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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.

By the last sitting day in 2002 (12 December 2002)

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the administration of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the import risk assessment on New Zealand apples.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the administration of AusSAR in relation to the search for the Margaret J .

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on statutory powers and functions of the Australian Law Reform Commission.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Australian meat industry and export quotas.

On the first day of the summer sittings 2003 (4 February 2003)

Government Business—Orders of the Day

Australian Capital Territory Legislation Amendment Bill 2002— ( Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Kemp )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 19 September 2002 ).

National Gallery Amendment Bill 2002—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 25 September 2002 ).

Inspector-General of Taxation Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 17 October 2002 ).

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Special Benefit Activity Test) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 21 October 2002 ).

Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Dismissal) Bill 2002 [No. 2]— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 23 October 2002 ).

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 November 2002 ).

Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002

Australian Heritage Council Bill 2002

Australian Heritage Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 November 2002 ).

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002— ( Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 December 2002 ).

Crimes Legislation Enhancement Bill 2002—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 5 December 2002 ).

10  National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits—Budget Measures) Bill 2002 [No. 2]— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 5 December 2002 ).

11  Commonwealth Volunteers Protection Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 5 December 2002 ).

On 6 February 2003

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion