This week at a Glance 11-14 September 2006

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No. 58/2006

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On the first day of each sitting week the Senate Daily Summary 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.


Bills to be considered

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

11 September 2006

  • Financial Transaction Reports Amendment Bill 2006
  • Petroleum Retail Legislation Repeal Bill 2006
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Superannuation Safety and Other Measures) Bill 2005

12 September 2006

  • Customs Legislation Amendment (Border Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2006
  • Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Amendment (Security Plans and Other Measures) Bill 2006

13 September 2006

  • Customs Legislation Amendment (Modernising Import Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2006
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Medical Specialists) Bill 2005
  • Migration Amendment (Visa Integrity) Bill 2006
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment Bill 2005

14 September 2006

  • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Crimes Act Amendment (Forensic Procedures) Bill (No. 1) 2006
  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2006
  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2006
  • National Health Amendment (Immunisation) Bill 2006
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment (Promoting Safer Workplaces) Bill 2005
  • Protection of the Sea (Harmful Anti-fouling Systems) Bill 2006
  • Public Works Committee Amendment Bill 2006
  • Social Security and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2006


Delegated legislation

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

Motion to be considered

A motion to disallow the Broadcasting Services (Anti-Terrorism Requirements for Subscription Television Narrowcasting Services) Standard 2006, which prohibits the broadcasting of programs that encourage people to join or finance terrorist organisations, is due to be considered on 14 September 2006.


For scheduled public committee hearings click here

New committee system

Changes to the committee system agreed to on 14 August 2006 will take effect from 11 September 2006. The membership of the new committees was agreed to on 7 September 2006.

Reports due this week

11 September 2006

  • Migration Amendment (Visa Integrity) Bill 2006–Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

14 September 2006

  • Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Bill 2005–Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee


The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet at

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

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

Contact details

Enquiries, comments and suggestions: phone 02 6277 3015