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14    Notices

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

    (a)   notes the extraordinary achievements of the Australian Matildas while playing and training under inappropriate work conditions for a world-class sports team;

    (b)   applauds the Matildas’ efforts as leaders and role models for young women and all footballers across Australia;

     (c)   raises concern that, despite this best ever performance by an Australian football team in reaching the quarter finals at a World Cup, they are paid 1/15th of the men’s team, as part-time employees with a full-time commitment, and at a rate below the minimum wage; and

    (d)   supports strong and fair working conditions for all female Australian athletes. ( general business notice of motion no. 856 )

Senator Conroy: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development (Senator Cash), by no later than noon on Thursday, 17 September 2015, the following documents:

    (a)   all briefing or background material; and

    (b)   all correspondence (including emails),

between the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and the Deputy Prime Minister and/or his office relating to claims made to a Senate inquiry by Mr Bill Milby of North Star Cruises relating to meetings with officials from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development on 20 May and 16 June 2015. ( general business notice of motion no. 857 )

Senator Canavan: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate notes that:

    (a)   the Australian mining industry generates $138 billion per annum in exports to Australia’s economy;

    (b)   Australia’s mining industry exports include: copper, gold, silver, indium tin oxide, alumina, silica, cobalt, carbon, aluminium, nickel and magnesium;

     (c)   every smartphone depends on the mining of these resources; and

    (d)   opposition to Australia’s mining industry would restrict the supply of these mineral resources, and opponents of Australia’s mining industry should therefore refrain from using these smartphones and tablets. ( general business notice of motion no. 858 )

Senator Whish-Wilson: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   the Harper Review into competition policy called for the introduction of an effects test in relation to the misuse of market power,

                 (ii)   supporters of the introduction of an effects test include the National Farmers’ Federation, and the newly-formed Independent Business Alliance for Competition made up of the Council of Small Business Australia, the Australian Retailers Association, Fresh Markets Australia, the Australian Newsagents’ Federation, the Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association and the Master Grocers Association, and

                (iii)   the National Party unanimously passed a motion at its National Conference calling for the introduction of an effects test; and

    (b)   calls on the Government to bring forward legislation that amends section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to introduce an effects test so as to better protect farmers and small business owners from anti-competitive conduct. ( general business notice of motion no. 859 )

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

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   a New South Wales parliamentary inquiry has recommended that rail services and infrastructure that have been removed from the Newcastle heavy rail line be immediately reinstated, and

                 (ii)   the rail line closure would be a public transport disaster for the Hunter region and for New South Wales, with patronage significantly lower since services were stopped at Hamilton in 2014; and

    (b)   calls on:

                  (i)   the Federal Government to commit to funding public transport infrastructure in New South Wales, and

                 (ii)   the New South Wales Government to reverse its decision to truncate the heavy rail line into Newcastle. ( general business notice of motion no. 860 )

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

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   the continuing number of domestic violence attacks against women remains unacceptably high, and expresses great sadness at the spate of fatal domestic violence attacks on women in Queensland over the past week, and

                 (ii)   on average, one woman loses her life as a result of intimate partner violence each week in Australia;

    (b)   re-affirms that domestic violence against women has no place in Australia;

     (c)   welcomes the Queensland State Government’s announcement that it will establish an ‘Implementation Council for domestic violence reforms’, to be chaired by Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, to enhance the ability of Queensland police officers to offer support and respond to complaints of domestic violence to ensure that women affected by domestic violence receive priority assistance;

    (d)   acknowledges that the Council of Australian Governments agreed to take urgent collective action in April 2015 to reduce the amount of violence perpetrated against women, after having endorsed the 2011 National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 ;

     (e)   urges the Government and state and territory governments to prioritise the issue of domestic violence and act urgently to investigate and implement strategies to support and protect women from the scourge of domestic violence; and

     (f)   calls on the Government and state and territory governments to urgently work together to:

                  (i)   investigate the establishment of a national domestic violence register to enable the national management and monitoring of domestic violence offenders across all state and territory borders,

                 (ii)   increase criminal penalties for offences committed by perpetrators of domestic violence, including the breach of domestic violence orders by perpetrators of domestic violence, and

                (iii)   support the concept of a national domestic violence against women summit to bring all governments, stakeholders and support organisations together to develop and implement effective strategies and programs to increase support for women, raise awareness of domestic violence, and eliminate the occurrence of domestic violence against women. ( general business notice of motion no. 861 )

The Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield): To move on the next day of sitting—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the following bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings:

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Bill 2015

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 4) Bill 2015.

 

 

 

Documents : Senator Fifield tabled the following documents:

Consideration of legislation—Statements of reasons [2] for introduction and passage of bills in the 2015 spring sittings.