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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

Senator Carol Brown: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 2 March 2011, from 9.30 am to 11 am, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the conduct of the 2010 Federal Election and matters related thereto. (general business notice of motion no. 175)

The Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Community Affairs References Committee on planning options and services for people ageing with a disability be extended to 18 April 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 176)

The Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Barnett): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 3 March 2011, from 4.45 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the Australian Law Reform Commission. (general business notice of motion no. 177)

The Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Senator Boyce): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sittings of the Senate on Thursday, 3 March and Thursday, 24 March 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 178)


The Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Senator Boyce): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 2 March 2011, from 5 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 179)

Senator Crossin: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 1 March 2011, from 4 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 180)

The Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety (Senator Wortley): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 3 March 2011, from 9.30 am. (general business notice of motion no. 181)

Senator Xenophon: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 June 2011:

The superannuation claims of former and current Commonwealth Public Service employees employed on a full-time, part-time or temporary basis prior to the introduction of compulsory superannuation in 1992, who were either not aware or correctly advised of their eligibility for Commonwealth superannuation (the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme), with particular reference to:

 (a) the number of employees in the Commonwealth Public Service impacted, because they were not aware or correctly advised of their eligibility to Commonwealth superannuation prior to the introduction of compulsory superannuation in 1992, including, but not limited to, employees of the following Commonwealth departments and statutory authorities:

  (i) Department of the Interior (which included Transport, Forestry and Conservation, and Agriculture),

  (ii) Department of Works (later renamed the Department of Housing and Construction, and then the Department of Construction) in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales,

  (iii) Department of Administrative Services in the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia,

  (iv) Department of Education in the Australian Capital Territory,

  (v) Department of Supply in South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory,

  (vi) Post-Master General's Department in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales,

  (vii) Australian Government Printing Office in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales,

  (viii) Defence - Research Weapons Establishment in South Australia,

  (ix) Defence - Defence Science and Technology Organisation in South Australia,

  (x) Defence - Defence Research Centre in South Australia,

  (xi) Australian Broadcasting Commission in South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and New South Wales,

  (xii) Australian Atomic Energy Commission (now Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) in New South Wales,


  (xiii) ACT Electricity Authority in the Australian Capital Territory,

  (xiv) Northern Territory Electricity Commission in the Northern Territory,

  (xv) Australian Antarctic Division in Tasmania,

  (xvi) Australian National Airlines Commission (trading as Trans Australian Airlines (TAA)) in New South Wales, and

  (xvii) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and Tasmania;

 (b) the impact on the retirement incomes of these employees as a result of not being aware or correctly advised of their eligibility to the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme;

 (c) the handling of these cases by the Department of Finance and Deregulation;

 (d) what, if any, actions the Department of Finance and Deregulation has taken to notify persons who may be applicable for these claims;

 (e) consideration of cases under the Act of Grace by the Department of Finance and Deregulation; and

 (f) any other related matters.

The Chair of the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Heffernan): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee on pilot safety, including consideration of the Transport Safety Investigation Amendment (Incident Reports) Bill 2010, be extended to 4 May 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 182)

The Minister for Small Business (Senator Sherry): To move on the next day of sitting—That the order of the Senate providing modified rules for question time continue to operate as a temporary order until 24 March 2011.

Notices of motion withdrawn: Senator McEwen, at the request of the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Stephens) and pursuant to notice of intention given on 10 February 2011, withdrew business of the Senate notices of motion nos 1 to 4 standing in the name of Senator Stephens for 11 sitting days after today for the disallowance of the following instruments:

 ASIC Market Integrity Rules (ASX Market) 2010, made under subsection 798G(1) of the Corporations Act 2001.

 Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (Annual General Meeting of the Industry) Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 1), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2010 No. 218 and made under the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980.

 Electoral and Referendum Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 3), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2010 No. 227 and made under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984.

 Producer Offset Amendment Rules 2010 (No. 1), made under section 376-265 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.