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6       Notices

The Minister for Families and Social Services ( Senator Ruston ): To move on the next day of sitting—That on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, consideration of the business before the Senate be interrupted at approximately 5 pm, but not so as to interrupt a senator speaking, to enable Senator Henderson to make her first speech without any question before the chair.

Senator Waters : To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to enhance the integrity of the Parliament of Australia, and for related purposes. National Integrity (Parliamentary Standards) Bill 2019 . ( general business notice of motion no. 157 )

Senators Faruqi and Waters: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

                 (a)       notes that:

                                       (i)       the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission (the Commission) has rejected the development of the Bylong Valley coal mine near Mudgee in New South Wales, citing concerns about the long-lasting environmental, agricultural and heritage impacts of the proposed coal mine,

                                     (ii)       the Commission raised serious concerns about the proposed mine, including groundwater contamination and the mine’s contribution to climate change through greenhouse gas emissions, and

                                    (iii)       the Commission also raised concerns about the intergenerational inequity of environmental costs associated with the proposal, saying that younger generations would have to bear the heavy environmental, agricultural and heritage costs of the proposed coal mine; and

                 (b)       congratulates the community who have been campaigning for years to protect the Bylong Valley from coal mining. ( general business notice of motion no. 158 )

Senators Sheldon and Bilyk: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

                 (a)       notes that:

                                       (i)       in the past 18 months, two comprehensive reviews and inquiries have been completed into the state of family law in Australia, making a combined 93 recommendations in total,

                                     (ii)       the Federal Government has failed to act on over half of all the recommendations contained in the report of the House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, A better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence , and a further third were agreed to only in part or in principle, and

                                    (iii)       despite commissioning an extensive review into the family law system by the Australian Law Reform Commission two years ago, the Federal Government has so far failed to respond to the 60 recommendations contained in its final report, that was provided to the Morrison Government six months ago; and

                 (b)       calls on the Federal Government to respond to the recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission into the family law system. ( general business notice of motion no. 159 )

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

                 (a)       notes that it is Anti-Poverty Week from 13 to 19 October 2019, and 17 October 2019 is the United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty;

                 (b)       recognises that:

                                       (i)       everybody has a right to a roof over their head, food on the table and a dignified life,

                                     (ii)       Australia is a party to seven core international human rights treaties - the right to social security is contained in article 9 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,

                                    (iii)       one in six Australian children is living in poverty and relying on food banks every week,

                                   (iv)       people in our community are denied dignity when they are forced to live on $40 a day on Newstart for extended periods because the jobs are simply not there,

                                     (v)       it is difficult to look for paid work if you are homeless and hungry,

                                   (vi)       people living on Newstart are trapped in a daily struggle to make ends meet which makes it hard to think about the future they aspire to, and

                                  (vii)       increasing Newstart is a long overdue part of addressing growing income inequality, and it would also be a real boost to our economy; and

                 (c)       calls on the Federal Government to make it a priority to help alleviate poverty by immediately increasing Newstart. ( general business notice of motion no. 160 )

Notices of motion withdrawn : The Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Carr), pursuant to notice of intention given on 18 September 2019, withdrew business of the Senate notices of motion as follows:

No. 2 for 13 November 2019, for the disallowance of the Underwater Cultural Heritage Rules 2018 , made under the Underwater Cultural Heritage Act 2018 [F2019L00096]

No. 3 for 13 November 2019, for the disallowance of the Water Amendment (Murray-Darling Basin Agreement - Basin Salinity Management) Regulations 2018 , made under the Water Act 2007 [F2018L01674]

No. 1 for 27 November 2019, for the disallowance of the Migration (Fast Track Applicant Class - Temporary Protection and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas) Instrument 2019 , made under the Migration Act 1958 [F2019L00506]

No. 4 for 28 November 2019, for the disallowance of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (Closures Variation) Direction 2019 , made under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 [F2019L00650].