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No. 40/2010

15 to 17 June 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 June 2010

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Paid Parental Leave (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010 [homepage]

16 June 2010

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Recreational Fishing for Mako and Porbeagle Sharks) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010 [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]

17 June 2010

  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Child Support and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010 [homepage]
  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Customs Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Prudential Refinements and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Pathology Requests) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Health Legislation Amendment (Australian Community Pharmacy Authority and Private Health Insurance) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Ministers of State Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • National Health Amendment (Continence Aids Payment Scheme) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Personal Property Securities (Corporations and Other Amendments) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 2) Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 3) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 GST Administration Measures No. 2) Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Tax Laws Amendment (2010 GST Administration Measures No. 3) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Foreign Source Income Deferral) Bill (No. 1) 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2010 Budget Measures) Bill 2010 [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 15 June 2010

Reports on legislation

  • Consideration of time critical bills
    • Corporations Amendment (Corporate Reporting Reform) Bill 2010
      Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Prudential Refinements and Other Measures) Bill 2010
      Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment Bill 2010
      Tax Laws Amendment (2010 GST Administration Measures No. 3) Bill 2010
      Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 3) Bill 2010
      –Economics Legislation Committee
    • Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010
      Customs Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010
      Excise Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010
      –Economics Legislation Committee
    • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2010
      Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2010 Budget Measures) Bill 2010
      –Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
    • Farm Household Support Amendment (Ancillary Benefits) Bill 2010
      Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Bill 2010
      –Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
    • Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment Bill 2010–Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee
  • Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010 and related bills–Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee–Interim report
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Bill 2009–Statutory secrecy provisions and parliamentary privilege–Privileges Committee
  • Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill (No. 2) 2010–Economics Legislation Committee

Other reports

  • National Broadband Network Select Committee–Fourth interim report and correction
  • Public Works Joint Committee–1st report of 2010–Proposed fit-out of new premises for the Australian Taxation Office at 735 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria

Government responses

  • Finance and Public Administration Committee–Annual reports (No. 2 of 2007)

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

15 June 2010

  • Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
  • Child Support and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2010–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Crimes Amendment (Royal Flying Doctor Service) Bill 2010–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2010–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (How-to-Vote Cards and Other Measures) Bill 2010–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2010–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2010–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2010–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and a related bill–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Migration Amendment (Visa Capping) Bill 2010–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
    Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010
    –Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010 and 2 related bills–Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010 and a related bill–Economics Legislation Committee

Other reports

17 June 2010

  • Community Affairs References Committee–Impact of gene patents on the provision of healthcare in Australia
  • National Broadband Network Select Committee–Final report

Proposed reference

15 June 2010

  • Matters relating to interactive and online gambling–Community Affairs References Committee–to report by 2 September 2010

Other business

Orders for the production of documents

Documents relating to the following orders of the Senate were presented out of sitting, and will be tabled on 15 June 2010:

  • Correspondence relating to the Home Insulation Program [orders agreed to 12 May 2010]
  • Government’s response to the Australia’s Future Tax System report [order agreed to 13 May 2010]


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