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Monday, 7 July 2014
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Presentation

Senator Smith to move:

That the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1), during the sittings of the Senate, as follows:

(a) Monday, 14 July 2014, from 3.30 pm;

(b) Thursday, 17 July 2014, from 10.30 am, followed by a public meeting;

(c) Thursday, 28 August 2014, from 10.30 am, followed by a public meeting; and

(d) Thursday, 4 September 2014, from 10.30 am, followed by a public meeting.

Senator Fawcett to move:

That the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Monday, 14 July 2014, from 11 am to 1 pm.

Senator Brown to move:

That the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1), followed by a public meeting, during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 17 July 2014.

Senator Hanson-Young to move:

That the Senate—

(a) requests that the Government:

(i) update the chamber on operations undertaken on the high seas which relate to the two asylum seeker boats intercepted by Australian authorities in the past 2 weeks, and

(ii) disclose the whereabouts of the 153 people, including 37 children, who are believed to have left India over 3 weeks ago by boat; and

(b) calls on the Government to cease the current screening and transfer practices which fall short of Australia’s international protection obligations.

Senator Whish-Wilson to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the Japanese Government’s determination to continue its lethal scientific whaling in the Southern Ocean in the name of research;

(b) calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Abbott) to:

(i) raise concerns with the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Abe, that Japan is moving to apply to reinstate a lethal scientific whaling program in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, and

(ii) personally invite the Japanese to cooperate with Australian scientists on Australia’s non-lethal scientific whaling program; and

(c) calls on the Government to publicly condemn the consumption of whale meat.

Senator Siewert to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that 305 senior scientists and experts have submitted their concerns about the shark cull to the Environment Protection Authority in a Letter of Expert Concern which clearly demonstrates the lack of any scientific basis for the Western Australian shark cull; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to reject the Western Australian shark cull.

Senator Fifield to move:

That—

(a) the orders of the day for the second reading of the following bills be called on immediately, may be taken together through their remaining stages and have precedence over all government business until determined:

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [No. 2]

Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013 [No. 2];

(b) standing orders 120(3) and 122(1) and (2) not apply to the consideration of the bills listed in paragraph (a); and

(c) immediately after the bills listed in paragraph (a) have been finally determined, the Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2] be called on immediately and considered through all stages until determined.