This week at a glance - 9-12 October 2006

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No. 63/2006

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On the first day of each sitting week the Senate Daily Summary provides an overview of the business scheduled for consideration in the Senate that week. On subsequent days, SDS provides a convenient summary of the previous day’s proceedings in the Senate, with links to official Senate records.

Another document which is useful in tracking the Business of the Senate is the Dynamic Red, which records proceedings in the Senate as they happen each day.

Legislation

For full text of bills and other associated documents click here

Bill presented out of sitting

The Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and the Regulation of Human Embryo Research Amendment Bill 2006 was presented to the President by Senator Patterson on 26 September 2006 . It will be tabled on 9 October 2006 .

Bills to be considered

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

9 and 10 October 2006

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2006
    Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006

11 October 2006

  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2006
    Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006
    Communications Legislation Amendment (Enforcement Powers) Bill 2006
    Television Licence Fees Amendment Bill 2006
  • Independent Contractors Bill 2006
    Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Independent Contractors) Bill 2006

12 October 2006

  • Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2006
  • Archives Amendment Bill 2006
  • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Amendment Bill 2006
  • Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment (Antarctic Seals and Other Measures) Bill 2006
  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Trans-Tasman Banking Supervision) Bill 2006
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2006 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2006
  • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2006
  • Judiciary Legislation Amendment Bill 2006
  • National Cattle Disease Eradication Account Amendment Bill 2006
  • Public Works Committee Amendment Bill 2006
  • Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity ) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2006
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 5) Bill 2006

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports due this week

The following reports were presented out of sitting and will be tabled on 9 October 2006

  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006, 3 related bills and a background paper by the Minister on new services on digital spectrum–Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 4) Bill 2006–Economics Committee

Reports on legislation are due to be tabled this week as follows

9 October 2006

  • Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2006–Community Affairs Committee
  • Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Bill 2005–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Corporations Amendment (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations) Bill 2006 and a related bill–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Customs Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2006 and a related bill–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2006 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2006–Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee

10 October 2006

  • Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Bill 2006–Community Affairs Committee
  • Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2006–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

12 October 2006

  • Privacy Legislation Amendment (Emergencies and Disasters) Bill 2006–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Other reports are due to be tabled this week as follows

9 October 2006

  • Economics Committee–Petrol pricing in Australia

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Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available on the Internet 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, on the Internet at http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/pubs/index.htm.

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

Contact details

Inquiries, comments and suggestions: phone 6277 3015

e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au