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No. 92/2005

www.aph.gov.au/senate

Friday 9 December 2005 

The Senate met from 9.30am until 5.25pm

The Senate has now completed the Spring sittings and will commence the Autumn sittings on 7 February 2006

Legislation

For full text of bills and other associated documents

No bills were introduced in the Senate

The following bills were passed

Without amendments

[These bills will now be assented to]

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2005
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Amendment Bill 2005
  • Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2005 [The Senate agreed that the bill was “urgent”]
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2005 Measures No. 4) Bill 2005
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Abolition of Compulsory Up-front Student Union Fees) Bill 2005 [The Senate agreed that the bill was “urgent”]
  • Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment (Stored Communications and Other Measures) Bill 2005 [The Senate agreed that the bill was “urgent”]

The following messages from the House of Representatives were reported [These bills will now be assented to]

  • Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2005 –The message reported that the House of Representatives agreed to the amendments made by the Senate
  • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2005–The message reported that the House of Representatives agreed to the amendments made by the Senate

The following message from the House of Representatives was considered

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2005 Budget Measures) Bill 2005–The message reported that the House of Representatives disagreed to two amendments made by the Senate and made amendments in place of those amendments, agreed to one amendment and made a further amendment. The Senate agreed to the amendments made by the House. [The bill will now be assented to]

Delegated legislation

For a complete list of notices of motion to disallow (and outcomes)

Notice of motion withdrawn

A notice of motion to disallow the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Regulations 2005, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2005 No. 204 and made under the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 was withdrawn

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings

For committee reports

No reports were tabled

Documents tabled

  • Government advertising and accountability–Additional information–Finance and Public Administration References Committee
  • Regional Partnerships and Sustainable Regions programs–Additional information–Finance and Public Administration References Committee
  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005–Additional information–Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee

Membership

The Senate agreed to various changes to committee membership

Message from the House of Representatives reported

A message from the House of Representatives was reported advising that Mr Ciobo was appointed to the Intelligence and Security Joint Committee

Notices of motion given

To extend a reporting deadline

  • Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Bill 2005–Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee–to report by 30 March 2006

To hold a public meeting when the Senate is sitting

  • Economics Legislation Committee–7 February 2006 from 4.30pm–Future Fund Bill 2005

Notices of motion

For other notices of motion not mentioned elsewhere

Documents

The following documents were tabled:

  • Health Insurance Commission–Report for 2004-05

No petitions were received

No government documents were tabled

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