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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

28 April 2011

 

Corporations and Financial Services

Access for Small and Medium Business to Finance

No

 

12 May 2011

Economics

Inquiry into Indigenous economic development in Queensland and advisory report on the Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010



No

 

7 July 2011

Electoral Matters

Report on the conduct of the 2010 Federal Election and matters related thereto

Partial response

07-12-12

 

 

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

 

 

9 December 2011

Electoral Matters

Report on funding of political parties and election campaigns

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

 

 

27 November 2012

Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry

Netting the benefits: Inquiry into the role of science for the future of fisheries and aquaculture

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

 

 

13 February 2013

Regional Australia

Cancer of the bush or salvation for our cities? Fly-in, fly-out and drive-in, drive-out workforce practices in Regional Australia

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

Intelligence and Security

Report of the inquiry into potential reforms of Australia’s National Security 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

 

 

28 June 2013

Corporations and Financial Services

Financial sector reform in China: the role of, and opportunities for, the Australian financial services sector Report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services: Delegation to China

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

No

 

 

 

22 September 2014

Intelligence and Security

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

No

 

 

22 September 2014

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 445: Regional Cities Program, KPIs and Medicare—Review of Auditor-General’s reports Nos 10 to 31 (2013-14)

Partial response 21-11-14

 

 

27 October 2014

Agriculture and Industry

A clearer message for

Consumers: Report on the inquiry into country of origin labelling for food

No

 

 

27 October 2014

Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Progress report

No

 

 

28 October 2014

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Review of the Defence Annual Report 2012-13

No

 

 

24 November 2014

Education and Employment

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

No

 

 

24 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

Time not expired

 

27 November 2014

Economics

Report on foreign investment in residential real estate

Time not expired

 

1 December 2014

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 446: Review of the operations of the Parliamentary Budget Office

Time not expired

 

4 December 2014

Infrastructure and Communications

Planning, procurement and funding for Australia’s future infrastructure

Time not expired

 

19 December 2014

Corporations and Financial Services

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

Time not expired

 

23 February 2015

Environment

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

Time not expired

 

2 March 2015

Public Accounts and Audit

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

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

 

 

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