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REPORTS OF HOUSE AND JOINT COMMITTEES AWAITING GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

The Government is to respond to committee reports within six months, otherwise the relevant minister must present a signed statement to the House indicating the reasons for non-response.

This list indicates the status of Government responses to committee reports of the 43rd to 46th Parliaments inclusive, and appears in the first Notice Paper of each sitting period (fortnight or single week). It includes committee reports requiring an explicit formal Government response to recommendations, but not advisory reports on bills, reports of the Public Works committee, and other domestic committees, etc.

Reports from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights are only listed where the committee has examined and reported on a specific item(s) of existing legislation. Not listed are that committee’s regular reports on the human rights compatibility of bills and legislative instruments that come before either House of Parliament.

The period from when the 43rd Parliament was prorogued on 5 August 2013 and the commencement of the 44th Parliament on 12 November 2013 is not included in the response period. The period from when the 44th Parliament was prorogued on 9 May 2016 and the commencement of the 45th Parliament on 30 August 2016 is not included in the response period. The period from when the 45th Parliament was prorogued on 11 April 2019 and the commencement of the 46th Parliament on 2 July 2019 is not included in the response period.

For a complete list of all House and Joint committee reports still requiring a government response, refer to the current Speaker’s Schedule of Outstanding Government Responses:   www.aph.gov.au/SpeakersSchedule 

 

Date tabled +

Committee

Report

Response in six months

Ministerial statement

24 June 2013

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Integrity of overseas Commonwealth law enforcement operations

No

 

24 June 2013

Human Rights

Eleventh Report of 2013: Review of Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 and related legislation - Interim report

No

 

27 October 2014

Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Progress report: Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

No

 

20 November 2014

Electoral Matters

Second interim report on the inquiry into the conduct of the 2013 federal election: An assessment of electronic voting options

No

 

23 February 2015

Environment

Streamlining environmental legislation: Inquiry into streamlining environmental regulation, ‘green tape’, and one stop shops

No

 

15 April 2015

Electoral Matters

The 2013 federal election: Report on the conduct of the 2013 election and matters related thereto

No

 

22 June 2015

Procedure

Role of the Federation Chamber: Celebrating 20 years of operation

No

 

25 June 2015

Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Final report: Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

No

 

25 June 2015

Australia Fund Establishment

Report

No

 

7 September 2015

Law Enforcement

Inquiry into financial related crime

No

 

15 March 2016

Infrastructure, Transport and Cities

Smart ICT: Report on the inquiry into the role of smart ICT in the design and planning of infrastructure

No

 

16 March 2016

Human Rights

Review of Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 and related legislation: Final report

No

 

2 May 2016

Procedure

Division required? Electronic voting in the House of Representatives

No

 

3 May 2016

Trade Investment and Growth

Inquiry into Australia’s future in research and innovation

No

 

4 May 2016

Environment

Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations

No

 

4 May 2016

Agriculture and Industry

Smart farming: Inquiry into agricultural innovation

No

 

5 May 2016

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Inquiry into the jurisdiction of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

No

 

5 May 2016

Communication and the Arts

Arts and the news to rural and regional Australia

No

 

16 February 2017

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 460: Public Sector Governance—Inquiry based on Auditor-General’s report 29 (2015-16)

No

 

27 February 2017

Environment and Energy

Living with fruit bats: Inquiry into flying-fox management in the eastern states

No

 

28 February 2017

Human Rights

Freedom of speech in Australia: Inquiry into the operation of Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and related procedures under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth)

No

 

4 May 2017

Corporations and Financial Services

Inquiry into the impairment of customer loans

No

 

19 June 2017

Employment Education and Training

Innovation and Creativity

No

 

21 June 2017

Electoral Matters

Third interim report on the inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 federal election: AEC modernisation

No

 

5 September 2017

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 463: Commonwealth financial statements

No

 

6 September 2017

Law Enforcement

First report—Inquiry into crystal methamphetamine (ice)

No

 

5 December 2017

Publications

Inquiry into the printing standards for documents presented to Parliament

No

 

7 December 2017

Communications and the Arts

Report on the inquiry into the Australian film and television industry

No

 

7 December 2017

Economics

Review of the Four Major Banks (Third Report)

No

 

20 December 2017

Agriculture and Water Resources

Making every drop count

No

 

5 February 2018

Environment and Energy

Powering our future: Inquiry into modernising Australia’s electricity grid

No

 

27 March 2018

Law Enforcement

Final report—Inquiry into crystal methamphetamine (ice)

No

 

27 March 2018

Corporations and Financial Services

Inquiry into the life insurance industry report

No

 

28 March 2018

Law Enforcement

Examination of the Australian Federal Police Annual Report 2015-16

No

 

17 May 2018

Electoral Matters

Excluded: The impact of section 44 on Australian democracy

No

 

30 May 2018

Employment, Education and Training

Unique Individuals, Broad Skills

No

 

19 September 2018

Law Enforcement

Inquiry into the trade in elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn

No

 

17 October 2018

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 472: Commonwealth procurement: Second report

No

 

24 October 2018

Corporations and Financial Services

Options for greater involvement by private sector life insurers in worker rehabilitation report

No

 

29 November 2018

Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Final report: Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

No

 

3 December 2018

Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources

Keep it in the regions: Mining and resources industry support for businesses in regional economies

No

 

3 December 2018

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Compassion, Not Commerce: An inquiry into human organ trafficking and organ transplant tourism

No

 

5 December 2018

Electoral Matters

Report on the conduct of the 2016 federal election and matters related thereto

No

 

14 February 2019

Corporations and Financial Services

Statutory Oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, them Takeovers Panel and the Corporations Legislation: Report No. 1

No

 

14 February 2019

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 475: Defence First Principles Review, Naval Construction and Mental Health in the AFP

No

 

21 February 2019

Petitions

Your voice can change our future: Inquiry into the future of petitioning in the House

No

 

21 February 2019

Migration

The report of the inquiry into review processes associated with visa cancellations made on criminal grounds

No

 

21 February 2019

Tax and Revenue

2017 Annual Report of the Australian Taxation Office: Fairness, functions and frameworks—Performance review

No

 

21 February 2019

Migration

Report of the inquiry into efficacy of current regulation of Australian migration and education agents

No

 

3 March 2019

National Capital and External Territories

Telling Australia’s story - and why it’s important: Report on the inquiry into Canberra’s national institutions

No

 

2 March 2019

Communications and the Arts

Report on the inquiry into the Australian music industry

No

 

2 April 2019

Corporations and Financial Services

Report on the 2017-2018 annual reports of bodies established under the ASIC Act

No

 

2 April 2019

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 477: Commonwealth Financial Statements - Second Report, and Foreign Investment in Real Estate

No

 

2 April 2019

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 478: Issuing of a Certificate under section 37 of the Auditor-General’s Act 1997

No

 

2 April 2019

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 479: Australian Government Security Arrangements

No

 

3 April 2019

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Inquiry into transition from the Australian Defence Force (ADF)

No

 

3 April 2019

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Second Interim Report: freedom of religion and belief, the Australian experience

No

 

3 April 2019

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

First report: Inquiry into Australia’s aid program in the Indo-Pacific

No

 

4 April 2019

Economics

Report on the inquiry into the implications of removing refundable franking credits

No

 

4 April 2019

Economics

Report on the inquiry into impediments to business investment

No

 

4 April 2019

Health, Aged Care and Sport

Report on the Inquiry into the 2017-18 Annual Reports of the Department of Health and Australian Hearing

No

 

4 April 2019

Health, Aged Care and Sport

Bedtime Reading: Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia

No

 

4 April 2019

Law Enforcement

Impact of new and emerging information and communications technology

No

 

9 September 2019

Public Works

Report 2/2019

No

 

28 November 2019

Employment Education and Training

Status of the teaching profession

No

 

13 December 2019

Environment and Energy

Not without your approval: a way forward for nuclear technology in Australia

No

 

27 February 2020

Corporations and Financial Services

Regulation of auditing in Australia: Interim Report

No

 

1 May 2020

Implementation of the National Redress Scheme (Joint, Select)

First Interim Report of the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme April 2020

No

 

15 May 2020

Electoral Matters

Interim report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2019 Federal Election and matters related thereto: Delegation to the International Grand Committee, Dublin, Ireland

No

 

10 June 2020

Public Works

Report 3/2020

No

 

15 June 2020

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 481: Efficiency and Effectiveness—Inquiry into Auditor-General's Reports 25, 29, 38, 42, 44, 45 and 51 (2018-19)

No

 

15 June 2020

Health Aged Care and Sport

Walking the allergy tightrope: Addressing the rise of allergies and anaphylaxis in Australia

No

 

6 August 2020

Treaties

Report 189: Capital Increase WBG IBRD; Capital Increase WBG IFC; Amendments CMS; Termination IPPA-Indonesia

No

 

31 August 2020

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Inquiry into PFAS remediation in and around Defence bases - Second progress report

No

 

15 September 2020

Migration

Interim Report of the Inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Program

No

 

28 September 2020

Public Works

Report 5/2020

No

 

16 October 2020

Electoral Matters

Advisory report on the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Ensuring Fair Representation of the Northern Territory) Bill 2020

No

 

19 October 2020

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 482: Review of the Operations of the Parliamentary Budget Office 2019-20

No

 

28 October 2020

Intelligence and Security

Review of the mandatory data retention regime

No

 

28 October 2020

Road Safety (Joint, Select)

Improving Road Safety in Australia

No

 

11 November 2020

Corporations

and Financial Services

Regulation of auditing in Australia: Final Report

No

 

12 November 2020

Law Enforcement

Illicit Tobacco

No

 

30 November 2020

Migration

Final Report of the Inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker Program

No

 

1 December 2020

National Disability Insurance Scheme

NDIS Planning Final Report

No

 

7 December 2020

Industry, Innovation, Science & Resources

From Rubbish to Resources: Building a Circular Economy

No

 

7 December 2020

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 483: Inquiry into the 2018-19 Defence Major Projects Report and the Future Submarine Project - Transition to Design (Auditor-General’s Reports 19 and 22 (2019-20)

No

 

7 December 2020

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 484: The Administration of Government Grants: Inquiry into Auditor-General’s Reports 5, 12 and 23 (2019-20)

No

 

7 December 2020

Indigenous Affairs

Report on food pricing and food security in remote Indigenous communities

No

 

8 December 2020

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Inquiry into the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australia’s foreign affairs, defence and trade

No

 

8 December 2020

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Integrity of Australia’s border arrangements

No

 

9 December 2020

National Disability Insurance Scheme

NDIS Workforce Interim Report

No

 

9 December 2020

National Disability Insurance Scheme

General Issues

No

 

9 December 2020

Northern Australia

Never Again: Inquiry into the destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia: Interim report

No

 

9 December 2020

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 485: Cyber Resilience: Inquiry into Auditor-General’s Reports 1 and 13 (2019-20)

No

 

11 December 2020

Agriculture and Water Resources

Growing Australia: Inquiry into growing Australian agriculture to $100 billion by 2030

No

 

21 December 2020

Corporations

and Financial Services

Litigation funding and the regulation of the class action

industry

No

 

4 February 2021

Environment and Energy

Tackling the feral cat pandemic: a plan to save Australian wildlife: Report of the inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic

No

 

22 February 2021

Public Works

Report 1/2021: Australian War Memorial Development Project

No

 

15 March 2021

Australia's Family Law System

Improvements in family law proceedings: Second interim report

No

 

16 March 2021

Australia's Family Law System

Second Interim Report: Improvements in family law proceedings

No

 

16 March 2021

Treaties

Report 194: Certifications - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway; Amendments 2020 - CITES

No

 

17 March 2021

Trade Investment and Growth

Pivot: Inquiry into Diversifying Australia's Trade and Investment Profile

No

 

18 March 2021

Migration

Interim Report of the Inquiry into Australia's Skilled Migration Program

No

 

23 March 2021

Agriculture and Water Resources

Aussie logs for Aussie jobs

No

 

31 March 2021

Social Policy and Legal Affairs

Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

No

 

1 April 2021

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Inquiry into Australia's defence relationships with Pacific Island nations

No

 

12 May 2021

Intelligence and Security

Advisory Report on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020

Time not expired

 

12 May 2021

Communications and the Arts

Report on the inquiry into the deployment, adoption and application of 5G in Australia

Time not expired

 

13 May 2021

Procedure

A window on the House: Inquiry into the practices and procedures relating to question time

Time not expired

 

22 June 2021

Intelligence and Security

Report on the review of the re-listing of Hizballah's External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code

Time not expired

 

23 June 2021

Law Enforcement

COVID-19, criminal activity and law enforcement

Time not expired

 

24 June 2021

Electoral Matters

Report of the inquiry on the future conduct of elections operating during times of emergency situations

Time not expired

 

24 June 2021

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Australias response to the coup in Myanmar: Interim report for the inquiry into certain aspects of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report 2019-20 - Interim report

Time not expired

 

4 August 2021

Social Policy and Legal Affairs

Final report: Inquiry into homelessness in Australia

Time not expired

 

5 August 2021

Intelligence and Security

Advisory report on the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020

Time not expired

 

9 August 2021

Migration

Final Report of the Inquiry into Australia's Skilled Migration Program

Time not expired

 

23 August 2021

Tax and Revenue

Owning a Share of Your Work: Tax Treatment of Employee Share Schemes

Time not expired

 

24 August 2021

Public Accounts and Audit

Report 486: Regulatory Activities - Inquiry into Auditor-Generals Reports 33, 47, 48 (2019-20) and 5 and 8 (2020-21)

Time not expired

 

25 August 2021

Intelligence and Security

Advisory Report on the Foreign Intelligence Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Time not expired

 

31 August 2021

Treaties

Report 193: Strengthening the Trade Agreement and Treaty-Making Process in Australia

Time not expired

 

1 September 2021

Treaties

Report 197: OCCAR Managed Programmes Participation Agreement; Minamata Convention on Mercury

Time not expired

 

1 September 2021

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

One Region, One Family, One Future: Deepening relations with the Pacific nations through trade

Time not expired

 

16 September 2021

Intelligence and Security

Advisory Report on the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020

Time not expired

 

29 September 2021

Intelligence and Security

Advisory report on the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and Statutory Review of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018

Time not expired

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ In the House or presented to the Speaker (and/or the President of the Senate in the case of joint committees), whichever is first