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The Deputy Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (Senator Barnett): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 18 September 2008, from 4 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 [No. 2]. (general business notice of motion no. 191)

Senator Siewert: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) recent research published in The Lancet (vol. 370, 3 November 2007) that highlights possible negative behavioural impacts on children associated with the consumption of the following food colourings: Tartrazine (lemon yellow) (l02), Quinoline yellow (104), Sunset yellow (110), Carmoisine (red) (122), Ponceau 4R (red) (124) and Allura red AC (129),

  (ii) that, in April 2008, the United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency called for a ban on the use of these food colourings and the voluntary removal of these colourings by food manufacturers,

  (iii) that, in July 2008, the European Parliament passed legislation mandating the labelling of any food products containing these colourings, and

  (iv) that these food colourings are currently approved for use in Australia by Food Standards Australia New Zealand; and

 (b) calls on the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing (Senator McLucas) to place the issue of banning these food colourings on the agenda of the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council scheduled for 24 October 2008. (general business notice of motion no. 192)

The Special Minister of State (Senator Faulkner): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Archives Act 1983, and for related purposes. Archives Amendment Bill 2008.


The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Senator Conroy): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to broadcasting, and for other purposes. Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2008.

Senator Bernardi: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the difficulties experienced by people with a disability, particularly people with vision impairment, in accessing some formats of Senate documents online; and

 (b) calls on the Government and the Department of the Senate to ensure all Hansard and Senate committee documents are made accessible via the Internet to people with a disability as soon as they become public. (general business notice of motion no. 193)

Senator Ellison: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) that Wednesday, 17 September 2008 is Citizenship Day,

  (ii) the Coalition established this day of commemoration of the diversity of the Australian community in 2001,

  (iii) this is a day to celebrate the contribution to the wealth and progress of Australia by our diverse society and a tribute to all those who have contributed to and continue to build Australia's future, and

  (iv) that Australian citizenship is the cornerstone of our inclusive and culturally diverse society, representing loyalty to Australia and its people, a shared belief in the democratic process, respect for the rights and liberties of other Australians and a commitment to uphold and obey Australia's laws; and

 (b) urges the Rudd Labor Government to ensure that there are sufficient resources available so that all those who sit the citizenship test can adequately prepare for and understand the test. (general business notice of motion no. 194)

Senator Ludlam: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Defence Act 1903 to provide for parliamentary approval of overseas service by members of the Defence Force. Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008 [No. 2]. (general business notice of motion no. 195)

The Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig): To move on the next day of sitting—That--

 (a) the address-in-reply be presented to Her Excellency the Governor-General by the President and such senators as may desire to accompany him; and

 (b) on Monday, 22 September 2008, the Senate suspend at 5 pm, for the purpose of presenting the address-in-reply to the Governor-General.

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend certain territory legislation to restore legislative powers concerning euthanasia and to repeal the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997, and for related purposes. Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill 2008. (general business notice of motion no. 196)