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Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Page: 9739


Senator LEYONHJELM ( New South Wales ) ( 19:19 ): by leave—I, and also on behalf of Senator Dastyari, give notice that, on the next day of sitting, we shall move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) complaints by Western Sydney Wanderers fans that a heavy-handed approach to crowd control has been adopted, and that this is deterring fans from attending games,

(ii) that football fans may be banned from stadiums by Football Federation Australia with no opportunity to appeal against the banning order,

(iii) the publication of a list of the names of allegedly banned football supporters in the Sunday Telegraph on 22 November 2015, which apparently included individuals who were not banned, and others who were under 18 and had not been charged with any offence, and

(iv) football fans from a number of clubs have staged walkouts at recent games to protest alleged excessive policing and security, as well as Football Federation Australia’s policy regarding banning;

(b) acknowledges Football Federation Australia’s:

(i) recent undertaking to develop an appeals process for banned supporters, and

(ii) assurances that it was not responsible for making private information about banned supporters available to the Sunday Telegraph;

(c) calls on Football Federation Australia, police, stadium security, active supporter group leadership and A-League clubs to develop an accord, with a view to ensuring:

(i) Football Federation Australia’s banning procedures comply with the rules of natural justice,

(ii) individuals engaging in anti-social behaviour are appropriately dealt with, while other football fans are allowed to enjoy the game in peace,

(iii) exuberant fan behaviour should not be unreasonably interpreted as anti-social or harmful, and

(iv) football supporters are not over-policed; and

(d) calls on the Minister for Sport (Ms Ley) to consider becoming involved in this matter.

Senator Dastyari to move:

That the following matter be referred to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 1 July 2016:

Primary and secondary school education, with particular reference to:

(a) factors affecting future employment, including:

(i) the critical future skills areas, including STEM, cooperation, collaboration, creativity, innovation and enterprise, that Australian students will need for jobs in the future, and

(ii) the jobs and economic opportunities for Australia if attainment levels are improved in critical future skills areas, including STEM, cooperation, collaboration, creativity, innovation, and enterprise and the consequences if they are not;

(b) factors affecting students, including:

(i) the levels of attainment, and trends, in critical future skills areas, including STEM,

(ii) the levels of participation, and trends, in critical future skills areas, including STEM,

(iii) the factors influencing consideration of further study in critical future skills areas, including STEM, and

(iv) the most effective methods of supporting and encouraging students, particularly disadvantaged students and women, to consider further study in critical future skills areas, including STEM; and

(c) factors affecting teachers, including:

(i) the evidence base for effective pedagogy and school culture to improve participation and successful learning in critical future skills areas, including STEM,

(ii) access to further study and high quality, sustained performance development for teachers to be able to meet Australia’s critical future skills areas, including STEM, and

(iii) any workforce issues that may influence the teaching of critical future skills areas, including STEM;

(d) any other related matters.