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Senate Continuing Order

1 July to 31 December 2020

Record Number Record Title
IEF20/4592 LLU - s33 IR&D Legislative Instruments - Exploring for the Future Program - 2020 - LEX 66442
IEF20/4600 LLU - s33 IR&D Legislative Instruments - TCCT (Asbestos Disposal) Trial Facility Ad Hoc Grant - 2020 - LEX 66448
IEF20/4610 LLU - Bids Legislation Programme - Public List - 2020 - LEX 66455
IEF20/4945 LLU - Acts intersecting with the OPGGSA Consultation - Request 2020 - LEX 66458
IEF20/4987 LLU - Notifiable Instruments - ADGSM (Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism) Guidelines - 2020 - LEX 66483
IEF20/4999 LLU - s33 IR&D Act Instruments - International Space Investment Initiative - SSCDL Correspondence - 2020 - LEX 66487
IEF20/5045 LLU - 2020 Winter Bids and Public List - Feedback to PM&C for 2020 - LEX 66019
IEF20/5046 LLU - 2020 Winter Bids and Public List - Feedback to PM&C regarding Winter 2020 - LEX 66514
IEF20/5054 LLU - Bills - Australian Consumer Law Amendment - Medicines - 2020 - LEX 64273 - Part 2
IEF20/5063 LLU - National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill - LEX 63157 - Part 6
IEF20/5086 LLU - Payment Times Reporting Frameworks Bills - 2020 - LEX 64275 - Part 4
IEF20/5092 LLU - Payment Times Reporting Frameworks Bills - 2020 - LEX 64275 - Part 5
IEF20/5097 LLU - Payment Times Reporting Frameworks Bills - 2020 - LEX 64275 - Part 6
IEF20/5103 LLU - Payment Times Reporting Frameworks Bills - 2020 - LEX 64275 - Part 7
IEF20/6389 LLU - s33 IR&D Act Instruments - 2020 s33 IR&D Legislative Instruments - Cyber Security - Connect and Protect Program - 2020 - LEX 67029
IEF20/6391 LLU - s33 IR&D Act Instruments - 2020 s33 IR&D Legislative Instruments - Digital Skills Program - 2020 - LEX 67035
IEF20/6404 LLU - s33 IR&D Legislative Instruments - Strengthening Business - BARR - 2020 - LEX 65763
IEF20/6637 LLU - s33 IR&D Legislative Instruments - Digital Readiness Assessment Tool Program - 2020 - LEX 67201
IEF20/6639 LLU - s33 IR&D Legislative Instruments - Go Digital Media Campaign - 2020 - LEX 67202
IEF20/6642 LLU - Legislative Instruments - Schedule 1AB Items for 2018-2020 - Climate Change Items Dec 2020 - LEX 67204
IEF20/6643 LLU - s33 IR&D Legislative Instruments - Business Balance - 2020 - LEX 67206
IEF20/6648 LLU - Bids - Legislation Programme - Autumn Bids and Public List - 2021 - LEX 67211
IEF20/6651 LLU - s33 IR&D Legislative Instruments - Small Business Digital Measures - 2020 - LEX 67214
IEF20/6660 LLU - Legislative Instruments - CEFC Investment Mandate 2020 - LEX 67223
IEF20/6913 LLU - Bids - ExCo - 2021 Autumn - LEX 67316
IEF20/7035 LLU - Bills - Clean Energy Agencies Bill - 2020 - LEX 67357
IEF20/7369 LLU - s33 IR&D Legislative Instruments - Blue Hydro - Supporting Reliable Energy Infrastructure - 2020 - LEX 66011
IEF20/7393 LLU - s33 IR&D Legislative Act Instruments - Northern Endeavour Temporary Operations Amendment - 2020 - LEX 67533
IEF20/7453 LLU - s33 IR&D Act Instruments - Ferretti International Whyalla Transmission Towers Manufacturing Program - 2020 - LEX 67578
IEF20/7580 LLU - s33 IR&D Act Instruments - Digital Directors Training Package - 2020 - LEX 67433 - Part 2
IEF20/7596 LLU - Bills - CEFC Amendment (Grid Reliability Fund) Bill - 2020 - LEX 65392 - Part 2
IEF20/7598 LLU - Bills - CEFC Amendment (Grid Reliability Fund) Bill - 2020 - LEX 65392 - Part 3
IEF20/7663 LLU - Bills - Industry Research and Development Amendment (Industry Innovation and Science Australia) Bill - 2020 - LEX 67683
IEF20/7691 LLU - National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill - LEX 63157 - Part 6
IEF20/7693 LLU - Payment Times Reporting Frameworks Bills - 2020 - LEX 64275 - Part 8
IEF20/7694 LLU - Payment Times Reporting Frameworks Bills - 2020 - LEX 64275 - Part 9
IEF20/7696 LLU - Bills - Australian Consumer Law Amendment - Medicines - 2020 - LEX 64273 - Part 3
IEF20/7780 LLU - Legislative Instruments - 65KW Airconditioner Determination - 2020 - LEX 65631
IEF20/7782 LLU - Legislative Instruments - Complimentary Medicines Regulations and Information Standard - 2020 - LEX 66184 - Part 1
IEF20/7783 LLU - Legislative Instruments - Complimentary Medicines Regulations and Information Standard - 2020 - LEX 66184 - Part 2
IEF20/7784 LLU - Legislative Instruments - GEMS Exemption - Lennox AC - 2020 - LEX 66185
IEF20/7910 LLU - Legislative Instruments - PTR Rules - 2020 - LEX 66008 - Part 1
IEF20/7911 LLU - Legislative Instruments - PTR Rules - 2020 - LEX 66008 - Part 2
IPF20/131 Space Policy: Ground Stations Policy
IPF20/132 Space Policy: India

1 January to 30 June 2020

Record Number Record Title
IEF20/278 2019  Legislation Reports - LEX 63921 - Part 1
IEF20/280 2019  Legislation Reports - LEX 63921 - Part 2
IEF20/1128 LLU - *OPC Monthly Status Report and General Correspondence - LEX 63974
IEF20/1314 LLU - Australian Made Australian Grown Campaign - 2019 - LEX 63247 - Part 1
IEF20/1319 LLU - Australian Made Australian Grown Campaign - 2019 - LEX 63247 - Part 2
IEF20/1443 LLU - Bids - ExCo - Winter 2020 - LEX 65436
IEF20/2921 LLU - Bids ExCo - 2020 Spring - LEX 66348
IEF20/2284 LLU - Bids Legislation Programme - Spring Bids and Public List 2020 - LEX 65889
IEF20/2072 LLU - Bills - Australian Consumer Law Amendment - Medicines - 2020 - LEX 64273
IEF20/2138 LLU - Bills - Payment Times Reporting Bills - Consultation - 2020 - LEX 65785
IEF20/2110 LLU - Bills - Potential Bills - 2019 - LEX 65781
IEF20/1365 LLU - Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Regulations 2020 - LEX 65403
IEF20/298 LLU - Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian-made Medicines) Regulations 2019 - LEX 63566 - Part 1
IEF20/985 LLU - Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian-made Medicines) Regulations 2019 - LEX 63566 - Part 2
IEF20/989 LLU - Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian-made Medicines) Regulations 2019 - LEX 63566 - Part 3
IEF20/990 LLU - Disability (Access to Premises - Buildings) Amendment Standards 2019 - LEX 63100
IEF20/1184 LLU - Empowering Business to Go Digital - LEX 62166
IEF20/275 LLU - Legislation Reports - 2020 - LEX 64255
IEF20/1219 LLU - Moon to Mars Program - LEX 64239
IEF20/1223 LLU - NOGA - LEX 64209 - Part 1
IEF20/1268 LLU - NOGA - LEX 64209 - Part 2
IEF20/1087 LLU - Notifiable Instruments - LEX 63965
IEF20/1254 LLU - Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Registration of Dealings and Other Measures) Bill - 2020 - LEX 65366
IEF20/63 LLU - Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987 - 2019 - LEX 63838
IEF20/1549 LLU - OPGGSA (Titles Administration) Bill - 2020 - LEX 65488
IEF20/1012 LLU - Payment Times Reporting Frameworks Bills - 2020 - LEX 64275 - Part 1
IEF20/2141 LLU - Payment Times Reporting Frameworks Bills - 2020 - LEX 64275 - Part 2
IEF20/2142 LLU - Payment Times Reporting Frameworks Bills - 2020 - LEX 64275 - Part 3
IEF20/1009 LLU - Rad Waste Regulations - 2019 - LEX 63662
IEF20/1127 LLU - s33 IR&D Act Instruments - LEX 63973
IEF20/1160 LLU - s33 IR&D Legislative Instruments - 2020 - LEX 64207
IEF20/1018 LLU - Space Activities Repeal Regulations and Guidelines 2019 - LEX 63961 - Part 1
IEF20/1019 LLU - Space Activities Repeal Regulations and Guidelines 2019 - LEX 63961 - Part 2
IEF20/1308 LLU - Space Infrastructure Fund - 2019 - LEX 63164 - Part 1
IEF20/1310 LLU - Space Infrastructure Fund - 2019 - LEX 63164 - Part 2
IEF20/1586 LLU - Sunsetting Matters - Lls due to Sunset 1 April 2020 - LEX 61758
IEF20/1589 LLU - Sunsetting Matters - Lls due to Sunset 1 April 2021 - LEX 63991
IEF20/1605 LLU - Sunsetting Matters - Lls due to Sunset 1 October 2020 - LEX 63993
IEF20/1607 LLU - Sunsetting Matters - Lls due to Sunset 1 October 2021 - LEX 65525
IEF20/1081 LLU - Schedule 1AB Items for 2018-2019 - LEX 63964
IEF20/55 R&DTI Reforms - Measures with Treasury - 2019 - LEX 63837
20/010/391 Policy and Regulatory Services - Risk Assessment - Safety - Quality and Safety Group
LM/FQS/FPOL Fuel Policy - Fuel Quality Standards - Legal Metrology
LM/FQS/FPOLD Fuel Policy Documents - Fuel Quality Standards - Legal Metrology
LM/FQS Fuel Quality Standards - Legal Metrology
LM/FQS/FST Fuel Standards - Fuel Quality Standards - Legal Metrology
1005241 Community of Policy Professionals
1005283 Lighting Policy
1004865 Small Business Wellbeing Support Policy
1005280 Strategic Policy

1 July to 31 December 2019

Record Number Record Title
IEF19/2861 2016 Autumn Public List - LEX 56784
IEF19/2060 2019 Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Bill LEX 60031
IEF19/3685 2019 Winter/Spring - LEX 61615 - Part 1
IEF19/3704 2019 Winter/Spring - LEX 61615 - Part 2
IEF19/3705 2020 Autumn Bids and Public List - LEX 63078
IEF19/3153 2020 Autumn Bids ExCo LEX 63505
IEF19/3699 AAO and Substituted Reference Orders - LEX 64108
IEF19/3771 Anti-Dumping Reforms Bill 2020 - LEX 63836
IEF19/3740 Atomic Energy Amendment Bill - LEX 63376
IEF19/2481 Atomic Energy Amendment Bill 2019-20 LEX 63376
IEF19/3692 Caretaker Conventions - LEX 63830
IEF19/2919 Competition and Consumer Act Regulations - Part 1
IEF19/3621 Competition and Consumer Act Regulations - Part 2
1004826 Critical Minerals Policy development - Coordination
1004828 Critical Minerals Policy development - International
1004808 Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC) Review 2019
IEF19/2052 Feasibility Study Grant - LEX 63148
IEF19/3282 Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019 - LEX 63729
IEF19/3743 IP Australia Bills - Lex 63721
IEF19/2131 Legislation - Unproclaimed Legislation report - 2019 - LEX63191
IEF19/3411 LLU - Amendments to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGSA) - LEX 63805
IEF19/3701 LLU - Bids - ExCo - 2015-2016 - LEX 64111
IEF19/3731 LLU - Legislation Administration/General - MoG - 2020 LEX 64118
IEF19/3410 LLU - Maker Projects - 2019 - LEX 63790
IEF19/2781 LLU - Triggering the application of the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014 - 2019 - LEX 63493
IEF19/3745 National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill - LEX 63157 - Part 1
IEF19/3761 National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill - LEX 63157 - Part 2
IPF19/232 National Waste Policy - Computers, TV's and Tyres - 2007-2009 - part 1
IPF19/233 National Waste Policy - Computers, TV's and Tyres - 2007-2009 - part 2
IEF19/3827 OPGGS and OPGGS Reg Levies Regulations References Amendment Bills - LEX 61641
IEF19/3767 OPGGSA (Cross-boundary Greenhouse Gas Titles and Other Measures) Bill 2019 LEX 62090 - Part 2
IEF19/3828 OPGGSA (Misc Amend) Bill - LEX 58289 - Part 1
IEF19/3872 OPGGSA (Misc Amend) Bill - LEX 58289 - Part 2
IEF19/3873 OPGGSA (Misc Amend) Bill - LEX 58289 - Part 3
IEF19/3772 OPGGSA (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019 and OPGGS (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2019 - LEX 58289 - Part 1
IEF19/3775 OPGGSA (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2019 and OPGGS (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2019 - LEX 58289 - Part 2
IEF19/3878 OPGGSA (Reg Levies) Bill - LEX 58290
IEF19/3684 SSCRO Response November 2018 LEX 62088 - Part 2
IEF19/3733 Steel TRQ - LEX 63835
IEF19/1922 Timor Regulations - LEX 63065
IEF19/2436 Timor Regulations - LEX 63065
IEF19/3820 Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Bill - LEX 60031 - Part 1
IEF19/3824 Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Bill - LEX 60031 - Part 2
IEF19/3826 Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Bill - LEX 60031 - Part 3
IEF19/3885 Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Bill - LEX 60031 - Part 4
IEF19/3888 Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Bill - LEX 60031 - Part 5
IEF19/3893 Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Bill - LEX 60031 - Part 6

1 January to 30 June 2019

Record Number Record Title
IEF19/304 Rules required under new Space Act - LEX 62264
IEF19/306 Space Act Obligations Summary - LEX 62322
IEF19/362 COAG Energy Council's Resources Policy Group (RPG) and CSIRO - LEX 62185
IEF19/499 NAIF Policy Updates - LEX 62318
IEF19/562 OPGGSA Timor Sea Treaty Bill Part 2 LEX 60031 - Part 2
IEF19/730 Offshore Petroleum & Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 - Question from information session - LEX 62394
IEF19/885 Qhear/Bio Q Legal Advice - LEX 62468
IEF19/900 FCA160 - Notice under section S2728 of the Patents Act 1990
IEF19/945 Drafting of delegation under Space Activities Act 1998 - LEX 62358
IEF19/1028 Response on Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Bill 2018 - 61953
C88/161 DITAC - Industry Policy and MFP
IEF19/1194 Offshore Safety Review - Discussion Paper - legal review - LEX 62732
IEF19/1354 Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill - LEX 56612

1 July to 31 December 2018

Record Number Record Title
IEF18/2641 Space Activities (Launches and Returns) Bill 2017 LEX 59473 - Part 2
18/010/855 Policies - Traceability Documents - Physical Metrology
1004585 Science & Commercialisation Policy - Boosting Female Founders Initiative

1 January to 30 June 2018

Record Number Record Title
1001933 Portfolio Policy & Innovation Strategy - EnviroTech
1001663 Industry Growth - Current Arrangements
1000363 Australian Building Codes Board - Addressing fire safety in high-rise buildings
1001664 Industry Growth - Future Arrangements
1001814 Science & Commercialisation Policy - DIIS Policy Forum
1001825 Science & Commercialisation Policy - Commonwealth State & Territory Advisory Council on Innovation
1001490 Science & Commercialisation Policy - Radio quiet
IEF18/2331 AAO transition - Minister's declaration under the Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transition) Bill 2018 (AAO Transition Bill) - 60039 and 60294 and 59736
IEF18/2060 Australian Astronomical Observatory Repeal Bill 2017 LEX 59736
IEF18/671 Carp Control Plan s33 IRD Act Instrument -LEX 60678
IEF18/328 Science and Industry Research Amendment Bill - LEX 60502
IEF18/1437 Excluded Goods Schedule Policy

July to December 2017

Record Number Record Title
IEF17/1996 Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Measures) Bill 2017 LEX 59551
IEF17/2606 Productivity and Sustainable Mining - Water Policy
IEF17/2752 Productivity and Sustainable Mining - Skills Policy
IEF17/3245 Productivity and Sustainable Mining - Environmental Policy
1001241 Portfolio Policy & Innovation Strategy - Regulation Reform
1001355 Resources - Policy Development
1001525 Science & Commercialisation Policy - STEM in Schools
REQ17/40 Legislative Compliance Policy
17/010/389 Legislative Compliance Policy - Review - Legislative Review Project - LM
15/010/99-03 Queensland Police Service, Traffic camera office – GPS Time and Frequency Transfer System
CEO/SM/INT/LG Legal - ANSTO Integration - Strategic Management - NMI
17/010/472 Legal - ANSTO Integration - Strategic Management - NMI
17/010/628 Variation - 5/6B/213 Transponder Technology (act on behalf of TCS) - TCS Model 682-15-SP Liquid-measuring System
17/010/982 MOU - Australian Government - Australian Federal Police

January to June 2017

Record Number Record Title
1001933 Portfolio Policy & Innovation Strategy - EnviroTech
1001663 Industry Growth - Current Arrangements
1000363 Australian Building Codes Board - Addressing fire safety in high-rise buildings
1001664 Industry Growth - Future Arrangements
1001814 Science & Commercialisation Policy - DIIS Policy Forum
1001825 Science & Commercialisation Policy - Commonwealth State & Territory Advisory Council on Innovation
1001490 Science & Commercialisation Policy - Radio quiet
IEF17/000675 Innovation Connections - Policy development
IEF17/001028 Entrepreneurs Programme - Policy
17/010/1 Reform of the National Measurement Legislation - NM Act- Legislation - Policy - Legal Metrology
17/010/111 Legal Metrology authorities - Review - Legislative Review Project - LM
IEF17/001495 Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2016 - LEX 58290
IEF17/001768 Space Activities (Launches and Returns) Bill 2017 LEX 59473
IEF17/000875 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Amendment Bill 2017 – Part 1
IEF17/001834 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Amendment Bill 2017 – Part 2

Last updated: 4 February 2021

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