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Government Business

Orders of the Day

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Feeney, 24 November 2010 ).

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [2011]—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Senator Lundy )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 27 October 2010 ).

Governor-General’s Opening Speech

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Pratt—That the following address-in-reply be agreed to:

To Her Excellency the Governor-General

may it please your excellency—

We, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia in Parliament assembled, desire to express our loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign and to thank Your Excellency for the speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament.

And on the amendment moved by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz) —That the following words be added to the address-in-reply:

“, but the Senate:

(a) regrets that the Gillard Government has already broken its promises to the Australian people by, among other things:

(i) announcing a carbon tax, contrary to the Prime Minister’s express assurances both during the election campaign and immediately afterward that there would be no carbon tax,

(ii) instead of seeking a consensus on measures to deal with climate change, instituting a committee, the conclusions of which are predetermined,

 

 (iii) failing to announce any measures to deal with the influx of asylum seekers arriving by sea,

(iv) failing to provide for a dedicated Minister for Education,

(v) failing to provide for a dedicated Minister for Disability Services,

(vi) failing to clarify its position on the private health insurance rebate,

(vii) failing to announce economically responsible measures to deal with housing affordability, and

(viii) announcing to the Australian people that the Government would not be bound by the promises it made to voters during the election campaign; and

(b) further notes that the Government has outlined no credible plan to:

(i) bring the budget into surplus,

(ii) cut waste,

(iii) pay off the debt,

(iv) stop the boats, and

(v) stop new taxes, such as the mining tax” ( Senator Hurley, in continuation, 15 November 2010 ).

Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010

Income Tax Rates Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Feeney, 23 November 2010 ).

Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010— ( Minister for Small Business, Senator Sherry )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Sherry, 25 October 2010 ).

Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010

In committee ( 15 November 2010 ).

( Any order of the day relating to this bill to be listed as a government business order—see Orders of the Senate—Legislation )

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 November 2010 ).

National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, Senator Farrell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Farrell, 27 October 2010 ).

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2010— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Feeney, 17 November 2010 ).

 

 10  Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator McLucas )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator McLucas, 15 November 2010 ).

11  Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010— ( Minister for Small Business, Senator Sherry )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Sherry, 25 October 2010 ).

12  National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2010— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 November 2010 ).

13  Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, Senator Farrell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 November 2010 ).

( Bill exempted on 23 November 2010 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 and considered before committee reports on Schedule 4—see Orders of the Senate—Legislation )

14  Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, Senator Farrell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Farrell, 22 November 2010 ).

*15  National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Bill 2010 [2011]

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2010 [2011]—( Senate bills )— ( Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 26 November 2010 ).

16  Criteria for independent youth allowance—Proposed resolution

Consideration of message no. 38 from the House of Representatives ( 28 October 2010 ).