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14    Notices

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that 22 June 2017 is the 40th anniversary of the service of inauguration of the Uniting Church in Australia;

               (b)       observes this day when members of the Congregational Union of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia entered into union in 1977;

                (c)       congratulates the Uniting Church on attaining this significant milestone;

               (d)       recognises the contribution of the Uniting Church, its agencies and its members have made to Australian society since its founding;

                (e)       acknowledges that the Uniting Church has chosen togetherness in faith to be of utmost importance, with members committed to living as one diverse community, despite often differing views; and

                (f)       expresses its hope that the Uniting Church continues to experience renewal in faith and its mission of unity as it celebrates 40 years as a uniquely Australian church. ( general business notice of motion no. 379 )

Senator Gallagher: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes the comments by the Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr Philip Lowe, in relation to the labour market, that ‘The crisis really is in real wage growth’; and

               (b)       condemns the Abbott-Turnbull Government’s refusal to protect up to 700,000 workers, who will see a pay cut as a result of cuts to Sunday penalty rates from 1 July 2017. ( general business notice of motion no. 380 )

The Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that:

                                     (i)       it has been more than 18 months since the Economics References Committee tabled its report entitled Third party certification of food , and

                                    (ii)       in a response to question on notice no. 438, asked on 29 March 2017, the Government has:

                                                       (A)       acknowledged that it understood the importance of the recommendations of the inquiry, and

                                                        (B)       admitted that it has given serious consideration to the inquiry’s recommendations and has committed to responding to these recommendations in due course; and

               (b)       calls on the Government to finalise its serious considerations and expedite implementation of the important recommendations in the report of the Economics References Committee on the inquiry into Australian food certification schemes and certifiers. ( general business notice of motion no. 381 )

Senator Whish-Wilson: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes:

                                     (i)       the damage caused to the Macquarie Harbour World Heritage Area, including the threat to the endangered Maugean Skate as a result of the overstocking of salmon farms in the harbour,

                                    (ii)       the proceedings brought by Huon Aquaculture in the Federal Court and the Tasmanian Supreme Court against the Tasmanian Government for failing to properly regulate salmon farming by Tassal in Macquarie Harbour,

                                  (iii)       that the Commonwealth is investigating whether conditions imposed as part of the 2012 expansion of salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour have been breached,

                                  (iv)       the decision of the Hodgman Government to grant permission to Tassal to establish an 800,000 fish salmon farm in Okehampton Bay on Tasmania’s pristine east coast, and

                                   (v)       concerns from a wide cross-section of the community over the proposed Okehampton Bay salmon farm, including the concerns expressed by around 1000 people who attended FloatMo in Hobart on 18 June 2017; and

               (b)       calls on the Hodgman Government to withdraw permission for a salmon farm in Okehampton Bay given the record of atrocious mismanagement and poor regulation of Tasmania’s aquaculture industry. ( general business notice of motion no. 382 )

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes the:

                                     (i)       obligation for parties to the Paris Agreement to consider the ‘right to health’ in the national climate change response, and

                                    (ii)       substantial and growing body of evidence highlighting the public health risks posed by climate change;

               (b)       recognises the:

                                     (i)       need to protect the health and wellbeing of present and future Australians from the health impacts of climate change,

                                    (ii)       economic and health co-benefits from climate change mitigation and adaptation actions, including reduced air pollution and cases of related cardiovascular and respiratory disease and reduced exposure to extreme weather events, and

                                  (iii)       release of the Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being; and

                (c)       calls on the Government to implement policies that will simultaneously protect the health and well-being of Australians and combat the health impacts of climate change on the health of the Australian community. ( general business notice of motion no. 383 )

Senator Smith: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       congratulates the 39 worthy Western Australians who were recipients of the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours for their outstanding achievement and service; and

               (b)       particularly notes the following recipients:

                                     (i)       Professor Svend Peter Klinken, AC—for eminent service to medical research and biochemistry through seminal contributions to understanding the genetics of major diseases, and to the people of Western Australia through promoting the importance of science and innovation,

                                    (ii)       Mr Malcolm Charles Wauchope, AO—for distinguished service to public administration in Western Australia through leadership and advisory roles, to improved governance, public sector management and policy reform, and to the community,

                                  (iii)       Ms Elizabeth Jessie Carr, AM—for significant service to the community through voluntary contributions to the health, aged care, education and social services sectors,

                                  (iv)       Mrs Janice Ethel Pavlinovich, OAM—for service to people with a disability,

                                   (v)       Mr Geoffrey Alexander Hay, PSM—for outstanding public service in Western Australia, particularly in the areas of executive governance and community safety, and

                                  (vi)       Australian Police Medal recipients: Sergeant George Ross Adam, Senior Constable Anthony John Cools, Detective Inspector Mark Wayne Fyfe, Sergeant Jeffrey Bevan Taylor, and Superintendent Kathryn Laura Taylor. ( general business notice of motion no. 384 )

Senators O’Sullivan, Williams, McKenzie and Macdonald: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       welcomes the Prime Minister, the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, and the Minister for the Environment and Energy, and their strong and decisive action in putting downward pressure on power prices by:

                                     (i)       finalising tough new regulation in the gas sector, putting Australians first with priority access to gas supply before it is exported,

                                    (ii)       strengthening the Australian Energy Regulator by providing it with an additional $67.4 million to stop energy network companies gaming the system and overturning rulings in the courts, and

                                  (iii)       asking the Australian Energy Market Operator how to ensure that new continuous dispatchable power is provided, including what support is needed to promote new investment; and

               (b)       notes that the national interest is best served by calling on states to unlock their domestic supplies of conventional gas. ( general business notice of motion no. 385 )

Senators Macdonald and O’Sullivan: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes the calm and sensitive leadership demonstrated by Senator Farrell during question time on 14 and 15 June 2017, during the absence of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate; and

               (b)       congratulates Senator Farrell on his statesmanlike and mature approach in that role. ( general business notice of motion no. 386 )

Senators Hinch, Ludlam, Xenophon and Lambie: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that:

                                     (i)       more than five million Australians listen to community radio in an average week,

                                    (ii)       the community radio audience comes from a diverse range of backgrounds and maintains a diverse range of interests,

                                  (iii)       community radio listeners are disproportionately more likely to identify as Indigenous, religious, LGBTIQ, from a culturally or linguistically-diverse background, or as living with a disability,

                                  (iv)       these interests are not adequately served by commercial radio, and

                                   (v)       the diverse range of voices that contribute to community radio are even more critical in a commercial environment, where diversity is impacted by increasingly consolidated media ownership structures; and

               (b)       calls on the Australian Government to:

                                     (i)       increase funding targeted for community digital radio, taking the Commonwealth contribution to $4.5 million per annum in 2018-19, and

                                    (ii)       commit to funding community radio at that level, indexed, on an ongoing basis. ( general business notice of motion no. 387 )

Senator Waters: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       acknowledges the findings of the Queensland Parliament’s recent report, Black lung, white lies , detailing ‘catastrophic failings’ in public administration, including the detection of coal workers pneumoconiosis, or Black Lung disease, in 21 coal workers since 2015;

               (b)       condemns the failings across government and industry identified in the report;

                (c)       urges all stakeholders to adopt the 68 recommendations of the report to avoid further diagnoses of Black Lung disease in the future;

               (d)       recognises the strong advocacy of the CFMEU in relation to Black Lung in Queensland;

                (e)       notes that occupational lung diseases are estimated to kill 3000 Australians every year, extending far beyond asbestosis, mesothelioma and Black Lung disease, often originating in non-unionised workplaces, such as stone-cutting and nail salons;

                (f)       notes the serious concerns raised by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and Lung Foundation Australia with respect to the prevalence and management of occupationally-acquired lung disease, not only Black Lung, and the lack of a nationally coordinated system for reporting; and

                (g)       calls for the establishment of a national register for occupationally-acquired lung disease. ( general business notice of motion no. 388 )

Senator Siewert: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes the release of the report, Indigenous incarceration: Unlock the facts , produced by international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in collaboration with the Change the Record campaign;

               (b)       acknowledges the important contribution it makes in highlighting the social and economic benefits of closing the gap on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration rates;

                (c)       acknowledges that:

                                     (i)       Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men are 11 times more likely to be incarcerated than the rate of the general male population,

                                    (ii)       Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 15 times more likely to be incarcerated than the rate of the general female population,

                                  (iii)       Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth are 25 times more likely to be incarcerated than the rate of non-Indigenous youth, and

                                  (iv)       on any given day, there are approximately 10,000 Aboriginal adults, and 500 Aboriginal youth in prison;

               (d)       acknowledges the growing incarceration rates of our First Peoples is shameful;

                (e)       notes that the report, Indigenous incarceration: Unlock the facts , calls for justice targets as part of the solution to reduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration;

                (f)       notes that many other reports, Aboriginal leaders and communities have called for justice targets to be rolled out as part of the approach to reduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration; and

                (g)       calls on the Federal, state and territory governments to implement justice targets at the first opportunity as part of closing the gap efforts. ( general business notice of motion no. 389 )

Intention to withdraw : The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams), pursuant to standing order 78, gave notice of his intention, at the giving of notices on the next day of sitting, to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 standing in his name for 3 sitting days after today for the disallowance of the Migration Amendment (Review of the Regulations) Regulation 2016 , made under the Migration Act 1958 [F2016L01809].