This week at a glance - 18 to 21 June 2012

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 No. 26/2012

18 to 21 June 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 18 June 2012, Senator Smith will give his first speech.

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

18 June 2012

  • Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Amendment Bill 2011 [homepage]
  • Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R 18+ Computer Games) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Bill 2012[homepage]
    Tax Laws Amendment (Shipping Reform) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Corporations Amendment (Proxy Voting) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Corporations Legislation Amendment (Audit Enhancement) Bill 2012
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • National Health Reform Amendment (Administrator and National Health Funding Body) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health Reform) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • National Water Commission Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Bill 2011 [homepage]
  • Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011 [homepage]
  • Skills Australia Amendment (Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 1) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 1) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 3) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Income Tax (Seasonal Labour Mobility Program Withholding Tax) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Tax Laws Amendment (Income Tax Rates) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Telecommunications Interception and Other Legislation Amendment (State Bodies) Bill 2012 [homepage]

19 June 2012

  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2012 [homepage]

20 June 2012

  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Corporations Amendment (Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Parliamentary Counsel and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]

21 June 2012

  • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Bill 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 21 June 2012 the following bills are scheduled for debate:

  • Health Insurance (Dental Services) Bill 2012 [No. 2] [homepage]
  • Assisting Victims of Overseas Terrorism Bill 2012 [homepage]

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

18 June 2012

  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children’s Commissioner) Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 and 2 related bills–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Courts Legislation Amendment (Judicial Complaints) Bill 2012 and a related bill–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2012–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 3) Bill 2012 and 2 related bills–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

20 June 2012

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Other reports

18 June 2012

  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee–Higher education and skills training for agriculture and agribusiness
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee–Prospective marriage visas

Proposed reference

18 June 2012

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 18 June 2012

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to disallow to be considered

20 June 2012

  • Fishing Levy Regulations 2011 as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 241 and made under the Fishing Levy Act 1991 and the Fisheries Management Act 1991–notice given by Senator Colbeck

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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

Following the Australian Senate on Twitter: @AuSenate

Contact details

Inquiries, comments and suggestions:    
phone 6277 3021
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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