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Notice given 24 September 2001

*1055  Senator Brown: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that the civil rights lawyers who took action in the Federal Court on behalf of the asylum seekers on MV  Tampa worked pro bono and in the public interest; and

(b) calls on the Government to pay its own costs in the matter, including the costs of defending any appeals.

On 16 October 2001

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional References Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 6) 2001.

On the first day of the next period of sittings

Government Business—Orders of the Day

Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2001— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, Senator Boswell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 20 September 2001 ).

Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Bill 2001

Bankruptcy (Estate Charges) Amendment Bill 2001— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, Senator Boswell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 20 September 2001 ).

*3  Defence Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 September 2001 ).

*4  Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 September 2001 ).

*5  Intelligence Services Bill 2001

Intelligence Services (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2001— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 September 2001 ).

On 23 October 2001

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Aviation Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2001. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Five sitting days after today

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion