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Business for Future Consideration

On the next day of sitting (4 February 2016)

 

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

      35  Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young , in continuation, 15 May 2014 ).



 

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 2 December 2015

         1  Senator Xenophon : To move—That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 23 June 2016:

             The adequacy of security for government and citizen data held, or transmitted, by governments, commercial entities, non-government organisations (NGOs) or citizens, with a particular focus on:

   (a)   Australia’s current laws and their enforcement;

   (b)   the Government’s cyber security policy framework for government agencies, and reporting requirements of same;

   (c)   security, such as vetting, measures for personnel with access to government and citizen data stored, or transmitted, on government, NGO and commercial entities’ information technology (IT) systems;

   (d)   physical security measures for government, NGO and commercial entities’ IT systems which store or transmit government and citizen data, including for mobile phone networks;

   (e)   cyber-attack and interception security measures for government, NGO and commercial entities’ IT systems which store, or transmit, government and citizen data, including for mobile phone networks (for example, SS7 vulnerabilities and International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers);

   (f)   the safe disposal of obsolete government, NGO and commercial entities’ IT systems, databases, storage systems;

   (g)   methods for detecting security breaches, including the detection of mobile surveillance devices such as IMSI catchers;

   (h)   other approaches to these areas used in other jurisdictions; and

    (i)   any other related matters.

         2  Senators Simms and Xenophon : To move—That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 12 May 2016:

             The potential environmental, social and economic impacts of British Petroleum’s planned exploratory oil drilling project, and any future oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight, with particular reference to:

   (a)   the effect of a potential drilling accident on marine and coastal ecosystems, including:

              (i)   impacts on existing marine reserves within the Bight,

             (ii)   impacts on whale and other cetacean populations, and

            (iii)   impacts on the marine environment,

   (b)   social and economic impacts, including effects on tourism, commercial fishing activities and other regional industries;

   (c)   current research and scientific knowledge;



 

   (d)   the capacity, or lack thereof, of government or private interests to mitigate the effect of an oil spill; and

   (e)   any other related matters. 

Notice of motion altered on 28 January 2016 pursuant to standing order 77.

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the foreign investment review framework.

         2  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on contamination caused by firefighting foams at RAAF Base Williamtown and Australian Defence Force facilities.

         3  Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Fair Work Amendment (Remaining 2014 Measures) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         4  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         5  Economics References Committee

Final report to be presented on forestry managed investment schemes.

On the last sitting day of the first sitting week in February 2016 (4 February 2016)

 

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

      70  Parliamentary Expenses Amendment (Transparency and Accountability) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 13 August 2015 ).

On 12 February 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the Australian grape and wine industry.

On 18 February 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 22 February 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Measures) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         3  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

 

General Business—Notices of Motion

Notice given 15 October 2015

    911   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958 , and for related purposes. Migration Amendment (Free the Children) Bill 2015 .

Notice given 1 December 2015

    980   Senator Rhiannon : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that, in Australia:

              (i)   Marie Stopes International, a not-for-profit healthcare organisation, is improving access to sexual and reproductive health services for women in Australia,

             (ii)   a new telehealth model provides women in regional and rural areas with a new way of accessing these important services, and

            (iii)   the organisation has registered a world first early medical termination of pregnancy product, giving women the opportunity of choosing a medical termination for up to 63 days’ gestation (9 weeks);

   (b)   further notes that, internationally:

              (i)   more than 225 million women want effective contraception, but are unable to access it, with over half of this unmet need occurring for women in the Asia Pacific,

             (ii)   every day 800 women die from pregnancy and childbirth, and that this number would fall by two-thirds if every woman who wanted contraception could access it,

            (iii)   over 18 million people worldwide were using contraception provided by Marie Stopes International last year - preventing over 5 million unintended pregnancies and nearly 4 million unsafe abortions, and

            (iv)   Marie Stopes International has pledged to provide services to 12 million new users of contraception as part of the global Family Planning 2020 initiative; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to meet the commitment made by Australia at the 2012 Family Planning Summit, for an annual contribution of $53 million to family planning by 2016.

 

Orders for Production of Documents

    *99  Defence—Defence White Paper—Order for production of document

By the Minister for Defence (Senator Payne), by 3.30 pm on 22 February 2016, a copy of the Defence White Paper 2015. ( Motion of Senator Lambie agreed to 2 February 2016. )

  *100  Defence—Defence Housing Australia—Scoping study—Order for production of document

By the Minister for Defence (Senator Payne), by 3.30 pm on 22 February 2016, a copy of the Lazard Scoping Study. ( Motion of Senator Lambie agreed to 2 February 2016. )

On 24 February 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

 

Government Business—Order of the Day

         1  Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill ) —( Assistant Cabinet Secretary, Senator Ryan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 25 November 2015 ).

On 25 February 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Cessation of Visa Labels) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on revenge pornography.

         3  Education and Employment References Committee

Report to be presented on long service standards.

         4  Education and Employment References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s temporary work visa programs.

         5  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

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



 

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 12 December 2013

      93   Senator Ludlam : To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 , and for related purposes. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Get a Warrant) Bill 2014 .

On the second last sitting day in February 2016 (25 February 2016)

 

Government Business—Order of the Day

         1  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015 ( Assistant Cabinet Secretary, Senator Ryan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 September 2015 ).

On 26 February 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Final report to be presented on Australia’s naval ship building industry.

         2  Economics References Committee

Final report to be presented on corporate tax avoidance.

On 29 February 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s bilateral aid program in Papua New Guinea.

         2  Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         3  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the mental health of returned Australian Defence Force personnel.

 

Government Business—Order of the Day

         1  Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill ) —( Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 December 2015 ).



 

On 1 March 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on the 2015-16 additional estimates.

         3  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

 

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

      72  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 17 September 2015 ).

On the first sitting day in March 2016 (1 March 2016)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the gender retirement income gap.

On 2 March 2016

 

Notices of motion—Notice of Motion

Notice given 2 February 2016

      *1   Senator Carr : To move—That the Customs (Anti-Dumping Review Panel Fee) Instrument 2015, made under subsections 269ZZE(3) and 269ZZQ(2) of the Customs Act 1901 , be disallowed [F2015L01735].

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

On the tenth sitting day of 2016 (2 March 2016)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 31 October 2015.



 

On Wednesday of the first sitting week in March 2016  (2 March 2016)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

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

On the last day in the first sitting week in March 2016 (3 March 2016)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on Indigenous Advancement Strategy tendering processes.

On 15 March 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on Commonwealth payments relating to asylum seeker boat turn backs.

On 16 March 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Commonwealth Grants Commission Amendment (GST Distribution) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on non-conforming building products.

         3  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on residential fire safety.

 

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

      74  Commonwealth Grants Commission Amendment (GST Distribution) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Wang )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 October 2015 ).

On 17 March 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on cooperative, mutual and member-owned firms.

         2  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services.

         3  Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         4  Murray-Darling Basin Plan—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

On the last sitting day in March 2016 (17 March 2016)

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

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

         2  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the capability of Defence’s physical science and engineering workforce.

         3  Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the financing of participants in the political process.

On 25 March 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the Perth Freight Link.

On 31 March 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on development of bauxite resources near Aurukun.

On 1 April 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s video game development industry.

On 8 April 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on marine plastic pollution.



 

On 30 April 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on large capacity fishing vessels.

         2  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on contamination caused by firefighting foams at government sites other than RAAF Base Williamtown and Australian Defence Force facilities.

         3  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the operations of Defence Housing Australia.

On 1 May 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on planned acquisition of the Joint Strike Fighter.

Thirteen sitting days after today (10 May 2016)

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 3 December 2015

         1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Syria) Regulation 2015, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2015 No. 162 and made under the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 , be disallowed [F2015L01463].

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

         2   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions—Iraq) Amendment Regulation 2015, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2015 No. 161 and made under the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 , be disallowed [F2015L01464].

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

         3   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Christmas Island Marine Traffic and Harbour Facilities Determination 2015, made under section 4 of the Utilities and Services Ordinance 1996 , be disallowed [F2015L01591].

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



 

         4   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Marine Traffic and Harbour Facilities Determination 2015, made under section 4 of the Utilities and Services Ordinance 1996 , be disallowed [F2015L01593].

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

         5   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Regulation 2015, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2015 No. 165 and made under the Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Act 1923 , be disallowed [F2015L01524].

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

On 12 May 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the future role and contribution of regional capitals.

         3  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. )

 

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

      73  Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Waters )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Waters , in continuation, 17 September 2015 ).

      77  Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 24 November 2015 ).

On 19 May 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

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



 

On 13 June 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the impact of Commonwealth legislation, policies and guidelines.

On 20 June 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Health—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

         2  Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

         3  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on Lyme-like illness in Australia.

         4  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

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

 

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

      78  Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator McKenzie )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator McKenzie , in continuation, 1 December 2015 ).

On 22 June 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

      *1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the commercial use of a Tasmanian bumblebee.

      *2  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on carbon risk disclosure.

On 23 June 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

      *1  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on paper procurement.

      *2  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the medical complaints process.



 

On 28 June 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legislation Committees

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

On the last sitting day in June 2016 (30 June 2016)

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on a national registration system for paramedics.

         2  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s steel industry.

On 30 June 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Unconventional Gas Mining—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

         2  Community Affairs References Committee

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

As soon as practicable after 30 June each year

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  National Disability Insurance Scheme—Joint Standing Committee

Annual report to be presented on the activities of the committee during the year.

On 1 July 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on foreign bribery.

On 27 July 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

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



 

On 30 July 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment.

On 24 August 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on gender inequality.

On 31 August 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Final report to be presented on the implications of financial advice reforms.

On the first sitting day in December 2016 (1 December 2016)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the access by children to Internet pornography.

On 31 December 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

No later than 24 hours after an event relating to ‘on water operations’

 

Order for Production of Documents

         1  Immigration—Asylum seekers—Ministerial briefings and correspondence—Order for production of documents

By the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, no later than 24 hours after an event relating to ‘on water operations’, all communications relating to that event. ( Motion of Senator Hanson-Young agreed to 14 November 2013; document received 18 November 2013 and tabled 2 December 2013; documents tabled 2 December 2013; motion in relation to compliance agreed to 3 December 2013; document tabled 4 December 2013. )



 

On the last day of sitting of the 44th Parliament

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  National Broadband Network—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.