Senate debates

Wednesday, 14 June 2017



3:37 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source

On behalf of Senator Fifield, I move:

That consideration of the business before the Senate on Wednesday, 21 June 2017, be interrupted at approximately 5 pm, but not so as to interrupt a senator speaking, to enable Senator Gichuhi to make her first speech without any question before the chair.

Question agreed to.

On behalf of Senator Fifield, I move:


(a) so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the succeeding provisions of this resolution having effect;

(b) on Wednesday, 14 June 2017, the business of the Senate order of the day proposing the disallowance of the Family Law (Superannuation) (Provision of Information—Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme) Amendment Determination 2016, standing in the names of Senators Kakoschke-Moore and Lambie, for that day be called on no later than 6.15 pm; and

(c) if consideration of the motion listed in paragraph (b) is not concluded at 6.30 pm, the questions on the unresolved motion shall then be put.

Question agreed to.

3:38 pm

Photo of Stephen ParryStephen Parry (President) Share this | | Hansard source

Senator Roberts, could I just seek some clarity in relation to business of the Senate notice of motion No. 1, which is now standing in your name. Did you wish to deal with that under this section of discovery of formal business or have it automatically come on as a result of the resolution of government business notice of motion No. 2?

Photo of Malcolm RobertsMalcolm Roberts (Queensland, Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The latter, thanks, Mr President.

Photo of Stephen ParryStephen Parry (President) Share this | | Hansard source

Thanks for that clarity. I indicate to the Senate that that is the best place to deal with a disallowance motion, so the Senate is fully informed as to why.