This week at a glance - 15 to 18 June 2015

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No. 28/2015

15 June to 18 June 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:

15 June 2015
  • Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 [homepage]
    Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]
  • Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Measures No. 1) Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Tax Laws Amendment (Small Business Measures No. 2) Bill 2015 [homepage]
16 June 2015
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (No. 2) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Employee Share Schemes) Bill 2015 [homepage]
17 June 2015
  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Energy Grants and Other Legislation Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Labor 2013-14 Budget Savings (Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Strengthening Biometrics Integrity) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Private Health Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Private Health Insurance (Collapsed Insurer Levy) Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
18 June 2015
  • Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Customs Amendment (Australian Trusted Trader Programme) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Defence Legislation (Enhancement of Military Justice) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Requests and Reasons) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Personal Property Securities Amendment (Deregulatory Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]
  • Private Health Insurance (National Joint Replacement Register Levy) Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2015 [homepage]

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

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

15 June 2015
  • Corporate tax avoidance–Economics References Committee
  • Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Customs Amendment (Australian Trusted Trader Programme) Bill 2015–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015 and a related bill–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Bill 2015 and related bills–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru Select Committee
  • Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Pensions) Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (No. 2) Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2015–Economics Legislation Committee
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Bill 2015–Economics Legislation Committee
16 June 2015
  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Improving the Comcare Scheme) Bill 2015–Education and Employment Legislation Committee
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Employee Share Schemes) Bill 2015–Economics Legislation Committee
17 June 2015
  • Availability of cancer drugs in Australia–Community Affairs References Committee
  • Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
18 June 2015
  • Commonwealth’s treaty-making process–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
  • Indigenous Advancement Strategy tendering processes–Finance and Public Administration References Committee
  • Law Enforcement Legislation Amendment (Powers) Bill 2015–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Violence against women–Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 15 June 2015

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to disallow to be considered

15 June 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

 

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