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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) a group of experts from the health and education sector, community representatives and business met in Parliament to discuss high incidences of poor hearing health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and

  (ii) this group:

   (A) identified otitis media (glue ear) and its social, educational and community impacts as a key issue in `Closing the Gap',

   (B) believes it is essential that a holistic, sustained, cross-disciplinary approach be taken in addressing this issue and its effects; and

 (b) calls on state and federal governments to commit to working collaboratively on a holistic, sustained, cross-disciplinary approach to addressing this issue and its effects. (general business notice of motion no. 449)

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

 (a) notes:

  (i) the courage, determination and sacrifice of the Libyan people since February 2011 in their pursuit of freedom and justice,

  (ii) the Australian Government's commitment to the Libyan people throughout the conflict,

  (iii) Australia is the third largest donor to the humanitarian effort in Libya, and

  (iv) that, with this assistance, humanitarian agencies will provide urgent medical, food and water assistance in conflict-affected areas of Libya; and

 (b) calls on the Government to work with the National Transitional Council to assist Libya's transition. (general business notice of motion no. 450)

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

 (a) the new guidelines announced by the Government that make it easier for sex and gender diverse people to get a passport in their preferred gender;

 (b) that this policy will significantly reduce the administrative burden and inconvenience caused to sex and gender diverse people who require a passport that reflects their gender and physical appearance; and

 (c) that the initiative is in line with the Australian Government's commitment to remove discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and sexual orientation. (general business notice of motion no. 451)

Senators Moore, Crossin, Boyce and Di Natale: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) commends the efforts of successive Australian Governments, working with multilateral, non-government organisations such as Rotary International and other national governments, in wiping out polio in the Pacific and reducing the total number of polio cases worldwide by 99 per cent since 1988;


 (b) congratulates the Australian Government for existing polio eradication efforts through its contribution to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, the Afghanistan Polio Eradication Initiative and the United Nations Children's Fund [UNICEF];

 (c) notes that polio remains endemic in four countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, India and Pakistan; three of which are Commonwealth nations;

 (d) recognises that in 2010, there were only 1 290 cases of polio worldwide, down from 350 000 cases in 1988, indicating the unprecedented opportunity the world has to eradicate polio once and for all;

 (e) notes that the Global Polio Eradication Initiative currently faces a significant funding shortfall; and

 (f) calls on the Australian Government to support efforts to deliver a polio-free world and to advocate for greater support for polio eradication efforts, including at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. (general business notice of motion no. 452)

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

 (a) notes:

  (i) that 29 September 2011 is National Police Remembrance Day,

  (ii) that 2011 marks the 23rd commemorative anniversary of National Police Remembrance Day, and

  (iii) the hard work and dedication of police officers throughout Australia and the South West Pacific;

 (b) particularly notes that:

  (i) 750 police officers have died in Australia since 1803 whilst serving their communities, and

  (ii) families and communities have endured this tragic loss;

 (c) pays tribute to the families and friends of those police officers who have died in the line of duty; and

 (d) acknowledges the support of all families and communities of serving police officers. (general business notice of motion no. 453)

Senator Singh: 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, 12 October 2011, from 10.30 am. (general business notice of motion no. 454)

Senators Kroger and Macdonald: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) regrets the Government's decision, in the context of the Joint Select Committee on Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation, to depart from the historical convention which provides that the chair of a committee is a government nominee and the deputy chair of a committee is an Opposition nominee; and

 (b) expresses concern regarding:

  (i) the implication this committee membership structure has on the independence of the inquiry and its deliberations,

  (ii) the short timeframe of 5 working days given for public submissions to the inquiry,

  (iii) the limitations that this timeframe imposes on the members of the public to provide proper and considered preparations, and


  (iv) the capacity of the committee to consider submissions and hold sufficient public hearings throughout metropolitan, regional and rural Australia, with an opportunity to engage Australians across all states. (general business notice of motion no. 455)

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 private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 22 September 2011, from 4.30 pm, in relation to its inquiry on the management of the Murray-Darling Basin. (general business notice of motion no. 456)

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the 20th anniversary on 4 October 2011 of the Madrid Protocol, which notably banned mining in Antarctica; and

 (b) affirms its support for the Madrid Protocol and for the continuation of Antarctica as a `natural reserve devoted to peace and science'. (general business notice of motion no. 457)

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate condemns the Coalition for seeking to deny Tasmania $270 million of assistance for forestry transition. (general business notice of motion no. 458)

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate congratulates the Treasurer (Mr Swan) on winning Euromoney's Finance Minister of the Year award for his stewardship, backed by measures negotiated in the Australian Senate, of the Australian economy through the global financial crisis. (general business notice of motion no. 459)

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans): To move on the next day of sitting—That the sum of $100, deposited by Mr John Mulholland in relation to a petition, expressed to be a petition pursuant to standing order 207, be returned to him.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz): To move on the next day of sitting—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 Hanson-Young: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate calls on the Government and the Opposition to uphold Australia's obligations to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. (general business notice of motion no. 460)

Senator Milne: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate condemns the Coalition for seeking to deny Tasmania $270 million of assistance for forestry transition. (general business notice of motion no. 461)

Notice of motion withdrawn: At a later hour, pursuant to standing order 77(3), Senator Milne withdrew the notice of motion.