Wednesday, 1 December 2021
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 me moving a motion to provide for the consideration of a matter, namely a motion to provide that a motion relating to the consideration of legislation may be moved immediately and determined without amendment or debate.
And I move:
That the question be now put.
Mr President, can I ask all senators—those voting with the ayes and those voting with the noes—for silence to assist the tellers in the count of this process. That's from all corners of the chamber, please.
I move the motion as circulated:
(a) the hours of meeting for today be 9.30 am to adjournment;
(b) the following bills be called on immediately and have precedence over all other business:
(i) Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021,
(ii) Autonomous Sanction Reform (Thematic Sanctions) Bill 2021,
(iii) Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Bill 2021, and
(iv) Electoral Legislation Amendment (Political Campaigners) Bill 2021;
(c) if consideration of the bills has not concluded by 6.20 pm the questions on all remaining stages be put without debate;
(d) paragraph (c) operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142; and
(e) following consideration of the bills, the routine of business be as follows:
(ii) notices of motion,
(iii) postponement and rearrangement of business,
(iv) discovery of formal business,
(v) tabling and consideration of committee reports, and
(vi) adjournment without debate.