Tuesday, 8 May 2007

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No. 27/2007

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The Senate met from 12.30pm until 6.16pm

Senator Jeannie Ferris

The Senate paid tribute to the memory of the late Senator Jeannie Ferris with a motion of condolence moved by the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Minchin).

Resignations

The President informed the Senate of the resignation of Senator Santoro and Senator Vanstone.

New senators

Ms Suzanne Boyce and Mr Simon Birmingham were sworn in as senators to fill vacancies in the representation of Queensland and South Australia respectively.

Delegated legislation

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

Notices of motion to disallow given

The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances gave notices for the disallowance of the following instruments:

  • 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, which were previously prescribed by the Australian Federal Police (Discipline) Regulations 2006
  • an instrument to set out the circumstances in which the Repatriation Commission may accept financial liability for pharmaceutical benefits provided to an entitled person for treatment of malignant neoplasia
  • an instrument to set out the circumstances in which the Repatriation Commission may accept financial responsibility for treatment provided to entitled persons for malignant neoplasia

Other business

Notices of motion

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

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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

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