This Week at a Glance - 8 December 2013

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No. 46/2013

9 to 12 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 11 December 2013 Senators Tillem and Dastyari will make their first speeches

 

 

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

9 December 2013

Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013

Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013

Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2013 – Consideration of message in committee of the whole

Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

Higher Education Support Amendment (Savings and Other Measures) Bill 2013

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

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

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

10 December 2013

Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013

Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013

Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2013

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

11 December 2013

Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013

Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013

Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013

12 December 2013

Australian Civilian Corps Amendment Bill 2013

Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Commission Transfer) Bill 2013

Grape and Wine Legislation Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013 and 2 related bills

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Cash Bidding) Bill 2013 and a related bill

Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 and 2 related bills

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

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

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 12 December 2013 the following bills (subject to introduction) are scheduled for debate:

Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2013

Migration Amendment (Visa Maximum Numbers Determinations) Bill 2013

 

 

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

 11 December 2013

Australia Post–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

12 December 2013

Schedules 6 and 9 of the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [provisions]–Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Schedule 2 of the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [provisions]–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [provisions], excluding Schedules 2, 6 and 9–Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Other business

Delegated legislation

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

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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