This week at a glance - 9 to 12 February 2015

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No. 1/2015

9 to 12 February 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.

Legislation

Bills and related documents

Bills to be considered

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

9 February 2015

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) 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]

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

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

10 February 2015

Customs Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day) Bill 2014 [homepage]

11 February 2015

Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Bill 2014 [homepage]

Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [homepage]

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [homepage]

National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2014 [homepage]

12 February 2015

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014 [homepage]

Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Federal Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

Source: https://www.dpmc.gov.au/pmc/parliamentary-information

 

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

9 February 2015

Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Bill 2014–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 and the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

10 February 2015

Migration Amendment (Protecting Babies Born in Australia) Bill 2014–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

11 February 2015

Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014–Economics Legislation Committee

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

National Landcare Program–Environment and Communications References Committee

12 February 2015

Comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

 

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 9 February 2015

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to disallow to be considered

11 February 2015

Provisions of subclauses 5(1), 5(4) and 5(5) of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code—Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat)) Regulation 2014, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2014 No. 136 and made under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, be disallowed [F2014L01250]–notice given by Senators Leyonhjelm and Day

 

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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phone: (02) 6277 3021
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