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Thursday, 24 November 2011
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The SPEAKER: For the information of honourable members, I present a schedule of outstanding government responses to reports of House of Representatives and joint committees, incorporating reports tabled and details of government responses made in the period between 7 July 2011, the date of the last schedule, and 23 November 2011. Copies of the schedule are being made available to honourable members and it will be incorporated in Hansard.

The document read as follows

The Speaker's Schedule of O utstanding Government Responses t o Reports of House of Representatives and Joint Committees (also incorporating reports tabled and details of Government responses made in the period between 7 July 2011, the date of the last schedule, and 23 November 2011)

24 November 2011

The Speaker's Schedule o f O utstanding Government Responses t o Committee Reports

The attached schedule lists committee reports tabled and government responses to House and joint committee reports made since the last schedule was presented on 7 July 2011. It also lists reports for which the House has not received a government response. Schedules of outstanding responses will continue to be presented at approximately six monthly intervals, generally in the last sitting weeks of the winter and spring sittings.

The schedule does not include advisory reports on bills introduced into the House of Representatives unless the reports make recommendations which are wider than the provisions of the bills and which could be the subject of a government response. The Government's response to these reports is apparent in the resumption of consideration of the relevant legislation by the House. Also not included are reports from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, the House of Representatives Committee of Privileges and Members' Interests, and the Publications Committee (other than reports on inquiries). Government responses to reports of the Public Works Committee are normally reflected in motions for the approval of works after the relevant report has been presented and considered. Reports from other committees which do not include recommendations are only included when first tabled.

Reports of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit primarily make administrative recommendations but may make policy recommendations. A government response is required in respect of such policy recommendations made by the committee. Responses to administrative recommendations are made in the form of an Executive Minute provided to, and subsequently tabled by, the committee. Agencies responding to administrative recommendations are required to provide an Executive Minute within 6 months of tabling a report. The committee monitors the provision of such responses.

 

 

November 2011

Description of Report

Date Tabled

or Published 1

Date of Government Response 2

Responded in Period Specified 3

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Indigenous Australia at work: Successful initiative in Indigenous employment

13-08-07

No response to date

No

Open for business: Developing Indigenous enterprises in Australia

20-10-08

No response to date

No

Everybody's Business: Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Stores

16-11-09

No response to date

No

Doing time - Time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system

20-06-11

Time has not expired

 

Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Seeing the forest through the trees: inquiry into the future of the Australian Forestry Industry

 

23-11-11

Time has not expired

 

 

Australian Commission for the Law Enforcement Integrity

(Joint, Parliamentary)

 

 

 

Inquiry into the operation of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 (Final Report)

07-07-11

Time has not expired

 

Report on the inquiry into integrity testing

21-11-11

Time has not expired

 

Christmas Island Tragedy

(Joint, Select)

 

 

 

Joint Select Committee on the Christmas Island tragedy of 15 December 2010

29-06-11

12-10-11

 

Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Digital Television: Who's Buying It?

13-02-06

21-11-11

No

Community Television: Options for digital broadcasting

12-02-07

No response to date

No

Report: Tuning in to community broadcasting

20-06-07

No response to date

No

Corporations and Financial Services

(Joint, Statutory)

 

 

 

Inquiry into the review of the Managed Investments Act 1998

12-12-02

No response to date4

No

Structure and operation of the superannuation industry

07-08-07

No response to date5

No

Better shareholders - Better company: Shareholder engagement and participation in Australia

23-06-08

No response to date6

No

Aspects of agribusiness managed investment schemes

07-09-09

No response to date

No

Access for small and medium business to finance

28-04-11

No response to date

No

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

25-08-11

Response not required

 

Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

23-11-11

Response not required

 

Cyber-Safety

(Joint, Select)

 

 

 

High-wire act: Cyber-safety and the young - Interim report

20-06-11

Time has not expired

 

Economics

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Inquiry into raising the productivity growth rate in the Australian economy

24-05-10

No response to date

No

Inquiry into Indigenous economic development in Queensland and review of the Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010

12-05-11

No response to date

No

Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 2010 (Third Report)

21-11-11

Response not required

 

Education and Training

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Adolescent Overload? Report of the inquiry into combining school and work: supporting successful youth transitions

16-11-09

No response to date

No

Education and Employment

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

School libraries and teacher librarians in 21 st century Australia

23-05-11

No response to date

No

Electoral Matters

(Joint, Standing)

 

 

 

Inquiry into the implications of the Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Amendment (Automatic Enrolment) Act 2009 (NSW) for the conduct of Commonwealth elections

25-02-10

No response to date

No

Report on the conduct of the 2010 Federal Election and matters related thereto

07-07-11

Time has not expired

 

Employment and Workplace Relations and Workforce Participation

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Making it work: Inquiry into independent contracting and labour hire arrangements

17-08-05

No response to date7

No

Employment and Workplace Relations

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Making it Fair: Pay equity and associated issues related to increasing female participation in the workforce

23-11-09

No response to date

No

Environment and Heritage

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Sustainable cities

12-09-05

No response to date8

No

Sustainability for survival—Creating a climate for change: Report on the inquiry into a sustainability charter

17-09-07

No response to date

No

Family, Community, Housing and Youth

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Housing the Homeless: Report on the inquiry into homelessness legislation

26-11-09

No response to date

No

Avoid the Harm - Stay Calm: Report on the inquiry into the impact of violence on young Australians

07-07-10

23-11-11

No

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (Joint, Standing)

 

 

 

Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific: Challenges and opportunities

19-04-10

No response to date

No

Inquiry into Australia's Relationship with the Countries of Africa

23-06-11

Time has not expired

 

Review of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report 2009-10

21-07-11

Response not required

 

Inquiry into Australia's trade and investment relations with Asia, the Pacific and Latin America

22-08-11

Time has not expired

 

Gambling Reform

(Joint, Select)

 

 

 

First Report: The design and implementation of a mandatory pre-commitment system for electronic gaming machines

06-05-11

No response to date

No

Health and Ageing

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Weighing it up: Obesity in Australia

01-06-09

No response to date

No

Regional health issues jointly affecting Australia and the South Pacific: Delegation Report

18-03-10

No response to date9

No

Roundtable forum on burns prevention in Australia

16-07-10

No response to date

No

Before it's too late: Report on early intervention programs aimed at preventing youth suicide

04-07-11

Time has not expired

 

Industry, Science and Innovation

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Seasonal forecasting in Australia

23-11-09

No response to date

No

Infrastructure and Communications

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Broadening the debate: Inquiry into the role and potential of the National Broadband Network

25-08-11

Time has not expired

 

Find the right balance: Cabin crew ratios on Australian aircraft

21-11-11

Time has not expired

 

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Rebuilding Australia's coastal shipping industry: Inquiry into coastal shipping policy and regulation

20-10-08

No response to date

No

Intelligence and Security

(Joint, Statutory)

 

 

 

Review of Administration and Expenditure: No 8 - Australian Intelligence Agencies

21-06-10

22-09-11

No

Annual Report of Committee Activities 2009-2010

20-06-11

Response not required

 

Review of the listing of AQAP and the re-listing of six terrorist organisations

22-08-11

Response not required

 

Annual Report of Committee Activities 2010-2011

21-11-11

Response not required

 

Law Enforcement

(Joint)

 

 

 

Inquiry into the adequacy of aviation and maritime security measures to combat serious and organised crime

16-06-11

03-11-11

 

Examination of the annual report of the Australian Federal Police 2009-10

22-08-11

Response not required

 

Examination of the annual report of the Australian Crime Commission 2009-10

22-08-11

Time has not expired

 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs (House, Standing)

 

 

 

A Time for Change: Yes/No? Inquiry into the Machinery of Referendums

 

08-02-10

No response to date

No

Migration

(Joint, Standing)

 

 

 

Immigration detention in Australia: A new beginning - Criteria for release from immigration detention

01-12-08

No response to date

No

Immigration detention in Australia: Community-based alternatives to detention

25-05-09

No response to date

No

Immigration detention in Australia: Facilities, services and transparency

18-08-09

No response to date

No

Enabling Australia: Inquiry into Migration Treatment of Disability

21-06-10

No response to date

No

National Broadband Network

(Joint, Standing)

 

 

 

Rollout of the National Broadband Network - First Report

31-08-11

Time has not expired

 

National Capital and External Territories (Joint, Standing)

 

 

 

Inquiry into the changing economic environment in the Indian Ocean Territories

11-05-10

03-11-11

 

No

Etched in stone? Inquiry into the administration of the National Memorials Ordinance 1928

23-11-11

Time has not expired

 

Parliamentary Budget Office

(Joint, Select)

 

 

 

Inquiry into the proposed Parliamentary Budget Office

23-03-11

01-08-11

Yes

Petitions

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Electronic Petitioning to the House of Representatives

16-11-09

No response to date

No

The work of the First Petitions Committee 2008-2010

21-06-10

No response to date10

No

Primary Industries and Resources

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Farming the future: The role of Government in assisting Australian farmers to adapt to the impact of climate change

15-03-10

No response to date

No

Procedure

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Motion to suspend standing orders and condemn a Member: Report on events of 10 October 2006

07-12-06

No response to date

No

Building a modern committee system: An inquiry into the effectiveness of the House Committee system

21-06-10

No response to date

No

Interim report No. 1: Monitoring and review of procedural changes implemented in the 43rd Parliament

23-05-11

No response to date

No

Interim Report No. 2: Monitoring and review of procedural changes implemented in the 43rd Parliament - Referral of bills to committees by the House Selection Committee

04-07-11

Time has not expired

 

Public Accounts and Audit

(Joint, Statutory)

 

 

 

Report 417: Review of Auditor-General's reports tabled between February 2009 and September 2009

22-06-10

No response to date11

No

Report 418: Review of Auditor-General's Reports Nos. 04 to 38 (2009/10)

22-12-10

No response to date12

No

Report 419: Inquiry into the Auditor-General Act 1997

22-12-10

13-09-11

No

Report 421: The role of the Auditor-General in scrutinising government advertising

03-03-11

09-09-11

No

Report 422: Review of the 2009-10 Defence Materiel Organisation Major Projects Report

11-05-11

23-11-1113

No

Report 423: Review of Auditor-General's reports Nos 39 (2009-10) to 15 (2010-11)

04-07-11

Time has not expired

 

Report 424: Eighth biannual hearing with the Commissioner of Taxation

04-07-11

Time has not expired

 

Report 425: Annual Report 2010-11

12-10-11

No response required

 

Report 426: Ninth biannual hearing with the Commissioner of Taxation

23-11-11

Time has not expired

 

Public Works

(Parliamentary Standing)

 

 

 

Public works on Christmas Island

12-10-11

Time has not expired

 

Publications

(Joint)

 

 

 

Inquiry into the development of a digital repository and electronic distribution of the Parliamentary Papers Series

24-06-10

25-11-1014

15-09-11

No

Regional Australia

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Of drought and flooding rains: Inquiry into the impact of the Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

02-06-11

Time has not expired

 

Social Policy and Legal Affairs

(House, Standing)

 

 

 

Reclaiming public space: Inquiry into the regulation of billboard and outdoor advertising

04-07-11

Time has not expired15

 

Advisory report on the Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

12-09-11

19-09-1116

 

Treaties

(Joint, Standing)

 

 

 

Treaties tabled on 25 June 2008 (2)

(100th Report)

19-03-09

No response to date

No

Treaties tabled on18, 25 (2) and 26 November 2009 and 2 (2) February 2010

(110th Report)

15-03-10

No response to date

No

Treaties tabled on 24 and 25 November 2010, 9 February and 1 March 2011 and Treaties referred on 16 November 2010 (part 3)

(116th Report)

11-05-11

22-09-11

 

Treaties tabled on 23 March and 11 May 2011

(118th Report)

17-08-11

Response not required

 

Treaty tabled on 5 July 2011

(119th Report)

15-09-11

Response not required

 

Treaties tabled on 5 July and 16 August 2011

(120th Report)

12-10-11

Response not required

 

Treaty tabled on 16 August 2011

(121st Report)

01-11-11

Response not required

 

Treaties tabled on 23 August, 13 and 20 September and 13 October 2011

22-11-11

Response not required