This week at a glance - 27-30 March 2006


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No. 16/2006

Address by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

The Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom will address members and senators in the House of Representatives chamber at 12 noon on 27 March 2006. Question time in the Senate will commence at 2.30pm.

Legislation

For full text of bills and other associated documents click here

The following bills may be considered on the days indicated

27 March 2006

  • Aged Care Amendment (2005 Measures No. 1) Bill 2005
  • Aged Care (Bond Security) Bill 2005
  • Aged Care (Bond Security) Levy Bill 2005
  • Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Bill 2005
  • Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2005
  • Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Amendment Bill 2006

28 March 2006

  • Family Assistance, Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2005 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2006
  • Health Legislation Amendment (Pharmacy Location Arrangements) Bill 2006
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 1) Bill 2006
  • Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2006

29 March 2006

  • Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Fees and Charges) Bill 2006
  • Cancer Australia Bill 2006
  • Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Mutual Recognition with New Zealand) Bill 2005 [2006]
  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2005
  • Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Amendment (Maritime Security Guards and Other Measures) Bill 2005 [2006]
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2005

30 March 2006

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Amendment Bill 2005 [2006]
  • Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2005-2006
  • Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2005-2006
  • Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Anti-avoidance) Bill 2005
  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2005 [2006]
  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Subscription Television Drama and Community Broadcasting Licences) Bill 2006
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Medical Specialists) Bill 2005
  • Ministers of State Amendment Bill 2005
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment (Promoting Safer Workplaces) Bill 2005
  • Postal Industry Ombudsman Bill 2005 [2006]
  • Student Assistance Legislation Amendment Bill 2005
  • Trade Practices Amendment (National Access Regime) Bill 2006

Committees

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The following reports are due to be tabled on the days indicated

27 March 2006

  • Aged Care (Bond Security) Bill 2005, Aged Care (Bond Security) Levy Bill 2005 and the Aged Care Amendment (2005 Measures No. 1) Bill 2005–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2005–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Family Assistance, Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2005 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2006–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Bill 2005–Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee
  • Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2006–Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

28 March 2006

  • 2005-06 additional estimates reports–All legislation committees
  • Economic impact of salinity in the Australian environment–Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee

29 March 2006

  • Reports on annual reports tabled by 31 October 2005–All legislation committees

30 March 2006

  • Geo-political and strategic aspects of Australia’s relationship with China–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
  • Response to petition on the management and prevention of gynaecological cancers and sexually transmitted infections–Community Affairs References Committee
  • Water policy initiatives–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee 

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