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Government Business

Notices of Motion

Notice given 25 October 2010

*1  Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig): To move—That, on Wednesday, 27 October 2010, the routine of business be varied to provide that:

(a) government business be considered from 2 pm to 3 pm; and

(b) questions without notice be called on at 3 pm.

 

 *2  Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Senator Ludwig): To move— That standing order  50 (Prayer) be amended as follows:

Omit the standing order, and substitute the following:

50  Prayer and acknowledgement of country

The President, on taking the chair each day, shall read the following prayer:

Almighty God, we humbly beseech Thee to vouchsafe Thy special blessing upon this Parliament, and that Thou wouldst be pleased to direct and prosper the work of Thy servants to the advancement of Thy glory, and to the true welfare of the people of Australia.

Our Father, which art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

The President shall then make an acknowledgement of country in the following terms:

I acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples who are the traditional custodians of the Canberra area and pay respect to the elders, past and present, of all Australia’s Indigenous peoples.

Orders of the Day

*1  Defence—Afghanistan: No safe haven—Ministerial statement

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans)—That the Senate take note of the statement ( Senator Williams, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 30 September 2010 ).

Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Identity Crimes and Other Measures) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Ludwig )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 29 September 2010 ).

*4  National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Bill 2010— ( Minister for Small Business, Senator Sherry )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Sherry, 25 October 2010 ).

 

 *5  Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2010

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Amendment Bill 2010— ( Minister for Small Business, Senator Sherry )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Sherry, 25 October 2010 ).

*6  Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment Bill 2010— ( Minister for Small Business, Senator Sherry )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Sherry, 25 October 2010 ).

*7  Carer Recognition Bill 2010— ( Minister for Small Business, Senator Sherry )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Sherry, 25 October 2010 ).

*8  Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment Bill 2010— ( Minister for Small Business, Senator Sherry )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Sherry, 25 October 2010 ).

*9  Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2010— ( Minister for Small Business, Senator Sherry )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Sherry, 25 October 2010 ).

*10  Veterans’ Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2010— ( Minister for Small Business, Senator Sherry )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Sherry, 25 October 2010 ).

*11  Tradex Scheme Amendment Bill 2010— ( Minister for Small Business, Senator Sherry )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Sherry, 25 October 2010 ).

12  Governor-General’s Opening Speech

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Pratt—That the following address-in-reply be agreed to:

To Her Excellency the Governor-General

may it please your excellency—

We, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia in Parliament assembled, desire to express our loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign and to thank Your Excellency for the speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament.

And on the amendment moved by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz) —That the following words be added to the address-in-reply:

“, but the Senate:

(a) regrets that the Gillard Government has already broken its promises to the Australian people by, among other things:

 

 (i) announcing a carbon tax, contrary to the Prime Minister’s express assurances both during the election campaign and immediately afterward that there would be no carbon tax,

(ii) instead of seeking a consensus on measures to deal with climate change, instituting a committee, the conclusions of which are predetermined,

(iii) failing to announce any measures to deal with the influx of asylum seekers arriving by sea,

(iv) failing to provide for a dedicated Minister for Education,

(v) failing to provide for a dedicated Minister for Disability Services,

(vi) failing to clarify its position on the private health insurance rebate,

(vii) failing to announce economically responsible measures to deal with housing affordability, and

(viii) announcing to the Australian people that the Government would not be bound by the promises it made to voters during the election campaign; and

(b) further notes that the Government has outlined no credible plan to:

(i) bring the budget into surplus,

(ii) cut waste,

(iii) pay off the debt,

(iv) stop the boats, and

(v) stop new taxes, such as the mining tax” ( Senator Fifield, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).