Thursday, 9 November 2006

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No. 82/2006

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The Senate met from 9.30am until 8.08pm

Legislation

For full text of bills and other associated documents

Bills considered

The following private senator’s bills were introduced

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Duration of Detention) Bill 2006–introduced by Senator Bartlett
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Human Rights) Bill 2006–introduced by Senator Bartlett

The following bill was exempted from the cut-off order [to enable consideration in this period of sittings]

  • Maritime Legislation Amendment (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Bill 2006

The following bills were passed

  • Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Bill 2006 and a related bill [These bills will now be assented to]
  • Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Bill 2006– 3 Australian Greens amendments agreed to [The House of Representatives will now consider the amendments made by the Senate]
  • Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Amendment Bill 2006 [This bill will now be assented to]
  • Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment (Antarctic Seals and Other Measures) Bill 2006 [The House of Representatives will now consider this bill]
  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment Bill 2006 [The House of Representatives will now consider this bill]
  • Housing Loans Insurance Corporation (Transfer of Assets and Abolition) Repeal Bill 2006 and a related bill [These bills will now be assented to]
  • Maritime Legislation Amendment (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Bill 2006 [This bill will now be assented to]
  • National Cattle Disease Eradication Account Amendment Bill 2006 [This bill will now be assented to]

Notices of motion

To introduce a bill

  • Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change (Kyoto Protocol Ratification) Bill 2006–notice given by Senator Carr [private senator’s bill]

To exempt bills from the cut-off order [to enable consideration in this period of sittings]

The Minister for Justice and Customs gave a notice of motion to exempt the following bills:

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Bill 2006 and a related bill
  • Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Copyright Amendment Bill 2006
  • Customs Legislation Amendment ( New Zealand Rules of Origin) Bill 2006
  • Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2006
  • Inspector of Transport Security Bill 2006 and a related bill
  • Medibank Private Sale Bill 2006
  • Telecommunications Amendment (Integrated Public Number Database) Bill 2006

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings

For committee reports

Estimates

Additional information arising from estimates hearings was tabled:

  • Economics Committee–.
  • Additional estimates 2005-06
  • Budget estimates 2006-07
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee–
  • Additional estimates 2005-06
  • Budget estimates 2006-07
  • Committee briefing in August 2006
  • Supplementary budget estimates 2006-07
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–Supplementary budget estimates 2006-07

Report tabled

Government responses

The following government responses to committee reports were tabled:

  • Australian Crime Commission Joint Committee–First report on trafficking of women for sexual servitude
  • Publications Joint Committee–Distribution of the Parliamentary Papers Series

Proposed references

The Senate debated but did not agree to a proposal to refer matters relating to the impact of climate change on Australian food production and rural communities to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee. [first speaker]

Notices of motion given

To refer matters to committees:

Senator Bob Brown gave a notice of motion to refer matters relating to the new security treaty with Indonesia to the Treaties Joint Committee for report by 15 February 2007.

Membership

The Senate appointed Senator Bartlett as a member of the Australian Crime Commission Joint Committee.

Other debates and motions

The Senate agreed to motions about:

The Senate did not agree to motions about:

The Senate debated a motion about the Australian economy which was moved by Senator Sherry . [ first speaker]

Notices of motion

For other notices of motion not mentioned elsewhere

Orders for the production of documents

Notice of motion given

Senator O’Brien gave a notice of motion to require the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services to table documents from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority relating to Lessbrook Pty Ltd –no later than 3.30pm on 29 November 2006.

Documents

The following document was tabled:

Also in the Senate yesterday

  • Questions without notice and debate on issues arising in Question Time [first question]
  • Government documents, committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports were discussed
  • Adjournment debate [first speaker]

Statistics

Statistics on the work of the Senate this week will be available in the Statistical Summary, which forms part of StatsNet–the Department of the Senate’s online statistical collection.

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