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NOTICES

The Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Birmingham): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Environment and Communications References 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 1.10 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 1104)

The Chair of the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee (Senator Cameron): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Environment and Communications 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 1 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 1105)

The Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Heffernan): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of reports of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee be extended as follows:

 (a) an aviation accident investigation—to 27 March 2013; and

 (b) Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test—to 19 June 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1106)

Senators Cash and Kroger: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) Wednesday, 6 February 2013 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation,

  (ii) the day has been designated by the United Nations to raise awareness amongst the general public about this practice which violates the human rights of women and girls, and

  (iii) the World Health Organization in 2013 will place a special focus on `the troubling trend of health-care providers increasingly being the ones performing female genital mutilation, thereby contributing to legitimize and maintain the practice';

 (b) recognises that female genital mutilation in Australia is prohibited by specific legislation in every jurisdiction; and


 (c) supports and encourages steps taken by the international community to eliminate the practice of female genital mutilation. (general business notice of motion no. 1107)

Senator Ludlam: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, by noon on Monday, 25 February 2013, submissions provided to Infrastructure Australia by the Western Australian Government for light rail and related public transport infrastructure development projects. (general business notice of motion no. 1108)

Senators Kroger and Humphries: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the devastating bushfires that swept through parts of Portland, Creswick, the Gippsland and Alpine regions of Victoria in January 2013;

 (b) acknowledges the determined efforts of Country Fire Authority personnel and firefighters, who sought to save as many properties as possible;

 (c) recognises the efforts of Victorian Country Fire Authority personnel, who travelled to Tasmania to assist with the devastating fires surrounding Hobart; and

 (d) notes:

  (i) the tragic death of Victorian firefighter, Mr Peter Cramer, who lost his life while controlling fires on the Tasman Peninsula, and

  (ii) the importance of the Country Fire Authority's social media sites in providing regular updates to citizens at risk. (general business notice of motion no. 1109)

Senator Wright: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Attorney-General, by the next day of sitting, the following:

 (a) results and findings of the review conducted in 2011 by the Attorney-General's Department in relation to 2010 increases in court filing fees; and

 (b) a list of stakeholders that were consulted as part of the review by the Attorney-General's Department into 2010 increases in court filing fees. (general business notice of motion no. 1110)

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

 (a) recognises and supports the need for fuel reduction burns as an important management strategy aiding in the protection of communities, businesses and natural resources from bushfires; and

 (b) recognises the role fire has in the sustainability of the ecology, regeneration and sustainability of a significant proportion of the Australian landscape. (general business notice of motion no. 1111)

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 28 February 2013:

Implementation of the National Health Reform Agreement with regard to recently announced reductions by the Commonwealth of National Health Reform funding for state hospital services, in particular:

 (a) the impact on patient care and services of the funding shortfalls;

 (b) the timing of the changes as they relate to hospital budgets and planning;


 (c) the fairness and appropriateness of the agreed funding model, including parameters set by the Treasury (including population estimates and health inflation); and

 (d) other matters pertaining to the reduction by the Commonwealth of National Health Reform funding and the National Health Reform Agreement.

Senator Fifield: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate notes the failure of the Gillard Government to live within its means or to develop a coherent fiscal strategy. (general business notice of motion no. 1112)

Senator Di Natale: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform for inquiry and report by 16 May 2013:

The advertising and promotion of gambling services in sport, including:

 (a) in-ground and broadcast advertising;

 (b) the role of sponsorship alongside traditional forms of advertising;

 (c) in-game promotion and the integration of gambling into commentary and coverage;

 (d) exposure to, and influence on, children;

 (e) contribution to the prevalence of problem gambling;

 (f) effect on the integrity of, and public attitudes to, sport; and

 (g) any related matters. (general business notice of motion no. 1113)

Senator Whish-Wilson: To move on 25 February 2013—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to define the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Small Business Commissioner, and for related purposes. Small Business Commissioner Bill 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1114)

Senator Hanson-Young: To move on 25 February 2013—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to create the opportunity for marriage equality for people regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, and for related purposes. Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1115)

Senator Hanson-Young: To move on 25 February 2013—That general business order of the day no. 14, relating to the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010, be discharged from the Notice Paper. (general business notice of motion no. 1116)

Senators Rhiannon and Moore: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) with deep concern that, throughout the world and in Australia, one in three women will experience violence such as beating, rape or assault in their lifetime,

  (ii) that violence against women affects the human rights of over one half of the world's population,

  (iii) the World Bank estimates that gender-based violence is as serious a cause of death and incapacity among women of reproductive age as cancer and a greater cause of ill-health than traffic accidents and malaria combined,


  (iv) the Australian Government's National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 - 2022 has delivered a strong focus on primary prevention and attitudinal change in order to prevent violence against women, including investment of over $30 million in programs that target different groups within the community to influence attitudes and behaviours in order to prevent violence against women,

  (v) the Government has created a 1800RESPECT national telephone and online professional counselling service for victims of domestic, family and sexual violence and for their family, friends and people working with them, and

  (vi) that 14 February 2013 is the 15th anniversary of V-Day, a peaceful global event by One Billion Rising protesting violence against women;

 (b) condemns all forms of violence against women; and

 (c) encourages organisations and individuals to mark the 15th anniversary of V-Day on 14 February 2013 by calling for an end to violence against women with suitable events such as flashmob dancing, or other peaceful means. (general business notice of motion no. 1117)

Senator Hanson-Young: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate calls on the Government to:

 (a) facilitate media access to the detention camps in Nauru and Manus Island to provide for transparency and public accountability about the conditions inside the camps;

 (b) lift the current ban on photographs and footage of the detention facilities; and

 (c) allow consenting asylum seekers and refugees within the facilities to speak freely to media agencies and journalists. (general business notice of motion no. 1118)

The Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert): To move on the next day of sitting—That the resolution of the Senate of 20 September 2012, relating to the terms of reference of the Community Affairs References Committee on the sterilisation of people with disabilities, be amended as follows:

At the end of the resolution, add:

 (2) Current practices and policies relating to the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people, including:

  (a) sexual health and reproductive issues; and

  (b) the impacts on intersex people.