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Agricultural and Related Industries—Select Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/agric_ctte/index.htm

( appointed 14 February 2008; resolution of appointment varied 15 May and 13 November 2008 )

Members

Senator Heffernan ( Chair ), and Senators Fisher, Milne, Nash, O’Brien and Sterle

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Arbib, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Ellison, Feeney, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Forshaw, Furner, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Lundy, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, McLucas, Minchin, Moore, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Pricing and supply arrangements in the Australian and global fertiliser market ( referred 14 February 2008; final reporting date: 30 June 2009 )

Food production in Australia ( referred 25 June 2008; reporting date: 27 November 2009 )

Report presented

Pricing and supply arrangements in the Australian and global fertiliser market—Interim report ( tabled 2 December 2008 )

 
 
 

Appropriations and Staffing—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/APP_CTTE/index.htm

Members

The President ( Chairman ), the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and Senators Faulkner, Lundy, Nash, Parry and Sherry

 

Reports presented

45th report—Department of the Senate’s budget; Ordinary annual services of the government; Parliamentary computer network ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

46th report—Estimates for the Department of the Senate 2008-09 ( tabled 14 May 2008 )

Annual report 2007-08 ( tabled 4 September 2008 )

 
 
 

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/aclei_ctte/index.htm

Members

Ms Parke ( Chair ), Senator Johnston ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Carol Brown, Cameron and Parry and Mr Chester, Mr Clare, Mr Hayes and Ms Ley

Current inquiry

Law enforcement integrity models ( adopted 15 May 2008 )

Report presented

Examination of the annual report of the Integrity Commissioner 2006-07 ( tabled 18 June 2008 )

 
 
 

Australian Crime Commission—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/acc_ctte/index.htm

Members

Senator Hutchins ( Chair ), Mr Wood ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Barnett, Fielding, Parry and Polley and Mr Champion, Mr Gibbons, Mr Hayes and Ms Ley

Current inquiry

Legislative arrangement to outlaw serious and organised crime groups ( adopted 17 March 2008 )

Reports presented

Examination of the Australian Crime Commission annual report 2006-07 ( tabled 18 June 2008 )

Inquiry into the Australian Crime Commission Amendment Act 2007 ( tabled 4 September 2008 )

 
 
 

Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jcbpp/index.htm

Members

The President, the Speaker, and Senators O’Brien and Parry and Mr Hale, Mr Hawker, Mr Hayes, Mr Lindsay and Mr Price

 
 
 

 

Community Affairs—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/clac_ctte/index.htm

Portfolios

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Health and Ageing

Members

Senator Moore ( Chair ), Senator Siewert ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Adams, Bilyk, Boyce, Carol Brown, Furner and Humphries

Substitute member

Petrol sniffing and substance abuse in central Australia —Senator Crossin to replace Senator Carol Brown

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Arbib, Barnett, Bernardi, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Ellison, Farrell, Feeney, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, McLucas, Milne, Minchin, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Petrol sniffing and substance abuse in central Australia ( referred 17 June 2008; reporting date: last sitting day of March 2009 )

Implementation of recommendations of committee reports on child migration and Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children ( referred 18 September 2008; reporting date: last sitting day of March 2009 )

Impact of gene patents on the provision of healthcare in Australia ( referred 11 November 2008; reporting date: last sitting day of 2009 )

Reports presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 41st Parliament ( tabled 14 February 2008 )

Additional estimates 2007-08, dated March 2008 ( tabled 18 March 2008 )

A decent quality of life: Inquiry into the cost of living pressures on older Australians ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2008), dated March 2008 ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2008 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the President on 7 May 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 May 2008 )

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Emergency Response Consolidation) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 15 May 2008 )

Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2007 [2008] ( tabled 18 June 2008 )

Mental health services in Australia—Interim report ( tabled 19 June 2008 )

Budget estimates 2008-09, dated June 2008 ( tabled 24 June 2008 )

Ready-to-drink alcohol beverages ( tabled 24 June 2008 )

A matter relating to the PET review of 2000 ( tabled 26 June 2008 )

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical and Other Benefits—Cost Recovery) Bill 2008 ( presented to the Deputy President on 22 August 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 26 August 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2008), dated September 2008 ( tabled 17 September 2008 )

Towards recovery: Mental health services in Australia ( tabled 25 September 2008 )

 

Draft National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits — Charges) Regulations 2008 ( presented to the Deputy President on 2 October 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 October 2008 )

Building trust: Supporting families through disability trusts ( tabled 16 October 2008 )

Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008, Poker Machine Harm Minimisation Bill 2008 and ATMs and Cash Facilities in Licensed Venues Bill 2008 ( tabled 10 November 2008 )

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further 2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 10 November 2008 )

National Rental Affordability Scheme Bill 2008 [Provisions] and National Rental Affordability Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 12 November 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 November 2008 )

Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Schooling Requirements) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 13 November 2008 )

Aged Care Amendment (2008 Measures No. 2) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Forshaw, on 20 November 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 24 November 2008 )

Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising (Broadcasting Amendment) Bill 2008 ( tabled 2 December 2008 )

* Government expenditure on Indigenous affairs and social services in the Northern Territory ( tabled 4 December 2008 )

 
 
 

Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/corporations_ctte/index.htm

Members

Mr Ripoll ( Chair ), Senator Mason ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Arbib, Boyce and Marshall and Ms Grierson, Ms Owens, Mr Pearce and Mr Robert

Current inquiry

Continuing oversight of the operations of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( statutory responsibility )

Reports presented

Better shareholders - better company: Shareholder engagement and participation in Australia ( tabled 24 June 2008 )

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 2 September 2008 )

Opportunity not opportunism: Improving conduct in Australian franchising ( tabled 2 December 2008 )

 
 
 

Economics—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/economics_ctte/index.htm

Portfolios

Treasury; Innovation, Industry, Science and Research; Resources, Energy and Tourism

 

Members

Senator Hurley ( Chair ), Senator Eggleston ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bushby, Cameron, Furner, Joyce, Pratt and Xenophon

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Arbib, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Ellison, Farrell, Feeney, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hutchins, Johnston, Kroger, Ludlam, Lundy, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, McLucas, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams and Wortley

Current inquiries

Bank mergers ( referred 24 November 2008; reporting date: 26 February 2009 )

Tax Agent Services Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( referred 26 November 2008; reporting date: 12 February 2009 )

* Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( referred 4 December 2008; reporting date: 20 February 2009 )

* Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( referred 4 December 2008; reporting date: 20 February 2009 )

* Uranium Royalty (Northern Territory) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( referred 4 December 2008; reporting date: 30 April 2009 )

Reports presented

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Fair Bank and Credit Card Fees) Amendment Bill 2007 and National Market Driven Energy Efficiency Target Bill 2007—Interim report ( presented to the President on 11 February 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2008 )

Additional estimates 2007-08, dated March 2008 ( tabled 18 March 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2008), dated March 2008 ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

Tax Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Reduction) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( presented to the Deputy President on 1 May 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 May 2008 )

Australia’s mandatory last resort home warranty insurance schemes—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 1 May 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 May 2008 )

Reserve Bank Amendment (Enhanced Independence) Bill 2008 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the President on 30 May 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 June 2008 )

National Market Driven Energy Efficiency Target Bill 2007 [2008] and Renewable Energy Legislation Amendment (Renewable Power Percentage) Bill 2008 ( presented to the President on 30 May 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 June 2008 )

Reserve Bank Amendment (Enhanced Independence) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( presented to the Deputy President on 11 June 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 June 2008 )

Australia’s space science and industry sector—Interim report ( tabled 23 June 2008 )

Budget estimates 2008-09, dated June 2008 ( tabled 24 June 2008 )

Tax Laws Amendment (Budget Measures) Bill 2008 ( tabled 24 June 2008 )

Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 4) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 26 August 2008 )

 

Trade Practices (Creeping Acquisitions) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008] ( tabled 26 August 2008 )

Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 26 August 2008 )

Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008 and Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008 ( tabled 27 August 2008 )

Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Bill 2008 ( tabled 27 August 2008 )

National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) Bill 2008 and National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008—Interim report ( tabled 27 August 2008 )

Provisions of Schedules 1 and 2 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 3) Bill 2008 ( tabled 28 August 2008 )

Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax) Bill 2008, A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2008, A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition—Customs) Amendment Bill 2008 and A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2008 ( tabled 28 August 2008 )

Unit Pricing (Easy comparison of grocery prices) Bill 2008 ( tabled 1 September 2008 )

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Fair Bank and Credit Card Fees) Amendment Bill 2008 ( tabled 16 September 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2008), dated September 2008 ( tabled 17 September 2008 )

Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Greenhouse Gas Storage) Bill 2008 [Provisions], Offshore Petroleum (Annual Fees) Amendment (Greenhouse Gas Storage) Bill 2008 [Provisions], Offshore Petroleum (Registration Fees) Amendment (Greenhouse Gas Storage) Bill 2008 [Provisions] and Offshore Petroleum (Safety Levies) Amendment (Greenhouse Gas Storage) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 23 September 2008 )

Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 5) Bill 2008 [Provisions]—Interim report ( tabled 13 October 2008 )

Tax Laws Amendment (Education Refund) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 13 October 2008 )

National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) Bill 2008 and National Fuelwatch (Empowering Consumers) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008 ( tabled 14 October 2008 )

Tax Laws Amendment (Political Contributions and Gifts) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 20 October 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 2008 )

Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 5) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 10 November 2008 ) and additional comments by Opposition senators ( tabled 24 November 2008 )

Lost in Space? Setting a new direction for Australia’s space science and industry sector ( tabled 12 November 2008 )

Australia’s mandatory Last Resort Home Warranty Insurance scheme ( tabled 13 November 2008 )

Temporary Residents’ Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] and Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Forshaw, on 18 November 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 24 November 2008 ) and minority report by Senator Xenophon ( tabled 24 November 2008 )

Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 27 November 2008 )

 

Joint marketing arrangements on the North West Shelf project ( tabled 2 December 2008 )

Nation-building Funds Bill 2008 [Provisions], Nation-building Funds (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008 [Provisions] and COAG Reform Fund Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 2 December 2008 )

The need, scope and content of a definition of unconscionable conduct for the purposes of Part IVA of the Trade Practices Act 1974   ( tabled 3 December 2008 )

Matters relating to the gas explosion at Varanus Island, Western Australia ( tabled 3 December 2008 )

* Disclosure regimes for charities and not-for-profit organisations ( tabled 4 December 2008 )

 
 
 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/eet_ctte/index.htm

( formerly Employment, Workplace Relations and Education; name amended 13 February 2008 )

Portfolio

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Members

Senator Marshall ( Chair ), Senator Humphries ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Arbib, Cash, Collins, Crossin, Fisher and Siewert

Substitute members

Australia’s research and training capacity in the area of climate change —Senator Milne to replace Senator Siewert

Oversight of the child care industry —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Siewert

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Eggleston, Ellison, Farrell, Feeney, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Lundy, Macdonald, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, McLucas, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Australia’s research and training capacity in the area of climate change ( referred 26 June 2008; reporting date: 20 March 2009 )

Fair Work Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives, 25 November 2008; bill introduced 25 November 2008; reporting date: 27 February 2009 )

Oversight of the child care industry ( referred 25 November 2008; reporting date: 12 March 2009 )

Reports presented

Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008 ( tabled 17 March 2008 )

Additional estimates 2007-08, dated March 2008 ( tabled 18 March 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2008), dated March 2008 ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

Budget estimates 2008-09, dated June 2008 ( tabled 24 June 2008 )

 

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2008), dated September 2008 ( tabled 17 September 2008 )

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 24 November 2008 )

Schools Assistance Bill 2008 [Provisions] and Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 27 November 2008 )

Building and Construction Industry (Restoring Workplace Rights) Bill 2008 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Parry, on 28 November 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 1 December 2008 )

* Allegations of academic bias in universities and schools ( tabled 4 December 2008 )

 
 
 

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/em/index.htm

( appointed 14 February 2008 )

Members

Mr Melham ( Chair ), Mr Morrison ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Birmingham, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Hutchins and Ronaldson and Mr Danby, Mr Scott and Mr Sullivan

Current inquiry

2007 Federal Election, including the Commonwealth Electoral (Above-the-Line Voting) Amendment Bill 2008 ( referred 12 March 2008 )

Reports presented

Schedule 1 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 1) Bill 2008—Advisory report ( tabled 17 June 2008 )

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008—Advisory report ( tabled 10 November 2008 )

 
 
 

Environment, Communications and the Arts—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/eca_ctte/index.htm

( formerly Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts; name amended 13 February 2008 )

Portfolios

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts; Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Members

Senator McEwen ( Chair ), Senator Birmingham ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Boswell, Ludlam, Lundy, Pratt, Troeth and Wortley

Substitute members

Effectiveness of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and other programs in protecting threatened species and ecological communities —Senator Nash to replace Senator Boswell

Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008 —Senator Siewert to replace Senator Ludlam

 

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Arbib, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Ellison, Farrell, Feeney, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McGauran, McLucas, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Payne, Polley, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Trood and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Effectiveness of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and other programs in protecting threatened species and ecological communities ( referred 18 June 2008; reporting date: last sitting day of February 2009 )

Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Repeal and Consequential Amendment) Bill 2008 ( referred 25 September 2008; reporting date: 18 December 2008 )

* Forestry and mining operations on the Tiwi Islands ( referred 4 December 2008; reporting date: 25 June 2009 )

* Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008 ( referred 4 December 2008; reporting date: 27 March 2009 )

Reports presented

Additional estimates 2007-08, dated March 2008 ( tabled 18 March 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2008), dated March 2008 ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Communications Fund) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 30 April 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 May 2008 )

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network) Bill 2008—Interim report ( presented to the President on 7 May 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 May 2008 )

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network) Bill 2008 ( presented to the President on 9 May 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 May 2008 )

Effectiveness of the broadcasting codes of practice—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 6 June 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 June 2008 )

The effectiveness of the broadcasting codes of practice ( tabled 19 June 2008 )

Budget estimates 2008-09, dated June 2008 ( tabled 24 June 2008 )

Sexualisation of children in the contemporary media ( tabled 26 June 2008 )

Save Our Solar (Solar Rebate Protection) Bill 2008 [No. 2] and related matters—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Marshall, on 15 August 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 26 August 2008 )

Save Our Solar (Solar Rebate Protection) Bill 2008 [No. 2] ( presented to the President on 25 August 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 26 August 2008 )

Waste management in Australia (including consideration of the Drink Container Recycling Bill 2008) ( tabled 3 September 2008 )

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 ( tabled 15 September 2008 ) and additional comments by Senator Joyce ( tabled 18 September 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2008), dated September 2008 ( tabled 17 September 2008 )

 

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2008 ( tabled 13 October 2008 )

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff) Bill 2008 ( tabled 10 November 2008 )

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television Switch-over) Bill 2008 ( tabled 25 November 2008 )

* Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Repeal and Consequential Amendment) Bill 2008 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 18 December 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

Finance and Public Administration—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/fapa_ctte/index.htm

Portfolios

Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet (including Climate Change); Finance and Deregulation; Human Services

Members

Senator Polley ( Chair ), Senator Fifield ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cameron, Collins, Hanson-Young, Moore, Parry and Ryan

Substitute members

Residential and community aged care in Australia —Senator Siewert to replace Senator Hanson-Young

Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill 2008 —Senator Bob Brown to replace Senator Hanson-Young

Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008 —Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Hanson-Young

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Arbib, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Ellison, Farrell, Feeney, Fielding, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Lundy, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, McLucas, Milne, Minchin, Nash, O’Brien, Payne, Pratt, Ronaldson, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Residential and community aged care in Australia ( referred to the Economics Committee 25 September 2008; transferred 14 October 2008; reporting date: 29 April 2009 )

Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill 2008 ( referred 13 November 2008; reporting date: 15 June 2009 )

Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008 ( referred 26 November 2008; reporting date: 10 March 2009 )

Reports presented

Additional estimates 2007-08, dated March 2008 ( tabled 18 March 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2008), dated March 2008 ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

Budget estimates 2008-09, dated June 2008 ( tabled 24 June 2008 )

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (2008 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2008 ( tabled 24 June 2008 )

 

Knock, knock...who’s there? The Lobbying Code of Conduct ( tabled 3 September 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2008), dated September 2008 ( tabled 17 September 2008 )

Item 16525 in Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2007 ( tabled 13 November 2008 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jfadt/index.htm

( appointed 14 February 2008 )

Members

Senator Forshaw ( Chair ), Mr Hawker ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Arbib, Bishop, Ferguson, Fifield, Hanson-Young, Johnston, Ludlam, Moore, O’Brien, Payne and Trood and Mr Baldwin, Mr Bevis, Mr Danby, Ms AL Ellis, Mr Gibbons, Ms Grierson, Mr Hale, Mr Macfarlane, Mrs Markus, Mrs Mirabella, Ms Parke, Ms Rea, Mr Ripoll, Mr Robert, Mr Ruddock, Ms Saffin, Mr Scott, Mr KJ Thomson and Ms Vamvakinou

Current inquiries

RAAF F-111 Deseal-Reseal workers and their families ( referred 21 May 2008 )

Australia’s trade and investment relations with Asia, the Pacific and Latin America ( referred 4 June 2008 )

Australia’s relationship with ASEAN ( referred 25 June 2008 )

Human rights mechanisms and the Asia-Pacific ( referred 3 September 2008 )

Australia’s relationship with India as an emerging world power ( referred 2 March 2006; recommenced 27 August 2008 )

Reports presented

Review of the Defence annual report 2005-06 ( tabled 16 June 2008 )

Review of the Defence annual report 2006-07 ( tabled 2 December 2008 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/FADT_CTTE/index.htm

Portfolios

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

Members

Senator Bishop ( Chair ), Senator Trood ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Feeney, Ferguson, Forshaw, Kroger, Ludlam and McEwen

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Arbib, Barnett, Bernardi, Birmingham, Bilyk, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Ellison, Farrell, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Lundy, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McGauran, McLucas, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Review of reforms to Australia’s military justice system by the Australian Defence Force ( adopted under standing order 25(2)(b), 22 June 2006; readopted 14 February 2008 )

 

Economic and security challenges facing Papua New Guinea and the island states of the southwest Pacific ( referred 24 June 2008; reporting date: 30 May 2009 )

* Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( referred 4 December 2008; reporting date: 20 February 2009 )

Reports presented

The changing nature of Australia’s involvement in peacekeeping operations—Interim report ( presented to the President on 19 October 2007, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2008 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 41st Parliament ( tabled 14 February 2008 )

Additional estimates 2007-08, dated March 2008 ( tabled 18 March 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2008), dated March 2008 ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

Budget estimates 2008-09, dated June 2008 ( tabled 24 June 2008 )

Australia’s involvement in peacekeeping operations—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Barnett, on 31 July 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 26 August 2008 )

Australia’s involvement in peacekeeping operations ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Barnett, on 1 August 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 26 August 2008 ) and addendum ( tabled 16 October 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2008), dated September 2008 ( tabled 17 September 2008 )

Reforms to Australia’s military justice system—Fourth progress report ( tabled 24 September 2008 )

 
 
 

Fuel and Energy—Select Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/fuelenergy_ctte/index.htm

( appointed 25 June 2008; resolution of appointment varied 13 November 2008; reporting date: 21 October 2009 )

Members

Senator Cormann ( Chair ), Senator Hutchins ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bushby, Fifield, Joyce and McEwen

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Arbib, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Carol Brown, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Ellison, Farrell, Feeney, Ferguson, Fielding, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Johnston, Kroger, Lundy, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McGauran, McLucas, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

 
 
 

House—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ), the Deputy President, and Senators Crossin, Heffernan, Parry, Stephens and Wortley

 
 
 

 

Housing Affordability in Australia—Select Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/hsaf_ctte/index.htm

( appointed 14 February 2008; final report tabled 16 June 2008 )

Members

Senator Payne ( Chair ), and Senators Colbeck, Fifield, Lundy and Moore

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Barnett, Bernardi, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Collins, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Ellison, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fisher, Forshaw, Heffernan, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, McLucas, Milne, Minchin, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Polley, Ronaldson, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood and Wortley

Report presented

A good house is hard to find: Housing affordability in Australia ( tabled 16 June 2008 )

 
 
 

Intelligence and Security—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/pjcis/index.htm

Members

Mr Bevis ( Chair ), Mr Ruddock ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Coonan, Forshaw, Marshall and McGauran and Mr Downer, Mr Dreyfus, Mrs Hull, Mr Melham and Mr Robb

Current inquiries

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

Review of administration and expenditure no. 6 - Australian intelligence community ( statutory responsibility )

Review of administration and expenditure no. 7 - Australian intelligence community ( statutory responsibility )

Reports presented

Review of the re-listing of three terrorist organisations ( presented to the Deputy President on 27 September 2007, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2008 )

Review of the re-listing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) ( tabled 25 June 2008 )

Annual report of committee activities 2007-08 ( tabled 14 October 2008 )

Review of the re-listing of Al-Qa’ida, Jemaah Islamiyah and Al-Qa’ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb ( tabled 14 October 2008 )

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/legcon_ctte/index.htm

Portfolios

Attorney-General; Immigration and Citizenship

Members

Senator Crossin ( Chair ), Senator Barnett ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Farrell, Feeney, Fisher, Hanson-Young, Marshall and Trood

 

Substitute members

Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] —Senator Siewert to replace Senator Hanson-Young

Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2008 [Provisions] —Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Hanson-Young

Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2008 [Provisions] —Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Hanson-Young

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Arbib, Bernardi, Birmingham, Bilyk, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Cormann, Eggleston, Ellison, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Lundy, Macdonald, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, McLucas, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Exposure draft of the Personal Property Securities Bill 2008 ( referred 13 November 2008; reporting date: 24 February 2009 )

* Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( referred 4 December 2008; reporting date: 24 February 2009 )

* Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( referred 4 December 2008; reporting date: 20 February 2009 )

* Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2008 [Provisions] ( referred 4 December 2008; reporting date: 17 February 2009 )

Reports presented

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Child Sex Tourism Offences and Related Measures) Bill 2007 [Provisions] ( presented to the Deputy President on 10 October 2007, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2008 )

Additional estimates 2007-08, dated March 2008 ( tabled 18 March 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2008), dated March 2008 ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2008—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 1 May 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 May 2008 )

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2008 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Murray, on 6 May 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 May 2008 )

Stolen Generation Compensation Bill 2008 ( tabled 16 June 2008 )

Budget estimates 2008-09, dated June 2008 ( tabled 24 June 2008 )

Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2008 ( tabled 24 June 2008 )

Rights of the Terminally Ill (Euthanasia Laws Repeal) Bill 2008 ( tabled 26 June 2008 )

Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 28 August 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2008), dated September 2008 ( tabled 17 September 2008 )

Evidence Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 25 September 2008 )

Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 [No. 2] ( tabled 14 October 2008 )

Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008 ( tabled 14 October 2008 )

Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( tabled 14 October 2008 )

 

Migration Legislation Amendment (Worker Protection) Bill 2008—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Forshaw, on 7 November 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 2008 )

Migration Legislation Amendment (Worker Protection) Bill 2008 ( tabled 10 November 2008 )

* Effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Humphries, on 12 December 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

Library—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ), and Senators Barnett, Bilyk, Cameron, Fielding, Hutchins and Trood

 
 
 

Men’s Health—Select Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/menshealth_ctte/index.htm

( appointed 13 November 2008; reporting date: 30 May 2009 )

Members

Senator Bernardi ( Chair ), Senators Adams, Lundy, Sterle, Troeth and Williams

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Arbib, Barnett, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Ellison, Farrell, Feeney, Ferguson, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Mason, Marshall, McEwen, McGauran, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Trood and Wortley

 
 
 

Migration—Joint Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/mig/index.htm

( appointed 14 February 2008 )

Members

Mr Danby ( Chair ), Mrs DS Vale ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Eggleston, Hanson-Young and McEwen and Ms D’Ath, Mr Georgiou, Dr Stone and Mr Zappia

Current inquiry

Immigration detention ( adopted 29 May 2008; replaces the inquiry into the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre adopted on 13 March 2008 )

Report presented

Immigration detention in Australia: A new beginning (Criteria for release from immigration detention)—First report of the inquiry into immigration detention in Australia ( tabled 2 December 2008 )

 
 
 

 

National Broadband Network—Select Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/broadband_ctte/index.htm

( appointed 25 June 2008; resolution of appointment varied 13 November 2008; final reporting date: 30 March 2009 )

Members

Senator Fisher ( Chair ), Senator Nash ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Birmingham, Lundy, Macdonald and Sterle

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Arbib, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Ellison, Farrell, Feeney, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Forshaw, Furner, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, McLucas, Minchin, Moore, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Stephens, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Report presented

Interim report ( tabled 2 December 2008 )

 
 
 

National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/ncet/index.htm

( appointed 14 February 2008 )

Members

Senator Lundy ( Chair ), Mr Secker ( Deputy Chair ), and the Deputy President and Chairman of Committees, the Deputy Speaker, and Senators Crossin, Humphries and Joyce and Mr Adams, Ms AL Ellis, Mr Neville and Mr Turnour

Report presented

The way forward: Inquiry into the role of the National Capital Authority ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fierravanti-Wells, on 16 July 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 26 August 2008 )

 
 
 

Parliamentary Library—Joint Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jscpl/index.htm

( appointed 14 February 2008 )

Members

Senators Barnett, Bilyk, Cameron, Fielding, Hutchins and Trood and Mr Adams, Mr Broadbent, Mr Butler, Mr Hawker, Ms Jackson, Mrs Mirabella and Mr Perrett

 
 
 

Privileges—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/priv_ctte/index.htm

Members

Senator Brandis ( Chair ), Senator Collins ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Hurley, McGauran, McLucas, O’Brien and Payne

 

Reports presented

133rd report—Possible false or misleading evidence before the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee ( tabled 15 May 2008 )

134th report—Effective repetition ( tabled 18 June 2008 )

135th report—Persons referred to in the Senate (Certain persons on behalf of the Exclusive Brethren Christian Fellowship) ( tabled 24 September 2008 )

 
 
 

Procedure—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/proc_ctte/index.htm

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 Ellison, Faulkner, Hurley, Ludwig, Parry and Siewert

Current inquiry

* Amendment to membership provisions of standing order 25 ( referred 4 December 2008; reporting date: 25 February 2009 )

Reports presented

First report of 2008—Restructuring question time; Reference of bills to committees; Questions to chairs of committees; Deputy chairs of committees; Leave to make statements ( tabled 17 September 2008 )

Second report of 2008—Questions to chairs of committees and other senators ( tabled 14 October 2008 )

Third report of 2008—Restructuring question time ( tabled 12 November 2008 )

 
 
 

Publications—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/publ/index.htm

Members

Senator Carol Brown ( Chair ), and Senators Bernardi, Feeney, Marshall, Mason, Parry and Sterle

Reports presented

1st report ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

2nd report ( tabled 15 May 2008 )

3rd report ( tabled 26 June 2008 )

4th report ( tabled 4 September 2008 )

5th report ( tabled 25 September 2008 )

6th report ( tabled 16 October 2008 )

7th report ( tabled 13 November 2008 )

* 8th report ( tabled 4 December 2008 )

 
 
 

 

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jpaa/index.htm

Members

Ms Grierson ( Chair ), Mr Georgiou ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bishop, Boyce, Bushby, Feeney and Lundy and Mr Bevis, Mrs BK Bishop, Mr Bradbury, Mr Briggs, Mr Butler, Ms King, Mr Neumann and Mr Robert

Current inquiries

Review of Auditor-General’s reports ( statutory responsibility )

Effects of the ongoing efficiency dividend on smaller public sector agencies ( adopted 4 June 2008 )

Reports presented

Report 410—Tax administration ( tabled 26 June 2008 )

Report 411—Progress on equipment acquisition and financial reporting in Defence ( tabled 1 September 2008 )

Report 412—Audit reports reviewed during the 41st Parliament ( tabled 1 September 2008 )

* Report 413—The efficiency dividend and small agencies: Size does matter ( tabled 4 December 2008 )

Committee document presented

Statement on the draft budget estimates for the Australian National Audit Office for 2008-09 ( tabled 14 May 2008 )

 
 
 

Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/pwc/index.htm

Members

Mr Butler ( Chairman ), Senator Troeth ( Vice-Chairman ), and Senators Bishop and Forshaw and Mr Champion, Mr Forrest, Mr Lindsay, Mr Price and Mr Slipper

Reports presented

Seventy-first annual report (First report of 2008) ( tabled 19 March 2008 )

HMAS Creswell redevelopment, Jervis Bay Territory (Second report of 2008) ( tabled 19 March 2008 )

Land Engineering Agency test services relocation, Monegeetta, Victoria (Third report of 2008) ( tabled 19 March 2008 )

Refurbishment of staff apartments, Australian Embassy complex, Tokyo, Japan (Fourth report of 2008) ( tabled 19 March 2008 )

Referrals tabled March 2008 (Fifth report of 2008) ( tabled 25 June 2008 )

Referrals tabled March - June 2008 (Sixth report of 2008) ( tabled 2 September 2008 )

Update report: The Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre Project (Seventh report of 2008) ( tabled 23 September 2008 )

Australian Super Hornet Facilities Project, RAAF Base Amberley (Eighth report of 2008) ( presented to the President on 22 October 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 November 2008 )

Referrals tabled June - September 2008 (Ninth report of 2008) ( tabled 2 December 2008 )

 
 
 

 

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities—Select Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/indig_ctte/index.htm

( appointed 19 March 2008; resolution of appointment varied 13 November 2008; reporting dates: 30 March 2009, 30 September 2009, 30 March 2010 and 30 September 2010 )

Members

Senator Johnston ( Chair ), Senator Crossin ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Adams, Moore, Scullion and Siewert

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Arbib, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Cormann, Eggleston, Ellison, Farrell, Feeney, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Lundy, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, McLucas, Milne, Minchin, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Report presented

First report 2008 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 30 September 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 October 2008 )

 
 
 

Regulations and Ordinances—Legislative Scrutiny Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/regord_ctte/index.htm

Members

Senator Wortley ( Chairman ), Senator Ronaldson ( Deputy Chairman ), and Senators Carol Brown, Cormann and Moore

Documents presented

Ministerial correspondence relating to the scrutiny of delegated legislation, February 2007 to March 2008 ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

Delegated legislation monitor—Disallowable legislative instruments tabled in the Senate in 2007, dated March 2008 ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

Ministerial correspondence relating to the scrutiny of delegated legislation, March 2007 to June 2008 ( tabled 18 September 2008 )

 
 
 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/rrat_ctte/index.htm

Portfolios

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Members

Senator Sterle ( Chair ), Senator Milne ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Heffernan, Hurley, Hutchins, McGauran, O’Brien and Williams

Substitute members

Management of the Murray-Darling Basin system —Senator Siewert to replace Senator Milne

Natural resource management and conservation challenges —Senator Siewert to replace Senator Milne

 

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Arbib, Barnett, Bernardi, Birmingham, Bilyk, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Ellison, Farrell, Feeney, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Lundy, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Troeth, Trood, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Meat marketing ( referred 19 March 2008; interim report tabled 4 September 2008; final reporting date: 30 June 2009 )

Natural resource management and conservation challenges ( referred 26 June 2008; reporting date:12 March 2009 )

Management of the Murray-Darling Basin system ( referred 27 August 2008; report on matters specified in part (1) presented 10 October 2008; reporting date for matters specified in part (2): 19 March 2009 )

Establishment of an Australian Football League team for Tasmania ( referred 28 August 2008; reporting date: 30 June 2009 )

Import risk analysis for the importation of Cavendish bananas from the Philippines ( referred 27 November 2008; reporting date: 19 March 2009 )

* Public passenger transport in Australia ( referred 4 December 2008; reporting date: 18 June 2009 )

Reports presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 41st Parliament ( tabled 14 February 2008 )

Additional estimates 2007-08, dated March 2008 ( tabled 18 March 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2008), dated March 2008 ( tabled 20 March 2008 )

Exposure drafts of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008 and the Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 24 April 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 May 2008 )

Exposure drafts of the Wheat Export Marketing Bill 2008 and the Wheat Export Marketing (Repeal and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 30 April 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 May 2008 )

Budget estimates 2008-09, dated June 2008 ( tabled 25 June 2008 )

Administration of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and related matters—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fierravanti-Wells, on 9 July 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 26 August 2008 )

Implementation, operation and administration of the legislation underpinning Carbon Sink Forests—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 22 August 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 26 August 2008 )

Climate change and the Australian agricultural sector—Interim report ( tabled 4 September 2008 )

Meat marketing—Interim report ( tabled 4 September 2008 )

Administration of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and related matters ( tabled 18 September 2008 )

Implementation, operation and administration of the legislation underpinning Carbon Sink Forests ( tabled 23 September 2008 )

 

Horse Disease Response Levy Bill 2008, Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Bill 2008 and Horse Disease Response Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Humphries, on 3 October 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 October 2008 )

Inquiry into water management in the Coorong and Lower Lakes (including consideration of the Emergency Water (Murray-Darling Basin Rescue) Bill 2008)—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Humphries, on 3 October 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 October 2008 )

Water management in the Coorong and Lower Lakes (including consideration of the Emergency Water (Murray-Darling Basin Rescue) Bill 2008) ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 10 October 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 13 October 2008 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2008), dated November 2008 ( tabled 13 November 2008 )

Horse Disease Response Levy Bill 2008, Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Bill 2008 and Horse Disease Response Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008 ( tabled 13 November 2008 )

Water Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 19 November 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 24 November 2008 )

Water Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Barnett, on 21 November 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 24 November 2008 ) and corrigenda ( tabled 27 November 2008 )

Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008 [Provisions] and Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Barnett, on 21 November 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 24 November 2008 )

* Climate change and the Australian agricultural sector ( tabled 4 December 2008 )

 
 
 

Scrutiny of Bills—Legislative Scrutiny Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/scrutiny/index.htm

Members

Senator Coonan ( Chairman ), Senator Bishop ( Deputy Chairman ), and Senators Cameron, Collins, Siewert and Troeth

Alert Digests presented

No. 1 of 2008 ( tabled 12 March 2008 )

No. 2 of 2008 ( tabled 19 March 2008 )

No. 3 of 2008 ( tabled 14 May 2008 )

No. 4 of 2008 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Forshaw, on 5 June 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 June 2008 )

No. 5 of 2008 ( tabled 18 June 2008 )

No. 6 of 2008 ( tabled 25 June 2008 )

No. 7 of 2008 ( tabled 27 August 2008 )

No. 8 of 2008 ( tabled 3 September 2008 )

No. 9 of 2008 ( tabled 17 September 2008 )

No. 10 of 2008 ( tabled 24 September 2008 )

No. 11 of 2008 ( tabled 15 October 2008 )

No. 12 of 2008 ( tabled 12 November 2008 )

 

No. 13 of 2008 ( tabled 26 November 2008 )

No. 14 of 2008 ( tabled 3 December 2008 )

Reports presented

First report of 2008 ( tabled 12 March 2008 )

Second report of 2008 ( tabled 19 March 2008 )

Third report of 2008 ( tabled 14 May 2008 )

Fourth report of 2008 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Forshaw, on 5 June 2008, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 June 2008 )

Fifth report of 2008 ( tabled 18 June 2008 )

The work of the committee during the 40th Parliament: February 2002 - August 2004 ( tabled 18 June 2008 )

Sixth report of 2008 ( tabled 25 June 2008 )

Seventh report of 2008 ( tabled 27 August 2008 )

Eighth report of 2008 ( tabled 3 September 2008 )

Ninth report of 2008 ( tabled 17 September 2008 )

Tenth report of 2008 ( tabled 24 September 2008 )

The work of the committee during the 41st Parliament: November 2004 - October 2007 ( tabled 24 September 2008 )

Eleventh report of 2008 ( tabled 15 October 2008 )

Twelfth report of 2008 ( tabled 12 November 2008 )

 
 
 

Selection of Bills—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/selectionbills_ctte/index.htm

Members

The Acting Government Whip ( Chair ), the Opposition Whip, The Nationals Whip, the Australian Greens Whip, the Family First Party Whip, and Senators Adams, Coonan, Ludwig and McEwen

Reports presented

Report no. 1 of 2008 ( presented 14 February 2008 )

Report no. 2 of 2008 ( presented 12 March 2008 )

Report no. 3 of 2008 ( presented 19 March 2008 )

Report no. 4 of 2008 ( presented 14 May 2008 )

Report no. 5 of 2008 ( presented 18 June 2008 )

Report no. 6 of 2008 ( presented 25 June 2008 )

Report no. 7 of 2008 ( presented 26 June 2008 )

Report no. 8 of 2008 ( presented 27 August 2008 )

Report no. 9 of 2008 ( presented 3 September 2008 )

Report no. 10 of 2008 ( presented 4 September 2008 )

Report no. 11 of 2008 ( presented 18 September 2008 )

Report no. 12 of 2008 ( presented 25 September 2008 )

Report no. 13 of 2008 ( presented 15 October 2008 )

Report no. 14 of 2008 ( presented 16 October 2008 )

Report no. 15 of 2008 ( presented 13 November 2008 )

 

Report no. 16 of 2008 ( presented 26 November 2008 )

* Report no. 17 of 2008 ( presented 4 December 2008 )

 
 
 

Senators’ Interests—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/interests_ctte/index.htm

Members

Senator Johnston ( Chair ), Senator Forshaw ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Adams, Bilyk, Bob Brown, Fifield, Humphries and Pratt

Notifications of alterations of interests

Register of senators’ interests, incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests of senators lodged between 19 June 2007 and 7 December 2007 ( presented to the Deputy President on 11 December 2007, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 February 2008 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests of senators lodged between 8 December 2007 and 23 June 2008 ( tabled 25 June 2008 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests of senators lodged between 24 June and 22 September 2008 ( tabled 25 September 2008 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests of senators lodged by 23 September 2008—Volumes 1 (A-F) and 2 (G-Z) ( tabled 25 September 2008 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating notifications of alterations of interests of senators lodged between 24 September and 1 December 2008 ( tabled 3 December 2008 )

Declarations of gifts lodged

Register of gifts to the Senate and to the Parliament, incorporating declarations of gifts lodged between 19 June 2007 and 23 September 2008 ( tabled 25 September 2008 )

Register of gifts to the Senate and to the Parliament, incorporating declarations of gifts lodged between 24 September and 1 December 2008 ( tabled 3 December 2008 )

Report presented

Report 1/2008: Annual report 2007 ( tabled 17 March 2008 )

Document presented

Registration of Senators’ Interests: A handbook for senators, also incorporating related information on registering gifts to the Senate and the Parliament, 2008 edition ( tabled 17 March 2008 )

 
 
 

State Government Financial Management—Select Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/sgfm_ctte/index.htm

( appointed 14 February 2008; reporting date varied 12 March, 20 March, 27 August  and 17 September 2008; final report tabled 18 September 2008 )

Members

Senator Macdonald ( Chair ), and Senators Boyce, Bushby, Forshaw and Polley

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Arbib, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Collins, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Ellison, Farrell, Feeney, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Lundy, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, McLucas, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

 
 
 

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jsct/index.htm

( appointed 14 February 2008 )

Members

Mr KJ Thomson ( Chair ), Senator McGauran ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Birmingham, Cash, Farrell, Ludlam, Pratt and Wortley and Mr Briggs, Mr Forrest, Ms Hall, Ms Neal, Ms Parke, Mr Simpkins, Mr Trevor and Ms Vamvakinou

Current inquiries

All treaties tabled in the Senate

Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament ( referred 13 October 2008 )

Reports presented

Report 90—Treaties tabled on 12 March 2008 ( tabled 15 May 2008 )

Report 92—Treaty tabled on 4 June 2008 ( tabled 19 June 2008 )

Report 91—Treaties tabled on 12 March 2008 ( tabled 26 June 2008 )

Report 93—Treaties tabled on 12 March and 14 May 2008 ( tabled 4 September 2008 )

Report 94—Treaties tabled on 14 May 2008 ( tabled 18 September 2008 )

Report 95—Treaties tabled on 4 June, 17 June, 25 June and 26 August 2008 ( tabled 16 October 2008 )

Report 96—Treaties tabled on 16 September 2008 ( tabled 24 November 2008 )

* Report 97—Treaties tabled on 16 September 2008 ( tabled 4 December 2008 )