This Week at a Glance - 12 to 14 March 2013

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No. 11/2013

12 to 14 March 2013

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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

Bills to be considered

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

12 March 2013

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Maritime Powers Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Maritime Powers (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]

13 March 2013

  • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Administration) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]

14 March 2013

  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012 [homepage]
  • Completion of Kakadu National Park (Koongarra Project Area Repeal) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Commission) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Customs Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012 [homepage]

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

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Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

12 March 2013

  • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2013–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
  • Fair Work Amendment (Small Business—Penalty Rates Exemption) Bill 2012–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2012–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Private Health Insurance Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Other Measures) Bill 2012–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Protecting Local Jobs (Regulating Enterprise Migration Agreements) Bill 2012–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

13 March 2013

  • Australian Education Bill 2012–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Customs Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012–Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

13 March 2013

  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Management of the Murray-Darling Basin

14 March 2013

  • Legislation Committees–Annual reports tabled by 31 October 2012

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Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 12 March 2013

Delegated legislation


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

Motion to disallow to be considered

12 March 2013

  • Building Code 2013, made under subsection 27(1) of the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012–notice given by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)

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Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available 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.

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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 at www.aph.gov.au/senate

Contact details

Inquiries, comments and suggestions:
phone: (02) 6277 3021
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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