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Notice given 18 June 2002

*4  Senators Bishop and Bartlett: To move—

(1) That the following matters be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 13 September 2002:

(a) consideration of the adequacy, effectiveness and fairness of proposed legislative participation requirements for parents and mature-age unemployed Australians; and

(b) the Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Bill 2002, with particular reference to:

(i) the nature of the participation requirements proposed in the bills for parents and older unemployed people, including how they compare to existing requirements for other workforce-age income support recipients,

(ii) the nature of penalty (breaching) provisions provided in the bill for parents and older unemployed people, including how they compare to existing requirements for other workforce-age income support recipients, and

(iii) the fairness, efficiency and effectiveness of proposed legislative social security penalty provisions.

(2) That in undertaking this reference, the committee will consider the report of the Independent Review of Breaches and Penalties in the Social Security System (the Pearce Review) to determine whether implementation of its recommendations would improve the capacity of the participation requirement regime to provide effective and efficient support to workforce-age income support payment recipients while improving rates of compliance.

*5  Senator Brown: To move—That the Migration Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 4), as contained in Statutory Rules 2002 No. 129 and made under the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed.

*6  Senator Murphy: To move—That the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 28 August 2002:

(a) the administration of the Plantations for Australia - The 2020 Vision Strategy;

(b) whether or not the imperatives, goals and actions have been proceeded with or met in accordance with the aforementioned strategy;

(c) whether or not the practices employed to implement the strategy thus far have been consistent with the stated intentions of the said strategy;

(d) whether or not the current and proposed taxation structures are suitable and/or adequate for the purpose of achieving the 2020 Vision Strategy;

(e) whether or not the states are employing world’s best practice in sustainability and environmental applications for plantation development;

(f) whether or not the review process conducted through December 2001 and January 2002 allowed for adequate public input; and

(g) what the long-term strategies are for companies currently involved in the plantation industry.

Order of the Day

Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented in respect of the 2002-03 Budget estimates.