DRAFT LEGISLATION PROGRAMME FOR THE SENATE

2014 SPRING SITTINGS OF PARLIAMENT: WEEK 8 (1 – 4 December)

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

 

Monday, 1 December

 

10.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

6.30pm

 

7.30pm

 

 

 

9.50pm

Documents presented / Authorisations for Committees to meet

 

Government Business

o    Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014

o    Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 6) Bill 2014

o    Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2014

o    Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

o    Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Amendment Bill 2014

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

Questions  / 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, 2 December

 

12.30pm

Documents presented / Authorisations for Committees to meet

 

Government Business

 

 

 

 

o    Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014

o    Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014

o    Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014

o    Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation 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, 3 December

 

9.30am

Documents presented / Authorisations for Committees to meet

 

Government Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.45pm

o    National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014

o    Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

o    Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013

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

o    Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 4) Bill 2014

o    Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014

o    Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment 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, 4 December

 

9.30am

 

 

 

 

11.50am

Authorisations for committees to meet

 

Consideration of Private Senators’ Bills   

o    Family Tax Benefit (Tighter Income Test) Bill 2014

 

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

 

 

Government Business

o    Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014

o    Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

o    Crimes Legislation Amendment (Unexplained Wealth and Other Measures) Bill 2014

o    Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014

 

 

12.45pm

 

 (Non-controversial legislation – to be confirmed)

 

o    ACT Government Loan Bill 2014#*

o    Parliamentary Service 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: 27 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