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General Business

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 4 December 2013

      44   Senator Carr : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   condemns:

              (i)   the failure of the Government to provide answers on immigration policy and implementation, especially on serious incidents, to the Senate and the Australian people,

             (ii)   the Government’s complete lack of transparency, and its reversion to secrecy in its conduct of the business of government, especially as it relates to immigration policy, and

            (iii)   the Government for misleading the electorate on its immigration policies such as the Indonesian fishing boat buyback policy, bounties, wardens and turning boats back (where it is safe to do so); and

   (b)   calls on the Government to:

              (i)   abandon unwarranted secrecy, and

             (ii)   acknowledge the success of the Papua New Guinea Regional Resettlement arrangement in reducing boat arrivals and putting people smugglers out of business.

Notice given 17 June 2014

    276   Senator Xenophon : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the use of the term ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’ is an internationally accepted term in use by the United Nations (UN),

             (ii)   the International Court of Justice and the UN General Assembly have deemed East Jerusalem part of the West Bank and an occupied territory,

            (iii)   Australia has historically supported UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict and the status of Jerusalem,

            (iv)   the voting patterns of Australia in relation to the Israel-Palestine conflict have shifted dramatically under the Abbott Government, and

             (v)   these shifts in the position of the Australian Government have caused diplomatic tensions with a number of countries, including the threat of potential sanctions; and

   (b)   calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Ms Bishop) to publicly acknowledge that:

              (i)   the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal and in breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention; and

             (ii)   East Jerusalem is an occupied territory.

    281   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises that over 500 000 Iraqis have been displaced in the past week due to the ongoing deadly conflict in their country;

   (b)   recognises that this is a humanitarian crisis that will have flow on effects in our region; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to issue a moratorium on the return of any asylum seekers back to Iraq and offer a reprieve to those detained in immigration detention on Manus Island, Nauru and Christmas Island to allow them to apply for protection in Australia.

Notice given 18 June 2014

    285   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises that:

              (i)   over 500 000 Iraqis have been displaced in the past week due to the ongoing deadly conflict in their country, and

             (ii)   this is a humanitarian crisis that will have flow-on effects in our region;

   (b)   notes that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has called on countries around the world, including Australia, to assist with this humanitarian crisis; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to issue a moratorium on the return of any asylum seekers back to Iraq and offer a reprieve to those detained in immigration dentition on Manus Island, Nauru and Christmas Island to allow them to apply for protection in Australia.

Notice given 23 June 2014

    292   Senator Ludlam : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   applauds the action taken by the Republic of the Marshall Islands in the International Court of Justice under Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty against the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, for their failure to fulfil their obligations with respect to nuclear disarmament;

   (b)   notes that:

              (i)   in taking this action, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is in effect acting on behalf of all the world’s peoples in upholding international law, and



 

             (ii)   the effects of the use of even a small percentage of the 17 000 nuclear weapons currently operational would be catastrophic for society and the global climate, and could bring about the deaths of up to 2 billion people from nuclear winter-induced famine; and

   (c)   urges the Australian Government to join with the Marshall Islands legal action.

Notice given 26 June 2014

    313   Senator Whish-Wilson : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the Government of Brunei Darussalam’s recently adopted penal code, which threatens the human rights of minority groups, including women, religious minorities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to insist that Brunei address these human rights violations as a condition of them participating any further in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.

Notice given 7 July 2014

    318   Senator Whish-Wilson : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the Japanese Government’s determination to continue its lethal scientific whaling in the Southern Ocean in the name of research;

   (b)   calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Abbott) to:

              (i)   raise concerns with the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Abe, that Japan is moving to apply to reinstate a lethal scientific whaling program in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, and

             (ii)   personally invite the Japanese to cooperate with Australian scientists on Australia’s non-lethal scientific whaling program; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to publicly condemn the consumption of whale meat.

Notice given 9 July 2014

    335   Senator Moore : To move—That the Senate notes the Abbott Government’s cuts to higher education and their impact on regional students, families and universities.

    336   Senator Moore : To move—That the Senate notes the Abbott Government’s decision to abolish important protections by regulation and leave consumers vulnerable to dodgy financial advice.

Notice given 14 July 2014

    344   Senator Madigan : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the campaign to eliminate the spiritual practice of Falun Gong practitioners began on 20 July 1999, and 20 July 2014 marks the 15th year of persecution,

             (ii)   in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment the persecution of Falun Gong in China continues,

            (iii)   in the first half of 2014, there have been 49 verified deaths of Falun Gong practitioners as a result of persecution, and

            (iv)   there are continuing reports that organ transplants are taking place in China without the free and informed consent of the donor, and remain a cause for grave concern; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to oppose internationally the persecution and organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners.

Notice given 26 August 2014

    383   Senator Lambie : To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to continue the Nation Building Program Roads to Recovery Program, and for related purposes. Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment (Continuing Roads to Recovery) Bill 2014 .

Notice given 1 September 2014

    408   Senator Ludlam : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes:

              (i)   increasing tensions and armed aggression by the Government of Russia in eastern Ukraine,

             (ii)   comments by Russian President, Mr Vladimir Putin, that ‘I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading  nuclear powers’, and

            (iii)   that Australia has already applied sanctions to the Russian Government in response to their actions in Ukraine; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to immediately cease uranium exports to Russia.

Notice given 2 September 2014

    416   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises that:

              (i)   millions of people have been forced to flee the ongoing deadly conflicts in Iraq and Syria, and

             (ii)   Australia must play its part in assisting those who are seeking protection from these atrocities; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to:

              (i)   issue a moratorium on the return of asylum seekers back to danger in Iraq and Syria, and

             (ii)   offer a reprieve to those detained in immigration detention centres to allow them to apply for protection in Australia.

Notice given 24 September 2014

    453   Senator Waters : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the Queensland Government has announced that it will use Queensland taxpayer funds to pay resource companies and port developers to dump dredge spoil in an area which would affect the nationally significant Caley Valley wetlands near Abbot Point,

             (ii)   this proposal would shift the costs of building the world’s largest coal port in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area from multinational mining companies and port developers to Queensland taxpayers, and

            (iii)   the Queensland Government has indicated that it will ask the Federal Government to contribute to the cost of paying resource companies and port developers; and

   (b)   calls on the Federal Government to rule out allowing federal taxpayer funds to be used to pay resource companies or port developers to meet their obligations under environmental approvals, including at Abbot Point.

Notice given 17 November 2014

    506   Senator Waters : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the Queensland Premier, Mr Campbell Newman, has announced that he will use public money from the sale of public assets to build a coal railway for mining magnates,

             (ii)   Premier Newman has already announced that public money will be used to pay for dredging in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and dumping on the nationally-significant Caley Valley wetlands near Abbot Point, and

            (iii)   Queensland’s existing industries, our safety, our environment, including the Great Barrier Reef, and our very way of life are at risk from climate change which is driven by burning fossil fuels; and

   (b)   calls on the Federal Government to rule out allowing federal public funds to be used to pay for coal mines or coal ports associated with the Galilee Basin.

Notice given 26 November 2014

    540   Senator Whish-Wilson : To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Investment, no later than noon on 27 November 2014, the substantially concluded text of the China - Australia Trade Agreement.

Notice given 3 December 2014

    579   Senator McKenzie : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes statements of support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, including the Victoria Trades Hall Council’s recent reiteration of its support for the BDS strategy; and

   (b)   denounces such support as anti-Semitic, ill-informed, simplistic, inflammatory and having no place in our society.

Notice given 5 March 2015

    641   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that 10 March 2015 marked the 56th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising;

   (b)   acknowledges that torture and mistreatment of Tibetans by Chinese authorities continues today;

   (c)   notes the evidence provided in the Torture and impunity: 29 Cases of Tibetan political prisoners report which details specific cases of torture in custody and the impacts of imprisonment on the lives of political prisoners from 2008 to 2014; and

   (d)   supports the release of all Tibetan political prisoners who have been detained for religious beliefs or practices, or peaceful expression of views.

Notice given 19 March 2015

    668   Senators Day and Leyonhjelm: To move—That the Senate acknowledges, respects and values:

                          (a)      the historical ties between Australia and Israel, noting that Australia was among the first countries to recognise the State of Israel;

                          (b)      Australian trade with Israel nearing $1 billion per annum; and

                           (c)      the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce.

Notice of motion altered on 23 March 2015 pursuant to standing order 77.

Notice given 25 March 2015

    693   Senator Ludlam : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   Australia, together with 155 other states, participated in the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons on 8 December and 9 December 2014,

             (ii)   in a statement to the conference, Pope Francis called for nuclear weapons to be ‘banned once and for all’,

            (iii)   at the conclusion of the conference, Austria pledged to, inter alia, ‘identify and pursue effective measures to fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons’, and

            (iv)   the host government of Austria has invited all interested states to associate themselves with this pledge by formal diplomatic means;

   (b)   endorses the Austrian Pledge; and

   (c)   calls on the Australian Government to do the same and voice its support for the start of a time-bound diplomatic process to negotiate a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons and establishing a framework for their elimination.

Notice given 24 June 2015

    775   Senator Moore : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the Abbott Government’s failure to honour its promises; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to be accountable to the Parliament.

    777   Senator Rhiannon : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Bishop, stated in a speech to the Lowy Institute on 11 June 2015 that Australia’s military deployments could be accounted for as foreign aid,

             (ii)   the Australian Council for International Development has stated it is vitally important that the Government clearly separates Australian aid expenditure from military logistical support,

            (iii)   the United Nations has urged developed countries to commit to a 0.7 per cent GNI target by 2015 to meet the Millennium Development Goals and Britain has legislated this target, and



 

            (iv)   the Abbott Government has cut $11 billion from the foreign aid budget since it was elected in 2013; and

   (b)   calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to rule out accounting logistical support for the military and police in non-humanitarian responses as foreign aid.

Notice given 19 August 2015

    829   Senator Siewert : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes:

              (i)   that it has been 6 years since the Montara oil spill, and

             (ii)   the recent report from the Australian Lawyers Alliance, After the spill, investigating the impact of Australia’s Montara oil disaster in Indonesia , which finds that local economies in the East Nusa Tenggara region of Indonesia have lost billions of Australian dollars, and reported widespread sickness and health conditions which they believe were caused by the oil spill; and

   (b)   calls on the Federal Government to negotiate with Indonesia for a full investigation, that can pinpoint the cause of economic and environmental devastation experienced by seaside communities in Indonesia following the worst offshore oil spill in Australia’s history.

Notice given 9 September 2015

    847   Senator Waters : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes:

              (i)   the fact that Australia’s Pacific Island neighbours are already facing an existential threat from climate change, including catastrophic flooding, more intense cyclones, rising sea levels and salt water contamination of crops and fresh water stocks,

             (ii)   that in 2015 alone, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Tuvalu have suffered severe flooding, and Cyclone Pam has devastated Vanuatu,

            (iii)   the Suva Declaration on Climate Change from the Leaders of the Pacific Islands Development Forum and the Smaller Island State Leaders’ Port Moresby Declaration on Climate Change, and

            (iv)   that Mr Abbott’s Direct Action policy hands out taxpayers’ money to big polluters while allowing them to keep increasing pollution; and

   (b)   calls on Mr Abbott to show leadership at the Pacific Islands Forum by immediately committing to science-based targets to cut pollution, providing assistance to Pacific Island nations for unavoidable loss and damage caused by climate change, and providing long-term financing for climate change adaptation and solutions for those facing displacement.

Notice given 12 October 2015

    883   Senator Carr : To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Education and Training, by no later than 3.30 pm on Wednesday, 14 October 2015:

   (a)   any reports delivered under the Nous Group contract, ‘Assessment of Stakeholder Views - Higher Education’, listed on the Austender website (contract number CN3277481); and

   (b)   all other documentation related to the contract, including any correspondence between the Nous Group and the Minister or his department.

Notice given 14 October 2015

    898   Senators Ludlam and Singh : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   offers deepest condolences to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for the deadly bombing of its hospital by United States (US) forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which killed 22 people, including 12 MSF staff and 10 patients;

   (b)   notes that:

              (i)   the MSF hospital was the only facility of its kind in north-eastern Afghanistan providing free high level life- and limb-saving trauma care, and, due to the attacks, is no longer operational and cannot provide care,

             (ii)   the secretariat of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission (IHFFC) has been activated to investigate this incident subject to consent of the US and Afghan governments, and

            (iii)   NATO Supreme Commander, General Philip Breedlove, has publicly supported the call for the IHFFC investigation;

   (c)   strongly supports the need to establish the facts of this tragedy through an independent inquiry such as the IHFFC investigation; and

   (d)   affirms the status of health facilities as neutral, protected spaces under international law.

Notice given 11 November 2015

    930   Senators Abetz, Day, Leyonhjelm, Madigan and Wang : To move—That the Senate, while not expressing a view on the contents of the booklet issued by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference entitled Don’t mess with Marriage , fully supports the rights of members of the Catholic Church, including Archbishop Julian Porteous, to distribute it.

Notice given 24 November 2015

    956   Senator Ludlam : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes, with deep concern, recent political developments in Cambodia, including:

              (i)   the issuing of an arrest warrant based on seven-year-old defamation charges against the Opposition Leader, Mr Sam Rainsy, and his subsequent removal from Parliament and the stripping of his parliamentary immunity,

             (ii)   violent attacks against opposition parliamentarians, and

            (iii)   the removal of the Opposition Party Deputy Leader, Mr Kem Sokha, from his post as Vice-President of the National Assembly; and

   (b)   calls on the Cambodian Government to:

              (i)   revoke the arrest warrant issued against Mr Rainsy, and to allow him and other opposition parliamentarians to return to Cambodia without fear of arrest or persecution,

             (ii)   protect and uphold the tenets of multi-party democracy, and to take concrete steps to guarantee a free and safe political space, and

            (iii)   engage with the Opposition in open dialogue on actions to strengthen Cambodia’s democracy.

Notice given 25 November 2015

    960   Leader of the Australian Greens ( Senator Di Natale ): To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that 1 December 2015 marks the 54th anniversary of the raising of the Morning Star flag by the people of West Papua, a day celebrated as the unofficial day of Papuan independence;

   (b)   celebrates the long overdue release in November 2015 of West Papuan leader and political prisoner, Mr Filep Karma, who was convicted after leading a peaceful rally that included the raising of the Morning Star flag on 1 December 2004;

   (c)   calls on the Australian Government to express to the Indonesian Government the need for:

              (i)   immediate amnesty and release of all remaining West Papuan political prisoners,

             (ii)   free media access to be specified in a presidential directive that makes clear obligations of government ministries and security forces to ensure unobstructed foreign media access to West Papua, and

            (iii)   free access for foreign researchers to West Papua; and

   (d)   affirms the right of the West Papuan people to self-determination, peace and security.

Notice given 30 November 2015

    976   Senators Ludlam and Xenophon : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the recommencement of legal action against Australia by Timor-Leste in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague regarding claims that Australian spies bugged a Timor-Leste cabinet office during negotiations over an oil and gas treaty in 2004;

   (b)   calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to direct the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to reissue a passport to the individual known as ‘Witness K’, a former senior intelligence officer who came forward as a whistle-blower, to enable him/her to appear as a witness at the upcoming hearing of the case; and

   (c)   affirms the right of the Government of Timor-Leste to bring these proceedings against Australia in the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the need for this case to be independently investigated.

Notice given 2 December 2015

    998   Senator Moore : To move—That the Senate notes that despite the change of Prime Minister, the Turnbull Government has adopted former Prime Minister Abbott’s misplaced priorities and broken promises.



 

Notice given 2 February 2016

  1004   Senator Lambie : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that under the United Nations oversight:

                                                (i)      rogue nation and dictatorship North Korea has successfully carried out four nuclear bomb tests in 10 years,

                                               (ii)      Islamic State terrorists control the site of the nuclear plant Syria was building with North Korean assistance,

                                             (iii)      Islamic State terrorists could be in control of a Syrian nuclear reactor producing plutonium, or at least significant quantities of radioactive material, had Israel not destroyed the site, and

                                             (iv)      rogue nation and theocratic dictatorship Iran has successfully negotiated a deal with America to drop hundreds of billions of dollars in economic sanctions while still denying the world full knowledge of its nuclear weapons programs; and

                          (b)      calls on the Government to express the grave concerns of the Australian people about the ability of the United Nations to safely and properly oversee and manage the possible military dimensions of North Korea’s and Iran’s nuclear programs.

Notice given 29 February 2016

  1054   Senator Waters : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that:

                                                (i)      the Tibetan Plateau is the largest source of freshwater beyond the Arctic and Antarctic, a major driver of the global climate, the source of most of Asia’s major rivers, and an area of great significance to the global environment, and

                                               (ii)      traditional nomadic herding has provided Tibetans with resilient livelihoods and ensured the health of Tibetan grasslands, including maintaining biodiversity and soil carbon;

                          (b)      expresses concern that:

                                                (i)      Tibetan nomads are leaving the grasslands, and that their displacement will have harmful impacts on their livelihood and culture as well as on Tibet’s fragile environment, and

                                               (ii)      construction of large dams and water diversion projects in the headwater regions will impact the environment and the livelihood of millions of people in the region;

                           (c)      notes China’s many positive steps towards addressing the challenges of climate change, including reducing dependence on coal; and

                          (d)      calls for acknowledgement of:

                                                (i)      the important role Tibetan nomads play in ensuring the health of Tibetan grasslands, and

                                               (ii)      the importance of Tibetans having a say over decisions that affect their land and livelihoods.



 

Notice given 1 March 2016

  1061   Senators Ludlam and Rhiannon : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that:

                                                (i)      Mr Benjamin Gantz, former Israel Defence Force (IDF) Chief of General Staff, is currently in Australia as a keynote speaker for United Israel Appeal events,

                                               (ii)      during his tenure as Chief of General Staff from 2011 to 2015, Mr Gantz led the IDF through numerous military campaigns, including Operation Protective Edge in Gaza from July to August 2014,

                                             (iii)      according to the United Nations, Operation Protective Edge resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 Palestinians, most of whom were civilians, and destroyed over 19,000 homes, and

                                             (iv)      both the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza conflict, and Amnesty International, have released reports pointing to the possible commission of war crimes by both Israeli and Palestinian armed groups; and

                          (b)      calls on the Australian Government to:

                                                (i)      work for an end to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories, and end the 8 year blockade of Gaza,

                                               (ii)      halt military cooperation and military trade with Israel, and

                                             (iii)      communicate this position to Mr Gantz whilst he is in Australia, should he be issued a visa.

Notice given 2 March 2016

*1064   Senators Lindgren and Reynolds: To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that Vietnam Veterans Day:

                                                (i)      is celebrated on 18 August every year,

                                               (ii)      commemorates the service and sacrifice given by almost 60,000 Australians who served in the Vietnam War, including the 521 who were killed and the 3,000 wounded, and

                                             (iii)      was, until 1987, known as Long Tan Day, which commemorated the service of 108 personnel of D Company 6RAR, who on 18 August 1966, with limited supplies and in torrential rain, successfully fought off 2,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops near the village of Long Tan;

                          (b)      reiterates its sincere appreciation for the service of all veterans of the Vietnam War; and

                           (c)      express its regret that many veterans of the Vietnam War did not receive appropriate recognition of their service upon their return to Australia.

*1065  Senator Conroy : To move—That the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee meet on Thursday, 17 March 2016 between 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm to further consider the 2015-16 additional estimates and examine the Department of Defence, and, in particular, the implications for the department of the 2016 Defence White Paper and that the Minister for Defence appear before the committee to answer questions for that time.



 

*1066   Senators Xenophon and McEwen: To move—That—

                          (a)      the Senate notes that:

                                                (i)      on 17 November 2014 the Senate agreed to an order for the production of documents directed at the Minister for Defence for ‘any documents produced by Macroeconomics.com.au Pty Ltd as a result of tender reference DMOCIP/RFT 0315/2012, including economic modelling and other examination of the potential economic impact of the SEA1000 submarine project on the Australian economy, among other subjects’,

                                               (ii)      on 23 February 2016 the Minister for Defence rose in the Senate and made a ‘Cabinet-in-Confidence’ related public interest immunity claim with respect to the documents ordered, and

                                             (iii)      on 16 July 1975 the Senate laid out by resolution its position with respect to public interest immunity claims - where paragraph 4 of that resolution makes it clear that, while the Senate may permit claims of public interest immunity to be advanced, it reserves the right to determine whether any particular claim will be accepted; and

                          (b)      there be laid on the table by the Minister for Defence, no later than 15 March 2016, the independent legal advice which grounds the Minister’s public interest immunity claim made in the Senate on 23 February 2016 in relation to the Senate resolution agreed to on 17 November 2014.

*1067   Senator Muir : To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security Act 1991 , and for related purposes. Social Security Amendment (Diabetes Support) Bill 2016 .

*1068   Senator Lines : To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that Ruah Community Services has coordinated Perth’s third Registry Week, held between 8 February and 19 February 2016, with teams of trained volunteers surveying rough-sleeping homeless people, with the aim of providing the sector a current snapshot of who is homeless in these areas and what are their needs;

                          (b)      commends the City of Perth, the City of Vincent, the Town of Victoria Park, the City of Kwinana, the City of Rockingham, the City of Joondalup and the City of Wanneroo for their participation in the survey; and

                           (c)      condemns the Abbott-Turnbull Government for its inaction on homelessness and affordable housing.

*1069   Minister for Women (Senator Cash), and Senators Moore and Waters: To move—That the Senate—

                          (a)      notes that:

                                                (i)      8 March is International Women’s Day (IWD), and that the theme for IWD 2016 is ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality’,

                                               (ii)      International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities to achieve gender equality, and

                                             (iii)      2016 marks 40 years since Australia appointed its first Minister Assisting the Prime Minister in Women’s Affairs;

                          (b)      acknowledges:

                                                (i)      the work that UN Women, the United Nations (UN) organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, undertakes to improve the conditions of women, both domestically and internationally,

                                               (ii)      that, despite the many rights and privileges Australian women enjoy, there remain challenges that we must strive to overcome, and

                                             (iii)      that all women have the right to be safe and live without fear of violence, and women’s safety must therefore remain at the forefront of Australia’s national consciousness; and

                           (c)      recognises:

                                                (i)      that in Australia, violence against women is still far too common, with Australian Bureau of Statistics data revealing that one in four women has experienced violence at the hands of a current or former partner, and

                                               (ii)      that Australians have an obligation to speak out and protect the human rights of women, both in Australia and overseas.

*1070   Senator Collins : To move—That there be laid on the table by the Special Minister of State, no later than 2 pm on Thursday, 3 March 2016, documents recording the agreement between the Government and the Australian Greens relating to changes to Senate voting.

*1071   Senators Madigan, Leyonhjelm, Day, Muir, Lambie, Wang and Xenophon, and Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus) : To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Sport (Senator Fiona Nash), no later than 4 pm on Tuesday, 15 March 2016, the following documents relating to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) and the National Anti-Doping Framework:

                          (a)      the final report by ASADA investigator, Mr Aaron Walker, on its investigation into the Essendon Football Club’s player supplements program during the 2012 AFL season (Operation Cobia), dated 4 March 2014;

                          (b)      the independent review of Operation Cobia conducted by former Federal Court judge, Garry Downes;

                           (c)      the report of the independent review of ASADA commissioned by former Minister for Sport (Ms Ellis); and

                          (d)      the decision of the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal signed by the chairman, Mr David Jones, and members, Mr John Nixon and Mr Wayne Henwood, dated 31 March 2015 which cleared 34 Essendon footballers who played for the club during the 2012 AFL season of an alleged violation of the 1 January 2012 AFL Anti-Doping Code.

Notice of motion altered on 2 March 2016 pursuant to standing order 77.



 

*1072   Senator Dastyari : To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Education and Training (Senator Birmingham), the Minister for Finance and the Minister representing the Treasurer (Senator Cormann), no later than 3.30 pm on Tuesday, 15 March 2016, all documents prepared since 15 September 2015, relating to the indexation of total school funding by the consumer price index with allowances for changes in enrolments from the 2018 school year onwards, as referred to in the measure contained in the 2014-15 Budget ‘Students First’ - indexation of school funding from 2018.

 

Orders of the Day

         1  Transport—The Australian Government’s aviation safety regulation review—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Sterle —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ludwig , in continuation, 2 December 2013 ).

         2  Administration—Abbott Government

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate ( Senator Wong )—That the Senate condemns the Coalition for its failure to honour its pre-election commitments to the Australian people ( 12 December 2013 ).

         3  Employment—Job losses

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate—

   (a)   condemns:

              (i)   the failure of the Government to:

                          ( a )    articulate a comprehensive innovation policy so that Australia has the high skill, high wage jobs of the future, and

                          ( b )    fight for Australian jobs,

             (ii)   the deliberate and hostile actions of the Government in bringing about the end of Australia’s automotive manufacturing sector threatening a further 50 000 jobs directly reliant and the 200 000 jobs that rely on it indirectly, and

            (iii)   the cowardice of the Government for blaming job losses on workers to distract from its own inaction and lack of any plan to deal with the crisis facing Australian manufacturing due to the strong dollar; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to immediately outline:

              (i)   its plans to support the 50 000 Australian workers who have lost their jobs since the election,

             (ii)   the industries in which it expects these workers to find new jobs, and

            (iii)   its plans to attract the billions in new investment, new jobs, new skills and new technologies to replace those lost in the automotive sector ( 12 November 2015 ).

         4  Industry—Australian shipbuilding

Adjourned debate on the motion—That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises:

              (i)   the vital contribution of the Australian shipbuilding industry as an employer, a storehouse of advanced manufacturing capabilities and a strategic asset, and

             (ii)   the urgent need for the Government to bring forward project work to ensure continuity of industry development, growth and employment;

   (b)   is gravely concerned by:

              (i)   the scheduled end of project work in three Australian shipyards in 2015,

             (ii)   the severe consequences of the resulting project trough, including:

                          ( a )    the retrenchment of more than 3 000 skilled workers,

                          ( b )    the crippling of the shipbuilding supply chain, and

                          ( c )    the forced closure of research projects and facilities supporting shipbuilding and advanced manufacturing,

            (iii)   the heavy costs of rebuilding lost capabilities and retraining workers to meet future defence needs, and

            (iv)   the threat to national security posed by the erosion of local capability; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to immediately:

              (i)   identify suitable project work to be fast-tracked and make a public commitment to those projects with a revised timeframe for tendering and delivery,

             (ii)   recognise that this cannot wait for the Defence White Paper process to be concluded, and

            (iii)   incorporate the long-term opportunities for the Australian shipbuilding industry as a strategic priority in all future naval procurement plans ( Senator Edwards , in continuation, 6 March 2014 ).

         5  Senate—Western Australia—Election

Adjourned debate on the motion—That the Senate notes the upcoming Western Australian by-election will have significant implications for the people and the environment of Australia in the face of the Abbott Government ( Senator Back , in continuation, 20 March 2014 ).

         6  Industry—Economic Review of South Australia and Victoria—Order for production of documents

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Back , in continuation, 24 March 2014 ).

         7  Administration—Commonwealth procurement policy

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Madigan —That the Senate calls on the Government to alter Commonwealth procurement policy in order to require all government departments to only use Australian made products where possible, and, in particular, paper products ( Senator McKenzie , in continuation, 27 March 2014 ).

         8  Teacher quality—Response from the Minister for Education (Mr Pyne) to a Senate resolution of 26 March 2014—Document

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Lines —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald , in continuation, 13 May 2014 ).



 

         9  Budget 2014-15

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ludwig —That the Senate condemns the Abbott Government’s budget of twisted priorities and broken promises. ( Senator O’Sullivan , in continuation, 15 May 2014 ).

      10  Family and community services—Paid parental leave

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cameron —That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the division and dysfunction in the Coalition Government over the Prime Minister’s unaffordable and unfair Paid Parental Leave Scheme; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to release the details of the Prime Minister’s scheme, including its costs and modelling that quantifies productivity and distributional impacts ( Minister for Education and Training, Senator Birmingham , in continuation, 19 June 2014 ).

      11  Budget 2014-15

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Polley —That the Senate notes the Government’s Budget is an affront to Australians’ sense of fairness ( 26 June 2014 ).

      12  Education—Higher education funding

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate condemns the Abbott Government’s vicious cuts to higher education and the devastating impact they will have on regional students, families and universities. ( 10 July 2014 ).

      13  Taxation—Bank levy

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Whish-Wilson —That the Senate is of the opinion that, rather than punishing the unemployed, sick, elderly, students and families, revenue should be raised through applying a ‘public insurance’ levy on the big four banks that are too big to fail. ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Di Natale , in continuation, 4 September 2014 ).

      14  Education—Schools funding—Response from the Minister for Education (Mr Pyne) to a Senate resolution of 14 July 2014 and attachment—Documents

Adjourned debate on the motion—That the Senate take note of the documents ( Senator Carr , in continuation, 24 September 2014 ).

      15  Science and technology—Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation—Response from the Minister for Industry (Mr Macfarlane) to a Senate resolution of 1 September 2014—Document

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carr , in continuation, 24 September 2014 ).

      16  Administration—Establishment of a National Independent Commission Against Corruption

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Rhiannon —That the Senate calls on the Government to establish a National Independent Commission Against Corruption, delivered through an integrity commissioner, to ensure Australia is equipped with a national framework for the comprehensive prevention of corruption and misconduct, and to restore faith of the Australian people in the integrity of our democracy ( Senator Macdonald , in continuation, 25 September 2014 ).



 

      17  Education—Higher education reforms

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate notes the adverse impact of the Abbott Government’s proposed cuts to university funding and deregulation of higher education fees ( Senator Back , in continuation, 2 October 2014 ).

      18  Taxation—Indexation of fuel excise

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bullock —That the Senate notes the Abbott Government’s petrol tax ambush and its negative impact on cost pressures facing Australian households and businesses.

And on the amendment moved by the Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team ( Senator Lazarus ) —Omit all words after “That”, substitute:

   (a)   the Senate notes the Abbott Government has broken another pre-election promise with their petrol tax ambush in bypassing parliamentary processes to increase the cost of petrol through a ‘tariff proposal’, effectively raising the tax before having parliamentary approval;

   (b)   this underhanded act to increase petrol prices will have a negative impact on Australian families, pensioners, low income earners, single parents, retirees, the sick and disadvantaged, and businesses, including small business owners; and

   (c)   the Senate calls on the Abbott Government to reverse this decision and instead proceed to put the proposal to the Senate where it can be properly debated and the will of the people delivered ( Senator Macdonald , in continuation, 30 October 2014 ).

      19  Finance—Government spending

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Leyonhjelm —That the Senate acknowledges that it has a responsibility to propose and discuss options to cut government spending ( Senator Carr , in continuation, 27 November 2014 ).

      20  Administration—Abbott Government

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Polley —That the Senate condemns the Abbott Government for its litany of broken promises which are hurting low- and middle-income earners, harming the economy, damaging business and consumer confidence, costing jobs, undermining fairness, and changing Australia for the worse. ( Senator Reynolds , in continuation, 12 February 2015 ).

      21  Mining—Coal seam gas mining

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team ( Senator Lazarus )—That the Senate—

   (a)   acknowledges that the possible impact on human health and our water resources from coal seam gas (CSG) mining is not well understood; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to:

              (i)   act with caution and stop approving CSG projects until such time as CSG mining is considered completely safe by scientists and qualified professionals, and

             (ii)   establish a royal commission into the human impact of CSG mining ( Senator Madigan , in continuation, 5 March 2015 ).



 

      22  Environment—Coal and coal seam gas mining

Adjourned debate on the motion—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes:

              (i)   the negative impacts of coal and coal seam gas mining on Australia’s environment, including prime agricultural land and water, and the wellbeing of regional communities, and

             (ii)   the concerning relationship between these mining activities and political corruption, particularly in New South Wales, as evidenced by the findings of the Independent Commission Against Corruption; and

   (b)   calls on all parties contesting the New South Wales state election to commit to a ban on coal and coal seam gas mining ( 19 March 2015 ).

      23  Social Issues—Marriage laws

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Rice —That the Senate affirms that people should be able to marry the person they love, in accordance with the principles of equality and personal freedom, to end discrimination, and to support the mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Australians and their families ( Senator Back , in continuation, 18 June 2015 ).

      24  Industry—Automotive Transformation Scheme

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Xenophon —That the Senate notes the importance of an automotive transformation scheme to Australia’s economic prosperity and development ( Senator McEwen , in continuation, 13 August 2015 ).

      25  Science and Technology—National Science Week 2015

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate—

   (a)   notes:

              (i)   that National Science Week 2015 runs from 15 August to 23 August 2015,

             (ii)   the importance of inspiring and supporting young Australians to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and

            (iii)   that science and research are critical to building the jobs of the future;

   (b)   congratulates the organisers of the 1 500 National Science Week events around the nation, aimed at engaging Australians of all ages with the wonders of science; and

   (c)   condemns:

              (i)   the short-sighted cuts to science and research in the Government’s first two budgets, totalling more than $1 billion,

             (ii)   the Government’s attempts to undermine Australia’s publicly-funded research agencies, by slashing funding and jobs, including overseeing the largest job losses at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in the organisation’s history,

            (iii)   the complete failure of the Government to understand and advocate for basic research, which delivers new knowledge and underpins technological innovation, and

            (iv)   the total lack of vision or commitment on the part of the Government when it comes to creating and sustaining the jobs of the future ( Senator Edwards , in continuation, 20 August 2015 ).

      26  Defence—Involvement of Australian forces in Syria—Parliamentary approval

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ludlam —That parliamentary approval should be required for Australian forces to be deployed to Syria ( Senator Macdonald , in continuation, 10 September 2015 ).

      27  Transport—Infrastructure spending

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Brown —That the Senate notes the 20 per cent fall in public sector infrastructure spending under the Coalition Federal Government, and the Turnbull Government’s need to catch-up on 2 lost years of support for public transport projects ( Senator Ludlam , in continuation, 15 October 2015 ).

      28  Foreign Affairs—Syria and Iraq

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Hanson-Young —That the Senate—

                          (a)       notes:

                                                (i)      the ongoing conflict in Syria, which has led to over 250 000 deaths, and the fleeing of 4 million refugees, over half of whom are children, and

                                               (ii)      Australia’s ongoing military involvement in Syria and Iraq, the scale of which is second only to the United States of America; and

                          (b)       calls on the Government to:

                                                (i)      increase the intake of refugees from the Syrian crisis,

                                               (ii)      support legislation passed in the Senate that would remove children and their families from detention, and

                                             (iii)      de-escalate Australia’s military presence in Syria and Iraq, and explore political, economic and diplomatic avenues that will work toward a peaceful settlement to the conflict ( Senator Whish-Wilson , in continuation, 26 November 2015 ).

      29  Taxation—Goods and Services Tax

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Polley —That the Senate opposes the plan by the Turnbull Government to increase the goods and services tax rate to 15 per cent and broaden its base to include fresh food, education and health ( Senator Macdonald , in continuation, 4 February 2016 ).

      30  Law and Justice—Free speech

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Leyonhjelm —That the Senate notes the Turnbull Government’s failure to uphold free speech ( Senator Gallagher , in continuation, 25 February 2016 ).



 

Orders of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

         1  National Integrity Commission Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Lines , in continuation, 13 August 2015 ).

         2  Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Madigan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Brown , in continuation, 25 September 2014 ).

( Restored 13 November 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

         3  Fair Trade (Workers’ Rights) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Madigan )

Second reading ( restored 13 November 2013 ).

( Restored 13 November 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

         4  Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 13 November 2013 ).

         5  Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 13 November 2013 ).

         6  Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Xenophon, Madigan and Di Natale )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Moore , in continuation, 5 December 2013 ).

( Restored 3 December 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

         7  Fair Trade (Australian Standards) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Madigan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ketter , in continuation, 27 November 2014 ).

( Restored 3 December 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

         8  Reserve Bank Amendment (Australian Reconstruction and Development Board) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Xenophon and Madigan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 5 December 2013 ).

      10  Migration Amendment (Visa Maximum Numbers Determinations) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Dastyari , in continuation, 12 December 2013 ).



 

      11  Anti-Money Laundering Amendment (Gaming Machine Venues) Bill 2012 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 28 August 2014 ).

( Restored 10 December 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

      12  Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 10 December 2013 ).

( Restored 10 December 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

      13  Public Service Amendment (Payments in Special Circumstances) Bill 2011 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 10 December 2013 ).

( Restored 10 December 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

      14  Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 10 December 2013 ).

( Restored 10 December 2013—consideration of bill to resume at the stage reached in the 43rd Parliament )

      15  Criminal Code Amendment (Harming Australians) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 11 December 2013 ).

      16  Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rice , in continuation, 12 November 2015 ).

      17  Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 20 March 2014 ).

      18  Criminal Code Amendment (Misrepresentation of Age to a Minor) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 12 December 2013 ).

      19  Adelaide Airport Curfew Amendment (Protecting Residents’ Amenity) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 February 2014 ).

      20  Great Barrier Reef Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Waters )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Waters , in continuation, 13 February 2014 ).

      21  Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Reducing Barriers for Minor Parties) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 4 March 2014 ).

      22  Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 4 March 2014 ).

      23  Trade and Foreign Investment (Protecting the Public Interest) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Whish-Wilson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 February 2015 ).

      24  National Broadband Network Companies Amendment (Tasmania) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Urquhart )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Urquhart , in continuation, 5 March 2014 ).

      25  Social Security Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 6 March 2014 ).

      26  Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 6 March 2014 ).

      27  Flags Amendment Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Madigan and Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Marshall , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

      28  End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 18 March 2014 ).

      29  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fawcett , in continuation, 5 March 2015 ).

      30  Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Singh )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 19 June 2014 ).

      31  Save Our Sharks Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 25 March 2014 ).

      32  Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 27 March 2014 ).



 

      33  Private Health Insurance Amendment (GP Services) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Di Natale )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Di Natale , in continuation, 27 March 2014 ).

      34  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Alpine Grazing) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Di Natale )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Di Natale , in continuation, 13 May 2014 ).

      35  Recognition of Foreign Marriages Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Minister for Northern Australia ( Senator Canavan ), in continuation , 4 February 2016 ).

      36  Migration Amendment (Protecting Babies Born in Australia) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 25 February 2016 ).

      37  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 24 June 2014 ).

      38  Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 10 July 2014 ).

      39  Guardian for Unaccompanied Children Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young , in continuation, 16 July 2014 ).

      41  Mining Subsidies Legislation Amendment (Raising Revenue) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Back , in continuation, 26 November 2015 ).

      42  Corporations Amendment (Financial Advice) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Whish-Wilson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Whish-Wilson , in continuation, 2 September 2014 ).

      43  Stop Dumping on the Great Barrier Reef Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Waters )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Waters , in continuation, 4 September 2014 ).

      44  Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Day, Bernardi, Leyonhjelm and Smith )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 October 2015 ).



 

      45  Migration Amendment (Humanitarian Visa Intake) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young , in continuation, 25 September 2014 ).

      46  Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 28 October 2014 ).

      47  Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Caring for Single Parents) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 17 November 2014 ).

      48  Freedom to Marry Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Leyonhjelm )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Leyonhjelm , in continuation, 26 November 2014 ).

      50  Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Madigan , in continuation, 27 November 2014 ).

      51  Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Di Natale, and Senators Macdonald, Leyonhjelm and Urquhart )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Di Natale , in continuation, 27 November 2014 ).

      53  Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Improved Oversight and Resourcing) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 3 December 2014 ).

      54  Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donations Reform) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 4 December 2014 ).

      55  Australian Centre for Social Cohesion Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 9 February 2015 ).

      56  Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Back )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Back , in continuation, 11 February 2015 ).

      57  Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 February 2015 ).

      58  Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Waters )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Waters , in continuation, 4 March 2015 ).

      59  Defence Legislation Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam , in continuation, 4 March 2015 ).

      60  International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 5 March 2015 ).

      61  Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment (Intergenerational Report) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 17 March 2015 ).

      63  Freedom of Information Amendment (Requests and Reasons) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 26 November 2015 ).

      64  Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 23 June 2015 ).

      65  Higher Education Support Amendment (New Zealand Citizens) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Carr )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Urquhart , in continuation, 17 September 2015 ).

      67  Australian Government Boards (Gender Balanced Representation) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Xenophon, Waters and Lambie and Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus) )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 24 June 2015 ).

      68  Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Amendment Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Wong )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator McEwen , in continuation, 25 June 2015 ).

      69  Fair Work Amendment (Penalty Rates Exemption for Small Businesses) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Leyonhjelm and Day )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Minister for Northern Australia ( Senator Canavan ), in continuation, 17 September 2015 ).

      70  Parliamentary Expenses Amendment (Transparency and Accountability) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 13 August 2015 ).

      71  Marriage Equality Plebiscite Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rice, Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team (Senator Lazarus), and Senators Leyonhjelm, Lambie, Muir and Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rice , in continuation, 19 August 2015 ).

      75  Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment (Securing the Automotive Component Industry) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Rice and Simms )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rice , in continuation, 10 November 2015 ).

      76  Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Expanded Gold Card Access) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Glenn Lazarus Team, Senator Lambie )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 25 February 2016 ).

      80  Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Leyonhjelm )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Leyonhjelm , in continuation, 2 December 2015 ).

      81  Restoring Territory Rights (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale) and Senator Gallagher )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Di Natale , in continuation, 1 March 2016 ).

    *82  Migration Amendment (Free the Children) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young , in continuation, 2 March 2016 ).

    *83  Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2016 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 2 March 2016 ).