Friday 15 June 2007

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No. 44/2007

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The Senate met from 9.30am until 3.40pm


Bills and related documents available on BillsNet <>

Bills considered

The following bills were passed

  • Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Township Leasing) Bill 2007 [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Bill 2007 [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Restructures) Bill 2007 [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2007 [The House of Representatives will now consider this bill]
  • Forestry Marketing and Research and Development Services Bill 2007 and a related bill [These bills will now be assented to]
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007 [This bill will now be assented to]

Notice of motion

To divide a bill into two bills

  • Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2007–notice given by Senator O’Brien

Delegated legislation

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

Notices of motion withdrawn

Senator Siewert withdrew a notice to disallow an instrument that determines the total allowable catch for the 2007 fishing year in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery.

Other business

Adjournment debate–first speaker

Notices of motion

Notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals.


Statistics on the work of the Senate this week will be available in the Statistical Summary, which forms part of StatsNet–the Department of the Senate’s online statistical collection.

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