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Notice given 17 August 2006

*507  Senator Stott Despoja: To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Ageing (Senator Santoro), no later than the end of question time on 5 September 2006, the report on developments in assisted reproductive technology prepared for the Government by Matthews Pegg Consulting Pty Ltd.

Notice of motion altered on 17 August 2006 pursuant to standing order 77.

Orders of the Day relating to Government Documents

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 Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

 

 2  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

Aboriginal Land Commissioner—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

Torres Strait Regional Authority—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

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 Ian Macdonald, 17 August 2006 ).

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 Ian Macdonald, 17 August 2006 ).

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 Ian Macdonald, 17 August 2006 ).

10  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 Ian Macdonald, 17 August 2006 ).

11  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, dated 7 February 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stephens—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

12  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

 

 13  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

14  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

15  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

16  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

17  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

18  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

19  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

20  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

21  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

 

 22  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

23  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

24  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

25  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

26  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

27  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 ( adjourned, Senator Ian Macdonald, 17 August 2006 ).

28  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

29  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

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

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Kirk, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

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

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Kirk, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

 

  32   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

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Kirk, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

33  Queensland Fisheries Joint Authority—Report for 2003-04

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ian Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ian Macdonald, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

34  Indigenous Business Australia—Corporate plan 2006-2008

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Kirk, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

35  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

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ian Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ian Macdonald, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

36  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

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Kirk, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

37  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, dated 28 March 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Kirk, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

38  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

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Kirk, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

39  National Rural Advisory Council—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ian Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ian Macdonald, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

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

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Kirk, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

41  Australia-Indonesia Institute—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Stott Despoja—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Ian Macdonald, 17 August 2006 ).

42  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 ( adjourned, Senator Ian Macdonald, 17 August 2006 ).

 

 43  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, dated 9 May 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

44  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

45  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

46  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 ( adjourned, Senator Ian Macdonald, 17 August 2006 ).

47  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 ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

48  Roads to Recovery Programme—Report for 2004-05

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Ian Macdonald, 17 August 2006 ).

49  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 ( adjourned, Senator Ian Macdonald, 17 August 2006 ).

50  Australian National University—Report for 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Kirk, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

51  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, dated 14 June 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Kirk, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

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

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Kirk, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).

 

 53  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission—Report for the period 1 July 2004 to 23 March 2005 [Final]

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Ian Macdonald, 17 August 2006 ).

54  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Government response to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s reports—Personal identifiers 067/06 to 069/06, dated 15 August 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ludwig—That the Senate take note of the report ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 2006 ).

55  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman—Personal identifiers 067/06 to 069/06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ludwig—That the Senate take note of the report ( adjourned, Senator Kirk, 17 August 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 .)

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 .)

 

 7  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 ).

35  National Animal Welfare Bill 2005—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 20 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 ).

37  Transparent Advertising and Notification of Pregnancy Counselling Services Bill 2005—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Stott Despoja, in continuation, 23 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 ).

56  Migration Legislation Amendment (Temporary Protection Visas Repeal) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 22 June 2006 ).

57  Privacy (Extension to Political Acts and Practices) Amendment Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Stott Despoja, in continuation, 22 June 2006 ).

58  Australian Defence Force commitment to southern Iraq—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the statement ( Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), in continuation, 22 June 2006 ).

59  Australian Defence Force commitment to Afghanistan—Ministerial statement

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

60  Family and Community Services—Housing affordability

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

(a) condemns the Howard Government for its failure to address the widely acknowledge affordability crisis in Australia’s rental and home ownership markets; and

(b) calls on the Howard Government to show leadership on this critical issue by working with state, territory and local governments, industry, business and the not-for-profit sector to develop a national housing strategy.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Bartlett —Omit paragraph (a), substitute:

“(a) condemns the Howard Government and the state and territory Labor governments for their failure to address the widely acknowledged affordability crisis in Australia’s rental and home ownership markets; and” ( Senator Sherry, in continuation, 10 August 2006 ).

61  Migration Legislation Amendment (Provisions Relating to Character and Conduct) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 14 August 2006 ).

 

 *62  Migration Legislation Amendment (Return to Procedural Fairness) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 17 August 2006 ).