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NOTICES

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

 (a) congratulates the 170 Australian Paralympic athletes and 121 officials, Australia's largest ever overseas team, on their success and efforts in the recent Paralympic Games in Beijing; and

 (b) notes that the 2008 Australian Paralympic team brought home a total of 79 medals, including 23 gold, placing Australia fifth on the 2008 Paralympic Games medal tally. (general business notice of motion no. 203)

The Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (Senator Crossin): 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 Tuesday, 23 September 2008, from 4 pm, to take evidence for the committee's inquiry into the provisions of the Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Bill 2008. (general business notice of motion no. 204)

The Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (Senator Crossin): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of reports of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee be extended as follows:

 (a) Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—Superannuation) Bill 2008 and the provisions of the Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws—General Law Reform) Bill 2008—to 8 October 2008; and

 (b) Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 [No. 2]—to 14 October 2008. (general business notice of motion no. 205)

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Wortley): To move 15 sitting days after today—That the Higher Education in External Territories Guidelines 2008, made under section 238-10 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003, be disallowed.

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move on 23 September 2008—That the Senate calls on the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Water (Mr Garrett) to ensure that the assessment of the proposed dam on the Mary River in Queensland includes all prudent and feasible alternatives. (general business notice of motion no. 206)