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Notice given 7 August 2007

*3  Senators Siewert and Bartlett: To move—That the provisions of the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Bill 2007 be referred to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 10 September 2007, with particular reference to:

(a) the likely effects of the new income management regime on the health and well-being of children in affected communities;

(b) the demonstrable need to restrict the appeal rights of those on the new income management regime in affected communities;

(c) the interaction of the bill with the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and the extent to which the provisions can be characterised as ‘special measures’; and

(d) the effects of these measures on community governance and the development of remote communities.

*4  Senators Bartlett and Siewert: To move—That the provisions of the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Bill 2007 and the Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Bill 2007 be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 10 September 2007, with particular reference to:

 

 (a) the relevance of the acquisition of Aboriginal land and changes to the permit system to address the problems of child protection, health and development;

(b) the possible impacts of the prohibition of alcohol on child safety;

(c) the interaction of the bills with the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and the extent to which the provisions can be characterised as ‘special measures’; and

(d) the effects of these measures on community governance and the development of remote communities.

*5  Senator Nettle: To move—That the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 15 October 2007:

All aspects of the detention and release of Dr Mohamed Haneef, including:

(a) the source and veracity of information upon which decisions were made;

(b) the actions of the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Mr Andrews), including his overriding of the Brisbane Magistrate’s Court decision to grant bail to Dr Haneef;

(c) the role of other ministers, including the Attorney-General (Mr Ruddock) and the Prime Minister (Mr Howard);

(d) the investigation by the Australian Federal Police and other agencies;

(e) the decisions taken by the Director of Public Prosecutions;

(f) the international impact on Australia of the Government’s handling of the case; and

(g) any future decisions to be made in relation to Dr Haneef.

*6  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That Determination 2007/08: Principal Executive Office (PEO) Classification Structure and Terms and Conditions, made pursuant to subsections 5(2A), 7(3D) and 7(4) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 , be disapproved. [F2007L01754]

Fourteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion. To be effective, the motion of disapproval must be agreed to within 15 sitting days after the date on which the instrument was tabled (21 June 2007).