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Thursday, 26 September 2002
Page: 5043

The following orders of the day relating to committee reports and government responses were considered:

Community Affairs References Committee— Report—Participation requirements and penalties in the social security system [Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Bill 2002 and related issues]. Motion of the Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Hutchins) to take note of report called on. On the motion of Senator Ludwig debate was adjourned till the next day of sitting.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—Report—Australia's relations with the Middle East—Government response. Motion of Senator Ludwig to take note of document agreed to.

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee—386th report—Review of the Auditor-General Act 1997—Government response. Motion of Senator Ludwig to take note of document agreed to.

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee—384th report—Review of Coastwatch—Government response. Motion of Senator Ludwig to take note of document agreed to.

Legal and Constitutional References Committee—Report—Order in the law: Management arrangements and adequacy of funding of the Australian Federal Police and the National Crime Authority—Government response. Motion of Senator Ludwig to take note of document agreed to.

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—Report—Privileges and immunities of the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea; and the treaties tabled on 27 February and 6 March 2001—Government response. Motion of Senator Ludwig to take note of document agreed to.

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—Report—Who's afraid of the WTO? Australia and the World Trade Organization—Government response. Motion of Senator Ludwig to take note of document agreed to.

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee—Report—Above board? Methods of appointment to the ABC Board—Government response. Motion of Senator Cherry to take note of document agreed to.