Orders for the production of documents 2006

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Number of orders for the production of documents agreed to:

Orders for the production of documents:

Science and Technology—Genetically-modified Foods

Documents submitted to Food Standards Australia New Zealand relating to applications for genetically-modified foods or foods derived from genetically-modified organisms.

Order made: 7 February 2006 (moved by Senator Stott Despoja)

For tabling: 8 February 2006

Documents tabled: 8 and 27 February 2006

Statement by leave: The Minister for Justice and Customs, 8 February 2006, tabling certain documents and claiming that due to the volume and complexity of the request certain other documents would be available as soon as practicable.


Documents tabled pursuant to existing orders:

Departmental and agency contracts

List of departmental and agency contracts.

Order made: 20 June 2001 (Varied 27 September 2001, 18 and 26 June and 4 December 2003)

For tabling: not later than 30 September each year

Documents tabled: 27 and 28 February and 1, 2, 27, 28 and 29 March, 17 August, 4, 6, 7, 11 and 14 September, 9 October and 27 November 2006

Health Insurance—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 (Varied 18 September 2002)

For tabling: at the end of each period of 12 months ending on or after June 2003

Document tabled: 4 December 2006

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: 27 and 28 February and 2, 27, 29 and 30 March, 9 May, 13 June, 8 August, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 14 September, 9 and 12 October 2006

Taxation—Deductible gift recipient status—Environment groups

Documents relating to the issue of deductible gift recipient status of environment groups.

Order made: 21 June 2005 (moved by Senator Brown)

For tabling: 22 June 2005

Statements by leave:

The Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, 23 June 2005, stating that it was an unwarranted diversion of resources to provide the documents.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (Senator Sandy Macdonald), 1 March 2006, indicating that the Government was not prepared to divert resources away from the Government's key role of protecting the environment.

Unproclaimed legislation—Document—Standing Order 139(2)

Documents 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 2004.

Document tabled: 17 August 2006


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