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SJ No 27 - 24 March 2011
AUSTRALIA'S FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR—SELECT COMMITTEE—APPOINTMENT
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Senate Journal No. 27 - 24 March 2011
- 1 MEETING OF SENATE
- 2 COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
- 3 WILD RIVERS (ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT) BILL 2011
- 4 ORDER OF BUSINESS—REARRANGEMENT
- 5 DEFENCE FORCE RETIREMENT AND DEATH BENEFITS AMENDMENT (FAIR INDEXATION) BILL 2010
- 6 HOURS OF MEETING AND ROUTINE OF BUSINESS—VARIATION
- 7 PETITION
- 8 NOTICES
- 9 SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT NO. 3 OF 2011
- 10 PRIVATE SENATORS' BILLS—CONSIDERATION
- 11 POSTPONEMENTS
- 12 RURAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT REFERENCES COMMITTEE—LEAVE TO MEET DURING SITTING
- 13 ECONOMICS REFERENCES COMMITTEE—EXTENSION OF TIME TO REPORT
- 14 COMMUNITY AFFAIRS REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE
- 15 PROCEDURE—STANDING COMMITTEE—REFERENCE
- 16 PARLIAMENTARY ZONE—CAPITAL WORKS PROPOSAL—APPROVAL
- 17 INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS—ROYAL COMMISSION INTO ABORIGINAL DEATHS IN CUSTODY REPORT—20TH ANNIVERSARY
- 18 ENVIRONMENT—TASMANIAN FORESTRY NEGOTIATIONS—INTERIM REPORT—ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENT
- 19 HEALTH—WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY
- 20 TAXATION
- 21 AUSTRALIA'S FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR—SELECT COMMITTEE—APPOINTMENT
- 22 EDUCATION—AUSTRALIAN LEARNING AND TEACHING COUNCIL
- 23 FINANCE—FUTURE FUND INVESTMENTS—TOBACCO COMPANIES
- 24 ENVIRONMENT—NATIONAL PARKS—CATTLE GRAZING
- 25 QUESTIONS
- 26 MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF ANSWERS
- 27 ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE—EXTENSION OF TIME TO REPORT
- 28 ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS REFERENCES COMMITTEE—EXTENSION OF TIME TO REPORT
- 29 PROCEDURE—STANDING COMMITTEE—FIRST REPORT OF 2011—CONSIDERATION
- 30 ENVIRONMENT—WESTERN AUSTRALIA—JAMES PRICE POINT—BILBY HABITAT
- 31 ORDER OF BUSINESS—REARRANGEMENT
- 32 DOCUMENTS
- 33 INDEXED LISTS OF DEPARTMENTAL AND AGENCY FILES—ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS—DOCUMENT
- 34 COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
- 35 NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK COMPANIES BILL 2010E TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK MEASURES—ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS) BILL 2011
- 36 PRAYERS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
- 37 COMMITTEES—LEAVE TO MEET DURING SITTING
- 38 SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT NO. 4 OF 2011
- 39 EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE—LEAVE TO MEET DURING SITTING
- 40 LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE—EXTENSION OF TIME TO REPORT
- 41 HOURS OF MEETING—VARIATION
- 42 NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK COMPANIES BILL 2010E TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK MEASURES—ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS) BILL 2011
- 43 APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 3) 2010-2011E APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 4) 2010-2011
- 44 ISSUES FROM THE ADVANCES UNDER THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ACTS—REPORT FOR 2009-10
- 45 CIVIL DISPUTE RESOLUTION BILL 2010
- 46 BROADCASTING LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (DIGITAL DIVIDEND AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2011E CUSTOMS AMENDMENT (SERIOUS DRUGS DETECTION) BILL 2011E ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS AMENDMENT BILL 2011E MILITARY REHABILITATION AND COMPENSATION AMENDMENT (MRCA SUPPLEMENT) BILL 2011E REMUNERATION AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2011E TAX LAWS AMENDMENT (2011 MEASURES NO. 1) BILL 2011E THERAPEUTIC GOODS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (COPYRIGHT) BILL 2011
- 47 INDEXED LISTS OF DEPARTMENTAL AND AGENCY FILES—ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS—DOCUMENT
- 48 FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES—INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY—APPOINTMENT OF AMBASSADOR—ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS—DOCUMENTS
- 49 NEXT MEETING OF SENATE
- 50 ADJOURNMENT
- 51 ATTENDANCE
AUSTRALIA'S FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR—SELECT COMMITTEE—APPOINTMENT
Senator Colbeck, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 219—
(1) That a select committee, to be known as the Select Committee on Australia's Food Processing Sector, be established to inquire into, and report by 30 June 2012, on the following matters:
(a) the competitiveness and future viability of Australia's food processing sector in global markets;
(b) the regulatory environment for Australia's food processing and manufacturing companies including but not limited to:
(ii) research and development,
(iii) food labelling,
(iv) cross-jurisdictional regulations,
(v) bio-security, and
(vi) export arrangements;
(c) the impact of Australia's competition regime and the food retail sector, on the food processing sector, including the effectiveness of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010;
(d) the effectiveness of anti-dumping rules;
(e) the costs of production inputs including raw materials, labour, energy and water;
(f) the effect of international anti-free trade measures;
(g) the access to efficient and quality infrastructure, investment capital and skilled labour and skills training; and
(h) any other related matter.
(2) That the committee consist of 9 senators, 4 nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, 3 nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate and 2 nominated by any minority party or independent senators.
(a) participating members may be appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate or any minority party or independent senator;
(b) participating members may participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee, and have all the rights of members of the committee, but may not vote on any questions before the committee; and
(c) a participating member shall be taken to be a member of the committee for the purpose of forming a quorum of the committee if a majority of members of the committee is not present.
(4) That the committee may proceed to the dispatch of business notwithstanding that all members have not been duly nominated and appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy.
(5) That the committee elect as chair one of the members nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and, as deputy chair, a member nominated by any minor party or independent senators.
(7) That the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, may appoint another member of the committee to act as chair during the temporary absence of both the chair and the deputy chair at a meeting of the committee.
(8) That, in the event of an equally divided vote, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, have a casting vote.
(9) That the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 3 or more of its members and to refer to any such subcommittee any of the matters which the committee is empowered to examine.
(10) That the committee and any subcommittee have power to send for and examine persons and documents, to move from place to place, to sit in public or in private, notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament or dissolution of the House of Representatives, and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings, the evidence taken and such interim recommendations as it may deem fit.
(11) That the committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and be empowered to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the committee with the approval of the President.
(12) That the committee be empowered to print from day to day such documents and evidence as may be ordered by it, and a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as take place in public.
Statements by leave: Senator Milne, the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence (Senator Feeney) and Senator Colbeck, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.
The Senate divided—
Question agreed to.