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Senate Order of Business No. 115, Tuesday

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The Senate

This document is issued as a guide to senators.

The business listed is subject to change.





tuesday , 11 SEPTEMBER 2018

At midday


  1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

  1. Documents to be presented —p ursuant to SO 61

(Consideration at item 12)

  1. Tabling of documents by Clerk

  1. Committees —proposed meetings to be authorised

Community Affairs References Committee to meet today, 17 and 18 Sept 2018

Education and Employment References Committee to meet 12 and 19 Sept 2018

Environment and Communications References Committee to meet 18 Sept 2018

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to meet 12 and 13 Sept 2018

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee to meet 13 and 20 Sept 2018

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee to meet 13 and 20 Sept 2018

Joint Standing Committee on Migration to meet 12 and 19 Sept 2018

Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to meet 12 Sept 2018

  1. Government business orders of the day

1— Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018 —in committee

2— Imported Food Control Amendment Bill 2017 —second reading debate

3— Treasury Laws Amendment (Accelerated Depreciation for Small Business Entities) Bill 2018 —second reading debate

4— Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017 —second reading debate

5— Airports Amendment Bill 2018 —second reading debate

6— Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Amendment Bill 2018 —second reading debate 

At 2 pm

  1. Questions

  1. Motions to take note of answers

  1. Notices of motion

  1. Placing of business

Postponements to be authorised

Committees—extensions of time to be authorised

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Allegations concerning the inappropriate exercise of ministerial powers, with respect to the visa status of au pairs, and related matters—from today to 19 Sept 2018

  1. Formal motions

Government business

1—Minister for Communications and the Arts (Senator Fifield)—Consideration of disallowance motion

General business

1017—Senator Polley—Dementia Awareness Month (altered 10 Sept 2018 - SO 77)

1018—Senator Bilyk—National Stroke Week

1019—Senators Singh and Storer—National Wattle Day

1020—Senators Hinch, Storer and Waters—National Independent Commission Against Corruption

1021—Senator Siewert—Aboriginal deaths in custody

1022—Senators Hinch, Faruqi and Storer—Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long-haul Live Sheep Exports) Bill 2018

1023—Senator Bernardi—Introduction of Commonwealth Places and Services (Facial Recognition) Bill 2018

1024—Chair of the Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers (Senator Watt)—Extension of time to report

1025—Senator Hanson-Young—Order for production of documents—National Radioactive Waste Management Facility site selection process

1026—Senator Hanson-Young—Order for production of documents—Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder induction briefing

1027—Senator Rice—Conversion and reparative therapies on LGBTIQ+ people

1028—Senator Hanson-Young—Virgin Australia reducing single use plastics

1029—Senators Whish-Wilson and Hanson-Young—Whaling

1030—Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale)—Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar

  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 attacks against young LGBTIQ Australians supported by Prime Minister Morrison.

(Under SO 75, proposed discussion must be supported by at least 4 other senators rising in their places)

[Time limit: 60 minutes]

  1. Consideration of documents

Documents tabled today, see page 4

[Time limit: 30 minutes]

  1. Committee reports and government responses

Legislation Committees—Reports on annual reports tabled by 30 April 2018 (Government Whip, Senator Bushby) 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Allegations concerning the inappropriate exercise of ministerial powers, with respect to visa status of au pairs, and related matters (Chair, Senator Pratt) (extension proposed)

Committee reports—presented out of sitting, see page 4

[Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes]

  1. Ministerial statements

  1. Committee memberships

  1. Messages

  1. Business to be considered

Government business continued (see item 5)

  1. Adjournment proposed 7 .20 pm

  1. Adjournment



Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate


Temporary chairs of committees on roster—Senators Marshall, Sterle, Kitching, Williams, Bernardi, Gallacher, McCarthy and Leyonhjelm








Auditor-General’s report for 2018-19

1. No. 6—Performance audit—Army’s Protected Mobility Vehicle - Light: Department of Defence.

Government document

2. Treaty— Bilateral —Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (Canberra, 21 August 2018)—Text, together with national interest analysis and attachment on consultation.






Committee report presented out of sitting for consideration today

1. Procedure—Standing Committee—Proposal to replace the parliamentary prayer with an invitation to prayer or reflection—Progress report.