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General Business

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 4 December 2013

      44   Senator Carr : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   condemns:

              (i)   the failure of the Government to provide answers on immigration policy and implementation, especially on serious incidents, to the Senate and the Australian people,

             (ii)   the Government’s complete lack of transparency, and its reversion to secrecy in its conduct of the business of government, especially as it relates to immigration policy, and

            (iii)   the Government for misleading the electorate on its immigration policies such as the Indonesian fishing boat buyback policy, bounties, wardens and turning boats back (where it is safe to do so); and

   (b)   calls on the Government to:

              (i)   abandon unwarranted secrecy, and

             (ii)   acknowledge the success of the Papua New Guinea Regional Resettlement arrangement in reducing boat arrivals and putting people smugglers out of business.

Notice given 17 June 2014

    276   Senator Xenophon: To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the use of the term ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’ is an internationally accepted term in use by the United Nations (UN),

             (ii)   the International Court of Justice and the UN General Assembly have deemed East Jerusalem part of the West Bank and an occupied territory,

            (iii)   Australia has historically supported UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict and the status of Jerusalem,

            (iv)   the voting patterns of Australia in relation to the Israel-Palestine conflict have shifted dramatically under the Abbott Government, and

             (v)   these shifts in the position of the Australian Government have caused diplomatic tensions with a number of countries, including the threat of potential sanctions; and



 

   (b)   calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Ms Bishop) to publicly acknowledge that:

              (i)   the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal and in breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention; and

             (ii)   East Jerusalem is an occupied territory.

    281   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises that over 500 000 Iraqis have been displaced in the past week due to the ongoing deadly conflict in their country;

   (b)   recognises that this is a humanitarian crisis that will have flow on effects in our region; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to issue a moratorium on the return of any asylum seekers back to Iraq and offer a reprieve to those detained in immigration detention on Manus Island, Nauru and Christmas Island to allow them to apply for protection in Australia.

Notice given 18 June 2014

    285   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises that:

              (i)   over 500 000 Iraqis have been displaced in the past week due to the ongoing deadly conflict in their country, and

             (ii)   this is a humanitarian crisis that will have flow-on effects in our region;

   (b)   notes that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has called on countries around the world, including Australia, to assist with this humanitarian crisis; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to issue a moratorium on the return of any asylum seekers back to Iraq and offer a reprieve to those detained in immigration dentition on Manus Island, Nauru and Christmas Island to allow them to apply for protection in Australia.

Notice given 23 June 2014

    292   Senator Ludlam : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   applauds the action taken by the Republic of the Marshall Islands in the International Court of Justice under Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty against the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, for their failure to fulfil their obligations with respect to nuclear disarmament;

   (b)   notes that:

              (i)   in taking this action, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is in effect acting on behalf of all the world’s peoples in upholding international law, and

             (ii)   the effects of the use of even a small percentage of the 17 000 nuclear weapons currently operational would be catastrophic for society and the global climate, and could bring about the deaths of up to 2 billion people from nuclear winter-induced famine; and

   (c)   urges the Australian Government to join with the Marshall Islands legal action.

Notice given 26 June 2014

    313   Senator Whish-Wilson : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the Government of Brunei Darussalam’s recently adopted penal code, which threatens the human rights of minority groups, including women, religious minorities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to insist that Brunei address these human rights violations as a condition of it participating any further in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.

Notice given 7 July 2014

    318   Senator Whish-Wilson : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the Japanese Government’s determination to continue its lethal scientific whaling in the Southern Ocean in the name of research;

   (b)   calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Abbott) to:

              (i)   raise concerns with the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Abe, that Japan is moving to apply to reinstate a lethal scientific whaling program in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, and

             (ii)   personally invite the Japanese to cooperate with Australian scientists on Australia’s non-lethal scientific whaling program; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to publicly condemn the consumption of whale meat.

Notice given 9 July 2014

    335   Senator Moore : To move—That the Senate notes the Abbott Government’s cuts to higher education and their impact on regional students, families and universities.

    336   Senator Moore : To move—That the Senate notes the Abbott Government’s decision to abolish important protections by regulation and leave consumers vulnerable to dodgy financial advice.

Notice given 14 July 2014

    344   Senator Madigan : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the campaign to eliminate the spiritual practice of Falun Gong practitioners began on 20 July 1999, and 20 July 2014 marks the 15th year of persecution,

             (ii)   in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment the persecution of Falun Gong in China continues,

            (iii)   in the first half of 2014, there have been 49 verified deaths of Falun Gong practitioners as a result of persecution, and

            (iv)   there are continuing reports that organ transplants are taking place in China without the free and informed consent of the donor, and remain a cause for grave concern; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to oppose internationally the persecution and organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners.

Notice given 26 August 2014

    383   Senator Lambie : To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to continue the Nation Building Program Roads to Recovery Program, and for related purposes. Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment (Continuing Roads to Recovery) Bill 2014 .

Notice given 1 September 2014

    408   Senator Ludlam : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes:

              (i)   increasing tensions and armed aggression by the Government of Russia in eastern Ukraine,

             (ii)   comments by Russian President, Mr Vladimir Putin, that ‘I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading  nuclear powers’, and

            (iii)   that Australia has already applied sanctions to the Russian Government in response to their actions in Ukraine; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to immediately cease uranium exports to Russia.

Notice given 2 September 2014

    416   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises that:

              (i)   millions of people have been forced to flee the ongoing deadly conflicts in Iraq and Syria, and

             (ii)   Australia must play its part in assisting those who are seeking protection from these atrocities; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to:

              (i)   issue a moratorium on the return of asylum seekers back to danger in Iraq and Syria, and

             (ii)   offer a reprieve to those detained in immigration detention centres to allow them to apply for protection in Australia.

Notice given 24 September 2014

    453   Senator Waters : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the Queensland Government has announced that it will use Queensland taxpayer funds to pay resource companies and port developers to dump dredge spoil in an area which would affect the nationally significant Caley Valley wetlands near Abbot Point,

             (ii)   this proposal would shift the costs of building the world’s largest coal port in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area from multinational mining companies and port developers to Queensland taxpayers, and

            (iii)   the Queensland Government has indicated that it will ask the Federal Government to contribute to the cost of paying resource companies and port developers; and

   (b)   calls on the Federal Government to rule out allowing federal taxpayer funds to be used to pay resource companies or port developers to meet their obligations under environmental approvals, including at Abbot Point.

Notice given 17 November 2014

    506   Senator Waters : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the Queensland Premier, Mr Campbell Newman, has announced that he will use public money from the sale of public assets to build a coal railway for mining magnates,

             (ii)   Premier Newman has already announced that public money will be used to pay for dredging in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and dumping on the nationally-significant Caley Valley wetlands near Abbot Point, and

            (iii)   Queensland’s existing industries, our safety, our environment, including the Great Barrier Reef, and our very way of life are at risk from climate change which is driven by burning fossil fuels; and

   (b)   calls on the Federal Government to rule out allowing federal public funds to be used to pay for coal mines or coal ports associated with the Galilee Basin.

Notice given 26 November 2014

    540   Senator Whish-Wilson : To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Investment, no later than noon on 27 November 2014, the substantially-concluded text of the China - Australia Trade Agreement.

Notice given 3 December 2014

    579   Senator McKenzie : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes statements of support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, including the Victoria Trades Hall Council’s recent reiteration of its support for the BDS strategy; and

   (b)   denounces such support as anti-Semitic, ill-informed, simplistic, inflammatory and having no place in our society.

Notice given 5 March 2015

    641   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that 10 March 2015 marked the 56th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising;

   (b)   acknowledges that torture and mistreatment of Tibetans by Chinese authorities continues today;

   (c)   notes the evidence provided in the Torture and impunity: 29 Cases of Tibetan political prisoners report which details specific cases of torture in custody and the impacts of imprisonment on the lives of political prisoners from 2008 to 2014; and

   (d)   supports the release of all Tibetan political prisoners who have been detained for religious beliefs or practices, or peaceful expression of views.



 

Notice given 19 March 2015

    668   Senators Day and Leyonhjelm: To move—That the Senate acknowledges, respects and values:

   (a)   the historical ties between Australia and Israel, noting that Australia was among the first countries to recognise the State of Israel;

   (b)   Australian trade with Israel nearing $1 billion per annum; and

   (c)   the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

Notice of motion altered on 23 March 2015 pursuant to standing order 77.

Notice given 25 March 2015

    693   Senator Ludlam : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   Australia, together with 155 other states, participated in the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons on 8 December and 9 December 2014,

             (ii)   in a statement to the conference, Pope Francis called for nuclear weapons to be ‘banned once and for all’,

            (iii)   at the conclusion of the conference, Austria pledged to, inter alia, ‘identify and pursue effective measures to fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons’, and

            (iv)   the host government of Austria has invited all interested states to associate themselves with this pledge by formal diplomatic means;

   (b)   endorses the Austrian Pledge; and

   (c)   calls on the Australian Government to do the same and voice its support for the start of a time-bound diplomatic process to negotiate a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons and establishing a framework for their elimination.

Notice given 24 June 2015

    775   Senator Moore : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the Abbott Government’s failure to honour its promises; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to be accountable to the Parliament.

    777   Senator Rhiannon : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Bishop, stated in a speech to the Lowy Institute on 11 June 2015 that Australia’s military deployments could be accounted for as foreign aid,

             (ii)   the Australian Council for International Development has stated it is vitally important that the Government clearly separates Australian aid expenditure from military logistical support,

            (iii)   the United Nations has urged developed countries to commit to a 0.7 per cent GNI target by 2015 to meet the Millennium Development Goals and Britain has legislated this target, and

            (iv)   the Abbott Government has cut $11 billion from the foreign aid budget since it was elected in 2013; and

   (b)   calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to rule out accounting logistical support for the military and police in non-humanitarian responses as foreign aid.

Notice given 10 August 2015

    782   Senator Wright : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises that:

              (i)   Australia signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Protocol) in 2009,

             (ii)   as a signatory to the Protocol, Australia has an obligation to establish a National Preventative Mechanism (NPM) with the power to inspect all places of detention, including prisons, police lock-ups, immigration detention centres and mental health facilities, and

            (iii)   the establishment of an NPM:

                          ( a )    had bipartisan support from the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties in 2009, and an implementation framework has been identified by the Australian Human Rights Commission,

                          ( b )    would help address serious allegations of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment occurring in some prison facilities in Australia and immigration detention facilities in Nauru, and provide the required transparency to allow health care practitioners and legal advisors to attend to good professional and ethical conduct for clients in detention, and

                          ( c )    can also deliver improved workplace conditions for employees and efficiency dividends for the taxpayer; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to take immediate steps to fully ratify the Protocol, including by setting clear timeframes for the establishment of an NPM, and including the implementation of the Protocol on the next Council of Australian Governments’ agenda.

Notice given 18 August 2015

    816   Leader of the Opposition in the Senate ( Senator Wong ): To move— 

   (1)   That the following Address to His Excellency, the Governor-General be agreed to:

To His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Force

           may it please Your Excellency

           We, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia in Parliament assembled, respectfully submit that the Honourable John Dyson Heydon AC QC, whom Your Excellency requested to make inquiry into and report upon the governance arrangements of separate entities established by employee associations or their officers (Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption), by his conduct in accepting an invitation to speak at a function raising campaign funds for the Liberal Party of Australia (New South Wales Division) has failed to uphold the standards of impartiality expected of a holder of the office of Royal Commissioner.

           Accordingly we respectfully request Your Excellency to revoke the Letters Patent issued to the Honourable John Dyson Heydon AC QC.

   (2)   That so much of standing order 172 be suspended as would prevent the President transmitting the Address to His Excellency in writing only.

Notice given 19 August 2015

    829   Senator Siewert : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes:

              (i)   that it has been 6 years since the Montara oil spill, and

             (ii)   the recent report from the Australian Lawyers Alliance, After the spill, investigating the impact of Australia’s Montara oil disaster in Indonesia , which finds that local economies in the East Nusa Tenggara region of Indonesia have lost billions of Australian dollars, and reported widespread sickness and health conditions which they believe were caused by the oil spill; and

   (b)   calls on the Federal Government to negotiate with Indonesia for a full investigation, that can pinpoint the cause of economic and environmental devastation experienced by seaside communities in Indonesia following the worst offshore oil spill in Australia’s history.

Notice given 20 August 2015

  *830   Senator Siewert : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that legislation amending the Western Australian Constitution to recognise Aboriginal people as the first peoples of Western Australia recently passed in the Lower House of the Western Australian State Parliament; and

   (b)   calls on the Federal Government to keep up the momentum in moving towards substantive Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples in Australia’s Federal Constitution.

 

Orders of the Day

         1  Transport—The Australian Government’s aviation safety regulation review—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Sterle —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ludwig , in continuation, 2 December 2013 ).

         2  Administration—Abbott Government

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate ( Senator Wong )—That the Senate condemns the Coalition for its failure to honour its pre-election commitments to the Australian people ( 12 December 2013 ).

         3  Employment—Job losses

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate—

   (a)   condemns:

              (i)   the failure of the Government to:

                          ( a )    articulate a comprehensive innovation policy so that Australia has the high skill, high wage jobs of the future, and

                          ( b )    fight for Australian jobs,

             (ii)   the deliberate and hostile actions of the Government in bringing about the end of Australia’s automotive manufacturing sector threatening a further 50 000 jobs directly reliant and the 200 000 jobs that rely on it indirectly, and

            (iii)   the cowardice of the Government for blaming job losses on workers to distract from its own inaction and lack of any plan to deal with the crisis facing Australian manufacturing due to the strong dollar; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to immediately outline:

              (i)   its plans to support the 50 000 Australian workers who have lost their jobs since the election,

             (ii)   the industries in which it expects these workers to find new jobs, and

            (iii)   its plans to attract the billions in new investment, new jobs, new skills and new technologies to replace those lost in the automotive sector ( Senator Back , in continuation, 13 February 2014 ).

         4  Industry—Australian shipbuilding

Adjourned debate on the motion—That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises:

              (i)   the vital contribution of the Australian shipbuilding industry as an employer, a storehouse of advanced manufacturing capabilities and a strategic asset, and

             (ii)   the urgent need for the Government to bring forward project work to ensure continuity of industry development, growth and employment;

   (b)   is gravely concerned by:

              (i)   the scheduled end of project work in three Australian shipyards in 2015,

             (ii)   the severe consequences of the resulting project trough, including:

                          ( a )    the retrenchment of more than 3 000 skilled workers,

                          ( b )    the crippling of the shipbuilding supply chain, and

                          ( c )    the forced closure of research projects and facilities supporting shipbuilding and advanced manufacturing,

            (iii)   the heavy costs of rebuilding lost capabilities and retraining workers to meet future defence needs, and

            (iv)   the threat to national security posed by the erosion of local capability; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to immediately:

              (i)   identify suitable project work to be fast-tracked and make a public commitment to those projects with a revised timeframe for tendering and delivery,

             (ii)   recognise that this cannot wait for the Defence White Paper process to be concluded, and

            (iii)   incorporate the long-term opportunities for the Australian shipbuilding industry as a strategic priority in all future naval procurement plans ( Senator Edwards , in continuation, 6 March 2014 ).



 

         5  Senate—Western Australia—Election

Adjourned debate on the motion—That the Senate notes the upcoming Western Australian by-election will have significant implications for the people and the environment of Australia in the face of the Abbott Government ( Senator Back , in continuation, 20 March 2014 ).

         6  Industry—Economic Review of South Australia and Victoria—Order for production of documents

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate take note of the  document ( Senator Back , in continuation, 6 May 2014 ).

         7  Administration—Commonwealth procurement policy

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Madigan —That the Senate calls on the Government to alter Commonwealth procurement policy in order to require all government departments to only use Australian made products where possible, and, in particular, paper products ( Senator McKenzie , in continuation, 27 March 2014 ).

         8  Teacher quality—Response from the Minister for Education (Mr Pyne) to a Senate resolution of 26 March 2014—Document

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Lines —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald , in continuation, 13 May 2014 ).

         9  Budget 2014-15

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ludwig —That the Senate condemns the Abbott Government’s budget of twisted priorities and broken promises. ( Senator O’Sullivan , in continuation, 15 May 2014 ).

      10  Family and community services—Paid parental leave

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cameron —That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the division and dysfunction in the Coalition Government over the Prime Minister’s unaffordable and unfair Paid Parental Leave Scheme; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to release the details of the Prime Minister’s scheme, including its costs and modelling that quantifies productivity and distributional impacts ( Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Birmingham , in continuation, 19 June 2014 ).

      11  Budget 2014-15

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Polley —That the Senate notes the Government’s Budget is an affront to Australians’ sense of fairness ( 26 June 2014 ).

      12  Education—Higher education funding

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate condemns the Abbott Government’s vicious cuts to higher education and the devastating impact they will have on regional students, families and universities. ( 10 July 2014 ).

      13  Taxation—Bank levy

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Whish-Wilson —That the Senate is of the opinion that, rather than punishing the unemployed, sick, elderly, students and families, revenue should be raised through applying a ‘public insurance’ levy on the big four banks that are too big to fail. ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Di Natale , in continuation, 4 September 2014 ).

      14  Education—Schools funding—Response from the Minister for Education (Mr Pyne) to a Senate resolution of 14 July 2014 and attachment—Documents

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Wright —That the Senate take note of the documents ( Senator Carr , in continuation, 24 September 2014 ).

      15  Science and technology—Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation—Response from the Minister for Industry (Mr Macfarlane) to a Senate resolution of 1 September 2014—Document

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carr , in continuation, 24 September 2014 ).

      16  Administration—Establishment of a National Independent Commission Against Corruption

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Rhiannon —That the Senate calls on the Government to establish a National Independent Commission Against Corruption, delivered through an integrity commissioner, to ensure Australia is equipped with a national framework for the comprehensive prevention of corruption and misconduct, and to restore faith of the Australian people in the integrity of our democracy ( Senator Macdonald , in continuation, 25 September 2014 ).

      17  Education—Higher education reforms

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate notes the adverse impact of the Abbott Government’s proposed cuts to university funding and deregulation of higher education fees ( Senator Back , in continuation, 2 October 2014 ).

      18  Taxation—Indexation of fuel excise

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bullock —That the Senate notes the Abbott Government’s petrol tax ambush and its negative impact on cost pressures facing Australian households and businesses.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Lazarus —Omit all words after “That”, substitute:

   (a)   the Senate notes the Abbott Government has broken another pre-election promise with their petrol tax ambush in bypassing parliamentary processes to increase the cost of petrol through a ‘tariff proposal’, effectively raising the tax before having parliamentary approval;

   (b)   this underhanded act to increase petrol prices will have a negative impact on Australian families, pensioners, low income earners, single parents, retirees, the sick and disadvantaged, and businesses, including small business owners; and

   (c)   the Senate calls on the Abbott Government to reverse this decision and instead proceed to put the proposal to the Senate where it can be properly debated and the will of the people delivered ( Senator Macdonald , in continuation, 30 October 2014 ).

      19  Finance—Government spending

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Leyonhjelm —That the Senate acknowledges that it has a responsibility to propose and discuss options to cut government spending ( Senator Carr , in continuation, 27 November 2014 ).



 

      20  Administration—Abbott Government

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Polley —That the Senate condemns the Abbott Government for its litany of broken promises which are hurting low- and middle-income earners, harming the economy, damaging business and consumer confidence, costing jobs, undermining fairness, and changing Australia for the worse. ( Senator Reynolds , in continuation, 12 February 2015 ).

      21  Mining—Coal seam gas mining

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Lazarus —That the Senate—

   (a)   acknowledges that the possible impact on human health and our water resources from coal seam gas (CSG) mining is not well understood; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to:

              (i)   act with caution and stop approving CSG projects until such time as CSG mining is considered completely safe by scientists and qualified professionals, and

             (ii)   establish a royal commission into the human impact of CSG mining ( Senator Madigan , in continuation, 5 March 2015 ).

      22  Environment—Coal and coal seam gas mining

Adjourned debate on the motion—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes:

              (i)   the negative impacts of coal and coal seam gas mining on Australia’s environment, including prime agricultural land and water, and the wellbeing of regional communities, and

             (ii)   the concerning relationship between these mining activities and political corruption, particularly in New South Wales, as evidenced by the findings of the Independent Commission Against Corruption; and

   (b)   calls on all parties contesting the New South Wales state election to commit to a ban on coal and coal seam gas mining ( 19 March 2015 ).

      23  Social Issues—Marriage laws

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Rice —That the Senate affirms that people should be able to marry the person they love, in accordance with the principles of equality and personal freedom, to end discrimination, and to support the mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Australians and their families ( Senator Back , in continuation, 18 June 2015 ).

      24  Industry—Automotive Transformation Scheme

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Xenophon —That the Senate notes the importance of an automotive transformation scheme to Australia’s economic prosperity and development ( Senator McEwen , in continuation, 13 August 2015 ).

    *25  Science and Technology—National Science Week 2015

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate—

   (a)   notes:

              (i)   that National Science Week 2015 runs from 15 August to 23 August 2015,

             (ii)   the importance of inspiring and supporting young Australians to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and

            (iii)   that science and research are critical to building the jobs of the future;

   (b)   congratulates the organisers of the 1 500 National Science Week events around the nation, aimed at engaging Australians of all ages with the wonders of science; and

   (c)   condemns:

              (i)   the short-sighted cuts to science and research in the Government’s first two budgets, totalling more than $1 billion,

             (ii)   the Government’s attempts to undermine Australia’s publicly-funded research agencies, by slashing funding and jobs, including overseeing the largest job losses at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in the organisation’s history,

            (iii)   the complete failure of the Government to understand and advocate for basic research, which delivers new knowledge and underpins technological innovation, and

            (iv)   the total lack of vision or commitment on the part of the Government when it comes to creating and sustaining the jobs of the future ( Senator Edwards , in continuation, 20 August 2015 ).

 

Orders of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

         1  National Integrity Commission Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )

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

         2  Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Madigan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Brown , in continuation, 25 September 2014 ).

( Restored 13 November 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

         3  Fair Trade (Workers’ Rights) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Madigan )

Second reading ( restored 13 November 2013 ).

( Restored 13 November 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

         4  Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 13 November 2013 ).

         5  Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 13 November 2013 ).



 

         6  Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Xenophon and Di Natale )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Moore , in continuation, 5 December 2013 ).

( Restored 3 December 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

         7  Fair Trade (Australian Standards) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Madigan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ketter , in continuation, 27 November 2014 ).

( Restored 3 December 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

         8  Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Xenophon and Madigan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 5 December 2013 ).

      10  Migration Amendment (Visa Maximum Numbers Determinations) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Dastyari , in continuation, 12 December 2013 ).

      11  Anti-Money Laundering Amendment (Gaming Machine Venues) Bill 2012 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 28 August 2014 ).

( Restored 10 December 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

      12  Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 10 December 2013 ).

( Restored 10 December 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

      13  Public Service Amendment (Payments in Special Circumstances) Bill 2011 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 10 December 2013 ).

( Restored 10 December 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

      14  Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 10 December 2013 ).

( Restored 10 December 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )



 

      15  Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 11 December 2013 ).

      16  Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young , in continuation, 12 December 2013 ).

      17  Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 20 March 2014 ).

      18  Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 12 December 2013 ).

      19  Adelaide Airport Curfew Amendment (Protecting Residents’ Amenity) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Wright )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Wright , in continuation, 12 February 2014 ).

      20  Great Barrier Reef Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Waters )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Waters , in continuation, 13 February 2014 ).

      21  Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Reducing Barriers for Minor Parties) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 4 March 2014 ).

      22  Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 4 March 2014 ).

      23  Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Whish-Wilson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 February 2015 ).

      24  National Broadband Network Companies Amendment (Tasmania) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Urquhart )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Urquhart , in continuation, 5 March 2014 ).

      25  Social Security Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 6 March 2014 ).



 

      26  Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 6 March 2014 ).

      27  Flags Amendment Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Madigan and Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Marshall , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

      28  End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 18 March 2014 ).

      29  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fawcett , in continuation, 5 March 2015 ).

      30  Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Singh )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 19 June 2014 ).

      31  Save Our Sharks Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 25 March 2014 ).

      32  Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 27 March 2014 ).

      33  Private Health Insurance Amendment (GP Services) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Di Natale )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Di Natale , in continuation, 27 March 2014 ).

      34  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Alpine Grazing) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Di Natale )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Di Natale , in continuation, 13 May 2014 ).

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

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

      36  Migration Amendment (Protecting Babies Born in Australia) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young , in continuation, 18 June 2014 ).

      37  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 24 June 2014 ).

      39  Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young , in continuation, 16 July 2014 ).

      41  Mining Subsidies Legislation Amendment (Raising Revenue) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 27 August 2014 ).

      42  Corporations Amendment (Financial Advice) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Whish-Wilson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Whish-Wilson , in continuation, 2 September 2014 ).

      43  Stop Dumping on the Great Barrier Reef Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Waters )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Waters , in continuation, 4 September 2014 ).

      44  Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Day, Bernardi, Leyonhjelm and Smith )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 October 2014 ).

      45  Migration Amendment (Humanitarian Visa Intake) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young , in continuation, 25 September 2014 ).

      46  Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 28 October 2014 ).

      47  Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 17 November 2014 ).

      48  Freedom to Marry Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Leyonhjelm )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Leyonhjelm , in continuation, 26 November 2014 ).

      50  Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Madigan , in continuation, 27 November 2014 ).

      51  Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Di Natale, and Senators Macdonald, Leyonhjelm and Urquhart )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Di Natale , in continuation, 27 November 2014 ).

      53  Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Wright )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Wright , in continuation, 3 December 2014 ).

      54  Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donations Reform) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 4 December 2014 ).

      55  Australian Centre for Social Cohesion Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 9 February 2015 ).

      56  Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Back )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Back , in continuation, 11 February 2015 ).

      57  Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 February 2015 ).

      59  Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam , in continuation, 4 March 2015 ).

      61  Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment (Intergenerational Report) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 17 March 2015 ).

      63  Freedom of Information Amendment (Requests and Reasons) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Moore , in continuation, 18 June 2015 ).

      65  Higher Education Support Amendment (New Zealand Citizens) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Carr )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Carr , in continuation, 24 June 2015 ).

      66  Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Consumer Lease Exclusion) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Cameron )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ruston , in continuation, 20 August 2015 ).

      68  Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Wong )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator McEwen , in continuation, 25 June 2015 ).

      69  Fair Work Amendment (Penalty Rates Exemption for Small Businesses) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Leyonhjelm and Day )

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



 

      71  Marriage Equality Plebiscite Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Rice, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Lambie, Muir and Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rice , in continuation, 19 August 2015 ).