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An inquiry into Grandparents who take primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren.
The bill proposes to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the Act) to provide the court with the power to give directions to order a corporation to reduce its market share, where the corporation has been found to have contravened subsections 46(1) or 46(1AA) of the Act.
This bill implements the Government’s election commitment to reduce compliance costs imposed on the financial services industry by amending Part 7.7A of the Corporations Act.
Part 7.7A is also referred to as Future of Financial Advice (FOFA).
The Senate Economics Legislation Committee reported on a previous iteration of the bill on 16 June 2014.
An inquiry into the Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013.
An inquiry into affordable housing.
The structure and development of forestry managed investment schemes (MIS).
The future sustainability of Australia’s strategically vital naval shipbuilding industry.
The need for a national approach to retail leasing arrangements to create a fairer system and reduce the burden on small to medium businesses with associated benefits to landlords.
An inquiry into the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill 2014.
An inquiry into the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014.
This inquiry will report on the following matters;
The Abbott Government's attacks on Australia's environment, and their effects on our natural heritage and future prosperity.
The adequacy of arrangements to prevent the entry and establishment of invasive species likely to harm Australia's natural environment, including recent biosecurity performance and Australia's state of preparedness for new environmental incursions.
The adequacy of the Australian and Queensland Governments' efforts to stop the rapid decline of the Great Barrier Reef.
The history, effectiveness, performance and future of the National Landcare Program
During the 24 month transition period for the Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011, the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee is conducting a six-monthly examination of progress of the implementation of the provisions of the bill and report to the Senate.
An inquiry into Australia’s future activities and responsibilities in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic waters.
An inquiry into the Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013.
An inquiry into the Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013.
An inquiry into the Customs Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions].
Exposure draft of the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2014, with particular reference to the rights of terminally ill people to seek assistance in ending their lives, and an appropriate framework and safeguards with which to do so.
An inquiry into the Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Bill 2014
An inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Protecting Babies Born in Australia) Bill 2014.
An inquiry into the Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014.
An inquiry into the comprehensive revision of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.
An inquiry into the incident at the Manus Island Detention Centre during 16 February to 18 February 2014.
An inquiry into Australia's transport energy resilience and sustainability.
An inquiry into the current arrangements for the marketing of Australian sugar.
An inquiry into the role of public transport in delivering productivity outcomes.
This Select Committee was established to inquire into the effect of cuts or changes in the Commonwealth budget.
This Select Committee was established to inquire into and report on health policy, administration and expenditure.
In the context of an inquiry by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee into aviation accident investigations.
In relation to the use of closed circuit television footage by officers of the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) for internal investigations involving DPS staff.
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