Thursday, 22 March 2007

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No. 19/2007

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The Senate met from 9.30am until 11.31pm

Legislation

Bills and related documents available on BillsNet <www.aph.gov.au/bills/index.htm>

Bills considered

The following bills were introduced

  • Australian Energy Market Amendment (Gas Legislation) Bill 2006 [passed by the House of Representatives on 21 March 2007]
  • Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2007 [passed by the House of Representatives on 22 March 2007]
  • Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Amendment Bill 2007 [passed by the House of Representatives on 21 March 2007]
  • Tourism Australia Amendment Bill 2007 [passed by the House of Representatives on 21 March 2007]

The following bills were debated

  • Climate Change Action Bill 2006 [private senator’s bill] –second reading debate commenced [first speaker]
  • Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Amendment Bill 2007–second reading debate commenced [first speaker] [The Opposition moved a second reading amendment expressing a view on the policy of the bill]

The following bills were passed

  • Aged Care Amendment (Security and Protection) Bill 2007–1 government amendment agreed to [The House of Representatives will now consider the amendment made by the Senate]
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2007–4 government amendments agreed to [The House of Representatives will now consider the amendments made by the Senate]
  • Australian Energy Market Amendment (Gas Legislation) Bill 2006 [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Additional Screening Measures) Bill 2007 [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Debt Agreements) Bill 2007 and a related bill [These bills will now be assented to]
  • Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Greater Sunrise) Bill 2007 and a related bill [These bills will now be assented to]
  • Tourism Australia Amendment Bill 2007 [This bill will now be assented to]

See Committees for details of reports relating to legislation

Delegated legislation

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

See Documents for details of instruments [Clerk’s documents] tabled

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings

For committee reports

Estimates

The Economics Committee tabled a report on additional estimates 2006-07.

Reports tabled

Document tabled

A corrigendum was tabled to the report of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee into the Migration Amendment (Review Provisions) Bill 2006 [2007].

Government response tabled

A government response to the 80th report of the Treaties Joint Committee was tabled.

Meetings during Senate sittings

The Senate authorised two committees to meet while the Senate is sitting. [See Journal entries nos 9 and 31]

Documents

Orders for the production of documents–Orders with continuing effect

Indexed lists of departmental and agency files published on the Internet

Statements of compliance for various agencies were tabled [Letters of advice about certain files created by departments and agencies are required to be tabled twice a year]

Documents tabled

Documents discussed

Government documents, committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports were discussed.

Other business

Questions without notice and issues arising during question time–first question

Adjournment debate–first speaker

Motion agreed to

The Senate agreed to a motion moved by Senator Faulkner about former Prime Minister, Mr EG Whitlam.

Personal explanations

  • Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding)–article in the Age on 22 March 2007 concerning Mr David Hicks and the United States of America military commission process
  • Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Boswell)–comments made on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation news on 22 March 2007concerning broadband

Notices of motion

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

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Online

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Related resources

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