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Business listed for future consideration

On the next day sitting (22 August 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 15 August 2018

         1  Senator McKim : To move—That the following matters be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by the third sitting day of March 2019:

(1)         Serious allegations of avoidable deaths, serious health problems, self-harm, abuse and neglect of people seeking asylum and refugees who have been detained on Manus Island and Nauru, with particular reference to:

(a)         the factors that have contributed to the serious health problems, abuse, self-harm and suicides alleged to have occurred;

(b)         how notifications of serious health problems, abuse, self-harm and suicide are investigated;

(c)         the Commonwealth Government’s processes for considering requests for medical transfers from medical service providers on Manus Island and Nauru and in Australia, and the adequacy of these processes;

(d)         the reasons that the Commonwealth Government defers or declines requests for urgent medical transfers;

(e)         the obligations, involvement and control of the Commonwealth Government and contractors relating to the treatment of people seeking asylum and refugees, including the provision of support, capability and capacity building to local authorities;

(f)          the provision of support services for people seeking asylum and refugees who have been alleged or been found to have been subject to abuse, neglect, self-harm, or suicidal risks and behaviours in regional processing or transit centres or within the community while residing in Papua New Guinea or Nauru;

(g)         the provision of health services to people seeking asylum and refugees, including children, in regional processing or transit centres, or within the community while residing in Papua New Guinea or Nauru;

(h)         the effect of Part 6 of the Australian Border Force Act 2015 ;

(i)           attempts by the Commonwealth Government to negotiate third country resettlement of people seeking asylum and refugees who are in regional processing or transit centres, or within the community while residing in Papua New Guinea or Nauru, and the adequacy and limitations of existing third country resettlement arrangements;

(j)          additional measures that could be implemented to expedite resettlement of people seeking asylum and refugees; and

(k)         any other related matters.

(2)         The committee be granted access to all inquiry submissions and documents of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee relating to its previous inquiries into the conditions and treatment of people seeking asylum and refugees at the regional processing or transit centres in Papua New Guinea and the Republic of Nauru.

 

General Business—Notices of Motion

Notice given 26 June 2018

    897   Senator Storer : To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to taxation, and for related purposes. Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Energy Efficiency of Rental Properties) Bill 2018 .

Notice given 20 August 2018

  *981   Senator Patrick : To move—

(1)         That the Senate notes that the following orders for the production of documents have been directed to the Minister for Defence, and as the Minister representing the Minister for Defence Industry, Senator Payne:

(a)         on 9 November 2016, for documents relating to the Future Submarine Design and Mobilisation Contract - while a redacted version of the contract was provided on 1 December 2016, on 8 February 2017, the Senate rejected the public interest immunity claim made in relation to contractual intellectual property rights and the documents remain outstanding;

(b)         on 4 September 2017, for documentation relating to the Future Frigate tender process - the Senate rejected the minister’s claim of public interest immunity, but the documents were later released under freedom of information legislation;

(c)         on 12 February 2018, for documents relating to the Australian Industry Capability Plan, submitted by DCNS to the Department of Defence in its response to the Future Submarine Competitive Evaluation Process - the minister was required to attend the chamber on 10 May 2018 to make a statement, and the documents were later released under freedom of information legislation; and

(d)         on 20 June 2018, for documents from the Final Cost Estimate Template that DCNS submitted in response to the Future Submarine Competitive Evaluation Process - the Senate rejected the minister’s claim of public interest immunity on 28 June 2018 and the documents remain outstanding.



 

(2)         The Senate orders that:

(a)         the Minister representing the Minister for Defence Industry be required to attend the Senate on 17 September 2018, at 10 am, to explain why the minister has not complied with the order numbered 862 for the production of documents; and

(b)         any senator may move a motion to take note of the minister’s statement and any such motion may be debated for no longer than one hour, and have precedence over all government business until determined.

(3)         If, at the completion of the debate any senator is not satisfied as to the explanation, and noting the minister has consistently defied the will of the Senate in respect of its rulings on public interest immunity, the senator may move a motion in the following terms: That the Senate resolves that, until such time as the Senate resolves that it is satisfied that the order for the production of documents numbered 862 has been complied with, the Minister representing the Minister for Defence Industry shall be prohibited from sitting on the frontbench seats reserved for ministers, and be allocated a seat by the President in another seat.

On 23 August 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Education and Employment References Committee

Report to be presented on the work health and safety of workers in the offshore petroleum industry.

 

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 20 August 2018

  *985   Senator Singh : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes:

                                                (i)      that 25 August 2018 marks one year since close to 700 000 Rohingya, mostly women and children, were forced to begin fleeing their homes in Rakhine State, Myanmar,

                                               (ii)      that the Government of Bangladesh leads the humanitarian response and has kept its borders open to Rohingya refugees while the Bangladeshi people continue to show tremendous generosity and hospitality in the face of this massive influx,

                                             (iii)      that since September 2017, Australia has contributed $70 million to the Rohingya crisis response and continues to have an important role calling for an outcome which allows Rohingya people to fully exercise their human rights,

                                             (iv)      Australia’s support for the implementation of recommendations from the report of the Kofi Annan-led Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, and

                                              (v)      the Australian community’s generosity in providing financial support to the crisis; and



 

                          (b)      urges the international community to:

                                                (i)      support Bangladesh to provide an appropriate, principled humanitarian response to the needs of displaced and affected communities,

                                               (ii)      ensure humanitarian aid is delivered where it is needed in accordance with fundamental human rights, and

                                             (iii)      work with all parties in the pursuit of inclusive peace, reconciliation and to implement the recommendations of the Kofi Annan-led Advisory Commission on Rakhine State.

 

Order for Production of Documents

    960  Murray-Darling Basin Plan—Order for production of documents

By the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, by 23 August 2018, advices and documents, including minutes of meeting, relating to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. ( Motion of Senator Patrick agreed to 15 August 2018. )

On 24 August 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 31 August 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 .

 

Government Business—Order of the Day

         1  Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 —( Senate bill )

Further consideration ( 13 August 2018 ).

On 3 September 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Defence Amendment (Call Out of the Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )



 

On 7 September 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Procedure—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the proposed amendments to standing order 50.

On 10 September 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 21 June 2018

         1   Senator Whish-Wilson : To move—That items 1 and 2 of Schedule 1 of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Hammerhead Shark) Regulations 2018, made under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 , be disallowed [F2018L00191].

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

On the tenth sitting day after 30 June 2018 (11 September 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 30 April 2018.

On 11 September 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 26 June 2018

         1   Senator Siewert : To move—That the Social Security (Parenting payment participation requirements - classes of persons) Instrument 2018 (No. 1), made under subsection 500(2) of the Social Security Act 1991 , be disallowed [F2018L00238].

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

On 12 September 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Future of Work and Workers—Select Committee

Report to be presented.



 

On 14 September 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Commonwealth Restrictions on Cannabis) Bill 2018 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 17 September 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on gaming micro-transactions.

On 18 September 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the proposed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

On 19 September 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Judiciary Amendment (Commonwealth Model Litigant Obligations) Bill 2017 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Economics References Committee

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

         3  Environment and Communications References Committee

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

On 20 September 2018

 

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 mobility scooters.

         2  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the financial and tax practices of for-profit aged care providers.



 

On 4 October 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Education and Employment References Committee

Report to be presented on industrial deaths in Australia.

On 8 October 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the My Health Record system.

On 15 October 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Education and Employment References Committee

Report to be presented on the exploitation of cleaners working in retail chains.

         2  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Defence Amendment (Sovereign Naval Shipbuilding) Bill 2018 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 16 October 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Partnership Program.

         2  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the safety of pet food.

On 17 October 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on mental health services in rural and remote Australia.

         2  Environment and Communications References Committee

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



 

On 18 October 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 20 August 2018

      *1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Williams ): To move—That the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Amendment (Defence and Strategic Goods) Regulations 2018, made under the Customs Act 1901 , be disallowed [F2018L00503].

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  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the ‘Commitment to the Senate’ issued by the Business Council of Australia.

         2  Environment and Communications References Committee

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

         3  Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

Report to be presented on Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018.

On or before the first sitting Thursday in October 2018 (18 October 2018)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On 25 October 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee

Report to be presented on PFAS contamination.

On 15 November 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 26 November 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Obesity epidemic in Australia—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On 28 November 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 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.

On or before 29 November 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Final report to be presented.

On 29 November 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

         2  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

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

         3  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the use of anti-malarial drugs in the Australian Defence Force.

On 3 December 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Red Tape—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

         2  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Censorship) Bill 2018 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         3  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Insult and Offend) Bill 2018 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )



 

         4  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Security) Bill 2018 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 4 December 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Commitments for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2018 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Environment and Communications References Committee

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

         3  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on air route service delivery to rural, regional and remote communities.

         4  Electric Vehicles—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On 5 December 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Education and Employment References Committee

Report to be presented on the mental health of first responders, emergency workers and volunteers.

         2  Education and Employment References Committee

Report to be presented on jobactive.

On 6 December 2018

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

Report to be presented on the Franchising Code of Conduct and Oil Code of Conduct.

         2  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the practice of dowry and dowry abuse in Australia.

On or before the second sitting Thursday of 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Stillbirth Research and Education—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On the last sitting day in June 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on regional inequality in Australia.

As soon as practicable after the High Court makes a declaration following a special count from the 2016 Senate election

 

Order for Production of Documents

         1  Rotation of senators—Section 13 of the Constitution—Order for production of documents

That—

(a)    as soon as practicable, after the High Court orders a special count of the ballots from the 2016 Senate election for any state and makes an order declaring that a person identified by that count is duly elected as a senator for that state, there be laid on the table a copy of the statement of results report for that count; and

(b)    if such a report is tabled, in relation to any state, then the order of the Senate of 31 August 2016, made pursuant to section 13 of the Constitution, have effect in relation to senators from that state as if a reference to the certificate of election were a reference to the most recent statement of results report. ( Motion of the Minister for Education and Training ( Senator Birmingham ) agreed to 13 February 2018. )