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12    Notices

The Attorney-General (Senator Brandis): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to defence, and for related purposes. Defence Legislation Amendment (First Principles) Bill 2015 .

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

    (a)   notes the volatility of commodity prices and how badly this has impacted on Western Australia; and

    (b)   calls on the Government and the Parliament to show leadership in promoting mature and considered discussion to ensure the distribution of GST returns is fair and in the best interests of the nation. ( general business notice of motion no. 894 )

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

    (a)   notes the crucial work done by community legal centres across Australia in assisting victims and survivors of domestic violence;

    (b)   acknowledges recent commitments to addressing domestic violence from the Queensland and Federal governments;

     (c)   notes the fact that regardless of those commitments:

                  (i)   Queensland community legal centres helped 50 000 people in 2014-15, but were forced to turn away more than 80 000 people, and

                 (ii)   community legal centres face a funding cut of $12 million in 2017 under the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services;

    (d)   notes the emergency meeting on Tuesday, 13 October 2015, in Brisbane, attempting to find solutions to the funding crisis for community legal centres;

     (e)   supports the Productivity Commission’s 2014 recommendation for an immediate $200 million funding boost for civil and family law assistance; and

     (f)   calls on the Federal Government to abandon the funding cuts planned for 2017, and work with state governments to increase funding to community legal centres. ( general business notice of motion no. 895 )

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

    (a)   that the Commonwealth Government is investing $50 billion in infrastructure;

    (b)   that as part of the Government’s investment in infrastructure, it has committed to providing up to $95 million to support the completion of the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage Two project prior to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games; and

     (c)   the importance of significant funding proposals being accompanied by detailed business cases and subject to a full assessment process, including by Infrastructure Australia, if $100 million or more of Commonwealth funding is sought, to ensure value for taxpayers’ money. ( general business notice of motion no. 896 )

Notice of motion withdrawn : The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams), pursuant to notice of intention given on 12 October 2015, withdrew business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 standing in his name for 12 sitting days after today for the disallowance of the Specification of Occupations, a Person or Body, a Country or Countries 2015, made under regulation 1.03, subregulations 1.15I(1) and 2.26B(1), paragraphs 2.72(10)(aa) and 2.72I(5)(ba), sub-subparagraph 5.19(4)(h)(i)(A), item 4(a) of the table in subitem 1137(4), item 4(a) of the table in subitem 1138(4) and item 4(a) of the table in subitem 1230(4), paragraph 1229(3)(k) and paragraph 186.234(2)(a) of the Migration Regulations 1994 [F2015L01147].

Intention to withdraw : The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams), pursuant to standing order 78, gave notice of his intention, at the giving of notices on the next day of sitting, to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 standing in his name for the next day of sitting for the disallowance of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (2015 Measures No. 3) Regulation 2015, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2015 No. 45 and made under the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Act 1997 [F2015L00572].

Senator Williams, by leave, made a statement relating to the notice of intention.