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Notice given 15 November 2002

Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee (Senator Cook): To move—

(1) That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 May 2003:

An examination of the adequacy and effectiveness of the Government’s foreign and trade policy strategy, with particular reference to the forthcoming Foreign and Trade Policy White Paper, Advancing the National Interest .

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

(a) the merits of new policy directions identified by Advancing the National Interest ;

(b) whether Advancing the National Interest meets its stated objective of best using Australia’s credentials and attributes to enhance Australia’s national interests;

(c) the strategy’s consistency with Australia’s international obligations; and

(d) the process for implementation.

On 10 December 2002

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Superannuation—Select Committee

Report to be presented on tax arrangements for superannuation and related policy.

Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 12 December 2002

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on recruitment and training in the Australian Public Service.

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee

Report to be presented on small business employment.

General Business—Notice of Motion