This Week at a Glance - 7 to 10 September 2009

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No. 59/2009

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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:

7 September 2009
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Abolishing Detention Debt) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 [No. 2] [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Pension Reform) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
8 September 2009
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • International Monetary Agreements Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Native Title Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Uranium Royalty (Northern Territory) Bill 2008 [homepage]
9 September 2009
  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Test Review and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • 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]
  • National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 4) Bill 2009 [homepage]
10 September 2009
  • AusCheck Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Identity Crimes and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Road Transport Reform (Dangerous Goods) Repeal Bill 2009 [homepage]

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Report presented out of sitting to be tabled on 7 September 2009

  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Rural and regional access to secondary and tertiary education opportunities–Interim report

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

7 September 2009
  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Test Review and Other Measures) Bill 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Termination Payments) Bill 2009–Economics Legislation Committee
  • National Consumer Credit Protection Bill 2009 and 3 related bills–Economics Legislation Committee
  • National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2009–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill 2009–Economics Legislation Committee
8 September 2009
  • Parliamentary Superannuation Amendment (Removal of Excessive Super) Bill 2009–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
10 September 2009
  • Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2009–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Other reports

9 September 2009
  • Legislation committees–Reports on annual reports tabled by 30 April 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

7 September 2009
8 September 2009
  • Energy Efficiency Opportunities Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1)–notice given by Senator Milne
9 September 2009
  • Threat Abatement Plan for disease in natural ecosystems caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi (2009)–notice given by Senator Siewert
10 September 2009
  • Aviation Transport Security Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1)–notice given by the Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee (Senator Wortley)

 

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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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