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Monday, 28 November 2005
Page: 48

Senator Humphries to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 30 November 2005, from 11.30 am to 1 pm, to take evidence for the committee’s inquiry into aviation security in Australia.

Senator Scullion to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 29 November 2005, from 5 pm to 7 pm, to take evidence for the committee’s inquiry into Native Title representation bodies.

Senator Bartlett to move on Wednesday, 7 December 2005:

   That the Senate—

(a)   notes that:

(i)   8 December 2005 is the 30th anniversary of the first official broadcast of community radio station 4ZZZ-FM from studios at the University of Queensland,

(ii)   4ZZZ was the first FM stereo radio station in Queensland, the first public broadcaster in Australia with journalists accredited by the (then) Australian Journalists Association, and the first mass-audience format public broadcaster in Australia, and

(iii)   4ZZZ has provided and continues to provide an important means of exposure for many Brisbane musicians, and an important independent local outlet for information and news;

(b)   congratulates all those involved in establishing and maintaining this pioneering community-based radio station, now broadcasting from studios in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane; and

(c)   expresses support for the ongoing development of community broadcasting in Australia as an important component in ensuring the community has access to a diverse and adequate range of information and entertainment.

Senator Allison to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the Senate—

(a)   notes the initiative of the People’s International Peace Summit in London in November 2005, calling for the creation of Departments of Peace in governments throughout the world in response to the increase in violence of all kinds worldwide, the urgent need to find responsible solutions, expanding on past and present peace-building successes; and

(b)   urges the Government to consider establishing a Department of Peace within the Australian Government, the basic functions of which would be to:

(i)   foster a culture of peace,

(ii)   research, articulate and help bring about non-violent solutions to conflicts at all levels, and

(iii)   provide resources for training in peace-building and conflict transformation to people everywhere.

Senator Siewert to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Regulations 2005, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2005 No. 204 and made under the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005, be disallowed.

Senator Bartlett to move on Thursday, 1 December 2005:

   That Schedule 7 of the Migration Amendment Regulation 2005 (No. 8), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2005 No. 221 and made under the Migration Act 1958, be disallowed.

Senator Ellison to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the Anti-Terrorism Bill (No. 2) 2005 and the Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment (Stored Communications and Other Measures) Bill 2005 may be taken together for their remaining stages.

Senator Nettle to move on the next day of sitting:

   That the Senate—

(a)   notes:

(i)   the admission by the Pentagon that forces of the United States of America (US) used white phosphorus weapons in the 2004 assault on the Iraqi city of Fallujah,

(ii)   that the recent Arab League sponsored Iraqi National Accord Conference held in Egypt demanded the ‘withdrawal of foreign forces in accordance with a timetable’, and

(iii)   that US Democrat Representative John Murtha, reflecting US public opinion, has described the Iraq occupation as ‘a flawed policy wrapped in illusion’ and has called for the ‘immediate redeployment of US troops’; and

(b)   calls on the Government to withdraw Australian troops from Iraq.