This week at a glance: 4-7 December 2006

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No. 89/2006

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On the first day of each sitting week the Senate Daily Summary provides an overview of the business scheduled for consideration in the Senate that week. On subsequent days, SDS provides a convenient summary of the previous day’s proceedings in the Senate, with links to official Senate records.

Another document which is useful in tracking the Business of the Senate is the Dynamic Red, which records proceedings in the Senate as they happen each day.

Legislation

For full text of bills and other associated documents click here

Bills to be considered

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

4 December 2006

  • Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Medibank Private Sale Bill 2006

5 December 2006

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Bill 2006 and a related bill
  • Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 4) Bill 2006

6 December 2006

  • Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2006
  • Royal Commissions Amendment (Records) Bill 2006

7 December 2006

  • Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006
  • Customs Legislation Amendment ( New Zealand Rules of Origin) Bill 2006
  • Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2006

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

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to be considered

A notice given by Senator Siewert to disallow an instrument that determines the Australian national catch allocation for southern bluefin tuna for the 2006/2007 season is due to be considered on 5 December 2006.

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports due this week

  • Community Affairs Committee–Funding and operation of the Commonwealth-State/Territory Disability Agreement–due by the last sitting week of 2006
  • Economics Committee–Petrol pricing in Australia–due on 7 December 2006
  • Finance and Public Administration Committee–Transparency and accountability of Commonwealth public funding and expenditure–due on 7 December 2006
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee–Naval shipbuilding in Australia–due by the last sitting day in 2006 (7 December 2006)
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee–Indigenous workers whose paid labour was controlled by Government–due by the last sitting day in 2006 (7 December 2006)
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–Australia’s future oil supply–due on 7 December 2006
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–Water policy initiatives–due on 5 December 2006  

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Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet 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, on the Internet at http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/pubs/index.htm.

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

Contact details

Inquiries, comments and suggestions: phone 6277 3015

e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au