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Business of the Senate

Notice of Motion

Notice given 31 October 2012

*1  Senators Xenophon, Fierravanti-Wells, Di Natale and Madigan: To move—That the following matters be referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 29 November 2012:

(a) the withdrawal of Medicare funding for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment of problem wounds and ulcers in non-diabetics (MBS Item number 13015), to commence on 1 November 2012;

(b) the Medical Services Advisory Committee process regarding this withdrawal, and other changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule;

(c) the costs and/or benefits of this withdrawal in relation to associated treatments for these medical conditions; and

(d) any related matters.

Orders of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia and the countries of the Indian Ocean rim.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Final report to be presented on the management of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Electricity Prices—Select Committee

Report to be presented.