Monday, 17 March 2008

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No. 16/2008

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The Senate met from 12.30pm until 10.42pm

Legislation

Bills and related documents available on BillsNet <www.aph.gov.au/bills/index.htm>

Bills considered

The following bill was introduced

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008 [passed by the House of Representatives on 17 March 2008]

The following bills were exempted from the cut-off order [to enable consideration in this period of sittings]

  • Communications Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2008
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Board and Other Measures) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

The following bills were debated

  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Board and Other Measures) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008 Second reading debate continued
  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008 Second reading debate commenced

The following bill was passed

  • Communications Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2008 [The House of Representatives will now consider this bill]

Notice of motion

To restore a private senator's bill to the Notice Paper

  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Open Government) Bill 2003 [2004] notice given by Senator Bartlett

See Committees for details of reports relating to legislation

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings
For committee reports

Reports tabled

Reports on legislation

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008 Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee

Other reports

  • Senators' Interests Committee Report 1 of 2008: Annual report 2007 and the 2008 edition of the handbook for Senators

Notices of motion given

To establish a select committee

To extend reporting deadlines

  • Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008 Community Affairs Committee to report by 12 August 2008
  • Rights of the Terminally Ill (Euthanasia Laws Repeal) Bill 2008 Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee to report by 23 June 2008

To hold meetings when the Senate is sitting

  • Migration Joint Committee private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1)

Membership

The Senate agreed to various changes to committee membership [See Journals entries nos 22 and 24]

Documents

Delegated legislation

See Disallowance Alert for a complete list of notices of motion to disallow (and outcomes)

  • Clerk's documents were tabled [legislative instruments and other documents required by statute to be tabled]

Ministerial statement tabled

The Special Minister of State (Senator Faulkner) tabled a ministerial statement about best practice regulation requirements.

Other business

Questions without notice and issues arising during question time first question

Adjournment debate first speaker

Death of former member

The President informed the Senate of the death on 14 March 2008 of the Honourable Clyde Robert Cameron, AO, a former minister and members of the House of Representatives for the division of Hindmarsh from 1949 to 1980. The Senate agreed to a condolence motion moved by the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans).

Motion agreed to

  • Health research moved by the Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Allison)
  • Tibet moved by the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) [debated as a matter of urgency first speaker]

Motions negatived

  • Asia-Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition moved by the Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Allison)
  • Crown Casino in Melbourne moved by the Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Allison)

Address-in-reply

Debate continued on the Address-in-reply to the Governor-General's speech.

Notices of motion

Notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals.

 

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