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Business for Future Consideration

Next day of sitting (12 February 2009)

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Environment, Communications and the Arts—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the effectiveness of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and other programs in protecting threatened species and ecological communities.

Economics—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Tax Agent Services Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 17 February 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Order of the Day

Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2008— ( Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Wong )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Wong, 5 February 2009 ).

On 20 February 2009

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 24 February 2009

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the exposure draft of the Personal Property Securities Bill 2008.

 

 2  Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 4 September 2008

183  Senator Milne: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Energy Efficiency Opportunities Act 2006 to require the implementation of identified energy efficiency opportunities, and for related purposes. Energy Efficiency Opportunities Amendment (Mandatory Implementation) Bill 2008 .

On 25 February 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Procedure—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on amendment to membership provisions of standing order 25.

On 26 February 2009

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Economics—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on bank mergers.

Economics—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Tax Laws Amendment (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Economics—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On 27 February 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Fair Work Bill 2008.

Government Business—Order of the Day

Fair Work Bill 2008— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 5 December 2008 am ).

 

On 10 March 2009

Business of the Senate—Notice of Motion

Notice given 3 February 2009

Senator Milne: To move—That the following matter be referred to the Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee for inquiry and report by 29 May 2009:

Australia’s climate change response, with particular reference to:

(a) the adequacy or otherwise of the Government’s greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 5 per cent by 2020 and 60 per cent by 2050 below 2000 levels in avoiding dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate, defined as a global temperature rise of more than 2 degrees;

(b) whether or not, if the global community pursues a 550 parts per million (ppm) target until 2020, there is any prospect of achieving a 450 ppm target, i.e. is an ‘overshoot’ emission trajectory realistic and what are the risks involved;

(c) whether or not, if the global community pursues a 550 ppm target, the Government’s greenhouse emission reduction targets of 5 per cent by 2020 and 60 per cent by 2050 below 2000 levels constitutes a fair and proportionate contribution to the global abatement task;

(d) what emission targets would be consistent with achieving a 300 ppm, 350 ppm and a 400 ppm atmospheric concentration target, equitably shared between industrial and developing nations, and between industrialised nations; and

(e) the debate into global negotiations to date on per capita emission targets and whether or not the Government’s arguments on per capita emissions are consistent with globally understood principles of equity underpinning burden sharing arrangements.

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Finance and Public Administration—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Order of the Day

Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Bill 2008 [2009]—( Senate bill )— ( Special Minister of State, Senator Faulkner )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 26 November 2008 ).

 

On 11 March 2009

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 5 February 2009

348  Senator Hanson-Young: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the recent decision by the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to overturn the global gag rule for family planning guidelines that effectively prohibits the use of aid funding for some contraceptives, and for abortion advice and services, and

(ii) that Australia is now the only country that continues to enforce these harsh restrictions on our aid program, limiting its ability to provide an effective and essential family planning service;

(b) recognises:

(i) the essential role mothers play in developing communities, with both maternal and child health considered crucial Millennium Development Goals, and

(ii) that an estimated 34 000 mothers die in our region each year, due to the lack of maternal health supports available, with more than half of the 29 developing countries not on track to achieve either goal; and

(c) calls on the Rudd Government to stand up for women’s rights and immediately abolish the family planning guidelines that prevent Australian aid money from being spent on contraception and family planning advice.

Day for bringing on motion changed pursuant to standing order 77 on 9 February 2009 .

On the tenth sitting day of 2009 (12 March 2009)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Standing Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 31 October 2008.

On 12 March 2009

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on natural resource management and conservation challenges.

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the oversight of the child care industry.

 

On 16 March 2009

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 26 August 2008

156  Senator Siewert: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to prohibit the addition of synthetic trans fatty acids to food, and for related purposes. Food Safety (Trans Fats) Bill 2008 .

Day for bringing on motion changed pursuant to standing order 77 on 9 February 2009 .

On 17 March 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Standing Committees

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

Government Business—Order of the Day

Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a final charge for the year ended 30 June 2008

Consideration in committee of the whole ( 4 December 2008 ).

On 19 March 2009

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the import risk analysis for the importation of Cavendish bananas from the Philippines.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on matters specified in part (2) of the inquiry into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin system.

On the last sitting day of March 2009 (19 March 2009)

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the implementation of recommendations of committee reports on child migration and Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children.

Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on petrol sniffing and substance abuse in central Australia.

 

On 20 March 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on Australia’s research and training capacity in the area of climate change.

On 27 March 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Environment, Communications and the Arts—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day

79  Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Birmingham )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Birmingham, in continuation, 3 December 2008 ).

On 30 March 2009

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities—Select Committee

Second report to be presented.

National Broadband Network—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

On 29 April 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Finance and Public Administration—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on residential and community aged care in Australia.

On 30 April 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Uranium Royalty (Northern Territory) Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

 

On 30 May 2009

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on economic and security challenges facing Papua New Guinea and the island states of the southwest Pacific.

Men’s Health—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On 15 June 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Finance and Public Administration—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill 2008. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day

77  Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 11 November 2008 ).

On 18 June 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on public passenger transport in Australia.

On 23 June 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Standing Committees

Reports to be presented on the 2009-10 Budget estimates.

On 25 June 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Environment, Communications and the Arts—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on forestry and mining operations on the Tiwi Islands.

 

On 30 June 2009

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the establishment of an Australian Football League team for Tasmania.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport—Standing Committee

Final report to be presented on meat marketing.

Agricultural and Related Industries—Select Committee

Final report to be presented on the pricing and supply arrangements in the Australian and global fertiliser market.

On 17 August 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the Australia’s judicial system.

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 21 October 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Fuel and Energy—Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On the last sitting day of 2009 (26 November 2009)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the impact of gene patents on the provision of healthcare in Australia.

On 27 November 2009

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Agricultural and Related Industries—Select Committee

Report to be presented on food production in Australia.

 

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.

Date unspecified

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

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 ).