Tuesday 12 September 2006

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No. 60/2006

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The Senate met from 12.30pm until 8.52pm

Legislation

For full text of bills and other associated documents

Bill considered

  • Petroleum Retail Legislation Repeal Bill 2006–consideration in committee continued [see Journal entries 4 and 22 ]

Notices of motion to introduce bills

  • Aged Care Amendment (Residential Care) Bill 2006–Notice given by the Minister for Ageing
  • Judiciary Legislation Amendment Bill 2006–Notice given by the Minister for Justice and Customs
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Complementary Protection Visas) Bill 2006–Notice given by Senator Bartlett [private senator’s bill]
  • Privacy Legislation Amendment (Emergencies and Disasters) Bill 2006–Notice given by the Minister for Justice and Customs

Message from the House of Representatives

A message from the House was reported, agreeing to the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Mutual Recognition with New Zealand ) Bill 2005 [2006] without amendment. The bill will now be assented to.

Delegated legislation

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

Notices of motion withdrawn

The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances withdrew notices to disallow the following delegated legislation that prohibits the broadcasting on certain television services of programs that encourage people to join or finance terrorist organisations:

  • Broadcasting Services (Anti-Terrorism Requirements for Subscription Television Narrowcasting Services) Standard 2006
  • Broadcasting Services (Anti-Terrorism Requirements for Open Narrowcasting Television Services) Standard 2006

See Documents for details of instruments [Clerk’s documents] tabled

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings

For committee reports

Proposed reference

The Senate did not agree to refer matters relating to Australia ’s national and international policing requirements to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee.

Public meeting

The Senate authorised the Public Works Joint Committee to hold a public meeting while the Senate is sitting on Thursday, 14 September from 3.30pm for the committee’s inquiry into the provisions of facilities for project single LEAP.

Notices of motion given

To extend a reporting deadline

  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2006 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2006– Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee –to report by 9 October 2006

To hold a meeting when the Senate is sitting

  • Economics Committee – 14 September 2006 from 3.30 pm– Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 4) Bill 2006

Membership

The Senate agreed to various changes to committee membership.

Questions on notice–failure to provide answers

Senator Allison asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing why answers had not been provided to questions on notice nos 2005 and 2006 asked on 13 June 2006 relating to the Medicare Benefits Consultative Committee and weight management respectively. The Minister was not present in the chamber to provide an explanation.

Other debates and motions

The Senate agreed to motions about:

The Senate did not agree to motions about:

Notices of motion

For other notices of motion not mentioned elsewhere

Orders for the production of documents

Notice of motion given

Senator Siewert gave a notice of motion to require the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to table the National Disabilities Advocacy Program Review 2006 by no later than 3.30pm on 14 September 2006

Documents

The following documents were tabled:

Also in the Senate yesterday

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

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