House debates

Wednesday, 27 August 2014


Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia; Appointment

3:13 pm

Photo of Christopher PyneChristopher Pyne (Sturt, Liberal Party, Minister for Education) Share this | | Hansard source

I ask leave of the House to amend the notice relating to the proposed amendment of the resolution of appointment to the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia in the terms as circulated to honourable members in the chamber.

Leave granted.

I thank the Manager of Opposition Business for granting leave. I move:


(1)   the resolution of appointment of the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia be amended by inserting:

(4A)   following presentation of its report, the committee:

(a)   monitor issues relevant to the development and implementation of the government’s white paper;

(b)   consider any related issues as may be referred to it by either House of the Parliament or a Minister;

(c)   report from time to time; and

(d)   continue this work until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time; and

(2)   a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and seeking its concurrence in this resolution.

I simply explain to the House that the motion extends the reporting date for the report in order to allow the committee to complete its deliberations.

Question agreed to.