This week at a glance - 26 to 29 November 2012

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 No. 71/2012

26 to 29 November 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.

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

26 November 2012

  • Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Fair Entitlements Guarantee Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Fair Work Amendment (Transfer of Business) Bill 2012 [homepage]

27 November 2012

  • Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Excise Tariff Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Unclaimed Money and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]

28 November 2012

  • Customs Amendment (Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Customs Tariff Amendment (Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • National Gambling Reform Bill 2012 [homepage]
    National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Bill (No. 1) 2012 [homepage]
    National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Bill (No. 2) 2012 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]

29 November 2012

  • Aviation Legislation Amendment (Liability and Insurance) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 2) 2011 [homepage]
    Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 2) 2012 [homepage]
    Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012 [homepage]
    Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 3) 2012 [homepage]
  • Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) 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 29 November 2012 the following bills are scheduled for debate:

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011 [homepage]
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012 [homepage]

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week


Reports on legislation

26 November 2012

  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2012–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

27 November 2012

  • National Gambling Reform Bill 2012 and 2 related bills–Community Affairs Legislation Committee

29 November 2012

  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

27 November 2012

  • Senators’ Interests Committee–Development of a draft code of conduct for senators

28 November 2012

  • Economics References Committee–Effects of the global financial crisis on the Australian banking sector
  • Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee–Performance of the Department of Parliamentary Services

29 November 2012

  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee–Allowance payment system

Proposed reference

26 November 2012

  • Justice reinvestment schemes–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Committee–to report by 16 May 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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Contact details

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