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Monday, 7 November 2011
Page: 8340


Senator BOB BROWN:

Senator WATERS: To move:

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the unique biodiversity and natural heritage of the Coral Sea that is home to the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle and endangered green turtle;

   (b)   recognises that 2012 will be the 70th anniversary of the historically important Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942 that changed the face of World War II; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to declare the Coral Sea the world's largest protected marine reserve.

Senator MADIGAN: To move:

That, in light of the fact that the Australian Parliament, on behalf of the Australian people, has rightly recognised the cultural heritage of the Indigenous members of our community and identified the importance of their historic connection to the land on which we all live, the Senate recognises that there are other Australian communities which also have a cultural heritage which comes from their connection, over generations, to the district and environment which they have inhabited and from which they have created an identity which is passed on to future generations of those communities.

Senator SIEWERT: To move:

That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises:

      (i)   the success of the Youth in Communities (YIC) measure which has lead to improved school attendance, reduced substance misuse and reduced involvement in the criminal justice system amongst other positive outcomes for youth in central Australia, as recently identified by Courage Partners in their report on YIC service provider survey findings, and

      (ii)   the value of youth development services and the high risk status of remote Indigenous youth; and

   (b)   encourages the Government to:

      (i)   commit to youth services being classed as essential services and funded accordingly,

      (ii)   urgently commit to continuing the community based aspects of the YIC measure beyond its current expiry date of June 2012, so that services can retain community based staff rather than losing them in the lead up to the cessation of funding in June, and

      (iii)   carry out a gap analysis to assist program expansion, with a view to extending appropriate youth services to youth in all Northern Territory communities who currently miss out on youth services.

Senator McLUCAS: To move:

That the Senate—

   (a)    welcomes the Productivity Commission ' s final report into disability care and support, released on 10 August 2011;

   (b)    notes the assessment of the Productivity Commission that the current system of disability care and support is unsustainable, underfunded, unfair and does not deliver appropriate levels of care and support to Australians with disability;

   (c)    supports the vision set out by the Productivity Commission for a national disability insurance scheme which delivers individualised care and support for Australians with significant disability over the course of their lives and provides universal insurance for care and support for Australians in the event of significant disability;

   (d)    commends the Government ' s commitment to fundamental reform of disability services and the start of work to prepare for a scheme consistent with the recommendations of the Productivity Commission;

   (e)    recognises the work of the Government to increase funding and put reform to services for Australians with disabilities on the national agenda, including improving access to early intervention services for children with disabilities, record increases to pensions for people with disabilities and their carers and doubling funding to the states and territories to deliver disability services; and

   (f)    welcomes the agreement of the Council of Australian Governments to immediate action to deliver foundation reforms necessary for a national disability insurance scheme.

Senator MARSHALL: To move:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee on the provisions of the Education Services for Overseas Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Protection Service and Other Measures) Bill 2011 and two related bills be extended to 27 February 2012.

Senator BOYCE: To move:

That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate on Monday, 21 November 2011, from 10 am.

Senator POLLEY: To move:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee on the performance of the Department of Parliamentary Services be extended to 28 June 2012.

Senator MARK BISHOP: To move:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Economics Legislation Committee on the provisions of the Consumer Credit and Corporations Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Bill 2011 be extended to 30 November 2011.

Senator LUDLAM: To move:

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes:

      (i)   that the International Atomic Energy Agency will report on 8 November 2011 on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and

      (ii)   recent statements regarding potential military strikes on Iran; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to intensify diplomatic efforts through the Australian delegations in Vienna, Geneva and New York aimed towards a peaceful solution to this situation.

Senator SIEWERT: To move:

That the time for the presentation of the report of the Community Affairs References Committee on the regulatory standards for the approval of medical devices be extended to 22 November 2011.