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2010-11

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

JOURNALS OF THE SENATE

No. 18

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Contents

  

 1   Meeting of Senate   517

 2   Government Documents   517

 3   Governor-General's Opening Speech—Address-in-Reply   518

 4   Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010   519

 5   Matters of Public Interest   519

 6   Ministry and Ministerial Arrangements   519

 7   Questions   519

 8   Question on Notice—Answer and Explanation   520

 9   Estimates Hearings—Questions on Notice—Answers and Explanation   520

 10   Motion to Take Note of Answer   520

 11   Petitions   520

 12   Notices   520

 13   Leave of Absence   525

 14   Postponements   525

 15   Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Reference   526

 16   Economics References Committee—Reference   527

 17   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Reference   527

 18   Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Leave to Meet During Sitting   528

 19   Economics References Committee—Leave to Meet During Sittings   528

 20   Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee—Extensions of Time to Report   528

 21   Community Affairs Legislation Committee—Extension of Time to Report   529

 22   Economics Legislation Committee—Leave to Meet During Sittings   529

 23   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee—Leave to Meet During Sittings   529

 24   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Extension of Time to Report   529

 25   Education—Building the Education Revolution—Bilateral Agreements—Order for Production of Documents   530


 26   Law and Justice—Water Act 2007 —Legal Interpretation—Order for Production of Documents   530

 27   Women—International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women   531

 28   Notice of Motion Withdrawn   532

 29   Environment—Murray-Darling Basin Authority   532

 30   Environment—South Australia—Narrung—Bund   532

 31   Immigration—Christmas Island Tragedy   533

 32   Discussion of Matter of Public Importance—Taxation—Proposed Income Tax Levy   533

 33   Scrutiny of Bills—Standing Committee—1st Report and Alert Digest
 No. 1 of 2011   534

 34   Publications—Standing Committee—2nd Report   534

 35   Committees—Additional Information—Estimates   537

 36   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee—418th and 419th Reports   538

 37   Indigenous Australians—Closing the Gap—Ministerial Statement—Documents   538

 38   Department of the Senate—Register of Senior Executive Officers' Interests—Document   539

 39   Health—GST Agreement—Proposed Variation—Order for Production of Documents—Document   539

 40   Taxation—Mining Tax—Revenue Estimates—Government Estimates—Health—GST Agreement—Proposed Variation—Orders for Production of Documents—Administration—Australian Information Commissioner—Provision of Information—Document   539

 41   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010   539

 42   Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee—Report—Administration and Reporting of NAPLAN Testing   540

 43   Community Affairs References Committee—Report—Gene Patents   540

 44   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee—Report—Australia's Administration and Management of the Torres Strait   540

 45   Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee—Report—Australian Horse Industry and an Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement   540

 46   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010   540

 47   Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—114th Report   541

 48   Economics References Committee—Interim Report—Decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the Proposed Acquisition of Franklins by Metcash Trading Limited   541

 49   Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Report—Review of Government Compensation Payments   541

 50   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Reports—Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010   541

 51   Senators' Interests—Standing Committee—Register of Senators' Interests—Document   542


 52   Community Affairs—Standing Committee—Government Response—Funding and Operation of the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement   542

 53   Community Affairs References Committee—Government Response—Suicide in Australia   542

 54   Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee—Government Response—Australia Post's Treatment of Injured and Ill Workers   542

 55   Economics References Committee—Government Response—Employee Share Schemes   542

 56   Industry—Report of the Independent Review of the PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore-Cartier) Pty Ltd Montara Action Plan—Ministerial Statement—Documents   543

 57   Government Documents   543

 58   Auditor-General—Audit Reports Nos 17 to 25 of 2010-11—Documents   544

 59   Health—GST Agreement—Proposed Variation—Order for Production of Documents—Document   545

 60   Environment—Home Insulation Safety Program—Foil Insulation Safety Program—Order for Production of Documents—Document   545

 61   Administration—Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations—Order for Production of Document—Documents   545

 62   Indexed Lists of Departmental and Agency Files—Order for Production of Documents—Document   546

 63   Departmental and Agency Appointments and Vacancies—Order for Production of Documents—Document   546

 64   Departmental and Agency Grants—Order for Production of Documents—Documents   546

 65   Consideration of Documents   546

 66   Taxation—Mining Tax—Revenue Estimates—Government Estimates—Health—GST Agreement—Proposed Variation—Orders for Production of Documents—Administration—Australian Information Commissioner—Provision of Information—Documents—Consideration   546

 67   Court of Disputed Returns—Election Petitions—Documents   547

 68   Parliamentary Committee Reports—President's Report—Government Responses Outstanding   547

 69   Publications—Joint Standing Committee—Presiding Officers' Response—Electronic Parliamentary Papers Series   547

 70   Auditor-General—Audit Reports Nos 16 and 26 of 2010-11—Documents   547

 71   Odgers' Australian Senate Practice—12th Edition (Supplement)—Document   547

 72   Business of the Senate—1 January to 31 December 2010—Document   547

 73   Questions on Notice Summary—Document   548

 74   Migration—Joint Standing Committee—Immigration Reports—Government Response—Document   548

 75   Law and Justice—Anti-Discrimination Laws—Document   548

 76   Health—Global Framework for Action on Water and Sanitation—Document   548

 77   Foreign Affairs—Iran—Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani—Document   548

 78   Foreign Affairs—Philippines—Documents   548


 79   Education—Insight Education Centre for the Blind and Vision Impaired—Documents   549

 80   Law and Justice—Human Rights—Human Trafficking and Slavery—Document   549

 81   Superannuation—Productivity Commission Report—Order for Production of Document—Document   549

 82   Queensland Floods—Documents   549

 83   Australia Day—Document   549

 84   Parliamentarians' Expenditure on Entitlements—Document   550

 85   Former Parliamentarians' Expenditure on Entitlements—Document   550

 86   Parliamentarians' Overseas Study Travel Reports—Document   550

 87   Department of Defence—Special Purpose Flights—Document   550

 88   Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the Holy See and Italy—Document   550

 89   Documents   550

 90   Indexed Lists of Departmental and Agency Files—Order for Production of Documents—Document   553

 91   Departmental and Agency Appointments and Vacancies—Order for Production of Documents—Documents   553

 92   Departmental and Agency Grants—Order for Production of Documents—Documents   553

 93   Committee Membership   553

 94   Governor-General's Messages—Assent to Laws   554

 95   Airports Amendment Bill 2010
Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Information) Bill 2010
Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010   555

 96   Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010
Service and Execution of Process Amendment (Interstate Fine Enforcement) Bill 2010   555

 97   Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010   555

 98   Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee—Reference   556

 99   Health—Mental Health   556

 100   Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Report—Schedule 4 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010   556

 101   Economics Legislation Committee—Report—Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010   556

 102   Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee—Report—Social Security Amendment (Income Support for Regional Students) Bill 2010   557

 103   Government Documents—Consideration   557

 104   Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—114th Report—Consideration   561

 105   Adjournment   561

 106   Attendance   561


Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate