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12    Notices

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

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   the green bans movement led by the New South Wales Builders Labourers’ Federation, the forerunner of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), saved key heritage precincts in Sydney, including The Rocks and Victoria Street at Kings Cross,

                 (ii)   the CFMEU New South Wales Branch has placed a ‘green ban’ on the iconic Parramatta Female Factory Precinct,

                (iii)   the Hobart Female Factory gained World Heritage status despite the fact that it is not as extensive, well-preserved, significant or as old as the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct, and

                (iv)   the proposed 30 storey, 3 900 unit development at North Parramatta would negatively impact the heritage listing of the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct; and

    (b)   calls on the Minister for the Environment to:

                  (i)   acknowledge the national and world heritage value of this site, and

                 (ii)   urgently approve the Precinct’s National Heritage Listing. ( general business notice of motion no. 862 )

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

    (a)   notes:

                  (i)   the release of the University of Melbourne and PriceWaterhouseCoopers report, The value of Indigenous sight: An economic analysis , and

                 (ii)   that currently for every $1 invested in eye care the return is $0.90, however, if the recommendations in the report The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision are implemented it is anticipated that there will be a return of $2.50 for every additional $1 spent; therefore the elimination of unnecessary vision loss for Indigenous Australians will generate an estimated return of $1.60 for every $1 spent on eye care;

    (b)   acknowledges that:

                  (i)   94 per cent of the vision loss experienced by Indigenous Australians is preventable or treatable, and

                 (ii)   if Australia implements the ‘roadmap’, in addition to the provision of current eye care services and programs, it will be able to restore sight or avoid future vision loss for 34 000 Indigenous Australians, closing the gap for Indigenous eye health; and

     (c)   urges the Federal Government to:

                  (i)   review the report and provide national leadership on eye health, and

                 (ii)   address the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal eye health as a matter of priority. ( general business notice of motion no. 863 )