This week at a glance: 13-16 August 2007

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No. 54/2007

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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

13 August 2007

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Testing) Bill 2007
  • Aviation Legislation Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007
  • Northern Territory National Emergency Response Bill 2007 and 4 related bills

14 August 2007

  • Northern Territory National Emergency Response Bill 2007 and 4 related bills

15 August 2007

  • APEC Public Holiday Bill 2007
  • Water Bill 2007 and a related bill

16 August 2007

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Testing) Bill 2007
  • Water Bill 2007 and a related bill

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)

Notice to be withdrawn

13 August 2007

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances is due to withdraw a notice to disallow regulations to amend the Australian Federal Police Regulations 1979 to prescribe matters related to the suspension of AFP appointees from their duties and matters related to drug testing.

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports on legislation due to be tabled this week

13 August 2007

  • Northern Territory National Emergency Response Bill 2007 and 4 related bills Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

14 August 2007

  • Water Bill 2007 and a related bill Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee

Other reports due to be tabled this week

15 August 2007

  • Current level of academic standards of school education Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee

16 August 2007

  • Australia's public diplomacy Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
  • Private equity markets Economics Committee

Proposed references

13 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

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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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