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Business for today

Private senators’ bills—Order of the day

95       Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Transparent Patient Outcomes) Bill 2021 —( Senate bill ) —( Senator Griff )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Griff, in continuation, 23 November 2021 ).

Business of the Senate—Notices of motion

Notice given 24 November 2021

1          Senators Patrick and Waters: To move—

(1)               That the Senate notes that:

(a)               the legislative power of the Commonwealth is vested in a Federal Parliament;

(b)              this power is exercised through a vote in each chamber of the Parliament;

(c)               a senator can influence the outcome of a vote by sitting on the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ side of the Senate chamber, by having themselves paired, or by being absent from the vote;

(d)              pairing, which is not publicly recorded, masks if a senator is paired as a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and this situation is exacerbated with other parties and independents who have no-one present in the chamber for the vote or if a senator decided to abstain (including a senator who decides to abstain in contrast to their party’s vote or a senator who had indicated publicly they will vote in a particular way and then changes their mind);

(e)               only Government and Opposition parties are aware of pairing arrangements, with votes being taken without other parties and independent senators being informed or appraised of how individual senators are paired; and

(f)                every Australian has the right to see how each of their Senate representatives has influenced the outcome of a vote.

(2)              That all parties and independent senators be included in the existing whips pairing sheet arrangements.

(3)              That this matter be referred to the Procedure Committee for inquiry and report by 2 December 2021.

Business of the Senate—Orders of the day

1           Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument Motion for disallowance

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Hanson-Young —That the Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021, made under the Industry Research and Development Act 1986 , be disallowed [F2021L00567] ( 24 November 2021 ).

Last day to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

2         Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Interim report to be presented on Australia’s engagement in Afghanistan.

Government business—Notices of motion

Notice given 25 November 2021

*1          Minister for Finance ( Senator Birmingham ): To move—That the Senate notes the Safe and Respectful Workplaces Training Program (the Training Program) administered by the Department of Finance and resolves that the following procedures apply for senators to declare that they have undertaken the Training Program:

(1)               Each senator who has undertaken the Training Program shall provide to the Registrar of Senators’ Interests a statement declaring that they have undertaken the Training Program:

(a)               within 28 days of this resolution, where the statement relates to the Senator having undertaken the Training Program prior to the date of this resolution; and

(b)               within 28 days of having undertaken the Training Program.

(2)              Statements shall be made in accordance with this resolution and in a form determined by the Committee of Senators’ Interests. The Registrar shall, in accordance with procedures determined by the Committee, maintain a Training Program Register comprising statements provided under this resolution. Other than as specifically provided for in this resolution, the Committee has the same powers and functions in relation to the Training Program Register as it does in relation to the Register of Senators’ Interests.

(3)              The Registrar shall publish the Training Program Register and any alterations to the Training Program Register on the Parliament’s website.

(4)              Any senator who knowingly provides false or misleading information to the Registrar of Senators’ Interests shall be guilty of a serious contempt of the Senate and shall be dealt with by the Senate accordingly, but the question of whether any senator has committed such a serious contempt shall first be referred to the Privileges Committee for inquiry and report and may not be considered by any other committee.

Notice given 24 November 2021

2            Minister for Families and Social Services ( Senator Ruston ): To move—That today, the motion proposing the disallowance of the Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021 be called on immediately and the question be put after 30 minutes.

Notice of motion altered on 25 November 2021 pursuant to standing order 77

Government business—Orders of the day

*1        Social Security Legislation Amendment (Remote Engagement Program) Bill 2021

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for International Development and the Pacific ( Senator Seselja )—That this bill be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Senator McAllister —At the end of the motion, add “, but the Senate:

(a)               notes:

(i)                that the proposed pilot remote engagement program is intended to replace the current remote employment program, the Community Development Program (CDP),

(ii)              that the Government is the architect of the current failed CDP and the bill again delays long-overdue changes to this program,

(iii)            concerns that this bill could entrench a welfare model, rather than job creation, economic development and self-determination, and

(iv)            that this bill does not address fundamental issues in remote Australia such as housing and essential services; and

(b)              calls on the Government to adopt Labor’s policy of a remote employment program with real jobs, proper wages with full conditions, and meaningful community control” ( Senator Pratt , in continuation, 25 November 2021 ).

2         Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Bill 2019 —( Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator Ruston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 5 December 2019 ).

3         Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Bill 2021 —( Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General, Senator Stoker )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 18 October 2021 ).

4         Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (Facilitation) Bill 2021

Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 ( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Seselja )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 November 2021 ).

5         Health Insurance Amendment (Enhancing the Bonded Medical Program and Other Measures) Bill 2021 —( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Seselja )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 November 2021 ).

6         Electoral Legislation Amendment (Political Campaigners) Bill 2021 —( Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator Duniam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 November 2021 ).

*7        Corporations Amendment (Improving Outcomes for Litigation Funding Participants) Bill 2021 —( Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General, Senator Stoker )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 November 2021 ).

8         Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Amendment Bill 2021 —( Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience, Senator McKenzie )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 September 2021 ).

9         Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Bill 2021 —( Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator Ruston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 September 2021 ).

10        Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 5) Bill 2021 —( Minister for Government Services, Senator Reynolds )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 11 August 2021 ).

11        Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2021 —( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Seselja )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 November 2021 ).

12        Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 7) Bill 2021 —( Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Senator Colbeck )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 19 October 2021 ).

13        Closing the Gap—Ministerial statement—Consideration

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance (Senator Birmingham)—That the Senate take note of the ministerial statement by the Prime Minister and the Commonwealth Closing the Gap implementation plan ( Senator O’Neill, in continuation, 11 August 2021 ).

14        Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Streamlining Environmental Approvals) Bill 2020

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021 ( Attorney-General, Senator Cash )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 9 August 2021 ).

15        Statute Law Amendment (Prescribed Forms) Bill 2021 —( Senate bill ) —( Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator Ruston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 20 October 2021 ).

16        National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill 2020

National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 ( Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Senator Colbeck )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 9 November 2020 ).

17        National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 —( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Seselja )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 16 March 2021 ).

18        Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020 —( Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy, Senator Hume )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 September 2020 ).

19        Treasury Laws Amendment (2020 Measures No. 4) Bill 2021 —( Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator Duniam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 11 May 2021 ).

20       Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2019 —( Senate bill ) —( Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator Duniam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 December 2019 ).

21        National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Transparency and Cost Recovery) Bill 2021 —( Senate bill ) —( Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator Duniam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 17 March 2021 ).

22       New Skilled Regional Visas (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019 —( Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator Ruston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 17 October 2019 ).

23       Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019 —( Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator Ruston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 17 October 2019 ).

24       Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019 —( Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Senator Colbeck )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 3 December 2019 ).

25       Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2019

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 11 September 2019 ).

26       Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 11 September 2019 ).

27       Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 December 2019 ).

28       Australian Business Growth Fund Bill 2019

In committee ( 27 February 2020 ).

29       Budget statement and documents 2021-22

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance ( Senator Birmingham )—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( 13 May 2021 ).

30       Budget statement and documents 2020-21

Adjourned debate on the motion—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( Senator Lambie, in continuation, 8 October 2020 ).

Government business—Notices of motion—continued

Notice given 24 November 2021

3          Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries (Senator Duniam): To move—That, in accordance with section 5 of the Parliament Act 1974 , the Senate approves the proposal by the National Capital Authority for capital works within the Parliamentary Zone, relating to the Dame Enid Lyons and Dame Dorothy Tangney commemorative sculpture.

General business—Notices of motion

A complete list of all general business notices of motion and orders of the day remaining on the Notice Paper is published at: www.aph.gov.au/Senate/business

Notice given 20 October 2021

1261      Senator Rennick : To move—

(1)               That a select committee, to be known as the Select Committee on Financing Critical Infrastructure and Sovereign Capability, be established to inquire and report on the following matters:

(a)               the importance of sovereign capability and critical infrastructure;

(b)               the role domestic investment plays in enhancing Australia’s sovereign capability and economic growth;

(c)               efficient means to secure the financing of domestic investment in sovereign capability and critical infrastructure;

(d)               regulatory reforms to encourage domestic investment in sovereign capability and critical infrastructure;

(e)               relevant international approaches to securing domestic investment in sovereign capability and critical infrastructure; and

(f)                any related matters.

(2)              That the committee present its final report on or before the last sitting day in March 2022.

(3)              That the committee consist of six senators, as follows:

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

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

(c)               one senator nominated by the Leader of the Australian Greens; and

(d)               one senator nominated by the Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.

(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 or any minority party or independent senator; 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)              If a member of a committee is unable to attend a meeting of the committee, that member may in writing to the chair of the committee appoint a participating member to act as a substitute member of the committee at that meeting, and if the member is incapacitated or unavailable, a letter to the chair of a committee appointing a participating member to act as a substitute member of the committee may be signed on behalf of the member by the leader or whip of the party or group on whose nomination the member was appointed to the committee.

(6)              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.

(7)               That the committee elect as chair one of the members nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, and as deputy chair the member nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.

(8)              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.

(9)              That the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, may appoint another member of the committee to act as chair during the temporary absence of both the chair and deputy chair at a meeting of the committee.

(10)           That, in the event of an equally divided vote, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, have a casting vote.

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

(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 or dissolution of the House of Representatives, and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings, the evidence taken and such interim recommendations as it may deem fit.

(13)           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.

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

Notice given 23 November 2021

1276      Senator McAllister : To move—That the Senate—

(a)               acknowledges that:

(i)                 25 November 2021 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,

(ii)              domestic, family and sexual violence is a national crisis and a national shame,

(iii)            during the pandemic, men’s violence towards women has increased and intensified,

(iv)             frontline family and domestic violence workers have continued to deliver vital services and support families during the pandemic, and

(v)               the bravery of victim-survivors who have led a national reckoning over the violence and mistreatment of women; and

(b)              calls on the Morrison-Joyce Government to:

(i)                 address the issue of domestic and family violence with urgency, creativity, and ambition, and

(ii)              ensure the full resources of the Government are used to eliminate family violence from our community.

Notice given 24 November 2021

1278     Senator Whish-Wilson : To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 , and for related purposes. Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Fight for Australia’s Coastline) Bill 2021 .

1279      Senator Whish-Wilson : To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, by no later than 29 November 2021, the report of the 2021 review of the Australian Packaging Covenant and National Environment Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Measure 2011.

1280      Senator Rice : To move—That the Senate—

(a)               notes that:

(i)                 order 1217 of 23 August 2021, to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, and order 1252 of 20 October 2021, to the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, requiring the provision of documents relating to the Urban Congestion Fund (UCF) have not been complied with, and

(ii)              the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts made a public interest immunity claim in relation to paragraphs (b) and (c) of the 23 August 2021 order and paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) of the 20 October 2021 order requiring spreadsheets of proposed UCF projects;

(b)              rejects the claim of public interest immunity made by the Minister on the grounds of disclosure of Cabinet deliberations, noting that:

(i)                 the request does not seek the disclosure of the deliberations of Cabinet but rather spreadsheets provided to the Cabinet, and

(ii)              the public interest immunity claim fails to demonstrate any specific harm to the public interest that would ensue from the disclosure of the information;

(c)               requires the Minister representing the Prime Minister to provide the following documents to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee, which can receive documents confidentially if satisfied that it would be appropriate to do so, under the auspices of its inquiry into the administration and expenditure of funding under the UCF, by no later than 7.20 pm on Tuesday, 30 November 2021:

(i)                 the documents outlined in paragraph (a)(i) and (ii) above, and

(ii)              any documents prepared by current or former ministers or their offices or a department in relation to the process of canvassing Liberal and National Party MPs and candidates in marginal or targeted electorates to identify projects for funding under the UCF, including any lists of electorates and the presentation prepared by the office of the Minister for Education and Youth, the Honourable Alan Tudge MP, for a meeting with the Prime Minister on 6 December 2019;

(d)              requires the Finance and Public Administration References Committee to advise the Senate that the Minister has complied to the satisfaction of the committee, or otherwise, with this order as soon as practicable after the deadline for the provision of the documents; and

(e)               determines that, in the event that the Finance and Public Administration References Committee reports that the Minister has not fully complied with the order, the Senate requires the Minister representing the Prime Minister to attend the Senate immediately after question time on Wednesday, 1 December 2021 to explain why the documents have not been tabled, and:

(i)                 any senator may move to take note of the explanation required by paragraph (e), and

(ii)              any motion under paragraph (e) may be debated for no longer than 60 minutes, shall have precedence over all business until determined, and senators may speak to the motion for not more than 10 minutes each.

1282      Senator Gallagher : To move—That the Senate—

(a)               expresses its support for the advice of medical experts that vaccination against COVID-19 is the best way for individuals to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities;

(b)              notes that senators are travelling from around the country to attend sittings of Parliament;

(c)               is of the view that senators and their staff being vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way of protecting fellow senators, staff and communities around the country to ensure the proper functioning of the Senate in the interests of democracy; and

(d)              requests the President consider and report to the Senate on options to encourage senators and staff to be vaccinated and transparency mechanisms to provide confidence to senators, staff and communities around Australia.

1284      Senators Patrick, McAllister, Waters and Griff: To move—That on Tuesday, 30 November 2021:

(a)               the Australian Federal Integrity Commission Bill 2021 be called on after authorisations for committees to meet and have precedence over all other business until determined;

(b)              the questions on all remaining stages be put at 2 pm; and

(c)               paragraph (b) operate as a limitation on debate under standing order 142.

Notice given 25 November 2021

*1285    Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Water, by 9 am on Wednesday, 1 December 2021, the report of the second independent review of the Water for the Environment Special Account.

Order for production of documents

1266   Food Standards Australia New Zealand—Alcohol industry—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services and the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia (as the two federal members of the Food Ministers’ Meeting), by 5 pm on 29 November 2021, all correspondence with alcohol industry representatives regarding Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), and details of all meetings sought or held with alcohol industry representatives and ministers or their offices regarding FSANZ, including meeting briefs and minutes, since 13 June 2020.

( Motion of Senator Griff agreed to 23 November 2021. )

Business for future consideration

On the next sitting day (30 November 2021)
Business of the Senate—Notices of motion

Notice given 22 November 2021

1           Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate ( Senator Waters ): To move—That the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage Projects) Rule 2021, made under the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 , be disallowed [F2021L01378].

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

2          Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate ( Senator Waters ): To move—That the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Carbon Capture and Storage) Methodology Determination 2021, made under the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 , be disallowed [F2021L01379].

Twelve 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          Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2020 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

2         Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on media diversity.

General business—Notice of motion

Notice given 20 October 2021

1260      Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate ( Senator Waters ): To move—

(1)               That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Finance, by no later than the last day of each financial quarter:

(a)               details of all requests by government agencies for tenders for consultancy services in the previous quarter;

(b)               details of all consultancy contracts entered into by government agencies in the previous quarter with:

(i)                Ernst & Young,

(ii)              PwC,

(iii)            Deloitte,

(iv)            KPMG,

(v)               McKinsey,

(vi)            Boston Consulting Group,

(vii)          Accenture, and

(viii)        any other consultancy organisation in relation to contracts valued at more than $50,000,

including the purpose, scope, value, commencement and expected completion dates for each contract; and

(c)               any final report or written advice prepared by consultancy firms listed in paragraph 1(b) received by a government agency in the previous quarter.

(2)              If the Senate is not sitting when the documents are ready for presentation, the documents are to be presented to the President under standing order 166.

(3)              This order is of continuing effect.

Order for production of documents

1273    Conservation planning decisions—Proposed changes—Order for production of documents

By the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, by no later than 30 November 2021, information concerning proposed changes to conservation planning decisions. ( Motion of Senator Whish-Wilson agreed to 24 November 2021. )

1277    National Cabinet—Public interest immunity claims—Order for production of documents

By the relevant ministers, by no later than 9 am on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, documents or information previously withheld on the basis that disclosure would reveal National Cabinet deliberations. ( Motion of Senator Patrick agreed to 24 November 2021. )

On 1 December 2021
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

1          Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the Sterling Income Trust.

Order for production of documents

1274    Environment and Communications References Committee—Shark mitigation and deterrent measures—Government response—Order for production of documents

By the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, by no later than 1 December 2021, the government response to the report. ( Motion of Senator Whish-Wilson agreed to 24 November 2021. )

On 2 December 2021
Business of the Senate—Orders of the day

1          Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on lessons learned in relation to the 2019-20 bushfire season.

2         Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s oil and gas reserves.

3         Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on the Urban Congestion Fund.

On 16 December 2021
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

1          Australia’s Family Law System—Joint Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On 17 December 2021
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

1          Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the Australian manufacturing industry.

On 30 December 2021
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

1          Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the Water Legislation Amendment (Inspector-General of Water Compliance and Other Measures) Act 2021.

On 28 January 2022
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

*1        Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2021 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On the first day in the next period of sittings
Government business—Order of the day

1          Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Thematic Sanctions) Bill 2021 —( Senate bill ) —( Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator Duniam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 November 2021 ).

By the first sitting week in February 2022
Business of the Senate—Orders of the day

1          Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Final report to be presented on Australia’s engagement in Afghanistan.

2         Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the Disability Support Pension.

On 11 February 2022
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

*1        Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Statute Law Amendment (Prescribed Forms) Bill 2021 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

7 sitting days after today
Business of the Senate—Notices of motion

Notice given 18 October 2021

1           Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 1) Principles 2021, made under the Aged Care Act 1997 , be disallowed [F2021L00923].

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

2          Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Implementing the Technology Investment Roadmap) Regulations 2021, made under the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011 , be disallowed [F2021L01043].

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

3          Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (No-Anchoring Areas) Regulations 2021, made under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 , be disallowed [F2021L00843].

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

4         Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2021, made under the Legislation Act 2003 , be disallowed [F2021L00859].

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

On 15 February 2022
Business of the Senate—Orders of the day

*1        Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2021 , the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response No. 3) Bill 2021, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy Bill 2021 and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme of Last Resort Levy (Collection) Bill 2021. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

*2        Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Migration Amendment (Protecting Migrant Workers) Bill 2021 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 16 February 2022
Business of the Senate—Orders of the day

1          Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Climate Trigger) Bill 2020 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

2         Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Save the Koala) Bill 2021 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

11 sitting days after today
Business of the Senate—Notice of motion

Notice given 22 November 2021

1           Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) (Hawking of Financial Products) Regulations 2021, made under the Corporations Act 2001 , be disallowed [F2021L01080].

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

On the last sitting day in February 2022
Business of the Senate—Orders of the day

1          Job Security—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

2         Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the unlawful underpayment of employees’ remuneration.

On the first sitting day in March 2022
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

1          Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on family and partner reunion visas.

On the first sitting Tuesday in March 2022
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

1          Environment and Communications References Committee

Final report to be presented on oil and gas exploration and production in the Beetaloo Basin.

On the Friday of the first sitting week in March 2022
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

1          Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and related entities.

On 17 March 2022
Business of the Senate—Orders of the day

1          Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the fisheries quota system.

2         Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s aviation sector.

On the last sitting day in March 2022
Business of the Senate—Orders of the day

1          Autism—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

2         Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on GP and related primary health services.

3         Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime.

On 31 March 2022
Business of the Senate—Orders of the day

1          Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s administrative review system.

2         Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On the second sitting day in May 2022
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

1          Foreign Interference through Social Media—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On the last sitting day in May 2022
Business of the Senate—Orders of the day

1          Implementation of the National Redress Scheme—Joint Select Committee

Report to be presented.

2         Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on Centrelink’s compliance program.

On 18 May 2022
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

1          Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s faunal extinction crisis.

On 1 June 2022
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

1          Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s sovereign naval shipbuilding capability.

On 30 June 2022
Business of the Senate—Orders of the day

1          COVID-19—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

2         Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on the Western Sydney Airport project.

*3        Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on missing and murdered First Nations women and children.

On 1 July 2022
Business of the Senate—Order of the day

1          Road Safety—Joint Select Committee

Report to be presented.

Other information

Bills currently before committees

Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019

Referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (referred 17 June 2021; reporting date: 31 March 2022)

Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2020

Referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee (referred 2 September 2021; reporting date: 30 November 2021)

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Climate Trigger) Bill 2020 ‡

Referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee (referred 27 February 2020; reporting date: 16 February 2022)

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Save the Koala) Bill 2021

Referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee (referred 25 February 2021; reporting date: 16 February 2022)

Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2021 and related bills [provisions]

Referred to the Economics Legislation Committee (referred 25 November 2021; reporting date: 15 February 2022)

Migration Amendment (Protecting Migrant Workers) Bill 2021 [provisions]

Referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (referred 25 November 2021; reporting date: 15 February 2022)

Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2021 [provisions]

Referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (referred 25 November 2021; reporting date: 28 January 2022)

Statute Law Amendment (Prescribed Forms) Bill 2021

Referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (referred 25 November 2021; reporting date: 11 February 2022)

‡ Reference adopted by the Senate following a recommendation of the Selection of Bills Committee.

Bills discharged or negatived

Government bills

Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019

Discharged, 3 December 2020.

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019

Question that the bill, as amended, be agreed to was negatived in committee of the whole, 28 November 2019.

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity No. 2) Bill 2019

Discharged, 11 June 2020.

Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019

Second reading negatived, 20 October 2021.

Treasury Laws Amendment (Research and Development Tax Incentive) Bill 2019

Discharged, 9 November 2020.

Private senators’ bills

COAG Reform Fund Amendment (No Electric Vehicle Taxes) Bill 2020

Second reading negatived, 21 June 2021.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill 2021

Second reading negatived, 22 November 2021.

Second reading restored, 23 November 2021.

Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced By Uyghur Forced Labour) Bill 2020

Discharged, 24 June 2021.

Ministerial Suitability Commission of Inquiry Bill 2021

First reading negatived, 16 and 22 June 2021.

Plebiscite (Future Migration Level) Bill 2018

Second reading negatived, 29 July 2019.

Protecting Australian Dairy Bill 2019

Second reading negatived, 11 November 2019.

Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Protecting Consumers from Predatory Leasing Practices) Bill 2020

Second reading negatived, 7 December 2020.

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018

Discharged, 17 June 2020.

Questions on notice

Questions remaining unanswered

Nos 2026, 2027, 2029 to 2031, 2045, 2051 to 2053, 2055, 2059, 2065, 2066, 2072, 2077, 2078, 2304, 2321, 2364, 2374, 2426, 2427, 2440, 2752, 2983, 3207, 3231 to 3233, 3247, 3273, 3369, 3720, 3739, 3764, 3783, 3808, 3827, 3852, 3871, 3906, 3933 to 3949, 3951 to 3957, 3965, 3977, 3985, 4004, 4022, 4080, 4085, 4095, 4127, 4166, 4188 to 4195, 4197 to 4200, 4202 to 4218, 4221, 4223 to 4228, 4233 to 4236, 4241, 4253 to 4256, 4264, 4266, 4273, 4274, 4286, 4289 to 4291, 4293, 4294, 4298, 4299, 4309 to 4311, 4314, 4318, 4319, 4321, 4324, 4325, 4327 to 4371 and 4373 to 4395.

Question nos, as shown, from 2026 to 4314 remain unanswered for 30 or more days (see standing order 74(5)).

The full text of questions on notice and their answers are available online .

Orders of the Senate

Allocation of departments/agencies

That departments and agencies be allocated to legislative and general purpose standing committees as follows:

Community Affairs

Health

Social Services, including Services Australia

Economics

Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, excluding Energy

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (Northern Australia only)

Treasury

Education and Employment

Education, Skills and Employment, including Industrial Relations

Environment and Communications

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, excluding Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

Agriculture, Water and the Environment, excluding Agriculture and Water

Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, excluding Industry, Science, and Resources

Finance and Public Administration

Finance

Parliament

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Defence, including Veterans’ Affairs

Foreign Affairs and Trade

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Attorney-General, excluding Industrial Relations

Home Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Agriculture, Water and the Environment, excluding the Environment Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, excluding Communications.

( Agreed to 13 February 2020; amended 12 May and 21 October 2021 )

Estimates hearings for 2021

(1)               That estimates hearings by legislation committees for 2021 be scheduled as follows:

2020-21 additional estimates :

Monday, 22 March and Tuesday, 23 March ( Group A )

Wednesday, 24 March and Thursday, 25 March ( Group B ).

2021-22 Budget estimates:

Monday, 24 May to Thursday, 27 May, and, if required, Friday, 28 May ( Group A )

Tuesday, 1 June to Friday, 4 June, and, if required, Friday, 18 June ( Group B )

Monday, 25 October and Tuesday, 26 October ( supplementary hearings—Group A )

Wednesday, 27 October and Thursday, 28 October ( supplementary hearings—Group B ).

(2)              That cross-portfolio estimates hearings on Indigenous matters and on Murray-Darling Basin Plan matters be scheduled for Friday, 26 March, Friday, 28 May and Friday, 29 October, but not restricted to these days.

(3)              That the committees consider the proposed expenditure in accordance with the allocation of departments and agencies to committees agreed to by the Senate.

(4)              That committees meet in the following groups:

Group A:

Environment and Communications

Finance and Public Administration

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Group B:

Community Affairs

Economics

Education and Employment

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

(5)              That the committees report to the Senate on the following dates:

(a)               Tuesday, 20 April 2021 in respect of the 2020-21 additional estimates; and

(b)               Tuesday, 13 July 2021 in respect of the 2021-22 Budget estimates.

( Agreed to 2 December 2020; amended 12 May 2021 )

Rules for the remote participation of senators in Senate proceedings

(1)                The President and Deputy President may jointly determine that the system for remote participation in Senate proceedings should be made available to senators on specified days to enable them to participate in Senate proceedings while they are prevented from physically attending the Senate because of COVID-19 related:

o       travel restrictions,

o       quarantine requirements, or

o       personal health advice.

(2)               Determinations under paragraph (1) will be made in writing after consultation with senators, and these rules will apply on any sitting day for which such a determination is made and published.

(3)               Senators participating remotely must connect from an electorate office or Commonwealth Parliamentary Office, unless the President and Deputy President determine that the requirement should be waived because of COVID-related travel restrictions, quarantine requirements or health advice.

(4)               While these rules are in effect, a senator may seek and receive the call to speak by video or audio link by addressing the President. Wherever practicable, this should be in accordance with a list of speakers provided through the whips.

(5)               Senators participating remotely:

(a)               may not move motions or amendments, other than amendments and requests to legislation in committee of the whole; and

(b)              may not propose or be counted in support of a proposal to discuss an MPI or urgency motion.

(6)               Senators may not be counted in the formation of a quorum, may not draw attention to the lack of a quorum, may not raise points of order, and may not call for or participate in a division unless they are physically present in the Senate chamber.

(7)                To avoid doubt:

(a)               the standing orders and other orders of the Senate, including the standing orders relating to the conduct of senators and rules of debate, otherwise apply to senators participating remotely, to the extent they are capable of applying; and

(b)              the contributions of remote participants form part of Senate proceedings and are to be incorporated in the Hansard record.

(8)               Standing orders that require or rely on the provision of documents to the President or the Clerk, as the case may be, or the presentation of documents to the Senate, will be satisfied by the provision or presentation of a digital copy of the document. A document provided in digital format will not be taken to be received unless its receipt is acknowledged by or on behalf of the President or the Clerk.

( Agreed to 13 May 2021 on the adoption of a recommendation in the Procedure Committee’s first report of 2021, to operate as a temporary order with effect until 2 September 2021; rules readopted 18 October 2021, with effect until 21 October 2021; further readopted 22 November 2021, with effect until 2 December 2021 )

Contingent notices of motion

Conduct of business

1          Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Birmingham): To move (contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a minister moving a motion to provide for the consideration of any matter.

2         Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters)

Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)

Senators Canavan, Griff, Lambie and Patrick

To move (contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the conduct of the business of the Senate or to provide for the consideration of any matter.

Formal business

3         Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Birmingham)

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters)

Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)

Senators Canavan, Griff, Lambie and Patrick

To move (contingent on any senator objecting to a motion being taken as formal)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the motion being moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.

4         Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Birmingham)

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters)

Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)

Senators Canavan, Griff, Lambie and Patrick

To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to move an amendment to a motion discovered during formal business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent that senator moving the amendment to the motion.

4A       Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Birmingham)

To move (contingent on any minister being refused leave to amend a motion prior to it being taken as formal)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent that minister amending the motion.

4B       Senators Griff, Lambie and Patrick : To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to amend a motion prior to it being taken as formal)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent that senator amending the motion.

Legislation

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Political Campaigners) Bill 2021

5A        Senator Patrick: To move (contingent on the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Political Campaigners) Bill 2021 being read a second time)—That it be an instruction to the committee of the whole that the committee may consider the amendments circulated by Senator Patrick, which are not relevant to the subject matter of the bill but are relevant to the subject matter of the Act that the bill proposes to amend.

Limitation of time

5         Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Birmingham): To move (contingent on the chair declaring that the time allotted for the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill, has expired)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent further consideration of the bill, or the stage of the bill, without limitation of time or for a specified period.

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters)

Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)

Senators Griff, Lambie and Patrick

6         To move (contingent on a minister moving a motion that a bill be considered an urgent bill)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent debate taking place on the motion.

7         To move (contingent on a minister moving a motion to specify time to be allotted to the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent the motion being debated without limitation of time and each senator speaking for the time allotted by standing orders.

8         To move (contingent on the chair declaring that the time allotted for the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill, has expired)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent further consideration of the bill, or the stage of the bill, without limitation of time or for a specified period.

Matters of urgency

9         Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Birmingham): To move (contingent on the moving of a motion to debate a matter of urgency under standing order 75)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a minister moving an amendment to the motion.

10        Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters)

Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)

Senators Griff, Lambie and Patrick

To move (contingent on the moving of a motion to debate a matter of urgency under standing order 75)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a senator moving an amendment to the motion.

Motion for suspension or adjournment

10A     Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong): To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to move a motion relating to the suspension or adjournment of the Senate)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the suspension or adjournment of the Senate.

Order of business

11        Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters)

Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)

Senators Griff, Lambie and Patrick

To move (contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the order of business on the Notice Paper .

Questions without notice

12         Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters)

Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)

Senators Griff, Lambie and Patrick

To move (contingent on a minister at question time on any day asking that further questions be placed on notice)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion that, at question time on any day, questions may be put to ministers until 30 questions, including supplementary questions, have been asked and answered.

Statements

13        Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Birmingham)

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters)

Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)

Senators Canavan, Griff, Lambie and Patrick

To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to make a statement to the Senate)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent that senator making that statement.

Tabling of documents

14         Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)

Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters)

Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson)

Senators Griff, Lambie and Patrick

To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to table a document in the Senate)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving that the document be tabled.

Appointments to statutory authorities

Council of the National Library of Australia

Senator Bilyk ( appointed 1 August 2019, for a period of 3 years ).

National Archives of Australia Advisory Council

Senator Carr ( appointed 1 August 2019, for a period of 3 years ).

Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust

Senators Abetz and Carr ( appointed 1 August 2019 ).

Temporary chairs of committees

Senators Askew, Bilyk, Brown, Chandler, Faruqi, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Griff, Kitching, McGrath, McLachlan, O’Neill, O’Sullivan, Polley, Sterle and Walsh.

 

 

Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate

Ministerial representation

Ministers

Representing

Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham

Minister for Finance

Vice-President of the Executive Council

Leader of the Government in the Senate

Prime Minister

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Minister for the Public Service

Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer

Special Minister of State

Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash

Attorney-General

Minister for Industrial Relations

Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

Minister for Home Affairs

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business

Senator the Honourable Marise Payne

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Women

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment

Minister for Defence

Minister for Defence Industry

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Minister for Defence Personnel

Senator the Honourable Bridget McKenzie

Minister for Emergency Management and National

Recovery and Resilience

Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia

Senator the Honourable Anne Ruston

Minister for Families and Social Services

Minister for Women’s Safety

Manager of Government Business in the Senate

 

Minister for Indigenous Australians

Minister for Housing

Minister for Resources and Water

Minister for Homelessness, Social and Community Housing

Senator the Honourable Linda Reynolds CSC

Minister for Government Services

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Minister for Education and Youth

Senator the Honourable Jane Hume

Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy

Minister for Women’s Economic Security

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts

Minister for the Environment

Senator the Honourable Zed Seselja

Minister for International Development

    and the Pacific

Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction

Minister for Science and Technology

Senator the Honourable Richard Colbeck

Minister for Senior Australians and

Aged Care Services

Minister for Sport

Minister for Health and Aged Care

Minister for Regional Health

Assistant Ministers - Designated as parliamentary secretaries under the Ministers of State Act 1952

Senator the Honourable Amanda Stoker

Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General

Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations

Assistant Minister for Women

Senator the Honourable Jonathon Duniam

Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries

Assistant Minister for Industry Development



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