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Committees

Agricultural and Related Industries—Select Committee

( final report presented 23 August 2010 and tabled 28 September 2010 )

Reports presented

The incidence and severity of bushfires across Australia ( presented to the President on 13 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Food production in Australia—Final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 23 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 
 
 

Appropriations and Staffing—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chairman ), the Leader of the Government in the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and Senators Faulkner, Lundy, Parry, Sherry, Williams and Xenophon

Reports presented

51st report—Annual report 2009-10 ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

52nd report—Estimates for the Department of the Senate 2011-12 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Forshaw, on 24 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Annual report 2010-11 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 23 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Australia’s Clean Energy Future Legislation—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 14 September 2011; report presented 7 October 2011 and tabled 11 October 2011

Members

Ms AE Burke ( Chair ), Senator Milne ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Birmingham, Cormann, Pratt and Urquhart and Mr Bandt, Mr Cheeseman, Mr Christensen, Mrs Gash, Mr Husic, Mr Ripoll, Mr ADH Smith and Mr Windsor

Report presented

Advisory report on the Clean Energy Bills and the Steel Transformation Bill 2011 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Stephens, on 7 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 11 October 2011 )

 
 
 

Australia’s Food Processing Sector—Select Committee

( appointed 24 March 2011; reporting date: 30 June 2012 )

Members

Senator Colbeck ( Chair ), Senator Madigan ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Edwards, Fisher, Ryan, Stephens, Sterle, Urquhart and Xenophon

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Cormann, Crossin, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Gallacher, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Scullion, Thistlethwaite and Williams

 
 
 

Australia’s Immigration Detention Network—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 16 June 2011; resolution of appointment varied 22 June 2011; final reporting date: 30 March 2012 )

 

Members

Mr Melham ( Chair ), Senator Hanson-Young ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bernardi, Cash, Crossin and Sterle and Mr Bandt, Mr Keenan, Mr Morrison, Mr Oakeshott and Ms Vamvakinou

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bushby, Colbeck, Cormann, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Mason, McKenzie, Nash, Parry, Payne, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion and Williams and Mr Briggs, Mr Entsch and Mrs Griggs

Report presented

Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Stephens, on 7 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 11 October 2011 )

 
 
 

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Ms Parke ( Chair ), Senator Macdonald ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cameron, Parry, Singh and Wright and Mr Hayes, Mr Matheson, Mr Simpkins and Mr Zappia

Current inquiry

Integrity of overseas Commonwealth law enforcement operations ( adopted 6 December 2011 )

Reports presented

Examination of the annual report of the Integrity Commissioner 2009-10 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Inquiry into the operation of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 —Final report ( tabled 7 July 2011 )

Integrity testing ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Australian Crime Commission—Joint Statutory Committee

( replaced by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement with the commencement of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010 on 24 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

The President and the Speaker, and Senators Carol Brown and Parry and Mr Coulton, Mr Hayes, Mr Murphy, Mr Roy and Ms Vamvakinou

 
 
 

 

Christmas Island tragedy of 15 December 2010—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 2 March 2011; report presented 29 June 2011 and tabled 4 July 2011 )

Members

Senator Marshall ( Chair ), Mr Keenan ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cash, Crossin and Hanson-Young and Mr Champion, Mr Husic, Mrs Markus and Mr Perrett

Report presented

Report ( presented to the President on 29 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 July 2011 )

 
 
 

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Health and Ageing; Human Services

Members

Senator Moore ( Chair ), Senator Siewert ( Deputy Chair ) and Senators Adams, Carol Brown, Furner and McKenzie

Substitute members

Senator Boyce to replace Senator Adams from 7 February to 30 March 2012

Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions], Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 [Provisions] —Senator Crossin to replace Senator Carol Brown

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, Milne, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Waters, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( referred 25 November 2011; reporting date: 13 March 2012 )

Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions], Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( referred 25 November 2011; reporting date: 13 March 2012 )

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred 9 February 2012; reporting date: 19 March 2012 )

Reports presented

National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 24 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2009 ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Plain Tobacco Packaging (Removing Branding from Cigarette Packs) Bill 2009 ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2009 and Protecting Problem Gamblers Bill 2009 ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 16 November 2010 )

Provisions of Schedules 2 and 3 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 ( tabled 22 November 2010 )

National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 November 2010 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Human Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Consideration of time critical bills [pursuant to the order of the Senate of 12 May 2011 the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions]]—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 3 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

National Health Reform Amendment (National Health Performance Authority) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( presented to the Deputy President on 9 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2010 ( tabled 16 June 2011 )

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] considered as a time critical bill pursuant to the order of the Senate of 12 May 2011 ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated July 2011 ( tabled 7 July 2011 )

Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Genetically Modified Material) Bill 2010 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Disability impairment tables: Provisions of Schedule 3 of the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 ( tabled 19 September 2011 )

 
 
 

Community Affairs References Committee

Members

Senator Siewert ( Chair ), Senator Moore ( Deputy Chair ) and Senators Adams, Boyce, Carol Brown and McKenzie

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Bob Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, Milne, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Waters, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Interactive and online gambling ( reference transferred to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform on 28 October 2010 )

Health services and medical professionals in rural areas ( referred 13 October 2011; reporting date: 30 April 2012 )

Palliative care in Australia ( referred 23 November 2011; reporting date: 12 September 2012 )

Approval and monitoring of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants ( referred 8 February 2012; reporting date: 31 May 2012 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into gene patents ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Consumer access to pharmaceutical benefits ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Planning options and services for people ageing with a disability ( presented to the President on 2 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

The prevalence of interactive and online gambling in Australia ( presented to the President on 2 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Consumer access to pharmaceutical benefits ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

Gene patents ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Social and economic impacts of rural wind farms—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 14 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and second interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Trood, on 30 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Planning options and services for people ageing with a disability—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 14 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and second interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Trood, on 30 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Social and economic impact of rural wind farms—Final report ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Disability and ageing: lifelong planning for a better future—Final report [Inquiry into planning options and services for people ageing with a disability] ( tabled 6 July 2011 )

The effectiveness of special arrangements for the supply of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines to remote area Aboriginal Health Services ( tabled 11 October 2011 )

Funding and administration of mental health services—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ludlam, on 20 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 31 October 2011) and second interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Cameron, on 28 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 31 October 2011 )

 

Review of the Professional Services Review (PSR) Scheme ( presented to the Deputy President on 25 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 31 October 2011 )

Inquiry into Commonwealth funding and administration of mental health services—Final report ( tabled 1 November 2011 )

The regulatory standards for the approval of medical devices ( tabled 22 November 2011 )

* Former forced adoption policies and practices ( tabled 29 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Ripoll ( Chair ), Senator Boyce ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cormann, Sherry and Thistlethwaite and Mr Fletcher, Mr Griffin, Mr ADH Smith and Ms Smyth

Current inquiries

Collapse of Trio Capital and any other related matters ( adopted 23 June 2011; interim report presented 7 February 2012 )

Corporations Amendment (Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2011 ( referred pursuant to the House of Representatives Selection Committee report, 13 October 2011 )

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (MySuper Core Provisions) Bill 2011 ( referred pursuant to the House of Representatives Selection Committee report, 3 November 2011 )

Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011 ( referred pursuant to the House of Representatives Selection Committee report, 24 November 2011 )

* Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Obligations and Prudential Standards) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred 29 February 2012; reporting date: 13 March 2012 )

Reports presented

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 1 March 2011 )

Report on the 2009-10 annual reports of bodies established under the ASIC Act ( tabled 1 March 2011 )

Access for small and medium business to finance ( tabled 16 June 2011 )

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 16 June 2011 )

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 12 September 2011 )

Consumer Credit and Corporations Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Bill 2011 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fawcett, on 2 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

Statutory oversight of Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 7 February 2012 )

Inquiry into the collapse of Trio Capital—Interim report ( tabled 7 February 2012 )

Committee document presented

Statement in relation to Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Early Release of Superannuation) Bill 2011 ( tabled 23 August 2011 )

 
 
 

Cyber Safety—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010; resolution of appointment varied 17 November 2010 and 15 September 2011; final reporting date: 30 April 2013 )

Members

Senator Bilyk ( Chair ), Mr Hawke ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bushby, Ludlam, Parry and Pratt and Mr Husic, Ms Marino, Mr Perrett, Ms Rishworth and Mr Zappia

Current inquiry

Cyber-safety for senior Australians ( referred 23 November 2011 )

Reports presented

High-wire act: Cyber-safety and the young—Interim report ( tabled 20 June 2011 )

Review of the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 ( tabled 18 August 2011 )

 
 
 

Economics Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Industry and Innovation; Resources, Energy and Tourism; Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research; Treasury

Members

Senator Bishop ( Chair ), Senator Bushby ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cameron, Eggleston, Urquhart and Xenophon

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Waters, Williams and Wright

Current inquiries

Corporations Amendment (Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( referred 3 November 2011; reporting date: 14 March 2012 )

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 [Provisions], Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions], Tax Laws Amendment (Stronger, Fairer, Simpler and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [Provisions], Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions], Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 [Provisions], Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—General) Bill 2011 [Provisions], Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2011 [Provisions], Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2011 [Provisions], Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—General) Bill 2011 [Provisions], Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( referred 10 November 2011; reporting date: 14 March 2012 )

Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( referred 25 November 2011; reporting date: 14 March 2012 )

Reports presented

Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010—Interim report ( presented to the President on 16 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 

Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services for the Community) Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 16 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 16 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010—Final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Forshaw, on 7 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 16 November 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011 and Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011 ( tabled 21 March 2011 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Benchmark interest rate for capital protected borrowings: Provisions of Schedule 2 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 5) Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 25 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (National Regulator) Bill 2011 [Provisions], Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Registration Fees) Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions], Offshore Petroleum (Royalty) Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions], Offshore Resources Legislation Amendment (Personal Property Securities) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Regulatory Levies Legislation Amendment (2011 Measures No. 2) Bill 2011 [Provisions] considered as time critical bills pursuant to the order of the Senate of 12 May 2011 ( tabled 16 June 2011 )

Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010 ( tabled 16 June 2011 )

Reform of the car fringe benefits tax rules: Provisions of Schedule 5 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011 ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping) Bill 2011 ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Notice of payments of recompense for personal injuries: Provisions of Schedule 4 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further Election Commitments and Other Measures) Bill 2011 ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Draft of the Business Names Registration Bill 2011 and related bills ( presented to the President on 15 August 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 August 2011 ) and additional comments by Opposition senators ( tabled 22 August 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Fees) Bill 2011 ( tabled 14 September 2011 )

Bankruptcy Amendment (Exceptional Circumstances Exit Package) Bill 2011 ( tabled 21 September 2011 )

Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 8) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Pay As You Go Withholding Non-compliance Tax Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 21 November 2011 )

 

Constitutional Corporations (Farm Gate to Plate) Bill 2011 [No. 2] ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

Consumer Credit and Corporations Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 7 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Economics References Committee

Members

Senator Bushby ( Chair ), Senator Bishop ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cameron, Eggleston, Williams and Xenophon

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Waters and Wright

Current inquiries

Review of the operation of the amendments made by Part 1 of Schedule 5 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011 ( referred 23 June 2011 with effect from 12 months after the commencement of Part 1; reporting date: no later than 12 months after commencement of the review )

Reports presented

Access of small business to finance ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 30 June 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Role of liquidators and administrators—Interim report ( presented to the President on 16 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

The regulation, registration and remuneration of insolvency practitioners in Australia: the case for a new framework—Final report [Inquiry into the role of liquidators and administrators] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 14 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

The decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the proposed acquisition of Franklins by Metcash Trading Limited—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Barnett, on 6 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the proposed acquisition of Franklins by Metcash Trading Limited ( tabled 28 February 2011 )

Augmented tax assessments [Inquiry into amendments proposed by Senator Cormann on sheet 7010 to the Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 4) Bill 2010]—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 31 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 8 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

The impacts of supermarket price decisions on the dairy industry—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 20 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

 

Competition within the Australian banking sector—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 20 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

State government insurance and the flood levy—Interim report [Inquiry into the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011 and Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011, and related matters] ( presented to the Deputy President on 20 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Competition within the Australian banking sector—Final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 6 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and corrections ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 6 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

The impacts of supermarket price decisions on the dairy industry—Second interim report ( presented to the President on 9 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

State government insurance and the flood levy [Provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011 and Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011, and related matters]—Second interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Boyce, on 30 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 July 2011 ) and third interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Adams, on 29 July 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 August 2011 )

The asset insurance arrangements of Australian state governments—Final report [Inquiry into the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011 and Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011, and related matters] ( tabled 22 September 2011 )

The impacts of supermarket price decisions on the dairy industry—Final report ( tabled 3 November 2011 )

Investing for good: The development of a capital market for the not-for-profit sector in Australia ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Education; Employment and Workplace Relations

Members

Senator Marshall ( Chair ), Senator Back ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, McKenzie, Rhiannon and Thistlethwaite

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Bernardi, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Mason, McEwen, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Urquhart, Waters, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

 

Reports presented

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the President on 27 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 ( tabled 22 November 2010 )

Social Security Amendment (Income Support for Regional Students) Bill 2010 ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Bill 2010 [2011], National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2010 [2011] and National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011 ( tabled 21 March 2011 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Bill 2011 and Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 ( tabled 10 May 2011 )

Consideration of time critical bills [pursuant to the order of the Senate of 12 May 2011 the Social Security Amendment (Parenting Payment Transitional Arrangement) Bill 2011 [Provisions] has no substantive matters which require examination] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 3 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Work Health and Safety Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Work Health and Safety (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Pratt, on 26 August 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 September 2011 )

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 15 September 2011 )

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [Provisions], Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Tuition Protection Service) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2011 ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

* Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 29 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee

Members

Senator Back ( Chair ) Senator Marshall ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Boyce, Gallacher, McKenzie and Rhiannon

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Mason, McEwen, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Waters, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Higher education and skills training for agriculture and agribusiness ( referred 19 September 2011; reporting date: 8 June 2012 )

Infrastructure delivery and engineering skills shortages ( referred 7 November 2011; reporting date: 30 June 2012 )

Reports presented

Administration and reporting of NAPLAN testing—Interim report ( presented to the President on 27 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Industry Skills Councils—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 13 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Administration and reporting of NAPLAN testing ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Industry Skills Councils—Final report ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Primary Schools for the Twenty First Century Program ( presented to the President on 25 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

The administration and purchasing of disability employment services in Australia ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Mr Melham ( Chair ), Mr Somlyay ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Birmingham, Carol Brown, Polley, Rhiannon and Ryan and Mrs BK Bishop, Mr Griffin and Ms Rishworth

Current inquiries

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Maintaining Address) Bill 2011 ( referred pursuant to the House of Representatives Selection Committee report, 24 November 2011 )

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Protecting Elector Participation) Bill 2012 ( referred pursuant to the House of Representatives Selection Committee report, 16 February 2012 )

Reports presented

The 2010 Federal Election: Report on the conduct of the election and related matters ( tabled 7 July 2011 )

Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fawcett, on 9 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

 
 
 

 

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

( formerly Environment, Communications and the Arts; name amended 29 September 2010 and 8 February 2012 )

Portfolios

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy; Climate Change and Energy Efficiency; Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Members

Senator Cameron ( Chair ), Senator Fisher ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, McKenzie, Singh and Waters

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Emergency Listings) Bill 2011 ( referred 10 November 2011; reporting date: 1 March 2012 )

Telecommunications Amendment (Mobile Phone Towers) Bill 2011 ( referred 9 February 2012; reporting date: 9 May 2012 )

Reports presented

Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009 ( presented to the President on 6 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 6 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Radiocommunications Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010 ( tabled 18 November 2010 )

National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010 [Provisions] and Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Bill 2011 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the President on 16 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 21 March 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 17 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 21 March 2011 )

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Dividend and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 March 2011 ) and correction ( presented to the President on 25 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Support for Whaling) Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 25 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

 

Product Stewardship Bill 2011—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 14 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the President on 9 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011 [Provisions], Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 20 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Pratt, on 27 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Pratt, on 27 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 ) and final report ( tabled 15 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Australian Renewable Energy Agency Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 7 November 2011 )

Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Bill 2011 [Provisions], Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Universal Service Reform) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Bill 2011 [Provisions]  ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 24 February 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 27 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Environment and Communications References Committee

( formerly Environment, Communications and the Arts; name amended 29 September 2010 and 8 February 2012 )

Members

Senator Fisher ( Chair ), Senator Cameron ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Boswell, McKenzie and Waters

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Birmingham, Bishop, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Reports presented

Energy Efficient Homes Package (ceiling insulation)—Interim reports ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 30 June 2010, and the Deputy President on 9 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Energy Efficient Homes Package (ceiling insulation)—Final report ( presented to the President on 15 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 

Sustainable management by the Commonwealth of water resources—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 30 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Administration and effectiveness of the Green Loans Program—Interim report ( presented to the President on 6 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Sustainable management by the Commonwealth of water resources ( presented to the President on 7 October 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 25 October 2010 )

Green loans program ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

The adequacy of protections for the privacy of Australians online ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Pratt, on 7 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

The status, health and sustainability of the koala population—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Pratt, on 13 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

The koala - saving our national icon—Final report [The status, health and sustainability of the koala population] ( tabled 22 September 2011 )

Recent ABC programming decisions ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

The capacity of communication networks and emergency warning systems to deal with emergencies and natural disasters ( tabled 23 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Finance and Deregulation; Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet

Members

Senator Polley ( Chair ), Senator Ryan ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Di Natale, Faulkner, Sinodinos and Stephens

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Waters, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiry

Performance of the Department of Parliamentary Services ( referred 23 June 2011; reporting date: 28 June 2012 )

Reports presented

Parliamentary Budget Office Bill 2010—Interim report ( presented to the President on 17 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

 

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2010 and related matters ( tabled 10 May 2011 )

Exposure drafts of Australian privacy amendment legislation: Part 1 - Australian privacy principles ( tabled 15 June 2011 )

Remuneration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 ( presented to the President on 17 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 20 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

Public Service Amendment (Payments in Special Circumstances) Bill 2011 ( tabled 18 August 2011 )

National Health Reform Amendment (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 15 September 2011 )

Government Advertising (Accountability) Bill 2011 ( tabled 21 September 2011 )

Exposure drafts of Australian privacy amendment legislation: Part 2 - Credit reporting ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fawcett, on 6 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 11 October 2011 )

Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Members

Senator Ryan ( Chair ), Senator Polley ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Di Natale, McEwen, Sinodinos and Williams

Substitute member

Operation of the Lobbying Code of Conduct and the Lobbyist Register —Senator Rhiannon to replace Senator Di Natale

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Waters, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiry

Operation of the Lobbying Code of Conduct and the Lobbyist Register ( referred 24 November 2011; reporting date: 1 March 2012 )

Reports presented

The funding arrangements for tax reform advertising ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 30 June 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Reform of Australian Government administration—Interim report ( presented to the President on 17 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matter not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

The administration of health practitioner registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 3 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

 

Superannuation claims of former and current Commonwealth Public Service employees ( presented to the President on 30 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 July 2011 )

The Government’s administration of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Mr Danby ( Chair ), Mrs Gash, ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bishop, Fawcett, Furner, Hanson-Young, Johnston, Ludlam, Macdonald, McEwen, Moore, Parry, Payne and Stephens and Mr Adams, Ms J Bishop, Ms Brodtmann, Mr Byrne, Mr Champion, Mr LDT Ferguson, Mr Fitzgibbon, Mr Griffin, Mr Jenkins, Dr Jensen, Mrs Mirabella, Mr Murphy, Mr O’Dowd, Ms Parke, Mr Robert, Mr Ruddock, Ms Saffin, Mr Scott, Dr Stone and Ms Vamvakinou

Current inquiries

Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Japan and the Republic of Korea ( adopted 25 May 2011 )

Australia’s human rights dialogues with China and Vietnam ( adopted 6 July 2011 )

Australia’s overseas representation ( adopted 12 October 2011 )

Review of Defence annual report 2010-11 ( adopted 11 October 2011 )

Reports presented

Review of the Defence annual report 2008-09 ( report of the committee of the 42nd Parliament presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 2 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Inquiry into Australia’s relationship with the countries of Africa ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Review of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade annual report 2009-10 ( presented to the Deputy President on 21 July 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 August 2011 )

Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relations with Asia, the Pacific and Latin America ( tabled 23 August 2011 )

Review of the Defence annual report 2009-10 ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

Committee document presented

Statement in relation to Customs Amendment (Military End-Use) Bill 2011 and Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 ( tabled 22 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Defence, including Veterans’ Affairs; Foreign Affairs and Trade

Members

Senator Stephens ( Chair ), Senator Eggleston ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bishop, Fawcett, Ludlam and McEwen

 

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Faulkner, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Waters, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiry

Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( referred 10 November 2011; reporting date: 12 April 2012 )

Reports presented

Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Defence Legislation Amendment (Security of Defence Premises) Bill 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Defence Legislation Amendment (Security of Defence Premises) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 2 March 2011 )

Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 3 March 2011 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Criminal Code Amendment (Cluster Munitions Prohibition) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 25 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 August 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Members

Senator Eggleston ( Chair ), Senator Stephens ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bishop, Fawcett, Kroger and Ludlam

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Faulkner, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Waters, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

 

Current inquiries

Procurement procedures for defence capital projects ( referred 9 February 2011; terms of reference varied 5 July 2011; interim and preliminary reports presented 30 November and 15 December 2011 respectively and tabled 7 February 2012; final reporting date: 28 June 2012 )

Australia and the countries of the Indian Ocean rim ( referred 24 November 2011; reporting date: 1 November 2012 )

Reports presented

Australia’s administration and management of the Torres Strait—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

Equity and diversity health checks in the Royal Australian Navy—HMAS Success —Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

The Torres Strait: Bridge and border ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Department of Defence’s requests for tender for aviation contracts—Interim report [Inquiry into Requests for Tender for aviation contracts] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 27 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Incidents onboard HMAS Success between March and May 2009 and subsequent events: Part I ( tabled 12 May 2011 )

Defence’s request for tender for aviation contracts—Final report ( tabled 25 August 2011 )

Incidents onboard HMAS Success between March and May 2009 and subsequent events: Part II ( tabled 22 September 2011 )

Held hostage: Government’s response to kidnapping of Australian citizens overseas ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

Procurement procedures for Defence capital projects—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Furner, on 30 November 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 ) and preliminary report ( presented to the Deputy President on 15 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Fuel and Energy—Select Committee

( final report presented 30 August 2010 and tabled 28 September 2010 )

Reports presented

The mining tax: Still bad for the economy—Still bad for jobs—Second interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 30 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Final report ( presented to the President on 30 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 
 
 

 

Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010; reporting date: 30 June 2013 )

Members

Mr Wilkie ( Chair ), Mr Champion ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, Crossin, Sherry and Xenophon and Mr Ciobo, Mr Frydenberg, Mr SP Jones and Mr Neumann

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Bernardi, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bushby, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Madigan, Mason, McKenzie, Nash, Parry, Payne, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion and Williams

Current inquiry

Prevention and treatment of problem gambling ( referred 9 February 2012 )

Reports presented

The design and implementation of a mandatory pre-commitment system for electronic gaming machines—First report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Barnett, on 6 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008 [2010] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 30 August 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 September 2011 )

Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 30 August 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 September 2011 )

Interactive and online gambling and gambling advertising and Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011—Second report ( presented to the Deputy President on 8 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

 
 
 

House—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ) and the Deputy President, and Senators Heffernan, McEwen and Sterle

 
 
 

Intelligence and Security—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Senators Bishop, Brandis, Faulkner, Johnston and Stephens and Mr Byrne, Mr Danby, Mr Forrest, Mr Melham, Mr Ruddock and Mr Wilkie

Current inquiries

Review of administration and expenditure no. 9 (2009-10) - Australian intelligence community ( statutory responsibility )

Review of administration and expenditure no. 10 (2010-11) - Australian intelligence community ( statutory responsibility )

 

Reports presented

Annual report of committee activities 2009-10 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Review of the listing of AQAP and the re-listing of six terrorist organisations ( tabled 23 August 2011 )

Annual report of committee activities 2010-11 ( tabled 22 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee

( replaced the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission with the commencement of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010 on 24 November 2010 )

Members

Mr Hayes ( Chair ), Senator Mason ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Furner, Parry, Polley and Wright and Ms Grierson, Mr Keenan, Mr Matheson and Ms Vamvakinou

Current inquiry

Commonwealth unexplained wealth legislation and arrangements ( adopted 13 July 2011 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into the adequacy of aviation and maritime security measures to combat serious and organised crime ( tabled 16 June 2011 )

Examination of the annual report of the Australian Federal Police 2009-10 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Examination of the annual report of the Australian Crime Commission 2009-10 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Attorney-General; Immigration and Citizenship

Members

Senator Crossin ( Chair ), Senator Humphries ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Boyce, Furner, Pratt and Wright

Substitute member

Crimes Amendment (Fairness for Minors) Bill 2011 —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Wright

Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Wright

Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalties) Bill 2012 —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Wright

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Waters, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

 

Current inquiries

Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( referred 25 November 2011; reporting date: 22 March 2012 )

Crimes Amendment (Fairness for Minors) Bill 2011 ( referred 25 November 2011; reporting date: 4 April 2012 )

Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 ( referred 8 February 2012; reporting date: 6 June 2012 )

Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalties) Bill 2012 ( referred 9 February 2012; reporting date: 4 April 2012 )

Reports presented

Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 30 June 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Access to Justice (Family Court Restructure and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 [Provisions] and Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Military Court of Australia Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Migration Amendment (Visa Capping) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Deputy President on 26 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Report of the Australian Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Singapore, July 2010 ( tabled 25 October 2010 )

Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 ( tabled 16 November 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 November 2010 )

 

Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 and Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 (No. 2) ( tabled 23 November 2010 )

Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 2 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 [Provisions] and Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the President on 7 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Kroger on 28 January 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Provisions of Schedule 4 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 1 March 2011 )

Combating the Financing of People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 21 March 2011 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment (Disallowance and Amendment Power of the Commonwealth) Bill 2010, together with the amendments on sheet no. 7031 circulated by the Australian Greens ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hurley, on 4 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2011 ( tabled 10 May 2011 ) and correction ( tabled 11 May 2011 )

Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010 ( tabled 12 May 2011 )

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fisher, on 19 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Bill 2011 [Provisions], Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 20 June 2011 )

Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test and Other Provisions) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 29 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 July 2011 )

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 7 July 2011 )

Migration Amendment (Detention Reform and Procedural Fairness) Bill 2010 ( tabled 18 August 2011 )

 

Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 August 2011 )

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011 ( tabled 23 August 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 19 September 2011 )

Patent Amendment (Human Genes and Biological Materials) Bill 2010 ( tabled 21 September 2011 )

Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2011 ( tabled 9 November 2011 )

Deterring People Smuggling Bill 2011 ( tabled 21 November 2011 )

Personal Property Securities Amendment (Registration Commencement) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 21 November 2011 )

Northern Land Council’s evidence to the committee’s inquiry into the provisions of the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010 ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Online Games) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 9 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Members

Senator Wright ( Chair ), Senator Crossin ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Boyce, Cash, Furner and Humphries

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Colbeck, Cormann, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Waters, Williams and Xenophon

Current inquiry

Prospective marriage visas ( referred 24 November 2011; reporting date: 3 May 2012 )

Reports presented

Review of government discretionary payments in special circumstances—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Review of government compensation payments ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 6 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Donor conception practices in Australia ( tabled 10 February 2011 )

Australian Law Reform Commission—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 31 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 8 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Provisions of the Water Act 2007 —Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Boyce, on 6 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

 

A balancing Act: provisions of the Water Act 2007 —Final report ( presented to the Deputy President on 10 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Review of the National Classification Scheme: achieving the right balance ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Australia’s arrangement with Malaysia in relation to asylum seekers ( tabled 11 October 2011 )

International parental child abduction to and from Australia ( tabled 31 October 2011 )

Unauthorised disclosure of proceedings relating to the committee’s inquiry into Australia’s arrangement with Malaysia on asylum seekers ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Library—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Humphries, Madigan, Marshall, McKenzie and Singh

 
 
 

Migration—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Ms Vamvakinou ( Chair ), Mrs Markus ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cash, Gallacher, Hanson-Young and Singh and Ms Gambaro, Mr Georganas, Mr Ramsey and Mr Zappia

Current inquiry

Multiculturalism in Australia ( adopted 9 February 2011 )

 
 
 

National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 3 March 2011; reporting date: every 6 months, commencing 31 August 2011, until the NBN is complete and operational )

Members

Mr Oakeshott ( Chair ), Mrs D’Ath ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Birmingham, Carol Brown, Cameron, Fisher, Ludlam, Macdonald and Stephens and Mr Fletcher, Mr Hartsuyker, Mr Husic, Ms Ley, Ms Rowland, Mr Symon and Mr Turnbull

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bushby, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sterle, Williams and Xenophon and Mr Neville and Mr Scott

Reports presented

Advisory report on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Fibre Deployment) Bill 2011 ( tabled 5 July 2011 )

 

Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network—First report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fawcett, on 31 August 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 September 2011 )

Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network—Second report ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

 
 
 

National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Senator Pratt ( Chair ), Mr Simpkins ( Deputy Chair ), and the Deputy President and Chairman of Committees, the Deputy Speaker, and Senators Adams, Crossin and Humphries and Mr Adams, Ms Brodtmann, Dr Leigh and Mr Secker

Report presented

Etched in stone? Inquiry into the administration of the National Memorials Ordinance 1928 ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Parliamentary Budget Office—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 22 November 2010; report tabled 23 March 2011 )

Members

Senator Faulkner ( Chair ), Mr Pyne ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cameron, Joyce and Milne and Ms AE Burke, Mr Champion, Mrs D’Ath, Mr Oakeshott and Ms O’Dwyer

 
 
 

Parliamentary Library—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010; resolution of appointment varied 17 November 2010 )

Members

Senators Bilyk, Humphries, Madigan, Marshall, McKenzie and Singh and Mr Adams, Mr Broadbent, Mr Champion, Mr Christensen, Mr Melham and Mr CR Thomson

 
 
 

Privileges—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Johnston ( Chair ), Senator Faulkner ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Brandis, Gallacher, Ludlam, Payne, Sherry and Urquhart

Current inquiries

The adequacy and appropriateness of current guidance and advice available to officers giving evidence to Senate committees and when providing information to the Senate and to senators, including:

(a) the adequacy and applicability of government guidelines and instructions;

(b) the procedural and legal protections afforded to those officers;

(c) the awareness among agencies and officers of the extent of the Senate’s power to require the production of information and documents; and

(d) the awareness among agencies and officers of the nature of relevant advice and protections ( referred 21 March 2011 )

 

Having regard to the material submitted to the President by the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee, whether a witness was threatened with, or subjected to, any penalty or injury on account of his evidence to the committee, whether there was any attempt improperly to interfere with a witness before the committee, and whether any contempt of the Senate was committed in those regards ( referred 17 August 2011 )

Having regard to matters raised by Senator Kroger relating to political donations made by Mr Graeme Wood, arrangements surrounding the sale of the Triabunna woodchip mill by Gunns Ltd and questions without notice asked by Senator Bob Brown and Senator Milne:

(a) whether any person, by the offer or promise of an inducement or benefit, or by other improper means, attempted to influence a senator in the senator’s conduct as a senator, and whether any contempt was committed in that regard; and

(b) whether Senator Bob Brown received any benefit for himself or another person on the understanding that he would be influenced in the discharge of his duties as a senator, or whether he entered into any contract, understanding or arrangement having the effect, or possibly having the effect, of controlling or limiting his independence or freedom of action as a senator or pursuant to which he or any other senator acted as the representative of an outside body in the discharge of their duties as senators, and whether any contempt was committed in those regards ( referred 24 November 2011 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into the adequacy of advice contained in the Government Guidelines for Official Witnesses before Parliamentary Committees and related matters for officials considering participating in a parliamentary committee whether in a personal capacity or otherwise ( presented to the President on 2 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

147th report—Person referred to in the Senate (Reverend Monsignor Ian Dempsey) ( tabled 22 September 2011 )

148th report—Person referred to in the Senate (Mr Ian Lazar) ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

149th report—Person referred to in the Senate (Mr Henry Ergas) ( tabled 7 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Procedure—Standing Committee

Members

The Deputy President ( Chair ), the President, the Leader of the Government in the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and Senators Arbib, Faulkner, Fifield, McEwen and Siewert

Reports presented

Third report of 2010—Question time - temporary order; Correction of divisions after misadventure; Procedure for consideration of private senators’ bills ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

Fourth report of 2010—Consideration of private senators’ bills ( tabled 18 November 2010 )

First report of 2011—Question time - temporary order ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

 

Second report of 2011—Operation of standing order 55(2) to (5); Consideration of private senators’ bills; Procedures for dealing with formal motions; Use of general business time on Thursdays; Consideration of government documents ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

 
 
 

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Oakeshott ( Chair ), Mrs D’Ath ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bishop, Kroger, Sherry and Thistlethwaite and Mr Adams, Mr Briggs, Ms Brodtmann, Mr Cheeseman, Mr Frydenberg, Ms O’Neill, Ms Smyth and Mr Somlyay

Current inquiry

Review of Auditor-General’s reports ( statutory responsibility—ongoing )

Reports presented

Report 418—Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 4 to 38 (2009-10) ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

Report 419—Inquiry into the Auditor-General Act 1997 ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

Report 420—Annual report 2009-10 ( tabled 28 February 2011 )

Report 421—The role of the Auditor-General in scrutinising government advertising ( tabled 3 March 2011 )

Report 422—Review of the 2009-10 Defence Materiel Organisation major projects report ( tabled 11 May 2011 )

Report 423—Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 39 (2009-10) to 15 (2010-11) ( tabled 5 July 2011 )

Report 424—Eighth biannual hearing with the Commissioner of Taxation ( tabled 5 July 2011 )

Report 425—Annual report 2010-11 ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

Report 426—Ninth biannual hearing with the Commissioner of Taxation ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

Report 427—Inquiry into national funding agreements ( tabled 7 February 2012 )

Report 428—Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 16 to 46 (2010-11) ( tabled 7 February 2012 )

Committee document presented

Statement on the draft budget estimates for the Australian National Audit Office for 2011-12 ( tabled 11 May 2011 )

 
 
 

Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Ms Saffin ( Chair ), and Senators Boyce, Gallacher and Urquhart and Mrs KL Andrews, Mr Forrest, Mr Georganas, Mr Ripoll and Mr Secker

Reports presented

Extension of scope to the Australian SKA Pathfinder Telescope and the Pawsey High Performance Computing Centre for SKA Science (Third report of 2010) ( presented to the Deputy President on 12 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 

Referrals made in October 2010: HMAS Penguin and Pittwater Annexe Redevelopment, Mosman and Clareville, New South Wales; Development and construction of housing for Defence at Largs North (Bayriver), Port Adelaide, South Australia; Integrated fitout of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office at 12-26 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia (Fourth report of 2010) ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

Referrals made in October and November 2010: Proposed fitout of new leased premises for the Attorney-General’s Department at 4 National Circuit, Barton, ACT; Proposed fitout of new leased premises for divisions of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research at Buildings 2 and 3, Riverside Corporate Park, North Ryde, NSW (First report of 2011) ( presented to the President on 22 February 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 February 2011 )

Seventy-fourth annual report ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Referrals made in November 2010: Facilities for the introduction into service of Land 121 vehicles at RAAF Base Amberley and Damascus Barracks, Meeandah, Queensland and at Gaza Ridge Barracks, Victoria; Proposed integrated fitout of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office in Albury, New South Wales (Second report of 2011) ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Referrals made February to March 2011: Proposed development and construction of housing for the Department of Defence at Muirhead, Darwin, NT; Proposed Robertson Barracks electrical reticulation system upgrade, Darwin, NT; Proposed redevelopment of the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; Larrakeyah housing project budget update (Third report of 2011) ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Referrals made May to June 2011: Proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the Human Services Portfolio at Greenway, Australian Capital Territory; Proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office at the site known as 55 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland; Proposed contamination remediation works, former fire training area, RAAF Base Williams, Point Cook, Victoria; Proposed specific nutritional capability project for Defence Science and Technology Organisation at Scottsdale, Tasmania (Fourth report of 2011) ( tabled 23 August 2011 )

Public works on Christmas Island ( tabled 31 October 2011 )

Referrals made September to October 2011: Proposed construction of a new Australian Embassy complex including Chancery and Head of Mission residence in Bangkok, Thailand; Proposed HMAS Albatross redevelopment, Nowra, NSW; Proposed Royal Australian Air Force Base East Sale redevelopment, Sale, Victoria; LAND 17 Phase 1A Infrastructure project (First report of 2012) ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Publications—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Carol Brown ( Chair ), Senator Bernardi ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Furner, Marshall, Mason, Parry and Sterle

Reports presented

1st report ( tabled 28 October 2010 )

2nd report ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

3rd report ( tabled 10 February 2011 )

4th report ( tabled 3 March 2011 )

5th report ( tabled 10 May 2011 )

 

6th report ( tabled 12 May 2011 )

7th report ( tabled 7 July 2011 )

8th report ( tabled 25 August 2011 )

9th report ( tabled 22 September 2011 )

10th report ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

11th report ( tabled 3 November 2011 )

12th report ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

13th report ( tabled 9 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Reform of the Australian Federation—Select Committee

( appointed 29 September 2010; resolution of appointment varied 17 November 2010, 23 March and 20 June 2011; report presented 30 June 2011 and tabled 4 July 2011 )

Members

Senator Furner ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, Ludlam, Moore and Ryan

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Gallacher, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Scullion, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart and Williams

Report presented

Australia’s Federation: an agenda for reform ( presented to the President on 30 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 July 2011 )

 
 
 

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities—Select Committee

( final report presented 24 September 2010 and tabled 28 September 2010 )

Report presented

Final report 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Trood, on 24 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 
 
 

Regulations and Ordinances—Legislative Scrutiny Committee

Members

Senator Furner ( Chairman ), Senator Ronaldson ( Deputy Chairman ), and Senators Cash, Marshall, Moore and Ryan

Documents presented

Ministerial correspondence relating to the scrutiny of delegated legislation, November 2009 to June 2010 ( tabled 28 October 2010 )

Delegated legislation monitor—Disallowable legislative instruments tabled in the Senate in 2010, dated February 2011 ( tabled 10 February 2011 )

Ministerial correspondence relating to the scrutiny of delegated legislation, July 2010 to December 2010 ( tabled 3 March 2011 )

Ministerial correspondence relating to the scrutiny of delegated legislation, January 2011 to March 2011 ( tabled 12 May 2011 )

 

Correspondence relating to scrutiny of delegated legislation, January to July 2011 ( tabled 15 September 2011 )

Delegated legislation monitor—Disallowable legislative instruments tabled in the Senate in 2011, dated February 2012 ( tabled 9 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

( name amended 29 September 2010 to Rural Affairs and Transport; further amended 8 February 2012 )

Portfolios

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Infrastructure and Transport; Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, including the Arts and Sport

Members

Senator Sterle ( Chair ), Senator Heffernan ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Gallacher, Nash, Siewert and Urquhart

Substitute members

Air Navigation and Civil Aviation Amendment (Aircraft Crew) Bill 2011

Senator Edwards to replace Senator Heffernan

Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Siewert

Qantas Sale Amendment (Still Call Australia Home) Bill 2011 —Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Siewert

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Thistlethwaite, Waters, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Air Navigation and Civil Aviation Amendment (Aircraft Crew) Bill 2011 ( referred 18 August 2011; reporting date: 14 March 2012 )

Qantas Sale Amendment (Still Call Australia Home) Bill 2011 ( referred 15 September 2011; reporting date: 14 March 2012 )

Reports presented by the Rural Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Airports Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 24 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Airports Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 November 2010 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Exposure draft and explanatory memorandum of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011—Interim report ( presented to the President on 25 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Exposure draft and explanatory memorandum of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011—Final report ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

 

Quarantine Amendment (Disallowing Permits) Bill 2011 ( tabled 2 November 2011 )

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Protecting Australia's Water Resources) Bill 2011 ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

( name amended 29 September 2010 to Rural Affairs and Transport; further amended 8 February 2012 )

Members

Senator Heffernan ( Chair ), Senator Sterle ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Edwards, Milne, Nash and Urquhart

Substitute member

Operational issues in export grain networks —Senator Siewert to replace Senator Milne

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Moore, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Sherry, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Thistlethwaite, Waters, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Biosecurity and quarantine arrangements ( referred 23 June 2010; re-referred 30 September 2010; interim report presented 12 December 2011 and tabled 7 February 2012; final reporting date: 21 March 2012 )

Management of the Murray-Darling Basin ( referred 28 October 2010; interim report presented 30 November 2011 and tabled 7 February 2012; final reporting date: 29 June 2012 )

Operational issues in export grain networks ( referred 23 March 2011; reporting date: last sitting day in March 2012 )

Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test ( referred 6 July 2011; reporting date: 14 March 2012 )

Reports presented by the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee

The effectiveness of Airservices Australia’s management of aircraft noise ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ryan, on 2 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Biosecurity for Chinese apples and the Australia - US cherry trade—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 30 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Inquiry into the Australian horse industry and an emergency animal disease response agreement ( presented to the President on 30 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 25 October 2010 )

Australian horse industry and an emergency animal disease response agreement ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

 

Science underpinning the inability to eradicate the Asian honey bee—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Boyce, on 7 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Sale of timber assets by the South Australian Government—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 15 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fisher, on 29 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Pilot safety, including consideration of the Transport Safety Investigation Amendment (Incident Reports) Bill 2010—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ludlam, on 4 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Science underpinning the inability to eradicate the Asian honey bee—Final report ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Pilot training and airline safety; and consideration of the Transport Safety Investigation Amendment (Incident Reports) Bill 2010—Final report ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Animal welfare standards in Australia’s live export markets, Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2011 [No. 2] and Live Animal Export Restriction and Prohibition Bill 2011 [No. 2] ( tabled 23 November 2011 )

Management of the Murray Darling Basin—Interim report: the impact of mining coal seam gas on the management of the Murray Darling Basin ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Furner, on 30 November 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

Biosecurity and quarantine arrangements—Interim report: the management of the removal of the fee rebate for AQIS export certification functions ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 12 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Scrutiny of Bills—Legislative Scrutiny Committee

Members

Senator Fifield ( Chairman ), Senator Carol Brown ( Deputy Chairman ), Senators Bishop, Edwards, Marshall and Siewert

Current inquiry

Future direction and role of the committee ( referred 3 March 2010; interim report tabled 23 November 2011; final reporting date: 30 April 2012 )

Alert Digests presented

No. 8 of 2010 ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

No. 9 of 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

No. 10 of 2010 ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

No. 1 of 2011 ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

No. 2 of 2011 ( tabled 2 March 2011 )

No. 3 of 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

No. 4 of 2011 ( tabled 11 May 2011 )

No. 5 of 2011 ( tabled 15 June 2011 )

No. 6 of 2011 ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

No. 7 of 2011 ( tabled 6 July 2011 )

No. 8 of 2011 ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

 

No. 9 of 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

No. 10 of 2011 ( tabled 14 September 2011 )

No. 11 of 2011 ( tabled 21 September 2011 )

No. 12 of 2011 ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

No. 13 of 2011 ( tabled 2 November 2011 )

No. 14 of 2011 ( tabled 23 November 2011 )

No. 1 of 2012 ( tabled 8 February 2012 )

* No. 2 of 2012 ( tabled 29 February 2012 )

Reports presented

Eighth report of 2010 ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

Ninth report of 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Tenth report of 2010 ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

First report of 2011 ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

Second report of 2011 ( tabled 2 March 2011 )

Third report of 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Fourth report of 2011 ( tabled 11 May 2011 )

Fifth report of 2011 ( tabled 15 June 2011 )

Sixth report of 2011 ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Seventh report of 2011 ( tabled 6 July 2011 )

Eighth report of 2011 ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

Ninth report of 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Tenth report of 2011 ( tabled 14 September 2011 )

Eleventh report of 2011 ( tabled 21 September 2011 )

Twelfth report of 2011 ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

Thirteenth report of 2011 ( tabled 2 November 2011 )

Fourteenth report of 2011 ( tabled 23 November 2011 )

Future role and direction of the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee—Interim report ( tabled 23 November 2011 )

First report of 2012 ( tabled 8 February 2012 )

* Second report of 2012 ( tabled 29 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Scrutiny of New Taxes—Select Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010; final report tabled 1 November 2011 )

Members

Senator Cormann ( Chair ), and Senators Bushby, Cameron, Fifield, Madigan, Thistlethwaite and Williams

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Carol Brown, Cash, Colbeck, Crossin, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fisher, Furner, Gallacher, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Urquhart and Xenophon

Reports presented

The student amenities fee - another tax by another name ( tabled 28 February 2011 )

New taxes monitoring database—Interim report ( tabled 21 March 2011 )

 

The mining tax: A bad tax out of a flawed process ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Kroger, on 29 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 July 2011 )

The carbon tax: Economic pain for no environmental gain—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Stephens, on 7 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 11 October 2011 )

The carbon tax: Secrecy and spin cannot hide carbon tax flaws—Final report ( tabled 1 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Selection of Bills—Standing Committee

Members

The Government Whip ( Chair ), the Opposition Whip, The Nationals Whip and the Australian Greens Whip, and Senators Adams, Arbib, Carol Brown and Fifield

Reports presented

Report no. 11 of 2010 ( presented 30 September 2010 )

Report no. 12 of 2010 ( presented 27 October 2010 )

Report no. 13 of 2010 ( presented 28 October 2010 )

Report no. 14 of 2010 ( presented 18 November 2010 )

Report no. 15 of 2010 ( presented 26 November 2010 )

Report no. 1 of 2011 ( presented 10 February 2011 )

Report no. 2 of 2011 ( presented 3 March 2011 )

Report no. 3 of 2011 ( presented 24 March 2011 )

Report no. 4 of 2011 ( presented 25 March 2011 )

Report no. 5 of 2011 ( presented 12 May 2011 )

Report no. 6 of 2011 ( presented 12 May 2011 )

Report no. 7 of 2011 ( presented 15 June 2011 )

Report no. 8 of 2011 ( presented 23 June 2011 )

Report no. 9 of 2011 ( presented 7 July 2011 )

Report no. 10 of 2011 ( presented 18 August 2011 )

Report no. 11 of 2011 ( presented 25 August 2011 )

Report no. 12 of 2011 ( presented 15 September 2011 )

Report no. 13 of 2011 ( presented 22 September 2011 )

Report no. 14 of 2011 ( presented 13 October 2011 )

Report no. 15 of 2011 ( presented 3 November 2011 )

Report no. 16 of 2011 ( presented 10 November 2011 )

Report no. 17 of 2011 ( presented 25 November 2011 )

Report no. 1 of 2012 ( presented 9 February 2012 )

 
 
 

Senators’ Interests—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Bernardi ( Chair ), Senator Marshall ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Adams, Bilyk, Humphries, Johnston, Stephens and Waters

 

Current inquiry

Development of a draft code of conduct for senators ( referred 2 March 2011; reporting date: 10 May 2012 )

Notifications of alterations of interests

Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests of senators lodged between 22 June 2010 and 13 December 2010 ( presented to the President on 15 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests of senators lodged between 14 December 2010 and 30 June 2011 ( tabled 4 July 2011 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating notifications of alterations of interests lodged between 1 July and 5 August 2011 ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests of senators lodged by 5 August 2011—Volume 1: A-F and Volume 2: G-Z ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests lodged between 6 August and 30 November 2011 ( presented to the Deputy President on 9 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

Reports presented

Report 1/2011: Annual report 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Forshaw, on 30 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Report 2/2011: Arrangements for online publication of the Register of Senators’ Interests ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

 
 
 

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Mr KJ Thomson ( Chair ), Senator Birmingham ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Fawcett, Ludlam, Singh, Thistlethwaite and Urquhart and Ms Bird, Mr Briggs, Mr Forrest, Ms Grierson, Mr Jenkins, Ms Livermore, Ms Parke and Dr Stone

Reports presented

Report 113—Treaty tabled on 12 May 2010 ( report of the committee of the 42nd Parliament tabled 28 September 2010 )

Report 114—Treaties referred on 16 November 2010 (part 1) ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 3 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Report 115—Treaties tabled on 28 October and 24 November 2010; Treaties referred on 16 November 2010 (part 2) ( tabled 21 March 2011 )

Report 116—Treaties tabled on 24 and 25 November 2010, 9 February and 1 March 2011; Treaties referred on 16 November 2010 (part 3) ( tabled 11 May 2011 )

Report 117—Treaties tabled on 9 and 10 February, and 1 March 2011 ( tabled 15 June 2011 )

Report 118—Treaties tabled on 23 March and 11 May 2011 ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

Report 119—Treaty tabled on 5 July 2011 ( tabled 15 September 2011 )

Report 120—Treaties tabled on 5 July and 16 August 2011 ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

Report 121—Treaty tabled on 16 August 2011 ( tabled 1 November 2011 )

Report 122—Treaties tabled on 23 August, 13 and 20 September and 13 October 2011 ( tabled 22 November 2011 )