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Government Business

Orders of the Day

*1  Foreign Affairs—Iraq—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Defence (Senator Hill)—That the Senate take note of the statement.

And on the amendment moved by Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Faulkner) —At the end of the motion, add:

“and that the Senate emphasises that as yet the case has not been made as would support a pre-emptive strike on Iraq; and further emphasises the vital importance of the United Nations Security Council and the United Nations Charter under international law for international dispute resolution, including in relation to Iraq”—( adjourned, 17 September 2002 ).

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002

In committee ( 16 September 2002 ).

Health—Assessment reports by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—Order for production of documents—Proposed variation

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (Senator Ian Campbell)—That the order of the Senate of 25 March 1999, relating to an order for the production of periodic reports by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on private health insurance, be amended as follows:

Omit “6 months, commencing with the 6 months ending on 31 December 1999”, substitute “12 months ending on or after 30 June 2003” ( adjourned, Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz), 16 September 2002 ).

Higher Education Funding Amendment Bill 2002

Higher Education Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002

Higher Education Funding Amendment Bill 2002—In committee ( 29 August 2002 ).

Marriage Amendment Bill 2002

In committee ( 19 August 2002 ).

Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002

Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2002

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer (Senator Coonan)—That these bills be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Ludwig in respect of the Proceeds of Crime Bill 2002 —At the end of the motion, add:

“but the Senate:

(a) notes that the courts have recently affirmed the principle that a drug dealer may be allowed a tax deduction where the proceeds from illegal drug dealing are stolen;

(b) further notes that this treatment effectively frees from tax the proceeds of illegal drug dealing;

(c) confirms that this grave matter was brought to the attention of the Parliament more than 2 years ago by Labor;

(d) condemns the Treasurer for his inaction in attacking drug dealing by allowing this anomaly to stand for years; and

(e) calls on the Government to amend the taxation law to ensure criminals and drug dealers are no longer able to claim a tax deduction where the proceeds of drug deals are stolen” ( Senator Webber, in continuation, 16 September 2002 ).

Space Activities Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Minister for Forestry and Conservation (Senator Ian Macdonald), 29 August 2002 ).

Torres Strait Fisheries Amendment Bill 2002—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 19 June 2002 ).

Workplace Relations Amendment (Genuine Bargaining) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Senator Coonan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 20 August 2002 ).

10  Workplace Relations Amendment (Secret Ballots for Protected Action) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Crossin, 24 June 2002 ).

11  Plant Breeder’s Rights Amendment Bill 2002—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Minister for Forestry and Conservation (Senator Ian Macdonald), 29 August 2002 ).

12  Criminal Code Amendment (Espionage and Related Matters) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 16 September 2002 ).

13  New Business Tax System (Consolidation, Value Shifting, Demergers and Other Measures) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 16 September 2002 ).

14  Research Agencies Legislation Amendment Bill 2002— ( Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 19 August 2002 ).

15  Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 19 June 2002 ).

16  Customs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002

Import Processing Charges (Amendment and Repeal) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Troeth )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 22 August 2002 ).

17  Plant Health Australia (Plant Industries) Funding Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Troeth )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 22 August 2002 ).

18  Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 19 June 2002 ).

19  Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment) Repeal and Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 19 June 2002 ).

20  Trade Practices Amendment (Liability for Recreational Services) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Alston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 28 August 2002 ).

21  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 ).

22  Budget statement and documents 2002-03

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance and Administration (Senator Minchin)—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( adjourned, Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz), 16 May 2002 ).