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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

Senator Williams: To move on the next day of sitting—That general business order of the day no. 50 relating to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Public Health and Safety) Amendment Bill 2010 be discharged from the Notice Paper. (general business notice of motion no. 384)

Senator Xenophon: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to require constitutional corporations that are grocery retailers to display producer prices, and for related purposes. Constitutional Corporations (Farm Gate to Plate) Bill 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 385)

Senator Di Natale: To move on 15 September 2011—That the Senate—

 (a) acknowledges the positive contribution made to Australian society by the Kurdish community;

 (b) condemns the recent attacks on the Kurdish Society of Victoria, including an arson attack and shooting of their community centre; and

 (c) calls on local and federal authorities:

  (i) to investigate these attacks as a matter of urgency, and

  (ii) to determine whether these attacks constitute a coordinated campaign of intimidation against the Victorian Kurdish community. (general business notice of motion no. 386)

Senators Williams and Bernardi and the Minister for Sport (Senator Arbib): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) congratulates Australian tennis player, Ms Samantha Stosur, on winning the United States (US) Open Tennis Championship; and

 (b) notes that:

  (i) she is the first Australian since 2001 to win a grand slam tournament,


  (ii) she is only the second Australian female tennis player to win the US Open and the first Australian female player to win a grand slam event since Ms Evonne Goolagong-Cawley at Wimbledon in 1980,

  (iii) she is a wonderful ambassador for Australia, and

  (iv) tennis is a healthy and enjoyable activity for sport and recreation. (general business notice of motion no. 387)

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig): To move on the next day of sitting—That--

 (1) On Tuesday, 13 September and 20 September 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 11.10 pm;

  (b) the routine of business from 7.30 pm shall be government business only; and

  (c) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 10.30 pm.

 (2) On Monday, 19 September 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 10 am to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 11.10 pm; and

  (b) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 10.30 pm.

Senator Bishop: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit be authorised to hold public meetings during the sittings of the Senate, from 11.15 am to 1 pm, on Wednesday, 14 September and Wednesday, 21 September 2011, to take evidence for the committee's inquiries into the review of Auditor-General's reports, and national funding agreements. (general business notice of motion no. 388)

Senator Carol Brown: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, from 9.30 am to 11 am, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the funding of political parties and election campaigns. (general business notice of motion no. 389)

The Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Crossin): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, from 5.30 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the provisions of the Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 390)

The Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories (Senator Pratt): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, from 12.30 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 391)

Senator Singh: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Monday, 19 September 2011, from 10.30 am to 11.30 am. (general business notice of motion no. 392)


Senator Singh: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Standing Committee on Migration be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 21 September 2011, from 10.30 am to noon. (general business notice of motion no. 393)

Senator Stephens: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, from 6 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 394)

Senator Hanson-Young: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) the recent decision by the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee, that found the decision by the former Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Vanstone, to deport Mr Stefan Nystrom to Sweden in 2006, was in breach of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,

  (ii) that Mr Nystrom speaks no Swedish and had no knowledge of any relatives there, and

  (iii) that as a result of his treatment, Mr Nystrom is now an inmate in a psychiatric institution; and

 (b) calls on the Government to immediately respond to the UN decision that found Australia had acted unlawfully in deporting Mr Nystrom. (general business notice of motion no. 395)

The Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Community Affairs References Committee be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, from 5 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 396)

The Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Moore): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Community Affairs Legislation Committee be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, from 5.15 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 397)

Senator Siewert: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) trawling in the northeast area of the North West Slope Trawl Fishery off the Western Australian Kimberley coast was made possible due to an administrative error when the Western Australian and Federal Governments amended the Offshore Constitutional Settlement in 1998,

  (ii) this error allows bottom trawling in areas shallower than 200 metres despite the fact that this is a critical habitat for goldband snapper and other species and has been off-limits to trawlers since 1980,

  (iii) the ecological sensitivity of this area has been acknowledged in the Australian Fisheries Management Authority's correspondence with permit holders,

  (iv) legislative instruments have been introduced prohibiting all fishing in the northeast area, but the most recent instrument expired in December 2010,


  (v) since that time, the closure has been maintained informally by industry self-regulation,

  (vi) negotiations between the Western Australian and Federal Governments to fix this error have stalled and the trawling industry has threatened to resume trawling in September 2011, and

  (vii) a resumption of trawling in this area would adversely impact the benthos and fish stocks of this region; and

 (b) calls on the Federal Government to permanently close this area to trawling by amending the Fisheries Management Act 1991 to ban fishing in the northeast area of the North West Slope Trawl Fishery in Western Australia. (general business notice of motion no. 398)

Senator Waters: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate calls on the Government to implement an immediate moratorium on any new coal seam gas approvals until the long-term impacts of the industry on our groundwater, agriculture, rural communities, threatened species, the climate and the Great Barrier Reef are known. (general business notice of motion no. 399)

Senator Boswell: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) condemns the intensification of the Global Boycott Divestments and Sanctions campaign being conducted against Max Brenner chocolate cafes;

 (b) rejects this tactic as a way of promoting Palestinian rights; and

 (c) commends New South Wales Greens member of parliament, Mr Jeremy Buckingham for asserting `that the tone and the public perception of the Max Brenner protests may be counter-productive to the cause of peace and human rights in the Middle East'. (general business notice of motion no. 400)

Senator Macdonald: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) the magnificent win at the United States Open Tennis Championships of Ms Samantha Stosur from the Gold Coast, Queensland, and

  (ii) this is the first win by an Australian in this tournament since Ms Margaret Court Smith in 1971 and the first Australian tennis Grand Slam winner since Ms Evonne Goolagong-Cawley in 1980; and

 (b) congratulates Ms Stosur on her courageous and historic win. (general business notice of motion no. 401)

Senator Macdonald: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the 60th anniversary of the establishment of national service in Australia in 1951;

 (b) congratulates the organisers of the 60th anniversary celebrations held in Townsville from 8 September to 11 September 2011;

 (c) acknowledges the contribution of Australia's national servicemen who served the nation from 1951 to 1972; and

 (d) recognises the exemplary service of the `Nashos', alongside their regular army, navy and air force colleagues, during the Vietnam War and other conflicts. (general business notice of motion no. 402)

Notice of motion withdrawn: The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Furner), pursuant to notice of intention given on 25 August 2011, withdrew business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 standing in his name for 9 sitting days after today for the disallowance of Instrument no. CASA EX48/11, made under subregulation 308(1) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.