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Legislation committees—Reports—Annual reports

Pursuant to order, Senator Dean Smith, at the request of the chairs of the respective committees, tabled the following reports:

Reports on annual reports referred to legislation committees—Nos 1 and 2 of 2019, dated July 2019—

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee.

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee.

 

 

Senator Dean Smith, at the request of the chairs of the respective committees, tabled the following reports:

Environment and Communications References Committee—

The Senate Environment and Communications References Committee met on 4 July 2019 and considered two references not disposed of at the end of the 45th Parliament. The committee resolved to recommend to the Senate that the following inquiries of the 45th Parliament be re-adopted with their terms of reference unchanged:

Inquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis, with a reporting date of 13 November 2019; and

Inquiry into the impact of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia, with a reporting date of 17 September 2019.

The committee also resolved to recommend to the Senate that, in respect of each of these matters, the committee have the power to consider and use the records of the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee appointed in the previous parliament.

Senator Janet Rice

Chair.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—

The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee met on 4 July 2019 and resolved to re-adopt the following self-referred inquiry under Standing Order 25(2)(a):

Inquiry into the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

The committee also resolved to recommend to the Senate that the committee have the power to consider and use the records of the Senate Standing Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee appointed in the previous parliament.

Senator Susan McDonald

Chair.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee—

The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee met on 4 July 2019 and resolved to recommend to the Senate:

That the following inquiries of the 45th Parliament be re-adopted:

Policy, regulatory, taxation, administrative and funding priorities for Australian shipping - proposed report tabling date - 5 December 2019

Provision of rescue, firefighting and emergency response at Australian airports - proposed report tabling date - 5 December 2019

Feasibility of a National Horse Traceability Register for all horses - proposed report tabling date - 5 December 2019

The committee also resolved to recommend to the Senate that the committee have the power to consider and use the records of the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee appointed in the previous parliament.

Senator Glenn Sterle

Chair.

Senator Dean Smith moved—That the reports be adopted.

Question put and passed.