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Notice given 17 June 2003

Senators Stott Despoja and Bolkus: To move—

(1) That the following matters be referred to the Legal and Constitutional References Committee for inquiry and report:

(a) the most appropriate process for moving towards the establishment of an Australian republic with an Australian Head of State; and

(b) alternative models for an Australian republic, with specific reference to:

(i) the functions and powers of the Head of State,

(ii) the method of selection and removal of the Head of State, and

(iii) the relationship of the Head of State with the executive, the parliament and the judiciary.

(2) That the committee facilitate wide community participation in this inquiry by conducting public hearings throughout Australia, including in rural and regional areas.

On 24 June 2003

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee

Report to be presented on the Australian telecommunications network.

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee

Report to be presented on the role of libraries as providers of public information in the online environment.

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee

Report to be presented on environmental performance at the Ranger, Jabiluka, Beverley and Honeymoon uranium operations.

*4  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2003. ( 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 Civil Aviation Amendment Bill 2003. ( Referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Order of the Day

*1  Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2003— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 18 June 2003 ).

General Business—Notice of Motion