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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

 

 

2016-17/24

tuesday , 7 FEBRUARY 2017

At 12.30 pm

 

  1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

  1. Documents to be presented —p ursuant to standing order 61

(Consideration at item 16)

  1. Tabling of documents by Clerk

  1. Committees —pro posed meetings to be authorised

Environment and Communications References Committee to meet on 8 February 2017

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee to meet on 9 February 2017

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee to meet on 8 and 9 February 2017

Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth to meet on 9 and  

16 February 2017

  1. Qualification of senators

President to inform the Senate of a vacancy in the representation of Western Australia

  1. Government business orders of the day

1— Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Petroleum Pools and Other Measures) Bill 2016 —second reading debate

2— Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2016 —second reading debate

3— Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Bill 2016 —second reading debate

At 2 pm

  1. Questions

  1. Motions to take note of answers 

  1. Condolence motion—Death of former senator

President to inform the Senate of the death of Russell Brunell Trood, a senator for Queensland from 2005 to 2011

Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Brandis), by leave, to move a motion of condolence

  1. Death of former member

President to inform the Senate of the death of Russell Neville Joseph Gorman, a member of the House of Representatives from 1983 to 1996

  1. Death of former Clerk of the Senate, Keith Bradshaw

President to inform the Senate of the death of Keith Bradshaw, Clerk of the Senate from 1980 to 1982

  1. Notices of motion

  1. Placing of business

Manager of Government Business (Senator Fifield) to move a motion relating to private senators’ bills for consideration on Thursday, 9 February 2017

Government Whip (Senator Bushby), by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senators Abetz and Reynolds

Postponements to be authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015—extended from  

8 February to 22 March 2017

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee —matters raised by New South Wales Police Strike Force CIVET—extended from 7 February to 10 May 2017

  1. Formal motions

Business of the Senate

1—Senator Whish-Wilson—Reference to the Economics References Committee (Australia’s oil and gas resources)

General business

128—Senator Burston—Introduction of the Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (Preliminary Merits Assessment) Bill 2016

168—Senator O’Neill—Closing the Gap—annual reports

  1. Matter of public importance —P resident to announce receipt of letter from Senator Siewert proposing that the following matter be submitted to the Senate for discussion

The Government’s disastrous and inaccurate automated debt recovery process and its refusal to abandon the system.

(Under standing order 75 the proposed discussion must be supported by at least four other senators rising in their places)

[Time limit: 60 minutes]

  1. Consideration of documents

Documents tabled today, see page 5

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

  1. Committee reports and government responses

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (Chair, Senator Gallacher)

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—matters raised by New South Wales Police Strike Force CIVET (Chair, Senator Gallacher) (extension proposed)

Government responses

Community Affairs References Committee—Adequacy of existing residential care arrangements for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services—Examination of the 2014-15 annual reports of bodies established under the ASIC Act

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [provisions]

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016 [provisions]

Committee reports —presented out of sitting, see page 9

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

  1. Ministerial statements

  1. Committee memberships

  1. Messages from the House of Representatives

Amendments agreed to— VET Student Loans Bill 2016

Bill agreed to without amendment— Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016

  1. Business to be considered

Business of the Senate notice of motion

1—Senator Whish-Wilson—Reference to the Economics References Committee (Australia’s oil and gas resources)

Business of the Senate orders of the day

Pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee

2—Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Privacy Amendment (Re-identification Offence) Bill 2016

3—Education and Employment Legislation Committee—Report—Seafarers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 and related bills

4—Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee—Report—Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Support for Commonwealth Entities) Bill 2016

Government business continued (see item 6)

  1. Adjournment proposed —7 .20 pm

  1. Adjournment

 

 

Richard Pye

Acting Clerk

 

Temporary chairs of committees on roster—Senators Whish-Wilson, Back, Sterle, Marshall, Gallacher and Ketter

 

 

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SENATE

PROPOSED PRESENTATION OF DOCUMENTS

-- 7 February 2017 --

 

Documents to be presented by the President

1  Qualification of Senator Culleton—Court of Disputed Returns—Letter to the President of the Senate from the Principal Registrar, High Court of Australia (Mr Phelan), dated 3 February 2017, Court order together with reasons for judgment, and attachments

2  Access to unpublished committee documents—Report to the Senate—Select Committee on the Conduct of a Judge (1984)—Select Committee on Allegations Concerning a Judge (1984)

3  Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice—14th edition, 2016

4  President’s report to the Senate on the status of government responses to parliamentary committee reports as at 31 December 2016

Responses to Senate resolutions

5  Auditor-General (Mr Hehir) to a resolution of the Senate of 13 October 2016 concerning the National Cancer Screening Register

Reports of the Auditor-General

6  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 36 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Monitoring compliance with Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - Conditions of approval: Follow-on audit: Department of the Environment and Energy

Government documents

#7  Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Frances Well Land Claim No. 64 - Report of the Aboriginal Land Commissioner, Justice JR Mansfield AM, to the Minister for Indigenous Affairs and to the Administrator of the Northern Territory - no legislative requirement to table the report

(16 June 2016 / 23 June 2016)

#8  Attorney-General’s Department

Social Justice and Native Title Report 2016 - Section 46M(a) of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

(25 October 2016 / 25 October 2016)

#9  Attorney-General’s Department

Australian Human Rights Commission - National Children’s Commissioner - Children’s Rights Report 2016 - Section 46MN of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

(25 October 2016 / 25 October 2016)

*10  Department of Health

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency - Quarterly Report of the Chief Executive Officer of ARPANSA for the period July 2016 to September 2016 - Section 60 of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998

(25 November 2016 / 8 December 2016)

*11  Department of the Treasury

Australian Taxation Office - Low Income Superannuation Contributions - Quarterly Report - for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016 - Section 12G of the Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003

(2 November 2016 / 2 November 2016)

*12  Department of the Treasury

Australian Taxation Office - Super Co-contributions Quarterly Report - for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016 - Section 54 of the Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act  2003

(2 November 2016 / 2 November 2016)

*13  Department of the Treasury

Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) 2016-17 - prepared in accordance with the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998

(16 December 2016 / 16 December 2016)

*14  Department of Education and Training

Education & Care Services Ombudsman, National Education & Care Services FOI & Privacy Commissioners’ - Annual Report 2013-14 - Regulations 198, 207 and 221 of the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011

(4 January 2017 / 5 January 2017)

*15  Department of Education and Training

Education & Care Services Ombudsman, National Education & Care Services FOI & Privacy Commissioners’ - Annual Report 2014-15 - Regulations 198, 207 and 221 of the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011

(4 January 2017 / 5 January 2017)

*16  Department of Education and Training

Education & Care Services Ombudsman, National Education & Care Services FOI & Privacy Commissioners’ - Annual Report 2015-16 - Regulations 198, 207 and 221 of the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011

(4 January 2017 / 5 January 2017)

*17  Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council - Annual Report 2015-2016 - Section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

(11 November 2016 / 19 November 2016)

*18  Treaties

Major Treaty Actions: Category 1

[2017] ATNIA 3

Agreement concerning the Adoption of Harmonized Technical United Nations Regulations for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these United Nations Regulations

[2017] ATNIF 3

[2017] ATNIA 4

Framework Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the French Republic concerning Cooperation on the Future Submarine Program (Adelaide, 20 December 2016)

[2017] ATNIF 4

[2017] ATNIA 6

Loan Agreement between Australia and the International Monetary Fund (Canberra, 19 December 2016 and Washington DC, 4 January 2017)

[2017] ATNIF 6

MAJOR TREATY ACTIONS: CATEGORY 2

[2017] ATNIA 1

Agreement on Social Security between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand (Wellington, 8 December 2016)

[2017] ATNIF 1

[2017] ATNIA 5

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the French Republic regarding the Exchange and Reciprocal Protection of Classified Information (Paris, 7 December 2016)

[2017] ATNIF 5

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

#  Documents tabled in the House of Representatives on Thursday, 1 December 2016

*  Not available prior to tabling

Note:  As recommended by the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration, any dates listed in brackets at the end of certain reports indicate the date on which the report was submitted to the minister and the date the report was received by the minister, respectively.

 
 
 

Documents presented out of sitting since 1 December 2016

Documents certified by the President

19  Vacancy in the representation of Western Australia—Letter from the President of the Senate to the Governor of Western Australia (Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO), dated 11 January 2017, and copies of documentation received from the Federal Court and from the Inspector-General in Bankruptcy. [Certified 12 January 2017]

Government documents (pursuant to Senate standing order 166)

20  Department of Social Services—Forced Adoptions Implementation Working Group—Final report, dated December 2014. [Received 5 December 2016]

21  Campaign advertising by Australian government departments and agencies—Report for 2015-16. [Received 5 December 2016]

22  Australian Grape and Wine Authority—Report for 2015-16. [Received 9 December 2016]

23  National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)—NHMRC Licensing Committee—Report on the operation of the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 for the period 1 March to 31 August 2016. [Received 14 December 2016]

24  Wet Tropics Management Authority—Report for 2015-16. [Received 14 December 2016]

25  Wet Tropics Management Authority—State of Wet Tropics—Report for 2015-16. [Received 14 December 2016]

26  Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)—Report for 2015-16. [Received 15 December 2016]

27  Department of Finance—Consolidated financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2016. [Received 16 December 2016]

28  Murray-Darling Basin Authority—Report for 2015-16. [Received 16 December 2016]

29  Australian Aged Care Quality Agency—Report for 2015-16. [Received 19 December 2016]

30  Productivity Commission—Report no. 78—Intellectual Property Arrangements, dated 23 September 2016. [Received 20 December 2016]

31  Human Trafficking and Slavery Interdepartmental Committee—Eighth report—Trafficking in persons: The Australian Government response, 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. [Received 20 December 2016]

32  Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman—Inquiry into the effect of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s Payments Order on Australian small businesses—Australian Government response—Report. [Received 23 January 2017]

33  Tax expenditures statement 2016, dated January 2017. [Received 30 January 2017]

34  Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995—Report for 2014-15 on the operation of the Act. [Received 1 February 2017]

35  Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman—Inquiry into small business loans—Report, dated 12 December 2016. [Received 3 February 2017]

36  Regional Forest Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Victoria—Amendment no. 1 to East Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement, dated 20 January 2017. [Received 6 February 2017]

Reports of the Auditor-General (pursuant to Senate standing order 166(2)(a))

37  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 29 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Design and implementation of Defence’s base services contracts: Department of Defence. [Certified 14 December 2016]

38  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 30 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Design and implementation of round two of the National Stronger Regions Fund: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. [Certified 19 December 2016]

39  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 31 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Administration of the VET FEE-HELP scheme: Department of Education and Training; Australian Skills Quality Authority; Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. [Certified 20 December 2016]

40  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 32 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Offshore processing centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea - Contract management of garrison support and welfare services: Department of Immigration and Border Protection. [Certified 17 January 2017]

41  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 33 of 2016-17—Financial statement audit—Audits of the financial statements of Australian Government Entities for the period ended 30 June 2016. [Certified 23 January 2017]

42  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 33 of 2016-17—Financial statement audit—Audits of the financial statements of Australian Government Entities for the period ended 30 June 2016—Corrigendum. [Certified 25 January 2017]

43  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 34 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Implementation of the Biosecurity Legislative Framework: Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. [Certified 24 January 2017]

44  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 35 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Indigenous Advancement Strategy: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. [Certified 3 February 2017]

 

 

 

Returns to order (pursuant to Senate standing order 166)

45  Primary Industries—Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority—Relocation—Letter to the President of the Senate from the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia (Senator Canavan), dated 2 December 2016, responding to the order of the Senate of 29 November 2016, and attachment. [Received 6 December 2016]

46  Environment—Minamata Convention on Mercury—Ratification—

Letter to the President of the Senate from the Minister for Education and Training (Senator Birmingham), dated 13 January 2017, responding to the order of the Senate of 29 November 2016. [Received 19 January 2017]

National Phase down of Mercury: Ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury—Final regulation impact statement - Exposure draft, dated December 2016. [Received 19 January 2017]

Costs and benefits of Australia phasing-down mercury—Final report by Marsden Jacob Associates, dated May 2015. [Received 19 January 2017]

47   Statements of departmental and agency unanswered estimates questions on notice (continuing order of the Senate of 25 June 2014)

Communications portfolio. [Received 2 February 2017]

Department of Veteransʼ Affairs. [Received 2 February 2017]

Finance portfolio. [Received 21 December 2016]

Office of National Assessments. [Received 12 January 2017]

 
 
 

Committee reports and government responses to parliamentary committee reports presented out of sitting since 1 December 2016

Committee reports pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee reports—not available for consideration (pursuant to Senate standing order 38(7))

[ reports will be recorded in the Journals of the Senate ]

48  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 [Provisions]—Corrigendum. [Received 14 December 2016]

Committee reports (pursuant to Senate standing order 38(7))

[ reports and responses will be recorded in the Journals of the Senate and available for consideration today under standing order 62(4) ]

49  Environment and Communications References Committee—Response to, and lessons learnt from, the January and February 2016 bushfires in remote Tasmanian wilderness—Report, dated December 2016, Hansard record of proceedings, documents presented to the committee, additional information and submissions. [Received 8 December 2016]

50  Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—The 2016 Federal Election—Interim report on the authorisation of voter communication, dated December 2016. [Received 9 December 2016]

51  Education and Employment References Committee—Report—Siege of attrition: the Government’s APS bargaining policy—

Additional information. [Received 16 December 2016]

Corrigendum. [Received 16 December 2016]  

52  Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—167th report—Nuclear Cooperation-Ukraine; Extradition-China, dated December 2016. [Received 19 December 2016]

Government responses to parliamentary committee reports (pursuant to Senate standing order 166)

53  Wind Turbines—Select Committee—Report—Government response, dated November 2016. [Received 8 December 2016]

54  Economics References Committee—Report—Australia’s innovation system—Government response, dated December 2016. [Received 20 December 2016]

55  Community Affairs References Committee—Report—Extent of income inequality in Australia - Bridging our growing divide: inequality in Australia—Government response, dated December 2016. [Received 21 December 2016]

56  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee—Report—Schedule 2 of the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015—Government response, dated January 2017. [Received 17 January 2017]

57  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—Report—Food for thought: improving health and nutrition in the Indo-Pacific region—Government response, dated December 2016. [Received 25 January 2017]