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The Chair of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee (Senator Back): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee on teaching and learning - maximising our investment in Australian schools be extended to 14 May 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1122)

The Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety (Senator Bilyk): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 13 March 2013, from 4.15 pm to 6 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into cyber-safety for senior Australians. (general business notice of motion no. 1123)

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 extreme weather events be extended to 26 June 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1124)

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 Tuesday, 26 February 2013, from 4 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the provisions of the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Bill 2012. (general business notice of motion no. 1125)

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 Wednesday, 27 February 2013, from 12.30 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 1126)


The Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Crossin): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee on the Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012 be extended to 30 April 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1127)

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, 28 February 2013, from 4 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into an aviation accident investigation. (general business notice of motion no. 1128)

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 meet during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 13 March 2013, from 12.15 pm, for a private briefing. (general business notice of motion no. 1129)

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 a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 14 March 2013, from 4.30 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the gathering and use of criminal intelligence. (general business notice of motion no. 1130)

Senator Parry: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade be authorised to hold public meetings during the sittings of the Senate, as follows:

 (a) on Tuesday, 12 March and 19 March 2013, from 1 pm to 2 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into slavery, slavery-like conditions and people trafficking; and

 (b) on Tuesday, 12 March and 19 March 2013, from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the care of Australian Defence Force personnel wounded and injured on operations. (general business notice of motion no. 1131)

The Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Community Affairs References Committee on the sterilisation of people with disabilities be extended to 19 June 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1132)

The Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee (Senator Sterle): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee on the Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013] and the Inspector-General of Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013] be extended to 24 June 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1133)

The Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (Senator Thistlethwaite): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Monday, 18 March 2013, from 10 am to 1 pm. (general business notice of motion no. 1134)


The Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Wright): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee on justice reinvestment be extended to 20 June 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1135)

Senator Xenophon: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Tuesday, 19 March 2013, from 4 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the advertising and promotion of gambling services in sport. (general business notice of motion no. 1136)

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 6 May 2013:

The development and operation of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) in regard to the recently released revenue figures showing a massive shortfall in the revenue compared to government projections, in particular:

 (a) the design of the MRRT and the extent to which the design of the tax as opposed to other factors such as commodity prices are responsible for the mismatch between actual revenue and revenue projections;

 (b) the process by which the MRRT was designed, including the extent of the involvement of the Department of the Treasury and mining corporations who would be paying the tax;

 (c) the extent to which, if at all, the Government took into account the views of communities affected or potentially affected by iron ore and coal mining when designing the tax;

 (d) implications for the budget and the extent to which a strengthened mining tax could raise revenue for education, disability services and infrastructure;

 (e) options to strengthen the MRRT; and

 (f) any other related matter.

Senator Cash: To move on 27 February 2013—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) February 2013 is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,

  (ii) Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is run each year by Ovarian Cancer Australia with its purpose to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to offer support for the women, their families and friends affected by ovarian cancer, and

  (iii) Wednesday, 27 February 2013 is Ovarian Cancer Australia's Teal Ribbon Day, a day when Australians are invited to purchase and wear a teal ribbon to show support for ovarian cancer awareness, support and research, and to recognise those affected;

 (b) recognises that:

  (i) according to Ovarian Cancer Australia, one in 77 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime,

  (ii) each year, more than 1 200 Australia women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and around 800 will die from the disease, equating to an average of 3 Australian women being diagnosed every day, and


  (iii) early detection of ovarian cancer is key, as detection in the early stages increases the percentage to up to 95 per cent of women being alive and well after 5 years; and

 (c) commends Ovarian Cancer Australia for the work that they have done in raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to reduce the impact on Australians of ovarian cancer. (general business notice of motion no. 1137)

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Building Code 2013, made under subsection 27(1) of the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012, be disallowed.

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

 (a) calls on the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Mr Burke) to take appropriate action under relevant Commonwealth legislation to address the health risks posed by flying foxes, including a program to educate the public about these risks; and

 (b) extends its condolences to the family of the young boy in Queensland who recently died of lyssavirus. (general business notice of motion no. 1138)

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) coal seam gas is a high-risk industry that poses unacceptable risks to our rivers and groundwater, agricultural lands and natural environment, and our communities, and

  (ii) since becoming Australia's Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Mr Burke has not rejected a single coal seam gas project, rather he has approved multiple enormous coal seam gas field developments across Queensland, and most recently in Gloucester in New South Wales despite significant community concerns about the health and environmental impacts of this new industry; and

 (b) calls on the Federal Government to protect Australia's rivers and groundwater, agricultural lands and natural environment, our communities and the world's climate and stop this new high-risk industry. (general business notice of motion no. 1139)

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

 (a) notes that the whaling presence in the Australian Antarctic Territory now includes a Japanese self-defence vessel with a capacity for 250 personnel as well as a Korean flagged refuelling tanker; and

 (b) calls on the Government to take urgent action to address the escalating situation, including sending a monitoring vessel to observe the whale hunt. (general business notice of motion no. 1140)