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Government business

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 13 November 2017

         1   Attorney-General ( Senator Brandis ): To move—That the days of meeting of the Senate for 2018 be as follows:

Autumn sittings :

Monday, 5 February to Thursday, 8 February

Monday, 12 February to Thursday, 15 February

Autumn sittings (2):

Monday, 19 March to Thursday, 22 March

Monday, 26 March to Wednesday, 28 March

Budget sittings:

Tuesday, 8 May to Thursday, 10 May

Winter sittings:

Monday, 18 June to Thursday, 21 June

Monday, 25 June to Thursday, 28 June

Spring sittings:

Monday, 13 August to Thursday, 16 August

Monday, 20 August to Thursday, 23 August

Monday, 10 September to Thursday, 13 September

Monday, 17 September to Thursday, 20 September

Spring sittings (2):

Monday, 15 October to Thursday, 18 October

Spring sittings (3):

Monday, 12 November to Thursday, 15 November

Monday, 26 November to Thursday, 29 November

Monday, 3 December to Thursday, 6 December.

Notice given 14 November 2017

      *2   Minister for Communications ( Senator Fifield ): To move—

(1)         That estimates hearings by legislation committees for 2018 be scheduled as follows:

2017-18 additional estimates:

Monday, 26 February and Tuesday, 27 February ( Group A )

Wednesday, 28 February and Thursday, 1 March ( Group B ).

2018-19 Budget estimates:

Monday, 21 May to Thursday, 24 May, and, if required, Friday, 25 May ( Group A )

Tuesday, 29 May to Friday, 1 June ( Group B )

Monday, 22 October and Tuesday, 23 October ( supplementary hearings—Group A )

Wednesday, 24 October and Thursday, 25 October ( supplementary hearings—Group B ).

(2)         That pursuant to the order of the Senate of 26 August 2008, cross portfolio estimates hearings on Indigenous matters be scheduled for Friday, 2 March, Friday, 25 May and Friday, 26 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, 27 March 2018 in respect of the 2017-18 additional estimates; and

(b)         Tuesday, 26 June 2018 in respect of the 2018-19 Budget estimates.

 

Orders of the Day

         1  Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Amendment (Vacancy Fees) Bill 2017 ( Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Senator McGrath )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator McAllister, in continuation, 14 November 2017 ).

         2  Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Omnibus) Bill 2017 —( Minister for Finance, Senator Cormann )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 13 November 2017 ).

         3  Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Superannuation Laws Amendment (Strengthening Trustee Arrangements) Bill 2017 ( Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Senator McGrath )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 September 2017 ).

         4  Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in Superannuation Measures No. 2) Bill 2017

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 13 November 2017 ).

         5  Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

First Home Super Saver Tax Bill 2017 ( Minister for Defence, Senator Payne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 18 October 2017 ).

         6  Treasury Laws Amendment (Putting Consumers First—Establishment of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority) Bill 2017 —( Senate bill ) —( Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Senator McGrath )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 September 2017 ).

         7  Defence Legislation Amendment (Instrument Making) Bill 2017 —( Minister for Defence, Senator Payne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 18 October 2017 ).

( Bill exempted on 18 October 2017 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111) )

         8  Statute Update (Smaller Government) Bill 2017 —( Minister for Communications, Senator Fifield )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 September 2017 ).

( Bill exempted on 7 September 2017 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 )

         9  Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Employment, Senator Cash )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator McKim , in continuation, 16 October 2017 ).

      10  National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017 —( Minister for Communications, Senator Fifield )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 23 June 2017 am ).

      11  Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017

In committee ( 18 October 2017 ).

      12  Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017

Industrial Chemicals (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2017

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment Bill 2017

Industrial Chemicals Charges (General) Bill 2017

Industrial Chemicals Charges (Customs) Bill 2017

Industrial Chemicals Charges (Excise) Bill 2017 ( Minister for Defence, Senator Payne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 18 October 2017 ).

( Bills exempted on 18 October 2017 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111) )

      13  Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 —( Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Seselja )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Cameron , in continuation, 19 October 2017 ).

( Bill exempted on 7 September 2017 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 )

      14  Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2017 —( Minister for Finance, Senator Cormann )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 13 November 2017 ).

      15  Social Services Legislation Amendment (Better Targeting Student Payments) Bill 2017 —( Minister for Finance, Senator Cormann )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 13 November 2017 ).

      16  Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2017 —( Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 17 October 2017 ).

      17  Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Fringe Benefits Tax Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Income Tax Rates Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Superannuation (Excess Non-concessional Contributions Tax) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Superannuation (Excess Untaxed Roll-over Amounts Tax) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Income Tax (TFN Withholding Tax (ESS)) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Family Trust Distribution Tax (Primary Liability) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 1) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 2) Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (Untainting Tax) (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017

Nation-building Funds Repeal (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 ( Minister for Finance, Senator Cormann )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 13 November 2017 ).

      18  National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund Special Account Bill 2016 —( Special Minister of State, Senator Ryan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 20 March 2017 ).

      19  Bankruptcy Amendment (Enterprise Incentives) Bill 2017 —( Senate bill ) —( Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Senator McGrath )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 19 October 2017 ).

      20  Prime Minister and Cabinet Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017 —( Minister for Employment, Senator Cash )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 9 August 2017 ).

      21  Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2017 —( Minister for Communications, Senator Fifield )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 19 October 2017 ).

      22  Transport Security Amendment (Serious Crime) Bill 2016

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 149 from the House of Representatives ( 30 March 2017 ).

      23  Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2017

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 268 from the House of Representatives ( 13 November 2017 ).

      24  Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017 —( Minister for Communications, Senator Fifield )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 September 2017 ).

( Bill exempted on 7 September 2017 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 )

      25  Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Measures) Bill 2017 —( Senate bill ) —( Minister for Communications, Senator Fifield )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 18 October 2017 ).

      26  Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Fair and Balanced) Bill 2017 —( Senate bill ) —( Minister for Communications, Senator Fifield )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 18 October 2017 ).

      27  Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 March 2017 ).

      28  Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 5 September 2017 ).

      29  Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 1) Bill 2017 —( Minister for Communications, Senator Fifield )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 23 June 2017 am ).

      30  Privacy Amendment (Re-identification Offence) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill ) —( Attorney-General, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 October 2016 ).

      31  Agriculture and Water Resources Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Excise Levies Legislation Amendment (Honey) Bill 2016 ( Minister for Defence, Senator Payne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 February 2017 ).

      32  Social Services Legislation Amendment (Transition Mobility Allowance to the National Disability Insurance Scheme) Bill 2016 —( Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Ruston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 November 2016 ).

      33  Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 1 December 2016 ).

      34  Migration Amendment (Visa Revalidation and Other Measures) Bill 2016 —( Minister for Communications, Senator Fifield )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 9 February 2017 ).

      35  Superannuation (Objective) Bill 2016 —( Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Fierravanti-Wells )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 23 November 2016 ).

      36  Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 —( Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Senator McGrath )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 10 November 2016 ).

      37  Income Tax Rates Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Reform) Bill 2016

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 79 from the House of Representatives ( 28 November 2016 ).

      38  Governor-General’s Opening Speech

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

To His 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  ( Minister for Employment ( Senator Cash ), in continuation, 13 September 2016 ).

      39  Budget statement and documents 2017-18

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance ( Senator Cormann )—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( 11 May 2017 ).

Notices of Motion—continued

Notice given 14 November 2017

      *3   Minister for Communications ( Senator Fifield ): To move—That consideration of the business before the Senate on the following days, be interrupted at approximately 5 pm, but not so as to interrupt a senator speaking, to enable senators to make their first speeches without any question before the chair, as follows:

                          (a)      Tuesday, 28 November 2017—Senator Bartlett; and

                          (b)      Wednesday, 29 November 2017—Senator Steele-John.