This week at a glance: 26 February-1 March 2007

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No. 11/2007

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On the first day of each sitting week the Senate Daily Summary (SDS) provides an overview of the business scheduled for consideration in the Senate that week. 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 which is useful in tracking the business of the Senate is the Dynamic Red, which records proceedings in the Senate as they happen each day.

Legislation

For full text of bills and other associated documents click here

Bills to be considered

The government has scheduled bills for debate this week, as follows

26 February 2007

  • Australian Citizenship Bill 2006 and a related bill
  • Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2006
  • Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Energy Efficiency Opportunities Amendment Bill 2006

27 February 2007

  • Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Vocational Rehabilitation Services) Bill 2006
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Simplified Superannuation) Bill 2006 and 10 related bills

28 February 2007

  • Airspace Bill 2006 and a related bill
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (National Investigative Powers and Witness Protection) Bill 2006 [2007]
  • Native Title Amendment Bill 2006
  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 7) Bill 2006

1 March 2007

  • ACIS Administration Amendment (Unearned Credit Liability) Bill 2007
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment Bill 2007
  • Archives Amendment Bill 2006 [2007]
  • Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Superannuation Contributions) Bill 2006 [2007]
  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2007
  • Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Bill 2006
  • Customs Legislation Amendment (Modernising Import Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2006 [2007]
  • Family Law (Divorce Fees Validation) Bill 2007
  • Maritime Legislation Amendment (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Bill 2006
  • Migration Amendment (Maritime Crew) Bill 2007
  • Migration Amendment (Review Provisions) Bill 2006 [2007]
  • Non-Proliferation Legislation Amendment Bill 2006 [2007]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Statements of Principles and Other Measures) Bill 2006

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports presented out of sitting to be tabled on 26 February 2007

  • Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2006–Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee
  • Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Bill 2006–Finance and Public Administration Committee
  • Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Vocational Rehabilitation Services) Bill 2006–Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee
  • Migration Amendment (Review Provisions) Bill 2006–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Native Title Amendment Bill 2006–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2006–Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee
  • Corporations Amendment (Takeovers) Bill 2006 [Exposure Draft]–Corporations and Financial Services Joint Committee

Reports on legislation due to be tabled this week

26 February 2007

  • Airports Amendment Bill 2006–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
  • Airspace Bill 2006 and a related bill–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
  • Murray-Darling Basin Amendment Bill 2006–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
  • Private Health Insurance Bill 2006 and 6 related bills–Community Affairs Committee

27 February 2007

  • Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 7) Bill 2006–Economics Committee

Other reports due this week

28 February 2007

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

1 March 2007

  • Finance and Public Administration Committee–Transparency and accountability of Commonwealth public funding and expenditure

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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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