Orders for the production of documents 2001

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Number of orders for the production of documents agreed to:
23

Orders for the production of documents (see also Documents tabled pursuant to existing orders):

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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the prices paid to suppliers by Australian grocery retailers.

Order made: 8 February 2001

For tabling
: as soon as practicable after 30 June 2001

CommunicationsTelstra

Telstra document or documents containing substandard plant reports and known as the E71 database, which Telstra undertook to prepare at the estimates hearings of Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee on 7 June 2001.

Order made: 28 August 2001

For tabling
: no later than immediately after motions to take note of answers to questions without notice on 18 September 2001

Documents tabled
: 18 September 2001

Departmental and Agency Contracts

List of departmental and agency contracts.

Order made: 20 June 2001

For tabling: not later than the tenth day of the spring and autumn sittings each year, commencing 1 July 2001

Related document tabled: 6 August 2001, letter from the Auditor-General (Mr Barrett) responding to the resolution

Statement by leave: the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, 27 August 2001, indicating that the Government will be complying with the order

Response incorporated in Hansard
: 27 August 2001

Documents tabled: 27 August, 19 September, 2*, 4* and 11* October, 2* and 8* November, 10* and 19* December 2001

Order varied: 27 September 2001

Employment—Job Network—Leonie Green and Associates

Documents relating to an investigation undertaken by the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business into Leonie Green and Associates.

Order made: 28 June 2001

For tabling: no later than immediately after motions to take note of answers on 28 June 2001

Statement by leave: the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, 28 June 2001, indicating that there is no interim report of the investigation

Documents tabled: 28 June 2001

Environment—Great Barrier Reef—Water Quality Targets

Report prepared by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority on water quality targets in the catchments feeding into the Great Barrier Reef region.

Order made: 23 August 2001

For tabling: no later than immediately after questions without notice on the next day of sitting

Statement by leave: the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, 27 August 2001, indicating that the report is still in the process of being finalised and will be tabled as soon as possible

Environment—Ocean Drilling Project

Documents relating to the Ocean Drilling Project held by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority on Environment Australia.

Order made: 20 September 2001

For tabling: no later than immediately after motions to take note of answers on 26 September 2001

Documents tabled: 27 September 2001

Environment—Seismic Surveys

Documents relating to seismic surveys of certain areas of Queensland.

Order made: 20 September 2001

For tabling: no later than immediately after motions to take note of answers on 26 September 2001

Documents tabled: 27 September 2001

Finance and Public Administration References Committee—Information Technology Outsourcing Inquiry

Documents relating to committees inquiry into the Governments information technology outsourcing initiative.

Order made: 26 March 2001

To provide documents to the committee: by 26 March 2001

Statement by leave: the Special Minister of State 26 March 2001, indicating that there was not enough time to comply with the order and that he was not the responsible minister

Finance and Public Administration References Committee—Information Technology Outsourcing Inquiry

Documents relating to committees inquiry into the Governments information technology outsourcing initiative.

Order made: 3 April 2001

To provide documents to the committee: no later than the adjournment of the Senate on 4 April 2001

Documents presented to committee: 4 April 2001

Foreign Affairs—Japanese Fishing Boats

Documents held by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade relating to an agreement between Australia and Japan to end the port ban on Japanese fishing boats.

Order made: 9 August 2001

For tabling: no later than immediately after motions to take note of answers to questions without notice on 30 August 2001

Statement by leave: the Minister for Regional Service, Territories and Local Government, 30 August 2001, indicating that in the governments opinion it would not be in the public interest to table the documents

Genetically-modified Crops

Documents relating to the monitoring and safety control of genetically-engineered crops in Tasmania.

Order made: 7 March 2001

For tabling: no later than 9.45 am on 8 March 2001

Documents tabled: 8 March 2001

Health—Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

Documents relating to the listing of the drugs celecoxib (Celebrex) and rofecoxib (Voixx) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Order made: 26 February 2001

For tabling: no later than 4 pm on 27 March 2001

Statements by leave: the Minister for Family and Community Services 27 March 2001 (indicating that the order would not be complied with by the deadline and incorporating a letter from the Minister from Health and Aged Care), the Parliamentary Secretary to Cabinet 28 March 2001 (claiming that certain documents contain confidential information and would not be presented)

Documents tabled: 28 March, 29 March 2001

Health—Tobacco

Report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the performance of its functions under the Trade Practices Act 1974 relating to the tobacco industry.

Order made: 24 September 2001

For tabling: no later than 30 April 2002

HIH Insurance Limited

Documents relating to representations by, or on behalf of, HIH Insurance Limited.

Order made: 23 May 2001

For tabling: no later than immediately after motions to take note of answers on 24 May 2001

Statement by leave: the Assistant Treasurer 24 May 2001, indicating that the documents would not be provided

Industry—Textile, clothing and footwear

List of all firms with eligible textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) activities which have been registered for the TCF Strategic Investment Program.

Order made: 1 March 2001

For tabling: no later than immediately after taking note of answers to questions without notice on 26 March 2001

Documents tabled: 26 March 2001

Lucas Heights—Nuclear Reactor

Documents relating to the design and construction of a new reactor at Lucas Heights.

Order made: 6 February 2001

For tabling: immediately after questions without notice on 8 February 2001

Documents tabled: 8 February 2001

Research and Development

Documents relating to the definition of research and development activities.

Order made: 7 February 2001

For tabling: immediately after questions without notice on 26 February 2001

Document tabled: 26 February 2001

Rock Lobster Fishery—Arrangements

Copies of arrangements between the Commonwealth of Australia and South Australia relating to the Rock Lobster Fishery.

Order made: 9 August 2001

For tabling: no later than immediately after motions to take note of answers to questions without notice on 30 August 2001

Documents tabled: 30 August 2001

Taxation

Documents relating to taxation provided to the Deputy Commissioner of the Large Business and International business line.

Order made: 4 October 2000

For tabling: immediately after question time 19 sitting days after 4 October 2000

Statements by leave: the Assistant Treasurer 1 December 2000 (indicating further time required to comply with the order), 6 February 2001 (indicating that the documents would not be provided)

Taxation

GST-related public opinion polling commissioned by government departments from 1 January 1999 to 30 September 2000.

Order made: 4 December 2000

For tabling: immediately after questions without notice on 7 December 2000

Statements by leave: the Minister for the Environment and Heritage 7 December 2000 (indicating the order would not be complied with by the deadline), 8 December 2000 am (indicating the order would be complied with before the Senate resumed in 2001)

Documents tabled: 6 February 2001 [2]

Taxation

Documents relating to taxation provided to the Deputy Commissioner of the Large Business and International business line.

Order made: 5 March 2001

For tabling: no later than immediately after motions to take note of answers to questions without notice on 7 March 2001

Statement by leave: the Assistant Treasurer 7 March 2001, indicating that the documents would not be provided

Transport—Ansett Australia

Documents prepared by the Department of Transport and Regional Services relating to the application by Air New Zealand to the Australian Government for approval to take 100 per cent ownership of Ansett Australia.

Order made: 19 September 2001

For tabling: no later than 5 pm on 20 September 2001

Related document tabled: 24 September 2001, statement indicating that in the Governments opinion it would not be in the public interest to table documents

Transport—Ansett Australia

Correspondence between the Prime Minister, his office, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Air New Zealand relating to its application to take 100 per cent ownership of Ansett Australia.

Order made: 20 September 2001

For tabling: no later than 5 pm on 24 September 2001

Statement by leave: the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, 24 September 2001, indicating that in the Governments opinion it would not be in the public interest to table documents

Transport—Black Spot Project

Documents from the Federal Office of Road Safety relating to Black Spot Project reference number N00752.

Order made: 21 August 2001

For tabling: by 5 pm on 22 August 2001

Statements by leave: the Minister for Industry, Science and Resources 22 August 2001, indicating that the minister expected to be in a position to table the response by 6.50 pm
The Minister for Justice and Customs 23 August 2001, indicating that in Governments opinion the publication of the documents could prejudice the departments ability to provide advice on individual road safety black spot projects

Workplace Relations

Documents relating to workplace relations and G & K OConnor Pty Ltd.

Order made: 24 May 2001

For tabling: no later than immediately after motions to take note of answers on 18 June 2001

Statement by leave: the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 18 June 2001, noting pending litigation to involve G & K OConnor Pty Ltd and indicating that the minister would take further advice prior to presenting a more detailed response to the order

Related document tabled: 18 June 2001, requesting that no documents relating to G & K OConnor Pty Ltd be disclosed without G & K OConnor Pty Ltd viewing the documents

Question relating to order asked: 26 June 2001

Statement by leave: the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 28 June 2001, claiming that it was not in the public interest to table all the documents

Certain documents tabled: 28 June 2001

 

Documents tabled pursuant to existing order:

Health—Anti-competitive health cover practices

Assessment reports by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on anti-competitive health cover practices.

Order made: 25 March 1999

For tabling: as soon as practicable after the end of each period of 6 months, commencing with the 6 months ending on 31 December 1999

Documents tabled: 30 August 2001

Indexed lists of departmental and agency files

Indexed lists of files of government departments and agencies.

Order made: 30 May 1996 (Varied 3 December 1998)

For tabling: by the tenth day of the autumn and spring sittings each year or statements of compliance that such indexed lists of files have been placed on the Internet.

Documents tabled: 7 and 26 February, 5, 6, 7, 8, 26, 27 and 28 March, 22 May, 9, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30 August and 19 September 2001

Unproclaimed legislation—DocumentStanding Order 139(2)

Document providing details of all provisions of Acts which come into effect on proclamation and which have not yet been proclaimed, including statements of reasons for their non-proclamation and information relating to the timetable for their operation, as at 31 July 2001.

Document tabled: 30 August 2001.

 

* Presented out of session


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