This Week at a Glance - 10 to 13 November 2008

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No. 74/2008

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On the first day of each sitting week the Senate Daily Summary outlines the business scheduled for consideration in the Senate. On subsequent days, it provides a convenient summary of the previous day’s proceedings in the Senate, with links to official Senate records.

Another document useful in tracking the business of the Senate is the Dynamic Red, which records proceedings in the Senate as they happen.

 

Legislation

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

Bills to be considered

The government has scheduled bills for debate this week, as follows:

10 November 2008
  • Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Bill 2008
  • National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) Bill 2008 and a related bill
  • Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Greenhouse Gas Storage) Bill 2008 and 3 related bills
  • Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 and a related bill
  • Trade Practices Amendment (Clarity in Pricing) Bill 2008
  • Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
11 November 2008
  • Evidence Amendment Bill 2008
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Worker Protection) Bill 2008
12 November 2008
  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Bill 2008
  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Political Contributions and Gifts) Bill 2008
13 November 2008
  • Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Bill 2008
  • Customs Amendment (Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2008 and a related bill
  • Dairy Adjustment Levy Termination Bill 2008
  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008
  • Financial Transaction Reports Amendment (Transitional Arrangements) Bill 2008
  • National Rental Affordability Scheme Bill 2008 and a related bill

Source: http://www.dpmc.gov.au/parliamentary/index.cfm

 

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 10 November 2008

Reports on legislation

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Worker Protection) Bill 2008–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee–Interim report
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Political Contributions and Gifts) Bill 2008–Economics Committee

Other report

  • Public Works Joint Committee–8th report–Australian Super Hornet Facilities Project, RAAF Base Amberley

Government response

  • Electoral Matters Joint Committee–Civics and electoral education–Interim response

Reports on legislation due to be tabled this week

10 November 2008
  • A Bill for an Act about the Building Australia Fund, the Education Investment Fund and the Health and Hospitals Fund, and for other purposes and a related bill, together with a bill to establish the COAG Reform Fund, and for other purposes–Economics Committee
  • ATMs and Cash Facilities in Licensed Venues Bill 2008–Community Affairs Committee
  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008–Community Affairs Committee
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Worker Protection) Bill 2008–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Poker Machine Harm Minimisation Bill 2008–Community Affairs Committee
  • Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008–Community Affairs Committee
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff) Bill 2008–Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 5) Bill 2008–Economics Committee
13 November 2008
  • Horse Disease Response Levy Bill 2008 and 2 related bills–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
  • Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Schooling Requirements) Bill 2008–Community Affairs Committee

Other reports due to be tabled this week

10 November 2008
  • Economics Committee–Joint marketing arrangements on the North West Shelf project
12 November 2008
  • Economics Committee–Australia’s space science and industry sector–Final report
13 November 2008
  • Economics Committee–Australia’s mandatory Last Resort Home Warranty Insurance scheme
  • Economics Committee–Matters relating to the gas explosion at Varanus Island, Western Australia
  • Finance and Public Administration Committee–Item 16525 in Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2007
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–Annual reports tabled by 30 April 2008

 

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Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet at www.aph.gov.au/senate

It is issued by the Senate Table Office as a convenient summary of each day's proceedings in the Senate. For a complete account see the official record, the Journals of the Senate, on the Internet at http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/pubs/index.htm

Related resources

The Order of Business (or Senate Red') and the Dynamic Red (which updates the Order of Business throughout the sitting day) are also available on the Internet at www.aph.gov.au/senate

Contact details

Inquiries, comments and suggestions:
phone 6277 3021
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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