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No. 84/2005

Tuesday 29 November 2005 

The Senate met from 12:30pm until 11.26pm


For full text of bills and other associated documents

No bills were introduced in the Senate  

The following bill was considered

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005– second reading debate continued

No bills were passed

Notices of motion given to introduce bills

  • Defence (Road Transport Legislation Exemption) Bill 2005–Notice of motion given by the Minister for Defence
  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2005 –Notice of motion given by the Minister for Justice and Cus toms

See Committees for details of reports relating to legislation

Delegated legislation

For a complete list of notices of motion to disallow (and outcomes)

Motion to disallow regulations defeated

The Senate agreednotto disallow the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Regulations 2005, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2005 No. 204 and made under the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005

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


For scheduled public committee hearings

For committee reports

Report tabled

  • Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2005 and Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Related Amendments) Bill 2005–Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee

New inquiry

  • Australia ’s future oil supply–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–to report by 15 June 2006

Public meeting

The Senate agreed that the following public meeting may be held while the Senate is sitting:

  • Public Accounts and Audit Joint Committee–30 November 2005 from 11.30am to 1pm–Aviation security in Australia

Motions agreed to

Request for responses by governments

  • Children in institutional care –Community Affairs References Committee–Request that state and territory governments take note of the response of the Commonwealth Government of 10 November 2005, and advise the Senate of their responses to the recommendations of the reports

Motion agreed to

Motions defeated

The Senate did not agree to motions about:

Notices of motion

For notices of motion not mentioned elsewhere


The following documents were tabled:

  • Auditor-General– Audit report no. 17 of 2005-06–Performance audit–Administration of the Superannuation Lost Members Register: Australian Taxation Office
  • Clerk’s documents [disallowable instruments and other documents required by statute to be tabled]
  • Government documents
  • 2 petitions were received

Also in the Senate yesterday

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