Senate debates

Thursday, 4 July 2019


Allocation of Departments and Agencies

11:49 am

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | | Hansard source

by leave—At the request of Senator Ruston, I move government business notice of motion No. 2:

That departments and agencies be allocated to legislative and general purpose standing committees as follows:

Community Affairs


Social Services, including Services Australia


Industry, Innovation and Science


Education and Employment


Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Environment and Communications

Communications and the Arts

Environment and Energy

Finance and Public Administration



Prime Minister and Cabinet

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Defence, including Veterans' Affairs

Foreign Affairs and Trade

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Attorney-General, including Industrial Relations

Home Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport


Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development.

11:50 am

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to move an amendment to the motion moved by Senator Duniam.

Leave granted.

I move:

(1) At the end of "Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business", add ", including Industrial Relations"; and

(2) Omit "Attorney-General, including Industrial Relations" and substitute "Attorney-General, excluding Industrial Relations"

Question agreed to.

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question now is that the motion moved by Senator Duniam, as amended by Senator Wong, be agreed to.

Question agreed to.