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Notice given 25 March 2003

*426  Chair of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee (Senator Forshaw): To move—That the order of the Senate of 20 June 2001 relating to departmental and agency contracts be amended as follows:

(a) paragraph (1), omit “the tenth day of the spring and autumn sittings”, substitute “2 calendar months after the last day of the financial and calendar year”;

(b) at the end of paragraph (2)(b), add “the commencement date of the contract, the duration of the contract, the relevant reporting period and the twelve-month period relating to the contract listings”;

(c) paragraph (7), after “first”, insert “and second”; and

(d) at the end of paragraph (8), add “and with respect to bodies subject to the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 , on and after 1 January 2004”.

*432  Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Bartlett): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the announcement on 24 March 2003 by the Queensland State Government that it will legislate to protect the pristine sand dunes of Shelburne Bay on Cape York Peninsula by not renewing two mining leases over the Shelburne Bay dune fields,

(ii) that Shelburne Bay is one of the largest and least disturbed areas of active parabolic dunes in the world, and is listed on the National Estate,

(iii) that any mining would have involved the removal of two dune systems and the construction of a major port facility on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, and

(iv) that the cancellation of the leases had been called for by the traditional owners, the Wuthathi people, to enable them to have greater access to, and involvement in, this special area of their traditional lands; and

(b) congratulates the Beattie Government for its sensible decision, and the many conservation, indigenous, political and community groups who have campaigned so long to achieve this outcome.

By the last sitting day in March 2003 (27 March 2003)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on materiel acquisition and management in Defence.

On 4 April 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Customs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Order of the Day

Customs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Webber, 3 March 2003 ).

On 30 April 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Terrorism Insurance Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 5 May 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Workplace Relations Amendment (Protecting the Low Paid) Bill 2003. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Order of the Day

Workplace Relations Amendment (Protecting the Low Paid) Bill 2003— ( Special Minister of State, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Crossin, 6 March 2003 ).

On the first day of the Budget sittings 2003 (13 May 2003)

Government Business—Order of the Day

Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance Reform) Bill 2003—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 6 March 2003 ).

On 13 May 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance Reform) Bill 2003. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 14 May 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Notice of Motion