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Business for Future Consideration

On 18 May 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Screening) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 31 May 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on the approval and monitoring of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants.

On 6 June 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010.

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

14  Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

On 7 June 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on prospective marriage visas.

 

On 8 June 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee

Report to be presented on higher education and skills training for agriculture and agribusiness.

On the next day of sitting (18 June 2012)

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 20 March 2012

Senator Boswell: To move—That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 9 June 2012:

The effect of the implementation of the marine park protected areas and marine bio-regional plans on recreational and commercial fishing trawling, and associated industries, including:

(a) the scientific basis on which the marine bio-regions have been developed, including the location of closures, and the development of a management policy for these parks;

(b) the policy underpinning the restrictions on fishing trawlers in the green, multiple-use, general purpose and special purpose zones, and the subsequent impact on fishing licences;

(c) the cost of buying out existing fishing licences, as a result of the Marine Bio-regional Parks policy, and the development of a compensation framework for fishermen, allied seafood businesses (such as processors, wholesalers and retailers) and tourism operators who have been adversely affected by the Marine Bio-regional Parks policy; and

(d) any other related matter.

Notice of motion altered on 21 March 2012 pursuant to standing order 77.

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Courts Legislation Amendment (Judicial Complaints) Bill 2012 and the Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

 

 4  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 20 March 2012

716  Senator Bob Brown: To move—That the Senate endorse the payment of the legal expenses of Senator Bob Brown and Senator Milne in the matter of the referral by Senator Kroger to the Committee of Privileges after receipt of and accreditation of those expenses by the President.

On 19 June 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012, the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2012, the Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Bill 2012, the Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Bill 2012 and the Tax Laws Amendment (Shipping Reform) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 8 May 2012

749  Senator Hanson-Young: To move—That there be laid on the table no later than 28 June 2012 by the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, the following:

(a) any draft or final legal advice regarding the Murray Darling Basin Draft Plan obtained by the department;

(b) any legal advice regarding the Murray Darling Basin Draft Plan obtained by another party and provided to the department;

(c) any draft or final legal advice that comments on whether the Murray Darling Basin Draft Plan is consistent with the Water Act 2007 ;

(d) any draft or final legal advice that comments on the constitutionality of the Murray Darling Basin Draft Plan; and

(e) any draft or final legal advice that comments on the prospects of a legal challenge of the Murray Darling Basin Draft Plan by an Australian state or territory.

 

Three sitting days after today (20 June 2012)

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 29 February 2012

Senator Colbeck: To move—That the Fishing Levy Regulations 2011, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 241 and made under the Fishing Levy Act 1991 and the Fisheries Management Act 1991 , be disallowed. [F2011L02665]

Four sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

On 20 June 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 26 June 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on the 2012-13 Budget estimates.

General Business—Notices of Motion

Notice given 28 September 2010

27  Senator Bob Brown: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to provide for accurate labelling of food, and for related purposes. Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling Laws) Bill 2010 .

Notice given 19 September 2011

438  Senator Siewert: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) trawling in the northeast area of the North West Slope Trawl Fishery, in depths of less than 200 metres off the Western Australian Kimberley coast was accidentally made possible due to an administrative error when the Western Australian and Federal Governments amended the Offshore Constitutional Settlement Agreement in 1998,

(ii) this error accidentally allows bottom trawling in areas shallower than 200 metres despite the fact that this is a critical habitat for goldband snapper and other demersal fish species which have been off-limits to North West Slope Trawl Fishery trawlers as they are a deep water crustacean prawn fishery,

 

 (iii) the ecological sensitivity of this area has been acknowledged in the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s correspondence with permit holders,

(iv) legislative instruments have been introduced prohibiting trawl fishing in this northeast area, but the most recent instrument expired in December 2010,

(v) since that time, the closure has been maintained informally by industry self-regulation,

(vi) negotiations between the Federal and Western Australian Governments which were intended to fix this error have stalled and the trawling industry has stated that they will commence bottom trawling in this area on the imminent cessation of the closure which is 30 September 2011,

(vii) a resumption of trawling in this area would adversely impact the benthos and demersal fish stocks of this region, thus putting the entire ESD [ecologically sustainable development] certified Northern Demersal Scalefish Managed Fishery at great sustainable risk, and

(viii) the Western Australian Department of Fisheries has stated in its latest State of the fisheries and aquatic resources report that the demersal scalefish resources in this area are fully exploited; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to reinstate the North West Slope Fishery Direction No. 02 Area Closure legislative instrument which excludes trawl fishing in the northeast area of the North West Slope Trawl Fishery in Western Australia.

Notice given 20 September 2011

442  Senator Siewert: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Fisheries Management Act 1991 , and for related purposes. Fisheries Management Amendment (North West Slope Fishery Partial Closure) Bill 2011 .

On 27 June 2012

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on the Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test.

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on health services and medical professionals in rural areas.

On 28 June 2012

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the performance of the Department of Parliamentary Services.

 

 2  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Final report to be presented on procurement procedures for defence capital projects.

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 29 February 2012

673  Senator Ludlam: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the publication of evidence that a sealed grand jury indictment against Australian citizen Mr Julian Assange has been in existence for more than a year; and

(b) calls on the Government to obtain confirmation of its existence from the Government of the United States of America and report to the Senate.

On 29 June 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Final report to be presented on the management of the Murray-Darling Basin.

On 30 June 2012

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Australia’s Food Processing Sector—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee

Report to be presented on infrastructure delivery and engineering skills shortages.

On 15 August 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Order of the Day

Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011

Customs Amendment (Military End-Use) Bill 2011— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 November 2011 ).

 

On 22 August 2012

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 24 November 2011

606  Senator Madigan: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 , and for related purposes. Fair Work Amendment (Arbitration) Bill 2012 .

607  Senator Madigan: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to provide for parliamentary approval of certain binding international agreements, and for related purposes. Treaties (Parliamentary Approval) Bill 2012 .

On 31 August 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee

Third report to be presented.

On the tenth sitting day after 30 June 2012 (12 September 2012)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 30 April 2012.

On 12 September 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on palliative care in Australia.

On 31 October 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the effects of the global financial crisis on the Australian banking sector.

On 1 November 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia and the countries of the Indian Ocean rim.

 

On 27 November 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Senators’ Interests—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the development of a draft code of conduct for senators.

On 30 April 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Cyber Safety—Joint Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

On 30 June 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On the next day of sitting after the presentation of the  

Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform report

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

88  Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Di Natale, Madigan and Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Di Natale, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).

No later than 12 months after the commencement of the review

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the review of the operation of the amendments made by Part 1 of Schedule 5 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011. ( Review to commence no later than 12 months after the commencement of Part 1 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011. )