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Government Business

Orders of the Day

*1  Foreign Affairs—Iraq-Government policy—Ministerial statement—Proposed censure

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Defence (Senator Hill)—That the Senate take note of the statement.

And on the amendment moved by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Faulkner) —At the end of the motion, add “and

(a) censure the Government for forward-deploying Australian troops to a potential theatre of war with Iraq in the absence of any United Nations authorisation and without revealing to the Australian people the commitments on which that deployment was based;

(b) declare its opposition to a unilateral military attack on Iraq by the United States;

(c) insist that the disarmament of Iraq proceed under the authority of the United Nations;

(d) express its full support and confidence in our servicemen and women, while expressing its opposition to the Government’s decision to forward-deploy them;

(e) express its total opposition to any use of nuclear arms and declare that Australian support should not be provided to any operation where such weaponry may be used; and

(f) declare that it has no confidence in the Prime Minister’s handling of this grave matter for the nation”.

And on the amendment moved by Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Bartlett) to Senator Faulkner’s proposed amendment —At the end of the amendment, add “and that the terms of this motion be communicated to the governments of all members of the United Nations Security Council”—( Senator Santoro, in continuation, 4 February 2003 ).

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 23 October 2002 ).

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 ).

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 ).

Copyright Amendment (Parallel Importation) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Senator Coonan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 10 December 2002 ).

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2002 [2003]—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 11 December 2002 ).

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 November 2002 ).

National Gallery Amendment Bill 2002 [2003]—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 25 September 2002 ).

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 5 December 2002 ).

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 19 September 2002 ).

11  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 ).

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  Crimes Legislation Enhancement Bill 2002 [2003]—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 5 December 2002 ).

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 December 2002 ).

15  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 ).

16  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 ).

17  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 ).

18  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 ).