Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download PDFDownload PDF 

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment

HOURS OF MEETING AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION

Senator Xenophon, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 487—That, on Thursday, 13 August 2009:

 (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 6.30 pm and 7 pm to adjournment;

 (b) the routine of business from 12.45 pm till not later than 2 pm, and from 3.45 pm shall be government business only;


 (c) consideration of general business and consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General's reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall not be proceeded with;

 (d) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm; and

 (e) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed after the Senate has finally considered the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 and related bills.

Statements by leave: The Special Minister of State (Senator Ludwig), Senator Parry, the Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding), the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) and the Minister for Climate Change and Water (Senator Wong), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Senator Ludwig, by leave, moved the following amendment:

 Omit all words after "That", substitute "on Thursday, 25 June 2009:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to adjournment;

  (b) the routine of business from 12.45 pm till not later than 2 pm, and from not later than 3.45 pm shall be government business only;

  (c) consideration of general business and consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General's reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall not be proceeded with;

  (d) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm; and

  (e) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed after the consideration of the following government business orders:

    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 and related bills

    Car Dealership Financing Guarantee Appropriation Bill 2009

    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Bill 2009

    Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009

    Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services Bill 2009

    Migration Amendment (Protection of Identifying Information) Bill 2009

    Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

    Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

    Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010 and two related bills

    Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2] and a related bill".

Statement by leave: Senator Ludwig, by leave, made a statement relating to the matter.

Senator Bob Brown, by leave, moved the following amendment to Senator Ludwig's proposed amendment:

 Omit all words after "That", substitute "on Thursday, 25 June 2009:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 7.40 pm;

  (b) the routine of business from 12.45 pm till not later than 2 pm, and from not later than 3.45 pm shall be government business only;

  (c) consideration of general business and consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General's reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall not be proceeded with;


  (d) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm;

  (e) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 7 pm; and

  (f) the following government business orders of the day shall be considered:

    Car Dealership Financing Guarantee Appropriation Bill 2009

    National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Bill 2009

    Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009

    Migration Amendment (Abolishing Detention Debt) Bill 2009

    Tax Laws Amendment (Political Contributions and Gifts) Bill 2008—Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 361 from the House of Representatives

    Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services Bill 2009

    Migration Amendment (Protection of Identifying Information) Bill 2009

    Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

    Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

    Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010 and two related bills

    Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2] and a related bill".

Question—That Senator Bob Brown's amendment to Senator Ludwig's proposed amendment be agreed to—put and negatived.

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,33


Senators—
ArbibEvansLudlamPratt
BilykFarrellLudwigSherry
BishopFeeneyMarshallSiewert
Brown, BobForshawMcEwenSterle
Brown, CarolFurnerMcLucasWong
CameronHanson-YoungMilneWortley
CollinsHoggMoore
ConroyHurleyO'Brien (Teller)
CrossinHutchinsPolley

NOES, 35


Senators—
AbetzCoonanHumphriesPayne
AdamsCormannJohnstonRonaldson
BackEgglestonJoyceRyan
BernardiFergusonKrogerScullion
BirminghamFieldingMacdonaldTroeth
BoswellFierravanti-WellsMasonTrood
BoyceFifieldMinchinWilliams
CashFisherNashXenophon
ColbeckHeffernanParry (Teller)

Question negatived.


Statements by leave: Senators Bob Brown and Wong, the Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce), Senator Parry, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Senator Conroy) and Senator Fielding, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Main question put and passed.

Statements by leave: The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Senator Evans) and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Minchin), by leave, made statements relating to the motion.