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On 22 November 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on asbestos.

On 24 November 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Banking Executive Accountability and Related Measures) Bill 2017 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On the next day of sitting (27 November 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 18 October 2017

         1  Senator Rhiannon : To move—That the following matters be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by the last sitting day of May 2018:

             Fraudulent, misleading and exploitative practices within the Australian casino industry, and reforms to regulatory frameworks for casinos to ensure:

                          (a)      that suitable and fit and proper persons are operating or providing services to a casino;

                          (b)      that consumer harm is minimised and responsible gambling is promoted;

                           (c)      the integrity of the gambling systems operated;

                          (d)      public confidence and trust in the casino industry;

                           (e)      best practice standards of transparency, probity, whistleblowing protections and anti-corruption practices are met;

                           (f)      that casinos are contributing a net economic benefit to regional and national economies;

                           (g)      that Australia’s national security interests are protected and not compromised by the commercial objectives of casino operators;

                          (h)      that casinos are meeting international best practice regulatory benchmarks; and

                            (i)      any other related matters.



 

Notice given 14 November 2017

         2   Senator McKim : To move—That the Migration Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 4) Regulations 2017, made under the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2017L01425].

Fourteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

Notice given 15 November 2017

      *3   Senator Bernardi : To move—That the Direction — operation of certain unmanned aircraft, made under the Civil Aviation Act 1988 , be disallowed [F2017L01370].

Fifteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the affordability of private health insurance and out-of-pocket medical costs.

         2  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         3  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on the 1800RESPECT Domestic and Sexual Violence National Counselling Service.

 

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 18 October 2017

    545   Senator Dodson : To move—

(1)         That a joint select committee, to be known as the Joint Select Committee on Progress Towards Indigenous Recognition, be established to inquire into and report on pathways to constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians, with particular reference to:

(a)         consulting further with Indigenous Australians, academics and the broader community on the details of any proposal to go to referendum, including any design issues that might need clarification prior to a proposal being put to the people;

(b)         working with constitutional experts to develop an appropriate question that genuinely reflects the recommendations of the Referendum Council;

(c)         advising the Parliament on the necessary steps to be taken towards a referendum, including a proposed timeline;

(d)         advising the Parliament on the appropriate steps that could be taken to ensure the referendum has the best possible chance of success, including proposals for a constitutional convention or other mechanisms for increasing the awareness of the proposal amongst the broader community; and

(e)         advising the Parliament on any other matters in relation to constitutional recognition.

(2)         That the committee present its final report on or before the first Tuesday in June 2018, on which both the Senate and the House of Representatives are sitting.

(3)         That the committee consist of 11 members, as follows:

(a)         two nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate;

(b)         two nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate;

(c)         two nominated by the Government Whip in the House of Representatives;

(d)         two nominated by the Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives;

(e)         one senator or member of the House of Representatives nominated by the Leader of the Australian Greens;

(f)          one senator nominated by minor party and independent senators; and

(g)         one member of the House of Representatives nominated by minor party and independent members.

(4)         That:

(a)         participating members may be appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, the Government Whip in the House of Representatives, the Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives, or any minority party or independent senator or member of the House of Representatives; and

(b)         participating members may participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee, and have all the rights of members of the committee, but may not vote on any questions before the committee.

(5)         That every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(6)         That the members of the committee hold office as a joint select committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time.

(7)         That Senate standing order 29 applies in determining a quorum in the committee and any subcommittees.

(8)         That the committee may proceed to the dispatch of business, notwithstanding that not all members have been duly nominated and appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy.

(9)         That the committee elect as chair one of the members nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and as deputy chair one of the members nominated by the Government Whip in the House of Representatives.

(10)     That the deputy chair shall act as chair when the chair is absent from a meeting of the committee or the position of chair is temporarily vacant.

(11)     That Senate standing order 31 applies to voting in the committee and any subcommittees.

(12)     That the committee and any subcommittee have power to send for and examine persons and documents, to move from place to place, to sit in public or in private, notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament, and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings and the evidence taken and such interim recommendations as it may deem fit.

(13)     That the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 3 or more of its members, and to refer to any such subcommittee any of the matters which the committee is empowered to consider.

(14)     That the committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and be empowered to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the committee with the approval of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(15)     That the committee be empowered to print from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it, and a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as take place in public.

(16)     That the committee have power to adjourn from time to time and to sit during any adjournment of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

(17)     That the provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.

(18)     That a message be sent to the House of Representatives seeking its concurrence in this resolution.

               

Order for Production of Documents

    553  Registered Organisation Commission investigation of the Australian Workers’ Union—Order for production of documents

By the Minister for Employment, by no later than 3.30 pm on 27 November 2017, emails and messages, correspondence and phone records, relating to the execution of a search warrant on AWU premises in relation to the ROC investigation. ( Motion of Senator Cameron agreed to 14 November 2017. )

On 28 November 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 13 November 2017

         1   Senator Siewert : To move—That the Social Security (Administration) (Trial Area) Amendment Determination (No. 2) 2017, made under the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , be disallowed [F2017L01170].

Thirteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

         2  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the law of contempt.

         3  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on corporate tax avoidance.

         4  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card) Bill 2017 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 29 November 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on shark mitigation and deterrent measures.

         2  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the impacts of climate change on marine fisheries and biodiversity.

         3  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020.

         4  Lending to Primary Production Customers—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

         5  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula.

On 30 November 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on transvaginal mesh implants.

On 1 December 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s steel industry.

         2  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry.



 

         3  Red Tape—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On 4 December 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Amendment Bill 2017 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the conduct of a minister.

On 5 December 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia.

         2  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the integrity of the water market in the Murray-Darling Basin.

On 6 December 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the regulation of remotely piloted and unmanned aircraft systems.

         2  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on the Community Development Program.

Eight sitting days after today (7 December 2017)

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 16 October 2017

         1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2017 (No. 6), made under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 , be disallowed [F2017L00894].

Nine sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.



 

On 7 December 2017

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

         2  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on foreign bribery.

         3  Political Influence of Donations—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

         4  Procedure—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on a proposal for a Parliamentary Code for Respecting Cultural Diversity.

         5  Procedure—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on a proposal to amend standing order 193.

On the first day of sitting in 2018 (5 February 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Future of Public Interest Journalism—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On the second sitting Tuesday in 2018 (13 February 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Privileges—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the implications for the use of intrusive powers by law enforcement and intelligence agencies on the privileges and immunities of members of Parliament.

On the second sitting Tuesday in February 2018 (13 February 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on the postal survey concerning same-sex marriage.

On 14 February 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa.



 

On 18 February 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on aged care assessment and accreditation.

On the first sitting day in March 2018 (19 March 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Final report to be presented on the provisions of the Airports Amendment Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

Tuesday of the first sitting week in March 2018 (20 March 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on the digital delivery of government services.

On 22 March 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on implications of climate change for Australia’s national security.

On the second last sitting day in March 2018 (27 March 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the impact of climate change on housing, buildings and infrastructure.

         2  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the regulatory framework governing water use.

On the second last sitting day of the autumn sittings of 2018 (27 March 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the rehabilitation of mining and resources projects.



 

On the last sitting day in March 2018 (28 March 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on cyberbullying.

On the last sitting day of the autumn sittings of 2018 (28 March 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the banking, insurance and financial services sector.

On 29 March 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities.

By 31 March 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

Report to be presented on the life insurance industry.

On 30 April 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Final report to be presented on non-conforming building products.

On 9 May 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on Australian content on broadcast, radio and streaming services.

On 13 June 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the waste and recycling industry in Australia.



 

On the first sitting Thursday in June 2018 (21 June 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Future of Work and Workers—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On the final sitting day of November 2018 (29 November 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse—Joint Select Committee

Report to be presented.