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Senate Order of Business No.45, Monday



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The Senate

This document is issued as a guide to senators.

The business listed is subject to change.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

(Question time to be televised live)

2008/45

MONDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2008

AT 12.30 pm

 

  1. Prayers

  1. Government business - orders of the day

No.  1-National Rental Affordability Scheme Bill 2008

National Rental Affordability Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

- Resumption of second reading debate

No. 3-Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Bill 20 08 - In committee

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Economic Security Strategy) Bill 2008

Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009

Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009

( subject to introduction and exemption from the bills cut-off order)

No. 2-Water Amendment Bill 2008 - Resumption of second reading debate

Refer to Notice Paper for other orders of the day

At 2 pm

  1. Questions

  1. Motions to take note of answers

Time limit: 30 minutes

  1. Petitions

  1. Notices of motion

 

  1. Placing of business

  • Minister, by leave, to move a motion relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business for today
  • Acting Government Whip (Senator McEwen), by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senator Furner
  • Oppositi on Whip (Senator Parry), by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senator Adams
  • Chair of the Economics Committee (Senator Hurley), by leave, to move a motion authorising the committee to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate tod ay
  • Postponement notification received prior to printing:

Senator Milne to postpone business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 to Wednesday, 26 November 2008 (disallowance of the Environmental and Natural Resource Management Guidelines made under subsection 40-1010(3) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 )

  1. Discovery of formal business 1

Business of the Senate - notice of motion -

No. 2 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Economics Committee (bank mergers)

General business - notice of motion -

No. 233 - Senator Xenophon - Order for the production of documents - Report by the Productivity Commission on private health insurance

  1. Matter of public importance - President to announce receipt of letter from Senator  Mason proposing that the following matter be sub mitted to the Senate for discussion:

The Rudd Government’s annus horribilis of missed opportunities, broken promises, and absence of genuine leadership.

(Under standing order 75 the proposed discussion must be supported by at least four other senators)

Time limit: 60 minutes, or if no motions are moved  

to take note of answers, 90 minutes

 

  1. Ministerial statements

  1. Tabling of documents presented out of sitting

  1. Committee reports (see page 5)
  2. Government documents (see page 5)
  1. Tabling of documents

  1. By President
  • Re sponses to resolutions of the Senate:
  • Premier of Queensland (Ms Bligh) - Resolution of 16 September 2008 - Murray-Darling Basin system
  • Attorney-General ( Mr McClelland) - Resolution of 13 October 2008 - Death penalty
  • Minister for Families, Housing, Communit y Services and Indigenous Affairs (Ms Macklin) - Resolution of 16 September 2008 - Single age pensions
  1. By ministers
  1. By senators tabling reports from committees
  • Chair of the Economics Committee (Senator Hurley) to present addenda to the following reports:
  • T ax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 5) Bill 2008 [Provisions]
  • Temporary Residents Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 and a related bill [Provisions]
  • Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (Senator McGauran) to present report no. 96 - Treaties tabled on 16 September 2008
  1. By Clerk (delegated legislation including regulations, ordinances, determinations, rules, declarations and orders - a list will be circulated in the chamber)

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Time limit per motion: 30 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions (items 10, 11 and 12): 60 minutes

  1. Committee membership , by leave

  1. Messages from the House of Representatives transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Economic Security Strategy) Bill 2008

Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bi ll (No. 1) 2008-2009

Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009

(these bills are subject to the bills cut-off order)

National Measurement Amendment Bill 2008 (this bill is not subject to the bills cut-off order)

  1. Order of business - I t is proposed to consider business in the following order -

Business of the Senate - notice of motion -

No. 2 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Economics Committee (bank mergers)

Business of the Senate - order of the day -

No. 2 -Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee - Report - Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008 [Provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Government business continued (see item 2)

 

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The sitting of the Senate will be suspended from 6.30 pm till 7.30 pm

 

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  1. Government business continued (see item 2 )

  1. Adjournment proposed - 11 pm y

  1. Adjournment - not later than 1 1 . 4 0 pm

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

Temporary chairs of committee on roster - Senators Troeth, Bishop, Moore, Humphries and Forshaw

 

Online

The daily Order of Business , or ‘Senate Red’: www.aph.gov.au/senate

Related resources

The Dynamic Red updates the Order of Business throughout the sitting day: www.aph.gov.au/senate/DynamicRed

 

The Senate Daily Summary provides a convenient summary of the previous day’s proceedings, with links to official Senate records: www.aph.gov.au/senate

 

Television channel 4 of the House Monitoring System provides captions of current proceedings in the Senate chamber.

 

DOCUMENT S PRESENTED OUT OF SITTING

  1. Committee report s

1. Economics Committee—Report, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and submissions received by the committee—Temporary Residents’ Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 and the Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] (received 18 November 2008)

2. Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee—Interim report—Water Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] (received 19 November 2008)

3. Community Affairs Committee—Report, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and submissions received by the committee—Aged Care Amendment (2008 Measures No.2) Bill [Provisions] (received 20 November 2008)

4. Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee—Report, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and submissions received by the committee—Water Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] (received 21 November 2008)

5. Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee—Report, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and submissions received by the committee—Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008 [Provisions] and the Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] (received 21 November 2008)

  1. Government document s

1. Department of Immigration and Citizenship—Report for 2007-08—Correction (received 14 November 2008)

2. National Health and Medical Research Council—Report for 2007-08 (received 20 November 2008)

3. Sugar Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2007-08 (received 20 November 2008)



1   If a notice of motion is declared formal it will be put and determined without amendment or debate. Any senator may object to a notice of motion being declared formal, in which case it will be listed for debate at a subsequent time.



y   Subject to agreement to a motion at placing of business (see item 7).  If this motion is not agreed to the adjournment will be proposed at 9.50 pm for an adjournment not later than 10.30 pm .