This week at a glance - 19 to 22 November 2012

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 No. 66/2012

18 to 22 November 2012

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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.

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

The Government has scheduled bills for debate this week, as follows:

19 November 2012

  • Appropriation (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013 [homepage]
    Appropriation (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Bill (No. 2) 2012-2013 [homepage]
  • Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2012 [homepage]

20 November 2012

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious Drugs, Identity Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012 [homepage]

21 November 2012

  • Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Excise Tariff Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Per‑tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Fair Entitlements Guarantee Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Fair Work Amendment (Transfer of Business) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Laws Amendment (Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Efficiency Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Superannuation Auditor Registration Imposition Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 5) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Clean Building Managed Investment Trust) Bill 2012 [homepage]

22 November 2012

  • Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011[homepage]
  • Corporations Legislation Amendment (Derivative Transactions) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Office) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Courts Legislation Amendment (Judicial Complaints) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • National Health Security Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Personal Liability for Corporate Fault Reform Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (New Zealand Arrangement) Bill 2012 [homepage]

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

Private senators’ bills to be debated

On 22 November 2010 the Senate agreed to a temporary order allowing private senators’ bills to be considered on Thursdays. On Thursday, 22 November 2012 it is proposed to consider the Low Aromatic Fuel Bill 2012 [homepage].

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week


Reports on legislation

19 November 012

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious Drugs, Identity Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Office) Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2012–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Unclaimed Money and Other Measures) Bill 2012–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
  • Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

20 November 2012

  • Migration Amendment (Health Care for Asylum Seekers) Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Law Enforcement Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

21 November 2012

  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–New Zealand Potatoes Import Risk Analysis

22 November 2012

  • Environment and Communications References Committee–Container deposit schemes

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 19 November 2012

Delegated legislation


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

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Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available 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.

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

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Contact details

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e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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