This Week at a Glance - 17 to 20 August 2009

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No. 54/2009

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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:

17 August 2009
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities, and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Abolishing Detention Debt) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 [No. 2] [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
18 August 2009
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Native Title Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Bill 2008 [homepage]
19 August 2009
  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Fuel Quality Standards Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Uranium Royalty (Northern Territory) Bill 2008 [homepage]
20 August 2009
  • AusCheck Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Law and Justice (Cross Border and Other Amendments) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Identity Crimes and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) 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

17 August 2009
  • Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2009 and 2 related bills–Community Affairs Legislation Committee–Final report
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures No. 1) Bill 2009–Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee
20 August 2009
  • Migration Amendment (Immigration Detention Reform) Bill 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Final report
  • Personal Property Securities Bill 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Final report

Other reports

17 August 2009
  • Economics References Committee–Operation of employee share schemes in Australia
18 August 2009
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Natural resource management and conservation challenges
20 August 2009
  • Agricultural and Related Industries Select Committee–Pricing and supply arrangements in the Australian and global fertiliser market–Final report
  • Procedure Committee–Review of the operation of the order of the Senate agreed to 13 May 2009 relating to committee proceedings and public interest immunity claims
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Public passenger transport in Australia

Notice of motion

A notice of motion proposing that the Agricultural and Related Industries Select Committee conclude after presenting its reports on 27 November 2009 is due to be considered on 18 August 2009.

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

20 August 2009
  • Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export Licensing) Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1)–notice given by Senator Milne
  • Export Control (Fees) Amendment Orders 2009 (No. 1)–notices given by Senators Colbeck and Milne
  • Export Inspection (Establishment Registration Charges) Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1)–notice given by Senator Milne
  • Export Inspection (Quantity Charge) Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1)–notice given by Senator Milne

 

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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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