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.

Bills or instruments listed in red indicate that the response is outstanding. On an exceptional basis, extensions are occasionally granted. Responses marked with an * indicate an extension has been granted.

The table below sets out the bills and instruments for which the committee has requested a response and the response has either not yet been received or has been received but the committee has not yet finally reported on it.

A list of correspondence from 2016-2019 is accessible on the correspondence archive.

All ministerial and other responses are published online with the relevant report after tabling.

Legislation Minister  Committee comment  Response due  Response received
Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019  Home Affairs  Report 1 of 2020  28 February 2020*   
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Enhancing Australia’s Anti-Doping Capability) Bill 2019
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019
Youth and Sport Report 1 of 2020  20 February 2020    
Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Security Controlled Airports) Regulations 2019 [F2019L01656]  Home Affairs   Report 2 of 2020 6 March 2020*   
Broadcasting Services (Transmitter Access) Regulations 2019 [F2019L01248] Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts   Report 1 of 2020  2 March 2020*   
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity No. 2) Bill 2019  Industrial Relations   Report 1 of 2020 20 February 2020    
Legislation (Deferral of Sunsetting—Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Regulations) Certificate 2019 [F2019L01211]  Attorney-General  Report 1 of 2020  20 February 2020   
National Museum of Australia Regulations 2019 [F2019L01273]  Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts   Report 1 of 2020  2 March 2020*   
National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Rules 2019 [F2019L01491]  Families and Social Services  Report 1 of 2020  20 February 2020   21 February 2020 
Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019  Attorney-General  Report 1 of 2020  20 February 2020  20 February 2020 
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Prohibiting Academic Cheating Services) Bill 2019 Education  Report 1 of 2020  20 February 2020   24 February 2020 
Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2019 and related bills  Assistant Treasurer Report 1 of 2020  24 February 2020*  20 February 2020