Reports tabled

2015
 

Second report - Tabled June 2015

  • Temporary orders relating to the routine of business and consideration of private senators’ bills
  • Third party arbitration of public interest immunity claims
(PDF 118KB)

First report - Tabled March 2015

  • Appropriations and Staffing Committee
  • Cross-bench committee membership, chairing and order of speakers
  • Powers of Chair in relation to disorder
  • Language of matters raised under standing order 75
  • Changes to standing and other orders relating to estimates hearings
(PDF 58KB)
2014
 Third Report - Presented September 2014
  • Routine of business – proposals for discussion
  • Photography in the Senate Chamber
  • Seating for members of the House of Representatives on the floor of the Senate Chamber
 (PDF 121KB)

 Second Report - Tabled July 2014

  • Routine of business - proposals for discussion
 (PDF 75KB)
 First Report - Tabled June 2014
  • Temporary orders
  • Matters referred by the Scrutiny of Bills Committee
  • Question Time
  • Routine of business 
 (PDF 4.2MB)
2013
 

 Second Report - Tabled December 2013

  • Parliamentary privilege: republication of Hansard extracts
  • Speaking times in the open-ended adjournment debate
  • Removal of gender-specific language in standing orders
  • Routine of business
 (PDF 88KB)

First Report - Tabled February 2013

  • Electronic petitions
  • Routine of business
(PDF 81KB)
2012
 

First Report - Tabled June 2012

  • Consideration of private senators' bills
  • Routine of business
  • Consideration of non-controversial legislation
  • Raising matters of privilege
  • Changes to the printed Notice Paper and related matters
(PDF 87KB)
2011
 

Second Report - Tabled June 2011

  • Operation of standing order 55(2) to (5)
  • Consideration of private senators' bills
  • Procedures for dealing with formal motions
  • Use of general business time on Thursdays
  • Consideration of government documents
(PDF 538KB)

First Report - Tabled March 2011

  • Question time - temporary orders
(PDF 55KB)
2010
 

Fourth Report - Tabled November 2010

  • Consideration of private senators' bills
(PDF 72KB)

Third Report - Tabled October 2010

  • Question time – temporary order
  • Correction of divisions after misadventure
  • Procedure for consideration of private senators' bills
(PDF 72KB)

Second Report - Tabled June 2010

  • Arrangements for the opening of Parliament
  • Rules for questions under standing order 73
(PDF 72KB)

First Report - Tabled April 2010

  • Private senators' bills - consideration
  • Bills relying on delegated legislation
  • Arrangements for the opening of Parliament
(PDF 159KB)
2009
 

Fourth Report - Tabled November 2009

  • Rules for question time
  • Public interest immunity claims: operation of the order of the Senate of 13 May 2009
(PDF 27KB)

Third Report - Tabled August 2009

  • Committee proceedings and public interest immunity claims: order of the Senate of 13 May 2009
  • Senators caring for an infant: standing order 175
(PDF 39KB)

Second Report - Tabled April 2009

  • The Senate committee system
(PDF 36KB)

First Report - Tabled February 2009

  • Restructuring question time
  • Legislative and general purpose standing committees
  • Temporary orders
(PDF 58KB)
2008
 

Third Report - Tabled November 2008

  • Restructuring question time
(PDF 21KB)

Second Report - Tabled October 2008

  • Questions to chairs of committees and other senators
(PDF 20KB)

First Report - Tabled September 2008

  • Restructuring question time
  • Reference of bills to committees
  • Questions to chairs of committees
  • Deputy chairs of committees
  • Leave to make statements
(PDF 99KB)
2006
 

First Report - Tabled August 2006

  • Restructuring the committee system

(PDF 112KB)

Additional information received by the committee

 
(PDF 32KB)
    • Response by the Clerk Assistant (Committees), Department of the Senate (John Vander Wyk) on the proposal to alter Senate committee
      system, 26 July 2006
(PDF 245KB)
    • Response by the Secretary, Department of Parliamentary Services (Hilary Penfold, QC) on proposed changes to the Senate committee system, 8 August 2006
(PDF 105KB)
2005
 

Second Report - Tabled 28 October 2005

  • Declaration of interests: registration of Senators' share tradings
  • Unanswered questions and orders for documents: proposed amendments of standing orders 74(5) and 164
  • Repeated motions for suspension of standing orders: ruling of the President of 14 September 2005 Second report of 2005 October 2005
(PDF 79KB)

First Report - Tabled 20 September 2005

  • Storage of Senate documents
  • Unauthorised disclosure of committee proceedings
(PDF 45KB)
2004
 

First Report - Tabled 29 March 2004

  • Divisions on Thursdays
  • Consideration of government documents
  • Formal motions
(PDF 387KB)
2003
 

Third Report - Tabled December 2003

  • Joint meetings to receive addresses by foreign heads of state
  • Reference of Tax Expenditures Statement to estimates hearings
(PDF 115KB)

Second Report - Tabled August 2003

  • Publication of questions on notice and answers: protection by parliamentary privilege
(PDF 125KB)

First Report - Tabled April 2003

  • Time of meeting on Tuesday
  • Senators breastfeeding infants
  • Deadline for receipt of bills
  • Presentation of the budget
  • Committee meetings during adjourned debate
  • Formal Motions
(PDF 164KB)
2002
 

First Report - Tabled June 2002

  • Adjournment Debate Unanswered Questions on Notice
(PDF 19KB)

Second Report - 2002

  • Chairs and quorums in committees, Adjournment debate on Tuesdays
(PDF 21KB)
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This committee may consider any matter relating to the procedures of the Senate referred to it by the Senate or by the President.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Dr Rosemary Laing
Clerk of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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Fax: +61 2 62773199
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