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Government Business

Orders of the Day

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz)—That this bill be now read a second time.

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

(a) notes with concern that:

(i) the Government’s response to the report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD is inadequate,

(ii) the Government proposes that, for the first time, Australians not suspected of any offence could be detained by Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) for questioning,

(iii) the Government proposes those detained by ASIO do not have the right to legal advice for the first 48 hours of their detention,

(iv) the Government proposes children can be detained by ASIO for questioning, and

(v) the Government’s proposals will significantly change the role of ASIO by giving it powers of coercion and detention; and

(b) therefore refers the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002, together with the following matters, to the Legal and Constitutional References Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2002:

(i) the development of an alternative regime in which questioning to obtain intelligence relating to terrorism is conducted not by ASIO but by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), including appropriate arrangements for detention of terrorist suspects, and questioning of persons not suspected of any offence,

(ii) the relationship between ASIO and the AFP in the investigation of terrorist activities or offences,

(iii) the adequacy of Australia’s current information and intelligence gathering methods to investigate potential terrorist activities or offences,

(iv) recent overseas legislation dealing with the investigation of potential terrorist activities or offences, and

(v) whether the bill in its current or amended form is constitutionally sound”—( adjourned, Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer (Senator Coonan), 17 October 2002 ).

*2  Members of Parliament (Life Gold Pass) Bill 2002

Consideration of message no. 172 from the House of Representatives ( 17 October 2002 ).

Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2002— ( Special Minister of State, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 October 2002 ).

( Bill exempted on 16 October 2002 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (7) of standing order 111—see Orders of the Senate—Legislation )

*4  Vocational Education and Training Funding Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 17 October 2002 ).

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 ).

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

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

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

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

Taxation Laws Amendment (Structured Settlements) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Crossin, 25 September 2002 ).

*9  Workplace Relations Amendment (Genuine Bargaining) Bill 2002

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 170 from the House of Representatives ( 17 October 2002 ).

10  Migration Legislation Amendment (Further Border Protection Measures) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 June 2002 ).

11  Family Law Legislation Amendment (Superannuation) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Crossin, 25 September 2002 ).

12  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 ).

13  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 ).

14  Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Disability Reform) Bill (No. 2) 2002— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 23 September 2002 ).

15  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 ).

16  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 ).