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Notice given 9 May 2006

Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That the following matters be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 8 August 2006:

The role of the Exclusive Brethren in:

(a) family breakdown and psychological and emotional effects related to the practice of excommunication or other practices;

(b) Australian politics and political activities, including donations to political parties or other political entities and funding specific advertising campaigns;

 

 (c) the receipt of funding from the Federal Government or other political entities;

(d) taxation and other special arrangements or exemptions from Australian law that relate to Exclusive Brethren businesses;

(e) special arrangements and exemptions from Australian law that relate to Exclusive Brethren schools, military service and voting; and

(f) any related matters.

Notice of motion altered on 9 June 2006 pursuant to standing order 77.

On 16 August 2006

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion