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Business of the Senate

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 16 June 2014

      *1  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.

      *2  Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee ( 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.

 

Orders of the Day

         1  Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit—Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

         2  Education and Employment References Committee

Report to be presented on the delivery of quality and affordable early childhood education and care services.

         3  Education and Employment References Committee

Report to be presented on the immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia.

         4   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 ).

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