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Notice given 4 March 2003

*1  Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (Senator Ian Campbell): To move—That consideration of the business before the Senate on Tuesday, 18 March 2003 be interrupted at approximately 5 pm, but not so as to interrupt a senator speaking, to enable Senator Humphries to make his first speech without any question before the chair.

Orders of the Day

Migration Legislation Amendment (Contributory Parents Migration Scheme) Bill 2002

Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Sherry, in continuation, 4 March 2003 ).

Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002

Australian Heritage Council Bill 2002

Australian Heritage Council (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 15 November 2002 ).

Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 5 February 2003 ).

Copyright Amendment (Parallel Importation) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Senator Coonan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 10 December 2002 ).

New Business Tax System (Consolidation and Other Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2002

New Business Tax System (Venture Capital Deficit Tax) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Webber, 3 March 2003 ).

Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Webber, 3 March 2003 ).

Maritime Legislation Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 6 February 2003 ).

Transport Safety Investigation Bill 2002

Transport Safety Investigation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2002— ( Special Minister of State, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 15 October 2002 ).

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Webber, 3 March 2003 ).

10  Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Webber, 3 March 2003 ).

11  Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment) Repeal and Amendment Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 19 June 2002 ).

12  Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 23 October 2002 ).

13  Inspector-General of Taxation Bill 2002

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 251 from the House of Representatives ( 3 March 2003 ).

14  Workplace Relations Amendment (Prohibition of Compulsory Union Fees) Bill 2002 [No. 2]— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Webber, 3 March 2003 ).

15  Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Australians Working Together and other 2001 Budget Measures) Bill 2002

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 238 from the House of Representatives ( 5 February 2003 ).

16  Crimes Legislation Enhancement Bill 2002 [2003]—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 5 December 2002 ).

17  Customs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Webber, 3 March 2003 ).

18  Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002— ( Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 December 2002 ).

19  Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Bill 2002

Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

Adjourned debate on the motion of Minister for the Arts and Sport (Senator Kemp)—That these bills be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Sherry in respect of the Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2002 —At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate is of the opinion that the bill should be withdrawn and redrafted to:

(a) ensure that the proposed surcharge tax reduction to high-income earners, the splitting of superannuation contributions and the closure of the public sector funds do not proceed; and

(b) provide for a fairer contributions tax cut that will boost retirement incomes for all superannuation fund members to assist in preparing the nation for the ageing population”.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Cherry in respect of the Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Bill 2002 —At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate notes that analysis provided to the Select Committee on Superannuation shows that extending the co-contribution to workers on average earnings would have a significant positive effect on national savings, and that this could be funded by better targeting of the Government’s superannuation measures”—( adjourned, Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz), 18 November 2002 ).

20  Sex Discrimination Amendment (Pregnancy and Work) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Webber, 3 March 2003 ).

21  Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Further Simplification of International Payments) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 13 March 2002 ).

22  Budget statement and documents 2002-03

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance and Administration (Senator Minchin)—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( adjourned, Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz), 16 May 2002 ).