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No. 59/2010

15 to 18 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:

15 November 2010

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Weekly Payments) Bill 2010 [homepage]

16 November 2010

  • Higher Education Support Amendment (2010 Budget Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Connecting People with Jobs) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 4) Bill 2010 [homepage]

17 November 2010

  • National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Territories Law Reform Bill 2010 [homepage]

18 November 2010

  • Airports Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Radiocommunications Amendment 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]

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

16 November 2010

  • Airports Amendment Bill 2010–Rural Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
  • Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2010–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Security of Defence Premises) Bill 2010–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
  • National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2010–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010–Community Affairs Legislation Committee

17 November 2010

  • Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Radiocommunications Amendment Bill 2010–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

18 November 2010

  • Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
  • Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Other reports

17 November 2010

  1. Environment and Communications References Committee–Adequacy of protections for the privacy of Australians online
  2. Legislation committees–Reports on annual reports tabled by 30 April 2010
  3. Reform of the Australian Federation Select Committee–Report
  4. Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee–Pilot safety, including consideration of the Transport Safety Investigation Amendment (Incident Reports) Bill 2010

Proposed reference

15 November 2010

Other business

For a complete list of documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 15 November 2010 click here.

Delegated legislation

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

Motions to disallow to be considered

17 November 2010

  • Extradition (United Arab Emirates) Regulations 2010 [homepage]–notice given by Senator Kroger


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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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