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No. 54/2010

25 to 28 October 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.


For bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

The government has scheduled bills for debate this week, as follows:

25 October 2010

  • Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Identity Crimes and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010 [homepage]

26 October 2010

  • National Measurement Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Service and Execution of Process Amendment (Interstate Fine Enforcement) Bill 2010 [homepage]

27 October 2010

  • International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010 [homepage]
  • National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]

28 October 2010

  • Protection of the Sea Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]


Other government business

A ministerial statement on Afghanistan will be tabled on 25 October 2010 and debated.


For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports due to be tabled this week

27 October 2010

  • Environment and Communications References Committee–Government’s Green Loans Program
  • Procedure Committee–Consideration of private senators’ bills
  • Procedure Committee–Proposed amendment to standing order 104 – correction of divisions

Other business

For a complete list of documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 25 October click here.

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