This Week at a Glance - 17 to 20 June 2013

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No. 25/2013

17 to 20 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.

Senators

On 17 June 2013 Senator Sue Lines will be sworn in as a senator for Western Australia to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Evans.

On 17 June 2013 Senator Crossin will make a valedictory statement.

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Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

17 June 2013                     

  • Australian Jobs Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment 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]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 6) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Countering Tax Avoidance and Multinational Profit Shifting) Bill 2013 [homepage]

18 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]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Bill 2013 [homepage]

19 June 2013

  • Constitution Alteration (Local Government) 2013 [homepage]
  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Fair Work Amendment 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]
    Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Service Providers and Other Governance Measures) Bill 2013 [homepage]

20 June 2013

  • Aboriginal Land Rights and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Special Residence Requirements) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Corporations and Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Court Security Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Court Security (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • DisabilityCare Australia Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
    International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • International Monetary Agreements Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • International Organisations (Privileges and Immunities) Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Military Justice (Interim Measures) Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • National Measurement Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Parliamentary Service Amendment (Freedom of Information) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Parliamentary Service Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Officer) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Social Security Amendment (Supporting More Australians into Work) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Disaster Recovery Allowance) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Statute Law Revision Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Statute Stocktake (Appropriations) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy) 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:

  • Marriage Act Amendment (Recognition of Foreign Marriages for Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2013 [homepage]

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Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

17 June 2013

  • Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
  • Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Base Premium) Bill 2013–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Social Security Amendment (Supporting More Australians into Work) Bill 2013–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Bill 2013–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Pharmaceutical Transparency) Bill 2013–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

18 June 2013

  • Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2013 and a related bill–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Student Identifiers Bill 2013–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

20 June 2013

  • Broadcasting Services Amendment (Material of Local Significance) Bill 2013 and the delivery of news coverage in rural and regional areas by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Other reports

17 June 2013

  • Australia and the countries of the Indian Ocean rim–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
  • Beef imports into Australia–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee
  • Court fees–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
  • Entitlements of state public sector employees–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee
  • Final report–Broadcasting Legislation Joint Select Committee

19 June 2013

  • Sterilisation of people with disabilities–Community Affairs References Committee

20 June 2013

  • Justice reinvestment–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
  • Protection of Australia’s threatened species and ecological communities–Environment and Communications References Committee

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Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 17 June 2013

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

17 June 2013 (approval)

20 June 2013 (disallowance)

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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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