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Notice given 28 March 2006

*406  Senator Siewert: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) that the Australian Government has not as yet stated a public policy position on genetic use restriction technologies (GURTs), and has not yet undertaken a process of public consultation on GURTs, and

(ii) the recommendation of a working group at the United Nations meeting on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Brazil on Friday, 24 March 2006, to uphold the existing de facto moratorium on GURTs, which is expected to be confirmed by the CBD’s plenary session in the week beginning 27 March 2006; and

(b) calls on the Australian Government to:

(i) cease all Australian Government advocacy of measures that would undermine the CBD’s moratorium on GURTs,

(ii) place a ban on research, development and use of GURTs in Australia, and

(iii) instruct all official delegates to future CBD meetings to advocate a complete and permanent international ban on GURTs.

 

On 13 April 2006

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the exposure draft of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Bill 2005.

On 28 April 2006

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Mental Health—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On 9 May 2006

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the OHS and SRC Legislation Amendment Bill 2005. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Notice of Motion