There is strong local opposition exists at all six sites currently under consideration for a nuclear waste dump in Australia. The communities of Hill End in New South Wales, Omanama in Queensland, Hale in the Northern Territory, Cortlinye, Pinkawillinie and Barndioota in South Australia have all said no.
Given the almost identical abuses of process with the East-West link, the Auditor General should investigate the Commonwealth funding approvals and decisions taken for the Perth Freight Link and WestConnex projects.
The findings of the Senate Inquiry into Housing Affordability tabled back in May 2015 contained 40 recommendations. The government only supported 9 of them, including the committment to ensure adequate funding so that women and children escaping domestic violence are housed in secure and appropriate housing.
They voted against this motion - that merely asked them to update the senate on their progress on the recommendations they supported.
The Senate began debate on mandatory data breach notification legislation prior to the 2013 election. Attorney General George Brandis committed to introduce data breach notification laws before the end of 2015. He still hasn't.
The Government of Timor-Leste should have the right to pursue legal action in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague regarding claims that Australian spies bugged a Timor-Leste cabinet office during negotiations over an oil and gas treaty in 2004.