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Business of the Senate

Notices of Motion

Notice given 25 October 2010

*1  Leader of the Family First Party (Senator Fielding): To move—That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 April 2011:

The adverse impacts of rural wind farms, and in particular:

(a) any adverse health effects for people living in close proximity to wind farms;

(b) concerns over the excessive noise emitted by wind farms which are in close proximity to people’s homes;

(c) the impact of rural wind farms on property values; and

(d) any other relevant matters.

*2  Senators Xenophon and Hanson-Young: To move—That—

(a) the Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010 be referred to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 18 November 2010;

(b) the Senate notes that the Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee had all but completed its inquiry into the Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010 when the Parliament was prorogued on 19 July 2010; and

(c) in conducting its inquiry the committee have the power to consider and use the records of the Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee appointed in the previous Parliament relating to its consideration of an earlier version of the bill.