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Government Business

Orders of the Day

Australian Citizenship Bill 2006

Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Bill 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Human Services (Senator Ian Campbell)—That this bill be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Bartlett in respect of the Australian Citizenship Bill 2006 —At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate:

(a) recognising that:

(i) dual citizenship is part and parcel of Australian society,

(ii) a significant proportion of Australians hold dual citizenship, and

(iii) these Australians are disenfranchised in the sense that they are not able to run for election to the Federal Parliament without relinquishing their dual citizenship;

(b) calls on all parties in the Parliament to support, as a matter of urgency, legislation to initiate a referendum to remove the prohibition on dual citizens being able to run for Federal Parliament; and

(c) calls on the Government to:

(i) instruct the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to develop and implement a comprehensive public information campaign to describe and promote the operation of the new Australian Citizenship Act,

(ii) allocate sufficient funds for a television, radio and newspaper advertising campaign in Australia and overseas about the operation of the new Act,

(iii) require the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to coordinate the dissemination of written information about the operation of the new Act to be available in Australian diplomatic posts overseas, and

(iv) require the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to work closely with the Privacy Commissioner, to restrict to the maximum extent possible the collection, access, use and disclosure of personal identifying information” ( Senator Webber, in continuation, 7 February 2007 ).

Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Bill 2006— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 7 December 2006 ).

 

 3  Energy Efficiency Opportunities Amendment Bill 2006— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration, Senator Colbeck )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Colbeck, 6 February 2007 ).

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2006— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration, Senator Colbeck )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Colbeck, 6 February 2007 ).

Airspace Bill 2006

Airspace (Consequentials and Other Measures) Bill 2006— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration, Senator Colbeck )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Colbeck, 6 February 2007 ).

Archives Amendment Bill 2006 [2007]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Ageing, Senator Santoro )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 6 September 2006 ).

Customs Legislation Amendment (Modernising Import Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2006 [2007]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 21 June 2006 ).

Migration Amendment (Review Provisions) Bill 2006 [2007]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 7 December 2006 ).

Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Superannuation Contributions) Bill 2006 [2007]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 6 December 2006 ).

*10  Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Bill 2006— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ian Campbell, 8 February 2007 ).

*11  Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Statements of Principles and Other Measures) Bill 2006— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ian Campbell, 8 February 2007 ).

12  Non-Proliferation Legislation Amendment Bill 2006 [2007]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 6 December 2006 ).

13  Crimes Legislation Amendment (National Investigative Powers and Witness Protection) Bill 2006 [2007]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 29 November 2006 ).

 

 14  Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment (Promoting Safer Workplaces) Bill 2005— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration, Senator Colbeck )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 8 December 2005 ).

15  Migration Amendment (Visa Integrity) Bill 2006 [2007]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 21 June 2006 ).

16  Sex Discrimination Amendment (Teaching Profession) Bill 2004— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Abetz, 14 June 2005 ).

17  Budget statement and documents 2006-07

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance and Administration (Senator Minchin)—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( adjourned, Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation (Senator Abetz), 11 May 2006 ).

18  Budget statement and documents 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance and Administration (Senator Minchin)—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( adjourned, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration (Senator Colbeck), 12 May 2005 ).