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Senate Order of Business No.51, Wednesday



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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

 

(Proceedings to be broadcast on radio)

2008/51

WEDNESDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2008

AT 9.30 am

 

  1. Prayers

  1. Government documents to be presented - pu rsuant to order

(A list of documents is attached.  Consideration of these documents will take place at a later date)

  1. Government business

Notices of motion -

No. 1 - Special Minister of State (Senator Faulkner) - Introduction of the Auditor-General Amendment Bill 2008

No. 2 - Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law (Senator Sherry) - Introduction of the Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2008

No. 3 - Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Senator Evans) - Introduction of the Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008

No. 4 - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing (Senator McLucas) - Introduction of the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices and Other Measures) Bill 2008

No.  5 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Exemption of bills from the provisions of standing order 111 (5) to (8) concerning the consideration of legislation (Nation-building Funds Bill 2008, Nation-building Funds (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008 and COAG Reform Fund Bill 2008)

Orders of the day -

No.  1-Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television Switch-over) Bill 2008 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 2 -Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008

Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008

- Resumption of second reading debate

 

No. 3 -Temporary Residents’ Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill 2008

- In committee

No. 4 -Water Amendment Bill 2008 - Resumption of debate on the amended motion that the report of the committee be adopted

Nation-building Funds Bill 2008

Nation-building Funds (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

COAG Reform Fund Bill 2008

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

No.  5-Aged Care Amendment (2008 Measures No. 2) Bill 2008 - Resumption of second reading debate

Refer to Notice Paper for other orders of the day

At 12.45 pm

  1. Matters of public interest discussion

At 2 pm

  1. Questions

  1. Motions to take note of answers

Time limit: 30 minutes

  1. Condolence motion - Death of former member

President to inform the Senate of the death of the Honourable Frank Crean, a former minister and member of the House of Representatives for the division of Melbourne Ports, Victoria

Lead er of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans), by leave, to move a motion of condolence

  1. Notices of motion

  1. Placing of business

  • Postponement notifications
  1. Discovery of formal business 1

Business of the Senate - notice of motion -

No. 1 - Senator Siewert - Reference to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee (forestry and mining operations on the Tiwi Islands)

Government business - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Special Minister of State (Senator Faulkner) - Introduction of the Auditor-General Amendment Bill 2008

No. 2 - Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law (Senator Sherry) - Introduction of the Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2008

No. 3 - Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Senator Evans) - Introduction of the Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008

No. 4 - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing (Senator McLucas) - Introduction of the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices and Other Measures) Bill 2008

No. 5 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Exemption of bills from the provisions of standing order 111 (5) to (8) concerning the consideration of legislation (Nation-building Funds Bill 2008, Nation-building Funds (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008 and COAG Reform Fund Bill 2008)

No. 6 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Temporary orders - (1) adjournment debate on Tuesday; (2) divisions on Thursday; and (3) substitute members of committees (notice of motion altered on 2 December 2008, pursuant to standing order 77)

General business - notices of motion -

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

No. 315 - Senator Fisher - Order for the production of documents - Elucidation of section 86A of the Water Act 2007

No. 316 - Senator Hanson-Young - Child labour on cocoa farms in West Africa

No. 317 - Senator Birmingham - Introduction of the Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008

No. 318 - Senator Siewert - N ational Disability Strategy

No. 319 - Senator McGauran - The Government’s economic strategy

No. 320 - Senator Hanson-Young - Contingency plan for the provision of childcare

No. 321 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Conservation of Aus tralia’s native forests and woodlands

  1. Any proposal pursuant to standing order 75

(If a proposal is submitted, it will be circulated in the chamber)

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

to take note of answers, 90 minutes

  1. Tabling and consideration of committee reports - pursuant to standing order 62(4)

  • Chairman of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills (Senator Coonan) to present alert digest
  • Chair of the Standing Committee of Senators Interests (Senator Johnston) to present the fol lowing documents:
    • Register of gifts to the Senate and to the Parliament, incorporating declarations of gifts lodged between 24 September and 1 December 2008
    • Register of senators interests, incorporating notifications of alterations of interests of senator s lodged between 24 September and 1 December 2008

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes

  1. Ministerial statements

  1. Tabling of documents

  1. By President
  • Register of Senate senior executive officers interests, incorporatin g notifications of alterations of interests of Senate senior executive officers lodged between 24 September and 1 December 2008
  • Auditor-General - Report - Performance audit - Australian National Audit Office: Human resource management
  1. By ministers
  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 13 and 14): 60 minutes

  1. Committee membership , by leave

  1. Messages from the House of Representatives

  • informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008
  •  

  • transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Nation-building Funds Bill 2008

Nation-building Funds (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

COAG Reform Fund Bill 2008

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

Business of the Senate - notice of motion -

No. 1 - Senator Siewert - Reference to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee (forestry and mining operations on the Tiwi Islands)

Business of the Senate - orders of the day -

No. 1-Economics Committee - Report - The need, scope and content of a definition of unconscionable conduct for the purposes of Part IVA of the Trade Practices Act 1974

No. 2-Economics Committee - Report - Matters relating to the gas explosion at Varanus Island, Western Australia

Government business continued (see item 3)

At 5.30 pm

  1. Valedictory statements - Senator Ellison

  1. Adjournment proposed - not later than 7.20 pm

  1. Adjournment - not later than 8 pm

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

Temporary chairs of committee on roster - Senators Marshall, Crossin, Troeth, Carol Brown, Ellison and Hurley

 

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SENATE

PROPOSED PRESENTATION OF DOCUMENT S

Wednesday, 3 December 2008 ^

*1  Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research - Anglo-Australian Observatory - Annual report 2007-08 - Article 8 of the Anglo-Australian Telescope Agreement Act 1970

( 28 October 2008 / 28 October 2008)

*2  Department of Finance and Deregulation - ASC Pty Ltd - Annual report 2008 - S ection 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

( 29 October 2008 / 30 October 2008)

*3  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS - Remuneration Tribunal - Annual report 2007-08 - Section 12AA(2) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973

(29 September 2008 / 29 September 2008)

*4  TREATIES

MA JOR TREATY ACTIONS - CATEGORY 1

B1

[2008 ] ATNIA 31

The Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, done at New York, 13 December 2006.

[2008 ] ATNIF 21

^  List prepared by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

* Not available prior to tabling.

Note: As recommended by the Sen ate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration, the dates listed in brackets at the end of certain annual reports indicate the date on which the report was submitted to the minister and the date the report was received by the minister, respectively.



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.