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Senate Order of Business No. 55, 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)

2008-09/55

THURSDAY, 5 FEBRUARY 2009

AT 9.30 am

 

  1. Prayers

  1. Notices of motion

  1. Selection of Bills Committee

Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator O’Brien) to present report no. 1 of 2009

  1. Placing of business

  • Postponement notifications
  1. Discovery of formal business 1

Business of the Senate - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Senator Barnett - Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (the Australian judiciary and judicial system)

No. 2 - Senator Milne - Reference to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee (Australia’s climate change response)

 

No.  3 - Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Minchin) and the Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding) - Variation to the meeting of the Senate for 2009, hours of meeting and routine of business for Thursday, 5 February and 12 February 2009 and reference of bills to the Finance and Public Administration Committee (Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009; Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009; Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009; Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009; Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009; Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [provisions])

Government business - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Exemption of bills from the provisions of standing order 111 (5) to (8) concerning the consideration of legislation (Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009; Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009; Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009; Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009; Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009; and Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009)

No. 2 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Variation - Hours of meeting and routine of business for today (notice of motion altered on 4 February 2009, pursuant to standing order 77)

No. 3 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Variation - Days of meeting of the Senate for 2009, and estimates hearings dates

General business - notices of motion -

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

No. 343 - Chair of the Finance and Public Administration Committee (Senator Polley) - Authorising the committee to meet during the sittings of the Senate today and Thursday, 26 February 2009

No.  344 - Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (Senator Crossin) - Authorising the committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

No.  345 - Senator Hurley - 2009 Tour Down Under cycling event in South Australia

No. 346 - Senator Siewert - Japanese whaling

No. 347 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Order for the production of documents - Greenhouse gas emissions from logging operations in Tasmania

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

  • Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Wortley) to present the delegated legislation monitor for 2008
  • Governmen t Whip (Senator O’Brien) to present additional information received by committees relating to the 2008-09 supplementary budget estimates hearings:
    • Community Affairs Committee
    • Economics Committee
    • Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee
    • Finance an d Public Administration Committee
    • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
    • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes

  1. Message from the House of Representatives tra nsmitting the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2008 for concurrence (this bill is not subject to the bills cut-off order)

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

Business of the Senate - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Senator Barnett - Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (the Australian judiciary and judicial system)

No. 2 - Senator Milne - Reference to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee (Australia’s climate change response)

No. 3 - Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Minchin) and the Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding) - Variation to the meeting of the Senate for 2009, hours of meeting and routine of business for Thursday, 5 February and 12 February 2009 and reference of bills to the Finance and Public Administration Committee (Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009; Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009; Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009; Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009; Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009; Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [provisions])

Government business - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Exemption of bills from the provisions of standing order 111 (5) to (8) concerning the consideration of legi slation (Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009; Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009; Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009; Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009; Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009; and Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009)

No. 2 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Variation - Hours of meeting and routine of business for today (notice of motion altered on 4 February 2009, pursuant to standing order 77)

No. 3 - Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) - Variation - Days of meeting of the Senate for 2009, and estimates hearings dates

Government business - orders of the day -

Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill ( No. 1) 2008-2009

Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009

Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009

Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009

Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009

Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009

(subject to introduction and exemption from the bills cut-off order)

No. 1-Auditor-General Amendment Bill 2008 [2009] - Resumption of second reading debate

No. 2-Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices and Other Measures) Bil l 2008 [2009] - Resumption of second reading debate

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2008 (subject to introduction)

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

  1. Government response to parliamentary committee report

Minister to present the government’s response to the report of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee on Australia’s public diplomacy

  1. Tabling of documents

  1. By President
  • Work of Committees - 1 J uly to 31 December 2008
  • Auditor-General - Report no.  20 of 2008-09 - Performance audit - Approval of funding for public works
  1. By ministers
  1. By senators tabling reports from committees
  2. By Clerk (delegated legislation including regulations, ordinances, determinations, ru les, 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 12, 13 and 14): 60 minutes

  1. Committee membership , by leave

 

Not later than 4.30 pm

  1. Government business continued (see item 8 )

 

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The sitting of the Senate will be suspended from 6.30 pm till 7 pm

 

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  1. Government business continued (see item 8 )

If the Senate is sitting at midnight, the sitting shall be suspended until 9 am, Friday, 6 February 2009

  1. Adjournment

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

Temporary chairs of committee on roster - Senators Crossin, Moore, Trood, Parry, Forshaw and Hutchins

 

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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.



 Subject to agreement to government business notice of motion no. 2 (see item 8).  If that motion is not agreed to general business will be considered from not later than 4.30 pm; committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports from not later than 7 pm; and the adjournment will be proposed at 8 pm