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Notice given 6 September 2005

238  Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Allison): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the Coalition Government, in 2001, enacted a mandatory maximum limit on inclusion of ethanol in all grades of petrol of 10 per cent, and

(ii) as a result of this mandatory limit, Australia is unable to cater for flexible fuel vehicles now on the market which are designed to run on up to 85 per cent ethanol; and

(b) calls on the Government to:

(i) release the overdue findings of the Biofuels Taskforce appointed by the Prime Minister (Mr Howard), and

(ii) remove the existing mandate limiting the amount of ethanol in petrol to 10 per cent, and mandate instead a minimum 10 per cent biofuel in all Australian fuels.

240  Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Allison) and Senator McLucas: To move—That the Senate—

(a) recognises that the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s report on achieving the Millennium Development Goals, In larger freedom , calls on governments to ensure universal access to reproductive health services;

(b) acknowledges that in January 2005 the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) reaffirmed the vision of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) for human development, social justice, economic progress and environmental preservation and called on the international community, national governments and private philanthropic organisations to prioritise the ICPD Program of Action; and

(c) recognises that access to sexual and reproductive health is also a critical strategy towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment, the third of the Millennium Development Goals.