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General Business

Notices of Motion

Notice given 16 November 2010

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

(a) notes that the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Sir Michael Somare, has announced he will table a constitutional amendment in the week beginning 14 November 2010 that will reserve 22 seats for women in the nation’s parliament; and

(b) congratulates the Papua New Guinean Parliament for seeking to redress the poor representation of women in the parliament, the current parliament having only one female member of 109 members.

Notice given 18 November 2010

118  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Abetz): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the Government’s refusal to produce the following documents relating to the National Broadband Network (NBN):

(i) the National Broadband Network business plan, and

(ii) the Government’s response to the McKinsey and Company and KPMG Implementation Study;

(b) resolves that consideration of any bill relating to the National Broadband Network, including the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards Bill) 2010, be postponed and made an order of the day for the next day of sitting after the documents described in paragraphs (a)(i) and (ii) are laid on the table;

(c) resolves that, until the documents described in paragraphs (a)(i) and (ii) are laid on the table:

(i) a senator may, at the conclusion of question time on each and any day, ask the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy for an explanation of why the order of 17 November 2010 requiring the production of the documents has not been complied with, and

(ii) the senator may, at the conclusion of the explanation, move without notice—That the Senate take note of the explanation, or

(iii) in the event that the minister does not provide an explanation, the senator may, without notice, move a motion in relation to the minister’s failure to provide either an answer or an explanation;

(d) resolves that, until the documents described in paragraphs (a)(i) and (ii) are laid on the table, the Senate shall not:

(i) receive any statement related to the NBN by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, or by any other minister, except in answer to questions asked of the minister at question time, or

 

 (ii) consider any other business related to the NBN proposed by any minister; and

(e) further resolves that, until the documents described in paragraphs (a)(i) and (ii) are laid on the table, so much of the standing orders which provide for ministers to present documents be suspended, so that a minister may not present any other document related to the NBN, except by leave of the Senate.

Notice given 22 November 2010

125  Senator Ludlam: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) 25 November is designated by the United Nations as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and that the white ribbon is the symbol for this day,

(ii) around Australia on 25 November, thousands of men and women will be wearing a white ribbon to show their support for this cause and taking an oath never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women, and

(iii) White Ribbon Day aims to build cultural change around the issue of violence against women through education and by promoting a culture of non-violence and respect, particularly among men and boys;

(b) recognises that:

(i) violence against women remains the most widespread human rights abuse in the world - one in three Australian women has experienced violence, and one in five Australian women will experience sexual assault,

(ii) violence against women occurs in many forms, including domestic violence, general assault, homicide, femicide, rape and sexual assault, homophobic violence, genital mutilation, enforced prostitution, motherhood and abortion and elder abuse, and

(iii) violence against women and their children was estimated to cost the Australian economy approximately $13.6 billion in 2008-09 and, without a reduction in current rates, will cost the economy an estimated $15.6 billion by 2021-22; and

(c) commits itself to:

(i) supporting the White Ribbon Day campaign,

(ii) the elimination of violence against women, and

(iii) a zero tolerance approach to all violence in our communities.

Notice given 23 November 2010

128  Senators Siewert and Milne: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the passing of renowned scientist Professor Frank Fenner on 22 November 2010 at the age of 95;

(b) acknowledges the huge contribution Professor Fenner made to the nation, including his work on the eradication of smallpox and on controlling Australia’s rabbit plague, and his leadership in the areas of research and education;

 

 (c) recognises that Professor Fenner was, in his time, one of the world’s leading virologists who made a significant contribution to our understanding of antibodies that had lasting implications for global health; and

(d) expresses its condolences to Professor Fenner’s family and friends.

132  Senator Mason: To move—That further consideration of the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010 be an order of the day for the first day of sitting after the Select Committee on the Scrutiny of New Taxes reports on the student services and amenities fee proposed by that bill.

Notice given 24 November 2010

143  Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the conflicting and confusing positions of the Labor Government in regards to the legal interpretation of the Water Act 2007 ,

(ii) that the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities tabled legal advice from the Australian Government Solicitor in the House of Representatives on 25 October 2010 stating that, ‘The nature of the decision-making in relation to the Plan involves the application of broad concepts and there is therefore scope for the consideration of how economic, social and environmental outcomes should be optimised’,

(iii) that the Chairman of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Mr Mike Taylor, responded by stating that this advice disagrees with previous advice the Authority had received stating, ‘... clearly the advice we’d had to date had indicated that we were obliged to meet the requirements of adhering to international agreement, and ensuring that we met the environmental flows required to maintain and restore key environmental assets and key ecosystems, and that it was not subject to social and economic impacts’, and

(iv) that, in a statement on 26 October 2010, the Authority revealed that this advice had come from the Minister’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in close consultation with the Australian Government Solicitor for legal interpretation; and

(b) resolves that, to clear up the confusion on the legal interpretation, and the consequent effect that is having on the prospects for jobs and investment in Basin communities, there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, no later than Thursday, 10 February 2011, all the advice that the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, the Minister’s office and the Australian Government Solicitor have received or provided on this matter.

Notice of motion altered on 1 February 2011 pursuant to standing order 77.

 

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

(a) notes that:

(i) Christmas Day falls on a Saturday in 2010,

(ii) in some parts of Australia, notably Victoria, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory, workers who are working on Christmas Day will not receive public holiday penalty rates,

(iii) the Tasmanian Parliament recently moved to ensure workers in Tasmania received fair compensation this Christmas, and

(iv) it is unjust for workers having to work on Christmas Day not to receive appropriate remuneration for having to sacrifice time with family and friends at Christmas; and

(b) calls on the Government to ensure a common standard across the country that public holiday penalty rates are paid to all workers who have to work on Christmas Day regardless of the day of the week Christmas falls on.

145  Senator Fifield: To move—That the Senate notes after 3 years in Government, Labor has lost its way and failed to deliver on its commitments to the Australian people.

146  Chair of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee (Senator Moore): To move—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Community Affairs Legislation Committee on the Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2010 be extended to 16 June 2011.

148  Senator Ludlam: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) there has been a long-running armed conflict in the Philippines since 1969,

(ii) both President Benigno Aquino III and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines have expressed the desire to resume the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines which began in 1992 and were suspended in 2005,

(iii) President Aquino has taken a positive step by appointing a new negotiating panel headed by former human rights lawyer Alexander Padilla, and

(iv) the Royal Norwegian Government is the third party facilitator of these peace negotiations and is actively supporting the resumption of the peace negotiations;

(b) urges the immediate resumption of peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines;

(c) recognises and supports the 12 October 2010 call of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform, headed by the Most Reverend Deogracias S Iñiguez Junior, for the resumption of the peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines;

 

 (d) encourages the Government of the Republic of the Philippines to take all measures necessary to ensure all agencies and arms of its administration, including the military and the police services, adhere to the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines on 16 March 1998; and

(e) welcomes the opportunity for the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, encourages both parties to engage in a wholehearted effort to address the basic causes of the long-running conflict and expresses our sincere hopes for their success.

149  Senator Fisher: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Senator Conroy) has failed, by way of ministerial statement tabled on 23 November 2010, to provide the information required by the Senate by 22 November 2010 in relation to various documents relating to the National Broadband Network (NBN), including:

(i) the complete text of the departmental ‘Red Book’ advice provided to the incoming Government about the NBN, including text ‘blacked out’ in the version of the ‘Red Book’ publicly released on 16 November 2010 and, including in particular, text reflecting NBN Co’s view of any recommendations made in the McKinsey and Company and KPMG Implementation Study,

(ii) in respect of sites chosen for early roll-out of the NBN:

( a ) the criteria (including engineering advice) used as the basis for choosing each of the stage 1 and seven stage 2 sites in Tasmania (to which the Minister referred in Senate Estimates on 25 May 2010), and

( b ) the ‘commercial, construction and local authority acceptance criteria’ (to which reference is made on page 12 of the NBN Co annual report for 2009-10, tabled in the Senate on 15 November 2010) used as the basis for choosing each of the first and second release sites around the rest of Australia, and

(iii) the agreed set of enterprise bargaining agreement principles ‘signed and agreed by the ACTU, coordinating right through with the CEPU and a range of other unions’ (to which the Minister referred to in Senate question time on 15 November 2010) and on which the Minister based his reassurance (also made during Senate question time on 15 November 2010) that ‘there is no suggestion at all that there would be a wages blow-out’ in rolling out the NBN;

(b) notes the agreements between the Government and other parties and independents to refer disputes about disclosures to the Information Commissioner who is to arbitrate on the release of documents; and

(c) orders that, given the Government’s failure to produce the information required by the Senate within the specified timeframe, there be laid on the table by 24 December 2010, a report on the matter by the Information Commissioner, including a review of the adequacy of any grounds specified by the Government for its failure to produce the information and, if applicable, his arbitration on the release of the information.

 

 150  Senator Hanson-Young: To move—That the Senate calls on the Government to request the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to agree to produce the modelling for the socio-economic impacts of the sustainable diversion limit scenarios of 5 000, 6 000 and 7 600 gigalitres of water to the basin.

Notice given 25 November 2010

151  Senator Siewert: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to reform the Native Title Act 1993 to further the interests of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, and for related purposes. Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2010 .

Orders of the Day relating to Government Documents

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 ( adjourned, Senator Back, 18 November 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, 18 November 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 ( adjourned, Senator Back, 18 November 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, 18 November 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, 18 November 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, 18 November 2010 ).

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, 18 November 2010 ).

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 for 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 ( adjourned, Senator Back, 18 November 2010 ).

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 ( adjourned, Senator Back, 18 November 2010 ).

10  Administrative Review Council—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Back—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Back, in continuation, 18 November 2010 ).

11  Classification Board and Classification Review Board—Reports for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Back—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Back, in continuation, 18 November 2010 ).

12  Attorney-General’s Department—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Back—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Back, in continuation, 18 November 2010 ).

13  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 ( adjourned, Senator Back, 18 November 2010 ).

14  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 ( adjourned, Senator Back, 18 November 2010 ).

 

 15  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 ( adjourned, Senator Back, 18 November 2010 ).

16  Australian War Memorial—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Ronaldson—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Parry, in continuation, 18 November 2010 ).

17  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 ( adjourned, Senator Macdonald, 18 November 2010 ).

18  Wet Tropics Management Authority—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Macdonald, 18 November 2010 ).

19  Australian Sports Commission—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Back, 18 November 2010 ).

20  NBN Co Limited—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Williams—That the Senate take note of the document ( adjourned, Senator Back, 18 November 2010 ).

21  Cancer 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, 18 November 2010 ).

21  Airservices Australia—Equity and diversity program—Progress report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 23 November 2010 ).

22  ASC Pty Ltd—Statement of corporate intent 2010-2013

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 23 November 2010 ).

23  ASC Pty Ltd—Report for 2009-10

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 23 November 2010 ).

24  Repatriation Commission, Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and Department of Veterans’ Affairs—Reports for 2009-10 [Reprinted version]

Adjourned debate on the motion of Senator Macdonald—That the Senate take note of the document ( Senator Macdonald, in continuation, 23 November 2010 ).

25  Private Health Insurance Administration Council—Report for 2009-10

Consideration ( 23 November 2010 ).

26  Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd—Statement of corporate intent 2010-11

Consideration ( 23 November 2010 ).

 

 27  Social Security Appeals Tribunal—Report for 2009-10

Consideration ( 23 November 2010 ).

28  Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 —Report for 2009-10

Consideration ( 23 November 2010 ).

29  Defence Housing Australia—Statement of corporate intent 2010-11

Consideration ( 23 November 2010 ).

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

Consideration ( 23 November 2010 ).

31  Dairy Australia Limited—Report for 2009-10

Consideration ( 23 November 2010 ).

32  Department of Defence—Reports for 2009-10—

Volume 1—Department of Defence

Volume 2—Defence Materiel Organisation

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

33  Tiwi Land Council—Report for 2009-10

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

34  Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency—Quarterly report for the period 1 July to 30 September 2010

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

35  Cotton Research and Development Corporation—Report for 2009-10

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

36  Safe Work Australia—Report for the period 1 November 2009 to 30 June 2010

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

37  Australian Crime Commission—Report for 2009-10

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

38  Anglo-Australian Telescope Board—Anglo-Australian Observatory—Report for 2009-10

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

39  Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority—Report for 2009-10

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

40  Aged Care Act 1997 —Report for 2009-10 on the operation of the Act

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

41  IIF Investments Pty Limited and IIF Foundation Pty Limited—Reports for 2009-10

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

 

 42  Multilateral treaty—Text, together with national interest analysis, regulation impact statement and annexures—International Labour Organization Convention No. 186: Maritime Labour Convention, done at Geneva on 7 February 2006

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

43  Multilateral treaty—Text, together with national interest analysis—International Labour Organization Convention No. 162: Convention Concerning Safety in the Use of Asbestos, adopted at Geneva on 24 June 1986

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

44  Multilateral treaty—Text, together with national interest analysis and annexure—International Labour Organization Convention No. 175: Part-Time Work, adopted at Geneva on 24 June 1994

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

45  Multilateral treaty—Text, together with national interest analysis and annexure—International Labour Organization Protocol of 2002 to Convention No. 155 concerning Occupational Safety and Health and the Working Environment, 1981, adopted at Geneva on 20 June 2002

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

46  Bilateral treaty—Text, together with national interest analysis and annexure—Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of Australia, done at Brasilia on 21 April 2010

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

47  Bilateral treaty—Text, together with national interest analysis and annexure—Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United Mexican States relating to Air Services, done at Mexico City on 9 April 2010

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

48  Bilateral treaty—Text, together with national interest analysis and annexure—Air Services Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Turkey, done at Ankara on 28 April 2010

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

49  Multilateral treaty—Explanatory statement 5 of 2010—Amendments to the Schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, done at Washington on 2 December 1946 [1948] ATS 18 done at Agadir, Morocco 21-25 June 2010

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

50  Multilateral treaty—Explanatory statement 6 of 2010—Amendments to the Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region adopted in November 1999 by the FAO Council

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

 

 51  Multilateral treaty—Explanatory statement 7 of 2010—Amendment to Annex I of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) International Convention Against Doping in Sport of 19 October 2005

Consideration ( 24 November 2010 ).

52  Multilateral treaty—Explanatory statement 8 of 2010—Amendment to Annex II of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) International Convention Against Doping in Sport of 19 October 2005

Consideration ( 24 November 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 ).

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 ).

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 ).

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 Pratt, in continuation, 28 October 2010 ).

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

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

18  Transport Safety Investigation Amendment (Incident Reports) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Xenophon )

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

19  Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Xenophon and Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 30 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 [No. 2 ] —( 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 (No. 2)—( 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 ).

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 ).

42  Migration Amendment (Detention of Minors) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 28 October 2010 ).

45  Migration Amendment (Detention Reform and Procedural Fairness) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Hanson-Young )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Hanson-Young, in continuation, 18 November 2010 ).

 

 47  Banking Amendment (Controls on Variable Interest Rate Changes) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 18 November 2010 ).

48  Communications—National Broadband Network—Cost benefit analysis

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce)—That the Senate notes the Gillard Government’s failure to undertake a cost benefit analysis of their National Broadband Network plan to ensure the most cost effective delivery of competitive broadband services to all Australians in a manner responsive to our future needs ( Senator Colbeck, in continuation, 18 November 2010 ).

49  Plastic Bag Levy (Assessment and Collection) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 22 November 2010 ).

51  Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Anti-Siphoning) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Leader of the Australian Green, Senator Bob Brown )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Bob Brown, in continuation, 23 November 2010 ).

52  Foreign Acquisitions Amendment (Agricultural Land) Bill 2010—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Xenophon and Milne )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Xenophon, in continuation, 24 November 2010 ).