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General Business

Notices of Motion

Notice given 25 October 2010

67  Senator Hanson-Young: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Migration Act 1958 to prohibit the detention of minors in detention centres, and for related purposes. Migration Amendment (Detention of Minors) Bill 2010 .

 

Notice given 26 October 2010

72  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move—That the Senate—

(a) opposes the Santos and British Gas coal seam gas projects approved by the Government;

(b) calls on the Government to ensure full compensation to farmers and other existing businesses which lose productivity due to these projects; and

(c) requests the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to table on or by 16 November 2010 all papers, reports, advice, findings or other documents relating to the Government’s assessments of those projects.

Notice given 27 October 2010

*75  Senator Fifield: To move—That the Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008 [2010] and the Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2010 be referred to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform for inquiry and report in line with the terms of reference of the committee.

*77  Senator Nash: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security Act 1991 to improve income support for regional students, and for related purposes. Social Security Amendment (Income Support for Regional Students) Bill 2010 .

*78  Senator Siewert: To move—That the Senate—

(a) recognises the grief and anguish suffered by thousands of mothers who were victims of the forced adoption policies of the recent past;

(b) acknowledges the recent apology given by the Western Australian Parliament to those mothers whose children were removed and given up for adoption from the late 1940s to the 1980s in that state; and

(c) urges the Australian Government to commence the process of developing a national apology in consultation with state and territory governments, mothers and their families, experts and advocacy groups.

Orders of the Day relating to Government Documents

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy—Digital television: Transmission and reception—Report, dated September 2010

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Barnett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

Social Security Legislation Amendment (Employment Services Reform) Act 2009 —Impacts of the new job seeker compliance framework—Report of the independent review, dated September 2010

Consideration ( 30 September 2010 ).

 

 3  Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 —Report of the independent review of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme by Chris Guest, dated 30 June 2010

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

Australian Law Reform Commission—Report for 2009-10 (Report no. 113)

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Barnett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Barnett, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

Federal Magistrates Court of Australia—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post)—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

10  Departmental and agency appointments and vacancies—Orders for production of documents—Documents tabled 25 October 2010

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the documents ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

11  Departmental and agency grants—Orders for production of documents—Documents tabled 25 October 2010—

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Office of Sport

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Office of National Assessments

Attorney-General’s portfolio agencies

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

Department of Infrastructure and Transport

National Archives of Australia

 

Privacy Advisory Committee and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Australian National Audit Office

Australian Public Service Commission

Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Office for the Arts

Old Parliament House

Human Services portfolio agencies

Finance and Deregulation portfolio agencies

Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government [2]

Resources, Energy and Tourism portfolio agencies

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Treasury portfolio agencies

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the documents ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

12  Departmental and agency grants—Orders for production of documents—Document tabled 25 October 2010—Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Barnett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

13  Departmental and agency grants—Orders for production of documents—Documents tabled 25 October 2010—

Innovation, Industry, Science and Research portfolio agencies [2]

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Parry—That the Senate take note of the documents ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).

14  Final Budget Outcome 2009-10—Report by the Treasurer (Mr Swan) and the Minister for Finance and Deregulation (Senator Wong)

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bushby—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bushby, in continuation, 26 October 2010 ).

15  Medibank Private Limited—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Barnett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Barnett, in continuation, 26 October 2010 ).

16  Department of Finance and Deregulation—Campaign advertising by Australian government departments and agencies—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Bushby—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Bushby, in continuation, 26 October 2010 ).

17  Military Superannuation and Benefits Board of Trustees—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ronaldson—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ronaldson, in continuation, 26 October 2010 ).

 

 18  Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Authority—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ronaldson—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ronaldson, in continuation, 26 October 2010 ).

19  Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator—Financial report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Barnett—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Barnett, in continuation, 26 October 2010 ).

20  Australian War Memorial—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ronaldson—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Ronaldson, in continuation, 26 October 2010 ).

*21  Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Report of the Integrity Commissioner for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Williams, in continuation, 27 October 2010 ).

*22  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio—Reports for 2009-10—

Volume 1—Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Volume 2—Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the documents ( Senator Williams, in continuation, 27 October 2010 ).

*23  Wet Tropics Management Authority—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Williams, in continuation, 27 October 2010 ).

Orders of the Day

1  Green Loans Program—Ministerial statement and documents

Consideration ( 28 September 2010 ).

2  Commonwealth Parliamentary Association—55th Conference—Report of the Australian parliamentary delegation, 26 September to 6 October 2009, Tanzania and Rwanda, dated June 2010

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Moore—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Moore, in continuation, 28 September 2010 ).

Poker Machine (Reduced Losses—Interim Measures) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

Ombudsman Amendment (Education Ombudsman) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

Commonwealth Radioactive Waste Management (Repeal and Consequential Amendment) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

 

 7  Anti-Terrorism Laws Reform Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Restoration of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

Building and Construction Industry (Restoring Workplace Rights) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

10  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Prohibition of Support for Whaling) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert and Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

11  Safe Climate (Energy Efficient Non-Residential Buildings Scheme) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Milne, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

12  Renewable Energy Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff for Electricity) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Milne, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

13  Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Amendment (Disallowance and Amendment Power of the Commonwealth) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

14  Preventing the Misuse of Government Advertising Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

15  Restoring Territory Rights (Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

16  Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

 

 17  Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 (No. 2)—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Brandis )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Brandis, in continuation, 29 September 2010 ).

21  Fair Work Amendment (Paid Parental Leave) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

22  Environment Protection (Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

23  Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

24  Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Prohibition of Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Ludlam )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Ludlam, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

25  Stolen Generations Reparations Tribunal Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

26  Food Safety (Trans Fats) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

27  Commonwealth Electoral (Above-the-Line Voting) Amendment Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

28  National Integrity Commissioner Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

29  Plebiscite for an Australian Republic Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

 

 30  Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

31  Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising (Broadcasting Amendment) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

32  Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

33  Drink Container Recycling Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

34  Responsible Takeaway Alcohol Hours Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Fielding, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

35  Choice of Repairer Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading ( restored 30 September 2010 ).

36  Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009 [2010]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading ( restored 30 September 2010 ).

37  Plain Tobacco Packaging (Removing Branding from Cigarette Packs) Bill 2009 [2010]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading ( restored 30 September 2010 ).

38  Poker Machine Harm Reduction Tax (Administration) Bill 2008 [2010]—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Family First Party, Senator Fielding )

Second reading ( restored 30 September 2010 ).

39  Health—Food labelling standards

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

(a) notes recent reports in Australia that found infant formula had been contaminated with genetically modified (GM) soy and corn;

(b) acknowledges the significant level of community concern about food labelling and safety issues in Australian food products, particularly those being fed to infants and young children; and

(c) calls on the Government to introduce clear and effective labelling standards that require all GM additives in Australian food products to be labelled ( adjourned, Senator Heffernan, 30 September 2010 ).

 

  40  Taxation—Carbon tax

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Cormann—That the Senate notes the Gillard Government’s decision to blatantly break its unequivocal commitment to the electorate not to introduce a carbon tax ( Senator Polley, in continuation, 30 September 2010 ).

41  Department of the Senate—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 25 October 2010 ).