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Tuesday, 24 September 2002
Page: 4746

Senator Cook to move on the next day of sitting:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Select Committee on a Certain Maritime Incident be extended to 23 October 2002.

Senator Bolkus to move on the next day of sitting:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Legal and Constitutional References Committee on the Migration Legislation Amendment (Further Border Protection Measures) Bill 2002 and related issues be extended to 14 October 2002.

Senator Bartlett to move on the next day of sitting:

That there be laid on the table no later than 4 pm on 24 October 2002:

(a) any application to clear granite from the Nelly Bay Harbour project site by methods other than those approved through the 1995-1998 environmental impact statement process;

(b) any documents outlining problems and responses to problems in relation to clearing the inner harbour and access channel of the Nelly Bay Harbour project;

(c) the weekly site supervisor reports for the Nelly Bay Harbour project;

(d) any applications by Nelly Bay Harbour Pty Ltd (or anyone else) for permission to attach pontoons to residential land bordering the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park;

(e) any documents relating to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's position in relation to private moorings inside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in relation to the Nelly Bay Harbour project;

(f) the results of the Nelly Bay Harbour monitoring programs (summaries only);

(g) any reported breaches of the Deed of Agreement of the joint Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority/Queensland Park and Wildlife Service permit; investigations and outcomes of investigations of those breaches;

(h) any documents in relation to funding or financial problems associated with the Nelly Bay Harbour project; and

(i) any documents evidencing actions on site that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority stopped, prevented or changed.

Senator Stott Despoja to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the commitment of the Government and Mr John Loy, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), to a demonstrated store for radioactive waste by 2005,

(ii) the commitment of the Government and Mr Loy to a second spent fuel reprocessing pathway for spent fuel from the Lucas Heights reactor,

(iii) the commitment in the Lucas Heights environmental impact statement (EIS), EIS supplementary report and EIS assessment report to a radioactive waste store by 2005,

(iv) the ARPANSA site licence assessment regarding a potential operating licence at Lucas Heights that, `A license to operate would not be issued by ARPANSA without there being clear and definite means available for the ultimate disposal of radioactive waste and spend nuclear fuel',

(v) that the recent comments by Mr Loy on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's PM program indicating that the `new' deadline for a store is now 2025 and that provision for second country reprocessing is no longer required are in direct contradiction to previous commitments, and

(vi) that it recently passed a second reading amendment that:

(a) noted the view of the CEO of ARPANSA that arrangements for taking the spent fuel and turning it into a reasonable waste form need to be absolutely clear before the new reactor at Lucas Heights commences operation, and there needs to be clear progress on siting a store for the waste that returns to Australia, and

(b) expressed its opinion that until all matters relating to safety, storage and transportation of nuclear materials associated with the new reactor at Lucas Heights are resolved, no operating licence related to the new reactor at Lucas Heights should be issued by ARPANSA; and

(b) calls on the CEO of ARPANSA to:

(i) reaffirm commitments made to the Australian people as part of the EIS process, and

(ii) act in conformity with the Senate's second reading amendment.

Senator Ian Campbell to move on the next day of sitting:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to broadcasting, and for related purposes. Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002.

Senator Ian Campbell to move on the next day of sitting:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the National Gallery Act 1975, and for related purposes. National Gallery Amendment Bill 2002.

Senator Brandis to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Economics Legislation Committee be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Monday, 14 October 2002, from 5 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the New Business Tax System (Consolidation, Value Shifting, Demergers and Other Measures) Bill 2002.

Senator Brandis to move on the next day of sitting:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Economics Legislation Committee on the provisions of the Excise Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002 and a related bill be extended to 22 October 2002.

Senator O'Brien to move on 26 September 2002:

That the Civil Aviation Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 2), as contained in Statutory Rules 2002 No. 167 and made under the Civil Aviation Act 1988, be disallowed.

Senator Lees to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that maternity services in Australia deny the majority of women a choice in how they are supported during pregnancy and birth;

(b) recognises that fewer than 1 per cent of women can currently access one-to-one primary care from midwives;

(c) notes that international research has shown that in industrialised countries only 15 per cent to 20 per cent of women need obstetric intervention in order to achieve a good outcome, while in Australia there is at least one medical intervention in 80 per cent of births; and

(d) supports the National Maternity Action Plan launched on 24 September 2002 by the Maternity Coalition.