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No. 53/2015

14 September to 17 September 2015

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

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


Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

The Government has scheduled bills for debate this week, as follows:

14 September 2015
  • Civil Law and Justice (Omnibus Amendments) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [homepage]
  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 3) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Water Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
15 September 2015
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
16 September 2015
  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 4) Bill 2015 [homepage]
17 September 2015
  • Amending Acts 1980 to 1989 Repeal Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Fair Work Amendment (Penalty Rates Exemption for Small Businesses) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (New Zealand Citizens) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2015 [homepage]


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Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

14 September 2015

Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015–Economics Legislation Committee

15 September 2015
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2015–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Availability of cancer drugs in Australia–Community Affairs References Committee
  • Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
16 September 2015
  • Circumstances surrounding a letter sent to the Attorney-General–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
  • Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services–Community Affairs References Committee
  • Popular vote on the matter of marriage–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
17 September 2015
  • Department of Parliamentary Services–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

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Other business

Delegated legislation

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

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The Senate Daily Summary is available at

It is issued by the Senate Table Office as a convenient summary of each day’s proceedings in the Senate. For a complete account see the official record, the Journals of the Senate.

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Related resources

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