Monday 19 June 2006

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No. 40/2006

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The Senate met from 12.30pm until 10.24pm

Legislation

For full text of bills and other associated documents

The following bills were introduced in the Senate

  • Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment (Disallowance Power of the Commonwealth) Bill 2006 [Private senator’s bill]
  • Do Not Call Register Bill 2006
  • Do Not Call Register (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2006
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Appropriate Access to Detention Centres) Bill 2006 [Private senator’s bill]

The following bill was considered

  • Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Electoral Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2006–committee of the whole commenced

The following bills were passed

Without amendments or requests

[These bills will now be assented to]

  • Customs Amendment (Fuel Tax Reform and Other Measures) Bill 2006
  • Customs Tariff Amendment (Fuel Tax Reform and Other Measures) Bill 2006
  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Tax Reform and Other Measures) Bill 2006

With amendments

  • Excise Laws Amendment (Fuel Tax Reform and Other Measures) Bill 2006– 14 Government amendments agreed to [The House of Representatives will now consider the amendments made by the Senate]

Notice of motion given to introduce a bill

  • Migration Legislation Amendment (Temporary Protection Visas Repeal) Bill 2006–Notice of motion given by the Senator Bartlett [Private senator’s bill]

Bills assented to

Assent to a number of laws was reported in the Senate

See Committees for details of reports relating to legislation

Delegated legislation

For a complete list of notices of motion to disallow (and outcomes)

Notices of motion given

Notices were given to disallow the following delegated legislation by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances [The instruments will be deemed to be disallowed if the notices are not agreed to or withdrawn within 15 sitting days after 19 June 2006 –ie by 7 September 2006 ]:

  • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Instrument Fixing Charges No. 1 of 2006, made under paragraph 51(1)(a) of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998
  • Aviation Transport Security Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2006 No. 40 and made under the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004
  • Fisheries Levy (Torres Strait Prawn Fishery) Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2006 No. 3 and made under the Fisheries Levy Act 1984
  • Income Tax (Effective Life of Depreciating Assets) Amendment Determination 2006 (No. 1), made under subsection 40-100(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
  • Insurance (Prudential Standard) Determination No. 2 of 2006, made under subsection 32(1) of the Insurance Act 1973
  • Insurance (Prudential Standard) Determination No. 3 of 2006, made under subsection 32(1) of the Insurance Act 1973
  • Migration Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2006 No. 10 and made under the Migration Act 1958
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) (National Standards) Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 2), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2006 No. 9 and made under the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991

Notice of intention given to withdraw a notice

A notice of intention was given by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances to withdraw a notice to disallow the Broadcasting Services (International Broadcasting) Guidelines 2005, made under section 121FP of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

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

Committees

For scheduled public committee hearings

For committee reports

Report tabled

  • Do Not Call Register Bill 2006 and Do Not Call Register (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2006–Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee

Government response to a report tabled

  • Early access to superannuation benefits–Superannuation and Financial Services Select Committee

Notices of motion given

To hold public meetings when the Senate is sitting

  • Community Affairs Legislation Committee–22 June 2006 from 3.30pm–Transparent Advertising and Notification of Pregnancy Counselling Services Bill 2005
  • Community Affairs References Committee–23 June 2006 from 9am–Gynaecological cancer in Australia

Motions agreed to

The Senate agreed to motions about:

Motion defeated

The Senate did not agree to a motion moved by Senator Siewert about high seas bottom trawling

Notices of motion

For notices of motion not mentioned elsewhere

Documents

The following documents were tabled:

  • Australian parliamentary delegation–Inter-Parliamentary Union, 114 th Assembly, Nairobi, Kenya, 5 to 12 May 2006, and bi-lateral visit to the Republic of South Africa, 28 April to 4 May 2006–Report
  • Clerk’s documents [legislative instruments and other documents required by statute to be tabled, including Governor-General’s Proclamations]
  • 5 petitions were received

No government documents were tabled

Also in the Senate yesterday

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