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Thursday, 12 February 2015
Page: 581

Presentation

Senator O ' Sullivan to move:

That the Senate acknowledges the significant importance of the continued development within the natural resource sector to both the national and regional economies, and the positive impact of this sector on employment opportunities and the wellbeing of entire rural and regional communities.

Senator Hanson-Young to move:

That there be laid on the table by the Productivity Commission, no later than 3 pm on 3 March 2015, a copy of the final report of the Productivity Commission's inquiry into child care and early childhood learning.

Senator Waters to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes recent media reporting which shows that Adani's ownership arrangements in relation to the Abbot Point coal terminal and proposed Carmichael coal mine lack transparency; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to urgently establish which individuals or corporate entities control the Abbot Point coal terminal and the Carmichael mine, whether all relevant disclosures have been made to the Minister for the Environment, and whether the environmental history of all persons or corporate entities involved has been appropriately considered.

Senator Fifield to move:

That consideration of the business before the Senate on Thursday, 5 March 2015, be interrupted at approximately 4 pm, but not so as to interrupt a senator speaking, to enable Senator Muir to make his first speech without any question before the chair.