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Notice given 7 February 2007

Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Boswell) and Senators Joyce and Trood: To move—That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee for inquiry and report:

The examination of all reasonable options, including increased dam capacity, for additional water supplies for South East Queensland, including:

(a) the merits of all options, including the Queensland Government’s proposed Traveston Crossing Dam as well as raising the Borumba Dam; and

(b) the social, environmental, economic and engineering impacts of the various proposals.

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:

Allegations that the Exclusive Brethren, including its leadership, may have been involved 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.

Notice of motion altered on 8 February 2007 pursuant to standing order 77.

Orders of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Native Title Amendment Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Airspace Bill 2006 and the Airspace (Consequentials and Other Measures) Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Airports Amendment Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

 

 4  Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Private Health Insurance Bill 2006 and 6 related bills. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Murray-Darling Basin Amendment Bill 2006. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)