This week at a glance - 30 November to 3 December 2015

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No. 73/2015

30 November to 3 December 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:

30 November 2015
  • Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Criminology Research) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 [homepage] and Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Health Insurance Amendment (Safety Net) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]
1 December 2015
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment (Forum on Food Regulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Governance) Bill 2015 [homepage]
2 December 2015
  • Migration and Maritime Powers Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015 [homepage]
  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Exit Arrangements) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2015 [homepage]–consideration of message from the House of Representatives
3 December 2015
  • Export Control Amendment (Quotas) Bill 2015 [homepage]
  • Freedom of Information Amendment (Requests and Reasons) Bill 2015 [homepage]

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

Committees

Scheduled public committee hearings

Reports due to be tabled this week

30 November 2015
  • Australian food certification schemes and certifiers–Economics References Committee
  • Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 and a related bill–Education and Employment Legislation Committee
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment (Forum on Food Regulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015–Education and Employment Legislation Committee
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2015–Community Affairs Legislation Committee
1 December 2015

Australia’s automotive industry–Economics References Committee

2 December 2015
  • Arts program and funding–Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
  • Stormwater management–Environment and Communications References Committee
3 December 2015
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services–Finance and Public Administration References Committee
  • Australia’s relationship with Mexico–Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
  • Credit card interest rates–Economics References Committee
  • Insolvency in the Australian construction industry–Economics References Committee

Other business

Delegated legislation

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

Motion to disallow to be considered

3 December 2015

Child Care Benefit (Children in respect of whom no-one is eligible) Determination 2015, made under the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 [F2015L01404]–notice given by Senator Hanson–Young

Online

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

It is issued by the Senate Table Office as a convenient summary of each day’s proceedings in the Senate. For a complete account see the official record, the Journals of the Senate.

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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

Inquiries, comments and suggestions:
phone: (02) 6277 3021
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