This week at a glance - 2 to 5 March 2015

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No. 7/2015

2 to 5 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:

2 March 2015

Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2015 [homepage]
Corporations Legislation (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]
National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014 [homepage]
Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill [homepage]

3 March 2015

Excess Exploration Credit Tax Bill 2014 [homepage]
Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]
Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]
Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill 2014 [homepage]

4 March 2015

Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [homepage]
Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [homepage]
Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [homepage]
Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 [homepage]
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]
Infrastructure Australia Amendment (Cost Benefit Analysis and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]

5 March 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition (Sunset Extension) Bill 2015 [homepage]
Defence Legislation Amendment (Military Justice Enhancements – Inspector‑General ADF) Bill 2014 [homepage]
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014 [homepage]
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment (Designated Coastal Waters) Bill 2014 [homepage]
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2014 [homepage]

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

Committees

Reports due to be tabled this week

2 March 2015

Affordable housing–Economics References Committee
Digital currency–Economics References Committee
Electricity network companies–Environment and Communications References Committee 
Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014–Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
Private vocational education and training providers–Education and Employment References Committee
Violence against women–Finance and Public Administration References Committee

3 March 2015

Defence Legislation Amendment (Military Justice Enhancements—Inspector-General ADF) Bill 2014–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 and the Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014–Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

4 March 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill 2014–Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Invasive species–Environment and Communications References Committee

5 March 2015

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014–Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Retail leasing–Economics References Committee

Other business

Documents presented out of sitting to be tabled on 2 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

3 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

4 March 2015

Provisions of subclauses 5(1), 5(4) and 5(5) of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code—Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat)) Regulation 2014, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2014 No. 136 and made under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 [F2014L01250]–notice given by Senators Leyonhjelm and Day

Online

The Senate Daily Summary is available at www.aph.gov.au/senate

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Related resources

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Contact details

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