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Thursday, 22 March 2012
Page: 2683

Consideration

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

Privileges—Standing Committee—150th report—Whether there was any improper influence in relation to political donations made by Mr Graeme Wood and questions without notice asked by Senator Bob Brown and Senator Milne. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Johnston)—That—

   (a)   the Senate endorse the findings at paragraphs 1.56 and 1.59 of the 150th report of the Committee of Privileges and the conclusion, at paragraph 1.60, that no question of contempt arises in regard to the matter referred; and

   (b)   the Procedure Committee review the processes for raising and referring matters of privilege, as set out in paragraphs 2.23 and 2.24—agreed to.

Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Seventy-fifth annual report. Motion of Senator Polley to take note of report agreed to.

Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Referrals made in November 2011: Construction of Projects Two and Three of the Christmas Island New Housing Program; Proposed development and construction of housing for Defence at Ermington. Motion of Senator Cash to take note of report agreed to.

Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Reports—Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission—Report on the 2010-11 annual reports of bodies established under the ASIC Act. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Boyce) to take note of reports agreed to.

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—Report—Advisory report on the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Maintaining Address) Bill 2011. Motion of Senator Carol Brown to take note of report agreed to.

National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee—Report—Review of the Rollout of the National Broadband Network (First report)—Government response. Motion of Senator Birmingham to take note of document called on. On the motion of Senator Fisher debate was adjourned till the next day of sitting.

Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Corporations Amendment (Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2011 and Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011. Motion of Senator Boyce to take note of report agreed to.

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Examination of the annual report of the Integrity Commissioner 2010-11. Motion of Senator Macdonald to take note of report called on. On the motion of Senator Kroger debate was adjourned till the next day of sitting.

Finance and Public Administration References Committee—Report—The operation of the Lobbying Code of Conduct and the Lobbyist Register. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Ryan) to take note of report agreed to.

Community Affairs References Committee—Report—Former forced adoption policies and practices. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Siewert) to take note of report agreed to.

Community Affairs References Committee—Report—Consumer access to pharmaceutical benefits—Government response. Motion of Senator Bushby to take note of document agreed to.

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee—Report—The administration and purchasing of disability employment services in Australia—Government response. Motion of Senator Bushby to take note of document agreed to.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee—Report—Climate change and the Australian agricultural sector—Government response. Motion of Senator Kroger to take note of document agreed to.

Order of the day no. 10 relating to committee reports and government responses was called on but no motion was moved.