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The Minister for Small Business (Senator Sherry): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters in connection with the Business Names Registration Act 2011 and the Business Names Registration (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2011, and for related purposes. Business Names Registration (Application of Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011.


Senator Colbeck: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by 5 pm on Thursday, 10 November 2011 by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig), all documents, including electronic communications, held by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, relating to the imposition, and subsequent extension, of the ban on the export of live cattle to Indonesia. (general business notice of motion no. 522)

Senator Colbeck: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by 5 pm on Thursday, 10 November 2011 by the Minister representing the Attorney-General (Senator Ludwig), all documents, including electronic communications, held by the Australian Government Solicitor, relating to the imposition, and subsequent extension, of the ban on the export of live cattle to Indonesia. (general business notice of motion no. 523)

Senator Colbeck: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by 5 pm on Thursday, 10 November 2011 by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig), all advice provided by the independent expert schedulers regarding the harvesting requirements within the 430 000 hectare area nominated for conservation under the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement, including the initial advice presented to government and signatories on 13 October 2011 and further information requested by the signatories in relation to the initial report. (general business notice of motion no. 524)

Senator Colbeck: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by 5 pm on Thursday, 10 November 2011 by the Minister representing the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Senator Conroy), all documents, including electronic communications, held by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, relating to the imposition, and subsequent extension, of the ban on the export of live cattle to Indonesia. (general business notice of motion no. 525)

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

 (a) notes that 28 of the 31 Australian Labor Party senators in the Australian Senate are former union officials; and

 (b) resolves that any senator who genuinely views Qantas' recent actions as `extreme' should give up their membership of Qantas' Chairman's Lounge. (general business notice of motion no. 526)

Senators Fawcett and Sterle: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) condemns the tragic violence towards Coptic Christians in Egypt;

 (b) expresses grave concerns for the safety of Copts in Egypt;

 (c) condemns the recent attacks on 9 October 2011 in Cairo, resulting in 27 fatalities and more than 300 injuries; and

 (d) calls on the Government to make further representations to the Egyptian Government to strengthen its efforts to promote and practice tolerance towards all citizens. (general business notice of motion no. 527)

Senators Fawcett and Sterle: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) condemns the death sentence given to Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani in Iran on crimes of apostasy;

 (b) notes that this charge is in direct conflict with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which allows freedom of religion and freedom to change one's religion, of which Iran is a signatory;

 (c) calls on the Government to make representations on the matter; and


 (d) strongly urges the Iranian Government to uphold religious freedom for all citizens. (general business notice of motion no. 528)

The Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Crossin): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on the Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2011 be extended to 9 November 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 529)

The Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Community Affairs References Committee on the Commonwealth contribution to former forced adoption policies be extended to 29 February 2012. (general business notice of motion no. 530)

Senator Madigan: To move on the next day of sitting—That, in light of the fact that the Australian Parliament, on behalf of the Australian people, has rightly recognised the cultural heritage of the Indigenous members of our community and identified the importance of their historic connection to the land on which we all live, the Senate recognises that there are other Australian communities which also have a cultural heritage which comes from their connection, over generations, to the district and environment which they have inhabited and from which they have created an identity which is passed on to future generations of those communities. (general business notice of motion no. 531)

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig): To move on the next day of sitting—That the order of the Senate of 21 September 2011, relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business, be amended as follows:

 Omit paragraphs (3) to (6), substitute:

 (3) On Wednesday, 9 November, and Thursday, 10 November 2011, any proposal pursuant to standing order 75 shall not be proceeded with.

 (4) The provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Bill 2011 and a related bill.

 (5) On Thursday, 3 November 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 8.40 pm;

  (b) consideration of general business and consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General's reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall not be proceeded with;

  (c) the government business order of the day relating to the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills shall have precedence over all government business;

  (d) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm; and

  (e) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 8 pm.

 (6) On Tuesday, 8 November 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 10 am to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.40 pm;

  (b) the routine of business from 10 am to 2 pm, and from the resumption of government business till not later than 5 pm, shall be the government business order of the day relating to the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills, and these bills have precedence over all government business till completed;


  (c) commencing immediately after the preceding item the order of government business shall be consideration of the government business orders of the day relating to the:

   (i) Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011, and

   (ii) Australian Renewable Energy Agency Bill 2011 and a related bill; and

  (d) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 10 pm.

 (7) On Wednesday, 9 November 2011:

  (a) the order of government business shall be consideration of the government business orders of the day relating to the:

   (i) Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011, and

   (ii) Australian Renewable Energy Agency Bill 2011 and a related bill, and

   that consideration of these bills shall have precedence over all government business till 5.30 pm; and

   (b) consideration of government documents shall not be proceeded with.

 (8) On Thursday, 10 November 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to adjournment;

  (b) consideration of general business and committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General's reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall not be proceeded with, and instead the routine of business shall be government business only;

  (c) the government business order of the day relating to the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 and the Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill 2011 shall have precedence over all government business, except that the routine of business from 12.45 pm till not later than 2 pm shall be the following government business orders of the day:

    Excise Tariff Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2011

    Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2011

    Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Air Cargo) Bill 2011

    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 7) Bill 2011

    Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Participants in British Nuclear Tests) Bill 2011

    Work Health and Safety Bill 2011

    Work Health and Safety (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2011

    Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

    Navigation Amendment Bill 2011

    Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Oils in the Antarctic Area) Bill 2011;

  (d) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm; and

  (e) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall not be proposed until a motion for the adjournment is moved by a minister.


 (9) The government business order of the day relating to the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills be considered under a limitation of debate and that the time allotted be as follows:

  (a) on Thursday, 3 November 2011, from not later than 3.45 pm to 4 pm—second reading; and

  (b) on Tuesday, 8 November 2011, from not later than 11 am to noon—all remaining stages.

 (10) The government business order of the day relating to the Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011 be considered under a limitation of debate and that the time allotted be as follows:

   on Wednesday, 9 November 2011, from not later than 10 am to 11.30 am—all remaining stages.

 (11) The government business order of the day relating to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Bill 2011 and a related bill be considered under a limitation of debate and that the time allotted be as follows:

   on Wednesday, 9 November 2011, from the completion of the Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011 to 5.30 pm—all remaining stages.

 (12) The government business order of the day relating to the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 and a related bill be considered under a limitation of debate and that the time allotted be as follows:

   on Thursday, 10 November 2011:

   from not later than 3.45 pm to 7 pm—second reading

   from 7 pm to 8 pm—committee stage

   from 8 pm to 8.30 pm—all remaining stages.

 (13) Paragraphs (9) to (12) of this order operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142.

Senator Hanson-Young: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Deterring People Smuggling Bill 2011 be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 21 November 2011.

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig): To move on the next day of sitting—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the following bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings:

 Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

 Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

 Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 7) Bill 2011

 Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Participants in British Nuclear Tests) Bill 2011.

Documents: Senator Ludwig tabled the following documents:

  Consideration of legislation—Statements of reasons [4] for introduction and passage of the bills in the 2011 spring sittings.


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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) there are significant gaps in independent scientific research on the ecology and biodiversity of Cape York, particularly in the remote western parts of the Cape,

  (ii) two new species, a crab and a shrimp, have recently been discovered on western Cape York in the course of the Environment Impact Assessment for Rio Tinto Alcan's proposed South of Embley bauxite mine,

  (iii) these new species are believed to only exist in this area and may well meet the criteria for listing as federally threatened under our national environmental laws, but this lengthy listing process has not commenced,

  (iv) the enormous footprint of the proposed mine almost certainly presents a significant threat to these species,

  (v) the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Mr Burke) is precluded from considering the impacts of the proposed mine on these new species in his current assessment of the project under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act), as they are not yet listed,

  (vi) the Act lacks provisions for `emergency listings' of newly discovered species, but the Government has committed to introduce such provisions as part of its environment protection and biodiversity conservation reform package due in 2012 - too late to save these creatures, and

  (vii) Senator Waters' currently has a bill before the Senate to fast-track this government commitment to add emergency listing provisions for species and ecological communities, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Emergency Listings) Bill 2011; and

 (b) calls on the Government to:

  (i) act swiftly to ensure these newly discovered species get the federal protection they urgently need to avoid the possibility of them being sent to extinction before they have even been named, and

  (ii) urgently commission its own studies to ensure independent and full information about the biodiversity on the South of Embley site underpins the Minister's decision regarding this mine. (general business notice of motion no. 532)