Last week in the House

Week beginning 22 June 2015

This page summarises the work done in the House of Representatives and the Federation Chamber. It is updated at the completion of a parliamentary sitting week.

 

Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented

Joint Select Committee on the Australia Fund Establishment

Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Standing Committee on Health

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories

Standing Committee on Procedure

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

Publications Committee

Selection Committee

Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs

Government responses to committee reports presented

Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry

Standing Committee on Procedure

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

Delegation reports presented

Australian Parliamentary Delegation to Southern Africa (Zimbabwe, South Africa and the Seychelles), 3 August to 16 August 2014 (23 June 2015)

Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, Hanoi, Vietnam, 28 March to 1 April 2015 (25 June 2015)

Other committee business

Dr Jensen, Chair of the Standing Committee on Petitions, presented petitions and Ministers’ responses to petitions previously presented to the House (22 June 2015)

Mr Broadbent, Chair of the Privileges and Members’ Interests Committee, presented the Register of Members’ Interests for the 44th Parliament—Notifications of alterations of interests received during the period 25 March to 23 June 2015 (25 June 2015)

Mr Smith, Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, made a statement informing the House of two new inquiries the Committee is launching relating to electoral education and campaigning at polling places (23 June 2015)

Appointment and discharge of members

Mr Clare resigned his position on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, and Mr B. C. Scott was appointed a member (24 June 2015)

Mr Giles was appointed a supplementary member of the Standing Committee on Economics for the purpose of the committee’s inquiry into home ownership (24 June 2015)

Ms O’Neil was appointed a supplementary member of the Standing Committee on Economics for the purpose of the committee’s inquiry into the review of the Reserve Bank annual report 2014 (24 June 2015)

Ms Plibersek was discharged from the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and, in her place, Ms Parke was appointed a member (24 June 2015)

Senate messages were reported informing the House on changes to committee memberships

Ministerial statements

There were no ministerial statements made

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Matters of Public Importance discussed

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Funding for health and education (23 June 2015) 

Jobs (24 June 2015) 

Promises to the Australian people (25 June 2015)

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Private Members’ business

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Private Members' motions

The following motions were moved and debated on 22 June 2015

Other opportunities for private Members

90 second statements in the House (22 June23 June, 24 June and 25 June 2015)

90 second statements in the Federation Chamber (22 June 2015)

Adjournment debate in the House (22 June23 June, 24 June and 25 June 2015)

Adjournment debate in the Federation Chamber (25 June 2015)

Grievance debate in the Federation Chamber (22 June 2015)

Members’ constituency statements in the Federation Chamber (22 June24 June and 25 June 2015)

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Other debates and statements

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100th Anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli, further debated in the House (22 June and 24 June 2015)

Indulgence statements in relation to the Ravenshoe cafe tragedy (23 June 2015)

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