Tuesday 15 August 2006

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No. 50/2006

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The Senate met from 12.30pm until 8.56pm


For full text of bills and other associated documents

No bills were introduced in the Senate

No bills were passed

The following bill was considered

  • Aboriginal Land Rights ( Northern Territory ) Amendment Bill 2006–committee of the whole continued–13 Government amendments agreed to

Notices of motion given to introduce bills

  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment Bill 2006–Notice of motion given by the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Return to Procedural Fairness) Bill 2006–Notice of motion given by Senator Bartlett [Private senator’s bill]

Delegated legislation

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

Notices of motion withdrawn

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances withdrew notices of motion to disallow 11 instruments.

See Documents for details of instruments [Clerk’s documents] tabled


For scheduled public committee hearings

For committee reports

No reports were tabled

New inquiry

The Senate agreed to refer matters relating to Australia’s Indigenous visual arts and craft sector to the Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee for report by the first sitting day in 2007

Public meeting

The Senate agreed that the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee may hold a public meeting while the Senate is sitting on 16 August 2006 from 4.30 pm to take evidence for the committee’s inquiry into water policy initiatives

Reporting date extended

The Senate agreed to extend the reporting date for the inquiry of the Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee into women in sport and recreation in Australia to 6 September 2006

Motions to refer matters to committees

Other debates and motions

The Senate agreed to a motion moved by Senators Siewert, Kemp, Evans and Bartlett about national Indigenous art awards

The Senate did not agree to motions about:

Notices of motion

For other notices of motion not mentioned elsewhere


The following documents were tabled:

Also in the Senate yesterday


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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.

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