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General Business

Notices of Motion

Notice given 13 February 2008

18  Senator Minchin: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the contempt in which the Australian Labor Party (ALP) has historically held upper houses around the country, including a platform to abolish all upper houses until 1979, the abolition of the upper house in Queensland and a current policy to abolish the South Australian Legislative Council,

(ii) that the Prime Minister (Mr Rudd) has reduced the number of sitting weeks in the Senate in 2008, and

(iii) that the Deputy Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) has already demanded legislation be passed without adequate scrutiny in the Senate; and

(b) given the above, condemns the Rudd Labor Government for continuing the ALP’s legacy of inherent contempt for the Senate.

Notice given 19 March 2008

63  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That the Senate calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr Smith) to seek the abandonment of the death sentence in China.

 

Notice given 13 October 2008

233  Senator Xenophon: To move—That there be laid on the table by 1 November 2009, a report by the Productivity Commission on:

(a) the total number and proportion of privately insured patients, in the latest 6-month period for which data is available prior to the report being issued, who were fully informed of the cost of hospital and specialist services before providing consent for treatment, in both public and private hospitals;

(b) the comparative hospital and medical costs for each defined group of clinically similar procedures, as per the classification of Australian Refined Diagnostic Related Groups, as performed by the public and private hospital sectors separately in the latest 6-month period for which data is available prior to the report being issued; and

(c) the rate (i.e. the number and proportion of all admissions) of hospital-acquired infections, by type, reported by individual public and private hospitals in the latest 6-month period for which data is available prior to the report being issued.

Notice given 3 February 2010

694  Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding): To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to prevent unauthorised access to personal information on electoral rolls, and for related purposes. Protection of Personal Information Bill 2010 .

Notice given 12 May 2010

799  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to deliver essential financial services at reasonable cost, fair mortgages for families and increased competition for the community, and for related purposes. Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services for the Community) Bill 2010 .

Notice given 13 May 2010

*803  Senator Siewert: To move—That the Senate—

(a) acknowledges that:

(i) there are approximately 60 000 donor conceived individuals in Australia and with advances in reproductive technology this number is likely to increase significantly,

(ii) all children, including adopted children and children conceived by artificial forms of conception, have the right to know, as far as possible, who their genetic parents are, and

(iii) not enabling donor conceived individuals to have access to information about their donors and half siblings is a violation of the human rights of donor conceived individuals as described in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Australia is a signatory; and

 

 (b) agrees that Australia should consider enshrining the rights of donor conceived individuals in national legislation and the need for a nationally-controlled donor registry, given that the vast majority of donor conceived people do not have access to proper family medical histories.

*804  Senator Siewert: To move—That the Senate—

(a) recognises the grief, pain and anguish suffered by thousands of mothers who were victims of the forced adoption policies implemented by state governments for decades; and

(b) acknowledges:

(i) this pain and grief is on-going, and

(ii) these mothers deserve an apology for the pain and anguish they have suffered and continue to suffer.

*805  Senator Adams: To move—That the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Wednesday, 16 June 2010, from 12.30 pm to 2 pm, to take evidence for the committee’s biannual review of the National Capital Authority.

*806  Senator Milne: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the Rudd Government’s current and promised overseas aid commitment fails to meet the agreed United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goal of 0.7 per cent of gross national income (GNI),

(ii) under the Copenhagen Accord, the Rudd Government undertook to contribute to US$30 billion of ‘fast start’ financing for the period 2010 to 2012 and that this would be additional to existing aid funding,

(iii) a fair contribution by Australia to the US$30 billion financing is estimated at AU$760 million,

(iv) the climate aid related spending announced in the budget is not additional and is less than half of Australia’s fair contribution, and

(v) UN climate chief Yvo de Boer noted that, by pledging money that is not new and additional, some industrialised countries are beginning to ‘climate-wash’ and that this is not conducive to rebuilding trust in the international climate negotiations; and

(b) calls on the Government to:

(i) provide overseas development aid of 0.7 per cent of GNI,

(ii) state precisely what it regards as a fair and equitable contribution to the US$30 billion ‘fast start’ financing for climate mitigation and adaptation,

(iii) make the climate funding additional to the overseas aid budget, and

(iv) state when and how this funding will be provided.

Notice of motion altered on 13 May 2010 pursuant to standing order 77.

Orders of the Day relating to Government Documents

NBN Co Limited—Report for the period 9 April to 30 June 2009

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Birmingham—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Barnett, in continuation, 18 March 2010 ).

 

 2  Australian Broadcasting Corporation—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bernardi, in continuation, 18 March 2010 ).

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator McEwen, 11 March 2010 ).

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Boyce—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 11 March 2010 ).

Australian Institute of Marine Science—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 11 March 2010 ).

Commonwealth Grants Commission—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 11 March 2010 ).

Department of Climate Change—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 11 March 2010 ).

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

Bureau of Meteorology—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Marshall, 25 February 2010 ).

10  Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ronaldson, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

11  Sugar Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

12  Indigenous Business Australia—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

13  Australian Fisheries Management Authority—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

14  Australian Customs and Border Protection Service—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

 

 15  Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

16  Tourism Australia—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

17  Fisheries Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

18  Australian Crime Commission—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

19  Mid-year economic and fiscal outlook—2009-10—Statement by the Treasurer (Mr Swan) and the Minister for Finance and Deregulation (Mr Tanner)

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Marshall, 25 February 2010 ).

20  Australian Electoral Commission—Election 2007—Funding and disclosure report

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

21  Australian Landcare Council—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

22  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority—Outlook report 2009—Correction

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

23  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 —Report of the independent review by Allan Hawke, dated 30 October 2009

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

24  Australian Customs and Border Protection Service—Report for 2008-09—Correction

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

25  Australian Electoral Commission—2009 redistribution of Queensland into electoral divisions—Report, together with maps and compact disc

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

26  Australian Communications and Media Authority—Communications report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

 

 27  Regional Forest Agreement between the Commonwealth and Tasmania—Report—Inquiry on the progress with implementation of the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement (1997)—Second five yearly review—Joint Australian and Tasmanian government response, dated January 2010

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

28  Health—National Preventative Health Taskforce report—Order for production of document

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

29  Workplace Relations—Fair Work Amendment (State Referrals and Other Measures) Bill 2009—Bilateral intergovernmental agreements—Order for production of documents—Documents [Response to part (2)]

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Marshall, 25 February 2010 ).

30  Workplace Relations—Fair Work Amendment (State Referrals and Other Measures) Bill 2009—Bilateral intergovernmental agreements—Order for production of documents—Documents [Response to part (3)]

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Marshall, 25 February 2010 ).

31  National Environment Protection Council—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

32  Australian Broadcasting Corporation—Equity and diversity program—Report for 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

33  Northern Territory Fisheries Joint Authority—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 February 2010 ).

34  Commonwealth Grants Commission—Report—2010 review on GST revenue sharing relativities—Volume 1: Main report

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cameron—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 9 March 2010 ).

35  Departmental and agency contracts—Orders for production of documents—Documents tabled 9 March 2010

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bushby—That the Senate take note of the documents ( Senator Bushby, in continuation, 9 March 2010 ).

36  Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997 —Quarterly report on the maximum movement limit for Sydney Airport for the period 1 October to 31 December 2009

Consideration ( 10 March 2010 ).

 

 37  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Personal identifiers 574/09 to 580/10—Reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman

Consideration ( 10 March 2010 ).

38  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Personal identifiers 574/09 to 580/10—Government response to reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman, dated 9 March 2010

Consideration ( 10 March 2010 ).

39  Bilateral treaty—Text, together with the national interest analysis—Exchange of Letters amending the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand concerning a Joint Food Standards System

Consideration ( 10 March 2010 ).

40  Regional Forest Agreements between the Commonwealth and New South Wales—Final report on progress with implementation of NSW Regional Forest Agreements—Report of independent assessor, dated November 2009

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Abetz, in continuation, 17 March 2010 ).

41  Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—Telstra’s compliance with price control arrangements—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McEwen—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator McEwen, in continuation, 17 March 2010 ).

42  Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government—National aviation policy: Flight path to the future—White paper, dated December 2009

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 17 March 2010 ).

43  Independent review of the administration of the Home Insulation Program—Report by Dr Allan Hawke, dated 6 April 2010

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Barnett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Barnett, in continuation, 12 May 2010 ).

44  Australia’s future tax system—Tax policy statement, together with report to the Treasurer—

Part one—Overview, dated December 2009

Part two—Detailed analysis, dated December 2009 (2 volumes)

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Barnett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Barnett, in continuation, 12 May 2010 ).

45  Foreign Investment Review Board—Report for 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding)—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 12 May 2010 ).

 

Orders 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 ).

Qantas Sale (Keep Jetstar Australian) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading ( restored 13 February 2008 ).

Trade Practices (Creeping Acquisitions) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading ( restored 13 February 2008 ).

Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 13 February 2008 ).

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 ).

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 ).

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 ).

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 February 2008 ).

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

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 February 2008 ).

10  Marriage (Relationships Equality) Amendment Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Nettle )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 February 2008 ).

11  Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison, Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown, and Senators Bishop and Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

 

 12  Constitution Alteration (Appropriations for the Ordinary Annual Services of the Government) 2001 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Murray and Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

13  Constitution Alteration (Electors’ Initiative, Fixed Term Parliaments and Qualification of Members) 2000 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

14  Electoral (Greater Fairness of Electoral Processes) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

15  Electoral Amendment (Political Honesty) Bill 2003 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

16  Euthanasia Laws (Repeal) Bill 2004 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

17  Genetic Privacy and Non-discrimination Bill 1998 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

18  Ministers of State (Post-Retirement Employment Restrictions) Bill 2002 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Stott Despoja and Murray )

Second reading ( restored 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 ).

20  Parliamentary Charter of Rights and Freedoms Bill 2001 [2008]—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

21  Patents Amendment Bill 1996 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

22  Peace and Non-Violence Commission Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

23  Privacy (Data Security Breach Notification) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

24  Privacy (Extension to Political Acts and Practices) Amendment Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

25  Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

 

 26  Public Interest Disclosures Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

27  Repatriation of Citizens Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison, and Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

28  Republic (Consultation of the People) Bill 2001 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

29  Same-Sex Marriages Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Stott Despoja and Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

30  Same-Sex: Same Entitlements Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison, and Senators Bartlett, Murray and Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

31  State Elections (One Vote, One Value) Bill 2001 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

32  Taxation Laws Amendment (Scholarships) Bill 2005 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

33  Textbook Subsidy Bill 2003 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

34  Uranium Mining in or near Australian World Heritage Properties (Prohibition) Bill 1998 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

35  Workplace Relations (Guaranteeing Paid Maternity Leave) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

36  Rural and Regional Australia

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Nash—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the challenges facing Australia’s rural and regional communities, and

(ii) that the Government is showing its contempt of rural and regional Australia, including through cuts to rural and regional funding programs; and

(b) calls on the Labor Government to continue the strong commitment of the former Coalition Government to rural and regional Australia ( Senator Heffernan, in continuation, 4 September 2008 ).

 

 37  Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Prohibition of Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 March 2008 ).

38  Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Zone Excision Repeal) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2006 [2008]

Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Zone Excision Repeal) Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bills )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 12 March 2008 ).

39  Migration Legislation Amendment (Temporary Protection Visas Repeal) Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 12 March 2008 ).

40  Migration Legislation Amendment (Provisions Relating to Character and Conduct) Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 12 March 2008 ).

41  Migration Legislation Amendment (End of Mandatory Detention) Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 12 March 2008 ).

43  Migration Legislation Amendment (Access to Judicial Review of Migration Decisions) Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 12 March 2008 ).

44  Migration Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Rights and Procedural Fairness) Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 12 March 2008 ).

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 ).

46  Budget and the economy

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Eggleston—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the concern of Australians given the impending budget cuts proposed by Labor’s razor gang, and

(ii) that Labor is showing with its backflips and ill-conceived proposals that it has no idea how to run our trillion dollar economy; and

(b) calls on Labor’s razor gang to ensure that no Australian will be worse off when the Budget is delivered in May 2008 ( Senator McLucas, in continuation, 13 March 2008 ).

47  Freedom of Information Amendment (Open Government) Bill 2003 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored 18 March 2008 ).

 

 48  National Commissioner for Children Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 18 March 2008 ).

49  A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Improved Access to Baby Bonus) Amendment Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 20 March 2008 ).

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 ).

51  Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2002 [2008]—( Senate bill ) —( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading ( restored 14 May 2008 ).

52  Unit Pricing (Easy comparison of grocery prices) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 15 May 2008 ).

54  Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Kirk )

Second reading ( restored 15 May 2008 ).

55  Budget 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate acknowledges that the first Rudd-Gillard Government budget is a high taxing, high spending, old fashioned Labor budget that is not inflation fighting ( Senator McLucas , in continuation, 15 May 2008 ).

56  Crimes Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Child Protection from Predatory Tourism Offences) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bernardi )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bernardi, in continuation, 17 June 2008 ).

57  Poker Machine Harm Minimisation Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 19 June 2008 ).

58  Pregnancy Counselling (Truth in Advertising) Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill ) —( Senators Stott Despoja and Nettle )

Second reading ( restored 19 June 2008 ).

59  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Control of Power Station Emissions) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 19 June 2008 ).

 

  60  Indigenous Australians—The Northern Territory emergency response: One year on—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 19 June 2008 ).

62  Save Our Solar (Solar Rebate Protection) Bill 2008 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Johnston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 September 2008 ).

63  Building and Construction Industry (Restoring Workplace Rights) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 28 August 2008 ).

64  Emergency Water (Murray-Darling Basin Rescue) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 28 August 2008 ).

65  Family and Community Services—Cost of living pressures

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bernardi—That the Senate notes:

(a) that many Australians are worse off today than they were in 2007;

(b) that many Australians are experiencing difficulties due to the increasing cost of living pressures; and

(c) the Government’s failure to address these difficulties ( Senator O’Brien, in continuation, 28 August 2008 ).

66  Flags (Protection of Australian Flags) Amendment Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Barnett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Barnett, in continuation, 3 September 2008 ).

68  ATMs and Cash Facilities in Licensed Venues Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 4 September 2008 ).

69  Emergency Assistance Fund for the Lower Lakes and Coorong Region of South Australia Bill 2008 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Minchin )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fisher, in continuation, 4 September 2008 ).

70  Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 17 September 2008 ).

71  Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 17 September 2008 ).

 

  72  Economics—Management of the economy

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Fifield—That the Senate condemns the Rudd Government for its reckless management of the Australian economy in a time of global economic challenge, including:

(a) the Government’s irresponsibility in talking down the Australian economy;

(b) the massive collapse in consumer and business confidence since the election of the Rudd Government;

(c) the delivery of a budget that forecasts an increase in unemployment;

(d) the Government’s raising of inflationary expectations and failure to honour its promise to address cost of living pressures; and

(e) the absence of a coherent economic strategy and a focus on presentation rather than policy ( Senator Williams, in continuation, 18 September 2008 ).

73  Stolen Generations Reparations Tribunal Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 24 September 2008 ).

74  Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Repeal and Consequential Amendment) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 25 September 2008 ).

75  Environment—Caring for our country—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Siewert—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 September 2008 ).

76  Renewable Energy Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff for Electricity) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Minister for Employment Participation (Senator Arbib), in continuation, 13 November 2008 ).

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 ).

78  Renewable Energy Amendment (Increased Mandatory Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Milne, in continuation, 27 November 2008 ).

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 ).

80  Administration—The first national security statement to the Australian Parliament—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz)—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Abetz, in continuation, 4 December 2008 ).

 

 81  Food Safety (Trans Fats) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 16 March 2009 ).

82  Trade—ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free trade area—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the documents ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 16 March 2009 ).

83  Fair Work Amendment (Paid Parental Leave) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 13 May 2009 ).

84  Environment Protection (Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 14 May 2009 ).

85  Parliamentary Superannuation Amendment (Removal of Excessive Super) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 14 May 2009 ).

86  Economics—2009-10 Budget

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Brandis—That the Rudd Government’s poor economic management and the 2009-10 Budget has crippled Australia’s economic future for this generation and beyond ( 14 May 2009 ).

87  Infrastructure Australia Amendment (National Broadband Network and Other Projects) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Minchin )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 15 June 2009 ).

88  Anti-Terrorism Laws Reform Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 23 June 2009 ).

89  Trade Practices Amendment (Guaranteed Lowest Prices—Blacktown Amendment) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of The Nationals in the Senate, Senator Joyce, and Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Joyce, in continuation, 24 June 2009 ).

91  120th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (4-10 April 2009) and a bilateral visit to Switzerland (11-18 April 2009)—Report of the Australian parliamentary delegation

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Troeth—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Troeth, in continuation, 24 June 2009 ).

92  Banking Amendment (Keeping Banks Accountable) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 25 June 2009 ).

 

  93  Indigenous Australians—Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Scullion—That the Senate notes the failure of the Rudd Labor Government to construct a single new house in remote Northern Territory Indigenous communities due to its mismanagement of the $672 million Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program ( Senator Bernardi, in continuation, 13 August 2009 ).

94  Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling Laws) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon, Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown, and Leader of The Nationals in the Senate, Senator Joyce )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 20 August 2009 ).

96  Economics—Australian economy

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate notes the Rudd Labor Government’s reckless spending ( 20 August 2009 ).

97  Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Prohibition of Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 7 September 2009 ).

98  Parliament—Inquiry into the framework for referenda in Australia—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 10 September 2009 ).

99  Family and Community Services—Aged care challenges

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cormann—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) Australia has an ageing population, which will cause a significant increase in demand for aged care services over the coming decades, including aged care facilities,

(ii) the Federal Government has direct responsibility for the provision of aged care, while the states have responsibility for a range of matters, including the provision of education,

(iii) the Rudd Government has failed to do anything to tackle the capital funding crisis in the aged care sector,

(iv) the Rudd Government’s reckless and irresponsible inaction, if left unaddressed, means that the current crisis in aged care will only get worse in the future, and

(v) the Rudd Government has wasted significant sums of money on the poorly-designed and poorly-implemented Building the Education Revolution program, while failing to tackle the significant challenges faced by the aged care sector;

(b) is very concerned that the failure of the Rudd Government to act and address the significant challenges ahead in aged care means that elderly Australians will not be able to get access to affordable, high-quality aged care places in the future; and

 

 (c) calls on the Government to take decisive action forthwith to address the significant challenges facing aged care ( Senator Carol Brown, in continuation, 10 September 2009 ).

100  Geothermal and Other Renewable Energy (Emerging Technologies) Amendment Bill 2009 (No. 2)—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Minchin )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 16 September 2009 ).

101  Renewable Energy (Certificates and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Cash )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Cash, in continuation, 17 September 2009 ).

102  Renewable Energy (Food Processing Activities) Amendment Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Boswell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Boswell, in continuation, 17 September 2009 ).

103  Britt Lapthorne Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 17 September 2009 ).

104  Safe Climate (Energy Efficient Non-Residential Buildings Scheme) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Milne, in continuation, 17 September 2009 ).

106  Environment—Commonwealth’s preparations for this bushfire season—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ronaldson—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Back, in continuation, 26 October 2009 ).

109  Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 29 October 2009 ).

110  Immigration—Border protection

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Scullion—That the Senate notes that the Rudd Government’s policies have seriously comprised the integrity of Australia’s borders with far reaching consequences, including:

(a) the increased activity of illegal people smuggling in Australia’s region;

(b) an increased number of unlawful arrivals taking perilous journeys;

(c) the diversion of border protection agencies and resources; and

(d) heightened security and biosecurity risks ( Senator Bilyk, in continuation, 29 October 2009 ).

 

  111  Immigration—Asylum seekers— Oceanic Viking

Adjourned debate on the motion of  Senator Cash—That the Senate—

(a) notes the continued presence of pull factors as part of the problem Australia faces on the issue of illegal immigration;

(b) notes and condemns the Government’s handling of the recent situation aboard the Oceanic Viking ;

(c) notes the special deal that was offered to those asylum seekers aboard the Oceanic Viking was an inducement to disembark the ship; and

(d) notes that the Rudd Labor Government has yet to come up with an effective solution to this situation ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells, in continuation, 19 November 2009 ).

113  Trade Practices Amendment (Material Lessening of Competition—Richmond Amendment) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 26 November 2009 ).

114  Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment (Disallowance and Amendment Power of the Commonwealth) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 26 November 2009 ).

116  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Support for Whaling) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Siewert and Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 4 February 2010 ).

117  Economics—Cost of living pressures

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Kroger—That the Senate notes the substantial increases in cost of living pressures on ordinary Australian families under the Rudd Labor Government ( Senator Williams, in continuation, 4 February 2010 ).

118  Indigenous Australians—Closing the gap—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Scullion—That the Senate take note of the documents ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 22 February 2010 ).

120  Culture and the Arts—Access to Australia’s National Archives—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ronaldson—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 23 February 2010 ).

121  Renewable Energy—Electricity (Water Heaters and Phantom Certificates) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Milne, in continuation, 24 February 2010 ).

122  Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Scholarship Payments) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 24 February 2010 ).

 

 124  Ombudsman Amendment (Education Ombudsman) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 11 March 2010 ).

125  Law and Justice—Whistleblower protection—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ronaldson—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ronaldson, in continuation,17 March 2010 ).

127  Administration—Implementation of government programs

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Barnett—That the Senate notes:

(a) the Government’s mismanagement of major programs, including the Building the Education Revolution and the Home Insulation Program and other major government initiatives;

(b) the incredible waste that has resulted from these mismanaged programs; and

(c) the impact that the waste has had on Australian states ( Senator Bilyk, in continuation, 18 March 2010 ).

128  Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 12 May 2010 ).

*131  Taxation—Rudd Government

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate notes the Rudd Labor Government’s waste and mismanagement of taxpayer money ( Senator Pratt, in continuation, 13 May 2010 ).