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Business for Future Consideration

On the next day of sitting (10 September 2012)

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 9 May 2012

770  Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne): To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the Tripa forest in Sumatra, an area covered by a 2-year moratorium on new forest-clearing concessions, is being burnt by deliberately lit fires and cleared in order to make way for palm oil concessions,

(ii) the forest is home to people and wildlife and stores massive quantities of carbon, and is also home to the largest concentration of Sumatran orang-utans,

(iii) that leading experts believe the loss of the Tripa forest could lead to the local extinction of Sumatran orang-utans by the end of 2012, and international primate experts such as Ms Jane Goodall and Mr Richard Leakey have called for the protection of the Tripa forest,

(iv) that humanitarian and conservation organisations working within the region have reported that villagers are suffering from health problems associated with the burning and have been subjected to intimidation from both palm oil companies and Indonesian police,

(v) the chair of President Yudhoyono’s task force on forests and carbon has expressed concern that ‘opening up Tripa - an area with high conservation value and home to many animals endemic to Indonesia - is a grave mistake’,

(vi) while the Indonesian Government has launched a police investigation into the criminal activity in the area, palm oil companies continue to illegally clear protected forest, a process that has destroyed countless livelihoods,

(vii) Australia is a significant consumer of palm oil from South East Asia, particularly Indonesia, as Australia imports 130 000 tonnes of palm oil each year,

(viii) the Tripa forest crisis has received major international news coverage in publications such as Time Magazine , Voice of America , the Guardian , the Australian , the Sydney Morning Herald , and the Independent , and

(ix) many conservation groups in Indonesia regard Tripa as a test case that will determine the future of the $1 billion agreement on carbon and forests between Norway and Indonesia;

(b) welcomes the Indonesian Government’s investigations of law-breaking in Tripa forest in early May 2012; and

(c) calls on the Australian Government to request the Indonesian Government to fully enforce the law that protects this important region and cease all clearing in the Tripa forest.

 

On 11 September 2012

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

On the tenth sitting day after 30 June 2012 (12 September 2012)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legislation Committees

Reports to be presented on annual reports tabled by 30 April 2012.

On 12 September 2012

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on palliative care in Australia.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on Management of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on Foreign Investment Review Board national interest test.

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Maritime Powers Bill 2012 and the Maritime Powers (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Order of the Day

Maritime Powers Bill 2012

Maritime Powers (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012— ( Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Lundy )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Lundy, 20 August 2012 ).

On 13 September 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

 

Government Business—Order of the Day

*1  Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012— ( Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Senator Evans )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Evans, 22 August 2012 ).

On 18 September 2012

General Business—Notice of Motion

Notice given 18 June 2012

781  Senator Hanson-Young: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the review of security assessments, and for related purposes. Migration and Security Legislation Amendment (Review of Security Assessments) Bill 2012 .

On 19 September 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on detention of minors.

General Business—Notices of Motion

Notice given 19 September 2011

438  Senator Siewert: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) trawling in the northeast area of the North West Slope Trawl Fishery, in depths of less than 200 metres off the Western Australian Kimberley coast was accidentally made possible due to an administrative error when the Western Australian and Federal Governments amended the Offshore Constitutional Settlement Agreement in 1998,

(ii) this error accidentally allows bottom trawling in areas shallower than 200 metres despite the fact that this is a critical habitat for goldband snapper and other demersal fish species which have been off-limits to North West Slope Trawl Fishery trawlers as they are a deep water crustacean prawn fishery,

(iii) the ecological sensitivity of this area has been acknowledged in the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s correspondence with permit holders,

(iv) legislative instruments have been introduced prohibiting trawl fishing in this northeast area, but the most recent instrument expired in December 2010,

(v) since that time, the closure has been maintained informally by industry self-regulation,

 

 (vi) negotiations between the Federal and Western Australian Governments which were intended to fix this error have stalled and the trawling industry has stated that they will commence bottom trawling in this area on the imminent cessation of the closure which is 30 September 2011,

(vii) a resumption of trawling in this area would adversely impact the benthos and demersal fish stocks of this region, thus putting the entire ESD [ecologically sustainable development] certified Northern Demersal Scalefish Managed Fishery at great sustainable risk, and

(viii) the Western Australian Department of Fisheries has stated in its latest State of the fisheries and aquatic resources report that the demersal scalefish resources in this area are fully exploited; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to reinstate the North West Slope Fishery Direction No. 02 Area Closure legislative instrument which excludes trawl fishing in the northeast area of the North West Slope Trawl Fishery in Western Australia.

Notice given 20 September 2011

442  Senator Siewert: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Fisheries Management Act 1991 , and for related purposes. Fisheries Management Amendment (North West Slope Fishery Partial Closure) Bill 2011 .

On 21 September 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Community Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Low Aromatic Fuel Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

83  Low Aromatic Fuel Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senator Siewert )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Siewert, in continuation, 1 March 2012 ).

On 9 October 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Military Court of Australia Bill 2012 and the Military Court of Australia (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

 

On 10 October 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee

Report to be presented on fresh pineapple imports.

On 31 October 2012

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the effects of the global financial crisis on the Australian banking sector.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

Final report to be presented on the provisions of the Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 and any proposed government amendments. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Economics Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Order of the Day

Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011

Customs Amendment (Military End-Use) Bill 2011— ( Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator Feeney )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 22 November 2011 ).

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

90  Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Madigan and Senator Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Madigan, in continuation, 29 June 2012 am ).

On 1 November 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on Australia and the countries of the Indian Ocean rim.

General Business—Notices of Motion

Notice given 24 November 2011

606  Senator Madigan: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 , and for related purposes. Fair Work Amendment (Arbitration) Bill 2012 .

 

 607  Senator Madigan: To move—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to provide for parliamentary approval of certain binding international agreements, and for related purposes. Treaties (Parliamentary Approval) Bill 2012 .

On 27 November 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Senators’ Interests—Standing Committee

Report to be presented on the development of a draft code of conduct for senators.

On 28 November 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

Final report to be presented on the performance of the Department of Parliamentary Services.

On 29 November 2012

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations References Committee

Report to be presented on the allowance payment system.

On 31 December 2012

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee

Report to be presented on aid to Afghanistan.

On 28 February 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee

Fourth report to be presented.

On 27 March 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

*1  Community Affairs References Committee

Report to be presented on social determinants of health.

 

On 30 April 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Cyber Safety—Joint Select Committee

Final report to be presented.

No later than 12 months after the commencement 

of the review (27 June 2013)

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Economics References Committee

Report to be presented on the review of the operation of the amendments made by Part 1 of Schedule 5 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011. ( Review to commence no later than 12 months after the commencement of Part 1 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2011 Measures No. 5) Bill 2011; Schedule 5—Part 1 commencement date: 29 June 2011; review commencement date: 27 June 2012 )

On 30 June 2013

Business of the Senate—Order of the Day

Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee

Report to be presented.

On the next day of sitting after the presentation of the  

Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform report

General Business—Order of the Day relating to Private Senators’ Bills

88  Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012—( Senate bill )— ( Senators Di Natale, Madigan and Xenophon )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( Senator Di Natale, in continuation, 22 March 2012 ).