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REPORTS OF HOUSE AND JOINT COMMITTEES AWAITING GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

The Government is to respond to committee r eports within six months, otherwise the relevant minister must present a signed statement to the House indicating the reasons for non-response.

This list indicates the status of Government responses to committee reports of this parliament, and appears in the first Notice Paper of each sitting fortnight. It includes committee reports requiring an explicit formal Government response to recommendations, but not advisory reports on bills, reports of the Public Works committee, and other domestic committees, etc. A complete list of all House and joint committee reports for the current parliament is available at:

www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=info/  

npschedule.htm

 

Date tabled +

Committee

Report

Response in six months

Ministerial statement

         

28 April 2011

Corporations and Financial Services

Access for Small and Medium Business to Finance

No

-

12 May 2011

Economics

Inquiry into Indigenous economic development in Queensland and advisory report on the Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010 

No

-

13 May 2011

Procedure

Interim Report No. 1 Monitoring and review of procedural changes implemented in the 43 rd Parliament

01/11/12

-

4 July 2011

Health and Ageing

Before it’s too late: Report on early intervention programs aimed at preventing youth suicide

No

-

4 July 2011

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 423:  Review of the Auditor-General’s reports Nos 39 (2009-10) to 15 (2010-11)

15/02/12 

(Partial response)

 

4 July 2011

Procedure

Interim report No. 2: Monitoring and review of procedural changes implemented in the 43 rd Parliament - Referral of bills to committees by the House Selection Committee

01/11/12

-

7 July 2011

Electoral Matters

Report on the conduct of the 2010 Federal Election and matters related thereto

No

07/02/12

22 August 2011

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relations with Asia, the Pacific and Latin America

No

-

13 October 2011

Public Works

Public works on Christmas Island

No

-

21 November 2011

Infrastructure and Communications

Find the right balance: Cabin crew ratios on Australian aircraft

No

-

23 November 2011

Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry

Seeing the forest through the trees:  inquiry into the future of the Australian Forestry Industry

No

-

23 November 2011

National Capital and External Territories

Etched in stone? Inquiry into the administration of the National Memorials Ordinance 1928

No

-

9 December 2011

Electoral Matters

Report on funding of political parties and election campaigns

No

20/06/12

13 March 2012

Corporations and Financial Services

Report on the 2010-11 annual reports of bodies established under the ASIC Act

No

-

19 March 2012

Health and Ageing

Lost in labyrinth: Report on the inquiry into registration processes and support for overseas trained doctors

No

-

19 March 2012

Law Enforcement

Inquiry into Commonwealth unexplained wealth legislation and arrangements - Report March 2012

No

-

30 March 2012

Australia’s Immigration Detention Network

Final report

No

-

10 May 2012

Law Enforcement

Examination of the 2010-11 annual reports of the Australian Crime Commission and the Australian Federal Police

01/11/12

 

16 May 2012

Corporations and Financial Services

Collapse of Trio Capital - Final Report

No

 

21 May 2012

P ublic Accounts and Audit

Report 429: Review of the 2010-11 Defence Materiel Organisation Major Projects report

23/08/12

 

25 June 2012

National Broadband Network

Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network (Third Report)

09/10/12

 

27 June 2012

Treaties

Report 126: Treaty tabled on  

21 November 2011

Time not expired

 

28 June 2012

Education and Employment

Work wanted: Mental health and workforce participation

Time not expired

 

15 August 2012

Economics

Report on the Exposure draft of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012

18/09/12

 

20 August 2012

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

More than just talk: Australia’s human rights dialogues with China and Vietnam

Time not expired

 

20 August 2012

Regional Australia

Report into certain matters relating to the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan

Time not expired

 

20 August 2012

Health and Ageing

Discussion paper on the late effects of polio-post polio syndrome

Time not expired

 

23 August 2012

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 431: Review of Auditor-General’s reports Nos 24 to 32 (2011-12)

Time not expired

 

17 September 2012

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Our land, our languages: Language learning in Indigenous communities

Time not expired

 

17 September 2012

For eign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Review of the Defence annual report 2010-2011

Time not expired

 

20 September 2012

Electoral Matters

Review of the AEC analysis of the FWA report on the HSU

Time not expired

 

10 October 2012

Intelligence and Security

Review of the re-listing of five terrorist organisations

Time not expired

 

12 October 2012

Gambling Reform

The prevention and treatment of problem gambling

Time not expired

 

29 October 2012

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Australia’s overseas representation - Punching below our weight?

Time not expired

 

31 October 2012

Corporations and Financial Services

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Time not expired

 

31 October 2012

Treaties

Report 130: Treaty tabled on 14 August 2012

Time not expired

 

1 November 2012

Economics

Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 2011 (Second Report)

Time not expired

 

+ In the House or presented to the Speaker (and/or the President of the Senate in the case of joint committees), whichever is first.