Last week in the House

Week beginning 22 September 2014

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 Economics

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Standing Committee on Procedure

Joint Committee on Public Accounts and Audit

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

    Government responses to committee reports presented

    Joint Committee on Public Accounts and Audit

    Delegation reports presented

    There were no delegation reports presented

    Appointment and discharge of members

    Mr Brough was discharged from the Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications and, in his place, Mr van Manen was appointed a member of the committee (24 September 2014)

    Mr LamingMr Porter and Dr Gillespie were appointed members of the Joint Select Committee on the Australia Fund Establishment (25 September 2014)

    Mr Laming was discharged from the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights and, in his place Ms F. M. Scott was appointed a member of the committee (25 September 2014)

    Mr O’DowdMr Taylor and Mr Pasin were appointed members of the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth (25 September 2014)

    Mr Porter was discharged from the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs and, in his place Ms Price was appointed a member of the committee (25 September 2014)

    Mr Simpkins was discharged from the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and, in his place Mrs Prentice was appointed a member of the committee (22 September 2014)

    Ms F. M. Scott and Ms M. L. Landry were discharged from the Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs and, in their places Mr Laming and Mr Coulton were appointed members of the committee (25 September 2014)

    Senate messages were reported informing the House of appointments of members to certain joint select committees (24 September 2014 and 25 September 2014)

    Other committee business

    Mrs Elliot, Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Petitions, on behalf of Dr Jensen, Chair of the committee, presented Ministers' responses to petitions previously presented to the House (22 September 2014)

    Resolution of establishment of the Joint Select Committee on the Australia Fund Establishment (Senate message reported 22 September 2014); House concurred (23 September 2014)

    Resolution of establishment of the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth (Senate message reported 22 September 2014); House concurred (23 September 2014)

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    Ministerial statements

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    Investment - Mr Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment (23 September 2014)

    National Security - Mr Abbott, Prime Minister (22 September 2014)

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    Matters of Public Importance discussed

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    Budget (25 September 2014)

    Climate change (24 September 2014)

    Students (23 September 2014)

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    Debate on private Members’ motions

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    The following private Members' motions were moved and debated on 22 September 2014

    Education, Training and Employment Programs - Ms Rishworth (Kingston, SA) Resumption of debate in Federation Chamber

    Humanitarian aid in Iraq - Mr Hawke (Mitchell, NSW)

    Overseas aid programs and funding - Ms Claydon (Newcastle, NSW)

    Peter Greste - Mr Ferguson (Werriwa, NSW)

    Small business - Mr Williams (Hindmarsh, SA)

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    Public works referrals and approvals

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    There were no public works were approved by the House

    The following public works were referred to the Parliamentary Committee on Public Works for consideration and report by the House on 23 September 2014

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