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Business listed for future consideration

On the next day of sitting (18 September 2019)

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 12 September 2019

         1   Senator McKim : To move—That the Migration (Fast Track Applicant Class - Temporary Protection and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas) Instrument 2019, made under the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2019L00506].

Fourteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

 

Government Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 12 September 2019

         1   Minister for Families and Social Services ( Senator Ruston ): To move—That—

                          (a)      the address-in-reply be presented to His Excellency the Governor-General by the President and senators who wish to accompany him; and

                          (b)      on Thursday, 19 September 2019, the Senate adjourn at 4.30 pm, for the purpose of presenting the address-in-reply to the Governor General.

 

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 16 September 2019

  *140   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that:

                                                (i)      on 14 September 2019, the National Party voted to oppose the recovery of 450 gigalitres (GL) of water under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan,

                                               (ii)      the Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (Mr Littleproud) has previously promised this water would be returned to the river in full, and

                                             (iii)      the 450 GL was negotiated by South Australia as an essential part of delivering the Plan in full;

                          (b)      condemns the National Party for opposing the delivery of 450 GL of environmental water to the Murray-Darling river system; and

                           (c)      supports the delivery of the agreed 450 GL of water to the Murray- Darling, as required under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

Notice of motion altered on 16 September 2019 pursuant to standing order 77.

Two sitting days after today (19 September 2019)

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 22 July 2019

         1   Senator Patrick : To move—That the Civil Aviation (Community Service Flights - Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Amendment Instrument 2019, made under the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998, be disallowed [F2019L00554].

Three sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

Notice given 29 July 2019

         2   Senator Patrick : To move—That the Civil Aviation (Community Service Flights - Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Instrument 2019, made under the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998, be disallowed [F2019L00134].

Seven sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

On 19 September 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Murray-Darling Basin Commission of Inquiry Bill 2019. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )



 

On 26 September 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on compliance by former Ministers of State with Ministerial Standards.

On 10 October 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019 and the Emergency Response Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Amendment Bill 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         3  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 11 October 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the New Skilled Regional Visas (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 14 October 2019

 

Government Business—Order of the Day

         1  ANL Legislation Repeal Bill 2019 —( Senate bill ) —( Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator Duniam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 11 September 2019 ).

On 16 October 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 31 July 2019

         1   Senator Roberts : To move—That the following legislative instruments, made under the Corporations Act 2001 , be disallowed:

   (a)   the ASIC Corporations (Banking Code of Practice - Revocation of 2018 Approval) Instrument 2019/662 [F2019L00877]; and

   (b)   the ASIC Corporations (Approval of Banking Code of Practice) Instrument 2019/663 [F2019L00878].

Nine sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

Notice given 9 September 2019

         2   Senators Siewert and McKim: To move—That the Quality of Care Amendment (Minimising the Use of Restraints) Principles 2019, made under the Aged Care Act 1997 , be disallowed [F2019L00511].

Eleven sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Human Services Amendment (Photographic Identification and Fraud Prevention) Bill 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 18 October 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

 

Government Business—Order of the Day

         1  Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 —( Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities and Electoral Matters, Senator Seselja )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 29 July 2019 ).

On 25 October 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

 

Government Business—Orders of the Day

         1  Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 —( Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator Ruston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 31 July 2019 ).

         2  Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019 —( Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Canavan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 11 September 2019 ).

On 7 November 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 11 November 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Ministers of State (Checks for Security Purposes) Bill 2019. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Amendment (Assisted Reproductive Treatment Statistics) Bill 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 12 November 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on income support payments.

Nine sitting days after today (13 November 2019)

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 1 August 2019

         1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Regulations 2018, made under the Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946 , be disallowed [F2018L01708].

Ten sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.



 

         2   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Underwater Cultural Heritage Rules 2018, made under the Underwater Cultural Heritage Act 2018 , be disallowed [F2019L00096].

Ten sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

         3   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Water Amendment (Murray-Darling Basin Agreement - Basin Salinity Management) Regulations 2018, made under the Water Act 2007 , be disallowed [F2018L01674].

Ten sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

On 13 November 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 1 August 2019

         1   Senator Rice : To move—That the Gene Technology Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019, made under the Gene Technology Act 2000 , be disallowed [F2019L00573].

Ten sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

 

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 31 July 2019

      84   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—             That, in accordance with the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances in its report, Parliamentary scrutiny of delegated legislation—

   (1)   The standing orders be amended, with effect from 4 December 2019, as follows:

             (a)   omit standing order 23, substitute:

23 Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation

                          (1)    A Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation shall be appointed at the commencement of each Parliament.

                          (2)    All instruments made under the authority of Acts of the Parliament, which are subject to disallowance, disapproval or affirmative resolution by the Senate and which are of a legislative character, shall stand referred to the committee for consideration and, if necessary, report.

                          (3)    The committee shall scrutinise each instrument as to whether:

                                     (a)    it is in accordance with its enabling Act and otherwise complies with all legislative requirements;

                                     (b)    it appears to be supported by a constitutional head of legislative power and is otherwise constitutionally valid;

                                      (c)    it makes rights, liberties, obligations or interests unduly dependent on insufficiently defined administrative powers;

                                     (d)    those likely to be affected by the instrument were adequately consulted in relation to it;

                                      (e)    its drafting is defective or unclear;

                                      (f)    it, and any document it incorporates, may be freely accessed and used;

                                      (g)    the accompanying explanatory material provides sufficient information to gain a clear understanding of the instrument;

                                     (h)    it trespasses unduly on personal rights and liberties;

                                       (i)    it unduly excludes, limits or fails to provide for independent review of decisions affecting rights, liberties, obligations or interests;

                                      (j)    it contains matters more appropriate for parliamentary enactment; and

                                     (k)    it complies with any other ground relating to the technical scrutiny of delegated legislation that the committee considers appropriate.

                          (4)    The committee shall also scrutinise each instrument to determine whether the attention of the Senate should be drawn to the instrument on the ground that it raises significant issues, or otherwise gives rise to issues that are likely to be of interest to the Senate.

                          (5)    The committee may, for the purpose of reporting on its terms of reference, consider any proposed or draft legislative instrument, including an exposure draft of such an instrument.

                          (6)    (a) The committee shall consist of 6 senators, 3 being members of the government party nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, and 3 being senators who are not members of the government party, nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate or by any minority groups or independent senators.

                                   (b) The nominations of the opposition or any minority groups or independent senators shall be determined by agreement between the opposition and the minority groups or independent senators, and, in the absence of agreement duly notified to the President, the question of the representation on the committee shall be determined by the Senate.

                          (7)    The committee may appoint sub-committees consisting of 3 or more of its members, and refer to any such sub-committee any matters which the committee is empowered to consider.

                          (8)    The committee shall elect as chair a member appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Leader of the Government in the Senate.

                          (9)    The committee shall elect as deputy chair a member appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and the member so elected shall act as chair of the committee when there is no chair or the chair is not present at a meeting of the committee.

                        (10)    Where votes on a question before the committee  are equally divided, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, shall have a casting vote.

                        (11)    The committee and any sub-committee shall have power to send for persons and documents, to move from place to place, and to meet and transact  business in  public or private session and notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament or dissolution of the House of Representatives.

                        (12)    The committee may inquire into and report on any matter related to the technical scrutiny of delegated legislation.

                        (13)    The committee may appoint with the approval of the President a legal adviser to the committee.

                        (14)    The committee shall be empowered to print from day to day any of its documents and evidence. A daily Hansard shall be published of public proceedings of the committee.

                        (15)    The committee may report from time to time its proceedings and evidence and any recommendations, and shall make regular reports of the progress of the proceedings of the committee.

             (b)   omit standing order 25(2)(a), substitute:

                          (a)    The legislation committees shall inquire into and report upon:

                                       (i)    estimates of expenditure in accordance with standing order 26,

                                      (ii)    bills or draft bills referred to them by the Senate,

                                     (iii)    legislative instruments made in the portfolios allocated to them,

                                    (iv)    annual reports in accordance with paragraph (20), and

                                     (v)    the performance of departments and agencies allocated to them.

   (2)   The initial members of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation shall be the members of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances appointed at the commencement of this Parliament.

   (3)   The Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation have the power to consider and use the records of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances.



 

On 25 November 2019

 

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 30 July 2019

      72   Senator Kitching : To move—

(1)         That a select committee, to be known as the Select Committee on Integrity, be established to inquire into and report on the integrity of government administration, with particular reference to:

(a)         the adequacy and performance of existing integrity measures including, but not limited to:

                                                            (i)       the Statement of Ministerial Standards, and

                                                           (ii)       the Lobbyist Code and Register of Lobbyists;

(b)         the funding, functions and performance of Commonwealth integrity agencies;

(c)         the adequacy of government responses to Senate committee reports;

(d)         the adequacy of government responses to Senate orders for the production of documents;

(e)         the operation of the Commonwealth Procurement Framework;

(f)          the administration of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 legislation;

(g)         any proposals to strengthen the integrity of government administration; and

(h)         any related matters.

(2)         That the committee present its final report on or before the third sitting day of 2021.

(3)         That the committee consist of 8 senators, as follows:

(a)         2 nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate;

(b)         2 nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate;

(c)         1 nominated by the Leader of the Australian Greens; and

(d)         3 nominated by minor party and independent senators.

(4)         That:

(a)         participating members may be appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate or any minority party or independent senator; and

(b)         participating members may participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee, and have all the rights of members of the committee, but may not vote on any questions before the committee.

(5)         That 4 members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee.

(6)         That the committee may proceed to the dispatch of business notwithstanding that not all members have been duly nominated and appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy.



 

(7)         That the committee elect as chair one of the members nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and as deputy chair one of the members nominated by the Leader of the Australian Greens or by minor party and independent senators.

(8)         That the deputy chair shall act chair when the chair is absent from a meeting of the committee or the position of chair is temporarily vacant.

(9)         That, in the event of an equality of voting, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, have a casting vote.

(10)     That the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 3 or more of its members, and to refer to any such subcommittee any of the matters which the committee is empowered to consider.

(11)     That the committee and any subcommittee have power to send for and examine persons and documents, to move from place to place, to sit in public or in private, notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament or dissolution of the House of Representatives, and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings and the evidence taken and such interim recommendations as it may deem fit.

(12)     That the committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and be empowered to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the committee with the approval of the President.

(13)     That the committee be empowered to print from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it, and a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as take place in public.

Twelve sitting days after today (26 November 2019)

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 11 September 2019

         1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Timeshift Applications and Other Measures) Regulations 2019, made under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 , Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Products (Collection of Levy) Act 1994 , be disallowed [F2019L00357].

Thirteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

         2   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Air Services Regulations 2019, made under the Air Services Act 1995 , be disallowed [F2019L00371].

Thirteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.



 

         3   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment (Collecting Tobacco Duties) Regulations 2019, made under the Customs Act 1901 , be disallowed [F2019L00352].

Thirteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

         4   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Road Vehicle Standards Rules 2018, made under the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 , be disallowed [F2019L00198].

Thirteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

On 26 November 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 2 July 2019

         1  Senator Rice : To move—That the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2019:

             The continuing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex and queer people and their families in Australia, its prevalence and its impacts, including:

                          (a)      existing discrimination within federal, state and territory law and policy;

                          (b)      experience of discrimination in Australian life, including but not limited to educational settings, workplaces, aged care, healthcare, sporting clubs and organisations, religious organisations, the provision of government services, including where contracted out, and in the provision of goods, services, housing and accommodation;

                           (c)      where discrimination is sanctioned by federal, state and territory legislation and where it is occurring in breach or potential breach of legislation;

                          (d)      how this discrimination affects the human rights, legal rights, access to justice, health, wellbeing and educational and economic outcomes of LGBTIQ+ people in Australia;

                           (e)      the additional and compounding impacts of discrimination on LGBTIQ+ people and their families who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, of different or minority race, ethnicity or religion, or on the grounds of their migrant status, age, ability and socio-economic background or circumstances, who have intersectional LGBTIQ+ identities, or who have a range of these personal characteristics;

                           (f)      how the experience of discrimination on LGBTIQ+ people and their families differs for young people;

                           (g)      how the experience of discrimination on LGBTIQ+ people and their families differs based on whether they live in urban, regional, rural or remote areas;



 

                          (h)      the specific discrimination, stigmatisation and human rights violations, including harmful practices in medical settings, experienced by people born with variations of sex characteristics, including infants, children and adolescents, and also encompassing prenatal interventions due to variations of sex characteristics;

                            (i)      the broad range of sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts and associated formal and informal activities, particularly by religious organisations, and the impacts of these on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and queer people;

                            (j)      the reforms and initiatives required to remedy prejudice, stigma and discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people and their families, including legislative and policy reforms, funding for training and education programs, funding for community and government initiatives, development of funded government strategies, better liaison between government, relevant NGOs and the LGBTIQ+ community, and the development of national standards for best-practice legislative, policy and program initiatives; and

                          (k)      any other related matters.

Thirteen sitting days after today (27 November 2019)

 

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 12 September 2019

         1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Migration (Fast Track Applicant Class - Temporary Protection and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas) Instrument 2019, made under the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2019L00506].

Fourteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

Fourteen sitting days after today (28 November 2019)

 

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion

Notice given 16 September 2019

      *1   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 2019, made under the Health Insurance Act 1973 , be disallowed [F2019L00563].

Fifteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

      *2   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulations 2019, made under the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2019L00578].

Fifteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

      *3   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Quality of Care Amendment (Minimising the Use of Restraints) Principles 2019, made under the Aged Care Act 1997 , be disallowed [F2019L00511].

Fifteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

      *4   Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move—That the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (Closures Variation) Direction 2019, made under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 , be disallowed [F2019L00650].

Fifteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

      *5   Senator McKim : To move—That the Quality of Care Amendment (Minimising the Use of Restraints) Principles 2019, made under the Aged Care Act 1997 , be disallowed [F2019L00511].

Fifteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

On 28 November 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Privileges—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the development of a foreign influence transparency scheme.

      *2  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s declarations made under certain international laws .

On 2 December 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Coal-Fired Power Funding Prohibition Bill 2017 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On 3 December 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the impact of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia.

On 4 December 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

         2  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on Centrelink’s compliance program.

On the third sitting day of December 2019 (4 December 2019)

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the disclosure and reporting of sensitive and classified information.

On 5 December 2019

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Prevention of Exploitation of Indigenous Cultural Expressions) Bill 2019. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on policy, regulatory, taxation, administrative and funding priorities for Australian shipping.

         3  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the feasibility of a National Horse Traceability Register for all horses.

         4  Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on regional inequality in Australia.

On the last sitting day in February 2020

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the impact of changes to service delivery models on the administration and running of Government programs.

On 1 March 2020

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Corporations and Financial Services—Joint Statutory Committee

Report to be presented on the regulation of auditing in Australia.

On 27 March 2020

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the adequacy of Newstart and related payments.

On or before 30 March 2020

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Road Safety—Joint Select Committee

Interim report to be presented.

April 2020

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the road transport industry.

On the last sitting day of the 2020 Autumn sittings

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s faunal extinction crisis.

On the Thursday of the first sitting week in May 2020

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Product Stewardship Amendment (Packaging and Plastics) Bill 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On the last sitting day in May 2020

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on nationhood, national identity and democracy.

      *2  Environment and Communications References Committee

Report to be presented on the impact of seismic testing on fisheries and the marine environment.

On the first sitting day in June 2020

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

On or before 31 July 2020

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Road Safety—Joint Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

On or before the first sitting day in October 2020

 

General Business—Order of the Day

         1  Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On 1 November 2020

 

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

         1  Multi-Jurisdictional Management and Execution of the Murray Darling Basin Plan—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

         2  Select Committee on the Multi-Jurisdictional Management and Execution of the Murray Darling Basin Plan

Report to be presented on the Constitution Alteration (Water Resources) 2019 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

On or before the final sitting day of 2020

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Effectiveness of the Australian Government’s Northern Australia agenda—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On the last sitting day in May 2022

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Implementation of the National Redress Scheme—Joint Select Committee

Report to be presented.

Within 6 months of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters receiving the reference

 

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

         1  Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

Report to be presented on a review of the operation of the amendments, dealing with foreign donations and related matters, made by the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018 , to commence on the second anniversary for the Royal Assent of the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Act 2018 .

( Bill received royal assent on 29 November 2018. )