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Monday, 11 November 2002
Page: 5890

Senator Ian Campbell to move on the next day of sitting:

That the days of meeting of the Senate for 2003 shall be as follows:

Summer sittings:

Tuesday, 4 February to Thursday, 6 February

Autumn sittings:

Monday, 3 March to Thursday, 6 March

Tuesday, 18 March to Thursday, 20 March

Monday, 24 March to Thursday, 27 March

Budget sittings:

Tuesday, 13 May to Thursday, 15 May

Winter sittings:

Monday, 16 June to Thursday, 19 June

Monday, 23 June to Thursday, 26 June

Spring sittings:

Monday, 11 August to Thursday, 14 August

Monday, 18 August to Thursday, 21 August

Monday, 8 September to Thursday, 11 September

Monday, 15 September to Thursday, 18 September

Tuesday, 7 October to Thursday, 9 October

Monday, 13 October to Thursday, 16 October

Monday, 27 October to Thursday, 30 October

Monday, 3 November and Tuesday, 4 November

Monday, 24 November to Thursday, 27 November

Monday, 1 December to Thursday, 4 December.

Senator Bolkus to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Legal and Constitutional References Committee be authorised to hold public meetings during the sittings of the Senate to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 on the following days:

Tuesday, 12 November, from 5 pm

Wednesday, 13 November, from 3.30 pm

Thursday, 14 November, from 5 pm

Senator Heffernan to move on the next day of sitting:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee on the Transport Safety Investigation Bill 2002 be extended to Monday, 18 November 2002.

Senator Cook to move on the next day of sitting:

That the time for the presentation of reports of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee be extended as follows:

(a) materiel acquisition and management in Defence—to the last sitting day in March 2003; and

(b) Australia's relationship with Papua New Guinea and other Pacific island countries—to the last sitting day in June 2003.

Senator Cook to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Friday, 15 November 2002, from 9.30 am to 4.25 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into materiel acquisition and management in Defence.

Senator Stott Despoja to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) in June 1999 the International Labour Organisation (ILO) adopted Convention 182 regarding the worst forms of child labour;

(ii) this convention deals with children in the worst forms of labour, including trafficking, bonded and forced labour, armed conflict, prostitution and pornography,

(iii) in April 2002, ILO research found that there were 8.4 million children world wide involved in the worst forms of child labour,

(iv) to date, 131 countries, including the United States, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the United Kingdom, Iraq and Thailand, have ratified this convention,

(v) this convention has been the fastest ratified in the 82 year history of the ILO, demonstrating an overwhelming international commitment to elimin-ating abusive child labour, and

(vi) Australia remains in a minority of nations, including Eritrea, Swaziland, Suriname, Kyrgyzstan, Kiribati and India, which have not ratified the convention, and is the only Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development nation not to have done so.

(b) encourages the Australian Government to immediately pursue the ratification of ILO Convention 182.

Senator Tierney to move on the next day of sitting:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee on the provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Improved Protection for Victorian Workers) Bill 2002 be extended to Friday, 15 November 2002.

Senator Eggleston to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Friday, 15 November 2002, from 9.30 pm to 4.25 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the provisions of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2002.

Senator Sherry to move on the next day of sitting:

That there be laid on the table, immediately after taking note of answers to questions without notice on 13 November 2002, the evaluation of the `Living in Harmony' initiative and the associated market research that was conducted between 1996 and 1998.

Senator Chapman to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services be authorised to hold public meetings during the sittings of the Senate on Tuesday, 12 November 2002, and Thursday, 14 November 2002, from 4 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into banking and financial services in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.

Senator Carr to move on the next day of sitting:

That there be laid on the table, by the Minister representing the Minister for Science, no later than immediately after motions to take note of answers on Tuesday, 18 November 2002:

All documents referred to on pages 3 and 4 of the `communications strategy' section of the public relations brief for the provision of `Public relations services surrounding the announcement of the decision of where to establish the national repository for the disposal of Australia's low level radioactive waste', including:

(a) `Community consultancy on transport issues associated with the proposed repository', dated 26 October 2001;

(b) `Market research into national sentiment on nuclear-related issues', dated 30 April 2001;

(c) `National sentiment on nuclear related issues', dated 11 April 2001;

(d) the addendum report to the above report;

(e) `Wave 3 radioactive waste: Understanding and attitudes monitor—South Australia', dated 23 March 2001;

(f) `Qualitative research report radioactive waste management and other nuclear issues primary and secondary audiences', dated 12 January 2001;

(g) `Radioactive waste concept testing', dated 11 August 2000; and

(h) the untitled `research activities' reports of 8 November 1999 and 21 July 2000 that tracked levels of understanding and perceptions in South Australia of the proposed repository.