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Inquiry into the 2016 Census

That the following matters be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 24 November 2016:

The 2016 Census, with particular reference to:

(a) the preparation, administration and management on the part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Government in the lead up to the 2016 Census;

(b) the scope, collection, retention, security and use of data obtained in the 2016 Census;

(c) arrangements, including contractual arrangements, in respect of the information technology aspects of the Census;

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Program cuts in the 2014-15 Budget - Smaller Government Reform Agenda,

Scott Ludlam 3 May 2016

TREASURY

SENATE QUESTION

Notice Given: 18 April 2016 (Question No. 1st session - 2977, 2nd session - 3231)

Senator Ludlam, asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 18 April 2016

With reference to the following programs cut in the 2014-15 Budget as part of the Smaller Government Reform Agenda, can a list be provided of the annual budget (including operating costs and staff levels) for each of the following programs prior to their abolition:

(a) Prime Minister's Council on Homelessness;

(b) National Housing Supply Council;

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The Affordable Housing working group

Scott Ludlam 3 May 2016

TREASURY

SENATE  QUESTION

Notice Given:  18 April 2016

(Question No.  1st session - 2972, 211ct  session - 3227)

Senator Ludlam, asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 18 April 2016:

With reference to the Affordable Housing working group established in January 2016:

(1) Who has been invited to join the working group.

(2)  How were these invited groups chosen.

(3)  Who is representing homelessness on the working group.

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The National Housing Supply Council

Scott Ludlam 3 May 2016

TREASURY

SENATE  QUESTION

Notice Given:  18 April 2016

(Question No . 1st session 2978, 2nd  session - 3232)

Senator Ludlam, asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 18 April 2016

With reference to the National Housing Supply Council that was abolished in the 2014-15 Budget:

(1)  What data is Treasury compiling on the current national housing supply gap and by whom.

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February 2016 Estimates QoN: Local content on Pay TV

Senator LUDLAM: It is a useful point. You can take this on notice. Let us leave sport aside for a sec, because there is a whole variety of other content we have only very briefly discussed, how much local Australian content does the pay TV or subscription TV industry produce annually?

Mr Meagher: Procure?

Senator LUDLAM: Produce.

Mr Meagher: It is hundreds of hours, and we can get that detail for you.

Mr Maiden: We will take it on notice.

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