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6       Notices

Senator Dastyari: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Treasurer, by no later than 3.30 pm on Wednesday, 14 October 2015, a list of the companies that are corporate tax entities for the purposes of subsection 3C(1) of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 in the 2013-14 financial year. ( general business notice of motion no. 876 )

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

    (a)   Australia’s export of coal to China is worth approximately $9.3 billion per year;

    (b)   China currently imposes a tariff of 3 per cent on these coking coal exports and a 6 per cent tariff on thermal coal exports;

     (c)   the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement will eliminate the 3 per cent coking coal tariff immediately, and the 6 per cent tariff on thermal coal within 2 years;

    (d)   the elimination of these tariffs will save Australia’s coal industry around $380 million per year leading to more jobs for Australians in an industry which already directly employs 54 000 people; and

     (e)   the displacement of poorer quality coal from other countries with Australian coal will reduce global emissions significantly. ( general business notice of motion no. 877 )

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

    (a)   notes:

                  (i)   that a Supreme Court action was lodged on Thursday, 10 September 2015, against the approval given by the Western Australian Minister for Environment (Mr Jacob) to the Roe 8 extension Stage 1 of the Perth Freight Link, and includes significant new revelations of bias and conflict of interest on the Environment Protection Authority board, potentially tainting the entire assessment process,

                 (ii)   the opposition to this project by over 30 separate residents’ and community groups, at least 3 local councils, and almost 15 000 individuals via petitions since 2008,

                (iii)   the well-documented flaws in the federal environmental assessment process, including flawed surveys of the iconic Black Cockatoo, and

                (iv)   the failure of the Government to release key documents to inform public evaluation of this project; and

    (b)   calls on the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development:

                  (i)   to reprioritise $925 million in federal funding allocated to this project to actual solutions to Perth’s freight task, including investment in freight rail and the Outer Harbour, and

                 (ii)   to urgently request that the federal assessment be delayed until such time as the judicial review in the Supreme Court has been completed. ( general business notice of motion no. 878 )

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

    (a)   notes:

                  (i)   the release of the World Wide Fund for Nature report Living Blue Planet Report: Species, habitats and human well-being ,

                 (ii)   that the report found that:

                  ( a )   29 per cent of marine fisheries are overfished and that marine species are under increasing threat around the globe, including around one in four species of sharks, rays and skates which are threatened with extinction,

                  ( b )   key habitats, including coral reefs, sea grasses and mangroves, are declining, and

                  ( c )   by increasing the marine protected area coverage to 30 per cent, up to US$920 billion could be generated between 2015 and 2050, and

                (iii)   the Government’s suspension of the marine protected areas with the ‘redevelopment’ of marine protected areas management plans; and

    (b)   calls on the Government to:

                  (i)   re-instate the marine protected areas management plans and marine protected areas, and

                 (ii)   consider the solutions outlined in the report. ( general business notice of motion no. 879 )

Notices of motion withdrawn : The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Williams), pursuant to notice of intention given on 16 September 2015, withdrew business of the Senate notices of motion nos 1 to 3 standing in his name for 7 sitting days after today for the disallowance of the following instruments:

Social Security (Administration) (Income Management - Crediting of Accounts) Rules 2015, made under section 123WN of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 [F2015L00781].

Private Health Insurance (Registration) Amendment Rules 2015 (No. 1), made under item 7 of the table in section 333-20 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 [F2015L00765].

Jervis Bay Territory Emergency Management Ordinance 2015, made under the Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act 1915 [F2015L00774].