This Week at a Glance - 11 to 13 August 2009

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No. 50/2009

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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:

11 August 2009
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Australian Climate Change Regulatory Authority Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Customs) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—Excise) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Charges—General) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS Fuel Credits) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Amendment (Household Assistance) Bill 2009 [homepage]
    [consideration of these bills is subject to an order of the Senate agreed to on 25 June 2009]
  • Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009] [homepage]
12 August 2009
  • Excise Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [homepage]
    Customs Tariff Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [No. 2] [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]
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities, and Other Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Abolishing Detention Debt) Bill 2009 [homepage]
13 August 2009
  • AusCheck Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Supervision and Enforcement) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Fuel Quality Standards Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Identity Crimes and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Native Title Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
    Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Bill 2008 [homepage]
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2009 Measures No. 1) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Bill 2009 [homepage]
  • Uranium Royalty (Northern Territory) Bill 2008 [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 11 August 2009

Reports on legislation

  • Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Termination Payments) Bill 2009–Economics Legislation Committee–Interim report
  • Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 2009 and 2 related bills–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Health Legislation Amendment (Midwives and Nurse Practitioners) Bill 2009 and 2 related bills–Community Affairs Legislation Committee–Interim report
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2009–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Migration Amendment (Immigration Detention Reform) Bill 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Interim report
  • National Consumer Credit Protection Bill 2009 and 3 related bills–Economics Legislation Committee–Interim report
  • Personal Property Securities Bill 2009–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Interim report
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2009 Measures No. 2) Bill 2009–Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

  • Agricultural and Related Industries Select Committee–Pricing and supply arrangements in the Australian and global fertilizer market–Second interim report
  • Community Affairs Legislation Committee–National registration and accreditation scheme for doctors and other health workers
  • Economics Legislation Committee–2009-10 Budget estimates
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Joint Committee–Australia’s relationship with India as an emerging world power
  • Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities Select Committee–Second report
  • Report on meeting of OECD parliamentary budget officials, Rome, Italy, 26 and 27 February 2009
  • 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
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Meat marketing–Final report

Government responses

  • Corporations and Financial Services Joint Committee–Aspects of the regulation of proprietary companies
  • Finance and Public Administration Committee–Transparency and accountability of Commonwealth public funding and expenditure–Final response

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

12 August 2009
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009 and a related bill–Economics Legislation Committee

Other reports

11 August 2009
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Natural resource management and conservation challenges

Notice of motion

A notice of motion proposing that the Agricultural and Related Industries Select Committee conclude after presenting its reports on 27 November 2009 is due to be considered on 11 August 2009.

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 Milne to disallow the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1) is listed for consideration on 11 August 2009.

Orders for the production of documents

Documents relating to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme were presented out of sitting in response to orders of the Senate agreed to on 4 February, 11 March and 25 June 2009. These documents will be tabled on 11 August 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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