This Week at a Glance - 2 to 4 February 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

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:

2 February 2010

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • National Security Legislation Monitor Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]

3 February 2010

  • Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • 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]
  • Foreign Evidence Amendment Bill 2008 [homepage]

4 February 2010

  • Australian National Preventive Health Agency Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Health Insurance Amendment (New Zealand Overseas Trained Doctors) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2009 [homepage]
  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Statute Law Revision 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 2 February 2010

Reports on legislation

  • Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2009 and 2 related bills Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

  • Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee Impact of mining operations on the Murray-Darling Basin
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee Security challenges facing Papua New Guinea and the island states of the southwest Pacific Interim report
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Access to justice
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Australia's judicial system and the role of judges Report and errata
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Natural resource management and conservation challenges Interim reports
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Rural and regional access to secondary and tertiary education opportunities Interim report and report

Documents

  • National Broadband Network Select Committee Third report Erratum

Government responses

  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee DEEWR tender process to award employment services contracts
  • Treaties Joint Committee 91st report Treaties tabled on 12 March 2008

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

2 February 2010

  • Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2009 Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

2 February 2010

  • Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee Australia Post's treatment of injured and ill workers
  • Finance and Public Administration References Committee Process for determining public interest immunity claims
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee Security challenges facing Papua New Guinea and the island states of the southwest Pacific Final report
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Natural resource management and conservation challenges Final report

3 February 2010

  • Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee Sustainable management by the Commonwealth of water resources

Proposed references

2 February 2010

  • Matters relating to the Church of Scientology Community Affairs References Committee to report by 18 March 2010
  • Matters relating to interactive and online gambling Community Affairs References Committee to report by 14 May 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 2 February 2010:

  • Bilateral Intergovernmental agreements relating to the Fair Work Amendment (State Referrals and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [order agreed to 18 November 2009]
  • Government response to the National Preventative Health Taskforce Report Interim response [order agreed to 26 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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