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Committees

Appropriations and Staffing—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chairman ), the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senators Boswell, Bourne, Heffernan, Ian Macdonald, Ray and Schacht

Reports presented

Annual report for 1997-98 ( tabled 10 November 1998 )

Thirtieth report ( tabled 25 March 1999 )

Thirty-first report—Proposed restructuring of the Department of the Parliamentary Reporting Staff ( presented to the President on 23 June 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 June 1999 )

Annual report for 1998-99 ( tabled 12 August 1999 )

Thirty-second report—Parliamentary Service Bill 1999 ( tabled 20 September 1999 )

Thirty-third report—Estimates for the Department of the Senate 2000-01 ( tabled 6 April 2000 )

Annual report for 1999-2000 ( tabled 28 August 2000 )

Thirty-fourth report—Additional estimates for the Department of the Senate 2000-01 ( tabled 28 November 2000 )

Thirty-fifth report—Estimates for the Department of the Senate 2001-02 ( tabled 24 May 2001 )

Annual report for 2000-01 ( tabled 9 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Jull ( Presiding Member ), Senators Calvert, Sandy Macdonald and Ray and Mr Forrest, Mr McArthur and Mr McLeay

Reports presented

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment Bill 1999—Advisory report ( tabled 13 May 1999 )

A watching brief: The nature, scope and appropriateness of ASIO’s public reporting activities ( tabled 4 September 2000 )

 
 
 

Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

The President, the Speaker, Senators Knowles and West and Mr Adams, Mr Forrest, Mrs Gash, Mr Lindsay and Mr Morris

 
 
 

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Family and Community Services; Health and Aged Care

Members

Senator Knowles ( Chair ), Senator Allison ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Brandis, Denman, Evans and Tchen

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Brown, Calvert, Chapman, Coonan, Crane, Crowley, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Gibbs, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Lees, Lightfoot, McGauran, Payne, Schacht, Tierney and Watson

Senator Cherry for matters relating to family and community services

Reports presented

Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Payment Processing) Bill 1998—Interim report ( presented to the President on 10 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Australian Hearing Services Reform Bill 1998—Interim report ( presented to the President on 10 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 38th Parliament ( tabled 26 November 1998 )

Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Payment Processing) Bill 1998 ( tabled 26 November 1998 )

Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 2 of 1998 ( tabled 1 December 1998 )

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Bill 1998, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (Licence Charges) Bill 1998 and Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1998 ( tabled 2 December 1998 )

Australian Hearing Services Reform Bill 1998 ( tabled 3 December 1998 )

Private Health Insurance Incentives Bill 1998, Private Health Insurance Incentives Amendment Bill 1998 and Taxation Laws Amendment (Private Health Insurance) Bill 1998 ( tabled 8 December 1998 )

Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 1 of 1999 ( tabled 9 March 1999 )

Estimates report, March 1999 ( tabled 9 March 1999 )

Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1998 ( tabled 9 March 1999 )

Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1999 ( tabled 30 April 1999 )

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Bill 1999 and A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Consequential and Related Measures) Bill (No. 1) 1999 ( tabled 25 May 1999 )

Compensation for Non-economic Loss (Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment) Bill 1999 ( tabled 25 May 1999 )

Estimates report, June 1999 ( tabled 22 June 1999 )

Australia New Zealand Food Authority Amendment Bill 1999 ( tabled 11 August 1999 )

Social Security (Administration) Bill 1999, Social Security (International Agreements) Bill 1999 and Social Security (Administration and International Agreements) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1999 ( tabled 23 August 1999 )

National Health Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover) Bill 1999 ( tabled 25 August 1999 )

Social Security Amendment (Disposal of Assets) Bill 1999 ( tabled 22 November 1999 )

Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 1 of 2000 ( tabled 9 March 2000 )

Estimates report, March 2000 ( tabled 9 March 2000 )

Health Legislation Amendment (Gap Cover Schemes) Bill 2000 ( tabled 10 May 2000 )

Additional estimates 1999-2000: Report on reconvened hearing into MRI issues ( tabled 10 May 2000 )

Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Matters) Bill 2000 ( tabled 5 June 2000 )

Budget estimates 2000-01 report, June 2000 ( tabled 22 June 2000 )

Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 2 of 2000 ( tabled 5 September 2000 )

Child Support Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000 ( tabled 10 October 2000 )

Aged Care Amendment Bill 2000 ( tabled 7 November 2000 )

Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 1 of 2001 ( tabled 7 March 2001 )

Additional estimates 2000-01 report, March 2001 ( tabled 27 March 2001 )

Australia New Zealand Food Authority Amendment Bill 2001 ( tabled 3 April 2001 )

Estimates 2001-02 report ( tabled 20 June 2001 )

Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Account Bill 2001 ( tabled 9 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Community Affairs References Committee

Members

Senator Crowley† ( Chair ), Senator Knowles ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Evans, Gibbs and Tchen

†Senator West appointed to replace Senator Crowley from 31 August 2001

Substitute members

Senator Murray to substitute for Senator Bartlett for the committee’s inquiry into child migration

Senator Lees to substitute for Senator Bartlett for matters relating to health

Participating members‡

Senators Abetz, Brown, Calvert, Chapman, Coonan, Crane, Denman, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Lightfoot, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, O’Brien, Payne, Tierney, Watson and West

Senator Cherry for matters relating to family and community services

‡Senator Crowley appointed from 31 August 2001

Current inquiries

Child migration ( referred 20 June 2000; resolution varied 7 September 2000; reporting date: 30 August 2001 )

Nursing ( referred 5 April 2001; reporting date: 25 October 2001 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into child care funding—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 20 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 38th Parliament ( tabled 26 November 1998 )

Child care funding ( tabled 9 December 1998 )

The lucky country goes begging: GST and a new tax system ( tabled 30 March 1999 )

Proposals for changes to the welfare system ( tabled 22 November 1999 )

Rocking the cradle: A report into childbirth procedures ( tabled 8 December 1999 )

Public hospital funding and options for reform—First report ( presented to the Deputy President on 11 July 2000, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 August 2000 )

A cautionary tale: Fish don’t lay tomatoes: Report on the Gene Technology Bill 2000 ( tabled 1 November 2000 )

Healing our hospitals: Report on public hospital funding ( tabled 7 December 2000 )

 
 
 

Corporations and Securities—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Senator Chapman ( Chair ), Mr Sercombe ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Conroy, Cooney, Gibson and Murray and Ms J Bishop, Mr Cameron, Mr Rudd and Dr Southcott

Current inquiries

Oversight of the operation of the National Scheme Law on Corporations and Securities ( ongoing statutory responsibility )

The requirement in the Financial Services Reform Bill 2001 that commissions on risk products be fully disclosed ( referred 22 August 2001; reporting date: 1 October 2003 )

Reports presented

Corporate Law Economic Reform Program Bill 1998 ( tabled 12 May 1999 )

Matters arising from the Company Law Review Act 1998 ( tabled 21 October 1999 )

Corporations Law Amendment (Employee Entitlements) Bill 2000 ( tabled 10 April 2000 )

Mandatory bid rule ( tabled 21 June 2000 )

Draft Financial Services Reform Bill ( tabled 14 August 2000 )

‘Shadow ledgers’ and the provision of bank statements to customers ( tabled 3 October 2000 )

Fees on electronic and telephone banking ( tabled 8 February 2001 )

Aspects of the regulation of proprietary companies ( tabled 8 March 2001 )

Provisions of: (a) the Corporations (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2001 (NSW); and (b) the provisions of the Corporations Bill 2001 and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Bill 2001 ( presented to the Deputy President on 18 May 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 22 May 2001 )

Corporate Code of Conduct Bill 2000 ( tabled 28 June 2001 )

Financial Services Reform Bill 2001 ( presented to the President on 16 August 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 20 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Economics Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Treasury; Industry, Science and Resources

Members

Senator Gibson ( Chair ), Senator Murphy ( Deputy Chair ), Senators George Campbell, Chapman, Murray and Watson

Substitute members

Senator Allison to substitute for Senator Murray for matters relating to resources

Senator Cherry to substitute for Senator Murray for the committee’s inquiry into the provisions of the Taxation Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2001

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Boswell, Brandis, Brown, Calvert, Conroy, Cook, Coonan, Crane, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Harris, Knowles, Lightfoot, Lundy, Mason, McGauran, Payne, Ridgeway, Schacht, Sherry, Tchen and Tierney

Current inquiry

Provisions of the Taxation Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2001 ( referred 8 August 2001; reporting date: 17 September 2001 )

Reports presented

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1998—Interim report ( presented to the President on 11 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 2 of 1998 ( tabled 1 December 1998 )

Estimates report, March 1999 ( tabled 9 March 1999 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 1999 ( tabled 23 March 1999 )

Financial Sector Reform (Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill (No. 1) 1999; Financial Sector (Transfers of Business) Bill 1999; and Income Tax Rates Amendment (RSAs Provided by Registered Organizations) Bill 1999 ( tabled 13 May 1999 )

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999 [Introduced into the Senate as Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1998] ( tabled 27 May 1999 )

Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 1999 ( tabled 22 June 1999 )

Estimates report, June 1999 ( presented to the President on 22 June 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 June 1999 )

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program Bill 1999 ( presented to the President on 23 June 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 June 1999 )

Customs Amendment (Warehouses) Bill 1999 and Import Processing Charges Amendment (Warehouses) Bill 1999 ( tabled 12 August 1999 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 2 of 1999 ( tabled 31 August 1999 )

Superannuation Contributions and Termination Payments Taxes Legislation Amendment Bill 1999 ( presented to the Deputy President on 15 September 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 20 September 1999 )

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 5) 1999 ( tabled 12 October 1999 )

A New Tax System (Tax Administration) Bill 1999 ( tabled 29 November 1999 )

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 8) 1999 ( tabled 29 November 1999 )

Diesel and Alternative Fuels Grants Scheme (Administration and Compliance) Bill 1999 ( tabled 30 November 1999 )

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 9) 1999 ( tabled 30 November 1999 )

A New Tax System (Indirect Tax and Consequential Amendments) Bill 1999 and A New Tax System (Indirect Tax and Consequential Amendments) Bill (No. 2) 1999 ( tabled 7 December 1999 )

Estimates report, March 2000 ( tabled 9 March 2000 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 2000 ( tabled 6 April 2000 )

Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000 and Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000 ( tabled 9 May 2000 )

A New Tax System (Trade Practices Amendment) Bill 2000 ( tabled 9 May 2000 )

New Business Tax System (Alienation of Personal Services Income) Bill 2000, New Business Tax System (Alienated Personal Services Income) Tax Imposition Bill (No. 1) 2000 and New Business Tax System (Alienated Personal Services Income) Tax Imposition Bill (No. 2) 2000 ( tabled 5 June 2000 )

New Business Tax System (Alienation of Personal Services Income) Bill 2000, New Business Tax System (Alienated Personal Services Income) Tax Imposition Bill (No. 1) 2000 and New Business Tax System (Alienated Personal Services Income) Tax Imposition Bill (No. 2) 2000—Erratum ( tabled 7 June 2000 )

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 11) 1999 ( tabled 20 June 2000 )

New Business Tax System (Integrity Measures) Bill 2000 ( tabled 20 June 2000 )

Budget estimates 2000-01 report, June 2000 ( tabled 22 June 2000 )

A New Tax System (Tax Administration) Bill (No. 2) 2000 ( tabled 22 June 2000 )

Sales Tax (Customs) (Industrial Safety Equipment) Bill 2000, Sales Tax (Excise) (Industrial Safety Equipment) Bill 2000, Sales Tax (General) (Industrial Safety Equipment) Bill 2000 and Sales Tax (Industrial Safety Equipment) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000 ( tabled 22 June 2000 )

Petroleum Excise Amendment (Measures to Address Evasion) Bill 2000 ( tabled 17 August 2000 )

Excise Amendment (Compliance Improvement) Bill 2000 ( tabled 17 August 2000 )

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000 ( tabled 30 August 2000 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 2 of 2000 ( tabled 5 September 2000 )

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 7) 2000 ( tabled 5 October 2000 )

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 8) 2000 ( presented to the Deputy President on 30 November 2000, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 December 2000 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 2001 ( tabled 8 March 2001 )

Additional estimates 2000-01 report, March 2001 ( tabled 29 March 2001 )

Estimates 2001-02 report ( tabled 20 June 2001 )

Patents Amendment Bill 2001 ( tabled 9 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Economics References Committee

Members

Senator Murphy ( Chair ), Senator Gibson ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Chapman, Conroy, Cook and Ridgeway

Substitute members

Senator Allison to substitute for Senator Ridgeway for matters relating to resources

Senator Murray to substitute for Senator Ridgeway for the committee’s inquiry into mass marketed tax effective schemes and investor protection

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Boswell, Brandis, Brown, Calvert, George Campbell, Coonan, Crane, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Harris, Knowles, Lightfoot, Mason, McGauran, Murray, Payne, Sherry, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Current inquiries

Mass marketed tax effective schemes and investor protection ( referred 29 June 2000 )

The framework for the market supervision of Australia’s stock exchanges ( referred 5 December 2000; reporting date: 30 August 2001 )

Reports presented

Creating opportunities: Promoting Australian industry ( presented to the President on 22 July 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Operation of the Australian Taxation Office—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 19 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 38th Parliament ( tabled 7 December 1998 )

A new reactor at Lucas Heights ( tabled 1 September 1999 )

Operation of the Australian Taxation Office ( presented to the President on 9 March 2000, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 March 2000 )

Fair Prices and Better Access for All (Petroleum) Bill 1999 and the practice of multi-site franchising by oil companies—Interim report ( tabled 29 June 2000 )

Fair Prices and Better Access for All (Petroleum) Bill 1999 and the practice of multi-site franchising by oil companies ( tabled 8 March 2001 )

Inquiry into mass marketed tax effective schemes and investor protection—Interim report ( tabled 25 June 2001 )

 
 
 

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 7 December 1998 )

Members

Mr Pyne ( Chair ), Mr Melham ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Faulkner, Ferris, Mason and Murray and Mr Danby, Mr Jull, and Mr St Clair

Current inquiry

Electoral funding and disclosure ( adopted 15 August 2000 )

Reports presented

The 1998 federal election: Report of the inquiry into the conduct of the 1998 federal election and matters related thereto ( tabled 26 June 2000 )

User friendly, not abuser friendly: Report of the inquiry into the integrity of the Electoral Roll ( tabled 18 June 2001 )

 
 
 

Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business; Education, Training and Youth Affairs

Members

Senator Tierney ( Chair ), Senator Carr ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Brandis, Collins, Ferris and Stott Despoja

Substitute members

Senator Murray to substitute for Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to workplace relations and small business

Senator Crane to substitute for Senator Brandis for matters relating to employment, workplace relations and small business

Senator Lees to substitute for Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to training

Senator Cherry to substitute for Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to employment

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Allison, Boswell, Brown, Buckland, Calvert, George Campbell, Chapman, Coonan, Cooney, Crane, Crossin, Crowley, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Gibbs, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Hogg, Hutchins, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Lundy, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, O’Brien, Payne, Schacht and Watson

Senator Brandis for matters relating to employment, workplace relations and small business

Current inquiry

Provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Prohibition of Compulsory Union Fees) Bill 2001 ( referred 20 June 2001; reporting date: 18 September 2001 )

Reports presented

Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration of Providers and Financial Regulation) Amendment Bill 1998 ( presented to the President on 13 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 2 of 1998 ( tabled 1 December 1998 )

Workplace Relations Amendment (Unfair Dismissals) Bill 1998 ( tabled 15 February 1999 )

Estimates report, March 1999 ( tabled 9 March 1999 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 1999 ( tabled 23 March 1999 )

Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill 1999 ( tabled 25 May 1999 )

Estimates report, June 1999 ( tabled 22 June 1999 )

Tradesmen’s Rights Regulation Repeal Bill 1999 ( tabled 12 August 1999 )

Navigation Amendment (Employment of Seafarers) Bill 1998 ( tabled 12 August 1999 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 2 of 1999 ( tabled 2 September 1999 )

Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (More Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 1999 ( tabled 29 November 1999 )

Estimates report, March 2000 ( tabled 9 March 2000 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 2000 ( tabled 15 March 2000 )

Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2000 ( tabled 5 June 2000 )

Estimates report, June 2000 ( tabled 22 June 2000 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 2 of 2000 ( tabled 5 September 2000 )

Workplace Relations Amendment (Australian Workplace Agreements Procedures) Bill 2000, Workplace Relations Amendment (Secret Ballots for Protected Action) Bill 2000, Workplace Relations Amendment (Tallies and Picnic Days) Bill 2000 and Workplace Relations Amendment (Termination of Employment) Bill 2000 ( tabled 7 September 2000 )

States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Bill 2000 ( tabled 12 October 2000 )

Vocational Education and Training Funding Amendment Bill 2000 ( tabled 12 October 2000 )

Education Services for Overseas Students Bill 2000, Education Services for Overseas Students (Assurance Fund Contributions) Bill 2000, Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2000, Education Services for Overseas Students (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2000 and Migration Legislation Amendment (Overseas Students) Bill 2000 ( tabled 28 November 2000 )

Australian Research Council Bill 2000 and Australian Research Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000 ( tabled 28 November 2000 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 2001 ( tabled 7 March 2001 )

Additional estimates 2000-01 report, March 2001 ( tabled 27 March 2001 )

Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment Bill 2000 and Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2000 ( tabled 24 May 2001 )

Workplace Relations Amendment (Transmission of Business) Bill 2001 and Workplace Relations (Registered Organisations) Bill 2001 ( tabled 18 June 2001 )

Budget estimates 2001-02 report ( tabled 20 June 2001 )

Innovation and Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2001 ( tabled 28 June 2001 )

* Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 2 of 2001 ( tabled 28 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education References Committee

Members

Senator Collins ( Chair ), Senator Tierney ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Brandis, Carr, Crossin and Stott Despoja

Substitute members

Senator Murray to substitute for Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to workplace relations and small business

Senator Lees to substitute for Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to training

Senator Cherry to substitute for Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to employment

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Allison, Boswell, Brown, Buckland, Calvert, George Campbell, Chapman, Coonan, Crane, Crowley, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Gibbs, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Hutchins, Knowles, Lightfoot, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, O’Brien, Payne and Watson

Senator Bartlett for the committee’s inquiry into higher education

Current inquiries

Education of gifted and talented children ( referred 12 October 2000; reporting date: 27 September 2001 )

Higher education ( referred 12 October 2000; reporting date: 20 September 2001 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into the effectiveness of education and training programs for Indigenous Australians—Interim report ( presented to the President on 20 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 38th Parliament ( tabled 3 December 1998 )

GST and a new tax system ( tabled 31 March 1999 )

Jobs for the regions: Inquiry into regional employment and unemployment ( tabled 30 September 1999 )

Katu Kalpa: Report on the inquiry into the effectiveness of education and training programs for indigenous Australians ( tabled 16 March 2000 )

Aspiring to excellence: Report into the quality of vocational education and training in Australia ( tabled 9 November 2000 )

 
 
 

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Environment and Heritage; Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Members

Senator Eggleston ( Chair ), Senator Bishop ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Bolkus, Calvert and Tchen

Substitute members

Senator Greig to substitute for Senator Bartlett for matters relating to information technology

Senator Lundy to substitute for Senator Bolkus for the consideration of the 2001-02 budget estimates for matters relating to information technology

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Boswell, Bourne, Brown, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Coonan, Crane, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Hutchins, Knowles, Lees, Lightfoot, Lundy, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, McLucas, Murphy, Schacht, Tierney and Watson

Senator Allison for matters relating to communications

Senator Ridgeway for matters relating to arts

Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to information technology

Current inquiry

Provisions of the Trade Practices Amendment (Telecommunications) Bill 2001 ( referred 22 August 2001; reporting date: 17 September 2001 )

Reports presented

Film Licensed Investment Company Bill 1998 and Taxation Laws Amendment (Film Licensed Investment Company) Bill 1998—Interim report ( presented to the President on 11 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Film Licensed Investment Company Bill 1998 and Taxation Laws Amendment (Film Licensed Investment Company) Bill 1998 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Sherry, on 26 November 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 30 November 1998 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 38th Parliament ( tabled 30 November 1998 )

Review of annual reports: 1996-97 annual reports tabled in the Senate to 30 April 1998 ( tabled 1 December 1998 )

Broadcasting Services Amendment Bill 1998 ( tabled 8 December 1998 )

Paragraph 160(d) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 —Interim report ( presented to the President on 8 February 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 15 February 1999 )

Australian content standard for television and paragraph 160(d) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 ( tabled 17 February 1999 )

Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Bill 1998; Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Bill 1998; Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 1998; Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Amendment Bill 1998; NRS Levy Imposition Amendment Bill 1998 ( tabled 8 March 1998 )

Estimates report, March 1999 ( tabled 9 March 1999 )

Review of annual reports: 1997-98 annual reports tabled in the Senate to 31 October 1998 ( tabled 23 March 1999 )

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Bill 1998 [1999] and Environmental Reform (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1998 [1999] ( tabled 27 April 1999 )

Telecommunications Laws Amendment (Universal Service Cap) Bill 1999 ( tabled 29 April 1999 )

Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 1999, Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Amendment Bill 1999 and Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Bill 1999 ( tabled 11 May 1999 )

Estimates report, June 1999 ( tabled 22 June 1999 )

Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill 1999 ( tabled 10 August 1999 )

Review of annual reports: No. 2 of 1999: 1997-98 annual reports tabled in the Senate to 30 April 1999 ( tabled 31 August 1999 )

Estimates report, March 2000 ( tabled 9 March 2000 )

Review of annual reports: No. 1 of 2000—1998-99 annual reports tabled in the Senate to 31 October 1999 ( tabled 15 March 2000 )

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Bill 1999 ( tabled 3 April 2000 )

Postal Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2000 ( tabled 5 June 2000 )

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Digital Television and Datacasting) Bill 2000 ( tabled 8 June 2000 )

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000 ( tabled 19 June 2000 )

Estimates report, June 2000 ( tabled 22 June 2000 )

In camera evidence given in the course of the committee’s inquiry into the casualties of Telstra (COT) ( tabled 29 August 2000 )

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000 ( tabled 29 August 2000 )

Interactive Gambling (Moratorium) Bill 2000 ( tabled 4 September 2000 )

Review of annual reports: No. 2 of 2000—1998-99 annual reports tabled in the Senate to 30 April 2000 ( tabled 5 September 2000 )

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2000 ( tabled 8 November 2000 )

Review of annual reports: No. 1 of 2001—1999-2000 annual reports tabled in the Senate to 31 October 2000 ( tabled 7 March 2001 )

Additional estimates 2000-01 report, March 2001 ( tabled 27 March 2001 )

Interactive Gambling Bill 2001 ( tabled 23 May 2001 )

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001 ( tabled 19 June 2001 )

Estimates 2001-02 report ( tabled 20 June 2001 )

* Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 2 of 2001 ( tabled 28 August 2001 )

Statement presented

The casualties of Telstra (COTS) issue ( tabled 11 March 1999 )

 
 
 

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee

Members

Senator Allison ( Chair ), Senator Tierney ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bishop, Bolkus, Lundy and Tchen

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Boswell, Brown, Calvert, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Coonan, Crane, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Hutchins, Knowles, Lees, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, McLucas, Murphy, Payne, Schacht, Stott Despoja and Watson

Senator Ridgeway for matters relating to arts

Senator Greig for matters relating to information technology

Current inquiries

Water management ( referred 5 April 2001; reporting date: 1 April 2002 )

Methods of appointment to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s board ( referred 27 June 2001; reporting date: 25 September 2001 )

Reports presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 38th Parliament ( tabled 2 December 1998 )

The GST and a new tax system ( tabled 29 March 1999 )

Commonwealth environment powers ( tabled 27 May 1999 )

Jabiluka: The undermining of process—Inquiry into the Jabiluka uranium mine project ( tabled 30 June 1999 )

The Hinchinbrook Channel inquiry ( tabled 27 September 1999 )

ABC on-line—Interim report [Matters specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the terms of reference] ( tabled 12 April 2000 )

Inquiry into Gulf St Vincent ( tabled 5 June 2000 )

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Bill 2000 and Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Bill 2000 ( tabled 15 August 2000 )

The heat is on: Australia’s greenhouse future: Report on global warming and the Convention on Climate Change (Implementation) Bill 1999 ( tabled 8 November 2000 )

ABC on-line—Final report [Matters specified in paragraphs (c) of the terms of reference] ( tabled 28 March 2001 )

Inquiry into electromagnetic radiation ( presented to the Deputy President on 4 May 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 22 May 2001 )

Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000 [2001], Australian Heritage Council Bill 2000 [2001] and Australian Heritage Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000 [2001] ( presented to the Deputy President on 8 May 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 22 May 2001 )

 
 
 

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Finance and Administration; Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Members

Senator Mason ( Chair ), Senator Murray ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Brandis, Conroy, Lightfoot and Ray

Substitute member

Senator Lundy to substitute for Senator Conroy for the consideration of the 2001-02 budget estimates for the Office of Asset Sales and Information Technology Outsourcing

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Brown, Chapman, Coonan, Crane, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Hogg, Knowles, Lundy, McGauran, Payne, Ridgeway, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Current inquiries

Statutory Authorities—The continuing oversight of the establishment, operation, administration and accountability of bodies established pursuant to Commonwealth statute ( referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration 6 October 1977; amended 8 October 1986; again referred 22 September 1987; transferred to Legislation Committee 10 October 1994; readopted 29 May 1996; readopted 2 December 1998 )

Non-statutory bodies—The continuing oversight of the establishment, operation, administration and accountability of bodies for which the Commonwealth is wholly or partly responsible, being bodies which are not departments (or parts of departments) nor statutory authorities (or sub-bodies of statutory authorities) nor incorporated companies nor incorporated associations ( referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration 17 November 1983; amended 8 October 1986; again referred 22 September 1987; transferred to Legislation Committee 10 October 1994; readopted 29 May 1996; readopted 2 December 1998 )

Companies and associations—The continuing oversight of the establishment, operation, administration and accountability of incorporated companies and incorporated associations owned by the Commonwealth and of those in which the Commonwealth holds a major or substantial interest ( referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration 8 October 1986; again referred 22 September 1987; transferred to Legislation Committee 10 October 1994; readopted 29 May 1996; readopted 2 December 1998 )

Portfolio Budget Statements ( referred 21 November 1996; readopted 2 December 1998 )

Charter of Political Honesty Bill 2000, Electoral Amendment (Political Honesty) Bill 2000, Auditor of Parliamentary Allowances and Entitlements Bill 2000 [No. 2] and the provisions of the Government Advertising (Objectivity, Fairness and Accountability) Bill 2000 ( referred 29 November and 5 December 2000; reporting date: 27 September 2001 )

Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2001 ( referred 8 August 2001; reporting date: 18 April 2002 )

Reports presented

Annual reports tabled November 1997 - June 1998 ( tabled 2 December 1998 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 38th Parliament ( tabled 2 December 1998 )

Estimates report, March 1999 ( tabled 9 March 1999 )

1997-98 annual reports: Report one ( tabled 23 March 1999 )

Estimates report, June 1999 ( tabled 22 June 1999 )

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999 ( tabled 12 August 1999)

1997-98 annual reports: Report two ( tabled 30 August 1999 )

Format of the Portfolio Budget Statements: Second report ( presented to the Temporary Chairman of Committees, Senator Hogg, on 29 October 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 22 November 1999 )

Additional estimates 1999-2000 report, March 2000 ( tabled 9 March 2000 )

1998-99 annual reports ( tabled 15 March 2000 )

Budget estimates 2000-01 report, June 2000 ( tabled 22 June 2000 )

Format of the Portfolio Budget Statements: Third report ( tabled 9 November 2000 )

1999-2000 annual reports: Report one ( tabled 7 March 2001 )

Additional estimates 2000-01 report, March 2001 ( tabled 27 March 2001 )

Estimates 2001-02 report ( tabled 20 June 2001 )

 
 
 

Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Members

Senator George Campbell ( Chair ), Senator Watson ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Buckland, Lightfoot, Lundy and Ridgeway

Substitute member

Senator Allison to substitute for Senator Ridgeway for the committee’s inquiry into Australian Public Service employment matters

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Allison, Brandis, Brown, Calvert, Carr, Chapman, Conroy, Coonan, Crane, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Knowles, Lundy, Mason, McGauran, McLucas, Murphy, Murray, Payne, Tchen and Tierney

Current inquiries

Tabling of indexed lists of files of departments and agencies ( referred 21 August 1996 pursuant to the order of 30 May 1996; readopted 1 December 1998 )

The necessity for public accountability of all government services provided by government contractors ( referred 4 November 1996; amended 27 May 1997; readopted 1 December 1998 )

Australian Public Service employment matters ( referred 28 June 1999 )

Accountability to the Senate in relation to government contracts ( referred 12 April 2000 )

First year of operation of the Senate order for the production of lists of departmental and agency contracts ( referred with effect from 1 July 2001 )

Reports presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 38th Parliament ( tabled 1 December 1998 )

Business taxation reform ( tabled 22 November 1999 )

Inquiry into the mechanism for providing accountability to the Senate in relation to government contracts ( tabled 26 June 2000 )

Australian Public Service employment matters—First report: Australian Workplace Agreements ( tabled 2 November 2000 )

Inquiry into the Government’s information technology outsourcing initiative: Accountability in a commercial environment - emerging issues—Interim report ( tabled 5 April 2001 )

Inquiry into the Government’s information technology outsourcing initiative: Accountability issues - two case studies ( tabled 28 June 2001 )

* Re-booting the IT agenda in the Australian Public Service—Final report on the Government’s information technology outsourcing initiative ( tabled 28 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 7 December 1998 )

Members

Senator Ferguson ( Chair ), Mr Hollis ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bourne, Calvert, Chapman, Cook, Gibbs, Harradine, Hutchins, Sandy Macdonald, O’Brien, Payne and Schacht and Ms Bailey, Mr Baird, Mr Brereton, Mrs Crosio, Mr L Ferguson, Mr Hawker, Mr Jull, Mrs D Kelly, Mr Lieberman, Mr Martin, Ms Moylan, Mr O’Keefe, Mr Price, Mr Prosser, Mr Pyne, Mr Snowdon, Mr Somlyay, Dr Southcott and Mr A Thomson

Current inquiries

Australia’s relations with the Middle East ( referred 8 February 2000 )

Department of Defence: Annual reports for 1998-99 and 1999-2000 ( referred 30 August 2000 )

The use of foreign aid to advance human rights in developing nations ( referred 14 September 2000 )

Enterprising Australia - planning, preparing and profiting from trade and investment ( referred 2 November 2000 )

Reports presented

Loss of HMAS Sydney ( tabled 22 March 1999 )

Interim report: Visit to Bougainville, 15-18 March 1999 (Bougainville peace process) ( tabled 31 March 1999 )

Military justice procedures in the Australian Defence Force ( tabled 21 June 1999 )

Bougainville: The peace process and beyond ( tabled 27 September 1999 )

Defence Sub-Committee: Visit to defence establishments in northern Australia, 26-29 July 1999 ( tabled 27 September 1999 )

World debt: A report on the proceedings of a seminar, 27 August 1999 ( tabled 6 December 1999 )

A visit to East Timor ( presented to the President on 20 December 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 15 February 2000 )

From phantom to force: Towards a more efficient and effective army ( tabled 4 September 2000 )

Building Australia’s trade and investment relationship with South America ( tabled 4 September 2000 )

Australian Government loan to Papua New Guinea ( tabled 30 October 2000 )

Conviction with compassion: A report into freedom of religion and belief ( tabled 27 November 2000 )

Second Australian Government loan to Papua New Guinea ( tabled 2 April 2001 )

Rough justice? An investigation into allegations of brutality in the Army’s Parachute Battalion ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hogg, on 10 April 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 22 May 2001 )

Visits to immigration detention centres ( tabled 18 June 2001 )

Australia’s role in the United Nations reform ( tabled 25 June 2001 )

Second Australian Government loan to Papua New Guinea: Variation to loan agreement ( tabled 25 June 2001 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Foreign Affairs and Trade; Defence (including Veterans’ Affairs)

Members

Senator Sandy Macdonald ( Chair ), Senator Hogg ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bourne, Ferguson, Payne and Schacht

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bolkus, Boswell, Brandis, Brown, Chapman, Cook, Coonan, Crane, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferris, Gibbs, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Hutchins, Knowles, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Reports presented

Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 2 of 1998 ( tabled 2 December 1998 )

Estimates report, March 1999 ( tabled 9 March 1999 )

Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 1 of 1999 ( tabled 23 March 1999 )

Estimates report, June 1999 ( tabled 22 June 1999 )

Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 2 of 1999 ( tabled 30 August 1999 )

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1999 ( tabled 30 September 1999 )

Estimates report, March 2000 ( tabled 9 March 2000 )

Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 1 of 2000 ( tabled 15 March 2000 )

Broadcasting Services Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1999 ( tabled 4 April 2000 )

Budget estimates 2000-01 report, June 2000 ( tabled 22 June 2000 )

Defence Legislation Amendment (Aid to Civilian Authorities) Bill 2000 ( tabled 16 August 2000 )

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000 and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2000 ( tabled 30 August 2000 )

Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 2 of 2000 ( tabled 5 September 2000 )

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2000 ( tabled 26 February 2001 )

Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 1 of 2001 ( tabled 7 March 2001 )

Additional estimates 2000-01 report, March 2001 ( tabled 27 March 2001 )

Estimates 2001-02 report ( tabled 27 June 2001 )

* Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 2 of 2001 ( tabled 28 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Members

Senator Hogg ( Chair ), Senator Sandy Macdonald ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bourne, Hutchins, Lightfoot and West

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bolkus, Boswell, Brandis, Brown, Calvert, Chapman, Cook, Coonan, Crane, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Gibbs, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Knowles, Mason, McGauran, Murphy, Payne, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Senator Greig for the committee’s inquiry into the recruitment and retention of Australian Defence Force personnel

Current inquiries

Examination of developments in contemporary Japan and the implications for Australia ( referred 31 March 1998; readopted 26 November 1998; reporting date for second report: 27 September 2001 )

The disposal of Defence properties ( referred 5 September 2000; reporting date: 27 September 2001 )

Recruitment and retention of Australian Defence Force personnel ( referred 5 April 2001; reporting date: 27 September 2001 )

Reports presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 38th Parliament ( tabled 26 November 1998 )

The 1998 Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests ( tabled 30 June 1999 )

East Timor: Interim report ( tabled 30 September 1999 )

The sale of ADI Limited ( tabled 16 February 2000 )

Australia and APEC: A review of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation ( presented to the Deputy President on 21 July 2000, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 August 2000 )

Japan’s economy: Implications for Australia ( tabled 17 August 2000 )

East Timor: Final report ( tabled 7 December 2000 )

Disposal of defence property: Artillery Barracks, Fremantle—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Lightfoot, on 3 January 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 6 February 2001 )

 
 
 

House—Standing Committee

Members

The Deputy President ( Chair ), Senators Brandis, Calvert, Carr, Collins, Gibbs and Knowles

 
 
 

Information Technologies—Select Committee

( appointed 27 August 1997; final report tabled 10 November 1998 )

Report presented

The need for the committee in the thirty-ninth Parliament ( presented to the President on 9 November 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

 
 
 

Information Technologies—Select Committee

( appointed 25 March 1999; reporting date: committee to present final report on any matters referred to it on or before, and cease to exist on, the last day of sitting in 2000 )

Members

Senator Ferris ( Chair ), Senator Bishop ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Calvert, Harradine, Lundy, McGauran, Stott Despoja and Tierney

Reports presented

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Online Services) Bill 1999 ( tabled 11 May 1999 )

Netbets: A review of online gambling in Australia ( tabled 16 March 2000 )

In the public interest: Monitoring Australia’s media ( tabled 13 April 2000 )

Cookie monsters? Privacy in the information society ( tabled 9 November 2000 )

Final report ( tabled 7 December 2000 )

 
 
 

Intelligence Services—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 28 June 2001; final report tabled 27 August 2001 )

Members

Mr Jull ( Chair ), Mr Brereton ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Calvert, Coonan, Faulkner, Greig, Sandy Macdonald and Ray and Mr Andrews, Mr Forrest, Mr Hawker, Mr McArthur, Mr McLeay, Mr Melham and Mr O’Keefe

Report presented

An advisory report on the Intelligence Services Bill 2001, the Intelligence Services (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2001 and certain parts of the Cybercrime Bill 2001 ( tabled 27 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Attorney-General; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

Members

Senator Payne ( Chair ), Senator McKiernan ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Coonan, Cooney, Greig and Mason

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Bolkus, Brandis, Brown, Calvert, Chapman, Collins, Crane, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, McGauran, Stott Despoja, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Current inquiry

The statutory powers and functions of the Australian Law Reform Commission ( referred 1 December 1998 on adoption of the Committee of Privileges 73rd report )

Reports presented

Genetic Privacy and Non-discrimination Bill 1998—Interim report ( presented to the President on 10 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1998—Interim report ( presented to the President on 10 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 2 of 1998 ( tabled 2 December 1998 )

Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1998 ( tabled 17 February 1999 )

Estimates report, March 1999 ( tabled 9 March 1999 )

Customs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1998 [1999] ( tabled 10 March 1999 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 1999 ( tabled 23 March 1999 )

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Bill 1998 and Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Charges Bill 1998—Interim report ( tabled 29 March 1999 )

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Bill 1998 ( tabled 31 March 1999 )

Genetic Privacy and Non-discrimination Bill 1998 ( tabled 31 March 1999 )

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Bill 1998 and Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Charges Bill 1998 ( tabled 19 April 1999 )

Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1998 [1999] and Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Bill 1998 ( tabled 21 April 1999 )

Migration Legislation Amendment (Judicial Review) Bill 1998 [1999] ( tabled 21 April 1998 )

Estimates report, June 1999 ( tabled 22 June 1999 )

Copyright Amendment (Importation of Sound Recordings) Bill 1999 ( tabled 11 August 1999 )

Norfolk Island Amendment Bill 1999 ( tabled 23 August 1999 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 2 of 1999 ( tabled 31 August 1999 )

Federal Magistrates Bill 1999 and Federal Magistrates (Consequential Amendments) Bill 1999 ( tabled 11 October 1999 )

Family Law Amendment Bill 1999 ( tabled 6 December 1999 )

Additional comments for inclusion with the Family Law Amendment Bill 1999 report tabled on 6 December 1999 ( tabled 8 December 1999 )

Australian Federal Police Legislation Amendment Bill 1999 ( tabled 8 December 1999 )

Customs Legislation Amendment (Criminal Sanctions and Other Measures) Bill 1999 ( tabled 16 February 2000 )

Additional estimates 1999-2000 report, March 2000 ( tabled 9 March 2000 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 2000 ( tabled 4 April 2000 )

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999 ( tabled 6 April 2000 )

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1999—Erratum ( tabled 10 April 2000 )

Telecommunications (Interception) Legislation Amendment Bill 2000 ( tabled 11 May 2000 )

Budget estimates 2000-01 report, June 2000 ( tabled 22 June 2000 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 2 of 2000 ( tabled 5 September 2000 )

Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Bill 2000 ( tabled 10 October 2000 )

Crimes Amendment (Forensic Procedures) Bill 2000 ( tabled 5 December 2000 )

Administrative Review Tribunal Bill 2000 and the Administrative Review Tribunal (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2000 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Watson, on 14 February 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 26 February 2001 )

Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000 ( tabled 27 February 2001 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 2001 ( tabled 7 March 2001 )

Additional estimates 2000-01 report, March 2001 ( tabled 27 March 2001 )

Crimes Amendment (Age Determination) Bill 2001 ( tabled 27 March 2001 )

Freedom of Information Amendment (Open Government) Bill 2000 ( tabled 5 April 2001 )

Customs Legislation Amendment and Repeal (International Trade Modernisation) Bill 2001, Import Processing Charges Bill 2000 and Customs Depot Licensing Charges Amendment Bill 2000 ( tabled 23 May 2001 )

Copyright Amendment (Parallel Importation) Bill 2001 ( tabled 23 May 2001 )

Estimates 2001-02 report ( tabled 20 June 2001 )

Measures to Combat Serious and Organised Crime Bill 2001 ( tabled 27 June 2001 )

Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Bill 2001 and Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Amendment Bill 2001 ( tabled 7 August 2001 )

Cybercrime Bill 2001 ( tabled 21 August 2001 )

* Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 2 of 2001 ( tabled 28 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional References Committee

Members

Senator McKiernan ( Chair ), Senator Payne ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Coonan, Cooney, Greig and Ludwig

Substitute member

Senator Murray to substitute for Senator Greig for the committee’s inquiry into the Trade Practices Act—Misuse of market power—Onus of proof

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Bolkus, Brandis, Brown, Calvert, Chapman, Crane, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Mason, McGauran, Stott Despoja, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Current inquiries

Human Rights (Mandatory Sentencing for Property Offences) Bill 2000 ( referred 24 May 2001; reporting date: 30 November 2001 )

Australian Customs Service’s information technology and communications systems ( referred 26 June 2001; reporting date: last sitting day in December 2001 )

Trade Practices Act—Misuse of market power—Onus of proof ( referred 8 August 2001; reporting date: first sitting day in April 2002 )

Reports presented

Commonwealth privacy legislation—Interim report ( presented to the President on 11 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 38th Parliament ( tabled 3 December 1998 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 38th Parliament ( tabled 10 December 1998 )

Privacy and the private sector: Inquiry into privacy issues, including the Privacy Amendment Bill 1998 ( tabled 25 March 1999 )

Human Rights (Mandatory Sentencing of Juvenile Offenders) Bill 1999 ( tabled 13 March 2000 )

A sanctuary under review: An examination of Australia’s refugee and humanitarian determination processes ( tabled 28 June 2000 )

Humanity diminished: The crime of genocide: Inquiry into the Anti-Genocide Bill 1999 ( tabled 29 June 2000 )

Humanity diminished: The crime of genocide: Inquiry into the Anti-Genocide Bill 1999—Errata ( presented to the Deputy President on 3 July 2000, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 August 2000 )

Healing: A legacy of generations: Report of the inquiry into the Federal Government’s implementation of recommendations made by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in Bringing Them Home ( tabled 30 November 2000 )

* Order in the Law: The report of the inquiry into the management arrangements and adequacy of funding of the Australian Federal Polic and the National Crime Authority ( tabled 28 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Library—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ), Senators Boswell, Crowley, Faulkner, Gibson, Sherry and Tambling

 
 
 

Lucas Heights, Inquiry into the contract for a new reactor at—Select Committee

( appointed 15 August 2000; final report tabled 24 May 2001 )

Members

Senator Forshaw ( Chair ), Senator Chapman ( Deputy Chair ), Senators George Campbell, Lightfoot, McLucas, Sandy Macdonald and Stott Despoja

Report presented

A new research reactor? ( tabled 23 May 2001 )

 
 
 

Migration—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 31 May 1996; reappointed 7 December 1998 )

Members

Mrs May ( Chair ), Senator McKiernan ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Eggleston and Tierney and Mr Adams, Mr Baird, Mr Georgiou, Mrs Irwin and Mr Ripoll

Current inquiry

Review of state-specific migration mechanisms ( referred 15 June 1999 )

Reports presented

Immigration detention centres inspection report ( presented to the President on 27 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Review of Migration Regulation 4.31B ( tabled 21 June 1999 )

Going for gold: Immigration entry arrangements for the Olympic and Paralympic Games ( tabled 27 September 1999 )

Not the Hilton—Immigration detention centres: Inspection report ( tabled 4 September 2000 )

Review of Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000 ( tabled 9 October 2000 )

2001 review of Migration Regulation 4.31B ( tabled 18 June 2001 )

 
 
 

National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 7 December 1998 )

Members

Senator Lightfoot ( Chair ), Senator Crossin ( Deputy Chair ), the Deputy President and Chairman of Committees, the Deputy Speaker, Senators Greig, Lundy and Watson and Mr Cameron, Ms Ellis, Mr Neville, Mr Snowdon and Mr Somlyay

Current inquiries

Norfolk Island electoral matters ( referred 1 November 2000 )

Sale of the Christmas Island resort ( referred 8 November 2000; reporting date: 27 September 2001 )

Reports presented

Island to islands: Communications with Australia’s external territories ( tabled 22 March 1999 )

In the pink or in the red? Health services on Norfolk Island ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McKiernan, on 9 July 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 6 August 2001 )

 
 
 

National Crime Authority—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Baird ( Chair ), Senator George Campbell ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Denman, Ferris, Greig, McGauran and Mr Edwards, Mr Hardgrave, Mr Kerr and Mr Schultz

Current inquiry

The law enforcement implications of new technology ( adopted 29 June 2000 )

Reports presented

Street legal: The involvement of the National Crime Authority in controlled operations ( tabled 6 December 1999 )

Witnesses for the prosecution: Protected witnesses in the National Crime Authority ( tabled 6 September 2000 )

National Crime Authority Legislation Amendment Bill 2000 [2001] ( tabled 1 March 2001 )

The law enforcement implications of new technology ( tabled 27 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Senator Ferris ( Chair ), Mr Snowdon ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Crossin, Lees, Mason and McLucas and Mr Causley, Mr Haase, Mr McMullan and Mr Secker

Reports presented

Examination of annual reports for 1997-98 in fulfilment of the committee’s duties pursuant to s.206(c) of the Native Title Act 1993 ( tabled 1 September 1999 )

Interim report for the s.206(d) inquiry: Proceedings of conference on 12 March 1999 ( tabled 13 October 1999 )

CERD and the Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Sixteenth report) ( tabled 28 June 2000 )

Examination of annual reports for 1998-99 (Seventeenth report) ( tabled 6 September 2000 )

 
 
 

New Tax System—Select Committee

( appointed 25 November 1998; final report tabled 30 April 1999 )

Members

Senator Cook ( Chair ), Senator Ferguson ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Conroy, Gibson, Murray, O’Chee and Sherry

Substitute members

In the event of Senators Ferguson, Gibson or O’Chee being unable to attend any committee hearings or meetings, Senators Brownhill, Chapman or Watson to substitute for them

In the event of Senators Cook, Conroy or Sherry being unable to attend any committee hearings or meetings, Senators George Campbell, Mackay or Murphy to substitute for them

In the event of Senator Murray being unable to attend any committee hearings or meetings, Senator Lees to substitute for him

Participating members

Senators Brown, Colston, Harradine and Margetts

Reports presented

First report ( tabled 18 February 1999 )

Main report ( tabled 19 April 1999 )

Addendum and corrigenda to the main report ( tabled 22 April 1999 )

Commonwealth-State Financial Arrangements Bills; Luxury Car Tax Bills and Wine Equalisation Tax Bills ( tabled 30 April 1999 )

 
 
 

Privileges—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Ray ( Chair ), Senator Knowles ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Eggleston, Evans, McGauran, Payne and Sherry

Current inquiries

Having regard to the letter dated 22 June 2000 to the President from the Chairman of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Securities, whether there was an unauthorised disclosure of a submission to the Joint Committee on Corporations and Securities, and, if so, whether a contempt was committed by any person in relation to that disclosure ( referred 27 June 2000 )

Having regard to the matter submitted to the Senate on 25 June 2001, whether there was an unauthorised disclosure of a draft report of the Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee, and whether any contempt was committed in that regard ( referred 26 June 2001 )

(a) Whether any person or body purported to direct Senator Tambling as to how he should exercise a vote in the Senate; (b) whether a penalty was imposed on Senator Tambling in consequence of his vote in the Senate; and (c) whether contempts of the Senate were committed in that regard ( referred 7 August 2001 )

Reports presented

Possible unauthorised disclosure of parliamentary committee proceedings—74th report ( tabled 9 December 1998 )

Execution of search warrants in senators’ offices—75th report ( tabled 22 March 1999 )

Parliamentary privilege: Precedents, procedures and practice in the Australian Senate, 1966-1999 ( tabled 22 June 1999 )

Persons referred to in the Senate (Certain faculty members of Greenwich University)—77th report ( tabled 28 June 1999 )

Possible improper use of proceedings of Community Affairs References Committee—78th report ( tabled 1 September 1999 )

Possible false or misleading statements tabled in the Senate—Discontinuation of inquiry—79th report ( tabled 29 September 1999 )

Persons referred to in the Senate (Board members and staff of Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc.)—80th report ( tabled 21 October 1999 )

Persons referred to in the Senate (Dr Chris Atkinson and Dr Chris Harper)—81st report ( tabled 30 November 1999 )

Person referred to in the Senate (Ms Christine Bourne)—82nd report ( tabled 30 November 1999 )

Persons referred to in the Senate (Mr Raymond Rose, Principal, Bridge Business College)—83rd report ( tabled 30 November 1999 )

Possible unauthorised disclosure of draft parliamentary committee report—84th report ( tabled 7 March 2000 )

Possible intimidation of a witness before the Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education References Committee—85th report ( tabled 7 March 2000 )

Alleged threats to a witness before the Select Committee on a New Tax System—86th report ( tabled 13 March 2000 )

Person referred to in the Senate (Mr R T Mincherton)—87th report ( tabled 13 March 2000 )

Person referred to in the Senate (Mr N Crichton-Browne)—88th report ( tabled 10 April 2000 )

Senior public officials’ study of parliamentary processes: Report on compliance with Senate order of 1 December 1998—89th report ( tabled 13 April 2000 )

Person referred to in the Senate (Dr Malcolm Colston)—90th report ( tabled 5 June 2000 )

Person referred to in the Senate (Mr Noel Crichton-Browne)—91st report ( tabled 19 June 2000 )

Matters arising from 67th report of the Committee of Privileges—92nd report ( tabled 29 June 2000 )

Possible unauthorised disclosure of in camera proceedings of the Economics References Committee—93rd report ( tabled 28 August 2000 )

Matters arising from 67th report of the Committee of Privileges (2): Possible Senate representation in court proceedings—94th report ( tabled 4 September 2000 )

Penalties for contempt: Information paper—95th report ( tabled 4 September 2000 )

Possible misleading evidence to and improper interference with witnesses before the Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee—96th report ( tabled 25 June 2001 )

Person referred to in the Senate (Mr Terence O’Shane)—97th report ( tabled 28 June 2001 )

Person referred to in the Senate (Alderman Dr John Freeman)—98th report ( tabled 27 August 2001 )

 
 

Procedure—Standing Committee

Members

The Deputy President ( Chair ), the President, the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senators Bourne, Ian Campbell, Carr, Eggleston, Ferguson and Ray

Current inquiry

Procedure for taking note of answers to questions and related issues ( referred 10 March 1999 )

Reports presented

First report of 1998—Presentation of documents by the President; Adjournment debate on Mondays; Membership of references committees ( tabled 2 December 1998 )

First report of 1999—Use of unpublished documents in dissenting reports; Appearance of private witnesses with departmental officers; Notices of motion, postponements and formal motions; Divisions ( tabled 24 March 1999 )

Second report of 1999—Use of motions to take note of answers; Putting of non-government amendments under a limitation of time; Reports on unproclaimed legislation; Estimates hearings - Matters raised by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Registration of senators’ interests ( tabled 21 October 1999 )

First report of 2000—Consideration of Auditor-General’s reports ( tabled 12 April 2000 )

Second report of 2000—Estimates hearings: Supplementary hearings on additional estimates and parliamentary secretaries ( tabled 6 December 2000 ).

 
 
 

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Charles ( Chairman ), Mr Cox ( Vice Chairman ), Senators Coonan, Gibson, Hogg, Murray, Sherry and Watson and Mr Andrews, Mr Georgiou, Ms Gillard, Mr Lindsay, Mr St Clair, Mr Somlyay, Mr Tanner and Mr K Thomson

Current inquiries

Review of reports of the Auditor-General ( ongoing statutory responsibility )

Auditor-General Act 1997 ( adopted 29 November 2000 )

Review of accrual budget documentation from Commonwealth agencies ( adopted 4 April 2001 )

Reports presented

Report 363—Asset management by Commonwealth agencies ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Chapman, on 17 July 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Report 364—An advisory report on the delayed provisions of the Tax Law Improvement Bill (No. 2) 1997 ( presented to the President on 8 February 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 15 February 1999 )

Report 365—Annual report 1997-98 ( presented 11 March 1999 )

Report 366—Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1997-98: Second quarter ( tabled 30 March 1999 )

Report 367—Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1997-98: Third quarter ( tabled 30 March 1999 )

Draft budget estimates for the Australian National Audit Office for 1999-2000 ( tabled 11 May 1999 )

Report 368—Review of audit report no. 34, 1997-98: New submarine project: Department of Defence ( tabled 21 June 1999 )

Report 369—Australian Government procurement ( tabled 30 June 1999 )

Report 371—Aviation security, planning for aged care, costing of services: Review of Auditor-General’s reports, first half, 1998-99 ( tabled 21 October 1999 )

Report 370—Defence life cycle costing; Commonwealth guarantees, indemnities and letters of comfort: Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1997-98: Fourth quarter ( tabled 8 December 1999 )

Report 372—Corporate governance and accountability arrangements for Commonwealth Government business enterprises ( tabled 16 February 2000 )

Report 373—Migrant settlement services; fringe benefits tax; Green Corps: Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1998-99: Second half ( tabled 16 March 2000 )

Report 374—Review of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 ( tabled 16 March 2000 )

Report 375—Annual report 1998-99 ( presented 10 May 2000 )

Report 376—Financial information in management reports; Control structures of major Commonwealth agencies: Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1999-2000: First quarter ( tabled 7 June 2000 )

Report 377—Guidelines for government advertising ( tabled 4 October 2000 )

Report 378—Defence acquisition projects; Debt management; Plasma fractionation: Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1999-2000: Second quarter ( tabled 1 November 2000 )

Report 379—Contract management in the Australian Public Service ( tabled 2 November 2000 )

Report 380—Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1999-2000: Third quarter ( tabled 29 March 2001 )

Report 381—Annual report 1999-2000 ( tabled 5 April 2001 )

Report 382—Tactical fighter operations; Magnetic resonance imaging services; High wealth individual taskforce: Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1999-2000: Fourth quarter ( tabled 23 August 2001 )

Report 384—Review of Coastwatch ( tabled 23 August 2001 )

Finance Minutes on reports presented

Finance Minute on report 355—Aboriginal Councils and Torres Strait Island Councils: Review of financial accountability requirements ( tabled 11 March 1999 )

Finance Minute on report 357—The Jindalee Operational Radar Network Project ( tabled 11 March 1999 )

Corrected version of Finance Minute on report 357 ( tabled 29 March 1999 )

Finance Minute on report 358—Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1996-97: Third quarter ( tabled 11 March 1999 )

Finance Minute on report 359—Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1996-97: Fourth quarter ( tabled 11 March 1999 )

Finance Minute on report 360—Internet commerce: To buy or not to buy? ( tabled 11 March 1999 )

Finance Minute on report 361—Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1997-98: First quarter ( tabled 11 March 1999 )

Finance Minute on report 363—Asset management by Commonwealth agencies ( tabled 11 March 1999 )

Executive Minutes on reports presented

Executive Minute on report 366—Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1997-98: Second quarter ( tabled 10 May 2000 )

Executive Minute on report 367—Review of Auditor-General’s reports 1997-98: Third quarter ( tabled 10 May 2000 )

Executive Minute on report 368—Review of audit report no. 34, 1997-98: New submarine project: Department of Defence ( tabled 10 May 2000 )

Executive Minute on report 369—Australian Government procurement ( tabled 10 May 2000 )

Executive Minute on report 371—Aviation security, planning for aged care, costing of services—Review of the Auditor-General’s reports, first half, 1998-99 ( tabled 10 May 2000 )

Committee document presented

Draft budget estimates for the Australian National Audit Office for 2000-01

 
 
 

Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Ms Moylan ( Chairman ), Mrs Crosio ( Deputy Chairman ), Senators Calvert, Ferguson and Murphy and Mr Forrest, Mr Hollis, Mr Lindsay and Mr Ripoll

Reports presented

CSIRO Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies stage 2 development, Pinjarra Hills, Qld (First report of 1999) ( tabled 17 February 1999 )

CSIRO National Centre for Petroleum and Mineral Resources Research, Bentley, WA (Second report of 1999) ( tabled 17 February 1999 )

Lavarack Barracks redevelopment stage 2, Townsville (Third report of 1999) ( tabled 17 February 1999 )

62nd general report, 1998 ( tabled 29 March 1999 )

Australian Embassy, Berlin - Refurbishment of heritage buildings as a chancery and apartments (Fourth report of 1999) ( tabled 30 June 1999 )

Replacement nuclear research reactor, Lucas Heights, NSW (Fifth report of 1999) ( tabled 25 August 1999 )

RAAF Base Townsville redevelopment, stage 1 (Sixth report of 1999) ( tabled 22 September 1999 )

Darwin Naval Base redevelopment (Seventh report of 1999) ( tabled 22 September 1999 )

CSIRO Riverside Corporate Park, North Ryde, NSW—Joint Research Complex for CSIRO Molecular Science and Food Science Australia (Eighth report of 1999) ( tabled 30 September 1999 )

CSIRO Division of Building Construction and Engineering development works at Riverside Corporate Park, North Ryde, NSW (Ninth report of 1999) ( tabled 30 September 1999 )

CSIRO Clayton (eastern precinct) development works, Vic. (Tenth report of 1999) ( tabled 13 October 1999 )

Refurbishment of 4 Treasury Place, Melbourne (Eleventh report of 1999) ( tabled 20 October 1999 )

Staff colleges collocation project, Weston Creek, ACT (Twelfth report of 1999) ( tabled 6 December 1999 )

Anzac Hall extension, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT (Thirteenth report of 1999) ( tabled 6 December 1999 )

CSIRO/University of Queensland Joint Building Project, St Lucia, Queensland (First report of 2000) ( tabled 16 February 2000 )

63nd general report [1999] ( tabled 16 March 2000 )

Proposed ABC Sydney Accommodation Project, Ultimo, NSW (Second report of 2000) ( tabled 6 April 2000 )

HMAS Albatross stage 2 redevelopment, Nowra, NSW (Third report of 2000) ( tabled 13 April 2000 )

Housing development at Parap Grove, Darwin, Northern Territory (Fourth report of 2000) ( tabled 5 June 2000 )

Defence Science and Technology Organisation Rationalisation Project, Melbourne (Fifth report of 2000) ( tabled 22 June 2000 )

Navy Ammunitioning Facility, Twofold Bay, NSW (Sixth report of 2000) ( tabled 27 June 2000 )

CSIRO Energy Centre at Steel River, Newcastle, NSW (Seventh report of 2000) ( tabled 12 October 2000 )

RAAF Base Edinburgh, redevelopment stage 1, Adelaide (Eighth report of 2000) ( tabled 12 October 2000 )

Fitout of new leased premises for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Belconnen, ACT (Ninth report of 2000) ( tabled 12 October 2000 )

Development of 90 apartments in Darwin (Tenth report of 2000) ( tabled 12 October 2000 )

Construction of mixed residential dwellings at Block 87, Section 24, Stirling, ACT (Eleventh report of 2000) ( tabled 30 November 2000 )

ABC Perth accommodation project, East Perth, Western Australia (Twelfth report of 2000) ( tabled 30 November 2000 )

Reserve Bank of Australia proposed head office building works (Thirteenth report of 2000) ( tabled 30 November 2000 )

Remediation of Defence land at Neutral Bay, Sydney, NSW (First report of 2001) ( tabled 6 March 2001 )

Defence Housing Authority responses to recommendations in the tenth report of 2000, Development of 90 apartments in Darwin (Second report of 2001) ( tabled 6 March 2001 )

64th general report [2000] (Third report of 2001) ( tabled 29 March 2001 )

Range support facilities, Delamere Range and RAAF Base Tindal, NT (Fourth report of 2001) ( tabled 5 April 2001 )

Site filling, stabilisation and construction of infrastructure at the Defence site at Ermington, New South Wales (Fifth report of 2001) ( tabled 22 May 2001 )

Commonwealth Law Courts, Adelaide SA (Sixth report of 2001) ( tabled 19 June 2001 )

Fitout of new central office building for the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Belconnen, ACT (Seventh report of 2001) ( tabled 26 June 2001 )

Lavarack Barracks redevelopment stage 3, Townsville (Eighth report of 2001) ( tabled 23 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Publications—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Lightfoot ( Chair ), Senators Bishop, Buckland, Calvert, Chapman, McKiernan and McLucas

Reports presented for the 39th Parliament

No. 1 ( tabled 10 December 1998 )

No. 2 ( tabled 18 February 1999 )

No. 3 ( tabled 11 March 1999 )

No. 4 ( tabled 31 March 1999 )

No. 5 ( tabled 13 May 1999 )

No. 6 ( tabled 30 June 1999 )

No. 7 ( tabled 2 September 1999 )

No. 8 ( tabled 30 September 1999 )

No. 9 ( tabled 21 October 1999 )

No. 10 ( tabled 9 December 1999 )

No. 11 ( tabled 17 February 2000 )

No. 12 ( tabled 16 March 2000 )

No. 13 ( tabled 13 April 2000 )

No. 14 ( tabled 11 May 2000 )

No. 15 ( tabled 8 June 2000 )

No. 16 ( tabled 29 June 2000 )

No. 17 ( tabled 17 August 2000 )

No. 18 ( tabled 7 September 2000 )

No. 19 ( tabled 12 October 2000 )

No. 20 ( tabled 9 November 2000 )

No. 21 ( tabled 7 December 2000 )

No. 22 ( tabled 8 February 2001 )

No. 23 ( tabled 8 March 2001 )

No. 24 ( tabled 5 April 2001 )

No. 25 ( tabled 24 May 2001 )

No. 26 ( tabled 28 June 2001 )

No. 27 ( tabled 9 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Regulations and Ordinances—Legislative Scrutiny Standing Committee

Members

Senator Coonan ( Chairman ), Senators Bartlett, Brandis, Buckland, Ludwig and Mason

Reports presented

106th report—Annual report 1997-98 ( tabled 10 March 1999 )

107th report—Scrutiny by the committee of Orders made under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 ( tabled 27 May 1999 )

Scrutiny of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Zoning Plans ( presented to the President on 24 June 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 June 1999 )

Ministerial undertakings ( presented to the President on 24 June 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 June 1999 )

Regulation impact statements ( presented to the President on 24 June 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 June 1999 )

108th report—Annual report 1998-99 ( tabled 17 February 2000 )

Delegated legislation monitor: Regulations and disallowable instruments tabled in the Senate in 1999 ( tabled 17 February 2000 )

109th report—Annual report 1999-2000 ( tabled 12 October 2000 )

Delegated legislation monitor: Regulations and disallowable instruments tabled in the Senate in 2000 ( tabled 28 February 2001 )

Ministerial correspondence relating to the scrutiny of delegated legislation: 1 March - 30 June 2001 ( tabled 28 June 2001 )

Statements presented

First meeting of the committee ( tabled 3 December 1998 )

Work of the committee during the Spring sittings 1998 ( tabled 9 December 1998 )

Work of the committee during the autumn and winter sittings ( tabled 30 June 1999 )

 
 
 

Republic Referendum—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 21 June 1999 )

Members

Senators Abetz, Bolkus, Boswell, Payne, Schacht and Stott Despoja, Mr Adams, Mr Baird, Ms J Bishop, Mr Causley, Mr Charles, Mr Danby, Ms Hall, Mr Hawker, Mr McCelland, Mr Price, Mr Pyne and Ms Roxon

Report presented

Constitution Alteration (Establishment of Republic) 1999 and Presidential Nominations Committee Bill 1999—Advisory report ( tabled 9 August 1999 )

 
 
 

Retailing Sector—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 9 December 1998; final report tabled 30 August 1999 )

Members

Mr Baird ( Chair ), Mr Jenkins ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Boswell, Ferris, Forshaw, Murray and Schacht and Mrs Elson, Mr Fitzgibbon and Mr Nairn

Report presented

Fair market or market failure? A review of Australia’s retailing sector ( tabled 30 August 1999 )

 
 
 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Transport and Regional Services; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Members

Senator Crane ( Chair ), Senator Forshaw ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Cherry, Ferris, McGauran and Mackay

Substitute members

Senator O’Brien to substitute for Senator Forshaw for the committee’s inquiry into the management of airspace and the decision to terminate the Class G airspace trial

Senator O’Brien to substitute for Senator Mackay for all inquiries relating to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry portfolio

Senator O’Brien to substitute for Senator Forshaw for matters relating to transport

Senator Calvert to substitute for Senator McGauran for the committee’s inquiry into the administration of AusSAR in relation to the search for the Margaret J

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Boswell, Brown, Buckland, Calvert, Chapman, Coonan, Crossin, Denman, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Hutchins, Knowles, Lightfoot, Mason, McKiernan, McLucas, Sandy Macdonald, Murphy, O’Brien, Payne, Schacht, Tchen, Tierney and Watson

Senator Greig for matters relating to fisheries and transport

Current inquiries

The management of airspace and the decision to terminate the Class G airspace trial ( referred 22 March 1999 )

Administration of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority ( adopted 22 October 1999 )

Import risk assessment on New Zealand apples ( referred 2 November 2000 )

Administration of AusSAR in relation to the search for the Margaret J ( referred 25 June 2001; reporting date: 30 August 2001 )

Reports presented

Matters relating to Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service and Integrity Rural Products Pty Ltd (Messrs D & H Hewett)—Interim report ( presented to the President on 28 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 1998 ( tabled 1 December 1998 )

Wool International Amendment Bill 1998 ( tabled 2 December 1998 )

Regional Forest Agreements Bill 1998 ( presented to the Temporary Chairman of Committees, Senator Knowles, on 25 February 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 8 March 1999 )

Estimates report, March 1999 ( tabled 9 March 1999 )

Regional Forest Agreements Bill 1998—Minority report by Senators Forshaw, O’Brien and Murphy ( tabled 10 March 1999 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 2 of 1998 ( tabled 23 March 1999 )

Quarantine Amendment Bill 1998 ( tabled 31 March 1999 )

Wool International Privatisation Bill 1999 ( tabled 25 May 1999 )

Estimates report, June 1999 ( presented to the President on 24 June 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 June 1999 )

Petroleum Retail Legislation Repeal Bill 1998 ( presented to the President on 29 June 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 30 June 1999 )

Supplementary estimates report, June 1999 ( tabled 30 June 1999 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 1999 ( tabled 31 August 1999 )

Stevedoring Levy (Collection) Amendment Bill 1999 ( tabled 28 September 1999 )

The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service and the importation of salmon—Interim report ( tabled 7 December 1999 )

The Northern Prawn Fishery Amendment Management Plan 1999 ( tabled 8 March 2000 )

Estimates report, March 2000 ( tabled 9 March 2000 )

Class G airspace demonstration report ( tabled 15 March 2000 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 2 of 1999 ( tabled 15 March 2000 )

The Dairy Industry Adjustment Bill 2000, the Dairy Adjustment Levy (Excise) Bill 2000, the Dairy Adjustment Levy (Customs) Bill 2000 and the Dairy Adjustment Levy (General) Bill 2000 ( tabled 15 March 2000 )

Albury-Wodonga Development Amendment Bill 1999 ( tabled 5 April 2000 )

Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation Amendment (Funding and Wool Tax) Bill 2000 ( tabled 11 April 2000 )

An appropriate level of protection? The importation of salmon products: A case study of the administration of Australian quarantine and the impact of international trade arrangements ( tabled 5 June 2000 )

Estimates report, June 2000 ( tabled 22 June 2000 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 2000 ( tabled 5 September 2000 )

Administration of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority: Matters related to ARCAS Airways ( tabled 11 October 2000 )

Wool Services Privatisation Bill 2000 ( presented to the President on 20 October 2000, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 30 October 2000 )

Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (High Quality Beef Export to the European Union) Order 2000 ( tabled 4 December 2000 )

Examination of annual reports: No. 1 of 2001 ( tabled 7 March 2001 )

Additional estimates 2000-01 report, March 2001 ( tabled 3 April 2001 )

Aviation Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2001 (formerly Aviation Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2000) ( tabled 5 April 2001 )

Sydney Airport Demand Management Amendment Bill 2001 ( tabled 23 May 2001 )

Dairy Produce Legislation Amendment (Supplementary Assistance) Bill 2001 ( tabled 20 June 2001 )

Consideration of budget estimates 2001-02 ( tabled 28 June 2001 )

The proposed importation of fresh apple fruit from New Zealand—Interim report ( presented to the President on 18 July 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 6 August 2001 )

* Scrutiny of annual reports: No. 2 of 2001 ( tabled 28 August 2001 )

* Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2000 ( tabled 28 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Members

Senator Ridgeway ( Chair ), Senator Crane ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Ferris, Forshaw, Mackay and O’Brien

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Boswell, Brown, Buckland, Calvert, Chapman, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Gibson, Harradine, Harris, Hutchins, Knowles, Lightfoot, Mason, McGauran, McKiernan, McLucas, Sandy Macdonald, Murphy, Payne, Tchen, Tierney, Watson and West

Reports presented

The effects of pricing and slot management arrangements at Kingsford Smith Airport on regional airlines and communities—Interim report ( presented to the President on 28 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 38th Parliament ( tabled 9 December 1998 )

Landcare policies and programs ( tabled 18 February 1999 )

The effect of pricing and slot management arrangements at Kingsford Smith Airport on regional airlines and communities ( tabled 31 March 1999 )

Deregulation of the Australian dairy industry ( tabled 21 October 1999 )

Development of the Brisbane Airport Corporation Master Plan ( tabled 29 June 2000 )

Air safety and cabin air quality in the BAe 146 aircraft [Matter specified in paragraph (d) of the terms of reference] ( tabled 12 October 2000 )

Airspace 2000 and related issues ( tabled 5 April 2001 )

The incidence of Ovine Johne’s disease in the Australian sheep flock—Seond report ( presented to the President on 25 July 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 6 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Scrutiny of Bills—Legislative Scrutiny Standing Committee

Members

Senator Cooney ( Chairman ), Senators Crane, Crossin, Ferris, Mason and Murray

Current inquiry

The application of absolute and strict liability offences in Commonwealth legislation ( referred 28 June 2001; reporting date: 28 February 2002 )

Alert Digests presented

No. 10 of 1998 ( tabled 25 November 1998 )

No. 11 of 1998 ( tabled 2 December 1998 )

No. 1 of 1999 ( tabled 15 February 1999 )

No. 2 of 1999 ( tabled 17 February 1999 )

No. 3 of 1999 ( tabled 10 March 1999 )

No. 4 of 1999 ( tabled 25 March 1999 )

No. 5 of 1999 ( tabled 31 March 1999 )

No. 6 of 1999 ( tabled 21 April 1999 )

No. 7 of 1999 ( tabled 28 April 1999 )

No. 8 of 1999 ( tabled 26 May 1999 )

No. 9 of 1999 ( presented to the President on 23 June 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 June 1999 )

No. 10 of 1999 ( tabled 30 June 1999 )

No. 11 of 1999 ( tabled 11 August 1999 )

No. 12 of 1999 ( tabled 25 August 1999 )

No. 13 of 1999 ( tabled 1 September 1999 )

No. 14 of 1999 ( tabled 22 September 1999 )

No. 15 of 1999 ( tabled 29 September 1999 )

No. 16 of 1999 ( tabled 13 October 1999 )

No. 17 of 1999 ( tabled 20 October 1999 )

No. 18 of 1999 ( tabled 24 November 1999 )

No. 19 of 1999 ( presented to the President on 1 December 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 6 December 1999 )

No. 1 of 2000 ( tabled 16 February 2000 )

No. 2 of 2000 ( tabled 8 March 2000 )

No. 3 of 2000 ( tabled 15 March 2000 )

No. 4 of 2000 ( tabled 5 April 2000 )

No. 5 of 2000 ( tabled 12 April 2000 )

No. 6 of 2000 ( tabled 10 May 2000 )

No. 7 of 2000 ( tabled 7 June 2000 )

No. 8 of 2000 ( tabled 21 June 2000 )

No. 9 of 2000 ( tabled 28 June 2000 )

No. 10 of 2000 ( tabled 16 August 2000 )

No. 11 of 2000 ( tabled 30 August 2000 )

No. 12 of 2000 ( tabled 6 September 2000 )

No. 13 of 2000 ( tabled 4 October 2000 )

No. 14 of 2000 ( tabled 11 October 2000 )

No. 15 of 2000 ( tabled 1 November 2000 )

No. 16 of 2000 ( tabled 8 November 2000 )

No. 17 of 2000 ( tabled 29 November 2000 )

No. 18 of 2000 ( tabled 6 December 2000 )

No. 1 of 2001 ( tabled 7 February 2001 )

No. 2 of 2001 ( tabled 28 February 2001 )

No. 3 of 2001 ( tabled 7 March 2001 )

No. 4 of 2001 ( tabled 28 March 2001 )

No. 5 of 2001 ( tabled 4 April 2001 )

No. 6 of 2001 ( tabled 23 May 2001 )

No. 7 of 2001 ( tabled 20 June 2001 )

No. 8 of 2001 ( tabled 27 June 2001 )

No. 9 of 2001 ( tabled 8 August 2001 )

No. 10 of 2001 ( tabled 22 August 2001 )

Reports presented

No. 10 of 1998 ( presented 2 December 1998 )

No. 11 of 1998 ( presented 9 December 1998 )

No. 1 of 1999 ( presented 15 February 1999 )

No. 2 of 1999 ( presented 17 February 1999 )

No. 3 of 1999 ( presented 10 March 1999 )

No. 4 of 1999 ( presented 25 March 1999 )

No. 5 of 1999 ( presented 31 March 1999 )

No. 6 of 1999 ( presented 21 April 1999 )

No. 7 of 1999 ( presented 28 April 1999 )

No. 8 of 1999 ( presented 12 May 1999 )

No. 9 of 1999 ( presented 26 May 1999 )

No. 10 of 1999 ( presented to the President on 23 June 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 June 1999 )

No. 11 of 1999 ( presented 30 June 1999 )

Work of the committee during the 38th Parliament, May 1996-August 1998 ( tabled 30 June 1999 )

No. 12 of 1999 ( presented 11 August 1999 )

No. 13 of 1999 ( presented 1 September 1999 )

No. 14 of 1999 ( presented 22 September 1999 )

No. 15 of 1999 ( presented 30 September 1999 )

No. 16 of 1999 ( presented 13 October 1999 )

No. 17 of 1999 ( presented 20 October 1999 )

No. 18 of 1999 ( presented 24 November 1999 )

No. 19 of 1999 ( presented to the President on 1 December 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); presented 6 December 1999 )

No. 20 of 1999 ( presented 8 December 1999 )

No. 21 of 1999 ( presented 9 December 1999 )

No. 1 of 2000 ( presented 16 February 2000 )

No. 2 of 2000 ( presented 15 March 2000 )

No. 3 of 2000 ( presented 5 April 2000 )

No. 4 of 2000—Entry and search provisions in Commonwealth legislation ( tabled 6 April 2000 )

No. 5 of 2000 ( presented 12 April 2000 )

No. 6 of 2000 ( presented 10 May 2000 )

No. 7 of 2000 ( presented 7 June 2000 )

No. 8 of 2000 ( presented 21 June 2000 )

No. 9 of 2000 ( presented 28 June 2000 )

No. 10 of 2000 ( presented 16 August 2000 )

No. 11 of 2000 ( presented 28 August 2000 )

No. 12 of 2000 ( presented 6 September 2000 )

No. 13 of 2000 ( presented 4 October 2000 )

No. 14 of 2000 ( presented 11 October 2000 )

No. 15 of 2000 ( presented 1 November 2000 )

No. 16 of 2000 ( presented 8 November 2000 )

No. 17 of 2000 ( presented 29 November 2000 )

No. 1 of 2001 ( presented 7 February 2001 )

No. 2 of 2001 ( presented 28 February 2001 )

No. 3 of 2001 ( presented 7 March 2001 )

No. 4 of 2001 ( presented 28 March 2001 )

No. 5 of 2001 ( presented 4 April 2001 )

No. 6 of 2001 ( presented 23 May 2001 )

No. 7 of 2001 ( presented 20 June 2001 )

No. 8 of 2001 ( presented 27 June 2001 )

No. 9 of 2001 ( presented 8 August 2001 )

No. 10 of 2001 ( presented 22 Augsut 2001 )

 
 
 

Selection of Bills—Standing Committee

Members

The Government Whip ( Chair ), the Opposition Whip, the Australian Democrats Whip, the National Party of Australia Whip, Senators Ian Campbell, Coonan, Denman and Ludwig

Reports presented

Eleventh report of 1998 ( presented 26 November 1998 )

Twelfth report of 1998 ( presented 2 December 1998 )

Thirteenth report of 1998 ( presented 9 December 1998 )

First report of 1999 ( presented 17 February 1999 )

Second report of 1999 ( presented 18 February 1999 )

Third report of 1999 ( presented 10 March 1999 )

Fourth report of 1999 ( presented 23 March 1999 )

Fifth report of 1999 ( presented 31 March 1999 )

Sixth report of 1999 ( presented 21 April 1999 )

Seventh report of 1999 ( presented 28 April 1999 )

Eighth report of 1999 ( presented 12 May 1999 )

Ninth report of 1999 ( presented 26 May 1999 )

Tenth report of 1999 ( presented to the President on 25 June 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); adopted 28 June 1999 )

Eleventh report of 1999 ( presented 30 June 1999 )

Twelfth report of 1999 ( presented 11 August 1999 )

Thirteenth report of 1999 ( presented 25 August 1999 )

Fourteenth report of 1999 ( presented 1 September 1999 )

Fifteenth report of 1999 ( presented 22 September 1999 )

Sixteenth report of 1999 ( presented 29 September 1999 )

Seventeenth report of 1999 ( presented 13 October 1999 )

Eighteenth report of 1999 ( presented 20 October 1999 )

Nineteenth report of 1999 ( presented 24 November 1999 )

Twentieth report of 1999 ( presented 30 November 1999 )

Twenty-first report of 1999 ( presented 8 December 1999 )

First report of 2000 ( presented 16 February 2000 )

Second report of 2000 ( presented 8 March 2000 )

Third report of 2000 ( presented 15 March 2000 )

Fourth report of 2000 ( presented 5 April 2000 )

Fifth report of 2000 ( presented 6 April 2000 )

Sixth report of 2000 ( presented 12 April 2000 )

Seventh report of 2000 ( presented 10 May 2000 )

Eighth report of 2000 ( presented 7 June 2000 )

Ninth report of 2000 ( presented 21 June 2000 )

Tenth report of 2000 ( presented 28 June 2000 )

Eleventh report of 2000 ( presented 16 August 2000 )

Twelfth report of 2000 ( presented 17 August 2000 )

Thirteenth report of 2000 ( presented 30 August 2000 )

Fourteenth report of 2000 ( presented 6 September 2000 )

Fifteenth report of 2000 ( presented 4 October 2000 )

Sixteenth report of 2000 ( presented 11 October 2000 )

Seventeenth report of 2000 ( presented 12 October 2000 )

Eighteenth report of 2000 ( presented 1 November 2000 )

Nineteenth report of 2000 ( presented 8 November 2000 )

Twentieth report of 2000 ( presented 29 November 2000 )

Twenty-first report of 2000 ( presented 6 November 2000 )

First report of 2001 ( presented 7 February 2001 )

Second report of 2001 ( presented 28 February 2001 )

Third report of 2001 ( presented 7 March 2001 )

Fourth report of 2001 ( presented 28 March 2001 )

Fifth report of 2001 ( presented 4 April 2001 )

Sixth report of 2001 ( presented 5 April 2001 )

Seventh report of 2001 ( presented 23 May 2000 )

Eighth report of 2001 ( presented 20 June 2001; varied 28 June 2001 )

Ninth report of 2001 ( presented 28 June 2001 )

Tenth report of 2001 ( presented 28 June 2001 )

Eleventh report of 2001 ( presented 8 August 2001 )

Twelfth report of 2001 ( presented 22 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Senators’ Interests—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Denman ( Chair ), Senators Allison, Brandis, Buckland, Collins, Herron, Lightfoot and McLucas

Reports presented

Report 1/1999: Annual report 1998 ( tabled 24 May 1999 )

Report 1/2000: Annual report 1999 ( tabled 14 March 2000 )

Report 1/2001: Annual report 2000 ( tabled 4 April 2001 )

Notifications of alterations of interests

Register of senators’ interests incorporating current declarations of interests including notifications of alterations of interest lodged between 1 July 1998 and 4 December 1998: Volumes 1 (A-J) and 2 (K-Z) ( tabled 9 December 1998 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating declarations of interests and notifications of alterations of interests lodged between 4 December 1998 and 24 June 1999 ( tabled 28 June 1999 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating current declarations of interests, including new declarations of interests and notifications of alterations of interests, lodged between 25 June 1999 and 17 September 1999 ( tabled 23 September 1999 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating declarations of interests and notifications of alterations of interests lodged between 18 September 1999 and 3 December 1999 ( tabled 6 December 1999 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating declarations of interests and notifications of alterations of interests lodged between 4 December 1999 and 22 June 2000 ( tabled 28 June 2000 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating declarations of interests and notifications of alterations of interests lodged between 23 June 2000 and 4 December 2000 ( tabled 7 December 2000 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating declarations of interests and notifications of alterations of interests lodged between 5 December 2000 and 25 June 2001 ( tabled 28 June 2001 )

Declaration of gifts lodged

Register of gifts to the Senate and the Parliament incorporating declarations of gifts lodged between 3 December 1999 and 4 December 2000 ( tabled 7 December 2000 )

 
 
 

Socio-Economic Consequences of the National Competition Policy—Select Committee

( appointed 1 July 1998; reappointed 9 March 1999; resolution of appointment varied 11 August and 24 August 1999; final report tabled 17 February 2000 )

Members

Senator Quirke ( Chair ), Senators Brown, Coonan, Lightfoot, McGauran, Mackay and Murray

Reports presented

Competition policy: Friend or foe—Interim report ( tabled 12 August 1999 )

Riding the waves of change ( tabled 17 February 2000 )

Riding the waves of change—Corrigendum ( presented to the President on 22 February 2000, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 6 March 2000 )

 
 
 

Superannuation and Financial Services—Select Committee

( appointed 22 September 1999 with effect on and from 11 October 1999 )

Members

Senator Watson ( Chair ), Senator Sherry ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Allison, Chapman, Conroy, Hogg and Lightfoot

Current inquiry

Initial terms of reference, which include: (2)(a) prudential supervision and consumer protection for superannuation, banking and financial services ( referred 22 September 1999; reporting date for final report: last sitting day in March 2002—part (2)(b) tabled 26 March 2001; part (2)(c) presented to the Deputy President on 27 April 2001 )

Reports presented

Choice of Superannuation Funds (Consumer Protection) Bill 1999 ( tabled 22 November 1999 )

Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 4) 1999 ( tabled 30 November 1999 )

Roundtable on choice of superannuation funds ( tabled 16 March 2000 )

Superannuation (Entitlements of same sex couples) Bill 2000 ( tabled 6 April 2000 )

New Business Tax System (Miscellaneous) Bill (No. 2) 2000 ( tabled 27 June 2000 )

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2000 ( tabled 30 August 2000 )

Family Law Legislation Amendment (Superannuation) Bill 2000—Interim report ( tabled 28 November 2000 )

Taxation Laws Amendment (Superannuation Contributions) Bill 2000 ( tabled 4 December 2000 )

Family Law Legislation Amendment (Superannuation) Bill 2000 ( tabled 6 March 2001 )

The opportunities and constraints for Australia to become a centre for the provision of global financial services ( presented to the President on 22 March 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 26 March 2001 )

A ‘reasonable and secure’ retirement? The benefit design of Commonwealth public sector and defence force unfunded superannaution funds and schemes ( tabled 5 April 2001 )

Enforcement of the Superannuation Guarantee Charge ( presented to the Deputy President on 27 April 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 22 May 2001 )

Issues arising from the committee’s report on the Taxation Laws Amendment (Superannuation Contributions) Bill 2000 ( tabled 24 May 2001 )

Parliamentary (Choice of Superannuation) Bill 2001 ( tabled 9 August 2001 )

Prudential supervision and consumer protection for superannuation, banking and financial services—First report ( tabled 20 August 2001 )

 
 
 

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 31 May 1996; reappointed 7 December 1998 )

Members

Mr A Thomson ( Chair ), Senator Cooney ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Coonan, Ludwig, Mason, Schacht and Tchen and Mr Adams, Mr Baird, Mr Bartlett, Mr Byrne, Mr Hardgrave, Mr Haase, Mrs D Kelly and Mr Wilkie

Current inquiries

Kyoto Protocol ( adopted 29 June 2000 )

Australia’s relationship with the World Trade Organisation ( adopted 29 June 2000 )

Treaty tabled on 10 October 2000 (Statute of the International Criminal Court) ( adopted 10 October 2000 )

Statute for the International Criminal Court ( adopted 10 October 2000 )

Reports presented

17th report—United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child ( presented to the President on 28 August 1998, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 1998 )

18th report—Multilateral agreement on investment: Final report ( tabled 22 March 1999 )

19th report—The Fifth Protocol to the General Agreement on Trade in Services and five treaties tabled on 30 June 1999 ( tabled 23 March 1999 )

20th report—Two treaties tabled on 26 May 1998, the Bougainville Peace Monitoring Group Protocol and treaties tabled on 11 November 1998 ( tabled 29 March 1999 )

21st report—Five treaties tabled on 16 February 1999 ( tabled 22 June 1999 )

22nd report—Five treaties tabled on 11 May 1999 ( tabled 28 June 1999 )

23rd report—Amendments proposed to the International Whaling Convention ( tabled 23 August 1999 )

24th report—A seminar on the role of parliaments in treaty making ( tabled 30 August 1999 )

25th report—Eight treaties tabled on 11 August 1999 ( tabled 27 September 1999 )

26th report—An Agreement to extend the period of operation of the Joint Defence Facility at Pine Gap ( tabled 18 October 1999 )

27th report—Termination of Social Security Agreement with the United Kingdom and International Plant Protection Convention ( tabled 6 December 1999 )

28th report—Fourteen treaties tabled on 12 October 1999 ( tabled 6 December 1999 )

29th report—Singapore’s use of Shoalwater Bay, development cooperation with PNG and protection of new varieties of plants ( presented to the President on 16 December 1999, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 15 February 2000 )

30th report—Treaties tabled on 8 and 9 December 1999 and 15 February 2000 ( tabled 3 April 2000 )

31st report—Three treaties tabled on 7 March 2000 ( tabled 10 April 2000 )

32nd report—Six treaties tabled on 7 March 2000 ( presented to the Deputy President on 16 May 2000, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 5 June 2000 )

33rd report—Social security agreement with Italy and New Zealand committee exchange ( tabled 5 June 2000 )

34th report—Two treaties tabled 6 June 2000 ( tabled 28 August 2000 )

35th report—Agreement for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy ( tabled 9 October 2000 )

36th report—An Extradition Agreement with Latvia and an Agreement with the United States of America on Space Vehicle Tracking and Communication ( tabled 12 October 2000 )

37th report—Six treaties tabled on 10 October 2000 ( tabled 4 December 2000 )

38th report—The Kyoto Protocol—Discussion paper ( tabled 4 April 2001 )

39th report—Privileges and immunities of the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea and the treaties tabled on 27 February and 6 March 2001 ( presented to the President on 18 April 2001, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 22 May 2001 )

40th report—Extradition - a review of Australia’s law and policy ( tabled 6 August 2001 )

41st report—Six treaties tabled on 23 May 2001 ( tabled 20 August 2001 )