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General Business

Notices of Motion

Notice given 23 June 2011

306  Chair of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee (Senator Marshall): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the opening statement made by the President of Fair Work Australia on 1 June 2010 during his appearance at an estimates hearing of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee, and

(ii) in particular, the request made in that statement that the Senate reconsider its order of 28 October 2009 which requires that, on each occasion on which the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee meets to consider estimates in relation to Fair Work Australia, the President of Fair Work Australia appear before the committee to answer questions; and

 

 (b) modifies the order of 28 October 2009 by declaring that, while relaxing the requirement that the President of Fair Work Australia attend to answer questions on all occasions when the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee meets to consider estimates in relation to Fair Work Australia, the Senate expects that the President will appear should his or her presence be requested by the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee in the future.

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.

Notice given 18 June 2012

781  Senator Hanson-Young: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the review of security assessments, and for related purposes. Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012 .

Notice given 25 June 2012

816  Senator Ludlam: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 , and for related purposes. Broadcasting Services Amendment (Public Interest Test) Bill 2012 .

817  Senators Ludlam and Singh: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the online presence of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) provides important competition in news and current affairs content, and

(ii) the ABC is accountable to its Charter, its board and the Parliament;

(b) rejects any suggestion that the ABC should not be competing in the online environment; and

(c) supports unequivocally the right of the ABC to provide a strong online presence.

Notice of motion altered on 27 June 2012 pursuant to standing order 77.

Notice given 27 June 2012

*821  Senator Nash: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Australian charities, including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) face significantly higher electricity and other costs as a result of the Government’s carbon tax,

(ii) the RSPCA faces up to $180 000 in increased costs because of the carbon tax and that the Chief Executive Officer of its Australian Capital Territory branch, Mr Linke, has stated that services to help animals could be cut, and

 

 (iii) the Government’s Low Carbon Communities program will be of no assistance to thousands of charitable organisations across the nation facing carbon tax-related cost increases; and

(b) condemns the Government for imposing major extra cost burdens on charitable organisations like the RSPCA, forcing them to cut services, including to save helpless and injured animals.

*822  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the Speaker of the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly, the Right Honourable James Wani Igga, announced the Declaration of Independence Act for South Sudan on 9 July 2011; and

(b) congratulates the world’s newest state, the Republic of South Sudan, on its 1st anniversary on 9 July 2012.

*823  Senators Madigan and Back: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Saturday, 23 June 2012, marked the anniversary of the tabling of the final report by the Community Affairs References Committee, The social and economic impact of rural wind farms ,

(ii) this report made seven recommendations, including recommendations calling for studies on the effects of wind farms on human health,

(iii) on 7 February 2012, the Senate passed a motion calling on the Government to immediately act on the seven recommendations of the report,

(iv) 12 months after the tabling of the report, and more than 4 months since the Senate called on the Government to immediately act on the recommendations, the Government has failed to respond to the Senate’s call, and

(v) Mr Lane Crockett, board member of the Clean Energy Council and General Manager of Pacific Hydro, one of the leading wind farm corporations in Australia, has called on the Government to launch a national review into the health effects of all forms of power generation, including wind power; and

(b) orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Health, no later than noon on Tuesday, 14 August 2012, information detailing the actions being taken by the Government to act on the recommendations calling for studies on the effects of wind farms on human health.

*824  Senators Madigan and Xenophon: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 , and for related purposes. Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012 .

*825  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) advice from the Department of Finance and Deregulation released under Freedom of Information laws that the review of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act) should have included productivity, for example, a look at the costs incurred through bargaining, disputes, training and delays,

(ii) that the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations (Mr Shorten) revised the terms of reference drafted by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to:

( a ) delete references to flexibility and balancing the needs of employees and employers in the opening paragraph,

( b ) delete any reference to how the Act has reduced the compliance burden on business, and

( c ) delete surveys of employers on their experiences in bargaining and agreement making under the Act and a survey of employees to measure their views and experiences under the Act, and

(iii) the view of departmental officers that the Minister’s terms of reference were too narrow; and

(b) expresses concern that the terms of reference for the review were not broader.

*826  Senator Wright: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that: 

(i) in September 2011, the Government released a public discussion paper seeking community views on the consolidation of Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws, and

(ii) approximately 270 submissions were received;

(b) recognises that the Government has committed to introducing new protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity; and

(c) calls on the Government to introduce, as a matter of priority, legislation that ensures Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws are consistent with Australia’s international human rights obligations.

*827  Senator Waters: To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, no later than 14 August 2012, any documents, including correspondence, created since 1 January 2009 in the possession or control of the Minister, his office, or the department, regarding:

(a) the adequacy of relevant Queensland Government departments’ administration of their responsibilities under the current or former assessment bilateral agreement established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act); or

(b) the capacity and likelihood of relevant Queensland Government departments to effectively administer the EPBC Act if an approvals bilateral agreement were to be entered into under the EPBC Act.

*828  Senator Ryan: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Senator Bob Carr’s electorate office in Bligh House, Sydney, also served as the principal place of business of R.J. Carr Pty Ltd, his former lobbying company, until 24 May 2012,

(ii) on 24 May 2012, Senator Ryan raised this issue at the 2012-13 Budget estimates hearing of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee,

 

 (iii) on 24 May 2012, the principal place of business of R.J. Carr Pty Ltd was transferred to an address in Burwood,

(iv) on 30 May 2012, Senator Bob Carr told the 2012-13 Budget estimates hearing of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee that the ‘process of excising that reference from the record of ASIC is a matter between my business accountant and ASIC’ and ‘just an office detail’, and

(v) clause 2.9 of the Prime Minister’s ‘Standards of Ministerial Ethics’, dated September 2010 ‘require that Ministers divest themselves of investments and other interests in any public or private company or business’; and

(b) calls on Senator Bob Carr to table any advice he has received and relied upon regarding his compliance with the ‘Standards of Ministerial Ethics’ in this matter.

Notice of motion altered on 27 June 2012 pursuant to standing order 77.

Orders of the Day

1  Green Loans Program—Ministerial statement and documents

Consideration ( 28 September 2010 ).

2  Commonwealth Parliamentary Association—55th Conference—Report of the Australian parliamentary delegation, 26 September to 6 October 2009, Tanzania and Rwanda, dated June 2010

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Moore—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Moore, in continuation, 28 September 2010 ).

39  Health—Food labelling standards

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Siewert—That the Senate—

(a) notes recent reports in Australia that found infant formula had been contaminated with genetically modified (GM) soy and corn;

(b) acknowledges the significant level of community concern about food labelling and safety issues in Australian food products, particularly those being fed to infants and young children; and

(c) calls on the Government to introduce clear and effective labelling standards that require all GM additives in Australian food products to be labelled ( adjourned, Senator Heffernan, 30 September 2010 ).

40  Taxation—Carbon tax

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cormann—That the Senate notes the Gillard Government’s decision to blatantly break its unequivocal commitment to the electorate not to introduce a carbon tax ( Senator Polley, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

41  Department of the Senate—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

48  Communications—National Broadband Network—Cost benefit analysis

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce)—That the Senate notes the Gillard Government’s failure to undertake a cost benefit analysis of their National Broadband Network plan to ensure the most cost effective delivery of competitive broadband services to all Australians in a manner responsive to our future needs ( Senator Colbeck, in continuation, 18 November 2010 ).

59  Administration—Government commitments

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cormann—That the Senate notes that after more than 3 years in office and a change in Prime Minister, the Government still has not found its way and continues to fail to deliver on its commitments to the Australian people ( Senator Furner, in continuation, 3 March 2011 ).

62  Finance—Household budgets

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cormann—That the Senate notes the Labor Government’s ceaseless and ongoing commitment to debt and to deficit budgeting, which is putting upward pressure on interest rates and further pressure on household budgets ( Senator Bushby, in continuation, 12 May 2011 ).

63  Superannuation—Productivity Commission report—Order for production of document—Document

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cormann—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Cormann, in continuation, 17 August 2011 ).

64  Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee—Estimates hearings—Proposed attendance of witness

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Marshall—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the opening statement made by the President of Fair Work Australia on 1 June 2010 during his appearance at an estimates hearing of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee, and

(ii) in particular, the request made in that statement that the Senate reconsider its order of 28 October 2009 which requires that, on each occasion on which the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee meets to consider estimates in relation to Fair Work Australia, the President of Fair Work Australia appear before the committee to answer questions; and

(b) modifies the order of 28 October 2009 by indicating that the Senate expects that the President of Fair Work Australia will appear should his or her presence be requested by the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee in the future, while relaxing the requirement that the President attend to answer questions on all occasions when the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee meets to consider estimates in relation to Fair Work Australia ( 25 August 2011 ).

65  Environment—Tasmanian logging industry—Financial assistance—Document

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Boswell, in continuation, 13 September 2011 ).

66  Economics—Government’s fiscal strategy

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cormann—That the Senate notes the Gillard Government’s failure to implement a sound fiscal strategy ( 15 September 2011 ).

 

  67  ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA)—Report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to the 32nd AIPA General Assembly, Cambodia, 18 September to 24 September 2011, dated November 2011

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Eggleston—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Eggleston, in continuation, 21 November 2011 ).

68  Administration—Australian Labor Party Government—Proposed censure

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)—That the Senate censures the Government for 4 years of broken promises, economic mismanagement, wasteful spending, lies, hypocrisy and policy back flips, secret deals, leadership intrigue and incompetence, all of which has eroded the living standards of Australians and their confidence in government ( Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Senator Conroy), in continuation, 24 November 2011 ).

69  124th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly to Panama and Bilateral Visit to Brazil—Report of the Australian parliamentary delegation, 4 April to 23 April 2011, dated November 2011

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McEwen—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator McEwen, in continuation, 21 November 2011 ).

70  Parliament—Reflections on members of Parliament

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cash—That the Senate notes the reflections of the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) on the President of the Senate, the Prime Minister (Ms Gillard), the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig), Senator Boswell, the Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce) and Senator Cash.

And on the amendment moved by the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) —At the end of the motion, add “but considers the call from the Leader of the Opposition (Mr Abbott) to debate Australia’s economy, and his proposals which would lead to a $70 billion deficit and extensive job losses, as a more appropriate matter for debate in the Opposition’s private senators’ time” ( Senator Ryan, in continuation, 9 February 2012 ).

71  Economics—Economic and fiscal policy—Government’s mismanagement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cormann—That the Senate notes the mismanagement of economic and fiscal policy by the current Government ( Senator Polley, in continuation, 1 March 2012 ).

72  Economics—Budget 2012-13

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cormann—That the Senate notes the 2012-13 Federal Budget does nothing to strengthen the Australian economy in the face of storm clouds on the global horizon, as it:

(a) fails to cut spending;

(b) increases taxes;

(c) lifts the debt ceiling to $300 billion; and

(d) imposes the world’s largest carbon tax ( 10 May 2012 ).

73  Defence—Government response to the Review of Military Compensation Arrangements—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ronaldson—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ronaldson, in continuation, 18 June 2012 ).

 

  74  Constituent’s Request Program—Response from the Special Minister of State (Mr Gray) to a Senate resolution of 22 March 2012—Document

Adjourned debate on the motion of Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Williams, in continuation, 20 June 2012 ).

75  Economics—Carbon tax

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cormann—That the Senate condemns the Labor Government for imposing the world’s biggest carbon tax on the Australian economy at the worst possible time, when the Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) promised before the 2010 election that there would be no carbon tax under a government she leads and when it will:

(a) push up the cost of living;

(b) push up the cost of doing business;

(c) make Australia less competitive internationally;

(d) cost jobs;

(e) result in lower real wages and cause a cumulative reduction in Australia’s gross domestic product in the order of $1 trillion between now and 2050, according to the Government’s own Treasury modelling; and

(f) shift economic activity and emissions overseas, therefore doing nothing to help reduce global emissions ( 21 June 2012 ).

Orders of the Day relating to Government Documents

1   Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 —Live-stock mortalities during exports by sea—Report for the period 1 January to 30 June 2011

[ Replacement for document previously tabled on 16 August 2011 ]

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Back, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).

Wet Tropics Management Authority and State of the Wet Tropics—Reports for 2010-11

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McLucas—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bushby, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).

Australian Institute of Marine Science—Report for 2010-11

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McLucas—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bushby, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).

Tourism Australia—Report for 2010-11

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Bushby, 22 March 2012 ).

Torres Strait Regional Authority—Report for 2010-11

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bushby—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Heffernan, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).

Australian Fisheries Management Authority—Report for 2010-11

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bushby—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bushby, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).

 

 7  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority—Report for 2010-11

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bushby—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Cameron, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service—Report for 2010-11—Correction

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Bushby, 22 March 2012 ).

Commonwealth Grants Commission—Report on GST revenue sharing relativities—2012 update

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cash—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bushby, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).

10  National Water Commission Act 2004 —COAG Review of the National Water Commission—Report by Dr David Rosalky, dated 6 December 2011

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McKenzie—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Cameron, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).

11  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of detention arrangements—Personal identifier 667/11, 669/11 to 671/11, 672/12, 673/12, 687/12 to 689/12, 703/12 and 706/12—Reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman

Consideration ( 14 March 2012 ).

12  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of detention arrangements—Personal identifiers 667/11, 669/11 to 671/11, 672/12, 673/12, 687/12 to 689/12, 703/12 and 706/12—Government response to reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman, dated 13 March 2012

Consideration ( 14 March 2012 ).

13  Dental Benefits Act 2008 —Review on the operation of the Act—Report, dated 20 December 2011

Consideration ( 20 March 2012 ).

14  Independent National Security Legislation Monitor—Report for the period 21 April to 30 June 2011

Consideration ( 20 March 2012 ).

15  Australian Law Reform Commission—Report no. 118—Classification - Content regulation and convergent media: Summary report, dated February 2012

Consideration ( 20 March 2012 ).

16   Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 —Live-stock mortalities during exports by sea—Report for the period 1 July to 31 December 2011

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Back—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Back, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).

17  Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post)—Statement of corporate intent 2011-12 to 2013-14

Consideration ( 20 March 2012 ).

 

 18  Australian Broadcasting Corporation—Equity and diversity program—Report for 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011

Consideration ( 20 March 2012 ).

19  Multilateral treaty—Text, together with national interest analysis—Fifth Agreement to Extend the 1987 Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology, done at Bali on 15 April 2011

Consideration ( 20 March 2012 ).

20  Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 —Report for 2011 on the operation of the Act

Consideration ( 21 March 2012 ).

21  Northern Land Council—Report for 2010-11

Consideration ( 10 May 2012 ).

22  Productivity Commission—Report no. 57—Economic regulation of airport services—

Report, dated 14 December 2011

Government response

Consideration ( 10 May 2012 ).

23  Department of Finance and Deregulation—Campaign advertising by Australian government departments and agencies—Report for the period 1 July to 31 December 2011, dated March 2012

Consideration ( 10 May 2012 ).

24  Australian Communications and Media Authority—National relay service provider performance—Performance report for 2010-11

Consideration ( 10 May 2012 ).

25  Medical Training Review Panel—Report for 2010-11

Consideration ( 10 May 2012 ).

26   Dairy Produce Act 1986 —Report for 2010-11 in relation to compliance with the statutory funding agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and Dairy Australia Limited

Consideration ( 10 May 2012 ).

27  Foreign Investment Review Board—Report for 2010-11

Consideration ( 18 June 2012 ).

28  Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 —Report for 2008-09 on the operation of the Act

Consideration ( 18 June 2012 ).

29  Estimates of proposed expenditure for 2012-13—Portfolio budget statements—Portfolios and executive departments—Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy portfolio—Corrigendum

Consideration ( 18 June 2012 ).

30  Department of the Treasury—Report for 2010-11—Corrigendum

Consideration ( 18 June 2012 ).

 

 31  Estimates of proposed expenditure for 2012-13—Portfolio budget statements—Portfolios and executive departments—Health and Ageing portfolio—Corrections

Consideration ( 18 June 2012 ).

32   Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2008 —Review of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, dated 22 May 2012

Consideration ( 18 June 2012 ).

33  Energy Use in the Australian Government’s Operations—Report for 2009-10

Consideration ( 18 June 2012 ).

34  Australian River Co. Limited—Report for 1 December 2010 to 30 November 2011

Consideration ( 19 June 2012 ).

35  Interactive Gambling Act 2001 —Report for 2011 on the operation of the prohibition on interactive gambling services advertisements

Consideration ( 19 June 2012 ).

36  Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee—2011-12 regional telecommunications review—Regional communications: Empowering digital communities

Consideration ( 19 June 2012 ).

37  Surveillance Devices Act 2004 —Commonwealth Ombudsman’s report on inspections of surveillance device records for the period—

1 July to 31 December 2010—Australian Crime Commission and Australian Federal Police

1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011—Victoria Police Special Projects Unit

Consideration ( 19 June 2012 ).

38  Australian Human Rights Commission—Cherkupalli v Commonwealth of Australia (Report no. 49)

Consideration ( 19 June 2012 ).

39  Australian Human Rights Commission—Campbell v Black & White Cabs Pty Ltd and Tighe (Report no. 50)

Consideration ( 19 June 2012 ).

40  Australian Human Rights Commission—Brown v Commonwealth of Australia (Report no. 51)

Consideration ( 19 June 2012 ).

41  Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency—Quarterly report for the period 1 January to 31 March 2012

Consideration ( 19 June 2012 ).

42  Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992 —Report for 2011 pursuant to section 34A of the Act

Consideration ( 19 June 2012 ).

 

 43  Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997 —Quarterly report on the maximum movement limit for Sydney Airport for the period 1 January to 31 March 2012

Consideration ( 19 June 2012 ).

44  Bilateral treaty—Text, together with national interest analysis—Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore concerning the Location of a Republic of Singapore Air Force Helicopter Squadron at the Australian Army Aviation Centre Oakey, done at Singapore on 1 June 2012

Consideration ( 19 June 2012 ).

45  Bilateral treaties—Text, together with national interest analysis—Agreements between

the Government of Australia and the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain on the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes done at Manama on 15 December 2011

the Government of Australia and the Government of the Principality of Andorra on the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes done at New York on 24 September 2011

Consideration ( 19 June 2012 ).

46   Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of detention arrangements—Personal identifiers 707/12, 710/12, 713/12, 714/12, 717/12, 718/12, 721/12, 722/12, 724/12 to 728/12, 732/12, 734/12, 736/12 to 738/12, 742/12, 747/12 to 749/12, 751/12, 752/12, 755/12, 758/12, 760/12, 763/12, 764/12, 768/12 to 771/12, 773/12, 777/12, 781/12, 784/12, 786/12 and 829/12—Reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman

Consideration ( 20 June 2012 ).

47   Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of detention arrangements—Personal identifiers 707/12, 710/12, 713/12, 714/12, 717/12, 718/12, 721/12, 722/12, 724/12 to 728/12, 732/12, 734/12, 736/12 to 738/12, 742/12, 747/12 to 749/12, 751/12, 752/12, 755/12, 758/12, 760/12, 763/12, 764/12, 768/12 to 771/12, 773/12, 777/12, 781/12, 784/12, 786/12 and 829/12—Government response to reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman, dated 19 June 2012

Consideration ( 20 June 2012 ).

48   Migration Act 1958 —Section 440A—Conduct of Refugee Review Tribunal reviews not completed within 90 days—Report for the period 1 November 2011 to 29 February 2012

Consideration ( 20 June 2012 ).

49   Migration Act 1958 —Section 91Y—Protection visa processing taking more than 90 days—Report for the period 1 November 2011 to 29 February 2012

Consideration ( 20 June 2012 ).

50  Australian National University—Report for 2011

Consideration ( 20 June 2012 ).

51  Director of Military Prosecutions—Report for 2011

Consideration ( 21 June 2012 ).

 

  52  Judge Advocate General—Report for 2011

Consideration ( 21 June 2012 ).

53  Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—Telecommunications reports for 2010-11—Report 1: Telecommunications competitive safeguards—Report 2: Changes in the prices paid for telecommunications services in Australia

Consideration ( 26 June 2012 ).

54  Broadcasting Services Act 1992 —Review of Schedule 7 of the Act, contained in appendix G of the Convergence Review final report

Consideration ( 26 June 2012 ).

55  Australian Institute of Health and Welfare—Australia’s health 2012—Thirteenth biennial report

Consideration ( 26 June 2012 ).

56  Coroners Act 2009 (NSW)—Inquest into the death of Ms Dianne Brimble—Recommendations of the New South Wales Coroner—Government response

Consideration ( 26 June 2012 ).

57  Productivity Commission—Report no. 58—Australia’s export credit arrangements, dated 31 May 2012

Consideration ( 26 June 2012 ).

58  National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)—NHMRC Embryo Research Licensing Committee—Report on the operation of the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 for the period 1 September 2011 to 29 February 2012

Consideration ( 26 June 2012 ).

59  Multilateral treaty—Text, together with national interest analysis—Agreement Establishing the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Rome, 13 June 1976)

Consideration ( 26 June 2012 ).

Orders of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

The following orders up to 62 have been renumbered due to the adoption of the recommendation in the Procedure Committee’s second report of 2011 on 23 June 2011.

Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

Ombudsman Amendment (Education Ombudsman) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

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

 

 4  Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Repeal and Consequential Amendment) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

Anti-Terrorism Laws Reform Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

Building and Construction Industry (Restoring Workplace Rights) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Support for Whaling) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

Safe Climate (Energy Efficient Non-Residential Buildings Scheme) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Milne, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

10  Renewable Energy Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff for Electricity) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Milne, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

12  Preventing the Misuse of Government Advertising Bill 2010—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 29 September 2010 ).

13  Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Pratt, in continuation, 28 October 2010 ).

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

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

15  Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 (No. 2)—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Brandis, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

 

 16  Transport Safety Investigation Amendment (Incident Reports) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

17  Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Xenophon and Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

19  Fair Work Amendment (Paid Parental Leave) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

20  Environment Protection (Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Waters, in continuation, 1 March 2012 ).

21  Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2010 [No. 2 ] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 7 July 2011 ).

22  Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Prohibition of Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

23  Stolen Generations Reparations Tribunal Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

24  Food Safety (Trans Fats) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

25  Commonwealth Electoral (Above-the-Line Voting) Amendment Bill 2010—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 September 2010 ).

26  National Integrity Commissioner Bill 2010—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 September 2010 ).

27  Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill 2010—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 September 2010 ).

28  Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services) Bill 2010 (No. 2)—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 September 2010 ).

30  Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2010—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 September 2010 ).

 

 31  Drink Container Recycling Bill 2010—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 September 2010 ).

32  Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 September 2010 ).

33  Choice of Repairer Bill 2010—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored 30 September 2010 ).

34  Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009 [2010]—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored 30 September 2010 ).

35  Plain Tobacco Packaging (Removing Branding from Cigarette Packs) Bill 2009 [2010]—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored 30 September 2010 ).

36  Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008 [2010]—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored 30 September 2010 ).

37  Migration Amendment (Detention of Minors) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 28 October 2010 ).

39  Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Genetically Modified Material) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Xenophon and Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 16 November 2010 ).

40  Migration Amendment (Detention Reform and Procedural Fairness) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 18 November 2010 ).

42  Banking Amendment (Controls on Variable Interest Rate Changes) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 18 November 2010 ).

43  Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 November 2010 ).

45  Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Anti-Siphoning) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 23 November 2010 ).

46  Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Xenophon and Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Gallacher, in continuation, 22 September 2011 ).

 

 47  Patent Amendment (Human Genes and Biological Materials) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Heffernan, Siewert and Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Heffernan, in continuation, 24 November 2010 ).

49  Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2011 (No. 2)—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Scullion )

In committee ( 12 May 2011 ).

52  Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 2 March 2011 ).

53  Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 21 March 2011 ).

54  Public Service Amendment (Payments in Special Circumstances) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 12 May 2011 ).

55  Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2011 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 15 June 2011 ).

56  Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Tobacco Industry Donations) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 June 2011 ).

58  Live Animal Export Restriction and Prohibition Bill 2011 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 20 June 2011 ).

59  Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 20 June 2011 ).

60  Carbon Tax Plebiscite Bill 2011 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne), in continuation, 15 September 2011 ).

61  Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Fees) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 21 June 2011 ).

 

 62  Government Advertising (Accountability) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 21 June 2011 ).

63  Migration Amendment (Declared Countries) Bill (No. 2) 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 5 July 2011 ).

64  Bankruptcy Amendment (Exceptional Circumstances Exit Package) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 5 July 2011 ).

65  Air Navigation and Civil Aviation Amendment (Aircraft Crew) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 10 May 2012 ).

66  Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Coal Seam Gas) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Waters )

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

67  Qantas Sale Amendment (Still Call Australia Home) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 10 May 2012 ).

68  Quarantine Amendment (Disallowing Permits) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Heffernan, in continuation, 10 November 2011 ).

69  Constitutional Corporations (Farm Gate to Plate) Bill 2011 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 13 September 2011 ).

70  Telecommunications Amendment (Mobile Phone Towers) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 September 2011 ).

72  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Emergency Listings) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Waters )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Waters, in continuation, 13 October 2011 ).

73  Public Accounts and Audit Committee Amendment (Ombudsman) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 1 November 2011 ).

 

 74  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Protecting Australia’s Water Resources) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Waters )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Waters, in continuation, 1 November 2011 ).

75  Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (International Broadcasting Services) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 10 November 2011 ).

76  Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising (Broadcasting and Telecommunications Amendment) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Di Natale )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 21 November 2011 ).

77  Crimes Amendment (Fairness for Minors) Bill 2011—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 23 November 2011 ).

79  Migration Amendment (Removal of Mandatory Minimum Penalties) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 8 February 2012 ).

80  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Monitoring of Whaling) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 9 February 2012 ).

81  Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Natural Program Breaks and Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 27 February 2012 ).

82  Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill (No. 1) 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 29 February 2012 ).

84  Assisting Victims of Overseas Terrorism Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Brandis )

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Senator Brandis—That this bill be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Wright —At the end of the motion, add “and the bill be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2012” ( Senator Fisher, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).

 

 87  Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

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