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Committees

Administration of Indigenous Affairs—Select Committee

( appointed 16 June 2004; reappointed 17 November 2004; final report tabled 8 March 2005 )

Members

Senator Moore ( Chair ), Senator Johnston ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Carr, Crossin, Heffernan, Nettle, Ridgeway and Scullion

Reports presented

Interim report ( presented to the President on 31 August 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

After ATSIC - Life in the mainstream? ( tabled 8 March 2005 )

 
 
 

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 and Senators Bartlett, Boswell, Faulkner, Ferris, Heffernan and Ray

Reports presented

41st report—Security funding; Appropriation bills: Payments to international organisations ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

42nd report—Estimates for the Department of the Senate 2005-05 ( tabled 11 May 2005 )

 
 
 

ASIO, ASIS and DSD—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Jull ( Chair ), Senators Ferguson, Sandy Macdonald and Ray and Mr Byrne, Mr Kerr and Mr McArthur

Current inquiries

Review of Division 3 Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 ( statutory responsibility )

Review of listings of certain terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code Act 1995 ( statutory responsibility )

Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2005 ( referred 16 June 2005 )

Reports presented

Review of the listing of six terrorist organisations ( tabled 7 March 2005 )

Review of administration and expenditure for ASIO, ASIS and DSD ( tabled 14 March 2005 )

Annual report of committee activities 2004-05 ( tabled 14 June 2005 )

Review of the listing of Tanzim Qa’idat al-jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (the al-Zarqawi network) as a terrorist organisation ( tabled 14 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Australian Crime Commission—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Senator Santoro ( Chair ), Mr Kerr ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Denman, Ferris, Greig and Hutchins and Mr Byrne, Mrs Gash, Mr Richardson and Mr Wood

Report presented

Examination of the annual report for 2002-03 of the National Crime Authority and the Australian Crime Commission ( presented to the President on 31 August 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

 
 
 

Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

The President, the Speaker and Senators Faulkner and Ferris and Mr Baldwin, Mr Bartlett, Mr Lindsay, Mr Murphy and Ms Vamvakinou

 
 
 

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Family and Community Services; Health and Ageing

Members

Senator Knowles ( Chair ), Senator Greig ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Barnett, Denman, Humphries and Moore

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Allison, Bishop, Boswell, Brown, Buckland, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Harradine, Hogg, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Lundy, Mackay, McGauran, McLucas, Moore, Nettle, O’Brien, Payne, Ray, Watson and Webber

Reports presented

Tobacco advertising prohibition ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Kirk, on 30 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Provisions of the Private Health Insurance Incentives Amendment Bill 2004 ( tabled 8 February 2005 )

Provisions of the National Health Amendment (Prostheses) Bill 2004 ( tabled 10 February 2005 )

Additional estimates 2004-05, March 2005 ( tabled 15 March 2005 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2005), March 2005 ( tabled 16 March 2005 )

Budget estimates 2005-06, June 2005 ( tabled 20 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Community Affairs References Committee

Members

Senator Marshall ( Chair ), Senator Knowles ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Humphries, Hutchins, Lees and Moore

Substitute members

Senator Allison to replace Senator Lees for the committee’s inquiry into aged care

Senator Cook to replace Senator Hutchins for the committee’s inquiry into the delivery of services and treatment options for persons with cancer

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Allison, Barnett, Bishop, Brown, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Colbeck, Coonan, Crossin, Denman, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Forshaw, Greig, Harradine, Lees, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, McLucas, Murray, Nettle, O’Brien, Payne, Watson and Webber

Current inquiries

Aged care ( referred 23 June 2004; readopted 1 December 2004; reporting date: 23 June 2005 )

The delivery of services and treatment options for persons with cancer ( referred 10 February 2005; reporting date: 23 June 2005 )

* Workplace exposure to toxic dust ( referred 22 June 2005; reporting date: first sitting day of December 2005 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into aged care—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Kirk, on 30 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 40th Parliament ( tabled 1 December 2004 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 40th Parliament ( tabled 7 March 2005 )

Protecting vulnerable children: A national challenge—Second report on the inquiry into children in institutional or out-of-home care ( tabled 17 March 2005 )

 
 
 

Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Senator Chapman ( Chair ), Ms AE Burke ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Brandis, Lundy, Murray and Wong and Mr Bartlett, Mr Bowen, Ms JM Kelly and Mr McArthur

Current inquiries

Regulation of property investment advice ( adopted 8 December 2004 )

Regulation of the time share industry in Australia ( adopted 8 December 2004 )

Reports presented

Australian Accounting Standards tabled in compliance with the Corporations Act 2001 on 30 August and 16 November 2004 ( tabled 10 February 2005 )

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 12 May 2005 )

Inquiry into the exposure draft of the Corporations Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2005 ( tabled 16 June 2005 ) and erratum ( tabled 16 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Economics Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Treasury; Industry, Tourism and Resources

Members

Senator Brandis ( Chair ), Senator Stephens ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Chapman, Murray, Watson and Webber

Substitute member

Senator Allison to replace Senator Murray for matters relating to the Resources portfolio

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Boswell, Brown, Buckland, George Campbell, Carr, Cherry, Colbeck, Conroy, Cook, Coonan, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Fifield, Forshaw, Harradine, Hogg, Kirk, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Lundy, Mackay, Marshall, Mason, McGauran, O’Brien, Payne, Ray, Ridgeway, Sherry, Stott Despoja, Tchen and Wong

Current inquiries

Tax Laws Amendment (2005 Measures No. 1) Bill 2005 ( referred 9 March 2005; reporting date: 23 June 2005 )

Provisions of the Trade Practices Amendment (National Access Regime) Bill 2005 ( referred 15 June 2005; reporting date: 5 September 2005 )

Reports presented

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2004), September 2004 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ferguson, on 1 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Superannuation Reporting) Bill 2004 ( tabled 7 December 2004 )

Provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (2004 Measures No. 7) Bill 2005 ( tabled 9 March 2005 )

Provisions of the Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2005 ( tabled 16 March 2005 )

Additional estimates 2004-05, March 2005 ( tabled 16 March 2005 )

Budget estimates 2005-06, June 2005 ( tabled 20 June 2005 )

Superannuation Bill 2005, Superannuation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2005 and Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Choice of Superannuation Funds) Bill 2005 ( tabled 21 June 2005 )

* Provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Improvements to Self Assessment) Bill (No. 1) 2005 and the Shortfall Interest Charge (Imposition) Bill 2005 ( tabled 22 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Economics References Committee

Members

Senator Stephens ( Chair ), Senator Brandis ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Chapman, Lundy, Ridgeway and Webber

Substitute members

Senator Allison to replace Senator Ridgeway for matters relating to the Resources portfolio

Senator Murray to replace Senator Ridgeway for the committee’s inquiry into possible links between household debt, demand for imported goods and Australia’s current account deficit

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Barnett, Boswell, Brown, Buckland, George Campbell, Carr, Cherry, Colbeck, Conroy, Coonan, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Fifield, Forshaw, Harradine, Kirk, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, Murray, Payne, Ray, Sherry, Stott Despoja, Tchen, Watson and Wong

Current inquiry

Possible links between household debt, demand for imported goods and Australia’s current account deficit ( referred 9 December 2004; reporting date: first sitting day in September 2005 )

 
 
 

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 18 November 2004 )

Members

Senators Brandis, Carr, Forshaw, Mason and Murray and Mr Ciobo, Mr Danby, Mr Melham, Ms Panopoulos and Mr ADH Smith

Current inquiry

Electoral funding and disclosure and any amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Act necessary in relation to political donations ( referred 30 November 2004 )

 
 
 

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Employment and Workplace Relations; Education, Science and Training

Members

Senator Troeth ( Chair ), Senator Marshall ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Barnett, Johnston, Stott Despoja and Wong

Substitute members

Senator Allison to replace Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Schools and Training portfolio

Senator Cherry to replace Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Employment portfolio

Senator Murray to replace Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Workplace Relations portfolio

Senator Carr to replace Senator Wong for matters relating to the Education portfolio

Senator Crossin to replace Senator Wong for matters relating to the Industrial Relations portfolio

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Boswell, Brown, Buckland, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Cherry, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fifield, Forshaw, Harradine, Hogg, Humphries, Hutchins, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Lundy, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, Nettle, O’Brien, Payne, Ray, Santoro, Sherry, Stephens, Watson and Webber

Current inquiries

Provisions of the Higher Education Support Amendment (Abolition of Compulsory Up-front Student Union Fees) Bill 2005 ( referred 11 May 2005; reporting date: 9 August 2005 )

Provisions of the Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Bill 2005 ( referred 15 June 2005; reporting date: 9 August 2005 )

Provisions of the Skilling Australia’s Workforce Bill 2005 and the Skilling Australia’s Workforce (Repeal and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2005 ( referred 15 June 2005; reporting date: 18 August 2005 )

Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2005 ( referred 15 June 2005; reporting date: 18 August 2005 )

Reports presented

Provisions of the Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2004 ( presented to the President on 31 August 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 ) and a supplementary report from the Australian Democrats ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ferguson, on 2 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2004), September 2004 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ferguson, on 1 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Protecting Small Business Employment) Bill 2004—Interim report ( presented to the President on 14 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Inquiry into the proposed amendment in the form of Schedule 1B to the Workplace Relations Amendment (Codifying Contempt Offences) Bill 2004—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McLucas, on 27 October 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Workplace Relations Amendment (Agreement Validation) Bill 2004 ( tabled 29 November 2004 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 40th Parliament ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

Provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Small Business Employment Protection) Bill 2004 ( tabled 14 March 2005 )

Provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Right of Entry) Bill 2004 ( tabled 14 March 2005 )

Additional estimates 2004-05, March 2005 ( tabled 15 March 2005 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2005), March 2005 ( tabled 16 March 2005 )

Provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Bill 2005 and the Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2005 ( tabled 10 May 2005 )

Provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment (Promoting Safer Workplaces) Bill 2005 ( tabled 10 May 2005 )

Provisions of the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (2005 Measures No. 1) Bill 2005 ( tabled 10 May 2005 )

Budget estimates 2005-06, June 2005 ( tabled 20 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee

Members

Senator Crossin ( Chair ), Senators Barnett, Collins, Kirk, Stott Despoja and Troeth

Substitute members

Senator Allison to replace Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Schools and Training portfolio

Senator Cherry to replace Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Employment portfolio

Senator Murray to replace Senator Stott Despoja for matters relating to the Workplace Relations portfolio

Senator Carr to replace Senator Collins for matters relating to education

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Boswell, Brown, Buckland, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Cherry, Colbeck, Coonan, Denman, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Fifield, Forshaw, Harradine, Humphries, Hutchins, Johnston, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Mackay, Marshall, Mason, McGauran, McLucas, Moore, Nettle, O’Brien, Payne, Ray, Santoro, Sherry, Stephens, Watson, Webber and Wong

Current inquiries

Student income support ( referred 11 March 2004; readopted 8 December 2004; reporting date: 23 June 2005 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into lifelong learning—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Kirk, on 20 October 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Inquiry into Indigenous training and employment—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Kirk, on 20 October 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Inquiry into student income support—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Kirk, on 20 October 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 40th Parliament ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

Indigenous education funding—Interim report ( tabled 16 March 2005 )

Unfair dismissal and small business employment ( tabled 21 June 2005 )

* Indigenous education funding—Final report ( tabled 22 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Environment and Heritage; Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Members

Senator Eggleston ( Chair ), Senator Lundy ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Conroy, Santoro and Tchen

Substitute members

Senator Cherry to replace Senator Bartlett for matters relating to the Communications portfolio

Senator Greig to replace Senator Bartlett for matters relating to the Information Technology portfolio

Senator Ridgeway to replace Senator Bartlett for matters relating to the Arts portfolio

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Allison, Bolkus, Boswell, Brown, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Colbeck, Coonan, Crossin, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Heffernan, Hogg, Humphries, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Mason, McGauran, McLucas, Moore, Nettle, O’Brien, Ray, Watson and Wong

Reports presented

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2004), September 2004 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ferguson, on 1 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Provisions of the National Water Commission Bill 2004 ( tabled 7 December 2004 )

Provisions of the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Anti-Siphoning) Bill 2004 ( tabled 7 March 2005 )

Additional estimates 2004-05, March 2005 ( tabled 14 March 2005 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2005), March 2005 ( tabled 16 March 2005 )

Provisions of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Regular Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2005 ( presented to the Deputy President on 11 May 2005, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 May 2005 )

Budget estimates 2005-06, June 2005 ( tabled 20 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee

Members

Senator Cherry ( Chair ), Senator Troeth ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bishop, Conroy, Lundy and Tchen

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Allison, Bartlett, Bolkus, Boswell, Brown, Buckland, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Colbeck, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Humphries, Knowles, Ludwig, Mason, McGauran, Nettle, O’Brien, Payne, Ray, Stephens and Watson

Current inquiries

Performance of the Australian telecommunications regulatory regime ( referred 14 March 2005; reporting date: 9 August 2005 )

Economic impact of salinity in the Australian environment ( referred 17 March 2005; reporting date: 13 October 2005 )

Reports presented

Budgetary and environmental implications of the Government’s energy white paper—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ferguson, on 2 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 40th Parliament ( tabled 1 December 2004 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 40th Parliament ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

Turning back the tide - the invasive species challenge: Report on the regulation, control and management of invasive species and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Invasive Species) Bill 2002 ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

A lost opportunity? Inquiry into the provisions of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Bill 2004 and related bills and matters ( tabled 10 March 2005 )

Budgetary and environmental implications of the Government’s energy white paper—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Brandis, on 18 April 2005, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 11 May 2005 )

Lurching forward, looking back: Budgetary and environmental implications of the Government’s Energy White Paper ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 16 May 2005, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Finance and Administration; Human Services

Members

Senator Mason ( Chair ), Senator Murray ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Brandis, George Campbell, Forshaw and Heffernan

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Brown, Carr, Chapman, Colbeck, Conroy, Coonan, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Fifield, Harradine, Hogg, Knowles, Ludwig, Lundy, Mackay, Marshall, McGauran, Moore, O’Brien, Payne, Ray, Ridgeway, Sherry, Stephens, Tchen, Watson and Webber

Reports presented

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2004), September 2004 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ferguson, on 1 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 ) and corrigendum ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McLucas, on 7 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Additional estimates 2004-05, March 2005 ( tabled 15 March 2005 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2005), May 2005 ( tabled 10 May 2005 )

Budget estimates 2005-06, June 2005 ( tabled 20 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Members

Senator Forshaw ( Chair ), Senator Watson ( Deputy Chair ), Senators George Campbell, Heffernan, Moore and Ridgeway

Substitute members

Senator Murray to replace Senator Ridgeway for the committee’s inquiry into government advertising

Senators Barnett and Johnston to replace Senators Watson and Heffernan for the committee’s inquiry into the Regional Partnerships program

Senator Murray to replace Senator Ridgeway for the committee’s inquiry into the Regional Partnerships program

Senator Carr to replace Senator George Campbell for the committee’s inquiry into the Regional Partnerships program except on 23 June, 30 June, 14 July, 15 July, 18 July and 19 July when Senator Stephens replaces Senator George Campbell

Senator O’Brien to replace Senator Moore for the committee’s inquiry into the Regional Partnerships program

Senators Fierravanti-Wells and Bartlett to replace Senators Heffernan and Ridgeway, respectively, for the committee’s inquiry into the Gallipoli Peninsula

Senator Carr to replace Senator Moore for the committee’s inquiry into government advertising

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bishop, Brandis, Boswell, Brown, Carr, Chapman, Colbeck, Conroy, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Fifield, Harradine, Knowles, Ludwig, Lundy, Sandy Macdonald, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, McLucas, Murray, O’Brien, Payne, Ray, Sherry, Stephens, Tchen and Webber

Current inquiries

Government advertising ( referred 18 November 2004; reporting date: 10 November 2005 )

Regional Partnerships program ( referred 2 December 2004; reporting date: 6 October 2005 )

Gallipoli Peninsula ( referred 11 May 2005; reporting date: 18 August 2005 )

Report presented

Inquiry into government advertising and accountability—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Brandis, on 3 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 18 November 2004 )

Members

Senator Ferguson ( Chair ), Senators Bolkus, Cook, Eggleston, Harradine, Hutchins, Johnston, Kirk, Lundy, Sandy Macdonald, Payne and Stott Despoja and Mr Baird, Mr Barresi, Mr Danby, Mrs Draper, Mr Edwards, Mrs Gash, Mr Gibbons, Mr Haase, Mr Hatton, Mr Jull, Mrs Moylan, Mr Prosser, Mr Scott, Mr Sercombe, Mr Snowdon, Mr CP Thompson, Mr Turnbull, Ms Vamvakinou, Mr Wakelin and Mr Wilkie

Current inquiries

Review of the Department of Defence annual report 2003-04 ( under resolution of appointment )

Australia’s defence relations with the United States ( adopted 26 November 2003; readopted 17 January 2005 )

Australia’s human rights dialogues ( adopted 25 March 2004; readopted 2 December 2004 )

Australia’s relations with the Republic of Korea; and developments on the Korean peninsula ( referred 7 April 2005 )

Australian Defence Force regional air superiority ( referred 14 June 2005 )

Report presented

Expanding Australia’s trade and investment relations with the Gulf States ( tabled 7 March 2005 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Portfolios

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

Members

Senator Sandy Macdonald ( Chair ), Senator Hutchins ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Ferguson, Mackay, Payne, and Ridgeway

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Brown, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Colbeck, Conroy, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferris, Fifield, Forshaw, Harradine, Hogg, Johnston, Kirk, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Lundy, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, Nettle, Ray, Santoro, Stott Despoja, Tchen and Watson

Reports presented

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2004), September 2004 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ferguson, on 1 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Additional estimates 2004-05, March 2005 ( tabled 14 March 2005 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2005), March 2005 ( tabled 16 March 2005 )

Budget estimates 2005-06, June 2005 ( tabled 20 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Members

Senator Hutchins ( Chair ), Senator Sandy Macdonald ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Hogg, Johnston, Mackay and Ridgeway

Substitute members

Senators Evans and Faulkner to replace Senators Hutchins and Mackay for the committee’s inquiry into duties of Australian personnel in Iraq

Senator Bartlett to replace Senator Ridgeway for the committee’s inquiry into duties of Australian personnel in Iraq

Senator Kirk to replace Senator Mackay for the committee’s inquiry into Australia’s relationship with China

Senator Kirk to replace Senator Mackay for the committee’s inquiry into the Chen Yonglin and Vivian Solon cases

Senator Bartlett to replace Senator Ridgeway for the committee’s inquiry into the Chen Yonglin and Vivian Solon cases

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bartlett, Boswell, Brandis, Brown, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Colbeck, Collins, Conroy, Coonan, Crossin, Denman, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Fifield, Forshaw, Harradine, Kirk, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, Nettle, Payne, Ray, Santoro, Stott Despoja, Tchen and Watson

Current inquiries

Australia’s relationship with China ( referred 8 December 2004; reporting date: 15 September 2005 )

Duties of Australian personnel in Iraq ( referred 8 March 2005; reporting date: 9 August 2005 )

Chen Yonglin and Vivian Solon cases ( referred 16 June 2005; reporting date: 9 August 2005 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into the effectiveness of Australia’s military justice system—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McLucas, on 8 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 40th Parliament ( tabled 6 December 2004 )

The effectiveness of Australia’s military justice system ( tabled 16 June 2005 )

 
 
 

House—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ), the Deputy President and Senators Carr, Crossin, Ferris, Lightfoot and Stephens

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Attorney-General; Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

Members

Senator Payne ( Chair ), Senator Bolkus ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Greig, Kirk, Mason and Scullion

Substitute member

Senator Ridgeway to replace Senator Greig for matters relating to the Indigenous Affairs portfolio

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Barnett, Bartlett, Bishop, Brandis, Brown, Buckland, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Colbeck, Conroy, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Hogg, Humphries, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Lundy, Mackay, McGauran, McLucas, Nettle, Ray, Ridgeway, Sherry, Stephens, Stott Despoja, Tchen and Watson

Current inquiries

Provisions of the Copyright Amendment (Film Directors’ Rights) Bill 2005 ( referred 11 May 2005; reporting date: 9 August 2005 )

Provisions of the Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Serious Drug Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2005 ( referred 15 June 2005; reporting date: 9 August 2005 )

Reports presented

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2004), September 2004 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ferguson, on 1 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Marriage Amendment Bill 2004 ( presented to the President on 6 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Provisions of the Criminal Code Amendment (Suicide Related Material Offences) Bill 2004 ( presented to the President on 6 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Copyright Legislation Amendment Bill 2004 ( tabled 7 December 2004 )

Disability Discrimination Amendment (Education Standards) Bill 2004 ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Amendment Bill 2004 [2005] ( tabled 8 March 2005 )

Criminal Code Amendment (Trafficking in Persons Offences) Bill 2004 [2005]  ( tabled 10 March 2005 )

Additional estimates 2004-05, March 2005 ( tabled 15 March 2005 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2005), March 2005 ( tabled 16 March 2005 )

Provisions of the Migration Litigation Reform Bill 2005 ( presented to the Deputy President on 11 May 2005, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 May 2005 )

Provisions of the National Security Information Legislation Amendment Bill 2005 ( presented to the Deputy President on 11 May 2005, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 May 2005 )

Provisions of the Criminal Code Amendment (Suicide Related Material Offences) Bill 2005 ( tabled 12 May 2005 )

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Telecommunications Interception and Other Measures) Bill 2005 ( presented to the Deputy President on 17 June 2005, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 20 June 2005 )

Budget estimates 2005-06, June 2005 ( tabled 20 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional References Committee

Members

Senator Bolkus ( Chair ), Senator Payne ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Buckland, Greig, Kirk and Scullion

Substitute members

Senator Ridgeway to replace Senator Greig for matters relating to the Indigenous Affairs portfolio

Senator Stott Despoja to replace Senator Greig for the committee’s inquiry into the effectiveness and appropriateness of the Privacy Act 1988

Senator Mason to replace Senator Scullion for the committee’s inquiry into the effectiveness and appropriateness of the Privacy Act 1988

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Barnett, Bartlett, Bishop, Brandis, Brown, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Colbeck, Conroy, Crossin, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Harradine, Humphries, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Mackay, Mason, McGauran, Murray, Nettle, Ray, Sherry, Stephens, Stott Despoja, Tchen and Watson

Current inquiries

Effectiveness and appropriateness of the Privacy Act 1988 ( referred 9 December 2004; reporting date: 30 June 2005 )

Administration of the Migration Act ( referred 21 June 2005; reporting date: 8 November 2005 )

Reports presented

The road to a republic ( presented to the President on 31 August 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Inquiry into Australian expatriates—Interim report ( presented to the President on 1 October 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 40th Parliament ( tabled 6 December 2004 )

They still call Australia home: Inquiry into Australian expatriates ( tabled 8 March 2005 )

 
 
 

Library—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ) and Senators Brandis, Faulkner, Kirk, Scullion, Stephens and Tchen

 
 
 

Lindeberg Grievance—Select Committee

( appointed 1 April 2004; final report tabled 16 November 2004 )

Report presented

Report ( presented to the Deputy President on 15 November 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

 
 
 

Mental Health—Select Committee

( appointed 8 March 2005; reporting date: 6 October 2005 )

Members

Leader of the Australian Democrats ( Chair ), Senator Humphries ( Deputy Chair ) and Senators Forshaw, Moore, Scullion, Troeth and Webber

 
 
 

Migration—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 18 November 2004 )

Members

Mr Randall ( Chair ), Senator Kirk ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Eggleston and Tchen and Mr L Ferguson, Mr Keenan, Dr Lawrence, Mr Price and Dr Southcott

Current inquiry

Skills recognition, upgrading and licensing ( referred 19 April 2005 )

Report presented

* Inspections of Baxter Immigration Detention Facility and Port Augusta Residential Housing Project, April 2005 ( tabled 22 June 2005 )

 
 
 

National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 18 November 2004 )

Members

Senator Lightfoot ( Chair ), Senator Crossin ( Deputy Chair ), The Deputy President and Chairman of Committees, the Deputy Speaker, and Senators O’Brien, Scullion and Stott Despoja and Mrs AL Ellis, Mr Neville, Ms Panopoulos, Mr Snowdon and Mr Secker

Current inquiries

Adequacy of funding for Australia’s Antarctic Program ( adopted 10 September 2003; terms of reference varied 26 November 2003; readopted 8 December 2004 )

Current and future governance arrangements for the Indian Ocean Territories ( referred 11 May 2005; reporting date: last sitting day in June 2006 )

Reports presented

Indian Ocean territories: Review of the annual reports of the Department of Transport and Regional Services and the Department of the Environment and Heritage ( presented to the President on 31 August 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Difficult choices: Inquiry into the role of the National Capital Authority in determining the extent of redevelopment of the Pierces Creek Settlement in the ACT ( presented to the President on 31 August 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

 
 
 

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

( term extended until 23 March 2006 in accordance with the Extension of Sunset of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title Act 2004; name amended 22 February 2005 pursuant to Schedule 1, items 208 and 210 of the Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Act 2005 )

Members

Senator Johnston ( Chair ), Mr McMullan ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Carr, Crossin, Lees and Scullion and Mr Melham, Mr Randall, Mr Slipper and Mr Tollner

 
 
 

Privileges—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Faulkner ( Chair ), Senator Knowles ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Humphries, Johnston, Payne, Ray and Sherry

Current inquiry

Whether there have been any failures by Senator Lightfoot to comply with the Senate’s resolution of 17 March 1994 relating to registration of interests, and, if so, whether any contempt was committed in that regard ( referred 16 June 2005 )

Reports presented

120th report—Possible unauthorised disclosure of private deliberations or draft report of Select Committee on the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the United States of America ( tabled 8 March 2005 )

121st report—Possible unauthorised disclosure of draft reports of Community Affairs References Committee ( tabled 15 March 2005 )

122nd report—Parliamentary privilege - unauthorised disclosure of committee proceedings ( tabled 21 June 2005 )

 
 
 

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 and Senators Bartlett, Eggleston, Ellison, Faulkner, Ferguson and Ray

Current inquiry

Adequacy and appropriateness of the Register of Senators’ Interests ( referred 20 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Baldwin ( Chairman ), Senators Hogg, Humphries, Moore, Murray, Scullion and Watson and Ms AE Burke, Mr Broadbent, Ms Grierson, Ms JM Kelly, Ms King, Dr Laming, Mr Somlyay, Mr Tanner and Mr Ticehurst

Reports presented

Nomination of a new Commonwealth Auditor-General, pursuant to subsection 8A(7) of the Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951 ( statement made, by way of a report, 10 March 2005 )

* Report 403—Access of Indigenous Australians to law and justice services ( tabled 22 June 2005 )

Committee document presented

Statement on the Australian National Audit Office budget estimates for 2005-06 ( tabled 11 May 2005 )

 
 
 

Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mrs Moylan ( Chairman ), Senators Ferguson, Forshaw and Troeth and Mr Forrest, Mr Jenkins, Mr BP O’Connor, Mr Ripoll and Mr Wakelin

Current inquiries

Operational upgrade of the Darwin detention facility, Northern Territory ( referred 26 May 2005 )

CSIRO Entomology Bioscience Laboratory at Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT ( referred 11 May 2005 )

Holsworthy Program—Special Operations Working Accommodation and Base Redevelopment Stage 1, Holsworthy, NSW ( referred 11 May 2005 )

Redevelopment of Kokoda Barracks, Canungra, Queensland ( referred 11 May 2005 )

Upgrade of Patrol Boat Facilities, Darwin Naval Base, NT ( referred 11 May 2005 )

Reports presented

Proposed development of land at Lee Point, Darwin, for defence and private housing (Fifth report of 2004) ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

Fit-out of new leased premises for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet at 1 National Circuit, Barton, ACT (Sixth report of 2004) ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

Fit-out of new leased premises for the Attorney-General’s Department at 3-5 National Circuit, Barton, ACT (Seventh report of 2004) ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

New east building for the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT (Eighth report of 2004) ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

Development of a new collection storage facility for the National Library of Australia at Hume, ACT (Ninth report of 2004) ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

Sixty-eighth annual report, March 2005 ( tabled 16 March 2005 )

Fit-out of new leased premises for the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources in Civic, ACT (First report of 2005) ( tabled 16 March 2005 )

New housing for Defence Housing Authority at McDowall, Brisbane, Queensland (Second report of 2005) ( tabled 14 June 2005 )

Provision of facilities for Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre additional accommodation and related works, Maribyrnong, Victoria (Third report of 2005) ( tabled 14 June 2005 )

Development of on-base housing for Defence at Puckapunyal, Victoria (Fourth report of 2005) ( tabled 14 June 2005 )

Defence Science and Technology Organisation Ordnance Breakdown Facility, Port Wakefield, South Australia (Fifth report of 2005) ( tabled 14 June 2005 )

* Australia House Defence and lightwells refurbishment, Australian High Commission, London (Sixth report of 2005) ( tabled 22 June 2005 )

* Mid-life upgrade of existing chancery at the Australian High Commission, Singapore (Seventh report of 2005) ( tabled 22 June 2005 )

* New Consulate-General building, Bali, Indonesia (Eighth report of 2005) ( tabled 22 June 2005 )

* Construction of Chancery, Vientiane, Laos (Ninth report of 2005) ( tabled 22 June 2005 )

* Reserve Bank of Australia business resumption site (Tenth report of 2005) ( tabled 22 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Publications—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Watson ( Chair ), Senators Hutchins, Johnston, Kirk, Marshall, Moore and Scullion

Reports presented

1st report ( tabled 9 December 2004 )

2nd report ( tabled 17 March 2005 )

3rd report ( tabled 12 May 2005 )

 
 
 

Regulations and Ordinances—Legislative Scrutiny Standing Committee

Members

Senator Tchen ( Chairman ), Senators Bartlett, Marshall, Mason, Moore and Santoro

Documents presented

Ministerial correspondence relating to the scrutiny of delegated legislation, February to December 2004 ( tabled 9 March 2005 )

Delegated legislation monitor—Regulations and disallowable instruments tabled in the Senate in 2004, dated February 2005 ( tabled 9 March 2005 )

 
 
 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Transport and Regional Services; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Members

Senator Heffernan ( Chair ), Senator Buckland ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Cherry, Ferris, McGauran and Stephens

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Allison, Bishop, Boswell, Brown, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Coonan, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Greig, Harradine, Hogg, Hutchins, Knowles, Lightfoot, Ludwig, Lundy, Sandy Macdonald, Mackay, Mason, McLucas, Nettle, O’Brien, Payne, Ray, Santoro, Tchen, Watson and Webber

Current inquiries

The administration by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry of the citrus canker outbreak ( adopted under standing order 25(2)(b), 27 May 2005 )

Regulatory framework under the Maritime Transport Security Amendment Act 2005 ( referred 16 June 2005; reporting date: 9 August 2005 )

* National Animal Welfare Bill 2005 ( referred 22 June 2005; reporting date: 10 November 2005 )

Reports presented

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2004), including final report on the administration of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, September 2004 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ferguson, on 1 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Provisions of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2004 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ferguson, on 2 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Provisions of the National Animal Welfare Bill 2003—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Watson, on 8 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 40th Parliament ( tabled 1 December 2004 )

Additional estimates 2004-05, March 2005 ( tabled 15 March 2005 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2005), March 2005 ( tabled 16 March 2005 )

Administration of Biosecurity Australia - Revised draft import risk analysis for bananas from the Philippines ( tabled 17 March 2005 )

Administration of Biosecurity Australia - Revised draft import risk analysis for apples from New Zealand ( tabled 17 March 2005 )

Provisions of the Border Protection Legislation Amendment (Deterrence of Illegal Foreign Fishing) Bill 2005 ( tabled 10 May 2005 )

Provisions of the AusLink (National Land Transport) Bill 2004 and the AusLink (National Land Transport—Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2004 ( tabled 12 May 2005 )

Budget estimates 2005-06, June 2005 ( tabled 20 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Members

Senator Ridgeway ( Chair ), Senator Heffernan ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Buckland, McGauran, O’Brien and Stephens

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Allison, Boswell, Brown, George Campbell, Carr, Chapman, Colbeck, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Evans, Faulkner, Ferguson, Ferris, Greig, Harradine, Hutchins, Ludwig, Knowles, Lightfoot, Sandy Macdonald, Mackay, Mason, McLucas, Nettle, Payne, Ray, Santoro, Tchen, Watson and Webber

Current inquiry

The operation of the wine-making industry ( referred 16 March 2005; reporting date: last sitting day in March 2006 )

Report presented

Australian forest plantations: A review of Plantations for Australia: The 2020 Vision ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ferguson, on 2 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 ) and corrigendum ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Brandis, on 3 September 2004, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 November 2004 ) and further corrigenda ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

Iraqi wheat debt - repayments for wheat growers ( tabled 16 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Scrafton Evidence—Select Committee

( appointed 30 August 2004; reappointed 18 November 2004; final report tabled 9 December 2004 )

Members

Senator Collins ( Chair ), Senator Brandis ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Faulkner and Ferguson

Report presented

Report ( tabled 9 December 2004 )

 
 
 

Scrutiny of Bills—Legislative Scrutiny Standing Committee

Members

Senator Ray ( Chairman ), Senator Mason ( Deputy Chairman ), Senators Barnett, Johnston, Marshall and Murray

Current inquiry

Entry, search and seizure provisions in Commonwealth legislation ( referred 25 March 2004; readopted 29 November 2004 )

Alert Digests presented

No. 11 of 2004 ( tabled 1 December 2004 )

No. 12 of 2004 ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

No. 1 of 2005 ( tabled 9 February 2005 )

No. 2 of 2005 ( presented 9 March 2005 )

No. 3 of 2005 ( presented 16 March 2005 )

No. 4 of 2005 ( presented 12 May 2005 )

No. 5 of 2005 ( presented to the Deputy President on 1 June 2005, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2005 )

No. 6 of 2005 ( presented 15 June 2005 )

* No. 7 of 2005 ( presented 22 June 2005 )

Reports presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 40th Parliament ( tabled 29 November 2004 )

Eleventh report of 2004 ( tabled 1 December 2004 )

Twelfth report of 2004 ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

First report of 2005 ( tabled 9 February 2005 )

Second report of 2005 ( tabled 9 March 2005 )

Third report of 2005 ( tabled 16 March 2005 )

Fourth report of 2005 ( tabled 12 May 2005 )

Fifth report of 2005 ( tabled 15 June 2005 )

* Sixth report of 2005 ( tabled 22 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Selection of Bills—Standing Committee

Members

The Government Whip ( Chair ), the Opposition Whip, the Australian Democrats Whip, the Nationals Whip and Senators Eggleston, Ellison, Ludwig and Webber

Reports presented

Report no. 12 of 2004 ( presented 1 December 2004 )

Report no. 13 of 2004 ( presented 6 December 2004 )

Report no. 14 of 2004 ( presented 8 December 2004 )

Report no. 1 of 2005 ( tabled 9 February 2005 )

Report no. 2 of 2005 ( presented 9 March 2005 )

Report no. 3 of 2005 ( presented 16 March 2005 )

Report no. 4 of 2005 ( presented 11 May 2005 )

Report no. 5 of 2005 ( presented 15 June 2005 )

* Report no. 6 of 2005 ( presented 22 June 2005 )

 
 
 

Senators’ Interests—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Denman ( Chair ), Senator Lightfoot ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Allison, Forshaw, Humphries, Kirk, McGauran and Webber

Notifications of alterations of interests

Register of senators’ interests incorporating a statement of interests and notifications of alterations of interests of senators lodged between 19 June and 6 December 2004 ( tabled 8 December 2004 )

* Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of interests and notifications of alterations of interests of senators lodged between 7 December 2004 and 20 June 2005 ( tabled 22 June 2005 )

Report presented

Report 1/2005: Annual report 2004 ( tabled 8 March 2005 )

 
 
 

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 18 November 2004 )

Members

Dr Southcott ( Chair ), Senators Bartlett, Collins, Mackay, Mason, Santoro, Stephens and Tchen and Mr Adams, Mr Johnson, Mrs May, Ms Panopoulos, Mr Ripoll, Mr Scott, Mr Turnbull and Mr Wilkie

Reports presented

Report 61—The Australia - United States Free Trade Agreement—Corrigenda ( tabled 7 December 2004 )

Report 63—Treaties tabled on 7 December 2004 ( tabled 7 March 2005 )

Report 64—Treaties tabled on 7 December 2004 (2) ( tabled 11 May 2005 )

Report 65—Treaties tabled on 7 December 2004 (3) and 8 February 2005 ( tabled 20 June 2005 )

Proposed agreement between Australia and the United States of America (US) relating to the surrender of US nationals to the International Criminal Court ( statement made, by way of a report, 20 June 2005 )