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General Business

Notices of Motion

Notice given 13 February 2008

18  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Minchin): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the contempt in which the Australian Labor Party (ALP) has historically held upper houses around the country, including a platform to abolish all upper houses until 1979, the abolition of the upper house in Queensland and a current policy to abolish the South Australian Legislative Council,

(ii) that the Prime Minister (Mr Rudd) has reduced the number of sitting weeks in the Senate in 2008, and

 

 (iii) that the Deputy Prime Minister (Ms Gillard) has already demanded legislation be passed without adequate scrutiny in the Senate; and

(b) given the above, condemns the Rudd Labor Government for continuing the ALP’s legacy of inherent contempt for the Senate.

Notice given 19 March 2008

63  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That the Senate calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr Smith) to seek the abandonment of the death sentence in China.

Notice given 24 September 2008

220  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Minchin): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the claims of both the Managers of Government Business in the Senate and the House of Representatives that the Government’s legislative priority for the sitting week beginning 22 September 2008 is the passage of its budget-related bills, and

(ii) that the Government has deferred consideration of its supposed priority bills on numerous occasions throughout the past three sitting weeks; and

(b) calls on the Government to give precedence to the following bills over other legislation:

Tax Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy Surcharge Thresholds) Bill 2008

Excise Legislation Amendment (Condensate) Bill 2008 and a related bill.

Notice given 13 October 2008

233  Senator Xenophon: To move—That there be laid on the table by 1 November 2009 a report by the Productivity Commission on:

(a) the total number and proportion of privately insured patients, in the latest 6-month period for which data is available prior to the report being issued, who were fully informed of the cost of hospital and specialist services before providing consent for treatment, in both public and private hospitals;

(b) the comparative hospital, and medical, costs for each defined group of clinically similar procedures, as per the classification of Australian Refined Diagnostic Related Groups, as performed by the public and private hospital sectors separately in the latest 6-month period for which data is available prior to the report being issued; and

(c) the rate (i.e. the number and proportion of all admissions) of hospital-acquired infections, by type, reported by individual public and private hospitals in the latest 6-month period for which data is available prior to the report being issued.

 

Notice given 3 February 2009

340  Senator Hanson-Young: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the recent decision by the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, to overturn the global gag rule for family planning guidelines that effectively prohibits the use of aid funding for some contraceptives, and for abortion advice and services, and

(ii) that Australia is now the only country that continues to enforce these harsh restrictions on our aid program, limiting its ability to provide an effective and essential family planning service;

(b) recognises:

(i) the essential role mothers play in developing communities, with both maternal and child health considered crucial Millennium Development Goals, and

(ii) that an estimated 34 000 mothers die in our region each year, due to the lack of maternal health supports available, with more than half of the 29 developing countries not on track to achieve either goal; and

(c) calls on the Rudd Government to stand up for women’s rights and immediately abolish the family planning guidelines that prevent Australian aid money from being spent on contraception and family planning advice.

Notice given 17 March 2009

399  Senator Cormann: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that ministers and officers have continued to refuse to provide information to Senate committees without properly raising claims of public interest immunity as required by past resolutions of the Senate;

(b) reaffirms the principles of past resolutions of the Senate by this order, to provide ministers and officers with guidance as to the proper process for raising public interest immunity claims and to consolidate those past resolutions of the Senate; and

(c) orders that the following operate as an order of continuing effect:

(1) If:

(a) a Senate committee, or a senator in the course of proceedings of a committee, requests information or a document from a Commonwealth department or agency; and

(b) an officer of the department or agency to whom the request is directed believes that it may not be in the public interest to disclose the information or document to the committee,

the officer shall state to the committee the ground on which the officer believes that it may not be in the public interest to disclose the information or document to the committee, and specify the harm to the public interest that could result from the disclosure of the information or document.

(2) If, after receiving the officer’s statement under paragraph (1), the committee or the senator requests the officer to refer the question of the disclosure of the information or document to a responsible minister, the officer shall refer that question to the minister.

 

 (3) If a minister, on a reference by an officer under paragraph (2), concludes that it would not be in the public interest to disclose the information or document to the committee, the minister shall provide to the committee a statement of the ground for that conclusion, specifying the harm to the public interest that could result from the disclosure of the information or document.

(4) A minister, in a statement under paragraph (3), shall indicate whether the harm to the public interest that could result from the disclosure of the information or document to the committee could result only from the publication of the information or document by the committee, or could result, equally or in part, from the disclosure of the information or document to the committee as in camera evidence.

(5) If, after considering a statement by a minister provided under paragraph (3), the committee concludes that the statement does not sufficiently justify the withholding of the information or document from the committee, the committee shall report the matter to the Senate.

(6) A decision by a committee not to report a matter to the Senate under paragraph (5) does not prevent a senator from raising the matter in the Senate in accordance with other procedures of the Senate.

(7) A statement that information or a document is not published, or is confidential, or consists of advice to, or internal deliberations of, government, in the absence of specification of the harm to the public interest that could result from the disclosure of the information or document, is not a statement that meets the requirements of paragraph (1) or (4).

(8) If a minister concludes that a statement under paragraph (3) should more appropriately be made by the head of an agency, by reason of the independence of that agency from ministerial direction or control, the minister shall inform the committee of that conclusion and the reason for that conclusion, and shall refer the matter to the head of the agency, who shall then be required to provide a statement in accordance with paragraph (3).

Notice of motion altered on 17 March 2009 pursuant to standing order 77.

Day for bringing on motion changed pursuant to standing order 77 on 17 March 2009 .

Notice given 18 March 2009

407  Senator Cormann: To move—That the order of the Senate of 24 June 2008 for the production of documents relating to departmental and agency appointments be amended as follows:

At the end of paragraph (1)(a), add “and the place of permanent residence by state or territory of the appointee”.

 

Notice given 19 March 2009

*413  Chair of the Select Committee on Agricultural and Related Industries (Senator Heffernan): To move—That the following matter be referred to the Select Committee on Agricultural and Related Industries for inquiry and report:

The incidence and severity of bushfires across Australia, including:

(a) the impact of bushfires on human and animal life, agricultural land, the environment, public and private assets and local communities;

(b) factors contributing to the causes and risks of bushfires across Australia, including natural resource management policies, hazard reduction and agricultural land maintenance;

(c) the extent and effectiveness of bushfire mitigation strategies and practices, including application of resources for agricultural land, national parks, state forests, other Crown land, open space areas adjacent to development and private property and the impact of hazard reduction strategies;

(d) the identification of measures that can be undertaken by government, industry and the community and the effectiveness of these measures in protecting agricultural industries;

(e) any alternative or developmental bushfire prevention and mitigation approaches which can be implemented;

(f) the appropriateness of planning and building codes with respect to land use in bushfire prone regions;

(g) the adequacy and funding of fire-fighting resources both paid and voluntary and the usefulness of and impact on on-farm labour; and

(h) the role of volunteers.

*414  Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding): To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 to remove excessive superannuation arrangements for federal politicians, and for related purposes. Parliamentary Superannuation Amendment (Removal of Excessive Super) Bill 2009 .

Orders of the Day relating to Government Documents

Bureau of Meteorology—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

Australian Communications and Media Authority—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

Airservices Australia—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Macdonald, 12 March 2009 ).

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Brandis, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

 

 5  Wet Tropics Management Authority—Report for 2007-08, including State of the Wet Tropics report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

Australian Customs Service—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts—Reports for 2007-08—

Volume 1—Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

Volume 2—Legislation

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

10  National Transport Commission—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

11  Australian Bureau of Statistics—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

12  Commonwealth Ombudsman—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

13  Australian Institute of Health and Welfare—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

14  Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited (Teaching Australia)—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

15  Australian Electoral Commission—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

16  Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

 

 17  Australian Fair Pay Commission—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Adams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

18  Australian Fair Pay Commission Secretariat—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Adams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Parry, 12 March 2009 ).

19  Department of Immigration and Citizenship—Report for 2007-08—Correction

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

20  National Health and Medical Research Council—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

21  Sugar Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

22  Australian River Co. Limited—Report for 1 December 2006 to 30 November 2007

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

23  Audio-Visual Copyright Society Limited (Screenrights)—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

24  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

25  Murray-Darling Basin Commission—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

26  General Practice Education and Training Limited—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

27  Aged Care Act 1997 —Report for 2007-08 on the operation of the Act

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

28  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Personal identifiers 481/08 to 491/08—Government response to reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman, dated 24 November 2008

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

 

 29  Migration Act 1958 —Section 486O—Assessment of appropriateness of detention arrangements—Personal identifiers 481/08 to 491/08—Reports by the Commonwealth Ombudsman

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

30  Crimes Act 1914 —Authorisations for acquisition and use of assumed identities—Report for 2007-08—Australian Crime Commission

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

31  National Rural Advisory Council—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

32  Australian Fisheries Management Authority—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

33  Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Act 2004 —Report on financial assistance granted to each state in respect of 2007

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Mason—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Mason, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

34  Crimes Act 1914 —Authorisations for acquisition and use of assumed identities—Report for 2007-08—Australian Customs Service

Consideration ( 26 November 2008 ).

35  Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post)—Equal employment opportunity program—Report for 2007-08

Consideration ( 26 November 2008 ).

36  Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency—Report for 2007-08

Consideration ( 26 November 2008 ).

37  Bilateral treaty—Text, together with national interest analysis—Agreement between the Government of Australia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on the Security of Information, done At New York on 26 September 2007

Consideration ( 26 November 2008 ).

38  Australian Public Service Commission—State of the service—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

39  Telstra Sale Company Limited—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

 

 40  Administrative Review Council—Report no. 49: Administrative accountability in business areas subject to complex and specific regulation, dated November 2008

Consideration ( 2 December 2008 ).

41  Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel Selection Committee—Report for 2007-08

Consideration ( 2 December 2008 ).

42  Snowy Hydro Limited—Financial report for the period 1 July 2007 to 28 June 2008

Consideration ( 2 December 2008 ).

43  Skills Australia—Report for the period 20 March to 30 June 2008

Consideration ( 2 December 2008 ).

44  Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency—Quarterly report for the period 1 July to 30 September 2008

Consideration ( 2 December 2008 ).

45  Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997 —Quarterly report on the maximum movement limit for Sydney Airport for the period 1 April to 30 June 2008

Consideration ( 2 December 2008 ).

46  Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997 —Quarterly report on the maximum movement limit for Sydney Airport for the period 1 July to 30 September 2008

Consideration ( 2 December 2008 ).

47  Anglo-Australian Telescope Board—Anglo-Australian Observatory—Report for 2007-08

Consideration ( 3 December 2008 ).

48  ASC Pty Ltd—Report for 2007-08

Consideration ( 3 December 2008 ).

49  Remuneration Tribunal—Report for 2007-08

Consideration ( 3 December 2008 ).

50  Multilateral treaty—Text, together with national interest analysis—Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, New York, 13 December 2006

Consideration ( 3 December 2008 ).

51  Parliamentarians’ travel paid by the Department of Finance and Deregulation—Report for the period 1 January to 30 June 2008, dated December 2008

Consideration ( 4 December 2008 ).

52  Former parliamentarians’ travel paid by the Department of Finance and Deregulation—Report for the period 1 January to 30 June 2008, dated December 2008

Consideration ( 4 December 2008 ).

 

 53  Parliamentarians’ overseas study travel reports—Report for the period 1 January to 30 June 2008, dated December 2008

Consideration ( 4 December 2008 ).

54  Department of Defence—Special purpose flights—Schedule for the period 1 January to 30 June 2008

Consideration ( 4 December 2008 ).

55  Australian Electoral Commission—Report for 2007-08—Correction

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Williams, in continuation, 3 February 2009 ).

56  Commonwealth Grants Commission—Report on state revenue sharing relativities—2009 update

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Brandis—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Brandis, in continuation, 18 March 2009 ).

57  Telecommunications Act 1997 —Funding of research and consumer representation in relation to telecommunications—Report for 2007-08

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Barnett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Barnett, in continuation, 18 March 2009 ).

58  Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency—Quarterly report for the period 1 October to 31 December 2008

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Birmingham, in continuation, 18 March 2009 ).

Orders of the Day

Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading ( restored 13 February 2008 ).

Qantas Sale (Keep Jetstar Australian) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading ( restored 13 February 2008 ).

Trade Practices (Creeping Acquisitions) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading ( restored 13 February 2008 ).

Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 13 February 2008 ).

Rights of the Terminally Ill (Euthanasia Laws Repeal) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 14 February 2008 ).

 

 6  Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Fair Bank and Credit Card Fees) Amendment Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 14 February 2008 ).

Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 14 February 2008 ).

Stolen Generation Compensation Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 February 2008 ).

Renewable Energy Legislation Amendment (Renewable Power Percentage) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 February 2008 ).

10  Marriage (Relationships Equality) Amendment Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Nettle )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 14 February 2008 ).

11  Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison, Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown and Senators Bishop and Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

12  Constitution Alteration (Appropriations for the Ordinary Annual Services of the Government) 2001 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Murray and Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

13  Constitution Alteration (Electors’ Initiative, Fixed Term Parliaments and Qualification of Members) 2000 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

14  Electoral (Greater Fairness of Electoral Processes) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

15  Electoral Amendment (Political Honesty) Bill 2003 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

16  Euthanasia Laws (Repeal) Bill 2004 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

17  Genetic Privacy and Non-discrimination Bill 1998 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

18  Ministers of State (Post-Retirement Employment Restrictions) Bill 2002 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Stott Despoja and Murray )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

 

 19  National Market Driven Energy Efficiency Target Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

20  Parliamentary Charter of Rights and Freedoms Bill 2001 [2008]—( Senate bill )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

21  Patents Amendment Bill 1996 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

22  Peace and Non-Violence Commission Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

23  Privacy (Data Security Breach Notification) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

24  Privacy (Extension to Political Acts and Practices) Amendment Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

25  Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

26  Public Interest Disclosures Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

27  Repatriation of Citizens Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison, and Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

28  Republic (Consultation of the People) Bill 2001 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

29  Same-Sex Marriages Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Stott Despoja and Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

30  Same-Sex: Same Entitlements Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison, and Senators Bartlett, Murray and Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

31  State Elections (One Vote, One Value) Bill 2001 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

32  Taxation Laws Amendment (Scholarships) Bill 2005 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

 

 33  Textbook Subsidy Bill 2003 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

34  Uranium Mining in or near Australian World Heritage Properties (Prohibition) Bill 1998 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

35  Workplace Relations (Guaranteeing Paid Maternity Leave) Amendment Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading ( restored 14 February 2008 ).

36  Rural and Regional Australia

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Nash—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the challenges facing Australia’s rural and regional communities, and

(ii) that the Government is showing its contempt of rural and regional Australia, including through cuts to rural and regional funding programs; and

(b) calls on the Labor Government to continue the strong commitment of the former Coalition Government to rural and regional Australia ( Senator Heffernan, in continuation, 4 September 2008 ).

37  Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Prohibition of Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats (Senator Allison) )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 12 March 2008 ).

38  Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Zone Excision Repeal) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2006 [2008]

Migration Legislation Amendment (Migration Zone Excision Repeal) Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bills )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 12 March 2008 ).

39  Migration Legislation Amendment (Temporary Protection Visas Repeal) Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 12 March 2008 ).

40  Migration Legislation Amendment (Provisions Relating to Character and Conduct) Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 12 March 2008 ).

41  Migration Legislation Amendment (End of Mandatory Detention) Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 12 March 2008 ).

43  Migration Legislation Amendment (Access to Judicial Review of Migration Decisions) Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 12 March 2008 ).

 

 44  Migration Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Rights and Procedural Fairness) Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading ( restored 12 March 2008 ).

45  Drink Container Recycling Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 13 March 2008 ).

46  Budget and the economy

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Eggleston—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the concern of Australians given the impending budget cuts proposed by Labor’s razor gang, and

(ii) that Labor is showing with its backflips and ill-conceived proposals that it has no idea how to run our trillion dollar economy; and

(b) calls on Labor’s razor gang to ensure that no Australian will be worse off when the Budget is delivered in May 2008 ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing (Senator McLucas), in continuation, 13 March 2008 ).

47  Freedom of Information Amendment (Open Government) Bill 2003 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Murray )

Second reading ( restored 18 March 2008 ).

48  National Commissioner for Children Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bartlett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 18 March 2008 ).

49  A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Improved Access to Baby Bonus) Amendment Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Stott Despoja )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 20 March 2008 ).

51  Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2002 [2008]—( Senate bill ) —( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading ( restored 14 May 2008 ).

52  Unit Pricing (Easy comparison of grocery prices) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 15 May 2008 ).

54  Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission Bill 2007 [2008]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Kirk )

Second reading ( restored 15 May 2008 ).

55  Budget 2008-09

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate acknowledges that the first Rudd-Gillard Government budget is a high taxing, high spending, old fashioned Labor budget that is not inflation fighting ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing (Senator McLucas) , in continuation, 15 May 2008 ).

 

 56  Crimes Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Child Protection from Predatory Tourism Offences) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Bernardi )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bernardi, in continuation, 17 June 2008 ).

57  Poker Machine Harm Minimisation Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 19 June 2008 ).

58  Pregnancy Counselling (Truth in Advertising) Bill 2006 [2008]—( Senate bill ) —( Senators Stott Despoja and Nettle )

Second reading ( restored 19 June 2008 ).

59  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Control of Power Station Emissions) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Allison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 19 June 2008 ).

60  Indigenous Australians—The Northern Territory emergency response: One year on—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bartlett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 19 June 2008 ).

62  Save Our Solar (Solar Rebate Protection) Bill 2008 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Johnston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 September 2008 ).

63  Building and Construction Industry (Restoring Workplace Rights) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 28 August 2008 ).

64  Emergency Water (Murray-Darling Basin Rescue) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 28 August 2008 ).

65  Family and Community Services—Cost of living pressures

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bernardi—That the Senate notes:

(a) that many Australians are worse off today than they were in 2007;

(b) that many Australians are experiencing difficulties due to the increasing cost of living pressures; and

(c) the Government’s failure to address these difficulties ( Senator O’Brien, in continuation, 28 August 2008 ).

66  Flags (Protection of Australian Flags) Amendment Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Barnett )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Barnett, in continuation, 3 September 2008 ).

 

 67  Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising (Broadcasting Amendment) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Farrell, in continuation, 12 March 2009 ).

68  ATMs and Cash Facilities in Licensed Venues Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 4 September 2008 ).

69  Emergency Assistance Fund for the Lower Lakes and Coorong Region of South Australia Bill 2008 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Minchin )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fisher, in continuation, 4 September 2008 ).

70  Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2008 [No. 2]—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 17 September 2008 ).

71  Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 17 September 2008 ).

72  Economics—Management of the economy

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Fifield—That the Senate condemns the Rudd Government for its reckless management of the Australian economy in a time of global economic challenge, including:

(a) the Government’s irresponsibility in talking down the Australian economy;

(b) the massive collapse in consumer and business confidence since the election of the Rudd Government;

(c) the delivery of a budget that forecasts an increase in unemployment;

(d) the Government’s raising of inflationary expectations and failure to honour its promise to address cost of living pressures; and

(e) the absence of a coherent economic strategy and a focus on presentation rather than policy ( Senator Williams, in continuation, 18 September 2008 ).

73  Stolen Generations Reparations Tribunal Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 24 September 2008 ).

74  Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Repeal and Consequential Amendment) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 25 September 2008 ).

 

  75  Environment—Caring for our country—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Siewert—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 September 2008 ).

76  Renewable Energy Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff for Electricity) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Parliamentary Secretary for Government Service Delivery (Senator Arbib), in continuation, 13 November 2008 ).

78  Renewable Energy Amendment (Increased Mandatory Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Milne, in continuation, 27 November 2008 ).

79  Water Amendment (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers) Bill 2008—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Birmingham )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Birmingham, in continuation, 3 December 2008 ).

80  Administration—The first national security statement to the Australian Parliament—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Abetz—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Abetz, in continuation, 4 December 2008 ).

81  Food Safety (Trans Fats) Bill 2009—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 16 March 2009 ).

82  Trade—ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free trade area—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the documents ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 16 March 2009 ).