DRAFT LEGISLATION PROGRAMME FOR THE SENATE

2014 SPRING SITTINGS OF PARLIAMENT: WEEK 7 (24 – 27 November)

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

 

Monday, 24 November

 

10.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

6.30pm

 

7.30pm

 

 

 

9.50pm

Documents presented / Authorisations for Committees to meet

 

Government Business

  • Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

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

o    Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill

Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014

o    Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014

o    Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014^

o    Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014

 

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

 

Government Business (continued)

 

 

Dinner Break

Government Business (continued)

Adjournment debate (40 minutes)

 

 

Tuesday, 25 November

 

12.30pm

Documents presented / Authorisations for Committees to meet

 

Government Business

 

 

 

o    Counter Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014

o    Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014

o    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2014

 

2.00pm

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

 

 

 

 

7.20pm

 

Government Business (continued)

 

Adjournment debate (2 hours 10 minutes)

 

 

Wednesday, 26 November

 

9.30am

Documents presented / Authorisations for Committees to meet

 

Government Business

 

o    Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013

o    National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014

 

 

12.45pm

o    Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014

o    Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014

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, 27 November

 

9.30am

 

 

 

 

 

11.50am

Authorisations for committees to meet

 

Consideration of Private Senators’ Bills   

o    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014

o    Fair Trade (Australian Standards) Bill 2013

 

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

 

 

Government Business

o    Customs Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014#^

Customs Tariff Amendment (Japan-Australian Economic Partnership Implementation) Bill 2014#^

o    Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Student Measures) Bill 2014

 

 

12.45pm

 

 (Non-controversial legislation – to be confirmed)

 

o    Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014^

o    Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Bill 2014

Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2014

o    Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014^

o    Australian War Memorial Amendment Bill 2014#

 

2.00pm

Questions / MPI / Tabling of documents

 

4.30pm

 

 

8.00pm

General Business including consideration of documents / Consideration of Committee reports, 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: 20 November 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