Departmental File Listing

On 28 June 1994, the Senate passed a motion by Senator Brian Harradine containing a detailed Order for the regular tabling in the Senate of lists of departmental files. The Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration reported to the Senate on 20 September 1994 in response to a reference relating to the practicality, cost effectiveness and usefulness of the Senate Order. A government motion to implement the recommendations of the Committee was defeated in the Senate on 14 November 1994. The Order remains in place though the Senate has varied compliance dates and added provisions relating to tabling the lists on the Department’s Internet Website.