Last week in the House

Week beginning 24 November 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

Joint Select Committee on Electoral Matters

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

    •  Report 145: Treaties tabled on 26 August and 2 September 2014 (24 November 2014)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

    • Fifteenth report-Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011: Bills introduced 20-30 October 2014, Legislative Instruments received 20 September-10 October 2014 (26 November 2014) (sent to the Speaker on 14 November 2014)
    • Sixteenth report-Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011: Bills introduced 14-19 November 2014, Legislative Instruments received 11-23 October 2014, incorporating a dissenting report (26 November 2014)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

 Selection Committee

    • Report No. 17 relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private Members’ business on Monday, 1 December 2014 (26 November 2014) 

Standing Committee on Economics

Standing Committee on Education and Employment

 Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue

 Government responses to committee reports presented

Joint Statutory Committee on Law Enforcement

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

    • Report 137: Treaty referred on 15 January 2014 (27 November 2014)

Standing Committee on Health

Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs

Delegation reports presented

There were no delegation reports presented

Other committee business

Dr Jensen, Chair of the Standing Committee on Petitions, presented petitions and Minister's responses to petitions previously presented to the House (24 November 2014)

Appointment and discharge of members

Senate message was received informing the House that Senator Lazarus had been appointed a member of the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth (24 November 2014)

Ms Plibersek (24 November), Mr Scott (24 November) and Senator Wong (26 November 2014) resigned their positions on the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Mr Clare (25 November), Mr Dreyfus (25 November) and Senator Williams (26 November 2014) were appointed members of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Senate message was received informing House that Senator Leyonhjelm was appointed a member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (26 November 2014)

 

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Ministerial statements

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ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (24 November 2014)

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Matters of Public Importance discussed

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Budget (25 November 2014)

Minister for Defence (26 November 2014)

Leadership (27 November 2014)

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Debate on private Members’ motions

The following private Members' motions were moved and debated on 
24 November 2014

Dung beetles - Mr D. Randall (Canning, WA)

Early childhood education - Ms K. Ellis (Adelaide, SA)

East West Link Melbourne - Ms S. Henderson (Corangamite, Vic)

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - Mr W. Entsch (Leichhardt, Qld)

Family violence - Mr C. Hayes (Fowler, NSW)

School funding - Ms J. Ryan (Lalor, Vic)

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Public works referrals and approvals

There were no pubic works referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, or approved by the House, this week

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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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