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Committees

Agricultural and Related Industries—Select Committee

( final report presented 23 August 2010 and tabled 28 September 2010 )

Reports presented

The incidence and severity of bushfires across Australia ( presented to the President on 13 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Food production in Australia—Final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 23 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 
 
 

Appropriations and Staffing—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chairman ), the Leader of the Government in the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and Senators Collins, Faulkner, Parry, Singh, Williams and Xenophon

Reports presented

51st report—Annual report 2009-10 ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

52nd report—Estimates for the Department of the Senate 2011-12 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Forshaw, on 24 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Annual report 2010-11 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 23 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

53rd report—Estimates for the Department of the Senate 2012-13 ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Annual report 2011-12 ( tabled 23 August 2012 )

54th report—A governance structure for Parliamentary ICT services ( tabled 26 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Australia’s Clean Energy Future Legislation—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 14 September 2011; report presented 7 October 2011 and tabled 11 October 2011 )

Members

Ms AE Burke ( Chair ), Senator Milne ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Birmingham, Cormann, Pratt and Urquhart and Mr Bandt, Mr Cheeseman, Mr Christensen, Mrs Gash, Mr Husic, Mr Ripoll, Mr ADH Smith and Mr Windsor

Report presented

Advisory report on the Clean Energy Bills and the Steel Transformation Bill 2011 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Stephens, on 7 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 11 October 2011 )

 
 
 

Australia’s Food Processing Sector—Select Committee

( appointed 24 March 2011; resolution of appointment varied 27 June 2012; report tabled 16 August 2012 )

Members

Senator Colbeck ( Chair ), Senator Madigan ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Edwards, Ryan, Stephens, Sterle, Urquhart and Xenophon

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Cormann, Crossin, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Gallacher, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Scullion, Thistlethwaite and Williams

Report presented

Inquiry into Australia’s food processing sector ( tabled 16 August 2012 )

 
 
 

Australia’s Immigration Detention Network—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 16 June 2011; resolution of appointment varied 22 June 2011; final report presented 30 March 2012 and tabled 10 May 2012 )

Members

Mr Melham ( Chair ), Senator Hanson-Young ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bernardi, Cash, Crossin and Sterle and Mr Bandt, Mr Keenan, Mr Morrison, Mr Oakeshott and Ms Vamvakinou

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bushby, Colbeck, Cormann, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Mason, McKenzie, Nash, Parry, Payne, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion and Williams and Mr Briggs, Mr Entsch and Mrs Griggs

Reports presented

Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Stephens, on 7 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 11 October 2011 )

Final report ( presented to the Deputy President on 30 March 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2012 )

 
 
 

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Ms Parke ( Chair ), and Senator Cash ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Cameron, Milne, Parry and Singh and Mr Hayes, Mr Matheson, Mr Simpkins and Mr Zappia

Current inquiry

Integrity of overseas Commonwealth law enforcement operations ( adopted 6 December 2011 )

Reports presented

Examination of the annual report of the Integrity Commissioner 2009-10 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Inquiry into the operation of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 —Final report ( tabled 7 July 2011 )

Inquiry into integrity testing ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

Examination of the annual report of the Integrity Commissioner 2010-11 ( tabled 1 March 2012 )

 
 
 

Australian Crime Commission—Joint Statutory Committee

( replaced by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement with the commencement of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010 on 24 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

The Speaker (Chairman), The President, and Senators Parry and Thorp and Mr Coulton, Mr Hayes, Mr Murphy, Mr Roy and Ms Vamvakinou

 
 
 

Christmas Island tragedy of 15 December 2010—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 2 March 2011; report presented 29 June 2011 and tabled 4 July 2011 )

Members

Senator Marshall ( Chair ), Mr Keenan ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cash, Crossin and Hanson-Young and Mr Champion, Mr Husic, Mrs Markus and Mr Perrett

Report presented

Report ( presented to the President on 29 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 July 2011 )

 
 
 

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios

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

Members

Senator Moore ( Chair ), Senator Siewert ( Deputy Chair ) and Senators Brown, Furner, McKenzie and Smith

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, Milne, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

* National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representative pursuant to the Selection of the Bills Committee report no. 16, 29 November 2012; bill introduced 29 November 2012; reporting date: 13 March 2013 )

* Private Health Insurance Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred 29 November 2012; reporting date: 12 March 2013 )

Reports presented

National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 24 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2009 ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Plain Tobacco Packaging (Removing Branding from Cigarette Packs) Bill 2009 ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2009 and Protecting Problem Gamblers Bill 2009 ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 16 November 2010 )

Provisions of Schedules 2 and 3 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 ( tabled 22 November 2010 )

National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 November 2010 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Human Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Consideration of time critical bills [pursuant to the order of the Senate of 12 May 2011 the Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions]]—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 3 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

National Health Reform Amendment (National Health Performance Authority) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( presented to the Deputy President on 9 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2010 ( tabled 16 June 2011 )

Family Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] considered as a time critical bill pursuant to the order of the Senate of 12 May 2011 ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated July 2011 ( tabled 7 July 2011 )

Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Genetically Modified Material) Bill 2010 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Disability impairment tables: Provisions of Schedule 3 of the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 ( tabled 19 September 2011 )

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 [Provisions], Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 14 March 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2012), dated March 2012 ( tabled 15 March 2012 )

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Income Support and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 19 March 2012 )

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 19 March 2012 )

Additional estimates 2011-12, dated March 2012 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Back, on 29 March 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2012 )

Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (2012 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 June 2012 )

Budget estimates 2012-13, dated June 2012 ( tabled 26 June 2012 ) and corrigendum ( presented to the Deputy President on 11 July 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 August 2012 )

Administration of Indigenous Business Australia in relation to certain evidence given to the Senate Community Affairs Committee ( presented to the Deputy President on 3 August 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 August 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2012), dated September 2012 ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 [Provisions], Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012 [Provisions] and Tax Laws Amendment (Special Conditions for Not-for-profit Concessions) Bill 2012 ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

Low Aromatic Fuel Bill 2012—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 21 September 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 October 2012 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 26 September 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 October 2012 )

Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 29 October 2012 )

National Gambling Reform Bill 2012 [Provisions], National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Bill (No. 1) 2012 [Provisions] and National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Bill (No. 2) 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 28 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Community Affairs References Committee

Members

Senator Siewert ( Chair ), Senator Moore ( Deputy Chair ) and Senators Boswell, Boyce, Brown, and Smith

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Brandis, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Social determinants of health ( referred 22 August 2012; reporting date: 27 March 2013 )

Sterilisation of people with disabilities ( referred 20 September 2012; reporting date: 24 April 2013 )

Impacts on health of air quality ( referred 28 November 2012; reporting date: 16 May 2013 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into gene patents ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Consumer access to pharmaceutical benefits ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Planning options and services for people ageing with a disability ( presented to the President on 2 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

The prevalence of interactive and online gambling in Australia ( presented to the President on 2 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Consumer access to pharmaceutical benefits ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

Gene patents ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Social and economic impacts of rural wind farms—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 14 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and second interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Trood, on 30 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Planning options and services for people ageing with a disability—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 14 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and second interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Trood, on 30 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Social and economic impact of rural wind farms—Final report ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Disability and ageing: lifelong planning for a better future—Final report [Inquiry into planning options and services for people ageing with a disability] ( tabled 6 July 2011 )

The effectiveness of special arrangements for the supply of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines to remote area Aboriginal Health Services ( tabled 11 October 2011 )

Funding and administration of mental health services—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ludlam, on 20 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 31 October 2011) and second interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Cameron, on 28 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 31 October 2011 )

Review of the Professional Services Review (PSR) Scheme ( presented to the Deputy President on 25 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 31 October 2011 )

Inquiry into Commonwealth funding and administration of mental health services—Final report ( tabled 1 November 2011 )

The regulatory standards for the approval of medical devices ( tabled 22 November 2011 )

Former forced adoption policies and practices ( tabled 29 February 2012 )

The role of the Therapeutic Goods Administration regarding medical devices, particularly Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants ( presented to the Deputy President on 31 May 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2012 )

The factors affecting the supply of health services and medical professionals in rural areas ( tabled 22 August 2012 )

Palliative care in Australia ( tabled 10 October 2012 )

 
 
 

Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 28 November 2012 )

Members

Senator Crossin ( Chair ), Senator Brandis ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Scullion, Siewert and Thistlethwaite and Ms Saffin and Mr Oakeshott

Report presented

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 30 January 2013, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

Constitutional Recognition of Local Government—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 1 November 2012; preliminary report presented 24 January 2013; final reporting date: no later than February 2013 )

Members

Ms Rowland ( Chair ), Senator Bushby ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Fawcett, Rhiannon, Singh, and Sterle and Mr Coulton, Mr Irons, Ms Livermore, Mrs Prentice, Mr Windsor and Mr Zappia

Report presented

* Preliminary report on the majority finding of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government: the proposal, timing and likely success of a referendum to amend Section 96 of the Australian Constitution to effect financial recognition of local government ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Stephens, on 24 January 2013, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Ms O’Neill ( Chair ), Senator Boyce ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cormann, Siewert, Thistlethwaite and Urquhart and Mr Fletcher, Mr Griffin, Mr ADH Smith and Ms Smyth

Current inquiries

Family business in Australia ( adopted 16 August 2012 )

Fair Indexation of Military Superannuation Entitlements Bill 2012 ( referred pursuant to the House of Representatives Selection Committee report, 31 October 2012 )

* Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Service Providers and Other Governance Measures) Bill 2012 ( referred pursuant to the House of Representatives Selection Committee report, 29 November 2012 )

Reports presented

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 1 March 2011 )

Report on the 2009-10 annual reports of bodies established under the ASIC Act ( tabled 1 March 2011 )

Access for small and medium business to finance ( tabled 16 June 2011 )

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 16 June 2011 )

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 12 September 2011 )

Consumer Credit and Corporations Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Bill 2011 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fawcett, on 2 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

Statutory oversight of Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 7 February 2012 )

Inquiry into the collapse of Trio Capital—Interim report ( tabled 7 February 2012 )

Corporations Amendment (Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2011 and Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011 ( tabled 1 March 2012 )

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 13 March 2012 )

Report on the 2010-11 annual reports of bodies established under the ASIC Act ( tabled 13 March 2012 )

Superannuation Legislation Amendment (MySuper Core Provisions) Bill 2011 and Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Obligations and Prudential Standards) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 19 March 2012 )

Inquiry into the collapse of Trio Capital—Final report ( presented to the President on 16 May 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2012 )

Inquiry into the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Stronger Super) Bill 2012 and the Superannuation Supervisory Levy Imposition Amendment Bill 2012 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Stephens, on 13 June 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2012 )

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 18 June 2012 )

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( tabled 21 August 2012 )

Inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012; the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012; and the Tax Laws Amendment (Special Conditions for Not-for-profit Concessions) Bill 2012 ( tabled 10 September 2012 ) and corrigenda ( tabled 18 September 2012 )

Inquiry into the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012 ( tabled 9 October 2012 )

Inquiry into the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Derivative Transactions) Bill 2012 ( tabled 11 October 2012 )

Inquiry into the Personal Liability for Corporate Fault Reform Bill 2012 ( tabled 29 October 2012 )

Inquiry into the Tax Laws Amendment (Clean Building Managed Investment Trust) Bill 2012 ( tabled 29 October 2012 )

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission—(Number 4, 2012) ( tabled 31 October 2012 )

Committee document presented

Statement in relation to Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Early Release of Superannuation) Bill 2011 ( tabled 23 August 2011 )

 
 
 

Cyber Safety—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010; resolution of appointment varied 17 November 2010 and 15 September 2011; final reporting date: 30 April 2013 )

Members

Senator Bilyk ( Chair ), Mr Hawke ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bushby, Ludlam, Parry and Pratt and Mr Husic, Ms Marino, Mr Perrett, Ms Rishworth and Mr Zappia

Current inquiry

Cyber-safety for senior Australians ( referred 23 November 2011 )

Reports presented

High-wire act: Cyber-safety and the young—Interim report ( tabled 20 June 2011 )

Review of the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 ( tabled 18 August 2011 )

 
 
 

Economics Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Industry and Innovation; Resources, Energy and Tourism; Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research; Treasury

Members

Senator Bishop ( Chair ), Senator Bushby ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cameron, Eggleston, Urquhart and Xenophon

Substitute member

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Amendment (Protecting Revenue) Bill 2012 —Senator Milne to replace Senator Xenophon

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiry

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Amendment (Protecting Revenue) Bill 2012 ( referred 11 October 2012; reporting date: 21 March 2013 )

Reports presented

Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010—Interim report ( presented to the President on 16 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services for the Community) Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 16 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 16 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010—Final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Forshaw, on 7 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 16 November 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011 and Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011 ( tabled 21 March 2011 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Benchmark interest rate for capital protected borrowings: Provisions of Schedule 2 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 5) Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 25 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (National Regulator) Bill 2011 [Provisions], Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Registration Fees) Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions], Offshore Petroleum (Royalty) Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions], Offshore Resources Legislation Amendment (Personal Property Securities) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Regulatory Levies Legislation Amendment (2011 Measures No. 2) Bill 2011 [Provisions] considered as time critical bills pursuant to the order of the Senate of 12 May 2011 ( tabled 16 June 2011 )

Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010 ( tabled 16 June 2011 )

Reform of the car fringe benefits tax rules: Provisions of Schedule 5 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011 ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping) Bill 2011 ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Notice of payments of recompense for personal injuries: Provisions of Schedule 4 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Further Election Commitments and Other Measures) Bill 2011 ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Draft of the Business Names Registration Bill 2011 and related bills ( presented to the President on 15 August 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 August 2011 ) and additional comments by Opposition senators ( tabled 22 August 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Fees) Bill 2011 ( tabled 14 September 2011 )

Bankruptcy Amendment (Exceptional Circumstances Exit Package) Bill 2011 ( tabled 21 September 2011 )

Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 8) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Pay As You Go Withholding Non-compliance Tax Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 21 November 2011 )

Constitutional Corporations (Farm Gate to Plate) Bill 2011 [No. 2] ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

Consumer Credit and Corporations Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 7 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

Corporations Amendment (Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Corporations Amendment (Further Future of Financial Advice Measures) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 14 March 2012 )

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 [Provisions] and related bills ( tabled 14 March 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2012), dated March 2012 ( tabled 15 March 2012 )

Additional estimates 2011-12, dated March 2012 ( tabled 20 March 2012 )

Corporations Amendment (Phoenixing and Other Measures) Bill 2012 ( tabled 9 May 2012 )

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012 [Provisions], Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012 [Provisions], Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Bill 2012 [Provisions], Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Bill 2012 [Provisions] and Tax Laws Amendment (Shipping Reform) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 15 June 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2012 )

Clean Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [Provisions], Clean Energy (Customs Tariff Amendment) Bill 2012 [Provisions] and Clean Energy (Excise Tariff Legislation Amendment) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 June 2012 )

Tax Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 3) Bill 2012 [Provisions], Income Tax (Seasonal Labour Mobility Program Withholding Tax) Bill 2012 [Provisions] and Tax Laws Amendment (Income Tax Rates) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 June 2012 )

Clean Energy Finance Corporation Bill 2012 ( tabled 25 June 2012 )

Budget estimates 2012-13, dated June 2012 ( tabled 26 June 2012 )

Tax Laws Amendment (Cross-Border Transfer Pricing) Bill (No. 1) 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 14 August 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2012), dated September 2012 ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012 ( tabled 17 September 2012 )

Clean Energy Amendment (International Emissions Trading and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [Provisions] and related bills ( tabled 29 October 2012 )

Treasury Legislation Amendment (Unclaimed Money and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 19 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Economics References Committee

Members

Senator Bushby ( Chair ), Senator Bishop ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cameron, Eggleston, Williams and Xenophon

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson and Wright

Current inquiries

Review of the operation of the amendments made by Part 1 of Schedule 5 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011 ( referred 23 June 2011 with effect from 12 months after the commencement of Part 1; Schedule 5—Part 1 commencement date: 29 June 2011; review commencement date: 27 June 2012; reporting date: 27 June 2013 )

Reports presented

Access of small business to finance ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 30 June 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Role of liquidators and administrators—Interim report ( presented to the President on 16 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

The regulation, registration and remuneration of insolvency practitioners in Australia: the case for a new framework—Final report [Inquiry into the role of liquidators and administrators] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 14 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

The decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the proposed acquisition of Franklins by Metcash Trading Limited—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Barnett, on 6 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the proposed acquisition of Franklins by Metcash Trading Limited ( tabled 28 February 2011 )

Augmented tax assessments [Inquiry into amendments proposed by Senator Cormann on sheet 7010 to the Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 4) Bill 2010]—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 31 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 8 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

The impacts of supermarket price decisions on the dairy industry—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 20 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Competition within the Australian banking sector—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 20 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

State government insurance and the flood levy—Interim report [Inquiry into the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011 and Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011, and related matters] ( presented to the Deputy President on 20 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Competition within the Australian banking sector—Final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 6 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and corrections ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 6 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

The impacts of supermarket price decisions on the dairy industry—Second interim report ( presented to the President on 9 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

State government insurance and the flood levy [Provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011 and Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011, and related matters]—Second interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Boyce, on 30 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 July 2011 ) and third interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Adams, on 29 July 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 August 2011 )

The asset insurance arrangements of Australian state governments—Final report [Inquiry into the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011 and Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Bill 2011, and related matters] ( tabled 22 September 2011 )

The impacts of supermarket price decisions on the dairy industry—Final report ( tabled 3 November 2011 )

Investing for good: The development of a capital market for the not-for-profit sector in Australia ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

The post-GFC banking sector ( tabled 28 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Education; Employment and Workplace Relations

Members

Senator Marshall ( Chair ), Senator Back ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, McKenzie, Rhiannon and Thistlethwaite

Substitute member

Australian Education Bill 2012 [Provisions] —Senator Wright to replace Senator Rhiannon

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bernardi, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Mason, McEwen, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Fair Work Amendment (Small Business—Penalty Rates Exemption) Bill 2012 ( referred 23 August 2012; reporting date: first sitting day in March 2013 )

Protecting Local Jobs (Regulating Enterprise Migration Agreements) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred 23 August 2012; reporting date: first sitting day in March 2013 )

* Australian Education Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred 29 November 2012; reporting date: 13 March 2013 )

* Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2012 ( referred 29 November 2012; reporting date: 12 March 2013 )

Reports presented

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the President on 27 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 ( tabled 22 November 2010 )

Social Security Amendment (Income Support for Regional Students) Bill 2010 ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Bill 2010 [2011], National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2010 [2011] and National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011 ( tabled 21 March 2011 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Bill 2011 and Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 ( tabled 10 May 2011 )

Consideration of time critical bills [pursuant to the order of the Senate of 12 May 2011 the Social Security Amendment (Parenting Payment Transitional Arrangement) Bill 2011 [Provisions] has no substantive matters which require examination] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 3 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Work Health and Safety Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Work Health and Safety (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Pratt, on 26 August 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 September 2011 )

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 15 September 2011 )

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [Provisions], Education Services for Overseas Students (TPS Levies) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Tuition Protection Service) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2011 ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 29 February 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2012), dated March 2012 ( tabled 15 March 2012 )

Additional estimates 2011-12, dated March 2012 ( tabled 20 March 2012 )

Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012 [Provisions], Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012 [Provisions], Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Bill 2012 [Provisions], Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Bill 2012 [Provisions] and Tax Laws Amendment (Shipping Reform) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( presented to the Deputy President on 24 April 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2012 )

Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Skills Australia Amendment (Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 25 June 2012 )

Budget estimates 2012-13, dated June 2012 ( tabled 26 June 2012 )

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Fair Incentives to Work) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 23 August 2012 )

Visit to the People’s Republic of China: Report on the Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Delegation, 14 July to 24 July 2012 ( tabled 11 September 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2012), dated September 2012 ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

Higher Education Support Amendment (Streamlining and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 19 November 2012 )

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 26 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee

Members

Senator Back ( Chair ) Senator Marshall ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Boswell, Boyce, Gallacher and Rhiannon

Substitute member

Teaching and learning - maximising our investment in Australian schools —Senator Wright to replace Senator Rhiannon

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Teaching and learning - maximising our investment in Australian schools ( referred 11 September 2012; reporting date: 21 March 2013 )

Entitlements of state public sector employees ( referred 28 November 2012; reporting date: 17 June 2013 )

Reports presented

Administration and reporting of NAPLAN testing—Interim report ( presented to the President on 27 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Industry Skills Councils—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 13 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Administration and reporting of NAPLAN testing ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Industry Skills Councils—Final report ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Primary Schools for the Twenty First Century Program ( presented to the President on 25 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

The administration and purchasing of disability employment services in Australia ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

Inquiry into all aspects of higher education and skills training to support future demand in agriculture and agribusiness in Australia—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 8 June 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2012 )

Higher education and skills training to support agriculture and agribusiness in Australia ( tabled 21 June 2012 )

The shortage of engineering and related employment skills ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 12 July 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 August 2012 )

Visit to the People’s Republic of China: Report on the Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Delegation, 14 July to 24 July 2012 ( tabled 11 September 2012 )

* The adequacy of the allowance payment system for jobseekers and others, the appropriateness of the allowance payment system as a support into work and the impact of the changing nature of the labour market ( tabled 29 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Mr Melham ( Chair ), Mr Somlyay ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Birmingham, Brown, Polley, Rhiannon and Ryan and Mrs BK Bishop, Mr Griffin and Ms Rishworth

Current inquiry

* Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Administration) Bill 2012 ( referred pursuant to the House of Representatives Selection Committee report, 29 November 2012 )

Reports presented

The 2010 Federal Election: Report on the conduct of the election and related matters ( tabled 7 July 2011 )

Report on the funding of political parties and election campaigns ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fawcett, on 9 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Maintaining Address) Bill 2011 ( tabled 13 March 2012 )

Advisory report on the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Protecting Elector Participation) Bill 2012 ( tabled 19 March 2012 )

Report of the Australian Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Tonga: 24 September to 1 October 2011 ( tabled 18 June 2012 )

Advisory report on the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Procedure) Bill 2012 ( tabled 16 August 2012 )

Review of the AEC analysis of the FWA report on the HSU ( tabled 20 September 2012 )

 
 
 

Electricity Prices—Select Committee

( appointed 23 August 2012; report tabled 1 November 2012 )

Members

Senator Thistlethwaite ( Chair ), Senators Cormann, Edwards, Gallacher, McEwen, Milne, Thorp and Williams

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McKenzie, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Sinodinos, Smith, Stephens, Sterle, Urquhart, Waters and Xenophon

Report presented

Reducing energy bills and improving efficiency ( tabled 1 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

( formerly Environment, Communications and the Arts; name amended 29 September 2010 and 8 February 2012 )

Portfolios

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy; Climate Change and Energy Efficiency; Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Members

Senator Cameron ( Chair ), Senator Birmingham ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, McKenzie, Singh and Waters

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Smith, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Urquhart, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiry

* Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Retaining Federal Approval Powers) Bill 2012 ( referred 29 November 2012; reporting date: 25 February 2013 )

Reports presented

Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009 ( presented to the President on 6 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 6 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Radiocommunications Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010 ( tabled 18 November 2010 )

National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010 [Provisions] and Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Bill 2011 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the President on 16 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 21 March 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 17 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 21 March 2011 )

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Dividend and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 March 2011 ) and correction ( presented to the President on 25 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Support for Whaling) Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 25 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Product Stewardship Bill 2011—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 14 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the President on 9 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011 [Provisions], Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Bill 2011 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 20 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Pratt, on 27 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Pratt, on 27 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 ) and final report ( tabled 15 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Australian Renewable Energy Agency Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 7 November 2011 )

Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Bill 2011 [Provisions], Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Universal Service Reform) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 24 February 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 27 February 2012 )

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Emergency Listings) Bill 2011 ( tabled 1 March 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2012), dated March 2012 ( tabled 15 March 2012 )

Additional estimates 2011-12, dated March 2012 ( tabled 20 March 2012 )

National Water Commission Amendment Bill 2012 ( presented to the Deputy President on 1 May 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2012 )

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Anti-siphoning) Bill 2012 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fawcett, on 4 May 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2012 )

Telecommunications Amendment (Mobile Phone Towers) Bill 2011 ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 20 June 2012 )

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Improved Access to Television Services) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 25 June 2012 )

Budget estimates 2012-13, dated June 2012 ( tabled 26 June 2012 )

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Bill 2012 [Provisions] and Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Registration Fees) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 15 August 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2012), dated September 2012 ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012 [Provisions] and Water Amendment (Water for the Environment Special Account) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 19 November 2012 )

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012 ( tabled 28 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Environment and Communications References Committee

( formerly Environment, Communications and the Arts; name amended 29 September 2010 and 8 February 2012 )

Members

Senator Birmingham ( Chair ), Senator Cameron ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Boswell, Ruston and Waters

Substitute member

Australian Broadcasting Corporation television —Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Waters

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bishop, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

The protection of Australia’s threatened species and ecological communities ( referred 31 October 2012; reporting date: 28 February 2013 )

Australian Broadcasting Corporation television ( referred 27 November 2012 )

Extreme weather events ( referred 28 November 2012; reporting date: 20 March 2013 )

Reports presented

Energy Efficient Homes Package (ceiling insulation)—Interim reports ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 30 June 2010, and the Deputy President on 9 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Energy Efficient Homes Package (ceiling insulation)—Final report ( presented to the President on 15 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Sustainable management by the Commonwealth of water resources—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 30 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Administration and effectiveness of the Green Loans Program—Interim report ( presented to the President on 6 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Sustainable management by the Commonwealth of water resources ( presented to the President on 7 October 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 25 October 2010 )

Green loans program ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

The adequacy of protections for the privacy of Australians online ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Pratt, on 7 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

The status, health and sustainability of the koala population—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Pratt, on 13 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

The koala - saving our national icon—Final report [The status, health and sustainability of the koala population] ( tabled 22 September 2011 )

Recent ABC programming decisions ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

The capacity of communication networks and emergency warning systems to deal with emergencies and natural disasters ( tabled 23 November 2011 )

Operation of the South Australian and Northern Territory container deposit schemes ( tabled 22 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Finance and Deregulation; Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet

Members

Senator Polley ( Chair ), Senator Ryan ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Di Natale, Faulkner, Sinodinos and Stephens

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiry

* Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2012 [2013] ( referred 29 November 2012; reporting date: 5 February 2013 )

Reports presented

Parliamentary Budget Office Bill 2010—Interim report ( presented to the President on 17 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2010 and related matters ( tabled 10 May 2011 )

Exposure drafts of Australian privacy amendment legislation: Part 1 - Australian privacy principles ( tabled 15 June 2011 )

Remuneration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 ( presented to the President on 17 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 20 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

Public Service Amendment (Payments in Special Circumstances) Bill 2011 ( tabled 18 August 2011 )

National Health Reform Amendment (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 15 September 2011 )

Government Advertising (Accountability) Bill 2011 ( tabled 21 September 2011 )

Exposure drafts of Australian privacy amendment legislation: Part 2 - Credit reporting ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fawcett, on 6 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 11 October 2011 )

Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2012), dated March 2012 ( tabled 15 March 2012 )

Additional estimates 2011-12, dated March 2012 ( tabled 20 March 2012 )

Health Insurance (Dental Services) Bill 2012 [No. 2] ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

National Health Reform Amendment (Administrator and National Health Funding Body) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Budget estimates 2012-13, dated June 2012 ( tabled 26 June 2012 )

The performance of the Department of Parliamentary Services—Interim report ( tabled 27 June 2012 )

Government Investment Funds Amendment (Ethical Investments) Bill 2011 ( tabled 23 August 2012 ) and corrigendum ( tabled 23 August 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2012), dated September 2012 ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

The performance of the Department of Parliamentary Services—Final report ( tabled 28 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Members

Senator Ryan ( Chair ), Senator Polley ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Di Natale, McEwen, Sinodinos and Williams

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiry

* Implementation of the 1999 recommendations of the Joint Expert Technical Advisory Committee on Antibiotic Resistance ( referred 29 November 2012; reporting date: 21 March 2013 )

Reports presented

The funding arrangements for tax reform advertising ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 30 June 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Reform of Australian Government administration—Interim report ( presented to the President on 17 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matter not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

The administration of health practitioner registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 3 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Superannuation claims of former and current Commonwealth Public Service employees ( presented to the President on 30 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 July 2011 )

The Government’s administration of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

The operation of the Lobbying Code of Conduct and the Lobbyist Register ( tabled 1 March 2012 )

Medicare funding for hyperbaric oxygen treatment ( tabled 28 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Mr Danby ( Chair ), Mrs Gash ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bishop, Fawcett, Furner, Hanson-Young, Johnston, Ludlam, Macdonald, McEwen, Moore, Parry, Payne and Stephens and Mr Adams, Ms J Bishop, Ms Brodtmann, Mr Byrne, Mr Champion, Mr Fitzgibbon, Mr Griffin, Mr Jenkins, Dr Jensen, Mrs Mirabella, Mr Murphy, Mr O’Dowd, Ms Parke, Mr Robert, Mr Ruddock, Ms Saffin, Mr Scott, Mr Slipper, Dr Stone and Ms Vamvakinou

Current inquiries

Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Japan and the Republic of Korea ( adopted 25 May 2011 )

Slavery, slavery like conditions and people trafficking ( adopted 15 August 2012 )

Care of Australian Defence Force personnel wounded and injured on operations ( adopted 20 June 2012 )

Reports presented

Review of the Defence annual report 2008-09 ( report of the committee of the 42nd Parliament presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 2 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Inquiry into Australia’s relationship with the countries of Africa ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Review of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade annual report 2009-10 ( presented to the Deputy President on 21 July 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 16 August 2011 )

Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relations with Asia, the Pacific and Latin America ( tabled 23 August 2011 )

Review of the Defence annual report 2009-10 ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

Visit to the Middle East Area of Operations: Report of the delegation to the MEAO, 14 May to 18 May 2012 ( tabled 19 March 2012 )

Advisory report on the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 ( tabled 29 June 2012 am )

More than just talk: Australia’s human rights dialogues with China and Vietnam ( tabled 21 August 2012 )

Review of the Defence annual report 2010-11 ( tabled 17 September 2012 )

Australia’s overseas representation - Punching below our weight? ( tabled 30 October 2012 )

Advisory report on the International Fund for Agricultural Development Amendment Bill 2012 ( tabled 28 November 2012 )

Committee document presented

Statement in relation to Customs Amendment (Military End-Use) Bill 2011 and Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 ( tabled 22 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Defence, including Veterans’ Affairs; Foreign Affairs and Trade

Members

Senator Stephens ( Chair ), Senator Eggleston ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bishop, Fawcett, Ludlam and McEwen

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Faulkner, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiry

Implementation of the Defence Trade Controls legislation ( adopted under standing order 25(2)(a), 11 October 2012 )

Reports presented

Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Defence Legislation Amendment (Security of Defence Premises) Bill 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Defence Legislation Amendment (Security of Defence Premises) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 2 March 2011 )

Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 3 March 2011 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Criminal Code Amendment (Cluster Munitions Prohibition) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 25 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 August 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2012), dated March 2012 ( tabled 15 March 2012 )

Additional estimates 2011-12, dated March 2012 ( tabled 20 March 2012 )

Budget estimates 2012-13, dated June 2012 ( tabled 26 June 2012 )

Military Court of Australia Bill 2012 [Provisions] and Military Court of Australia (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 14 August 2012 )

Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 [Provisions]—Preliminary report ( tabled 15 August 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2012), dated September 2012 ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 [Provisions]—Final report ( tabled 10 October 2012 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Members

Senator Eggleston ( Chair ), Senator Stephens ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bishop, Fawcett, Kroger and Ludlam

Substitute member

Aid to Afghanistan —Senator Rhiannon to replace Senator Ludlam

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Faulkner, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Australia and the countries of the Indian Ocean rim ( referred 24 November 2011; reporting date: 16 May 2013 )

Aid to Afghanistan ( referred 29 June 2012 am; reporting date: 28 March 2013 )

Victims of sexual and other abuse in Defence ( referred 10 October 2012; reporting date: 1 March 2013 )

Reports presented

Australia’s administration and management of the Torres Strait—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Equity and diversity health checks in the Royal Australian Navy—HMAS Success —Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

The Torres Strait: Bridge and border ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Department of Defence’s requests for tender for aviation contracts—Interim report [Inquiry into Requests for Tender for aviation contracts] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 27 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Incidents onboard HMAS Success between March and May 2009 and subsequent events: Part I ( tabled 12 May 2011 )

Defence’s request for tender for aviation contracts—Final report ( tabled 25 August 2011 )

Incidents onboard HMAS Success between March and May 2009 and subsequent events: Part II ( tabled 22 September 2011 )

Held hostage: Government’s response to kidnapping of Australian citizens overseas ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

Procurement procedures for Defence capital projects—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Furner, on 30 November 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 ), preliminary report ( presented to the Deputy President on 15 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ludlam, on 30 August 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 September 2012 )

 
 
 

Fuel and Energy—Select Committee

( final report presented 30 August 2010 and tabled 28 September 2010 )

Reports presented

The mining tax: Still bad for the economy—Still bad for jobs—Second interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 30 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Final report ( presented to the President on 30 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 
 
 

Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010; reporting date: 30 June 2013 )

Members

Mr Wilkie ( Chair ), Ms Brodtmann ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Pratt, Thistlethwaite, and Xenophon and Mr Ciobo, Mr Frydenberg, Mr SP Jones and Mr Neumann

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp and Williams

Current inquiries

Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012 ( referred 22 March 2012 )

Anti-Money Laundering Amendment (Gaming Machine Venues) Bill 2012 ( referred 1 November 2012; reporting date: 28 March 2013 )

Reports presented

The design and implementation of a mandatory pre-commitment system for electronic gaming machines—First report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Barnett, on 6 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008 [2010] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 30 August 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 September 2011 )

Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 30 August 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 September 2011 )

Interactive and online gambling and gambling advertising and Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011—Second report ( presented to the Deputy President on 8 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

The prevention and treatment of problem gambling—Third report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 12 October 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 29 October 2012 )

National Gambling Reform Bill 2012, National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Bill (No. 1) 2012 and National Gambling Reform (Related Matters) Bill (No. 2) 2012—Fourth report ( presented to the President on 23 November 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 26 November 2012 )

 
 
 

House—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ) and the Deputy President, and Senators Heffernan, McEwen and Sterle

 
 
 

Human Rights—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Jenkins ( Chair ), Mr Wyatt ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Ruston, Smith, Stephens, Thistlethwaite and Wright and Ms Parke, Mr Tehan and Mr KJ Thomson

Report presented

First report of 2012—Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 : Bills introduced 18 June to 29 June 2012 ( tabled 22 August 2012 )

Second report of 2012—Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 : Bills introduced 14 August to 23 August 2012; Legislative instruments registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments 22 July to 23 August 2012 ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

Third report of 2012—Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 : Bills and legislative instruments introduced 10 September to 14 September 2012 ( tabled 19 September 2012 )

Fourth report of 2012—Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 : Interim report—Social Security Legislation Amendment (Fair Incentives to Work) Bill 2012 ( tabled 20 September 2012 )

Fifth report of 2012—Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 : Bills and legislative instruments introduced 17 September to 20 September 2012 ( tabled 10 October 2012 )

Sixth report of 2012—Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 : Bills introduced 9 October to 11 October 2012; Legislative instruments registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments 20 September to 16 October 2012 ( tabled 31 October 2012 )

* Seventh report of 2012—Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 : Bills introduced 29 October to 1 November 2012; Legislative instruments registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments 17 October to 16 November 2012 ( tabled 28 November 2012 ) and corrigendum ( presented to the President on 5 December 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

Committee document presented

Statement on the work of the committee ( tabled 20 June 2012 )

 
 
 

Intelligence and Security—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Byrne ( Chair ), Mr Ruddock ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Bishop, Brandis, Faulkner, Johnston and Stephens and Mr Danby, Mr Forrest, Mr Rudd and Mr Wilkie

Current inquiries

Review of administration and expenditure no. 10 (2010-11) - Australian intelligence community ( statutory responsibility )

Review of administration and expenditure no. 11 (2011-12) - Australian intelligence agencies ( adopted 23 August 2012 )

Reports presented

Annual report of committee activities 2009-10 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Review of the listing of AQAP and the re-listing of six terrorist organisations ( tabled 23 August 2011 )

Annual report of committee activities 2010-11 ( tabled 22 November 2011 )

Review of the re-listing of Ansar al-Islam, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi ( tabled 18 June 2012 )

Review of administration and expenditure: No. 9 - Australian intelligence agencies ( tabled 19 June 2012 )

Review of the re-listing of Hizballah’s external security organisation ( tabled 14 August 2012 )

Review of the re-listing of five terrorist organisations ( tabled 10 October 2012 )

 
 
 

Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee

( replaced the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission with the commencement of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010 on 24 November 2010 )

Members

Mr Hayes ( Chair ), and Senator Nash ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Furner, Parry and Polley and Ms Grierson, Mr Keenan, Mr Matheson and Ms Vamvakinou

Current inquiry

Gathering and use of criminal intelligence ( adopted 30 May 2012 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into the adequacy of aviation and maritime security measures to combat serious and organised crime ( tabled 16 June 2011 )

Examination of the annual report of the Australian Federal Police 2009-10 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Examination of the annual report of the Australian Crime Commission 2009-10 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Inquiry into Commonwealth unexplained wealth legislation and arrangements ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Examination of the annual report of the Australian Crime Commission 2010-11 ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Examination of the annual report of the Australian Federal Police 2010-11 ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2012 ( tabled 28 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Attorney-General; Immigration and Citizenship

Members

Senator Crossin ( Chair ), Senator Humphries ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Boyce, Furner, Pratt and Wright

Substitute member

Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [Provisions] —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Wright

Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012 —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Wright

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012 ( referred 11 October 2012; reporting date: 12 March 2013 )

Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (Administration) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred 1 November 2012; reporting date: 25 February 2013 )

Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred 1 November 2012; reporting date: 25 February 2013 )

The exposure draft and explanatory notes of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 ( referred 21 November 2012; reporting date: 18 February 2013 )

Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred 28 November 2012; reporting date: 18 March 2013 )

* Crimes Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred 29 November 2012; reporting date: 13 March 2013 )

* Customs Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred 29 November 2012; reporting date: 13 March 2013 )

* Native Title Amendment Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred 29 November 2012; reporting date: 13 March 2013 )

Reports presented

Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 30 June 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Access to Justice (Family Court Restructure and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 [Provisions] and Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Military Court of Australia Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Migration Amendment (Visa Capping) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Deputy President on 26 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Report of the Australian Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Singapore, July 2010 ( tabled 25 October 2010 )

Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 ( tabled 16 November 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 November 2010 )

Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 and Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 (No. 2) ( tabled 23 November 2010 )

Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 2 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 [Provisions] and Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the President on 7 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Kroger on 28 January 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Provisions of Schedule 4 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 1 March 2011 )

Combating the Financing of People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 21 March 2011 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment (Disallowance and Amendment Power of the Commonwealth) Bill 2010, together with the amendments on sheet no. 7031 circulated by the Australian Greens ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hurley, on 4 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2011 ( tabled 10 May 2011 ) and correction ( tabled 11 May 2011 )

Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010 ( tabled 12 May 2011 )

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fisher, on 19 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Bill 2011 [Provisions], Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Collection) Bill 2011 [Provisions] and Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 20 June 2011 )

Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test and Other Provisions) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 29 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 July 2011 )

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 7 July 2011 )

Migration Amendment (Detention Reform and Procedural Fairness) Bill 2010 ( tabled 18 August 2011 )

Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 August 2011 )

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011 ( tabled 23 August 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 19 September 2011 )

Patent Amendment (Human Genes and Biological Materials) Bill 2010 ( tabled 21 September 2011 )

Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2011 ( tabled 9 November 2011 )

Deterring People Smuggling Bill 2011 ( tabled 21 November 2011 )

Personal Property Securities Amendment (Registration Commencement) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 21 November 2011 )

Northern Land Council’s evidence to the committee’s inquiry into the provisions of the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010 ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Online Games) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 9 February 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2012), dated March 2012 ( tabled 15 March 2012 )

Additional estimates 2011-12, dated March 2012 ( tabled 20 March 2012 )

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R 18+ Computer Games) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 March 2012 )

Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Back, on 29 March 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2012 )

Crimes Amendment (Fairness for Minors) Bill 2011 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fawcett, on 4 April 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2012 )

Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalties) Bill 2012 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fawcett, on 4 April 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2012 )

Assisting Victims of Overseas Terrorism Bill 2012 and Social Security Amendment (Supporting Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas) Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Judges and Governors-General Legislation Amendment (Family Law) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 31 May 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2012 )

Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children’s Commissioner) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 June 2012 )

Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 19 June 2012 )

Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 19 June 2012 )

Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010—Final report ( tabled 25 June 2012 )

Budget estimates 2012-13, dated June 2012 ( tabled 26 June 2012 )

Courts Legislation Amendment (Judicial Complaints) Bill 2012 [Provisions] and Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Bill 2012 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Furner, on 13 July 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 August 2012 ) and final report ( presented to the President on 2 August 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 August 2012 )

Customs Amendment (Smuggled Tobacco) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 14 August 2012 )

Passenger Movement Charge Amendment Bill 2012 [Provisions]—Correction ( presented to the President on 3 September 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 September 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2012), dated September 2012 ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

Maritime Powers Bill 2012 [Provisions] and Maritime Powers (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 13 September 2012 )

Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 25 September 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 October 2012 ) and correction ( presented to the President on 2 October 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 October 2012 )

Military Court of Australia Bill 2012 [Provisions] and Military Court of Australia (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 9 October 2012 )

Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bernardi, on 23 October 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 29 October 2012 )

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious Drugs, Identity Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 19 November 2012 )

Freedom of Information Amendment (Parliamentary Budget Office) Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 19 November 2012 )

Law Enforcement Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 20 November 2012 )

* Migration Amendment (Health Care for Asylum Seekers) Bill 2012 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Edwards, on 7 December 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Members

Senator Wright ( Chair ), Senator Crossin ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Boyce, Cash, Furner and Humphries

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Colbeck, Cormann, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams and Xenophon

Current inquiry

Justice reinvestment ( referred 26 November 2012; reporting date: 16 May 2013 )

Reports presented

Review of government discretionary payments in special circumstances—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Review of government compensation payments ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 6 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Donor conception practices in Australia ( tabled 10 February 2011 )

Australian Law Reform Commission—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 31 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 8 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Provisions of the Water Act 2007 —Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Boyce, on 6 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

A balancing act: provisions of the Water Act 2007 —Final report ( presented to the Deputy President on 10 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Review of the National Classification Scheme: achieving the right balance ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Australia’s arrangement with Malaysia in relation to asylum seekers ( tabled 11 October 2011 )

International parental child abduction to and from Australia ( tabled 31 October 2011 )

Unauthorised disclosure of proceedings relating to the committee’s inquiry into Australia’s arrangement with Malaysia on asylum seekers ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

Inquiry into marriage visa classes—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 7 June 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2012 )

Prospective marriage visa program ( tabled 26 June 2012 )

Detention of Indonesian minors in Australia ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 4 October 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 October 2012 )

 
 
 

Library—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Humphries, Madigan, Marshall, McKenzie and Singh

 
 
 

Migration—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Ms Vamvakinou ( Chair ), Mrs Markus ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cash, Gallacher, Hanson-Young and Singh and Ms Gambaro, Mr Georganas, Mr Ramsey and Mr Zappia

Current inquiry

Multiculturalism in Australia ( adopted 9 February 2011 )

Report presented

Advisory report: Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge Bill 2012 and Migration (Visa Evidence) Charge (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 ( tabled 19 June 2012 )

 
 
 

National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 3 March 2011; reporting date: every 6 months, commencing 31 August 2011, until the NBN is complete and operational )

Members

Mr Oakeshott ( Chair ), and Mr Mitchell ( Deputy Chair ), Senators Birmingham, Cameron, Gallacher, Ludlam, Macdonald, Smith and Thorp and Mr Fletcher, Mr Hartsuyker, Mr Husic, Ms Ley, Ms Rowland, Mr Symon and Mr Turnbull

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Sinodinos, Stephens, Sterle, Williams and Xenophon and Mrs D’Ath, Mr Neville and Mr Scott

Reports presented

Advisory report on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Fibre Deployment) Bill 2011 ( tabled 5 July 2011 )

Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network—First report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fawcett, on 31 August 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 12 September 2011 )

Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network—Second report ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network—Third report ( tabled 25 June 2012 )

 
 
 

National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Senator Pratt ( Chair ), Mr Simpkins ( Deputy Chair ), and the Deputy President and Chairman of Committees, the Deputy Speaker, and Senators Crossin and Humphries and Mr Adams, Ms Brodtmann, Mrs Griggs and Dr Leigh

Current inquiries

Annual report of the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government 2010-11 ( adopted 21 March 2012 )

Review of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities annual report 2010-11 ( adopted 9 May 2012 )

Annual report of the National Capital Authority 2010-11 ( adopted 31 October 2012 )

Annual report of the National Capital Authority 2011-12 ( adopted 28 November 2012 )

Report presented

Etched in stone? Inquiry into the administration of the National Memorials Ordinance 1928 ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Parliamentary Budget Office—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 22 November 2010; report tabled 23 March 2011 )

Members

Senator Faulkner ( Chair ), Mr Pyne ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cameron, Joyce and Milne and Ms AE Burke, Mr Champion, Mrs D’Ath, Mr Oakeshott and Ms O’Dwyer

 
 
 

Parliamentary Library—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010; resolution of appointment varied 17 November 2010 )

Members

Senators Bilyk, Humphries, Madigan, Marshall, McKenzie and Singh and Mr Adams, Mr Broadbent, Mr Champion, Mr Christensen, Mr Melham and Mr CR Thomson

 
 
 

Privileges—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Humphries ( Chair ), Senator Gallacher ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Brandis, Faulkner, Ludlam, Payne, Stephens and Urquhart

Current inquiries

The adequacy and appropriateness of current guidance and advice available to officers giving evidence to Senate committees and when providing information to the Senate and to senators, including:

(a) the adequacy and applicability of government guidelines and instructions;

(b) the procedural and legal protections afforded to those officers;

(c) the awareness among agencies and officers of the extent of the Senate’s power to require the production of information and documents; and

(d) the awareness among agencies and officers of the nature of relevant advice and protections ( referred 21 March 2011 )

Whether there was any unauthorised disclosure of the draft report of the Select Committee on Electricity Prices and, if so, whether any contempt was committed in that regard ( referred 21 November 2012 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into the adequacy of advice contained in the Government Guidelines for Official Witnesses before Parliamentary Committees and related matters for officials considering participating in a parliamentary committee whether in a personal capacity or otherwise ( presented to the President on 2 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

147th report—Person referred to in the Senate (Reverend Monsignor Ian Dempsey) ( tabled 22 September 2011 )

148th report—Person referred to in the Senate (Mr Ian Lazar) ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

149th report—Person referred to in the Senate (Mr Henry Ergas) ( tabled 7 November 2011 )

150th report—Whether there was any improper influence in relation to political donations made by Mr Graeme Wood and questions without notice asked by Senator Bob Brown and Senator Milne ( tabled 19 March 2012 )

151st report—Possible imposition of a penalty on, or interference with, a witness before the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee ( tabled 22 March 2012 )

 
 
 

Procedure—Standing Committee

Members

The Deputy President ( Chair ), the President, the Leader of the Government in the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and Senators Collins, Faulkner, Fifield, Kroger, McEwen and Siewert

Reports presented

Third report of 2010—Question time - temporary order; Correction of divisions after misadventure; Procedure for consideration of private senators’ bills ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

Fourth report of 2010—Consideration of private senators’ bills ( tabled 18 November 2010 )

First report of 2011—Question time - temporary order ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Second report of 2011—Operation of standing order 55(2) to (5); Consideration of private senators’ bills; Procedures for dealing with formal motions; Use of general business time on Thursdays; Consideration of government documents ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

First report of 2012—Consideration of private senators’ bills; Routine of business; Consideration of non-controversial legislation; Raising matters of privilege; Changes to the printed Notice Paper and related matters ( tabled 26 June 2012 )

 
 
 

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Oakeshott ( Chair ), Mrs D’Ath ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bishop, Pratt, Ruston, Smith and Thistlethwaite and Mr Adams, Mr Briggs, Ms Brodtmann, Mr Cheeseman, Mr Frydenberg, Ms O’Neill, Ms Smyth and Mr Somlyay

Current inquiry

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

Reports presented

Report 418—Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 4 to 38 (2009-10) ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

Report 419—Inquiry into the Auditor-General Act 1997 ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

Report 420—Annual report 2009-10 ( tabled 28 February 2011 )

Report 421—The role of the Auditor-General in scrutinising government advertising ( tabled 3 March 2011 )

Report 422—Review of the 2009-10 Defence Materiel Organisation major projects report ( tabled 11 May 2011 )

Report 423—Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 39 (2009-10) to 15 (2010-11) ( tabled 5 July 2011 )

Report 424—Eighth biannual hearing with the Commissioner of Taxation ( tabled 5 July 2011 )

Report 425—Annual report 2010-11 ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

Report 426—Ninth biannual hearing with the Commissioner of Taxation ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

Report 427—Inquiry into national funding agreements ( tabled 7 February 2012 )

Report 428—Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 16 to 46 (2010-11) ( tabled 7 February 2012 )

Appointment of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (statement) ( presented to the Deputy President on 30 May 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2012 )

Report 429—Review of the 2010-11 Defence Materiel Organisation major projects report ( tabled 18 June 2012 )

Report 430—Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 47 (2010-11) to 9 (2011-12) and reports nos 10 to 23 (2011-12) ( tabled 18 June 2012 )

Report 431—Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 24 to 32 (2011-12) ( tabled 23 August 2012 )

Report 432—APS - Fit for service: Australian Public Service annual update ( tabled 23 August 2012 )

Report 433—Annual report 2011-12 ( tabled 28 November 2012 )

Report 434—Annual public hearing with the Commissioner of Taxation - 2012 ( tabled 28 November 2012 )

Committee documents presented

Statement on the draft budget estimates for the Australian National Audit Office for 2011-12 ( tabled 11 May 2011 )

Statement on the draft budget estimates for the Australian National Audit Office for 2012-13 ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

 
 
 

Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Ms Saffin ( Chair ), and Senators Boyce, Gallacher and Urquhart and Mrs KL Andrews, Mr Forrest, Ms Hall, Ms Livermore and Mr Secker

Reports presented

Extension of scope to the Australian SKA Pathfinder Telescope and the Pawsey High Performance Computing Centre for SKA Science (Third report of 2010) ( presented to the Deputy President on 12 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Referrals made in October 2010: HMAS Penguin and Pittwater Annexe Redevelopment, Mosman and Clareville, New South Wales; Development and construction of housing for Defence at Largs North (Bayriver), Port Adelaide, South Australia; Integrated fitout of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office at 12-26 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia (Fourth report of 2010) ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

Referrals made in October and November 2010: Proposed fitout of new leased premises for the Attorney-General’s Department at 4 National Circuit, Barton, ACT; Proposed fitout of new leased premises for divisions of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research at Buildings 2 and 3, Riverside Corporate Park, North Ryde, NSW (First report of 2011) ( presented to the President on 22 February 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 February 2011 )

Seventy-fourth annual report ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Referrals made in November 2010: Facilities for the introduction into service of Land 121 vehicles at RAAF Base Amberley and Damascus Barracks, Meeandah, Queensland and at Gaza Ridge Barracks, Victoria; Proposed integrated fitout of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office in Albury, New South Wales (Second report of 2011) ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Referrals made February to March 2011: Proposed development and construction of housing for the Department of Defence at Muirhead, Darwin, NT; Proposed Robertson Barracks electrical reticulation system upgrade, Darwin, NT; Proposed redevelopment of the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory; Larrakeyah housing project budget update (Third report of 2011) ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Referrals made May to June 2011: Proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the Human Services Portfolio at Greenway, Australian Capital Territory; Proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office at the site known as 55 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland; Proposed contamination remediation works, former fire training area, RAAF Base Williams, Point Cook, Victoria; Proposed specific nutritional capability project for Defence Science and Technology Organisation at Scottsdale, Tasmania (Fourth report of 2011) ( tabled 23 August 2011 )

Public works on Christmas Island ( tabled 31 October 2011 )

Referrals made September to October 2011: Proposed construction of a new Australian Embassy complex including Chancery and Head of Mission residence in Bangkok, Thailand; Proposed HMAS Albatross redevelopment, Nowra, NSW; Proposed Royal Australian Air Force Base East Sale redevelopment, Sale, Victoria; LAND 17 Phase 1A Infrastructure project (First report of 2012) ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

Seventy-fifth annual report ( tabled 20 March 2012 )

Referrals made in November 2011: Construction of Projects Two and Three of the Christmas Island New Housing Program; Proposed development and construction of housing for Defence at Ermington (Second report of 2012) ( tabled 20 March 2012 )

Referrals made November 2011 to March 2012: Proposed development and construction of housing for Defence at Rasmussen, Townsville; Proposed improvement to fuel storage and supply on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean Territories; Proposed fit-out of Commonwealth Parliamentary offices at 1 Bligh Street, Sydney, NSW (Third report of 2012) ( tabled 26 June 2012 )

Referrals made May 2012: Proposed integrated fit-out of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office at the site known as 913 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, Victoria; Proposed development and construction of housing for Defence members and their families at Lindfield, NSW; Proposed development and construction of housing for Defence members and their families at Weston Creek, ACT (Fourth report of 2012) ( tabled 21 August 2012 )

Referrals made May and June 2012: Proposed development and construction of housing for Defence members and their families at Kellyville, Sydney, NSW; Proposed high voltage electrical distribution upgrade, Liverpool Military Area, NSW; Proposed Moorebank Units Relocation, Holsworthy, NSW; Proposed Base Infrastructure Works Project under the Base Security Improvement Program (Fifth report of 2012) ( tabled 18 September 2012 )

Referrals made May to September 2012: Proposed new National Archives Preservation Facility and refurbishment of the existing Mitchell facility for the National Archives of Australia at Mitchell, ACT; Proposed Defence Logistics Transformation Program; Proposed upgrade of on-base housing for Defence at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, Northern Territory; Proposed upgrade of on-base housing for Defence at RAAF Base Tindal, Northern Territory (Sixth report of 2012) ( tabled 28 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Publications—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Brown ( Chair ), Senator Bernardi ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Furner, Marshall, Mason, Parry and Sterle

Reports presented

1st report ( tabled 28 October 2010 )

2nd report ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

3rd report ( tabled 10 February 2011 )

4th report ( tabled 3 March 2011 )

5th report ( tabled 10 May 2011 )

6th report ( tabled 12 May 2011 )

7th report ( tabled 7 July 2011 )

8th report ( tabled 25 August 2011 )

9th report ( tabled 22 September 2011 )

10th report ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

11th report ( tabled 3 November 2011 )

12th report ( tabled 25 November 2011 )

13th report ( tabled 9 February 2012 )

14th report ( tabled 1 March 2012 )

15th report ( tabled 22 March 2012 )

16th report ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

17th report ( tabled 29 June 2012 am )

18th report ( tabled 23 August 2012 )

19th report ( tabled 20 September 2012 )

20th report ( tabled 11 October 2012 )

21st report ( tabled 1 November 2012 )

* 22nd report ( tabled 29 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Reform of the Australian Federation—Select Committee

( appointed 29 September 2010; resolution of appointment varied 17 November 2010, 23 March and 20 June 2011; report presented 30 June 2011 and tabled 4 July 2011 )

Members

Senator Furner ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, Ludlam, Moore and Ryan

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Gallacher, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Scullion, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart and Williams

Report presented

Australia’s Federation: an agenda for reform ( presented to the President on 30 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 July 2011 )

 
 
 

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities—Select Committee

( final report presented 24 September 2010 and tabled 28 September 2010 )

Report presented

Final report 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Trood, on 24 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 
 
 

Regulations and Ordinances—Legislative Scrutiny Committee

Members

Senator Furner ( Chairman ), Senator Colbeck ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cash, Moore, Pratt and Ryan

Documents presented

Ministerial correspondence relating to the scrutiny of delegated legislation, November 2009 to June 2010 ( tabled 28 October 2010 )

Delegated legislation monitor—Disallowable legislative instruments tabled in the Senate in 2010, dated February 2011 ( tabled 10 February 2011 )

Ministerial correspondence relating to the scrutiny of delegated legislation, July 2010 to December 2010 ( tabled 3 March 2011 )

Ministerial correspondence relating to the scrutiny of delegated legislation, January 2011 to March 2011 ( tabled 12 May 2011 )

Correspondence relating to scrutiny of delegated legislation, January to July 2011 ( tabled 15 September 2011 )

Delegated legislation monitor—Disallowable legislative instruments tabled in the Senate in 2011, dated February 2012 ( tabled 9 February 2012 )

Correspondence relating to scrutiny of delegated legislation, August to December 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2012 )

* Correspondence relating to scrutiny of delegated legislation, January to June 2012 ( tabled 29 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

( name amended 29 September 2010 to Rural Affairs and Transport; further amended 8 February 2012 )

Portfolios

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Infrastructure and Transport; Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

Members

Senator Sterle ( Chair ), Senator Heffernan ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Gallacher, Nash, Siewert and Thorp

Substitute members

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012 (No. 2)—

Senator Milne to replace Senator Siewert

Senator Colbeck to replace Senator Heffernan

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Stephens, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012 (No. 2) ( referred 20 September 2012; reporting date: 21 March 2013 )

* Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( referred 29 November 2012; reporting date: 27 February 2013 )

* Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013] and Inspector-General of Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013] ( referred 29 November 2012; reporting date: 27 February 2013 )

Reports presented by the Rural Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Airports Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 24 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Airports Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 November 2010 )

Additional estimates 2010-11, dated March 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2011), dated March 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Exposure draft and explanatory memorandum of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011—Interim report ( presented to the President on 25 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 14 June 2011 )

Budget estimates 2011-12, dated June 2011 ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Exposure draft and explanatory memorandum of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011—Final report ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2011), dated August 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Quarantine Amendment (Disallowing Permits) Bill 2011 ( tabled 2 November 2011 )

Reports presented by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Protecting Australia’s Water Resources) Bill 2011 ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 [Provisions] ( tabled 27 February 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 1 of 2012), dated March 2012 ( tabled 15 March 2012 )

Air Navigation and Civil Aviation Amendment (Aircraft Crew) Bill 2011 and Qantas Sale Amendment (Still Call Australia Home) Bill 2011 ( tabled 22 March 2012 )

Additional estimates 2011-12, dated March 2012 ( tabled 22 March 2012 )

Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Screening) Bill 2012 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Furner, on 18 May 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2012 ) and final report ( presented to the Deputy President on 30 May 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 18 June 2012 )

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 June 2012 )

Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012 [Provisions] ( tabled 25 June 2012 )

Budget estimates 2012-13, dated June 2012 ( tabled 26 June 2012 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2012), dated September 2012 ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

 
 
 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

( name amended 29 September 2010 to Rural Affairs and Transport; further amended 8 February 2012 )

Members

Senator Heffernan ( Chair ), Senator Sterle ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Edwards, Nash, Thorp and Whish-Wilson

Substitute member

Management of the Murray-Darling Basin —Senator Ruston to replace Senator Edwards on Friday, 23 November 2012

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Di Natale, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Madigan, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Milne, Moore, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Ronaldson, Ruston, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Singh, Smith, Stephens, Thistlethwaite, Urquhart Waters, Williams, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Management of the Murray-Darling Basin ( referred 28 October 2010; first interim report presented 30 November 2011 and tabled 7 February 2012; second interim report presented 3 October 2012 and tabled 9 October 2012 and addendum tabled 11 October 2012; final reporting date: 6 February 2013 )

Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test ( referred 6 July 2011; interim report tabled 28 November 2012; reporting date: 27 February 2013 )

Fresh pineapple imports ( referred 20 June 2012; interim report presented 10 October 2012; final reporting date: 20 March 2013 )

New Zealand Potatoes Import Risk Analysis ( referred 12 September 2012; reporting date: 20 March 2013 )

Aviation accident investigation ( referred 13 September 2012; reporting date: 27 February 2013 )

Fresh ginger import risk analysis ( referred 19 September 2012; reporting date: 20 March 2013 )

Reports presented by the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee

The effectiveness of Airservices Australia’s management of aircraft noise ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ryan, on 2 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Biosecurity for Chinese apples and the Australia - US cherry trade—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 30 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Inquiry into the Australian horse industry and an emergency animal disease response agreement ( presented to the President on 30 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 25 October 2010 )

Australian horse industry and an emergency animal disease response agreement ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Science underpinning the inability to eradicate the Asian honey bee—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Boyce, on 7 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Sale of timber assets by the South Australian Government—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 15 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Fisher, on 29 April 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Pilot safety, including consideration of the Transport Safety Investigation Amendment (Incident Reports) Bill 2010—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ludlam, on 4 May 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Science underpinning the inability to eradicate the Asian honey bee—Final report ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Pilot training and airline safety; and consideration of the Transport Safety Investigation Amendment (Incident Reports) Bill 2010—Final report ( tabled 23 June 2011 )

Animal welfare standards in Australia’s live export markets, Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2011 [No. 2] and Live Animal Export Restriction and Prohibition Bill 2011 [No. 2] ( tabled 23 November 2011 )

Management of the Murray Darling Basin—Interim report: the impact of mining coal seam gas on the management of the Murray Darling Basin ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Furner, on 30 November 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

Biosecurity and quarantine arrangements—Interim report: the management of the removal of the fee rebate for AQIS export certification functions ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 12 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

Reports presented by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Australia’s biosecurity and quarantine arrangements—Interim reports ( presented to the Temporary Chairs of Committees, Senator Fawcett, on 4 April 2012, and Senator Stephens, on 5 April 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2012 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 10 April 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2012 )

Operational issues in export grain networks—Interim report ( presented to the President on 12 April 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2012 ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Pratt, on 16 April 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2012 )

Management of the Murray-Darling Basin—Second interim report: the Basin Plan ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Boyce, on 3 October 2012, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 October 2012 ) and addendum ( tabled 11 October 2012 )

Inquiry into the effect on Australian pineapple growers of importing fresh pineapples from Malaysia—Interim report ( tabled 10 October 2012 )

Examination of the Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test—Interim report: tax arrangements for foreign investment in agriculture and the limitations of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeover Act 1975 ( tabled 28 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Scrutiny of Bills—Legislative Scrutiny Committee

Members

Senator Macdonald ( Chairman ), Senator Brown ( Deputy Chairman ), Senators Bishop, Edwards, Siewert and Thorp

Alert Digests presented

No. 8 of 2010 ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

No. 9 of 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

No. 10 of 2010 ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

No. 1 of 2011 ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

No. 2 of 2011 ( tabled 2 March 2011 )

No. 3 of 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

No. 4 of 2011 ( tabled 11 May 2011 )

No. 5 of 2011 ( tabled 15 June 2011 )

No. 6 of 2011 ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

No. 7 of 2011 ( tabled 6 July 2011 )

No. 8 of 2011 ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

No. 9 of 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

No. 10 of 2011 ( tabled 14 September 2011 )

No. 11 of 2011 ( tabled 21 September 2011 )

No. 12 of 2011 ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

No. 13 of 2011 ( tabled 2 November 2011 )

No. 14 of 2011 ( tabled 23 November 2011 )

No. 1 of 2012 ( tabled 8 February 2012 )

No. 2 of 2012 ( tabled 29 February 2012 )

No. 3 of 2012 ( tabled 14 March 2012 )

No. 4 of 2012 ( tabled 22 March 2012 )

No. 5 of 2012 ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

No. 6 of 2012 ( tabled 20 June 2012 )

No. 7 of 2012 ( tabled 27 June 2012 )

No. 8 of 2012 ( tabled 15 August 2012 )

No. 9 of 2012 ( tabled 22 August 2012 )

No. 10 of 2012 ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

No. 11 of 2012 ( tabled 19 September 2012 )

No. 12 of 2012 ( tabled 10 October 2012 )

No. 13 of 2013 ( tabled 31 October 2012 )

No. 14 of 2012 ( tabled 21 November 2012 )

Reports presented

Eighth report of 2010 ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

Ninth report of 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Tenth report of 2010 ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

First report of 2011 ( tabled 9 February 2011 )

Second report of 2011 ( tabled 2 March 2011 )

Third report of 2011 ( tabled 23 March 2011 )

Fourth report of 2011 ( tabled 11 May 2011 )

Fifth report of 2011 ( tabled 15 June 2011 )

Sixth report of 2011 ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Seventh report of 2011 ( tabled 6 July 2011 )

Eighth report of 2011 ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

Ninth report of 2011 ( tabled 24 August 2011 )

Tenth report of 2011 ( tabled 14 September 2011 )

Eleventh report of 2011 ( tabled 21 September 2011 )

Twelfth report of 2011 ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

Thirteenth report of 2011 ( tabled 2 November 2011 )

Fourteenth report of 2011 ( tabled 23 November 2011 )

Future role and direction of the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee—Interim report ( tabled 23 November 2011 )

First report of 2012 ( tabled 8 February 2012 )

Second report of 2012 ( tabled 29 February 2012 )

Third report of 2012 ( tabled 14 March 2012 )

Fourth report of 2012 ( tabled 22 March 2012 )

Fifth report of 2012 ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Inquiry into the future role and direction of the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee—Final report ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Sixth report of 2012 ( tabled 20 June 2012 )

Seventh report of 2012 ( tabled 27 June 2012 )

Eighth report of 2012 ( tabled 15 August 2012 )

Ninth report of 2012 ( tabled 22 August 2012 )

Tenth report of 2012 ( tabled 12 September 2012 )

Eleventh report of 2012 ( tabled 19 September 2012 )

Twelfth report of 2012 ( tabled 10 October 2012 )

Thirteenth report of 2013 ( tabled 31 October 2012 )

Fourteenth report of 2012 ( tabled 21 November 2012 )

Fifteenth report of 2012 ( tabled 28 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Scrutiny of New Taxes—Select Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010; final report tabled 1 November 2011 )

Members

Senator Cormann ( Chair ), and Senators Bushby, Cameron, Fifield, Madigan, Thistlethwaite and Williams

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Brown, Cash, Colbeck, Crossin, Edwards, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett, Fierravanti-Wells, Furner, Gallacher, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McKenzie, Moore, Nash, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Urquhart and Xenophon

Reports presented

The student amenities fee - another tax by another name ( tabled 28 February 2011 )

New taxes monitoring database—Interim report ( tabled 21 March 2011 )

The mining tax: A bad tax out of a flawed process ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Kroger, on 29 June 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 4 July 2011 )

The carbon tax: Economic pain for no environmental gain—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Stephens, on 7 October 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 11 October 2011 )

The carbon tax: Secrecy and spin cannot hide carbon tax flaws—Final report ( tabled 1 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Selection of Bills—Standing Committee

Members

The Government Whip ( Chair ), the Opposition Whip, The Nationals Whip and the Australian Greens Whip, and Senators Brown, Bushby, Collins and Fifield

Reports presented

Report no. 11 of 2010 ( presented 30 September 2010 )

Report no. 12 of 2010 ( presented 27 October 2010 )

Report no. 13 of 2010 ( presented 28 October 2010 )

Report no. 14 of 2010 ( presented 18 November 2010 )

Report no. 15 of 2010 ( presented 26 November 2010 )

Report no. 1 of 2011 ( presented 10 February 2011 )

Report no. 2 of 2011 ( presented 3 March 2011 )

Report no. 3 of 2011 ( presented 24 March 2011 )

Report no. 4 of 2011 ( presented 25 March 2011 )

Report no. 5 of 2011 ( presented 12 May 2011 )

Report no. 6 of 2011 ( presented 12 May 2011 )

Report no. 7 of 2011 ( presented 15 June 2011 )

Report no. 8 of 2011 ( presented 23 June 2011 )

Report no. 9 of 2011 ( presented 7 July 2011 )

Report no. 10 of 2011 ( presented 18 August 2011 )

Report no. 11 of 2011 ( presented 25 August 2011 )

Report no. 12 of 2011 ( presented 15 September 2011 )

Report no. 13 of 2011 ( presented 22 September 2011 )

Report no. 14 of 2011 ( presented 13 October 2011 )

Report no. 15 of 2011 ( presented 3 November 2011 )

Report no. 16 of 2011 ( presented 10 November 2011 )

Report no. 17 of 2011 ( presented 25 November 2011 )

Report no. 1 of 2012 ( presented 9 February 2012 )

Report no. 2 of 2012 ( presented 1 March 2012 )

Report no. 3 of 2012 ( presented 15 March 2012 )

Report no. 4 of 2012 ( presented 22 March 2012 )

Report no. 5 of 2012 ( presented 10 May 2012 )

Report no. 6 of 2012 ( presented 19 June 2012 )

Report no. 7 of 2012 ( presented 21 June 2012 )

Report no. 8 of 2012 ( presented 29 June 2012 am )

Report no. 9 of 2012 ( presented 16 August 2012 )

Report no. 10 of 2012 ( presented 23 August 2012 )

Report no. 11 of 2012 ( presented 13 September 2012 )

Report no. 12 of 2012 ( presented 20 September 2012 )

Report no. 13 of 2012 ( presented 11 October 2012 )

Report no. 14 of 2012 ( presented 1 November 2012 )

Report no. 15 of 2012 ( presented 20 November 2012 )

* Report no. 16 of 2012 ( presented 29 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Senators’ Interests—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Bernardi ( Chair ), Senator Marshall ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Humphries, Johnston, Kroger, Stephens and Waters

Notifications of alterations of interests

Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests of senators lodged between 22 June 2010 and 13 December 2010 ( presented to the President on 15 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests of senators lodged between 14 December 2010 and 30 June 2011 ( tabled 4 July 2011 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating notifications of alterations of interests lodged between 1 July and 5 August 2011 ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests of senators lodged by 5 August 2011—Volume 1: A-F and Volume 2: G-Z ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests lodged between 6 August and 30 November 2011 ( presented to the Deputy President on 9 December 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 7 February 2012 )

Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests of senators lodged between 1 December 2011 and 26 June 2012 ( tabled 29 June 2012 am )

* Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations lodged between 27 June and 27 November 2012 ( tabled 29 November 2012 )

Reports presented

Report 1/2011: Annual report 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Forshaw, on 30 March 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 10 May 2011 )

Report 2/2011: Arrangements for online publication of the Register of Senators’ Interests ( tabled 22 June 2011 )

Report 1/2012: Annual report 2011 ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

* Report 2/2012: Code of conduct inquiry ( tabled 29 November 2012 )

 
 
 

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Mr KJ Thomson ( Chair ), Senator McKenzie ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Fawcett, Ludlam, Singh, Smith, Thistlethwaite and Thorp and Mr Forrest, Ms Grierson, Mr Jenkins, Ms Livermore, Mr McClelland, Ms Parke, Mrs Prentice and Dr Stone

Reports presented

Report 113—Treaty tabled on 12 May 2010 ( report of the committee of the 42nd Parliament tabled 28 September 2010 )

Report 114—Treaties referred on 16 November 2010 (part 1) ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 3 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 9 February 2011 )

Report 115—Treaties tabled on 28 October and 24 November 2010; Treaties referred on 16 November 2010 (part 2) ( tabled 21 March 2011 )

Report 116—Treaties tabled on 24 and 25 November 2010, 9 February and 1 March 2011; Treaties referred on 16 November 2010 (part 3) ( tabled 11 May 2011 )

Report 117—Treaties tabled on 9 and 10 February, and 1 March 2011 ( tabled 15 June 2011 )

Report 118—Treaties tabled on 23 March and 11 May 2011 ( tabled 17 August 2011 )

Report 119—Treaty tabled on 5 July 2011 ( tabled 15 September 2011 )

Report 120—Treaties tabled on 5 July and 16 August 2011 ( tabled 13 October 2011 )

Report 121—Treaty tabled on 16 August 2011 ( tabled 1 November 2011 )

Report 122—Treaties tabled on 23 August, 13 and 20 September and 13 October 2011 ( tabled 22 November 2011 )

Report 123—Treaties tabled on 13 October, 2, 22 and 24 November 2011 ( tabled 14 March 2012 )

Report 124—Treaties tabled on 22 November 2011 and 7 February 2012 ( tabled 10 May 2012 )

Report 125—Treaties tabled on 7 and 28 February 2012 ( tabled 21 June 2012 )

Report 126—Treaty tabled on 21 November 2011 ( tabled 27 June 2012 )

Report 127—Treaties tabled on 20 March and 8 May 2012 ( tabled 16 August 2012 )

Report 128—Inquiry into the Treaties Ratification Bill 2012 ( tabled 16 August 2012 )

Report 129—Treaties tabled on 19 and 26 June 2012 ( tabled 11 September 2012 )

Report 130—Treaty tabled on 14 August 2012 ( tabled 31 October 2012 )

Report 131—Treaties tabled on 21 August, 11 September and 18 September 2012 ( tabled 28 November 2012 )