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15        Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee—Reference—Operation and management of the Department of Parliamentary Services

Senator Urquhart, at the request of Senator Kitching and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 5—That the following matter be referred to the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 December 2020:

The operation and management of the Department of Parliamentary Services, with particular reference to:

(a)              recruitment;

(b)              workplace culture;

(c)              building and asset management;

(d)             contract and procurement management;

(e)              general operations and management;

(f)               business continuity arrangements;

(g)              security arrangements;

(h)             services to parliamentarians;

(i)                the Parliamentary Library;

(j)                implementation of recommendations from past inquiries; and

(k)              any related matters.

Question put and passed.