This week at a glance 8-10 August 2006

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No. 44/2006

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Legislation

For full text of bills and other associated documents click here

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

8 August 2006

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Amendment Bill 2005 [2006]
  • Aboriginal Land Rights ( Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2006

9 August 2006

  • Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Amendment Bill 2006
  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2005 [2006]
  • Migration Amendment (Employer Sanctions) Bill 2006
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment (Promoting Safer Workplaces) Bill 2005

10 August 2006

  • Aviation Transport Security Amendment Bill 2006
  • Customs Legislation Amendment (Border Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2006
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Medical Specialists) Bill 2005
  • Public Works Committee Amendment Bill 2006
  • Trade Practices Amendment (National Access Regime) Bill 2006

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

Committees

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The following reports were presented out of sitting and will be formally tabled on 8 August 2006

Community Affairs Legislation Committee–

  • Aboriginal Land Rights ( Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2006

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee–

  • Crimes Act Amendment (Forensic Procedures) Bill (No. 1) 2006
  • Customs Legislation Amendment (Modernising Import Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2006
  • Financial Transaction Reports Amendment Bill 2006

Other reports are due to be tabled as indicated

9 August 2006

Economics Legislation Committee–

  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2006

10 August 2006

Procedure Committee–

  • Proposal to alter the structure of the Senate committee system

Motions to refer matters to committees are set down for the days indicated

9 August 2006

  • Community Affairs References Committee–Exclusive Brethren
  • Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee–Indigenous visual arts industry
  • Treaties Committee–Proposed security treaty or pact with Indonesia

Other documents

If you are interested in more information relating to the work of the Senate, the following documents will be tabled on 8 August 2006 and are available from www.aph.gov.au/senate

  • Business of the Senate
  • Questions on Notice Summary
  • Work of Committees

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

Enquiries, comments and suggestions: phone 02 6277 3015
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au