This week at a glance 14-17 August 2006

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No. 48/2006

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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

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

14 and 15 August 2006

  • Migration Amendment (Designated Unauthorised Arrivals) Bill 2006

16 August 2006

  • Aboriginal Land Rights ( Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2006
  • Aviation Transport Security Amendment Bill 2006
  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2005 [2006]
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment (Promoting Safer Workplaces) Bill 2005

17 August 2006

  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment (Export Control and Quarantine) Bill 2006
  • Australia-Japan Foundation (Repeal and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2006
  • Customs Legislation Amendment (Modernising Import Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2006
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Medical Specialists) Bill 2005
  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2006
  • Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Amendment (Security Plans and Other Measures) Bill 2006
  • Migration Amendment (Employer Sanctions) Bill 2006
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment (Promoting Safer Workplaces) Bill 2005
  • Public Works Committee Amendment Bill 2006
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2006
  • Trade Marks Amendment Bill 2006

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Restructuring the committee system

On 10 August the Procedure Committee presented its first report of 2006, PDF 112KB. That report is set down for consideration on 14 August 2006.

The following reports are due to be tabled on the days indicated

16 August 2006

Economics Legislation Committee

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2006

17 August 2006

Community Affairs Legislation Committee–

Transparent Advertising and Notification of Pregnancy Counselling Services Bill 2005

Motions to refer matters to committees are set down for the days indicated

15 August 2006

  • Community Affairs References Committee–Exclusive Brethren
  • Legal and Constitutional References Committee–Temporary business long stay visas

Delegated legislation

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

Motions to disallow or disapprove regulations are due to be considered on the days indicated

15 August 2006

Clause 2.2 of Determination 2006/11: Remuneration and Allowances for Holder of Public Office and Members of Parliament, made pursuant to subsections 5(2A), 7(1), 7(3), 7(3D) and 7(4) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973–notice given by Senator Bob Brown

16 August 2006

Criminal Code Amendment Regulations 2005 (No. 14), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2005 No. 298, specifying the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as a terrorist organisation, and made under the Criminal Code Act 1995–notice given by Senator Bob Brown

17 August 2006

Telecommunications (Operational Separation – Designated Services) Determination (No. 1) 2005, made under subclause 50A(1) of Schedule 1 to the Telecommunications Act 1997–notice given by Senator Conroy

Telecommunications (Requirements for Operational Separation Plan) Determination (No. 1) 2005, made under paragraph 51(1)(d) of Schedule 1 to the Telecommunications Act 1997–notice given by Senator Conroy

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

Enquiries, comments and suggestions: phone 02 6277 3015
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au