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NOTICES

Senator Bilyk: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Standing Committee on Migration be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 6 July 2011, from 10.30 am to noon. (general business notice of motion no. 294)

The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (Senator Carr): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to intellectual property, and for related purposes. Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011.

The Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Kroger): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee on Requests for Tender for aviation contracts be extended to 25 August 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 295)

Senator Hanson-Young: To move on the next day of sitting—That the resolution of appointment of the Joint Select Committee on Australia's Immigration Detention Network be amended as follows:

Omit paragraph (6), substitute:

 (6) the committee shall elect as its chair a Government member appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Government Whip or Whips, or the Leader of the Government in the Senate;

After paragraph (6), insert:

 (6A) the committee shall elect a member as its deputy chair; (general business notice of motion no. 296)

Senators Barnett, Bernardi and Fierravanti-Wells: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises that Coptic Christians in Egypt are suffering ongoing and increasing persecution;

 (b) condemns the recent attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt;

 (c) expresses its sympathy for Coptic Christians who have been victims of recent attacks in Egypt; and

 (d) calls on the Government to:

  (i) issue a public statement condemning the ongoing attacks against the Coptic Christian minority in Egypt,

  (ii) make immediate representations to the United Nations to end the persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, and

  (iii) strongly urge the Egyptian Government to provide equal rights and protections for all Egyptian citizens regardless of race or religion. (general business notice of motion no. 297)


Senator Xenophon: To move on 23 June 2011—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Bankruptcy Regulations 1996 in relation to the Exceptional Circumstances Exit Package, and for related purposes. Bankruptcy Amendment (Exceptional Circumstances Exit Package) Bill 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 298)

The Chair of the Select Committee on the Scrutiny of New Taxes (Senator Cormann): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Select Committee on the Scrutiny of New Taxes be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 23 June 2011, from 3.30 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 299)