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What’s on in federal parliament next week

By AAP Newswire

WHAT'S AHEAD IN THE SENATE?

* Senate only will sit from Monday to Thursday. House is not sitting.

* Senate on Monday won't start until 1230 due to Remembrance Day activities.

* Government's focus is passing the so-called "big stick" legislation, ensuring energy companies keep a lid on prices and don't engage in misconduct.

* Also on the government's program are laws to expand Farm Household Allowance arrangements, protect children from exploitation and abuse, and introduce drug testing for welfare recipients.

* Labor will seek to set up a wage and superannuation theft inquiry.

* "Ensuring integrity" bill, to deal with union misconduct, is not listed but could be up for debate following cross bench talks with the government.

* Similarly, the medevac repeal bill is not listed but could pass if crossbench support is secured.

* Greens disallowance on temporary protection visas.

* Centre Alliance again seeking an inquiry into Australia's relations with China.

* One Nation seeking to disallow the banking code of practice.

* No party room meetings expected.