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Senate Order of Business No. 54, Wednesday



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The Senate

This document is issued as a guide to senators.

The business listed is subject to change.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

(Proceedings to be broadcast on radio)

2008-09/54

WEDNESDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2009

AT 9.30 am

 

  1. Prayers

  1. Government documents to be presented - pursuant to order

(A list of documents is attached. Consideration at item 19)

  1. Government business

Notice of motion -

No. 1 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Second reading of the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008

Orders of the day -

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008 - In committee (subject to agreement to government business notice of motion no. 1)

No.  1-Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2008 [2009] - In committee

No. 2-Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008 [2009] - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 3- Horse Disease Response Levy Bill 2008

Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Bill 2008

Horse Disease Response Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

- Resumption of second reading debate

Refer to Notice Paper for other orders of the day

At 12.45 pm

  1. Matters of public interest discussion

At 2 pm

  1. Questions

  1. Motions to take note of answers

Time limit: 30 minutes

 

  1. Condolence motion - Death of former member

President to inform the Senate of the death of the Honourable Peter Howson CMG, a former minister and member of the House of Representatives for the divisions of Fawkner and Casey, Victoria

Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans), by leave, to move a motion of condolence

  1. Petitions

  1. Notices of motion

  1. Placing of business

  • Postponement notifications
  1. Discovery of formal business 1

Business of the Senate - notice of motion -

No. 1 - Senator Milne - Reference to the Environment, Communicat ions and the Arts Committee (Australia’s climate change response)

General business - notices of motion -

No. 332 - Senator Abetz - Order for the production of documents - Answer to question on notice no. 730

No. 333 - Chair of the Economics Committee (Sena tor Hurley) - Extensions of time to report (Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Bill 2008 [provisions]; Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [provisions])

No. 334 - Chair of the Select Committee on Fuel and Energy (Senator Cormann) - Order for the production of documents - Information on Treasury modelling contained in Australia’s Low Pollution Future: The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation

No. 335 - Senator Cormann - Order for the production of documents - Estimates questions on notice and additional information on alcohol consumption and the ‘alcopops tax’

No. 336 - Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Minchin) - Order for the production of documents - Reports relating to the National Broadband Network process

No.  337 - Senator Abetz - Comments made by the Deputy Prime Minister regarding Senate amendments to the Safe Work Australia legislation

No. 338 - Senator Nash - Death of Ms Nancy Bird-Walton

No. 339 - Senators Siewert and Hanson-Young - Ramsar Convention and Wetlands management

No. 340 - Senator Hanson-Young - Global gag rule for family planning guidelines

No.  341 - Senator Hanson-Young - Immigration detention policy

No. 342 - Senator Hanson-Young - Assistance to Palestine

  1. Any proposal pursuant to standing order 75

(If a proposal is submitted, it will be circulated in the chamber)

Time limit: 60 minutes, or if no motions are moved  

to take note of answers, 90 minutes

  1. Tabling and consideration of committee reports - pursuant to standin g order 62(4)

  • Chairman of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills (Senator Coonan) to present report and alert digest

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes

  1. Ministerial statements

  1. Tabling of documents

  1. By Pr esident

Auditor-General - Report no. 19 of 2008-09 - Performan ce audit - CMAX Communications contract for the 2020 summit: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

  1. By ministers
  2. By Clerk (delegated legislation including regulations, ordinances, determinations, rules, declarations and orders - a list will be circulated in the chamber)

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Time limit per motion: 30 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions (items 14 and 15): 60 minutes

  1. Committee membership , by leave

  1. Messages from the House of Representatives

  1. Order of business - It is proposed to consider the business in the following order -

Business of the Senate - notice of motion -

No. 1 - Senator Milne - Reference to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee (Australia’s climate change response)

Government business continued (see item 3)

 

At 6.50 pm

  1. Government documents - consideration of documents tabled earlier today pursua nt to order (item 2)

Time limit: 30 minutes

  1. Adjournment proposed - 7.20 pm, or when consideration of government documents concludes

  1. Adjournment - not later than 8 pm

 

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

Temporary chairs of committee on roster - Senators Troeth, Crossin, Carol Brown, Marshall and Parry

 

Online

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Television channel 4 of the House Monitoring System provides captions of current proceedings in the Senate chamber.

 

COMMITTEE AUTHORISED TO MEET DURING THE SITTING OF THE SENATE TODAY

  • Select Committee on Agricultur al and Related Industries - from 3.30 pm

 

 

SENATE

PROPOSED PRESENTATION OF DOCUMENT S

Wednesday, 4 February 2009 ^

*1  ATTORNEY GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT - Copyright Agency Limited - Annual report 2007-08 - Section I35ZZD(l) of the Copyright Act 1968

(25 November 2008 / 3 December 2008)

*2  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND DEREGULATION - Notice of corrections to the Future Fund annual report 2007-08 - Section 81 of the Future Fund Act 2006

(30 January 2009 / 30 January 2009)

*3  DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP - Refugee Review Tribunal - Report pursuant to section 440A of the Migration Act 1958 on the conduct of Refugee Review Tribunal reviews not completed within 90 days - For the period 1 July to 31 October 2008 - Section 440A of the Migration Act 1958

(15 Decemb er 2008 / 2 February 2009)

*4  DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP - Protection visa processing taking more than 90 days - For the period 1 July to 31 October 2008 - Subsection 91(Y) of the Migration Act 1958

( 15 December 2008 /15 December 2008)

*5  DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY - Australian Broadcasting Corporation equity and diversity - Annual report 2007-08 - Section 9(2) of the Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987

( 26 November 2008 / 26 November 2008)

*6  DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET - Operations of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 - Annual report 2007-08 - Section 93 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982

(28 October 2008 / 29 October 2008)  

*7  DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP - Reports by the Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman - Section 486O of the Migration Act 1958 [Personal identifier 492/08 - 508/09] - Subsection 486O(5) of the Migration Act 1958

(3 February 2009 / 3 February 2009)

*8  DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP - Response to Ombudsman’s statements made under section 486O of the Migration Act 1958 - Statement to Parliament - Section 486P of the Migration Act 1958

(3 February 2009 / 3 February 2009)

*9  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND DEREGULATION - Australian Industry Development Corporation - Annual report 2007-08 - Section 36 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

(26 September 2008 / 1 October 2008)

^  List prepared by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

* Not available prior to tabling.

Note: As recommended by the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration, the dates listed in brackets at the end of certain annual reports indicate the date on which the report was submitted t o the minister and the date the report was received by the minister, respectively.



1   If a notice of motion is declared formal it will be put and determined without amendment or debate. Any senator may object to a notice of motion being declared formal, in which case it will be listed for debate at a subsequent time.