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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 reports of the Community Affairs References Committee be extended as follows:

 (a) sterilisation of people with disabilities—to 17 July 2013;

 (b) impacts on health of air quality—to 12 August 2013; and

 (c) care and management of dementia—to 12 August 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1254)

The Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Wright): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Legal and Constitutional Affairs 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 Wednesday, 19 June 2013 from 11.30 am. (general business notice of motion no. 1255)

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 an in camera hearing during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 19 June 2013, from noon for its inquiry into the Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test. (general business notice of motion no. 1256)

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 the following reports of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee be extended to 19 July 2013:

 (a) New Zealand potatoes import risk analysis;

 (b) fresh pineapple imports; and

 (c) fresh ginger import risk analysis. (general business notice of motion no. 1257)

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 Monday, 24 June 2013, from 10 am, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the spectrum for public safety mobile broadband. (general business notice of motion no. 1258)

The Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Broadcasting Legislation (Senator Cameron): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Select Committee on Broadcasting Legislation be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 19 June 2013, from 3.30 pm, for a private briefing. (general business notice of motion no. 1259)


Senator McEwen: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Monday, 24 June 2013, from 5.30 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into Australia's relationship with Timor-Leste. (general business notice of motion no. 1260)

Senator Bishop: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1), followed by public hearings, during the sittings of the Senate, as follows:

 (a) on Wednesday, 19 June 2013, from 11 am; and

 (b) on Wednesday, 26 June 2013, from 11 am. (general business notice of motion no. 1261)

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz) and Senators Birmingham, Kroger, Payne, Ronaldson and Smith: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) that although nearly 70 years have passed since the end of World War II and the Holocaust, antisemitism still exists,

  (ii) the vital work of the London Declaration on Combating Antisemitism in drawing the attention of the democratic world to the resurgence of antisemitism in international affairs, politics and society, and

  (iii) that more than 125 parliamentarians in over 40 countries have signed the Declaration;

 (b) recognises the vast contributions made by the Jewish people to Australian society;

 (c) expresses its solidarity with the Jewish people;

 (d) affirms that antisemitic prejudice, rhetoric and hate campaigns, such as the Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions campaign, utterly contradict the democratic values Australian society and the Parliament hold dear; and

 (e) encourages all senators, regardless of party or politics, to sign the Declaration and so assist to combat antisemitism across the globe. (general business notice of motion no. 1262)

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) Melbourne is suffering from a traffic congestion problem across the city and particularly on the Eastern Freeway and the Monash-CityLink-West Gate corridor,

  (ii) without better infrastructure, this problem will worsen as Melbourne is experiencing the largest growth of all capital cities,

  (iii) by 2020 it is estimated by the Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics that the cost of traffic congestion in Melbourne will be $6.1 billion, double what it is today, and

  (iv) as well as being an economic cost, congestion impacts on quality of life, including time spent with family;


 (b) recognises that:

  (i) the Victorian Government has proposed the development of an East West Link which would provide an alternate route across the city by connecting the Eastern Freeway with the Western Ring Road,

  (ii) this East West Link would have significant benefits for Melbourne and Australia, as it would:

   (A) relieve bottle necks on the Eastern, Monash and West Gate Freeways and provide an alternative to the West Gate Bridge,

   (B) improve freight efficiency by catering for growth at the ports of Melbourne and Hastings and increase productivity by improving travel time reliability for freight,

   (C) enhance Victoria's competitive advantage globally, improve the key industry centres and support the knowledge precinct in Carlton and Parkville,

   (D) complete missing links between freeways to alleviate congestion and ensure travel time reliability for families and freight, and

   (E) reduce travel times, particularly for residents in Melbourne's east and west who travel to Melbourne to work, and

  (iii) the Federal Coalition has committed $1.5 billion towards the construction of the East West Link; and

 (c) calls on the Australian Government to match the commitment of the Federal Coalition towards the construction of the East West link as a vital piece of economic infrastructure for Melbourne. (general business notice of motion no. 1263)

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

 (a) recognises:

  (i) the accomplishments of 50 years of fruitful diplomatic relations between Peru and Australia,

  (ii) the continuing friendship between our nations, and

  (iii) the contribution of Peruvian migrants in our nation building; and

 (b) notes:

  (i) the reopening of our Embassy in Lima in September 2010;

  (ii) our shared democratic values in the context of a strong commitment to transparency, well-established policy credibility and good governance structure and quality of institutions,

  (iii) our mutual emphasis on multilateral involvement exemplified by Peru's membership of the United Nations, World Trade Organization (WTO), Organization of American States, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Pacific Alliance, and Forum for East Asia and Latin American Cooperation,

  (iv) the roles of Dr Herbert Vere Evatt and former United Nations Secretary-General Javier Prez de Cullar point to our mutual activity,

  (v) our similar activity on the free trade front and common membership of the Cairns Group, WTO and APEC,

  (vi) the visits to Peru by former Prime Minister, Mr Gough Whitlam, in 1975 and former Prime Minister, Mr Kevin Rudd, in 2008 and the visit of former President Alan Garcia Prez to Australia in 2007,


  (vii) the November 2011 framework to promote Bilateral Consultations and Cooperation,

  (viii) the presence at the 2011 census of 8 441 Peruvian-born citizens in Australia and attraction of Peru to Australian visitors totalling 30 000 in 2011, and

  (ix) the longstanding Australian mining endeavours in Peru, the growth of Peruvian student numbers in Australia and 56 Australian companies having an office in Peru or investment in a Peruvian project. (general business notice of motion no. 1264)

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne): To move on 20 June 2013—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) 14 February marked 2 years since the outbreak of the 2011 period of major unrest in the Kingdom of Bahrain,

  (ii) this period has been characterised by a mass protest movement calling for constitutional, political and election reform,

  (iii) since then, there have been reports of ongoing human rights violations against opposition figures, demonstrators and medical practitioners at the hands of the authorities, including fatalities and arbitrary political arrests, and

  (iv) there have also been reports of rare acts of violence against the state, and claims that they have resulted in injury, and in some cases, fatalities;

 (b) welcomes the resumption of Bahrain's National Dialogue on 10 February 2013 as a positive step towards political and related reform and reconciliation and urges all parties to commit fully to the process and to reject violence; and

 (c) appeals to the Australian Government to call on the Kingdom of Bahrain to:

  (i) follow through on its commitment to full implementation of the recommendations of the November 2011 Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry on human rights violations during the 2011 unrest,

  (ii) release political prisoners who were arrested arbitrarily, investigate new reports of human rights abuses and bring the perpetrators to justice,

  (iii) respect the human rights of its people, including the right to freely protest, and the right of medical staff to give unhindered treatment to those injured while protesting, and

  (iv) commit to genuine reform that addresses the legitimate concerns and aspirations of the people of Bahrain. (general business notice of motion no. 1265)

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

 (a) notes:

  (i) revelations that the PRISM program has been used by the United States of America's National Security Agency to conduct warrantless real time surveillance via the servers of nine companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook,

  (ii) recent reports suggesting that Australian agencies are receiving information through the PRISM program to access emails, audio and video chats, photographs, documents, connection logs and location data of Australians, and


  (iii) that strong concerns have been expressed by the United Kingdom's Intelligence and Security Committee, Canada's Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, and the German Minister of Justice, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger; and

 (b) calls on the Attorney-General (Mr Dreyfus) to table in Parliament a ministerial statement of explanation before Thursday, 20 June 2013 on the vulnerability of Australian legislated privacy protections and government information to PRISM. (general business notice of motion no. 1266)

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

 (a) notes:

  (i) 80 per cent of Australians surveyed believe the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is balanced and even-handed when reporting news and current affairs and 83 per cent of Australians regard the ABC to be distinctively Australian and contributing to Australia's national identity,

  (ii) the motion put to the Victorian Liberal Party Council conference on 25 May and 26 May 2013 by the Warragul branch, urging an examination of the feasibility of partial or full privatisation of the ABC and Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) was deferred to the next conference, and

  (iii) that the ABC and SBS are vital public news, information, education and entertainment services for the benefit of citizens and audiences rather than advertisers and shareholders; and

 (b) calls on:

  (i) the Liberal Party to categorically reject the motion put by Warragul branch, and

  (ii) all parties to commit to maintaining the ABC and SBS as properly funded public broadcasters with independent boards free from political interference. (general business notice of motion no. 1267)

Senator Ludlam: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979, and for related purposes. Telecommunications Amendment (Get a Warrant) Bill 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1268)

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins): To move on the next day of sitting—That, on Tuesday, 18 June 2013:

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

 (b) consideration of the business before the Senate shall be interrupted at 5 pm, but not so as to interrupt a senator speaking, to enable valedictory statements to be made relating to Senator Crossin.

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins): To move on the next day of sitting—That, on Wednesday, 26 June 2013:

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

 (b) consideration of government documents shall not be proceeded with;

 (c) consideration of the business before the Senate shall be interrupted at 5 pm, but not so as to interrupt a senator speaking, to enable Senator Lines to make her first speech;

 (d) immediately after Senator Lines' first speech, valedictory statements may be made relating to Senators Humphries and Joyce; and


 (e) the routine of business from not later than 7 pm shall be consideration of government business only.

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins): To move on the next day of sitting—That, after the motion for the second reading of the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Increased Concessional Contributions Cap and Other Measures) Bill 2013 and the Superannuation (Sustaining the Superannuation Contribution Concession) Imposition Bill 2013 has been moved, they may be taken together for their remaining stages with the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Service Providers and Other Governance Measures) Bill 2013.