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COMMITTEE REPORTS AND GOVERNMENT RESPONSES—ORDERS OF THE DAY—CONSIDERATION

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

 Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee—Report—The adequacy of the allowance payment system for jobseekers and others, the appropriateness of the allowance payment system as a support into work and the impact of the changing nature of the labour market. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Back) to take note of report agreed to.

 Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee—Report—Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2012. Motion of Senator Williams to take note of report agreed to.

 Environment and Communications References Committee—Report—Operation of the South Australian and Northern Territory container deposit schemes. Motion of Senator Kroger to take note of report agreed to.

 Scrutiny of Bills—Standing Committee—Report—Fourteenth report of 2012. Motion of Senator Bushby to take note of report agreed to.

 Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee—Report—About time! Women in sport and recreation in Australia—Government response. Motion of Senator McKenzie to take note of document agreed to.

 Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—Report 130—Treaty tabled on 14 August 2012. Motion of Senator McKenzie to take note of report agreed to.

 Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Final report—Procurement procedures for Defence capital projects—Government response. Motion of Senator Fawcett to take note of document agreed to.

 Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee—Third report—The prevention and treatment of problem gambling. Motion of Senator Fierravanti-Wells to take note of report agreed to.

 Community Affairs References Committee—Report—The factors affecting the supply of health services and medical professionals in rural areas. Motion of the chair of the committee (Senator Siewert) to take note of report agreed to.

 Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee—Report—Animal welfare standards in Australia's live export markets and the Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2011 [No. 2] and Live Animal Export Restriction and Prohibition Bill 2011 [No. 2]—Government response. Motion of Senator Back to take note of document agreed to.

 Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Interim (2) and final reports—Australia's biosecurity and quarantine arrangements. Motion of Senator Back to take note of reports agreed to.

Orders of the day nos 1 to 6, 9, 12 and 13 relating to committee reports and government responses were called on but no motion was moved.