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12       Notices

Senator Hanson-Young: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Industry Research and Development (Water for Fodder Program) Instrument 2019, made under the Industry Research and Development Act 1986 , be disallowed [F2019L01591].

Senator Dean Smith: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

(a)              notes that:

(i)                    the 2020 Australian Bravery Decorations Honours were announced on 31 March 2020, and

(ii)                  the 2020 Australian Bravery Decorations Honours List has four categories, including the Bravery Medal, which recognises acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances;

(b)              congratulates the recipient of the Bravery Medal, Mr David O’Dowd, BM of Cocos Keeling Islands, Western Australia, for displaying considerable bravery during the rescue of two people from a surf rip off Cocos Keeling Islands, Western Australia;

(c)              acknowledges that Mr Simon Werne of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, was awarded a Commendation for Brave Conduct, for his act of bravery during the rescue of a disabled man from a house fire in Albion, Queensland; and

(d)             acknowledges the following recipients of the 2020 Group Bravery Citation, for their collective act of bravery Mr Robert Brown of Ashfield, Mr Dennis Collinson APM of Oakford, Mr Edward Trindall of Bullsbrook, and the late Mr William Matson APM of Bassendean, Western Australia, for their conduct during the capture of a violent offender near Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia. ( general business notice of motion no. 592 )

The Chair of the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (Senator Fierravanti-Wells): To move 15 sitting days after today—

No. 1—That the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Dairy) Regulations 2019, made under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 , be disallowed [F2019L01610].

No. 2—That the Higher Education Provider Amendment (Tuition Protection and Other Measures) Guidelines 2019, made under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 , be disallowed [F2019L01699].

Senator Faruqi: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

(a)              notes that:

(i)                    low-income countries will be hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the health, social and economic impacts expected to push millions of people into poverty,

(ii)                  public health systems are desperately under-funded and ill-equipped in many low-income countries, and

(iii)                debt forgiveness from international financial institutions, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, for low-income countries will assist in the recovery from COVID-19; and

(b)              calls on the Australian Government to use its leverage to lobby international financial institutions to cancel debt for low-income countries in response to the global COVID-19 crisis. ( general business notice of motion no. 593 )

Senator Siewert: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

(a)              recognises the leadership shown by First Nations community-controlled health, legal and community services, which responded to the COVID-19 crisis quickly and effectively;

(b)              acknowledges that First Nations communities bear a disproportionate burden in this crisis in terms of:

(i)                    the additional health risk posed by COVID-19 to First Nations peoples,

(ii)                  the risk that COVID-19 policies will disproportionately and unfairly affect First Nations peoples’ who are already subjected to targeting by police, over-represented in the criminal justice system and experience higher rates of family and domestic violence, and

(iii)                the impact on First Nations peoples employment; and

(c)              calls on state, territory and federal governments across Australia to implement the key asks of First Nations-led justice coalition Change the Record and work together to protect the health, safety and rights of all First Nations peoples during COVID-19 by:

(i)                    developing and implementing plans to release First Nations prisoners who are low-risk, have chronic health conditions, are on remand, are elderly, children or are for whatever reason at increased risk of COVID-19,

(ii)                  protecting the human rights of First Nations peoples in prison by ensuring access to oversight and monitoring agencies, family, legal services, mental health care, education and programs,

(iii)                connecting First Nations peoples who experience family violence during COVID-19 with culturally appropriate services such as the Family Violence Prevention Legal Service,

(iv)                increasing support and access to safe accommodation for First Nations families fleeing family violence to stop removals of First Nations children and ensure principles of First Nations family-led decision making are applied where ever possible,

(v)                  resisting punitive policy responses to COVID-19 and the over-policing of already targeted communities, and requiring transparency and oversight in policing,

(vi)                ensuring that First Nations peoples, including those with disability, are given equal access to high quality and culturally-appropriate health care during COVID-19, and

(vii)              committing to rebuilding our justice and child protection system after COVID-19 to focus on investing in families and community, not prisons, to increase community safety and prevent child removals and further black deaths in custody. ( general business notice of motion no. 594 )