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Notice given 13 May 2008

*79  Senator Nettle: To move—That the Senate—

(a) acknowledges and sympathises with the Palestinian families whose homes were destroyed or seized, and family members killed or injured, 60 years ago at the inception of the State of Israel which the Palestinians call ‘Al Nakba’, the catastrophe;

(b) remembers with shame the failure of the international community to prevent the bloody events that followed the unilateral declaration of independent statehood by the Israeli leaders and the many millions of victims who continue to suffer to this day;

 

 (c) acknowledges the unique relationship which exists between Australia and Palestine, a bond highlighted by our commitment to the rights and liberties of our citizens and encouragement of cultural diversity;

(d) commends the Palestinian authority’s commitment to democracy, the rule of law and pluralism;

(e) reiterates Australia’s commitment to:

(i) Palestine’s right to exist and our on-going support to the peaceful establishment of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian issue, and

(ii) the pursuit of peace and stability throughout the Middle East; and

(f) on this, the 60th anniversary of Al Nakba, pledges our friendship, commitment and enduring support to the people of Palestine as we remember this dark chapter in history together.

On 30 May 2008

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Economics—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Renewable Energy Legislation Amendment (Renewable Power Percentage) Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Economics—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the National Market Driven Energy Efficiency Target Bill 2007 [2008]. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Orders of the Day

Renewable Energy Legislation Amendment (Renewable Power Percentage) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Allison, in continuation, 14 February 2008 ).

19  National Market Driven Energy Efficiency Target Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

On 9 June 2008

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Environment, Communications and the Arts—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on broadcasting codes of practice.

On 16 June 2008

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Agricultural and Related Industries—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

 

 2  Housing Affordability in Australia—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Stolen Generation Compensation Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day

Stolen Generation Compensation Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bartlett, in continuation, 14 February 2008 ).

On 18 June 2008

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2007 [2008]. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day

Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading ( restored 13 February 2008 ).

On 23 June 2008

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Environment, Communications and the Arts—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the sexualisation of children in the media.

Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Rights of the Terminally Ill (Euthanasia Laws Repeal) Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Economics—Standing Committee

Interim report to be presented on Australia’s space science and industry sector.

General Business—Order of the Day

Rights of the Terminally Ill (Euthanasia Laws Repeal) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 14 February 2008 ).

 

On 24 June 2008

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Standing Committees

Reports to be presented on the 2008-09 Budget estimates.

On 26 June 2008

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on mental health services in Australia.

August 2008

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Environment, Communications and the Arts—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on waste management in Australia and the Drink Container Recycling Bill 2008.

General Business—Order of the Day

45  Drink Container Recycling Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 13 March 2008 ).

On 12 August 2008

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day

Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 14 February 2008 ).

On 27 August 2008

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

State Government Financial Management—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

 

On 4 September 2008

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on climate change and the Australian agricultural sector.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on meat marketing.

On 16 September 2008

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Fair Bank and Credit Card Fees) Amendment Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Fair Bank and Credit Card Fees) Amendment Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 14 February 2008 ).

On the tenth sitting day after 30 June 2008 (17 September 2008)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Standing Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 30 April 2008.

On 30 September 2008

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities—Select Committee

First report to be presented.

No later than October 2008

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics—Standing Committee

Final report to be presented on Australia’s space science and industry sector.

 

On 16 October 2008

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s mandatory Last Resort Home Warranty Insurance scheme.

On 30 March 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities—Select Committee

Second report to be presented.

June 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

Report to be presented on provisions of Schedule 1 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No. 1) Bill 2008.

On 30 September 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities—Select Committee

Third report to be presented.

On 30 March 2010

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities—Select Committee

Fourth report to be presented.

On 30 September 2010

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.