This Week at a Glance - 15 to 18 June 2009

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No. 40/2009

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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:

15 June 2009
  • Fair Work (State Referral and Consequential and Other Amendments) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP and Providers) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical and Other Benefits—Cost Recovery) Bill 2008 [No. 2] [homepage]
  • Nation-building Funds Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 [homepage]
16 June 2009
  • Australian Business Investment Partnership Bill 2009 [homepage] and a related bill
  • Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Improved Support for Carers) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Improved Support for Carers) (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2009 [homepage]
17 June 2009
  • Car Dealership Financing Guarantee Appropriation Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Family Assistance Amendment (Further 2008 Budget Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Nation Building Program (National Land Transport) Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Social Security Amendment (Training Incentives) Bill 2009 [homepage]
18 June 2009
  • Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Guarantee of State and Territory Borrowing Appropriation Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Apprentices) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Digital Television Switch-over) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2009 Measures No. 3) 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 15 June 2009

Reports

  • Community Affairs Legislation Committee–Compliance audits on Medicare benefits–Interim report
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee–Economic and security challenges facing Papua New Guinea and the island states of the southwest Pacific–Interim report
  • Men’s Health Select Committee–Report
  • National Capital and External Territories Joint Committee–Inquiry into the Immigration Bridge proposal
  • Public Works Joint Committee–2nd report of 2009–Referral made February 2009: Redevelopment of RAAF Base Edinburgh, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Import risk analysis for the importation of Cavendish bananas from the Philippines–Interim report
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Matters specified in part (2) of the inquiry into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin system–Interim report
  • Scrutiny of Bills Committee–5th report and Alert Digest No. 6
  • Selection of Bills Committee–Report No. 6 of 2009
  • Selection of Bills Committee–Report No. 7 of 2009

Document

  • Native Title Amendment Bill 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Corrigendum

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

15 June 2009
  • Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 and 10 related bills–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Nation Building Program (National Land Transport) Amendment Bill 2009–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
  • Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill 2008–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
16 June 2009
  • AusCheck Amendment Bill 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009 –Economics Legislation Committee
  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge—Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Family Assistance Amendment (Further 2008 Budget Measures) Bill 2009–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Guarantee of State and Territory Borrowing Appropriation Bill 2009–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2009–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Bill 2009–Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

15 June 2009
  • Climate Policy Select Committee–Report
  • Community Affairs Legislation Committee–Compliance audits on Medicare benefits–Final report
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee–Economic and security challenges facing Papua New Guinea and the island states of the southwest Pacific–Final report
  • Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities Select Committee–Second report
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Import risk analysis for the importation of Cavendish bananas from the Philippines–Final report
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Matters specified in part (2) of the inquiry into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin system–Final report
18 June 2009
  • Community Affairs Legislation Committee–National registration and accreditation scheme for doctors and other health workers
  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee–Oversight of the child care industry
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Natural resource management and conservation challenges
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Public passenger transport in Australia

Proposed reference

15 June 2009

 

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Online

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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

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