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Notice given 23 August 2001

1005  Senator Cherry: To move—That the Senate notes that:

(a) 20 years ago this week, Dr Michael Macklin was sworn in as Queensland’s first Australian Democrats senator;

(b) that a Democrat senator has been elected for Queensland at every federal election since 1980; and

(c) that Queensland Democrat senators have made significant contributions to law in areas including electoral reform, education, native title, the environment, tax and immigration during that period.

1006  Senator Brown: To move—That the Senate calls on the Government to release details of security arrangements made with the Government of Singapore to protect Australia’s interests after the takeover of Optus by Singtel.