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NOTICES

The Chair of the Select Committee on Australia's Food Processing Sector (Senator Colbeck): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Select Committee on Australia's Food Processing Sector be extended to 16 August 2012. (general business notice of motion no. 818)

Senators Boyce and Fifield: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises that:

  (i) the proposal of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a once-in-a-generation landmark reform that has the potential to deliver better quality of life outcomes for Australians with disabilities,

  (ii) the schedule for implementation of the NDIS, as proposed by the Productivity Commission, will take 7 years, spanning the life of three Parliaments, and

  (iii) the NDIS is a reform that involves the cooperation and support of state and territory governments, the disability support services sector, people with a disability and their families and carers;

 (b) notes the bipartisan and cross-party support for the implementation of the NDIS; and

 (c) declares its support for policy stability on the NDIS over the life of those three Parliaments and until the scheme's full implementation. (general business notice of motion no. 819)

Senators Boyce and Fifield: To move on the next day of sitting—

 (1) That a joint select committee, to be known as the Joint Select Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme be established to oversee the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

 (2) That the committee be subject to terms of reference and reporting dates, to be agreed upon by the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition and agreed to by both Houses of Parliament.

 (3) That the committee consist of 10 members, two Government members and two Opposition members, two Government senators and two Opposition senators, one Australian Greens member or senator and one independent member or senator.

 (4) That every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

 (5) That the members of the committee hold office as a joint select committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time, whichever is the earlier.


 (6) That the committee elect as its joint chairs a Government member appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Government Whip or Whips or the Leader of the Government in the House of Representatives or the Leader of the Government in the Senate, and an Opposition member appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Opposition Whip or Whips or the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives or the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.

 (7) That three members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include one Government member of either House and one Opposition member of either House.

 (8) That the committee have the power to call for witnesses to attend and for documents to be produced.

 (9) That the committee may conduct proceedings at any place it sees fit.

 (10) That the committee have the power to adjourn from time to time and to sit during any adjournment of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

 (11) That the committee report to both Houses of Parliament from time to time.

 (12) That the provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, shall have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.

 (13) That a message be sent to the House of Representatives acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur with the action accordingly. (general business notice of motion no. 820)

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins): To move on the next day of sitting—That the order of the Senate of 19 June 2012, relating to the hours of meeting and routine of business, be varied to provide that:

On Thursday, 28 June 2012:

 (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9 am to 6 pm and 7 pm to adjournment;

 (b) the routine of business from 9 am to 2 pm, and from 7 pm, shall be the following government business orders of the day:

   Tax Laws Amendment (Managed Investment Trust Withholding Tax) Bill 2012 and a related bill, and

   Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 and 2 related bills;

 (c) the routine of business from after motions to take note of answers to not later than 4.30 pm shall be:

  (i) petitions,

  (ii) notices of motion,

  (iii) tabling and consideration of a report of the Selection of Bills Committee,

  (iv) postponement and rearrangement of business,

  (v) discovery of formal business, and

  (vi) tabling of Clerk's documents;

 (d) the order of general business shall be:

  (i) general business order of the day no. 20 (Environment Protection (Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme) Bill 2010), and

  (ii) orders of the day relating to government documents;


 (e) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm; and

 (f) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall not be proposed until a motion for the adjournment is moved by a minister.

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins): To move on the next day of sitting—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2012, allowing it to be considered during this period of sittings.

 Document: Senator Collins tabled the following document:

  Consideration of legislation—Statement of reasons for introduction and passage of the Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2012 in the 2012 winter sittings.