Thursday, 10 February 2022
by leave—I move:
(a) the hours of meeting be 9.30 am till adjournment;
(b) the routine of business from 3.30 pm be consideration of the Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve's Law) Bill 2021;
(c) the routine of business from 4.30 pm, or after consideration of the Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve's Law) Bill 2021 concludes, whichever is earlier, be consideration of the following items:
i. Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Documents) Bill 2021
ii. Appropriation (Coronavirus Response) Bill (No. 1) 2021-2022
Appropriation (Coronavirus Response) Bill (No. 2) 2021-2022
iii. Electoral Legislation Amendment (Foreign Influences and Offences) Bill 2022
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Authorisations) Bill 2022
Electoral Legislation Amendment (COVID Enfranchisement) Bill 2022
iv. Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Superannuation Outcomes For Australians and Helping Australian Businesses Invest) Bill 2021
v. consideration of a motion to establish a Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Standards
vi. consideration of general business notices of motion no. 1311, 1314 and 1316
(d) if consideration of the items in paragraph (c) has not concluded by 5.30 pm, the questions on the motions and all remaining stages of the bills listed in that paragraph be put without debate;
(e) paragraph (d) operate in respect of the bills as a limitation of debate under standing order 142;
(f) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm for the purposes of the items listed in paragraph (c) only; and
(g) the Senate adjourn without debate on the motion of a minister (after consideration of the items listed in paragraph (c)).
Could I please ask that the question on part (c)(i) of this motion, in regard to the Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Documents) Bill 2021, be put separately to the rest of the motion? I indicate we intend to vote differently on that to all the other bills.
We will not be supporting Senator Griff's amendment. Maeve's Law is subject to a conscience vote across the Labor Party. In line with that decision we do not support guillotines or time management motions on legislation subject to conscience votes.
Just for clarity: the government echoes the position just put by Senator Gallagher. Much as I would like to see debate on Maeve's Law concluded—and I have tried to facilitate additional time through this motion—we won't be applying the guillotine to its consideration.
The question is that Senator Griff's amendment to the motion be agreed to.
The question now is that the motion, without clause (c)(i), be agreed to.
Question agreed to.
The question now is that clause (c)(i) be agreed to.