Senate Daily Summary - 16 March 2012

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No. 15/2012

Friday, 16 March 2012

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The Senate met from 9.00 am until 2.14 pm


Bills and related documents

Bills considered

The following bills were debated

  • Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 and 10 related bills–second reading debate continued [first speaker]–1 Opposition second reading amendment to be determined


Scheduled public committee hearings

Committee reports 

Meeting during the sitting of the Senate

The Senate varied an order of the Senate agreed to on 15 March 2012 to provide that the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity Joint Committee be authorised to hold a hearing into the integrity of overseas Commonwealth law enforcement operations during the sitting of the Senate on 16 March 2012 from 11.00 am.


The Senate agreed to various changes to the membership of committees.
Messages from the House of Representatives were reported advising of various changes to the membership of joint committees.


Delegated legislation

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

  • Clerk’s documents were tabled [legislative instruments and other documents required by statute to be tabled]

Other business

Adjournment debate–first speaker

Notice of motion

A notice of motion given today is available in the Senate Journals.

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