Last week in the House

Week beginning 1 September 2014

This page summarises the work done in the House of Representatives and the Federation Chamber. It is updated at the completion of a parliamentary sitting week.


Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented

Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

Publications Committee

Selection Committee

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

Government responses to committee reports presented

There were no government responses presented

Delegation reports presented

There were no delegation reports presented

Appointment and discharge of members

Mr Griffin was discharged from the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and, in his place, Ms Parke was appointed a member of the committee (3 September 2014)

Other committee business

Dr Jensen, Chair of the Standing Committee on Petitions, presented petitions and Ministers' responses to petitions previously presented to the House (1 September 2014)

Mr Tehan, Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, made a statement concerning the Committee’s inquiry into the review of the listing of Boko Haram (4 September 2014)

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Ministerial statements

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G20-OECD Tax and Transparency - Mr Hockey, Treasurer (4 September 2014)

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Matters of Public Importance discussed

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Budget (2 September 2014)

Government (4 September 2014)

Mining (3 September 2014)

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Debate on private Members’ motions

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The following private Members' motions were moved and debated on 1 September 2014

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission - Dr Leigh (Fraser, ACT)

Australian flag - Mrs Prentice (Ryan, Qld)

Australian Red Cross Centenary - Mrs Prentice (Ryan, Qld)

Australian Red Cross Centenary - Ms Plibersek (Sydney, NSW)

Boer War - Ms A. E. Burke (Chisholm, Vic)

Competition policy review - Ms F. M. Scott (Lindsay, NSW)

Minorities in Iraq - Mr Bowen (McMahon, NSW)

South Sea Islanders - Mr Christensen (Dawson, Qld)

Vietnam Veterans Awards - Mr Pitt (Hinkler, Qld)

The following private Members' motion was moved and debated on 2 September 2014

Motion condemning the Prime Minister - Mr Shorten (Leader of the Opposition) Amendment to the motion was moved and agreed to. The motion, as amended, was agreed to.

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Public works referrals and approvals

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There were no public works referred to the Parliamentary Committee on Public Works for consideration and report by the House

The following  public works were approved by the House on 4 September 2014

Development and construction of housing for Defence at RAAF Base Darwin, Northern Territory

Fit-out of new leased premises for the Department of Social Services, Australian Capital Territory

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