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Notice given 7 February 2007

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

(1) That, in accordance with section 213 of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 , matters relating to the powers and proceedings of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity shall be as follows:

(a) That the committee consist of 10 members, 3 members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 2 members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips or by any independent member, 2 senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 2 senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 senator to be nominated by any minority group or groups or independent senator or independent senators.

(b) That every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(c) That the committee elect a member nominated by the Government Whips or the Leader of the Government in the Senate as its chair.

(d) That the committee elect a deputy chair who shall act as chair of the committee at any time when the chair is not present at a meeting of the committee, and at any time when the chair and deputy chair are not present at a meeting of the committee the members present shall elect another member to act as chair at that meeting.

(e) That, in the event of an equal vote on a question before the chair, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, have a casting vote.

(f) That 3 members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include 1 Government member of either House and 1 non-Government member of either House.

(g) That the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 3 or more of its members and to refer to any subcommittee any matter which the committee is empowered to examine.

(h) That the committee appoint the chair of each subcommittee who shall have a casting vote only and at any time when the chair of a subcommittee is not present at a meeting of the subcommittee the members of the subcommittee present shall elect another member of that subcommittee to act as chair at that meeting.

(i) That 2 members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall comprise 1 Government member of either House and 1 non-Government member of either House.

 

 (j) That members of the committee who are not members of a subcommittee may participate in the proceedings of that subcommittee but shall not vote, move any motion or be counted for the purpose of a quorum.

(k) That the committee or any subcommittee have power to call for witnesses to attend and for documents to be produced.

(l) That the committee or any subcommittee may conduct proceedings in any place it sees fit.

(m) That a subcommittee have power to adjourn from time to time and to sit during any adjournment of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

(n) That the committee may report from time to time.

(o) That, in carrying out its duties, the committee or any subcommittee, ensure that the operational methods and results of investigations of law enforcement agencies, as far as possible, be protected from disclosure where that would be against the public interest.

(p) That the provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.

(2) That a message be sent to the House of Representatives seeking its concurrence in this resolution.

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

(1) The order of the Senate of 7 December 2006 relating to committee groupings for estimates hearings be modified as follows:

Group A

Community Affairs

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Finance and Public Administration

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Group B

Economics

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport.

(2) The continuing order relating to the allocation of departments and agencies to standing committees be amended to read as follows:

Departments and agencies are allocated to the legislative and general purpose standing committees as follows:

Community Affairs

Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Health and Ageing

Economics

Treasury

Industry, Tourism and Resources

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education

Employment and Workplace Relations

Education, Science and Training

 

  Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Environment and Water Resources

Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Finance and Public Administration

Parliament

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Finance and Administration

Human Services

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Foreign Affairs and Trade

Defence (including Veterans’ Affairs)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Attorney-General

Immigration and Citizenship

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Transport and Regional Services

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Orders of the Day

Australian Citizenship Bill 2006

Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Bill 2006

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Human Services (Senator Ian Campbell)—That this bill be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Bartlett —At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate:

(a) recognising that:

(i) dual citizenship is part and parcel of Australian society,

(ii) a significant proportion of Australians hold dual citizenship, and

(iii) these Australians are disenfranchised in the sense that they are not able to run for election to the Federal Parliament without relinquishing their dual citizenship;

(b) calls on all parties in the Parliament to support, as a matter of urgency, legislation to initiate a referendum to remove the prohibition on dual citizens being able to run for Federal Parliament; and

(c) calls on the Government to:

(i) instruct the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to develop and implement a comprehensive public information campaign to describe and promote the operation of the new Australian Citizenship Act,

(ii) allocate sufficient funds for a television, radio and newspaper advertising campaign in Australia and overseas about the operation of the new Act,

(iii) require the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to coordinate the dissemination of written information about the operation of the new Act to be available in Australian diplomatic posts overseas, and

 

 (iv) require the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to work closely with the Privacy Commissioner, to restrict to the maximum extent possible the collection, access, use and disclosure of personal identifying information” ( Senator Webber, in continuation, 7 February 2007 ).

Energy Efficiency Opportunities Amendment Bill 2006— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration, Senator Colbeck )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Colbeck, 6 February 2007 ).

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 ).

Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 6) Bill 2006— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration, Senator Colbeck )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Colbeck, 6 February 2007 ).

Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Marking of Plastic Explosives) Bill 2006— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 7 December 2006 ).

Customs Tariff Amendment (Incorporation of Proposals) Bill 2006— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration, Senator Colbeck )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Colbeck, 6 February 2007 ).

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Audit Inspection) Bill 2006— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 November 2006 ).

Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 6 December 2006 ).

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 6 September 2006 ).

*10  Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measures No. 7) Bill 2006— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Abetz, 7 February 2007 ).

11  Non-Proliferation Legislation Amendment Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 6 December 2006 ).

12  Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment (Superannuation Contributions) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 6 December 2006 ).

 

 13  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 ).

14  Crimes Legislation Amendment (National Investigative Powers and Witness Protection) Bill 2006—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 29 November 2006 ).

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 21 June 2006 ).

16  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 ).

17  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 ).

18  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 ).