DRAFT LEGISLATION PROGRAMME FOR THE SENATE

2014 SPRING SITTINGS OF PARLIAMENT: WEEK 5 (27 – 30 October)

˜ PLEASE NOTE:  THIS IS AN INDICATIVE PROGRAMME AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE ˜

 

Monday, 27 October

 

10.00am

Motion of condolence

 

Former Prime Minister the Honourable Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC

 

Adjournment

 

 

 

Tuesday, 28 October

 

12.30pm

Documents presented / Authorisations for Committees to meet

 

Government Business

 

o    Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014

o    Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014^

o    Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 6) Bill 2014

 

2.00pm

Questions  / Petitions / Notices / Placing of business / Discovery of Formal Business / Consideration of documents and tabling and consideration of Committee reports

 

 

 

6.50pm

 

 

7.20pm

 

Government Business (continued)

 

Consideration of Government Documents

 

Adjournment debate (2 hours 10 minutes)

 

 

 

Wednesday, 29 October

 

9.30am

Documents presented / Authorisations for Committees to meet

 

Government Business

 

 

o    Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014

o    Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill 2014

o    Corporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2014

o    Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014

  • Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014

 

12.45pm

Senators’ statements

 

2.00pm

 

 

Questions  / Petitions / Notices / Placing of business / Discovery of Formal Business / MPI / Consideration of documents and tabling and consideration of Committee reports

 

Government Business (continued)

 

 

 

7.20pm

Adjournment debate (40 minutes)

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 30 October

 

9.30am

 

 

 

 

11.50am

Authorisations for committees to meet

                     

Consideration of Private Senators’ Bills   

o    Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014

o    National Integrity Commission Bill 2013

 

Petitions / Notices / Placing of business / Discovery of formal business / Messages from the House of Representatives

 

 

Government Business

 

  • Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Supplement Cessation) Bill 2014#
  • Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014#

Health and Other Services (Compensation) Care Charges (Amendment) Bill 2014#

 

 

12.45pm

 

 (Non-controversial legislation – to be confirmed)

 

 

o    Australian Education Amendment Bill 2014#

  • Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2014#
  • Dental Benefits Legislation Amendment Bill 2014#

o    Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment Bill 2014

 

2.00pm

Questions  / Tabling and consideration of Committee reports

 

4.30pm

 

 

8.00pm

General Business including consideration of Government documents / Consideration of Committee reports and Government responses and Auditor-General’s reports

 

Adjournment debate (No time limit)

# subject to introduction

* subject to exemption from the bills cut-off order

^ subject to tabling of committee report                   

 

Michelle Rak

Senate Parliamentary Liaison Officer

( 6277 7597 / 0457 838 603

Issued: 23 October 2014                                                                                     http://www.dpmc.gov.au/parliamentary/index.cfm

Please note that other high-priority bills may be programmed for debate as required during the sittings