This week at a glance: 26-29 March 2007

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No. 21/2007

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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

26 March 2007

  • Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Vocational Rehabilitation Services) Bill 2006
  • Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2007
  • Native Title Amendment Bill 2006

27 March 2007

  • AusCheck Bill 2006
  • Airports Amendment Bill 2006
  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 7) Bill 2006
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007

28 March 2007

  • Corporations Amendment (Takeovers) Bill 2007
  • Migration Amendment (Border Integrity) Bill 2006
  • Migration Amendment (Review Provisions) Bill 2006 [2007]

29 March 2007

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2006-2007and a related bill
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Provider Number Review) Bill 2007
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Information and Other Measures) Bill 2007

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Estimates

A motion is listed for 26 March 2007 to modify the committee groupings for estimates hearings.

Report on legislation due to be tabled this week

29 March 2007

  • Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill 2006–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Other reports due this week

29 March 2007

  • Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee–Australia’s national parks

Proposed references

The following matters are listed for consideration

26 March 2007

  • National Plan for Water security–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee

28 March 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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