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Notice given 26 August 2002

*3  Senator Ridgeway: To move—

(1) That the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional References Committee for inquiry and report by March 2003:

Progress towards national reconciliation, including an examination of the adequacy and effectiveness of the Commonwealth Government’s response to, and implementation of, the recommendations contained in the following documents:

(a)  Reconciliation: Australia’s Challenge: Final Report of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation to the Prime Minister and the Commonwealth Parliament ;

(b) the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation’s Roadmap for Reconciliation and the associated National Strategies to Advance Reconciliation ; and

(c) the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner’s social justice reports in 2000 and 2001 relating to reconciliation.

(2) That, in examining this matter, the committee have regard to the following:

(a) whether processes have been developed to enable and require government agencies to review their policies and programs against the documents referred to above;

(b) effective ways of implementing the recommendations of the documents referred to above, including an examination of funding arrangements;

(c) the adequacy and effectiveness of any targets, benchmarks, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms that have been put in place to address Indigenous disadvantage and promote reconciliation, with particular reference to the consistency of these responses with the documents referred to above; and

(d) the consistency of the Government’s responses to the recommendations contained in the documents referred to above with the needs and aspirations of Indigenous Australians as Australian citizens and First Nation Peoples.

*4  Senator Harris: To move—

(1) That the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 1) and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 2), as contained in Statutory Rules 2002 Nos 72 and 73, respectively, and made under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 , be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 15 October 2002.

(2) That, in considering the Regulations, the committee have regard to:

(a) the process followed in formulating the Regulations;

(b) the lack of consultation in formulating the Regulations;

(c) the social impact of the Regulations; and

(d) the economic impact of the Regulations.

 

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Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Space Activities Amendment Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)