Senate Daily Summary - 25 June 2013

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No. 32/2013

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

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The Senate met from 11 am until 1.37 am, on 26 June 2013

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills considered

The following bill was introduced

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Leaders’ Debate Commission) Bill 2013 [private senator’s bill]

The following bills were passed

  • Australia Council Bill 2013 and a related bill [first speaker] [These bills will now be assented to]
  • Australian Jobs Bill 2013 [first speaker] [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Banking Amendment (Unclaimed Money) Bill 2013 [first speaker] [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill 2013 and a related bill [first speaker] [These bills will now be assented to]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013 [first speaker] [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Bill 2013 [first speaker] [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 6) Bill 2012 [first speaker] [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Countering Tax Avoidance and Multinational Profit Shifting) Bill 2013 [first speaker] [This bill will now be assented to]

Notice of motion

To introduce bill

  • Copyright Legislation Amendment (Fair Go for Fair Use) Bill 2013–notice given by Senator Ludlam

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Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Committee reports

Meeting during the sitting of the Senate

The Senate authorised the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee to hold a private meeting during the sitting of the Senate on 26 June 2013 from 1 pm

Reporting dates extended

The Senate extended the reporting dates for the following inquiries:

  • Community Affairs Legislation Committee–Homelessness Bill 2013 and a related bill–to report by 20 August 2013
  • Environment and Communications References Committee–Extreme weather events–to  report by 10 July 2013

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Documents

Delegated legislation

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

Regulation approved

The Senate agreed to a motion to approve the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1), made under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 [homepage] [a statement was made]

Notice of motion to disallow principles

Social Security (Administration) (Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient) Principles 2013, made under the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 [homepage]–notice given by Senator Siewert

Orders for the production of documents

Motion agreed to

The Senate agreed that the Minister representing the Attorney-General table a report on the review of the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010–no later than 27 June 2013 [a statement was made]

Notice of motion

Senator Rhiannon gave a notice of motion to require the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport to table a report by the National Transport Commission on the review of the Australian Road Rules and Australian Vehicle Standards Rules: Draft evaluation report–no later than noon on 27 June 2013

Documents tabled

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Other business

Questions without notice and issues arising during question time–first question

Adjournment debate–first speaker

Death of Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird, MG

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Conroy) moved that the Senate records its deep sorrow at the death, on 22 June 2013, of Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird, MG, while on combat operations in Afghanistan. The motion was supported

Motions agreed to

Notices of motion

Notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals

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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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