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Business for Future Consideration

On 17 June 2010

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the impact of gene patents on the provision of healthcare in Australia.

National Broadband Network—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

On 18 June 2010

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on COAG reforms relating to health and hospitals.

 

On 21 June 2010

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee

Report to be presented on the administration and effectiveness of the Green Loans Program.

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 13 May 2010

*802  Senator McEwen: To move—That the Senate—

(a) expresses:

(i) the gratitude of the Australian nation to the military personnel and civilians in Rabaul and the New Guinea islands for their services in the defence of Australia during World War II, and

(ii) its regret and sorrow for the sacrifices that were made in the defence of Rabaul and the New Guinea islands after the invasion of 23 January 1942 and in the subsequent sinking of the Montevideo Maru on 1 July 1942; and

(b) conveys:

(i) its condolences to the relatives of the people who died in this conflict, and

(ii) its thanks to the relatives for their forbearance and efforts in ensuring that the nation remembers the sacrifices made.

On 22 June 2010

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on the 2010-11 Budget estimates.

Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee

Final report to be presented on sustainable management by the Commonwealth of water resources.

Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee

Final report to be presented on the Energy Efficient Homes Package.

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 17 March 2010

763  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to establish the office of the National Integrity Commissioner, and for related purposes. National Integrity Commissioner Bill 2010 .

 

On 23 June 2010

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the management of aircraft noise by Airservices Australia.

On 24 June 2010

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on suicide in Australia.

Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia Post’s treatment of injured and ill workers.

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 12 May 2010

800  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the calls from logging industry representatives in Tasmania and Victoria for an assistance package; and

(b) calls on the Government to review the industry’s circumstances with a view to aiding an early resolution of its problems.

Notice of motion altered on 12 May 2010 pursuant to standing order 77.

On 30 June 2010

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on new therapeutic groups under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Agricultural and Related Industries—Select Committee

Report to be presented on the incidence and severity of bushfires across Australia.

Agricultural and Related Industries—Select Committee

Final report to be presented on food production in Australia.

Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on small business access to finance.

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2010. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

 

 6  Fuel and Energy—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2009 and the Protecting Problem Gamblers Bill 2009. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Final report to be presented on the Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010 [No. 2]. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Orders of the Day

107  Protecting Problem Gamblers Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 27 October 2009 ).

108  Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 28 October 2009 ).

115  Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 3 February 2010 ).

119  Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Scullion, in continuation, 23 February 2010 ).

On 13 August 2010

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee

Report to be presented on the administration and reporting of NAPLAN testing.

On 24 August 2010

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 4 February 2010

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That the following matters be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 13 May 2010:

(a) the effectiveness of the Australian Government’s response to Australian citizens who are kidnapped and held for ransom overseas, including but not confined to the response of the Australian Federal Police, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the consular assistance in the relevant country;

(b) how the Australian Government’s response in these situations compares to the approach taken by other countries; and

(c) measures that could be taken by the Australian Government to improve the handling of its assistance to Australian citizens and their families.

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day

126  Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Xenophon and Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 18 March 2010 ).

On 26 August 2010

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Plain Tobacco Packaging (Removing Branding from Cigarette Packs) Bill 2009. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day

95  Plain Tobacco Packaging (Removing Branding from Cigarette Packs) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 20 August 2009 ).

On 31 August 2010

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the role of liquidators and administrators.

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2009. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*3  Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

 

General Business—Orders of the Day

112  Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon, Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown, and Leader of The Nationals in the Senate, Senator Joyce )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 23 November 2009 ).

*130  Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 13 May 2010 ).

On 2 September 2010

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on access to planning options and services for people with a disability.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Final report to be presented on equity and diversity health checks in the Royal Australian Navy.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s administration and management of the Torres Strait.

General Business—Notices of Motion

Notice given 19 August 2009

527  Senator Xenophon: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to place a moratorium on the issuing and reactivation of water licences, and for related purposes. Water Licence Moratorium Bill 2009 .

Notice given 11 May 2010

781  Senator Xenophon: To move—That the Senate—

(a) formally recognises the genocide committed against the Armenian people in 1915, including the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians;

(b) joins with countries including Poland, Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Lebanon, more than 40 states of the United States of America, the Vatican, the European Parliament, and also the states of New South Wales and South Australia, in condemning the 1915 massacre at the hands of the Ottoman Turkish Government;

(c) notes that the intention of this recognition is to play a positive role in the healing process for the survivors of this event and their descendants; and

(d) acknowledges that from 1915 to 1929, the Armenian Relief Fund of Australia provided humanitarian assistance to victims of the Armenian Genocide.

 

On the tenth sitting day after 30 June 2010 (22 September 2010)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 30 April 2010.

On 30 September 2010

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on a review of government discretionary payments in special circumstances.

On 18 October 2010

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day

105  Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 26 October 2009 ).

On 25 October 2010

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day

*129  Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 13 May 2010 ).

 

On 11 February 2011

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Cyber-Safety—Joint Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

On the next day of sitting after the presentation of documents  

relating to the National Broadband Network tender process 

(order of the Senate of 13 May 2009)

Government Business—Order of the Day

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Network Information) Bill 2009— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion, Senator Stephens )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 September 2009 ).

Reporting date to be determined after the introduction  

of legislation to establish the proposed  

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Scrutiny of Bills—Standing Committee

Final report to be presented on the future direction and role of the committee.