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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

Senator Di Natale: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 21 March 2013:

Progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the 1999 Joint Expert Technical Advisory Committee on Antibiotic Resistance, including:

 (a) examination of steps taken, their timeliness and effectiveness;

 (b) where and why failures have occurred;

 (c) implications of antimicrobial resistance on public health and the environment;

 (d) implications for ensuring transparency, accountability and effectiveness in future management of antimicrobial resistance; and

 (e) any other related matter.

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

 (a) formally marks National Asbestos Awareness Week, which in 2012 is being held between 26 November and 30 November;

 (b) acknowledges the ongoing and devastating legacy of asbestos on the Australian community and that Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related diseases in the world;

 (c) recognises the ongoing efforts of the many asbestos support and advocacy groups and unions which support those living with an asbestos-related disease and advocate on behalf of victims;

 (d) extends its sympathies to those who have been affected by an asbestos-related disease;

 (e) acknowledges Australia's ongoing work with like-minded countries to achieve listing of chrysotile asbestos under the rules of the Rotterdam Convention; and

 (f) commends the Government on its efforts to eradicate asbestos from workplaces, homes and the community through its response to the Asbestos Management Review and the establishment of the Office of Asbestos Safety. (general business notice of motion no. 1075)

Senator Madigan: To move on 12 March 2013—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to limit imports from countries that are signatories to a Free Trade Agreement with Australia but which do not provide their employees with basic workers' rights, and for related purposes. Fair Trade (Workers' Rights) Bill 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1076)

Senator Madigan: To move on 26 February 2013—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to enable the citizens of Australia to initiate the holding of a referendum in relation to altering the Constitution, and for related purposes. Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1077)

Senator Madigan: To move on 26 February 2013—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to enable the citizens of Australia to initiate the holding of a plebiscite in relation to the introduction of legislation into the Federal Parliament, and for related purposes. Citizen Initiated Legislation (Plebiscite) Bill 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1078)


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

 (a) notes:

  (i) with deep concern the human rights situation in Iran, including the use of the death penalty, the intimidation and arbitrary arrest of human rights and political activists, and the treatment of minorities,

  (ii) with particular concern the situation of Ms Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Iranian human rights lawyer who has campaigned for `freedom, social security, the rule of law and justice', and who has been imprisoned since 4 September 2010,

  (iii) Ms Sotoudeh's health has deteriorated as a result of being on a hunger strike for more than 40 days, and

  (iv) 30 000 people have supported a campaign run by Amnesty International to demand the unconditional release of Ms Sotoudeh; and

 (b) supports the Australian Government raising concerns about Ms Sotoudeh's human rights, including her imprisonment, with the Government of Iran, and continuing to urge Iran to abide by its international human rights obligations and to protect the human rights of all its citizens. (general business notice of motion no. 1079)

Senators Xenophon, Di Natale, Fierravanti-Wells and Madigan: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the concerns of key stakeholders in relation to the price reduction of chemotherapy drug Docetaxel and its potential broader impact on the treatment of cancer patients;

 (b) calls on the Government to:

  (i) negotiate with relevant bodies regarding the cost of dispensing chemotherapy drugs, and

  (ii) ensure that the result of these negotiations will allow pharmacists to continue dispensing the drug, and other chemotherapy drugs, without disrupting patients;

 (c) welcomes the policy of price disclosure of items on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; and

 (d) calls on the Government to ensure that further disruption to patients does not occur. (general business notice of motion no. 1080)

The Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Wright): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 21 March 2013:

The impact of recent proposed federal court fee increases on access to justice in Australia, with particular reference to:

 (a) the impact of federal court fee increases on low-income and ordinary Australians and operators of small business;

 (b) whether recent and proposed fee increases are reasonable, based on evidence and consistent with other justice policy matters;

 (c) how increases in court fees, and other reform to the courts and justice system, can act as a barrier to accessing justice;

 (d) the extent to which court fee increases may impact on services provided by legal assistance services, i.e. legal aid commissions, ATSILS, FVPLS and CLCs; and


 (e) other relevant matters.

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins): To move on the next day of sitting—That, on Thursday, 29 November 2012:

 (a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 6.30 pm and 7 pm to adjournment;

 (b) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm;

 (c) any proposal pursuant to standing order 75 shall not be proceeded with;

 (d) consideration of general business and committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General's reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall not be proceeded with;

 (e) the routine of business from not later than 12.45 pm to 2 pm and from not later than 3.45 pm shall be government business only;

 (f) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall not be proposed until a motion for the adjournment is moved by a minister;

 (g) the following government business orders of the day shall have precedence over all other government business, be called on in the following order and be considered under a limitation of time, and that the time allotted be as follows:

Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012commencing immediately to 3.45 pm—second reading

from 3.45 pm to 4.15 pm—all remaining stagesTreasury Legislation Amendment (Unclaimed Money and Other Measures) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item to 5.30 pm—all remaining stagesNational Gambling Reform Bill 2012 and related billscommencing from not later than 6 pm to 8 pm—second reading

from 8 pm to 9 pm—all remaining stagesSuperannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012commencing immediately after the preceding item to 9.45 pm—all remaining stages

 (h) paragraph (g) of this order shall operate as a limitation of debate under standing order 142.

Intention to withdraw: Senator Xenophon, pursuant to standing order 78, gave notice of his intention, at the giving of notices on the next day of sitting, to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 standing in his name for 29 November 2012 for the disallowance of item [1] of Schedule 1 to the National Health (Weighted average disclosed price - interim supplementary disclosure cycle) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 2) [PB98 of 2012], made under subsection 99ADB(4) of the National Health Act 1953.