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Notice given 15 October 2003

*1  Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Troeth): To move—That the Senate—

(a) recognises the annual World Rural Women’s Day held on 15 October 2003; and

(b) notes that:

(i) the idea to hold a World Rural Women’s Day arose at a United Nations Conference for Women in Beijing in 1995, and that it has been held every year since 1996 to raise the profile of rural women, credit their crucial - yet largely unrecognised roles - and promote action in support,

(ii) the major role rural women play in food and fibre production, food security and the development of worldwide rural economies is often overlooked: rural women - mainly farmers - represent more than a quarter of the total world population (at least 1.6 billion); women produce on average more than half of all the food that is grown; alarmingly women own only 2 per cent of the land, and receive only one per cent of all agricultural credit, and

(iii) consistent with the values of World Rural Women’s Day, the Australian Government is committed to creating developmental opportunities for rural women in this country, and with two industry leadership initiatives designed to foster the development of rural women - Industry Partnerships Corporate Governance for Rural Women and Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation’s Rural Women’s Award - recognises and supports the contribution women make to rural Australia.

*2  Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz): To move—That, in accordance with section 5 of the Parliament Act 1974 , the Senate approves the proposal by the Joint House Department to restore the Forecourt scoria.

Orders of the Day

Superannuation (Surcharge Rate Reduction) Amendment Bill 2003— Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 421 from the House of Representatives

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer (Senator Coonan) moved—That the committee does not insist on amendment no. 27 to which the House of Representatives has disagreed—( 15 October 2003 ).

Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Bill 2003

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 427 from the House of Representatives ( 14 October 2003 ).

Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 420 from the House of Representatives ( 9 October 2003 ).

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Bill 2003

Offshore Petroleum (Safety Levies) Bill 2003

In committee—Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Amendment Bill 2003 ( 15 October 2003 ).

( Bills exempted on 14 October 2003 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (7) of standing order 111—see Orders of the Senate—Legislation )

Family and Community Services (Closure of Student Financial Supplement Scheme) Bill 2003

Student Assistance Amendment Bill 2003— ( Minister representing the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Crossin, 15 September 2003 ).

New Business Tax System (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Bill (No. 1) 2003— ( Special Minister of State, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 24 June 2003 ).

Family Law Amendment Bill 2003— ( Minister representing the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 20 August 2003 ).

Trade Practices Amendment (Personal Injuries and Death) Bill 2003— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 October 2003 ).

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002— ( Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 December 2002 ).

10  Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Bill 2003— ( Special Minister of State, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 11 August 2003 ).

11  Legislative Instruments Bill 2003

Legislative Instruments (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003— ( Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 9 September 2003 ).

12  Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Family Law) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, Senator Ian Campbell )

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

13  Migration Legislation Amendment (Identification and Authentication) Bill 2003— ( Minister for Family and Community Services, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 7 October 2003 ).

14  Communications Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2003— ( Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Moore, 19 August 2003 ).

*15  Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (No. 7) 2003

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 428 from the House of Representatives ( 15 October 2003 ).

16  Workplace Relations Amendment (Transmission of Business) Bill 2002

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 368 from the House of Representatives ( 20 August 2003 ).

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

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

18  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 ).

19  Customs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002— ( Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, Senator Ian Campbell )

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

20  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 ).

21  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 ).

22  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 ).

23  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, Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Boswell), 15 May 2003 ).

24  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 ).