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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

 

 

2016-17/35

MONDAY , 27 MARCH 2017

At 10 am

 

  1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

  1. Documents to be presented —p ursuant to standing order 61

(Consideration at item 14)

  1. Tabling of documents by Clerk

  1. Committees —pro posed meetings to be authorised

Environment and Communications References Committee to meet today

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee to meet on 30 March 2017

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee to meet today and 29 March 2017

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme to meet on 29 March 2017

Select Committee into the Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World to meet today

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee to meet on 29 March 2017

  1. Swearing in of senator

Senator Georgiou to be sworn in as a senator for Western Australia

  1. Government business orders of the day

1— Treasury Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016 —second reading debate

2— Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017 —second reading debate

3— Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2017 —second reading debate

4— National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2016 —second reading debate

5— Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017 —second reading debate

 

6— Social Services Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Student Payments) Bill 2017 —second reading debate

7— Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2017

Diverted Profits Tax Bill 2017 —second reading debate

8— Customs and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 —second reading debate

9— Customs Tariff Amendment Bill 2016 —second reading debate

10— Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016 —second reading debate

11— Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Digital Readiness and Other Measures) Bill 2017 —second reading debate

At 2 pm

  1. Questions

  1. Motions to take note of answers

  1. Condolence motion - Death of former member

President to inform the Senate of the death of Ian Louis Robinson, a former minister and member of the House of Representatives from 1963 to 1990

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

  1. Notices of motion

  1. Placing of business

Government Whip (Senator Bushby), by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senators Macdonald and O’Sullivan

Postponements to be authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Economics References Committee

Non-payment of the Superannuation Guarantee—extended from 29 March to 12 April 2017

Australian dairy industry—extended from 30 March to 11 May 2017

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee—2016-17 additional estimates—extended from 28 March to 10 April 2017

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Australian veterans—extended from 30 March to 20 June 2017

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—2016-17 additional estimates—extended from 28 March to 4 May 2017

  1. Formal motions

General business

256—Senator Singh—Nuclear weapons

263—Senator Rhiannon—Order for production of documents—EFIC and Live Exports

264—Senator Bernardi—Rule of law

265—Senator Xenophon—Gas resources

266—Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong)—Multiculturalism

267—Senator Abetz—Fair work laws

268— Senators Singh, Moore, and Fierravanti-Wells—World Tuberculosis Day

270—Senator Lambie—Cashless Debit Card trial

271—Senator Ludlam—Joint Strike Fighter

272—Senator Pratt—Order for production of documents—Attorney-General—Bell Group liquidation

273—Senator Pratt— Order for production of documents—Minister for Revenue and Financial Services—Bell Group liquidation

274—Senator Pratt—Answers to questions on notice to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee— Bell Group liquidation

275—Senator Whish-Wilson—Financial Assistance Grants

276—Senators Watt, McKim, Lambie and Hinch—Community Legal Centres

277—Senators Siewert and McCarthy—Machado-Joseph Disease

  1. Matter of public importance —P resident to announce receipt of letter from Senator Siewert proposing that the following matter be submitted to the Senate for discussion

The Turnbull government’s spending of $1 billion on Adani’s coal rail line is putting 70,000 tourism jobs along the Great Barrier Reef at risk as well as jeopardising the livelihoods of future generations.

(Under standing order 75 the proposed discussion must be supported by at least four other senators rising in their places)

[Time limit: 60 minutes]

  1. Consideration of documents

Documents tabled today, see page 5

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

  1. Tabling of delegation report

Senator Moore to present report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to Natadola, Fiji, 15 January to 19 January 2017

  1. Ministerial statements

  1. Committee memberships

  1. Messages from the House of Representatives

  1. Business to be considered

Business of the Senate orders of the day

1—Community Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016 (Selection of Bills reference)

2—Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Report—ADF’s resistance to interrogation training

Government business continued (see item 6)

 

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The sitting of the Senate will be suspended from 6.30 pm till 7.30 pm

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  1. Business continued (see item 19 above)

  1. Adjournment proposed 9 .50 pm

  1. Adjournment —not later than 10.30 pm

 

 

Richard Pye

Clerk

 

Temporary chairs of committees on roster—Senators Whish-Wilson, Bernardi, Marshall, Back, Reynolds, Gallacher, Sterle and Ketter

 

Documents Tabled

-- 27 March 2017 --

Documents to be presented by the President

Responses to Senate resolutions

1  Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield) to a resolution of the Senate of 4 May 2016 concerning the Bondi Pavilion

Reports of the Auditor-General

2  Auditor-General—Audit report no. 44 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Army’s workforce management: Department of Defence

Government documents

#3  Department of Employment

Australian Building and Construction Commission - Performance of the functions and the exercise of powers of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner - Quarterly Report - Second quarter of 2016-17 - Operations from 2 to 31 December 2016 inclusive -

Section 20 of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016

(8 February 2017 / 9 February 2017)

#4  Department of Communications and the Arts

Screenrights - Annual Report 2015-2016 - Sections 135R, 135ZZV, 135ZZZQ and 183D of the Copyright Act 1968 and section 37 of the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act 2009

(17 January 2017 / 17 January 2017)

*5  Department of Employment

Workplace Gender Equality Agency - Progress Report 2014-16 - Section 12(3) of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

(28 February 2017 / 28 February 2017)

*6  Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Aboriginal Land Commissioner - Report for the year ended 30 June 2016 - Section 61(1) of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976

(12 December 2016 / 20 December 2016)

*7  Treaties

Major Treaty Actions: Category 1

[2017] ATNIA 13

Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems, as extended by the Agreement Extending the Framework Agreement for International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems

(Washington, 28 February 2005)

[2017] ATNIF 12

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

#  Documents tabled in the House of Representatives on Thursday, 23 March 2017

*  Not available prior to tabling

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