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Committees

Agricultural and Related Industries—Select Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/agric_ctte/index.htm

( final report presented 23 August 2010 and tabled 28 September 2010 )

Reports presented

The incidence and severity of bushfires across Australia ( presented to the President on 13 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Food production in Australia—Final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 23 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 
 
 

Appropriations and Staffing—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/APP_CTTE/index.htm

Members

The President ( Chairman ), the Leader of the Government in the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and Senators Faulkner, Lundy, Parry, Sherry, Williams and Xenophon

Report presented

Annual report 2009-10 ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

 
 
 

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/aclei_ctte/index.htm

Members

Ms Parke ( Chair ), Senator Macdonald ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cameron, Fielding, Marshall and Parry and Mr Hayes, Mr Matheson, Mr Simpkins and Mr Zappia

 
 
 

Australian Crime Commission—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/acc_ctte/index.htm

( replaced by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement with the commencement of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010 on 24 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jcbpp/index.htm

Members

The President and the Speaker, and Senators Carol Brown and Parry and Mr Coulton, Mr Hayes, Mr Murphy, Mr Roy and Ms Vamvakinou

 
 
 

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/clac_ctte/index.htm

Portfolios

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Health and Ageing; Human Services

Members

Senator Moore ( Chair ), and Senators Adams, Boyce, Carol Brown, Furner and Siewert

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Bob Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010 ( reference transferred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on 26 October 2010 )

Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2010 ( referred 27 October 2010; reporting date: fourth sitting day in 2011 )

* Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Genetically Modified Material) Bill 2010 ( referred 26 November 2010; reporting date: 16 June 2011 )

Reports presented

National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 24 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2009 ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Plain Tobacco Packaging (Removing Branding from Cigarette Packs) Bill 2009 ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2009 and Protecting Problem Gamblers Bill 2009 ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 16 November 2010 )

 

Provisions of Schedules 2 and 3 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 ( tabled 22 November 2010 )

National Health and Hospitals Network Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 22 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Community Affairs References Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/clac_ctte/index.htm

Members

Senator Siewert ( Chair ), and Senators Adams, Boyce, Carol Brown, Coonan and Moore

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Brandis, Bob Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Interactive and online gambling ( reference transferred to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform on 28 October 2010 )

Planning options and services for people ageing with a disability ( referred 25 November 2009; re-referred 30 September 2010 with updated terms of reference; reporting date: 31 March 2011 )

Impacts of rural wind farms ( referred 27 October 2010; reporting date: 30 April 2011 )

Commonwealth contribution to former forced adoption policies ( referred 15 November 2010; reporting date: 30 April 2011 )

Reports presented

Inquiry into gene patents ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Consumer access to pharmaceutical benefits ( presented to the President on 26 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Planning options and services for people ageing with a disability ( presented to the President on 2 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

The prevalence of interactive and online gambling in Australia ( presented to the President on 2 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Consumer access to pharmaceutical benefits ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

* Gene patents ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

 

Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/corporations_ctte/index.htm

Members

Mr Ripoll ( Chair ), Senator Boyce ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cormann, Hurley and Stephens and Mr Fletcher, Mr Griffin, Mr ADH Smith and Ms Smyth

 
 
 

Cyber Safety—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010; resolution of appointment varied 17 November 2010; reporting date: 30 April 2012 )

Members

Senator Wortley ( Chair ), Mr Hawke ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Barnett, Bushby, Ludlam and Pratt and Mr Fletcher, Mr Husic, Mr Perrett, Ms Rishworth and Mr Zappia

 
 
 

Economics Legislation Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/economics_ctte/index.htm

Portfolios

Innovation, Industry, Science and Research; Resources and Energy; Tourism; Treasury

Members

Senator Hurley ( Chair ), Senator Bushby ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cameron, Pratt, Williams and Xenophon

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood and Wortley

Current inquiry

Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( referred 28 October 2010; reporting date: second sitting day in 2011 )

Reports presented

Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010—Interim report ( presented to the President on 16 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services for the Community) Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 16 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 16 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Tax Laws Amendment (Public Benefit Test) Bill 2010—Final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Forshaw, on 7 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 

Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 16 November 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Economics References Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/economics_ctte/index.htm

Members

Senator Bushby ( Chair ), Senator Hurley ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators McGauran, Pratt, Williams and Xenophon

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood and Wortley

Current inquiries

Competition within the Australian banking sector ( referred 28 October 2010; reporting date: 31 March 2011 )

Amendments proposed by Senator Cormann on sheet 7010 [Tax Laws Amendment (2010 Measures No. 4) Bill 2010] ( referred 22 November 2010; reporting date: 31 March 2011 )

The decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the proposed acquisition of Franklins by Metcash Trading Limited ( referred 23 November 2010; interim report presented 6 December 2010; final reporting date of 28 February 2011 proposed )

Reports presented

Access of small business to finance ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 30 June 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Role of liquidators and administrators—Interim report ( presented to the President on 16 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

The regulation, registration and remuneration of insolvency practitioners in Australia: the case for a new framework—Final report [Inquiry into the role of liquidators and administrators] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 14 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

* The decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the proposed acquisition of Franklins by Metcash Trading Limited—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Barnett, on 6 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/eet_ctte/index.htm

Portfolios

Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, including School Education, Early Childhood and Youth

 

Members

Senator Marshall ( Chair ), Senator Back ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Cash, Hanson-Young and Wortley

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Barnett, Bernardi, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams and Xenophon

Current inquiry

Social Security Amendment (Income Support for Regional Students) Bill 2010 ( referred 17 November 2010; reporting date: the second sitting day in February 2011 )

Reports presented

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the President on 27 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 ( tabled 22 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/eet_ctte/index.htm

Members

Senator Back ( Chair ) Senator Marshall ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Boyce, Cash and Hanson-Young

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Barnett, Bernardi, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Industry Skills Councils ( referred 22 June 2010; re-referred 30 September 2010; reporting date: 16 March 2011 )

Primary Schools for the 21st Century program ( referred 9 September 2009; re-referred 30 September 2010; reporting date: 17 March 2011 )

Reports presented

Administration and reporting of NAPLAN testing—Interim report ( presented to the President on 27 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Industry Skills Councils—Interim report ( presented to the Deputy President on 13 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

 

* Administration and reporting of NAPLAN testing ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/em/index.htm

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Mr Melham ( Chair ), Mr Somlyay ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Birmingham, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Polley and Ryan and Mrs BK Bishop, Mr Griffin and Ms Rishworth

Current inquiry

* Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election and matters related thereto ( adopted 24 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/ec_ctte/index.htm

( formerly Environment, Communications and the Arts; name amended 29 September 2010 )

Portfolios

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy; Climate Change and Energy Efficiency; Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Members

Senator Cameron ( Chair ), Senator Fisher ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Ludlam, McEwen, Troeth and Wortley

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Trood, Williams and Xenophon

Current inquiry

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Support for Whaling) Bill 2010 ( referred 23 November 2010; reporting date: the end of the Autumn sittings 2011 )

Reports presented

Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009 ( presented to the President on 6 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010 ( presented to the President on 6 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Radiocommunications Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

 

Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010 ( tabled 18 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Environment and Communications References Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/ec_ctte/index.htm

( formerly Environment, Communications and the Arts; name amended 29 September 2010 )

Members

Senator Fisher ( Chair ), Senator Cameron ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Boswell, Ludlam, Troeth and Wortley

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Trood, Williams and Xenophon

Current inquiries

The adequacy of protections for the privacy of Australians online ( referred 24 June 2010; re-referred 30 September 2010; reporting date: second sitting day of the second sitting week in March 2011 )

The status, health and sustainability of the koala population ( referred 17 November 2010 with effect from the first day of sitting of 2011; reporting date: 1 June 2011 )

Reports presented

Energy Efficient Homes Package (ceiling insulation)—Interim reports ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 30 June 2010, and the Deputy President on 9 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Energy Efficient Homes Package (ceiling insulation)—Final report ( presented to the President on 15 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Sustainable management by the Commonwealth of water resources—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 30 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Administration and effectiveness of the Green Loans Program—Interim report ( presented to the President on 6 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Sustainable management by the Commonwealth of water resources ( presented to the President on 7 October 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 25 October 2010 )

Green loans program ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

 
 
 

 

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/fapa_ctte/index.htm

Portfolios

Finance and Deregulation; Parliament; Prime Minister and Cabinet, including Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government

Members

Senator Polley ( Chair ), Senator Fifield ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Faulkner, Kroger, Siewert and Stephens

Substitute member

Exposure drafts of Australian privacy amendment legislation —Senator Ludlam to replace Senator Siewert

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Ludlam, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiry

Exposure drafts of Australian privacy amendment legislation ( referred 24 June 2010; re-referred 30 September 2010; reporting date: 1 July 2011 )

Reports presented

Parliamentary Budget Office Bill 2010—Interim report ( presented to the President on 17 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Finance and Public Administration References Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/fapa_ctte/index.htm

Members

Senator Fifield ( Chair ), Senator Polley ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Faulkner, Kroger, Siewert and Williams

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Ludlam, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Wortley and Xenophon

Reports presented

The funding arrangements for tax reform advertising ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Crossin, on 30 June 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 

Reform of Australian Government administration—Interim report ( presented to the President on 17 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matter not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jfadt/index.htm

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Senator Forshaw ( Chair ), Mrs Gash, ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bishop, Faulkner, Ferguson, Furner, Hanson-Young, Johnston, Ludlam, Macdonald, Moore, Payne and Trood and Ms J Bishop, Ms Brodtmann, Mr Byrne, Mr Champion, Mr Danby, Mr LDT Ferguson, Mr Fitzgibbon, Mr Georganas, Mr Gibbons, Mr Griffin, Dr Jensen, Mrs Mirabella, Mr Murphy, Mr O’Dowd, Ms Parke, Mr Robert, Mr Ruddock, Ms Saffin, Mr Scott, Dr Stone and Ms Vamvakinou

Report presented

Review of the Defence annual report 2008-09 ( report of the committee of the 42nd Parliament presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 2 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/FADT_CTTE/index.htm

Portfolios

Defence, including Veterans’ Affairs; Foreign Affairs and Trade

Members

Senator Bishop ( Chair ), Senator Trood ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Forshaw, Hutchins, Kroger and Ludlam

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Johnston, Joyce, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( referred 30 September 2010; reporting date: last day of the second sitting week in February 2011 )

Defence Legislation Amendment (Security of Defence Premises) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( referred 30 September 2010; reporting date: last day of the second sitting week in February 2011 )

Criminal Code Amendment (Cluster Munitions Prohibition) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( referred 28 October 2010; reporting date: last sitting day of the 2011 autumn sittings )

 

Reports presented

Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Autonomous Sanctions Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Defence Legislation Amendment (Security of Defence Premises) Bill 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Australian Civilian Corps Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/FADT_CTTE/index.htm

Members

Senator Kroger ( Chair ), Senator Bishop ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Ferguson, Forshaw, Ludlam and Trood

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Furner, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Equity and diversity health checks in the Royal Australian Navy ( referred 26 November 2009; re-referred 30 September 2010; reporting date: 12 May 2011 )

Requests for Tender for aviation contracts ( referred 24 November 2010; reporting date: 1 May 2011 )

Reports presented

Australia’s administration and management of the Torres Strait—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

Equity and diversity health checks in the Royal Australian Navy—HMAS Success —Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Hutchins, on 20 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

* The Torres Strait: Bridge and border ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

 

Fuel and Energy—Select Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/fuelenergy_ctte/index.htm

( final report presented 30 August 2010 and tabled 28 September 2010 )

Reports presented

The mining tax: Still bad for the economy—Still bad for jobs—Second interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 30 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Final report ( presented to the President on 30 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 
 
 

Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010; reporting date: 30 June 2013 )

Members

Mr Wilkie ( Chair ), Mr Champion ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, Bilyk, Crossin and Xenophon and Mr Ciobo, Mr Frydenberg, Mr SP Jones and Mr Neumann

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Barnett, Bernardi, Birmingham, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bushby, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Eggleston, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Heffernan, Humphries, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Mason, McGauran, Minchin, Nash, Parry, Payne, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Troeth, Trood and Williams

Current inquiries

Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008 [2010] and Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2010 ( referred 28 October 2010 )

Interactive and online gambling ( referred 30 September 2010; order varied 28 October 2010, reference transferred from the Community Affairs References Committee )

 
 
 

House—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ) and the Deputy President, and Senators Heffernan, McEwen, Parry and Sterle

 
 
 

Intelligence and Security—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/pjcis/index.htm

Members

Senators Faulkner, Forshaw, McGauran and Trood and Mr Byrne, Mr Danby, Mr Melham, Mr Ruddock and Mr Wilkie

Current inquiry

* Review of administration and expenditure no. 9 (2009-10) - Australian intelligence community ( statutory responsibility )

 
 
 

 

Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/acc_ctte/index.htm

( replaced the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Crime Commission with the commencement of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Act 2010 on 24 November 2010 )

Members

Senator Hutchins ( Chair ), Senator Mason ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Fielding, Parry and Polley and Ms Grierson, Mr Hayes, Mr Keenan, Mr Matheson and Ms Vamvakinou

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/legcon_ctte/index.htm

Portfolios

Attorney-General; Immigration and Citizenship

Members

Senator Crossin ( Chair ), Senator Barnett ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Furner, Ludlam, Parry and Pratt

Substitute member

Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010 —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Ludlam

Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] —Senator Hanson-Young to replace Senator Ludlam

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Payne, Polley, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( referred 30 September 2010; reporting date: third sitting day in 2011 )

Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010 ( referred 30 September 2010; order varied 26 October 2010, reference transferred from the Community Affairs Legislation Committee; reporting date: last sitting day in May 2011 )

Provisions of Schedule 4 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010 ( referred 28 October 2010; reporting date: first sitting day in 2011 )

* Patent Amendment (Human Genes and Biological Materials) Bill 2010 ( referred 26 November 2010; reporting date: 16 June 2011 )

Reports presented

Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Troeth, on 30 June 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 

Access to Justice (Family Court Restructure and Other Measures) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 [Provisions] and Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Military Court of Australia Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Migration Amendment (Visa Capping) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Deputy President on 26 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Report of the Australian Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Singapore, July 2010 ( tabled 25 October 2010 )

Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 ( tabled 16 November 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 November 2010 )

Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 and Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 (No. 2) ( tabled 23 November 2010 )

* Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

* Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Bishop, on 2 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

* Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 [Provisions] and Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010 [Provisions]—Interim report ( presented to the President on 7 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) ) and final report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Kroger on 28 January 2011, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/legcon_ctte/index.htm

Members

Senator Barnett ( Chair ), Senator Crossin ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Furner, Ludlam, Parry and Trood

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Hanson-Young, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Donor conception practices in Australia ( referred 23 June 2010; re-referred 30 September 2010; reporting date: the Wednesday of the first sitting week in February 2011 )

Australian film and literature classification scheme ( referred 16 November 2010; reporting date: 30 June 2011 )

Australian Law Reform Commission ( referred 23 November 2010; reporting date: 31 March 2011 )

Reports presented

Review of government discretionary payments in special circumstances—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Carol Brown, on 23 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

* Review of government compensation payments ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator McGauran, on 6 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

Library—Standing Committee

Members

The President ( Chair ), and Senators Barnett, Bilyk, Cameron, Fielding, Hutchins and Trood

 
 
 

Migration—Joint Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/mig/index.htm

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Ms Vamvakinou ( Chair ), Mrs Markus ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bilyk, Boyce, Hanson-Young and McEwen and Mrs D’Ath, Ms Gambaro, Mr Ramsey and Mr Zappia

 
 
 

 

National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/ncet/index.htm

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Members

Senator Pratt ( Chair ), Mr Simpkins ( Deputy Chair ), and The Deputy President and Chairman of Committees, the Deputy Speaker, and Senators Adams, Crossin, Fielding and Humphries and Mr Adams, Ms Brodtmann, Dr Leigh and Mr Secker

 
 
 

Parliamentary Budget Office—Joint Select Committee

( appointed 22 November 2010; final reporting date: 31 March 2011 )

Members

Senator Faulkner ( Chair ), and Senators Cameron, Joyce and Milne

 
 
 

Parliamentary Library—Joint Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jscpl/index.htm

( appointed 30 September 2010; resolution of appointment varied 17 November 2010 )

Members

Senators Barnett, Bilyk, Cameron, Fielding, Hutchins and Trood and Mr Adams, Mr Broadbent, Mr Champion, Mr Christensen, Mr Melham and Mr CR Thomson,

 
 
 

Privileges—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/priv_ctte/index.htm

Members

Senator Johnston ( Chair ), Senator Bilyk ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Cameron, Faulkner, McGauran, Payne and Sterle

Report presented

Inquiry into the adequacy of advice contained in the Government Guidelines for Official Witnesses before Parliamentary Committees and related matters for officials considering participating in a parliamentary committee whether in a personal capacity or otherwise ( presented to the President on 2 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 
 
 

Procedure—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/proc_ctte/index.htm

Members

The Deputy President ( Chair ), the President, the Leader of the Government in the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and Senators Brandis, Faulkner, Hurley, Ludwig, Parry and Siewert

Current inquiry

Consideration of private senators’ bills ( referred 29 September 2010 )

 

Reports presented

Third report of 2010—Question time - temporary order; Correction of divisions after misadventure; Procedure for consideration of private senators’ bills ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

Fourth report of 2010—Consideration of private senators’ bills ( tabled 18 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jpaa/index.htm

Members

Mr Oakeshott ( Chair ), Mrs D’Ath ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Barnett, Bishop, Hurley, Kroger and Sterle and Mr Adams, Mr Briggs, Ms Brodtmann, Mr Cheeseman, Mr Frydenberg, Ms O’Neill, Ms Smyth and Mr Somlyay

Current inquiries

Review of Auditor-General’s reports ( statutory responsibility—ongoing )

Review of the Auditor-General Act 1997 ( adopted 25 February 2009; readopted 18 November 2011 )

Role of the Auditor-General in scrutinising government advertising ( adopted 15 October 2008; readopted 18 November 2011 )

 
 
 

Public Works—Joint Statutory Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/pwc/index.htm

Members

Ms Saffin ( Chair ), Senator Troeth ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Forshaw and Marshall and Mrs KL Andrews, Mr Forrest, Mr Georganas, Mr Ripoll and Mr Turnbull

Reports presented

Extension of scope to the Australian SKA Pathfinder Telescope and the Pawsey High Performance Computing Centre for SKA Science (Third report of 2010) ( presented to the Deputy President on 12 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Referrals made in October 2010: HMAS Penguin and Pittwater Annexe Redevelopment, Mosman and Clareville, New South Wales; Development and construction of housing for Defence at Largs North (Bayriver), Port Adelaide, South Australia; Integrated fitout of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office at 12-26 Franklin Street, Adelaide, South Australia (Fourth report of 2010) ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Publications—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/publ/index.htm

Members

Senator Carol Brown ( Chair ), Senator Bernardi ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Furner, Marshall, Mason, Parry and Sterle

 

Report presented

1st report ( tabled 28 October 2010 )

 
 
 

Reform of the Australian Federation—Select Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/reffed_ctte/reffed/index.htm

( appointed 29 September 2010; reporting date: last sitting day in May 2011 )

Members

Senator Trood ( Chair ), Senator Furner ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Back, Ludlam, Moore and Ryan

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Hutchins, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Minchin, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Scullion, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Williams and Wortley

 
 
 

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities—Select Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/indig_ctte/index.htm

( final report presented 24 September 2010 and tabled 28 September 2010 )

Report presented

Final report 2010 ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Trood, on 24 September 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

 
 
 

Regulations and Ordinances—Legislative Scrutiny Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/regord_ctte/index.htm

Members

Senator Stephens ( Chairman ), Senator Ronaldson ( Deputy Chairman ), and Senators Carol Brown, Cash, Moore and Ryan

Document presented

Ministerial correspondence relating to the scrutiny of delegated legislation, November 2009 to June 2010 ( tabled 28 October 2010 )

 
 
 

Rural Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/rat_ctte/index.htm

(formerly Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport; name amended 29 September 2010)

Portfolios

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Infrastructure and Transport

Members

Senator Sterle ( Chair ), Senator Heffernan ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Crossin, Hutchins, Nash and Siewert

 

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Humphries, Hurley, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Milne, Minchin, Moore, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Stephens, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

date: 18 November 2010 )

Reports presented

Airports Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( presented to the President on 24 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Annual reports (No. 2 of 2010), dated November 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Airports Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( tabled 18 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/rat_ctte/index.htm

(formerly Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport; name amended 29 September 2010)

Members

Senator Heffernan ( Chair ), Senator Sterle ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Hutchins, McGauran, Milne and Nash

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Bob Brown, Carol Brown, Bushby, Cameron, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Cormann, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fifield, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Hanson-Young, Humphries, Hurley, Johnston, Joyce, Kroger, Ludlam, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, Minchin, Moore, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Siewert, Stephens, Troeth, Trood, Williams, Wortley and Xenophon

Current inquiries

Pilot safety, including consideration of the Transport Safety Investigation Amendment (Incident Reports) Bill 2010 ( referred 30 September 2010; reporting date: the second sitting day of March 2011 )

Biosecurity and quarantine arrangements ( referred 23 June 2010; re-referred 30 September 2010; reporting date: 28 April 2011 )

Management of the Murray-Darling Basin ( referred 28 October 2010; reporting date: 30 November 2011 )

Reports presented

The effectiveness of Airservices Australia’s management of aircraft noise ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Ryan, on 2 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Biosecurity for Chinese apples and the Australia - US cherry trade—Interim report ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 30 July 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Inquiry into the Australian horse industry and an emergency animal disease response agreement ( presented to the President on 30 August 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7); tabled 28 September 2010 )

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 30 September 2010 )

 

Matters not disposed of at the end of the 42nd Parliament ( tabled 25 October 2010 )

* Australian horse industry and an emergency animal disease response agreement ( presented to the President on 26 November 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

Scrutiny of Bills—Legislative Scrutiny Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/scrutiny/index.htm

Members

Senator Coonan ( Chairman ), Senator Bishop ( Deputy Chairman ), and Senators Marshall, Pratt, Siewert and Troeth

Alert Digests presented

No. 8 of 2010 ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

No. 9 of 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

No. 10 of 2010 ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

Reports presented

Eighth report of 2010 ( tabled 27 October 2010 )

Ninth report of 2010 ( tabled 17 November 2010 )

Tenth report of 2010 ( tabled 24 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Scrutiny of New Taxes—Select Committee

( appointed 30 September 2010; interim reporting date: 8 June 2011; final reporting date: 30 November 2011 )

Members

Senator Cormann ( Chair ), Senator Hutchins ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Bushby, Cameron, Fifield and Williams

Participating members

Senators Abetz, Adams, Back, Barnett, Bernardi, Bilyk, Birmingham, Bishop, Boswell, Boyce, Brandis, Carol Brown, Cash, Colbeck, Coonan, Crossin, Eggleston, Faulkner, Ferguson, Fielding, Fierravanti-Wells, Fisher, Forshaw, Furner, Heffernan, Humphries, Hurley, Johnston, Joyce, Macdonald, Marshall, Mason, McEwen, McGauran, Minchin, Moore, Nash, O’Brien, Parry, Payne, Polley, Pratt, Ronaldson, Ryan, Scullion, Stephens, Sterle, Troeth, Wortley and Xenophon

 
 
 

Selection of Bills—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/selectionbills_ctte/index.htm

Members

The Government Whip ( Chair ), the Opposition Whip, The Nationals Whip, the Australian Greens Whip and the Family First Party Whip, and Senators Adams, Carol Brown, Fifield and Ludwig

Reports presented

Report no. 11 of 2010 ( presented 30 September 2010 )

Report no. 12 of 2010 ( presented 27 October 2010 )

Report no. 13 of 2010 ( presented 28 October 2010 )

 

Report no. 14 of 2010 ( presented 18 November 2010 )

* Report no. 15 of 2010 ( presented 26 November 2010 )

 
 
 

Senators’ Interests—Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/interests_ctte/index.htm

Members

Senator Bernardi ( Chair ), Senator Forshaw ( Deputy Chair ), and Senators Adams, Bilyk, Humphries, Johnston, Pratt and Siewert

Notifications of alterations of interests

* Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests of senators lodged between 22 June 2010 and 13 December 2010 ( presented to the President on 15 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )

 
 
 

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/jsct/index.htm

( appointed 30 September 2010 )

Mr KJ Thomson ( Chair ), and Senators Birmingham, Cash, Ludlam, McGauran, O’Brien, Pratt and Wortley and Ms Bird, Mr Briggs, Mr Forrest, Ms Grierson, Ms Livermore, Ms Parke, Ms Rowland and Dr Stone

Reports presented

Report 113—Treaty tabled on 12 May 2010 ( report of the committee of the 42nd Parliament tabled 28 September 2010 )

* Report 114—Treaties referred on 16 November 2010 (part 1) ( presented to the Temporary Chair of Committees, Senator Moore, on 3 December 2010, pursuant to standing order 38(7) )