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No. 70/2005
www.aph.gov.au/senate

Wednesday 12 October 2005

The Senate met from 10.00am until 7.50pm

Legislation
For full text of bills and other associated documents

The following bills were introduced in the Senate

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Amendment Bill 2005
  • Defence Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2005
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Workplace Relations Requirements) Bill 2005
  • National Health Amendment (Immunisation Program) Bill 2005
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Loss Recoupment Rules and Other Measures) Bill 2005

The following bill was considered

  • Migration Litigation Reform Bill 2005–second reading debate continued

The following bill was passedwithout amendments

  • Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Serious Drug Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2005 [The bill will now be assented to]

The following message from the House of Representatives was reported

  • Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2005–The message reported that the House of Representatives had agreed to the bill without amendment [The bill will now be assented to]

See Committees for details of reports relating to legislation

 

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

Notices of motion withdrawn
Notices of motion to disallow the following instruments were withdrawn:

  • Crimes Amendment Regulations 2005 (No. 1), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2005 No. 81 and made under the Crimes Act 1914
  • Income Tax Assessment Amendment Regulations 2005 (No. 2), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2005 No. 75 and made under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
  • Social Security (Means Test Treatment of Private Trusts–Excluded Trusts) Declaration 2005 [DEST], dated 17 May 2005, made under subsection 1207P(4) of the Social Security Act 1991
  • Social Security (Means Test Treatment of Private Trusts–Excluded Trusts) Declaration 2005 [DEWR], dated 29 April 2005, made under subsection 1207P(4) of the Social Security Act 1991
  • Social Security (Means Test Treatment of Private Trusts–Excluded Trusts) Declaration 2005 [FACS], dated 26 April 2005, made under subsection 1207P(4) of the Social Security Act 1991
  • Student Assistance Amendment Regulations 2005 (No. 1), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2005 No. 123 and made under the Student Assistance Act 1973

See Documents for details of instruments [Clerk’s documents] tabled

Committees
For scheduled public committee hearings
For committee reports

Reports tabled

  • Public Works Joint Committee–17th report of 2005–Proposed refurbishment of the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, ACT
  • Scrutiny of Bills Committee–12th report of 2005 [contain assessments of bills on civil liberties and related grounds]
  • Selection of Bills Committee–Report No. 12 of 2005 [report adopted]

New inquiry

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (WorkChoices) Bill 2005–Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee–to report by 22 November 2005

See Reports tabled (Selection of Bills Committee Report) for details of bills referred to committees

Membership
Message from the House of Representatives reported
A message from the House of Representatives was reported advising that Mrs Irwin would replace Mr TS Burke on the Migration Joint Committee

 

Notices of motion given
To extend a reporting deadline

  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2005, Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2005 and National Health Amendment (Budget Measures—Pharmaceutical Benefits Safety Net) Bill 2005–Community Affairs Legislation Committee–to report by 7 November 2005

To hold a public meeting when the Senate is sitting

  • Community Affairs Legislation Committee–13 October 2005 from 4.00pm–Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2005, Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2005 and National Health Amendment (Budget Measures–Pharmaceutical Benefits Safety Net) Bill 2005

To refer a matter to a committee

  • Industrial agreements and related matters–Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee–to report by 1 December 2005

Motion agreed to

The Senate agreed to a motion about Millennium Development Goals moved by Senators Moore and Allison

Motions defeated

The Senate did not agree to motions about:

Motion debated

The Senate debated a motion moved by Senator Stephens about mental illness [debated as a matter of public importance–link to first speaker]

Questions on notice–failure to provide answers

The Minister for Defence provided further information about answers not being provided to a number of questions on notice by Senator Bishop

Notices of motion
For other notices of motion not mentioned elsewhere

 

Documents

The following documents were tabled:

No petitions were received

Also in the Senate yesterday

 

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