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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
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Senator Xenophon to move:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to provide for accurate identification of palm oil in goods, and for related purposes. Competition and Consumer Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2017.

Senator Griff to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) this week is the inaugural Neglected Cancers Awareness Week, which has been initiated by the Garvan Institute to raise awareness of the 186 less common, high-mortality cancers, that account for almost 40 per cent of cancer deaths each year,

   (ii) rare and less-common cancers affect up to 12 in 100 000 Australians each year,

   (iii) over the past 20 years, the survival rates for many rare and less-common cancers, such as cancers of the pancreas, brain and stomach, have barely improved,

   (iv) according to Rare Cancers Australia, 42 000 people were diagnosed with a rare or less-common cancer in 2014, and 24 000 Australians died, accounting for half of all cancer deaths that year,

   (v) the Garvan Institute is doing impressive work using genomic technologies to understand more about these cancers and find better ways to detect, diagnose and treat them, and

   (vi) the Senate is currently conducting an inquiry into funding for research into cancers with low survival rates, which is due to report on 28 November 2017 - by which time approximately 20 000 more Australians will be diagnosed with a rare or less-common cancer; and

(b) calls on the Government to urgently implement mechanisms it has at its disposal to increase and co-ordinate research efforts into rare and less-common cancers, and to increase the pool of funding dedicated to investigating and affordably treating rare cancers.

Senators Cameron and Siewert to move:

That the Social Security (Tables for the Assessment of Work-related Impairment for Disability Support Pension) Amendment Determination 2017, made under the Social Security Act 1991, be disallowed [F2017L00659].

Senator Singh to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

   (i) that the international community came together to recognise the importance of our oceans at the 2017 United Nations Ocean Conference held from 5 to 9 June 2017 in New York,

   (ii) that the oceans are under increasing pressure and other nations have started to establish protected areas - Australia cannot afford to leave our oceans exposed given the impacts of climate change, including the severe coral reef bleaching, unprecedented mangrove dieback and significant loss of kelp forests already seen around Australia,

   (iii) the progress globally by other countries to put in place marine national parks, such as:

(A) the Ross Sea Protected Area - declared by 24 nations of the world, including Australia, in 2016, to protect 1 549 000 km2 of the Antarctic high seas in high level IUCN II protection,

(B) the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument - declared by the United States of America (USA) in 2006, and expanded in 2016, to protect 1 508 870 km2 of Hawaiian Islands and atolls in high level IUCN II protection,

(C) the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument - declared by the USA in 2009, and expanded in 2014, to protect 1 270 000 km2 in high level IUCN II protection, and

(D) the Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve - declared by the United Kingdom in 2015 to protect 834 334km2 around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific in high level IUCN II protection,

   (iv) that the Australian Labor Party's (ALP) 2012 National Network of Commonwealth Marine Reserves - the world's largest network - put Australia at the forefront of ocean conservation globally, with other countries following suit,

   (v) that the ALP's 2012 National Network of Commonwealth Marine Reserves was based on science and extensive consultation - Labor held more public and stakeholder meetings which were attended by more people, and received more submissions, than the Government's recent review,

   (vi) that the Government's own review found that extensive science went into the development of the Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network and recognised the scientifically proven benefits of Marine National Park (IUCN 11) zones,

   (vii) that the Government's own review found that extensive consultation went into the development of the Commonwealth Marine Reserves, stating there was in fact a considerable amount of consultation fatigue expressed by many stakeholders, and

   (viii) that after 15 years of process, regional businesses and industry leaders are seeking certainty with the completion of the National Network of Commonwealth Marine Reserves; and

(b) calls on the Government to honour its domestic and international obligations, and to bring the National Network of Commonwealth Marine Reserves, that was declared in 2012, into operation without further delay, and with no reduction of Marine National Park (IUCN Category 11) zone protection.

Senator Singh to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that 21 June is the International Day of Yoga, as unanimously declared by the United Nations General Assembly;

(b) recognises that yoga:

   (i) is an ancient Indian tradition which embodies unity of mind and body and brings harmony in all walks of life, and

   (ii) provides a holistic approach to health and well-being, is practised across Australia and is becoming increasingly popular and mainstream;

(c) further notes:

   (i) the significant role yoga has in disease prevention, health promotion and the management of many disorders,

   (ii) the importance of individuals and populations making healthier choices and lifestyle patterns to foster good health, and

   (iii) that yoga is more than just physical activity, and is about cultivating a balanced attitude in day to day life;

(d) further recognises that, on this day, worldwide, thousands of participants will perform yoga to celebrate the occasion;

(e) encourages all Australians to recognise the International Day of Yoga by attending one of the events held in major cities around the country; and

(f) further encourages the community to engage in yoga on a continuous basis to enjoy the many benefits yoga provides.

Senator Di Natale to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that Muslims in Australia and around the world are about to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a spiritual month, where followers of Islam fast and recommit to the values of patience, generosity and altruism;

(b) acknowledges those many Iftar events around the country where many non-Muslim friends and neighbours share a meal together, exchange knowledge and learn more about the cultural and spiritual diversity within Australia; and

(c) recognises Australian Muslims' ongoing and valuable contributions to the community.

Senator Rice to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that the Select Committee on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill tabled its report on 15 February 2017; and

(b) orders that there be laid on the table by the Attorney-General, by no later than 12.45 pm on 22 June 2017, a statement outlining the Government's intentions in relation to the findings of the report.

Senator Xenophon to move:

That the Senate notes that:

(a) Sportradar is a multinational corporation headquartered in Switzerland and:

   (i) the company specialises in sport data collection and dissemination,

   (ii) the company provides services to sports and state authorities to monitor for match fixing, and

   (iii) in 2015, the company signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Federal Police related to sports integrity and intelligence;

(b) Real Time Sportscasts is a subsidiary of Sportradar and:

   (i) the company collects data from amateur sporting competitions on behalf of offshore live betting sites,

   (ii) the company pays scouts to attend amateur, semi-professional and low-level sports events to collect live data and feed that data back to a global hub in the Philippines that distributes the data to international gambling sites, and

   (iii) the company has been collecting information within Australia for this purpose;

(c) the Australian Federal Police have a role in policing match fixing in sports; and

(d) there is a strong public interest in openness and transparency in circumstances where a law enforcement agency enters into an agreement with a company operating in an area relating to the activity being policed.

(2) That there be laid on the table, by the Minister representing the Minister for Justice, by the start of business on 22 June 2017, a copy of the 2015 Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Federal Police and Sportradar.

Senator Rhiannon to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) Australian Border Force (ABF) commissioner, Mr Roman Quaedvlieg has stated that the detection of imports of building and construction materials that contain asbestos has tripled over the past year,

   (ii) the ABF has found 40 cargo shipments with asbestos-containing materials over the past 10 months - three times more than the detections in 2015-16,

   (iii) the ABF has imposed only three financial penalties on companies for importing asbestos,

   (iv) construction company Yuanda has admitted responsibility for importing asbestos-tainted building materials, which were subsequently used in the construction of Perth Children's Hospital, but has not faced any charges,

   (v) CFMEU National Secretary, Mr Dave Noonan, has stated that, as it is impossible for the ABF to inspect every shipment entering the country, and companies that import materials that contain asbestos should be penalised, as such penalties would act as a deterrent against the import and use of the contaminated materials, and

   (vi) the CFMEU Construction Division is considering imposing its own ban on building products from certain countries until the Government takes decisive action; and

(b) calls on the Government to take decisive action to ensure that no building materials containing asbestos are used in Australia.

S enator Rhiannon to move:

(1) That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent this resolution having effect.

(2) That the Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015 be restored to the Notice Paper and consideration of the bill resume at the stage reached in the 44th Parliament.

Senators Ludlam and Moore to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that in Papua New Guinea:

   (i) there are an estimated 46 000 people living with HIV, representing approximately 0.9% of the population,

   (ii) HIV is concentrated in geographic areas and among key populations, particularly sex workers and their clients and men who have sex with men,

   (iii) in 2017, it is estimated that more than 400 infants will be born with HIV, a situation that is entirely preventable when women have access to HIV treatment,

   (iv) in 2017, more than 1 000 people will die from AIDS-related conditions that are preventable with HIV treatment,

   (v) an estimated 16% of people with HIV in the National Capital District have resistance to first-line HIV treatment - the highest level in the world, and

   (vi) together, these signal grave risks to the successes achieved by the long-term efforts of Papua New Guinea, Australia and other donors, to avoid a catastrophic, generalised HIV epidemic; and

(b) calls on the Government to review its contribution to Papua New Guinea's HIV response, and to develop a plan to mitigate future risks for Papua New Guinea's HIV response and Australia's health security.

Senator Di Natale to move:

That the Senate affirms that the corrupting influence of donations on public policy does not magically stop at the borders and uncapped domestic donations pervert our democracy in the exact same way as foreign donations do.

Senators Ludlam, Moore and Xenophon to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) there is currently no agreed-upon border in the Timor Sea between Australia and Timor-Leste,

   (ii) a fair and permanent border is in both our nations' national interest,

   (iii) on 21 February 2017, the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Ms Bishop) urged the claimants in the South China Sea to negotiate in accordance with international law or resort to arbitration through the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS),

   (iv) after 14 years of Australia refusing negotiations, Timor-Leste has initiated proceedings in the United Nations for compulsory conciliation under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, seeking 'the area of the Timor Sea subject to its exclusive sovereign rights under international law',

   (v) there is nothing to stop Australia and Timor-Leste reaching agreement before the report of the commissioners under the conciliation process, due in September 2017,

   (vi) many Australians have called for a permanent maritime boundary in the Timor Sea, settled in accordance with current international law and

   (vii) on 1 June 2017, in Singapore, Australia's Prime Minister (Mr Turnbull), stated Australia's vision for the region where the 'rights of small states are untrammelled; where our shared natural bounty, our land, water and air is cherished and protected, and disagreements are resolved by dialogue in accordance with agreed rules and established institutions'; and

(b) urges the Australian Government to finalise in good faith and as soon as possible, a fair and permanent maritime boundary between Australia and Timor-Leste.

Senator Siewert to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) it has been ten years since the roll-out of the Northern Territory Intervention and income management, and

   (ii) the Intervention was rolled out without consultation with Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal organisations or the authors of the report, Little Children Are Sacred;

(b) acknowledges:

   (i) in September 2014, the Final Evaluation report, Evaluating New Income Management in the Northern Territory, found that it did not meet its objectives,

   (ii) the hurt, trauma and suffering of many people in the Northern Territory, as a result of the policies of the Intervention, and

   (iii) that the number of Aboriginal children going into out-of-home care has significantly increased since the Intervention started and that disadvantage continues in the Northern Territory; and

(c) calls on the Government to:

   (i) discontinue income management in the Northern Territory,

   (ii) support self-determination in Aboriginal communities,

   (iii) commit to ensuring that Government policy is led by local Aboriginal communities, and

   (iv) fund the recommendations from the Redfern Statement.

Senator Bernardi to move (contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business):

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the conduct of the business of the Senate or to provide for the consideration of any matter.

Senator Bernardi to move (contingent on a minister moving a motion that a bill be considered an urgent bill):

That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent debate taking place on the motion.

Senator Bernardi to move ( contingent on a minister moving a motion to specify time to be allotted to the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill):

That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent the motion being debated without limitation of time and each senator speaking for the time allotted by standing orders.

Senator Bernardi to move ( contingent on the chair declaring that the time allotted for the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill, has expired):

That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent further consideration of the bill, or the stage of the bill, without limitation of time or for a specified period.

Senator Bernardi to move ( contingent on the moving of a motion to debate a matter of urgency under standing order 75):

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a senator moving an amendment to the motion.

Senator Bernardi to move ( contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business):

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the order of business on the Notice Paper .

Senator Bernardi to move ( contingent on a minister at question time on any day asking that further questions be placed on notice):

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion that, at question time on any day, questions may be put to ministers until 30 questions, including supplementary questions, have been asked and answered.

Senator Bernardi to move ( contingent on any senator being refused leave to make a statement to the Senate):

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent that senator making that statement.

Senator Bernardi to move ( contingent on any senator being refused leave to table a document in the Senate):

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving that the document be tabled.