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General Business

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 4 December 2013

      44   Senator Carr : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   condemns:

              (i)   the failure of the Government to provide answers on immigration policy and implementation, especially on serious incidents, to the Senate and the Australian people,

             (ii)   the Government’s complete lack of transparency, and its reversion to secrecy in its conduct of the business of government, especially as it relates to immigration policy, and

            (iii)   the Government for misleading the electorate on its immigration policies such as the Indonesian fishing boat buyback policy, bounties, wardens and turning boats back (where it is safe to do so); and

   (b)   calls on the Government to:

              (i)   abandon unwarranted secrecy, and

             (ii)   acknowledge the success of the Papua New Guinea Regional Resettlement arrangement in reducing boat arrivals and putting people smugglers out of business.

Notice given 24 March 2014

    197   Leader of the Australian Greens ( Senator Milne ): To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   over the past year, Israeli settlements in the West Bank have significantly increased,

             (ii)   it is unlawful under the Fourth Geneva Convention for an occupying power to transfer parts of its own population into the territory it occupies, and

            (iii)   world leaders, including the British Prime Minister, Mr Cameron, have called for a halt in settlement activity by Israel; and

   (b)   calls on:

              (i)   the Israeli Government to cease expansion of settlements in the West Bank, and

             (ii)   the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Bishop, to publicly acknowledge that all settlements are illegal and in breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Notice given 17 June 2014

    276  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne) and Senator Xenophon: To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that:

              (i)   the use of the term ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’ is an internationally accepted term in use by the United Nations (UN),

             (ii)   the International Court of Justice and the UN General Assembly have deemed East Jerusalem part of the West Bank and an occupied territory,

            (iii)   Australia has historically supported UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict and the status of Jerusalem,

            (iv)   the voting patterns of Australia in relation to the Israel-Palestine conflict have shifted dramatically under the Abbott Government, and

             (v)   these shifts in the position of the Australian Government have caused diplomatic tensions with a number of countries, including the threat of potential sanctions; and

   (b)   calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Ms Bishop) to publicly acknowledge that:

              (i)   the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal and in breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention; and

             (ii)   East Jerusalem is an occupied territory.

    281  Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises that over 500 000 Iraqis have been displaced in the past week due to the ongoing deadly conflict in their country;

   (b)   recognises that this is a humanitarian crisis that will have flow on effects in our region; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to issue a moratorium on the return of any asylum seekers back to Iraq and offer a reprieve to those detained in immigration detention on Manus Island, Nauru and Christmas Island to allow them to apply for protection in Australia.

Notice given 18 June 2014

    285  Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises that:

              (i)   over 500 000 Iraqis have been displaced in the past week due to the ongoing deadly conflict in their country, and

             (ii)   this is a humanitarian crisis that will have flow-on effects in our region;

   (b)   notes that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has called on countries around the world, including Australia, to assist with this humanitarian crisis; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to issue a moratorium on the return of any asylum seekers back to Iraq and offer a reprieve to those detained in immigration dentition on Manus Island, Nauru and Christmas Island to allow them to apply for protection in Australia.

Notice given 23 June 2014

    292  Senator Ludlam : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   applauds the action taken by the Republic of the Marshall Islands in the International Court of Justice under Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty against the United States, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, for their failure to fulfil their obligations with respect to nuclear disarmament;

   (b)   notes that:

              (i)   in taking this action, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is in effect acting on behalf of all the world’s peoples in upholding international law, and

             (ii)   the effects of the use of even a small percentage of the 17 000 nuclear weapons currently operational would be catastrophic for society and the global climate, and could bring about the deaths of up to 2 billion people from nuclear winter-induced famine; and

   (c)   urges the Australian Government to join with the Marshall Islands legal action.

Notice given 26 June 2014

    313  Senator Whish-Wilson : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the Government of Brunei Darussalam’s recently adopted penal code, which threatens the human rights of minority groups, including women, religious minorities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to insist that Brunei address these human rights violations as a condition of it participating any further in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations.

Notice given 7 July 2014

    317  Senator Hanson-Young : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   requests that the Government:

              (i)   update the chamber on operations undertaken on the high seas which relate to the two asylum seeker boats intercepted by Australian authorities in the past 2 weeks, and

             (ii)   disclose the whereabouts of the 153 people, including 37 children, who are believed to have left India over 3 weeks ago by boat; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to cease the current ‘on water’ screening and transfer practices which fall short of Australia’s international protection obligations.

Notice of motion altered on 8 July 2014 pursuant to standing order 77.

    318   Senator Whish-Wilson : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the Japanese Government’s determination to continue its lethal scientific whaling in the Southern Ocean in the name of research;

   (b)   calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Abbott) to:

              (i)   raise concerns with the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Abe, that Japan is moving to apply to reinstate a lethal scientific whaling program in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, and

             (ii)   personally invite the Japanese to cooperate with Australian scientists on Australia’s non-lethal scientific whaling program; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to publicly condemn the consumption of whale meat.

Notice given 9 July 2014

  *328  Senator Fawcett : To move—That the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties be authorised to hold private meetings otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1), followed by public meetings, during the sittings of the Senate, from 11 am to 1 pm, as follows:

   (a)   Monday, 1 September 2014;

   (b)   Monday, 22 September 2014;

   (c)   Monday, 27 October 2014;

   (d)   Monday, 24 November 2014; and

   (e)   Monday, 1 December 2014.

  *329   Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee ( Senator Sterle ): To move—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee on grass-fed cattle levies be extended to 23 September 2014.

  *330   Senator Rhiannon : To move—That there be laid on the table by the Special Minister of State, no later than 15 July 2014:

   (a)   all correspondence and documents, whether written or in email form, from the Special Minister of State’s office and/or the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) relevant to:

              (i)   the decision of the AEC to have Mr Michael Cordover declared a vexatious applicant, and

             (ii)   the assertion that Mr Matthew Landauer colluded with Mr Cordover to harass the AEC; and

   (b)   the source code of the software by which Senate vote counts are conducted.

  *331   Leader of the Australian Greens ( Senator Milne ): To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to set carbon emissions standards for new passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles, and for related purposes. Motor Vehicle Standards (Cheaper Transport) Bill 2014 .

  *332   Senator Wright : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the motion passed by the NSW Nationals’ Annual General Conference calling on the Federal Government to honour the 6-year Gonski funding agreement between the Commonwealth and the New South Wales Government;

   (b)   acknowledges rural schools will continue to be significantly disadvantaged as a result of the Abbott Government’s decision to fund only the first 4 years of this agreement; and

   (c)   supports the NSW Nationals’ courage in standing up to the Federal Government in the interest of their communities.

  *333   Senator Dastyari : To move—That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Finance, no later than 1.50 pm on Thursday, 10 July 2014, the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 (Select Legislative Instrument No. 102, 2014) and the associated explanatory statement.

  *334   Senator Carr : To move—That the Senate condemns the Abbott Government’s vicious cuts to higher education and the devastating impact they will have on regional students, families and universities.

  *335   Senator Moore : To move—That the Senate notes the Abbott Government’s cuts to higher education and their impact on regional students, families and universities.

  *336   Senator Moore : To move—That the Senate notes the Abbott Government’s decision to abolish important protections by regulation and leave consumers vulnerable to dodgy financial advice.

  *337   Senator Macdonald : To move—That the Senate—

   (a)   expresses its appreciation to the Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, for his visit to Australia and to the Australian Parliament;

   (b)   notes the long history of Japanese diplomatic relationship with Australia commencing with its first Consulate in Townsville in 1896;

   (c)   assures the Japanese people of Australia’s ongoing goodwill; and

   (d)   notes the importance of Australia’s relationship with Japan, enhanced by the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan and Australia and the agreement concerning the transfer of defence equipment and technology.

 

Orders of the Day

         1  Transport—The Australian Government’s aviation safety regulation review—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Sterle —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ludwig , in continuation, 2 December 2013 ).

         2  Administration—Abbott Government

Adjourned debate on the motion of Leader of the Opposition in the Senate ( Senator Wong )—That the Senate condemns the Coalition for its failure to honour its pre-election commitments to the Australian people ( Senator Faulkner , in continuation, 12 December 2013 ).

         3  Employment—Job losses

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate—

   (a)   condemns:

              (i)   the failure of the Government to:

                          ( a )    articulate a comprehensive innovation policy so that Australia has the high skill, high wage jobs of the future, and

                          ( b )    fight for Australian jobs,

             (ii)   the deliberate and hostile actions of the Government in bringing about the end of Australia’s automotive manufacturing sector threatening a further 50 000 jobs directly reliant and the 200 000 jobs that rely on it indirectly, and

            (iii)   the cowardice of the Government for blaming job losses on workers to distract from its own inaction and lack of any plan to deal with the crisis facing Australian manufacturing due to the strong dollar; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to immediately outline:

              (i)   its plans to support the 50 000 Australian workers who have lost their jobs since the election,

             (ii)   the industries in which it expects these workers to find new jobs, and

            (iii)   its plans to attract the billions in new investment, new jobs, new skills and new technologies to replace those lost in the automotive sector ( Senator Back , in continuation, 13 February 2014 ).

         4  Industry—Australian shipbuilding

Adjourned debate on the motion—That the Senate—

   (a)   recognises:

              (i)   the vital contribution of the Australian shipbuilding industry as an employer, a storehouse of advanced manufacturing capabilities and a strategic asset, and

             (ii)   the urgent need for the Government to bring forward project work to ensure continuity of industry development, growth and employment;

   (b)   is gravely concerned by:

              (i)   the scheduled end of project work in three Australian shipyards in 2015,

             (ii)   the severe consequences of the resulting project trough, including:

                          ( a )    the retrenchment of more than 3 000 skilled workers,

                          ( b )    the crippling of the shipbuilding supply chain, and

                          ( c )    the forced closure of research projects and facilities supporting shipbuilding and advanced manufacturing,

            (iii)   the heavy costs of rebuilding lost capabilities and retraining workers to meet future defence needs, and

            (iv)   the threat to national security posed by the erosion of local capability; and

   (c)   calls on the Government to immediately:

              (i)   identify suitable project work to be fast-tracked and make a public commitment to those projects with a revised timeframe for tendering and delivery,

             (ii)   recognise that this cannot wait for the Defence White Paper process to be concluded, and

            (iii)   incorporate the long-term opportunities for the Australian shipbuilding industry as a strategic priority in all future naval procurement plans ( Senator Edwards 6 March 2014 ).

         5  Senate—Western Australia—Election

Adjourned debate on the motion of Leader of the Australian Greens ( Senator Milne )—That the Senate notes the upcoming Western Australian by-election will have significant implications for the people and the environment of Australia in the face of the Abbott Government ( Senator Back , in continuation, 20 March 2014 ).

         6  Industry—Economic Review of South Australia and Victoria—Order for production of documents

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Carr —That the Senate take note of the  document ( Senator Back , in continuation, 6 May 2014 ).

         7  Administration—Commonwealth procurement policy

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Madigan —That the Senate calls on the Government to alter Commonwealth procurement policy in order to require all government departments to only use Australian made products where possible, and, in particular, paper products ( Senator McKenzie , in continuation, 27 March 2014 ).

         8  Teacher quality—Response from the Minister for Education (Mr Pyne) to a Senate resolution of 26 March 2014—Document

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Lines —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald , in continuation, 13 May 2014 ).

         9  Budget 2014-15

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ludwig —That the Senate condemns the Abbott Government’s budget of twisted priorities and broken promises. ( Senator O’Sullivan , in continuation, 15 May 2014 ).

      10  Family and community services—Paid parental leave

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cameron —That the Senate—

   (a)   notes the division and dysfunction in the Coalition Government over the Prime Minister’s unaffordable and unfair Paid Parental Leave Scheme; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to release the details of the Prime Minister’s scheme, including its costs and modelling that quantifies productivity and distributional impacts ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment, Senator Birmingham , in continuation, 19 June 2014 ).

      11  Budget 2014-15

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Polley —That the Senate notes the Government’s Budget is an affront to Australians’ sense of fairness ( 26 June 2014 ).

 

Orders of the Day relating to Government Documents

         1  Australian Human Rights Commission—Audit report—Review into the treatment of women at the Australian Defence Force Academy

Adjourned debate on the motion—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Urquhart , 26 June 2014 ).

         2  Productivity Commission—Report No. 63—Safeguards inquiry into the import of processed tomato products

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McKenzie —That the Senate take note of the document ( 26 June 2014 ).

         3  Productivity Commission—Report No. 64—Safeguards inquiry into the import of processed fruit products

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McKenzie —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Urquhart , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

         4  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority—Report for 2012-13

Adjourned debate on the motion—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

         5  Australian Customs and Border Protection Service—Report for 2012-13

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Urquhart , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

         6  Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC)—Report for 2012-13

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator McLucas , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

         7  Director of National Parks—Report for 2012-13

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Edwards —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Back , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

         8  Climate Change Authority—Report for 2012-13

Adjourned debate on the motion of—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Urquhart , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

         9  Productivity Commission—Report No. 68—Safeguards inquiry into the import of processed tomato products

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bushby —That the Senate take note of the document ( 26 June 2014 ).

      10  Wet Tropics Management Authority—Report for 2012-13, including State of the Wet Tropics report

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator McLucas , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

      11  Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA)—Report for 2012-13

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bushby , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

      12  Workplace Gender Equality Agency (formerly Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency)—Report for 2012-13

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Moore —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator McEwen , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

      13  Productivity Commission—Report No. 65—Mineral and energy resource exploration, dated 27 September 2013

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Gallacher —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator McEwen , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

      14  Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 —Paid Parental Leave Scheme—Review report by the Department of Social Services

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McEwen —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator McEwen , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

      15  Independent National Security Legislation Monitor—Report for the period 1 July 2013 to 28 March 2014

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McEwen —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator McEwen , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

      16  Defence Abuse Response Taskforce—Report on abuse at HMAS Leeuwin

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McEwen —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator McEwen , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

      17  Defence Abuse Response Taskforce—Sixth interim report to the Attorney-General and Minister for Defence

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator McEwen —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator McEwen , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

      18  Treaty— Multilateral —World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation, Text as adopted at Bali on 7 December 2013—Text, together with national interest analysis and annexure

Consideration ( 26 June 2014 ).

      19  Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission—Review of statutory timeframes— Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 —Report

Consideration ( 26 June 2014 ).

      20  Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse—Royal Commission—Interim report—Volumes 1 and 2

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Brown —That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Urquhart , in continuation, 8 July 2014 ).

 

Orders of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

         1  National Integrity Commission Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Marshall , in continuation, 15 May 2014 ).

         2  Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Madigan )

Second reading ( restored 13 November 2013 ).

         3  Fair Trade (Workers’ Rights) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Madigan )

Second reading ( restored 13 November 2013 ).

         4  Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 13 November 2013 ).

         5  Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Above the Line Voting) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 13 November 2013 ).

         6  Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Moore , in continuation, 5 December 2013 ).

         7  Fair Trade (Australian Standards) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Madigan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Whish-Wilson , in continuation, 5 December 2013 ).

      10  Migration Amendment (Visa Maximum Numbers Determinations) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Dastyari , in continuation, 12 December 2013 ).

      11  Anti-Money Laundering Amendment (Gaming Machine Venues) Bill 2012 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 10 December 2013 ).

      12  Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 10 December 2013 ).

      13  Public Service Amendment (Payments in Special Circumstances) Bill 2011 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon , in continuation, 10 December 2013 ).

      14  Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010 [2013] —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon and the Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 10 December 2013 ).

      16  Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young , in continuation, 12 December 2013 ).

      17  Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Bill 2013 —( Senate bill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 20 March 2014 ).

      19  Adelaide Airport Curfew Amendment (Protecting Residents’ Amenity) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Wright )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Wright , in continuation, 12 February 2014 ).

      20  Great Barrier Reef Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Waters )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Waters , in continuation, 13 February 2014 ).

      21  Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Reducing Barriers for Minor Parties) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 4 March 2014 ).

      22  Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 4 March 2014 ).

      25  Social Security Amendment (Caring for People on Newstart) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 6 March 2014 ).

      27  Flags Amendment Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senators Madigan and Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Marshall , in continuation, 26 June 2014 ).

      28  End Cruel Cosmetics Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 18 March 2014 ).

      29  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludwig , in continuation, 19 March 2014 ).

      30  Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Singh )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 19 June 2014 ).

      31  Save Our Sharks Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert , in continuation, 25 March 2014 ).

      32  Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Rhiannon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Rhiannon , in continuation, 27 March 2014 ).

      34  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Alpine Grazing) Bill 2014 —( Senate bill )— ( Senator Di Natale )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Di Natale , in continuation, 13 May 2014 ).