This week at a glance - 14 to 16 August 2012

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No. 37/2012

14 to 16 August 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 15 August 2012, Senator Thorp 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:

14 August 2012

  • Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Screening) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Consumer Credit and Corporations Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Bill 2011 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Student Contribution Amounts and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Obligations and Prudential Standards) Bill 2012 [homepage]

15 August 2012

  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Defence Families) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 2) 2011 [homepage]
  • Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 [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]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Cross-Border Transfer Pricing) Bill (No. 1) 2012 [homepage]

16 August 2012

  • Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011 [homepage]
  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Schedule 4) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Judges and Governors-General Legislation Amendment (Family Law) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Legislative Instruments Amendment (Sunsetting Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Navigation Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Navigation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Statute Stocktake (Appropriations) Bill (No. 1) 2012 [homepage]

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

Private senators’ bills to be debated

On 22 November 2010 the Senate agreed to a temporary order allowing private senators’ bills to be considered on Thursdays. On 16 August 2012 the following bills are scheduled for debate:

  • Health Insurance (Dental Services) Bill 2012 [No. 2] [homepage]
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011 [homepage]

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

14 August 2012

  • Customs Amendment (Smuggled Tobacco) Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Military Court of Australia Bill 2012 and a related bill–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee and Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Cross-Border Transfer Pricing) Bill (No. 1) 2012–Economics Legislation Committee

15 August 2012

  • Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
  • Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Bill 2012 and a related bill–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Other reports

15 August 2012

  • Community Affairs References Committee–Health services and medical professionals in rural areas

16 August 2012

  • Australia’s Food Processing Sector Select Committee–Report

Proposed reference

14 August 2012

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 14 August 2012

Delegated legislation

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

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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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