Thursday, 5 December 2019
Consideration of Legislation
Pursuant to contingent notice standing in my name, I move:
That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Cormann moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to provide for a motion relating to consideration of legislation, may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.
And I move:
That the motion be now put.
I have a query in relation to point (d). In the motion as circulated in the chamber, it has (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (iv), (iv), (v). Can I have some clarification with regard to that, because I may wish to vote differently on each of those points.
(a) the following bills be called on at 4.30 pm and the questions on all remaining stages shall be put:
(b) paragraph (a) of this order shall operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142;
(c) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm for the purposes of the bills only; and
(d) after conclusion of consideration of the bills the routine of business shall be:
(i) ministerial statements,
(ii) end of 2019 sittings statements,
(iv) committee membership,
(v) a motion relating to the next meeting of the Senate and leave of absence for all senators,
(vi) adjournment proposed, and
(vii) the Senate shall adjourn not later than 40 minutes after the adjournment is proposed.
Now, Senator Patrick, you would like that correction on the typo. It would be (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi) and (vii) rather than three versions of (iv)? Can I take that as accepted by the chamber? Yes. The minister has moved the motion.
Senator Patrick, I've got to deal with it in the most expeditious way for the chamber. I can group them in a way you will vote 'yes' and a way you'll vote 'no', but I can't do it differently. I'll let you ponder that while I deal with clause (a)—both bills other than the Australian crime commission bill. I will let you sort out the other part. The question is that the bottom two bills—Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No.2) 2019 and Special Recreational Vessels Bill—in clause (a) be agreed to.
Question agreed to.
The question is that the Australian crime commission amendment bill be included in clause (a), which we've already voted for.