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Notice given 19 March 2003

406  Senator Stott Despoja: To move—That—

(a) the Senate notes that:

(i) the Victorian Legislative Assembly recently changed its rules to allow breastfeeding in the chamber at the Speaker’s discretion, and

(ii) on 13 March 2003, the Australian Capital Territory’s Legislative Assembly changed its standing orders to allow breastfeeding in the chamber, becoming the first state or territory legislature to allow breastfeeding without the need to seek permission from the Speaker; and

(b) standing order 175 not apply in respect of a senator breastfeeding an infant.

On 26 March 2003

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Termination of Employment) Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Dairy Industry Service Reform Bill 2003 and the Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Dairy) Bill 2003. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Order of the Day

Dairy Industry Service Reform Bill 2003

Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Dairy) Bill 2003— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 19 March 2003 ).

General Business—Notice of Motion