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Business for Future Consideration

On the next day of sitting (19 November 2012)

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious Drugs, Identity Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Freedom of Information Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Office) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Higher Education Support Amendment (Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

 

On 20 November 2012

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Migration Amendment (Health Care for Asylum Seekers) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Law Enforcement Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 21 November 2012

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 31 October 2012

*1  Senator Rhiannon: To move—That—

(a) the Senate notes that:

(i) Port Waratah Coal Services is seeking approval to construct a major new coal terminal in Newcastle Harbour called Terminal 4 or T4, with a capacity of 110 million tonnes of coal per annum which would treble the current rate of coal exports at Newcastle port,

(ii) the Commonwealth-owned Australian Rail Track Corporation plans to spend $3.5 billion upgrading rail infrastructure for the T4 project, which would generate more than 100 additional uncovered coal train movements per day through the suburbs of Newcastle,

(iii) many Hunter Valley residents living in coal mining areas, along coal train lines and adjacent to coal stockpiles in Newcastle are concerned that air pollution and coal dust from coal mines and coal trains is adversely affecting their health, and

(iv) a recent University of Sydney report confirmed an elevated risk of cancer, heart and lung disease and birth defects in mining regions, and concluded that there has never been a comprehensive study into the social and health harms of Hunter Valley coal mining, coal transport or coal exports on air quality in the region;

(b) the impact of the Hunter Valley coal rail, coal mining and coal export industry on air quality and public health be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 28 February 2013; and

(c) in undertaking the inquiry, the committee must consider:

(i) what impacts, if any, the mining, transportation, stockpiling and exporting of coal has on air quality in the Hunter region of New South Wales,

(ii) what effect, if any, the air quality impacts of the Hunter coal industry has on public health,

 

 (iii) what impacts the planned expansion of coal mining, transport and export in the Hunter region over the next decade are likely to have on public health, in particular the increase in coal mining and transport required to service the proposed fourth coal terminal in Newcastle,

(iv) what further study needs to be undertaken to fully understand the air quality and public health impacts of the Hunter coal industry,

(v) what steps the Commonwealth could take to protect public health from impacts of the coal industry in the Hunter, and

(vi) any other relevant matters.

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the New Zealand Potatoes Import Risk Analysis.

On 22 November 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on container deposit schemes.

On 26 November 2012

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 20 September 2012

963  Senator Whish-Wilson: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to provide for environmentally sustainable use of resources and best practices in waste management by establishing a national beverage container deposit and reward recovery scheme, and for related purposes. Environment Protection (Beverage Container Recovery Reward Scheme) Bill 2012 .

On 27 November 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Senators’ Interests—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the development of a draft code of conduct for senators.

On 28 November 2012

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Final report to be presented on the performance of the Department of Parliamentary Services.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test.

 

 3  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the effects of the global financial crisis on the Australian banking sector.

On 29 November 2012

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee

Report to be presented on the allowance payment system.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on an aviation accident investigation.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the fresh ginger import risk analysis.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Final report to be presented on fresh pineapple imports.

Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Minerals Resource Rent Tax Amendment (Protecting Revenue) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012.

General Business—Orders of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

90  Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Madigan and Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Madigan, in continuation, 29 June 2012 am ).

94  Minerals Resource Rent Tax Amendment (Protecting Revenue) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Milne, in continuation, 12 September 2012 ).

On 31 December 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on aid to Afghanistan.

 

On the first day of the next period of sittings in 2013

Government Business—Orders of the Day

Higher Education Support Amendment (Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations, Senator Collins )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 11 October 2012 ).

National Health Security Amendment Bill 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations, Senator Collins )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 11 October 2012 ).

Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 —( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Clean Energy (Charges—Excise) Amendment Bill 2012

Clean Energy (Charges—Customs) Amendment Bill 2012

Excise Tariff Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Per-tonne Carbon Price Equivalent) Bill 2012

Clean Energy (Unit Issue Charge—Auctions) Amendment Bill 2012— ( Minister for Sport, Senator Lundy )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 11 October and 29 October 2012 ).

Superannuation Laws Amendment (Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Efficiency Measures) Bill 2012

Superannuation Auditor Registration Imposition Bill 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 October 2012 ).

Freedom of Information Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Office) Bill 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 October 2012 ).

Law Enforcement Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 October 2012 ).

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (New Zealand Arrangement) Bill 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 October 2012 ).

*8  Appropriation (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013

Appropriation (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Bill (No. 2) 2012-2013— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 31 October 2012 ).

 

 *9  Corporations Legislation Amendment (Derivative Transactions) Bill 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 31 October 2012 ).

*10  Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious Drugs, Identity Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 31 October 2012 ).

*11  Tax Laws Amendment (Clean Building Managed Investment Trust) Bill 2012— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 31 October 2012 ).

On the first sitting day of 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012 (No. 2). ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

96  Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012 (No. 2)—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Milne, in continuation, 17 September 2012 ).

By the first sitting day in February 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

97  Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 10 October 2012 ).

By the third sitting day of 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the protection of Australia’s threatened species and ecological communities.

 

On 28 February 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee

Fourth report to be presented.

On 1 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the victims of sexual and other abuse in Defence.

On the first sitting day in March 2013

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Protecting Local Jobs (Regulating Enterprise Migration Agreements) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Fair Work Amendment (Small Business—Penalty Rates Exemption) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 24 November 2011

607  Senator Madigan: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to provide for parliamentary approval of certain binding international agreements, and for related purposes. Treaties (Parliamentary Approval) Bill 2012 .

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

91  Fair Work Amendment (Small Business—Penalty Rates Exemption) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 16 August 2012 ).

On the tenth sitting day of 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 31 October 2012.

 

On 21 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee

Report to be presented on teaching and learning - maximising our investment in Australian schools.

On 27 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on social determinants of health.

On 24 April 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the sterilisation of people with disabilities.

On 30 April 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Cyber Safety—Joint Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

No later than 12 months after the commencement 

of the review (27 June 2013)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the review of the operation of the amendments made by Part 1 of Schedule 5 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011. ( Review to commence no later than 12 months after the commencement of Part 1 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011; Schedule 5—Part 1 commencement date: 29 June 2011; review commencement date: 27 June 2012 )

On 30 June 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee

Report to be presented.

 

On the next day of sitting after the presentation of the  

Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform report

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

88  Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Di Natale, Madigan and Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Di Natale, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).