This week at a glance - 12 to 15 October 2015

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No. 58/2015

12 October to 15 October 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:

12 October 2015
  • Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]
  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage], Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Bill 2015 [homepage] and Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Better Targeting the Income Tax Transparency Laws) Bill 2015 [homepage]
13 October 2015
  • Australian Immunisation Register Bill 2015 [homepage] and Australian Immunisation Register (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
14 October 2015
  • Customs Amendment (Fees and Charges) Bill 2015 [homepage], Customs Depot Licensing Charges Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage] and Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cost of Living Concession) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Low Income Supplement) Bill 2015 [homepage]
15 October 2015
  • Amending Acts 1980 to 1989 Repeal Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Commonwealth Grants Commission Amendment (GST Distribution) Bill 2015 [subject to introduction]
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment (Forum on Food Regulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]
  • Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2015 [homepage]

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

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

12 October 2015
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
  • Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 and 2 related bills–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Better Targeting the Income Tax Transparency Laws) Bill 2015–Economics Legislation Committee
14 October 2015
  • Private vocational education and training providers–Education and Employment References Committee
  • Stormwater management–Environment and Communications References Committee
15 October 2015
  • Trade and Investment Growth Joint Select Committee–Final report
  • Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 12 October 2015

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to disallow to be considered

14 October 2015

That the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (2015 Measures No. 3) Regulation 2015, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2015 No. 45 and made under the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 [F2015L00572]–notice given by the Chair of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee

 

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Related resources

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