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This week at a glance: 17-20 March 2008

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No. 15/2008

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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.


Bills and related documents available on BillsNet <>

Bills to be considered

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

17 March 2008

  • Infrastructure Australia Bill 2008
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Board and Other Measures) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008
  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008

18 March 2008

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008

19 March 2008

  • Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill 2008 and a related bill
  • Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2008
  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008

20 March 2008

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2007-2008
    Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2007-2008
  • Tradex Scheme Amendment Bill 2008


Other government business

The Senate will continue to debate the Address-in-reply to the Governor-General's speech.


For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports due to be tabled this week

18 March 2008

  • Standing committees Reports on the 2007-08 additional estimates

20 March 2008

  • Community Affairs Committee Cost of living pressures on older Australians
  • Standing committees Reports on annual reports tabled by 31 October 2007

Proposed reference

18 March 2008


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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

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