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NOTICES

The Minister for Sport (Senator Lundy): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006, and for related purposes. Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment Bill 2013.

The Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Birmingham): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Environment and Communications References Committee on the protection of Australia's threatened species and ecological communities be extended to 15 May 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1081)

The Chair of the Economics Legislation Committee (Senator Bishop): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Economics Legislation Committee be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 7 February 2013, from 3.30 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 1082)

Senator Bishop: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit:

 (a) be authorised to meet on Wednesday, 13 March 2013, as follows:

  (i) to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate from 11 am, and

  (ii) to hold public meetings during the sitting of the Senate from 11.15 am; and

 (b) be authorised to meet on Wednesday, 20 March 2013, as follows:

  (i) to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate from 11 am, followed by private briefings, and

  (ii) to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate from 11.45 am. (general business notice of motion no. 1083)

The Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Senator Boyce): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sittings of the Senate, from 10 am to 11 am, as follows:

 (a) on Thursday, 7 February 2013; and

 (b) on Thursday, 14 March 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1084)

The Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Senator Boyce): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 7 February 2013, from 10 am to 1 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into family business in Australia. (general business notice of motion no. 1085)


The Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (Senator Cash): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sittings of the Senate, from 11 am, as follows:

 (a) on Thursday, 7 February 2013; and

 (b) on Thursday, 14 March 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1086)

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, 7 February 2013, from 4 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Organised Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2012. (general business notice of motion no. 1087)

The Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Senator Crossin): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 7 February 2013, from 9.30 am. (general business notice of motion no. 1088)

The Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (Senator Nash): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sittings of the Senate, from 5.30 pm, as follows:

 (a) on Wednesday, 6 February 2013; and

 (b) on Wednesday, 13 March 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1089)

The Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Moore) and the Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Community Affairs Legislation Committee and the Community Affairs References Committee be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sittings of the Senate, from 12.35 pm, as follows:

 (a) on Tuesday, 26 February 2013; and

 (b) on Tuesday, 12 March 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1090)

The Chair of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Senator Ryan): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee on the implementation of the 1999 recommendations of the Joint Expert Technical Advisory Committee on Antibiotic Resistance be extended to 10 May 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1091)

Senator Cormann: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate orders the Commissioner of Taxation to provide to the Economics References Committee, by no later than noon on 7 February 2013, details of the revenue collected from the Minerals Resource Rent Tax by the Australian Taxation Office since 1 July 2012. (general business notice of motion no. 1092)


Senator Cormann: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer, by no later than noon on 7 February 2013, a copy of any advice concerning the release of data about revenue collected from the Minerals Resource Rent Tax, including, but not limited to, advice from the Australian Taxation Office, the Department of the Treasury and the Australian Government Solicitor. (general business notice of motion no. 1093)

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

 (a) notes that the Government has not released the Board of Taxation's review of the tax arrangements applying to Collective Investment Vehicles, which the Board provided to the Assistant Treasurer in December 2011; and

 (b) orders that the full report be laid on the table by 5 pm on Monday, 25 February 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1094)

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) the disruption to stock market trading caused by a media release which falsely purported to announce the withdrawal of a $1.2 billion loan facility to Whitehaven Coal by the ANZ Bank,

  (ii) the impersonation of an ANZ Bank officer designed to further this hoax,

  (iii) the tendency of such deceptions to undermine confidence in Australia's stock market,

  (iv) various endorsements of these deceptions, and

  (v) that such endorsements are inconsistent with concepts of economic responsibility, participatory democracy, efforts to enforce standards of media reporting and the rule of law; and

 (b) rejects attempts to justify these deceptions with the notion of virtuous malfeasance. (general business notice of motion no. 1095)

Senators Cormann and Williams: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate calls on the Government to instruct Treasury to:

 (a) expedite the completion of the Final Budget Outcome for 2012-13 as soon as practicable after the end of the financial year; and

 (b) make the Final Budget Outcome for 2012-13 available for the Treasurer to release by 31 August 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1096)

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

 (a) recognises:

  (i) research from early 2012 by the Australia Institute which revealed that approximately 500 000 Australians are missing out on essential legal services,

  (ii) the 2012 Australian Council of Social Service Community Sector Survey that highlighted how community legal centres are struggling to meet demand, waiting lists are increasing and approximately 14 per cent of people who sought assistance in 2010-11 were turned away, and

  (iii) recent research by the New South Wales Law and Justice Foundation which estimated that each year over 8 million people will experience a legal problem; and


 (b) calls on the Government to respond to the current crisis in the legal assistance sector, and promote improved access to justice, by addressing:

  (i) the high cost of legal services,

  (ii) increasing demand for legal assistance,

  (iii) changes to legal aid eligibility, and

  (iv) the impact of recent court fee increases on individuals and small businesses. (general business notice of motion no. 1097)

Senator Di Natale: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate calls on Senator Bernardi, the Chair of the Standing Committee of Senators' Interests, to provide a personal explanation to the Senate about his failure to disclose a conflict of interest arising from his membership of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a far right, pro-tobacco, anti-gun control group that was involved in the High Court challenge against plain packaging legislation. (general business notice of motion no. 1098)

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

 (a) acknowledges:

  (i) the physical, emotional and financial stress and anxiety that single parent families who were affected by the parenting payment cuts have experienced over the past six weeks,

  (ii) that those impacts are likely to be ongoing and long-lasting, and

  (iii) that the timing of the implementation has put additional pressure on families, service providers and government agencies, such as Centrelink; and

 (b) calls on the Government to take action to address the fact that more than one in six children in Australia already live in poverty and that the policy to shift more single parents to Newstart will result in further poverty. (general business notice of motion no. 1099)

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne): To move on 7 February 2013—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises the worsening conflict in Syria that has resulted in two million displaced citizens and a further 743 000 Syrians who are seeking refuge outside of their home country, including 2 148 Syrians who fled into Jordan over a 24 hour period yesterday;

 (b) acknowledges the scope of the humanitarian response by the Jordanian, Lebanese and Turkish authorities and the harsh conditions in many refugee camps, particularly during winter;

 (c) notes the $10 million in additional aid provided by the Australian Government, announced in the week beginning 27 January 2013, to the international humanitarian effort in support of Syrian refugees; and

 (d) urges the Government to continue to do everything within its means to assist the international humanitarian effort and its push for a ceasefire to secure a plural, democratic Syria. (general business notice of motion no. 1100)

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate supports the boundary extension for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area as proposed to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Committee for consideration in 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1101)


Senator Siewert: To move on 7 February 2013—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security Act 1991, and for related purposes. Social Security Legislation Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1102)

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

 (a) notes that it is in the public interest to release the total amount of revenue raised from the Minerals Resource Rent Tax in order to provide confidence as to how the tax is playing out and the precise ways the revenue is collected; and

 (b) orders the Commissioner of Taxation to provide to the Economics References Committee, by no later than 15 February 2013, details of the revenue collected from the Minerals Resource Rent Tax by the Australian Taxation Office from 1 July to 31 December 2012, and that the disclosure pertains to companies and does not breach the confidentiality of natural persons. (general business notice of motion no. 1103)

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following temporary orders of the Senate continue to operate as temporary orders until 30 June 2013:

 (a) modified rules for question time;

 (b) consideration of private senators' bills; and

 (c) routine of business (non-controversial government business).