This week at a glance

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No. 46/2014

26 to 28 August 2014

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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.

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

26 August 2014

Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 [homepage]

27 August 2014

Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 [homepage] and Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

28 August 2014

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Classification Tools and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Corporations Amendment (Simple Corporate Bonds and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Meteorology Amendment (Online Advertising) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 [homepage]

Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Source: http://www.dpmc.gov.au/parliamentary/index.cfm

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Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

26 August 2014

Community Affairs Legislation Committee–

  • Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 and Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014

27 August 2014

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee–Australia Post

Environment and Communications References Committee–Great Barrier Reef

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee–Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Classification Tools and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee–Comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

Legislation committees–Reports on annual reports tabled by 30 April 2014

28 August 2014

Education and Employment Legislation Committee–Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2014

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee–Abuse in Defence

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Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 26 August 2014

Delegated legislation

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

Motions to disallow to be considered

26 August 2014

Corporations Act 2001–Items 1 to 27 inclusive and item 30 of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00891]

Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999–Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00626]

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999–Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00628]

Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991–Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment (Mushrooms) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00627]

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Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available at www.aph.gov.au/senate

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 www.aph.gov.au/senate

Contact details

Inquiries, comments and suggestions:
phone: (02) 6277 3021
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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