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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

Senator Cameron: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 26 June 2012, from 6 pm to 8 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the review of the rollout of the NBN. (general business notice of motion no. 782)

Senator Crossin: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 26 June 2012, from 4 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the prevention and treatment of problem gambling, followed by a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1). (general business notice of motion no. 783)


The Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories (Senator Pratt): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 27 June 2012, from 12.30 pm to 1.45 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the review of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities annual report 2010-11. (general business notice of motion no. 784)

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

 (a) the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II occurred on 2 June 1953;

 (b) the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was celebrated between 2 June and 5 June 2012;

 (c) during this period, Australians expressed their respect and affection for Her Majesty and their thanks for the longevity of her reign as Queen of Australia; and

 (d) 3 February 2014 will mark the 60th anniversary of the first arrival of Queen Elizabeth II in Australia. (general business notice of motion no. 785)

Senators Hanson-Young and Lundy: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that Wednesday, 20 June 2012 is World Refugee Day, recognising the importance of international commitment to worldwide protection of refugees under the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees;

 (b) notes that the 2012 theme of World Refugee Day is `Refugees Have No Choice: You Do', which acknowledges the tragic conflicts and deadly persecution that lead people to seek protection in countries that are not their own, leaving behind their history, property and loved ones in search of a safe new life; and

 (c) calls on the Government to reaffirm Australia's commitments under the 1951 Convention. (general business notice of motion no. 786)

Notices of motion withdrawn:

Senator Hanson-Young withdrew general business notice of motion no. 780 standing in her name for today, relating to civil partnership legislation in Queensland.

Senator Kroger, at the request of Senator Colbeck and pursuant to notice of intention given on 18 June 2012, withdrew business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 standing in the name of Senator Colbeck for the next day of sitting for the disallowance of the Fishing Levy Regulations 2011, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 241 and made under the Fishing Levy Act 1991 and the Fisheries Management Act 1991.