Senate Daily Summary - 6 to 8 October 2020

Daily summaries

The Senate Daily Summary contains information on significant events and decisions made by the Senate each sitting day.

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Weekly summary

This section is updated daily with the latest information on events and decisions made by the Senate throughout the sitting week.

Tuesday, 7 October

  • Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) tabled the Budget statement and associated documents
  • The Senate referred the budget documents to legislation committees for consideration during estimates hearings in October 2020
  • Portfolio budget statements for the parliamentary departments, and portfolio and executive departments were tabled

Thursday, 8 October


Bills received from the House of Representatives 4
Bills introduced in the Senate - government 0
Bills introduced in the Senate - private senators' 3
Bills passed in the Senate 4
Bills negatived or discharged 0
Bills referred to committees 6
New inquiries 9
Reports tabled 14
Orders for production of documents agreed to 2
Notices of motion given 41
Divisions 29

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