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The Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Crossin): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 1 November 2012, from 4.15 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the provisions of the Law Enforcement Integrity Legislation Amendment Bill 2012. (general business notice of motion no. 990)

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

 (a) condemns the contemptible act of attempted murder committed on 9 October 2012 by Taliban terrorists who boarded a school bus in the Pakistani town of Mingora, sought out 14-year-old schoolgirl Ms Malala Yousafzai by name and shot her point blank in the head and neck;

 (b) applauds Ms Yousafzai's advocacy on behalf of gender equality in Pakistan;

 (c) expresses particular admiration for her public speaking debut in September 2008 when, at the tender age of 11 years, she declared in a speech to the media in Peshawar, Pakistan, `How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education';

 (d) notes media reports that the Taliban has openly claimed responsibility for this despicable attack on Ms Yousafzai and has threatened to try again to assassinate her at the first available opportunity; and

 (e) wishes Ms Yousafzai a speedy and complete recovery from her injuries. (general business notice of motion no. 991)

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 36 million of the 57 million deaths that occurred globally in 2008, comprising mainly cardio vascular disease, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung disease,

  (ii) to guide the prevention of NCDs, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been consulting throughout 2011 and 2012 on a comprehensive global monitoring framework, including indicators, and a set of voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of NCDs, and

  (iii) the framework will be finalised at a formal member state consultation meeting at the WHO in Geneva from 5 November to 7 November 2012, where the Australian Government will be in attendance; and

 (b) calls on the Government to:

  (i) support the adoption of the full set of 10 targets as specified in the WHO's Third Discussion Paper, dated 25 July 2012, on a comprehensive global monitoring framework, including indicators, and a set of voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of NCDs,

  (ii) support the target on alcohol of a 10 per cent relative reduction in overall alcohol consumption, and


  (iii) inform the Senate of its position on the comprehensive global monitoring framework, including indicators, and global targets in advance of the WHO formal member states consultation meeting in November. (general business notice of motion no. 992)

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) the `Let's End the Stigma' campaign by Reproductive Choice Australia supports women in their right to choose and aims to end the stigma associated with abortion,

  (ii) shame is a social emotion which has long surrounded abortion and that communities can help provide the solution to ending abortion shaming,

  (iii) hundreds have already pledged to never shame women about their abortions and never be silent when others engage in abortion shaming, and

  (iv) a flash mob dance against abortion stigma was held in Melbourne on 30 September 2012 and a similar event is planned for Sydney on 18 November 2012;

 (b) commends Reproductive Choice Australia for their campaign; and

 (c) invites members of Parliament to take the `Let's End the Stigma' campaign pledge to never shame women about their abortions and to never be silent when others engage in abortion shaming. (general business notice of motion no. 993)

Senator Waters: 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 the third sitting day of 2013:

The effectiveness of threatened species' and ecological communities' protection in Australia, including:

 (a) management of key threats to listed species and ecological communities;

 (b) development and implementation of recovery plans;

 (c) management of critical habitat across all land tenures;

 (d) regulatory and funding arrangements at all levels of government;

 (e) timeliness and risk management within the listings processes;

 (f) the historical record of state and territory governments on these matters; and

 (g) any other related matter.

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently ruled that providing material support for terrorism was not a war crime between 1996 and 2001 and therefore could not support a conviction of Mr Salim Hamdan, and

  (ii) in 2007, Australian Mr David Hicks was convicted of this now invalid charge when he submitted an Alford plea through the United States military commission system; and

 (b) calls on the Government to recognise that there is doubt regarding the validity of Mr Hicks' conviction. (general business notice of motion no. 994)