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Monday, 11 May 1987
Page: 2899


Madam SPEAKER —For the information of honourable members, I present a schedule showing Government responses to House of Representatives and Joint Committee reports for the period 18 November 1986 to 7 May 1987. Order! Will honourable members please take note of the standing order in relation to the conduct of members while the Speaker is on her feet? Copies of the schedule are being made available to honourable members and it will be incorporated in Hansard.

The schedule read as follows-

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND JOINT COMMITTEE REPORTS-GOVERNMENT RESPONSES FOR THE PERIOD 18 NOVEMBER 1986 TO 7 MAY 1987 AND OUTSTANDING RESPONSES TO REPORTS PRESENTED FROM 1980

Title of report

Date

Presented

Date of

Response

Response

within time

specified(a)

Aboriginal Affairs (House, Standing)

Asbestos mining-effects on the Baryulgil Community...

9.10.84

25.11.86

No

Aboriginal Education (House, Select)...

26.11.85

nrtd(b)

No

Aircraft Noise (House, Select)...

28.11.85

nrtd(b)

No

Australian Capital Territory (Joint, Standing)

Hospitality in the ACT...

25.11.86

nrtd

No

Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings (Joint, Standing)

Televising and radio broadcasting of both Houses of Parliament and their committees...

4.6.86

nrtd(b)

No

Electoral Reform (Joint, Select)

Report No. 2-The operation during the 1984 General Election of the 1983-84 amendments to Commonwealth electoral legislation...

17.2.87

1.4.87

Yes

Environment and Conservation (House, Standing)

Environment Protection-Adequacy of Legislative and Administrative Arrangements-Second Report...

27.10.81

nrtd(b)

No(d)

Hazardous chemicals

First Report...

29.4.82

nrtd(b)

No(d)

Second Report...

9.12.82

nrtd(b)

-(d)

Protection of the Greater Daintree...

24.8.84

nrtd(b)

No

Protection of Bungle Bungle...

28.3.85

nrtd(b)

No

Protection of the Great Barrier Reef...

12.11.85

nrtd(b)

No

New South Wales World Heritage properties Commonwealth/State administrative arrangements...

26.11.85

nrtd(b)

No

Relocation of Naval Facilities to Jervis Bay...

7.10.86

25.2.87

Yes(g)

Namadgi National Park...

14.10.86

nrtd

No

Ranger Uranium-Water Management System...

16.10.86

nrtd

No

Fiscal measures and the achievement of environmental objectives...

19.2.87

(c)

(c)

Expenditure (House, Standing)

Control of prohibited immigration by the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs...

13.11.85

nrtd(b)

No

The Darling Harbour fiasco...

27.11.85

nrtd(b)

No

Civil Coastal surveillance Co-ordination...

3.6.86

nrtd(b)

No

Meteorological Services...

3.6.86

nrtd(b)

No

Commonwealth Assistance to the Arts...

18.9.86

nrtd

No

Review of 5 Auditor-General's Efficiency Audit reports into the Australian Taxation Office...

11.11.86

16.2.87

Yes(g)

Telecom's zonal and charging policies in rural and remote areas...

20.11.86

(k)

No

Review of the Auditor-General's efficiency audit report on the control over manpower and property by the Overseas Telecommunications Commission (Australia)...

20.11.86

20.2.87

Yes

Review of the Auditor-General's efficiency audit report into construction project management practised by the Department of Housing and Construction...

23.3.87

(c)

(c)

Foreign Affairs and Defence (Joint, Standing)

Australia and the Philippines...

20.11.86

nrtd

No

Disarmament and Arms Control in the Nuclear Age...

25.11.86

nrtd(h)

No

A Visit to Papua New Guinea...

27.11.86

nrtd

No

National Crime Authority (Joint, Standing)

Second Report...

27.11.86

26.2.87

Yes

New Parliament House (Joint, Standing)

Precincts of the new Parliament House and the Parliamentary zone...

28.11.85

nrtd(b)

No

Certain aspects of the New Parliament House project...

27.11.86

nrtd

No

Report relating to the Parliamentary Zone Development Plan and proposed works in the Parliamentary Zone ...

2.4.87

(c)

(c)

Parliamentary Privilege (Joint, Standing) ...

3.10.84

(i)

No

Procedure (House, Standing)

Alternative opportunities for Member to concisely address the House (First) ...

23.5.85

(e)

. .

Days and hours of sitting and the effective use of the time of the House (Second) ...

29.5.86

nrtd(b)

No

The standing orders and practices which govern the conduct of Question Time (Third) ...

27.11.86

nrtd

No

Publications (Joint, Standing)

Review of the cost and distribution of the Parliament Papers Series ...

26.11.86

nrtd

No

Telecommunications Interception (Joint, Standing) ...

20.11.86

(j)

No

Transport Safety (House, Standing) (f)

Passenger Coach Safety ...

4.6.86

27.11.86

No

Sports aviation safety ...

24.2.87

(c)

(c)

Notes:

nrtd-no response to date

(a) the time specified by Government is now 3 months from the presentation of the report-S.Deb (24.8.83) 141.

(b) the Government reported progress in the preparation of responses on 18.2.87.

(c) the 3 month period for response has not expired.

(d) the Government said its commitment to more prompt responses does not apply to reports presented in previous Parliaments-S.Deb (15.12.83) 3853.

(e) on 29.11.85 the Government said the report had to be considered in the context of the effective use of the time of the House which the committee was currently inquiring into.

(f) includes reports of the former Road Safety Committee.

(g) 1986-87 summer adjournment excluded from calculation of response period.

(h) Interim response on 17.3.87.

(i) Legislation introduced by Presiding Officers (7.10.86, 19.3.87), supported by Government, proposed resolution tabled in each House.

(j) Legislation introduced on 30.4.87.

(k) Interim response on 1.5.87.

Sources: Unless otherwise indicated, Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives.