This week at a glance - 22 to 25 June 2015

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No. 33/2015

22 June to 25 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:

22 June 2015
  • Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Excise Tariff Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Energy Grants and Other Legislation Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Law Enforcement Legislation Amendment (Powers) 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]
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Supplement Cessation) Bill 2014 [homepage]
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Pensions) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Employee Share Schemes) Bill 2015 [homepage] 
23 June 2015
  • Airports Amendment Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2015-2016 [homepage]
    Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2015-2016 [homepage]
    Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2015-2016 [homepage]
  • Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2014-2015 [homepage]
    Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2014-2015 [homepage]
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 [homepage]
24 June 2015
  • Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Migration Amendment (Strengthening Biometrics Integrity) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 3) Bill 2015 [homepage]
25 June 2015
  • Defence Legislation (Enhancement of Military Justice) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Export Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Export Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Export Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Export Charges (Collection) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Requests and Reasons) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Imported Food Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Imported Food Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Imported Food Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2015 [homepage]
    Imported Food Charges (Collection) Bill 2015 [homepage]

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

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

22 June 2015
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Pensions) Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
23 June 2015
  • 2015-16 Budget estimates–Legislation committees
  • Australia’s environment–Environment and Communications References Committee
  • National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2015–Economics Legislation Committee
24 June 2015
  • Australia’s sugar industry–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport 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
25 June 2015
  • Australia’s transport energy resilience–Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee
  • Circumstances surrounding a letter sent to the Attorney-General–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
  • Commonwealth’s treaty-making process–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
  • Defence use of unmanned platforms–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
  • Forestry managed investment schemes–Economics References Committee
  • Proposed Parliament House security upgrade works–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
  • Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Stormwater management–Environment and Communications References Committee

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 22 June 2015

Delegated legislation

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

Online

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Related resources

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Contact details

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