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Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Page: 190

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Documents presented out of sitting since 1 December 2016

Documents certified by the President

Vacancy in the representation of Western Australia—Letter from the President of the Senate to the Governor of Western Australia (Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO), dated 11 January 2017, and copies of documentation received from the Federal Court and from the Inspector-General in Bankruptcy. [Certified 12 January 2017]

Government documents (pursuant to Senate standing order 166)

Department of Social Services—Forced Adoptions Implementation Working Group—Final report, dated December 2014. [Received 5 December 2016]

Campaign advertising by Australian government departments and agencies—Report for 2015-16. [Received 5 December 2016]

Australian Grape and Wine Authority—Report for 2015-16. [Received 9 December 2016]

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)—NHMRC Licensing Committee— Report on the operation of the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 for the period 1 March to 31 August 2016. [Received 14 December 2016]

Wet Tropics Management Authority—Report for 2015-16. [Received 14 December 2016]

Wet Tropics Management Authority—State of Wet Tropics—Report for 2015-16. [Received 14 December 2016]

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)—Report for 2015-16. [Received 15 December 2016]

Department of Finance—Consolidated financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2016. [Received 16 December 2016]

Murray-Darling Basin Authority—Report for 2015-16. [Received 16 December 2016]

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency—Report for 2015-16. [Received 19 December 2016]

Productivity Commission—Report no. 78—Intellectual Property Arrangements, dated 23 September 2016. [Received 20 December 2016]

Human Trafficking and Slavery Interdepartmental Committee—Eighth report—Trafficking in persons: The Australian Government response, 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. [Received 20 December 2016]

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman—Inquiry into the effect of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal's Payments Order on Australian small businesses— Australian Government response—Report. [Received 23 January 2017]

Tax expenditures statement 2016, dated January 2017. [Received 30 January 2017]

Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995—Report for 2014-15 on the operation of the Act. [Received 1 February 2017]

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman—Inquiry into small business loans—Report, dated 12 December 2016. [Received 3 February 2017]

Regional Forest Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Victoria—Amendment no. 1 to East Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement, dated 20 January 2017. [Received 6 February 2017]

Reports of the Auditor-General (pursuant to Senate standing order 166(2) (a))

Auditor-General—Audit report no. 29 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Design and implementation of Defence's base services contracts: Department of Defence. [Certified 14 December 2016]

Auditor-General—Audit report no. 30 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Design and implementation of round two of the National Stronger Regions Fund: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. [Certified 19 December 2016]

Auditor-General—Audit report no. 31 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Administration of the VET FEE-HELP scheme: Department of Education and Training; Australian Skills Quality Authority; Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. [Certified 20 December 2016]

Auditor-General—Audit report no. 32 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Offshore processing centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea - Contract management of garrison support and welfare services: Department of Immigration and Border Protection. [Certified 17 January 2017]

Auditor-General—Audit report no. 33 of 2016-17—Financial statement audit—Audits of the financial statements of Australian Government Entities for the period ended 30 June 2016. [Certified 23 January 2017]

Auditor-General—Audit report no. 33 of 2016-17—Financial statement audit—Audits of the financial statements of Australian Government Entities for the period ended 30 June 2016— Corrigendum. [Certified 25 January 2017]

Auditor-General—Audit report no. 34 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Implementation of the Biosecurity Legislative Framework: Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. [Certified 24 January 2017]

Auditor-General—Audit report no. 35 of 2016-17—Performance audit—Indigenous Advancement Strategy: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. [Certified 3 February 2017]

Returns to order (pursuant to Senate standing order 166)

Primary Industries—Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority—Relocation— Letter to the President of the Senate from the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia (Senator Canavan), dated 2 December 2016, responding to the order of the Senate of 29 November 2016, and attachment. [Received 6 December 2016]

Environment—Minamata Convention on Mercury—Ratification—

Letter to the President of the Senate from the Minister for Education and Training (Senator Birmingham), dated 13 January 2017, responding to the order of the Senate of 29 November 2016. [Received 19 January 2017]

National Phase down of Mercury: Ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury— Final regulation impact statement - Exposure draft, dated December 2016. [Received 19 January 2017]

Costs and benefits of Australia phasing-down mercury—Final report by Marsden Jacob Associates, dated May 2015. [Received 19 January 2017]

Statements of departmental and agency unanswered estimates questions on notice

(continuing order of the Senate of 25 June 2014) Communications portfolio. [Received 2 February 2017] Department of Veteransʼ Affairs. [Received 2 February 2017] Finance portfolio. [Received 21 December 2016]

Office of National Assessments. [Received 12 January 2017]