Senate Daily Summary - 22 June 2012

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No. 31/2012

Friday, 22 June 2012

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The Senate met from 9.30 am until 3.34 pm


Bills and related documents

Bills considered

The following bills were introduced

  • Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge Bill 2012
    Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012
    [passed by the House of Representatives on 21 June 2012]

The following bill was introduced, debated and passed

  • Social Security Amendment (Supporting Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas) Bill 2011 [first speaker] [The bill will now be assented to]

The following bills were passed

  • Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2011-2012 and a related bill [first speaker ] [The bills will now be assented to]
  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2012 [first speaker ] [The bills will now be assented to]
  • Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012 [first speaker ] [The bill will now be assented to]
  • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Bill 2012 [first speaker ] [The bill will now be assented to]
  • Parliamentary Counsel and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [first speaker ] [The bill will now be assented to]

Message from the House of Representatives reported

  • National Water Commission Amendment Bill 2012–agreeing to the bill without amendment [The bill will now be assented to]


Delegated legislation

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

Documents tabled

Other business

Adjournment debate–first speaker

Notices of motion

Notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals.


Statistics on the work of the Senate this week will be available in the Statistical Summary, which forms part of StatsNet–the Department of the Senate’s online statistical collection.

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