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Senate Order of Business No. 137, 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

 

 

2013-16/137

THURSDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2016

AT 9.30 am

 

  1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

  1. Tabling of documents by Clerk

  1. Committees - proposals to meet received prior to printing:

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

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

35 - Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014

- resumption of second reading debate

[Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes]

  1. Notices of motion

Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams) to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 5 for 12 sitting days after today (disallowance of the Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Regulation 2015 [ F2015L01524 ])

  1. Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator Bushby) to present report no. 1 of 2016 and move for its adoption

  1. Placing of business

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

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to the order of general business for today

Postponement notifications

Committees - extensions of time to report 

 

  1. Discovery of formal business 1

Business of the Senate notices of motion

1 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (adequacy of security for government and citizen data)

2 - Senators Simms and Xenophon - Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight) (notice of motion altered on 28 January 2016, pursuant to standing order 77)

3 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Economics References Committee (collapse of listed retailers in Australia)

General business notices of motion

1004 - Senator Lambie - United Nations oversight - North Korea and Iran

1005 - Senator Lambie - Poker machines

1016 - Senators Canavan and Macdonald - Carmichael mine

1017 - Senator Hanson-Young - M68 High Court challenge

1018 - Senators Lazarus, Moore and Waters - Queensland 2016 Australia Day Award recipients (notice of motion altered on 3 February 2016, pursuant to standing order 77)

1019 - Senator Moore - GST increase

1020 - Senator Rhiannon - Narrabri coal seam gas project

1021 - Senator Dastyari - Establishment of a select committee on school funding investment

1022 - Senator Xenophon - Van Diemen’s Land Company

1023 - Senator McKim - Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

  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

1 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (adequacy of security for government and citizen data)

2 - Senators Simms and Xenophon - Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight) (notice of motion altered on 28 January 2016, pursuant to standing order 77)

3 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Economics References Committee (collapse of listed retailers in Australia)

Business of the Senate orders of the day

3 - Education and Employment Legislation Committee - Report - Fair Work Amendment (Remaining 2014 Measures) Bill 2015 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

4 - Community Affairs Legislation Committee - Report - Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015 [provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

Government business orders of the day

1 - Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015

- resumption of second reading debate

Not later than 12.45 pm

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

2 - Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Amendment Bill 2015

- resumption of second reading debate

3 - Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Bill 2015

Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 3) 2015

- resumption of second reading debate

At 2 pm

  1. Questions

  1. Motions to take note of answers

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

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

Government Whip (Senator Bushby) to present additional information relating to estimates

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

Chair of the Economics References Committee (Senator Ketter) to present interim report on the foreign investment review framework

Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Gallacher) to present report on contamination caused by firefighting foams at RAAF Base Williamtown and Australian Defence Force facilities

 

Minister to present government responses to committee reports:

Select Committee into the Abbott Government’s Budget Cuts - First interim report

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee - Report on annual reports referred to legislation committees - No. 1 of 2015

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee - Australia’s future activities and responsibilities in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic Waters

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

  1. Particulars and estimates statements

Minister to present particulars of proposed additional expenditure 2015-16 - Minister, by leave, to move motion to refer particulars and documents to committees

Minister to present portfolio additional estimates statements for 2015-16 for portfolio and executive departments

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

  1. Ministerial statements

Not later than 4.30 pm

  1. General business notice of motion

1019 - Senator Moore - GST increase

Not later than 6 pm

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

[Time limit: 1 hour  

Total time limit for items 

17 and 18: 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 Notice Paper )

[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 Williams, Sterle, O’Neill, Back, Bernardi, Seselja, Whish-Wilson, Edwards, Ketter and Peris

 

 

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Lists of committees authorised to meet during the sittings of the Senate

 

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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