This week at a glance - 14 to 17 July 2014

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No. 41/2014

14 to 17 July 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:

14 July 2014

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re‑approval and Re-registration) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014 [homepage]

Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2] [homepage]

G20 (Safety and Security) Complementary Bill 2014 [homepage]

Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 [No. 2] [homepage]

Trade Support Loans Bill 2014 [homepage]

Trade Support Loans (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

15 July 2014

Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

16 July 2014

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

Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Customs Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Bill 2014 [homepage]

Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

17 July 2014

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Repeal) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Repeal Bill 2014 [homepage]

Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) 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

14 July 2014

Community Affairs Legislation Committee–

  • Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014
  • Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014

Economics Legislation Committee–Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Bill 2014

15 July 2014

Education and Employment References Committee–

  • Delivery of quality and affordable early childhood education and care services
  • Immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia

16 July 2014

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee–National Broadband Network Companies Amendment (Tasmania) Bill 2014

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–

  • Implications of the restrictions on the use of Fenthion on Australia’s horticultural industry
  • Future of beekeeping and pollination service industries in Australia

17 July 2014

Finance and Public Administration References Committee–Commonwealth procurement procedures

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Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 7 July 2014

Delegated legislation

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

Motions to disallow to be considered

14 July 2014

Higher Education Support Act 2003–Higher Education (Maximum Amounts for Other Grants) Determination 2013 [F2013L02165]

Migration Act 1958–Migration Amendment (Bridging Visas—Code of Behaviour) Regulation 2013 [F2013L02102]

Migration Act 1958–Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00624]

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]

16 July 2014

Migration Act 1958–Migration Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00286]

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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

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Contact details

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phone: (02) 6277 3021
e-mail: sds@aph.gov.au

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