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NOTICES

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

 (a) notes that Monday, 10 September 2012 is World Suicide Prevention Day;

 (b) recognises that:

  (i) suicide is the leading cause of death in Australia for men under 44 years of age and women under 34 years of age,

  (ii) the most recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reports death due to suicide at 2 132 people per year, which amounts to 6 deaths by suicide a day or one every 4 hours, and

  (iii) suicide remains underreported and estimates suggest that the total number of deaths could be as high as 2 500 a year; and


 (c) calls on the Government to:

  (i) promote increased awareness about the problem and complexity of suicide and the different ways individuals, organisations and communities can work together to reduce suicide rates and the incidence of suicidal behaviours, and

  (ii) address impediments to the accurate collection of suicide data in Australia as recommended by the Community Affairs References Committee in its 2010 report, The hidden toll: Suicide in Australia. (general business notice of motion no. 886)

Senator Siewert: To move on 11 September 2012—

 No. 1—That Social Security (Administration) (Declared income management areas) Determination 2012, made under section 123TFA of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, be disallowed.

 No. 2—That Social Security (Administration) (Vulnerable income management areas) Specification 2012, made under subsections 123UCA(3) and 123UGB(2) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, be disallowed.

 No. 3—That Social Security (Administration) (Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipient) Principles 2012, made under subsection 123UGA(2) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, be disallowed.

 No. 4—That Social Security (Administration) (Specified income management Territory - Northern Territory) Specification 2012, made under subsections 123UCB(4) and 123UCC(4) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, be disallowed.

 No. 5—That Social Security (Administration) (Declared child protection State - New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria) Determination 2012, made under section 123TF of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, be disallowed.

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) and Senator Xenophon: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2012:

Allegations of corruption, bribery and maladministration in respect of the conduct of Securency International Ltd and Note Printing Australia, subsidiaries of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), with particular reference to:

 (a) the dates and level of knowledge of the RBA in respect of these allegations and their governance procedures for dealing with such allegations;

 (b) the actions taken by the RBA once it was made aware of these allegations and whether the actions were appropriate and timely in the circumstances;

 (c) the involvement of Austrade in the activities of Securency International Ltd and Note Printing Australia;

 (d) Austrade's knowledge of the allegations, including dates, and their actions thereto;

 (e) the role of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in investigating these allegations, and whether ASIC acted in a timely manner in relation to these matters; and

 (f) any other related matters.


Senators Crossin, Brown, Marshall and Pratt: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to establish marriage equality, and for related purposes. Marriage Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012. (general business notice of motion no. 887)