This week at a glance: 7-9 August 2007

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No. 50/2007

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On the first day of each sitting week the Senate Daily Summary (SDS) outlines the business scheduled for consideration in the Senate. On subsequent days, SDS 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

7 August 2007

  • Aviation Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (National Investigative Powers and Witness Protection) Bill 2006 [2007]
  • Customs Legislation Amendment (Modernising Import Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2006 [2007] and a related bill
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2007

8 August 2007

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Testing) Bill 2007
  • Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia's Skills Needs) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2007
  • National Health Amendment (National HPV Vaccination Program Register) Bill 2007
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Protecting Services for Rural and Regional Australia into the Future) Bill 2007
  • Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2007

9 August 2007

  • Archives Amendment Bill 2006 [2007]
  • Australian Postal Corporation Amendment (Quarantine Inspection and Other Measures) Bill 2007
  • Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (OHS) Bill 2007
  • Corporations Amendment (Insolvency) Bill 2007
  • Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2007
  • Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2007
  • International Trade Integrity Bill 2007
  • Judges' Pensions Amendment Bill 2007
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Board and Other Measures) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2007
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 4) Bill 2007 and 2 related bills

Source: http://www.dpmc.gov.au/parliamentary/index.cfm

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports presented out of sitting to be tabled on 7 August 2007

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Testing) Bill 2007 Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Aviation Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007 Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
  • Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Terrorist Material) Bill 2007 Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Communications Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing and Datacasting) Bill 2007 Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee
  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Discretionary Mutual Funds and Direct Offshore Foreign Insurers) Bill 2007 and a related bill
    Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Regulation and Review) Bill 2007
    Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 4) Bill 2007 and 2 related bills
    Economics Committee Interim reports
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Extending FEE-HELP for VET Diploma and VET Advanced Diploma Courses) Bill 2007 Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee
  • International Trade Integrity Bill 2007 Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Migration Amendment (Sponsorship Obligations) Bill 2007 Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Social Security Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007 Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures for Students) Bill 2007 Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2007 Finance and Public Administration Committee
  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2007 Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Protecting Services for Rural and Regional Australia into the Future) Bill 2007 Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee

Reports on legislation due to be tabled this week

7 August 2007

  • Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia 's Skills Needs) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2007 Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee
  • Communications Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing and Datacasting) Bill 2007 Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee

Other reports due to be tabled this week

9 August 2007

  • Australia 's public diplomacy Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
  • Workforce challenges in the Australian transport sector Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee

Proposed references

7 August 2007

  • Matters relating to the fire on HMAS Westralia in May 1998 Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
  • Matters relating to the risks associated with the rise in sea levels in Australia Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee

8 August 2007

•  Impact of the Trade Practices (Horticulture Code of Conduct) Regulations 2006 Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee

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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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