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Notice given 7 February 2007

*2  Senator Siewert: To move—That—

(a) the Senate notes the likely impacts on agriculture, the community and the environment of the proposed dam on the Mary River at Traveston Crossing in Queensland; and

(b) the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee for inquiry and report by 27 March 2007:

(i) the impact on the Mary River, its dependent species and environs of the proposed dam,

(ii) the implications for communities living along the Mary River of the proposed dam to their livelihood and lifestyle, and

 

 (iii) the balance of other options available to meet the regions water resource needs.

*3  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 12 June 2007:

The role of the Exclusive Brethren, including its leadership, in:

(a) breaching Australian Family Court agreements and denying access by ex-Brethren parents to their children;

(b) ex-communicating family members;

(c) prohibiting children from their Australian right to a university education;

(d) banning unions from Exclusive Brethren workplaces;

(e) discriminating against women in Australia;

(f) the use of public monies; and

(g) any related matters.

Orders of the Day

1  2006/07 SBT Australian National Catch Allocation Determination—Motion for disallowance

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Siewert—That the 2006/07 SBT Australian National Catch Allocation Determination, made under subclause 17(2) of the Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery Management Plan 1995, be disallowed [F2006L03548] ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 6 February 2007 ).

Seven sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on funding and operation of the Commonwealth-State/Territory Disability Agreement.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Non-Proliferation Legislation Amendment Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Superannuation Contributions) Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Customs Legislation Amendment (Augmenting Offshore Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)