DRAFT LEGISLATION PROGRAMME FOR THE SENATE

2014 AUTUMN SITTINGS OF PARLIAMENT: WEEK 4 (24 - 27 March)

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

 

Monday, 24 March

 

10.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.00pm

 

 

 

 

6.30pm

 

7.30pm

 

9.50pm

Government Business

o    Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013

o    Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

o    Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

o    Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2013-2014
Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2013-2014
Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2013-2014

o    Tax Bonus for Working Australians’ Repeal Bill 2013

o    Address in Reply

 

Questions / Petitions / Notices / Placing of Business / Discovery of Formal Business / MPI /Tabling of Documents and Committee Reports

 

Government Business (continued)

Dinner Break

Government Business (continued)

Adjournment (40 minutes)

 

 

Tuesday, 25 March

 

12.30pm

Government Business

 

o    Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014*^

o    Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2014*#

o    Higher Education Support Amendment (Savings and Other Measures) Bill 2013

o    Social Security Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Bill 2014*

o    Address in Reply

 

2.00pm

Questions  / Petitions / Notices / Placing of business / Discovery of Formal Business / MPI / Tabling of Documents and Committee Reports

 

 

6.50pm

 

7.20pm

Government Business (continued)

 

Consideration of Government Documents

 

Adjournment (open-ended)

 

 

Wednesday, 26 March

 

9.30am

Government Business

 

o    Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

o    Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill 2013

o    Address in Reply

 

12.45pm

Matters of public interest

 

2.00pm

 

 

Questions  / Petitions / Notices / Placing of business / Discovery of Formal Business / MPI / Tabling and consideration of committee reports / Tabling of documents

 

Government Business (continued)

 

6.50pm

 

Consideration of Government Documents

 

7.20pm

Adjournment debate (40 minutes)

 

 

Thursday, 27 March

 

9.30am

 

 

 

11.50am

Consideration of Private Senators’ Bills   

o    Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2014

o    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014

 

Petitions / Notices / Placing of business / Discovery of formal business / Tabling and consideration of Committee reports

 

 

Government Business

o    Migration Amendment Bill 2013

o    Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Bill 2013

o    Address in Reply

 

12.45pm

 

(Non-controversial legislation – to be confirmed)

 

o    Amending Acts 1901 to 1969 Repeal Bill 2014 *#

o    Personal Property Securities Amendment (Deregulatory Measures)  Bill 2014 *#

o    Statute Law Revision Bill (No.1) Bill 2014 *#

o    Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Classification Tools and Other Measures) Bill 2014 *#

o    Marriage (Celebrant Registration Charge) Bill 2014 *#

Marriage Amendment (Celebrant Administration and Fees) Bill 2014 *#

o    G20 (Safety and Security) Complementary Bill 2014 *#

o    Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2014 *#

o    Defence Force Retirement Benefits Legislation Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2014 *#

 

2.00pm

Questions / MPI / Tabling of documents

 

4.30pm

 

8.00pm

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

Adjournment debate (40 minutes)

 

# 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 March 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