This week at a glance - 30 September to 2 October 2014

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No. 60/2014

30 September to 2 October 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.


Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

30 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]

Corporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice) 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]

1 October 2014

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

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

Customs Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [homepage] and Customs Tariff Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

2 October 2014

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]




Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

30 September 2014

Community Affairs References Committee–Grandparents raising grandchildren

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Customs Amendment Bill 2014


Other business

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to disallow to be considered

30 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]

1 October 2014

Farm Household Support Act 2014–Farm Household Support Secretary’s Rule 2014 [F2014L00614]




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