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No. 68/2015

23 November to 26 November 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:

23 November 2015
  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Migration and Maritime Powers Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015 [homepage]
  • Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (No Jab, No Pay) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Governance) Bill 2015 [homepage]
24 November 2015
  • Corporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2014 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2015 [homepage] – consideration of message from the House of Representatives
25 November 2015
  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Exit Arrangements) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 5) Bill 2015 [homepage]
26 November 2015
  • Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Cargo) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Requests and Reasons) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Mining Subsidies Legislation Amendment (Raising Revenue) Bill 2014 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Gifts) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]


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Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

23 November 2015

Health Insurance Amendment (Safety Net) Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee

24 November 2015
  • Credit card interest rates–Economics References Committee
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015–Education and Employment Legislation Committee
25 November 2015
  • Australia’s innovation system–Economics References Committee
  • Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
  • Treatment of people with disability in institutional and residential settings–Community Affairs References Committee
26 November 2015
  • Australia’s bilateral aid program in Papua New Guinea–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
  • Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Criminology Research) Bill 2015–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Forestry managed investment schemes–Economics References Committee

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Other business

A list of documents presented out of sitting

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to disallow to be considered

23 November 2015

Child Care Benefit (Children in respect of whom no-one is eligible) Determination 2015, made under the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 [F2015L01404]–notice given by Senator Hanson–Young


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