Tuesday, 28 November 2006

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No. 85/2006

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The Senate met from 12.30pm until 11.01pm


For full text of bills and other associated documents

Bills considered

The following private senator’s bill was introduced

  • Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change (Kyoto Protocol Ratification) Bill 2006 [No. 2]–introduced by Senator Carr

The following bills were debated

  • Independent Contractors Bill 2006 and a related bill–second reading debate continued [first speaker] [The Australian Democrats moved a second reading amendment in relation to the main bill expressing a view about the bill’s policy]

The following bills were passed

  • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Amendment Bill 2006 [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2006 Budget Measures) Bill 2006–1 Government agreed to; 1 Schedule negatived [The House of Representatives will now consider the amendments made by the Senate]
  • Inspector of Transport Security Bill 2006 and a related bill [These bills will now be assented to]

Notices of motion

To introduce a bill

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (National Investigative Powers and Witness Protection) Bill 2006–notice given by the Minister for Justice and Customs

To divide a bill

  • Copyright Amendment Bill 2006–notice given by Senator Bartlett

Messages from the House of Representatives

  • Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Bill 2006–Agreeing to the amendments made by the Senate [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Amendment Bill 2005 [2006]–Agreeing to the bill without amendment [This bill will now be assented to]

See Committees for details of reports relating to legislation

Delegated legislation

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

Notice of motion withdrawn

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances withdrew a notice of motion to disallow the following instruments: Inclusion of species in the list of threatened species (Nos 42 to 45)

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


For scheduled public committee hearings

For committee reports

Report tabled

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Bill 2006 and a related bill–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Public meeting

The Senate varied its order of 9 October 2006 and authorised the Public Accounts and Audit Joint Committee to hold a public meeting while the Senate is sitting on 7 December 2006 from 10.00am to 1.30pm for the committee’s inquiry into financial reporting and equipment acquisition at the Department of Defence and DMO.

Notices of motion given

To extend reporting deadlines:

  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–
  • Water policy initiatives – to report by 5 December 2006
  • Australia ’s future oil supply–to report by 7 December 2006

To hold meetings when the Senate is sitting:

  • Corporations and Financial Services Joint Committee–
  • 30 November 2006 from 5.30 pm – Continuing oversight of the operations of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • 1 December 2006 from 9.00am –Exposure draft of the Corporations Amendment (Takeovers) Bill 2006

Other debates and motions

The Senate agreed to a motion moved by Senator Siewert about the Australian Council of Social Services.

The Senate did not agree to motions about:

Notices of motion

For other notices of motion not mentioned elsewhere

Orders for the production of documents

Motion defeated

A motion moved by Senator Siewert requiring the Minister for the Environment and Heritage to table the report of a review of matters of national environment significance was defeated.


The following documents were tabled:

Also in the Senate yesterday

  • Questions without notice and debate on issues arising in Question Time [first question]
  • The President informed the Senate of the death, on 19 November 2006, of Norman Kenneth Foster , OAM, a member of the House of Representatives for the division of Sturt , South Australia , from 1969 to 1972.
  • Adjournment debate [first speaker]

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