This week at a glance 11 to 13 May 2010

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No. 25/2010

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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.

Budget 2010-11

On 11 May the Treasurer will make the Budget statement for 2010-11 in the House of Representatives. The statement and associated documents will subsequently be tabled in the Senate. Relevant documents will be referred to committees to examine during the estimates hearings from 24 May to 4 June.

Legislation

For bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

11 May 2010

  • Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 1) Bill 2010 [homepage]

12 May 2010

  • Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2009 [homepage]
  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform and Reinstatement of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009 [homepage]

13 May 2010

  • Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Health Practitioner Regulation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (University College London) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Information Commissioner Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2009 Measures No. 3) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Trade Practices Amendment (Infrastructure Access) Bill 2009 [homepage]

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 11 May 2010

Reports on legislation

  • Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2010–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Interim report and final report
  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2010–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010 [No. 2]–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Interim report

Other reports

  • Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee–Energy Efficient Homes Package–Interim report
  • Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee–Sustainable management by the Commonwealth of water resources–Interim report
  • Finance and Public Administration References Committee–Native vegetation laws, greenhouse gas abatement and climate change measures
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Joint Committee–Human rights in the Asia-Pacific: Challenges and opportunities
  • National Capital and External Territories Joint Committee–Inquiry into the changing economic environment in the Indian Ocean Territories
  • Procedure Committee–First report of 2010–Private senators’ bills – consideration; Bills relying on delegated legislation; Arrangements for the opening of Parliament
  • Senators’ Interests Committee–Report 1 of 2010: Annual report 2009

Government responses

  • Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee–Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff) Bill 2008
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee–Australia’s involvement in peacekeeping operations
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Joint Committee–Review of the Defence annual report 2006-07 (with respect to recommendation 3)
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee–Effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

11 May 2010

  • Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill 2010–Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee
  • Health Practitioner Regulation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 2) Bill 2010–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Territories Law Reform Bill 2010–National Capital and External Territories Joint Committee

12 May 2010

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2010–Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Pathology Requests) Bill 2010–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Personal Property Securities (Corporations and Other Amendments) Bill 2010–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Bill 2009–Privileges Standing Committee
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Fibre Deployment) Bill 2010–Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee

13 May 2010

  • Trade Practices Amendment (Material Lessening of Competition—Richmond Amendment) Bill 2009–Economics Legislation Committee

Other reports

12 May 2010

  • Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee–Australia Post’s treatment of injured and ill workers
  • National Broadband Network Select Committee–Final report
  • Scrutiny of Bills Standing Committee–Future direction and role of the committee


13 May 2010

  • Community Affairs References Committee–Hearing health in Australia
  • Economics References Committee–Australian dairy industry
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee–Australia’s administration and management of the Torres Strait
  • Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities Select Committee–Fourth report

Proposed reference

12 May 2010

  • Interactive and online gambling–Community Affairs References Committee–to report by 14 May 2010



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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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