This week at a glance - 22 to 25 September 2014

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No. 55/2014

22 to 25 September 2014

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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:

22 September 2014

Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage]

National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 [homepage]

Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

23 September 2014

Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 [homepage] and Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 [homepage] and Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014
[homepage]

24 September 2014

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]

25 September 2014

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Unexplained Wealth and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Personal Property Securities Amendment (Deregulatory Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 4) Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

22 September 2014

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014

24 September 2014

 Education and Employment Legislation Committee–Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill 2014

 Environment and Communications Legislation Committee–Australia Post (final report)

25 September 2014

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014

Other business

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

Motions to disallow to be considered

22 September 2014

Corporations Act 2001–Items 1 to 27 inclusive and item 30 of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2014 No. 102 [F2014L00891]

Fair Work Act 2009–Fair Work Amendment (Protected Industrial Action) Regulation 2014, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2014 No. 95 [F2014L00881]

24 September 2014

Migration Act 1958–Migration Amendment (Repeal of Certain Visa Classes) Regulation 2014, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2014 No. 65 [F2014L00622]

Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Act 1999–Items 1 to 6 (hard onions) and 7 and 8 (mangoes) of the Schedule of the Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00626]

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Act 1999–Items 1 and 2 (mushrooms), 3 to 7 (hard onions) and 8 and 9 (mangoes) of the Schedule of the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00628]

Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Act 1991–Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment (Mushrooms) Regulation 2014 [F2014L00627]

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

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