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Notice given 13 November 2002

258  Senator O’Brien: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes, with grave concern, the crisis enveloping rural and regional Australia;

(b) condemns the Howard Government for its neglect of rural and regional Australians, in particular, its failure to:

(i) adequately respond to the growing drought,

(ii) provide timely and appropriate assistance to the sugar industry, and

(iii) support essential services including health, banking, employment and telecommunications; and

(c) calls on the Howard Government to reverse its neglect of rural and regional communities.

On 3 December 2002

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Legal and Constitutional References Committee

Report to be presented on the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 and related matters.

Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Trade Practices Amendment (Liability for Recreational Services) Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Inspector-General of Taxation Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Transport Safety Investigation Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Orders of the Day

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002

In committee ( 21 October 2002 ).

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 ).

Transport Safety Investigation Bill 2002

Transport Safety Investigation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2002— ( Special Minister of State, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 15 October 2002 ).

On 5 December 2002

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee

Report to be presented on environmental performance at the Ranger, Jabiluka, Beverley and Honeymoon uranium operations.

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee

Report to be presented on the education of students with disabilities.

On 9 December 2002

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion