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Monday, 13 February 2017
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Senator Whish-Wilson: to move:

That paragraph 23(b) of the Superannuation (prudential standard) determination No. 1 of 2016 - Prudential Standard SPS 510 - Governance, made under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993, be disallowed

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

Senator Di Natale: to move:

That items 1 and 4 of Schedule 1 of the Therapeutic Goods and Other Legislation Amendment (Narcotic Drugs) Regulation 2016, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument No. and made under the Crimes Act 1914 and Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, be disallowed.

Senator Di Natale: to move:

That the Senate—

(a) condemns the actions of Mr Christensen, MP and Senator Bernardi in attending the Q­ Society of Australia Inc fundraising dinner in Melbourne even after learning of the deeply homophobic and lslamophobic nature of the Sydney event

(b) notes that Prime Minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull's failure to rein in Mr Christensen MP fails to reassure the LGBTI community and people of Islamic faith that the Prime Minister and the Coalition value diversity and equality;

(c) notes that Senator Hanson was expelled from the Liberal Party for her racist views;

(d) calls on the Prime Minister to expel Mr Christensen MP from the Coalition Party Room; and

(e) calls on all leaders of all political parties to condemn hate-speech in all forms.

Senator Smith: to move:

That the Senate—

(a) congratulates the 48 worthy Western Australians who were recipients of Order of Australia awards on 26 January 2017 for their outstanding achievement and service; and

(b) particularly notes the following recipients:

   (i) The Very Reverend Dr John Harley Shepherd AM, for significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia through senior liturgical roles, and to the community,

   (ii) Mr Graham John Cooper OAM, for service to local government, and to the community of Cunderdin,

   (iii) Mr Ronald Charles de Gruchy OAM, for service to the superannuation industry, to seniors, and to the community of Joondalup,

   (iv) Mr Jack Miller Fletcher OAM, for service to the primary industry sector in Western Australia,

   (v) Mr Vaughan Mark Harding OAM, for service to aged care organisations,

   (vi) Mr Graham Noel Lewis OAM, for service to the community through a range of volunteer roles,

   (vii) Mrs Kaye Florence Lewis OAM, for service to the community of Moora,

   (viii) Mr Neil Hugh MacDonald OAM, for service to the community ofVasse,

   (ix) Mr Andrew John Newland OAM, for service to the Crown, and through support for charitable organisations,

   (x) Mrs Alice Lillian Rule OAM, for service to the community of Albany,

   (xi) The Honourable Barbara Mary Scott OAM, for service to children, and to the Parliament of Western Australia, and

   (xii) Mrs Marion Frances Sewell OAM, for service to the community of Albany, and to youth.

Senator Moore: to move:

That the Senate—

(a) acknowledges female genital mutilation (FGM):

   (i) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non­-medical reasons and is recognised internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women,

   (ii) reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls, and

   (iii) violates women and girls' rights to health, security and physical integrity, their right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and their right to life when the procedure results in death;

(b) recognises that a commitment to promote the abandonment of FGM will require:

   (i) a coordinated and systematic effort that will engage whole communities and focus on human rights and gender equality, and

   (ii) communities to act collectively to end the practice, as well as address the sexual and reproductive health needs of women and girls who suffer from its consequences; and

(c) notes that:

   (i) globally, it is estimated that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM,

   (ii) FGM is mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15 and that girls 14 and younger represent 44 million of those who have been cut,

   (iii) FGM can cause severe bleeding and health issues including cysts, infections, infertility, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths,

   (iv) the Sustainable Development Goals calls for an end to FGM by 2030 under Goal 5 on Gender Equality, Target 5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and

   (v) the elimination of FGM has been called for by numerous inter-governmental organisations, including the African Union, the European Union and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, as well as in three resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly.

Senator Rhiannon: to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) the Bathurst community in New South Wales is leading the way in creating an innovative and non-lethal solution to wildlife conflict management at the internationally renowned Mount Panorama car racing circuit,

   (ii) Mount Panorama's car races are internationally significant in motor racing and are of important economic benefit to Bathurst,

   (iii) councillors from Bathurst Regional Council recently reiterated unanimous strong support for the relocation of over 150 kangaroos from Mount Panorama and is funding basic upfront costs,

   (iv) the relocation project is being delivered by donated expertise from scientists, veterinarians, darters and kangaroo rehabilitators, and has some 300 community volunteers registered to help,

   (v) 17 local businesses, community clubs and non-government organisations (NGOs) are supporting the project, and

   (vi) kangaroos are one of the world's iconic animals and the non-lethal management of kangaroos at Mount Panorama is of national and international interest; and

(b) calls on the Government to:

   (i) congratulate Bathurst Regional Council and its achievement in leading the way in kangaroo management based on real community participation and engagement, and robust science and principles of species ecology and behaviour, and

   (ii) provide the support needed for other communities to adopt similar non­ lethal approaches to our iconic kangaroos.

Senator Ludlam: to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes, in relation to the Perth Freight Link 'Roe 8' Highway extension, significant breaches have been documented and reported to the Minister in relation to approval conditions and management plans, relating to dust suppression, asbestos management, and trapping and relocation of endangered species;

(b) orders that there be laid on the table, by no later than 12.45pm on 15 February 2017, by the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Energy, the following documents:

   (i) a summary of correspondence or reports made to the Minister for the Environment and Energy or the Department of the Environment and Energy with evidence of compliance breaches with approval conditions since construction commenced, and the response to each, and

   (ii) a record of the dates, times and locations where state or federal compliance officers have been on site since construction began; and

(c) calls for construction to cease until Condition 2 is met and all such breaches with approval conditions have been investigated by the Minister.

Senator Dastyari: to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes speakers at a Q Society of Australia Inc fundraiser in Sydney said "I can't stand Muslims", "The NSW Division of the Liberal Party is basically a gay club" and, in relation to ISIS, "They are not all bad, they do chuck pillow­ biters off buildings";

(b) notes the Government was represented at the fundraiser by the Member for Dawson;

(c) rejects these comments which have no place in modern Australia or respectful political discourse; and

(d) calls on all parliamentarians to repudiate such remarks and sentiments.

Senator Whish-Wilson: to move:

That paragraphs 23(b) and 23(g) of the Superannuation (prudential standard) determination No. 1 of 2016 - Prudential Standard SPS 510 - Governance, made under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993, be disallowed.

Senator Wong: to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the failure of the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Brandis) to:

   (i) provide answers to questions on notice numbers 67, 69, 70, 126, 127, 129, 138, 152, 158, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 242, 272, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 306, 309, 310, 312, 313 and 324 within 30 days of the asking of those questions, and that answers to these questions are still outstanding,

   (ii) provide answers to questions on notice from legislation committees following the 2016-2017 supplementary Budget estimates hearings by the date set by the committees for the provision of answers, and

   (iii) provide a response to the order for the production of documents agreed to by the Senate on 30 November 2016 relating to the Bell Group liquidation;

(b) calls on the Leader of the Government in the Senate to provide the answers to outstanding questions on notice and respond to the order for the production of documents to the Senate by 9.30 am on 15 February 2017;

(c) requires the Leader of the Government in the Senate to attend the Senate at 9.30 am on 15 February 2017 so that, prior to government business being called on, any senator may ask for an explanation for the failure to provide answers and responses in accordance with the timelines established by the Senate; and

(d) resolves that:

   (i) in the event that the Leader of the Government in the Senate provides an explanation, any senator may, at the conclusion of the explanation, move without notice—That the Senate take note of the explanation, or

   (ii) in the event that the Leader of the Government in the Senate does not provide an explanation, any senator may, without notice, move a motion with regard to the Leader of the Government in the Senate's failure to provide an explanation, and

   (iii) any motion to take note under paragraphs (d) (i) or (ii) have precedence over all other government business until determined.

Senator McKim: to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) the Papua New Guinea Government has commenced the removal of detainees from the Lombrum Regional Processing Centre for the purpose of forcibly deporting them from Papua New Guinea, and

   (ii) advice from Professor Jane McAdam of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales, states:

(A) "Papua New Guinea's refugee status determination process is inconsistent with international law in a number of significant respects",

(B) "As United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has noted, the Regulation [Papua New Guinea's Migration Regulation] incorrectly applies the limited exclusion provisions of the Refugee Convention to ordinary criminal matters more properly dealt with under Papua New Guinea criminal law, which could lead to wrongful denial of refugee status", and

(C) "There is a serious risk that the forcible removal of an asylum seeker from Papua New Guinea may violate international law"; and

(b) agrees that the Papua New Guinea refugee status determination process is inconsistent with international law, and opposes the forced deportation from Papua New Guinea of people who have sought asylum in Australia.

Senator Brandis: to move:

That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the following bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings:

Agriculture and Water Resources Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Amendment Bill 2017

Customs and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill 2016

Excise Levies Legislation Amendment (Honey) Bill 2016

Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority Bill 2017

Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017

Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Superannuation Amendment (PSSAP Membership) Bill 2016

Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016

Transport Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Treasury Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016

Treasury Laws Amendment (Bourke Street Fund) Bill 2017.