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Business of the Senate

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 13 May 2014

         1   Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Migration Amendment (Bridging Visas—Code of Behaviour) Regulation 2013, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2013 No. 269 and made under the Migration Act 1958 , be disallowed [F2013L02102].

Eleven sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

Notice given 16 June 2014

         2  Senator Rhiannon : To move—That the following matter be referred to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2014:

             Portable long service leave, with consideration given to:

   (a)   the creation of a nationwide portable workplace entitlement scheme for long service leave and any other appropriate entitlements, taking into account:

              (i)   the number of Australian workers in insecure work, and

             (ii)   increased workplace mobility and increasingly precarious working conditions;

   (b)   developing recommendations as to how any such scheme could be paid for and implemented, including:

              (i)   the role of existing portable long service leave schemes operating in some sectors, and

             (ii)   how the scheme should be coordinated and by whom; and

   (c)   any other relevant matters.

         3  Senator Siewert : To move—That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 26 November 2014:

   (a)   the extent of income inequality in Australia and the rate at which income inequality is increasing in our community;

   (b)   the impact of income inequality on access to health, housing, education and work in Australia, and on the quality of the outcomes achieved;

   (c)   the specific impacts of inequality on disadvantaged groups within the community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, older job seekers, people living with a disability or mental illness, refugees, single parents, those on a low income, people at risk of poverty in retirement as well as the relationship between gender and inequality;

   (d)   the likely impact of Government policies on current and future rates of inequality particularly the changes proposed in the 2014-15 Budget;

   (e)   the principles that should underpin the provision of social security payments in Australia; and

   (f)   the practical measures that could be implemented by Governments to address inequality, particularly appropriate and adequate income support payments.

Notice given 17 June 2014

      *4  Senator Waters : To move—That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by the third sitting day in 2015:

             The Abbott Government’s attacks on Australia’s environment, and their effects on our natural heritage and future prosperity, including:

   (a)   attacks on carbon pricing, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the renewable energy target, the Climate Change Authority and the Climate Commission;

   (b)   attacks on federal environmental protection through handing approval powers over to state governments, which have poor track records and recent environment staff cuts;

   (c)   attacks on funding for community environment organisations and the Environmental Defenders Offices, abolition of the Biodiversity Fund, and cuts to programs including, Landcare and Caring for our Country;

   (d)   undermining Australia’s compliance with the World Heritage Convention, the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the Ramsar Convention, in particular by attacking the Great Barrier Reef and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Areas; and

   (e)   any other related matters.

      *5  Senator Xenophon : To move—That the Export Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 and related bills be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 10 July 2014.

 

Orders of the Day

         1  Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

         2   Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export of Live-stock to Egypt) Repeal Order 2014 Motion for disallowance

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Rhiannon —That the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export of Live-stock to Egypt) Repeal Order 2014, made under section 17 of the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 , be disallowed [F2014L00312] ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture ( Senator Colbeck ), in continuation, 16 June 2014 ).

Nine sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.