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Senate Order of Business No. 19, Thursday



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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

 

(Question time to be televised live and 

proceedings to be broadcast on radio 

from 5 pm)

2010-11/19

Thursday, 10 February 2011

AT 9.30 am

 

  1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

  1. General business - consideration of private senators’ bills

Orders of the day -

No. 43-Social Security Amendment (Income Support for Regional Students) Bill 2010 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 46-Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2010 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 54-Assisting Victims of Overseas Terrorism Bill 2010 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 50-National Broadband Network Financial Transparency Bill 2010 (No. 2) - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 17-Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 (No. 2) - Resumption of second reading debate

Time limit: 2 hours and 20 minutes

  1. Petitions

  1. Notices of motion

  1. Placing of business

  • M anager of Government Business (Senator Ludwig), by leave, to move a motion to vary the routine of business for today ( no general business motion considered this afternoon)
  • Manager of Government Business (Senator Ludwig) to move a motion relating to private senators’ bills for consideration on Thursday, 3 March 2011
  • Postponement notifications

 

  1. Discovery of formal business 1

Business of the Senate - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Senators Fisher and Ludlam - Reference to the Environment and Communications Referen ces Committee (National Broadband Network)

No.  2 - Senators Xenophon, Colbeck and Milne - Reference to the Economics References Committee (impacts of supermarket price decisions on the dairy industry)

No. 3 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee (sale of timber assets by the South Australian Government)

Government business - notices of motion -

No.  1 - Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations (Senator Evans) - Introduction of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011

No.  2 - Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations (Senator Evans) - Introduction of the Higher Education Support Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2011

General business - notices of motion -

No. 27 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Introduction of the Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling Laws) Bill 2010

No. 76 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Amendmen t to standing order 104 (correction of divisions)

No.  162 - Senator Cormann - Order for the production of documents - Selection of default superannuation funds under modern awards - Productivity Commission report

No.  163 - Senator Moore - 35th anniversary of the 4ZZZ FM community radio station

No. 164 - Senator Colbeck - Sisters of Charity Outreach services for Devonport, Tasmania

No.  165 - Senator Xenophon - Bank switching options for consumers

No.  166 - Senator Hanson-Young - Homophobic violence in Uganda

No. 167 - Senator Milne - Do it yourself superannuation funds - Investment in Australian art

No. 168 - Senator Milne - Supermarket price strategies relating to milk

No.  169 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Representation of women in national parliaments

No. 170 - Senator Scullion - Introduction of the Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2011

No.  171 - Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert) - Extension of time to report (Commonwealth contribution to former forced adoption policies)

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

  • Chair of the Standing Committee on Publications (Senator Carol Brown) to present 3rd report and move for its adoption
  • Chair of the Standi ng Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Stephens) to present the delegated legislation monitor for 2010
  • Government Whip (Senator McEwen) to present additional information received by legislation committees relating to estimates hearings:
    • Community Affairs - 2010-11 supplementary budget estimates
    • Economics - 2010-11 budget and supplementary budget estimates
    • E nvironment and Communications - 2010-11 supplementary budget estimates
    • Finance and Public Administration - 2010-11 supplementary budget estimates, together with the Hansard record of proceedings
    • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade - 2010-11 supplementary bu dget estimates
    • Legal and Constitutional Affairs - 2010-11 supplementary budget estimates
    • Rural Affairs and Transport - 2010-11 supplementary budget estimates

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes

  1. Messages from the House of Representatives returning the following bills without amendment:

Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [2011]

Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Identity Crimes and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [2011]

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

Business of the Senate - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Senators Fisher and Ludlam - Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (National Broadband Network)

No. 2 - Senators Xenophon, Colbeck and Milne - Reference to the Economics References Committee (impacts of supermarket price decisions on the dairy industry)

No. 3 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee (sale of timber assets by the South Australian Government)

Business of the Senate - order of the day -

No. 1-Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee - Report - Donor conception practices in Australia

Government business - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Minister for T ertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations (Senator Evans) - Introduction of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011

No. 2 - Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations (Senator Evans) - Introduction of the Higher Education Support Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2011

Government business - orders of the day -

No. 1-Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [2011] - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 2-Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010 - Resumption of second reading debate

At 2 pm

  1. Questions

  1. Motions to take note of answers

Time limit: 30 minutes

  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. Ministerial statements

Minister to table a statement on the commemoration of the 2nd anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires (made in the House of Representatives on 9 February 2011)

  1. Government responses to parliamentary committee reports

Minister to present the following government responses to committee reports:

  • Rural Affairs and Regional Affairs and Transpor t References Committee  - Management of the removal of the rebate for AQIS export certification functions
  • Joint Standing Committee on Treaties - 99th report - Treaties tabled on 3  December 2008 and 3 February 2009
  1. Tabling of documents

  1. By President
    • Work of Committees - 1 July to 31 December 2010
    • Auditor-General - Report no.  27 of 2010-11 - Performance audit - Restoring the balance in the Murray-Darling Basin: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
    •  

  2. By ministers
    • Particula rs of proposed additional expenditure—Minister, by leave, to move motion to refer particulars of proposed additional expenditure to committees
    • Portfolio additional estimates statements for portfolio and executive departments
  3. By senators tabling reports fro m committees

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator McEwen), by leave, to present report no. 1 of 2011 and move for its adoption

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

Statement of compliance relating to indexed lists of departmental and agency files, pursuant to order

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Time limit per motion: 30 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions (items 13, 14 and 15): 60 minutes

  1. Committee membership , by leave

Not later than 6 pm

  1. General business - consideration of government documents (refer to today s Notice Paper , page 13 )

Time limit: 1 hour

Not later than 7 pm

  1. Consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports (refer to today s Notice Paper , page 6 )

Time limit: 1 hour

  1. Adjournment proposed - 8 pm, or when consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General s reports concludes, whichever is earlier

  1. Adjournment - not later than 8.40 pm

 

 

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

 

Temporary chairs of committees on roster - Senators Moore, Troeth, Bishop, Kroger, Hurley, Marshall, Forshaw and Trood

 

Online

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Related resources

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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



 Consideration of general business orders of the day or notices of motion pursuant to standing order 57(1)(d)(x) will not take place from 4.30 pm today, subject to agreement to a motion to vary the routine of business for today (see item 5).