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Government Business

Orders of the Day

Australian Crime Commission Establishment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Denman, in continuation, 18 November 2002 ).

( Bill exempted on 15 November 2002 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (7) of standing order 111—see Orders of the Senate—Legislation )

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 ).

Medical Indemnity Agreement (Financial Assistance—Binding Commonwealth Obligations) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 21 October 2002 ).

Telecommunications Competition Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 14 November 2002 ).

( Bill exempted on 14 November 2002 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (7) of standing order 111—see Orders of the Senate—Legislation )

Research Involving Embryos Bill 2002

In committee ( 13 November 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 ).

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 24 June 2002 ).

Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Bill 2002

Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

Adjourned debate on the motion of Minister for the Arts and Sport (Senator Kemp)—That these bills be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Sherry in respect of the Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2002 —At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate is of the opinion that the bill should be withdrawn and redrafted to:

(a) ensure that the proposed surcharge tax reduction to high-income earners, the splitting of superannuation contributions and the closure of the public sector funds do not proceed; and

(b) provide for a fairer contributions tax cut that will boost retirement incomes for all superannuation fund members to assist in preparing the nation for the ageing population”.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Cherry in respect of the Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Bill 2002 —At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate notes that analysis provided to the Select Committee on Superannuation shows that extending the co-contribution to workers on average earnings would have a significant positive effect on national savings, and that this could be funded by better targeting of the Government’s superannuation measures”—( adjourned, Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz), 18 November 2002 ).

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Bill 2002

In committee ( 15 November 2002 ).

( Resolution instructing the committee to divide the bill adopted, 15 November 2002. )

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

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

11  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 ).

12  Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 23 October 2002 ).

13  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 ).

14  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 ).