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Thursday, 5 December 2013
Page: 938


Senator Hanson-Young to move:

That the Senate calls on the Minister assisting the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Senator Cash) to:

(a) provide a statement to the Senate on the United Nations High Commission for Refugees report into the conditions in the Nauru and Manus Island detention centres by Wednesday, 11 December 2013; and

(b) explain to the Senate how the Government intends to respond and action the recommendations made by the reports respectively.

Senator Siewert to move:

That the following matters be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 March 2014:

(a) the prevalence of different types of speech, language and communication disorders and swallowing difficulties in Australia;

(b) the incidence of these disorders by demographic group (paediatric, Aboriginal and Torres Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities);

(c) the availability and adequacy of speech pathology services provided by the Commonwealth, state and local governments across health, aged care, education, disability and correctional services;

(d) the provision and adequacy of private speech pathology services in Australia;

(e) evidence of the social and economic cost of failing to treat communication and swallowing disorders; and

(f) the projected demand for speech pathology services in Australia.

Senator Lundy to move:

That the Select Committee on the National Broadband Network be authorised to hold a public meeting during the sitting of the Senate on Thursday, 12 December 2013, from 9.30 am.

Senator Waters to move:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to provide Australian landholders the right to refuse the undertaking of gas and coal mining activities on their land without prior written authorisation, and for related purposes. Landholders’ Right to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2013.