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Thursday, 25 June 2009
Page: 4390

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

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—Reports—Advisory report on the Commonwealth Electoral (Above-the-Line Voting) Amendment Bill 2008—Report on the conduct of the 2007 federal election and matters related thereto. Motion of Senator Carol Brown to take note of reports called on. Debate adjourned till the next day of sitting, Senator Birmingham in continuation.

Community Affairs; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; Environment, Communications and the Arts; Finance and Public Administration; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade; Legal and Constitutional Affairs; and Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Legislation Committees—Reports—Budget estimates 2009-10. Motion of Senator Cormann to take note of reports called on. On the motion of Senator Birmingham the debate was adjourned till the next day of sitting.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—Report—Inquiry into Australia’s relationship with ASEAN. Motion of Senator Farrell to take note of report agreed to.

Climate Policy—Select Committee—Report—Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 and related bills [Provisions]. Motion of Senator O’Brien to take note of reports agreed to.

Finance and Public Administration—Standing Committee—Report—Residential and community aged care in Australia. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Polley) to take note of report agreed to.

Community Affairs—Standing Committee—Report—Grasping the opportunity of Opal: Assessing the impact of the Petrol Sniffing Strategy. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Moore) to take note of report agreed to.

Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee—Report—Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008. Motion of Senator Barnett to take note of report agreed to.

Community Affairs—Standing Committee—Report—Government expenditure on Indigenous affairs and social services in the Northern Territory. Motion of Senator Crossin to take note of report agreed to.

Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Opportunity not opportunism: Improving conduct in Australian franchising. Motion of Senator Williams to take note of report agreed to.

Community Affairs—Standing Committee—Report—Towards recovery: Mental health services in Australia. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Moore) to take note of report agreed to.