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Tuesday, 25 May 1993
Page: 1215


Senator WEST —by leave—As Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs, I wish to advise the Senate that the committee has made the following decisions about matters referred to it for inquiry and report during the last parliament:

1.Evaluation of Commonwealth funded programs—the Committee will continue with this reference. An interim report was to be tabled on the fifth sitting day of the Autumn Sittings and a final report was due on the last day of this sitting.

The Committee has agreed that an interim report will be available for its consideration by early July 1993, with a report being made to the Senate on the last sitting day of September 1993.

2.Psychotherapeutic Medication in Australia—The Committee will continue with this reference. An interim report was due on the fifth sitting day of these sittings with a final report to be tabled on the last sitting day. An interim report will now be produced for the Committee by the beginning of July 1993, with a report to the Senate being made on the last sitting day of September 1993.

3. Reports on Annual Reports—The Committee had an extension of time to this report, this extension being the fifth day of these sittings. The Committee will now report on all outstanding reports by the fifth sitting day of the Budget sittings 1993.

4. Alleged misuse of printing facilities at the Department of Social Security—The Committee was to report on this matter by the fifth sitting day of the Autumn sittings. It now intends to report no later than the fifth sitting day of the Budget sittings 1993.