Senate Daily Summary - 17 August 2015

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No. 44/2015

Monday, 17 August 2015

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The Senate met from 10 am to 10.14 pm

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.


Bills and related documents

Bill introduced

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill 2015 [passed by the House of Representatives 13 August 2015] [Minister’s second reading speech]

Bills considered

The following bills were defeated

The following bill was debated

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015 – second reading commenced [first speaker]

Messages reported

The House of Representatives agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the Medical Research Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2015 and the Migration Amendment (Strengthening Biometrics Integrity) Bill 2015


Scheduled public committee hearings

Committee reports

Report tabled

Community Affairs Legislation Committee–Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill 2015 [report]

New inquiry

Gender retirement income gap–Economics References Committee–to report by the first sitting day in March 2016

Reporting date extended

The Senate extended a reporting date for an inquiry of the Community Affairs References Committee


Delegated legislation

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

Clerk’s documents were tabled [legislative instruments and other documents required by statute to be tabled]

Documents tabled

Government document and a report of the Auditor-General


Adjournment debate – first speaker

Matter of public importance discussed

Law and justice—Marriage equality–proposed by Senator Moore [first speaker]

Motions agreed to

Notices of motion

Notices of motion given today are available in the Senate Journals


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