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Notice of Motion

Notice given 3 December 2008

*1  Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig): To move—That on Thursday, 4 December 2008:

(a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to adjournment;

(b) consideration of general business, and consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall not be proceeded with;

(c) the routine of business from 12.45 pm till not later than 2 pm, and from not later than 3.45 pm shall be government business only;

(d) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm;

(e) the question for the adjournment of the Senate shall be proposed after the Senate has finally considered the bills listed below and any messages from the House of Representatives:

Schools Assistance Bill 2008 ( message )

Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008

Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008

Temporary Residents’ Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill 2008

Water Amendment Bill 2008 ( message )

Aged Care Amendment (2008 Measures No. 2) Bill 2008

 

  Nation-building Funds Bill 2008

Nation-building Funds (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

COAG Reform Fund Bill 2008

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008

Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Schooling Requirements) Bill 2008

Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Bill 2008

Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax—Minor Amendments) Bill 2008

Tax Laws Amendment (Political Contributions and Gifts) Bill 2008

Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 ( message )

Horse Disease Response Levy Bill 2008

Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Bill 2008

Horse Disease Response Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008.

Notice of motion altered on 3 December 2008 pursuant to standing order 77.

Orders of the Day

Water Amendment Bill 2008 —( Consideration of message no. 220 from the House of Representatives)

Adjourned debate on the amended motion of the Minister for Climate Change and Water (Senator Wong)—That the report of the committee of the whole be adopted but, due to the Government’s failure to support in the House the amendments made by the Senate, the Senate calls on the Government to immediately:

(a) prohibit construction of the North-South Pipeline and extraction of water from the Goulburn and Murray rivers for use in that pipeline;

(aa) encourage and support other populations outside the Basin who currently rely on the extraction of water from the basin to broaden their water security by expanding their use of other water sources such as stormwater capture and recycling;

(b) ensure that water saved through the Living Murray Initiative is immediately guaranteed and then released for environmental flows in the Goulburn and Murray rivers and to replenish the Lower Lakes;

(c) deliver $50 million in emergency relief funding to the Lower Lakes and Coorong communities;

(d) direct the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to undertake a comprehensive hydrological assessment of the proposed North-South pipeline project, and the proposed extraction of water for the pipeline; including an audit of the water savings to be achieved by the Victorian Food Bowl Modernisation Project and its impact on the water resources and environment of the Murray-Darling Basin; and

(e) ensure that the CSIRO is adequately funded to undertake that assessment ( adjourned, Senator Wong, 2 December 2008 ).

 

 *2  Schools Assistance Bill 2008

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 225 from the House of Representatives ( 3 December 2008 ).

Safe Work Australia Bill 2008

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 197 from the House of Representatives ( 12 November 2008 ).

Temporary Residents’ Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

Superannuation (Departing Australia Superannuation Payments Tax) Amendment Bill 2008

In committee ( 27 November 2008 ).

Interstate Road Transport Charge Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008

Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008

In committee—Road Charges Legislation Repeal and Amendment Bill 2008 ( 3 December 2008 ).

*6  Nation-building Funds Bill 2008

Nation-building Funds (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008

COAG Reform Fund Bill 2008— ( Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Evans )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Evans, 3 December 2008 ).

( Bills exempted on 3 December 2008 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111—see Orders of the Senate—Legislation )

Aged Care Amendment (2008 Measures No. 2) Bill 2008— ( Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, Senator Sherry )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Sherry, 26 November 2008 ).

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Bill 2008— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 25 November 2008 ).

Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Schooling Requirements) Bill 2008— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator McLucas )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 September 2008 ).

10  Corporations Amendment (Short Selling) Bill 2008— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 27 November 2008 ).

( Bill exempted on 1 December 2008 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111—see Orders of the Senate—Legislation )

 

 11  Tax Laws Amendment (Luxury Car Tax—Minor Amendments) Bill 2008— ( Special Minister of State, Senator Faulkner )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Faulkner, 1 December 2008 ).

( Bill exempted on 1 December 2008 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111—see Orders of the Senate—Legislation )

12  Tax Laws Amendment (Political Contributions and Gifts) Bill 2008— ( Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Carr )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 October 2008 ).

13  Horse Disease Response Levy Bill 2008

Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Bill 2008

Horse Disease Response Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 3 September 2008 ).

Notices of Motion—continued

Notice given 2 December 2008

Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig): To move—That, on Thursday, 4 December 2008:

(a) the hours of meeting shall be 9.30 am to 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm to adjournment;

(b) consideration of general business and consideration of committee reports, government responses and Auditor-General’s reports under standing order 62(1) and (2) shall not be proceeded with;

(c) the routine of business from 12.45 pm till not later than 2 pm, and from not later than 3.45 pm shall be government business only;

(d) divisions may take place after 4.30 pm; and

(e) if the Senate is sitting at 11 pm, the sitting of the Senate shall be suspended till 9 am on Friday, 5 December 2008.

Orders of the Day—continued

14  Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and Other Measures) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Human Services, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 May 2008 ).

15  Budget statement and documents 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law (Senator Sherry)—That the Senate take note of the Budget statement and documents ( adjourned, Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector (Senator Stephens), 15 May 2008 ).