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Thursday, 1 November 2012
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Senator JACINTA COLLINS (VictoriaManager of Government Business in the Senate and Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations) (11:52): by leave—I move:

That the days of meeting of the Senate for 2013 be scheduled as follows:


Autumn sittings:

Tuesday, 5 February to Thursday, 7 February

Monday, 25 February to Thursday, 28 February

Tuesday, 12 March to Thursday, 14 March

Monday, 18 March to Thursday, 21 March

Budget sittings:

Tuesday, 14 May to Thursday, 16 May

Winter sittings:

Monday, 17 June to Thursday, 20 June

Monday, 24 June to Thursday, 27 June

Spring sittings:

Tuesday, 20 August to Thursday, 22 August

Monday, 26 August to Thursday, 29 August

Monday, 9 September to Thursday, 12 September

Monday, 16 September to Thursday, 19 September

Tuesday, 1 October to Thursday, 3 October

Spring sittings (2):

Monday, 28 October to Thursday, 31 October

Monday, 18 November to Thursday, 21 November

Monday, 25 November to Thursday, 28 November.

Question agreed to.

Senator JACINTA COLLINS: by leave—I move:

(1) That estimates hearings by legislation committees for 2013 be scheduled as follows:

2012-13 additional estimates:

Monday, 11 February and Tuesday, 12 February (Group A)

Wednesday, 13 February and Thursday, 14 February (Group B).

2013-14 Budget estimates:

Monday, 27 May to Thursday, 30 May, and, if required, Friday, 31 May (Group A)

Monday, 3 June to Thursday, 6 June, and, if required, Friday, 7 June (Group B)

Monday, 21 October and Tuesday, 22 October (supplementary hearings-Group A)

Wednesday, 23 October and Thursday, 24 October (supplementary hearings-Group B).

(2) That the committees consider the proposed expenditure in accordance with the allocation of departments and agencies to committees agreed to by the Senate.

(3) That committees meet in the following groups:

Group A:

Environment and Communications

Finance and Public Administration

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Group B:

Community Affairs


Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

(4) That the committees report to the Senate on the following dates:

(a) Tuesday, 19 March 2013 in respect of the 2012-13 additional estimates; and

(b) Tuesday, 25 June 2013 in respect of the 2013-14 Budget estimates.

Question agreed to.