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Notice given 20 June 2006

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

(a) recognises that:

(i) according to a study conducted by Iraq’s Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation, and also Norway’s Institute for Applied International Studies and the United Nations’ Development Program, the rate of acute malnutrition among children aged 6 months to 5 years has increased to 7.7 per cent in 2006, up from 4 per cent in 2002, and the problem continues to grow,

(ii) this translates into approximately 400 000 Iraqi children suffering from malnutrition,

 

 (iii) one in three children in remote areas suffers problems associated with poor diet such as stunted growth and low weight which can irreversibly hamper the young child’s optimal physical, mental and cognitive development, and

(iv) Iraq’s current food rationing program has not been able to meet many families’ needs, due to Iraq’s continued instability, and the lack of sanitation and clean water; and

(b) calls on the Government to give this matter its urgent attention in Australia’s current deployment in Iraq and in talks with the Administration of the United States of America, other international agencies and with the new Iraqi Government.

*463  Senator Stott Despoja: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) that the United Kingdom is prepared to grant Mr David Hicks citizenship and is awaiting permission from United States of America (US) authorities to extend the oath of loyalty to him,

(ii) that the US military lawyer assigned to defend Australian Guantanamo detainee Mr Hicks, Major Michael Mori, is willing to swear in Mr Hicks as a British citizen in order to expedite his release from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility,

(iii) that through attaining British citizenship, Mr Hicks would be accorded British consular access and protection, and

(iv) Major Mori has openly stated his concern that Mr Hicks will not be released from Guantanamo Bay soon and that ‘the US is trying to delay Hicks becoming a Brit because they know Britain’s position on the (military) commissions’; and

(b) urges the Government to support British Foreign Office moves to intervene on Mr Hicks’ behalf.

*464  Senator Crossin: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the inauguration of the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris on Tuesday, 20 June 2006, and that this museum will have a significant collection of Australian pieces which will feature artworks by high-profile Australian Indigenous artists such as John Mawurndjul, Gulumbu Yunupingu, Paddy Nyunkuny Bedford, Lena Nyadbi, Tommy Watson, Ningura Napurrula, Judy Watson and Michael Riley; and

(b) commends Indigenous artists across Australia for their contribution to Australian cultural life and the Australia Council for its role in negotiating the display of Australian Indigenous artworks in the Musée du Quai Branly.

*465  Senator Faulkner, on behalf of all senators: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that the former Deputy Clerk of the Senate, Miss Anne Lynch, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) on 12 June 2006 for service to support parliamentary processes, particularly the administration of the practice of the Senate and its committees, to promotion and understanding of the role of the Senate, and to assisting parliaments of Pacific Island states; and

(b) congratulates Miss Lynch on this award which recognises her dedication to the service of the Senate over 32 and a half years.

 

Orders of the Day relating to Government Documents

Northern Territory Fisheries Joint Authority—Report for 2002-03

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Siewert—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator O’Brien, in continuation, 2 March 2006 ).

Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Crossin—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Forshaw, in continuation, 2 March 2006 ).

Department of Defence—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Bartlett, 9 February 2006 ).

Migration Agents Registration Authority—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 9 February 2006 ).

Australia-China Council—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Marshall—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Marshall, in continuation, 9 February 2006 ).

Bilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Turkey for the Promotion and Protection of Investments, done at Canberra on 16 June 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 9 February 2006 ).

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 9 February 2006 ).

Aboriginal Land Commissioner—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 9 February 2006 ).

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Inc.—Native Title Unit—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 9 February 2006 ).

10  North Queensland Land Council Native Title Representative Body Aboriginal Corporation—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 9 February 2006 ).

11  Torres Strait Regional Authority—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 9 February 2006 ).

 

 12  Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission—Report of an inquiry into a complaint by Mr Zacharias Manongga Consul for the Northern Territory, Consul of the Republic of Indonesia that the human rights of Indonesian fishers detained on vessels in Darwin Harbour were breached by the Commonwealth of Australia (HREOC report no. 31)

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 9 February 2006 ).

13  Australian Rail Track Corporation Limited (ARTC)—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Webber—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Marshall, 9 February 2006 ).

14  Multilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—Amendments, done at Nairobi, Kenya on 25 November 2005, to Appendices I and II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, done at Bonn on 23 June 1979

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 9 February 2006 ).

15  Australian Taxation Office—Government Co-contribution Scheme—Quarterly report for the period 1 July to 30 September 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 9 February 2006 ).

16  Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002 and Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 —Legislation Review Committee—Report on the review of the Acts, December 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 9 February 2006 ).

17  Natural Heritage Trust—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Milne—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Siewert, 9 February 2006 ).

18  Centrelink and the Data-Matching Agency—Data-matching program—Report on progress 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stott Despoja—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Bartlett, 9 February 2006 ).

19  National Native Title Tribunal—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stott Despoja—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Bartlett, 9 February 2006 ).

20  National Rural Advisory Council—Report for 2001-02, including a report on the Rural Adjustment Scheme

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stott Despoja—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Bartlett, 9 February 2006 ).

21  National Rural Advisory Council—Report for 2002-03

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stott Despoja—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Bartlett, 9 February 2006 ).

 

 22  Private Health Insurance Administration Council—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stott Despoja—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Bartlett, 9 February 2006 ).

23  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Government response to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s reports—Personal identifiers 003/05 to 013/05 and 015/05, 7 February 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

24  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 003/05, 4 November 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

25  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 004/05, 21 November 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

26  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 005/05, 4 November 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

27  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 006/05, 21 November 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

28  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 007/05, 21 November 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

29  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman Personal identifier 008/05, 21 November 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

30  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 009/05, 25 November 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

 

 31  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 010/05, 25 November 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

32  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 011/05, 4 November 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

33  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 012/05, 4 November 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

34  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 013/05, 25 November 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

35  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 015/05, 4 November 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

36  National Environment Protection Council and NEPC Service Corporation—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

37  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner—Report for 2005—Social justice (Report no. 3/2005)

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Crossin—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Crossin, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

38  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner—Report for 2005—Native Title (Report no. 4/2005)

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

39  Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission—Final report of the national inquiry into employment and disability—WORKability II: Solutions - People with disability in the open workplace, December 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

40  Indigenous Land Corporation—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

 

 41  Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

42  Cape York Land Council Aboriginal Corporation—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

43  Ngaanyatjarra Council (Aboriginal Corporation)—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

44  Customs Act 1901 —Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958—Permissions granted under regulation 7 for the period 1 July to 31 December 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stephens, in continuation, 28 February 2006 ).

45  Commonwealth Grants Commission—Report on state revenue sharing relativities—2006 update

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Watson—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 1 March 2006 ).

46  Australian Political Exchange Council—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 1 March 2006 ).

47  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 014/05, 1 December 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 1 March 2006 ).

48  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifier 016/05, 1 December 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 1 March 2006 ).

49  Foreign Investment Review Board—Report for 2004-05

Consideration ( 27 March 2006 ).

50  Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts—Digital Television Regulatory Framework—Reports on reviews, February 2006

Consideration ( 27 March 2006 ).

51  Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs—Protection visa processing taking more than 90 days—Report for the period 1 July to 31 October 2005

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

 

 52  Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—Report for 2003-04—Corrigendum

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

53  Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—Report for 2004-05—Corrigendum

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

54  Australian Taxation Office—Government Co-contribution Scheme—Quarterly report for the period 1 October to 31 December 2005

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

55  Australian Government Actuary—Costs of the Australian Government’s Run-Off Cover Scheme for medical indemnity insurers—Report for 2004-05

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

56   Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 —Live-stock mortalities for exports by sea—Report for the period 1 July to 31 December 2005

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

57  Queensland Fisheries Joint Authority—Report for 2003-04

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

58  National Occupational Health and Safety Commission—Report for the period 1 July to 31 December 2005 [Final]

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

59  Indigenous Business Australia—Corporate plan 2006-2008

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

60  Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—Telstra’s compliance with price control arrangements—Report for 2004-05

Consideration (28 March 2006).

61  Surveillance Devices Act 2004 —Report for the period 15 December 2004 to 30 June 2005 on the operation of the Act

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

62  Bilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia for Cooperation in Scientific Research and Technological Development, done at Jakarta on 11 July 2005

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

63  Bilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand in relation to mutual recognition of securities offerings (Melbourne, 22 February 2006)

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

 

 64  Bilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand to Amend Article 3 of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (ANZCERTA) of 28 March 1983

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

65  Multilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

66  Multilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—Protocol of 2003 to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992, done at London on 16 May 2003

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

67  Multilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—Agreement for Establishment of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, done at Rome on 1 April 2004

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

68  Multilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum, done at Port Moresby on 27 October 2005

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

69  Multilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—Amendments to Annexes VIII and IX of the Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, 1992 (Geneva, 29 October 2004)

Consideration ( 28 March 2006 ).

70  Migration Act 1958 —Section 440A—Conduct of Refugee Review Tribunal reviews not completed within 90 days—Report for the period 1 July to 31 October 2005

Consideration ( 29 March 2006 ).

71  Stevedoring Levy (Collection) Act 1998 —Report for 2005

Consideration ( 29 March 2006 ).

72  Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency—Quarterly report for the period 1 July to 30 September 2005

Consideration ( 29 March 2006 ).

73  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Government response to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s reports—Personal identifiers 017/05 to 019/05 and 020/06 to 048/06, 28 March 2006

Consideration ( 29 March 2006 ).

 

 74  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifiers 017/05 to 019/05 and 020/06 to 048/06

75  National Rural Advisory Council—Report for 2004-05

Consideration ( 29 March 2006 ).

76  Wheat Export Authority—Report for 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005

Consideration ( 29 March 2006 ).

77  Australia-Indonesia Institute—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stott Despoja—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stott Despoja, in continuation, 10 May 2006 ).

78  Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 —Report for 2004-05 on the operations of the Act

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stott Despoja—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stott Despoja, in continuation, 10 May 2006 ).

79  Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)—Australian Aid: Promoting growth and stability—White paper

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stott Despoja—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Stott Despoja, in continuation, 10 May 2006 ).

80  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Government response to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s reports—Personal identifiers 049/06 to 055/06, 9 May 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 10 May 2006 ).

81  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifiers 049/06 to 055/06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 10 May 2006 ).

82  Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs—Protection visa processing taking more than 90 days—Report for the period 1 November 2005 to 28 February 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 14 June 2006 ).

83  Australian Livestock Export Corporation Limited (Livecorp)—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 14 June 2006 ).

84  Interactive Gambling Act 2001 —Report for 2005 on the operation of the prohibition on interactive gambling operations

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 14 June 2006 ).

 

 85  Australian Taxation Office—Government Co-contribution Scheme—Quarterly report for the period 1 January to 31 March 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 14 June 2006 ).

86  Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995— Report for 2004-05 on the operation of the Act

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 14 June 2006 ).

87  Roads to Recovery Programme—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 14 June 2006 ).

88  Northern Territory Fisheries Joint Authority—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Siewert—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 14 June 2006 ).

*89  National Health and Medical Research Council—Report for 2005

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

*90  Security Legislation Review Committee—Report on the review of the operation of the Security Acts relating to terrorism, June 2006

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

*91  Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission—Report of an inquiry into a complaint by Ms Tracy Gordon of discrimination in employment on the basis of criminal record (HREOC report no. 33)

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

*92  Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission—Report of an inquiry into a complaint by Mr Daniel Clark against the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of a breach of his human right to freedom of expression (HREOC report no. 34)

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

*93  Australian National University—Report for 2005

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

*94  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Government response to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s reports—Personal identifiers 056/06 to 066/06, 14 June 2006

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

*95  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifiers 056/06 to 066/06

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

*96  Australian Sports Commission—Strategic plan 2006-2009

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

 

 *97  Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—Telecommunication reports for 2004-05—Report 1: Telecommunications competitive safeguards—Report 2: Changes in the prices paid for telecommunications services in Australia

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

*98  Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission—Report of an inquiry into a complaint by Mr AV of a breach of his human rights while in immigration detention (HREOC report no. 35)

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

*99  Judge Advocate General—Report for 2005

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

*100  Bilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Mexican States on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments, and Protocol, done at Mexico City on 23 August 2005

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

*101  Bilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—Agreement relating to Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America, done at Canberra on 28 February 2006

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

*102  Multilateral treaty—Text of the proposed treaty action together with the national interest analysis and annexures—Amendments to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, done at Vienna on 8 July 2005

Consideration ( 20 June 2006 ).

Orders of the Day

Anti-Genocide Bill 1999 [2004]—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

Charter of Political Honesty Bill 2000 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

Constitution Alteration (Appropriations for the Ordinary Annual Services of the Government) 2001 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Murray and Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

Constitution Alteration (Electors’ Initiative, Fixed Term Parliaments and Qualification of Members) 2000 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

( This bill may be considered together with the Electoral Amendment (Political Honesty) Bill 2003 [2004] during the second reading debate, order of 13 October 2005 .)

 

 5  Defence Amendment (Parliamentary approval for Australian involvement in overseas conflicts) Bill 2003 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Bartlett and Stott Despoja )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bishop, in continuation, 10 February 2005 ) ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

Electoral Amendment (Political Honesty) Bill 2003 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

( This bill may be considered together with the Constitution Alteration (Electors’ Initiative, Fixed Term Parliaments and Qualification of Members) 2000 [2004] during the second reading debate, order of 13 October 2005 .)

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Invasive Species) Bill 2002 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

Euthanasia Laws (Repeal) Bill 2004—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

Financial Management and Accountability (Anti-Restrictive Software Practices) Amendment Bill 2003 [2004]—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

10  Freedom of Information Amendment (Open Government) Bill 2003 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

11  Genetic Privacy and Non-discrimination Bill 1998 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

12  Ministers of State (Post-Retirement Employment Restrictions) Bill 2002 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Stott Despoja and Murray )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

13  National Animal Welfare Bill 2003 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

14  Patents Amendment Bill 1996 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

15  Parliamentary Approval of Treaties Bill 1995 [2004]—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

16  Public Interest Disclosure (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill 2002 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

17  Reconciliation Bill 2001 [2004]—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

 

 18  Republic (Consultation of the People) Bill 2001 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

19  Sexuality Anti-Vilification Bill 2003 [2004]—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

20  Sexuality and Gender Identity Discrimination Bill 2003 [2004]—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

21  State Elections (One Vote, One Value) Bill 2001 [2004]—( Senate bill ) —( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

22  Textbook Subsidy Bill 2003 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

23  Uranium Mining in or near Australian World Heritage Properties (Prohibition) Bill 1998 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

24  Workplace Relations Amendment (Paid Maternity Leave) Bill 2002 [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 17 November 2004 ).

25  Communications—Telstra

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Conroy—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the Government has failed to ensure that telecommunications service standards are up to scratch in rural and regional Australia,

(ii) the chief of the Government’s telecommunications inquiry, Mr Dick Estens, has said that telecommunications services in the bush remain a ‘shemozzle’, and

(iii) selling Telstra will cost the budget $255 million over the next 4 years; and

(b) calls on the Government to keep Telstra in majority public ownership to ensure reliable telecommunications services for all Australians ( Senator Heffernan, in continuation, 18 November 2004 ).

26  Criminal Code Amendment (Workplace Death and Serious Injury) Bill 2004—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Nettle )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 30 November 2004 ).

27  Constitution Alteration (Right to Stand for Parliament—Qualification of Members and Candidates) 1998 (No. 2) [2004]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

In committee ( committee to consider the bill as reported by the committee of the whole on 15 May 2003 )—( restored pursuant to resolution of 1 December 2004 ).

 

 28  Senate Voters’ Choice (Preference Allocation) Bill 2004—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 9 December 2004 ).

29  Flags Amendment (Eureka Flag) Bill 2004—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Marshall )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 9 December 2004 ).

31  Economy

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ludwig—That the Senate—

(a) notes the deterioration in the economy including the record current account deficit of 7.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), record net foreign debt of $422 billion, the negative household savings ratio and among the lowest GDP growth rates of the advanced economies; and

(b) calls on the Government:

(i) to acknowledge that there are severe economic imbalances in the economy that threaten to push interest rates still higher,

(ii) to implement policies that will lift the productive potential of the economy,

(iii) to invest in skills development to ease skill shortages which are now at 20 year highs, and

(iv) to support infrastructure investment to ease capacity constraints and inflation pressures and promote exports ( Senator Lundy, in continuation, 10 March 2005 ).

32  Spyware Bill 2005—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 May 2005 ).

33  Family and Community Services—Welfare reform

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Wong—That the Senate notes the Howard Government’s cuts to the incomes of the most vulnerable families in Australia, its introduction of a parents’ dole and a disability dole, and its failure to effectively tackle the need for real welfare reform ( 12 May 2005 ).

34  Migration Amendment (Act of Compassion) Bill 2005

Migration Amendment (Mandatory Detention) Bill 2005—( Senate bills )— ( Senator Nettle and the Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Nettle, in continuation, 16 June 2005 ).

36  Taxation Laws Amendment (Scholarships) Bill 2005—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Stott Despoja, in continuation, 21 June 2005 ).

38  Truth in Food Labelling Bill 2003 [2005]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Minister for the Arts and Sport (Senator Kemp), in continuation, 15 September 2005 ) ( restored pursuant to resolution of 11 August 2005 ).

 

 39  Employment—Skills shortages—Training policies

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator George Campbell—That the Senate notes that:

(a) the Howard Government’s training policies since 1996 have contributed to Australia’s current skills shortages in the traditional trades; and

(b) the Government’s inaction in addressing this national skills crisis is hurting Australian businesses, families, young people and the economy ( Senator Moore, in continuation, 11 August 2005 ).

40  Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs—Ministerial responsibility

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ludwig—That the Senate expresses its deep concern that the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (Senator Vanstone) has failed to take responsibility for the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs despite the ongoing revelations and rising financial and human cost of the portfolio mismanagement ( 18 August 2005 ).

41  36th Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference, APIA, Samoa, 11 to 15 July 2005 and ancillary meetings—Report by Deputy President Senator John Hogg and Deputy Speaker the Honourable Ian Causley MP, dated August 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ferguson—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ferguson, in continuation, 6 September 2005 ).

42  Parliament—Senate—Processes and procedures

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr—That the Senate condemns the Government’s arrogant abuse of its Senate majority in subverting the Senate’s processes and procedures ( Minister for Ageing (Senator Santoro), in continuation, 8 September 2005 ).

43  Enhancements to the Australian Defence Force military justice system, 5 October 2005—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bishop—That the Senate take note of the statement ( Senator Hogg, in continuation, 5 October 2005 ).

44  Australian electoral system

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr—That the Senate opposes attempts by the Government to restrict the franchise and reduce the transparency of the Australian electoral system ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation (Senator Abetz), in continuation, 6 October 2005 ).

45  Parliamentary Charter of Rights and Freedoms Bill 2001 [2005]—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 9 November 2005 ).

46  Law and Justice—Australia’s border security

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator O’Brien—That the Senate notes the incompetence of the Howard Government in its failure to protect Australia’s border security, quarantine and environmental integrity and its fishery resource in northern Australia and northern Australian waters ( Senator Ronaldson, in continuation, 10 November 2005 ).

 

 48  Community Affairs References Committee—Children in institutional care—States and territories—Response—Letters to the President of the Senate, responding to the resolutions of the Senate of 29 December 2005, from the—

Minister for Family and Community Services (Northern Territory) (Ms Lawrie), dated 9 January 2006

Premier of Queensland (Mr Beattie), dated 22 December 2005

Premier of Victoria (Mr Bracks), dated 23 December 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Murray—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Murray, in continuation, 7 February 2006 ).

49  Administration—Government accountability

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator O’Brien—That the Senate notes that:

(a) over a decade in office the Howard Government has established a new low for government integrity and accountability; and

(b) the Howard Government’s record is littered with scandals involving rorts, waste and incompetence ( 2 March 2006 ).

50  Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 30 March 2006 ).

51  Family and Community Services—Child care

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Lundy—That the Senate condemns the Howard Government for ignoring in the Budget the urgent needs of parents struggling with the cost, availability and quality of child care, noting:

(a) the incompetence of the Howard Government in allocating $60 million for child care places that will never be delivered given that there are already 100 000 unallocated places due mainly to the shortage of child care professionals;

(b) the failure to bring forward the 30 per cent rebate on out-of-pocket child care expenses despite criticism of the rebate from the Government’s own backbench and the fact that child care fees are rising far in excess of other goods and services; and

(c) that parents who cannot find child care, cannot work, adding to the skills shortage ( Minister for the Arts and Sport (Senator Kemp), in continuation, 11 May 2006 ).

52  Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Zone Excision Repeal) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2006

Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Zone Excision Repeal) Bill 2006—( Senate bills )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 15 June 2006 ).

53  Same-Sex Marriages Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Stott Despoja and Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 15 June 2006 ).

 

 54  Migration Legislation Amendment (Appropriate Access to Detention Centres) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 19 June 2006 ).

55  Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment (Disallowance Power of the Commonwealth) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown) )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 19 June 2006 ).