This week at a glance - 9 to 11 October 2012

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 No. 56/2012

9 to 11 October 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 Ocobter 2012, Senator Ruston will give her first speech.

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered


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

9 October 2012

  • 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]
    Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 3) 2012 [homepage]
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Fair Incentives to Work) Bill 2012 [homepage]

10 October 2012

  • Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 [homepage]
    Customs Amendment (Military End-Use) Bill 2011 [homepage]
  • Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (MySuper Core Provisions) Bill 2012 [homepage]

11 October 2012

  • Customs Amendment (Smuggled Tobacco) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • National Portrait Gallery of Australia Bill 2012 [homepage]
    National Portrait Gallery of Australia (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012 [homepage]

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

Private senator’s bill to be debated

On 22 November 2010 the Senate agreed to a temporary order allowing private senators’ bills to be considered on Thursdays. On 11 October 2012 it is proposed to debate the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Making Marine Parks Accountable) Bill 2012 [No. 2].

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week


Report on legislation

9 October 2012

  • Military Court of Australia Bill 2012 and a related bill–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

10 October 2012

  • Community Affairs References Committee–Palliative care in Australia
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Fresh pineapple imports

Other business

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

Motions to disallow to be considered

10 October 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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