This week at a glance - 10 to 13 August 2015

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No. 38/2015

10 August to 13 August 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:

10 August 2015
  • Civil Law and Justice (Omnibus Amendments) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015 [homepage] and Medical Research Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Strengthening Biometrics Integrity) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Bill 2014 [homepage]
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 3) Bill 2015 [homepage]
11 August 2015
  • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bill 2015 [homepage] and Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [homepage] and Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [homepage]
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage] 
12 August 2015
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [No. 2] [homepage]
  • Food Standards Amendment (Fish Labelling) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Measures No. 3) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 [homepage]
13 August 2015
  • Australian Defence Force Superannuation Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Australian Defence Force Cover Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Defence Legislation Amendment (Superannuation and ADF Cover) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Passports Legislation Amendment (Integrity) Bill 2015 [homepage]

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

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

10 August 2015
  • Fin-fish aquaculture industry in Tasmania—Environment and Communications References Committee
  • Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015 and the Medical Research Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014—Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
11 August 2015
  • Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bill 2015 and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Corporations Amendment (Financial Advice) Bill 2014–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [No. 2]–Education and Employment Legislation Committee
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
12 August 2015
  • 2015-16 Budget estimates–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Airport and aviation security at Australian airports–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee
  • Circumstances surrounding a letter sent to the Attorney-General–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
  • Out of home care–Community Affairs References Committee
13 August 2015
  • Corporate tax avoidance–Economics 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 10 August 2015

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to disallow to be considered

12 August 2015

The Amendment to List of CITES Species, Declaration of a stricter domestic measure, made under subsection 303CB(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 [F2015L00277]–notice given by Senator Leyonhjelm

Online

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