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Business of the Senate

 

Notices of Motion

Notice given 28 March 2018

         1  Senators Pratt and Whish-Wilson: To move—That the South-west Marine Parks Network Management Plan 2018, made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 , be disallowed [F2018L00326].

Last day for resolving**

** Indicates sitting days remaining, including today, within which the motion must be disposed of or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed..

         2  Senators Pratt and Whish-Wilson: To move—That the North Marine Parks Network Management Plan 2018, made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 , be disallowed [F2018L00324].

Last day for resolving**

** Indicates sitting days remaining, including today, within which the motion must be disposed of or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed..

         3  Senators Pratt and Whish-Wilson: To move—That the North-west Marine Parks Network Management Plan 2018, made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 , be disallowed [F2018L00322].

Last day for resolving**

** Indicates sitting days remaining, including today, within which the motion must be disposed of or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed..

         4  Senators Pratt and Whish-Wilson: To move—That the Temperate East Marine Parks Network Management Plan 2018, made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 , be disallowed [F2018L00321].

Last day for resolving**

** Indicates sitting days remaining, including today, within which the motion must be disposed of or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed..

         5  Senators Pratt and Whish-Wilson: To move—That the Coral Sea Marine Park Management Plan 2018, made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 , be disallowed [F2018L00327].

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** Indicates sitting days remaining, including today, within which the motion must be disposed of or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed..

Notice given 15 August 2018

       *6  Senator McKim : To move—That the following matters be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by the third sitting day of March 2019:

            

(1)         Serious allegations of avoidable deaths, serious health problems, self-harm, abuse and neglect of people seeking asylum and refugees who have been detained on Manus Island and Nauru, with particular reference to:

(a)         the factors that have contributed to the serious health problems, abuse, self-harm and suicides alleged to have occurred;

(b)         how notifications of serious health problems, abuse, self-harm and suicide are investigated;

(c)         the Commonwealth Government’s processes for considering requests for medical transfers from medical service providers on Manus Island and Nauru and in Australia, and the adequacy of these processes;

(d)         the reasons that the Commonwealth Government defers or declines requests for urgent medical transfers;

(e)         the obligations, involvement and control of the Commonwealth Government and contractors relating to the treatment of people seeking asylum and refugees, including the provision of support, capability and capacity building to local authorities;

(f)          the provision of support services for people seeking asylum and refugees who have been alleged or been found to have been subject to abuse, neglect, self-harm, or suicidal risks and behaviours in regional processing or transit centres or within the community while residing in Papua New Guinea or Nauru;

(g)         the provision of health services to people seeking asylum and refugees, including children, in regional processing or transit centres, or within the community while residing in Papua New Guinea or Nauru;

(h)         the effect of Part 6 of the Australian Border Force Act 2015 ;

(i)           attempts by the Commonwealth Government to negotiate third country resettlement of people seeking asylum and refugees who are in regional processing or transit centres, or within the community while residing in Papua New Guinea or Nauru, and the adequacy and limitations of existing third country resettlement arrangements;

(j)          additional measures that could be implemented to expedite resettlement of people seeking asylum and refugees; and

(k)         any other related matters.

(2)         The committee be granted access to all inquiry submissions and documents of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee relating to its previous inquiries into the conditions and treatment of people seeking asylum and refugees at the regional processing or transit centres in Papua New Guinea and the Republic of Nauru.

Order of the Day

         1  Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Air Services Amendment Bill 2018 . ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report. )