Correspondence register

The committee works to conclude its assessment of bills while they are still before the Parliament, and its assessment of legislative instruments within the timeframe for disallowance (usually 15 sitting days).

This approach seeks to ensure that the committee's reports on the human rights compatibility of legislation are available to inform the debates of the Parliament.

The committee therefore sets its reporting date for specific items of legislation taking into account the need to report in advance of the passage of legislation, particularly where the passage of that legislation might be expedited due to urgency or other reasons.

Responses received by the requested date can be taken into account and published alongside the committee's concluding report on an item of legislation. Legislation proponents should therefore ensure that responses are provided by the dates requested.

Responses received after the requested date will be marked in red. On an exceptional basis, extensions are occasionally granted. Responses marked with an * indicate an extension has been granted.

Table 1: Outstanding correspondence tracks correspondence that has not yet been received by the committee. A list of outstanding correspondence from the 45th Parliament is accessible on the correspondence archive.

Table 2: Recent correspondence lists recent responses received. A list of correspondence received prior to this (from 2016) is accessible on the correspondence archive.

Table 1: Outstanding correspondence

Legislation Portfolio Report(s) Response requested by
National Integrity Commission Bill 2019 Private member Report 5 of 2019 2 October 2019

Table 2: Recent correspondence received

Legislation Portfolio Report(s) Response requested by Response received
Australian Crime Commission Regulations 2018 [F2018L01780] Home Affairs Report 2 of 2019
Report 3 of 2019
Report 5 of 2019
16 August 2019* 16 August 2019 
Civil Aviation Safety Amendment (Part 91) Regulations 2018 [F2018L01783] Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Report 2 of 2019
Report 3 of 2019
Report 5 of 2019
14 August 2019 29 August 2019
Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019      Attorney-General Report 3 of 2019
Report 5 of 2019
20 August 2019* 20 August 2019 
Emergency Response Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019 Finance  Report 5 of 2019 2 October 2019 2 October 2019
Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018 [F2018L01770] Attorney-General Report 2 of 2019
Report 3 of 2019
Report 5 of 2019
20 August 2019* 20 August 2019
Fisheries Management Regulations 2019 [F2019L00383] Agriculture Report 2 of 2019
Report 3 of 2019
Report 5 of 2019
14 August 2019  14 August 2019 
Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 Home Affairs  Report 4 of 2019 1 October 2019* 1 October 2019
National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Worker Screening Database) Bill 2019 National Disability Insurance Scheme Report 2 of 2019
Report 3 of 2019
Report 5 of 2019
14 August 2019 20 August 2019 
National Integrity Commission Bill 2018 (No. 2) Private Senator  Report 5 of 2019 7 October 2019* 7 October 2019
Social Security (Assurances of Support) Amendment Determination 2018 (No. 2) [F2018L01831] Families and Social Services Report 2 of 2019
Report 3 of 2019
Report 5 of 2019
14 August 2019 13 August 2019
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