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Notice given 11 September 2007

*1  Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation (Senator Abetz): To move—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the Quarantine Amendment (Commission of Inquiry) Bill 2007, allowing it to be considered during this period of sittings.

Orders of the Day

Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2007

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (Senator Coonan)—That this bill be now read a second time.

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

(a) notes that:

(i) the Economics References Committee handed down its report, The effectiveness of the Trade Practices Act 1974 in protecting small business , in March 2004, and the Government responded in June 2004 and yet the Government is only now introducing its legislative response,

(ii) this failure to act represents a disregard for the importance of promoting competition by preventing anti-competitive behaviour directed against small business and consumers, and

 

 (iii) this bill fails to introduce gaol terms for serious cartel operations, despite the Dawson Review recommending this in 2003 and the Government accepting this recommendation in 2005 and despite the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) consistently calling for such penalties to be introduced;

(b) condemns the Government for the failure to legislate for gaol terms for serious cartel conduct;

(c) further notes with concern that this bill does not give the ACCC power to investigate and regulate ‘creeping acquisitions’; and

(d) calls on the Government to:

(i) legislate for this as soon as possible, and

(ii) closely examine options for introducing a regime dealing with unfair contract terms between businesses as well as between businesses and consumers” ( Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Boswell), in continuation, 11 September 2007 ).

Tax Laws Amendment (2007 Measures No. 4) Bill 2007

Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) Bill (No. 1) 2007

Taxation (Trustee Beneficiary Non-disclosure Tax) Bill (No. 2) 2007— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Abetz, 14 August 2007 ).

Judges’ Pensions Amendment Bill 2007— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Abetz, 14 August 2007 ).

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Terrorist Material) Bill 2007— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration, Senator Colbeck )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 August 2007 ).

Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2007— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 16 August 2007 ).

Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2007— ( Minister for Community Services, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 21 June 2007 ).

Social Security Amendment (2007 Measures No. 1) Bill 2007— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 17 August 2007 ).

Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Legislation Amendment (Further 2007 Budget Measures) Bill 2007— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 16 August 2007 ).

Communications Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing and Datacasting) Bill 2007— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 17 August 2007 ).

 

 10  Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2007— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 16 August 2007 ).

11  Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Trustee Board and Other Measures) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2007— ( Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Coonan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Coonan, 9 August 2007 ).

12  Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2007— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 16 August 2007 ).

13  International Trade Integrity Bill 2007— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 17 August 2007 ).

14  National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2007—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 August 2007 ).

15  Product Stewardship (Oil) Amendment Bill 2007— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 17 August 2007 ).

16  Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2007—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 August 2007 ).

17  Federal Magistrates Amendment (Disability and Death Benefits) Bill 2007— ( Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Brandis, 10 September 2007 ).

18  Customs Legislation Amendment (Modernising Import Controls and Other Measures) Bill 2006 [2007]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 21 June 2006 ).

19  Customs Legislation Amendment (Augmenting Offshore Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2006— ( Minister for Community Services, Senator Scullion )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Scullion, 1 March 2007 ).

20  Archives Amendment Bill 2006 [2007]—( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 6 September 2006 ).

21  Migration Amendment (Visa Integrity) Bill 2006 [2007]—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 21 June 2006 ).

22  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 ).

 

 23  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 ).

24  Human Services (Enhanced Service Delivery) Bill 2007— ( Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 28 February 2007 ).

25  Budget statement and documents 2007-08

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 the Arts and Sport (Senator Brandis), 10 May 2007 ).

26  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 ).

27  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 ).