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Committees

 

Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit—Select Committee

( appointed 11 December 2013; resolution of appointment varied 27 March 2014; reporting date varied 14 May 2014; final report tabled 19 June 2014 )

Reports presented

         •     Interim report ( received 19 February 2014 and tabled 3 March 2014 )

         •     Second interim report ( received 24 April 2014 and tabled 13 May 2014 )

         •     Third interim report ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

         •     Final report ( tabled 19 June 2014 )

 

 

 

Appropriations, Staffing and Security—Standing Committee

( formerly Appropriations and Staffing; name amended 25 March 2015 upon adoption of recommendation in the Procedure Committee’s first report of 2015 - Amendment of standing order 19 )

Members

The President ( Chair ), the Deputy President, the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and Senators Back, Collins, Fawcett, Fifield, Madigan and McEwen

Reports presented under the former committee name: Appropriations and Staffing

         •     Annual reports— 2013-14 ( tabled 30 September 2014 )

         •     Estimates for the Department of the Senate— 56th report - 2014-15 ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

Reports presented under the name: Appropriations, Staffing and Security

Annual reports—

         •     2014-15 ( tabled 10 November 2015 )

Estimates for the Department of the Senate—

         •     57th report - 2015-16 ( received 10 June 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

 

 

 

Australia Fund Establishment—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 4 September 2014; final report tabled 25 June 2015 )

 

 

 

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Joint Statutory Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

Members

Mr Matheson ( Chair ), Senator Bilyk ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Edwards, Johnston and Sterle, and Ms Elliot, Mr Irons, Mr Wood and Mr Zappia

Current inquiries

         •     Jurisdiction of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity ( adopted 6 March 2014 )

         •     Integrity of Australia’s border arrangements ( adopted 5 March 2015 )



 

Reports presented

Examination of the annual report of the—

         •     Integrity Commissioner 2012-13—Report ( tabled 3 September 2014 )

         •     Integrity Commissioner 2013-14—Report ( tabled 16 June 2015 )

 

 

 

Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

The Speaker ( Chairman ), the President ( Vice Chairman ), and Senators Marshall and Moore, and Ms Bird, Mr Coulton, Mr Griffin, Ms Henderson and Mr Tehan

 

 

 

Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government Affairs—Select Committee

( appointed 30 September 2014; resolution of appointment varied 19 March 2015; report received 27 March 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

 

 

 

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Health; Social Services, including Human Services

Members

Senator Seselja ( Chair ), Senator Siewert ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Brown, Gallagher, Lindgren and Smith

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lazarus, Madigan, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Wang, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiry

         •     Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( referred 3 December 2015; reporting date: 4 February 2016 )

         •     Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Measures) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( referred 3 December 2015; reporting date: 22 February 2016 )

         •     Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2015 [Provisions] ( referred 3 December 2015; reporting date: 1 March 2016 )

Reports presented

Annual reports tabled by 31 October and 30 April—

         •     No. 2 of 2013—Report ( received 25 October 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     No. 1 of 2014—Report ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

         •     No. 2 of 2014—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     No. 1 of 2015—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     No. 2 of 2015—Report ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

Estimates—

         •     Additional estimates 2013-14—Report ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

         •     Budget estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 26 June 2014 )

         •     Additional estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     Budget estimates 2015-16—Report ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

Legislation—

         •     Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 25 March 2015 )

         •     Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014 [Provisions], and Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 14 July 2014 ) and Correction ( tabled 16 July 2014 )

         •     Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 17 August 2015 )

         •     Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 28 October 2014 )

         •     Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 15 September 2015 )

         •     Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment (Forum on Food Regulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 30 November 2015 )

         •     Gene Technology Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 18 August 2015 )

         •     Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Health Insurance Amendment (Safety Net) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 23 November 2015 )

         •     Health Legislation Amendment (eHealth) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 9 November 2015 )

         •     Homelessness Bill 2013 [Provisions] and Homelessness (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report ( received 12 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015 [Provisions] and Medical Research Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 10 August 2015 )

         •     National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     Private Health Insurance Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 13 May 2015 )

         •     Private Health Insurance Amendment (GP Services) Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 4 September 2014 )

         •     Social Services Legislation Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Pensions) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 22 June 2015 )

         •     Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 30 November 2015 )

         •     Social Services Legislation Amendment (More Generous Means Testing for Youth Payments) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 9 November 2015 )

         •     Social Services Legislation Amendment (No Jab, No Pay) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 11 November 2015 )

         •     Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 30 November 2015 )

         •     Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( tabled 12 October 2015 )

         •     Social Security Legislation Amendment (Green Army Programme) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 17 March 2014 )

         •     Social Security Legislation Amendment (Public Housing Tenants’ Support) Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report ( received 12 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report on the bill, excluding Schedules 2, 6 and 9 ( tabled 12 December 2013 )

         •     Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 2) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                         Interim report ( received 10 September 2014 and tabled 22 September 2014 )

                         Report ( received 12 September 2014 and tabled 22 September 2014 )

                         Corrigendum to dissenting report from Opposition senators ( received 19 September 2014 and tabled 22 September 2014 )

         •     Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 15 June 2015 )

Legislation—Consideration of time critical bills—

         •     Social Services Legislation Amendment (No. 2) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 15 June 2015 )

         •     Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 11 August 2015 )

 

 

 

Community Affairs References Committee

Members

Senator Siewert ( Chair ), Senator Seselja ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Brown, Gallagher and Lindgren

Substitute member

Future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce —Senator Polley to replace Senator Brown

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Smith and Williams



 

Non-government

Senators Brown , Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Wang, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiries

         •     Lyme-like illness in Australia ( referred 12 November 2015; reporting date: 20 June 2016 )

         •     Future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce ( referred 1 December 2015; reporting date: 30 June 2016 )

         •     Indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment ( referred 2 December 2015; reporting date: 30 July 2016 )

*       •     Medical complaints process ( referred 2 February 2016; reporting date: 23 June 2016 )

Reports presented

         •     Adequacy of existing residential care arrangements for young people with severe physical, mental or intellectual disabilities in Australia—

                         Report ( tabled 30 June 2015 )

                         Corrigendum ( tabled 18 August 2015 )

         •     Availability of new, innovative and specialist cancer drugs in Australia—

                         Interim report ( received 4 August 2015 and tabled 10 August 2015 )

                         Final report ( tabled 17 September 2015 )

         •     Care and management of younger and older Australians living with dementia and behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia (BPSD)—

                         Interim reports (3) ( received 12 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013; received 28 February 2014 and tabled 3 March 2014; tabled 19 March 2014 )

                         Report ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

         •     Extent of income inequality in Australia - Bridging our growing divide: inequality in Australia—Report ( tabled 3 December 2014 )

         •     Grandparents who take primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren—Report ( tabled 29 October 2014 )

         •     Impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services—

                         Interim report ( tabled 13 May 2015 )

                         Final report ( tabled 16 September 2015 )

         •     Impacts on health of air quality in Australia—

                         Interim report ( received 12 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

                         Report ( received 16 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities in Australia—

                         First report ( received 17 July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

                         Final report ( received 25 October 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Matters not disposed of at the end of the 43rd Parliament—Report ( tabled 14 November 2013 )

         •     Out of home care—Report ( tabled 19 August 2015 )



 

         •     Out-of-pocket costs in Australian healthcare [Australia’s healthcare system]—

                         Interim report ( received 8 August 2014 and tabled 26 August 2014 )

                         Report ( received 22 August 2014 and tabled 26 August 2014 )

                         Corrigenda (2) ( tabled 27 August and 1 September 2014 )

         •     Prevalence of different types of speech, language and communication disorders and speech pathology services in Australia [speech pathology services]—

                         Interim report ( tabled 27 March 2014 )

                         Report ( tabled 2 September 2014 )

         •     Violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings, including the gender and age related dimensions, and the particular situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability—Report ( tabled 25 November 2015 )

 

 

 

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

( appointed 2 December 2013; interim report tabled 16 July 2014; f inal report tabled 25 June 2015 )

Reports presented

       Interim report ( tabled 16 July 2014 )

       Progress report ( tabled 28 October 2014 )

       Final report ( tabled 25 June 2015 )

 

 

 

Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

Members

Senator Fawcett ( Chair ), Senator O’Neill ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Ketter, Madigan and Williams, and Mr Laundy, Ms Owens, Mr Ruddock, Ms Sudmalis and Mr Watts

Current inquiry

         •     Impairment of customer loans ( referred via the House of Representatives on 4 June 2015 and transmitted via message on 15 June 2015 )

Reports presented

         •     Proposals to lift the professional, ethical and education standards in the financial services industry—Report ( received 19 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 )

       On annual reports of bodies established under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001

         •     Report on the 2012-13 annual report ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

         •     Report on the 2013-14 annual report ( received 30 April 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

       Statutory oversight of the—

         •     Australian Securities and Investments Commission: the role of gatekeepers in Australia’s financial services system [Number 3, July 2013]— Report ( received 29 July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Australian Securities and Investment Commission, the Takeovers Panel and the corporations legislation—

                         Report no. 1 of 44th Parliament ( tabled 26 November 2014 )

 

 

 

Cyber Safety—Select Committee

Report presented

       Options for addressing the issue of sexting by minors—Report ( received 30 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

 

 

 

Economics Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Industry; Treasury

Members

Senator Edwards ( Chair ), Senator Ketter ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bushby, Canavan, Dastyari and Xenophon

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, McAllister, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Wang, Waters, Whish-Wilson and Wong

Current inquiry

       Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives pursuant to the Selection of Bills Committee report no. 16, 3 December 2015; bill introduced 3 December 2015; reporting date: 22 February 2016 )

Reports presented

         •     Competition and Consumer Act 2010 —Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Food and Grocery) Regulation 2015—Report ( tabled 14 May 2015 )

Annual reports tabled by 31 October and 30 April—

         •     No. 2 of 2013—Report ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

         •     No. 1 of 2014—Report ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

         •     No. 2 of 2014—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     No. 1 of 2015—

                         Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

                         Corrigendum ( tabled 25 March 2015 )

         •     No. 2 of 2015—Report ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

Estimates—

         •     Additional estimates 2013-14—Report ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

         •     Budget estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 24 June 2014 )

         •     Additional estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     Budget estimates 2015-16—Report ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

Legislation—

         •     Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 15 September 2015 )

         •     Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Repeal) (No. 1) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Repeal) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 4 September 2014 )

         •     Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 March 2015 )

         •     Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency Repeal Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 24 November 2014 )

         •     Competition and Consumer Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 13 May 2015 )

         •     Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2014—Report ( received 26 February 2015 and tabled 2 March 2015 )

         •     Corporations Amendment (Financial Advice) Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 11 August 2015 )

         •     Corporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 22 September 2014 )

         •     Corporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 11 February 2015 )

         •     Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015 and Customs Tariff (Anti-Dumping) Amendment Bill 2015—

                         Interim report ( received 1 May 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

                         Report ( received 8 May 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

         •     Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 14 July 2014 )

         •     Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Customs Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 7 July 2014 )

         •     Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions], Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Fees Imposition Bill 2015 [Provisions] and Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 14 October 2015 )

         •     Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 2 December 2013 )

         •     National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

         •     Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 24 March 2014 )

         •     Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013—Report ( received 31 March 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

         •     Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Governance) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 9 November 2015 )

         •     Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 28 October 2014 )

         •     Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 6) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( 25 November 2014 )

         •     Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Better Targeting the Income Tax Transparency Laws) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( tabled 12 October 2015 )

         •     Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Employee Share Schemes) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 June 2015 )

         •     Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 9 November 2015 )

         •     Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 17 March 2013 )

         •     Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Family Trust Distribution Tax (Primary Liability) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Fringe Benefits Tax Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Income Tax (Bearer Debentures) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Income Tax (First Home Saver Accounts Misuse Tax) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Income Tax (TFN Withholding Tax (ESS)) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Superannuation (Excess Non-concessional Contributions Tax) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Superannuation (Excess Untaxed Roll-over Amounts Tax) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 1) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) (No. 2) Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Tax Laws Amendment (Interest on Non-Resident Trust Distributions) (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Tax Laws Amendment (Untainting Tax) (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Trust Recoupment Tax Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Trade Support Loans Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Trade Support Loans (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 14 September 2015 )

Legislation—Consideration of time critical bills—

         •     Excise Tariff Amendment (Product Stewardship for Oil) Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Customs Tariff Amendment (Product Stewardship for Oil) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( received 5 June 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 15 June 2015 )

         •     Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 15 June 2015 )

         •     Excise Tariff Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015 [Provisions] and Energy Grants and Other Legislation Amendment (Ethanol and Biodiesel) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 15 June 2015 )

         •     Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Bill 2015 [Provisions], Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015 [Provisions], Private Health Insurance Supervisory Levy Imposition Bill 2015 [Provisions], Private Health Insurance (Risk Equalisation Levy) Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions] and Private Health Insurance (Collapsed Insurer Levy) Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 17 June 2015 )

 

 

 

Economics References Committee

Members

Senator Ketter ( Chair ), Senator Edwards ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Canavan, Dastyari , McAllister and Xenophon

Substitute members

Australia’s steel industry —Senator Carr to replace Senator Dastyari

Cooperative, mutual and member-owned firms —Senator McKenzie to replace Senator Canavan

Impact of Commonwealth legislation, policies and guidelines —Senator Leyonhjelm to replace Senator McAllister

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby , Canavan, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Day, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Wang, Waters, Whish-Wilson and Wong

Current inquiries

         •     Forestry managed investment schemes ( referred 25 June 2014; interim report received 16 December 2015 and tabled 2 February 2016; final reporting date: 4 February 2016 )

         •     Australia’s naval ship building industry ( referred 25 June 2014; reports tabled 27 August and 17 November 2014 and 1 July 2015; interim report received 28 August 2015 and tabled 7 September 2015; final reporting date: 26 February 2016 )

         •     Implications of financial advice reforms ( referred 4 September 2014; interim report received 1 February 2016 and tabled 2 February 2016; final reporting date: 31 August 2016 )

         •     Corporate tax avoidance ( referred 2 October 2014; interim report tabled 18 August 2015; final reporting date: 26 February 2016 )

         •     Cooperative, mutual and member-owned firms ( referred 2 March 2015; reporting date: 17 March 2016 )

         •     Non-conforming building products ( referred 23 June 2015; reporting date: 16 March 2016 )

         •     Foreign bribery ( referred 24 June 2015; reporting date: 1 July 2016 )

         •     Impact of Commonwealth legislation, policies and guidelines ( referred 25 June 2015; reporting date: 13 June 2016 )

         •     Gender retirement income gap ( referred 17 August 2015; reporting date: first sitting day in March 2016 )

         •     Development of bauxite resources near Aurukun ( referred 24 November 2015; reporting date: 31 March 2016 )

         •     Penalties for white collar crime or misconduct ( referred 25 November 2015; reporting date: 27 July 2016 )

         •     Foreign investment review framework ( referred 25 November 2015; reporting date: 4 February 2016 )

         •     Australia’s steel industry ( referred 26 November 2015; reporting date: last sitting day in June 2016 )

*       •     Carbon risk disclosure ( referred 2 February 2016; reporting date: 22 June 2016 )

Reports presented

         •     Australia’s innovation system—

                         Interim report ( tabled 19 August 2015 )

                         Report ( tabled 3 December 2015 )

         •     Australia’s automotive industry—

                         Interim report ( tabled 19 August 2015 )

         •     Corporate tax avoidance—

                         Report (part I) - You cannot tax what you cannot see ( tabled 18 August 2015 2015 )

                         Corrigendum ( received 21 August 2015 and tabled 7 September 2015 )

         •     Digital currency - game changer or bit player—Report ( received 4 August 2015 and tabled 10 August 2014 )

         •     Forestry managed investment schemes—

                         Interim report ( received 16 December 2015 and tabled 2 February 2016 )

         •     Future of Australia’s automotive industry : Driving jobs and investment ( tabled 1 December 2015 )

         •     Future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry: Tender process for the navy’s new supply ships—

                         Report (part I) ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

                         Report (part II) ( tabled 17 November 2014 )

                         Report (part III) ( received 1 July 2015 )

                         Interim report ( received 28 August 2015 and tabled 7 September 2015 )

         •     ‘I just want to be paid’: Insolvency in the Australian construction industry—Report ( tabled 3 December 2015 )

*       •     Implications of financial advice reforms—

                         Interim report ( received 1 February 2016 and tabled 2 February 2016 )

         •     Interest rates and informed choice in the Australian credit card market ( received 16 December 2015 and tabled 2 February 2016 )

         •     Matters not disposed of at the end of the 43rd Parliament—Report ( tabled 14 November 2013 )

         •     Need for a national approach to retail leasing arrangements—Report ( tabled 18 March 2015 )

         •     Out of reach? The Australian housing affordability challenge—

                         Interim report ( received 13 April 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

                         Report ( received 8 May 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

         •     Performance of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission—

                         Interim report ( received 28 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 )

                         Final report ( tabled 26 June 2014 )

         •     Privatisation of state and territory assets and new infrastructure—Report ( tabled 19 March 2015 )

         •     Third party certification of food—Report ( tabled 1 December 2015 )

         •     Ticket scalping in Australia—Report ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

 

 

 

Education and Employment Legislation Committee

( formerly Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; name amended 13 November 2013 )

Portfolios

Education; Employment

Members

Senator McKenzie ( Chair ), Senator Lines ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Johnston, O’Neill, Reynolds and Simms

Substitute members

Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015 —Senator Waters to replace Senator Simms

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015 [Provisions] —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Simms

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Lindgren, Macdonald, O’Sullivan, Ronaldson, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, McAllister, Marshall, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, Peris, Polley, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wang, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiries

         •     Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015 ( referred 15 October 2015; reporting date: 12 May 2016 )

         •     Fair Work Amendment (Remaining 2014 Measures) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives pursuant to the Selection of Bills Committee report no. 16, 3 December 2015; bill introduced 3 December 2015; reporting date: 4 February 2016 )

         •     Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( referred 3 December 2015; reporting date: 17 March 2016 )

Reports presented

Annual reports tabled by 31 October and 30 April—

         •     No. 2 of 2013—Report ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

         •     No. 1 of 2014—Report ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

         •     No. 2 of 2014—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     No. 1 of 2015—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     No. 2 of 2015—Report ( tabled 8 September 2015 )



 

Estimates—

         •     Additional estimates 2013-14—Report ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

         •     Budget estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 24 June 2014 )

         •     Additional estimates 2014-15—Report ( received 21 April 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

         •     Budget estimates 2015-16—Report ( tabled 25 June 2015 )

Legislation—

         •     Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [Provisions] and Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [Provisions]—

                         Report ( tabled 2 December 2013 )

                         Correction ( tabled 3 December 2013 )

         •     Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015—Report ( received 8 May 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

         •     Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 [Provisions] and Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 30 November 2015 )

         •     Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 25 September 2014 )

         •     Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( received 13 April 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

         •     Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( received 5 June 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 2 December 2013 )

         •     Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014 [No. 2] [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 11 August 2015 )

         •     Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 28 August 2014 )

         •     Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                         Report ( tabled 28 October 2014 )

                         Report ( received 13 March 2015 and tabled 16 March 2015 )

         •     Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 30 November 2015 )

         •     Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 8 July 2014 )

         •     Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment (Exit Arrangements) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( received 8 May 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

         •     Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Improving the Comcare Scheme) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 June 2015 )

         •     Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 23 March 2015 )

         •     Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 24 November 2015 )

         •     Social Security Legislation Amendment (Green Army Programme) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

         •     Social Security Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Job Seeker Compliance Framework) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 24 November 2014 )

         •     Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report on Schedules 6 and 9 ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

         •     Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

 

 

 

Education and Employment References Committee

( formerly Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; name amended 13 November 2013 )

Members

Senator Lines ( Chair ), Senator McKenzie ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators O’Neill, Peris, Reynolds and Simms

Substitute member

Australia’s temporary work visa programs —Senator Rice to replace Senator Simms

Long service standards —Senator Rice to replace Senator Simms

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, O’Sullivan, Seselja, Smith, Ronaldson and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, Polley, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wang, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiries

         •     Australia’s temporary work visa programs ( referred 24 March 2015; interim report tabled 14 October 2015; reporting date: 25 February 2016 )

         •     Long service standards ( referred 9 November 2015; reporting date: 25 February 2016 )

Reports presented

         •     Access to real learning: the impact of policy, funding and culture on students with disability ( received 15 January 2016 and tabled 2 February 2016 )

         •     Australia’s temporary work visa programs—

                         Interim report ( tabled 14 October 2015 )

         •     Delivery of quality and affordable early childhood education and care services—Report ( tabled 16 July 2014 )

         •     Effectiveness of the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy—Final report ( tabled 27 March 2014 )

         •     Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 27 March 2014 )



 

         •     Getting our money’s worth: the operation, regulation and funding of private vocational education and training (VET) providers in Australia—

                         Interim report ( tabled 2 March 2015 )

                         Second interim report ( received 5 June 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 ) and additional comments from Coalition senators ( received 10 June 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

                         Report ( tabled 15 October 2015 )

         •     Government’s approach to re-establishing the Australian Building and Construction Commission [included in reference were the provisions of both the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 and the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013]—Report ( tabled 27 March 2014 )

         •     Principles of the Higher Education Research Reform Bill 2014, and related matters [higher education]—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     Immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia—Report ( tabled 16 July 2014 )

         •     Matters not disposed of at the end of the 43rd Parliament—Report ( tabled 2 December 2013 )

         •     Technical and further education system in Australia—Report ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

 

 

 

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013; resolution of appointment varied 4 December 2013 and 1 December 2015 )

Members

Mr Griffin ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Brown, Canavan, Ketter, Reynolds and Rhiannon, and Mr Goodenough, Mr Gray, Mr Pasin and Mrs Prentice

Current inquiry

         •     Financing of participants in the political process ( referred 15 October 2015; reporting date: last sitting day in March 2016 )

Reports presented

By way of a statement—

         •     Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013 -Statement discharging the committee’s requirement to provide an advisory report ( tabled 3 March 2014 )

Conduct of the 2013 election and matters related thereto—

         •     Interim report ( received 9 May 2014; tabled 13 May 2014 )

         •     Second interim report ( received 20 November 2014 and tabled 24 November 2014 )

         •     Final report ( received 15 April 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 ) and corrigendum ( tabled 12 May 2015 )

 

 

 



 

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Communications; Environment

Members

Senator Reynolds ( Chair ), Senator Urquhart ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, Ronaldson, Singh and Waters

Substitute members

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015 —Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Waters

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2015 —Senator Rhiannon to replace Senator Waters

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2015 [Provisions] —Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Waters

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Sterle, Waters, Wang, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiries

         •     Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2015 ( referred 15 October 2015; reporting date: 1 March 2016 )

         •     Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015 ( referred 26 November 2015; reporting date: 12 May 2016 )

         •     Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015 ( referred 3 December 2015; reporting date: 20 June 2016 )

         •     Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( referred 3 December 2015; reporting date: 22 February 2016 )

Reports presented

Annual reports tabled by 31 October and 30 April—

         •     No. 2 of 2013—Report ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

         •     No. 1 of 2014—Report ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

         •     No. 2 of 2014—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     No. 1 of 2015—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     No. 2 of 2015—Report ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

Estimates—

         •     Additional estimates 2013-14—Report ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

         •     Budget estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 24 June 2014 )

         •     Additional estimates 2014-15—

                         Interim ( received 20 April 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

                         Final ( received 15 May 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

         •     Budget estimates 2015-16—Report ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

Legislation—

         •     Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014—Report ( received 27 March 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

         •     Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 9 February 2015 )

         •     Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( 7 July 2014 )

         •     Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Provisions], Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Provisions], Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [Provisions], Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Provisions], True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Provisions], True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Provisions], Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 [Provisions], Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Provisions], Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Provisions], Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013 [Provisions] and Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 2 December 2013 )

         •     Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] [Provisions], True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] [Provisions], True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] [Provisions], Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] [Provisions], Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] [Provisions], Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2] [Provisions], Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2] [Provisions], Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2], and Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013 [No. 2] [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 8 July 2014 )

         •     Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2] [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 8 July 2014 )

         •     Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—

                         Interim report ( received 8 May 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

                         Report ( received 29 May 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 ) and correction [to the non-government senators’ dissenting report] ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

         •     Copyright Legislation Amendment (Fair Go for Fair Use) Bill 2013—Report ( received 20 September 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 3 March 2015 )

         •     Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013—Report ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

         •     Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 23 June 2014 )

         •     Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( received 18 November 2015 and tabled 23 November 2015 )

         •     Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015—Report ( received 30 September 2015 and tabled 12 October 2015 )

         •     Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014—

                         Interim report ( received 23 October 2015 and tabled 9 November 2015 )

                         Final report ( tabled 25 November 2015 )

         •     National Broadband Network Companies Amendment (Tasmania) Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 16 July 2014 )

         •     National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 24 November 2014 )

         •     Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2013—Report ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

         •     Performance, importance and role of Australia Post in Australian communities and its operations in relations to licensed post offices—

                         Interim report ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

                         Final report ( tabled 24 September 2014 )

         •     Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                         Report ( tabled 9 February 2015 )

                         Report ( received 20 March 2015 and tabled 23 March 2015 )

         •     Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report ( received 28 March 2014 and tabled 13 May 2014 )

         •     Water Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

 

 

 

Environment and Communications References Committee

Members

Senator Urquhart ( Chair ), Senator Reynolds ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, Bullock, Singh and Waters

Substitute members

Australia’s video game industry —Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Waters

Large capacity fishing vessels —Senator Whish-Wilson to replace Senator Waters

Marine plastic pollution —Senator Whish-Wilson to replace Senator Waters

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Ronaldson, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Sterle, Whish-Wilson, Wang, Waters, Wong and Xenophon



 

Current inquiries

         •     Marine plastic pollution ( referred 18 June 2015; reporting date: 8 April 2016 )

         •     Australia’s video game industry ( referred 22 June 2015; reporting date: 1 April 2016 )

         •     Large capacity fishing vessels ( referred 7 September 2015; reporting date: 30 April 2016 )

         •     Access by children to Internet pornography ( referred 2 December 2015; reporting date: first sitting day in December 2016 )

*       •     Commercial use of a Tasmanian bumblebee ( referred 2 February 2016; reporting date: 22 June 2016 )

Reports presented

         •     Australia’s environment—Report ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

         •     Direct Action: Paying polluters to halt global warming?—

                         Report ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

                         Corrigendum ( tabled 27 March 2014 )

         •     Effectiveness of current regulatory arrangements in dealing with radio simulcasts—Report ( received 12 July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Effectiveness of threatened species and ecological communities’ protection in Australia—

                         Interim reports (3) ( received 4 July, 23 July and 31 July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

                         Report ( received 7 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Environmental biosecurity—Report ( tabled 13 May 2015 )

         •     Environmental offsets—Report ( tabled 26 June 2014 )

         •     Impacts of imposing a certain carrier licence condition on Telstra Corporation Limited—Report ( received 19 July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Management of the Great Barrier Reef—Report ( tabled 3 September 2014 )

         •     National Landcare Program— Report ( tabled 25 March 2015 )

         •     Performance and management of electricity network companies—

                         Interim reports (2) ( received 20 April and 5 May 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

                         Final report ( received 5 June 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

         •     Recent trends in and preparedness for extreme weather events—

                         Interi m reports (2) ( received 10 July and 23 July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

                         Report ( received 7 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Regulation of the fin-fish aquaculture industry in Tasmania—Report ( received 21 August 2015 and tabled 7 September 2015 )

         •     Stormwater management in Australia—Report ( tabled 2 December 2015 )

         •     Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area—Report ( tabled 15 May 2014 )

 

 

 

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Finance; Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet

Members

Senator Bernardi ( Chair ), Senator McAllister ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators McKenzie, Peris, Rice and Smith

Substitute member

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015 —Senator Siewert to replace Senator Rice

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Seselja and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wang, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiries

         •     Commonwealth Grants Commission Amendment (GST Distribution) Bill 2015 ( referred 12 November 2015; reporting date: 16 March 2016 )

         •     Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( referred 26 November 2015; reporting date: 3 February 2016 )

         •     Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015 ( referred 3 December 2015; reporting date: 29 February 2016 )

Reports presented

Annual reports tabled by 31 October and 30 April—

         •     No. 2 of 2013—Report ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

         •     No. 1 of 2014—Report ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

         •     No. 2 of 2014—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     No. 1 of 2015—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     No. 2 of 2015—Report ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

Estimates—

         •     Additional estimates 2013-14—Report ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

         •     Budget estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 24 June 2014 )

         •     Additional estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     Budget estimates 2015-16—Report ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

Legislation—

         •     Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Australian Government Boards (Gender Balanced Representation) Bill 2015—Report ( tabled 10 November 2015 )

         •     Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013—Report ( tabled 12 December 2013 )

         •     Department of Parliamentary Services—

                         Interim report ( received 28 April 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

                         Second interim report ( tabled 25 June 2015 )

                         Final report ( tabled 17 September 2015 )

         •     Flags Amendment Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( received 7 May 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )



 

         •     Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                         Report ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

                         Report ( tabled 15 June 2015 )

         •     Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 24 November 2014 )

         •     Parliamentary Expenses Amendment (Transparency and Accountability) Bill 2015 ( tabled 26 November 2015 )

         •     Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 2 March 2015 )

         •     Proposed Parliament House security upgrade works—Report ( tabled 25 June 2015 )

         •     Public Governance and Resources Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 23 March 2015 )

         •     Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Amendment Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report on Schedule 2 ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

 

 

 

Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Members

Senator McAllister ( Chair ), Senator Bernardi ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Ludwig, Peris, Rice and Smith

Substitute members

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services —Senator Lines to replace Senator Ludwig

Gender inequality —Senator Waters to replace Senator Rice

Indigenous Advancement Strategy tendering processes —Senator Siewert to replace Senator Rice

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Seselja and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig , Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Singh, Simms, Sterle, Urquhart, Wang, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiries

         •     Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services ( referred 4 March 2015; reporting date: 17 March 2016 )

         •     Indigenous Advancement Strategy tendering processes ( referred 19 March 2015; reporting date: last day in the first sitting week in March 2016 )

         •     Gender inequality ( referred 25 November 2015; reporting date: 24 August 2016 )

*       •     Paper procurement ( referred 2 February 2016; reporting date:23 June 2016 )



 

Reports presented

         •     Senate order for departmental and agency contracts—Report ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

         •     Commonwealth procurement procedures—Report ( tabled 17 July 2014 )

         •     Domestic violence in Australia [violence against women]—

                         Interim report ( tabled 19 March 2015 )

                         Final report ( tabled 20 August 2015 )

 

 

 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

Members

Ms Gambaro ( Chair ), Mr Champion, ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Edwards, Fawcett, Gallacher, Ludwig, Macdonald, McEwen, McKenzie, O’Neill, Reynolds, Singh, Whish-Wilson and Xenophon, and Mr Baldwin, Mr Danby, Mr Feeney, Mr Ferguson, Mr Griffin, Dr Jensen, Mr Kelly, Mr Marles, Mr Nikolic, Ms Parke, Mr Pitt, Mrs Prentice, Mr Randall, Mr Ruddock, Mr BC Scott, Dr Stone and Ms Vamvakinou and Mr Varvaris

Current inquiries

         •     Australia’s trade and investment relationships with countries of the Middle East ( adopted 26 March 2014 )

         •     Defence annual reports ( ongoing statutory requirement )

Reports presented

         •     Empowering women and girls: The human rights issues confronting women and girls in the Indian Ocean-Asia Pacific region—Report ( tabled 3 December 2015 )

         •     Partnering for the greater good: The role of the private sector in promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in the Indo-Pacific region—Report ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

         •     Principles and practice - Australian defence industry and exports—Report ( tabled 1 December 2015 )

Review of Defence annual reports—

         •     2012-13—Report ( tabled 28 October 2014 )

         •     2013-14—Report ( tabled 1 December 2015 )

 

 

 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Defence, including Veterans’ Affairs; Foreign Affairs and Trade

Members

Senator Back ( Chair ), Senator Gallacher ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Fawcett, Ludlam, McEwen and Ronaldson

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Seselja, Smith and Williams



 

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McAllister, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Wang, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Xenophon

Reports presented

Annual reports tabled by 31 October and 30 April—

         •     No. 2 of 2013—Report ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

         •     No. 1 of 2014—Report ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

         •     No. 2 of 2014—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     No. 1 of 2015—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     No. 2 of 2015—Report ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

Estimates—

         •     Additional estimates 2013-14—Report ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

         •     Budget estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 24 June 2014 )

         •     Additional estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     Budget estimates 2015-16—Report ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

Legislation—

         •     African Development Bank Bill 2013 [Provisions] Report ( received 20 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Customs Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015 [Provisions] and Customs Tariff Amendment (China-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( received 6 November 2015 and tabled 9 November 2015 )

         •     Customs Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Customs Tariff Amendment (Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 27 November 2014 )

         •     Defence Legislation Amendment (Military Justice Enhancements—Inspector-General ADF) Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 3 March 2014 )

         •     Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013—

                         Report ( received 20 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

                         Erratum ( received 21 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

                         Report ( tabled 4 March 2014 )

                         Report [Provisions] ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

         •     Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Direct Lending and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 11 February 2015 )

         •     Fair Trade (Workers’ Rights) Bill 2013—Report ( tabled 4 March 2014 )

         •     Implementation of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012

                         Progress report no. 2 ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

                         Progress report no. 3 ( tabled 18 March 2015 )

         •     International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015—Report ( tabled 17 September 2015 )



 

         •     Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2015 Budget Measures) Bill 2015 - Schedule 2—Report ( received 25 September 2015 and tabled 12 October 2015 )

 

 

 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Members

Senator Gallacher ( Chair ), Senator Back ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Dastyari , Fawcett, Ludlam and McEwen

Substitute members

Australia’s bilateral aid program in Papua New Guinea Senator Rhiannon to replace Senator Ludlam

Contamination caused by firefighting foams at RAAF Base Williamtown, Australian Defence Force facilities and at other government sites —Senator Rhiannon to replace Senator Ludlam

Mental health of returned Australian Defence Force personnel —Senator Whish-Wilson to replace Senator Ludlam

Planned acquisition of the Joint Strike Fighter —Senator Whish-Wilson to replace Senator Ludlam

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Di Natale, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam , Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McAllister, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Wang, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiries

         •     Australia’s bilateral aid program in Papua New Guinea ( referred 4 December 2014; reporting date: 29 February 2016 )

         •     Mental health of returned Australian Defence Force personnel ( referred 25 March 2015; reporting date: 29 February 2016 )

         •     Capability of Defence’s physical science and engineering workforce ( referred 20 August 2015; reporting date: last sitting day in March 2016 )

         •     Contamination caused by firefighting foams at—

                         RAAF Base Williamtown and Australian Defence Force facilities ( referred 30 November 2015; reporting date: 4 February 2015 )

                         government sites other than RAAF Base Williamtown and Australian Defence Force facilities ( referred 30 November 2015; reporting date: 30 April 2015 )

         •     Planned acquisition of the Joint Strike Fighter ( referred 2 December 2015; reporting date: 1 May 2016 )

         •     The operations of Defence Housing Australia ( referred 2 December 2015; reporting date: 30 April 2016 )



 

Reports presented

         •     Australia’s future activities and responsibilities in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic waters—Report ( tabled 29 October 2014 )

         •     Australia’s overseas aid and development assistance program—Report ( tabled 27 March 2014 )

         •     Australia’s relationship with Mexico—Report ( tabled 2 December 2015 )

         •     Blind agreement: reforming Australia’s treaty-making process—Report ( tabled 25 June 2015 )

         •     Breaches of Indonesian territorial waters—Report ( tabled 27 March 2014 )

         •     China-Australia Free Trade Agreement ( received 6 November 2015 and tabled 9 November 2015 )

         •     Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement—Report ( tabled 1 October 2014 )

         •     Processes to support victims of abuse in Defence—Report ( received 31 October 2014 and tabled 17 November 2014 )

         •     Use of unmanned air, maritime and land platforms by the Australian Defence Force—Report ( tabled 25 June 2015 )

 

 

 

Health—Select Committee

( appointed 25 June 2014; final report due 20 June 2016 )

Members

Senator O’Neill ( Chair ), Senator Muir ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Edwards, McAllister, Moore, Seselja and Williams

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson and Smith

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Marshall, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson and Wong

Reports presented

         •     First interim report ( tabled 2 December 2014 )

         •     Second interim report ( tabled 24 June 2015 )

         •     Australian hearing: Too important to privatise—Third interim report ( tabled 17 September 2015 )

         •     Mental health: A consensus for action—Fourth interim report ( received 8 October 2015 and tabled 12 October 2015 )

 

 

 



 

House—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ), the Deputy President , and Senators Brown, Bushby, Collins, McEwen and Smith

Report presented

         •     Report ( tabled 13 May 2014 )

 

 

 

Human Rights—Joint Statutory Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

Members

Mr Ruddock ( Chair ), Mr Ferguson ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Brown, Canavan, McKim, Moore and Smith , and Dr Gillespie, Ms McGowan and Mr Sukkar

Reports presented

Annual report—

         •     2012-13 ( tabled 10 December 2013 )

Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

         •     Bills introduced 12 November to 5 December 2013; Legislative instruments received 8 June to 22 November 2013—First report of 44th Parliament ( tabled 10 December 2013 )

         •     Bills introduced 9 December to 12 December 2013; Legislative instruments received 23 November 2013 to 31 January 2014—Second report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 11 February 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 11 February to 27 February 2014; Legislative instruments received 1 February to 21 February 2014—Third report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 4 March 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 3 March to 6 March 2014; Legislative instruments received 22 February to 28 February 2014—Fourth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 17 March to 20 March 2014; Legislative instruments received 1 March to 7 March 2014—Fifth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 25 March 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 24 March to 27 March 2014; Legislative instruments received 8 March to 25 April 2014—Sixth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 13 May to 29 May 2014; Legislative instruments received 8 March to 30 May 2014—Seventh report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 19 June 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 2 June to 19 June 2014; Legislative instruments received 31 May to 6 June 2014—Eighth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 24 June 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 23 June to 26 June 2014; Legislative instruments received 7 June to 20 June 2014—Ninth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 15 July 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 7 July to 17 July 2014; Legislative instruments received 21 June to 25 July 2014—Tenth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 26 August to 28 August 2014; Legislative instruments received 26 June to 1 August 2014—Eleventh report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 2 September 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 1 September to 4 September 2014; Legislative instruments received 2 August to 5 September 2014—Twelfth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 24 September 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 22 September to 25 September 2014; Legislative instruments received 6 September to 12 September 2014—Thirteenth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 1 October 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 30 September to 2 October 2014; Legislative instruments received 13 September to 19 September 2014—Fourteenth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 28 October 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 20 October to 30 October 2014; Legislative instruments received 20 September to 10 October 2014—Fifteenth report of the 44th Parliament ( received 14 November 2014 and tabled 17 November 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 14 November to 19 November 2014; Legislative instruments received 11 October to 23 October 2014—Sixteenth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 25 November 2014 )

         •     Bills introduced 24 November to 27 November 2014; Legislative instruments received 24 October to 30 October 2014—Seventeenth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 2 December 2014 )

Human rights scrutiny—

         •     Eighteenth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 10 February 2015 )

         •     Nineteenth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 3 March 2015 )

         •     Twentieth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 19 March 2015 )

         •     Twenty-first report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 25 March 2015 )

         •     Twenty-second report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 14 May 2015 )

         •     Twenty-third report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

         •     Twenty-fourth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 24 June 2015 )

         •     Twenty-fifth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 12 August 2015 )

         •     Twenty-sixth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 19 August 2015 )

         •     Twenty-seventh report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

         •     Twenty-eighth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 13 October 2015 )

         •     Twenty-ninth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 14 October 2015 )

         •     Thirtieth report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 11 November 2015 )

         •     Thirty-first report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 25 November 2015 )

         •     Thirty-second report of the 44th Parliament ( tabled 2 December 2015 )

 

 

 

Intelligence and Security—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Tehan ( Chair ), Mr Byrne ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bushby, Conroy, Fawcett, Gallagher and Wong, and Mr Dreyfus, Mr Nikolic, Mr Ruddock and Mr Scott

Reports presented

         •     Authorisation of access to telecommunications data to identify a journalist’s source—Report ( received 8 April 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

Annual reports of committee activities—

         •     Report for 2012-13 ( received 16 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 )

         •     Report for 2013-14 ( received 16 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 )

         •     Report for 2014-15 ( tabled 12 October 2015 )



 

Legislation—

         •     Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015—

                         Oral report ( presented 19 August 2015 )

                         Advisory report ( received 4 September 2015 and tabled 7 September 2015 )

         •     Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014—Advisory report ( received 20 November 2014 and tabled 24 November 2014 )

         •     Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014—Advisory report ( received 17 October 2014 and tabled 27 October 2014 )

         •     National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014—Advisory report ( received 17 September 2014 and tabled 22 September 2014 )

Review of administration and expenditure—

         •     No. 11 and no. 12—Australian intelligence agencies ( tabled 22 September 2014 )

         •     No. 13—Australian intelligence agencies ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

Review of the—

         •     Declaration of al-Raqqa province, Syria—Report ( tabled 19 March 2015 )

         •     Declaration of Mosul district, Ninewa province, Iraq ( tabled 16 June 2015 )

         •     Listing of Al-Murabitun—Report ( received 16 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 )

         •     Listing of Boko Haram - Re-listing of the Islamic State—Report ( tabled 22 September 2014 )

         •     Listing of Jabhat al-Nusra and re-listing of six terrorist organisations - Re-listing of Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula—Report ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

         •     Re-listing of Ansar al-Islam, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Lashkar-e Jhangvi and Jaish-e-Mohammad—Report ( tabled 16 June 2015 )

         •     Re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

         •     Re-listing of Al-Shabaab, Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and Palestinian Islamic Jihad as terrorist organisations ( tabled 12 October 2015 )

 

 

 

Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

Members

Mr Kelly ( Chair ), Senator Singh ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Edwards, Johnston, Ketter and Leyonhjelm, and Mr Hayes, Mr Matheson, Ms Vamvakinou and Mr Wood

Current inquiries

         •     Crystal methamphetamine ( adopted 18 March 2015 )

         •     Illicit tobacco ( adopted 2 December 2015 )

         •     Human trafficking ( adopted 2 December 2015 )

Reports presented

         •     Financial related crime—Report ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

         •     Spectrum for public safety mobile broadband— Report ( received 23 July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

Examination of the annual report of the—

         •     Australian Crime Commission 2012-13—Report ( tabled 3 September 2014 )

         •     Australian Crime Commission 2013-14—Report ( tabled 16 June 2015 )



 

         •     Australian Federal Police 2012-13—Report ( tabled 3 September 2014 )

         •     Australian Federal Police 2013-14—Report ( tabled 15 September 2015 )

 

 

 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Attorney-General; Immigration and Border Protection

Members

Senator Macdonald ( Chair ), Senator Collins ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Lindgren, McKim and Smith

Substitute members

Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [Provisions]

Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator McKim

Senator Gallacher to replace Senator Collins

Migration Legislation Amendment (Cessation of Visa Labels) Bill 2015 [Provisions] —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator McKim

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Seselja and Williams

Non-government

Senators Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins , Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall , McAllister, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Wang, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiries

         •     Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( referred 15 October 2015; reporting date: 18 February 2016 )

         •     Migration Legislation Amendment (Cessation of Visa Labels) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( referred 12 November 2015; reporting date: 25 February 2016 )

         •     Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( referred 3 December 2015; reporting date: 3 February 2016 )

         •     Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015 ( referred 3 December 2015; reporting date: 24 February 2016 )

Reports presented

Annual reports tabled by 31 October and 30 April—

         •     No. 2 of 2013—Report ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

         •     No. 1 of 2014—Report ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

         •     No. 2 of 2014—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     No. 1 of 2015—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     No. 2 of 2015—Report ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

Estimates reports—

         •     Additional estimates 2013-14—Report ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

         •     Budget estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 24 June 2014 )



 

         •     Additional estimates 2014-15—Report ( received 24 April 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

         •     Budget estimates 2015-16—Report ( tabled 12 August 2015 )

Legislation—

         •     Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 2 December 2014 )

         •     Australian Border Force Bill 2015 [Provisions] and Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( received 7 May 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

         •     Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 1 December 2014 )

         •     Australian Crime Commission Amendment (Criminology Research) Bill 2015 ( tabled 26 November 2015 )

         •     Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bill 2015 and Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015—Report ( tabled 18 August 2015 )

         •     Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Classification Tools and Other Measures) Bill 2014—

                         Interim report ( received 27 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 )

                         Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—

                         Interim reports (2) ( received 29 May and 2 June 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

                         Report ( received 11 June 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

         •     Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014—Report ( received 17 October 2014 and tabled 27 October 2014 )

*       •     Courts Administration Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 ( tabled 2 February 2016 )

         •     Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 June 2015 )

         •     Crimes Legislation Amendment (Psychoactive Substances and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 2 September 2014 )

         •     Crimes Legislation Amendment (Unexplained Wealth and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( received 5 June 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 )

*       •     Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2015 [Provisions] ( tabled 2 February 2016 )

         •     Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013—

                         Interim report ( received 28 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 )

                         Final report ( tabled 13 August 2015 )

         •     Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013—

                         Interim report ( received 28 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 )

                         Final report ( tabled 13 August 2015 )

         •     Customs Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 30 September 2014 )

         •     Customs Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Customs Tariff Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 24 September 2014 )

         •     Exposure draft of the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2014—

                         Interim report ( received 22 October 2014 and tabled 27 October 2014 )

                         Report ( received 10 November 2014 and tabled 17 November 2014 )

         •     Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 25 November 2014 )

         •     Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Bill 2014—

                         Interim report ( received 5 February 2015 and tabled 9 February 2015 )

                         Final report ( tabled 9 February 2015 )

         •     Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Repeal Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                         Interim report ( received 27 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 )

                         Report ( tabled 18 July 2014 )

         •     Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 17 June 2015 )

         •     International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015—Report ( received 2 April 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015—committee recommendation: bill be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee )

         •     Law Enforcement Legislation Amendment (Powers) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—

                         Report ( tabled 18 June 2015 )

                         Corrigendum to dissenting report from Australian Greens senators ( tabled 24 November 2015 )

         •     Migration Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

         •     Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 24 November 2014 )

         •     Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 10 November 2015 )

         •     Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( received 5 June 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

         •     Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Repeal Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( received 6 June 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Migration Amendment (Protecting Babies Born in Australia) Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 10 February 2015 )

         •     Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 22 September 2014 )

         •     Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

         •     Migration Amendment (Strengthening Biometrics Integrity) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( received 5 June 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

         •     Migration and Maritime Powers Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 10 November 2015 )

         •     Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 24 November 2014 )

         •     Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 [Provisions]—

                         Interim report ( received 27 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 )

                         Report ( received 21   August 2014 and tabled 26 August 2014 )

         •     Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014— Report ( tabled 25 September 2014 )

         •     Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014—

                         Interim report ( tabled 25 June 2015 )

                         Final report ( tabled 11 August 2015 )

         •     Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2014 [Provisions]— Report ( received 8 May 2014 and tabled 13 May 2014 )

         •     Telecommunications Amendment (Get a Warrant) Bill 2013— Report ( received 20 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Tribunals Amalgamation Bill 2014— Report ( tabled 16 March 2015 )

Legislation—Consideration of time critical bills—

         •     Customs Amendment (Australian Trusted Trader Programme) Bill 2015 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 15 June 2015 )

 

 

 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Members

Senator Lazarus ( Chair ), Senator Macdonald ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Collins, Ludwig and Smith

Substitute members

Commonwealth payments relating to asylum seeker boat turn backs —Senator Gallagher to replace Senator Collins

Regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea —Senator Gallacher to replace Senator Collins

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Seselja and Williams

Non-government

Senators Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam, Madigan, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Wang, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiries

         •     Commonwealth payments relating to asylum seeker boat turn backs ( referred 24 June 2015; reporting date:15 March 2016 )

         •     Residential fire safety ( referred 25 June 2015; reporting date: 16 March 2016 )

         •     National registration system for paramedics ( referred 20 August 2015; reporting date: last sitting day in June 2016 )

         •     Regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea ( referred 12 October 2015; reporting date: 31 December 2016 )

         •     Revenge pornography ( referred 12 November 2015; reporting date: 25 February 2016 )



 

Reports presented

         •     A claim of public interest immunity raised over documents

                         Interim report ( received 21 February 2014 and tabled 3 March 2014 )

                         Report ( tabled 6 March 2014 )

         •     Ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the community—Report ( received 9 April 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

         •     Impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions on the arts—

                         Report ( tabled 2 December 2015 )

                         Corrigendum ( received 14 December 2015 and tabled 2 February 2016 )

         •     Comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

                         Interim report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

                         Report ( tabled 24 March 2015 )

         •     Current investigative processes and powers of the Australian Federal Police—Report ( tabled 15 May 2014 )

         •     Handling of a letter sent by Mr Man Haron Monis to the Attorney-General—Report ( tabled 16 September 2015 )

         •     Incident at the Manus Island Detention Centre from 16 February to 18 February 2014—

                         Interim report ( received 5 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 )

                         Final report ( received 11 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 )

         •     Matter of a popular vote, in the form of a plebiscite or referendum, on the matter of marriage in Australia—

                         Report ( tabled 16 September 2015 )

                         Corrigenda (2) ( received 21 September and 8 October 2015 and tabled 12 October 2015 )

         •     Work undertaken by the Australian Federal Police’s Oil for Food Taskforce—Report ( tabled 24 March 2015 )

 

 

 

Library—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ) , and Senators Back, Lindgren, Lines, Moore and Seselja

 

 

 

Migration—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

Members

Mrs Markus ( Chair ), Ms Vamvakinou ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, Dastyari, Edwards and Hanson-Young, and Mr KJ Andrews, Mr Kelly, Mr Thistlethwaite and Mr Zappia

Current inquiry

         •     Seasonal Worker Programme ( referred 17 May 2015 )



 

Report presented

         •     Inquiry into the Business Innovation and Investment Programme—

                         Report ( tabled 25 March 2014 )

                         Corrigendum ( tabled 14 May 2015 )

 

 

 

Murray-Darling Basin Plan —Select Committee

( appointed 24 June 2015; resolution of appointment varied 2 February 2016; final report due 17 March 2016 )

Members

Senator Leyonhjelm ( Chair ), Senator Day ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Canavan, Edwards, Madigan, McAllister and Simms

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Marshall, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Xenophon

 

 

 

National Broadband Network—Select Committee

( appointed 14 November 2013; resolution of appointment varied 25 March 2015; final report due on the last day of sitting of the 44th Parliament )

Members

Senator McLucas ( Chair ), Senator Johnston ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Conroy, Ludlam, Reynolds and Smith

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Ronaldson, Seselja and Williams

Non-government

Senators Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Dastyari, Gallacher, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludwig, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, McLucas, Moore, Peris, Polley, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Whish-Wilson and Wong

Reports presented

         •     Interim report ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

         •     Second interim report ( tabled 19 March 2015 )

 

 

 



 

National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

Members

Mr Simpkins ( Chair ), Senator Brown ( Deputy Chair ), The Deputy President and Chair of Committees, the Deputy Speaker, and Senators Back, Gallagher, Hanson-Young and Seselja, and Mrs BK Bishop, Ms Brodtmann, Mr BC Scott, Mr Snowdon and Mr Vasta

Reports presented

         •     Governance in the Indian Ocean Territories: Economic development—

                         Interim report ( tabled 24 June 2015 )

         •     Same country: different world - The future of Norfolk Island—Report ( tabled 28 October 2014 )

 

 

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013; as soon as practicable after 30 June each year, an annual report to be presented on the activities of the committee during the year )

Members

Mr Billson ( Chair ), Senator Gallacher ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Lindgren, Reynolds, Seselja, Siewert and Urquhart, and Dr Gillespie, Ms Hall, Ms Macklin, Mr Matheson and Ms Rishworth

Reports presented

         •     Implementation and administration of the National Disability Insurance Scheme—

                         Progress report ( received 29 July 2014 and tabled 26 August 2014 )

                         Progress report ( tabled 12 November 2015 )

 

 

 

Northern Australia—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 4 December 2013; resolution of appointment varied 26 June and 28 August 2014 (allowing committee to continue to operate after presenting its final report until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time, and to be able to report from time to time); interim report tabled 16 June 2014; final report tabled 4 September 2014 )

Members

Mr Entsch ( Chair ), Ms MacTiernan ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Canavan, McLucas, O’Neill, Siewert and Smith, and Mr Christensen, Mr Gray, Mrs Griggs, Ms Price and Mr Snowdon

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Seselja and Williams, and Ms ML Landry

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Gallacher, Gallagher, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, Moore, Peris, Polley, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Waters and Wong



 

Reports presented

         •     Pivot north: Inquiry into the development of northern Australia

                         Interim report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

                         Final report ( tabled 4 September 2014 )

 

 

 

Parliamentary Library—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

Members

Ms Brodtmann and Senator Seselja ( Joint Chairs ), Senators Back, Lindgren, Lines and Moore, and Mr Broadbent, Mr Danby, Ms Hall, Mr Irons, Mr Taylor and Mr Wilson

 

 

 

Privileges—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Collins ( Chair ), Senator Macdonald ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Ludlam, McEwen, McKenzie, Ronaldson, Smith and Urquhart

Current inquiries

         •     That:

   (a)   whether any false or misleading evidence was given to the former Select Committee on the Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru in relation to the apparent surveillance of a senator while on a visit to Nauru in December 2013; and

   (b)   if so, whether any contempt was committed in that regard ( referred 10 November 2015 )

         •     That:

   (a)   whether any false or misleading evidence was given to the former Select Committee on the Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru in relation to a disturbance at the centre on 19 July 2013; and

   (b)   if so, whether any contempt was committed in that regard ( referred 10 November 2015 )

Reports presented

         •     160—The use of CCTV material in Parliament House—Report ( tabled 5 December 2014 am )

         •     161—Possible imposition of a penalty on a witness before the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—Report ( tabled 12 August 2015 )

Persons referred to in the Senate

         •     155—Father Frank Brennan SJ AO—Report ( tabled 12 December 2013 )

         •     156—Mr Bernard Collaery—Report ( tabled 15 May 2014 )

         •     157—Professor Simon Chapman AO—Report ( tabled 14 July 2014 )



 

         •     158—Ms Heather Sculthorpe, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Incorporated—Report ( tabled 2 October 2014 )

         •     159—Mr Alan Manly and Ms Jennifer McCarthy, Group Colleges Australia—Report ( tabled 2 December 2014 )

 

 

 

Procedure—Standing Committee

Members

The Deputy President ( Chair ), the President, the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and Senators Bushby, Fifield, McEwen, Moore, Siewert and Smith

Reports presented

2013

         •     Second report—Parliamentary privilege: republication of Hansard extracts; Speaking time in the open-ended adjournment debate; Removal of gender-specific language in standing orders; Routine of business ( tabled 12 December 2013 )

2014—

         •     First report—Temporary orders; Matters referred to by the Scrutiny of Bills Committee; Question time; Routine of business ( tabled 26 June 2014 )

         •     Second report—Routine of business - proposals for discussion ( tabled 15 July 2014 )

         •     Third report—Routine of business - proposals for discussion; Photography in the Senate chamber; Seating for members of the House of Representatives on the floor of the Senate chamber ( received 9 September 2014 and tabled 22 September 2014 )

2015—

         •     First report—Appropriations and Staffing Committee; Cross-bench committee membership, chairing and order of speakers; Powers of Chair in relation to disorder; Language of matters raised under standing order 75; Changes to standing and other orders relating to estimates hearings ( tabled 24 March 2015 )

         •     Second report—Temporary orders relating to the routine of business and consideration of private senators’ bills; Third party arbitration of public interest immunity claims ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

         •     Third report—Ministerial statements; Publications Committee ( tabled 10 November 2015 )

 

 

 

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Macfarlane ( Chair ), Mr Conroy ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bernardi, Ketter, McAllister, McKenzie and Smith, and Mr Albanese, Ms Brodtmann, Mr Giles, Dr Gillespie, Mr CA Laundy, Mrs Prentice, Dr Southcott and Mr Taylor

Reports presented

Report no.—

         •     440—Annual report for 2012-13—Report ( received 26 July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     441—Inquiry into Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 Rules Development—Report ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

         •     442—Inquiry into the 2012-13 Defence Materiel Organisation Major Projects report—Report ( tabled 19 June 2014 )

         •     443—Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 23 and 25 (2012-13) and 32 (2012-13) to 9 (2013-14)—Report ( tabbed 19 June 2014 )

         •     444—Annual report for 2013-14—Report ( tabled 24 September 2014 )

         •     445—Regional Cities Program, KPIs and Medicare: Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 10 to 31 (2013-14)—Report ( tabled 24 September 2014 )

         •     446—Review of the operations of the Parliamentary Budget Office—Report ( tabled 2 December 2014 )

         •     447—EPBC Act, cyber security, mail screening, ABR and Helicopter Program: Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 32 to 54 (2013-14)—Report ( tabled 3 March 2015 )

         •     448—Review of the 2013-14 Defence Materiel Organisation Major Projects Report—Report ( tabled 16 June 2015 )

         •     449—Regional Development Australia Fund, military equipment disposal and tariff concessions: Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 1 to 23 (2014-15)—Report ( tabled 12 August 2015 )

         •     450—Annual report for 2014-15—Report ( tabled 9 September 2015 )

         •     451—Community pharmacy agreements: Review of Auditor-General report no. 25 (2014-15)—Report ( tabled 25 November 2015 )

         •     452—Natural disaster recover; Centrelink telephone services; and Safer Streets Program: Review of Auditor-General reports nos 24 to 50 (2014-15)—Report ( received 7 December 2015 and tabled 2 February 2016 )

         •     453—Development of the Commonwealth Performance Framework—Report ( received 18 December 2015 and tabled 2 February 2016 )

Documents tabled

Executive minutes on reports—

         •     Nos 417, 423, 436, 437 and 439 ( tabled 24 September 2014 )

         •     Nos 417, 442, 443 and 445 ( tabled 3 March 2015 )

Statements on the draft budget estimates for the Australian National Audit Office and the Parliamentary Budget Office for—

         •     2014-15 ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

         •     2015-16 ( tabled 13 May 2015 )

 

 

 

Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Senator Smith ( Chair ), Mr Perrett ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Canavan and Gallacher, and Ms Claydon, Mr Goodenough, Ms Ryan, Ms FM Scott and Dr Southcott

Reports presented

         •     Parliamentary delegation to Indonesia and Thailand by members of the Public Works Committee—Report ( tabled 2 December 2014 )

Annual reports—

         •     Seventy-seventh (2013)—Report ( tabled 12 February 2013 )

         •     Seventy-eighth (2014)—Report ( tabled 12 May 2015 )



 

Reports on referrals to the committee—

         •     1/2014: Referrals made December 2013: Proposed integrated fit-out of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office at the site known as Site 5 and 6, the Revitalised Dandenong Project, Dandenong—Report ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

         •     2/2014: Referrals made December 2013: Development and construction of housing for Defence at RAAF Base Tindal, Northern Territory; Construction of a new Australian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya; CSIRO Clayton Property Strategy, Clayton, Victoria; Reserve Bank of Australia, National Banknote Site, Craigieburn, Victoria; CSIRO Consolidation Project, Australian Capital Territory—Report ( tabled 25 March 2014 )

         •     3/2014: Referrals made December 2013: Development and construction of housing for Defence at RAAF Base Tindal, Northern Territory—Report ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

         •     4/2014: Referrals made March 2014: AIR 9000 Phase 5C Replacement Chinook Facilities Project, Townsville, Queensland; Defence Terrestrial Communications Network Facilities and Infrastructure Project—Report ( tabled 24 June 2014 )

         •     5/2014: Referrals made June 2014: Proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the Department of Social Services, ACT; Development and construction of housing for Defence at RAAF Base Darwin, NT—Report ( tabled 2 September 2014 )

         •     6/2014: Referrals made July 2014: AIR 6000 Phase 2A/B new air combat capabilities facilities—Report ( tabled 28 October 2014 )

         •     7/2014: Referrals made September 2014: Project JP3029 Phase 2 - Defence Space Surveillance Telescope Facilities Project; Project JP154 Phase 1 - Defence Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability Facilities and Infrastructure Project—Report ( tabled 2 December 2014 )

         •     1/2015: Referrals made October 2014: Project AIR7000 Phase 2B - Maritime Patrol Aircraft Replacement Project; Project AIR9000 Phase 7 - Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) Facilities Project—Report ( tabled 3 March 2015 )

         •     2/2015: Referrals made December 2014: Fit-out of new leased premises for the Department of Finance, Australian Capital Territory; Hamilton Island Replacement Fire Station Project—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     3/2015: Fit-out of new leased premises for the Department of Finance, Australian Capital Territory—Report ( tabled 12 May 2015 )

         •     4/2015: Referrals made December 2014 and March 2014: Cox Peninsula Remediation Project; Multi-User Barge Ramp Facility, East Arm, Darwin, Northern Territory; Residential accommodation and staff amenities at the Australia Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan—Report ( tabled 16 June 2015 )

         •     5/2015: 17th Construction Squadron Relocation Infrastructure project—Report ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

         •     6/2015: Referrals made May and June 2015: Sir John Monash Centre, Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France; Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown Redevelopment Stage Two Project—Report ( tabled 18 August 2015 )

         •     7/2015: Referrals made June 2015: Campbell Barracks Redevelopment Project, Swanbourne, Western Australia; REDFIN Phase 1B Infrastructure - facilities required for the new fleet of special operations vehicles; OneSKY Perth Air Traffic Services Centre - modernisation works—Report ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

         •     8/2015: Referrals made June 2015: Fit-out of existing leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office at 121-125 Henry Street, Penrith, NSW; Fit-out of leased premises for the Administrative Appeals Tribunal at 83 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW; OneSKY Equipment Rooms Project in Melbourne and Brisbane—Report ( tabled 15 September 2015 )

         •     9/2015: Referrals made August 2015: HMAS Stirling Redevelopment, Stage 3A, Garden Island, Western Australia; Brisbane and Cairns control tower life extensions; Melbourne and Brisbane Air Traffic Service Centre - extension works ( tabled 24 November 2015 )

         •     10/2015—Referrals made August and September 2015: Battlefield Airlifter Facilities Project, Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley, Queensland; Growler Airborne Electronic Attack Capability Facilities Project; Delamere Air Weapons Range Redevelopment Project, Northern Territory ( tabled 1 December 2015 )

 

 

 

Publications—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Reynolds ( Chair ), Senator Bilyk ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, Bushby, Lindgren, Marshall and Peris

Reports presented

         •     1st report ( tabled 12 December 2013 )

         •     2nd report ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

         •     3rd report ( tabled 5 March 2014 )

         •     4th report ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

         •     5th report ( tabled 15 May 2014 )

         •     6th report ( tabled 26 June 2014 )

         •     7th report ( tabled 17 July 2014 )

         •     8th report ( tabled 4 September 2014 )

         •     9th report ( tabled 2 October 2014 )

         •     10th report ( tabled 30 October 2014 )

         •     11th report ( tabled 10 February 2015 )

         •     12th report ( tabled 12 February 2015 )

         •     13th report ( tabled 5 March 2015 )

         •     14th report ( tabled 14 May 2015 )

         •     15th report ( tabled 25 June 2015 )

         •     16th report ( tabled 20 August 2015 )

         •     17th report ( tabled 17 September 2015 )

         •     18th report ( tabled 15 October 2015 )

         •     19th report ( tabled 12 November 2015 )

         •     20th report ( tabled 3 December 2015 )

 

 

 



 

Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru—Select Committee

( Appointed 26 March 2015; interim report received 12 June 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015; reporting date varied 15 June 2015; report received 31 July 2015 - with a recommendation that as ‘it has not been possible to finalise the report’ by this date, Senator Gallacher proposes to ‘put forward a motion when the Senate reconvenes on 10 August 2015 to reappoint the committee with the same terms of reference and a new reporting date’ - and tabled 10 August 2015 )

( Reappointed 10 August 2015; final report received 31 August 2015 and tabled 7 September 2015 )

Reports presented

         •     Interim report ( received 12 June 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

         •     Report ( received 31 July 2015 and tabled 10 August 2015 )

         •     Final report—Taking responsibility: conditions and circumstances at Australia’s Regional Processing Centre in Nauru ( received 31 August 2015 and tabled 7 September 2015 ) and corrigendum to the dissenting report from Coalition senators ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

 

 

 

Regulations and Ordinances—Legislative Scrutiny Committee

Members

Senator Williams ( Chair ), Senator Marshall ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Moore, Peris, Reynolds and Seselja

Delegated legislation monitors presented

       2013—

         •     No. 8 ( tabled 4 December 2013 )

         •     No. 9 ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

       2014—

         •     No. 1 ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

         •     No. 2 ( tabled 5 March 2014 )

         •     No. 3 ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

         •     No. 4 ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

         •     No. 5 ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

         •     No. 6 ( tabled 19 June 2014 )

         •     No. 7 ( tabled 26 June 2014 )

         •     No. 8 ( tabled 9 June 2014 )

         •     No. 9 ( tabled 16 July 2014 )

         •     No. 10 ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     No. 11 ( tabled 3 September 2014 )

         •     No. 12 ( tabled 24 September 2014 )

         •     No. 13 ( tabled 1 October 2014 )

         •     No. 14 ( tabled 29 October 2014 )

         •     No. 15 ( tabled 19 November 2014 )

         •     No. 16 ( tabled 26 November 2014 )

         •     No. 17 ( tabled 3 December 2014 )

2015—

         •     No. 1 ( tabled 11 February 2015 )

         •     No. 2 ( tabled 4 March 2015 )

         •     No. 3 ( tabled 18 March 2015 )

         •     No. 4 ( tabled 25 March 2015 )

         •     No. 5 ( tabled 13 May 2015 )

         •     No. 6 ( tabled 17 June 2015 )

         •     No. 7 ( tabled 24 June 2015 )

         •     No. 8 ( tabled 12 August 2015 )

         •     No. 9 ( tabled 19 August 2015 )

         •     No. 10 ( tabled 10 September 2015 )

         •     No. 11 ( tabled 17 September 2015 )

         •     No. 12 ( tabled 12 October 2015 )

         •     No. 13 ( tabled 13 October 2015 )

         •     No. 14 ( tabled 11 November 2015 )

         •     No. 15 ( tabled 25 November 2015 )

         •     No. 16 ( tabled 2 December 2015 )

Report presented

       Report of the work of the committee—

         •     2012-13—Report no. 118 ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

 

 

 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Agriculture; Infrastructure and Regional Development

Members

Senator Heffernan ( Chair ), Senator Sterle ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bullock, Edwards and Siewert and Williams

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Fawcett, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Seselja and Smith

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Simms, Singh, Urquhart, Wang, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiry

         •     Performance of Airservices Australia ( adopted under standing order 25(2)(a), 29 October 2014 )

Reports presented

Annual reports tabled by 31 October and 30 April—

         •     No. 2 of 2013—Report ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

         •     No. 1 of 2014—Report ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

         •     No. 2 of 2014—Report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     No. 1 of 2015—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     No. 2 of 2015—Report ( tabled 8 September 2015 )

Estimates—

         •     Additional estimates 2013-14—Report ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

         •     Budget estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 24 June 2014 )

         •     Additional estimates 2014-15—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     Budget estimates 2015-16—Report ( tabled 23 June 2015 )

Legislation—

         •     Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

         •     Biosecurity Bill 2014 [Provisions], Biosecurity (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2014 [Provisions], Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Customs) Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions], Quarantine Charges (Imposition—Excise) Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2014—Report ( tabled 17 March 2015 )

         •     Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill 2015—

                         Interim report ( received 29 May 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

                         Report ( received 12 June 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

                         Dissenting report from Labor senators ( tabled 16 June 2015 )

         •     Food Standards Amendment (Fish Labelling) Bill 2015—Report ( received 7 May 2015 and tabled 11 May 2015 )

         •     Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 17 March 2014 )

         •     Infrastructure Australia Amendment (Cost Benefit Analysis and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 26 November 2014 )

         •     Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—Report ( tabled 24 March 2014 )

         •     Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                         Report ( tabled 3 December 2014 )

                         Dissenting report from Labor senators ( received 5 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 )

         •     Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 [Provisions]—

                         Report ( tabled 12 October 2015 )

                         Dissenting report from Opposition senators ( tabled 13 October 2015 )

                         Dissenting report from Australian Greens senators ( tabled 13 October 2015 )

         •     Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015—Report ( tabled 15 October 2015 )

 

 

 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Members

Senator Sterle ( Chair ), Senator Heffernan ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bullock, Lines, Whish-Wilson and Williams

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Seselja and Smith



 

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lambie, Lazarus, Leyonhjelm, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, Muir, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Urquhart, Wang, Waters, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiries

         •     Aspects of road safety in Australia ( referred 30 October 2014; reporting date: Wednesday of the first sitting week in March 2016 )

         •     Airport and aviation security at Australian airports ( referred 4 December 2014; reporting date: 19 May 2016 )

         •     The future role and contributions of regional capitals ( referred 11 February 2015; reporting date: 12 May 2016 )

         •     The effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector ( referred 18 March 2015; reporting date: last sitting day in March 2016 )

         •     Australian grape and wine industry ( referred 25 March 2015; reporting date: 12 February 2016 )

         •     Use of Flag of Convenience shipping in Australia ( referred 18 June 2015; interim report tabled 2 February 2016; reporting date: 25 February 2016 )

         •     Perth Freight Link ( referred 13 August 2015; reporting date: 25 March 2016 )

Reports presented

         •     Australia’s transport energy resilience and sustainability—Report ( tabled 25 June 2015 )

         •     Beef imports—

                         Interim report ( received 5 July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

                         First report ( received 12 July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

                         Erratum to first report ( received 8 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Current and future arrangements for the marketing of Australian sugar—

                         Report ( tabled 24 June 2015 )

                         Erratum ( received 21 July 2015 and tabled 10 August 2015 )

         •     Current requirements for labelling of seafood and seafood products—Report ( received 18 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 )

         •     Effect on Australian pineapple growers of importing fresh pineapple from Malaysia, effect on Australia ginger growers of importing fresh ginger from Fiji, and proposed importation of potatoes from New Zealand—

                         Interim reports (3) ( received 19 July and 4 September 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013; received 28 February 2013 and tabled 3 March 2014 )

                         Final report ( received 31 March 2014 and tabled 13 May 2014 )

         •     Future of the beekeeping and pollination service industries in Australia—Report ( tabled 16 July 2014 )

         •     Grain export networks, including the on- and off-farm storage, transport, handling and export of Australian grain—Report ( received 4 June 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

         •     Implications of the restriction on the use of fenthion on Australia’s horticultural industry—Report ( received 31 July 2014 and tabled 26 August 2014 )

         •     Industry structures and systems governing levies on grass-fed cattle—Report ( received 9 September 2014 and tabled 22 September 2014 )

         •     Industry structures and systems governing the imposition and disbursement of marketing and research and development (R&D) levies in the agriculture sector—Report ( received 30 June 2015 )

         •     Matters not disposed of at the end of the 43rd Parliament—Report ( tabled 14 November 2013 )

         •     Ownership arrangements of grain handling—

                         Interim reports (2) ( received 31 July and 30 August 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

                         Final report ( tabled 4 December 2013 )

         •     Practice of sports science in Australia—

                         Interim reports (2) ( received 10 July and 15   July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

                         Final report ( received 23 July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     Qantas’ future as a strong national carrier supporting jobs in Australia—Re port ( tabled 27 March 2014 )

         •     Review of the citrus industry in Australia—

                         Interim reports (2) [Australian citrus industry] ( received 31 July 2013 and 27 September 2013 ; tabled 12 November 2013 )

                         Report ( received 16 December 2013 and tabled 11 February 2014 )

         •     Role of public transport in delivering productivity outcomes—Report ( received 5 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 )

         •     Use of Flag of Convenience shipping in Australia—

*                       Interim report ( tabled 2 February 2016 )

 

 

 

School Funding—Select Committee

( appointed 12 December 2013; final report tabled 9 July 2014 )

Report presented

         •     Equity and excellence in Australian schools ( tabled 9 July 2014 )

 

 

 

Scrutiny of Bills—Legislative Scrutiny Committee

Members

Senator Polley ( Chair ), Senator Williams ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bernardi, Heffernan, Ludwig and Siewert

Alert Digests presented

2013—

         •     No. 8 ( tabled 4 December 2013 )

         •     No. 9 ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

2014—

         •     Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 ( received 13 October 2014 and tabled 27 October 2014 )

         •     No. 1 ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

         •     No. 2 ( tabled 5 March 2014 )

         •     No. 3 ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

         •     No. 4 ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

         •     No. 5 ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

         •     No. 6 ( tabled 19 June 2014 )

         •     No. 7 ( tabled 26 June 2014 )

         •     No. 8 ( tabled 9 July 2014 )

         •     No. 9 ( tabled 16 July 2014 )

         •     No. 10 ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     No. 11 ( tabled 3 September 2014 )

         •     No. 12 ( tabled 24 September 2014 )

         •     No. 13 ( tabled 1 October 2014 )

         •     No. 14 ( tabled 29 October 2014 )

         •     No. 15 ( tabled 19 November 2014 )

         •     No. 16 ( tabled 26 November 2014 )

         •     No. 17 ( tabled 3 December 2014 )

2015—

         •     No. 1 ( tabled 11 February 2015 )

         •     No. 2 ( tabled 4 March 2015 )

         •     No. 3 ( tabled 18 March 2015 )

         •     No. 4 ( tabled 25 March 2015 )

         •     No. 5 ( tabled 13 May 2015 )

         •     No. 6 ( tabled 17 June 2015 )

         •     No. 7 ( tabled 12 August 2015 )

         •     No. 8 ( tabled 19 August 2015 )

         •     No. 9 ( tabled 9 September 2015 )

         •     No. 10 ( tabled 16 September 2015 )

         •     No. 11 ( tabled 14 October 2015 )

         •     No. 12 ( tabled 11 November 2015 )

         •     No. 13 ( tabled 25 November 2015 )

         •     No. 14 ( tabled 2 December 2015 )

Reports presented

         •     Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014—

                         Report ( received 23 October 2014 and tabled 27 October 2014 )

                         Further report ( tabled 29 October 2014 )

         •     The work of the committee in 2014—Report ( tabled 25 March 2015 )

         •     Work of the committee during the 43rd Parliament: September 2010 to June 2013—Report ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

2013—

         •     Eighth report ( tabled 4 December 2013 )

2014—

         •     First report ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

         •     Second report ( tabled 5 March 2014 )

         •     Third report ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

         •     Fourth report ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

         •     Fifth report ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

         •     Sixth report ( tabled 19 June 2014 )

         •     Seventh report ( tabled 26 June 2014 )

         •     Eighth report ( tabled 9 July 2014 )

         •     Ninth report ( tabled 16 July 2014 )

         •     Tenth report ( tabled 27 August 2014 )

         •     Eleventh report ( tabled 3 September 2014 )

         •     Twelfth report ( tabled 24 September 2014 )

         •     Thirteenth report ( tabled 1 October 2014 )

         •     Fourteenth report ( tabled 29 October 2014 )

         •     Fifteenth report ( tabled 19 November 2014 )

         •     Sixteenth report ( tabled 26 November 2014 )

         •     Seventeenth report ( tabled 3 December 2014 )

2015—

         •     First report ( tabled 11 February 2015 )

         •     Second report ( tabled 4 March 2015 )

         •     Third report ( tabled 18 March 2015 )

         •     Fourth report ( tabled 25 March 2015 )

         •     Fifth report ( tabled 13 May 2015 )

         •     Sixth report ( tabled 17 June 2015 )

         •     Seventh report ( tabled 12 August 2015 )

         •     Eighth report ( tabled 19 August 2015 )

         •     Ninth report ( tabled 9 September 2015 )

         •     Tenth report ( tabled 16 September 2015 )

         •     Eleventh report ( tabled 14 October 2015 )

         •     Twelfth report ( tabled 11 November 2015 )

         •     Thirteenth report ( tabled 25 November 2015 )

         •     Fourteenth report ( tabled 2 December 2015 )

 

 

 

Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures—Select Committee

( appointed 25 June 2014; variation of appointment (name amended) 11 August 2015 (formerly Abbott Government’s Budget Cuts); final report due 20 June 2016 )

Members

Senator Whish-Wilson ( Chair ), Senator Dastyari ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Canavan, Edwards, Lines, Smith and Urquhart

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ruston, Seselja, Sinodinos and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Leyonhjelm, Ludlam, Ludwig, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, McKim, McLucas, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Waters, Wong and Xenophon

Report presented under the name: Abbott Government’s Budget Cuts

         •     First interim report ( received 4 February 2015 and tabled 9 February 2015 )

 

 

 



 

Selection of Bills—Standing Committee

Members

The Government Whip ( Chair ), the Opposition Whip, The Nationals Whip, the Australian Greens Whip , the Palmer United Party Whip, and Senators Bilyk, Fawcett, Fifield and Moore

Reports presented

2013—

         •     No. 9—Report ( tabled 14 November 2013 )

         •     No. 10—Report ( tabled 5 December 2013 )

         •     No. 11—Report ( tabled 12 December 2013 )

2014—

         •     No. 1—Report ( tabled 13 February 2014 )

         •     No. 2—Report ( tabled 6 March 2014 )

         •     No. 3—Report ( tabled 20 March 2014 )

         •     No. 4—Report ( tabled 27 March 2014 )

         •     No. 5—Report ( tabled 15 May 2014 )

         •     No. 6—Report ( tabled 17 June 2014 )

         •     No. 7—Report ( tabled 19 June 2014 )

         •     No. 8—Report ( tabled 26 June 2014 )

         •     No. 9—Report ( tabled 17 July 2014 )

         •     No. 10—Report ( tabled 28 August 2014 )

         •     No. 11—Report ( tabled 4 September 2014 )

         •     No. 12—Report ( tabled 25 September 2014 )

         •     No. 13—Report ( tabled 2 October 2014 )

         •     No. 14—Report ( tabled 30 October 2014 )

         •     No. 15—Report ( tabled 27 November 2014 )

         •     No. 16—Report ( tabled 4 December 2014 )

2015—

         •     No. 1—Report ( tabled 12 February 2015 )

         •     No. 2—Report ( tabled 5 March 2015 )

         •     No. 3—Report ( tabled 19 March 2015 )

         •     No. 4—Report ( tabled 26 March 2015 )

         •     No. 5—Report ( tabled 14 May 2015 )

         •     No. 6—Report ( tabled 16 June 2015 )

         •     No. 7—Report ( tabled 18 June 2015 )

         •     No. 8—Report ( tabled 25 June 2015 )

         •     No. 9—Report ( tabled 13 August 2015 )

         •     No. 10—Report ( tabled 20 August 2015 )

         •     No. 11—Report ( tabled 10 September 2015 )

         •     No. 12—Report ( tabled 17 September 2015 )

         •     No. 13—Report ( tabled 15 October 2015 )

         •     No. 14—Report ( tabled 12 November 2015 )

         •     No. 15—Report ( tabled 26 November 2015 )

         •     No. 16—Report ( tabled 3 December 2015 )

 

 

 



 

Senators’ Interests—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Bilyk ( Chair ), and Senators Bernardi, Bushby, Hanson-Young, Johnston, Lines, O’Neill and Marshall

Notifications of alterations of interests presented

       Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests lodged between—

         •     27 June and 10 December 2013 ( tabled 12 December 2013 )

         •     11 December 2013 and 4 July 2014 ( tabled 14 July 2014 )

         •     1 July and 31 August 2014 ( tabled 4 September 2014 )

         •     1 September and 2 December 2014 ( received 17 December 2014 and tabled 9 February 2015 )

         •     3 December 2014 and 24 June 2015 ( tabled 25 June 2015 )

         •     25 June and 1 December 2015 ( tabled 3 December 2015 )

Reports presented

         •     1/2014: Annual report 2013—Report ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

         •     1/2015: Annual report 2014—Report ( received 25 May 2015 and tabled 15 June 2015 )

 

 

 

Trade and Investment Growth—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 23 September 2014; variation of appointment 18 August 2015 (reporting date amended); further variation of appointment 13 October 2015 (allowing committee to continue to operate after presenting its first report by 15 October 2015, until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time, and to be able to report from time to time); first report tabled 15 October 2015 )

Members

Mr O’Dowd ( Chair ), and Senators Bullock, Macdonald, Smith and Wang, and Ms TM Butler, Mr Conroy, Mr Palmer and Mr Pasin

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Canavan, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Lindgren, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Reynolds, Ronaldson, Seselja and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Gallagher, Lines, Ludwig, Marshall, McAllister, McEwen, Moore, Muir, Peris, Polley, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart and Wong

Report presented

         •     Inquiry into business experience in utilising Australia’s free trade agreements—Report ( tabled 15 October 2015 )

 

 

 



 

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

Members

Mr Wyatt Roy ( Chair ), Mr Thomson ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, Fawcett, Johnston, Lines, Ludwig, Sterle and Whish-Wilson, and Mr Broad, Mr O’Dowd, Ms Parke, Mr Taylor, Mr Watts, Mr Whiteley and Mrs Wicks

Reports presented

         •     135—Treaties tabled on 12 March and 14 May 2013—Report ( received 23 July 2013 and tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     136—Treaty tabled on 14 May 2013—Report ( tabled 12 November 2013 )

         •     137—Treaty referred on 15 January 2014 —Report ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

         •     138—Treaties tabled on 11 and 12 December 2013, 20 January 2014 and referred on 15 January 2014 —Report ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

         •     139—Treaties tabled on 11 December 2013, referred on 15 January and tabled on 11 February 2014 —Report ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

         •     140—Treaty tabled on 13 May 2014 —Report ( tabled 24 June 2014 )

         •     141—Treaties tabled on 19 March and 13 May 2014 —Report ( tabled 15 July 2014 )

         •     142—Treaties tabled on 13 May 2014 —Report ( tabled 4 September 2014 )

         •     143—Treaties tabled on 17 June and 15 July 2014 —Report ( tabled 24 September 2014 )

         •     144—Treaty tabled on 14 July 2014 —Report ( tabled 29 October 2014 )

         •     145—Treaties tabled on 26 August and 2 September 2014 —Report ( tabled 26 November 2014 )

         •     146—Treaty tabled on 30 September 2014 —Report ( tabled 11 February 2015 )

         •     147—Treaties tabled on 18 June, 24 November, 2 December 2014 and 25 February 2015 —Report ( tabled 26 March 2015 )

         •     148—Treaties tabled on 10 February 2015 —Report ( tabled 13 May 2015 )

         •     149—Treaty tabled on 10 February 2015 —Report ( tabled 17 June 2015 )

         •     150—Treaties tabled on 3 March, 5 March and 12 May 2015 —Report ( tabled 17 June 2015 )

         •     151—Treaty tabled on 28 October 2014 —Report ( tabled 9 September 2015 )

         •     152—Treaty tabled on 16 June 2015 —Report ( tabled 19 August 2015 )

         •     153—Treaties tabled on 16 June and 23 June 2015 —Report ( tabled 15 September 2015 )

         •     154—Treaties tabled on 17 June 2015—Report ( tabled 10 November 2015 )

         •     155—Treaties tabled on 11 August and 12 August 2015—Report ( tabled 10 November 2015 )

         •     156—Treaties tabled on 8 September 2015—Report ( tabled 24 November 2015 )

         •     157—Treaties tabled on 13 October 2015—Report ( tabled 3 December 2015 )

 

 

 

Unconventional Gas Mining—Select Committee

( appointed 12 November 2015; final report due 30 June 2016 )

Members

Senator Lazarus ( Chair ), Senator Ludwig ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Canavan, Lindgren, McEwen and Waters



 

Participating members

Government

Senators Abetz, Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Johnston, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Ronaldson, Reynolds, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Bullock, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Gallacher, Gallagher, Hanson-Young, Ketter, Lines, Ludlam, Marshall, McAllister, McKim, McLucas, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Rice, Siewert, Simms, Singh, Sterle, Urquhart, Whish-Wilson and Wong

 

 

 

Wind Turbines—Select Committee

( appointed 24 November 2014; resolution of appointment varied 12 May 2015; final report received 3 August 2015 and tabled 10 August 2015 )

Reports presented

         •     Interim report ( tabled 18 June 2015 )

         •     Final report ( received 3 August 2015 and tabled 3 August 2015 )