Senate debates

Thursday, 13 May 2021


Questions on Notice; Order for the Production of Documents

12:17 pm

Photo of Anne UrquhartAnne Urquhart (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Keneally, I move:


(a) the Senate notes at the time of lodgement of this notice of motion:

(i) 2,214 questions on notice from the 2020-21 additional estimates in the following portfolios remain unanswered and are overdue:

(A) Agriculture, Water and Environment, 181 questions,

(B) Attorney-General's, 20 questions,

(C) Defence, 419 questions,

(D) Education, Skills and Employment, 7 questions,

(E) Employment, Industrial Relations and Small Business, 82 questions,

(F) Finance, 75 questions,

(G) Foreign Affairs and Trade, 344 questions,

(H) Health, 164 questions,

(I) Home Affairs, 95 questions,

(J) Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, 103 questions,

(K) Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, 266 questions,

(L) Prime Minister and Cabinet, 189 questions,

(M) Social Services, 162 questions, and

(N) Treasury, 107 questions,

(ii) 89 questions on notice from the 2020-21 Budget estimates remain unanswered,

(iii) 7 questions on notice from the 2019-20 additional estimates remain unanswered, and

(iv) 20 questions on notice from the 2019-20 supplementary Budget estimates remain unanswered;

(b) there be laid on the table by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, by no later than 9.30 am on Monday, 17 May 2021, the answers to all 2,330 unanswered questions on notice from the 2020-21 additional estimates, 2020-21 Budget estimates, 2019-20 additional estimates and the 2019-20 supplementary Budget estimates; and

(c) if the Senate is not sitting when the documents are ready for presentation, the documents are to be presented to the President under standing order 166.

Question agreed to.