On 28 June 1994, the Senate agreed to a motion proposed by Senator Brian Harradine relating to an Order for the regular production of indexed lists of 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. After extensive debate amendments to the order were agreed upon on 14 November 1994. The Order remains in place although the Senate has varied compliance dates and added provisions relating to tabling the lists on the Office’s internet site.
The lists are tabled twice a year, once in the Spring sittings and once in the Autumn sittings.
Spring sittings – files created in the preceding July to December.
Autumn sitting – files created in the preceding January to June.
Following is the lists of CDPP files for the purposes of the Senate Order: