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NOTICES

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations (Senator Evans): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to long service leave in the black coal mining industry, and for related purposes. Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Legislation Amendment Bill 2011.

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations (Senator Evans): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the social security law, and for related purposes. Social Security Legislation Amendment (Family Participation Measures) Bill 2011.

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

 (1) Divisions may take place on:

  (a) Thursday, 13 October 2011, after 4.30 pm; and

  (b) Monday, 21 November 2011, before 12.30 pm.

 (2) The order of the Senate of 22 November 2010 relating to the days of meeting of the Senate for the year 2011, be modified as follows:

  Insert "Monday, 7 November to Thursday, 10 November".

 (3) On Tuesday, 1 November and 8 November 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 11 am to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.40 pm;

  (b) the routine of business from 11 am shall be consideration of the government business order of the day relating to the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills; and

  (c) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 10 pm.

 (4) On Thursday, 3 November and 10 November 2011:

  (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 8.40 pm;

  (b) consideration of general business and consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General's reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall not be proceeded with;

  (c) the government business order of the day relating to the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills shall have precedence over all government business;

  (d) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm; and

  (e) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 8 pm.

 (5) The government business order of the day relating to the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills be considered under a limitation of time and that the time allotted be as follows:

  (a) on Thursday, 3 November 2011, from 3.45 pm to 4 pm—second reading;


  (b) on Thursday, 10 November 2011, at 4 pm—all remaining stages, excluding consideration of any messages from the House of Representatives; and

  (c) on Monday, 21 November 2011, at 6 pm—all remaining stages, including consideration of any messages from the House of Representatives.

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

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

 (a) notes:

  (i) the participation and status of women in the economy is central to development efforts,

  (ii) the significant contribution the Australian Government is making to improve the lives of women across the globe,

  (iii) the successful APEC [Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation] Women and the Economy Summit, held in San Francisco, California, from 13 September to 16 September 2011, where Australia committed $2.2 million to help women start and expand their own small businesses, and

  (iv) that this money will help microfinance institutions provide loans to more than 26 million women by the end of 2013, enabling these women to establish their own business, send their children to school, invest in their livelihoods and improve their families' standard of living; and

 (b) calls on the Government to continue to invest in empowering women through the Australian aid program. (general business notice of motion no. 439)

The Deputy Chair of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee (Senator Ryan): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the final report of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee on the exposure drafts of Australian privacy amendment legislation be extended to 12 October 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 440)

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 private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 21 September 2011, from 4.30 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 441)

Senator Siewert: To move on 22 September 2011—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Fisheries Management Act 1991, and for related purposes. Fisheries Management Amendment (North West Slope Fishery Partial Closure) Bill 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 442)

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 meet during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 21 September 2011, from 5 pm, for a private briefing. (general business notice of motion no. 443)

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate rejects the Government's attempts to provide inadequate protections for asylum seekers in its proposed legislation to resurrect its Malaysian asylum seeker deal. (general business notice of motion no. 444)


Senator Carol Brown: To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters on the funding of political parties and election campaigns be extended to 1 December 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 445)

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

 (a) notes:

  (i) a roundtable meeting held in Federal Parliament supported a call for Sri Lanka to be suspended from the Councils of the Commonwealth because it has:

   (A) refused to hold an independent investigation into alleged war crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the final stages of the civil war in 2009, and

   (B) breached its commitment to uphold the `rule of law' in the Commonwealth's values and principles, as set out in the Millbrook Commonwealth Action Program,

  (ii) a precedent was set for temporarily suspending a country from the Councils of the Commonwealth when Pakistan was suspended in 1999 and Fiji was suspended in 2000 and 2006, and

  (iii) the Sri Lankan President is planning to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth in October 2011; and

 (b) calls on the Australian Government to support calls for Sri Lanka to be suspended from the Councils of the Commonwealth until the Government of Sri Lanka:

  (i) agrees to an international independent investigation into war crimes,

  (ii) restores human rights and the rule of law, and

  (iii) implements all of the recommendations of the United Nations Expert Panel Report on War Crimes in Sri Lanka. (general business notice of motion no. 446)

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) on 7 September 2001, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly passed Resolution 55/282 declaring that the International Day of Peace should be observed annually on the fixed date of 21 September, as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence,

  (ii) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has urged member states to support the observance of global ceasefire, and

  (iii) the slogan chosen by the UN for the 2011 marking of the day is `Peace = Future', drawing particular attention to the impact of armed conflict on children and that the world's concerns will soon be in their hands;

 (b) supports non-government organisations in Australia who intend to observe the day through vigils, concerts and walks; and

 (c) calls on the Australian Government to:

  (i) promote the observance of a global ceasefire for the duration of 21 September, and

  (ii) support the observation of a ceasefire by not engaging in hostilities for the duration of 21 September, unless provoked to do so in self-defence. (general business notice of motion no. 447)


Senator Ludlam: To move on 11 October 2011—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) that the Northern Territory Government adopted legislation to launch a territory-wide container deposit scheme from 12 January 2010,

  (ii) that Coca-Cola Amatil has proposed legal action against the Northern Territory Government citing a breach of section 9 of the Mutual Recognition Act 1992, and

  (iii) Clean Up Australia's activities throughout Australia over the weekend of 16 September and 17 September 2011; and

 (b) calls on the Australian Government to adopt a container deposit scheme by all states and territories, effectively annulling the proposed court action by Coca-Cola Amatil. (general business notice of motion no. 448)

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig): To move on the next day of sitting—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the following bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings:

 Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

 Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2011

 National Residue Survey (Excise) Levy Amendment (Deer) Bill 2011

 Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment (Oils in the Antarctic Area) Bill 2011.

 Documents: Senator Ludwig tabled the following documents:

  Consideration of legislation—Statements of reasons [4] for introduction and passage of the bills in the 2011 spring sittings.

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig): To move on the next day of sitting—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings.

 Document: Senator Ludwig tabled the following document:

  Consideration of legislation—Statement of reasons for introduction and passage of the Clean Energy Bill 2011 and related bills in the 2011 spring sittings.