This week at a glance - 25 to 28 June 2012

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 No. 32/2012

25 to 28 June 2012

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Senators

On 27 June 2012, Senator Whish-Wilson will give his first speech.

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

25 June 2012

  • Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013 [homepage]
    Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013 [homepage]
    Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2012-2013 [homepage]
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children’s Commissioner) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Improved Access to Television Services) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Stronger Super) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Superannuation Supervisory Levy Imposition Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]

26 June 2012

  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Stronger Super) Bill 2012 and a related bill
  • Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Scheme Enhancements) Bill 2012 [homepage]

27 June 2012

  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Anti-siphoning) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 2) 2011 [homepage]
    Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Student Contribution Amounts and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Paid Parental Leave and Other Legislation Amendment (Dad and Partner Pay and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 [homepage]
    Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Obligations and Prudential Standards) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 2) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Pay As You Go Withholding Non-compliance Tax Bill 2011 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Income Tax (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]

28 June 2012

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Navigation Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Navigation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 [homepage]

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

Private senators’ bills to be debated

On 22 November 2010 the Senate agreed to a temporary order allowing private senators’ bills to be considered on Thursdays. On 28 June 2012 the following bills are scheduled for debate:

  • Health Insurance (Dental Services) Bill 2012 [No. 2] [homepage]
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011 [homepage]

Bills to be considered under a limitation of debate

On 19 June 2012 the Senate agreed to an order limiting debate on various bills. Votes will be held this week at the following times for all remaining stages of the following bills:

25 June 2012

  • Not later than 11 am–Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children’s Commissioner) Bill 2012
  • Not later than 11.50 am–Broadcasting Services Amendment (Improved Access to Television Services) Bill 2012
  • Not later than 8.20 pm–Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012
  • Not later than 8.40 pm–Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 and 2 related bills
  • Not later than 9.30 pm–Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013 and 2 related bills

26 June 2012

  • Not later than 1.20 pm–Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Stronger Super) Bill 2012 and a related bill
  • Not later than 8.00 pm–Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2012
  • Not later than 9.00 pm–Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012
  • Not later than 9.50 pm–Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment (Scheme Enhancements) Bill 2012

27 June 2012

  • Not later than 10.15 am–Paid Parental Leave and Other Legislation Amendment (Dad and Partner Pay and Other Measures) Bill 2012
  • Not later than 11.00 am–Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2012
  • Not later than 12.40 pm–Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 2) Bill 2012 and 2 related bills

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

25 June 2012

  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Improved Access to Television Services) Bill 2012–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
  • Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2012–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Other reports

25 June 2012

  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee–Prospective marriage visas

26 June 2012

  • Legislation committees–2012-13 Budget estimates

28 June 2012

  • Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee–Performance of the Department of Parliamentary Services
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee–Procurement procedures for defence capital projects

Proposed reference

28 June 2012

  • Electricity bill increases–Economics References Committee–to report by 23 August 2012–notice given by the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne)

Other business

Delegated legislation

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

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