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The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz): To move 15 sitting days after today—That the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1), as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 144 and made under the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009, be disallowed.

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) the Japanese Government annually issues permits for the capture and killing of more than 20 000 dolphins and porpoises, and

  (ii) the hunting of smaller cetaceans is a deliberate circumvention of any bans on the commercial killing of whales; and

 (b) urges the Australian Government to:

  (i) condemn the slaughter of dolphins and porpoises by Japan, and

  (ii) recognise that the killing of dolphins and porpoises is coastal whaling. (general business notice of motion no. 410)

The Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety (Senator Bilyk): To move on the next day of sitting—That paragraph (17) of the resolution of appointment of the Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety be amended to read as follows:

 (17) That the committee may report from time to time but that it present its final report no later than 30 April 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 411)

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, 21 September 2011, from 9.30 am to 11 am, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the funding of political parties and election campaigns. (general business notice of motion no. 412)


The Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Community Affairs References Committee be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 22 September 2011, from 4.30 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiries into the Commonwealth contribution to former forced adoption policies and the Professional Services Review Scheme. (general business notice of motion no. 413)

Senators Hanson-Young, Wright, McEwen and Birmingham: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) the future of the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is in doubt, and

  (ii) the South Australian Football Association was established in 1877 (later to become the SANFL) making it the oldest football league of any code in Australia and one of the oldest sporting codes in the world;

 (b) recognises the coverage:

  (i) is enjoyed by thousands of South Australians and football is intrinsic to the culture of this state and the nation as a whole, and

  (ii) is consistent with the ABC's charter which refers to broadcasts that contribute to national identity and cultural diversity; and

 (c) calls on the ABC to maintain its broadcasts of SANFL games. (general business notice of motion no. 414)

Senator Fifield: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate notes the Gillard Government's failure to implement a sound fiscal strategy. (general business notice of motion no. 415)

The Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Moore): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee on the provisions of Schedule 3 of the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 be extended to 19 September 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 416)

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:

   Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (National Regulator) Bill 2011 and 4 related bills—commencing immediately 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

   Australian Energy Market Amendment (National Energy Retail Law) Bill 2011—commencing immediately after the preceding item until 11 am 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.

Senator Milne: To move on 20 September 2011—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) microbreweries are important niche businesses in Australia, providing valuable job opportunities and economic growth, particularly in rural and regional areas,

  (ii) microbreweries need recognition within the tax system through the Microbrewery Refund, given that they are competing in a domestic market heavily dominated by large multinational companies,

  (iii) the Microbrewery Refund was introduced in 2000 and that the definition of a microbrewery has not been reviewed and is now markedly out of step with industry reality, and

  (iv) the maximum excise refund has remained capped at $10 000, while the beer excise has been raised twice a year for the past 11 years with the consumer price index; and

 (b) calls on the Government to amend:

  (i) the definition of a microbrewery under regulation 2AB of the Excise Regulations 1925, so that a microbrewery is defined as a brewery that produces up to 300 000 litres of beer annually, replacing the current maximum volume of 30 000 litres, and


  (ii) paragraph 50(1)(zzd) of the Excise Regulations 1925 to remove the maximum of $10 000 excise refund that can be claimed in a financial year. (general business notice of motion no. 417)