This Week at a Glance - 24 to 27 June 2013

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No. 30/2013

24 to 27 June 2013

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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:

24 June 2013

  • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Constitution Alteration (Local Government) 2013 [homepage]
  • Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Laws Amendment (MySuper Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Measures) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Service Providers and Other Governance Measures) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Increased Concessional Contributions Cap and Other Measures) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Superannuation (Sustaining the Superannuation Contribution Concession) Imposition Bill 2013 [homepage]

25 June 2013

  • Australia Council Bill 2013 [homepage]
    Australia Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Australian Jobs Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Banking Amendment (Unclaimed Money) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 6) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Countering Tax Avoidance and Multinational Profit Shifting) Bill 2013 [homepage]

26 June 2013

  • Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Bill 2013 [homepage]
    Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Bill 2013 [homepage]
    Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Aged Care (Bond Security) Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
    Aged Care (Bond Security) Levy Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Australian Education Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Malabar Headland Protection Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013 [homepage]
    Public Interest Disclosure (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 [homepage]

27 June 2013

  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2013-2014 and 2 related bills [homepage]
  • Charities Bill 2013 [homepage]
    Charities (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Law Enforcement Integrity, Vulnerable Witness Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (Asian Century) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013 [homepage]
    Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Private Health Insurance Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
    Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Base Premium) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Social Security Amendment (Supporting More Australians into Work) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Sugar Research and Development Services Bill 2013 [homepage]
    Sugar Research and Development Services (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [homepage]
    Sugar Research and Development Services (Consequential Amendments—Excise) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Fairer Taxation of Excess Concessional Contributions) Bill 2013 [homepage]
    Superannuation (Excess Concessional Contributions Charge) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 3) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013 [homepage]

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

Private senators’ bills to be debated

On 22 November 2010 the Senate agreed to a temporary order allowing private senators’ bills to be considered on Thursdays. On 20 June 2013 the following bill is scheduled for debate:

  • Migration Amendment (Reinstatement of Temporary Protection Visas) Bill 2013 [No. 2] [homepage]
  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2012 [homepage]

 

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Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

24 June 2013

  • Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Superannuation Laws Amendment (MySuper Capital Gains Tax Relief and Other Measures) Bill 2013–Economics Legislation Committee

25 June 2013

  • Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Homelessness Bill 2013 and a related bill–Community Affairs Legislation Committee

27 June 2013

Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Other reports

24 June 2013

  • Broadcasting Legislation Joint Select Committee–Final report
  • Current framework and operation of subclass 457 visas, Enterprise Migration Agreements and Regional Migration Agreements–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
  • Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

25 June 2013

  • 2013-14 Budget estimates–Legislation committees

26 June 2013

  • Extreme weather events–Environment and Communications References Committee

27 June 2013

  • Cyber Safety Joint Select Committee–Final report
  • Effectiveness of NAPLAN–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee
  • Victims of sexual and other abuse in Defence–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

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Other business

Delegated legislation

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

Motions to approve and/or disallow to be considered

25 June 2013

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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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