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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

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

 (a) notes that 2012 is the 60th anniversary of established diplomatic relations between Thailand and Australia;

 (b) acknowledges the close and wide-ranging relationship between Thailand and Australia, which has developed over the past 6 decades;

 (c) notes Thailand's contribution to global peacekeeping efforts, particularly during the International Force for East Timor operations in East Timor, where the Royal Thai Armed Forces provided the second largest number of troops after Australia;

 (d) recognises the importance of the relationship in forums such as the Cairns Group;

 (e) acknowledges that over 400 000 Australians travel to Thailand each year; and

 (f) supports efforts to maximise relations and connections between the two nations, particularly through the creation of cultural study centres at key universities. (general business notice of motion no. 974)

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 following bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings:

 Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012

 Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012. (statement of reasons for introduction and passage of the bills in the 2012 spring sittings tabled on 9 October 2012 (see entry no. 9, 9 October 2012))

Senators Whish-Wilson and Xenophon: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 22 November 2012:

The pricing and revenue allocation practices of the beverage industry in the container deposit schemes operating in South Australia and the Northern Territory, including:

 (a) management of the operation of container deposit schemes in South Australia and the Northern Territory;

 (b) the cost structure of the beverage industry's involvement in these container deposit schemes;

 (c) the use of unredeemed deposits and unused handling and transport fees;

 (d) alternative scheme structures which ensure beverage producers cannot pass on unreasonable costs from these recycling schemes if such schemes are implemented in additional states or nationally;

 (e) structures to ensure schemes managed under the Product Stewardship Act 2011 do not result in producers passing on unreasonable costs; and

 (f) any other related matters.

Senators Madigan and Xenophon: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012 be referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 29 November 2012.


Senator Ludlam: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Attorney-General, no later than noon on Monday, 29 October 2012, advice provided to the Attorney-General by the Attorney-General's Department or other government departments on data retention, including, but not limited to:

 (a) legal advice regarding data retention in Australia;

 (b) legal advice regarding data retention regimes in other jurisdictions;

 (c) technical and political advice arising from meetings with experts and industry representatives;

 (d) costings and methodology for reaching estimates of costings;

 (e) internal departmental correspondence; and

 (f) interdepartmental communications - emails and documents pertaining to data retention. (general business notice of motion no. 975)

Senator Ludlam: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Attorney-General, no later than noon on Monday, 29 October 2012, the following:

 (a) a list of dates, invitees and attendees of meetings held between the Attorney-General's Department and ISPs, consumer and content industry groups regarding a national data retention scheme;

 (b) briefing notes and advice generated by the Attorney-General's Department in advance of the meetings;

 (c) interdepartmental communications - emails and documents pertaining to the meetings; and

 (d) minutes and reports of these meetings. (general business notice of motion no. 976)

The Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Heffernan): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 11 October 2012, from 4 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test. (general business notice of motion no. 977 )

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) approximately 70 000 Australian Defence Force and Australian Federal Police personnel have been deployed on over 60 peacekeeping operations throughout the world,

  (ii) 48 Australians have died on peacekeeping missions overseas, and

  (iii) Australian peacekeepers have made a significant contribution to international peace and security; and

 (b) calls on the Government to recognise the important service and sacrifice of the 48 Australian peacekeepers who have given their lives in the service of their country by including them on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial. (general business notice of motion no. 978)


The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne): To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Special Minister of State and the Minister representing the Minister for the Public Service and Integrity, by 1 November 2012:

 (a) all draft copies of the Government's Public Interest Disclosure Bill; and

 (b) correspondence from all government departments and agencies that support or raise concerns about the abovementioned draft bills. (general business notice of motion no. 979)

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

 (a) notes the recent report by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia which addresses the issue of election organisation and makes a number of recommendations in order for Cambodia's general election in July 2013 to meet international standards for democratic elections and for urgent and long-term reforms to give Cambodians confidence in the electoral process; and

 (b) calls on the Australian Government to make representations to the Cambodian Government to hold free and fair elections in 2013 and to ensure that opposition parties are able to participate fully in Cambodian politics without harassment or intimidation, including opposition leader Sam Rainsy, as recommended by the UN Special Rapporteur. (general business notice of motion no. 980)

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) Thursday, 11 October is World Sight Day,

  (ii) over half a million Australians aged over 40 are living with some form of vision loss and approximately 75 per cent of blindness and vision loss is preventable or treatable, and

  (iii) World Sight Day is an important date to encourage Australians to think about eye health and the focus of World Sight Day in 2012 is on prevention; and

 (b) calls on the Government to encourage Australians to get regular eye tests to enable early detection and diagnosis. (general business notice of motion no. 981)

Senator Ludlam: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 31 October 2012:

 Any proposed government amendments in relation to the Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011.

Notices of motion withdrawn:

Senator Rhiannon withdrew general business notice of motion no. 932 standing in her name for 29 October 2012, relating to the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct.

Senator Siewert withdrew general business notice of motion no. 442 standing in her name for today, proposing the introduction of the Fisheries Management Amendment (North West Slope Fishery Partial Closure) Bill 2011.