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NOTICES

The Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 March 2013:

Australia's domestic response to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Commission on Social Determinants of Health report, Closing the gap within a generation, including the:

 (a) Government's response to other relevant WHO reports and declarations;

 (b) impacts of the Government's response;

 (c) extent to which the Commonwealth is adopting a social determinants of health approach through:

  (i) relevant Commonwealth programs and services,

  (ii) the structures and activities of national health agencies, and

  (iii) appropriate Commonwealth data gathering and analysis; and

 (d) scope for improving awareness of social determinants of health:

  (i) in the community,

  (ii) within government programs, and

  (iii) amongst health and community service providers.

The Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Moore): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Community Affairs Legislation Committee be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 11 September 2012, from 12.30 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 865)

The Chair of the Economics Legislation Committee (Senator Bishop): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Economics Legislation Committee be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 23 August 2012, from 3.30 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 866)

The Chair of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee (Senator Back): 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 its inquiry into the allowance payment system be extended to 29 November 2012. (general business notice of motion no. 867 )

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

 (a) notes the Treasurer's promise in the 2011-12 Budget to create half a million new jobs over the next 2 years; and


 (b) calls on the Government to keep its promise to create half a million new jobs by 1 June 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 868)

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

 (a) believes a free press is central to accountability and transparency in government; and

 (b) rejects proposals for new government-appointed arbiters of news media content or government-imposed fines on news media content. (general business notice of motion no. 869)

Senator Siewert: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate calls on the Government to:

 (a) examine the new evidence presented by Dr Salisbury, that there are archaeologically and culturally significant but insufficiently documented dinosaur footprint trails right along the Dampier Peninsula coastline, including at the site of the proposed James Price Point gas hub precinct;

 (b) commission further science that will identify the extent of the dinosaur footprint fossils in the proposed James Price Point gas hub precinct and the impact that construction of a gas hub would have on these fossils; and

 (c) undertake a full environmental, social and heritage impact assessment of the James Price Point gas hub precinct proposal. (general business notice of motion no. 870)