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Business of the Senate

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 1 March 2016

         1  Senator Waters : To move—That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 15 June 2016:

             The rehabilitation of mining and resources projects, with regard to:

                          (a)      the cost of outstanding rehabilitation obligations of currently operating projects;

                          (b)      the adequacy of existing regulatory, policy and institutional arrangements to ensure adequate and timely rehabilitation;

                           (c)      the adequacy and transparency of financial mechanisms, including assurances, bonds and funds, to ensure that mines are able to be rehabilitated without impacting on public finances;

                          (d)      the effectiveness of current rehabilitation practices in safeguarding human health and repairing and avoiding environmental damage;

                           (e)      the potential social, economic and environmental impacts of inadequate rehabilitation, including potential impacts on matters of national environmental significance under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ;

                           (f)      the potential social, economic and environmental benefits of adequate rehabilitation, including job opportunities and investment in communities affected by job losses in mining and resources;

                           (g)      the impacts of the legacy of abandoned mines and resources projects around Australia, and the cost of rehabilitating those mines;

                          (h)      international examples of effective rehabilitation policy and practice;

                            (i)      proposals for reform of rehabilitation of mining and resources projects; and

                            (j)      any other related matters.

Notice given 3 March 2016

      *2  Chair of the Education and Employment Legislation Committee ( Senator McKenzie ): To move—That the Senate adopt the recommendation contained in the report of the Education and Employment Legislation Committee on the additional estimates 2015-16 that standing order 26(4) be referred to the Procedure Committee for consideration.

 

Orders of the Day

         1  Economics References Committee

Final report to be presented on forestry managed investment schemes.



 

         2  Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2] and the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 [No. 2]. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         3  Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Corporations Amendment (Life Insurance Remuneration Arrangements) Bill 2016 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         4  Environment and Communications Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Live Imports of Primates for Research) Bill 2015 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )

         5  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the 2015-16 additional estimates.

         6  Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on the mental health of returned Australian Defence Force personnel.