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Senate Order of Business No. 121, 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)

2010-12/121

Thursday, 1 November 2012

AT 9.30 am

 

 

 

  1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

  1. General business - orders of the day relating to private senators’ bills

95- Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Making Marine Parks Accountable) Bill 2012 - 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. 14 of 2012 and move for its adoption

  1. Placing of business

Manager of Government Business (Senator Collins) to move a motion relating to the government business to be considered at 12.45 pm

Manager of Government Business (Senator Collins), by leave, to move a motion relating to the order of general business for today

Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Heffernan), by leave, to move a motion authorising the c ommittee to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Monday, 19 November 2012

Postponement notifications

 

  1. Discovery of formal business 1

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1 - Senators Xenophon, Fierravanti-Wells, Di Natale and Madigan - Reference to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Medicare funding for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment)

Government business notice of motion

1 - Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) - Exemption of bills from the provisions of standing order 111 (5) to (8) concerning the consideration of legislation (Appropriation (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013 and Appropriation (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Bill (No. 2) 2012-2013)

General business notices of motion

987 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) - Global hydrofluorocarbons

993 - Senator Rhiannon - ʽLetʼs End the Stigmaʼ campaign

995 - Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Eggleston) - Extension of time to report (Australia and the countries of the Indian Ocean rim)

996 - Senator Furner - Authorising the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade to meet during the sittings of the Senate on Tuesday, 20 and 27 November; Wednesday, 21 and 28 November; and Thursday, 29 November 2012

997 - Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Heffernan) - Extension of time to report (management of the Murray-Darling Basin)

998 - Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Moore) - Authorising the committee to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 20 and 27 November 2012

999 - Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert) - Authorising the committee to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 20 and 27 November 2012

1000 - Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee (Senator Sterle) - Authorising the committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

1001 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform (Anti-Money Laundering Amendment (Gaming Machine Venues) Bill 2012)

1002 - Senators Back and Humphries - Bushfires

1003 - Senator Bilyk - International Brain Tumour Awareness Week

1004 - Senator Ludlam - Indian nuclear power industry

1005 - Senators Rhiannon and Di Natale - Malaria in Asia-Pacific

1006 - Senator Cormann - Order for the production of documents - Costings of measures linked to the Clean Energy package

1007 - Senator Cormann - Order for the production of documents - Costings of measures linked to the Minerals Resource Rent Tax

1008 - Senator Siewert - Newstart payments

1009 - Senator Siewert - Order for the production of documents - Community Safety and Wellbeing Research Study

1010 - Senator Siewert - Order for the production of documents - Consultants report on the NTER Evaluation Report 2011

1011 - Senators Siewert and Moore - Healing foundation

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

Government Whip (Senator McEwen) to present additional information received by legislation committees relating to 2012-13 estimates hearings

Chair of the Standing Committee on Publications (Senator Brown) to present 21st report and move for its adoption

Chair of the Select Committee on Electricity Prices (Senator Thistlethwaite) to present report - Reducing energy bills and improving efficiency

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

  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 notice of motion

1 - Senators Xenophon, Fierravanti-Wells, Di Natale and Madigan - Reference to the Finance and Pub lic Administration References Committee (Medicare funding for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment)

Business of the Senate order of the day

3-Select Committee on Electricity Prices - Report - Reducing energy bills and improving efficiency 2

Government business notice of motion

1 - Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) - Exemption of bills from the provisions of standing order 111 (5) to (8) concerning the consideration of legislation (Appropriation (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013 and Appropriation (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Bill (No. 2) 2012-2013)

Government business orders of the day

1- Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012 - Resumption of second reading debate

At 12.45 pm

It is proposed to consider the following government business orders of the day -

2 - Higher Education Support Amendment (Maximum Payment Amounts and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - Resumption of second reading debate

3 - Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012 - Resumption of second reading debate

4 - Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 - Resumption of second reading debate

5 - Commonwealth Government Securities Legislation Amendment (Retail Trading) Bill 2012 - Resumption of second reading debate

6 - Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012 - 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

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

to take note of answers, 90 minutes]

  1. Ministerial statements

  1. Government responses to parliamentary committee reports

Mini ster to present the government’s responses to the following reports:

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee - About time! Women in sport and recreation in Australia

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement - Examination of 2010-11 annual reports of the Australian Crime Commission and the Australian Federal Police

Joint Standing Committee on Migration - Enabling Australia: Inquiry into the migration treatment of disability

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties - 125th report - Treaties tabled on 7 and 28 February 2012

  1. Tabling of documents

By President

Response to resolution of the Senate - Minister for Housing (Mr OʼConnor) - Affordable housing (agreed to 23 August 2012)

Auditor-General - Report no. 9 of 2012-13 - Performance audit - Delivery of bereavement and family support services through the Defence community organisation: Department of Defence; Department of Veterans’ Affairs

By ministers

A ddendum to explanatory memorandum - Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Procedure) Bill 2012

By senators tabling reports from committees

By Clerk (delegated legislation)

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Time limit per motion: 30 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions 

(items 14, 15 and 16): 60 minutes]

  1. Committee membership , by leave

Not later than 4.30 pm

  1. General business - motion by Senator Xenophon

The Government’s approach to biosecurity and quarantine matters in respect of Australian agriculture and issues of WTO compliance

Not later than 6 pm

  1. General business - consideration of government documents (refer to today s printed Notice Paper , page 17 )

[Time limit: 1 hour 

Total time limit for items 

18 and 19: 2 hours 30 minutes]

Not later than 7 pm

  1. Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports (refer to today s printed Noti ce Paper , page 7 )

[Time limit: 1 hour]

 

  1. Adjournment proposed - 8 pm, or when consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General s reports concludes, whichever is earlier

  1. Adjournment - not later than 8.40 pm

 

 

 

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

 

Temporary chairs of committees on roster - Senators Stephens, Bishop, Bernardi, Pratt, Boyce and Moore

 

Online

The daily Order of Business , or ‘Senate Red’.

Related resources

The Dynamic Red updates the Order of Business throughout the sitting day.

 

T he Senate Daily Summary provides a convenient summary of the previous day’s proceedings, with links to official Senate records.

 

The Notice Paper contains a full record of all Business of the Senate as well as all committee business, questions and notices.

 

A list of committees authorised to meet during the sittings of the Senate is available on the Senate’s website.

 

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



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



2 Unless tabled earlier today (see item 8)