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Business of the Senate

 

Notice of Motion

Notice given 2 February 2016

      *1  Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee ( Senator Lazarus ): To move—That the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 June 2016:

             The need for a nationally-consistent approach, negotiated, developed and delivered by the Federal Government together with all state and territory governments, to address and reduce alcohol-fuelled violence, including one-punch related deaths and injuries across Australia, with particular reference to:

                          (a)      the current status of state and territory laws relating to:

                                                (i)      bail requirements and penalties surrounding alcohol-related violence, and

                                               (ii)      liquor licensing, including the effectiveness of lockout laws and alcohol service laws;

                          (b)      the effectiveness of the current state and territory:

                                                (i)      training requirements of persons working within the hospitality industry and other related industries, and

                                               (ii)      educational and other information campaigns designed to reduce alcohol-related violence;

                           (c)      the viability of a national strategy to ensure adoption and delivery of the most effective measures, including harmonisation of laws and delivery of education and awareness across the country, and funding model options for a national strategy;

                          (d)      whether a judicial commission in each state and territory would ensure consistency in judgments relating to alcohol-related violence in line with community standards; and

                           (e)      any other related matter.

 

Orders of the Day

         1  Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2015) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         2  Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )