This Week at a Glance - 14 to 16 May 2013

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No. 20/2013

14 to 16 May 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.

Budget 2013-14

On 14 May 2013 the Treasurer will make the Budget statement for 2013-14 in the House of Representatives. The statement and associated documents will subsequently be tabled in the Senate. Relevant documents will be referred to committees to examine during the estimates hearings from 27 May to 6 June 2013.

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

The Government has scheduled bills for debate this week:

14 May 2013

  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]

15 May 2013

  • Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 6) Bill 2012 [homepage]

16 May 2013

  • Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Inbound Cargo Security Enhancement) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Dividend) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 [homepage]
  • Foreign Affairs Portfolio Miscellaneous Measures Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Not-for-profit Sector Freedom to Advocate Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Reform of Self Managed Superannuation Funds Supervisory Levy Arrangements) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Service Providers and Other Governance Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [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 16 May 2013 the following bills are 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

14 May 2013

  • Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Bill 2013–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • 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
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (New Mandate and Other Measures) Bill 2013–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Countering Tax Avoidance and Multinational Profit Shifting) Bill 2013–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Military Compensation Review and Other Measures) Bill 2013–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

16 May 2013

  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Great Barrier Reef) Bill 2013–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Other reports

14 May 2013

  • Auditor-General’s reports nos 26 of 2007-08 and 22 of 2012-13 in relation to the Tasmanian forest industry–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee
  • Aviation accident investigation–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee
  • Implementation of the 1999 recommendations of the Joint Expert Technical Advisory Committee on Antibiotic Resistance–Finance and Public Administration References Committee
  • Teaching and learning – maximising our investment in Australian schools–Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee

15 May 2013

  • Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee
  • Protection of Australia’s threatened species and ecological communities–Environment and Communications References Committee
  • Silent number fee prohibition–Environment and Communications References Committee

16 May 2013

  • Advertising and promotion of gambling services in sport–Gambling Reform Joint Select Committee
  • Aid to Afghanistan–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
  • Australia and the countries of the Indian Ocean rim–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
  • Victims of sexual and other abuse in Defence–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

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Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 14 May 2013

Delegated legislation


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

Motions to disallow to be considered

14 May 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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