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No. 43/2010

Thursday, 17 June 2010

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The Senate met from 9.30 am until 7.32 pm

Legislation

For bills and related documents

Bills considered

The following bills were introduced

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010
    Customs Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010
    [passed by the House of Representatives on 16 June 2010]

The following bill was introduced, debated and passed

  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]

The following bills were passed

  • Airports (On-Airport Activities Administration) Validation Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendment Bill 2009 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Child Support and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Defence Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Health Legislation Amendment (Australian Community Pharmacy Authority and Private Health Insurance) Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • International Arbitration Amendment Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Ministers of State Amendment Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010 14 previously negatived Opposition amendments were reconsidered and agreed to, and 2 Government amendments were agreed to a message was reported advising that the House had made the amendments requested by the Senate [see Journals of the Senate, 16 June 2010, entries nos 4 and 38] and the third reading of the bill was agreed to [see also Messages from the House of Representatives]
  • Paid Parental Leave (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010 1 Part negatived [see also Messages from the House of Representatives]
  • Personal Property Securities (Corporations and Other Amendments) Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Social Security Amendment (Flexible Participation Requirements for Principal Carers) Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 GST Administration Measures No. 2) Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 2) Bill 2010 2 Government amendments agreed to [The House of Representatives will now consider the amendments made by the Senate]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Transfer of Provisions) Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Transport Security Legislation Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Bill 2010 [The bill will now be assented to]

Messages from the House of Representatives

  • Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010 agreeing to 3 amendments and disagreeing to 20 amendments made by the Senate [The Senate did not insist on its amendments. The bill will now be assented to]
  • Paid Parental Leave (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010 disagreeing to the amendment made by the Senate [The Senate did not insist on its amendment. The bill will now be assented to]

Notice of motion to give precedence to a private senator's bill

A notice was given by the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) to give precedence to the Preventing the Misuse of Government Advertising Bill 2010 on 22 June 2010.

See Committees for details of reports relating to legislation

 

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings
For committee reports

Estimates

Additional information received by the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee relating to estimates hearings was tabled.

Reports tabled

Reports on legislation

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (How-to-Vote Cards and Other Measures) Bill 2010 and the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2010 Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee [a motion was moved to take note of the report]
  • National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 and a related bill Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee [a motion was moved to take note of the report]

Other reports

  • Appropriations and Staffing Committee 50th report Ordinary annual services of the government [a notice of motion was given by the Special Minister of State (Senator Ludwig) in accordance with the recommendation made in the report]
  • National Broadband Network Select Committee Final report [a motion to take note of the report was debated first speaker]

Government response tabled

  • Economics Committee Australia's mandatory Last Resort Home Warranty Insurance Scheme [a motion to take note of the response was agreed to]

New inquiry

The Senate referred matters relating to the Australian horse industry and an emergency animal disease response agreement to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee to report by 30 August 2010.

Public meeting

The Senate authorised the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee to hold a public meeting while the Senate was sitting on 17 June 2010 from 3.30 pm for the committee's inquiry into the Excise Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010 and the Customs Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010.

Membership

A message from the House of Representatives was reported advising that Mr Oakeshott had been appointed to the Parliamentary Library Joint Standing Committee.

 

Documents

Delegated legislation

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

Orders for the production of documents

Document tabled

A letter from the President to the Minister for Health and Ageing (Ms Roxon) was tabled relating to Senate orders for the production of documents. The Deputy President (Senator Ferguson) made a statement relating to the letter [a motion to take note of the document was agreed to].

Statement by Minister

The Assistant Treasurer (Senator Sherry) made a statement during question time relating to the order of the Senate [agreed to on 16 June 2010] requiring the tabling of any documents provided by the Government to the meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors at Busan, Korea relating to the phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies.

Document tabled

Documents discussed

Government documents, committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General's reports were discussed

Ministerial statement tabled

The Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion (Senator Stephens) tabled a ministerial statement about the Australian Federal Police.

 

Other business

Questions without notice and issues arising during question time first question

Adjournment debate first speaker

Motions negatived

Motion debated

Notices of motion

Notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals [see Journals entries nos 2 and 11].

 

Statistics

Statistics on the work of the Senate this week will be available in the Statistical Summary, which forms part of StatsNet the Department of the Senate's online statistical collection.

 

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