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Committee resolved to inquire into and report on the operations of the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO). See terms of reference for the scope of this inquiry.
The Committee is reviewing the following audit reports in detail:
The Committee will consider policies for developing the parts of Australia which lie north of the Tropic of Capricorn, spanning Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.
An inquiry into the establishment of a fund to support rural and manufacturing industries.
The Human Rights Sub-Committee will examine a broad range of human rights issues confronting women and girls in the Indian Ocean – Asia Pacific region. Refer to the terms of reference for more information.
The Trade Sub-Committee will examine opportunities to expand on the billions of dollars in trade and investment between Australia and the countries of the Middle East. Refer to the terms of reference for more information.
Opportunities to expand Australia’s multi-million dollar defence industry exports will be the focus of this inquiry to be conducted by the Defence Sub-Committee.
The Defence Sub-Committee will examine the Department of Defence Annual Report 2012-13. The topics to which the Sub-Committee will give particular attention are listed in the terms of reference.
The Committee will inquire into the role of the private sector in promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in the Indo-Pacific region.
An inquiry into and report on the Business Innovation and Investment Programme (BIIP), excluding the Significant Investor Visa stream.
These hearing will provide an opportunity for the Committee to ask the NCA about recent developments and plans for the National Capital, including the status of current and proposed works.
Four treaties are under consideration:
Three treaties are under consideration:
Two treaties are under consideration:
Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Japan concerning the Transfer of Defence Equipment and Technology (Canberra, 8 July 2014)
Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America for the Sharing of Visa and Immigration Information (Canberra, 27 August 2014)
This inquiry will examine The Force Posture Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America.
An inquiry into proposals to lift the professional, ethical and education standards in the financial services industry.
Section 243 of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 sets out the Committee’s duties. These duties include oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). In fulfillment of this statutory duty, the committee holds regular public hearings with ASIC and reports its findings to parliament.
This inquiry is conducted under paragraph 29(1)(a) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001:
An inquiry into financial related crime.
An inquiry into the jurisdiction of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity.
The committee will consider and report on the Project JP154 Phase 1 - Defence Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability Facilities and Infrastructure Project
The committee will consider and report on Project JP3029 Phase 2 - Defence Space Surveillance Telescope Facilities Project.
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