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The Senate

This document is issued as a guide to senators.

The business listed is subject to change.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

(Proceedings to be broadcast on radio)

2010-11/18

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

AT 9.30 am

 

  1. Prayers and acknowledgement of country

  1. Government documents to be presented - pursuant to order

(A list of documents is attached. Consideration at item 20)

  1. Government business - orders of the day

No. 1-Governor-General’s Opening Speech - Resumption of debate on Address-in-Reply and the amendment moved by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)

No.  2-Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget Measures) Bill 2010 - Resumption of second reading debate

Refer to Notice Paper for other orders of the day

At 12.45 pm

  1. Matters of public interest discussion

At 2 pm

  1. Questions

  1. Motions to take note of answers

Time limit: 30 minutes

  1. Petitions

  1. Notices of motion

Senators Heffernan, Coonan, Xenophon and Siewert to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 3 for today (reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee - Patent Amendment (Human Genes and Biological Materials) Bill 2010)

 

  1. Placing of business

  • Government Whip (Senator McEwen), by leave, to move a motion for leave of absence for Senator Evans
  • P ostponement notification received prior to printing:

Senator Fierravanti-Wells to postpone business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 to 2 March 2011 (disallowance of the Health Insurance (Eligible Collection Centres) Approval Principles 2010)

  1. Discovery of formal business 1

Business of the Senate - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Senators Fisher and Ludlam - Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (National Broadband Network)

No. 4 - Senators Ludlam and Kroger - Reference to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (procurement procedures for defence capital projects)

No.  5 - Senator Stephens - Reference to the Economics References Committee (capital market for social economy organisations)

No.  6 - Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce) - Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee ( Water Act 2007 provisions relating to the development of a basin plan)

General business - notices of motion -

No. 94 - Leader of the Australia n Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Representation of women in the Papua New Guinean Parliament

No. 125 - Senator Ludlam - Elimination of violence against women

No. 132 - Senator Mason - Consideration of the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010

No. 143 - Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce) - Order for the production of documents - Legal interpretation of the Water Act 2007 (notice of motion altered on 1 February 2011, pursuant to standing order 77)

N o. 144 - Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) - Christmas Day penalty rates

No. 145 - Senator Fifield - Government commitments

No. 146 - Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Moore) - Extension of time to report (provisions of the Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2010)

No. 148 - Senator Ludlam - Peace negotiations in the Philippines

No. 149 - Senator Fisher - Order for the production of documents - Report from the Australian Information Commissioner - National Broadband Network

No. 150 - Senator Hanson-Young - Modelling diversion limit scenarios in the Murray-Darling Basin

No. 151 - Senator Siewert - Introduction of the Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2010

No. 152 - Deputy Chair of the Pa rliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Senator Boyce) - Authorising the committee to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 10 February 2011

No. 153 - Chair of the Economics Legislation Committee (Senator Hurley) - Authorising the committee to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sittings of the Senate on Thursday, 10 February, 3 March and 24 March 2011

No. 154 - Chair of the Economics References Committee (Senator Bushby) - Authorising the committee to meet during the sitting of the Senate today

No. 155 - Chair of the Economics References Committee (Senator Bushby) - Authorising the committee to hold pri vate meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sittings of the Senate on Thursday, 10 February, 3 March and 24 March 2011

No. 156 - Senator Bishop - Authorising the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit to meet during the sittings of the Senate on Monday, 28 February and Wednesday, 2 March and 23 March 2011

No.  157 - Chair of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee (Senator Back) - Extensions of time to report (Industry Skills Councils; Primary Schools for the 21st Century Program)

No.  158 - Chair of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee (Senator Back) - Order for the production of documents - Legal advice - Bilateral agreements relating to the Building the Education Revolution program

No.  159 - Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Crossin) - Extension of time to report (Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions])

No. 160 - Senator Hanson-Young - SIEV 221

No. 161 - Senator Hanson-Young - Bund at Narrung, South Australia

  1. Any proposal pursuant to standing order 75

(If a proposal is submitted, it will be circulated in the chamber)

Time limit: 60 minutes, or if no motions are moved  

to take note of answers, 90 minutes

 

  1. Tabling and consideration of committee reports - pursuant to standing order 62(4)

  • Chairman of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills (Senator Coonan) to present eleventh report and alert digest no. 11
  • Chair of the Standi ng Committee on Publications (Senator Carol Brown) to present 2 nd report and move for its adoption ( tabled in the House of Representatives on 25  November 2010 )
  • Government Whip (Senator McEwen) to present additional information received by legislation committees relating to estimates hearings:
  • Community Affairs - 2010-11 budget and supplementary budget estimates
  • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations - 2010-11 budget estimates [correction]
  • Environment and Communications - 2009-10 additional estimates, and 2010-11 budget and supplementary budget estimates
  • Finance and Public Administration - 2009-10 additional estimates, and 2010-11 supplementary budget estimates
  • Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade - 2010-11 budget estimates
  • Legal and Constitutional Affai rs - 2010-11 budget and supplementary budget estimates
  • Rural Affairs and Transport - 2010-11 budget estimates
  • Senator Bishop, on behalf of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, to present the following report s ( presented to the Speaker of the H ouse of Representatives on 22  December 2010 ) :
  • 418th report - Review of Auditor-General’s reports nos 4 to 38 (2009-10)
  • 419th report - Inquiry into the Auditor-General Act 1997

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions: 60 minutes

  1. Ministerial statements

Minister to table a statement relating to closing the gap

  1. Tabling of documents presented out of sitting

  1. Documents certif ied by the President (see page 12)
  2. Committee reports (see page 12)
  3. Government responses to parliamentary committe e reports (see page 13)
  4. Ministerial statement (see page 13)
  5. Government documents (see page 13)
  6. Reports of the Auditor-General (see page 15)
  7. Returns to order (see page 15)
  8. Statement of compliance and letters of advice relating to Senate orders (see page 16)

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Consideration of committee reports - Government Whip (Senator McEwen) to move motions for the printing of committee reports and, by leave, for the listing of the reports on the Notice Paper for consideration as orders of the day, and for an extension of time for a committee to report

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  1. Tabling of documents by the President

  1. Orders of the Court of Disputed Returns in Hawkins v Abetz (withdrawing the petition), and Peebles v Rhiannon & Ors (remitting the petition to the Federa l Court of Australia)
  2. Report to the Senate on government responses outstanding to parliamentary committee reports
  3. Presiding Officers response to report of the Joint Committee on Publications - Inquiry into the development of a digital repository and electronic distribution of the Parliamentary Papers Series ( tabled in the House of Representatives on 25  November 2010 )
  4. Reports of the Auditor-General:
    • Report no. 16 of 2010-11 - Performance audit - Centrelink s role in the process of appeal to the Social Security Appeals Tribunal a nd to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal: Centrelink; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ( tabled in the House of Representatives on 25  November 2010 )
    • Repo rt no. 26 of 2010-11 - Performance audit - Management of the tender process for a replacement BasicsCard: Department of Human Services
  5. Senate-related documents:
    • Supplement to the 12 th edition of Odgers Australian Senate Practice - Updates to 31 December 2010
    • Business of the Senate: 1 January to 31 December 2010
    • Questions on notice summary: 28 September to 31 December 2010
  6. Responses to resolutions of the Senate:
    • Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Mr Bowen) - Government responses outstanding to reports of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration ( agreed to 29  September 2010 )
    • Attorney-General (Mr McClelland) - Anti-discrimination laws (agreed to 16  November 2010)
    • Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr Rudd) - Global framework for action on water and sanitation ( agreed to 18  November 2010 ) , Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani (agreed to 24  November 2010) and Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines ( agreed to 24 November 2010 )
    • Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth (Mr Garrett) and the Parliamentary Se cretary for Disabilities and Carers (Senator McLucas) - Education centres for the blind and vision impaired ( agreed to 18 November 2010 )
    • Charge d affaires, Embassy of the Philippines (Ms Padua) - Maguindanao massacre in the Philippines ( agreed to 24 Novemb er 2010 )
    • Minister for Home Affairs (Mr O’Connor) - Human trafficking and slavery (agreed to 24  November 2010)
    • Chairman of the Productivity Commission ( Mr Banks) - Order for the production of documents - R eport by the Productivity Commission on superannuati on funds ( agreed to 16 November 2010 )
  7. Messages of condolence relating to the recent flood devastation
  8. C orrespondence relating to Australia Day
  1. Tabling of documents

  1. By ministers

Documents relating to travel ( tabled in the House of Representatives on 25 November 2010 ) :

    • Parliamentarians expenditure on entitlements paid by the Department of Finance and Deregulation for the period 1 January to 30 June 2010
    • Former parliamentarians’ expenditure on entitlements paid by the Department of Finance and Deregulation fo r the period 1 January to 30  June 2010
    • Parliamentarians overseas study travel reports for the period 1 January to 30  June 2010
    • Schedule of special purpose flights paid for by the Department of Defence for the period 1 January to 30 June 2010
  1. Tabling of de legation report, by leave

Senator Stephens to present report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to the Holy See and Italy for the canonisation of the Blessed Mary MacKillop, 13 to 19 October 2010

  1. By Clerk (delegated legislation including regulation s, ordinances, determinations, rules, declarations and orders - a list will be circulated in the chamber)

Time limit per speaker: 10 minutes 

Time limit per motion: 30 minutes 

Total time limit for all motions (items 13, 14, 15 and 16): 60 minutes

  1. Committee membership , by leave

 

  1. Messages from the House of Representatives

  • informing the Senate that the House has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to the following bills:

Airports Amendment Bill 2010

Tax Laws Amendment (Confidentiality of Taxpayer Inform ation) Bill 2010

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010

  • returning the following bills without amendment :

Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010

Service and Execution of Process Amendment (Interstate Fine Enforcement) Bill 2010

  • transmitting the Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010 for concurrence ( this bill is not subject to the bills cut - off order )
  • informing the Senate that the House has agreed to a resolution to refer a matter to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services ( access for small and medium business to finance )
  • transmitting for concurrence a resolution relating to mental health ( consideration to be made an order of the day for the next day of sitting )
  1. Order of business - It is proposed to consider business in the following order -

Business of the Senate - notices of motion -

No. 1 - Senators Fisher and Ludlam - Reference to the Environment and Communications References Committee (National Broadband Network)

No. 4 - Senators Ludlam and Kroger - Reference to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (procurement procedures for defence capital projects)

No. 5 - Senator Stephens - Reference to the Economics References Committee (capital market for social economy organisations)

No.  6 - Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce) - Reference to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee ( Water Act 2007 provisions relating to the development of a basin plan)

Business of the Senate - orders of the day -

No. 1-Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee - Report - Schedule 4 of the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures ) Bill 2010 [Provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

No. 3 -Economics Legislation Committee - Report - Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010 [Provisions] (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

No. 4-Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee - Report - Social Security Amendment (Income Support for Regional Students) Bill 2010 (pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report)

No.  5-Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee - Report - Donor conception practices in Australia

Government business continued (see item 3)

At 6.50 pm

  1. Consideration of government documents

  • Documents tabled today - listed at page 9, below
  • Documents listed at item (e ) on page 13, below

Time limit: 30 minutes

  1. Adjournment proposed - 7.20 pm, or when consideration of government documents concludes, whichever is earlier

  1. Adjournment - not later than 8 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate

 

Temporary chairs of committees on roster - Senators Boyce, Hutchins, Fisher, Barnett, McGauran, Ludlam and Crossin

 

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SENATE

PROPOSED PRESENTATION OF DOCUMENT S

Wednesday, 9 Februa ry 2011 ^

#1  DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET - Australian Public Service Commission - State of the service report 2009-10 - Section 44 of the Public Service Act 1999

(8 November 2010 / 8 November 2010)

# ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT - Control orders and preventative detention orders - Annual report 2009-10 - Sections 104.29 and 105.47 of the Criminal Code Act 1995

(8 October 2010 / 8 October 2010)

# ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT - National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 - Non-disclosure and witness exclusion certificates - Annual reports 2009-10 - Section 47 of the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004

(8 October 2010 / 8 October 2010)

#4   DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT - Airservices Australia - Corporate plan 2010-2015 - Section 15 of the Air Services Act 1995

(13 September 2010 / 13 September 2010)

#5  Australian Electoral Commission - Annual report 2009-10 - Section 17 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

(18 November 2010 / 19 November 2010)

#6   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING - Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority - Annual report 2009-10 - Section 34C(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901

(17 November 2010 / 17 November 2010)

#7  Murray-Darling Basin Authority - Annual report 2009-10 - Section 214 of the Water Act 2007

(22 October 2010 / 22 October 2010)

#8   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY - Wheat Exports Australia - Annual report 2009-10 - Section 64 of the Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008

(31 October 2010 / 3 November 2010)

#9   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE - Royal Australian Air Force Veterans’ Residences Trust Fund - Annual report 2009-10 - Section 10 of the Royal Australian Air Force Veterans’ Residences Act 1953

(18 November 2010 / 18 November 2010)

 

#10  TREATIES

MAJOR TREATY ACTIONS - CATEGORY 1

[2010] ATNIA 59

Resolution MEPC.186(59), Amendments to the annex of the protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, adopted at London on 17 July 2009

[ 2010] ATNIF 46

M AJOR TREATY ACTIONS - CATEGORY 2

Nil

M INOR TREATY ACTIONS - CATEGORY 3

Nil

*11   ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT - Screenrights - Annual report 2009-10 - Section 135R, 135ZZD, 135ZZV and 183D of the Copyright Act 1968

(19 January 2011 / 19 January 2011)

*12   ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT - Copyright Agency Limited - Annual report 2009-10 - Section 135R, 135ZZD, 135ZZV and 183D of the Copyright Act 1968

(16 December 2010 / 16 December 2010)

*13  DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP - Reports by the Commonwealth and Immigration Ombudsman - Section 486O of the Migration Act 1958 [Personal identifier 611/10- 619/10] - Subsection 486O(5) of the Migration Act 1958

( 3 February 2011 / 3 February 2011)

*14  DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP - Response to Ombudsman’s statements made under section 486O of the Migration Act 1958 - Statement to Parliament - Section 486P of the Migration Act 1958

(3 February 2011 / 3 February 2011)

*15 Commonwealth Ombudsman - Annual report on the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s activities under Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 - for the period 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010 - no ministerial approval required to table

*16  DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY - Report on digital television transmission and reception- 1 September to 1 December 2010 - Clause 5H of Schedule 4 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

(31 January 2010 / 2 February 2011)

 

*17  TREATIES

MAJOR TREATY ACTIONS - CATEGORY 1

[2011] ATNIA 3

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand on trans-Tasman court proceedings and regulatory enforcement, done at Christchurch on 24 July 2008

[2008] ATNIF 12

[2011] ATNIA 4

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of South Africa concerning the co-production of films, done at Pretoria on 18 June 2010

[2010] ATNIF 40

M AJOR TREATY ACTIONS - CATEGORY 2

[2011] ATNIA 1

Agreement between Australia and the Slovak Republic on social security, done at New York on 21 September 2010

[2010] ATNIF 42

[2011] ATNIA 2

Third protocol amending the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, done at Hanoi on 23 July 2010

[2010] ATNIF 39

[2011] ATNIA 6

Amendments to the Convention Establishing the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency to Modernise the Mandate of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, done at Seoul on 11 October 1985

Amend ment to the International Finance Corporation Articles of Agreement, done at Washington DC on 20 July 1956

[2011] ATNIF 2

M INOR TREATY ACTIONS - CATEGORY 3

Nil

^  List prepared by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

# Documents tabled in the H ouse of Representatives on Thursday, 25 November 2010.

* Not available prior to tabling.

Note: As recommended by the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration, the dates listed in brackets at the end of certain annual reports indicate the date on which the report was submitted to the minister and the date the report was received by the minister, respectively.

DOCUMENTS PRESENTED OUT OF SITTING

  1. Document s certified by the President
  1. Department of the Senate—Register of Senate senior executive officers’ interests incorporating notifications of alterations of interests of Senate senior executive officers lodged between 22 June and 13 December 2010 (received 15 December 2010)
  1. Correspondence from the Australian Information Commissioner (Profess or McMillan) to Clerk of the Senate—Order for the production of documents—Proposed variation to the GST Agreement (received 23 December 2010)
  2. Correspondence from the Australian Information Commissioner (Professor McMillan) —Orders for the production of documents (received 3 February 2011)
  1. Committee report s
  1. Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Report, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and documents presented to the committee Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Serv ices Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( received 26 November 2010)
  2. Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee Report, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and documents presented to the committee Administration and reporting of NAPLAN testing ( received 26  November 2010)
  3. Community Affairs References Committee Report Gene patents ( received 26  November 2010)
  4. Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee Report, together with the Hansard record of proceedi ngs and documents presented to the committee—The Torres Strait: Bridge and Border ( received 26 November 2010)
  5. Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee Report, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and documents presented to the committee Australian horse industry and an emergency animal disease response agreement ( received 26 November 2010)
  6. Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Report, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and documents presented to the committee —Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010 [Provisions] ( received 2 December 2010)
  7. Joint Standing Committee on Treaties 114th report—Treaties referred on 16 November 2010 (Part 1) ( received 3  December 2010)
  8. Economics References Committee Interim report Decision o f the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the proposed acquisition of Franklins by Metcash Trading Limited ( received 6  December 2010)
  9. Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Report, together with the Hansard record of proceeding s and documents presented to the committee—Review of Government compensation payments ( received 6 December 2010)
  10.  

  11. Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 and a related bill [Provisions]—
    • Interim report ( received 7 December 2010)
    • Final report, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and documents p resented to the committee (received 28  January 2011)
  12. Standing Committee of Senators Interests Report Register of senators interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations of interests lodged between 22 June and 13 December 2010 ( received 15  December 2010)
  1. Government responses to parliamentary committee reports
  1. Standing Committee on Community Affairs—Report—Funding and operation of the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement ( received 21 December 2010)
  2. Community Affairs References Committee Report Suicide in Australia Replacement government response of document tabled in the Senate on 24 November 2010 ( received 22 December 2010)
  3. Environment, Communications and the Arts References Committee Report Austral ia Post’s treatment of injured and ill workers ( received 22  December 2010)
  4. Economics References Committee —Report—Employee share schemes ( received February 2011)
  1. Ministerial statement

Report of the independent review of the PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore-Cart ier) Pty Ltd Montara Action Plan, together with Montara Commission of Inquiry—Review of PTTEP Australasia’s response to the Montara blowout—Report by Noetic Solutions Pty Limited for the Department of Energy, Resources and Tourism (received 4 February 2011)

  1. Government documents
  1. National Residue Survey Report for 2009-10 ( received 30 November 2010)
  1. Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) Report for 2009-10 ( received 1 December 2010)
  2. Sugar Research and Development Corporation Report for 2009-10 (received December 2010)
  3. Gene Technology Regulator —Quarterly reports—
    • for the period 1 April to 30 June 2010 ( received 2 December 2010)
    • for the period 1 July to 30 September 2010 ( received 24  January 2011)
  4. Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy—Investigation into access to electronic media for the hearing and vision-impaired: Media access review final report ( received December 2010)
  5. Australian Communications and Media Authority Communications Report 2009-10 ( received December 2010 )
  6. Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Office of Development Effectiveness Annual review of development effectiveness 2009 ( received 10 December 2010)
  7. Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Corporation Report for 2009-10 ( received 14 December 2010 )
  8. Department of Finance and Deregulation Consolidated financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2010 ( received 14  December 2010 )
  9. Australian Landcare Council Report for 2009-10 ( received 15  December 2010 )
  10. Northern Land Counci l—Report for 2009-10 ( received 16  December 2010 )
  11. Broadcasting Services Act 1992 —Sport on television: A review of the anti-siphoning scheme in the contemporary digital environment ( received 20  December 2010)
  12. Freedom of Information Act 1982 —Report for 2009-10 on the operation of the Act ( received 20 December 2010 )
  13. Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) Report for 2009-10 ( received 21 December 2010)
  14. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) NHMRC Licensing Committee Report on the operation of the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 for the period 1 March to 31 August 2010 ( received 21  December 2010)
  15. National Rural Advisory Council (NRAC) Report for 2009-10 ( received 21  December 2010)
  16. Australian Centre for Renewable Energy Bo ard—Report for 2009-10 ( received 13  January 2011)
  17. Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) —Report for 2009-10 ( received 17 January 2011)
  18. Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 —2010 redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions ( received 17 January 2011)
  19. Interactive Gambling Act 2001 —Reports for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 on the operation of the prohibition on interactive gambling advertisements (received 19  January 2011)
  20. Department of Finance and Deregulation—Certificate of compliance—Report for 2009-10 (received 20 January 2011)
  21. Australia an d the International Financial Institutions—Report for 2008-09 ( received 25 January 2011)
  22. Centrelink and the data-Matching Agency —Data-matching program—
    • Report on progress 2007-08
    • Report on progress 2008-09

( received 27 January 2011)

  1. Tax expenditures statem ent 2010, January 2011 ( received 28 January 2011)
  2. Private Health Insurance Administration Council —Operations of the Private Health Insurers—Report for 2009-10 ( received 1 February 2011)
  3. Privacy Act 1988 —Privacy reforms: Credit reporting—Exposure draft and companion guide ( received 1 February 2011)
  1. Reports of the Auditor-General
  1. Report no.  17 of 2010-11 Assurance audit 2009-10 major projects report: Defence Materiel Organisation ( received 30 November 2010)
  2. Report no.  18 of 2010-11 Performance audit Governmen t Business Managers in Aboriginal communities under the Northern Territory Emergency Response: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ( received 8 December 2010)
  3. Report no.  19 of 2010-11 Performance audit Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ( received 9 December 2010)
  4. Report no.  20 of 2010-11 Performance audit Administration of the wine equalisation tax: Australian Taxation Office ( received 14 December 2010)
  5. Report no.  21 of 2010-11 Performance audit Indigenous housing initiatives: the fixing houses for better health program: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs ( received 15  December 2010 )
  6. Report no.  22 of 2010-11—Financial statement audit—Audits of the financial statements of Australian Government entities for the period ended 30 June 2010 ( received 16 December 2010)
  7. Report no.  23 of 2010-11 Performance audit Home ownership on Indigenous land program: De partment of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs; Indigenous Business Australia ( received 21 December 2010)
  8. Report no.  24 of 2010-11 —Performance audit—Design and administration of the Better Regions Program: Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government ( received 27  January 2011)
  9. Report no.  25 of 2010-11 —Performance audit—Administration of the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations ( received February 2011)
  1. Returns to order
  1. Health GST Agreement Proposed variation (motion of Senator Cormann agreed to 23 November 2010) ( received 6  December 2010)
  2. Environment Home Insulation Safety Program (motion of Senator Birmingham agreed to 24 November 2010 ) ( received 6  December 2010)
  3. Administration Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (motion of Senator Mason agreed to 24 November 2010)
    • Statements ( received 13 and 14 December 2010 )
    • Documents ( received 16 December 2010 )
    •  

  1. Statement of compliance and letters of advice relating to Senate orders
  1. Statement of compliance relating to indexed lists of files :
    • Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio (and attachment) ( received 2  December 2010)
  2. Letter of advice relating to lists of departmental and agency appointments and vacancies :
    • Defence portfolio ( received February 2011)
  3. Letter s of advice relating to lists of departmental and agency grants :
    • Defence portfolio ( received February 2011)
    • Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and T ransplantation Authority (received 7 February 2011)
    • Attorney-General s portfolio ( received 7 February 2011)


1   If a notice of motion is declared formal it will be put and determined without amendment or debate. Any senator may object to a notice of motion being declared formal, in which case it will be listed for debate at a subsequent time