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No. 64/2010

22 to 25 November 2010

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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

For bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

22 November 2010

  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 4) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Territories Law Reform Bill 2010 [homepage]

23 November 2010

  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Income Tax Rates Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010 [homepage]

24 November 2010

  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010 [homepage]

25 November 2010

  • Airports Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Pathology Requests) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Radiocommunications Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Bill 2010 [homepage]

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

22 November 2010

  • Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010–Schedules 2 and 3–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010–Community Affairs Legislation Committee

23 November 2010

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 and a similar bill–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

24 November 2010

  • Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

22 November 2010

  • Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee–Biosecurity and quarantine arrangements

24 November 2010

  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee–Administration and reporting of NAPLAN testing

25 November 2010

  • Community Affairs References Committee–
  • Consumer access to pharmaceutical benefits
  • Gene patents
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee–Australia’s administration and management of the Torres Strait
  • Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee–Australian horse industry and an emergency animal disease response agreement

 

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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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