This week at a glance: 6-9 November 2006

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No. 78/2006

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On the first day of each sitting week the Senate Daily Summary provides an overview of the business scheduled for consideration in the Senate that week. On subsequent days, SDS provides a convenient summary of the previous day’s proceedings in the Senate, with links to official Senate records.

Another document which is useful in tracking the business of the Senate is the Dynamic Red, which records proceedings in the Senate as they happen each day.


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Bill to be considered

The Senate has determined that debate on the Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and the Regulation of Human Embryo Research Amendment Bill 2006 shall have priority this week. [See Journal entry no. 9, 19 October 2006]


Delegated legislation

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

Motions to be considered

Motions proposed by the Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee to disallow delegated legislation relating to minimising the impact of human interaction with whales and dolphins are due to be considered on 9 November 2006:


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Motion to refer matters to a committee

A motion proposed by Senators Siewert and Milne to refer matters relating to the impact of climate change on Australian food production and rural communities is due to be considered on 6 November 2006.

Reports due this week

The following reports were presented out of sitting and will be formally tabled on 6 November 2006

  • Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2006–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
  • Legislative responses to the Lockhart review–Community Affairs Committee

Reports on legislation are due to be tabled this week as follows

7 November 2006

  • Australian Participants in British Nuclear Tests (Treatment) Bill 2006 and a related bill–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee  

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