This Week at a Glance - 23 to 26 November 2009

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No. 85/2009

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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:

23 November  2009
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Customs) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Excise) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—General) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support for Students) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Income Tax (TFN Withholding Tax (ESS)) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 5) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
24 November 2009
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and 10 related bills
  • Crimes Amendment (Working With Children—Criminal History) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Bill (No. 2) 2009 [homepage]
25 November 2009
  • Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Fair Work Amendment (State Referrals and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Participation Requirement) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Tertiary Admission Centres) Bill 2009 [homepage]
26 November 2009
  • ACIS Administration Amendment (Application) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Appropriation (Water Entitlements and Home Insulation) Bill 2009-2010 [homepage]
    Appropriation (Water Entitlements) Bill 2009-2010 [homepage]
  • Australian Centre for Renewable Energy Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposals) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Immigration Detention Reform) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Personal Property Securities Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Tax Laws Amendment (Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009 [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

23 November 2009
  • Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
24 November 2009
  • Banking Amendment (Keeping Banks Accountable) Bill 2009–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Trade Practices Amendment (Guaranteed Lowest Prices—Blacktown Amendment) Bill 2009–Economics Legislation Committee
26 November 2009
  • Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling Laws) Bill 2009–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

23 November 2009
  • Corporations and Financial Services Joint Committee–Financial products and services in Australia
  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee–Oversight of the child care industry
  • National Broadband Network Select Committee–Final report
25 November 2009
  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee–Welfare of international students
26 November 2009
  • Agricultural and Related Industries Select Committee–Incidence and severity of bushfires across Australia
  • Community Affairs References Committee–Impact of gene patents on the provision of healthcare in Australia
  • Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee–Impact of mining operations on the Murray-Darling Basin
  • Finance and Public Administration References Committee–Relationship between the Central Land Council and Centrecorp Aboriginal Investment Corporations Pty Ltd
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee–Access to justice
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee–Australia’s judicial system and the role of judges
  • Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities Select Committee–Third report

Proposed references

23 November 2009
  • Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2009 and related bills and amendments–Community Affairs Legislation Committee–to report by 1 February 2010–notice given by Senator Siewert
  • Matters relating to the Church of Scientology–Community Affairs References Committee–to report by 18 March 2010–notice given by Senator Xenophon

Other business

Delegated legislation

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

24 November 2009
  • Definition of electioneering in subregulation 3AA(11) in item [1] of Schedule 1 of the Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1) Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2009 No. 250 and made under the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990 [homepage]–notice given by Senator Ronaldson
25 November 2009
  • Health Insurance (Cataract Surgery) Determination 2009, made under section 3C(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973 [homepage]–notice given by Senator Cormann, the Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding) and Senator Xenophon

Order for the production of documents

An interim response to an order of the Senate [agreed to on 19 November 2009] relating to the production of documents concerning cataract surgery times was presented out of sitting and will be tabled on 23 November 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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