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The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams): To move 15 sitting days after today—

No. 1—That the Complaints Principles 2015, made under section 96-1 of the Aged Care Act 1997 and item 34 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Aged Care Amendment (Independent Complaints Arrangements) Act 2015 , be disallowed [F2015L02125].

No. 2—That the Veterans’ Entitlements (Dispensed Price for Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits/Updating Incorporated Documents) Amendment Instrument 2015, made under subsection 91(2) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 , be disallowed [F2015L02130].

No. 3—That the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation (Dispensed Price for MRCA Pharmaceutical Benefits/Updating Incorporated Documents) Amendment Instrument 2015, made under subsection 286(2) of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 , be disallowed [F2015L02137].

Senator Carr: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Regulation 2015, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2015 No. 211 and made under the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2015L01937].

Senator Siewert: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Social Security (Administration) (Trial Area - East Kimberley) Determination 2016, made under subsections 124PD(2) and 124PG(1) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 , be disallowed [F2016L00307].

Senator Day: To move on the next day of sitting—That pursuant to standing order 136(1)(a), the Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014 be restored to the Notice Paper and that consideration of the bill be resumed at the stage reached in the last session of the Parliament. ( general business notice of motion no. 1151 )

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that the ongoing uncertainty around hospital funding continues to threaten Australia’s health system, putting patients at risk; and

    (b)   calls on the Government to restore fair and equitable funding for hospitals by reinstating the hospital funding model developed by former Prime Minister, Mr Kevin Rudd, in which the Commonwealth and states share the costs of delivering hospital services, and abolished by then Prime Minister, Mr Abbott, in the 2014 Budget. ( general business notice of motion no. 1152 )

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) and Senator Carr: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes with concern:

                  (i)   the proposed 350 job losses at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), including around 100 jobs to be cut from the Land and Water Business Unit,

                 (ii)   evidence from the CSIRO’s senior management that these cuts respond to the Government’s Statement of Expectations, as well as its cuts to science funding delivered through the Department of the Environment,

                (iii)   the critical importance of the CSIRO’s land and water research, including urban water, to the State of South Australia, as well as its public good value to the nation,

                (iv)   the CSIRO’s failure to consult with its research partners before deciding to cut public good research in the Land and Water Business Unit,

                 (v)   the CSIRO’s misleading advice to the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science about the capacity of the academic sector to take up the research the CSIRO is proposing to abandon, and

                (vi)   the risk to national public good presented by the CSIRO’s proposed restructure;

    (b)   further notes that a Federal Labor Government would set different priorities for the CSIRO, recognising the value of its environmental and other public good research; and

     (c)   calls on the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science (Mr Pyne) to use his authority under the Science and Industry Research Act 1949 to direct the CSIRO Board to:

                  (i)   delay the proposed cuts until after the federal election,

                 (ii)   carefully consider the impacts of the proposed cuts on Australia’s national research capability and reputation,

                (iii)   ensure that CSIRO management consults meaningfully with the organisation’s research partners and staff, and

                (iv)   ensure that management takes immediate steps to address the significant effect of the proposed cuts on staff morale across the CSIRO. ( general business notice of motion no. 1153 )

Senator Cameron: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, no later than 3.30 pm on Tuesday, 3 May 2016, the correspondence between the former Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Dr Paul Grimes, and the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, ordered to be provided in the Acting Australian Information Commissioner’s decisions The Herald and Weekly Times and Department of Agriculture [2016] AICmr 16 (17 March 2016), and Joel Fitzgibbon and Department of Agriculture [2016] AICmr 17 (17 March 2016). ( general business notice of motion no. 1154 )

The Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield): To move on the next day of sitting—That, pursuant to standing order 136(1)(a), the following bills be restored to the Notice Paper and consideration of each of the bills resume at the stage reached in the last session of the Parliament:

Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2016

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Community Development Program) Bill 2015.

The Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Urquhart): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matters be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by the last sitting day in August 2016:

    (a)   the impact of flying fox colonies on regional communities;

    (b)   the ‘endangered species’ status of the grey-headed flying fox;

     (c)   the process of listing and delisting species;

    (d)   the role of the Commonwealth in approving flying fox management plans; and

     (e)   any other related matter.

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

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   there is strong evidence that Leighton Holdings paid millions of dollars to Unaoil in 2010 and 2011, and was involved in serious corruption in Iraq,

                 (ii)   since 2010, Leighton Holdings has donated at least $143 000 to the federal Liberal Party of Australia and the Australian Labor Party,

                (iii)   in 2014-15 the property industry donated $1.8 million to the Liberal Party of Australia and $591 167 to the Australian Labor Party,

                (iv)   in 2014-15, Westpac, ANZ, NAB, the Commonwealth Bank and the Macquarie Group donated $1 057 361 to the major parties, and

                 (v)   in 2013-14, Brickworks provided $263 000 in donations to the Liberal Party and offered in-kind campaign support to the federal Liberal Party to repeal the carbon price;

    (b)   further notes that High Court of Australia Justices Kiefel, Bell, Keane and Chief Justice French stated in McCloy v NSW that reliance by political candidates on private patronage may, over time become so necessary as to sap the vitality as well as the integrity of the political branches of government; and

     (c)   calls on the Government to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to ban donations from property developers, tobacco industry business entities, liquor business entities, gambling industry business entities, mineral resources or mining industry business entities, and industry lobby groups who represent these entities. ( general business notice of motion no. 1155 )

Senators Madigan, Xenophon, Leyonhjelm, Day and Muir, the Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus) and Senators Lambie and Wang: To move on the next day of sitting—That—

    (a)   the Senate notes that:

                  (i)   the President’s report to the Senate on government responses outstanding to parliamentary committee reports as at 1 December 2015 listed the report of the Select Committee on Wind Turbines among the reports the government has failed to respond to within the required 3 month timeframe, and

                 (ii)   the Government still has not provided a formal response to the committee’s report, although it has been some 7 months since the report was tabled; and

    (b)   there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment (Senator Birmingham), no later than 3.30 pm on 10 May 2016, a copy of the government’s response to the report of the Select Committee on Wind Turbines, dated August 2015. ( general business notice of motion no.   1156 )

Senators Madigan, Leyonhjelm, Day, Lambie, Wang and Xenophon, the Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus) and Senator Muir: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Sport (Senator Nash), no later than 4 pm on Friday, 22 April 2016, a copy of the following documents relating to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and the National Anti-Doping Framework:

    (a)   the 4 March 2014 final report by ASADA investigator, Mr Aaron Walker, on the ASADA investigation known as ‘Operation Cobia’ into the Essendon Football Club’s 2012 player supplements program;

    (b)   the independent review of Operation Cobia conducted by former judge of the Federal Court of Australia, Mr Garry Downes, and commissioned by the former Minister for Sport, Mr Dutton;

     (c)   the report of the independent review of ASADA commissioned by the former Minister for Sport, Ms Ellis, the existence of which was reported by journalist, Mr Sean Parness, in The Australian on 10 July 2009;

    (d)   the decision of the Australian Football League (AFL) Anti-Doping Tribunal signed by chairman Mr David Jones and members Mr John Nixon and Mr Wayne Henwood, dated 31 March 2015, which cleared 34 Essendon footballers who played for the club during the 2012 AFL season of an alleged violation of the 1 January 2010 AFL Anti-Doping Code;

     (e)   the October 2013 report to ASADA management in which ASADA investigators reportedly detailed a strong case against Gold Coast Suns footballer Mr Nathan Bock and high performance manager Mr Dean Robinson over the use of banned peptide CJC-1295;

     (f)   all documentation in the possession or control of ASADA, the Minister or her department, whether held electronically or in hardcopy, that relates to ASADA’s subsequent decision not to pursue anti-doping rule violations against Mr Bock and Mr Robinson including, but not limited to, all correspondence, file notes, minutes, memoranda, agreements, decisions, reports, and any other form of document whatsoever relating to this issue; and

     (g)   all documentation in the possession or control of ASADA, the Minister or her department, whether held electronically or in hardcopy, that relates to ASADA’s decision to reopen its investigation into former AFL footballer, Mr Bock, including, but not limited to, all correspondence, file notes, minutes, memoranda, agreements, decisions, reports, and any other form of document whatsoever relating to this issue. ( general business notice of motion no. 1157 )

Senator Moore, at the request of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong): To move on the next day of sitting—That the resolution of the Senate relating to the meetings of the Senate be varied by omitting paragraph (3), and substituting the following paragraph:

    (3)   That the hours of meeting for Tuesday, 3 May 2016, be from 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm to adjournment, and for Wednesday, 4 May 2016, be from 9.30 am to 7.20 pm and 8 pm to adjournment, and that:

                 (a)   the routine of business from 8.30 pm on Tuesday, 3 May 2016, shall be:

                    (i)   Budget statement and documents 2016-17, and

                   (ii)   adjournment; and

                 (b)   the routine of business from 8 pm on Wednesday, 4 May 2016, shall be:

                    (i)   Budget statement and documents - party leaders and independent senators to make responses to the statement and documents for not more than 30 minutes each, and

                   (ii)   adjournment. ( general business notice of motion no. 1158 )

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

    (a)   recognises that Australia has some of the world’s greatest marine natural environments, with rich biodiversity and unique species;

    (b)   notes that:

                  (i)   in 2016, Australian reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef and reefs off the coast of Western Australia, have experienced coral bleaching, and

                 (ii)   the Government has undermined Australia’s world-leading system of marine parks with the suspension of management plans for these marine parks; and

     (c)   calls on the Government to:

                  (i)   make the marine parks operational without further delay, and

                 (ii)   commit adequate funding for management, buyout and education. ( general business notice of motion no. 1159 )

Senator Madigan: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 June 2016:

The ramifications for professional sports people of Australia’s participation in the international sports anti-doping framework, with particular reference to:

    (a)   Australia’s international obligations under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation [UNESCO] October 2005 International Convention against Doping in Sport and the World Anti-Doping Code;

    (b)   the operation in domestic professional sports of the:

                  (i)   Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006 (the ASADA Act),

                 (ii)   National Anti-Doping Scheme, and

                (iii)   National Anti-Doping Framework;

     (c)   the investigatory powers of ASADA in comparison with similar bodies in other jurisdictions and conventional law enforcement agencies;

    (d)   the judicial process provided for under the ASADA Act, including, but not limited to, the rights accorded to accused sportspersons and others during the investigatory phase, the rules governing the admissibility of evidence at each stage of the process, the standard of proof applicable at each stage of the process, and rights to appeal any finding of guilt or associated penalties;

     (e)   how professional sporting competitions have responded to the obligations imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and the effects on the individual sportsperson;

     (f)   the effect on domestic professional sporting competitions of the regulation by WADA and the rulings of the Court of Arbitration for Sport; and

     (g)   any related matters.