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Orders of the Senate

Contents

 

Temporary orders, orders of continuing effect and changes to standing orders . 46

Administration . 47

Committees . 48

Estimates . 52

Legislation . 53

Orders for production of documents . 53

Orders for production of documents still current from previous parliaments . 77

 

 

 

 

Temporary orders, orders of continuing effect and changes to standing orders

           Closing the Gap—Prime Minister’s annual report

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the national framework agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008 to tackle Indigenous disadvantage and the six priority areas for change identified by COAG;

   (b)   further notes that there have been five annual reports by the Prime Minister to the Australian Parliament on progress in meeting these Closing the Gap targets;

   (c)   is of the view that the presentation of these annual reports should be marked by a special parliamentary procedure in recognition of the significance of these initiatives to all Australians;

   (d)   therefore proposes to the House of Representatives that it consider marking the presentation of the Prime Minister’s annual report on Closing the Gap by:

              (i)   hosting a meeting of the House to which senators are invited in a similar manner as senators are invited to attend addresses by foreign Heads of State, and

             (ii)   inviting senior Indigenous leaders to be present when the Prime Minister’s annual report is presented; and

   (e)   resolves that, on its presentation to the Senate, the Prime Minister’s annual report on Closing the Gap and accompanying ministerial statement be listed for consideration as a government business order of the day, and that the Government undertake to provide for at least 2 hours consideration of the statement during government business time.

( Agreed to 12 December 2013 .)



 

           Meeting of Senate

That the days of meeting of the Senate for 2015 be as follows:

           Autumn sittings:

                                Monday, 9 February to Thursday, 12 February

                                Monday, 2 March to Thursday, 5 March

                                Monday, 16 March to Thursday, 19 March

                                Monday, 23 March to Thursday, 26 March

           Budget sittings:

                                Monday, 11 May to Thursday, 14 May

           Winter sittings:

                                Monday, 15 June to Thursday, 18 June

                                Monday, 22 June to Thursday, 25 June

           Spring sittings:

                                Monday, 10 August to Thursday, 13 August

                                Monday, 17 August to Thursday, 20 August

                                Monday, 7 September to Thursday, 10 September

                                Monday, 14 September to Thursday, 17 September

           Spring sittings (2):

                                Monday, 12 October to Thursday, 15 October

           Spring sittings (3):

                                Monday, 9 November to Thursday, 12 November

                                Monday, 23 November to Thursday, 26 November

                                Monday, 30 November to Thursday, 3 December.

( Agreed to 28 October 2014; amended 25 March 2015 .)

      *   Routine of business—First speech

That consideration of the business before the Senate on Wednesday, 9 September 2015, be interrupted at approximately 5 pm, but not so as to interrupt a senator speaking, to enable Senator McKim to make his first speech without any question before the chair.

( Agreed to 7 September 2015 .)

 

Administration

           Privileges—Standing Committee—160th report—Consideration

That the Senate—

   (a)   adopt the recommendation in the 160th report of the Committee of Privileges, on the use of CCTV material in Parliament House, that no contempt be found in relation to the matter referred; and

   (b)   adopt the following further recommendations made by the committee:

         •   That the Presiding Officers instigate the development of a new Code of Practice which restores the focus on matters of security and safety, and emphasises accountability to the Presiding Officers and the Parliament, with appropriate regard for the primacy of the powers, and immunities of the Houses and their members.

         •   That the review process involve consultations with members and senators and other building occupants, and give consideration to the matters dealt with in this report.

         •   That senior officers in the Department of Parliamentary Services involved in the administration of the CCTV system and other systems managed on behalf of the Parliament undertake some structured training to acquaint themselves with the principles of privilege.

         •   That the attention of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee be drawn to the matters set out from paragraph 2.2, under the heading Contradictory evidence , relating to the misleading evidence given at its estimates hearing on 26 May 2014.

( Agreed to 12 February 2015 .)

 

Committees

           Amendment of committee names; Allocation of departments

   (1)   That standing order 25(1) be amended as follows:

Omit ‘Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’

Substitute ‘Education and Employment’.

   (2)   That departments and agencies be allocated to legislative and general purpose standing committees as follows:

           Community Affairs

Health

Social Services, including Human Services

           Economics

Industry

Treasury

           Education and Employment

Education

Employment

           Environment and Communications

Communications

Environment

           Finance and Public Administration

Finance

Parliament

Prime Minister and Cabinet

           Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Defence, including Veterans’ Affairs

Foreign Affairs and Trade

           Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Attorney-General

Immigration and Border Protection

           Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Agriculture

Infrastructure and Regional Development.

( Agreed to 13 November 2013 .)

           Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Joint Statutory Committee—Authorisation to meet

That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1), during the sittings of the Senate from 10 am, as follows:

   (a)   Thursday, 13 August 2015;

   (b)   Thursday, 10 September 2015;

   (c)   Thursday, 15 October 2015;

   (d)   Thursday, 12 November 2015; and

   (e)   Thursday, 26 November 2015.

( Agreed to 18 June 2015 .)

           Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee—Authorisation to publish unpublished committee documents

   (1)   That the Senate authorises the publication of the unpublished documents provided to the former Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee by Fair Work Australia in relation to the Fair Work Australia report, Investigation into the National Office of the Health Services Union under section 331 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 .

   (2)   That, in taking the unusual step of ordering the publication of in camera evidence, the Senate notes:

             (a)   the sensitivity of much of the material has been diminished by the passage of time and the disclosure of these matters in criminal proceedings or in the Fair Work Australia report; and

             (b)   publication is not inconsistent with the Senate’s well-established principles on the application of the sub judice convention or with any of the usual grounds on which Senate committees would generally decline to publish evidence.

( Agreed to 4 March 2014. )

           Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—Authorisation to meet

That the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sittings of the Senate, from 9.40 am to 11 am, as follows:

   (a)   Wednesday, 12 August 2015;

   (b)   Wednesday, 19 August 2015;

   (c)   Wednesday, 9 September 2015;

   (d)   Wednesday, 16 September 2015;

   (e)   Wednesday, 14 October 2015;

   (f)   Wednesday, 11 November 2015;

   (g)   Wednesday, 25 November 2015; and

   (h)   Wednesday, 2 December 2015.

( Agreed to 12 August 2015 .)

           Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee—Authorisation to meet

That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1), during the sittings of the Senate from 5.30 pm, as follows:

   (a)   Wednesday, 12 August 2015;

   (b)   Wednesday, 9 September 2015;

   (c)   Wednesday, 14 October 2015;



 

   (d)   Wednesday, 11 November 2015; and

   (e)   Wednesday, 25 November 2015.

( Agreed to 18 June 2015 .)

        Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Standing order 25(9)—Determination of chair

That, pursuant to standing order 25(9), the Senate determines:

   (a)   that the chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee shall be elected by that committee from members nominated by minor parties or independent senators; and

   (b)   that this order remain in effect until the President is duly notified of an agreement that meets the terms of standing order 25(9)(c).

( Agreed to 2 November 2011 .)

    *   Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee—Authorisation to meet

Public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 10 September 2015, from 3.45 pm, to take evidence for the committee’s inquiry into a popular vote on the matter of marriage.

( Agreed to 7 September 2015 .)

    *   Migration—Joint Standing Committee—Authorisation to meet

Public meetings during the sittings of the Senate, from 9.45 am, to take evidence for the committee’s inquiry into the Seasonal Worker Programme, as follows:

           Wednesday, 9 September 2015

          Wednesday, 16 September 2015.

( Agreed to 7 September 2015 .)

        National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee—Authorisation to meet

That the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1), followed by public meetings, during the sittings of the Senate, as follows:

   (a)   Thursday, 13 August 2015;

   (b)   Thursday, 20 August 2015;

   (c)   Thursday, 10 September 2015;

   (d)   Thursday, 17 September 2015;

   (e)   Thursday, 15 October 2015;

   (f)   Thursday, 12 November 2015; and

   (g)   Thursday, 26 November 2015.

( Agreed to 11 August 2015 .)

        Northern Australia—Joint Select Committee—Authorisation to meet

That the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1), during the sittings of the Senate, followed by public meetings, as follows:

   (a)   Tuesday, 11 August 2015;

   (b)   Tuesday, 18 August 2015;

   (c)   Tuesday, 8 September 2015;

   (d)   Tuesday, 15 September 2015;

   (e)   Tuesday, 13 October 2015;

   (f)   Tuesday, 10 November 2015;

   (g)   Tuesday, 24 November 2015; and

   (h)   Tuesday, 1 December 2015.

( Agreed to 23 June 2015 .)

        Privileges—Standing Committee—Adoption of 94th report recommendation

That the Senate authorise the President, if required, to engage counsel as amicus curiae if either the action for defamation against Mr David Armstrong or a similar action against Mr William O’Chee is set down for trial.

( Agreed to 4 September 2000 .)

        Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee—Authorisation to meet

That the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1), during the sittings of the Senate, followed by public meetings, from 10.30 am, as follows:

   (a)   Thursday, 13 August 2015;

   (b)   Thursday, 20 August 2015;

   (c)   Thursday, 10 September 2015;

   (d)   Thursday, 17 September 2015;

   (e)   Thursday, 15 October 2015;

   (f)   Thursday, 12 November 2015;

   (g)   Thursday, 26 November 2015; and

   (h)   Thursday, 3 December 2015.

( Agreed to 18 June 2015 .)

    *   Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—Authorisation to meet

   (1)   Public meeting, followed by a private briefing, during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 9 September 2015, from 5 pm, to take evidence for the committee’s inquiry into the performance of Airservices Australia.

   (2)   Public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Monday, 14 September 2015, from 4 pm, to take evidence for the committee’s inquiry into the Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015.

( Agreed to 7 September 2015 .)

        Trade and Investment Growth—Joint Select Committee—Authorisation to meet

That the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1), during the sittings of the Senate, followed by public meetings, as follows:

   (a)   Thursday, 13 August 2015;

   (b)   Thursday, 20 August 2015;

   (c)   Thursday, 10 September 2015;

   (d)   Thursday, 17 September 2015;

   (e)   Thursday, 15 October 2015;

   (f)   Thursday, 12 November 2015;

   (g)   Thursday, 26 November 2015; and

   (h)   Thursday, 3 December 2015.

( Agreed to 23 June 2015 .)

        Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—Authorisation to meet

That the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1), followed by public meetings, during the sittings of the Senate, as follows:

   (a)   Monday, 10 August 2015;

   (b)   Monday, 17 August 2015;

   (c)   Monday, 7 September 2015;

   (d)   Monday, 14 September 2015;

   (e)   Monday, 12 October 2015;

   (f)   Monday, 9 November 2015;

   (g)   Monday, 23 November 2015; and

   (h)   Monday, 30 November 2015.

( Agreed to 16 June 2015 .)

 

Estimates

        2014-15 additional estimates—2015-16 Budget estimates—Hearings

   (1)   That estimates hearings by legislation committees for 2015 be scheduled as follows:

           2014-15 additional estimates:

Monday, 23 February and Tuesday, 24 February ( Group A )

Wednesday, 25 February and Thursday, 26 February ( Group B ).

           2015-16 Budget estimates:

Monday, 25 May to Thursday, 28 May, and, if required, Friday, 29 May ( Group A )

Monday, 1 June to Thursday, 4 June, and, if required, Friday, 5 June ( Group B )

Monday, 19 October and Tuesday, 20 October ( supplementary hearings—Group A )

Wednesday, 21 October and Thursday, 22 October ( supplementary hearings—Group B ).

   (2)   That pursuant to the order of the Senate of 26 August 2008, cross portfolio estimates hearings on Indigenous matters be scheduled for Friday, 27 February, Friday, 29 May and Friday, 23 October.

   (3)   That the committees consider the proposed expenditure in accordance with the allocation of departments and agencies to committees agreed to by the Senate.

   (4)   That committees meet in the following groups:

           Group A:

Environment and Communications

Finance and Public Administration



 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

           Group B:

Community Affairs

Economics

Education and Employment

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

   (5)   That the committees report to the Senate on the following dates:

             (a)   Tuesday, 17 March 2015 in respect of the 2014-15 additional estimates; and

             (b)   Tuesday, 23 June 2015 in respect of the 2015-16 Budget estimates.

( Agreed to 10 February 2015 .)

        Education and Employment Legislation Committee—Unanswered estimates questions

That answers be provided by 13 January 2014 to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee in respect of estimates questions to the Department of Education lodged with its predecessor committee in the course of the Budget estimates hearings in June 2013 which remained unanswered at the beginning of the new Parliament.

( Agreed to 12 December 2013 .)

 

Legislation

    *   Senate consideration—Private senators’ bills

That general business order of the day no. 66 (Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Consumer Lease Exclusion) Bill 2015) be considered on Thursday, 10 September 2015 under consideration of private senators’ bills.

( Agreed to 7 September 2015 .)

 

Orders for production of documents

        Finance—Reserve Bank of Australia Reserve Fund—Grant—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer, by no later than 2 pm on Thursday, 14 November 2013, all documents relating to the decision to grant $8.8 billion to the Reserve Bank of Australia Reserve Fund, including, but not limited to, documents produced by and/or for, and communications to and/or from the following:

   (a)   the Treasurer;

   (b)   the office of the Treasurer;

   (c)   the Treasury;

   (d)   the Prime Minister;

   (e)   the office of the Prime Minister;

   (f)   the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet;

   (g)   members of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia; and

   (h)   the Reserve Bank of Australia.

( Motion of Senator Cameron agreed to 13 November 2013; document tabled 14 November 2013 .)

        Environment—Response to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and COP 19 negotiating instructions—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Prime Minister (Senator Abetz), by 5 December 2013, the following documents:

   (a)   the Government’s response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment report; and

   (b)   the Government’s negotiating instructions to the Australian delegation to the nineteenth session of the Conference of Parties [COP 19] of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, held in Warsaw, November 2013.

( Motion agreed to 13 November 2013 .)

        Immigration—Asylum seekers—Ministerial briefings and correspondence—Order for production of documents

That—

   (a)   all communications relating to any ‘on water operations’ that occurred between 7 September 2013 and 14 November 2013 be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, by noon on 18 November 2013, including but not limited to:

           Any report or briefing to, or email or other correspondence between the Minister or the Minister’s office and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or the Detection, Interception and Transfer Task Group and related agencies which includes information related to any or all of the following:

              (i)   the chronology of events,

             (ii)   ‘illegal maritime arrivals’ (unauthorised arrivals),

            (iii)   Suspected Irregular Entry Vessels (SIEVs) intercepted at sea,

            (iv)   distress calls to and response time by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority,

             (v)   where the SIEV was detected,

            (vi)   nationality of passengers,

           (vii)   safety-of-life-at-sea incidents,

          (viii)   SIEV turn backs,

            (ix)   SIEV tow backs,

             (x)   number of people suspected to be on board the SIEVs,

            (xi)   the number of children suspected to be on board the SIEVs, and

           (xii)   how many people, if any, were subject to ‘on water transfers’;

   (b)   no later than 24 hours after an event relating to ‘on water operations’ all communications be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, including but not limited to:

           Any report or briefing to, or email or other correspondence between the Minister or the Minister’s office and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or the Detection, Interception and Transfer Task Group and related agencies which includes information related to any or all of the following information:

              (i)   the chronology of events,

             (ii)   ‘illegal maritime arrivals’ (unauthorised arrivals),

            (iii)   Suspected Irregular Entry Vessels (SIEVs) intercepted at sea,

            (iv)   distress calls to and response time by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority,

             (v)   where the SIEV was detected,

            (vi)   nationality of passengers,

           (vii)   safety-of-life-at-sea incidents,

          (viii)   SIEV turn backs,

            (ix)   SIEV tow backs,

             (x)   number of people suspected to be on board the SIEVs,

            (xi)   the number of children suspected to be on board the SIEVs, and

           (xii)   how many people, if any, were subject to ‘on water transfers’; and

   (c)   if the Senate is not sitting within the 24 hours after the event relating to ‘on water operations’ then the documents are to be presented to the President under standing order 166 on the next working day.

( Motion of Senator Hanson-Young agreed to 14 November 2013; document received 18 November 2013 and tabled 2 December 2013; documents tabled 2 December 2013; motion in relation to compliance agreed to 3 December 2013; document tabled 4 December 2013. )

        Transport—East West Link—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by noon on Wednesday, 11 December 2013, by Infrastructure Australia or the Infrastructure Coordinator, all documents in relation to the East West Link project provided to Infrastructure Australia by the Victorian Government, in particular, but not restricted to, the full business case.

( Motion of the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale) agreed to 2 December 2013; document tabled 11 December 2013 .)

        Communications—National Broadband Network—Strategic Review—Order for production of document

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Communications, no later than noon on Monday, 9 December 2013, the Strategic Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network conducted by NBN Co and due to be provided to the Government on Monday, 2 December 2013.

( Motion of Senator Ludlam agreed to 3 December 2013; document tabled 5 December 2013 .)

        Trade—Trans-Pacific Partnership plurilateral free trade agreement—Order for production of document

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Investment, the final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership plurilateral free trade agreement well before it is signed.

( Motion of Senator Whish-Wilson agreed to 4 December 2013; document tabled 5 December 2013 .)



 

        Immigration—Asylum seekers—Towing of an Indonesian vessel—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, no later than Tuesday, 10 December 2013, all incident reports, logs, briefings, ministerial notes, internal communications and other reports (excluding any publicly available documents), in relation to the reported incident that took place on Friday, 15 November 2013, involving the towing of an Indonesian vessel near Christmas Island by an Australian Customs, Navy or other government asset or vessel.

( Motion of Senator Carr agreed to 5 December 2013; document tabled 10 December 2013 .)

        Immigration—Asylum seekers—Undetected boat arrivals—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, no later than noon on Thursday, 12 December 2013, all incident reports, briefings, internal communications and other reports (excluding already publicly available documents), between the Minister or the Minister’s office and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or the Detection, Interception and Transfer Task Group and related agencies in relation to an undetected boat arrival suspected to have arrived on Monday, 3 December 2013, carrying 27 asylum seekers.

( Motion of Senator Hanson-Young agreed to 11 December 2013, document tabled 12 December 2013 .)

        Industry—SPC Ardmona—Report on government assistance—Order for production of document

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, no later than Thursday, 13 February 2013, a copy of the report produced by the high-level panel, comprised of Ms Catherine Livingstone AO, Mr Richard (Dick) Warburton AO LVO and the Honourable Greg Combet AM, established in December 2013 to advise the Government on assistance to SPC Ardmona.

( Motion of Senator Carr agreed to 12 February 2014; document received 17 February 2014 and tabled 3 March 2014 .)

        Immigration—Border protection operations—Lifeboats—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, no later than noon on Thursday, 13 February 2014, documents detailing the number and cost of the lifeboats purchased by the Australian Government for use in border protection operations, including the cost of any upgrades or alterations; the number of lifeboats remaining in the Australian Government’s possession; and details of the procurement process for these lifeboats in accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

( Motion of Senator Carr agreed to 12 February 2014; document tabled 13 February 2014; document received 21 February 2014 and tabled 3 March 2014 .)



 

        Communications—Australian Broadcasting Corporation—Funding—Order for production of document

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia’s most trusted news and current affairs broadcaster,

             (ii)   the ABC is an extremely well-loved national institution, and that independent opinion polls regularly reveal high levels of public satisfaction with the broadcaster, and

            (iii)   the Coalition has cut funding for the ABC in the past, including an 11 per cent cut in 1998 under Prime Minister John Howard;

   (b)   calls on the Government to:

              (i)   commit to protecting funding to the ABC in the forthcoming budget, and

             (ii)   cease threatening the ABC’s editorial independence; and

   (c)   orders that there be laid on the table, by the Minister representing the Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield), by 3 March 2014, the 2006 KPMG report into the adequacy and efficiency of ABC funding commissioned by the Howard Government.

( Motion of Senator Ludlam agreed to 13 February 2014; document tabled 3 March 2014. )

        Immigration—Asylum seekers—Operation Sovereign Borders—Order for production of document

That there be laid on the table by the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection no later than noon on Friday, 21 February 2014, a copy of the report of the Review of Operation Sovereign Borders Vessel Positioning December 2013 - January 2014 and accompanying documents identified in part 10 of the review terms of reference.

( Motion of Senator Moore agreed to 13 February 2014; documents received 21 February 2014 and tabled 3 March 2014 .)

        Finance—National Commission of Audit reports—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Finance, no later than noon on 17 March 2014, any reports received from the National Commission of Audit.

( Motion of the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale) agreed to 4 March 2014; document tabled 5 March 2014 .)

        Administration—Assistant Minister for Health—Former chief of staff—Order for production of document

That there be laid on the table by the Assistant Minister for Health, no later than 12.45 pm on Wednesday, 5 March 2014, a copy of the letter submitted by Mr Alastair Furnival to the Minister at the commencement of his engagement as her chief of staff containing undertakings on action to address conflicts of interest between his business affairs and his ministerial staff role.

( Motion of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) agreed to 4 March 2014; document tabled 5 March 2014 .)



 

        Education—Heads of Agreement on National Education Reform—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Education, no later than Friday, 21 March 2014, a copy of the Heads of Agreement on National Education Reform, and associated bilateral agreements, between the Commonwealth and New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, including all schedules and attachments, letters, implementation plans submitted, whether or not agreed by the Commonwealth, along with other documents that outline Commonwealth-state/territory funding commitments, agreements with or letters to any state or territory outlining future Commonwealth school funding and related requirements, including letters the Minister has sent to Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

( Motion of Senator McEwen agreed to 17 March 2014; document received 21 March 2014 and tabled 24 March 2014 .)

        Environment—Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority—Dredging at Abbot Point—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, no later than noon on 27 March 2014, any draft or final documents after 1 June 2013 relating to the internal concerns of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) with the following applications by North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation, including departmental and ministerial briefings and any documents which were given to the Minister:

   (a)   application for an approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 for proposed capital dredging at Abbot Point (EPBC 2011/6213);

   (b)   application for a permit under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations 1983 to dump Abbot Point dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (ref 34897, dated 6 January 2012); and

   (c)   application dated 4 March 2013 for a permit under the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981 to dump Abbot Point dredge spoil at sea.

( Motion of Senator Waters agreed to 18 March 2014; document tabled 27 March 2014; document received 5 May 2014 and tabled 13 May 2014; document tabled 14 May 2014 .)

        Industry—Economic Review of South Australia and Victoria—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, no later than noon on Monday, 24 March 2014, copies of the Review of the South Australian Economy and the Victorian Manufacturing and Industry Economic Review , originally announced by the Government on 18 December 2013.

( Motion of Senator Carr agreed to 20 March 2014; document tabled 24 March 2014 .)



 

        Administration—Department of Employment—Jobs data—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Employment, no later than 10 am on Wednesday, 26 March 2014, the following:

   (a)   a copy of the email between the Minister’s office and officials in the Department of Employment, as referenced in The Australian of 24 March 2014 (‘Coalition urged department to “massage” jobs data’);

   (b)   details of any subsequent communications, including emails and file notes of telephone conversations, between the department and the Minister’s office regarding the department’s draft labour market growth rate projections; and

   (c)   the alternate job forecasts produced by the department following the aforementioned correspondence with the Minister’s office.

( Motion of Senator Carr agreed to 25 March 2014; document tabled 25 March 2014 .)

        Administration—Livestock Shipping Services—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table, no later than 23 May 2014, by the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, all documents and correspondence relating to Livestock Shipping Services (LSS) between 1 November 2013 to the present day, including, but not limited to:

   (a)   all letters and emails;

   (b)   all briefing notes, including but not limited to all Ministerial briefing notes;

   (c)   all internal departmental emails and memos;

   (d)   all recorded or noted phone calls and meetings, including meeting minutes; and

   (e)   all records and other relevant documents.

( Motion of Senator Rhiannon agreed to 14 May 2014; document received 23 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 .)

        Social Issues—Homelessness—Order for production of documents

That—

   (a)   the Senate notes that:

              (i)   the Government’s 2014-15 budget will have severe impacts on those Australians most at risk of becoming homeless,

             (ii)   the consequences of this budget will be an increase in the number of homeless people, and

            (iii)   the Government has already cut more than $40 million from the capital budget of homeless service providers for shelters and housing for the homeless; and

   (b)   there be laid on the table, by the Minister representing the Minister for Social Services, no later than noon on Monday, 16 June 2014:

              (i)   an estimate of the number of additional Australians who will be forced into homelessness as a result of measures taken in the 2014-15 budget, and



 

             (ii)   measures that the Government proposes to take to provide adequate emergency accommodation and services, and adequate and affordable housing for people made homeless by measures in the Government’s 2014-15 budget in addition to those 100 000 already experiencing homelessness in Australia.

( Motion of Senators Ludlam, McLucas, Xenophon and Madigan agreed to 15 May 2014; document tabled 16 June 2014 .)

        Transport—East West Link—Order for production of documents

That, noting the 2014-15 budget allocation of $3 billion to fund the East West Link in Melbourne and the absence of a full, public business case or any recommendation from Infrastructure Australia:

   (a)   there be laid on the table in accordance with standing order 164 by Minister representing the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development (Senator Johnston), the following papers held by Infrastructure Australia:

              (i)   any business case presented for Stage 1or 2 for the East West Link project,

             (ii)   any correspondence or submissions from the Victorian Government seeking Australian Government funding for this project, and

            (iii)   any assessment by Infrastructure Australia of the priority of this project compared to other projects; and

   (b)   these documents are to be tabled prior to consideration of the 2014-15 budget bills, and no later than 7 July 2014.

( Motion of Senator Carr agreed to 16 June 2014; documents tabled 8 July 2014 .)

        Transport—Western Australia—Perth Freight Link—Order for production of documents

That—

   (a)   the Senate notes:

              (i)   the budget provides for payment to the Western Australian Government of $925 million for the Perth Freight Link which includes the Roe Highway extension,

             (ii)   Infrastructure Australia has not assessed this project despite the promise by the Prime Minister (Mr Abbott) that all Commonwealth-funded infrastructure projects worth more than $100 million would undergo a cost-benefit analysis by Infrastructure Australia,

            (iii)   the Minister has not received a full business case for this project, and

            (iv)   the modelling for the Roe 8 extension by the proponent, the Western Australian Government, demonstrates negligible impact on passenger traffic or heavy vehicle traffic on local roads; and

   (b)   there be laid on the table, by the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, no later than noon on Monday, 7 July 2014:

             (a)   all communications between Western Australia’s Minister for Transport, Assistant Minister, Treasurer and Premier and the Federal Government in relation to the project being included in the budget, and

             (ii)   the cost benefit analysis submitted to the Government that demonstrates a 5:1 benefit to cost ratio and underlies the decision for Commonwealth funding.

( Motion of Senator Ludlam agreed to 25 June 2014; documents tabled 8 July 2014 .)

        Defence—Air Warfare Destroyer Project—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Defence, no later than 4 pm on Thursday, 10 July 2014:

   (a)   the report of the review of the Air Warfare Destroyer project conducted by Professor Don Winter and Dr John White; and

   (b)   a statement of reasons as to why any information is commercial in confidence and the possible harm it might cause and where that information has been redacted from the report.

( Motion of Senator Xenophon agreed to 9 July 2014; documents tabled 10 July 2014 .)

        Australian Electoral Commission—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Special Minister of State, no later than 15 July 2014:

   (a)   all correspondence and documents, whether written or in email form, from the Special Minister of State’s office and/or the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) relevant to:

              (i)   the decision of the AEC to have Mr Michael Cordover declared a vexatious applicant, and

             (ii)   the assertion that Mr Matthew Landauer colluded with Mr Cordover to harass the AEC; and

   (b)   the source code of the software by which Senate vote counts are conducted.

( Motion of Senator Rhiannon agreed to 10 July 2014; document tabled 15 July 2014 .)

        Defence—Air Warfare Destroyer Project—Order for production of documents—Failure to comply

   (1)   That the Senate:

             (a)   notes:

                            (i)    the failure of the Minister for Defence (Senator Johnston) to comply with the order of the Senate of 9 July 2014 for the production of the report of the review of the Air Warfare Destroyer project,

                           (ii)    the statement by the Minister claiming public interest immunity on the basis that the report was prepared for Cabinet and informed Cabinet deliberations, and

                          (iii)    the public comments by the Minister citing the report, thereby placing the report in the public arena and abrogating such claims to public interest immunity; and

             (b)   orders the Minister to comply with the order by 4 pm on Thursday 17 July 2014 or make a claim of public interest immunity which is in accordance with those accepted by the Senate; and



 

   (2)   That, in the event that the Minister fails to meet the requirements of paragraph (1)(b), a senator may immediately move without notice a motion in relation to the Minister’s failure to either comply or provide an acceptable claim of public interest immunity.

( Motion of Senator Xenophon agreed to 15 July 2014; document tabled 18 July 2014 .)

        Administration—Australian Defence Force boots tender—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Defence, no later than 4 pm on Friday, 18 July 2014, a document providing the following information:

   (a)   the name of the successful tenderer for Australian Defence Force boots, Tender DMOLSD/RFT0129/2012; and

   (b)   the price differential of the winning tenderer compared to that of the closest Australian tenderer as per one of the following ranges:

              (i)   less than 10 per cent,

             (ii)   between 10 per cent and 20 per cent,

            (iii)   between 20 per cent and 30 per cent,

            (iv)   between 30 per cent and 40 per cent, and

             (v)   50 per cent and over.

( Motion of Senator Xenophon agreed to 17 July 2014; document received 18 July 2014 and tabled 26 August 2014 .)

        Environment—Queensland—Abbot Point—Order for production of documents

   (1)   That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, no later than noon on 26 August 2014, any document in relation to the water quality offset imposed on the Abbot Point dredging and dumping approvals in December 2013 that discusses or assesses:

             (a)   the likely costs of offsetting 150 per cent of fine sediments ‘potentially available for resuspension’;

             (b)   the contributions of North Queensland Bulk Ports, Adani or GVK to accomplishing this offset; and

             (c)   contributions from the Queensland or Federal governments to accomplishing this offset.

   (2)   Documents previously released publicly pursuant to freedom of information or Senate orders for production of documents need not be included.

( Motion of Senator Waters agreed to 17 July 2014; document tabled 27 August 2014 .)

        Budget 2014-15—Distributional and cameo analysis—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer (Senator Cormann), no later than noon on 28 August 2014, the distributional and cameo analysis of the impact of prospective policy measures contained in the 2014-15 Budget, and any other material prepared for the household budget breakdown that has appeared in the appendix of each Budget overview since 2004-05.

( Motion agreed to 27 August 2014; documents tabled 28 August 2014 .)



 

        Law and Justice—Data retention—Order for production of documents

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the Government has not yet provided a definition of ‘metadata’ to be retained under the proposed mandatory data retention scheme, and

             (ii)   media reports on 26 August 2014 suggested that the Attorney-General’s department has provided a definition in a document provided to the telecommunications industry; and

   (b)   orders that there be laid on the table, by the Attorney-General, no later than noon on Wednesday, 3 September 2014:

              (i)   the definition of ‘metadata’ as defined by the Government’s proposal on mandatory data retention, and

             (ii)   a copy of the document distributed to the telecommunications industry within the past week which discusses this policy.

( Motion of Senator Ludlam agreed to 27 August 2014; documents tabled 4 September 2014 .)

        Communications—Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service Efficiency Study—Order for production of document

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   on 31 January 2014, the Minister for Communications announced an efficiency review of both national broadcasters, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), to be conducted by Mr Peter Lewis, and

             (ii)   despite the potentially serious ramifications of the Lewis report for the ABC and SBS, the Government has to date failed to make the report available for public consideration; and

   (b)   orders that there be laid on the table, by the Minister representing the Minister for Communications, no later than 2 pm on Monday, 1 September 2014, a copy of Mr Lewis’s efficiency review of the ABC and SBS.

( Motion of Senator Ludlam agreed to 28 August 2014; document tabled 1 September 2014 .)

        Transport—Victoria—East West Link—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, no later than 4 pm on 2 October 2014, the following documents held or prepared by Infrastructure Australia:

   (a)   any business case presented by the Victorian Government for the East West Link project;

   (b)   any other documents in relation to the East West Link project provided to Infrastructure Australia by the Victorian Government; and

   (c)   any assessment of the proposed East West Link undertaken by Infrastructure Australia, including the priority of this project as compared to other projects.

( Motion of Senator Rice agreed to 25 September 2014; document tabled 2 October 2014 .)

        Transport—Queensland—Toowoomba Bypass—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Ministers representing the Minister for Industry, the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development and the Treasurer, no later than Wednesday, 1 October 2014, any documents held in relation to:

   (a)   funding sought by the Queensland Government, and/or any assessment of the priority of the Toowoomba Bypass project; and

   (b)   a review of the project by the Federal Government, and/or any correspondence between the Federal Government and Queensland State Government relating to a review of the infrastructure project.

( Motion of Senator Ludwig agreed to 30 September 2014; document tabled 1 October 2014 .)

        Administration—Nauru Detention Centre—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, no later than 3 pm on Thursday, 2 October 2014, the following documents:

   (a)   all incident reports logged at the Nauru detention centre relating to the misconduct of centre staff for the past 12 months; and

   (b)   all complaints of sexual assault, exploitation and child abuse made to case workers at the Nauru detention centre in the past 12 months.

( Motion of Senator Hanson-Young agreed to 1 October 2014; document tabled 2 October 2014 .)

        Administration—Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014—Advice—Order for production of document

That there by laid on the table by the Minister for Finance and Acting Assistant Treasurer (Senator Cormann), no later than 1 pm on Monday, 27 October 2014, the advice obtained from the Australian Government Solicitor, as referred to on p. 7 of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee’s Delegated legislation monitor no. 12 of 2014 , dated 24 September 2014, where the committee reported that the Minister for Finance and Acting Assistant Treasurer advised the committee that ‘The Australian Government Solicitor has advised that the Regulation has been made in accordance with the specific regulation-making powers in the Corporations Act…’.

( Motion of Senator Ludwig agreed to 2 October 2014; document tabled 28 October 2014 .)

        Estimates hearings—Questions on Notice—Answers and explanations—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer (Senator Cormann), by no later than 5 pm today, the answers to questions on notice nos 60 to 143, 228 to 269, 354 to 689, 922 to 926, 929 to 931, 946 to 955, 959 to 970, 988, 989, 1016 to 1024, 1063, 1064, 1075 to 1077, 1091 to 1094, 1101, 1102, 1297 to 1279, 1284 to 1288, 1621 to 1648, 1650 to 1658, 1660 to 1677, 1680, 1682 to 1687, 1693 to 1716, 1718 to 1742, 1749 to 1751, 1757 to 1777, 1782 to 1786, 1789 to 1796, 1868 to 1876, 1887, 1933 to 1943, 1950 to 1952, 2089 to 2090, 2119 to 2146, 2148 to 2156, 2158 to 2171, 2174 to 2176, 2178, 2180 to 2185, 2191 to 2214, 2216 to 2249, 2255 to 2275, 2280 to 2312, 2314 to 2322, 2324 to 2337, 2340 to 2342, 2344, 2357 to 2380, 2382 to 2406, 2410 to 2415, 2421 to 2441, 2446 to 2478, 2480 to 2488, 2490 to 2503, 2506 to 2508, 2510, 2512 to 2517, 2523 to 2546, 2548 to 2572, 2576 to 2581, 2587 to 2607, 2612 to 2644, 2646 to 2654, 2656 to 2674, 2676, 2678 to 2683, 2714 to 2738, 2742 to 2747, 2753 to 2773, 2778 to 2810, 2812 to 2820, 2822 to 2835, 2838 to 2840, 2842, 2844 to 2849, 2855 to 2878, 2880 to 2904, 2908 to 2913, 2919 to 2939, 2944 to 2976, 2978 to 2986, 2988 to 3006, 3008, 3021 to 3044, 3046 to 3070, 3074 to 3079, 3085 to 3105, 3110 to 3114, 3281 to 3308, 3310 to 3318, 3320 to 3338, 3340, 3342 to 3347, 3353 to 3376, 3378 to 3396, 3399 to 3402, 3406 to 3411, 3417 to 3437, 3442 to 3516, 3518 to 3526, 3528 to 3541, 3544 to 3546, 3548, 3550 to 3555, 3561 to 3584, 3586 to 3610, 3614 to 3619, 3625 to 3645, 3650 to 3654 and 3662 to 3664 placed on notice during the consideration by the Economics Legislation Committee of the 2014-15 Budget estimates.

( Motion of Senator Ludwig agreed to 2 October 2014 .)

        Administration—Future Fund—Risks posed by climate change—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer (Senator Cormann), no later than noon on 24 November 2014, a copy of the Future Fund’s analysis of risks posed by climate impacts and ‘unburnable carbon’ to its portfolio, through the Asset Owners Disclosure Project 2014 survey.

( Motion agreed to 28 October 2014; document tabled 29 October 2014 .)

        Immigration—Humanitarian intake from Ebola-affected countries—Order for production of document

That there be laid on the table by the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, no later than 3 pm on 30 October 2014, a copy of the advice which informed the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection’s decision to suspend the humanitarian intake from Ebola-affected countries, in particular Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

( Motion of Senator Hanson-Young and the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale) agreed to 29 October 2014; document tabled 30 October 2014 .)

        Administration—Executive international travel—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Prime Minister (Senator Abetz), by 3.30 pm on Monday, 24 November 2014, any correspondence between the Prime Minister’s Office and other ministers, or their offices, concerning approval of international travel by members of the executive, since 7 September 2013.

( Motion of Senator Moore agreed to 17 November 2014; document tabled 24 November 2014 .)



 

        Administration—Biosecurity operations—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture (Senator Abetz), by 3.30 pm on Monday, 24 November 2014, copies of any documents, including correspondence to and from other members of the Executive, prepared since 7 September 2013, concerning: (a) arrangements; and (b) changes in biosecurity functions within the department and any other department or agency under current administrative arrangements or proposed administrative arrangements.

( Motion of Senator Moore agreed to 17 November 2014; document tabled 24 November 2014 .)

        Defence—Submarines tender process—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Defence, no later than 4 pm on the next day of sitting, any documents produced by Macroeconomics.com.au Pty Ltd as a result of tender reference DMOCIP/RFT 0315/2012, including economic modelling and other examination of the potential economic impact of the SEA1000 submarine project on the Australian economy, among other subjects.

( Motion of Senator Xenophon agreed to 17 November 2014; document tabled 24 November 2014 .)

        Law and Justice—Data retention—Investigation of costs—Order for production of documents

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the Attorney-General’s Department is reported to have contracted PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct a financial study into the cost of the Government’s data retention policy, and

             (ii)   the Government has not stated what the cost to the Australian public and to the telecommunications industry of its data retention policy will be; and

   (b)   orders that there be laid on the table by the Attorney-General (Senator Brandis), no later than noon on Tuesday, 25 November 2014:

              (i)   the terms of reference for the PricewaterhouseCoopers study, and

             (ii)   any report provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers in the calendar year 2014 to the Government concerning the cost of data retention.

( Motion of Senator Ludlam agreed to 24 November 2014; document tabled 25 November 2014 .)

        Transport—Queensland—Moreton Bay rail link—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development (Senator Johnston) and the Minister representing the Treasurer (Senator Cormann), no later than 3.30 pm on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, any documents held in relation to:

   (a)   the Moreton Bay rail link project (the project);

   (b)   funding sought by the Queensland Government for this project; and

   (c)   the assessment and/or priority of this project.

( Motion of Senator Ludwig agreed to 25 November 2014; document tabled 26 November 2014 .)

        Transport—Queensland—Ipswich Motorway—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development (Senator Johnston) and the Minister representing the Treasurer (Senator Cormann), no later than 3.30 pm on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, any documents held in relation to:

   (a)   the Ipswich Motorway, Darra to Rocklea, project (the project);

   (b)   funding sought by the Queensland Government for this project; and

   (c)   the assessment and/or priority of this project.

( Motion of Senator Ludwig agreed to 25 November 2014; document tabled 26 November 2014 .)

        Health—National Mental Health Commission—Mental Health review—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Health, no later than 3.30 pm on Tuesday, 1 December 2014, copies of the following National Mental Health Commission documents in relation to its Mental Health review, as referred to during the estimates hearing of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee on Wednesday, 22 October 2014:

   (a)   the preliminary report completed during February 2014; and

   (b)   the interim report completed in June 2014.

( Motion of Senator McLucas agreed to 25 November 2014; document tabled 1 December 2014 and 11 February 2015 .)

        Family and Community Services—Northern Territory—Income management—Order for production of document

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Social Services, no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, 3 December 2014, the report into income management in the Northern Territory, Evaluating new income management in the Northern Territory , final report.

( Motion of Senator Siewert agreed to 1 December 2014; document tabled 3 December 2014 .)

        Transport—Queensland—Ipswich Motorway—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer (Senator Cormann), by 3.30 pm on Wednesday, 3 December 2014, any documents held in relation to the contents of a letter dated 6 February 2014 from the Hon. Warren Truss MP to the Hon. Scott Emerson MP (QLD ref:MC73750/Federal ref:05543-2013) which details the Australian Government’s commitment to the Ipswich Motorway, Darra to Rocklea, project of $279 million.

( Motion of Senator Ludwig agreed to 1 December 2014; document tabled 3 December 2014 .)

        Defence—Air Warfare Destroyer Program—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Defence, no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, 3 December 2014, the following:

   (a)   the report on the independent review into the performance of the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer Program conducted by Professor Don Winter and Dr John White;

   (b)   a statement of reasons as to why any information is commercial-in-confidence and the possible harm it might cause, and where that information has been redacted from the report;

   (c)   any summary that has been made of the report;

   (d)   any document that provides the findings, or outlines the findings of the report; and

   (e)   any document that outlines the reasons for the findings.

( Motion of Senator Xenophon agreed to 2 December 2014; document received 5 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 .)

        Family and Community Services—Child care and early childhood learning—Order for production of document

That there be laid on the table by the Assistant Treasurer, no later than 3 pm on 4 December 2014, a copy of the final report of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into child care and early childhood learning

( Motion of Senator Hanson-Young agreed to 3 December 2014; document received 5 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 .)

        Education—Students with disability—Nationally Consistent Collection of Data—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Education, no later than 3.30 pm on 8 February 2015, the following:

   (a)   the reports on the results of the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on students with disability in 2013 and 2014; and

   (b)   the report by Ernst and Young on a national quality assurance framework for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on students with disability.

( Motion of Senator Wright agreed to 3 December 2014, document tabled 11 February 2015 .)

        Law and Justice—Data Retention—Cost estimates—Order for production of documents

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   on 25 November, the Attorney-General (Senator Brandis) declined to table a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers into the cost of the Government’s data retention legislation, and

             (ii)   the Government has not detailed the cost of its data retention legislation; and

   (b)   orders that there be laid on the table by the Attorney-General, no later than noon on Thursday, 4 December 2014:

              (i)   the summarised findings of the PricewaterhouseCoopers study or a copy of the study with commercially-sensitive information redacted; and

             (ii)   a timeline for the Government’s process for developing cost estimates for its data retention policy.

( Motion of Senator Ludlam agreed to 3 December 2014; document received 5 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 .)



 

        Health—National Mental Health Commission—Mental Health review—Order for production of documents

That—

   (a)   there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Health, no later than 3.30 pm on Wednesday, 11 February 2015, copies of the following National Mental Health Commission documents in relation to its Mental Health review, as referred to during the estimates hearing of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee on Wednesday, 22 October 2014:

              (i)   the preliminary report completed during February 2014, and

             (ii)   the interim report completed in June 2014; and

   (b)   the Senate not accept a public interest immunity claim by the Minister that tabling these documents would impact the Government’s ability to properly respond to the Mental Health Review because:

              (i)   the production of these documents is necessary to allow people living with mental illness, their representative organisations and service providers to have an open and honest conversation about the future of the mental health system in Australia,

             (ii)   the Mental Health Review must be transparent for the community to have faith in the review outcomes,

            (iii)   there has been significant demand from the mental health sector, including consumers, for the reports to be made available, and

            (iv)   the more than 1 800 organisations and individuals that made submissions to the review have the right to see these reports.

( Motion of Senator McLucas agreed to 9 February 2015 .)

        Education and Employment Legislation Committee—Budget Estimates 2014-15 (Supplementary)—Questions on Notice—Order for production of documents

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that the Director of Fair Work Building and Construction has failed to provide information in his responses to Supplementary Budget Estimates 2014-15 questions on notice and has not made a claim of public interest immunity; and

   (b)   orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister for Employment, by the end of question time on Thursday, 12 February 2015, a copy of complete answers to Supplementary Budget Estimates 2014-15 question on notice EM1529 15, EM1521 15 and EM1555 15.

( Motion of Senator Cameron agreed to 10 February 2015; document tabled 12 February 2015 .)

        Immigration—Asylum seekers—Nauru processing centre—Order for production of document

That there be laid on the table by the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, no later than 3 pm on Wednesday, 11 February 2015, a copy of the completed ‘review into recent allegations relating to conditions and circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru’, conducted by Mr Phillip Moss.

( Motion of Senator Hanson-Young agreed to 10 February 2015; document tabled 11 February 2015 .)

        Social Issues—Homelessness and affordable housing commitments—Order for production of document

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes:

              (i)   that the Abbott Government’s 2014-15 budget included cuts of $589.6 million from housing and homelessness initiatives, including axing the $44 million capital budget in the National Partnership for Homelessness (NPAH) used for shelters and housing for the homeless,

             (ii)   continued uncertainty over the future of the Government’s responsibility for housing places at least 3 400 highly specialised jobs across 180 initiatives providing services to 80 000 clients every year under the NPAH at risk, and

            (iii)   even at current levels of funding there are 100 000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in Australia and another 225 000 Australian families on waiting lists for social housing; and

   (b)   orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Social Services, no later than 3 pm on Wednesday, 11 February 2015, a statement to the Senate clarifying the Government’s commitment to:

              (i)   homelessness beyond June 2015, including progress on review and negotiations of the NPAH, and

             (ii)   affordable housing, including the future of the NPAH.

( Motion of Senators Ludlam and McLucas agreed to 10 February 2015, document tabled 11 February 2015 .)

        Health—National Mental Health Commission—Mental Health review—Order for production of documents

That—

   (a)   there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Health, no later than 3.30 pm on Thursday, 12 February 2015, copies of the following National Mental Health Commission documents in relation to its Mental Health review:

              (i)   the preliminary report which was completed during February 2014,

             (ii)   the interim report which was completed in June 2014, and

            (iii)   the final report which was completed by the end of November 2014; and

   (b)   the Senate not accept a public interest immunity claim by the Minister that tabling these documents would impact the Government’s ability to properly respond to the Mental Health review because:

              (i)   the production of these documents is necessary to allow people living with mental illness, their representative organisations and service providers to have an open and honest conversation about the future of the mental health system in Australia,

             (ii)   the Mental Health review must be transparent for the community to have faith in the review outcomes,

            (iii)   there has been significant demand from the mental health sector for the reports to be made available to allow for an informed debate in the lead-up to Government decision-making around the 2015-16 Budget, and

            (iv)   the more than 1 800 organisations and individuals that made submissions to the review have the right to see these reports.

( Motion of Senator McLucas agreed to 12 February 2015; document tabled 12 February 2015 .)

        Health—National Mental Health Commission—Mental Health review—Order for production of documents

That—

   (a)   there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Health, no later than 9.30 am on Wednesday, 4 March 2015, copies of the following National Mental Health Commission documents in relation to its Mental Health review:

              (i)   the preliminary report which was completed during February 2014,

             (ii)   the interim report of the Mental Health Review which was completed in June 2014, and

            (iii)   the final report which was completed by the end of November 2014; and

   (b)   the Senate not accept a public interest immunity claim by the Minister that tabling these documents would impact the Government’s ability to properly respond to the Mental Health Review because:

              (i)   organisations in the mental health sector are losing staff and being forced to cut services because of the lack of certainty the Government is causing by not releasing the reports,

             (ii)   the production of these documents is necessary to allow people living with mental illness, their representative organisations and service providers to have an open and honest conversation about the future of the mental health system in Australia,

            (iii)   the Mental Health Review must be transparent for the community to have faith in the review outcomes,

            (iv)   there has been significant demand from the mental health sector for the reports to be made available to allow for an informed debate in the lead-up to Government decision-making around the 2015-16 Budget, and

             (v)   the more than 1 800 organisations and individuals that made submissions to the review have the right to see these reports.

( Motion of Senator McLucas agreed to 3 March 2015; document tabled 4 March 2015 .)

        Law and Justice— Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 —Report for 2013-14 —Order for production of document

That—

   (a)   the Senate notes that:

              (i)   the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act requires that the overseeing Minister (currently the Attorney-General), as soon as practicable after 30 June each year, cause to be prepared a written report on the operation of the Act that relates to the year ending on that 30 June,

             (ii)   the report contains critical information on law enforcement access to Australians’ telecommunications data which is directly pertinent to the Parliament’s consideration of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill,

            (iii)   for the past 3 years, this report has been tabled in November or December each year, and

            (iv)   the Government has not yet tabled the report for the year ended 30 June 2014; and

   (b)   there be laid on the table by the Attorney-General, no later than noon on Thursday, 19 March 2015, the report on the operation of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act for the year ended 30 June 2014.

( Motion of Senator Ludlam agreed to 17 March 2015; document received 20 March 2015 and tabled 23 March 2015 .)

        Industry—Automotive Transformation Scheme—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table, no later than 4 pm on Monday, 23 March 2015:

   (a)   by the Minister representing the Minister for Industry and Science, any correspondence since 1 July 2014 between the Minister for Industry and Science and the Prime Minister regarding the Automotive Transformation Scheme (ATS); and

   (b)   by the Minister for Finance, any correspondence since 1 July 2014 between the Minister and the Prime Minister regarding the ATS.

( Motion of Senators Xenophon, Carr, Madigan, Muir and Wright agreed to 17 March 2015; document tabled 17 March 2015 .)

        Transport—New South Wales—WestConnex motorway project—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, 25 March 2015, the following documents relating to the WestConnex road project in New South Wales not previously provided to the Senate, including but not limited to:

   (a)   any agreements or Memorandum of Understanding detailing the milestones and requirements that New South Wales must meet, tied to the Commonwealth funding commitment;

   (b)   traffic modelling forecasts, including alternative public transport options available, and the resultant effects on inner Sydney congestion and transport connections;

   (c)   routes under consideration, or previously under consideration, including tunnel exit and entry points;

   (d)   exhaust stack chimney locations and air pollution forecasts;

   (e)   modelling of proposed tolls and predicted costs per trip; and

   (f)   construction cost estimates.

( Motion of Senator Rhiannon agreed to 18 March 2015; document tabled 25 March 2015 .)

        Industry—Automotive Transformation Scheme—Order for production of documents—Failure to comply

That the Senate—

   (a)   recalls its resolution of 13 May 2009, moved by Senator Cormann, setting out the process to be followed by public sector witnesses who believe that they have grounds for withholding information from Senate committees;

   (b)   concurs with the statement of Senator Cormann during debate on the motion, in which he said, ‘At the end of the day, the final decision on whether to claim a public interest ground for not disclosing information should be made by a minister, with a statement of the ground, and ultimately only the Senate itself can determine whether the claim is accepted’;

   (c)   acknowledges a letter tabled by Senator Cormann on 17 March 2015 in response to an order for the production of documents agreed to by the Senate on the same day, relating to the Automotive Transformation Scheme;

   (d)   does not recognise that the act of marking documents as ‘Protected for reasons of Cabinet confidentiality’ is an appropriate basis for making a claim of public interest immunity;

   (e)   does not accept Senator Cormann’s claim of public interest immunity on the grounds that to produce the documents ordered would disclose the substance of Cabinet deliberations which would give rise to harm to the public interest; and

   (f)   insists that Senator Cormann table the correspondence requested in the order for production of documents agreed to by the Senate on 17 March 2015 by 3.30 pm on 12 May 2015.

( Motion of Senators Carr, Xenophon, Muir, Wright, Wang and Lazarus agreed to 26 March 2015; document received 22 April 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 .)

        Trade—Free trade agreements—Order for production of documents—Failure to comply

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that the Malaysian Government:

              (i)   is undertaking a cost-benefit analysis of the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (the Agreement) to inform its cabinet and parliamentary decision making processes prior to signing any deal, and

             (ii)   is stating that it will not sign the Agreement unless it proves to be in Malaysia’s interest to do so; and

   (b)   calls on the Australian Government to request that the Productivity Commission undertake a comprehensive socio-economic cost-benefit inquiry into the impact of the Agreement on Australia, and

   (c)   reiterates the order of the Senate of 11 December 2013 requiring the Minister representing the Minister for Trade to table the full text of the Agreement at least 14 days before signing.

( Motion of Senator Whish-Wilson agreed to 26 March 2015 .)

        Health—Genetically-modified foods—Advice—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Health, by noon on 14 May 2015, a copy of the advice generated by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator stating that crops developed using EXZACT Delete technology would not contain introduced foreign nucleic acid, once the ZFN genes are no longer present, and would not be considered GMO and therefore not subject to regulation under the Gene Technology Act 2000 .

( Motion of Senator Siewert agreed to 12 May 2015; document tabled 14 May 2015 .)

        Entity Contracts—Order for Production of Documents—Variation

( Motion of Senator Gallagher agreed to 14 May 2015—see full motion under Temporary orders, orders of continuing effect and changes to standing orders .)

        Immigration—Asylum seekers—Payments from Commonwealth officers—Order for production of documents

That—

   (a)   there be laid on the table by the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, by 3 pm on 17 June 2015, all documents containing information pertaining to:

              (i)   any money paid to anyone on board a vessel en route to Australia or New Zealand by any Customs, Immigration or other Commonwealth officer from September 2013 to date, and

             (ii)   the facilitation or authorisation of the payment of any money to anyone on board a vessel en route to Australia or New Zealand by any Customs, Immigration or other Commonwealth officer from September 2013 to date, and

           in relation to any such payment, a document containing information pertaining to the details of the interception of the vessel, the amount of money paid, to whom and for what purpose; and

   (b)   there be laid on the table by the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, by 3 pm on 17 June 2015, any documents produced by the Office of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service regarding:

              (i)   the interception of a vessel en route to Australia or New Zealand in May 2015,

             (ii)   any orders to turn back or take back that vessel, its passengers or crew,

            (iii)   any payments made to the vessel’s captain, crew or passengers, and

            (iv)   any payments made in relation to the passage of the vessel, its passengers or crew.

( Motion of Senator Hanson-Young agreed to 16 June 2015; document tabled 17 June 2015; failure to comply motion agreed to 22 June 2015 .)

        Communications—NBN—Corporate plans and strategic review—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann) and the Minister representing the Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield), by 3.30 pm on Thursday, 18 June 2015:

   (a)   a complete and unredacted copy of the NBN Corporate Plan 2015-18, prepared by NBN under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and applicable rules and guidelines, and containing each and every financial and deployment forecast identified by NBN and the Department of Communications during the 2015 Budget Estimates hearings as being contained in the NBN 2015-18 Corporate Plan;



 

   (b)   a complete and unredacted copy of the NBN Co Corporate Plan 2014-17, prepared by NBN Co under the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 and applicable regulations and guidelines; and

   (c)   a complete and unredacted copy of the NBN Co Strategic Review.

( Motion of Senator McAllister agreed to 17 June 2015; documents tabled 18 June 2015 .)

        Transport—Western Australia—Perth Freight Link—Order for production of documents

That—

   (a)   the Senate notes the comments made by Productivity Commissioner, Mr Peter Harris, who said ‘we treat consumers like idiots if we don’t publish [cost benefit studies]’ in relation to Commonwealth funding of major infrastructure projects; and

   (b)   there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, no later than 5pm on Tuesday, 11 August 2015, the following documents held or prepared by Infrastructure Australia:

              (i)   the Infrastructure Australia Board evaluation of the Perth Freight Link project that occurred at its meeting on 7 May 2015,

             (ii)   any business case presented by the Western Australian Government for the Perth Freight Link project,

            (iii)   any other documents in relation to the Perth Freight Link project provided to Infrastructure Australia by the Western Australian Government, and

            (iv)   any assessment of the proposed Perth Freight Link undertaken by Infrastructure Australia, including the priority of this project as compared to other projects.

( Motion of Senator Ludlam agreed to 10 August 2015; documents tabled 11 August 2015 .)

        Transport—Western Australia—Roe 8 Extension and Perth Freight Link—Order for production of documents

That—

   (a)   the Senate notes the non-transparent process the Barnett and Abbott governments have followed in relation to the Roe 8 Extension and Perth Freight Link; and

   (b)   there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, 12 August 2015, the following documents which are not publicly available but crucial to the assessment process:

              (i)   the draft Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Perth and Peel Region, including any advice requested from the Western Australian Government on its progress,

             (ii)   evidence that the proponent’s offset proposal can be met,

            (iii)   any completed Aboriginal cultural heritage surveys and evidence of the Western Australian Department of Aboriginal Affairs’ Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee ‘sign off’ on the Roe 8 Extension,

            (iv)   evidence of formal consultation with Whadjuk Noongyar representatives,

             (v)   any evidence to support the proponent’s assertion on the Main Roads Western Australian website that the Whadjuk Noongyar people support the Roe 8 Extension and Perth Freight Link,

            (vi)   evidence that the Hope Road Swamp (Roe Swamp) site was deregistered during the time of environmental assessment on the Roe 8 Extension,

           (vii)   any survey work on the Mound (tumulus) Spring Inquiry post-September 2013, and any advice on exact weighting of various Mound Spring categorisation criteria,

          (viii)   the independent modelling on the increased traffic, diesel particulate pollution, and noise pollution due to the increased scale and size of the Perth Freight Link project since the project was submitted for assessment in 2009,

            (ix)   any material, including maps, relating to alignments for the Perth Freight Link through North Fremantle,

             (x)   evidence of consideration of alternatives to the proposed Perth Freight Link, and

            (xi)   the business case for the Perth Freight Link.

( Motion of Senator Ludlam agreed to 11 August 2015; documents tabled 12 August and 18 August 2015 .)

        Education—Higher Education Reforms—Modelling and costings—Order for production of documents

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Education and Training, no later than 11 am on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, all documents held by the Government in relation to the modelling or costings of impacts of the Government’s proposed changes to higher education or funding for students, universities or other related changes regarding higher education not previously provided to the Senate, including but not limited to:

   (a)   the impact of removing caps on university fees charged to students;

   (b)   calculations of the potential impact on student fees, accumulated student HELP debt and loan costs, and interest rates where applicable;

   (c)   the effects of accumulated fee and loan costs for female graduates over their working lives;

   (d)   the level of public funding to public and for-profit higher and VET education providers, including potential cost of cuts for individual institutions;

   (e)   cuts to course funding;

   (f)   the assessment of impacts of deregulation and funding on regional public universities; and

   (g)   access by lower income, regional and other students suffering disadvantage to a full choice of university courses.

( Motion of Senator Rhiannon agreed to 12 August 2015; document tabled 19 August 2015 .)



 

 

Orders for production of documents still current from previous parliaments

Date of order/mover

Subject

Addressed to

Action

15.05.08

Senator Minchin

Defence—Procurement projects

Minister representing the Minister for Defence

Document tabled 19.06.08

17.06.08

Senator Bernardi

Sport—Sports and recreation facilities—Grants

 

Document tabled 23.06.08

27.08.08

Senators Bernardi, Birmingham, Ferguson, Fisher and Minchin

Environment—Coorong and Lower Lakes

 

Statements by leave made 27.08.08 and 01.09.08

04.02.09

Chair of the Select Committee on Fuel and Energy (Senator Cormann)

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme—Treasury modelling

Minister representing the Treasurer

Statements by leave made 05.02.09 and 11.02.09; document tabled 11.08.09

04.02.09

Senator Minchin

Communications—National Broadband Network

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

 

11.03.09

Senator Cormann

Health—Private health insurance—Reforms

Minister Representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

Documents tabled 16.03.09 and 12.05.09

11.03.09

Chair of the Select Committee on Fuel and Energy (Senator Cormann)

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme—Treasury modelling

 

Statement by leave made 17.03.09; document tabled 11.08.09

13.05.09

Senator Minchin

Communications—National Broadband Network

Note : paragraph (3) of the order lapsed at end of 42nd Parliament.

 

Documents tabled 26.10.09

18.06.09

Senator Fifield

Employment—Employment Services Contract 2009-12

Minister for Employment Participation

Documents tabled 22.06.09 and 11.08.09

25.06.09

Senator Xenophon

Economics—Productivity Commission—Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

 

Documents tabled 11.08.09

18.08.09

Senator Cormann

Health—Chemotherapy treatment—Budget cuts

Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

Statement by leave made 19.08.09; documents tabled 26.10.09

19.08.09

Senator Cormann

Health—Aged care providers—General Purpose Accounts

Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

Documents tabled 20.08.09 and 26.10.09

27.10.09

Senator Birmingham

Environment—Northern Victorian Irrigation Renewal Project

Minister for Climate Change and Water

 

27.10.09

Senator Xenophon

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme—Frontier Economics report

Minister representing the Treasurer

Document tabled 16.11.09

29.10.09

Senator Siewert

Environment—Montara oil spill

Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

Documents tabled 16.11.09

17.11.09

Senator Cormann

Health—Aged care providers—General Purpose Accounts

Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

Document tabled 18.11.09

17.11.09

Senator Cormann

Parliament—Health Insurance Amendment (Revival of Table Items) Bill 2009—Legal advice

Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

Documents tabled 18.11.09

17.11.09

Senator Milne

Environment—Geoscience Australia—Carbon dioxide storage sites

 

Document tabled 18.11.09

18.11.09

Senator Fisher

Workplace Relations—Fair Work Amendment (State Referrals and Other Measures) Bill 2009—Bilateral intergovernmental agreements

Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

Documents tabled 19.11.09, 02.02.10, 04.02.10, and 11.05.10

Document presented 30.11.11 and tabled 07.02.12

23.11.09

Senator Cormann

Parliament—Health Insurance Amendment (Revival of Table Items) Bill 2009—Legal advice

Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

Document tabled 24.11.09

25.11.09

Senator Milne

Environment—Geoscience Australia—Carbon dioxide storage sites

 

Document tabled 26.11.09

26.11.09

Senators Cormann and Barnett

Health—National Preventative Health Taskforce report

Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing

Document tabled 02.02.10

02.02.10

Senator Fierravanti-Wells

Immigration—Asylum seekers— Oceanic Viking

Minister representing the Prime Minister

Documents tabled 03.02.10

03.02.10

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown)

Foreign Affairs—Solomon Islands—Landholder agreements

Minister representing the Minister for Trade

Documents tabled 22.02.10

03.02.10

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce)

Taxation—Australia’s Future Tax System Review Panel

Minister representing the Treasurer

Statement by leave made 04.02.10

23.02.10

Senator Cormann

Education—Education Services for Overseas Students Assurance Fund

 

Documents tabled 24.02.10 and 11.05.10

25.02.10

Senator Ludlam

Environment—Commonwealth radioactive waste dump

Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy

Documents tabled 11.03.10 and 15.03.10

11.03.10

Senator Ludlam

Communications—National Broadband Network Implementation Study

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Statement by leave made 17.03.10; document tabled 11.05.10

17.03.10

Senators Cormann and Birmingham

Economics—Home insulation program

 

 

17.03.10

Senator Minchin

Communications—National Broadband Network Implementation Study

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

 

11.05.10

Senator Fierravanti-Wells

Health—Therapeutic groups

 

Documents tabled 12.05.10, 16.06.10 and 17.06.10

12.05.10

Chair of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee (Senator Cash)

Education—Primary schools

Minister representing the Treasurer

Document tabled 13.05.10

12.05.10

Senator Birmingham

Environment—Green Loans program

Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water

Document tabled 13.05.10

12.05.10

Senator Birmingham

Environment—Home Insulation Program

Minister representing the Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts

Documents tabled 15.06.10

12.05.10

Senator Birmingham

Environment—Home Insulation Program

Minister representing the Prime Minister

Documents tabled 15.06.10

12.05.10

Senator Ludlam

Foreign Affairs—Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas Project

Minister representing the Minister for Trade

Document tabled 16.06.10

12.05.10

Senator Siewert

Environment—Mako shark and porbeagle shark

Minister representing the Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts

Document tabled 13.05.10

13.05.10

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)

Taxation—Australia’s Future Tax System—Government’s response

Minister representing the Treasurer

Documents tabled 15.06.10

16.06.10

Senator Milne

Finance—Fossil fuel subsidies

 

 

22.06.10

Senator Ludlam

Environment—Packaging and beverage container waste management

Minister representing the Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts

Document tabled 24.06.10

22.06.10

Senator Ronaldson

Administration—Advertising campaign—Exemption from guidelines

Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary

Document tabled 23.06.10

22.06.10

Senator Birmingham

Environment—Energy Efficiency task force—Report

Minister representing the Prime Minister

Document tabled 23.06.10

29.09.10

Senator Cormann

Taxation—Henry Tax Review—Superannuation

 

Document tabled 30.09.10

30.09.10

Senator Cormann

Taxation—Mining tax—Revenue estimates

 

Document tabled 30.09.10

30.09.10

Senator Cormann

Taxation—Mining tax

 

Document tabled 30.09.10

30.09.10

Senator Cormann

Taxation—Mining tax—Government estimates

 

Document tabled 30.09.10

26.10.10

Senator Cormann

Taxation—Mining tax—Revenue estimates

 

Documents tabled 28.10.10 and 15.11.10; document presented 03.02.11 and tabled 09.02.11

26.10.10

Senator Cormann

Taxation—Mining tax

 

Documents tabled 28.10.10 and 15.11.10; document presented 03.02.11 and tabled 09.02.11

26.10.10

Senator Cormann

Taxation—Mining tax—Government estimates

 

Documents tabled 28.10.10 and 15.11.10; document presented 03.02.11 and tabled 09.02.11

16.11.10

Senator Cormann

Superannuation—Productivity Commission report

 

Documents tabled 09.02.11 and 17.08.11

17.11.10

Senator Cormann

Health—GST Agreement—Proposed variation

 

Document tabled 18.11.10; document presented 06.12.10 and tabled 09.02.11

17.11.10

Senators Ludlam and Birmingham

Communications—National Broadband Network

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

 

18.11.10

Senator Mason

Education—Building the Education Revolution—Cost data

 

Document tabled 23.11.10

18.11.10

Senator Fisher

Communications—National Broadband Network

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Document tabled 23.11.10

23.11.10

Senator Cormann

Health—GST Agreement—Proposed variation

 

Document tabled 06.12.10; documents certified 23.12.10 and 03.02.11 and tabled 09.02.11

24.11.10

Senator Birmingham

Environment—Home Insulation Safety Program—Foil Insulation Safety Program

 

Document presented 06.12.10 and tabled 09.02.11

09.02.11

Chair of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee (Senator Back)

Education—Building the Education Revolution—Bilateral agreements

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations

Document tabled 10.02.11

09.02.11

Leader of The Nationals (Senator Joyce)

Law and Justice— Water Act 2007 —Legal interpretation

Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Document tabled 10.02.11

10.02.11

Senator Cormann

Superannuation—Productivity Commission report

 

Documents tabled 17.08.11

12.05.11

Senator Back

Estimates hearings—Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee—Questions on notice—Answers to questions to Education portfolio

 

 

21.06.11

Senator Cormann

Taxation—Mining tax—Fiscal impact

 

Document tabled 23.06.11

23.06.11

Senator Colbeck

Trade—New Zealand—Import protocol for apples

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Documents presented 30.06.11 and tabled 04.07.11

22.08.11

Senator Cormann

Administration—Act of grace payments—Answer to question on notice

 

Document tabled 23.08.11

03.11.11

Senator Colbeck

Trade—Export of live cattle to Indonesia—Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Documents tabled 10.11.11

03.11.11

Senator Colbeck

Trade—Export of live cattle to Indonesia—Australian Government Solicitor

Minister representing the Attorney-General

Documents tabled 10.11.11

03.11.11

Senator Colbeck

Trade—Export of live cattle to Indonesia—Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Minister representing the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Documents tabled 10.11.11

09.11.11

Senators Birmingham and Ludlam

Communications—Australia Network—Tender process

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Statement by leave made 10.11.11

19.06.12

Senator Hanson-Young

Law and Justice—Murray Darling Basin Draft Plan—Legal advice

Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Document presented 18.07.12 and tabled 14.08.12; document tabled 29.11.12

17.09.12

Senator Hanson-Young

Immigration—Nauru—Service provisions

Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

Document presented 21.09.12 and tabled 09.10.12

06.02.13

Senator Cormann

Taxation—Collective Investment Vehicles

 

Document tabled 26.02.13

25.06.13

Senator Rhiannon

Law and Justice—Freedom of Information

Minister representing the Attorney-General

Statement by leave made 25.06.13

26.06.13

Senator Rhiannon

Transport—Australian Road Rules and Australian Vehicle Standards Rules

Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport