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Notice given 9 December 2002

*1  Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (Senator Ian Campbell): To move—That—

(1) On Tuesday, 10 December 2002:

(a)  the hours of meeting shall be 2 pm to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 11.10 pm;

(b)  the routine of business from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm shall be government business only; and

(c) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 10.30 pm.

(2) On Wednesday, 11 December 2002, the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to adjournment, and standing order 54(5) shall apply to the adjournment debate as if it were Tuesday.

*2  Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (Senator Ian Campbell): To move—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (7) of standing order 111 not apply to the following bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings:

Aviation Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

Copyright Amendment (Parallel Importation) Bill 2002

Crimes Legislation Amendment (People Smuggling, Firearms Trafficking and Other Measures) Bill 2002

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002

Inspector-General of Taxation Bill 2002

National Environment Protection Council Amendment Bill 2002

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2002

Taxation Laws Amendment (Earlier Access to Farm Management Deposits) Bill 2002

Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Termination) Bill 2002.

Orders of the Day

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002

In committee ( 21 October 2002 ).

*2  Medical Indemnity Bill 2002

Medical Indemnity (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2002

Medical Indemnity (Enhanced UMP Indemnity) Contribution Bill 2002

Medical Indemnity (IBNR Indemnity) Contribution Bill 2002— ( Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Alston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Evans, in continuation, 9 December 2002 ).

( Bills exempted on 4 December 2002 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (7) of standing order 111—see Orders of the Senate—Legislation )

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2002

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 206 from the House of Representatives ( 5 December 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. )

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 ).

*6  Taxation Laws Amendment (Venture Capital) Bill 2002

Venture Capital Bill 2002— ( Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Alston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 9 December 2002 ).

( Bills exempted on 9 December 2002 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (7) of standing order 111—see Orders of the Senate—Legislation )

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 ).

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 (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 ).

10  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 ).

11  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 ).

12  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 ).