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Senate Order of Business No.124, 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

 

(Question time to be televised live)

2008-10/124

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

AT 9.30 am

  1. Prayers

  1. Government documents to be presented - purs uant to order

(A list of documents is attached. Consideration at item 20)

  1. Authorisation for committee to meet

Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Crossin) , by leave, to move a motion authorising the committee to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate today

  1. Government business

Orders of the day -

No. 1-Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010

Paid Parental Leave (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010

- Resumption of debate on second reading and amendment moved by Senator Fifield to the Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010

Notice of motion -

No. 1 - Special Minister of State (Senator Ludwig) - Variation - Hours of meeting and routine of business for Thursday, 17 June a nd Friday, 18 June 2010

Orders of the day - continued

No.  2-Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Recreational Fishing for Mako and Porbeagle Sharks) Bill 2010 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 3-Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform and Reinstatement of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2009 - 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. Petitions

  1. Notices of motion

  1. Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator O’Brien) to present report no. 8 of 2010 and move for its adoption

  1. Placing of business

  • Postponem ent notifications
  1. Discovery of formal business 1

Business of the Senate - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Reference to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Preventing the Misuse of Government Advertising Bill 2010)

No. 2 - Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Barnett) - Reference to the committee (donor conception practices)

No. 3 - Senator Xenophon - Disallowance of regulations 4.67C and 4.67E in item [2] of Schedule 1 to the Aviation Transport Security Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 1)

No. 4 - Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding) - Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (funding arrangements for tax reform advertisements)

Government business - notice of motion -

No. 1 - Special Minister of State (Senator Ludwig) - Variation - Hours of meeting and routine of business for Thursday, 17 June and Friday, 18 June 2010

General business - notices of motion -

No. 694 - Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding) - Introduction of the Protection of Personal Information Bill 2010

No.  807 - Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz) - Resumption of consideration of the 2010-11 Budget estimates by the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

No.  808 - Senator Scullion - Setting a reporting date for the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010 [No. 2]

No. 809 - Chair of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Senator Ryan) - Extension of time to report (COAG reforms relating to health and hospitals)

No. 810 - Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committe e (Senator Nash) - Setting the reporting date for the committee’s inquiry into import restrictions on beef

No.  811 - Chair of the Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee (Senator Fisher) - Extension of time to report (sustainable management by the Commonwealth of water resources)

No. 812 - Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert) - Extension of time to report (impact of gene patents on the provision of healthcare in Australia)

No. 813 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Introduction of the Preventing the Misuse of Government Advertising Bill 2010

No.  814 - Senator Lundy - Authorising the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to meet during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 17 June 2010

No. 815 - Senator Milne - Order for the production of documents - Implementation plans and advice - Phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies

No. 816 - Senator s Xenophon and Colbeck - World Trade Organisation report relating to the importation of apples from New Zealand (notice of motion altered on 15 June 2010, pursuant to standing order 77)

No. 819 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Exit plan for troops in Afghanistan

  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 sixth report and alert digest no. 6 of 2010

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes

  1. Ministerial statements

Minister to table a statement relating to the future of the International Whaling Commission (made in the House of Representatives on 15 June 2010)

  1. Tabling of documents

  1. By President
    • Reports of the Auditor-General:
  • No.  43 of 2009-10 - Performance audit - Army individual readiness notice: Department of Defence
  • No.  44 of 2009-10 - Performance audit - Administrat ion of the tax obligations of non-residents: Australian Taxation Office
    • Correspondence - Secretary of the Industrial Relations Society of Australia Inc and the Chair of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee (Senator Marsha ll) - Appearance of the President of Fair Work Australia at estimates hearings
    • Response to resolution of the Senate - Min ister for Health and Ageing (Ms Roxon) - Order for the production of documents relating to therapeutic groups (agreed to 11 May 2010)
  1. B y ministers
    • Corrections to the portfolio budget statements for the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts portfolio
    • Statement - Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas Project - National Interest Assessments, pursuant to order
  1. Tabling of delegation repor t, by leave

Senator Troeth to present a report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to the United Nations and other international agencies in Europe, from 7 to 18 October 2009; and the 121 st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva, from 19 to 24 October 2009

  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 15 and 16): 60 minutes

  1. Committee membership , by leave

  1. Messages from the House of Representatives

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

Business of the Senate - notices of motion -

N o. 1 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Reference to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Preventing the Misuse of Government Advertising Bill 2010)

No. 2 - Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Barnett) - Reference to the committee (donor conception practices)

No. 3 - Senator Xenophon - Disallowance of regulations 4.67C and 4.67E in item [2] of Schedule 1 to the Aviation Transport Security Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 1)

No. 4 - Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding) - Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (funding arrangements for tax reform advertisements)

Government business continued (see item 4)

At 6.50 pm

  1. Consideration of government documents tabled today ( listed on page 6 , below )

Time limit: 30 minutes

  1. Adjournment proposed - 7.20 pm, or when consideration of government documents concludes, whichever is earlier

  1. Adjournment - not later than 8 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

 

Temporary chairs of committee on roster - Senators Trood, Hurley, Carol Brown, Boyce and Troeth

 

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COMMITTEES AUTHORISED TO MEET DURING THE SITTING OF THE SENATE TODAY

  • Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee
  • Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit - from 11.15 am to 1 .30 pm

 

SENATE

PROPOSED PRESENTATION OF DOCUMENT S

Wednesday, 16 June 2010 ^

*1  DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP - Reports by the Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman - Section 486O of the Migration Act 1958 [Personal identifier 590/10 - 594/10] - Subsection 486O(5) of the Migration Act 1958

(10 June 2010 / 10 June 2010)

*2  DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP - Response to Ombudsman’s statements made under section 486O of the Migration Act 1958 - Statement to Parliament - Section 486P of the Migration Act 1958

(10 June 2010 / 10 June 2010)

*3  DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP - Refugee Review Tribunal - Report pursuant to section 440A of the Migration Act 1958 on the conduct of Refugee Review Tribunal reviews not completed within 90 days for the period 1 November 2009 to 28 February 2010 - Section 440A of the Migration Act 1958

(14 April 2010 / 14 April 2010)

*4  DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP - Protection visa processing taking more than 90 days for the reporting period - 1 November 2009 to 28 February 2010 - Section 91Y of the Migration Act 1958

(14 April 2010 / 14 April 2010)

*5  TREATIES

MAJOR TREATY ACTIONS - CATEGORY 1

[2010 ] ATNIA 26

Exchange of letters constituting an agreement to amend annex 4-A (textile or apparel specific rules of origin) of the Australia-United States free trade agreement, done at Washington on 18 May 2004

[2010] ATNIF 23

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

* Not available prior to tabling.

Note: As recommended by the Senate 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