This week at a glance: 27-30 November 2006

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No. 83/2006

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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

Bills to be considered

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

27 November 2006

  • Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (2006 Measures No. 1) Bill 2006 and a related bill
  • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2006
  • Inspector of Transport Security Bill 2006 and a related bill

28 November 2006

  • Independent Contractors Bill 2006 and a related bill
  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2006 Budget Measures) Bill 2006

29 November 2006

  • Copyright Amendment Bill 2006
  • Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2006

30 November 2006

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Bill 2006 and a related bill
  • Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Customs Legislation Amendment ( New Zealand Rules of Origin) Bill 2006
  • Datacasting Transmitter Licence Fees Bill 2006 and a related bill
  • Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2006
  • Medibank Private Sale Bill 2006
  • Telecommunications Amendment (Integrated Public Number Database) Bill 2006

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Reports due this week

The following reports were presented out of sitting and will be tabled on 27 November 2006

  • Copyright Amendment Bill 2006–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2006–Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee
  • Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2006 Budget Measures) Bill 2006–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Reports on legislation are due to be tabled this week as follows

27 November 2006

  • Medibank Private Sale Bill 2006–Finance and Public Administration Committee

28 November 2006

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Bill 2006 and a related bill–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee

30 November 2006

  • Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2006–Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee

Other reports are due to be tabled this week as follows

27 November 2006

  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–Australia’s future oil supply

30 November 2006

  • Economics Committee–Petrol pricing in Australia
  • Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee–Water policy initiatives

 

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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

Inquiries, comments and suggestions: phone 6277 3015

e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au