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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Notices

      *1    Mr McCormack : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to aviation, and for related purposes. ( Aviation Legislation Amendment (Liability and Insurance) Bill 2020 )

      *2    Mr Littleproud : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to export control, and for related purposes. ( Export Control Legislation Amendment (Certification of Narcotic Exports) Bill 2020 )

      *3    Mr Dutton : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 , and for related purposes. ( Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Amendment Bill 2020 )

      *4    Mrs K. L. Andrews : To present a Bill for an Act to provide for certain entities to report payment terms and practices, and for related purposes. ( Payment Times Reporting Bill 2020 )

      *5    Mrs K. L. Andrews : To present a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters arising from the enactment of the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 , and for related purposes. ( Payment Times Reporting (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 )

      *6    Mr Robert : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social services, and for related purposes. ( Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2020 )

      *7    Mr Robert : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social services, and for related purposes. ( Services Australia Governance Amendment Bill 2020 )

      *8    Mr Wyatt : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the town of Jabiru, and for related purposes. ( Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Jabiru) Bill 2020 )

      *9    Mr D. J. Chester : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to veterans’ entitlements and military rehabilitation and compensation, and for related purposes. ( Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Supporting the Wellbeing of Veterans and Their Families) Bill 2020 )

    *10    Mr Sukkar : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998 , and for related purposes. ( Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Amendment (APRA Industry Funding) Bill 2020 )

    *11    Mrs Marino : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to Norfolk Island, and for related purposes. ( Norfolk Island Amendment (Supreme Court) Bill 2020 )

    *12    Mr Hunt : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to leave from residential care services, and for related purposes. ( Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Emergency Leave) Bill 2020 )

Orders of the day

         1    National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Governance and Other Matters) Bill 2020 ( Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  12 May 2020 —Ms Kearney, in continuation ).

         2    Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Bill 2020 ( Assistant Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  4 March 2020 —Dr Leigh, in continuation ) on the motion of Mr Sukkar —That the Bill be now read a second time— And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Jones , viz. —That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: “That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: “whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House:

(1)         calls on the Government to commit to the legislated increase of the superannuation guarantee to 12 per cent; and

(2)         notes that the Government’s failure to make sure multinationals pay their fair share of tax in Australia is weakening our economy.”.

         3    Superannuation Amendment (PSSAP Membership) Bill 2020 ( Assistant Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  13 February 2020 —Dr Chalmers ).

         4    Defence Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020 ( Minister for Defence Personnel ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  13 February 2020 —Dr Chalmers ).

         5    Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Improving Assistance for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Families) Bill 2020 ( Minister for Education ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  26 February 2020 —Ms C. F. King ).

         6    Health Insurance Amendment (General Practitioners and Quality Assurance) Bill 2020 ( Minister for Health ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  27 February 2020 —Ms M. M. H. King ).

         7    Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Bill 2020 ( Minister for Health ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  4 March 2020 —Ms C. F. King ).

         8    National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020 ( Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  13 February 2020 —Mr O’Connor ).

         9    Agriculture Legislation Amendment (Streamlining Administration) Bill 2019 ( from Senate ): Second reading ( from  25 February 2020 ).

      10    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Prohibiting Academic Cheating Services) Bill 2019 ( Minister for Education ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  4 December 2019 —Ms O’Neil ).

      11    Wine Australia Amendment (Label Directory) Bill 2019 ( from Senate ): Second reading ( from  25 February 2020 ).

      12    Family Law Amendment (Western Australia De Facto Superannuation Splitting and Bankruptcy) Bill 2019 ( Attorney-General ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  27 November 2019 —Ms C. F. King ).

Notices —continued

     13    Mr Porter : To move—That the following matter be referred to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services for inquiry and report by 7 December 2020:

Whether the present level of regulation applying to Australia’s growing class action industry is impacting fair and equitable outcomes for plaintiffs, with particular reference to the following:

(1)         what evidence is available regarding the quantum of fees, costs and commissions earned by litigation funders and the treatment of that income;

(2)         the impact of litigation funding on the damages and other compensation received by class members in class actions funded by litigation funders;

(3)         the potential impact of proposals to allow contingency fees and whether this could lead to less financially viable outcomes for plaintiffs;

(4)         the financial and organisational relationship between litigation funders and lawyers acting for plaintiffs in funded litigation and whether these relationships have the capacity to impact on plaintiff lawyers’ duties to their clients;

(5)         the Australian financial services regulatory regime and its application to litigation funding;

(6)         the regulation and oversight of the litigation funding industry and litigation funding agreements;

(7)         the application of common fund orders and similar arrangements in class actions;

(8)         factors driving the increasing prevalence of class action proceedings in Australia;

(9)         what evidence is becoming available with respect to the present and potential future impact of class actions on the Australian economy;

(10)     the effect of unilateral legislative and regulatory changes to class action procedure and litigation funding;

(11)     the consequences of allowing Australian lawyers to enter into contingency fee agreements or a court to make a costs order based on the percentage of any judgment or settlement;

(12)     the potential impact of Australia’s current class action industry on vulnerable Australian business already suffering the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic;

(13)     evidence of any other developments in Australia’s rapidly evolving class action industry since the Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into class action proceedings and third-party litigation funders; and

(14)     any matters related to these terms of reference.

Orders of the day continued

      13    Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Improved Home Care Payment Administration No. 1) Bill 2020 ( Minister for Health ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  5 March 2020 —Mr Dick, in continuation ) on the motion of Mr Hunt —That the Bill be now read a second time— And on the amendment moved thereto by Ms Collins , viz. —That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: “whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House notes the Government’s piecemeal approach to aged care reform.”.

      14    Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Measures) Bill 2019 ( Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  16 September 2019 ) on the motion of Mr Fletcher —That the Bill be now read a second time— And on the amendment moved thereto by Ms Rowland , viz. —That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: “whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         in the final report of its digital platforms inquiry, in recognition of the ABC’s role in addressing the risk of the under-provision of public interest journalism, the ACCC recommends that stable and adequate funding be provided to the ABC; and

(b)         in addition to $254 million of efficiency cuts to the ABC over the past five years, the 2019-20 Budget locks in a further $83.7 million funding reduction through a pause in indexation over the next three years; and

(2)         calls on the Government to put its money where its mouth is for rural and regional Australia by ensuring stable and adequate funding for the ABC, to enable the ABC to enhance service provision, including local newsgathering and emergency broadcasting, in rural and regional areas.”.

      15    Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020 ( Minister for Home Affairs ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  5 March 2020 —Dr Chalmers ).

      16    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 ( Attorney-General ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  5 December 2019 —Mr Conroy ).

      17    Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019 ( Attorney-General ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  5 December 2019 —Mr Conroy ).

      18    Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2019 ( Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  11 September 2019 —Mr Dreyfus ).

      19    Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 ( Attorney-General ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  17 October 2019 —Mr Perrett ).

      20    Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Cessation) Bill 2019 ( Minister for Home Affairs ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  19 September 2019 —Dr Chalmers ).

      21    Transport Security Amendment (Serious Crime) Bill 2019 ( Minister for Home Affairs ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  23 October 2019 —Ms C. F. King ).

      22    Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 ( Minister for Home Affairs ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  17 October 2019 —Mr Perrett ).

      23    Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2019 ( Minister for Home Affairs ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  4 July 2019 —Ms M. M. H. King ).

      24    Identity-matching Services Bill 2019 ( Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  31 July 2019 —Ms C. F. King ).

      25    Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2019 ( Minister for International Development and the Pacific ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  31 July 2019 —Ms C. F. King ).

      26    National Integrity Commission Bill 2018 (No. 2) ( from Senate ): Second reading ( from  10 September 2019 ).

      27    Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment (Improving Safety) Bill 2019 ( from Senate ): Second reading ( from  11 February 2020 ).

      28    Aged Care services: Consideration of Senate’s message No. 137 ( from  26 February 2020 ).

      29    Commonwealth Integrity Commission: Consideration of Senate’s message No. 127 ( from  11 February 2020 ).

      30    Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: Resumption of debate ( from  29 July 2019 —Mr Robert, in continuation ) on the motion of Mr Porter —That the consideration of the Senate’s message No. 17 be made an order of the day for the next sitting— And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Bandt, viz— That all the words after “That” be omitted with a view of substituting the following words: “the message be considered immediately”.

      31    Agriculture Legislation Repeal Bill 2019 ( Prime Minister ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  2 July 2019 ).

Notices —continued

     14    Mr Porter : To move—That standing order 1 be amended to read as follows:

1 Maximum speaking times

The maximum time limits that apply to debates, speeches and statements are as follows provided that any time taken by interruptions for the purposes of calling and forming a quorum shall not count towards the maximum speaking time allowed to the Member speaking at the time.

     15    Mr Porter : To move—That standing order 47 be amended to read as follows:

47 Motions for suspension of orders

(a)         A Minister may move, with or without notice, the suspension of any standing or other order of the House.

(b)         If a suspension motion is moved on notice, it shall appear on the Notice Paper and may be carried by a majority of votes.

(c)         If a suspension motion is moved without notice it:

                                           (i)       must be relevant to any business under discussion and seconded; and

                                         (ii)       can be carried only by an absolute majority of Members.

(d)         Any suspension of orders shall be limited to the particular purpose of the suspension.

Contingent notices of motion

Contingent on the motion for the second reading of any bill being moved: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the resumption of debate on the motion that the bill be read a second time being made an order of the day for a later hour.

Contingent on any report relating to a bill being received from the Federation Chamber: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the remaining stages being passed without delay.

Contingent on any bill being agreed to at the conclusion of the consideration in detail stage: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the motion for the third reading being moved without delay.

Contingent on any message being received from the Senate transmitting any bill for concurrence: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the bill being passed through all its stages without delay.

Contingent on the second reading of a bill being agreed to and the Speaker having announced any message from the Governor General under standing order 147 : Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the motion for the third reading being moved without delay.

Contingent on the motion for the second reading of a bill being agreed to, the Speaker having announced any message from the Governor-General under standing order 147 and consideration in detail being called for: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the bill being considered as a whole.