Senate debates

Tuesday, 7 November 2006



The following government documents were tabled:

Aboriginal Hostels Limited—Report for the period 26 June 2005 to 24 June 2006.

Aboriginal Land Commissioner—Report for 2005-06.

Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Limited—Report for 2005-06.

Airservices Australia—Equity and diversity program—Progress report for 2005-06.

Anindilyakwa Land Council—Report for 2005-06.

Army and Air Force Canteen Service Board of Management (trading as Frontline Defence Services)—Report for 2005-06, including report on the equal employment management plan.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Building and Construction Commissioner—Report for the period 1 October 2005 to 30 June 2006.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—Telecommunications report for 2005-06—Telstra’s compliance with price control arrangements.

Australian Federal Police—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Film Commission—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Government Solicitor—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Industrial Relations Commission and Australian Industrial Registry—Reports for 2005-06.

Australian Institute of Criminology and Criminology Research Council—Reports for 2005-06.

Australian Institute of Family Studies—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Landcare Council—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Law Reform Commission—Report—No. 105—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Office of Financial Management—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Rail Track Corporation Limited (ARTC)—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation—Report for 2005-06.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission—Report for 2005-06.

Centrelink—Report for 2005-06.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority—Report for 2005-06.

Commonwealth Grants Commission—Report—Review of the financial capacity of Norfolk Island 2006.

Commonwealth Ombudsman—Report for 2005-06.

Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board—Report for 2005-06.

Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee—Report for 2005-06.

Cotton Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06.

Dairy Adjustment Authority—Report for 2005-06.

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Authority—Report for 2005-06.

Defence Housing Authority—Report for 2005-06.

Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts—Report for 2005-06.

Department of Defence—Reports for 2005-06—

Volume 1—Department of Defence.

Volume 2—Defence Materiel Organisation.

Department of Education, Science and Training—Report for 2005-06.

Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs—Report for 2005-06, including financial statements for Aboriginals Benefit Account and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund Account.

Department of Finance and Administration—Report for 2005-06.

Department of Human Services—Report for 2005-06.

Employment Advocate—Report for 2005-06.

Family Court of Australia—Report for 2005-06.

Family Law Council—Report for 2005-06.

Federal Court of Australia—Report for 2005-06.

Federal Magistrates Court—Report for 2005-06.

Financial Reporting Council—Report for 2005-06 on auditor independence.

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06.

Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06.

Future Fund Management Agency and Future Fund Board of Guardians—Report for the period 3 April to 30 June 2006.

Grains Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06.

Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06.

Health Services Australia (HSA Group)—Report for 2005-06.

Indigenous Land Corporation—Report for 2005-06.

Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation (Land and Water Australia)—Report for 2005-06.

Military Superannuation and Benefits Board of Trustees—Report for 2005-06.

Murray-Darling Basin Commission—Report for 2005-06.

National Gallery of Australia—Report for 2005-06.

National Library of Australia—Report for 2005-06.

National Native Title Tribunal—Report for 2005-06.

National Rural Advisory Council—Report for 2005-06.

Native Title Act 1993Native title representative bodies—Reports for 2005-06—

Cape York Land Council Aboriginal Corporation.

Central Land Council.

Central Queensland Land Council Aboriginal Corporation.

Goldfields Land and Sea Council Aboriginal Corporation.

Gurang Land Council (Aboriginal Corporation).

Kimberley Land Council.

North Queensland Land Council Aboriginal Corporation.

Northern Land Council.

Yamatji Marlpa Barna Baba Maaja Aboriginal Corporation.

NetAlert Limited—Report for 2005-06.

Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General—Report for 2005-06.

Office of Workplace Services—Report for 2005-06.

Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority—Report for 2005-06.

Privacy Commissioner—Report for 2005-06 on the operation of the Privacy Act 1988.

Private Health Insurance Ombudsman—Report for 2005-06.

Productivity Commission—Report for 2005-06.

Professional Services Review [Medical and pharmaceutical services]—Report for 2005-06.

Public Lending Right Committee—Report for 2005-06.

Royal Australian Air Force Veterans’ Residences Trust Fund—Report for 2005-06.

Royal Australian Mint—Report for 2005-06.

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06.

Services Trust Funds—Reports for 2005-06 of the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund, the Australian Military Forces Relief Trust Fund and the Royal Australian Air Force Welfare Trust Fund.

Social Security Appeals Tribunal—Report for 2005-06.

Sugar Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06.

Takeovers Panel—Report for 2005-06.

Teaching Australia: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited—Report for the period 5 December 2005 to 30 June 2006.

Telstra Instalment Receipt Trustee Limited—Report for 2005-06.

Tiwi Land Council—Report for 2005-06.

Wet Tropics Management Authority—Report for 2005-06, together with State of the Wet Tropics report for 2005-06.

The following documents were tabled by the Clerk:

[Legislative instruments are identified by a Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) number]

Broadcasting Services Act—Broadcasting Services (Local Content on Regional Commercial Radio) Direction No. 1 of 2006 [F2006L03621]*.

Civil Aviation Act—

Civil Aviation Regulations—Instruments Nos—

CASA 399/06—Instructions—GLS approach procedures [F2006L03603]*.

CASA EX57/06—Exemption—from take-off minima inside Australian territory [F2006L03598]*.

CASA EX58/06—Exemption—from take-off and landing minima outside Australian territory [F2006L03599]*.

CASA EX59/06—Exemption, permit, permission and directions—bungy jumping [F2006L03620]*.

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations—Airworthiness Directives—Part—


AD/AS 355/67 Amdt 3—Main Gearbox Lubrication Pump [F2006L03583]*.

AD/AT 800/8—Hopper Rinse Tank Shelf Attachment [F2006L03613]*.

AD/B747/167 Amdt 2—Section 41 Bonded Skin Panels [F2006L03614]*.

AD/BELL 430/9—Yaw Synchro Resolver Shaft Control Arm Screw [F2006L03616]*.

AD/ECUREUIL/112 Amdt 1—Cabin Vibration Damper Assembly [F2006L03585]*.

AD/F100/82—Piccolo Tube Peri-Seals [F2006L03587]*.

AD/SA 315/2—Free-Wheel Inspections following Main Rotor Impact [F2006L03607]*.

AD/SA 315/3—Main Rotor Blade Root Skin and Reinforcement Strip Bonding [F2006L03622]*.

AD/SA 315/4—Main Rotor Blade Cuff to Spar Assembly [F2006L03623]*.

AD/SA 315/9—State of Design Airworthiness Directives [F2006L03608]*.

AD/S-PUMA/62 Amdt 1—Landing Gear—Electro-Valve Power Supply [F2006L03609]*.

AD/UH-1/19—Tail Rotor Slider [F2006L03612]*.


AD/LYC/117—Lycoming Crankshaft Replacement [F2006L03595]*.

AD/TAY/7—LPT Disc Corrosion—Inspection [F2006L03610]*.

AD/TAY/17—Low Pressure Turbine Disc Corrosion [F2006L03611]*.


AD/PHS/8—Counterweight Bearing Shaft—Inspection [F2006L03596]*.

AD/PHZL/42 Amdt 5—Propeller Feather Assist Spring Kit [F2006L03597]*.

AD/PHZL/86—Propeller Hub Cracks [F2006L03606]*.

Class Rulings—

Notices of Withdrawal—CR 2004/109 and CR 2004/129.

CR 2006/108 and CR 2006/109.

Criminal Code Act—Select Legislative Instruments 2006 Nos—

276—Criminal Code Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 4) [F2006L03473]*.

277—Criminal Code Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 5) [F2006L03474]*.

278—Criminal Code Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 6) [F2006L03475]*.

279—Criminal Code Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 7) [F2006L03476]*.

280—Criminal Code Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 8) [F2006L03538]*.

Customs Act—Select Legislative Instruments 2006 Nos—

281—Customs (Prohibited Exports) Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 3) [F2006L03550]*.

282—Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 5) [F2006L03549]*.

Health Insurance Act—

Health Insurance (Allied Health and Dental Services) Determination 2006 [F2006L03568]*.

Health Insurance Regulations—Revocation of Health Insurance (Requirements for Allied Health Professionals) Determination 2005 [F2006L03566]*.

Migration Act—Migration Regulations—Instrument IMMI 06/076—Organisations that may sponsor Short Stay Business Visitors [F2006L03602]*.

Miscellaneous Taxation Ruling—Notice of Withdrawal—MT 2010.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act—Select Legislative Instrument 2006 No. 284—Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1) [F2006L03560]*.

Private Health Insurance Complaints Levy Act—Select Legislative Instrument 2006 No. 285—Private Health Insurance Complaints Levy Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1) [F2006L03465]*.

Product Rulings PR 2006/150 and PR 2006/151.

Sales Tax Rulings—Notices of Withdrawal—ST 2123, ST 2130 and ST 2254.

Social Security (Administration) Act—Social Security (Public Interest Certificate Guidelines) (DEST) Determination 2006 [F2006L03601]*.

Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act and Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act—Lodgement of statements by superannuation providers for the year ended 30 June 2006 [F2006L03536]*.

Taxation Determinations—Notices of withdrawal—TD 93/30 and TD 93/193.

Taxation Rulings—


TR 2000/8.

TR 2002/14.

Notices of Withdrawal—

Old Series—IT 2128, IT 2144, IT 2214, IT 2471, IT 2475 and IT 2528.

TR 94/9.

TR 95/30.

TR 98/18 and TR 98/19.

TR 2006/13.

Veterans’ Entitlements Act—Statements of Principles concerning—

Acute sprain and acute strain No. 55 of 2006 [F2006L03570]*.

Cerebrovascular accident No. 51 of 2006 [F2006L03556]*.

Cerebrovascular accident No. 52 of 2006 [F2006L03557]*.

Fracture No. 53 of 2006 [F2006L03562]*.

Gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer No. 57 of 2006 [F2006L03572]*.

Gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer No. 58 of 2006 [F2006L03573]*.

Meniere’s disease No. 59 of 2006 [F2006L03574]*.

Meniere’s disease No. 60 of 2006 [F2006L03575]*.

Osteoporosis No. 61 of 2006 [F2006L03579]*.

Osteoporosis No. 62 of 2006 [F2006L03576]*.

Vascular dementia No. 63 of 2006 [F2006L03577]*.

Vascular dementia No. 64 of 2006 [F2006L03578]*.

Governor-General’s Proclamation—Commencement of provisions of an Act

Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Amendment (Security Plans and Other Measures) Act 2006Schedule 1—6 November 2006 [F2006L03565]*.

*       Explanatory statement tabled with legislative instrument.