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Notice given 22 March 2007

749  Senator Nettle: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the ‘Bring David Hicks Home’ campaign launched in Bennelong, Sydney, in the week beginning 18 March 2007 by GetUp; and

(b) calls on the Government to bring Mr Hicks home.

750  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That the Senate endorses the climate change action plan proposed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions, including its call for:

(a) government subsidies for energy efficient retrofitting of buildings;

(b) mandatory green building codes;

(c) large-scale reuse of treated effluent;

(d) improved vehicle fuel efficiency;

(e) greater use of shipping to cut greenhouse gas emissions;

(f) the right to reject work which harms the environment; and

(g) a mandatory renewable energy target of 10 per cent, as called for by the Australian Greens in 2002.

751  Senator Nettle: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the recent death of Israeli linguist, author and peace activist Ms Tanya Reinhart;

(b) sends its condolences to her family and friends; and

(c) recognises the contribution that Ms Reinhart has made to achieving peace and justice in Palestine and Israel.