This week at a glance - 18 to 21 June 2007

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No. 45/2007

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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

18 June 2007

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2007
  • Workplace Relations Amendment (A Stronger Safety Net) Bill 2007

19 June 2007

  • Communications Legislation Amendment (Content Services) Bill 2007
  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Child Care and Other 2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007
  • Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2007 and a related bill
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2007

20 June 2007

  • Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2007
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Amendment Bill 2007
  • Corporations Legislation Amendment (Simpler Regulatory System) Bill 2007 and 2 related bills
  • Migration (Sponsorship Fees) Bill 2007
  • Social Security Amendment (Apprenticeship Wage Top-Up for Australian Apprentices) Bill 2007

21 June 2007

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2007-2008 and 4 related bills
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (National Investigative Powers and Witness Protection) Bill 2006 [2007]
  • Customs Legislation Amendment (Augmenting Offshore Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2006
  • Customs Legislation Amendment (Modernising Import Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2006 [2007]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Simplified GST Accounting) Bill 2007
  • Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2007

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports on legislation due to be tabled this week

18 June 2007

  • Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2007 and a related bill–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2007–Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee [presented out of sitting on 15 June 2007]
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2007–Community Affairs Committee

Other reports due to be tabled this week

19 June 2007

  • Standing committees–2007-08 Budget estimates

20 June 2007

  • Economics Committee–Private equity markets

21 June 2007

  • Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee–Australia’s Indigenous visual arts and craft sector

Proposed references

20 June 2007

21 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 3015
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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