Wednesday, 29 November 2006

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No. 86/2006

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The Senate met from 9.30am until 7.46pm


For full text of bills and other associated documents

Bills considered

The following bills were introduced

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Bill 2006 and a related bill [passed by the House of Representatives on 28 November 2006]
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (National Investigative Powers and Witness Protection) Bill 2006 [new Senate bill]
  • Customs Legislation Amendment (New Zealand Rules of Origin) Bill 2006 [passed by the House of Representatives on 28 November 2006]
  • Telecommunications Amendment (Integrated Public Number Database) Bill 2006 [passed by the House of Representatives on 28 November 2006]

The following bills were debated

  • Copyright Amendment Bill 2006–second reading agreed to [first speaker] [details of the bill will be considered on a future sitting day]
  • Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2006–second reading debate continued [The Opposition moved a second reading amendment expressing a view on the policy of the bill]
  • Independent Contractors Bill 2006 and a related bill–second reading agreed to [first speaker] [details of the bills will be considered on a future sitting day]

Notice of motion

To introduce a bill

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Fair Process) Bill 2006–notice given by Senator Bartlett [private senator’s bill]

Messages from the House of Representatives

  • Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006–agreeing to the bill with amendments [The Senate will consider the message on a future sitting day]
  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Trans-Tasman Banking Supervision) Bill 2006 [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Judiciary Legislation Amendment Bill 2006 [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Privacy Legislation Amendment (Emergencies and Disasters) Bill 2006 [This bill will now be assented to]

Delegated legislation

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

Notice of motion to disallow given

Senator Siewert gave a notice of motion to disallow an instrument that determines the Australian national catch allocation for southern bluefin tuna for the 2006/2007 season.

See Documents for details of instruments [Clerk’s documents] tabled


For scheduled public committee hearings

For committee reports

Reports tabled

Public meetings

The Senate authorised the following public meetings to be held while the Senate is sitting:

  • Corporations and Financial Services Joint Committee–
  • 30 November 2006 from 5.30 pm – Continuing oversight of the operations of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • 1 December 2006 from 9.00am –Exposure draft of the Corporations Amendment (Takeovers) Bill 2006

Reporting dates extended

The Senate extended reporting dates for the following inquiries:

  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–
  • Water policy initiatives – to report by 5 December 2006
  • Australia ’s future oil supply–to report by 7 December 2006

Notices of motion given

To extend a reporting deadline

  • Economics Committee–Petrol pricing in Australia –to report by 7 December 2006

To hold a meeting when the Senate is sitting

  • Economics Committee–7 December 2006 from 3.30 pm – Further consideration of the 2006-07 supplementary Budget estimates

Other debates and motions

The Senate did not agree to motions about:

Notices of motion

For other notices of motion not mentioned elsewhere


The following documents were tabled:

  • Australian parliamentary delegation–Republic of Korea and the United States of America , 13 to 24 September 2006–Report. This report was also debated [First speaker]
  • Clerk’s documents [legislative instruments and other documents required by statute to be tabled]
  • Government documents [ and considered]
  • Parliamentary zone–proposal to provide directional and interpretive signage in the Parliamentary Zone. A notice of motion was given to approve the proposal.

Also in the Senate yesterday

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