This Week at a Glance - 16 to 19 November 2009

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No. 80/2009

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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.

National Apology

On 16 November 2009 the Government proposes to introduce into the Senate a motion acknowledging a national apology to the Forgotten Australians and former child migrants.

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:

16 November 2009
  • Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Termination Payments) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2009 [homepage]
  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 5) Bill 2009 [homepage]
17 November 2009
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Customs) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Excise) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—General) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
18 November 2009
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and 10 related bills
  • Fair Work Amendment (State Referrals and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Tertiary Admission Centres) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2009 [homepage]
19 November 2009
  • Australian National Preventive Health Agency Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Amendment Bill 2009
  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Participation Requirement) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Immigration Detention Reform) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Social Security Amendment (National Green Jobs Corps Supplement) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Government responses presented out of sitting to be tabled on 16 November 2009

  • Corporations and Financial Services Joint Committee–Opportunity not opportunism: Improving conduct in Australian franchising
  • Economics Committee–The need, scope and content of a definition of unconscionable conduct for the purposes of Part IVA of the Trade Practices Act 1974

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

16 November 2009
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill (No. 2) 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Fair Work Amendment (State Referrals and Other Measures) Bill 2009–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2009 and a related bill–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
17 November 2009
  • Crimes Amendment (Working With Children—Criminal History) Bill 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
19 November 2009
  • Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008 [No. 2]–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Other reports

16 November 2009
  • Economics References Committee–GROCERYchoice website–Final report
18 November 2009
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee–Australia’s judicial system and the role of judges
19 November 2009
  • Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee–Impact of mining operations on the Murray-Darling Basin
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee–Economic and security challenges facing Papua New Guinea and the island states of the southwest Pacific–Final report
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee–Access to justice

Proposed reference

16 November 2009

Other business

Delegated legislation

See Disallowance Alert for a complete list of notices of motion to disallow (and outcomes)
Motions to disallow to be considered

16 November 2009
  • Proclamation made on 14 May 2009 [Coral Sea Conservation Zone] under subsection 390D(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 [homepage]–notice given by Senators Boswell and Macdonald
  • Schedule 2 of the Fair Work Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2009 No. 164 and made under the Fair Work Act 2009 [homepage]–notice given by Senator Abetz
  • Threat Abatement Plan for disease in natural ecosystems caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi (2009), made under section 279 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 [homepage]–further debate on the motion moved by Senator Siewert

 

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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.

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