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Thursday, 13 September 2018
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Senator Leyonhjelm to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) both the Commonwealth and the states may make laws with respect to fisheries,

   (ii) the New South Wales Government is seeking to establish new marine parks that would lock-out anglers from many spots from Newcastle to Wollongong, including popular spots around Sydney Harbour, and

   (iii) New South Wales anglers pay licence fees to fish in New South Wales; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to encourage the New South Wales Government to desist from establishing new marine parks. (general business notice of motion no. 1058)

Senator Fifield to move on the next day of sitting:

That—

(a) if not already determined, on Monday, 17 September 2018, the business of the Senate notice of motion proposing the disallowance of the Social Security (Parenting payment participation requirements - classes of persons) Instrument 2018 (No. 1), standing in the name of Senator Siewert for that day, be called on no later than 6 pm; and

(b) if consideration of the motion listed in paragraph (a) is not concluded at 6.15 pm, the questions on the unresolved motion shall then be put.

Senator Fifield to move on the next day of sitting:

That the order of the Senate agreed to on 31 August 2016, as amended on 12 and 15 February 2018, relating to the allocation of departments and agencies to legislative and general purpose standing committees, be amended to read as follows:

Community Affairs

Health

Social Services, including Human Services

Economics

Industry, Innovation and Science

Treasury

Education and Employment

Education and Training

Jobs and Small Business

Environment and Communications

Communications and the Arts

Environment and Energy

Finance and Public Administration

Finance

Parliament

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Defence, including Veterans' Affairs

Foreign Affairs and Trade

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Attorney-General

Home Affairs

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport

Agriculture and Water Resources

Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.

Senator Whish-Wilson to move on the next day of sitting:

That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 29 March 2019:

The impact of seismic testing on fisheries and the marine environment, with particular reference to:

(a) the regulation of seismic testing in both Commonwealth and state waters, and the responsibilities of federal and state governments;

(b) the consultation process regarding the approval of seismic testing;

(c) the extent to which potential impacts are taken into account during the consultation process;

(d) the protections provided by Australian Marine Parks against any potential impacts;

(e) the approach taken to seismic testing internationally;

(f) recent scientific findings; and

(g) any other related matters.

Senator Di Natale to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Senate—

(a) notes with serious concern that:

   (i) members of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination believe there are credible reports that more than one million ethnic Uighurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities are being held in China, in what resembles a massive internment camp,

   (ii) Uighur Muslims have reportedly been banned from using their language at school, and

   (iii) religious practices, such as praying, attending mosques, fasting during Ramadan and wearing Islamic clothing, have reportedly been banned and thousands of mosques have been destroyed;

(b) further notes worrying reports that Australian residents have said that they cannot contact their family members in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region; and

(c) calls on the Australian Government to publicly raise Australia's deep concern, including through our membership of the Human Rights Council. (general business notice of motion no. 1059)

Senator Waters and Senator McKim to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

   (i) that, on 12 September 2018, it was reported that in June 2018, lawyers representing the Department of Home Affairs argued in court against bringing to Australia a pregnant woman suffering female genital mutilation (FGM) in detention on Nauru for a surgical abortion,

   (ii) that whistleblower allegations, reported in August 2017, that Australian Border Force (ABF) impliedly facilitated a change in policy to require requests for abortion to be referred to the Nauruan Overseas Medical Referral (OMR) committee and the Republic of Nauru Hospital, which have opposed all abortion referrals since, and

   (iii) the specific medical needs of women in detention with unwanted pregnancies, including the associated post-traumatic stress and physical risks for women suffering FGM; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to:

   (i) reverse the recently introduced process which requires all requests for terminations to go before the OMR and the Republic of Nauru Hospital,

   (ii) require ABF to take decisions which are underpinned by Australian medical standards, and

   (iii) stop arguing in court to prevent pregnant women needing specialised medical attention from receiving that attention in Australia. (generalbusiness notice of motion no. 1060)

Senator Siewert and Senator McCarthy to move on the next day of sitting:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that First Nations Media visited Parliament House in August this year to brief members of Parliament on their culturally significant programing and services;

(b) acknowledges that First Nations Media organisations provide First Nations people with a voice through ownership of their own media and economic opportunities through provision of local jobs, and is a primary and essential service carrying relevant news, music and information content in language and in culturally appropriate forms;

(c) acknowledges that First Nations Media provides opportunity for meaningful professional development in regions where there are often very limited employment opportunities;

(d) expresses deep concern that volunteers at First Nations Media services and organisations cannot count this meaningful work towards their Commonwealth Development Program (CDP) obligations;

(e) calls on the Federal Government to ensure that all CDP and 'work for the dole' placements are meaningful opportunities that assist with improving education and training, and ensure that those in regions subjected to the CDP are able to have their volunteer time at First Nations Media recognised as part of their mutual obligation requirements; and

(f) urges the Federal Government to implement First Nations Media's nine calls for action and fund them appropriately. (general business notice of motion no.1061)

Senator Urquhart to move on the next day of sitting:

That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by the second sitting Wednesday in February 2019:

The impact of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia, and national priorities to prevent the problems worsening for the natural environment, community and farmers, including:

(a) the current and potential occurrence of feral deer, pigs and goats across Australia;

(b) the likely and potential biosecurity risks and impacts of feral deer, pigs and goats on the environment, agriculture, community safety and other values;

(c) the effectiveness of current state and national laws, policies and practices in limiting spread and mitigating impacts of feral deer, pigs and goats;

(d) the efficacy and welfare implications of currently available control and containment tools and methods, and the potential for new control and containment tools and methods;

(e) priority research questions;

(f) the benefits of developing a national threat abatement plan for feral deer, pigs and goats; and

(g) any other related matters.