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Notice given 25 March 2003

431  Senator Stephens: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the New South Wales Labor Premier (Mr Bob Carr) has secured an historic third four-year term of government in the New South Wales Parliament,

(ii) the re-election of the New South Wales Labor Government is an endorsement of Mr Carr’s plan to secure New South Wales’ future, and

(iii) the people of New South Wales have voted for a government that unequivocally rejects the legitimacy of the unilateral war on Iraq;

(b) congratulates:

(i) Mr Carr and the New South Wales Labor administration for their election campaign, and

(ii) Labor candidates and campaign teams for their part in a campaign that has reduced Liberal/National representation to its lowest level in almost two decades; and

(c) expresses its condolences to the family of Mr Jim Anderson, former Member for Londonderry, following his sudden death on the morning of polling day.

By the last sitting day in June 2003 (26 June 2003)

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee

Report to be presented on labour market skills requirements.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s relationship with Papua New Guinea and other Pacific island countries.

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 .

Superannuation—Select Committee

Report to be presented on planning for retirement.

On 30 June 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on funding under the Dairy Regional Assistance Program.

On 11 August 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Bill 2003. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day

51  Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Bill 2003—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Conroy )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Conroy, in continuation, 6 March 2003 ).

By the last sitting day in August 2003 (21 August 2003)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on forestry plantations.

On the tenth sitting day after 30 June 2003 (9 September 2003)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 30 April 2003.

On 18 September 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on poverty and financial hardship.

On 7 October 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2002 [No. 2] and the Plastic Bag (Minimisation of Usage) Education Fund Bill 2002 [No. 2]. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Orders of the Day

36  Plastic Bag (Minimisation of Usage) Education Fund Bill 2002 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Brown, in continuation, 21 October 2002 ).

37  Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2002 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Brown, in continuation, 21 October 2002 ).

On 8 October 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Finance and Public Administration References Committee

Report to be presented on staff employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 .

On 25 November 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Invasive Species) Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 27 November 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on issues involved in the negotiation of the General Agreement on Trade in Services in the Doha Development Round.

On 3 December 2003

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on children in institutional care.

By the last sitting day in 2003 (4 December 2003)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on rural water resource usage.

By the last sitting day in June 2004 (26 June 2003)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the structure and distributive effects of the Australian taxation system.