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Notice given 13 June 2007

*3  Senator Stephens: To move—That the following matters be referred to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 13 September 2007:

(a) the cost of living pressures on older Australians, both pensioners and self-funded retirees, including:

(i) the impact of recent movements in the price of essentials, such as petrol and food,

(ii) the costs of running household utilities, such as gas and electricity, and

(iii) the cost of receiving adequate dental care;

(b) the impact of these cost pressures on the living standards of older Australians and their ability to participate in the community;

(c) the impact of these cost pressures on older Australians and their families, including caring for their grandchildren; and

(d) the adequacy of current tax, pension and concession arrangements for older Australians to meet these costs.

Orders of the Day

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of a Bill for an Act to Amend the Workplace Relations Act 1996 , and for related purposes. [Workplace Relations Amendment (A Stronger Safety Net) Bill 2007] ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

 

 2  Employment, Workplace Relations and Education—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Workplace Relations (Restoring Family Work Balance) Amendment Bill 2007. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)