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7           Notices

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

(a)              acknowledges:

(i)                    the lack of appropriate disposal mechanisms and technology for much of the toxic waste from solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable products in many states and territories, and

(ii)                  the significant environmental consequences the improper disposal of renewable energy waste products has on the environment; and

(b)              calls on state governments to collect environmental bonds on entities which control these assets, similar to those charged on oil and mining companies, to fund the development of appropriate waste disposal mechanisms for renewable energy waste. ( general business notice of motion no. 796 )

Senator Roberts: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table, by the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, by no later than 10 am on 8 October 2020, the following documents:

(a)              a letter from Dr Larry Marshall, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation to the former Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, former Senator Sinodinos, dated 9 August 2017; and

(b)              the attachment to that letter titled ‘Response to issues raised with references at the 26 July 2017 briefing’ in full and without any redactions. ( general business notice of motion no. 797 )

Senators Canavan, McKenzie, Davey, McDonald and McMahon: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

(a)              commends the role that Australian manufacturers have had in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through the increased production of medical equipment;

(b)              notes:

(i)                    the importance of manufacturing in regional areas, particularly where industry is strong as a result of access to reliable and affordable energy sources such as coal and gas, and 

(ii)                  that Australian manufacturing is disadvantaged by protectionist policies overseas and comparatively higher energy costs;

(c)              expresses its desire for an expanding manufacturing sector in Australia that increases employment in regional Australia and guarantees the protection of essential supply chains;

(d)             further notes that an expansion of Australian manufacturing depends on:

(i)                    local procurement policies,

(ii)                  investment in reliable and affordable energy, and

(iii)                financial incentives such as instant tax write-offs that encourage investment;

(e)              acknowledges the work of the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission’s manufacturing taskforce for engaging with industry to develop a plan to strengthen Australian manufacturing; and

(f)               commends the Liberals and Nationals in government for supporting manufacturing through the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund, instant asset write-offs, increasing local procurement and investigating the feasibility of reliable and affordable energy sources. ( general business notice of motion no. 798 )

Senator Rice: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table, by the Minister for Youth and Sport, by no later than 10 am on 8 October 2020:

(a)              a copy of the talking points prepared by the former Minister for Sport’s office concerning the expansion of funding for the Community Sports Infrastructure Grants program, ahead of her meeting with the Prime Minister on 28 November 2018;

(b)              any records of that 28 November 2018 meeting;

(c)              the subsequent exchange of letters referring to that meeting as a basis for expanding funding for the Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program; and

(d)             any evidence the Government is able to provide for the Minister’s legal authority to be the decision maker in the Community Sport Infrastructure Grants program. ( general business notice of motion no. 799 )

Senator McKim: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate opposes bringing forward the start date of the already legislated personal income tax cuts. ( general business notice of motion no. 800 )

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

(a)              acknowledges that Australia is in recession for the first time in 30 years;

(b)              notes that the Government is actively considering bringing forward $48 billion worth of personal income tax cuts in the October Budget that will give even more cash to millionaires and the super wealthy;

(c)              recognises that the Government is cutting the Coronavirus Supplement to the JobSeeker Payment by $300 a fortnight on 25 September 2020 and refuses to confirm that the rate of JobSeeker will not return to $40 a day in December; and

(d)             calls on the Government to drop planned tax cuts to the wealthy and invest in those on income support and on low incomes. ( general business notice of motion no. 801 )

The Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate (Senator Waters) Leader of the Australian Greens in the Senate : To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

(a)              notes that:

(i)                    9 September 2020 marked one year since the Senate passed the Australian Greens’ National Integrity Commission Bill 2018 (No. 2) to establish a Federal corruption watchdog with broad remit to investigate allegations of corruption and misconduct, and to ensure strong, independent oversight of the actions of parliamentarians,

(ii)                  polls consistently show that the majority of Australians support the establishment of a strong national anti-corruption body,

(iii)                the Government has not brought the Greens’ bill on for debate in the House of Representatives, and

(iv)                despite public consultation ending more than 18 months ago, and statements that final legislation was ‘imminent’, the Government has yet to introduce legislation to establish an integrity commission; and

(b)              calls on the Government to:

(i)                    introduce a bill to establish a strong, independent national integrity commission, and

(ii)                  ensure that the 2020-21 Budget allocates adequate funding for the establishment and operation of a national integrity commission. ( general business notice of motion no. 802 )