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Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Page: 4689


Senator FIFIELD (VictoriaManager of Opposition Business in the Senate) (15:34): I, and also on behalf of Senator Boyce, move:

(1)   That a joint select committee, to be known as the Joint Select Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme be established to oversee the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

(2)   That the committee be subject to terms of reference and reporting dates, to be agreed upon by the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition and agreed to by both Houses of Parliament.

(3)   That the committee consist of 10 members, two Government members and two Opposition members, two Government senators and two Opposition senators, one Australian Greens member or senator and one independent member or senator.

(4)   That every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(5)   That the members of the committee hold office as a joint select committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time, whichever is the earlier.

(6)   That the committee elect as its joint chairs a Government member appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Government Whip or Whips or the Leader of the Government in the House of Representatives or the Leader of the Government in the Senate, and an Opposition member appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Opposition Whip or Whips or the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives or the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.

(7)   That three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one Opposition member of either House.

(8)   That the committee have the power to call for witnesses to attend and for documents to be produced.

(9)   That the committee may conduct proceedings at any place it sees fit.

(10) That the committee have the power to adjourn from time to time and to sit during any adjournment of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

(11)    That the committee report to both Houses of Parliament from time to time.

(12) That the provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, shall have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.

(13) That a message be sent to the House of Representatives acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur with the action accordingly.