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Government Business

Orders of the Day

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 [No. 2]

In committee ( 17 June 2003 ).

Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Bill 2003

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for the Arts and Sport (Senator Kemp)—That this bill be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Forshaw —At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate condemns the Government for its health policy failures, including:

(a) the Howard Government’s withdrawal of $918 million from public hospitals over the next 4 years;

(b) the Howard Government’s unfair Medicare package which will result in bulk billing, in time, only being available to pensioners and concession card holders and families being left to pay more and more for their health care;

(c) the Howard Government’s decision to increase the cost of essential medicines by up to 30 per cent, hitting the sickest and the poorest hardest; and

(d) the Howard Government’s refusal to review the $2.3 billion private health insurance rebate to ensure that it provides value for money for consumers and taxpayers”—( Minister for Health and Ageing (Senator Patterson), in continuation, 17 June 2003 ).

Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Disability Reform) Bill (No. 2) 2002 [No. 2]— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 26 March 2003 ).

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Amendment Bill 2002

Superannuation (Financial Assistance Funding) Levy Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 May 2003 ).

Energy Grants (Credits) Scheme Bill 2003

Energy Grants (Credits) Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003

In committee ( 27 March 2003 )

Criminal Code Amendment (Terrorist Organisations) Bill 2003— ( Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Senator Coonan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Minister for Justice and Customs (Senator Ellison), 16 June 2003 ).

*7  Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare and Private Health Insurance) Bill 2003— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 17 June 2003 ).

Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 13 May 2003 ).

Workplace Relations Amendment (Termination of Employment) Bill 2002— ( Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Kemp )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 16 June 2003 ).

10  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 ( Senator Brown, in continuation, 5 March 2003 ).

11  National Handgun Buyback Bill 2003— ( Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Kemp )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 16 June 2003 ).

12  Maritime Legislation Amendment (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Bill 2003— ( Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Kemp )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 16 June 2003 ).

13  Health and Ageing Legislation Amendment Bill 2003—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 27 March 2003 ).

14  Health Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2003—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 27 March 2003 ).

15  Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2002— ( Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Kemp )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 16 June 2003 ).

16  Murray-Darling Basin Amendment Bill 2002— ( Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Kemp )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 16 June 2003 ).

17  Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (Senator Alston), in continuation, 25 March 2003 ).

*18  Migration Legislation Amendment (Protected Information) Bill 2003— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 17 June 2003 ).

19  Customs Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2003

Customs Tariff Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2003— ( Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Kemp )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 16 June 2003 ).

20  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 ).

21  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 ).

22  Communications Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 13 May 2003 ).

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 December 2002 ).

24  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 ).

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

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

26  Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Family Law) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 15 May 2003 ).

27  Sex Discrimination Amendment (Pregnancy and Work) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

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

28  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 ).

29  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 ).

30  Budget statement and documents 2003-04

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, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services (Senator Boswell), 15 May 2003 ).

31  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 ).