This week at a glance - 1 to 4 December 2014

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No. 79/2014

1 to 4 December 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:

1 December 2014

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

Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 6) Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

2 December 2014

Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 [homepage]

3 December 2014

Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [homepage]

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 4) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Student Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 [homepage]

4 December 2014

ACT Government Loan Bill 2014 [homepage]

Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

Family Tax Benefit (Tighter Income Test) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

1 December 2014

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

2 December 2014

Community Affairs References Committee–Income inequality

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014

3 December 2014

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee–

  • Manus Island Detention Centre
  • Comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee–Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

4 December 2014

Economics Legislation Committee–

  • Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2014
  • Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee–

  • Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013
  • Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee–Public transport

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