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Notice given 7 November 2006

*619  Senator Joyce: To move—That the Senate notes:

(a) that on 28 September 2006 the United States Congress passed the Military Commission Act 2006;

(b) that on 17 October 2006 President George W Bush signed the Act into law;

(c) that the Act provides a congressional basis for trial by military commission;

(d) that the Act incorporates a number of procedural safeguards including:

(i) the presumption of innocence,

(ii) a right to be present throughout the trial,

(iii) a right to cross-examine prosecution witnesses,

(iv) a ban on evidence obtained by torture,

(v) access to evidence the prosecution intends to adduce at trial,

(vi) the provision of military defence counsel,

(vii) the ability to retain civilian defence counsel,

(viii) the option to remain silent or testify at trial,

(ix) standard of proof beyond reasonable doubt, and

(x) an extensive appeals process;

(e) that Mr David Hicks is yet to be charged under the Act; and

(f) that the Government continues to press the United States for Mr Hicks’ case to be dealt with expeditiously and fairly.

 

 *620  Senator Siewert: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) there have been calls by land owners in the Gwydir Ramsar-listed wetland for it to be de-listed as a Ramsar site because the federal and New South Wales governments have let it die,

(ii) the World Wide Fund for Nature intends to raise this issue at the Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention when it meets in February 2007,

(iii) the Gwydir wetlands have received little water in 10 years despite promises from state and federal governments to provide water to retain the site’s value, and

(iv) water to the Gwydir wetland has been reduced by up to 75 per cent; and

(b) calls on state and federal governments to protect this important wetland site.

Orders of the Day relating to Government Documents

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, 19 October 2006 ).

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 Bartlett, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

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 Bartlett, 19 October 2006 ).

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 Bartlett, 19 October 2006 ).

Indigenous Business Australia—Corporate plan 2006-2008

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Ian Macdonald. 19 October 2006 ).

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 Ian Macdonald, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

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 Hogg, 19 October 2006 ).

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, 19 October 2006 ).

 

 9  Australian National University—Report for 2005

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kirk—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

10  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 Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

11  Housing Assistance Act 1996 —Report for 2004-05 on the operation of the 2003 Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

12  Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs—Protection visa processing taking more than 90 days—Report for the period 1 March to 30 June 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

13  Indigenous education and training—National report to Parliament 2004

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Crossin—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

14  Medibank Private Limited—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

15  Western Australian 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, 19 October 2006 ).

16  Australian War Memorial—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

17  Australian Electoral Commission—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

18  Federal Police Disciplinary Tribunal—Report for 2005-06 [Final report]

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

19  Reserve Bank of Australia—Equity and diversity—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

20  CrimTrac Agency—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

 

 21  Customs Act 1901 —Conduct of customs officers [Managed deliveries]—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

22  Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority—Report for 2005-06, incorporating the report of the Australian Sports Drug Agency for the period 1 July 2005 to 13 March 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

23  Australian Film, Television and Radio School—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

24  Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 —Report for 2005-06 on consultants engaged under section 4 of the Act

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ray—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

25  Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—Report for 2005-06, incorporating the report of the Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

26  Film Australia Limited—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

27  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator George Campbell—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

28  Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

29  National Water Commission—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

30  Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Hurley—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

31  Commonwealth Grants Commission—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Ian Macdonald, 19 October 2006 ).

32  Commissioner for Complaints [Aged care]—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McLucas—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

 

 33  Australian Security Intelligence Organisation—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Carol Brown, 19 October 2006 ).

34  Telstra Corporation Limited—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

35  National Museum of Australia—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

36  National Archives of Australia and National Archives of Australia Advisory Council—Reports for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

37  Australia Council—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

38  Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

39  National Competition Council—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

40  Commissioner of Taxation—Report for 2005-06

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carol Brown—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

41  Commissioner of Taxation—Report for 2005-06—Correction

Consideration ( 19 October 2006 ).

42  Department of the Environment and Heritage—Reports for 2005-06—

Volume 1—Department of the Environment and Heritage

Volume 2—Legislation reports

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the documents ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 6 November 2006 ).

43  Department of Employment and Workplace Relations—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

44  Bureau of Meteorology—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

45  Department of the Treasury—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

46  Inspector-General of Taxation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

 

 47  Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

48  National Australia Day Council—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

49  Gene Technology Regulator—Quarterly report for the period 1 April to 30 June 2006

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

50  Food Standards Australia New Zealand—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

51  Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

52  Inspector-General in Bankruptcy—Report for 2005-06 on the operation of the Bankruptcy Act 1966

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

53  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade—Reports for 2005-06

Volume 1—Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Volume 2—Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

54  Supervising Scientist—Report for 2005-06 on the operation of the Environment Protection (Alligator Rivers Region) Act 1978

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

55  Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

56  Australian Research Council—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

57  Director of National Parks—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

58  National Transport Commission—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

59  Department of Health and Ageing—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

60  Airservices Australia—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

61  Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

62  Australian Customs Service—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

 

 63  Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

64  Medicare Australia—Report for 2005-06, incorporating report and financial statements of the Health Insurance Commission for the period 1 July to 30 September 2005

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

65  Sydney Harbour Federation Trust—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

66  Australian Maritime Safety Authority—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

67  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

68  Financial Reporting Council, Australian Accounting Standards Board and Auditing and Assurance Standards Board—Reports for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

69  Australian Institute of Marine Science—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

70  Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

71  Australian Hearing Services (Australian Hearing)—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

72  Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources—Report for 2005-06—Corrections

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

73  Private Health Insurance Administration Council—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

74  Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

75  Comcare—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

76  Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

77  Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority (Seacare)—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

78  Remuneration Tribunal—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

 

 79  Australian Fair Pay Commission—Report for the period 14 December 2005 to 30 June 2006

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

80  Australian Fair Pay Commission Secretariat—Report for the period 14 December 2005 to 30 June 2006

Consideration ( 6 November 2006 ).

*81  Aboriginal Hostels Limited—Report for the period 26 June 2005 to 24 June 2006

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*82  Australian Federal Police—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*83  Health Services Australia Group (HSA Group)—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*84  Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Authority—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*85  Military Superannuation and Benefits Board of Trustees—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*86  Telstra Instalment Receipt Trustee Limited—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*87  Australian Institute of Family Studies—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*88  National Library of Australia—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*89  Employment Advocate—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*90  Australian Building and Construction Commissioner—Report for the period 1 October 2005 to 30 June 2006

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*91  Australian Industrial Relations Commission and Australian Industrial Registry—Reports for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*92  Australian Institute of Health and Welfare—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*93  Murray-Darling Basin Commission—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*94  Department of Defence—Reports for 2005-06

Volume 1—Department of Defence

Volume 2—Defence Material Organisation

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

 

 *95  Commonwealth Ombudsman—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*96  Australian Institute of Criminology and Criminology Research Council—Reports for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*97  Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*98  Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Authority—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*99  Centrelink—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*100  Department of Human Services—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*101  Productivity Commission—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*102  Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs—Report for 2005-06, including financial statements for the Aboriginal Benefit Account and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund Account

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*103  Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Limited—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*104  Department of Education, Science and Training—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*105  Family Law Council—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*106  Royal Australian Mint—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*107  National Native Title Tribunal—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*108  Australian Government Solicitor—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*109  Federal Court of Australia—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*110  Financial Reporting Council—Report for 2005-06 on auditor independence

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*111  Takeovers Panel—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

 

 *112  Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*113  Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*114  Australian Office of Financial Management—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*115  Private Health Insurance Ombudsman—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*116  Australian Securities and Investments Commission—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*117  Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*118  Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*119  Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*120  Professional Services Review [Medical and pharmaceutical services]—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*121  Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—Telecommunications report for 2005-06—Telstra’s compliance with price control arrangements

Consideration (7 November 2006).

*122  Public Lending Right Committee—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*123  Australian Film Commission—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*124  Australian Prudential Regulation Authority—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*125  Privacy Commissioner—Report for 2005-06 on the operation of the Privacy Act 1988

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*126  Social Security Appeals Tribunal—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*127  NetAlert Limited—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*128  National Gallery of Australia—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

 

 *129  Airservices Australia—Equity and diversity program—Progress report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*130  Commonwealth Grants Commission—Report—Review of the financial capacity of Norfolk Island 2006

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*131  Australian Landcare Council—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*132  Royal Australian Air Force Veterans’ Residences Trust Fund—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*133  Army and Air Force Canteen Service Board of Management (trading as Frontline Defence Services)—Report for 2005-06, including a report on its equal employment opportunity management plan

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*134  Office of Workplace Services—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*135  Department of Finance and Administration—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*136  Wet Tropics Management Authority—Report for 2005-06, together with a State of the Wet Tropics report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*137  Services Trust Funds—Reports for 2005-06 of the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund, the Australian Military Forces Relief Trust Fund and the Royal Australian Air Force Welfare Trust Fund

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*138  Federal Magistrates Court—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*139  Family Court of Australia—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*140  Civil Aviation Safety Authority—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*141  Teaching Australia: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited—Report for the period 30 November 2005 to 30 June 2006

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*142  Future Fund Management Agency and Board of Guardians—Report for the period 3 April to 30 June 2006

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*143  National Rural Advisory Council—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

 

 *144  Grains Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*145  Australian Law Reform Commission—Report for 2005-06 (Report no. 105)

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*146  Australian Rail Track Corporation Limited (ARTC)—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*147  Aboriginal Land Commissioner—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*148  Anindilyakwa Land Council—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*149  Central Land Council—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*150  Indigenous Land Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*151  Northern Land Council—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*152  Tiwi Land Council—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*153  Cape York Land Council Aboriginal Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*154  Central Queensland Land Council Aboriginal Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*155  Goldfields Land and Sea Council Aboriginal Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*156  Gurang Land Council (Aboriginal Corporation)—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*157  Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*158  North Queensland Land Council Native Title Representative Body Aboriginal Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*159  Yamatji Marlpa Barna Baba Maaja Aboriginal Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*160  Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation (Land and Water Australia)—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

 

 *161  Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*162  Fisheries Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*163  Sugar Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*164  Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*165  Dairy Adjustment Authority—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*166  Defence Housing Authority—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*167  Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*168  Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 2006 ).

*169  Cotton Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2005-06

Consideration ( 7 November 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—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bernardi, in continuation, 12 October 2006 ) ( 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 ( Minister for Finance and Administration (Senator Minchin), in continuation, 14 September 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 ).

63  Migration Legislation Amendment (End of Mandatory Detention) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 7 September 2006 ).

64  Health—Medibank Private

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

(a) notes that:

(i) the Government is divided over the sale of Medibank Private,

(ii) the public is concerned about the consequences of the sale of Medibank Private and its impact on the affordability of private health insurance, and

(iii) despite government promises to keep private health insurance premiums low, they have risen by almost 40 per cent since 2001; and

(b) calls on the Government to abandon plans to sell-off Medibank Private.

And on the amendment moved by Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Allison) —At the end of paragraph (b), add “, unless the Government is prepared to produce a white paper that substantiates and supports its proposal, to engage in a genuine period of public consultation, and to be able to confirm it has widespread public support for its sale” ( 7 September 2006 ).

65  Migration Legislation Amendment (Complementary Protection Visas) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 13 September 2006 ).

66  Social Security (Helping Pensioners Hit by the Skills Shortage) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Evans )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator George Campbell, in continuation, 14 September 2006 ).

67  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Protecting the Great Barrier Reef from Oil Drilling and Exploration) Amendment Bill 2003 [2006]—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Bartlett and McLucas )

Second reading ( restored pursuant to resolution of 10 October 2006 ).

68  Migration Legislation Amendment (Enabling Permanent Protection) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 12 October 2006 ).

 

 69  Skills for the future—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Nettle—That the Senate take note of the statement ( Senator Wong, in continuation, 12 October 2006 ).

70  Crimes Amendment (Victim Impact Statements) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fifield, in continuation, 19 October 2006 ).

71  Migration Legislation Amendment (Appropriate Review) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

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