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7           Hours of meeting and routine of business—Variation

The Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann), by leave, moved—That—

(1)               Today:

(a)                  the routine of business from 11.45am shall be:

(i)                    placing of business,

(ii)                  notices of motion,

(iii)                consideration of a report of the Selection of Bills Committee,

(iv)                formal motions, and

(v)                  consideration of the Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 ;

(b)                  if by 12.45 pm the Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 has not been finally considered, the questions on all remaining stages shall be put without debate;

(c)                  paragraph (b) shall operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142;

(d)                 following the conclusion of consideration of the bill, the Senate shall return to its routine of business;

(e)                  divisions may take place after 4.30 pm until 7.30 pm; and

(f)                   the routine of business from 5.30 pm, shall be as follows:

(i)                    consideration of any message relating to the Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020,

(ii)                  immediately after the consideration of that message, the sitting of the Senate shall be suspended till 8 pm,

(iii)                from 8pm, Budget statements and documents - party leaders and independent senators to make a response to the statement and documents of no more than 30 minutes each, and

(iv)                immediately after the conclusion of those responses:

(A)                 if the Treasury Laws Amendment (A Tax Plan for the COVID-19 Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 has not yet been passed—the sitting of the Senate shall be suspended till 9 am on Friday, 9 October 2020, and the routine of business shall be as provided in paragraph (2), or

(B)                 otherwise, the question for the adjournment shall be proposed.

(2)              The routine of business from 9 am on Friday, 9 October 2020 shall be as follows:

(a)                  consideration of the Treasury Laws Amendment (A Tax Plan for the COVID-19 Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 only;

(b)                  if by midday the Treasury Laws Amendment (A Tax Plan for the COVID-19 Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 has not been finally considered, the questions on all remaining stages shall be put without debate;

(c)                  paragraph (b) shall operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142;

(d)                 the Senate shall adjourn without debate after it has finally considered the bills listed above, or a motion for the adjournment is moved by a minister, whichever is the earlier.

Debate ensued.

Closure : Senator Cormann moved—That the question be now put.

Question—That the question be now put—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 50

Senators—

Abetz

Dodson

McAllister

Ruston

Antic

Duniam

McCarthy

Ryan

Askew

Fawcett

McKenzie

Scarr

Ayres

Fierravanti-Wells

McLachlan

Seselja

Birmingham

Gallagher

McMahon

Sheldon

Bragg

Green

Molan

Smith, Dean

Brown

Griff

O’Sullivan

Smith, Marielle

Canavan

Hanson

Polley

Sterle

Carr

Henderson

Pratt

Stoker

Chandler

Hughes

Rennick

Urquhart

Colbeck

Hume

Reynolds

Watt

Cormann

Keneally

Roberts

Wong

Davey*

Lines

 

 

 

NOES, 8

Senators—

Faruqi

Lambie

Patrick

Thorpe

Hanson-Young

McKim

Siewert*

Waters

 

 

* Tellers

Question agreed to.

Main question divided at the request of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong).

Question—That the motion be agreed to, except in respect of paragraphs (1)(a)(v), (b) and (c)—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 50

Senators—

Abetz

Dodson

McAllister

Ruston

Antic

Duniam

McCarthy

Ryan

Askew

Fawcett

McKenzie

Scarr

Ayres

Fierravanti-Wells

McLachlan

Seselja

Birmingham

Gallagher

McMahon

Sheldon

Bragg

Green

Molan

Smith, Dean

Brown

Griff

O’Sullivan

Smith, Marielle

Canavan

Hanson

Polley

Sterle

Carr

Henderson

Pratt

Stoker

Chandler

Hughes

Rennick

Urquhart

Colbeck

Hume

Reynolds

Watt

Cormann

Keneally

Roberts

Wong

Davey*

Lines

 

 

 

NOES, 8

Senators—

Faruqi

Lambie

Patrick

Thorpe

Hanson-Young

McKim

Siewert*

Waters

* Tellers

Question agreed to.

Question—That the remainder of motion be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 29

Senators—

Antic

Davey

Hume

Roberts

Askew

Duniam

McKenzie

Ruston

Birmingham

Fierravanti-Wells

McMahon

Ryan

Bragg

Griff

Molan

Scarr

Canavan

Hanson

O’Sullivan

Seselja

Chandler

Henderson

Rennick

Smith, Dean*

Colbeck

Hughes

Reynolds

Stoker

Cormann

 

 

 

NOES, 27

Senators—

Ayres

Green

McKim

Sterle

Brown

Hanson-Young

Patrick

Thorpe

Carr

Keneally

Polley

Urquhart*

Chisholm

Lambie

Pratt

Waters

Dodson

Lines

Sheldon

Watt

Faruqi

McAllister

Siewert

Wong

Gallagher

McCarthy

Smith, Marielle

 

* Tellers

Question agreed to.