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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)

2010-11/58

WEDNESDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2011

AT 9.30 am

 

  1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

  1. Government documents to be presented - pursuant to order

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

  1. Authorisation for committee to meet

Opposition Whip, on behalf of chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Fisher ), by leave, to move a motion authorising the committee to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate today

  1. Government business

Notices of motion -

No. 1 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Variation - Hours of meeting and routine of business, Wednesday, 12 October 2011

No. 2 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Exemption of the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills, and the Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011 from the provisions of standing order 111 (5) to (8) concerning the consideration of legislation (notice of motion altered on 21 September 2011, pursuant to standing order 77)

No. 3 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Exemption of the Business Names Registration Bill 2011 and related bills, and the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2011 from the provisions of standing order 111 (5) to (8) concerning the consideration of legislation

No. 4 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Consideration of legislation on Thursday, 13 October 2011

No. 5 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Approval of the Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 3)

 

Order of the day -

No. 1 -Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011

Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011

- Resumption of second reading debate

Notices of motion continued -

No. 6 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Variation - Hours of meeting and routine of business, Thursday, 13 October 2011

Orders of the day continued -

No. 2 -Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 3-Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011 - 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. Petitions

  1. Notices of motion

  1. Placing of business

  • Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert), by leave, to move a motion proposing an extensi on of time for the committee to report (Professional Services Review Scheme)
  • Chair of the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Heffernan), by leave, to move a motion proposing an extension of time for the committee to report (live expo rt trade and related bills)
  • Senator Stephens, on behalf of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network, by leave, to move a motion authorising the committee to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 13 Octobe r
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  • Postponement notification received prior to printing:

Senator Siewert to postpone general business notice of motion no. 442 to 13 October 2011 (introduction of the Fisheries Management Amendment (North West Slope Fishery Partial Closure) Bill 2011)

  1. Discovery of formal business 1

Business of the Senate - notice of motion -

No. 1 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Economics References Committee (impact of fixed currencies on international trade)

Government business - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Variation - Hours of meeting and routine of business, Wednesday, 12 October 2011

No. 2 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Exemption of the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills, and the Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011 from the provisions of standing order 111 (5) to (8) concerning the consideration of legislation (notice of motion altered on 21 September 2011, pursuant to standing order 77)

No. 3 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Exemption of the Business Names Registration Bill 2011 and related bills, and the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2011 from the provisions of standing order 111 (5) to (8) concerning the consideration of legislation

No. 4 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Considera tion of legislation on Thursday, 13 October 2011

No. 5 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Approval of the Health Insurance (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 3)

No. 6 - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig) - Variation - Hours of meeting and routine of business, Thursday, 13 October 2011

General business - notices of motion -

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

No. 421 - Senators Milne and Hanson-Young - SIEV X

No. 438 - Senator Siewert - North West Slope Trawl Fishery

No. 470 - Senator McLucas - Final report of the Productivity Commission on disability care and support

No. 472 - Deputy chair of the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Immigration Detention Network (Senator Hanson-Young) - Authorising the committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 22 November 2011

No. 473 - Senator Bishop - Authorising the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to meet during the sitting of the Senate to hold private and public meetings

No. 474 - Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Fisher) - Extension of time to report (recent programming decisions made by the ABC)

No. 475 - Senator Singh - Authorising the Joint Standing Committee on Migration to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 2 November 2011

No. 476 - Senator Singh - Authorising the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties to meet during the sitting of the Senate on 31 October 2011

No. 477 - Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert) - Extension of time to report (regulatory standards for the approval of medical devices)

No. 478 - Senator Ludlam - Expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium mine

No. 479 - Deputy chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (Senator Macdonald) - Authorising the committee to hold an in camera hearing on 13 October 2011

No. 480 - Senator Hanson-Young - Marzieh Vefamehr

  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 standing order 62(4)

  • Chairman of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills (Senator Fifield) to present 12th report and alert digest no. 12 of 2011
  • Deputy chair of the Joint Standing Committ ee on Treaties  (Senator Birmingham) to present 120th report - Treaties tabled on 5 July and 16 August 2011
  • Senator Bishop, on behalf of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, to present 425th report - Annual report 2010-11

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes

  1. Ministerial statements

  1. Tabling of documents

  1. By President

Auditor-General - Report no. 8 of 2011-12 - Performance audit - The National Blood Authority’s management of the national blood supply

  1. By mi nisters
  2. By Clerk (delegated legislation including regulations, ordinances, determinations, rules, declarations and orders)

Letters of advice relating to departmental and agency appointments and vacancies, and grants, pursuant to order

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 business in the following order -

Business of the Senate - notice of motion -

No. 1 - Senator Xenophon - Reference to the Economics Ref erences Committee (impact of fixed currencies on international trade)

Government business continued (see item 4)

At 6.50 pm

  1. Consideration of government documents (listed at page 6, below)

Time limit: 30 minutes

  1. Adjournment proposed - 7.20 pm, or when consi deration of government documents concludes, whichever is earlier

  1. Adjournment - not later than 8 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

 

Temporary chairs of committees on roster - Senators Ludlam, Furner, Stephens, Adams, Crossin, Boyce and Bishop

 

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COMMITTEE S AUTHORISED TO MEET DURING THE SITTING OF THE SENATE TODAY

  • Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters - from 9.30 am
  • Joint Standing Committee on Migration - from 10.30 am
  • Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit - from noon

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SENATE

PROPOSED P RESENTATION OF DOCUMENTS

Wednesday, 12 october 2011 ^

*1  DEPARTMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENT, WATER, POPULATION AND COMMUNITIES - Natural Heritage Trust - Annual report - 2008-09 - Section 43(4) of the Natural Heritage Trust of Australia Act 1997

(6 July 2011 / 19 August 2011)

*2  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS - Australian Learning and Teaching Council - Annual report 2010-11 - Section 36(4) of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

(24 August 2011 / 5 Septemb er 2011)

*3  DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY - Commonwealth Grants Commission - Annual report 2010-11 - Section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999

(20 September 2011 / 20 September 2011)

*4  DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY - Productivity Commission - Inquiry Report No.55 - Australia’s Urban Water Sector - 31 August 2011 - Volumes 1 and 2 - Section 12 of the Productivity Commission Act 1998

(31 August 2011 / 31 August 2011)

*5  DEPARTMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY - Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator - Financial Annual Report 2010-11 - Section 70 of the Public Service Act 1999

(16 September 2011 / 16 September 2011)

*6 Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security - Annual report 2010-11 - Section 35 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

(5 October 2011 / 5 October 2011)

*7  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING - Annual report 2010-11 - Section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999

(31 August 2011 / 31 August 2011)

*8  DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY - Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Annual Report 2010-11 - Section 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

(29 September 2011 / 29 September 2011)

*9  DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY - Special Broadcasting Service - Annual Report 2010-11 - Section 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

(29 September 2011 / 29 September 2011)

*10  DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY - Australian Communications and Media Authority - Annual report 2010-11 - Section 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

(8 September 2011 / 8 September 2011)

*11  DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY - Review of technologies for digital radio in regional Australia - Final report - 7 October 2011 - Section 215A of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

(4 October 2011 / 4 October 2011)

*12  DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET - Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority - Annual Report 2010-11 - Section 74(1) of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006

(13 September 2011 / 13 September 2 011)

*13  ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT - Office of Parliamentary Counsel - Annual Report 2010-11 - Section 16A of the Parliamentary Counsel Act 1970

(28 September 2011 / 29 September 2011)

*14  ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT - Classification Board and Classification Review Board - Annual Reports 2010-11 - Section 25(8) of the Public Service Act 1922

(16 September 2011 / 19 September 2011)

*15  ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT - CrimTrac - Annual report 2010-11 - Section 70 of the Public Service Act 1999

(23 Sept ember 2011 / 23 September 2011)

*16  ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT - Administrative Appeals Tribunal - Annual report 2010-11 - Section 24R of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

(29 September 2011 / 30 September 2011)

*17  DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY - Australian Bureau of Statistics - Annual report 2010-11 - Section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999

(21 September 2011 / 21 September 2011)

*18  DEPARTMENT OF INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH - Australian Research Council - Annual Report 2010-11 - Subsection 43(3) of the Australian Research Council Act 2001

(28 September 2011 / 28 September 2011)

*19  DEPARTMENT OF INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH - Australian Research Council - Strategic Plan 2011-12 to 2013-14 - Subsection 43(3) of the Australian Research Council Act 2001

(30 August 2011 / 30 August 2011)

*20  DEPARTMENT OF INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) - Annual report 2010-11 - Section 63(3) of the Audit Act 1901

(19 September 2011 / 19 September 2011)

*21  DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY - Australia Post - Annual Report 2010-11 - Section 9 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997

(29 September 2011 / 29 Septe mber 2011)

*22  DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY - Australia Post - Equal Employment Opportunity Report 2010-11 - Section 9 of the Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987

(23 October 20 11 / 23 October 2011)

*23  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING - Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency - Annual report 2010-11 - Section 60(6) of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998

(19 September 2011 / 20 September 2011)

 

*24 TREATIES

Schedule of Multilateral Treaties under Negotiation, Consideration or Review by the Australian Government as at 15 September 2011

 

 

 

 

 

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

* Not available prior to tabling.

Note: As r ecommended 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 to 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