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Documents presented out of sitting

Under standing orders 38 and 166, committees, ministers and the Auditor—General may present reports and documents to the President, the Deputy President or a temporary chair of committees when the Senate is not sitting. Reports and documents so presented are authorised for publication. Reports and documents listed here were presented since the Senate last met.

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Documents presented out of sitting - after the Senate adjourned on 18 June 2020

Documents presented by the President

  1. Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016—Reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman for the periods—

Committee reports

  1. Human Rights—Joint Statutory Committee—Report 8 of 2020—Human rights scrutiny report, dated 1 July 2020. [Received 1 July 2020]
  2. Senators' Interests—Standing Committee—Register of senators’ interests incorporating statements of registrable interests and notifications of alterations lodged between 1 January 2020 and 30 June 2020, dated July 2020. [Received 9 July 2020]
  3. Education and Employment Legislation Committee—Payment Times Reporting Bill 2020[Provisions] and Payment Times Reporting (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 [Provisions]—Report, dated July 2020, Hansard record of proceedings, documents presented to the committee, additional information and submissions. [Received 30 July 2020]
  4. Environment and Communications Legislation Committee—Product Stewardship (Oil) Amendment Bill 2020 [Provisions] and Excise Tariff Amendment Bill 2020 [Provisions]—Report, dated July 2020, additional information and submission. [Received 30 July 2020]
  5. Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee—
  6. Road Safety—Joint Select Committee—Improving road safety in Australia­—Interim report, dated July 2020. [Received 31 July 2020]

Government responses to Parliamentary Committee reports

  1. Community Affairs References Committee—Report—Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor practices, and ensuring proper clinical and medical care standards are maintained and practised—Government response, dated June 2020. [Received 25 June 2020]
  2. Environment and Communications References Committee—Report—Protection of Aboriginal rock art of the Burrup Peninsula—Government response, dated June 2020. [Received 25 June 2020]
  3. Intelligence and Security—Joint Statutory Committee—Review of the re-listing of five organisations and the listing of two organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code—Government response, dated July 2020. [Received 16 July 2020]
  4. Law Enforcement—Joint Statutory Committee—Theft and export of motor vehicles and parts—Government response, dated July 2020. [Received 23 July 2020]

Reports of the Auditor-General

  1. Audit report no. 42 of 2019-20—Performance audit—Fraud control arrangements in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. [Received 19 June 2020]
  2. Audit report no. 43 of 2019-20—Performance audit—Fraud Control Arrangements in the Department of Home Affairs: Department of Home Affairs. [Received 22 June 2020]
  3. Audit report no. 44 of 2019-20—Performance audit—Fraud control arrangements in the Department of Social Services: Department of Social Services. [Received 23 June 2020]
  4. Audit report no. 45 of 2019-20—Performance audit—Management of agreements for Disability Employment Services: Department of Social Services. [Received 24 June 2020]
  5. Audit report no. 46 of 2019-20—Performance audit—Implementation of ANAO and parliamentary committee recommendations—Education and Health portfolios: Across entities. [Received 25 June 2020]
  6. Audit report no. 47 of 2019-20—Performance audit—Referrals, assessments and approvals of controlled actions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. [Received 25 June 2020]
  7. Audit report no. 48 of 2019-20—Performance audit—Management of the Australian Government’s Lobbying Code of Conduct – follow-up audit: Attorney-General’s Department. [Received 26 June 2020]
  8. Audit report no. 1 of 2020-21—Assurance review—Advances to the Finance Minister for the period 30 May to 26 June 2020: Department of Finance. [Received 8 July 2020]
  9. Audit report no. 2 of 2020-21—Performance audit—Procurement of strategic water entitlements: Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. [Received 16 July 2020]

Government documents

  1. Register of Foreign Ownership of Water or Agricultural Land Act 2015—Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land—Report of registrations as at 30 June 2019. [Received 19 June 2020]
  2. Register of Foreign Ownership of Water or Agricultural Land Act 2015—Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements—Report of registrations as at 30 June 2019. [Received 19 June 2020]
  3. Australian Education Act 2013—National School Resourcing Board—Review of needs-based funding requirements—Final report, dated December 2019. [Received 2 July 2020]
  4. Australian Education Act 2013—National School Resourcing Board—Review of the loading for students with disability—Final report, dated December 2019. [Received 2 July 2020]
  5. Migration Act 1958—Section 486O—Assessment of detention arrangements—Commonwealth Ombudsman’s reports—Report no. 11 of 2020. [Received 2 July 2020]
  6. Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of detention arrangements—Government response to Commonwealth Ombudsman’s report no. 11 of 2020, dated 18 June 2020. [Received 2 July 2020]
  7. Northern Land Council—Report for 2018-19. [Received 2 July 2020]
  8. Department of Defence—Special purpose flights—Schedule for the period 1 July to 31 December 2019. [Received 3 July 2020]
  9. Product Stewardship Act 2011
  10. Independent National Security Legislation Monitor—Report no. 9—A report concerning the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 and related matters. [Received 9 July 2020]
  11. Australian Building and Construction Commission—Performance of the functions and the exercise of powers of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner—Quarterly report for the period 1 January to 31 March 2020. [Received 23 July 2020]
  12. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare—Seventeenth biennial report—
  13. National School Resourcing Board—Annual review of state and territory compliance with section 22A of the Australian Education Act 2013—Report for 2018. [Received 23 July 2020]
  14. National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004—Non-disclosure and witness exclusion certificates, special court orders and special advocates—
  15. Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992—Report for 2019. [Received 23 July 2020]

Returns to order

  1. Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999—Order of 18 June 2020 (695)—Letter to the President of the Senate from the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment (Senator Birmingham), dated 25 June 2020, responding to the order and raising a public interest immunity claim. [Received 26 June 2020]
  2. Community development grants—Order of 15 June 2020 (652)—Letter to the President of the Senate from the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (Senator Cash), dated 26 June 2020, responding to the order, and attachments. [Received 29 June 2020]
  3. Statutory review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999—Draft report—Order of 18 June 2020 (692)—Letter to the President of the Senate from the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment (Senator Birmingham), dated 3 July 2020, responding to the order and raising a public interest immunity claim. [Received 7 July 2020]
  4. Expert Panel Report on the ‘Regions at the Ready: Investing in Australia’s Future’ report—Order of 18 June 2020 (702)—Letter to the President of the Senate from the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (Senator Cash), dated 10 July 2020, responding to the order, and attachments. [Received 10 July 2020]
  5. Department of Home Affairs—Protection visas—Statement pursuant to the order of the Senate of 14 November 2019—June 2020. [Received 16 July 2020]
  6. Administrative Appeals Tribunal—Order of 16 June 2020 (666)—Letter to the President of the Senate from the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Payne) responding to the order, and attachment. [Received 30 July 2020]
  7. JobKeeper recipient data—Order of 11 June 2020 (627)—Letter to the President of the Senate from the Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann), dated 27 June 2020, responding to the order, and attachment. [Received 30 July 2020]

Statements of departmental and agency unanswered estimates questions on notice (continuing order of the Senate of 25 June 2014)

Department of Veterans’ Affairs. [Received 23 July 2020]