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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—Orders of the Day

Standing Committees

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

*2  Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on ready-to-drink alcohol beverages.

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 26 August 2008

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion