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NOTICES

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) 11 November is Remembrance Day, which commemorates the official end of World War I on that date in 1918,

  (ii) on Remembrance Day we remember those members of Commonwealth armed forces who died in the line of duty in World War I and since, and

  (iii) since 2000, more Australian soldiers have died as a result of suicide than armed combat overseas;

 (b) recognises:

  (i) the sacrifice of Australians who have died serving our country,

  (ii) that death is not the only human toll of war,

  (iii) that veterans suffer from mental health effects directly related to their experiences serving in conflict zones, and

  (iv) the mental health effects of conflict reach beyond veterans to their families, who are also affected; and

 (c) calls on the Government to:

  (i) encourage speaking out about suicide and to continue making suicide prevention a priority, including within the armed forces,


  (ii) ensure adequate funding for mental health services for veterans and their families,

  (iii) encourage the armed services to promote and support good mental health practices, and

  (iv) encourage a culture of openness and understanding about mental health in the Australian military. (general business notice of motion no. 551)

Senator Crossin: To move on the next day of sitting—That the order of the Senate of 2 November 2011 authorising the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1), be varied by omitting "29 November 2011" and substituting "22 November 2011". (general business notice of motion no. 552)

The Chair of the Standing Committee of Senators' Interests (Senator Bernardi): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Standing Committee of Senators' Interests on a draft code of conduct for senators be extended to 10 May 2012. (general business notice of motion no. 553)

The Deputy Chair of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee (Senator Marshall): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee on disability employment services be extended to 25 November 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 554)

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

 (a) notes the current and potential damage that imported asbestos is creating to the health of people in the Asia Pacific region;

 (b) recognises the Australian Government's efforts at the 2011 Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent to have chrysotile asbestos (white asbestos) listed in the convention;

 (c) expresses its disappointment that Canada is stalling the listing of chrysotile asbestos in the convention;

 (d) calls on the Canadian Government to recognise the profound global implications of Canada's continuing production and export of asbestos and asbestos-containing products; and

 (e) supports the Australian Government to use all available diplomatic means to convince the Canadian Government to cease both production of and trade in asbestos. (general business notice of motion no. 555)

Senator Ludlam: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, and for related purposes. Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (International Broadcasting Services) Bill 2011. (general business notice of motion no. 556)

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

 (a) notes:

  (i) that the Government and the Opposition did not support the Australian Greens' motion on 9 November 2011 that `all applications and approvals made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 [the Act] which would have a significant impact on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area to be suspended until the conclusion of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural
Organization [UNESCO] requested strategic assessment, to allow consideration of all cumulative impacts of coal and coal seam gas ports and other developments on this internationally-significant biodiversity icon',

  (ii) the comments by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Mr Burke) on Four Corners on Monday, 7 November 2011, that he would `prefer a situation where as much as possible is able to be dealt with once we've concluded the strategic assessment, but people have legal rights under law to commence the process and those processes continue in the interim', and

  (iii) the Act already provides a suspension process for applications and approvals in particular circumstances and a revocation process for approvals in particular circumstances, both without compensation rights flowing to the proponent; and

 (b) calls on the Government to:

  (i) confirm that subsection 130(5) and sections 132, 144 and 145 of the Act allow the Minister to suspend all applications and approvals made under the Act that would have a significant impact on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area until the conclusion of the UNESCO requested strategic assessment, and

  (ii) if necessary, urgently amend the Act to confer on the Minister the power to suspend all applications and approvals made under the Act that would have a significant impact on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area until the conclusion of the UNESCO requested strategic assessment, to allow that strategic assessment to properly consider all cumulative impacts of coal and coal seam gas ports and other developments on this internationally-significant biodiversity icon. (general business notice of motion no. 557)