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Notice given 21 June 2006

*2  Senator Crossin: To move—That the following matter be referred to the Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee for inquiry and report:

The Indigenous visual arts industry, with particular reference to:

(a) the economic impact and value of the industry with regard to diverse communities throughout Australia through business development and job creation and the value of the industry as an export;

(b) the extent and effect of unscrupulous or unethical conduct in the Indigenous visual art trade, and the effect of this conduct on artists and their communities;

(c) the extent and effect of the importation of fakes and copies of Indigenous art and craft; and

(d) strategies to address the exploitation of Indigenous visual artists including the roll of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and relevant measures to maintain and appropriately regulate the Indigenous visual arts industry.

Order of the Day

* 1  Procedure—Standing Committee—Proposed reference

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Evans)—That the proposals to alter the structure of the Senate committee system, announced by the Leader of the Government on 20 June 2006, be referred to the Procedure Committee for inquiry and report by 17 August 2006.

And on the amendment moved by the Minister for Justice and Customs (Senator Ellison) —Omit “17 August”, substitute “10 August” ( Senator Faulkner, in continuation, 21 June 2006 ).