This Week at a Glance - 13 to 16 October 2008

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No. 63/2008

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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

13 October 2008

  • Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Bill 2008
  • Migration Amendment (Notification Review) Bill 2008
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Worker Protection) Bill 2008
  • Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 and a related bill

14 October 2008

  • National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) Bill 2008 and a related bill
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Bill (No. 2) 2008

15 October 2008

  • Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Greenhouse Gas Storage) Bill 2008 and 3 related bills
  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Bill 2008
  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008

16 October 2008

  • Archives Amendment Bill 2008
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
  • International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008

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

 

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports presented out of sitting to be tabled on 13 October 2008

Reports on legislation

  • Emergency Water (Murray-Darling Basin Rescue) Bill 2008 and matters specified in part (1) of the inquiry into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin system–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–Interim report and Final report
  • Horse Disease Response Levy Bill 2008 and 2 related bills–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–Interim report

Other reports

  • Community Affairs Committee–Draft National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits — Charges) Regulations 2008
  • Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities Select Committee–First report

Report on legislation due to be tabled this week

13 October 2008

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2008–Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 5) Bill 2008–Economics Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Education Refund) Bill 2008–Economics Committee

14 October 2008

  • Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 [No. 2]–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Bill 2008–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008, any related bills introduced to give effect to the recommendations of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s report Same Sex: Same Entitlements and related matters–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Other reports due to be tabled this week

16 October 2008

  • Agricultural and Related Industries Select Committee
  • Community Affairs Committee–Special disability trusts
  • Economics Committee–Australia’s mandatory Last Resort Home Warranty Insurance scheme

 

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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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