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No. 44/2010

21 to 24 June 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

For bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

21 June 2010

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Recreational Fishing for Mako and Porbeagle Sharks) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Small-scale Technology Shortfall Charge) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform and Reinstatement of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009 [homepage]

22 June 2010

  • Australian National Preventive Health Agency Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Customs Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Healthcare Identifiers Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Healthcare Identifiers (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Income Tax Rates Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2010 [homepage]

23 June 2010

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2010-2011 [homepage]
    Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2010-2011 [homepage]
    Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2010-2011 [homepage]
  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Bill 2010 [homepage]
    ComSuper Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Superannuation Legislation (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (FEE-HELP Loan Fee) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Social Security and Indigenous Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]

24 June 2010

  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Carer Recognition Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Crimes Amendment (Royal Flying Doctor Service) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Competition and Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Farm Household Support Amendment (Ancillary Benefits) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Prudential Refinements and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Indexation) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Immigration (Education) Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • International Monetary Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010 [homepage]
  • National Health Amendment (Continence Aids Payment Scheme) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 GST Administration Measures No. 3) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 3) Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Foreign Source Income Deferral) Bill (No. 1) 2010 [homepage]
  • Territories Law Reform Bill 2010 [homepage]
  • Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill (No. 2) 2010 [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2010 Budget Measures) Bill 2010 [homepage]
    Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Income Support Measures) Bill 2010 [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

21 June 2010

  • Preventing the Misuse of Government Advertising Bill 2010–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

22 June 2010

  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010 and the Customs Tariff Amendment (Aviation Fuel) Bill 2010–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Other reports

21 June 2010

  • Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee–Administration and effectiveness of the Green Loans Program
  • Finance and Public Administration References Committee–COAG reforms relaing to health and hospitals

22 June 2010

  • Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee–Energy Efficient Homes Package
  • Legislation committees–Reports on the 2010-11 Budget estimates
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Import restrictions on beef

23 June 2010

  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Management of aircraft noise by Airservices Australia

24 June 2010

  • Community Affairs References Committee–Suicide in Australia
  • Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee–Australia Post’s treatment of injured and ill workers
  • Publications Committee–Electronic distribution of the Parliamentary Papers Series

Proposed references

21 June 2010

  • Matters relating to interactive and online gambling–Community Affairs References Committee–to report by 2 September 2010

23 June 2010

  • Past and present practices of donor conception in Australia–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee–to report by 30 November 2010

Other business

Delegated legislation

See Disallowance Alert for a complete list of notices of motion to disallow (and outcomes)

Motion to disallow to be considered

A notice given by Senator Xenophon to disallow regulations 4.67C and 4.67E in item [2] of Schedule 1 to the Aviation Transport Security Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 1) [homepage] is listed for consideration on 22 June 2010.

 

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Related resources

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