This Week at a Glance - 10 to 12 March 2009

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No. 16/2009

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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:

10 March 2009
  • Fair Work Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Telecommunications Amendment (Integrated Public Number Database) Bill 2009 [homepage]
11 March 2009
  • Civil Aviation Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Transport Safety Investigation Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009] [homepage]
  • Fair Work Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Commonwealth Seniors Health Card) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Bill 2008 [homepage]
12 March 2009
  • Australian Energy Market Amendment (AEMO and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Aviation Legislation Amendment (2008 Measures No. 2) Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities, and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Tax Agent Services Bill 2008 [homepage]

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 10 March 2009

Reports on legislation

  • Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2008–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
  • Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Fair Work Bill 2008–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee
  • Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2008–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee–Interim reports
  • Federal Financial Relations Bill 2009 and a related bill–Economics Committee
  • Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2008–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee–Interim report and report
  • Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2008–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee–Interim report
  • Personal Property Securities Bill 2008 [Exposure draft]–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee–Interim report
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Bill 2008–Economics Committee
  • Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Bill 2008–Economics Committee

Government response

  • Finance and Public Administration Committee–Transparency and accountability of Commonwealth public funding and expenditure–Interim response

Reports on legislation due to be tabled this week

10 March 2009
  • Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2008–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2008–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]–Finance and Public Administration Committee
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities, and Other Measures) Bill 2009–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee
  • Personal Property Securities Bill 2008 [Exposure draft]–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009–Economics Committee

Other reports due to be tabled this week

11 March 2009
  • Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee–First report on the effectiveness of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and other programs in protecting threatened species and ecological communities
12 March 2009
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–Natural resource management and conservation challenges
  • Standing committees–Reports on annual reports tabled by 31 October 2008

Proposed reference

10 March 2009

Proposed select committee

11 March 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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