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Business of the Senate


Notices of Motion

Notice given 10 August 2015

         1   Senators Leyonhjelm and Muir : To move—That the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Amendment (Firearms and Firearm Magazines) Regulation 2015, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2015 No. 133 and made under the Customs Act 1901 , be disallowed [F2015L01233].

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

Notice given 20 August 2015

      *2  Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Urquhart) and Senator Brown : To move—That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 April 2016:

             The environmental, social and economic impacts of large-capacity fishing vessels commonly known as ‘supertrawlers’ operating in Australia’s marine jurisdiction, with particular reference to:

   (a)   the effect of large fishing vessels on the marine ecosystem, including:

              (i)   impacts on fish stocks and the marine food chain, and

             (ii)   bycatch and interactions with protected marine species;

   (b)   current research and scientific knowledge;

   (c)   social and economic impacts, including effects on other commercial fishing activities and recreational fishing;

   (d)   the effectiveness of the current regulatory framework and compliance arrangements; and

   (e)   any other related matters.


Order of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Final report to be presented on Australia’s naval ship building industry.