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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

Senators Williams and Nash: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) in Australia, people have a democratic right to protest peacefully, and

  (ii) the carbon tax and `Convoy of No Confidence' rallies held outside Parliament House, Canberra, in August 2011 were peaceful; and

 (b) requests that the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) and the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans) apologise on behalf of their parties for derogatory comments made such as `Convoy of No Consequence', `Convoy of Incontinence' and `it's a general smorgasbord of whingers'. (general business notice of motion no. 403)

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, 20 September 2011, from 4 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 404)

The Chair of the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Heffernan): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 14 September 2011, from 4.30 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the live export trade, together with the Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2011 [No. 2] and the Live Animal Export Restriction and Prohibition Bill 2011 [No. 2]. (general business notice of motion no. 405)


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 the funding and administration of mental health services be extended to 20 October 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 406)

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) 7 September was Threatened Species Day and that this day in 2011 commemorated the 75th anniversary of the extinction of the thylacine (the Tasmanian tiger),

  (ii) the global rate of species extinction is greater now than at any time in human history, and

  (iii) Australia currently has 1 785 nationally threatened plant and animal species;

 (b) agrees that:

  (i) as one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Australia has a special responsibility to protect our unique species, which are inherently precious and must be preserved for future generations, and

  (ii) it is incumbent upon this generation to arrest the global decline of biodiversity; and

 (c) calls on the Government to commit, in its upcoming reform package to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, to reverse the decline of Australia's biodiversity, including by strengthening the Act to preclude the Minister from granting any approval that would push a species to a higher level of endangerment. (general business notice of motion no. 407)

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Telecommunications Act 1997 and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998, and for related purposes. Telecommunications Amendment (Mobile Phone Towers) Bill 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 408)

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig): To move on the next day of sitting—That—

 (1) On Monday, 19 September 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 10 am to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 11.10 pm; and

  (b) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 10.30 pm.

 (2) On Tuesday, 20 September and 11 October 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 11.10 pm;

  (b) the routine of business from 7.30 pm shall be government business only; and

  (c) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 10.30 pm.

 (3) Divisions may take place on:

  (a) Monday, 19 September 2011, before 12.30 pm; and

  (b) Thursday, 15 September and 22 September 2011, after 4.30 pm.


 (4) The following bills shall be called on and be considered under a limitation of time and that the times allotted for all remaining stages be as follows:

   Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Fibre Deployment) Bill 2011—commencing immediately until 11.30 am on 14 September 2011

   Higher Education Support Amendment (Demand Driven Funding System and Other Measures) Bill 2011—commencing immediately after the preceding item until 1.40 pm on 15 September 2011

   Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (National Regulator) Bill 2011 and 4 related bills—commencing immediately after the preceding item until 11.30 am on 19 September 2011

   National Health Reform Amendment (National Health Performance Authority) Bill 2011—commencing immediately after the preceding item until 1.40 pm on 19 September 2011

   Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2011 and a related bill—commencing immediately after the preceding item until 6.30 pm on 19 September 2011

   Schools Assistance Amendment Bill 2011—commencing immediately after the preceding item until 10 pm on 19 September 2011

   National Health Reform Amendment (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) Bill 2011—commencing immediately after the preceding item until 1.40 pm on 20 September 2011

   Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 and a related bill—commencing immediately after the preceding item until 10.15 pm on 20 September 2011

   Work Health and Safety Bill 2011 and a related bill—commencing immediately after the preceding item until 10.30 am on 21 September 2011

   Australian Energy Market Amendment (National Energy Retail Law) Bill 2011—commencing immediately after the preceding item until 12.30 pm on 21 September 2011

   Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection) Bill 2011—commencing immediately after the preceding item until 6.30 pm on 21 September 2011.

 (5) An amendment or request for an amendment to a bill considered under this order shall not be considered in committee of the whole unless it was circulated before the commencement of the consideration of the order of the day on the first day it is called on under this order.

 (6) Subject to paragraph (5), this order operate as an allocation of time under standing order 142.

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig): To move on the next day of sitting—That the government business orders of the day relating to the Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Measures) Bill 2011 and the Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill 2011 may be taken together for their remaining stages.

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

 (a) condemns the personal invitation by Senator Bernardi to racist Dutch politician Geert Wilders to visit Australia; and

 (b) calls on Senator Bernardi to withdraw that invitation or, if not, for the Leader of the Opposition (Mr Abbott) to intervene. (general business notice of motion no. 409)

Notice of motion withdrawn: Senator Macdonald withdrew general business notice of motion no. 401 standing in his name for today, relating to sport.