Last week in the House

Week beginning 12 May 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

Standing Committee on Appropriations and Administration

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

Publications Committee

Selection Committee

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

Government responses to committee reports presented

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

    • Review of the listing of Al-Murabitun (12 May 2015)
    • Review of the listing of Boko Haram; Review of the re-listing of the Islamic State (12 May 2015)

Delegation reports presented

There were no delegation reports presented

Other committee business

Dr Southcott, Chair of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, made a statement and presented the draft budget estimates for the Australian National Audit Office and the Parliamentary Budget Office for 2015-2016 (12 May 2015)

Mrs Markus, Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration, presented a corrigendum to the report of the inquiry into the Business Innovation and Investment Programme (12 May 2015)

Appointment and discharge of members

Mr Christensen and Ms Claydon were appointed supplementary members of the Standing Committee on the Environment (12 May 2015)

Mr Ruddock was discharged from the Standing Committee on Appropriations and Administration and, in his place, Mr Buchholz was appointed a member (13 May 2015)

Ms Rowland was discharged from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights and, in her place, Ms McGowan was appointed a member (14 May 2015)

Senate message was reported informing the House that Senator Gallagher had been appointed a participating member of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters and the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia and appointed a member of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories and the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (12 May 2015)

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Ministerial statements

There were no ministerial statements made

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Matters of Public Importance discussed

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Budget (13 May 2015)

Jobs (14 May 2015)

Standard of living (12 May 2015)

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Debate on private Members’ motions

There were no private Members' motions debated

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Public works referrals and approvals

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The following public work was approved by the House on 14 May 2015

The following public work was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report by the House on 13 May 2015

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More information

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For the official record of the proceedings of the House, including a list of papers presented, go to the Votes and Proceedings. To read transcripts of the debates, go to Hansard.

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