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Last week in the House

Week beginning 11 September 2017

Sitting week beginning Monday, 11 September 2017 – 4th sitting week of the Spring 2017 period of sittings of the 45th Parliament.

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. For a full report of the business dealt with, including a list of documents presented, go to the Votes and Proceedings. To read the debates, including question time, go to Hansard

Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services

Standing Committee on Economics

  • Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia annual report 2016 (Second report) (11 September 2017)

Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport

  • Still waiting to be heard: Report on the inquiry into the hearing health and wellbeing of Australia (13 September 2017)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources

  •  Social issues relating to land-based automated vehicles in Australia (11 September 2017)

Joint Standing Committee on National Capital and External Territories

  • The strategic importance of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories (11 September 2017)

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

  • Provision of hearing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (14 September 2017)

Standing Committee on Petitions

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

Standing Committee on Publications

Selection Committee

  • Report No. 17 relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and private Members’ business on Monday, 16 October 2017 (13 September 2017)

Government responses to committee reports presented

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

  • Referrals made December 2016, February and March 2017 (5th report of 2017) (13 September 2017)

Delegation reports presented

There were no delegation reports presented

Appointment and discharge of members

The House was informed that the Chief Opposition Whip had nominated Ms M. M. H. King to be a member of the Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs in place of Mr Hammond (14 September 2017)

Other committee business

Mr Irons, Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, presented a corrigendum to the Whistleblower protections report (14 September 2017)

Mr O'Dowd, Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth, made a statement concerning the Committee’s inquiry into the trade system and the digital economy (11 September 2017)

Mrs Wicks, Chair of the Standing Committee on Petitions, presented petitions and Ministers' responses to petitions previously presented to the House (11 September 2017)

Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport—Still waiting to be heard: Report on the inquiry into the hearing health and wellbeing of Australia (resumption of debate, 14 September 2017)

Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources—Social issues relating to land-based automated vehicles in Australia (resumption of debate, 12 September 2017)

Ministerial statements

There were no ministerial statements made

Matters of Public Importance discussed

Energy (13 September 2017

Government (14 September 2017)

Universities (12 September 2017)

Private Members’ business

Private Members' motions

The following motions were moved and debated on 11 September 2017

The following bills were presented on 11 September 2017

Other opportunities for private Members

90 second statements in the House (11 September, 12 September, 13 September and 14 September 2017)

90 second statements in the Federation Chamber (11 September 2017

Adjournment debate in the House (11 September, 12 September, 13 September and 14 September 2017)

Adjournment debate in the Federation Chamber (14 September 2017)

Grievance debate (12 September 2017)

Members’ constituency statements in the Federation Chamber (11 September, 12 September, 13 September and 14 September 2017)

Public works referrals and approvals

The following public work was referred to the Parliamentary Committee on Public Works for consideration and report by the House on 14 September:

The following proposal for work in the Parliamentary Zone was approved by the House on 14 September 2017:

Other business

Motion moved condemning the Leader of the Opposition - Mr Frydenberg, Minister for Environment and Energy (14 September 2017)  

Statement by Speaker in relation to records of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (11 September and 14 September 2017)

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