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Notice given 6 February 2003

*1  Minister for Justice and Customs (Senator Ellison): To move—That, in accordance with section 5 of the Parliament Act 1974 , the Senate approves the proposal by the National Capital Authority for capital works within the Parliamentary Zone, being the erection of public artwork to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage in Australia.

Orders of the Day

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Forshaw, in continuation, 6 February 2003 ).

Trade Practices Amendment (Small Business Protection) Bill 2002 [No. 2]— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 5 February 2003 ).

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 ).

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 6) 2002— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 5 February 2003 ).

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 ).

 

 6  Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 5 February 2003 ).

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

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

*8  Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 6 February 2003 ).

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 ).

10  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 ).

11  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 ).

12  Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Bill 2002

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 238 from the House of Representatives ( 5 February 2003 ).

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 (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 ).

16  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 ).

17  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 ).