This week at a glance - 29 October to 1 November 2012

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 No. 61/2012

29 October to 1 November 2012

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On the first day of each sitting week the Senate Daily Summary outlines the business scheduled for consideration in the Senate. On subsequent days, it 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

Bills to be considered


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

29 October 2012

  • Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 [homepage]
    Customs Amendment (Military End-Use) Bill 2011 [homepage]

30 October 2012

  • Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 [homepage]

31 October 2012

  • Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Excise Tariff Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]

1 November 2012

  • Commonwealth Government Securities Legislation Amendment (Retail Trading) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Maximum Payment Amounts and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]

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

Private senator’s bill to be debated

On 22 November 2010 the Senate agreed to a temporary order allowing private senators’ bills to be considered on Thursdays. On 1 November 2012 the Senate will debate the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Making Marine Parks Accountable) Bill 2012 [homepage].

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week


Reports on legislation

29 October 2012

  • Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 and 6 related bills–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012–Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

31 October 2012

  • Economics References Committee–Effects of the global financial crisis on the Australian banking sector

1 November 2012

  • Electricity Prices Select Committee–Report
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee–Australia and the countries of the Indian Ocean rim
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Management of the Murray-Darling Basin

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 29 October 2012

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

Motions to disallow to be considered

29 October 2012

  • Notices given by Senator Siewert–
    • Social Security (Administration) (Declared income management areas) Determination 2012, made under section 123TFA of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 [homepage]
    • Social Security (Administration) (Vulnerable income management areas) Specification 2012 made under subsections 123UCA(3) and 123UGB(2) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 [homepage]
    • Social Security (Administration) (Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient) Principles 2012, made under subsection 123UGA(2) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 [homepage]
    • Social Security (Administration) (Specified income management Territory – Northern Territory) Specification 2012, made under subsections 123UCB(4) and 123UCC(4) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 [homepage]
    • Social Security (Administration) (Declared child protection State – New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria) Determination 2012, made under section 123TF of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 [homepage]

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Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available 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.

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

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Contact details

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