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Notice given 19 March 2002

*1  Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (Senator Ian Campbell): To move— That on Wednesday, 20 March 2002:

(a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to midnight;

(b) the routine of business from 7.30 pm to 11.20 pm shall be government business only; and

(c) t he question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 11.20  pm .

*2  Minister for the Arts and Sport (Senator Kemp): To move—That the Senate—

(a) recognises the outstanding success of the Australian Winter Olympic and Paralympic teams competing at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and Paralympics;

(b) congratulates the Australian Winter Olympic and Paralympic teams for their outstanding effort in achieving the best ever result for Australian teams in these competitions;

(c) conveys, on behalf of all Australians, the nations pride and congratulations for the performances of all athletes who represented Australia at these games, particularly the outstanding performances of our medal winners;

(d) expresses thanks and gratitude to the Australian Olympic Committee, the Australian Paralympic Committee and the team support staff and others who have worked so hard to prepare Australia’s most successful Winter Olympic and Paralympic teams to date; and

(e) notes the role of the Commonwealth in supporting the preparation of Australian athletes for the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, through the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Institute of Sport.

*3  Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Troeth): To move—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (7) of standing order 111 not apply to the Migration Legislation Amendment (Transitional Movement) Bill 2002, allowing it to be considered during this period of sittings.

*4  Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Troeth): To move—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (7) of standing order 111 not apply to the following bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings:

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2001-2002

Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2001-2002

Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2001-2002

Financial Corporations (Transfer of Assets and Liabilities) Amendment Bill 2002

Quarantine Amendment Bill 2002

Taxation Laws Amendment (Baby Bonus) Bill 2002

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002

Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002

Therapeutic Goods (Charges) Amendment Bill 2002

Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices) Bill 2002

Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Gold Card Extension) Bill 2002

Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Further Budget 2000 and Other Measures) Bill 2002.

Orders of the Day

States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Amendment Bill 2002

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (Senator Ian Campbell)—That this bill be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Allison —At the end of the motion, add:

“but the Senate calls on the Government to undertake that from 2003 the Commonwealth will establish a Planned Educational Resource Allocation Committee to assess applications for funding for the establishment of new schools in each state and territory, and this committee:

(a) will comprise representatives of the Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training, government and non-government school employing authorities, parents and teacher unions;

(b) shall advise the Minister on the funding of new schools, taking into consideration the following:

(i) the duplication of educational services in an area,

(ii) the impact of the establishment of the new school on surrounding schools,

(iii) the willingness of the school to cooperate with other schools in the sharing of resources,

(iv) the level of determined community need for the new school,

(v) the financial viability of the new school,

(vi) the size of the new school, and

(vii) specific local, community or educational needs; and

(c) shall provide an annual report to Parliament on its assessments”—( adjourned, Minister for Justice and Customs (Senator Ellison), 19 March 2002 ).

Ministers of State Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer (Senator Coonan), 19 March 2002 ).

Disability Services Amendment (Improved Quality Assurance) Bill 2002—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz), 19 March 2002 ).

Criminal Code Amendment (Anti-hoax and Other Measures) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz), 19 March 2002 ).

Taxation Laws Amendment (Superannuation) Bill (No. 1) 2002

Income Tax (Superannuation Payments Withholding Tax) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 13 March 2002 ).

Governor-General’s Opening Speech

Adjourned debate on the motion—That the following address-in-reply be agreed to:

To His Excellency the Governor-General

may it please your excellency—

We, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia in Parliament assembled, desire to express our loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign and to thank Your Excellency for the speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament.

And on the amendment moved by the Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Stott Despoja) —That the following words be added to the address-in-reply:

“, but the Senate is of the opinion that:

(a) the Government must move towards a more humane and workable approach to asylum seekers; and

(b) Woomera detention centre should be closed”—( Senator Forshaw, in continuation, 12 March 2002 ).

Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Dismissal) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 11 March 2002 ).

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Further Simplification of International Payments) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 13 March 2002 ).

Student Assistance Amendment Bill 2002— ( Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 13 March 2002 ).

10  Advance to the Finance Minister as a final charge for the year ended 30 June 2001

Consideration in committee of the whole ( 12 March 2002 ).