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REPORTS OF HOUSE AND JOINT COMMITTEES AWAITING GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

The Government is to respond to committee reports within six months, otherwise the relevant minister must present a signed statement to the House indicating the reasons for non-response.

This list indicates the status of Government responses to committee reports of the 43rd and the 44th parliaments, and appears in the first Notice Paper of each sitting period (fortnight or single week). It includes committee reports requiring an explicit formal Government response to recommendations, but not advisory reports on bills, reports of the Public Works committee, and other domestic committees, etc.

Reports from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights are only listed where the committee has examined and reported on a specific item(s) of existing legislation. Not listed are that committee’s regular reports on the human rights compatibility of bills and legislative instruments that come before either House of Parliament.

The period from when the 43rd Parliament was prorogued on 5 August 2013 and the commencement of the 44th Parliament on 12 November 2013 is not included in the response period.

For a complete list of all House and Joint committee reports still requiring a government response, refer to the current Speaker’s Schedule of Outstanding Government Responses:   www.aph.gov.au/SpeakersSchedule  

 

 

Date tabled +

Committee

Report

Response in six months

Ministerial statement

21 November 2011

Infrastructure and Communications

Find the right balance: Cabin crew ratios on Australian aircraft

No

 

23 November 2011

National Capital and External Territories

Etched in stone? Inquiry into the administration of the National Memorials Ordinance 1928

No

 

 

19 March 2012



Health and Ageing

Lost in labyrinth: Report on the inquiry into registration processes and support for overseas trained doctors

No

 

 

20 September 2012

Electoral Matters

Review of the AEC analysis of the FWA report on the HSU

No

 

 

29 November 2012

Social Policy and Legal Affairs

FASD: The hidden harm - Inquiry into the prevention, diagnosis and management of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

No

 

 

18 March 2013

Migration

Inquiry into migration and multiculturalism in Australia

No

 

 

20 March 2013

Health and Ageing

Diseases have no borders: Report on the inquiry into health issues across international borders

No

 

 

27 May 2013

Education and Employment

International Education support and collaboration: Review of the 2010-2011 Annual Report of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

No

 

 

28 May 2013

Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry

Report on the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Annual Report

2011-12

No

 

 

17 June 2013

Climate Change, Environment and the Arts

Managing Australia’s biodiversity in a changing climate: the way forward—Final report

No

 

 

17 June 2013

Health and Ageing

Bridging the gap: Report on the inquiry into adult dental services

No

 

 

19 June 2013

Human Rights

Ninth Report of 2013: Migration Legislation Amendments (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Act 2012 and Related Legislation

No

 

 

24 June 2013

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Sport: More than just a game—Contribution of sport to Indigenous wellbeing and mentoring

No

 

 

24 June 2013

Health and Ageing

Thinking Ahead: Report on the inquiry into dementia; early diagnosis and intervention

No

 

 

24 June 2013

Broadcasting Legislation

Three broadcasting reform proposals

No

 

 

24 June 2013

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Integrity of overseas Commonwealth law enforcement operations

No

 

 

26 June 2013

Human Rights

Eleventh Report of 2013: Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 and related legislation

No

 

 

29 July 2013

Infrastructure and Communications

At what cost? IT pricing and the Australia Tax

No

 

 

19 March 2014

Corporations and Financial Services

Report on the 2012-13 annual reports of bodies established under the ASIC Act

No

 

 

9 May 2014

Electoral Matters

Interim report on the inquiry into the conduct of the 2013 Federal Election: Senate voting practices.

No

 

 

14 July 2014

Social Policy

Eyes in the sky: Inquiry into drones and the regulation of air safety and privacy

No

 

 

4 September 2014

Northern Australia

Pivot North: Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia: Final Report

Interim response 04-12-14

 

 

22 September 2014

Intelligence and Security

Review of Administration and Expenditure: No. 11 and No. 12—Australian Intelligence Agencies

No

 

 

27 October 2014

Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Progress report

No

 

 

24 November 2014

Education and Employment

TAFE: an Australian asset—Report of the inquiry into TAFE and its operation

No

 

 

20 November 2014

Electoral Matters

Second interim report on the inquiry into the conduct of the 2013 federal election: An assessment of electronic voting options

No

 

 

26 November 2014

Corporations and Financial Services

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Takeovers Panel and the corporations legislation—Report No. 1 of the 44th Parliament

No

 

 

27 November 2014

Economics

Report on foreign investment in residential real estate

No

 

 

 

4 December 2014

Infrastructure and Communications

Planning, procurement and funding for Australia’s future infrastructure

No

 

 

19 December 2014

Corporations and Financial Services

Inquiry into proposals to lift the professional, ethical and education standards in the financial services industry

No

 

 

23 February 2015

Environment

Streamlining environmental legislation: Inquiry into streamlining environmental regulation, 'green tape', and one stop shops

No

 

 

2 March 2015

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 447: EPBC Act, Cyber Security, Mail Screening, ABR and Helicopter Program

No

 

 

18 March 2015

Intelligence and Security

Review of the declaration of al-Raqqa province, Syria

Time not expired

 

 

24 March 2015

Migration

Report of the inquiry into the Business Innovation and Investment Programme

Time not expired

 

 

24 March 2015

Social Policy and Legal Affairs

Revisiting recognition: Report on the roundtable with Australian South Sea Islanders

Time not expired

 

 

24 March 2015

Social Policy and Legal Affairs

Roundtable on surrogacy

Time not expired

 

 

24 March 2015

Health

Skin Cancer in Australia: Our National Cancer

Time not expired

 

 

26 March 2015

Tax and Revenue

Tax disputes

Time not expired

 

 

15 April 2015

Electoral Matters

The 2013 Federal Election: Report on the conduct of the 2013 election and matters related thereto

Time not expired

 

 

25 May 2015

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 448: Review of the 2013-14 Defence Materiel Organisation Major Projects report

Time not expired

 

 

1 June 2015

Infrastructure and Communications

Balancing freedom and protection: Inquiry into the use of subsection 313(3) of the Telecommunications Act 1997 by government agencies to disrupt the operation of illegal online services

Time not expired

 

 

1 June 2015

Agriculture and Industry

Circumvention: Closing the loopholes—Inquiry into Australia’s anti-circumvention framework in relation to anti-dumping measures

Time not expired

 

 

22 June 2015

Social Policy and Legal Affairs

Reviewing Troubled Waters: Consideration of the Government response to the 2012 inquiry into arrangements surrounding crimes at sea

Time not expired

 

 

22 June 2015

Foreign Affairs

Partnering for the greater good: The role of the private sector in promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in the Indo-Pacific region

Time not expired

 

 

23 June 2015

National Capital and External Territories

Governance in the Indian Ocean Territories Interim report: Economic Development

Time not expired

 

 

22 June 2015

Procedure

Role of the Federation Chamber: Celebrating 20 years of operation

Time not expired

 

 

25 June 2015

Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Final Report

Time not expired

 

 

25 June 2015

Health

The silent disease: Inquiry into Hepatitis C in Australia

Time not expired

 

 

25 June 2015

Indigenous Affairs

Alcohol, hurting people and harming communities: Inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Time not expired

 

 

25 June 2015

Australia Fund Establishment

Joint Select Committee on the Australia Fund Establishment Report

Time not expired

 

 

20 July 2015

Social Policy

From conflict to cooperation: Inquiry into the Child Support Program

Time not expired

 

 

11 August 2015

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 449: Regional Development Australia Fund, Military Equipment Disposal and Tariff Concessions

Time not expired

 

 

+ In the House or presented to the Speaker (and/or the President of the Senate in the case of joint committees), whichever is first