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No. 1/2016

2 to 4 February 2016

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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:

2 February 2016
  • Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Amendment (Inter-State Voyages) 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]
3 February 2016
  • Aged Care Amendment (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Courts Administration Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment (Forum on Food Regulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015 [homepage]
4 February 2016
  • Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 3) 2015 [homepage]


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Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

2 February 2016
  • Courts Administration Legislation Amendment Bill 2015–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2015–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Implications of financial advice reforms–Economics References Committee
  • Use of Flag of Convenience shipping in Australia–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee
3 February 2016
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Bill 2015–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
4 February 2016
  • Contamination caused by firefighting foams at RAAF Base Williamtown and Australian Defence Force facilities–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
  • Fair Work Amendment (Remaining 2014 Measures) Bill 2015–Education and Employment Legislation Committee
  • Foreign investment review framework–Economics References Committee
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation 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)

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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

The Order of Business (or ‘Senate Red’) and the Dynamic Red (which updates the Order of Business throughout the sitting day) are also available at

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