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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 )

[Appointed on 11 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to the resolution. Notice of motion initiated by the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne)]

Members

Senator Di Natale ( Chair ), Senator Lundy ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bushby, Dastyari, Edwards, Lines and Smith

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Ludlam, Ludwig, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Wright

Reports presented

       Interim report ( received 19 February 2014; tabled 3 March 2014 )

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

       Third interim report ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

*    Final report ( tabled 19 June 2014 )

 

 

 

Appropriations and Staffing—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ), the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and Senators Collins, Fifield, Madigan, McKenzie, Parry and Marshall

Report presented

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

 

 

 

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Joint Statutory Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

[Appointed on 2 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives, passed on 21 November 2013]

Members

Mr Matheson ( Chair ), Senator Furner ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Edwards, Parry and Singh and Mr Hayes, Mr Porter, Mr Wood and Mr Zappia

Current inquiry

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

 

 

 

Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings—Joint Statutory Committee

[Appointed under the Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Act 1946 , see section 5. The Act requires that the ABC broadcast proceedings of the Senate and the House of Representatives, including joint sittings, see section 4]

Members

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

 

 

 

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Health; Social Services, including Human Services

Members

Senator Boyce ( Chair ), Senator Siewert ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Brown, Peris, Seselja and Smith

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

       Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014 [Provisions] ( referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report no. 5, 15 May 2014; bill introduced 15 May 2014; reporting date: 14 July 2014 )

       Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014 [Provisions] ( referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report no. 5, 15 May 2014; bill introduced 15 May 2014; reporting date: 14 July 2014 )

       Private Health Insurance Amendment (GP Services) Bill 2014 ( referred 17 June 2014; reporting date: 4 September 2014 )

       Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014 [Provisions] ( referred 17 June 2014; reporting date: 26 August 2014 )

*    Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 [Provisions] ( referred 19 June 2014; reporting date: 26 August 2014 )

*    National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 [Provisions] ( referred 19 June 2014; reporting date: 26 August 2014 )

*    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] ( referred 19 June 2014; reporting date: 4 September 2014 )

Reports presented

Annual reports—

                No. 2 of 2013 ( received 25 October 2013; tabled 12 November 2013 )

                No. 1 of 2014 ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

Estimates reports—

                Additional estimates 2013-14 ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

       Health Insurance Amendment (Extended Medicare Safety Net) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

Homelessness Bill 2013 [Provisions] and Homelessness (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013 [Provisions]—

                Report ( received 12 August 2013; tabled 12 November 2013 )

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; tabled 12 November 2013 )

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions]

                Report on the bill, excluding Schedules 2, 6 and 9 ( tabled 12 December 2013 )

 

 

 

Community Affairs References Committee

Members

Senator Siewert ( Chair ), Senator Boyce ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Brown, Peris, Smith and Thorp

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Tillem, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

       Speech pathology services ( referred 9 December 2013; interim report tabled 27 March 2014; final reporting date: 1 September 2014 )

       Grandparents raising grandchildren ( referred 9 December 2013; reporting date: 30 September 2014 )

       Australia’s healthcare system ( referred 26 March 2014; reporting date: 8 August 2014 )

       Income inequality ( referred 18 June 2014; reporting date: 26 November 2014 )

Reports presented

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 )

Impacts on health of air quality in Australia—

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

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

Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities in Australia—

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

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

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 43rd Parliament—

                Report ( tabled 14 November 2013

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 )

 

 

 

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

( appointed 2 December 2013; interim report to be presented on or before 30 September 2014; final report to be presented on or before 30 June 2015 )

Members

Mr Wyatt ( Chair ), Senator Peris ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators McKenzie, Ruston and Siewert and Mr SP Jones, Mr Neumann and Mr Porter

 

 

 

Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

[Appointed on 2 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives, passed on 21 November 2013]

Members

Senator Fawcett ( Chair ), Senator Dastyari ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bushby, Madigan and Singh and Mr Coleman, Ms Owens, Mr Smith, Mr Sukkar and Mr Watts

Current inquiries

( referred pursuant to the House of Representatives Selection Committee report, )

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

Insurance Contracts Amendment (Unfair Terms) Bill 2013 ( referred pursuant to the House of Representatives Selection Committee report, 26 June 2012 )

Reports presented

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; tabled 12 November 2013 )

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

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

 

 

 

Cyber Safety—Select Committee

[Committee from previous (43rd) Parliament. Only included in this section as they report was receive out of sitting and then tabled in the 44th Parliament]

Report presented

Options for addressing the issue of sexting by minors—

                Report ( received 30 August 2013 ; tabled 12 November 2013 )

 

 

 

Economics Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Industry; Treasury

Members

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

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Boswell, Boyce, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja and Smith

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Wright

Current inquiries

       Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013 ( referred 12 December 2013; reporting date: 28 August 2014 )

       Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2014 ( referred 20 March 2014; reporting date: 28 August 2014 )

       Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Bill 2014 [Provisions] ( referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report no. 5, 15 May 2014; bill introduced 15 May 2014; reporting date: 14 July 2014 )

*    Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Repeal) Bill 2014 [Provisions] ( referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives pursuant to the Selection of Bills Committee report no. 7, 19 June 2014; bill introduced 19 June 2014; reporting date: 4 September 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] ( referred upon the introduction of the bills in the House of Representatives pursuant to the Selection of Bills Committee report no. 7, 19 June 2014; bills introduced 19 June 2014; reporting date: 7 July 2014 )

Reports presented

Annual reports—

                No. 2 of 2013 ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

                No. 1 of 2014 ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

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

                Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

       Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency Repeal Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

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 )

Corporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

Estimates reports—

                Additional estimates 2013-14 ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 [Provisions]—

                Report ( tabled 2 December 2013 )

Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                Report ( tabled 24 March 2014 )

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 )

 

 

 

Economics References Committee

Members

Senator Bishop ( Chair ), Senator Bushby ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Dastyari, Pratt, Williams and Xenophon

Substitute member

Australia’s innovation system —Senator Carr to replace Senator Pratt

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja and Smith

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Brown, Cameron, Collins, Conroy, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Wright

Current inquiries

       Performance of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ( referred 20 June 2013; readopted 14 November 2013; interim report received 28 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014; final reporting date: 26 June 2014 )

       Affordable housing ( referred 12 December 2013; reporting date: 27 November 2014 )

       Australia’s innovation system ( referred 18 March 2014; reporting date: first sitting day of July 2015 )

Reports presented

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 43rd Parliament—

                Report ( tabled 14 November 2013 )

Performance of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission—

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

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 Back ( Chair ), Senator Lines ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Kroger, McKenzie , Rhiannon and Tillem

Substitute member

       Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions] —Senator Wright to replace Senator Rhiannon

Participating members

Government

Senators Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Macdonald, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiry

       Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions] ( referred 15 May 2014; reporting date: 8 July 2014 )

Reports presented

Annual reports—

                No. 2 of 2013 ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

                No. 1 of 2014 ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

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 )

Estimates reports—

                Additional estimates 2013-14 ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

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 )

       Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Green Army Programme) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                Report ( tabled 14 May 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 Back ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators McKenzie , Rhiannon, Tillem and Urquhart

Substitute member

Delivery of quality and affordable early childhood education and care services —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Rhiannon

Immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Rhiannon

Participating members

Government

Senators Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

       Delivery of quality and affordable early childhood education and care services ( referred 12 December 2013; reporting date: 15 July 2014 )

       Immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia ( referred 12 December 2013; reporting date: 15 July 2014 )

Reports presented

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 )

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 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 43rd Parliament—

                Report ( tabled 2 December 2013 )

       Technical and further education in Australia—

                Report ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

 

 

 

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

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

[Appointed on 2 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives, passed on 21 November 2013]

Members

Mr Smith ( Chair ), Mr Griffin ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Faulkner, Kroger, Rhiannon, Ruston and Tillem and Mr Goodenough, Mr Gray and Mr Hawke

Participating members for the purposes of the inquiry into the 2013 Election only

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Farrell, Furner, Gallacher, Lines, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Urquhart, Wong and Xenophon

Current inquiry

       Inquiry into the 2013 federal election ( adopted 5 December 2013 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into the conduct of the 2013 federal election: Senate voting practices—

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

Report 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 )

 

 

 

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Communications; Environment

Members

Senator Williams ( Chair ), Senator Urquhart ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Fawcett, Pratt, Ruston and Waters

Substitute member

National Broadband Network Companies Amendment (Tasmania) Bill 2014 —Senator Whish-Wilson to replace Senator Waters

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Seselja and Smith

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

       Australia Post ( referred 14 November 2013; interim report tabled: 11 December 2013; final reporting date: 27August 2014 )

       National Broadband Network Companies Amendment (Tasmania) Bill 2014 ( referred 27 March 2014; reporting date: 26 June 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] ( referred upon the introduction of the bills in the House of Representatives pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report no. 5, 15 May 2014; bills introduced 15 May 2014; reporting date: 23 June 2014 )

*    Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions] ( referred 19 June 2014; reporting date: 7 July 2014 )

Reports presented

Annual reports—

                No. 2 of 2013 ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

                No. 1 of 2014 ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

Australia Post—

                Interim report ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

Copyright Legislation Amendment (Fair Go for Fair Use) Bill 2013—

                Report ( received 20 September 2013 ; tabled 12 November 2013 )

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 )

Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013—

                Report ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

Estimates reports—

                Additional estimates 2013-14 ( tabled 18 March 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 )

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013 [Provisions]—

                Report ( received 28 March 2014; tabled 13 May 2014 )

 

 

 

Environment and Communications References Committee

Members

Senator Thorp ( Chair ), Senator Williams ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Pratt, Stephens, Ruston and Waters

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Seselja and Smith

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Rhiannon, Siewert, Singh, Sterle, Tillem, Urquhart, Whish-Wilson, Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

       Environmental offsets ( referred 5 March 2014; reporting date: 25 June 2014 )

       Great Barrier Reef ( referred 25 March 2014; reporting date: 27 August 2014 )

       Australia’s environment ( referred 18 June 2014; reporting date: third sitting day in 2015 )

Reports presented

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 ; 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 ; tabled 12 November 2013 )

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

Impacts of imposing a certain carrier licence condition on Telstra Corporation Limited—

                Report ( received 19 July 2013 ; tabled 12 November 2013 )

Recent trends in and preparedness for extreme weather events—

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

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

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 Lundy ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators McKenzie, Rhiannon, Smith and Tillem

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Reports presented

Annual reports—

                No. 2 of 2013 ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

                No. 1 of 2014 ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

       Asset Recycling Fund Bill 2014 [Provisions] and Asset Recycling Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013—

                Report ( tabled 12 December 2013 )

Estimates reports—

                Additional estimates 2013-14 ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

       Flags Amendment Bill 2014—

                Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

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

                Report ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

       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 Lundy ( Chair ), Senator Bernardi ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Gallacher, Rhiannon, Smith and Tillem

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Hanson-Young, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

       Commonwealth procurement procedures ( referred 14 November 2013; reporting date: 30 June 2014 )

Report presented

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

 

 

 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

[Appointed on 2 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives, passed on 21 November 2013]

Members

Ms Gambaro ( Chair ), Mr Champion, ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bishop, Eggleston, Fawcett, Furner, Kroger, Macdonald, McEwen, Parry, Singh, Stephens, Whish-Wilson and Xenophon and Mr Danby, Mr Feeney, Mr Ferguson, Mr Griffin, Mr Hawke, Dr Jensen, Mr ET Jones, Mr Kelly, Mr Marles, Mr Nikolic, Ms Plibersek, Mr Randall, Mr Wyatt Roy, Mr Ruddock, Mr BC Scott, Mr Simpkins, Dr Stone and Ms Vamvakinou

Current inquiries

       The role of the private sector in promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in the Indo-Pacific region ( adopted 5 March 2014 )

       The human rights issues confronting women and girls in the Indian Ocean - Asia Pacific region ( adopted 5 March 2014 )

       Defence annual report 2012-13 ( ongoing statutory requirement )

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

 

 

 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Defence, including Veterans’ Affairs; Foreign Affairs and Trade

Members

Senator Eggleston ( Chair ), Senator Stephens ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators McEwen, Edwards, Fawcett and Whish-Wilson

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Siewert, Singh, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem, Urquhart, Waters, Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiry

       Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014 ( referred 6 March 2014; reporting date: 27 August 2014 )

Reports presented

African Development Bank Bill 2013 [Provisions]

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

Annual reports—

                No. 2 of 2013 ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

                No. 1 of 2014 ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013—

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

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

                Report ( tabled 4 March 2014 )

                Report [Provisions] ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

Estimates reports—

                Additional estimates 2013-14 ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

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 )

 

 

 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Members

Senator Stephens ( Chair ), Senator Eggleston ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Dastyari , Fawcett, McEwen and Whish-Wilson

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Edwards, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Siewert, Singh, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem, Urquhart, Waters, , Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

       Illegal fishing ( referred 24 March 2014; reporting date: 28 August 2014 )

       Abuse in Defence ( referred 27 March 2014; reporting date: 28 August 2014 )

       Proposed Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement ( referred 27 March 2014; reporting date: within one month of the tabling of the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties on the proposed agreement)

Reports presented

Breaches of Indonesian territorial waters—

                Report ( tabled 27 March 2014 )

Australia’s overseas aid and development assistance program—

                Report ( tabled 27 March 2014 )

 

 

 

House—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ), the Deputy President , and Senators Bushby, Collins, Kroger, Marshall and McEwen

Report presented

       Report ( tabled 13 May 2014 )

 

 

 

Human Rights—Joint Statutory Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

[Appointed on 2 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives, passed on 21 November 2013. Committee established by the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 , see section 7]

Members

Senator Smith ( Chair ), Mr Ferguson ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Boyce, Lundy, Stephens and Wright and Dr Gillespie, Mr Laming, Ms Rowland and Mr Wyatt

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 )

 

 

 

Intelligence and Security—Joint Statutory Committee

Members

Mr Tehan ( Chair ), Mr Byrne ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bishop, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fawcett and Ludwig and Mr Nikolic, Ms Plibersek, Mr Ruddock and Mr BC Scott

Report presented

       Review of the listing of Jabhat al-Nusra and re-listing of six terrorist organisations; Review of the re-listing of Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

 

 

 

Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

[Appointed on 2 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives, passed on 21 November 2013]

Members

Mr van Manen ( Chair ), Senator Singh ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Edwards, Furner and Parry and Mrs Elliot, Mr Matheson, Ms Vamvakinou and Mr Wood

Current inquiry

       Financial related crime ( adopted 5 March 2014 )

Report presented

Spectrum for public safety mobile broadband—

                Report ( received 23 July 2013; tabled 12 November 2013 )

 

 

 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Portfolios

Attorney-General; Immigration and Border Protection

Members

Senator Macdonald ( Chair ), Senator Singh ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Boyce, Marshall , Seselja and Wright

Substitute members

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014 [Provisions] —Senator Siewert to replace Senator Wright

Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 [Provisions] —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Wright

Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014 [Provisions] —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Wright

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

       Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013 ( referred 12 December 2013; interim report received 28 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014; final reporting date: 4 December 2014 )

       Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013 ( referred upon the introduction of the bill pursuant to the Selection of Bills Committee report no. 11, 12 December 2013; bill introduced 12 December 2013; interim report received 28 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014; final reporting date: 4 December 2014 )

       Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Classification Tools and Other Measures) Bill 2014 ( referred 27 March 2014; interim report received 27 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014; final reporting date: 27 August 2014 )

       Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Repeal Bill 2014 [Provisions] ( referred 27 March 2014; interim report received 27 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014; final reporting date: 19 August 2014 )

       Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 [Provisions] ( referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives pursuant to the Selection of Bills Committee report no. 4, 27 March 2014; bill introduced 27 March 2014; interim report received 27 May 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014; final reporting date: 21   August 2014 )

       Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014 [Provisions] ( referred upon the introduction of the bill pursuant to Selection of the Bills Committee report no. 5, 15 May 2014; bill introduced 15 May 2014; reporting date: 3 September 2014 )

       Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014 [Provisions] ( referred 17 June 2014; reporting date: 26 August 2014 )

*    Migration Amendment (Protecting Babies Born in Australia) Bill 2014 ( referred 19 June 2014; reporting date: 28 October 2014 )

Reports presented

Annual reports—

                No. 2 of 2013 ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

                No. 1 of 2014 ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

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 )

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Unexplained Wealth and Other Measures) Bill 2014 [Provisions]

                Report ( received 5 June 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 )

Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013—

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

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

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

Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Repeal Bill 2014 [Provisions]

                Report ( received 6 June 2014 and tabled 16 June 2014 )

Estimates reports—

                Additional estimates 2013-14 ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

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

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

Migration Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions]—

                Report ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia’s Protection Obligations) Bill 2013 [Provisions]—

                Report ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

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

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

Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                Report ( received 8 May 2014; tabled 13 May 2014 )

Telecommunications Amendment (Get a Warrant) Bill 2013—

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

 

 

 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Members

Senator Wright ( Chair ), Senator Seselja ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Ludwig, Macdonald, Marshall and Singh

Substitute member

Comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 —Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Wright, and while substituting for Senator Wright has been elected to chair the committee for the consideration of this inquiry.

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Lines, Ludlam, Lundy, Madigan, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

       Comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 ( referred 12 December 2013; reporting date: 27 August 2014 )

       Manus Island Detention Centre ( referred 5 March 2014; reporting date: 16 July 2014 )

*    Illicit firearms ( referred 19 June 2014; reporting date: 2 October 2014 )

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 )

Current investigative processes and powers of the Australian Federal Police—

                Report ( tabled 15 May 2014 )

 

 

 

Library—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ) , and Senators Boswell, Seselja, Thorp, Tillem and Williams

[NB: This list is reflective of the Joint Standing on the Parliamentary Library Committee, with the addition of the President who is an ex officio member. Therefore a change in the membership to the Parliamentary Library Committee must also be reflected in this committee.

For the purposes of standing order 20, senators appointed as members of the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library are regarded as having been appointed to the Library Committee.]

 

 

 

Migration—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

[Appointed on 2 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives, passed on 21 November 2013]

Members

Mrs Markus ( Chair ), Ms Vamvakinou ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Dastyari, Edwards, Hanson-Young and Williams and Mr CA Laundy, Mr Kelly, Mr Thistlethwaite and Mr Zappia

Current inquiry

       Business Innovation and Investment Programme ( adopted 19 March 2014 )

 

 

 

National Broadband Network—Select Committee

( appointed 14 November 2013; final report due on the last day of sitting of the 44th Parliament )

[Appointed on 14 November 2013 when the Senate agreed to the resolution. Notice of motion initiated by Senators Lundy and Ludlam]

Members

Senator Lundy ( Chair ), Senator Seselja ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Conroy, Ludlam, Ruston, Smith and Thorp

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Dastyari, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Lines, Ludwig, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Moore, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Tillem, Urquhart, Whish-Wilson and Wong

Report presented

       Interim report ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

 

 

 

National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

[Appointed on 2 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives, passed on 21 November 2013]

Members

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

 

 

 

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 )

[Appointed on 2 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives, passed on 21 November 2013]

Members

Mr Brough ( Chair ), Senator Gallacher ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators O’Sullivan, Seselja, Siewert, Smith, Stephens and Dr Gillespie, Ms Hall, Mr Irons, Ms Macklin and Ms Rishworth

 

 

 

Northern Australia—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 4 December 2013; interim report tabled 16 June 2014; final report due 6 July 2014 )

[Appointed on 4 December 2013 when the House of Representatives agreed to the amendments made by the Senate. Senate amended a resolution on 4 December 2013 from the House of Representatives, passed on 21 November 2013]

Members

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

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Bushby, Edwards, Fawcett, Heffernan, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja, Smith and Williams and Ms ML Landry

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Lines, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, Moore, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem, Urquhart, Waters and Wong

Report presented

       Interim report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

 

 

 

Parliamentary Library—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

[Appointed on 2 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives, passed on 21 November 2013]

Members

Senator Boswell and Ms Brodtmann ( Joint Chairs ), Senators Seselja, Thorp, Tillem and Williams and Mr Broadbent, Mr Danby, Ms Hall, Mr Irons, Mr Taylor and Mr Wilson

[NB: Senators appointed as members of this committee are also members of the (Senate) Library committee. Therefore a change to this membership must also be shown in the Senate Library Committee membership.

For the purposes of standing order 20, senators appointed as members of the joint committee are regarded as having been appointed to the Senate Library Committee.]

 

 

 

Privileges—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Collins ( Chair ), Senator Ruston ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Faulkner, Ludlam, Macdonald, McKenzie, Smith and Urquhart

[Note: Current inquiries (re right of reply for a member of the public etc) for the Privileges Committee continue from one parliament to the next as the committee is an adjudicator and just because the parliament is in recess does not stop a person seeking redress whereas legislation and references committees have to renew their references because of particular provisions in SO25]

Current inquiry

       In relation to the use of closed circuit television footage by officers of the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) for internal investigations involving DPS staff:

   (a)   whether there was any improper interference, or attempted improper interference, with the free performance by Senator Faulkner or any other senator of their duties as a senator;

   (b)   whether disciplinary action was taken against any person in connection with the provision of information to Senator Faulkner or any other senator; and

   (c)   if so, whether any contempts were committed in respect of those matters ( referred 18 June 2014 )

Reports presented

Persons referred to in the Senate

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

                156—Mr Bernard Collaery ( tabled 15 May 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, Faulkner, Fifield, Kroger, McEwen and Siewert

Report presented

       Second report of 2013

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

 

 

 

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee

[Constituted under the Public Accounts and Audit Committee Act 1951 . This committee is one of the oldest committees in the Parliament, having first been established in 1913. Section 81(21) of the Act describes the committee’s specific duties.]

Members

Dr Southcott ( Chair ), Mr Conroy ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bernardi, Gallacher, Lundy, Ruston and Smith and Ms Brodtmann, Mr Giles, Dr Hendy, Mr CA Laundy, Mrs Prentice, Mr Sukkar, Mr Taylor and Mr Watts

Current inquiry

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

Reports presented

       Report no.—

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

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

*       442—Inquiry into the 2012-13 Defence Materiel Organisation Major Projects report ( tabbed 19 June 2014 )

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

Document tabled

         Statement by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit on the 2014-15 draft estimates for the Australian National Audit Office and the Parliamentary Budget Office ( tabled 14 May 2014 )

 

 

 

Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee

[Constituted under the Public Works Act 1969 . This committee is one of the oldest committees in the Parliament, having first been established in 1913. Subsection 17 (3) of the Act sets out the committee’s terms of reference.]

Members

Mrs KL Andrews ( Chair ), Mr Perrett ( Deputy Chair ) and Senators Boyce, Gallacher, and O’Sullivan and Mrs KL Andrews, Ms Claydon, Mr Goodenough, Ms Ryan and Dr Southcott

Reports presented

       Annual reports—

                Seventy-seventh (2013) ( tabled 12 February 2013 )

       Referrals—

                Report 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 ( tabled 12 February 2014 )

                Report 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 ( tabled 25 March 2014 )

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

 

 

 

Publications—Standing Committee

Members

Senator McKenzie ( Chair ), Senator Sterle ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, Bernardi, Bushby, Furner and Thorp

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 )

 

 

 

Regulations and Ordinances—Legislative Scrutiny Committee

Members

Senator Edwards ( Chair ), Senator Marshall ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Boswell, Dastyari, Peris 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 )

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 Edwards, Lines, O’Sullivan and Siewert

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Eggleston, Fawcett, Kroger, Macdonald, McKenzie, Parry, Ruston, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Hanson-Young, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Singh, Stephens, Thorp, Tillem, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong and Wright and Xenophon

Reports presented

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Removing Re-approval and Re-registration) Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                Report ( tabled 16 June 2014 )

Annual reports—

                No. 2 of 2013 ( tabled 11 December 2013 )

                No. 1 of 2014 ( tabled 19 March 2014 )

Estimates reports—

                Additional estimates 2013-14 ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions]

                Report ( tabled 17 March 2014 )

Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]—

                Report ( tabled 24 March 2014 )

 

 

 

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Members

Senator Sterle ( Chair ), Senator Heffernan ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Gallacher, Lines, Macdonald and Whish-Wilson

Substitute members

Future of beekeeping and pollination service industries in Australia —Senator Siewert to replace Senator Whish-Wilson

Grass-fed cattle levies —Senator Siewert to replace Senator Whish-Wilson

Implications of the restrictions on the use of Fenthion on Australia’s horticultural industry —Senator Siewert to replace Senator Whish-Wilson

Public transport —Senator Rhiannon to replace Senator Whish-Wilson

Participating members

Government

Senators Back, Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Kroger, McKenzie, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja, Smith and Williams

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Collins, Conroy, Dastyari, Di Natale, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Hanson-Young, Ludlam, Ludwig, Lundy, Madigan, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Milne, Moore, O’Neill, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Rhiannon, Siewert, Singh, Stephens, Thorp, Tillem, Urquhart, Waters, Whish-Wilson, Wong, Wright and Xenophon

Current inquiries

       Implications of the restrictions on the use of Fenthion on Australia’s horticultural industry ( referred 12 December 2013; reporting date: 25 June 2014 )

       Grass-fed cattle levies ( referred 12 December 2013; reporting date: 16 July 2014 )

       Future of beekeeping and pollination service industries in Australia ( referred 12 December 2013; reporting date: 25 June 2014 )

       Public transport ( referred 12 December 2013; reporting date: 4 December 2014 )

*    Grain export networks ( referred 19 June 2014; reporting date: 3 December 2014 )

Reports presented

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; tabled 11 February 2014 )

Beef imports—

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

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

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

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; tabled 13 May 2014 )

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 ; 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 ; tabled 12 November 2013 )

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

Qantas’ future as a strong national carrier supporting jobs in Australia—

                Re port ( tabled 27 March 2014 )

 

 

 

School Funding—Select Committee

( appointed 12 December 2013; final report due 26 June 2014 )

[Appointed on 12 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to the resolution. Notice of motion initiated by Senators Urquhart and Carr]

Members

Senator Collins ( Chair ), Senator Wright ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, McKenzie, O’Neill, Urquhart and Williams

Participating members

Government

Senators Bernardi, Boswell, Boyce, Bushby, Edwards, Eggleston, Fawcett, Kroger, Macdonald, O’Sullivan, Parry, Ruston, Seselja and Smith

Non-government

Senators Bilyk, Bishop, Brown, Cameron, Carr, Conroy, Dastyari, Farrell, Faulkner, Furner, Gallacher, Lines, Ludwig, Lundy, Marshall, McEwen, McLucas, Moore, Peris, Polley, Pratt, Singh, Stephens, Sterle, Thorp, Tillem and Wong

 

 

 

Scrutiny of Bills—Legislative Scrutiny Committee

Members

Senator Polley ( Chair ), Senator Ruston ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bernardi, Lundy, Macdonald and Siewert

Alert Digests 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 )

Reports presented

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 )

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

 

 

 

Selection of Bills—Standing Committee

Members

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

Reports presented

2013—

                No. 9 ( tabled 14 November 2013 )

                No. 10 ( tabled 5 December 2013 )

                No. 11 ( tabled 12 December 2013 )

2014—

                No. 1 ( tabled 13 February 2014 )

                No. 2 ( tabled 6 March 2014 )

                No. 3 ( tabled 20 March 2014 )

                No. 4 ( tabled 27 March 2014 )

                No. 5 ( tabled 15 May 2014 )

                No. 6 ( tabled 17 June 2014 )

*             No. 7 ( tabled 19 June 2014 )

 

 

 

Senators’ Interests—Standing Committee

Members

Senator Bilyk ( Chair ), Senator Ruston ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bernardi, Bishop, Brown, Bushby, Hanson-Young and Marshall

Notifications of alterations of interests presented

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

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

Report presented

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

 

 

 

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee

( appointed 2 December 2013 )

[Appointed on 2 December 2013 when the Senate agreed to a resolution from the House of Representatives, passed on 21 November 2013]

Members

Mr Wyatt Roy ( Chair ), Mr Thomson ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, Fawcett, Lines, Ludlam, Ludwig, Smith and Thorp and Mr Broad, Dr Jensen, Mr O’Dowd, Ms Parke, Dr Stone, Mr Watts and Mr Whiteley

Reports presented

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

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

       Report 137—Treaty referred on 15 January 2014 ( tabled 18 March 2014 )

       Report 138—Treaties tabled on 11 and 12 December 2013, 20 January 2014 and referred on 15 January 2014 ( tabled 26 March 2014 )

       Report 139—Treaties tabled on 11 December 2013, referred on 15 January and tabled on 11 February 2014