Tuesday 20 June 2006

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No. 41/2006

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The Senate met from 12.30pm until 12.20am


For full text of bills and other associated documents

The following bill was introduced in the Senate

  • Aboriginal Land Rights ( Northern Territory ) Amendment Bill 2006

The following bill was considered

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2006–committee of the whole continued

Notices of motion given to introduce bills

  • Crimes Act Amendment (Forensic Procedures) Bill (No. 1) 2006 –Notice of motion given by the Minister for Justice and Customs
  • Customs Legislation Amendment (Modernising Import Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2006 –Notice of motion given by the Minister for Justice and Customs
  • Financial Transaction Reports Amendment Bill 2006 –Notice of motion given by the Minister for Justice and Customs
  • Migration Amendment (Visa Integrity) Bill 2006 –Notice of motion given by the Minister for Justice and Customs
  • Public Works Committee Amendment Bill 2006 –Notice of motion given by the Minister for Justice and Customs
  • Trade Marks Amendment Bill 2006 –Notice of motion given by the Minister for Justice and Customs

See Committees for details of reports relating to legislation

Delegated legislation

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

Notice of motion withdrawn

A notice of motion to disallow the Broadcasting Services (International Broadcasting) Guidelines 2005, made under section 121FP of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 was withdrawn

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


For scheduled public committee hearings

For committee reports


Reports tabled

Reports tabled

  • Administration by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry of the citrus canker outbreak–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
  • Beyond petrol sniffing: Renewing hope for Indigenous communities–Community Affairs References Committee

New inquiry

  • Commonwealth public funding and expenditure–Transparency and accountability to Parliament–Finance and Public Administration References Committee–to report by 19 October 2006

Public meetings

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

  • Community Affairs Legislation Committee–22 June 2006 from 3.30pm–Transparent Advertising and Notification of Pregnancy Counselling Services Bill 2005
  • Community Affairs References Committee–23 June 2006 from 9am–Gynaecological cancer in Australia

Reporting dates extended

  • Pacific region seasonal contract labour–Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee–to report by 18 October 2006
  • Water policy initiatives–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–to report by 30 November 2006

Motion defeated

The Senate did not agree to a motion moved by Senator Milne to refer the matter of Australia ’s future sustainable and secure energy supply and related matters to the Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee

Notice of motion given

To refer a matter to a committee

Motions defeated

The Senate did not agree to motions about:

Notices of motion

For notices of motion not mentioned elsewhere [see Journals entries 9 and 22]



The following documents were tabled:

Also in the Senate yesterday

  • Questions without notice and debate on issues arising in Question Time
  • The President made a statement relating to unparliamentary language and a matter raised by Senator Bob Brown on 19 June 2006
  • Adjournment debate

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