment (Gaming Machine Venues) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 30 October 2012 ).

On 24 April 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the sterilisation of people with disabilities.

On 30 April 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Cyber Safety—Joint Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

On 16 May 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia and the countries of the Indian Ocean rim.

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on justice reinvestment.

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the impacts on health of air quality.

On 17 June 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee

Report to be presented on the entitlements of state public sector employees.

On 25 June 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on the 2013-14 Budget estimates.

No later than 12 months after the commencement 

of the review (27 June 2013)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the review of the operation of the amendments made by Part 1 of Schedule 5 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011. ( Review to commence no later than 12 months after the commencement of Part 1 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011; Schedule 5—Part 1 commencement date: 29 June 2011; review commencement date: 27 June 2012 )

On 30 June 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On the next day of sitting after the presentation of the  

Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform report

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

88  Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Di Natale, Madigan and Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Di Natale, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).