This Week at a Glance - 22 to 25 June 2009

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No. 45/2009

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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 available on BillsNet <www.aph.gov.au/bills/index.htm>

Bills to be considered

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

22 June 2009
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Customs) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Excise) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—General) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 [homepage]
23 June 2009
  • Car Dealership Financing Guarantee Appropriation Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Native Title Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Rural Adjustment Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Political Contributions and Gifts) Bill 2008 [homepage]
24 June 2009
  • Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2]
    Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2]
  • Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Law and Justice (Cross Border and Other Amendments) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Abolishing Detention Debt) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
25 June 2009
  • Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010 [homepage]
    Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2009-2010 [homepage]
    Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010 [homepage]
  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Protection of Identifying Information) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2009
  • Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 [No. 2] [homepage]

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Government response presented out of sitting to be tabled on 22 June 2009

  • Economics Committee–Disclosure regimes for charities and not-for-profit organisations

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

22 June 2009
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2009–Economics Legislation Committee
23 June 2009
  • Car Dealership Financing Guarantee Appropriation Bill 2009–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform and Other 2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009–Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

23 June 2009
  • Seven legislation committees–Reports on the 2009-10 Budget estimates
25 June 2009
  • Community Affairs References Committee–Implementation of recommendations of committee reports on child migration and Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children
  • Economics Legislation Committee–2009-10 Budget estimates
  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee–Tender process for employment services contracts
  • Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities Select Committee–Second report
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee–Import risk analysis for the importation of Cavendish bananas from the Philippines–Final report
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Matters specified in part (2) of the inquiry into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin system–Final report

Proposed reference

24 June 2009

Other business

Dissent from ruling

A motion moved by the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) objecting to a ruling of the President on 18 June 2009 (that a child of a senator should be removed from the chamber during a division) is due to be debated on 22 June 2009.

 

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Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet 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, on the Internet at http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/pubs/index.htm

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 on the Internet at www.aph.gov.au/senate

Contact details

Inquiries, comments and suggestions:

phone 6277 3021
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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