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Notice given 7 December 2006

*1  Senators Siewert and Milne: To move—

(1) That the Senate notes:

(a) the recommendation of the Australian Business Roundtable on Climate Change to ‘Build national resilience to the impacts of climate change’;

(b) the announcement of support for the Roundtable’s recommendation by the National Farmers Federation (NFF) on 6 December 2006, stating that the ‘NFF believes that climate change may be the greatest threat confronting Australian farmers and their productive capacity’; and

(c) the call by representatives of 16 faiths on 5 December 2006 for the Australian Government to take urgent action on climate change.

(2) That the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee for inquiry and report by 30 June 2007:

(a) the need for a national strategy to help Australian agricultural industries to mitigate and adapt to climate change;

(b) consideration of the risks and opportunities presented by reduced rainfall, increased temperatures, higher evaporation and increased climactic variability for Australian agriculture; and

(c) assessment of the state of existing knowledge, the relevance of current strategies, and the adequacy of existing research and development programs to the need to address impacts of climate change on the security of Australian food production and the viability of rural communities.

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (National Investigative Powers and Witness Protection) Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

 

Government Business—Order of the Day

Crimes Legislation Amendment (National Investigative Powers and Witness Protection) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 29 November 2006 ).

On 8 February 2007

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Finance and Public Administration—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the transparency and accountability of Commonwealth public funding and expenditure.

Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on funding and operation of the Commonwealth-State/Territory Disability Agreement.

*3  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Non-Proliferation Legislation Amendment Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*4  Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Superannuation Contributions) Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*5  Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Customs Legislation Amendment (Augmenting Offshore Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Orders of the Day

Non-Proliferation Legislation Amendment Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 6 December 2006 ).

Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Superannuation Contributions) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 6 December 2006 ).

On 20 February 2007

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

*1  Employment, Workplace Relations and Education—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

 

 *2  Finance and Public Administration—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*3  Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Migration Amendment (Review Provisions) Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*4  Employment, Workplace Relations and Education—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*5  Employment, Workplace Relations and Education—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Vocational Rehabilitation Services) Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Orders of the Day

*1  Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Bill 2006— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 7 December 2006 ).

*2  Migration Amendment (Review Provisions) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 7 December 2006 ).

On 23 February 2007

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Native Title Amendment Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 26 February 2007

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

*1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Airspace Bill 2006 and the Airspace (Consequentials and Other Measures) Bill 2006.

*2  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Airports Amendment Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*3  Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Private Health Insurance Bill 2006 and 6 related bills.

 

 *4  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Murray-Darling Basin Amendment Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 28 February 2007

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion