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Senate Order of Business No. 37, 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)

2010-11/37

Thursday, 23 June 2011

AT 9.30 am

  1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

  1. General business - It is proposed to consider the following private senators bills subject to agreement to rearrange the business on the Notice Paper

Orders of the day -

No. 20-Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labell ing—Palm Oil) Bill 2010 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 57-Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 55-Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2011 - In committee

No. 50-National Broadband Network Financial Transparency Bill 2010 (No. 2) - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 17-Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 (No. 2) - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 52-Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010 - Resumption of second reading debate

Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes

  1. Petitions

  1. Notices of motion

  1. Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator McEwen) to present report no . 8 of 2011 and move for its adoption

  1. Placing of business

  • Manager of Government Business (Senator Ludwig) to move a motion relating to private senators bills for consideration on Thursday, 7 July 2011
  • Postponement notifications

 

  1. Discovery of formal business 1

Business of the Senate - notices of motion -

No.  1 - Senator Fierravanti-Wells - Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (funding and administration of mental health services)

No. 2 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (documents and legal and parliamentary proceedings)

No.  3 - Senator Fierravanti-Wells - Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (administration of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme)

No.  4 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Reference to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Government response to kidnappings of Australian citizens overseas)

No. 5 - Senator Ludlam - Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011)

No. 6 - Senators Faulkner, Fifield, Forshaw, Kroger, Moore, Polley, Siewert and Stephens - Reference to the Finance and Public Administration Legisla tion Committee (performance of the Department of Parliamentary Services)

No. 7 - Minister for Sport (Senator Arbib) - Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (funding and administration of mental health services)

No. 8 - Senator McEwen - Reference to the Community Affairs References Committee (funding and administration of mental health services)

Government business - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Approval of t he Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Amendment Determination 2011 and the Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 2)

No. 2 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Approval of the Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net - Telehealth) Amendment Determination 2011

No. 3 - Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations (Senator Evans) - Introduction of the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2011

General business - notices of motion -

No. 298 - Senator Xenophon - Introduction of the Bankruptcy Amendment (Exceptional Circumstances Exit Package) Bill 2011

No.  300 - Senators Boyce, Adams and Siewert - Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

No.  301 - Senator Colbeck - Order for the production of documents - Development of the import protocol for apples from New Zealand

No.  302 - Senator Crossin - Authorising the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 5 July 2011

No.  303 - Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Crossin) - Extension of time to report (Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test and Other Provisions) Bill 2011 [Provisions])

No.  304 - Chair of the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Heffernan) - Extension of time to report (biosecurity and quarantine arrangements)

No.  305 - Senator Ludlam - Radiation detection research

  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 7th report and move for its adoption
  • Chair of the Economics References Committee (Senator Eggleston) to present final report - Provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011 and the Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011, and related matters
  • Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Barnett) to present report - Australian film and literature classification scheme
  • Chair of the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator He ffernan) to present final report - Asian honey bee
  • Senator Faulkner , on behalf of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, to present annual report of committee activities for 2009-10 ( tabled in the House of Representatives on 20 Jun e 2011 )
  • Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (Senator Forshaw) to present report - Inquiry into Australia s relationship with the countries of Africa
  • Government Whip (Senator McEwen) to present additional information received by legislation committees relating to estimates hearings:
    • Environment and Communications - 2010-11 additional estimates
    • Finance and Public Administration - 2010-11 additional and supplementary budget estimates
    • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade - 2010-11 additional estimates

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes

 

  1. Messages from the House of Representatives

  • transmitting the following bills for concurrence:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Amendm ent Bill 2011

Military Justice (Interim Measures) Amendment Bill 2011

( these bills are not subject to the bills cut-off order )

  • informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the following bills:

Australian Transactio n Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Bill 2011

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011

Combating the Financing of People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2011

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further Election Commitments and Other Measures) Bill 2011

  • returning the following bills without amendment :

Higher Education Support Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2011

Product Stewardship Bill 2011

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

Business of the Senate - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Senator Fierravanti-Wells - Reference to the Finance and Public Administr ation References Committee (funding and administration of mental health services)

No. 2 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (documents and legal and parliamentary proceedings)

No. 3 - Senator Fierravanti-Wells - Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (administration of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme)

No. 4 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Reference to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Government response to kidnappings of Australian citizens overseas)

No. 5 - Senator Ludlam - Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011)

No. 6 - Senators Faulkner, Fifield, Forshaw, Kroger, Moore, Polley, Siewert and Stephens - Reference to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (performance of the Department of Parliamentary Services)

No. 7 - Minister for Sport (Senator Arbib) - Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (funding and administration of mental health services)

No. 8 - Senator McEwen - Reference to the Community Affairs References Committee (funding and administration of mental health services)

Business of the Senate - orders of the day -

No. 1-Economics Legislation Committee

Education , Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Rural Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

- Reports - 2011-12 Budget estimates

No. 2-Rural Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee - Final report - Exposure draft and explanatory memorandum of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011

No. 3-Rural Affairs and Transport Refe rences Committee - Final report - Pilot safety, including consideration of the Transport Safety Investigation Amendment (Incident Reports) Bill 2010

No.  4-Community Affairs References Committee - Final report - Impacts of rural wind farms

No. 6-Environment and Communications Legislation Committee - Report - 2011-12 Budget estimates

Government business - notices of motion -

No.  1 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Approval of the Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Amendment Determination 2011 and the Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 2)

No. 2 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Approval of the Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net - Telehealth) Amendment Determination 2011

No.  3 - Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations (Senator Evans) - Introduction of the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2011

Government business - orders of the day -

No. 1-Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 2-Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011 - Resumption of second reading debate

National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Home Loans and Credit Cards) Bill 2011 (subject to introduction)

No.  3-Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Amendment Bill 2010 - Resumption of second reading debate

No.  4-Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 - Resumption of second reading debate

 

No. 5-Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2011-2012

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2011-2012

Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2011-2012

- Resumption of second reading debate

No.  6-Remuneration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 - Resumption of second reading debate

At 2 pm

  1. Questions

  1. Motions to take note of answers

Time limit: 30 minutes

  1. Ministerial statements

Minister to table a statement relating to superannuation (made in the House of Representatives on 22 June 2011)

  1. Government responses to parliamentary committee reports

Minister to present the following government responses to committee reports:

  • Economics References Committee - Foreign investment by state-owned entities
  • Joint Standing Committee on Migration - Negotiating the maze: Review of arrangements for overseas skills recognition, upgrading and licensing
  1. Tabling of documents

  1. By President

Reports of the Auditor-General:

    • No.  54 of 2010-11 - Financial statement audit - Interim phase of the audit of financi al statements of major general government sector agencies for the year ending 30 June 2011
    • No.  55 of 2010-11 - Performance audit - Administering the character requirements of the Migration Act 1958 : Department of Immigration and Citizenship
    • No.  56 of 2010- 11 - Performance audit - Administering the character requirements of the Citizenship Act 2007 : Department of Immigration and Citizenship
  1. By ministers
  1. By senators tabling reports from committees
  2. 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, 14 and 15): 60 minutes

 

  1. Committee membership , by leave

Not later than 3.45 pm

  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. Government business continued ( see item 10 )

  1. Adjournment proposed - 8 pm

  1. Adjournment - not later than 8.40 pm

 

 

 

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

 

Temporary chairs of committees on roster - Senators Pratt, Moore, Ludlam, Trood, Troeth, Bishop and Boyce

 

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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