Senate debates

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Business

Rearrangement

6:19 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to move a motion to vary the hours of meeting and routine of business for today, to provide for the consideration of a disallowance motion.

Leave not granted.

Pursuant to contingent notice standing in the name of the Leader of the Government in the Senate, I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent me moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to provide that a motion relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.

And I move:

That the motion now be put.

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that the motion moved by Senator Cormann be agreed to. The motion moved by Senator Cormann was 'That the question be now put,' before we move to the suspension question.

6:29 pm

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question now is that the motion moved by Senator Cormann to suspend standing orders be agreed to.

6:31 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That a motion relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.

Question agreed to..

I move:

That today—

(a) the business of the Senate notice of motion proposing the disallowance of five instruments made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 relating to Marine Parks Network Management Plans, standing in the name of Senator Pratt, be called on immediately and have precedence over all other business; and

(b) the Senate shall adjourn without debate after the disallowance motion has concluded, or at midnight, whichever is the earlier, or a motion for the adjournment is moved by a minister.

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that the motion—Senator Collins, are you seeking a point of order?

Photo of Jacinta CollinsJacinta Collins (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Cabinet Secretary) Share this | | Hansard source

Yes, I would like to—

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President) Share this | | Hansard source

This was actually to be determined without amendment or debate. I'll put the motion moved by Senator Cormann—Senator Pratt.

Photo of Louise PrattLouise Pratt (WA, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Environment and Water (Senate)) Share this | | Hansard source

I'm just trying to work out what the future question before the chamber is, given that I have not yet moved a disallowance motion.

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President) Share this | | Hansard source

We'll deal with procedural matters following Senator Cormann's motion which is before the chair. I'll put this to a vote now. The question is that the motion moved by Senator Cormann be agreed to.