2009–10 Annual Report

2009–10 Annual Report

Standing order 19(3) provides that the Committee make an annual report to the Senate on the operations of the Senate’s appropriations and staffing and related matters.
During the reporting period, the Committee tabled four reports, three of which were the:

The fourth report tabled was the 50th report, in which the Committee considered the question of the ordinary annual services of Government, the interpretation of which has been contested between the Government and the Senate for some time. 

In this report, the Committee recommended that the Senate restate its position on ordinary annual services of the Government in a new resolution (which incorporates other previous relevant resolutions) and that the President continue to draw to the attention of the Minister for Finance and Deregulation any items of expenditure which appear to be inappropriately included in the appropriation bill for the ordinary annual services of the Government. 

A resolution reflecting the Committee’s recommendations was agreed to by the Senate on 22 June 2010.
During the reporting period, the Committee met on 17 September 2009, 28 October 2009 and 12 May 2010, and considered the following matters:

17 September 2009

28 October 2009

12 May 2010

(John Hogg)
October 2010

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