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Wednesday, 16 September 2015
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Presentation

Senator Lines to move:

That the Senate acknowledges the Federal Government's Family and Domestic Violence Strategy, but notes that;

(a) adequate supply of affordable housing options is critical in enabling women to escape domestic violence; and

(b) the Commonwealth has an integral role to play in the provision of affordable housing options.

Senator Conroy to move:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield) and/or the Minister for Finance (Senator Cormann), by 3.30 pm on Monday, 12 October 2015, the following documents in relation to NBN Co Limited:

(a) the 'Operating Plan' referred to in its Corporate Plan 2016;

(b) financial and deployment forecasts for the multi-technology mix from FY2015 to FY2022, as included in the Operating Plan;

(c) the most recent '12 Quarter Integrated Deployment Plan' referred to in its Corporate Plan 2016;

(d) the high level desktop analysis of an al1-FTTP fixed line deployment scenario referred to in its Corporate Plan 2016; and

(e) the letter from shareholder ministers to NBN Co Limited requesting that it prepare the high level desktop analysis of an all-FTTP fixed line deployment scenario.

Senator Rhiannon to move:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and for related purposes. Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2015.

Senators Canavan and Williams to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the importance of education as part of the campaign to combat the dangers of 'ice' in Australian society, particularly amongst vulnerable youths, and

(ii) the success of the most recent phase of the national drugs campaign 'Ice Destroys Lives', with feedback reporting that 94 per cent of youths who saw the campaign stating they had taken some action as a result, either by talking to peers or to their parents, or by changing their thinking about 'ice', and 51 per cent of at-risk youth who had seen these advertisements saying they would now avoid using 'ice'; and

(b) condemns those who downplay the dangers of 'ice' by calling for the legalisation of a hazardous and toxic substance that destroys brain function, mental wellbeing, general health, employment, relationships, lives and families.

Senator Muir to move:

That the Senate notes the economic, social and other benefits of motorsport in Australia.

Senator Williams to move:

That the Corporations Amendment (Financial Advice) Regulation 2015, as contained in Select Legislative Instrument 2015 No. 108 and made under the Corporations Act 2001, be disallowed.

Senator Williams to move:

That the Specification of Occupations, a Person or Body, a Country or Countries 2015, made under regulation 1.03, subregulations 1.15I(1) and 2.26B(1), paragraphs 2.72(10)(aa) and 2.72I(5)(ba), sub-subparagraph 5.19(4)(h)(i)(A), Item 4(a) of the table in subitem 1137(4), Item 4(a) of the table in subitem 1138(4) and Item 4(a) of the table in subitem 1230(4), paragraph 1229(3)(k) and paragraph 186.234(2)(a) of the Migration Regulations 1994, be disallowed.

Senator Williams to move:

That the Pay as you go withholding - PAYG Withholding Variation: Allowances - Legislative Instrument, made under the Taxation Administration Act 1953, be disallowed.

Senators Moore, Peris, McKenzie and Waters to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the achievements of the Australian Women's Cricket Team, the Southern Stars, and congratulates the team on its success in the recent Ashes series in England, the first win in England since 2001;

(b) acknowledges that the Southern Stars are currently ranked number one in the world in test, one day and T20 cricket, a feat they also achieved in early 2013;

(c) congratulates Cricket Australia on its efforts to improve the payment scheme for women cricketers, and to continue closing the gender gap in sport with the 2015 investment and restructure of women's cricket at the domestic level which will progress the plan to increase participation of girls and women in the sport; and

(d) encourages increased media coverage of women's cricket, building on the community interest and the skill and professionalism of the cricketers.

Senators Xenophon and Conroy to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the 2009 and 2013 Defence White Papers both state a national security requirement for the procurement of 12 new submarines,

(ii) on 20 February 2015, the Minister for Defence announced the acquisition strategy for Australia's Future Submarine Program, including details of the Competitive Evaluation Process to be undertaken by the Department of Defence, advising that the department would seek proposals from potential partners on 'options for design and build overseas, in Australia, and/or a hybrid approach',

(iii) all tier one navies have their warships and submarines built locally,

(iv) submarine builders DCNS and TKMS:

(A) have expressed a view to a Senate inquiry that the total life cycle costs (from design through construction through operation) will be no more expensive if our future submarines are built in Australia, and

(B) along with submarine builder ASC, have agreed to a proposition put to them at a Senate inquiry that participation in the design and construction of a submarine makes through-life maintenance easier,

(v) building submarines in Australia would:

(A) contribute to Australia's defence self-reliance, and

(B) provide valuable economic and skills stimulus to Australia's manufacturing industry, and

(vi) both the Collins class submarines and ANZAC frigates were built with greater than 70 per cent local content (by value); and

(b) calls on the Government to:

(i) commit to the procurement of 12 submarines,

(ii) commit to its pre-election promise to a local build of submarines and withdraw the stipulated options for 'design and build overseas' and a 'hybrid approach' on Australia's future submarines, and

(iii) set a submarine build benchmark of at least 70 per cent Australian local content (by value).

Senator Wong to move:

That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Prime Minister, by no later than 3.30 pm on Thursday, 17 September 2015, the Coalition Agreement, and related side letter between the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister, signed on Tuesday, 15 September 2015, outlining the relationship between the Liberal and National parties in government.

Senator Waters to move:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009, and for related purposes. Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015.

Senator Moore to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the second Sunday of September is Australia's National Bilby Day;

(b) acknowledges the long-term commitment of conservationist, Mr Frank Manthey, to address the plight of the bilby and his efforts to raise community awareness of the need to secure the future of the bilby and other endangered Australian fauna; and

(c) congratulates the Mayor of Ipswich, Mr Paul Pisasale, and the Ipswich community on the organisation of the inaugural community National Bilby Day celebrations on Sunday, 13 September 2015.

Senator Macdonald to move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the super colony hazards of yellow crazy ants in the Wet Tropics, which is distinctly different to the presence of yellow crazy ants in other areas of Queensland, and

(ii) with concern the damage to the natural ecology, to agriculture and to human beings from the yellow crazy ants caused by the formation of super colonies in the Wet Tropics region;

(b) acknowledges the work being done by the Wet Tropics Management Authority, the Cairns Regional Council, the Commonwealth Government's Green Army and individual landowners and volunteers who are to date achieving strong results in containing and locally eradicating the infestation;

(c) calls on the relevant local and Queensland governments to at least match Commonwealth funding to fight the infestation; and

(d) urges the Federal and state governments to commit to eradication of the yellow crazy ants in the Wet Tropics.

Senators Hanson-Young and Gallacher to move:

That, noting the sovereignty of the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea, and within the limits of Australia's sovereignty, the following matters be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 31 December 2016:

(a) conditions and treatment of asylum seekers and refugees at the regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea;

(b) transparency and accountability mechanisms that apply to the regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea;

(c) implementation of recommendations of the Moss Review in relation to the regional processing centre in the Republic of Nauru;

(d) the extent to which the Australian-funded regional processing centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea are operating in compliance with Australian and international legal obligations;

(e) the extent to which contracts associated with the operation of offshore processing centres are:

(i) delivering value for money consistent with the definition contained in the Commonwealth procurement rules,

(ii) meeting the terms of their contracts, and

(iii) delivering services which meet Australian standards; and

(f) any other related matter.