Title SJ No. 142 - 03 April 2019
4 Hours of meeting and routine of business—Variation
Database Senate Journals
Date 03-04-2019
Source Senate
Parl No. 45
Number 142
Status Proof
System Id chamber/journals/e0ba711d-7661-48f8-baa6-f0f59b415b23/0005


SJ No. 142 - 03 April 2019 - 4 Hours of meeting and routine of business—Variation

4       Hours of meeting and routine of business—Variation

The Minister for Communications and the Arts (Senator Fifield), pursuant to notice, moved government business notice of motion no. 1—That, on Wednesday, 3 April 2019:

(1)         The routine of business from 9.30 am to 2 pm and from 3.30 pm to 5 pm shall be:

(a)         consideration of:

                                                     (i)       a censure motion concerning Senator Anning,

                                                    (ii)       a motion to be moved by a minister relating to gun control, and

                                                  (iii)       the notice of motion standing in the name of the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Cormann) relating to the qualification of senators under section 44 of the Constitution;

(b)         consideration of the following bills and a related order of the day:

Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2018-2019

Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2018-2019

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2018-2019

Advances provided under the annual Appropriation Acts—Report for 2017-18

Supply Bill (No. 1) 2019-20

Supply Bill (No. 2) 2019-20

Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2019-20

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (Increasing the Instant Asset Write Off for Small Business Entities) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (North Queensland Flood Recovery) Bill 2019

Governor-General Amendment (Salary) Bill 2019

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Amendment Bill 2019

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Support for Infrastructure Financing) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Reforms) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Foreign Investors Pay Their Fair Share of Tax in Australia and Other Measures) Bill 2019

Income Tax (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Amendment Bill 2018

Income Tax Rates Amendment (Sovereign Entities) Bill 2018

Corporations Amendment (Strengthening Protections for Employee Entitlements) Bill 2018

Treatment Benefits (Special Access) Bill 2019

Treatment Benefits (Special Access) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019

Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Bill 2019

Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management and Cashless Welfare) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Powers) Bill 2018

Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Reforms No. 1) Bill 2019

Customs Tariff Amendment (Craft Beer) Bill 2019

Treasury Laws Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Bill 2019

Excise Tariff Amendment (Supporting Craft Brewers) Bill 2019

Australian Business Securitisation Fund Bill 2019; and

(c)         consideration of the notice of motion standing in the name of Senator Farrell for the disallowance of item 4 of the Parliamentary Business Resources Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019 [F2019L00177].

(1A)     In respect of the motion listed under subparagraph(1)(a)(i):

(a)         senators speaking in the debate may speak for not more than 10 minutes each; and

(b)         the motion shall be determined without amendment.

(2)         Divisions may take place between 12.45 pm and 2 pm.

(3)         If, by 5 pm, the matters listed in paragraph (1) have not been finally considered, any questions required to dispose of the matters shall be put without debate at the conclusion of the items listed in paragraph (5).

(4)         Paragraph (3) of this order shall operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142 in respect of each of the bills.

(5)         From 5 pm, the routine of business shall be as follows:

(a)         first speeches by Senators Askew and Spender, without any question before the chair; and

(b)         valedictory statements relating to Senators Scullion, Moore and Cameron.

(6)         Immediately after the valedictory statements, or after the determination of any questions in accordance with paragraph (3), whichever is the later, party leaders and independent senators may make responses to the Budget statement and documents for not more than 20 minutes each.

(7)         The question for the adjournment shall be proposed after the conclusion of responses to the Budget statement and documents.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) moved the following amendment:

After paragraph (1)(a), insert:

               (aa)   the following motions being put sequentially, and determined without amendment or debate:

                    (i)   general business notice of motion no. 1430 standing in the name of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) relating to racism, extremism and hate speech,

                   (ii)   general business notice of motion no. 1450 standing in the names of Senators Watt and Cameron relating to Senator Cash answering questions at estimates related to her former role as Minister for Employment, and

                  (iii)   general business notice of motion no. 1470 standing in the name of Senator O’Neill relating to the appearance of witnesses before the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee at budget estimates hearings on Friday, 5 April 2019, and

               (ab)   consideration of a motion to be moved by the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale), relating to the conduct of a senator.

Debate ensued.

Senator Storer moved the following amendment to Senator Wong’s proposed amendment:

After subparagraph (aa)(iii), insert:

                 (iv)   general business notice of motion no. 1466, relating to a Parliamentary Transparency Charter;

Question—That Senator Storer’s amendment to Senator Wong’s proposed amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

The question on Senator Wong’s proposed amendment, as amended, was divided at the request of Senators Griff and Fifield—

Question—That subparagraphs (aa)(i) and (ii) of the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 35

Senators—

Bilyk

Hanson-Young

McKim

Steele-John

Cameron

Hinch

Moore

Sterle

Carr

Keneally

O’Neill

Storer

Ciccone

Ketter

Patrick

Urquhart*

Di Natale

Kitching

Polley

Waters

Dodson

Lines

Pratt

Watt

Faruqi

Marshall

Rice

Whish-Wilson

Gallacher

McAllister

Siewert

Wong

Griff

McCarthy

Smith, David

 

NOES, 33

Senators—

Abetz

Cormann

Macdonald

Ryan

Anning

Duniam

Martin

Scullion

Askew

Fawcett

McGrath

Seselja

Bernardi

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Sinodinos

Birmingham

Fifield

Molan

Smith, Dean*

Brockman

Georgiou

Paterson

Spender

Burston

Gichuhi

Payne

Stoker

Canavan

Hume

Ruston

Williams

Colbeck

 

* Tellers

Question agreed to.

Question—That subparagraph (aa)(iii) of Senator Wong’s amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 33

Senators—

Bilyk

Hanson-Young

McCarthy

Smith, David

Cameron

Hinch

McKim

Steele-John

Carr

Keneally

Moore

Sterle

Ciccone

Ketter

O’Neill

Urquhart*

Di Natale

Kitching

Polley

Waters

Dodson

Lines

Pratt

Watt

Faruqi

Marshall

Rice

Whish-Wilson

Gallacher

McAllister

Siewert

Wong

Georgiou

 

NOES, 33

Senators—

Anning

Duniam

Martin

Scullion

Askew

Fawcett

McGrath

Seselja

Bernardi

Fierravanti-Wells

McKenzie

Sinodinos

Birmingham

Fifield

Molan

Smith, Dean*

Brockman

Gichuhi

Paterson

Spender

Burston

Griff

Patrick

Stoker

Canavan

Hume

Ruston

Storer

Colbeck

Macdonald

Ryan

Williams

Cormann

 

* Tellers

The ayes and noes were equal and so the question was negatived.

Question—That paragraph (aa)(iv) of Senator Wong’s amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Question—That paragraph (ab) of Senator Wong’s amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Senator Griff moved the following amendment:

After paragraph (ab), insert

               (ac)   the following motions being put sequentially, and determined without amendment or debate:

                    (i)   general business notice of motion no. 1428 standing in the name of Senator Griff relating to an order for production of documents,

                   (ii)   general business notice of motion no. 1429 standing in the name of Senator Griff relating to the introduction of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Amendment (Assisted Reproductive Treatment Statistics) Bill 2019,

                  (iii)   general business notice of motion no. 1443 standing in the name of Senator Patrick relating to AFL Women’s competition, and

                 (iv)   general business notice of motion no. 1444 standing in the name of Senator Patrick relating to the Murray Darling Royal Commission.

Question—That Senator Griff’s amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Main question, as amended, put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 55

Senators—

Abetz

Dodson

Macdonald

Ryan

Anning

Duniam

Marshall

Scullion

Askew

Fierravanti-Wells

Martin

Seselja

Bernardi

Fifield

McAllister

Sinodinos

Bilyk

Gallacher

McCarthy

Smith, David

Birmingham

Georgiou

McKenzie

Smith, Dean*

Brockman

Gichuhi

Molan

Sterle

Burston

Griff

Moore

Stoker

Cameron

Hinch

O’Neill

Storer

Canavan

Hume

Paterson

Urquhart

Carr

Keneally

Patrick

Watt

Ciccone

Ketter

Polley

Williams

Colbeck

Kitching

Pratt

Wong

Cormann

Lines

Ruston

 

NOES, 10

Senators—

Di Natale

McKim

Spender

Waters

Faruqi

Rice

Steele-John

Whish-Wilson

Hanson-Young

Siewert*

 

* Tellers

Question agreed to.