This Week at a Glance - 24 to 27 November 2008

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No. 79/2008

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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.



Bills and related documents available on BillsNet <>

Bills to be considered

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

24 November 2008
25 November 2008
26 November 2008
27 November 2008




For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports presented out of sitting to be tabled on 24 November 2008

  • Aged Care Amendment (2008 Measures No. 2) Bill 2008–Community Affairs Committee
  • Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008 and a related bill–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
  • Temporary Residents’ Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 and a related bill–Economics Committee
  • Water Amendment Bill 2008–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–Interim report and final report

Reports on legislation due to be tabled this week

24 November 2008
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee
25 November 2008
  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television Switch-over) Bill 2008–Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee
27 November 2008
  • Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Bill 2008–Economics Committee
  • Schools Assistance Bill 2008 and a related bill–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee

Other reports due to be tabled this week

27 November 2008
  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee–Academic freedom in school and higher education


Other business

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to disallow to be considered

A notice given by Senator Milne to disallow the Environmental and Natural Resource Management Guidelines is listed for consideration on 24 November 2008.


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