This Week at a Glance - 2 to 5 December 2013

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No. 41/2013

2 to 5 December 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 2 December 2013 Senator Deborah O’Neill will be sworn in as a senator for New South Wales to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Bob Carr

 

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

2, 3 and 4 December 2013

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [homepage] and related bills

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 [homepage]

5 December 2013

Australian Capital Territory Water Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [homepage] and related bills

Grape and Wine Legislation Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013 [homepage]

Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013 [homepage]

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013 [homepage]

Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2013 [homepage]

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 [homepage]

Other government business

Debate on the address-in-reply to the Governor-General’s Opening Speech

Private senators’ bills to be debated

On 14 November 2013 the Senate agreed to the continuation of the temporary order allowing private senators’ bills to be considered on Thursdays. On 5 December 2013 the following bills (subject to restoration) are scheduled for debate:

Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [homepage]

Fair Trade (Australian Standards) Bill 2013 [homepage]

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

 

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

Reports on legislation

2 December 2013

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 and a related bill [provisions]–Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and 10 related bills [provisions]–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013 [provisions]–Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 [provisions]–Economics Legislation Committee

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 2 December 2013

Delegated legislation

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

Motion of disallowance to be considered

2 December 2013

Migration Amendment (Temporary Protection Visas) Regulation 2013, made under the Migration Act 2058–notice given by Senator Hanson-Young

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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