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Notice given 13 May 2008

69  Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Allison): To move—That the Senate—

(a) calls on the Government to work with state and territory governments to close the gap between school sectors on access to music education; and

(b) recognises that:

(i) playing music:

( a ) builds or modifies neural pathways related to spatial reasoning tasks, which are crucial for higher brain functions like complex maths, chess and science,

( b ) improves concentration, memory and self expression,

( c ) increases reasoning capacity, time management and the ability to think in the abstract, and

( d ) improves the ability to think,

(ii) learning music helps underperforming students improve, and

(iii) music students learn critical teamwork and social skills.

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—Orders of the Day

Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on mental health services in Australia.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s involvement in peacekeeping operations.

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 the first sitting Thursday of August 2008 (28 August 2008)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Finance and Public Administration—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Lobbying Code of Conduct .

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.

Not before June 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the 2007 Federal Election, including the Commonwealth Electoral (Above-the-Line Voting) Amendment Bill 2008.

 

General Business—Order of the Day

*50  Commonwealth Electoral (Above-the-Line Voting) Amendment Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 14 May 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.