This week at a glance - 7 to 10 September 2015

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No. 48/2015

7 September to 10 September 2015

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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:

7 September 2015
  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (No. 2) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 2) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]
8 September 2015
  • Banking Laws Amendment (Unclaimed Money) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Primary Television Broadcasting Service) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 3) Bill 2015 [homepage]
9 September 2015
  • Civil Law and Justice (Omnibus Amendments) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Water Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
10 September 2015
  • Aged Care Amendment (Independent Complaints Arrangements) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Consumer Lease Exclusion) Bill 2015 [homepage]



Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

8 September 2015
  • Annual reports tabled by 30 April 2015–Legislation Committees
  • Australian Government Boards (Gender Balanced Representation) Bill 2015–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Water Amendment Bill 2015–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
9 September 2015
  • Airport and aviation security at Australian airports–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee
  • Availability of cancer drugs in Australia–Community Affairs References Committee
  • Circumstances surrounding a letter sent to the Attorney-General–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
  • Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services–Community Affairs References Committee

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 7 September 2015

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to disallow to be considered

7 September 2015

That the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment (Firearms and Firearm Magazines) Regulation 2015, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2015 No. 133 and made under the Customs Act 1901 [F2015L01233]–notice given by Senators Leyonhjelm and Muir


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