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Notice given 13 June 2007

*1  Senator Milne: To move—That the following matter be referred to the Economics Committee for inquiry and report by 6 October 2007:

An assessment of the benefits and costs of introducing renewable energy feed-in tariffs in Australia, including an evaluation of:

(a) barriers to the expansion of the renewable energy industry in general and within the electricity market in Australia in particular;

(b) the likelihood that carbon prices generated by an emission trading system will be insufficient to overcome these barriers in the near term; and

(c) options to link the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target scheme (with an increased target) with feed-in tariffs to guarantee a viable return on investment for investors in a range of prospective renewable energy technologies.

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s Indigenous visual arts and craft sector.

On 31 July 2007

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Testing) Bill 2007. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 9 August 2007

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Employment, Workplace Relations and Education—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on workforce challenges in the Australian transport sector.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s public diplomacy.


Ten sitting days after today (15 August 2007)

Business of the Senate—Notices of Motion