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SENATE COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
This advertisement provides information on Senate and some joint parliamentary committee activities. Senate committees encourage public involvement in their inquiries and submissions are invited from interested persons and organisations.
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee
The Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee is inquiring into the effectiveness of the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), including potential improvements to the program, and the publication of results on the MySchool website. Submissions: online at the website or emailed to email@example.com by 7 June. Information:
www.aph.gov.au/Senate_eewr; tel: (02) 6277 3520.
Community Affairs Committee
The Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee is inquiring into the Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Base Premium) Bill 2013. Report date: 17 June. Submissions: online at the website or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 June. Information:
www.aph.gov.au/senate_ca; tel: (02) 6277 3515.
Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
The Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee is inquiring into the Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2013. Report date: 17 June. Submissions: online at the website, faxed to (02) 6277 5818 or emailed to email@example.com. by 31 May. Information:
www.aph.gov.au/Senate_FADT; tel: (02) 6277 3535.
Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee
The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committees are inquiring into the following matters:
The practice of sports science in Australia. Submissions due: 31 May. Report date: 27 June.
The ownership arrangements of grain handling. Submissions due: 14 June. Report date: 31 July.
Submissions: online at the website or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information:
www.aph.gov.au/senate_rrat; tel: (02) 6277 3511.
The Senate Economics Legislation Committee is inquiring into the Australian Jobs Bill 2013. Report date: 17 June. Submissions: online at the website or emailed to email@example.com by 28 May. Please note: this is a new inquiry and follows on from the committee's recent inquiry into the exposure draft of the Australian Jobs Bill 2013. Information:
www.aph.gov.au/senate_economics; tel: (02) 6277 3540.
Please note that submissions to inquiries become committee documents and are made public only after a decision of the committee. Committees reserve the right to not receive a submission in whole or in part. Persons making submissions must not release them until they have been published by the committee. The prior publication of a submission will not be protected by parliamentary privilege.
Submissions can be posted to the relevant committee at The Senate, PO Box 6100, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600.
General information and inquiries
If you have any general questions relating to Senate committees or inquiries please phone (02) 6277 3555, fax (02) 6277 3899, visit www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want information on:
- how to make a submission;
- guidance to witnesses appearing before committees; or
- what parliamentary privilege means,
visit www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=wit_sub/index.htm or contact the general inquiries number.
Reports of Senate committees can be found online at www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees and follow the prompt to each committee. Copies of reports, submissions and Hansards are available on CD by emailing SenCteeResOff@aph.gov.au.
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