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The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) and Senator Rhiannon: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) congratulates the Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) on her appointment to co-chair a global leadership group on achieving the Millennium Development Goals;

 (b) notes that:

  (i) in 1970, Australia endorsed the United Nations target to allocate 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income (GNI) to foreign aid,

  (ii) the former Prime Minister (Mr Howard) endorsed the 0.7 per cent target when he signed on to the Millennium Development Goals, and

  (iii) on 22 November 2011, the Senate voted to reaffirm a bipartisan commitment to increase the International Development Assistance Budget to at least 0.5 per cent of GNI by 2015; and

 (c) calls on the Government to:

  (i) recommit to 0.5 per cent of GNI to be allocated to Australia's foreign aid budget by 2015, and

  (ii) commit to re-evaluating the provision of 0.7 per cent of GNI to the foreign aid budget in order to bring Australia in line with achieving the Millennium Development Goals. (general business notice of motion no. 806)

Senators Edwards and Di Natale: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) up to one million Australians may be living with Meniere's disease and vestibular disorders,

  (ii) these disorders result in vertigo, dizziness, balance problems, hearing loss, tinnitus and can lead to sudden debilitating attacks, loss of employment, social isolation and loss of confidence and personal capabilities in everyday living activities, and

  (iii) Meniere's Australia provides much needed counselling, practical advice, information and peer support to both individuals and their families and carers; and

 (b) encourages and supports Meniere's Australia in developing and improving services in Australia for people living with the distressing consequences of Meniere's disease and other unseen vestibular disorders. (general business notice of motion no. 807)

Senator Di Natale: To move on 27 June 2012—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) temporary and migrant workers make a significant contribution to the Australian economy and Australian society,


  (ii) the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families was adopted by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on 18 December 1990, and

  (iii) the Convention's provisions protect the human rights of migrant workers and shield them from unconscionable exploitation; and

 (b) calls on the Government to:

  (i) ensure that temporary migrant workers who come to Australia receive settlement assistance, language training and culturally appropriate services,

  (ii) institute a rigorous program of inspection and enforcement to ensure that the conditions and pay migrant workers receive are fair and meet the legal requirements, and

  (iii) show its commitment to leading the world in the protection of the rights of migrant workers by immediately ratifying the Convention. (general business notice of motion no. 808)