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7       Notices

Senator Dodson : To move on the next day of sitting—

(1)           That a joint select committee, to be known as the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme, be established to inquire into and report on:

(a)         the Australian Government policy, program and legal response to the redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, including the establishment and operation of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme and ongoing support of survivors; and

(b)         any matter in relation to the Royal Commission’s redress related recommendations referred to the committee by a resolution of either House of the Parliament.

(2)           That the committee present its final report on the last sitting day in May 2022.

(3)           That the committee consist of 8 members - 4 senators, and 4 members of the House of Representatives, as follows:

(a)         2 members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips;

(b)         2 members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips;

(c)         1 senator to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate;

(d)         1 senator to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate;

(e)         1 senator to be nominated by the Leader of the Australian Greens; and

(f)          1 senator to be nominated by any minority party or independent senator.

(4)           That:

(a)         participating members may be appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Government Whip in the House of Representatives, the Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives, the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate or any minority party or independent senator or member of the House of Representatives; and

(b)         participating members may participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee, and have all the rights of members of the committee, but may not vote on any questions before the committee.

(5)           That every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(6)           That the members of the committee hold office as a joint select committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time.

(7)           That the committee may proceed to the dispatch of business notwithstanding that all members have not been duly nominated and appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy.

(8)           That the committee elect as chair a member or senator nominated by the Opposition.

(9)           That the committee elect as deputy chair a member or senator nominated by the Leader of the Australian Greens.

(10)          That, in the event of an equally divided vote, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, have a casting vote.

(11)          That the deputy chair shall act as chair of the committee at any time when the chair is not present at a meeting of the committee, and at any time when the chair and deputy chair are not present at a meeting of the committee the members present shall elect another member to act as chair at that meeting.

(12)          That the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 3 or more of its members, and to refer to any such subcommittee any of the matters which the committee is empowered to examine.

(13)          That the committee, and any subcommittee, have power to send for and examine persons and documents, to move from place to place, to sit in public or in private, notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings and the evidence taken and such interim recommendations as it may deem fit.

(14)          That the committee be provided with all necessary staff, facilities and resources and be empowered to appoint persons with specialist knowledge for the purposes of the committee with the approval of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(15)          That the committee be empowered to print from day to day such papers and evidence as may be ordered by it, and a daily Hansard be published of such proceedings as take place in public.

(16)          That the committee have power to adjourn from time to time and to sit during any adjournment of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

(17)          That the provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.

(18)          That the committee have access to all evidence and documents of the former Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse.

(19)          That a message be sent to the House of Representatives seeking its concurrence in this resolution. ( general business notice of motion no. 87 )

The Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances ( Senator Fierravanti-Wells ): To move 15 sitting days after today—

No. 1—That the Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Regulations 2018, made under the Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act 1946 , be disallowed [F2018L01708].

No. 2—That the Underwater Cultural Heritage Rules 2018, made under the Underwater Cultural Heritage Act 2018 , be disallowed [F2019L00096].

No. 3—That the Water Amendment (Murray-Darling Basin Agreement - Basin Salinity Management) Regulations 2018, made under the Water Act 2007 , be disallowed [F2018L01674].

Senator Rice : To move on 17 September 2019—That the Gene Technology Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019, made under the Gene Technology Act 2000 , be disallowed [F2019L00573].

Senator Griff : To move on the next day of sitting—

(1)         That the Senate acknowledges that:

(a)         9 September, is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day;

(b)         FASD is a life-long but preventable condition caused by in-utero exposure to alcohol;

(c)         FASD can cause developmental, physical, mental and behavioural problems, including problems with memory, learning, impulse control, planning ability, understanding consequences, emotional regulation, speech and language; and

(d)         people with FASD are likely to have poorer academic and employment outcomes, higher rates of homelessness and incarceration, and increased rates of mental health issues and alcohol and other drug abuse.

(2)         That the following matters be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by the first sitting day in June 2020:

Effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis of FASD, strategies for optimising life outcomes for people with FASD and supporting carers, and the prevalence and management of FASD, including in vulnerable populations, in the education system, and in the criminal justice system - with particular reference to:

(a)         the level of community awareness of risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy;

(b)         the adequacy of the health advice provided to women planning a pregnancy, pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding, about the risks of alcohol consumption;

(c)         barriers that may prevent women receiving accurate, timely and culturally/ethnically appropriate information and advice on alcohol and pregnancy;

(d)         provision of diagnostic services in Australia including capacity, training, integration and diagnostic models in current use;

(e)         the prevalence and nature of co-occurring conditions and of misdiagnosis of FASD;

(f)          international best practice in preventing, diagnosing and managing FASD;

(g)         awareness of FASD in schools, and the effectiveness of systems to identify and support affected students;

(h)         the prevalence of, and approaches to, FASD in vulnerable populations, including children in foster and state care, migrant communities and Indigenous communities;

(i)           the recognition of, and approaches to, FASD in the criminal justice system and adequacy of rehabilitation responses;

(j)          the social and economic costs of FASD in Australia, including health, education, welfare and criminal justice;

(k)         access, availability and adequacy of FASD support available through the National Disability Insurance Scheme, including access to effective and early intervention services for individuals diagnosed with FASD;

(l)           support for adults with FASD and for parents and carers of children with FASD;

(m)       progress on outstanding recommendations of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs report, FASD: The Hidden Harm, tabled on 29 November 2012;

(n)         the effectiveness of the National FASD Action Plan 2018-2028, including gaps in ensuring a nationally co-ordinated response and adequacy of funding;

(o)         the need for improved perinatal data collection and statistical reporting on FASD and maternal drinking; and

(p)         any other related matters.

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

                 (a)       notes that:

                                       (i)       the Clean Energy Regulator’s The Renewable Energy Target 2018 Administrative Report - The acceleration in renewables investment , highlights the record investment in large scale, commercial and industrial and household renewables over the last year,

                                     (ii)       the Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that jobs in renewable energy in Queensland grew by 1550 in 2017-18, an increase of 44 % on the previous year,

                                    (iii)       the Green Energy Markets 2019 update report, states that 2012 full time equivalent Queenslanders were employed in the installation and sale of rooftop solar photovoltaics in June 2019,

                                   (iv)       the recently announced shortlist for the Queensland Government’s Renewables 400 tender includes ten renewable energy generation and storage developments projected to collectively deliver 3000 jobs in central and far north Queensland, including 350 direct jobs created by the Clarke Creek Wind and Solar Farm, west of Rockhampton, and

                                     (v)       the Adani Carmichael mine, if it proceeds, is expected to create between 800 and 1500 jobs in the construction phase, with 100 ongoing jobs; and

                 (b)       calls on the Federal Government to:

                                       (i)       deliver real jobs that last, by backing the job-creating, climate-fixing clean energy industry, and

                                     (ii)       fund the retraining, upskilling and investment in coal workers and their communities to ensure that no-one is left behind in the transition to a low carbon economy. ( general business notice of motion no. 88 )

Senator Hanson-Young :To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

                 (a)       notes that, on 31 July 2019, offshore petroleum exploration acreage was released, containing 64 areas available for lease:

                                       (i)       this is largest number of areas released since 2000, with more than 120,000 square kilometres available, and

                                     (ii)       fossil fuels are the  leading cause of climate change; and

                 (b)       calls on the Federal Government to halt the development of any further fossil fuel basins. ( general business notice of motion no. 89 )

Senator Hanson-Young :To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

                 (a)       notes that recommendations handed down by the South Australian Department for Environment and Water, on 31 July 2019, call for 30 species to be added to the threatened species list and a further 15 species be upgraded to a more threatened category; and

                 (b)       calls on the Federal Government to establish and fully fund a plan for each threatened species. ( general business notice of motion no. 90 )

Senators Faruqi, Kitching, McCarthy and Sheldon: To move on the next day of sitting—

(1)         That the Senate notes that:

(a)         the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade into the management of per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in and around Defence bases (PFAS report), was tabled on 3 December 2018, making nine recommendations; and

(b)         the President’s report to the Senate on the status of government responses to parliamentary committee reports as at 30 June 2019, indicates that a government response to the PFAS report has not been tabled.

(2)         That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Defence, by midday on 10 September 2019, the government’s response to the recommendations contained in the PFAS report. ( general business notice of motion no. 91 )

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

                 (a)       notes that:

                                       (i)       data released by the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business shows that nearly four in five jobactive participants have had their payments suspended at least once in the last 12 months,

                                     (ii)       jobactive participants often have their payments suspended for reasons out of their control including administrative errors by employment service providers,

                                    (iii)       jobactive participants are living on unemployment payments as low as $277.85 a week and should not be subject to unfair payment suspensions, and

                                   (iv)       poverty is a barrier to employment and suspending income support payments does not help people gain employment;

                 (b)       expresses concern that jobactive participants can face payment suspensions due to administrative errors by employment service providers with no recourse to Centrelink; and

                 (c)       calls on the Federal Government to:

                                       (i)       implement the recommendations contained in the report of the Education and Employment References Committee into jobactive: failing those it is intended to serve , tabled on 14 February 2019, and

                                     (ii)       abandon the Targeted Compliance Framework. ( general business notice of motion no. 92 )