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Notice given 18 October 2006

*1  Minister for Justice and Customs (Senator Ellison): To move—That—

(1) In the week beginning Monday, 6 November 2006:

(a) the days and hours of meeting and routine of business be varied as set out in paragraphs (2) to (4);

(b) immediately after prayers on Monday, 6 November 2006, the general business order of the day relating to the Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and the Regulation of Human Embryo Research Amendment Bill 2006 be called on;

(c) consideration of the bill shall take precedence over all government and general business until proceedings on the bill are concluded; and

(d) in addition, the bill shall take precedence over all other business and be considered:

 

 (i) on Monday and Tuesday, from 9.30 am to 2 pm and from 7.30 pm to 11 pm,

(ii) on Wednesday, from 9.30 am to 12.45 pm,

(iii) on Thursday, from not later than 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 11 pm, and

(iv) on Friday, from 9 am to 3.30 pm.

(2) On Monday, 6 November 2006 and Tuesday, 7 November 2006:

(a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 11.40 pm; and

(b) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 11 pm.

(3) On Thursday, 9 November 2006:

(a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 11.40 pm;

(b) consideration of general business orders of the day relating to government documents and consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports not be proceeded with;

(c) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm; and

(d) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 11 pm.

(4) The Senate shall sit on Friday, 10 November 2006 and that:

(a) the hours of meeting shall be 9 am to 4.10 pm;

(b) the routine of business shall be:

(i) notices of motion, and

(ii) general business only; and

(c) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed at 3.30 pm.

*2  Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation (Senator Abetz): To move—That, in accordance with section 5 of the Parliament Act 1974 , the Senate approves the proposals by the National Capital Authority for capital works within the Parliamentary Zone, being the refurbishment of the podium that surrounds the National Library of Australia, and resurfacing the temporary carpark on section 55, Parkes.

Orders of the Day

*1  Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2005 —( Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 419 from the House of Representatives )

Adjourned debate on the motion of Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation (Senator Abetz)—That the committee does not insist on its amendment no. 1 to which the House of Representatives has disagreed and agrees to the further amendments made by the House ( 18 October 2006 ).

 

 2  Child Support Legislation Amendment (Reform of the Child Support Scheme—New Formula and Other Measures) Bill 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Ageing (Senator Santoro)—That this bill be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Evans) —At the end of the motion, add “but while welcoming the many positive measures in the bill, the Senate expresses its serious concern about:

(a) the Government’s decision to proceed with the bill without providing any protection for low income families who may lose income as a result of changes to the child support scheme;

(b) the failure of the Government to properly manage transitional issues in circumstances where parents are worse off under the bill, as recommended by the Ministerial Taskforce on Child Support;

(c) the failure of the Government to make any attempt to quantify the financial impact of the bill on existing child support customers;

(d) the failure of the Government to provide up-to-date demographic information about existing child support customers;

(e) the unreasonably short timeframe imposed by the Government on the Community Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the bill, particularly given the extent of the changes to the child support scheme and the potential financial impact on low income families; and

(f) the overly-complex nature of the changes in the bill” ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 18 October 2006 ).

Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 4) Bill 2006— ( Minister for Ageing, Senator Santoro )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Santoro, 16 October 2006 ).

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Amendment Bill 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Ageing (Senator Santoro)—That this bill be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Stephens —At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate condemns the Government for:

(a) its extreme and arrogant imposition of a nuclear waste dump on the Northern Territory;

(b) breaking a specific promise made before the last election to not locate a waste dump in the Northern Territory;

(c) its heavy-handed disregard for the legal and other rights of Northern Territorians and other communities, by overriding any existing or future state of territory law or regulation that prohibits or interferes with the selection of Commonwealth land as a site, the establishment of a waste dump and the transportation of waste across Australia;

(d) destroying any recourse to procedural fairness provisions for anyone wishing to challenge the Minister’s decision to impose a waste dump on the Northern Territory;

 

 (e) establishing a hand-picked committee of inquiry into the economics of nuclear power in Australia, while disregarding the economic case for all alternative sources of energy; and

(f) keeping secret all plans for the siting of nuclear power stations and related nuclear waste dumps” ( Senator Forshaw, in continuation, 10 October 2006 ).

Customs Legislation Amendment (Border Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2006— ( Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ian Campbell, 17 August 2006 ).

Judiciary Legislation Amendment Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Finance and Administration, Senator Minchin )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 13 September 2006 ).

Customs Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2006

Customs Tariff Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2006— ( Minister for Ageing, Senator Santoro )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Santoro, 9 October 2006 ).

National Cattle Disease Eradication Account Amendment Bill 2006— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Senator Sandy Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 September 2006 ).

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 16 August 2006 ).

10  Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment (Antarctic Seals and Other Measures) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 9 August 2006 ).

11  Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Trans-Tasman Banking Supervision) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Senator Sandy Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 September 2006 ).

12  Housing Loans Insurance Corporation (Transfer of Pre-transfer Contracts) Bill 2006

Housing Loans Insurance Corporation (Transfer of Assets and Abolition) Repeal Bill 2006— ( Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Coonan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Coonan, 11 October 2006 ).

13  Medical Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2006— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ellison, 12 October 2006 ).

 

 14  Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Amendment Bill 2006— ( Minister for Ageing, Senator Santoro )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Santoro, 16 October 2006 ).

15  Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2006— ( Minister for Ageing, Senator Santoro )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Santoro, 9 October 2006 ).

16  Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (2006 Measures No. 1) Bill 2006

Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (2006 Measures No. 2) Bill 2006— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Senator Sandy Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 September 2006 ).

17  Crimes Amendment (Bail and Sentencing) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Senator Sandy Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 September 2006 ).

18  Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2006— ( Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Vanstone )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Vanstone, 5 September 2006 ).

19  Customs Legislation Amendment (Modernising Import Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 21 June 2006 ).

20  Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Amendment (Promoting Safer Workplaces) Bill 2005— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration, Senator Colbeck )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 8 December 2005 ).

21  Migration Amendment (Visa Integrity) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 21 June 2006 ).

22  Independent Contractors Bill 2006

Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Independent Contractors) Bill 2006— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 13 September 2006 ).

23  Archives Amendment Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Ageing, Senator Santoro )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 6 September 2006 ).

24  Sex Discrimination Amendment (Teaching Profession) Bill 2004— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Abetz, 14 June 2005 ).

 

 25  Budget statement and documents 2006-07

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance and Administration (Senator Minchin)—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( adjourned, Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation (Senator Abetz), 11 May 2006 ).

26  Budget statement and documents 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance and Administration (Senator Minchin)—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( adjourned, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration (Senator Colbeck), 12 May 2005 ).