This week at a glance: 11-13 March 2008

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No. 11/2008

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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.


Bills and related documents available on BillsNet <>

Bills to be considered

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

11 March 2008

  • Cross-Border Insolvency Bill 2008
  • Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Review of Prudential Decisions) Bill 2008

12 March 2008

  • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment (2008 Measures No. 1) Bill 2008
  • Skills Australia Bill 2008
  • Social Security and Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Allowances) Bill 2008

13 March 2008

  • Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Assistance) Bill 2008
  • Horse Disease Response Levy Bill 2008 and 2 related bills
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Bill 2008
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Poisons Standard) Bill 2008
  • Trade Practices Amendment (Access Declarations) Bill 2008



For scheduled public committee hearings click here

Proposed reference

11 March 2008


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Related resources

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