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Business for Future Consideration

On the next day of sitting (24 February 2016)

 

Business of the Senate—Notice 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.

 

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 ) —( Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Senator Ryan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 25 November 2015 ).

 

General Business—Notices of Motion

Notice given 4 February 2016

  1024   Senator Xenophon : To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , and for related purposes. Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2016 .

  1026   Senator Conroy : To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, no later than 3.30 pm on Thursday, 25 February 2016, the following documents in respect of the ‘communications campaign’ funded from within the Infrastructure Investment program, as referred to in the 2015-16 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook released in December 2015:

                          (a)      all correspondence, including emails, between officials of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and any of the following ministers, including any staff in their offices:

                                                (i)      the Prime Minister, including the former Prime Minister,

                                               (ii)      the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development,

                                             (iii)      the Treasurer, including the former Treasurer,

                                             (iv)      the Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects, including the former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development,

                                              (v)      the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister,

                                             (vi)      the Acting Minister for Cities and the Built Environment, including the former Minister for Cities and the Built Environment, and

                                           (vii)      the Special Minister of State, including the former Special Minister of State;

                          (b)      all correspondence, including emails, between officials of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and external parties, including but not limited to Mitchell & Partners Australia Pty Ltd and the Wallis Consulting Group; and

                           (c)      all notes or other documents held by officials of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development which refer to the ‘communications campaign’.

Notice given 22 February 2016

*1034   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that the Australian Medical Association has said that keeping children in immigration detention is akin to state-sanctioned child abuse; and

                          (b)      calls on the Federal Government to let baby Asha and the hundreds of other people who are facing return to Nauru and Manus Island stay, in accordance with treating doctors’ advice, so that they can have their claims for protection assessed in Australia and be permanently integrated into the community.

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.

 

Government Business—Order of the Day

         1  Migration Legislation Amendment (Cessation of Visa Labels) Bill 2015 —( Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Ruston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 3 February 2016 ).

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 ( Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Senator Ryan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 September 2015 ).

On 29 February 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  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. )

         2  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

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

         3  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. )



 

Government Business—Orders 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 ).

      *2  Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2015 —( Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 February 2016 ).

 

General Business—Notice 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 .

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. )

 

Government Business—Order of the Day

      *1  Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2015 —( Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 February 2016 ).

 

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 2 March 2016

 

Business of the Senate—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].

Twelve 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 7 March 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Final report to be presented on forestry managed investment schemes.

On 10 March 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 Australian Crime Commission Amendment (National Policing Information) Bill 2015 and the Australian Crime Commission (National Policing Information Charges) 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 (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )



 

         3  Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015 , the Income Tax Rates Amendment (Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015, the Medicare Levy Amendment (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015 and the Income Tax (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts—Offsets) Bill 2015. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         4  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

 

Government Business—Orders of the Day

      *1  Australian Crime Commission Amendment (National Policing Information) Bill 2015

Australian Crime Commission (National Policing Information Charges) Bill 2015 ( Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 February 2016 ).

      *2  Social Services Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015 —( Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 February 2016 ).

      *3  Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

Income Tax Rates Amendment (Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

Medicare Levy Amendment (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts) Bill 2015

Income Tax (Attribution Managed Investment Trusts—Offsets) Bill 2015 ( Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 February 2016 ).

      *4  Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 —( Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 February 2016 ).

On 15 March 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

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

         2  Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2]. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )



 

Government Business—Order of the Day

         1  Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2] ( Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Ruston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 4 February 2016 ).

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.

         4  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on Indigenous Advancement Strategy tendering processes.

 

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  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. )

         3  Murray-Darling Basin Plan—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

         4  Education and Employment References Committee

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



 

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

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

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

         2  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—Orders of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on marine plastic pollution.

         2  Economics References Committee

Final report to be presented on the foreign investment review framework.

On 22 April 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Final report to be presented on corporate tax avoidance.



 

On 29 April 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the gender retirement income gap.

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.

On 5 May 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order 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.

Ten 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].

Eleven 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].

Eleven 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].

Eleven 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].

Eleven 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. )

         4  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the collapse of listed retailers.

         5  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

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

      *6  Environment and Communications References Committee

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

 

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.

Fourteen sitting days after today (21 June 2016)

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 22 February 2016

      *1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) Regulation 2015, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2015 No. 172 and made under the International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963 , be disallowed [F2015L01737].

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

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 Tasmanian bumblebees.

         2  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on carbon risk disclosure.

         3  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

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

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.

         3  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the reduction of alcohol-fuelled violence.

         4  Economics References Committee

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

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 25 August 2015

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

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

On 30 August 2016

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  School Funding Investment—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

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

      25  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.