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Friday, 15 June 1984
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The PRESIDENT —In accordance with the usual practice, I table the list of parliamentary committee reports to which the Government has not responded within the prescribed period. The list has been circulated to honourable senators. With the concurrence of the Senate, the report will be incorporated in Hansard.

The report read as follows-

PRESIDENT'S REPORT TO SENATE ON OUTSTANDING GOVERNMENT RESPONSES TO PARLIAMENTARY REPORTS

1. Australian Capital Territory, Joint Committee. Retail Trading Hours in the A .C.T. Tabled 21 October 1982. Interim Response 15 December 1983.

2. Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Senate Standing Committee. Constitutional Qualifications of Members of Parliament. Tabled 2 June 1981. Interim Responses 24 August 1983 and 15 December 1983.

Burden of Proof in Criminal Proceedings. Tabled 25 November 1982. Interim Responses 2 June 1983 and 15 December 1983.

Feasibility of a compact, or 'Makarrata', between the Commonwealth and Aboriginal People-'Two Hundred Years Later'. Tabled 13 September 1983.

3. Education and the Arts, Senate Standing Committee. Tenure of Academics. Tabled 9 September 1982. Interim Response 15 December 1983.

4. Finance and Government Operations, Senate Standing Committee. Statutory Authorities of the Commonwealth: Fifth Report. Tabled 16 September 1982. Interim Response 15 December 1983.

Certain Annual Reports. Tabled 2 June 1983.

Superannuation Fund Investment Trust and the Commissioner for Superannuation- Annual Reports 1980-81. Tabled 1 December 1983.

5. Foreign Affairs and Defence, Joint Committee. Some observations of Australia 's diplomatic representation in Africa and adjacent Indian Ocean Island states. Tabled 8 December 1983.

6. Industry and Trade, Senate Standing Committee. Development of the Australian Fishing Industry. Tabled 21 April 1983. Interim Response 15 December 1983.

7. National Resources, Senate Standing Committee. Development of the Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium Industries. Tabled 25 November 1981. Interim Response 15 December 1983.

Commonwealth's Role in Rural Research and Extension Services. Tabled 30 November 1982. Interim Response 15 December 1983.

8. Science, Technology and the Environment, Senate Standing Committee. Preservation of the Abbott's Booby on Christmas Island. Tabled 2 November 1983. Interim Response 7 March 1984.

9. Social Welfare, Senate Standing Committee. Another side to the Drug Debate-a medicated society? Tabled 14 May 1981. Interim Response 15 December 1983.

10. Statutory Authority Financing, Senate Select Committee Report: Volumn 1 Tabled 8 September 1983; Volume 2 Tabled 13 October 1983. Interim Response 15 December 1983.