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NOTICES

Senator Cormann: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer, no later than noon on Wednesday, 19 September 2012, information for each of the financial years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 regarding:

 (a) the cost to the Budget of the various state government royalty increases announced after 2 May 2010 on coal and iron ore that are creditable against any Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) liability, broken down by state and commodity; and


 (b) the cost to the Budget of the upfront tax deductions able to be claimed by existing mining projects that are subject to the MRRT on the basis of the market valuation method. (general business notice of motion no. 931)

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Association and the Parramatta Female Factory Friends/Action Group are campaigning to include Australia's first female convict establishment on the National Heritage List,

  (ii) in August 2012, the New South Wales Government announced the development of a master plan for the Parramatta Heritage Precinct and proposed a public/private enterprise to enable the `adaptive reuse' of the heritage sites for commercial and residential purposes, posing a threat to its heritage values,

  (iii) the Community Affairs References Committee report Forgotten Australians (2004) calls for `the Commonwealth and State Governments, in conjunction with the Churches and agencies, to provide funding for the erection of suitable memorials commemorating care leavers', and

  (iv) t he House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs report Half Way to Equal (1992) recommends the establishment of a `National Women's Place', recognising women's history and contribution; and

 (b) calls on the Government to:

  (i) include the National Heritage List nomination relating to the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct in the 2012 final Priority Assessment List, and

  (ii) contribute funding to act on the recommendations of the Forgotten Australians report, including to create a memorial garden, plaque and a heritage centre at the Precinct using the buildings and grounds of the former Parramatta Girls Home, which forms part of the Precinct. (general business notice of motion no. 932 )

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

 (a) notes:

  (i) the intention of the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Mr Burke) to transfer responsibility for protecting our nationally threatened species and wilderness places to state governments by March 2013, and

  (ii) that the Tasmanian Premier (Ms Giddings) is ready to sacrifice the Tarkine wilderness for mining and development; and

 (b) calls on the Government to retain responsibility for all major decisions on environmentally damaging projects that affect our nationally threatened species and wilderness places. (general business notice of motion no. 933)

Senator Hanson-Young: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, no later than 21 September 2012, the contract between the Commonwealth Government and:

 (a) Transfield Services for the service provision on Nauru for offshore processing of asylum seekers;


 (b) International Health and Medical Services for the service provision on Nauru for offshore processing of asylum seekers; and

 (c) the Salvation Army for the service provision on Nauru for offshore processing of asylum seekers. (general business notice of motion no. 934)

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins): To move on the next day of sitting—That the government business orders of the day relating to the Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 2) 2011 and two related bills, and the Customs Amendment (Anti-dumping Improvements) Bill (No. 3) 2012 may be taken together for their remaining stages.

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 Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Declared Fishing Activities) Bill 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 Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Declared Fishing Activities) Bill 2012 in the 2012 spring sittings.