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2016-17

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

THE SENATE

 

NOTICE PAPER

 

No. 24

 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

 

The Senate meets at 9.30 am

 

 

 

 

Contents

 

 

Guide to the Notice Paper 2

Business Listed for Today . 3

Business of the Senate . 3

Notices of Motion . 3

Government Business . 6

Orders of the Day . 6

Notices of Motion . 7

General Business . 8

Notices of Motion . 8

Business Listed for Future Consideration . 17

Other Information . 27

Bills Currently Before Committees . 27

Bills Discharged or Negatived . 28

Questions on Notice . 28

Orders of the Senate . 28

Contingent Notices of Motion . 34

 

 

 

 

 

Temporary Chairs of Committees

 

Senators Back, Bernardi, Gallacher, Ketter, Marshall, O'Sullivan, Reynolds, Sterle and Whish-Wilson

 

Notifications prefixed by an * appear for the first time

 



 

 

Guide to the Notice Paper

 

 



 

 

Business Listed for Today

 

Business of the Senate

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 29 November 2016

ec31e3d2-33f6-4099-9341-4a6fcf302038          1  Senator Waters : To move—That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 23 August 2017:

             The rehabilitation of mining and resources projects as it relates to Commonwealth responsibilities, for example under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), with regard to:

                          (a)      the cost of outstanding rehabilitation obligations of currently operating projects;

                          (b)      the adequacy of existing regulatory, policy and institutional arrangements to ensure adequate and timely rehabilitation;

                           (c)      the adequacy and transparency of financial mechanisms, including assurances, bonds and funds, to ensure that mining and resources projects are rehabilitated without placing a burden on public finances;

                          (d)      the effectiveness of current Australian rehabilitation practices in safeguarding human health and repairing and avoiding environmental damage;

                           (e)      the effectiveness of existing abandoned mines programs, with regard to repairing environmental damage and safeguarding human health;

                           (f)      whether any mining or resources companies have engaged in conduct designed to avoid fulfilling their rehabilitation obligations;

                           (g)      the potential social, economic and environmental impacts, including on matters of national environmental significance under the EPBC Act, of inadequate rehabilitation;

                          (h)      the potential social, economic and environmental benefits of adequate rehabilitation, including job opportunities in communities affected by job losses in the mining and resources sectors;

                            (i)      international examples of effective rehabilitation policy and practice;

                            (j)      proposals for reform of rehabilitation of mining and resources projects; and

                          (k)      any other related matters.

Notice given 7 February 2017

cb294819-61f1-4707-b17e-fc87a2a6fdaf       *2  Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee ( Senator Gallacher ): To move—That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2017:

             The impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities, with particular reference to:

                          (a)      economic, social and environmental impacts;

                          (b)      consultation and communication with local government and community organisations;

                           (c)      investments in new facilities, infrastructure and operations;

                          (d)      utilisation of local suppliers and service providers to achieve value for money;

                           (e)      encouraging awareness of tendering opportunities for rural and regional businesses; and

                           (f)      any other related matters.

8d9f2de7-8482-4dd9-8b60-7af7ac40a320       *3   Senator Polley : To move—That item 2 of Schedule 1 of the Dental Benefits Amendment Rule 2016 (No. 2), made under the Dental Benefits Act 2008 , be disallowed [F2016L01986].

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

b901fca6-6342-4d3c-b01d-9f531cbf19be       *4   Leader of the Australian Greens ( Senator Di Natale ): To move—That item 2 of Schedule 1 of the Dental Benefits Amendment Rule 2016 (No. 2), made under the Dental Benefits Act 2008 , be disallowed [F2016L01986].

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

8bb2de8a-ae94-4936-bce7-a25086cb0e99       *5  Senator Cameron and the Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert): To move—That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 10 May 2017:

             The design, scope, cost-benefit analysis, contracts awarded and implementation associated with the Better Management of the Social Welfare System initiative, with particular reference to:

                          (a)      the impact of Government automated debt collection processes upon the aged, families with young children, students, people with disability and jobseekers and any others affected by the process;

                          (b)      the administration and management of customers’ records by Centrelink, including provision of information by Centrelink to customers receiving multiple payments;

                           (c)      the capacity of the Department of Human Services and Centrelink services, including online, IT, telephone services and service centres to cope with levels of demand related to the implementation of the program;

                          (d)      the adequacy of Centrelink complaint and review processes, including advice or direction given to Centrelink staff regarding the management of customer queries or complaints;

                           (e)      data-matching between Centrelink and the Australian Taxation Office and the selection of data, including reliance upon Pay As You Go income tax data;

                           (f)      the process of awarding any contracts related to the debt collection system;

                           (g)      the error rates in issuing of debt notices, when these started being identified and steps taken to remedy errors;

                          (h)      the Government’s response to concerns raised by affected individuals, Centrelink and departmental staff, community groups and parliamentarians;

                            (i)      Centrelink’s Online Compliance Intervention (OCI) and its compliance with debt collection guidelines and Australian privacy and consumer laws;

                            (j)      the adequacy of departmental management of the OCI, including:

                                                (i)      the adequacy of staff numbers to manage the workload associated with the OCI, including customer complaints,

                                               (ii)      what impact the roll-out of the OCI has had on other areas of work and whether resources have been diverted from other areas,

                                             (iii)      training and development provided to staff who are working on this program or in related areas (for example, telephony and complaints),

                                             (iv)      how the Department of Human Services and Centrelink are tracking the impact of the OCI rollout on staff, including stress and incidents of customer aggression,

                                              (v)      any advice and related information available to the Department of Human Services in relation to potential risks associated with the OCI and what action was taken as a result, including feedback arising from system testing and staff, and

                                             (vi)      decisions taken in relation to IT systems and service design that may have contributed to problems experienced by Centrelink clients; and

                          (k)      any other related matters.

e8ecd509-bac1-4fc0-b041-ae31f9a64370       *6  Chair of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee ( Senator McAllister ): To move—That the following matter be referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 9 May 2017:

             The operation, effectiveness, and consequences of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Location of Corporate Commonwealth Entities) Order 2016, with particular reference to:

                          (a)      the process leading to the making of the order;

                          (b)      the policy of relocating corporate Commonwealth entities with agricultural policy or regulatory responsibilities, including:

                                                (i)      the identity of corporate Commonwealth entities that could be affected,

                                               (ii)      the policy’s effect on the ability of affected entities to perform their functions, and

                                             (iii)      economic, environmental and capability implications of the policy;

                           (c)      the application of this policy to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, including:

                                                (i)      the plan for relocation, and

                                               (ii)      the ability of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to perform its functions from its new location, and any consequent risks to:

                                                                  (A)       human and animal health,

                                                                  (B)       productivity and profitability to the agriculture and fisheries sectors,

                                                                  (C)       chemical industries, and

                                                                  (D)       Australia’s trading reputation; and

                          (d)      any other related matters.

 

 

 

 

Government Business

 

Orders of the Day

ad9f1ddc-b556-4021-a488-e28ea846880f          1  Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Petroleum Pools and Other Measures) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Back , in continuation, 7 February 2017 ).

abd2e313-ac8a-439d-a869-2f3d9bd0a167          2  Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Employment, Senator Cash )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 29 November 2016 ).

17243c64-d2e3-4f17-96a9-68d2f08b9f13          3  Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Employment, Senator Cash )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 10 October 2016 ).

10aeace4-3c33-4cf1-af7e-b3202b056983          4  Privacy Amendment (Re-identification Offence) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 October 2016 ).

a0c6d683-9f65-403c-89c1-06f848d690ce          5  Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 September 2016 ).

fe3fdc0c-ffe1-49a0-aeeb-ac23876134ac          6  Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 —( Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Senator McGrath )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 November 2016 ).

ca74f0be-d24a-4174-a134-b0006897f341          7  Corporations Amendment (Life Insurance Remuneration Arrangements) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Regional Development, Senator Nash )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 November 2016 ).

a9bc0b65-d116-4bba-a89e-1139cc6962ab          8  Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 October 2016 ).

aea2b150-290e-4d41-9c33-5b31fb32b29d          9  Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Canavan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 1 December 2016 ).

9cebd26f-7462-42ee-838e-7a67edb66f45       10  Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Employment, Senator Cash )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 10 October 2016 ).

b8976480-7dc1-4fb0-8c8d-77af59cd0338       11  Social Services Legislation Amendment (Transition Mobility Allowance to the National Disability Insurance Scheme) Bill 2016 —( Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Ruston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 November 2016 ).

75dd48dd-0d7c-4e8b-a20c-e38e9829e815       12  Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Senator McGrath )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 9 November 2016 ).

11d7aa57-9327-42d8-92d0-40731ff3fd23       13  Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 —( Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Senator McGrath )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 10 November 2016 ).

335819ef-be85-427c-8f45-8d28a86cf603       14  Income Tax Rates Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 79 from the House of Representatives ( 28 November 2016 ).

8c9155ee-a671-42c3-9147-a2dbd6b02433       15  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 ).

Notices of Motion

Notice given 7 February 2017

3d001cb3-9080-4d98-afda-5a3fe1143d42       *1   Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources ( Senator Ruston ): To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to fisheries, and for related purposes. Fisheries Legislation Amendment (Representation) Bill 2017 .

b768c9f4-c137-45f1-97da-2d19c9988089       *2   Minister for Communications ( Senator Fifield ): To move—That the order of the Senate of 8 November 2016 relating to the hearings for the 2017-18 Budget estimates, be amended as follows:

                          (a)      paragraph (1):

                                                (i)      omit “Monday, 30 October and Tuesday, 31 October (supplementary hearings—Group A)”, substitute “Monday, 23 October and Tuesday, 24 October (supplementary hearings—Group A)”, and

                                               (ii)      omit “Wednesday, 1 November and Thursday, 2 November (supplementary hearings—Group B)”, substitute “Wednesday, 25 October and Thursday, 26 October (supplementary hearings—Group B)”; and

                          (b)      paragraph (2), omit “Friday, 3 November 2017”, substitute “Friday, 27 October 2017”.

 

 

 

 



 

General Business

 

A complete list of all general business notices of motion and orders of the day remaining on the Notice Paper is published at: www.aph.gov.au/Senate/business

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 1 December 2016

be35b8c3-7439-427e-950f-0af6fbf269c0     168   Senator O’Neill : To move—

(1)         be35b8c3-7439-427e-950f-0af6fbf269c0 That the Senate—

(a)         notes the national framework agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008 to tackle Indigenous disadvantage and the six priority areas for change identified by COAG;

(b)         further notes that reports are presented by the Prime Minister to the Australian Parliament annually on progress in meeting these ‘Closing the Gap’ targets;

(c)         is of the view that the presentation of these annual reports should be marked by a special parliamentary procedure in recognition of the significance of these initiatives to all Australians;

(d)         therefore proposes to the House of Representatives that it consider marking the presentation of the Prime Minister’s annual report on ‘Closing the Gap’ by:

                                                            (i)       hosting a meeting of the House to which senators are invited in a similar manner as senators are invited to attend addresses by foreign Heads of State, and

                                                           (ii)       inviting senior Indigenous leaders to be present when the Prime Minister’s annual report is presented; and

(e)         resolves that, on its presentation to the Senate, the Prime Minister’s annual report on ‘Closing the Gap’ and accompanying ministerial statement be listed for consideration as a government business order of the day, and that the Government undertake to provide for at least 2 hours consideration of the statement during government business time, not more than eight sitting days following the presentation of the report to the Senate.

(2)         This order have continuing effect.

Notice given 7 February 2017

09bc1b63-9a94-4011-bed8-0c2287c21259   *169   Senator McKim : To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, on 15 February 2017, the agreement between Australia and the United States of America announced on 13 November 2016 regarding the potential resettlement to the United States of refugees on Manus Island and Nauru.

275b72a0-9136-406c-87ce-4b8c0a3eece3   *170   Senator Kakoschke-Moore : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      congratulates Ms Meg Lanning on being named Australia’s top women’s international cricketer for 2017 and the women’s Domestic Player of the Year;

                          (b)      notes that:

                                                (i)      Ms Lanning’s exceptional form for country and state saw her become the first player to secure both the Belinda Clark Award, having previously won the award in 2014 and 2015, and the women’s Domestic Player of the Year,

                                               (ii)      Cricket Australia reports that well over one million Australians are now playing cricket, making it the country’s highest participation sport,

                                             (iii)      according to the Gender Balance in Global Sport Report 2016, nearly one of four cricket participants are female, up 20 per cent on the previous year,

                                             (iv)      on the field, participation rates are soaring, but women are still under-represented in coaching roles, on boards, in administration roles and other leadership positions across all sports,

                                              (v)      Cricket Australia has two female board members or 22 per cent of total board members,

                                             (vi)      in 2013, the seven sports that received highest levels of Australian Sports Commission funding - swimming, yachting, rowing, cycling, athletics, hockey and basketball - were required to meet the Mandatory Sports Governance Principles, including 40 per cent of women on boards, and

                                           (vii)      in 2016, only hockey met the 40 per cent target and exceeded the target with 60 per cent female board membership; and

                           (c)      calls on the Government to develop strategies to end the grass ceiling and ensure that all sporting bodies in receipt of federal funding meet a 40 per cent target of female board membership.

48616a39-da68-4e81-835e-74acb255c62c   *171   Senator Polley : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that:

                                                (i)      February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,

                                               (ii)      Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms, risks and impact of ovarian cancer, and

                                             (iii)      ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of any women’s cancer and there has been very little improvement in survival in the past 20 years; and

                          (b)      urges Federal, State, Territory and local Governments to take leadership in encouraging Australian women to become more aware of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, to know their family history and where to get help, and to create communities where people openly talk about ovarian cancer.

680b9060-7bd6-4eac-9e4e-b2cb81deed2c   *172   Senator Xenophon : To move—

(1)         680b9060-7bd6-4eac-9e4e-b2cb81deed2c That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent this resolution having effect.

(2)         That the Parliamentary Expenses Amendment (Transparency and Accountability) Bill 2015 be restored to the Notice Paper and that consideration of the bill be resumed at the stage reached in the last session of the previous Parliament.

 

 

1df04cbf-c8ca-48c2-acd3-d7b90459a406   *173   Leader of the Opposition in the Senate ( Senator Wong ): To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      reaffirms its support for Australia’s non-discriminatory immigration policy that strengthens and enriches our country through the contribution of migrants of all races, faiths and cultures;

                          (b)      concurs with the statement of the Prime Minister in October 2016 that “An inclusive nation is a safer nation. It enables our security agencies to better protect us.”;

                           (c)      acknowledges that maintaining strong borders and protecting our citizens is not achieved through divisive or discriminatory practices; and

                          (d)      recognises it is a core responsibility of being a good global citizen to:

                                                (i)      speak out against injustice and discrimination based on race, religion or background wherever it occurs, and

                                               (ii)      use appropriate diplomatic channels to encourage other countries to take the same approach.

a1054edd-1ecc-42ce-8c5d-37c0805ade37   *174   Senators Brandis, Hinch, Di Natale, Hanson, Wong, Xenophon, Leyonhjelm and Lambie: To move—That the Senate records its deep sorrow following the tragic events of 20 January in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall, tenders its heartfelt sympathy to the families and loved ones of those affected by this tragedy, and places on record its gratitude to the Victorian police, paramedics, firefighters, as well as to the many bystanders who were among the first to respond to this senseless act with bravery, selflessness and compassion.

b2f2d452-203b-41e2-bcbb-f949daf1d75b   *175   Leader of the Australian Greens ( Senator Di Natale ): To move—That the Senate supports the establishment of an independent federal anti-corruption commission to oversee federal members of parliament and the public service.

b3a78119-5a98-470d-8704-332e5bde478f   *176   Senator Williams : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that:

                                                (i)      in 1946, the Commonwealth and state governments agreed that 26 January each year would be celebrated as Australia Day,

                                               (ii)      each year on 26 January numerous Australians are honoured with national and local awards,

                                             (iii)      award ceremonies in towns and villages across the nation on 26 January are preceded by a Welcome to Country which acknowledges the traditional owners of the land,

                                             (iv)      a national poll of 1,156 people has found that the majority 68 per cent felt positive about Australia Day, and just 15 per cent would prefer Australia Day on another date,

                                              (v)      on 26 January this year a number of protest marches were conducted which were organised by a group with links to the Greens and unions,

                                             (vi)      at the Sydney march, an Australian flag was set alight which led to a violent confrontation between police and protestors,

                                           (vii)      Australian Greens Senator Rhiannon herself acknowledged in a news report of 27 January 2017, that the Greens are radical and anti­-establishment and she would like more people to see them that way;

                          (b)      condemns any attempt to burn or otherwise desecrate the Australian flag; and

                           (c)      confirms that Australia Day will continue to be celebrated on 26 January each year.

3c6d11e8-e0b1-4023-929d-862603fb1982   *177   Senators Bilyk, Polley, Urquhart, Brown, Duniam, Abetz, Singh, Lambie, McKim, Whish-Wilson, Bushby and Parry: To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that:

                                                (i)      yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Black Tuesday Tasmanian bushfires - the worst bushfires in Tasmania’s history,

                                               (ii)      the fires took the lives of 64 people, injured 900 people, destroyed approximately 1,400 buildings, including homes, schools, and businesses, and burned 653,000 acres of southern Tasmania,

                                             (iii)      the fires affected or destroyed towns from Hamilton and Bothwell in the Southern Midlands, to the Derwent Valley, to the edges of Hobart, and down to Channel and the Huon Valley, and

                                             (iv)      the total damage done by the fires was estimated to be $482 million in 2015 dollars;

                          (b)      recognises the great trauma experienced by Tasmanians from the Black Tuesday fires and the tremendous effort by emergency services during the fires and by all Australians in the rebuilding process;

                           (c)      further recognises this valiant Tasmanian community spirit has been crucial to fire­-fighting efforts ever since; and

                          (d)      wishes Tasmanian firefighters and volunteers a safe season for 2017 and hopes that the events of Black Tuesday are never repeated.

95ef714b-abb1-461c-8032-5b8c66d07e30   *178   Senators Xenophon and Carr: To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that:

                                                (i)      on 9 November 2016 the Senate agreed to an order for production of documents directed at the Minister for Defence for the Design and Mobilisation Contract signed between the Commonwealth of Australia and DCNS on 30 September 2016;

                                               (ii)      on 1 December 2016 the Minister for Defence tabled a redacted version of the Design and Mobilisation contract and asserted a public interest immunity claim over the redacted components, and in particular the intellectual property terms, on the basis that these terms were of significant commercial value and highly sensitive to DCNS,

                                             (iii)      poorly negotiated intellectual property rights in Defence contracts both here and overseas have caused significant problems for the ongoing sustainment and enhancement of critical defence equipment, including:

                                                                  (A)       the contracted intellectual property rights for the Collins Class submarine became a significant issue in the ongoing sustainment and enhancement submarines and also in relation to the evolving of Collins as a potential solution for the future submarine project, and

                                                                  (B)       United States (US) Air Force Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan, Head of the F-35 Fighter program, has publically expressed concern as to the adverse effect that not addressing intellectual property rights at the commencement of the Joint Strike Fighter program in the US is having on the ongoing sustainment and enhancement of the aircraft,

                                             (iv)      the future submarine program involves a projected spend of $50 billion of taxpayers’ money and the impact of the intellectual property rights on the entire program, including any potential follow-on submarine class, are significant,

                                              (v)      there is an overwhelming and overriding public interest in respect of parliamentary oversight and scrutiny on the intellectual property terms associated with the future submarine program;

                          (b)      does not accept the public interest immunity claim in relation to the contracted intellectual property terms of the Design and Mobilisation Contract signed between the Commonwealth of Australia and DCNS on 30 September 2016 made by the Minister for Defence in relation to the order for production of documents of 9 November 2016; and

                           (c)      orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister for Defence, by the start of business on the next day of sitting, the intellectual property terms of the Design and Mobilisation Contract signed between the Commonwealth of Australia and DCNS on 30 September 2016.

172d75cb-8094-4a60-a24a-87d081269427   *179   Senator Lambie : To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 1995 in relation to the wearing of full face coverings in public places, and for related purposes. Criminal Code Amendment (Prohibition of Full Face Coverings in Public Places) Bill 2017 .

f262f961-94f2-4dd6-8d37-533f9de49c0b   *180  Chair of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit ( Senator Smith ) : To move—That the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit be authorised to hold public meetings during the sittings of the Senate, from 9.30 am, as follows:

                          (a)       Wednesday, 22 March 2017; and

                          (b)       Wednesday, 29 March 2017.

8753b0b9-0bae-4899-a90b-9f6a2be032db   *181   Leader of the Australian Greens ( Senator Di Natale ): To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that:

                                                (i)      since his inauguration, President Trump has:

                                                                  (A)       tried to enact racist policies which seek to ban entire Muslim-majority nationalities from entering the United States (US),

                                                                  (B)       vocally criticised the US judicial system when it blocked this ban in line with US and international law,

                                                                  (C)       threatened to send the American military into Mexico,

                                                                  (D)       accused Japan, China and Germany of currency manipulation,

                                                                  (E)       suggested that the US might once again have the opportunity to steal Iraq’s oil,

                                                                   (F)       said that torture “absolutely” works, and

                                                                  (G)       ordered the Department of Homeland Security to issue a weekly list of crimes (allegedly) committed by undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities, amongst many other alarming actions,

                                               (ii)      the Trump Presidency is causing deep concern and unease in the Australian community,

                                             (iii)      President Trump’s discriminatory ban further unfairly demonises Muslim people, when there is not a shred of evidence that immigrants from the countries covered by the ban have killed people on US soil in a terrorist attack,

                                             (iv)      our Government’s deal to transfer our refugees to the US is causing untold human suffering and trauma, particularly in light of the Trump administration’s delays and prevarications, and

                                              (v)      our alliance with the US is making our country less safe, not more safe; and

                          (b)      urges:

                                                (i)      the Australian Government to stand up for Australian values and hold President Trump to account, as leaders of other nations have done, and

                                               (ii)      the Australian Government to re-negotiate the terms of the US alliance and commit to an independent, non-aligned foreign policy, in the interests of a safer Australia.

d21fa99b-9495-4765-a910-a38b0640aa4f   *182   Leader of the Australian Greens ( Senator Di Natale ): To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      condemns the Government’s:

                                                (i)      harsh cut to dental services for children in lower income families, ripping away $300 per child from the Child Dental Benefits Schedule - the only Medicare-funded dental care program,

                                               (ii)      enacting of this cut through regulation during the extended summer break so that it was in place without this chamber being able to scrutinise or disallow it for six weeks, and

                                             (iii)      dramatic cut which was made at the same time as a further deep cut to Commonwealth funding to the states and territories for public dental services to under $100 million annually, which will drastically reduce dental services provided to approximately 400,000 Australians; and

                          (b)      calls on the Government to end its attack on public dental services by:

                                                (i)      restoring the full funding to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule so that Australian children in need have access to the dental health care they require,

                                               (ii)      restoring appropriate funding to states and territories for delivery of public dental services, and

                                             (iii)      expanding funding to Medicare-funded dental services so that more Australians can access this crucial care.



 

a2868356-7b40-4f0c-a7a9-a5faae9065e1   *183   Senators Smith, Hanson, Fawcett, Bushby, Bernardi, Fifield, Fierravanti-Wells, Ryan, Macdonald, Back, Nash, Williams, Scullion, Canavan, Ruston, McKenzie, Duniam, Cormann, Paterson, McGrath, Hume, Seselja, Cash, Sinodinos, Burston, Brandis and Roberts: To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes:

                                                (i)      that 6 February 2017 marked 65 years since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne,

                                               (ii)      the important and enduring role that Her Majesty has played, and continues to play, in Australia’s remarkable democratic and constitutional stability during the years of her reign, and

                                             (iii)      that Her Majesty has remained faithful to her vow made in 1947 - “I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service.”; and

                          (b)      extends to Her Majesty its continuing appreciation for the gracious manner in which she continues to fulfil her duties as Queen of Australia.

7dec527d-6e3a-4ade-9691-82a5f3f9355e   *185   Senator Siewert : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      acknowledges that 4,444 people made allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the Catholic Church, including the clergy, between January 1980 and February 2015;

                          (b)      notes that allegations of criminal misconduct against Cardinal George Pell have been forwarded to the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions by the Victorian Police; and

                           (c)      calls on Cardinal George Pell to return to Australia to assist the Victorian Police and Office of Public Prosecutions with their investigations into these matters.

bb2ee1df-91be-4cbe-9490-3bdeb5f69259   *186   Senator Ludlam : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes:

                                                (i)      the Abbott-Turnbull election commitment that infrastructure projects attracting more than $100 million of federal funding would require a full cost benefit analysis,

                                               (ii)      the Abbott-Turnbull Government has committed funding now worth $1.2 billion to the Perth Freight Link for which no business case has ever been provided, for which Stages 2 and 3 have not even been planned or assessed, and which does not reach the Port;

                          (b)      rejects the grounds for public interest immunity claimed on six previous Senate orders for production of documents relating to the project, specifically the orders made on 25 June 2014, 10 August 2015, 11 August 2015, 12 November 2015, 19 April 2016 and 1 September 2016;

                           (c)      orders that the full business case and cost benefit analysis for the Perth Freight Link be laid on the table by the Minister for Finance by no later than midday on 9 February 2017;

                          (d)      resolves that, if the documents specified in paragraph (c) are not laid on the table by 9 February 2017, the Minister for Finance be suspended from the sittings of the Senate except for attendance in divisions but not for any other purpose, until the documents are produced or by 9 May 2017, whichever occurs earlier; and

                           (e)      calls on the Government not to effect any transfer of funds for the Perth Freight Link until such time as paragraph (c) is met.

fc74073d-1b27-48aa-a7f3-4bd75f5ca025   *187   Leader of the Opposition in the Senate ( Senator Wong ): To move—

(1)         fc74073d-1b27-48aa-a7f3-4bd75f5ca025 That a select committee, to be known as the Select Committee on a National Integrity Commission, be established to inquire into and report on the establishment of a national integrity commission, with particular reference to:

(a)         the adequacy of the Australian Government’s legislative, institutional and policy framework in addressing all facets of institutional, organisational, political and electoral, and individual corruption and misconduct, with reference to:

                                                            (i)       the effectiveness of the current federal and state/territory agencies and commissions in preventing, investigating and prosecuting corruption and misconduct,

                                                           (ii)       the interrelation between federal and state/territory agencies and commissions, and

                                                         (iii)       the nature and extent of coercive powers possessed by the various agencies and commissions, and whether those coercive powers are consistent with fundamental democratic principles;

(b)         whether a federal integrity commission should be established to address institutional, organisational, political and electoral, and individual corruption and misconduct, with reference to:

                                                            (i)       the scope of coverage by any national integrity commission,

                                                           (ii)       the legislative and regulatory powers required by any national integrity commission to enable effective operation,

                                                         (iii)       the advantages and disadvantages associated with domestic and international models of integrity and anti­-corruption commissions/agencies,

                                                         (iv)       whether any national integrity commission should have broader educational powers,

                                                          (v)       the necessity of any privacy and/or secrecy provisions,

                                                         (vi)       any budgetary and resourcing considerations, and

                                                       (vii)       any reporting accountability considerations; and

(c)         any related matters.

(2)         That the committee present its final report on or before 15 August 2017.

(3)         That the committee have power to consider and use for its purposes the minutes of evidence and records of the previous Select Committee relating to the establishment of a National Integrity Commission, appointed on 24 February 2016.

(4)         That the committee consist of seven senators:

(a)         two nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate;

(b)         two nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate;

(c)         one nominated by the Leader of the Australian Greens;

(d)         one nominated by the Nick Xenophon Team; and

(e)         one nominated by the Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party.

 

(5)         That:

(a)         participating members may be appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate or any minority party or independent senator; and

(b)         participating members may participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee, and have all the rights of members of the committee, but may not vote on any questions before the committee.

(6)         The presence of a quorum for the committee and any subcommittee be determined in accordance with the provisions of standing order 29.

(7)         That the committee may proceed to the dispatch of business notwithstanding that not all members have been duly nominated and appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy.

(8)         That the committee elect as chair one of the members nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and as deputy chair the member nominated by the Nick Xenophon Team.

(9)         That the deputy chair shall act as chair when the chair is absent from a meeting of the committee or the position of chair is temporarily vacant.

(10)     That, in the event of an equality of voting, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, have a casting vote.

(11)     That the committee and any subcommittee have power to send for and examine persons and documents, to move from place to place, to sit in public or in private, notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament or dissolution of the House of Representatives, and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings and the evidence taken and such interim recommendations as it may deem fit.

(12)     That the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 3 or more of its members, and to refer to any such subcommittee any of the matters which the committee is empowered to consider.

(13)     That the committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and be empowered to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the committee with the approval of the President.

(14)     That the committee be empowered to print from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it, and a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as take place in public.

 

 

 

 

 



 

Business Listed for Future Consideration

d8958709-2087-45b2-9b60-9d0ec29aa8c2 On the next day of sitting (9 February 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 13 October 2016

84c50d33-056d-4eca-9e38-cf037d2643b7          1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Class of Persons Defined as Fast Track Applicants 2016/010, made under paragraph 5(1AA)(b) of the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2016L00377].

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

609cee6c-d0f3-494e-b29c-49c403c324ca          2   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Class of Persons Defined as Fast Track Applicants 2016/007, made under paragraph 5(1AA)(b) of the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2016L00455].

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

a467a87a-96a3-449c-b0d2-2d62140f56c3          3   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Class of Persons Defined as Fast Track Applicants 2016/008, made under paragraph 5(1AA)(b) of the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2016L00456].

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

 

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 7 February 2017

759f13cf-deb9-43ae-b03e-a72d7217b84a   *184   Senator Siewert : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      acknowledges:

                                                (i)      that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the First Peoples of these lands and waters,

                                               (ii)      that 26 January is a day of mourning for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as it represents the beginning of colonisation, and

                                             (iii)      the call from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, local governments and community support to change the date; and

                          (b)      calls on federal, state and territory governments to change the date of Australia Day so that all Australians can participate in celebrating this national day.

 

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

e3c0b270-6bb7-4266-a491-ba30215ebaaf       31  National Integrity Commission Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Pratt , in continuation, 10 November 2016 ).

32ad4257-d11c-4c5d-bc38-bc2018599a7c       10  Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading ( restored 31 August 2016 ).

c12521ec-1289-4d68-b23c-3e1d24b5601f On 13 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

47e780b5-a050-47f6-93d5-8e1c9682ac39          1  Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

f07039a7-b6ee-4e7b-a3af-821b0c6e5030          2  Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

02fdc662-9e89-4168-a9b7-effaff380370 On 14 February 2017

 

Government Business—Order of the Day

318b5bc7-ea2b-4eda-97ae-9daf459501f7          1  Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 —( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Fierravanti-Wells )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 23 November 2016 ).

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

c14cb24e-6591-475e-9969-b366e79dbda3          1  Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

f336fefc-6111-4206-beb6-7c9cb80d8792          2  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Code of Procedure Harmonisation) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

dba24983-a977-4bc6-a7d0-7d3529052283          3  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Digital Readiness and Other Measures) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

baa37a00-d550-4fd6-aee2-69422726642d On 15 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

69e7ebec-c3e2-4ee5-b111-773e19dfcad1          1  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

 

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 24 November 2016

99829886-d458-4d5a-b87a-7081910d3145     127   Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party ( Senator Hinch ): To move—That the Senate notes the wide ranging problems with Australia’s justice system, including access to justice.

83cb72c0-70c5-480b-884c-f75af1a5161b Four sitting days after today (15 February 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 9 November 2016

d364b5f5-3534-458d-a1d9-0c7d72c20282          1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) By-Laws 2016, made under the Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986 , be disallowed [F2016L00619].

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

7a79e715-5652-47dc-8765-80ce043eb97a On the second last sitting day in February 2017 (15 February 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

6d97ae78-c58b-4fc5-aca0-0af42e8e8587          1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the commercial use of Tasmanian bumblebees.

3673b3eb-ee9e-4f76-8707-dfbab17264f9 On 16 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

c5415850-711e-4e36-ba4e-01a9566fe3f8          1  Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

11c37838-c1ab-45e5-b7ab-6a0fe2bb6938          2  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

a1bcbf1f-84ba-4065-8c45-dc7219b92a18 On 24 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

aa868f7b-38a4-47fa-981c-489d7fc15914          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the Australian dairy industry.

cfa531d0-7fb3-4da5-8d04-85d20e60875e          2  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on the operation of the Administrative Arrangements Order.

2fbfb916-63f8-46e3-abec-04a4e44be271 On 28 February 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

7738fe15-9e4c-4257-b37a-c868d4e2a0ff          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the penalties for white collar crime or misconduct.

dd2ce28a-924d-4cdb-b878-96ca404b3b68          2  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

8a042c3d-0c1e-450c-9145-857cfba450a5 Six sitting days after today (20 March 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 21 November 2016

8956aae3-36ea-4ec2-b96f-b847559ce885          1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Class of Persons Defined as Fast Track Applicants 2016/049, made under the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2016L00679].

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

9c006023-1731-43d1-b66b-7a79cc4d419d          2   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Industry, Innovation and Science Measures No. 2) Regulation 2016, made under the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 , be disallowed [F2016L00672].

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

9943dbcd-eac7-4ca0-a800-621b75b48d33 On 20 March 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 30 November 2016

84a05959-e420-4cbe-8c19-4fbe989c9f3f          1  Senator Whish-Wilson : To move—That the following matter be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 10 May 2017:

             The tax and royalties collected from the extraction and sale of Australia’s oil and gas resources, with particular reference to:

                          (a)      the adequacy and integrity of the existing Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) and Commonwealth royalty regime;

                          (b)      compliance with the PRRT and Commonwealth royalty regime;

                           (c)      responsibilities and effectiveness of state and Federal Government departments in administering the existing PRRT and Commonwealth royalty regime;

                          (d)      the suitability of the PRRT and Commonwealth royalty regime in the modern global economy;

                           (e)      the comparison of tax and royalty regimes with other oil and gas producing countries that export to the Asia-Pacific region;

                           (f)      principles for modification of the PRRT as it applies to gas;

                           (g)      principles for an extended Commonwealth royalty regime covering offshore oil and gas projects in Commonwealth waters; and

                          (h)      any other related matters.

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

cce6415c-59a9-43a5-bc98-de6fa9442953          1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the ADF’s resistance to interrogation training.

c6d7b5ed-7430-46c2-8a0d-315529a68f7d On 21 March 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

4a4b6bf9-8205-4d96-b256-4cd9dc1191d9          1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the Bell Group litigation.

7f0dd142-a0f8-445e-b71e-3e0962963de4          2  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula.

abc128b1-1f98-448e-87bb-ef90e136f422 On 22 March 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

ee0ab9d8-d6ac-4fb6-8446-a8bdbec80da0          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the non-payment of the Superannuation Guarantee.

66aaca09-dc40-4663-a2ff-f00517aa4ca2          2  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Final report to be presented on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

5ceda30d-454a-4c00-a63f-5528649b2589 On the tenth sitting day of 2017 (22 March 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

5cde6f6b-e33d-4586-a4ee-b0cf681dbe38          1  Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 31 October 2016.

2dd2e21c-7022-4a0e-94bf-bb07917459cd On 24 March 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

ffc8c48b-80a4-4252-8a57-f3182293ffaa          1  Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

d29448ce-bb63-47ef-9b5f-e7edb9cb44cc On 28 March 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

75eec99b-b736-4bac-ad49-97c822e5bc5f          1  Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on the 2016-17 additional estimates.

ae020662-272e-4188-b071-f24984a7134c On the second last sitting day in March 2017 (29 March 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

f64c24e7-ee2e-4b4a-a111-0f9ccb0658d1          1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight.

7fb5566c-7695-461f-8cd1-b0b547a46f23 On 29 March 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

cd0b1a8a-d83c-4eae-ac54-4908275a4448          1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Final report to be presented on closures of electricity generators.

5d2e450d-414d-49e5-ab00-95c6e590ff0f Thirteen sitting days after today (30 March 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 1 December 2016

f798c2cc-ad71-4bf1-af39-862bc0b9d94e          1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Army and Air Force (Canteen) Regulation 2016, made under the Defence Act 1903 , be disallowed [F2016L01455].

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

012d695a-7633-410b-8f72-96a925f627d6          2   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Agriculture and Water Resources Measures No. 3) Regulation 2016, made under the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 , be disallowed [F2016L01576].

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

160c37b7-425e-45de-8b26-6b587602315c          3   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Education and Training Measures No. 4) Regulation 2016, made under the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 , be disallowed [F2016L01583].

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

51c1ac3a-9e5f-47b0-90c2-daa3a664cb66          4   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Amendment Rules 2016 (No. 3), made under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 , be disallowed [F2016L01596].

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



 

022fe3b0-aff5-4f65-a662-670c1fb1dbd7 On 30 March 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

dade3899-dbcb-42e1-aea7-15aca74aeae1          1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on Australian veterans.

8c8f8731-c58d-45c6-bad1-2005d894164d          2  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on gender segregation in the workplace.

db906956-1ea9-42a8-b9ea-fb70bfc1c0ae          3  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on price regulation associated with the Prostheses List Framework.

d16e20b3-4d7f-493b-af65-3b94f2cd31d9          4  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on airport and aviation security at Australian airports.

958e4808-4bc8-4b3e-9fad-493aef4e3bab On the last sitting day in March 2017 (30 March 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

34958502-b1f5-4f34-880d-c642f3b5a64c          1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the Nauru and Manus Island regional processing centres.

9b12875e-c157-43d2-bc09-606de60e2aa5          2  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector.

e5a32bfa-d0cd-46c3-9e18-49a087cc5c43          3  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

4aed70d0-48e8-4628-aa19-a04f27f559fe On 31 March 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

77a99c14-50b2-413a-b4e6-ff608e555c53          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on carbon risk disclosure.

5e2864d1-6095-40c4-8be2-de1603dc47d9 On 27 April 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

aa1e02e8-0f7b-4bff-837a-00e809698384          1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and associated systems.

c1e452f9-9b84-4f51-87dc-a53203b815d9 On 28 April 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

430380ad-e595-4f9c-903d-7abf27140b47          1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce.

1451940b-fc31-4175-8bc2-5abf3a909598          2  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on asbestos.

8979ef1b-9a8a-46b0-9c90-7a98b335ba65 On 10 May 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

3cd08588-9095-42b7-b348-b4ddc3cfcf02          1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the complaints process under the Health Practitioners Regulation National Law.

1da54eac-5813-4289-94fd-ee73e75838ee          2  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the matters raised by New South Wales Police Strike Force CIVET.

a3343d79-7038-43ca-a01e-89041aa68657 On 11 May 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

e87dce38-f6ec-4f57-8288-aa6b250e9274          1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the management of credit and other transaction cards by the Department of Defence.

371f0f53-ccdf-4ca0-85b0-878791f3d6c5 On 25 May 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

70ee2c61-17e5-409e-ac5a-e8dc80d44cfa          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on non-conforming building products.

fbc2df7b-c929-4bce-a875-c6301b56fe28 On 31 May 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

4dc31979-c57c-4184-be6a-9b973c9c6db8          1  Government Procurement—Joint Select Committee

Report to be presented.

1f851ddf-528e-4991-a5ea-96865209837e On 20 June 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

61018b75-1933-4f6b-b6c7-0eb129c7031e          1  Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on the 2017-18 Budget estimates.

d16f5c89-b4d5-485c-a91d-1e9904d1fe17 On 22 June 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

0f21b7c3-f16b-410d-97e3-4ba476b5bae6          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on home, strata and car insurance industries.

819fdc5d-5cbb-4a93-8488-527c03f2e618 On 30 June 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

762b5aad-79a9-4660-9366-f54d87d016bd          1  Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

Report to be presented on the life insurance industry.

5f5d157b-f739-4c0c-bc37-5931fd06d4b4          2  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the impacts of climate change on marine fisheries and biodiversity.

625ea5e6-f7ae-460f-9d84-e3a4c5ebfce6          3  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the implications of financial advice reforms.

84e0e3b0-4b27-41a5-ae67-03409b507b8b          4  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on foreign bribery.

3e6514bc-cd47-46a3-8556-ddf3135ba98a          5  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on shark mitigation and deterrent measures.

 

General Business—Order of the Day

5c6c8315-5ddb-45fa-8f5c-257c5ab3ffa8          1  Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

Report to be presented on whistleblower protections.

8292a266-9521-43c4-af87-1cc7fce76035 On 19 July 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

f9d9d2c6-4e9e-461f-98ca-388e9d1a6fee          1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the use of Flag of Convenience shipping in Australia.

ef56f8b2-1e8d-4862-9eed-8593712d3718 On 7 August 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

5c31b326-ba02-4176-bc7f-9d94706009b4          1  Education and Employment References Committee

Report to be presented on corporate avoidance of the Fair Work Act 2009 .

da73a6cb-1522-4771-9c2f-fd6b175b7520 On 14 August 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

4058cacb-820e-45b0-aa17-5a4c8149d7bb          1  Privileges—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the implications for the use of intrusive powers by law enforcement and intelligence agencies on the privileges and immunities of members of Parliament.

0003ec3d-1251-4909-af9b-60f944599c27          2  Strengthening Multiculturalism—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

( select committee to be established on 27 March 2017 )



 

aaae1ad9-8e65-4d8b-b9eb-bf1c065e2c5a On the tenth sitting day after 30 June 2017 (6 September 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

5ddb025e-a6f9-4a12-8b7f-2a522d4eb44b          1  Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 30 April 2017.

831dc72c-7e91-493e-a827-cbff1abb0167 On 13 September 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

23a3d860-2646-4931-a15a-22ee169bca7e          1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.

dbc703ec-0958-4fb1-b7f5-12bbebe344fd On 30 September 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

84c435e3-64ff-4388-b324-eb88a2cfba2e          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on corporate tax avoidance.

09108a63-0631-4adf-b172-a1f9fd4a751e On 18 October 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

556d61f8-3d89-4145-8fd3-6708f1602f5e          1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on aspects of road safety in Australia.

1e9e46ca-b217-4da6-87b5-ea672f1cb3d5          2  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the state of Australia’s rail industry.

bda66b45-619b-4deb-b772-35786257e33f On 28 November 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

61798905-5ee4-4a7b-8578-2ad10718d8e6          1  Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

c6efd0e4-54f0-4187-b276-2b72d2b36328 On 1 December 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

78f12371-f38b-4b2c-b84a-6b22c4cc0cde          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s steel industry.

6a674d78-e87d-45f8-a46e-0bf1debc0a88          2  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry.

1253b9dd-5ecb-4403-b0bb-4c57c775502c          3  Red Tape—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

05074b48-d4ec-49d2-9846-a2e7a72cbaa3 On the last sitting day of the autumn sittings of 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

d58e87e1-d12e-41fb-9dcb-491df105b0ae          1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the banking, insurance and financial services sector.

 

 

 

 

Other Information

 

Bills Currently Before Committees

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015

Referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee ( referred 15 September 2016; reporting date (final): 22 March 2017 )

 

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2016

Referred to the Economics Legislation Committee ( referred 1 December 2016; reporting date: 16 February 2017 )

 

Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016

Referred to the Economics Legislation Committee ( referred 1 December 2016; reporting date: 13 February 2017 )

 

Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Bill 2016

Referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee ( referred 1 December 2016; reporting date: 16 February 2017 )

 

Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016 [provisions]

Referred to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee ( referred 10 November 2016; reporting date: 15 February 2017 )

 

Great Australian Bight Environment Protection Bill 2016

Referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee ( referred 13 October 2016; reporting date: the last sitting day in March 2017 )

 

Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015

Referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee ( referred 1 September 2016; reporting date: 28 February 2017 )

 

Migration Legislation Amendment (Code of Procedure Harmonisation) Bill 2016

Referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee ( referred 1 December 2016; reporting date: 14 February 2017 )

 

Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 [provisions]

Referred to the Economics Legislation Committee ( referred 10 November 2016; reporting date: 14 February 2017 )

 



 

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Digital Readiness and Other Measures) Bill 2016

Referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee ( referred 1 December 2016; reporting date: 14 February 2017 )

 

Reference adopted by the Senate following a recommendation of the Selection of Bills Committee

 

 

 

 

Bills Discharged or Negatived

 

Government bills

 

Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016

Second reading negatived, 7 November 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Questions on Notice

Questions remaining unanswered

 

Nos 67, 69, 70, 126, 127, 129, 138, 152, 158, 163 to 171, 196 to 198, 206, 209, 215 to 217, 229, 232, 235, 237, 239, 242, 244, 246, 247, 251, 253, 255 to 269, 272, 274 to 306, 308 to 310, 312, 313, 315, 318, 320 to 324, 334 to 343 and 345 to 356.

 

Question nos, as shown above, from 67 to 324 remain unanswered for 30 or more days (see standing order 74(5)).

 

The full text of Questions on Notice and their answers are available online at www.aph.gov.au/qon .

 

 

 

 

Orders of the Senate

 

Administration—Former ministers—Meetings—Order for production of documents

That—

(1)       There be laid on the table, by each minister in the Senate, in respect of each Commonwealth Department or Agency administered by that minister, or by a minister in the House of Representatives represented by that minister, by not later than 7 days before the commencement of the budget estimates, supplementary budget estimates and additional estimates hearings, a statement in accordance with the succeeding provisions of this order:

A statement, covering the period since the previous statement was tabled, in respect of each former minister, listing:

(a) all meetings, including teleconferences, at which lobbying, advocacy or the consideration of business took place, including date, location and duration, between current ministers, secretaries or deputy secretaries (or equivalent), of any Commonwealth Department or Agency and former ministers;

(b) how many people attended or participated and the capacities in which people attended or participated; and

(c)  what topics were considered at each of the meetings.

(2)       This order has immediate effect with the first statement for 2016-17 additional estimates covering all meetings from the date of commencement of this order to 7 days prior to additional estimates.

(3)       In this order:

(a)  “Commonwealth Department or Agency” means a Commonwealth entity, other than the Parliamentary Departments and the Office of the Official Secretary of the Governor-General, within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 ;

(b)  “former minister” means a person who is no longer a member of the Australian Parliament and who has been a minister in the 18 months prior to the estimates hearing at which the statement is due.

(4)       If the Senate is not sitting when a statement is ready for presentation, the statement is to be presented to the President under standing order 166.

(5)       This order is of continuing effect.

( Agreed to 23 November 2016 )

 

Address-in-reply—Suspension of standing order 3(4)

That standing order 3(4) be suspended to enable the Senate to consider business other than that of a formal character before the address-in-reply to the Governor-General’s opening speech has been adopted.

( Agreed to 30 August 2016 )

 

Allocation of departments/agencies

That departments and agencies be allocated to legislative and general purpose standing committees as follows:

Community Affairs

Health

Social Services, including Human Services

Economics

Industry, Innovation and Science

Treasury

Education and Employment

Education and Training

Employment

Environment and Communications

Communications and the Arts

Environment and Energy

Finance and Public Administration

Finance

Parliament

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Defence, including Veterans’ Affairs

Foreign Affairs and Trade

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Attorney-General

Immigration and Border Protection

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Agriculture and Water Resources

Infrastructure and Regional Development.

( Agreed to 31 August 2016 )

 

Chamber photographs

That the order of the Senate of 21 March 2002 restricting photography in the Senate chamber ceases to have effect on and from 7 November 2016.

( Agreed to 13 October 2016; varied 7 November 2016 )

 

Committees—Determination of chair—Standing order 25(9)

That , pursuant to standing order 25(9), the Senate determines:

(a)    that the chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee shall be elected by that committee from members nominated by minor parties or independent senators; and

(b)    that this order remain in effect until the President is duly notified of an agreement that meets the terms of standing order 25(9)(c).

( Agreed to 2 November 2011; varied 13 September 2016 )

 

Estimates hearings—2016-17 additional estimates; 2017-18 Budget estimates

(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, 3 November 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.

( Agreed to 8 November 2016 )

 

Estimates—Unanswered questions on notice

That:

                          (a)      answers be provided by 14 September 2016 to all legislation committees relating to all questions taken on notice by the committees’ predecessor committees with respect to the Additional estimates 2015-16 and the Budget estimates 2016-17, and which remained unanswered at the beginning of the new Parliament; and

                          (b)      for the purposes of standing order 74(5), the day set for answering the question for each of the unanswered questions is 14 September 2016.

( Agreed to 30 August 2016 )

 

Meeting of Senate—2017

That the days of meeting of the Senate for the remainder of 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.

( Agreed to 8 November 2016 )

 

Privileges Committee—163rd report

That, in relation to the matter referred to the Privileges Committee on 31 August 2016, relating to the disposition of documents over which claims of parliamentary privilege have been made, the Senate:

(a)       empowers the committee to access and examine the material identified in paragraph (1) of the resolution referring the matter, which is in the custody of the Clerk of the Senate, for the purposes of its inquiry; and

(b)       empowers the committee to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the inquiry, with the approval of the President.

( Agreed to 1 December 2016 )

 

Qualification of a senator—Court of Disputed Returns—Senator Culleton

Pursuant to section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , the Senate refers to the Court of Disputed Returns the following questions—

(a)       whether, by reason of s 44(ii) of the Constitution, or for any other reason, there is a vacancy in the representation of Western Australia in the Senate for the place for which Senator Rodney Norman Culleton was returned;

(b)       if the answer to Question (a) is “yes”, by what means and in what manner that vacancy should be filled;

(c)       what directions and other orders, if any, should the Court make in order to hear and finally dispose of this reference; and

(d)       what, if any, orders should be made as to the costs of these proceedings.

(Agreed to 7 November 2016 )

 

Qualification of a senator—Court of Disputed Returns—Mr Day

Pursuant to section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , the Senate refers to the Court of Disputed Returns the following questions—

(a)       whether, by reason of s 44(v) of the Constitution, or for any other reason, there is a vacancy in the representation of South Australia in the Senate for the place for which Robert John Day was returned;

(b)       if the answer to Question (a) is “yes”, by what means and in what manner that vacancy should be filled;

(c)       whether, by reason of s 44(v) of the Constitution, or for any other reason, Mr Day was at any time incapable of sitting as a Senator prior to the dissolution of the 44th Parliament and, if so, on what date he became so incapable;

(d)       what directions and other orders, if any, should the Court make in order to hear and finally dispose of this reference; and

(e)       what, if any, orders should be made as to the costs of these proceedings.

(Agreed to 7 November 2016 )

 

Rotation of senators

That, pursuant to section 13 of the Constitution, the senators chosen for each state be divided into two classes, as follows:

(1)         Senators listed at positions 7 to 12 on the certificate of election of senators for each state shall be allocated to the first class and receive 3 year terms.

(2)         Senators listed at positions 1 to 6 on the certificate of election of senators for each state shall be allocated to the second class and receive 6 year terms.

( Agreed to 31 August 2016 )

 

Scrutiny of Bills Committee —Amendment to standing order 24—Temporary order

That:

(a)      where the Scrutiny of Bills Committee writes to a minister it expects a response to be received in time to be considered by the committee and reported on while the bill is still before the Parliament;

(b)      if the committee has not completed its inquiry due to the failure of a minister to respond to the committee s concerns, senators should have the right to ask the responsible minister why the Scrutiny of Bills Committee has not received a response; and therefore:

(c)      the following amendment to standing order 24 operate as a temporary order from the first sitting day of 2017 to the last sitting day of March 2018 :

Add the following paragraph:

"(1)(d)    If the committee has not finally reported on a bill due to the failure of a minister to respond to its concerns then, immediately prior to the consideration of government business on any day or immediately prior to the consideration of the bill:

                                                                           (i)             any senator may ask the minister for an explanation as to why the minister has not provided a response to the committee, and

                                                                         (ii)             the senator may, at the conclusion of the explanation, move without notice either a motion relating to the consideration of the bill or - That the Senate take note of the explanation; or

                                                                        (iii)             in the event that the minister does not provide an explanation, the senator may, without notice, move a motion with regard to the minister s failure to provide an explanation."

( Agreed to 29 November 2016 )

 

Standing orders—Amendments to standing order 169 and standing order 175

 

Standing order 169—Motions after tabling

At the end of standing order 169, add:

(3) If a ministerial statement is presented to or tabled in the Senate other than in accordance with standing order 61, it shall be in order for a senator to move a motion without notice to take note of the statement. On any such motion, a senator may speak for not more than 10 minutes and paragraph (2) applies to the total time limit for individual or successive motions.

( Agreed to 8 November 2016 (upon adoption of the recommendation in the Procedure Committee’s first report of 2016 )

 

Standing order 175—Conduct of visitors

Paragraph (3) be amended in the following terms with immediate effect:

(3) Paragraph (2) does not apply in respect of a senator breastfeeding an infant or, at the discretion of the President, a senator caring for an infant briefly, provided the business of the Senate is not disrupted.

( Agreed to 8 November 2016 (upon adoption of the recommendation in the Procedure Committee’s first report of 2016 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contingent Notices of Motion

 

Conduct of business

         1  Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Brandis): 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.

         2   Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Lambie

Senator Leyonhjelm

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.

 

Formal business

         3  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong): To move (contingent on any senator objecting to a motion being taken as formal)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the motion being put immediately and determined without amendment or debate.

         4  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Lambie

To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to move an amendment to a motion discovered during formal business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent that senator moving the amendment to the motion.

 

Limitation of time

             Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Leyonhjelm

Senator Xenophon

         5  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.

         6  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.

         7  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.

 

Senator Lambie

         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 Brandis): 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 Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Lambie

Senator Leyonhjelm

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 a senator moving an amendment to the motion.

 

Order of business

      1 2   Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Leyonhjelm

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 order of business on the Notice Paper .

 

Senator Lambie

      13  To move (contingent on the President proceeding to the placing of business on any day)—That so much of 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

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

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Lambie

Senator Leyonhjelm

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 30 questions, including supplementary questions, have been asked and answered.

 



 

Statements

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

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Lambie

Senator Leyonhjelm

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

      16   Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)

Senator Lambie

Senator Leyonhjelm

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Pye

Acting Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by authority of the Senate



 

Ministerial Representation

Ministers

Representing

Senator the Honourable George Brandis QC

Attorney-General

               Vice-President of the Executive Council

              Leader of the Government in the Senate

 

Prime Minister

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Justice

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter-Terrorism

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security

Senator the Honourable Fiona Nash

Minister for Regional Development

Minister for Local Government and Territories

Minister for Regional Communications

                          Deputy Leader of The Nationals

 

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Minister for Urban Infrastructure

Minister for Health

Minister for Aged Care

Minister for Indigenous Health

Senator the Honourable Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance

  Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

 

Treasurer

Minister for Revenue and Financial Services

Minister for Small Business

Senator the Honourable Nigel Scullion

Minister for Indigenous Affairs

                 Leader of The Nationals in the Senate

 

 

Senator the Honourable Mitchell (Mitch) Fifield

Minister for Communications

Minister for the Arts

   Manager of Government Business in the Senate

 

Minister for Sport

Senator the Honourable Marise Payne

Minister for Defence

 

Minister for Defence Industry

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC

Minister for Defence Personnel

Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash

Minister for Employment

Minister for Women

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the

Public Service

 

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

 

Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham

Minister for Education and Training

 

Minister for the Environment and Energy

Senator the Honourable Arthur Sinodinos AO

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science

 

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

 

Senator the Honourable Matt Canavan

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

 

Deputy Prime Minister

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

Senator the Honourable Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Minister for International Development and the Pacific

 

 

Senator the Honourable Scott Ryan

Special Minister of State

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cabinet

 

Minister for Social Services

Minister for Human Services

 

Assistant Ministers - designated as Parliamentary Secretaries under the Ministers of State Act 1952

Senator the Honourable Anne Ruston

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

 

Senator the Honourable James McGrath

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister

 

Senator the Honourable Zed Seselja

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs

 

 

 



 

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15 S

16 S

17

23

24

25

26

27

 

20

21

22

23

24

30±

31±

 

 

 

 

27

28

29

30 "

 

 

 

 

December

 

Key

"   = Date of Senate ⅔ Cut-Off

B  = Budget

S  = Senate sitting week only

†   = Additional estimates

‡   = Budget estimates

±   = Supplementary Budget estimates

¤  = Cross portfolio estimates hearings on Indigenous matters

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22

 

25

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