This Week at a Glance - 16 to 19 March 2009

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No. 20/2009

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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:

16 March 2009
  • Aviation Legislation Amendment (2008 Measures No. 2) Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Fair Work Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Commonwealth Seniors Health Card) Bill 2009 [homepage]
17 March 2009
  • Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Fair Work Bill 2008 [homepage]
18 March 2009
  • Australian Business Investment Partnership Bill 2009 [homepage] and a related bill
  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • International Monetary Agreements Amendment Bill 2009
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009] [homepage]
19 March 2009
  • Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2008-2009 [homepage]
    Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2008-2009 [homepage]
    Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2008-2009 [homepage]
    Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2008-2009 [homepage]
  • Social Security Amendment (Liquid Assets Waiting Period) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Telecommunications Interception Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008 [homepage]

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports on legislation due to be tabled this week

16 March 2009
  • Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 and a related bill–Community Affairs Committee
19 March 2009
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee–Personal Property Securities Bill 2008 [Exposure draft]

Other reports due to be tabled this week

17 March 2009
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee–Report on annual reports tabled by 31 October 2008
  • Standing committees–Reports on the 2008-09 additional estimates
18 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
19 March 2009
  • Community Affairs Committee–Implementation of recommendations of committee reports on child migration and Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children
  • Community Affairs Committee–Petrol sniffing and substance abuse in central Australia
  • Finance and Public Administration Committee–Annual reports tabled by 31 October 2008
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–Import risk analysis for the importation of Cavendish bananas from the Philippines

Proposed reference

16 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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