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Notice given 15 May 2003

Senator Brown: To move—That the following matter be referred to the Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee for inquiry and report by 20 August 2003:

The burning of Australia’s biggest tree, in Tasmania, having regard to:

(a) its discovery;

(b) what protective measures were put in place;

(c) why these protective measures failed;

(d) whether any rescue is possible;

(e) how to prevent similar episodes;

(f) any related matters; and

(g) the role of the Commonwealth in all these issues.

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Civil Aviation Amendment Bill 2003. ( Referred upon the introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Order of the Day

Wheat Marketing Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 13 May 2003 ).

General Business—Notices of Motion