Estimates at a glance: 12-14 June 2007

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No. 40/2007

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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.

New senators

Mary Josephine Fisher will be sworn in on 12 June as a senator for South Australia, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Vanstone.

Senators Boyce and Birmingham are expected to make their first speeches to the Senate on 12 and 13 June, respectively, at approximately 5pm.

Resignation

On 12 June the President will inform the Senate of the resignation of Senator Ian Campbell.

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

12 June 2007

  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Support Reform Consolidation and Other Measures) Bill 2007
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation) Bill 2007
  • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 3) Bill 2007 and a related bill
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Bill 2007 and a related bill

13 June 2007

  • Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Township Leasing) Bill 2007
  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists' Privilege) Bill 2007
  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Management System and Other Measures) Bill 2007
  • Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2007 and a related bill
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2007
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2007
  • Schools Assistance (Learning Together Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Amendment (2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 2) Bill 2007

14 June 2007

  • Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2007
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Amendment Bill 2007
  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Amendment Bill 2007
  • Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2007
  • Corporations Legislation Amendment (Simpler Regulatory System) Bill 2007 and 2 related bills
  • Corporations (NZ Closer Economic Relations) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2007
  • Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Amendment Bill 2007
  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other 2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007
  • Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2007
  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Restructures) Bill 2007
  • Forestry Marketing and Research and Development Services Bill 2007 and a related bill
  • Governance Review Implementation (Science Research Agencies) Bill 2007
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Inappropriate and Prohibited Practices and Other Measures) Bill 2007
  • Liquid Fuel Emergency Amendment Bill 2007
  • Migration Amendment (Statutory Agency) Bill 2007
  • Migration (Sponsorship Fees) Bill 2007
  • Native Title Amendment (Technical Amendments) Bill 2007
  • Social Security Amendment (Apprenticeship Wage Top-Up for Australian Apprentices) Bill 2007
  • Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007
  • Workplace Relations Amendment (A Stronger Safety Net) Bill 2007

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

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 Siewert to disallow an instrument that determines the total allowable catch for the 2007 fishing year in the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery is listed for consideration on 14 June 2007.

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports presented out of sitting to be tabled on 12 June 2007

  • Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2007 Community Affairs Committee
  • Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill 2006 Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 3) Bill 2007 Economics Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business) Bill 2007 Economics Committee

Reports on legislation due to be tabled this week

12 June 2007

  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Amendment Bill 2007 Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
  • Communications Legislation Amendment (Content Services) Bill 2007 Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee
  • Forestry Marketing and Research and Development Services Bill 2007 and a related bill Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee

14 June 2007

  • A Bill for an Act to Amend the Workplace Relations Act 1996, and for related purposes [Workplace Relations Amendment (A Stronger Safety Net) Bill 2007] Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee
  • Workplace Relations (Restoring Family Work Balance) Amendment Bill 2007 Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee

15 June 2007

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2007 Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee

Other reports due to be tabled this week

12 June 2007

  • Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee Australia's Indigenous visual arts and craft sector
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Australia's public diplomacy

Proposed reference

A notice given by Senator Bartlett to refer matters relating to the Trade Practices (Horticulture Code of Conduct) Regulations 2006 to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee is listed for consideration on 12 June 2007.

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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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