Politics

Parliament sits for final 2020 fortnight

WHAT’S ON PARLIAMENT’S AGENDA THIS FORTNIGHT?

* Final sitting fortnight for the year for the House of Representatives and Senate

* New WA Liberal senator Ben Small to be sworn in on Monday, to replace retiring minister Mathias Cormann

* Industrial relations law changes expected to be introduced

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reshuffle his ministry

* Labor leader Anthony Albanese will follow the reshuffle with his own frontbench changes

* Media bargaining code for dealing with Google and Facebook to be introduced

* Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe to face an economics commitee hearing on Wednesday

* First speech by Victorian Greens senator Lidia Thorpe on Wednesday

* Expected to pass laws allowing the Treasurer extra powers over foreign investment

REPORTS EXPECTED

* Regulation of auditing in Australia

* Aged Care Amendment (Aged Care Recipient Classification) Bill 2020

* Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance Administration) Bill 2020

* Regional inequality in Australia

* Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donation Reform and Other Measures) Bill 2020

* National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill 2020.

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