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Notice given 29 March 2007

779  Senator Nettle: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the pledge by United States of America (US) Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain that he will close Guantanamo Bay if he becomes President; and

(b) calls on the Government to make representations to the US Administration to shut down Guantanamo Bay.

780  Senator Siewert: To move—That the Senate—

(a) congratulates the Government on its leadership in achieving the outcomes of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution on sustainable fisheries in November 2006;

(b) calls on the Government to implement UNGA Resolution 61/105 on sustainable fisheries as soon as possible;

(c) urges the Government to actively assist other nations to implement the resolution in the timeframe set;

(d) calls on the Government to continue its leadership through the United Nations (UN) to ensure integrated global governance of high seas areas; and

(e) calls on the Government to:

(i) continue its leadership in international fora to strengthen regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs), including performance reviews of RFMOs and the implementation of the precautionary approach and an ecosystem approach consistent with the UN Fish Stocks Agreement, and

(ii) ensure that the interim management measures agreed at the recent South Pacific RFMO negotiations in Chile are effectively implemented.

Notice of motion altered on 8 May 2007 pursuant to standing order 77.

781  Senator Stott Despoja: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the recent report on student finances by the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (AVCC), Australian University Student Finances 2006 , and

(ii) that the Government has yet to respond to the Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee report, Student income support , tabled on 23 June 2005; and

(b) urges the Government to respond to both the committee report and the recommendations for alleviating student financial stress put forward by the AVCC on 15 March 2007.

782  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That the Senate calls on the Government to halt the burning of old-growth forests and wildlife habitats in Australia.