Ministerial Responses

Ministerial responsiveness

Where the committee writes to a minister it expects a response to be received in time to be considered by the committee and reported on while the bill is still before the Parliament.

If the committee has not completed its inquiry due to the failure of a minister to respond to the committee's concerns, Senate standing order 24 enables Senators to ask the responsible minister why the committee has not received a response.

The table below sets out the bills 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. If a bill is likely to be subject to debate in the Senate before the due date set by the committee, the committee expects the response to be received prior to the debate.

Bills listed in red indicate that the response is outstanding.

Publication of ministerial responses

Where it may assist in providing timely scrutiny of bills before the Senate, the committee may choose to publish (in the table below) ministerial responses together with the committee's preliminary comments on those responses, prior to tabling its regular Scrutiny Digest.

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

Bill Minister Committee comment Response due Response received
Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2018  Foreign Affairs  Scrutiny Digest 2/2018 (PDF 5 March 2018   
Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2017
Communications
Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF) 1 March 2018 21 March 2018
Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Foreign Media Ownership and Community Radio) Bill 2017  Communications   Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF)  1 March 2018  21 March 2018
Communications Legislation Amendment (Online Content Services and Other Measures) Bill 2017   Communications   Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF)  1 March 2018  21 March 2018
Communications Legislation Amendment (Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund) Bill 2017    Communications   Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF) 1 March 2018   21 March 2018
Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2017 Attorney-General   Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF)  1 March 2018   
Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017  Finance   Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF)  1 March 2018   
Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017  Communications   Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF)  1 March 2018   
Export Control Bill 2017  Agriculture and Water Resources    Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF)  1 March 2018  
Family Law Amendment (Parenting Management Hearings) Bill 2017   Attorney-General   Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF)  5 March 2018*  
Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017   Attorney-General   Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF)  1 March 2018  
Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (Charges Imposition) Bill 2017    Attorney-General   Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF)  1 March 2018  
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Authority Governance and Other Matters) Bill 2017  Environment and Energy   Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF)  1 March 2018  
Identity-matching Services Bill 2018  Home Affairs  Scrutiny Digest 2/2018 (PDF 5 March 2018  
National Broadcasters Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Transparency) Bill 2017  Communications    Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF)  1 March 2018  
National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017   Attorney-General   Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF 1 March 2018   
Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018  Urban Infrastructure and Cities  Scrutiny Digest 2/2018 (PDF)    5 March 2018   
Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—Customs) Bill 2018   Urban Infrastructure and Cities   Scrutiny Digest 2/2018 (PDF)     5 March 2018   
Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—Excise) Bill 2018   Urban Infrastructure and Cities   Scrutiny Digest 2/2018 (PDF)     5 March 2018   
Road Vehicle Standards Charges (Imposition—General) Bill 2018    Urban Infrastructure and Cities    Scrutiny Digest 2/2018 (PDF)     5 March 2018   
Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2017   Home Affairs  Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF) 1 March 2018    
Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018  Revenue and Financial Services   Scrutiny Digest 2/2018 (PDF)    5 March 2018    
Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 2) Bill 2018  Treasurer    Scrutiny Digest 2/2018 (PDF)     5 March 2018   
Treasury Laws Amendment (Black Economy Taskforce Measures No. 1) Bill 2018   Revenue and Financial Services    Scrutiny Digest 2/2018 (PDF)    5 March 2018    
Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017  Revenue and Financial Services   Scrutiny Digest 1/2018 (PDF) 1 March 2018    

* Revised due date

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