This week at a glance - 16 to 19 March 2015

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No. 12/2015

16 to 19 March 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:

16 March 2015

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2014-2015 [homepage]
Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2014-2015 [homepage]
Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2014-2015 [homepage]
Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage]
Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]
Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]
National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]

17 March 2015

Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 [homepage]
Tribunals Amalgamation Bill 2014 [homepage]

18 March 2015

Biosecurity Bill 2014 [homepage]
Biosecurity (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014 [homepage]
Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015 [homepage]
Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
Infrastructure Australia Amendment (Cost Benefit Analysis and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]
Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Customs) Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]
Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]
Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]

19 March 2015

Australian River Co. Limited Bill 2015 [homepage]
Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015 [homepage]
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2015 [homepage]
Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]
Succession to the Crown Bill 2015 [homepage]

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

Committees

Reports due to be tabled this week

16 March 2015

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014–Economics Legislation Committee
Tribunals Amalgamation Bill 2014–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

17 March 2015

2014-15 additional estimates–Legislation Committees, except for the Education and Employment Legislation Committee
Annual reports tabled by 31 October 2014–Legislation committees
Biosecurity Bill 2014 and four related bills–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
Higher education–Education and Employment References Committee
Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014–Education and Employment Legislation Committee

18 March 2015

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

19 March 2015

Australian Federal Police – Oil for Food Taskforce–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 16 March 2015

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to disallow to be considered

18 March 2015

The Part 145 Manual of Standards Amendment Instrument 2014 (No. 1), made under regulation 145.015 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998, [F2014L01316]–notice given by Senator Xenophon

Online

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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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