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Tuesday, 15 October 2002
Page: 5134


The DEPUTY PRESIDENT (3:12 PM) —Pursuant to standing order 166, I present documents listed on today's Order of Business at items 12 (a) to (c), which were presented to the Deputy President and temporary chairs of committees since the Senate last sat. In accordance with the terms of the standing orders, the publication of the documents was authorised. I also present documents listed at item 12 (d) on today's Order of Business.

The list read as follows

Government documents presented to the President since the last sitting of the Senate

1. Medibank Private—Report for 2001-02 (presented to the Deputy President on 27 September 2002).

2. Notice by the Attorney-General—Pursuant to section 45 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 and to regulation 7 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Regulations—Participation in formation of the National Judicial College of Australia (presented to temporary chair of committees, Senator Collins, on 3 October 2002).

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Reports of the Auditor-General presented to the President since the last sitting of the Senate

1. Report no. 9 of 2002-2003—Performance Audit—Centrelink's Balanced Scorecard (presented to temporary chair of committees, Senator Watson, on 30 September 2002).

2. Report no. 10 of 2002-2003—Performance Audit—Management of International Financial Commitments: Department of the Treasury (presented to the Deputy President on 3 October 2002).

3. Report no. 11 of 2002-2003—Performance Audit—Medicare Customer Service Delivery: Health Insurance Commission (presented to the Deputy President on 3 October 2002).

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Returns to Order presented to the President since the last sitting of the Senate

1. Statements of compliance with the continuing order of the Senate of 20 June 2001, as amended on 27 September 2001, relating to lists of contracts are tabled by:

· Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

· Migration Review Tribunal

· Refugee Review Tribunal (presented to the Deputy President on 27 September 2002).

2. Statement of compliance with the continuing order of the Senate of 30 May 1996, as amended on 3 December 1998, relating to indexed lists of files is tabled by:

· Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (presented to the Deputy President on 3 October 2002).

3. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—Report on prices paid to suppliers by retailers in the Australian grocery industry (presented to temporary chair of committees, Senator Watson, on 30 September 2002).

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Responses to resolutions of the Senate from:

· the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (the Hon. Clare Martin, MLA) to a resolution of the Senate of 20 August 2002 concerning the Indigenous communities, family violence and child protection

· the Minister/Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of Indonesia (Imron Cotan) to a resolution of the Senate of 23 September 2002 concerning the release of Ms Lesley McCulloch and her party by the Indonesian government

· the Ambassador of the Embassy of the United States of America (J Thomas Schieffer) to a resolution of the Senate of 29 August 2002 concerning the first anniversary of September 11, 2001