This week at a glance - 5 to 7 February 2013

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 No. 1/2013

5 to 7 February 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.


Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

5 February 2013

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Public Service Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012 [homepage]

6 February 2013

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Administration) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Maritime Powers Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Maritime Powers (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Reform of Employer Sanctions) Bill 2012 [homepage]

7 February 2013

  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012 [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]



Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

Report on legislation

5 February 2013

  • Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2012 [2013]–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Other report

6 February 2013

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

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 5 February 2013

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to disallow to be considered

6 February 2013

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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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