This week at a glance - 10 to 13 September 2012

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 No. 46/2012

10 to 13 September 2012

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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.

Senators

On 10 September Senator Anne Ruston will be sworn in as a senator for South Australia to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Fisher.

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

10 September 2012

  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Anti-siphoning) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Fair Incentives to Work) Bill 2012 [homepage]

11 September 2012

  • International Monetary Agreements Amendment (Loans) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 4) Bill 2012 [homepage]

12 September 2012

  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012 [homepage]
  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 2) 2011 [homepage]
    Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 2) 2012 [homepage]
    Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012 [homepage]
  • Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012 [homepage]
  • Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Judges and Governors-General Legislation Amendment (Family Law) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (MySuper Core Provisions) Bill 2012 [homepage]

13 September 2012

  • Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011 [homepage]
  • Customs Tariff Amendment (2012 Measures No. 1) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Schedule 4) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Registration Fees) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Legislative Instruments Amendment (Sunsetting Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Statute Law Revision Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Statute Stocktake (Appropriations) Bill (No. 1) 2012 [homepage]
  • Transport Safety Investigation Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]

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

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

11 September 2012

  • Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

12 September 2012

  • Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 and 2 related bills–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Maritime Powers Bill 2012 and a related bill–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

13 September 2012

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

12 September 2012

  • Legislation Committees–Examination of annual reports tabled by 30 April 2012
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test

Proposed reference

10 September 2012

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 10 September 2012

Delegated legislation

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

Deferred vote

On 23 August a vote on a motion moved by Senator Whish-Wilson to disallow the Small Pelagic Fishery Total Allowable Catch (Quota Species) Determination 2012 [homepage] was deferred pursuant to standing order 57(3). On 10 September the deferred vote will be taken.

Motions to disallow to be considered

11 September 2012

  • Notices given by Senator Siewert–
    • Social Security (Administration) (Declared income management areas) Determination 2012, made under section 123TFA of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 [homepage]
    • Social Security (Administration) (Vulnerable income management areas) Specification 2012 made under subsections 123UCA(3) and 123UGB(2) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 [homepage]
    • Social Security (Administration) (Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient) Principles 2012, made under subsection 123UGA(2) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 [homepage]
    • Social Security (Administration) (Specified income management Territory – Northern Territory) Specification 2012, made under subsections 123UCB(4) and 123UCC(4) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 [homepage]
    • Social Security (Administration) (Declared child protection State – New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria) Determination 2012, made under section 123TF of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 [homepage]

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Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available 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.

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

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Contact details

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