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Senate Order of Business No.52, Thursday



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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 and 

proceedings to be broadcast on radio 

from 5 pm)

2008/52

THURSDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2008

AT 9.30 am

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  1. Prayers

  1. Notices of motion

  • Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Wortley) to withdraw business of the Senate notices of motion nos 1 to 4 for today
  • Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) to withdraw government business notice of motion no. 2 for today
  1. Placing of business

  • Opposition Whip (Senator Parry), by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senator Boyce
  • Postponement notifications
  1. Discovery of formal business 1

Business of the Senate - notices of motion -

No. 5 - Senator Siewert - Reference to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee (forestry and mining operations on the Tiwi Islands)

No. 6 - Senator Barnett - Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (the Australian judiciary and judicial system)

No. 7 - Senator Ludlam - Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee (public passenger transport in Australia)

 

No. 8 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Reference to the Procedure Commit tee (amendment to membership provisions of standing order 25) (notice of motion altered on 3 December 2008, pursuant to standing order 77)

No. 9 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Reference to the Procedure Committee (temporary orders - (1) questions to chairs of committees and to other senators; and (2) restructuring question time)

Government business - notice of motion -

No. 1 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Variation - Hours of meeting and routine of business for today (notice of motion altered on 3 December 2008, pursuant to standing order 77)

General business - notices of motion -

No. 290 - Senator Hanson-Young - Commitment to human rights

No. 322 - Senator Cash - Delay of Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

No. 323 - Senato r Siewert - Ban on duck shooting

No. 324 - Senator Bushby - Establishment of a select committee on the bank deposit guarantee

No. 325 - Senator Ferguson - Temporary orders - (1) questions to chairs of committees and to other senators; and (2) restructuring question time

No. 326 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Shortage of air traffic controllers

No. 327 - Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (Senator Crossin) - Authorising the committee to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate today

No. 329 - Senator Milne - Green Cooling Council Ltd Greenhouse Gas Abatement Program

No. 330 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Renaming of a certain electoral division in Tasmania

No. 331 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - New South Wales Government policies impacting on koala habitats

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

  • Chair of the Standing Committee on Publications (Senator Carol Brown) to present report
  • Acting Government Whip (Senator McEwen) to present additional information received by committees relating to estimates hearings:
    • Community Affairs Committee - 2008-09 supplement ary budget estimates
    • Economics Committee - 2007-08 additional estimates, and 2008-09 budget estimates
    • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee - 2008-09 budget and supplementary budget estimates
    • Finance and Public Administration Committee - 2008-09 supplementary budget estimates
    • Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee - 2008-09 budget and supplementary budget estimates
  • Senator Feeney, on behalf of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to present report no. 413 - The efficiency d ividend and small agencies: Size does matter
  • Acting Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator McEwen), by leave, to present 17 th report of 2008 and move for its adoption

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes

  1. Messages from the House of Representatives

  • agreeing to the Migration Legislation Amendment (Worker Protection) Bill 2008 without amendment
  • notifying the Senate of a change in the membership of a joint committee
  1. Order of business - It is proposed to consider business in the following order -

Business of the Senate - notices of motion -

No.  5 - Senator Siewert - Reference to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee (forestry and mining operations on the Tiwi Islands)

No. 6 - Senator Barnett - Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Af fairs Committee (the Australian judiciary and judicial system)

No. 7 - Senator Ludlam - Reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee (public passenger transport in Australia)

No. 8 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown ) - Reference to the Procedure Committee (amendment to membership provisions of standing order 25) (notice of motion altered on 3 December 2008, pursuant to standing order 77)

No. 9 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Reference to the Procedure Committee (temporary orders - (1) questions to chairs of committees and to other senators; and (2) restructuring question time)

Business of the Senate - orders of the day -

No. 1-Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee - Final report - Climate change and the Australian agricultural sector

No. 2-Community Affairs Committee - Report - Government expenditure on Indigenous affairs and social services in the Northern Territory

No. 3-Economics Committee - Report - Disclosure regimes for charities and not-for-profit organisations

No. 4-Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee - Report - Allegations of academic bias in universities and schools

Government business - notice of motion -

No. 1 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Variation - Hours of meeting and routine of business for today (notice of motion altered on 3 December 2008, pursuant to standing order 77)

Government business - orders of the day -

No. 1-Water Amendment Bill 2008 - Resumption of debate on the amended moti on that the report of the committee be adopted

No. 2 -Schools Assistance Bill 2008 - Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 225 from the House of Representatives

No. 3-Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 - Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 197 from the House of Representatives

No. 4 -Temporary Residents’ Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill 2008

- In committee

No. 5 -Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008

Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008

- In committee: Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008

No. 6 -Nation-building Funds Bill 2008

Nation-building Funds (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

COAG Reform Fund Bill 2008

- Resumption of second reading debate

No.  7-Aged Care Amendment (2008 Measures No. 2) Bill 2008 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 8-Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 9-Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Schooling Requirements) Bill 2008 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 10-Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Bill 2008 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 11-Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax—Minor Amendments) Bill 2008 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 12-Tax Laws Amendment (Political Contributions and Gifts) Bill 2008 - Resumption of second reading debate

 

No. 13-Horse Disease Response Levy Bill 2008

Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Bill 2008

Horse Disease Response Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

- Resumption of second reading debate

At 2 pm

  1. Questions

  1. Motions to take note of answers

Time limit: 30 minutes

  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. Additional estimates 2008-09--Documents and reference to committees

(Subject to introduction of the a dditional appropriation bills in the House of Representatives)

  • Minister to table particulars of proposed additional expenditure; Advance to the Finance Minister as a final charge for the year ended 30  June 2008; and the final budget outcome 2007-08

Ministe r to move motion, by leave, to refer particulars of proposed additional expenditure to committees

  • Minister to table portfolio additional estimates statements for portfolio and executive departments
  1. Ministerial statements

  1. Government response to parliamentary committee report

Minister to present the government’s response to the report of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee on its inquiry into options for additional water supplies for South East Queensland

  1. Tabling of documents

  1. By President
  • R eport to the Senate on government responses outstanding to parliamentary committee reports
  • Auditor-General - Report no.  11 of 2008-09 - Performance audit - Disability employment services: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  1. By ministers

Documents relating to travel:

  • Parliamentarians travel paid by the Department of Finance and Deregulation for the period January to June 2008
  • Former parliamentarians t ravel paid by the Department of Finance and Deregulation for the period January to June 2008
  • Parliamentarians overseas study travel reports for the period January to June 2008
  • Schedule of special purpose flights paid by the Department of Defence for the p eriod 1 January to 30 June 2008
  1. By senators tabling reports from committees

Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (Senator McGauran), to present report no. 97 - Treaties tabled on 16 September 2008

  1. Tabling of delegation report, by leave

Senator Cash to present report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to Papua New Guinea and East Timor, 26 October to 5 November 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 12, 13 and 14): 60 minutes

  1. Committee membership , by leave

Not later than 3.45 pm

  1. Government business con tinued (see item 7 )

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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 7 )

  1. Leave of absence

Manager of Government Business (Senator Ludwig) to move a motion to grant leave of abs ence to all senators

  1. Adjournment

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

Temporary chairs of committee on roster - Senators Moore, Trood, Troeth, Barnett, Hurley and Parry

 

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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.



  Subject to agreement to government business notice of motion no. 1. If that motion is not agreed to general business will be considered from not later than 4.30 pm; committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports from not later than 7 pm; and the adjournment will be proposed at 8 pm.