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

 (a) congratulates the Parliament of Papua New Guinea for passing, by an overwhelming majority, the constitutional amendment to create 22 reserved seats for women in its national parliament;

 (b) recognises the leadership and hard work of the women of Papua New Guinea, who have been advocating for this reform for many years;

 (c) acknowledges that the next step is enabling legislation that will create the 22 new reserved seats for each province; and

 (d) looks forward to seeing the reforms finalised in time to allow women candidates to stand for these seats in the 2012 national election. (general business notice of motion no. 603)

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

 (a) notes the recent admission of Palestine as the 195th member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO]; and

 (b) calls on the Government to help facilitate, as best it can, the nomination from Palestine for a number of cultural sites, including the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, to be classified as World Heritage sites. (general business notice of motion no. 604)


The Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety (Senator Bilyk): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, from 4 pm to 6 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 605)

Senator Di Natale: To move on 8 February 2012—That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 June 2012:

A review of the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia under the National Health Act 1953, with particular reference to:

 (a) pharmacy remuneration and value for taxpayer funds;

 (b) the effective provision of professional and patient services;

 (c) the effectiveness of governance arrangements;

 (d) the Community Service Obligation;

 (e) the Pharmacy Location Rules;

 (f) the Community Pharmacy Agreement (CPA) processes involving a single entity, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia:

  (i) being granted the status as the sole organisation representing registered pharmacists,

  (ii) negotiating the CPA with the Commonwealth,

  (iii) overseeing the operation of the CPA, through the two-party Agreement Consultative Committee (ACC),

  (iv) approving allocation and expenditure of funds under the CPA, through the two-party ACC, and

  (v) negotiating pharmacy location and ownership rules;

 (g) potential conflicts of interest between the provision of ethical and professional pharmacy services and the commercial interests of pharmacy owners; and

 (h) other matters related to the role played by pharmacists in the health system.

Senator Madigan: To move on 7 February 2012—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009, and for related purposes. Fair Work Amendment (Arbitration) Bill 2012. (general business notice of motion no. 606)

Senator Madigan: To move on 7 February 2012—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to provide for parliamentary approval of certain binding international agreements, and for related purposes. Treaties (Parliamentary Approval) Bill 2012. (general business notice of motion no. 607)