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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

The Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Joyce): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) calls on the Government to amend the Environmental and Natural Resource Management Guidelines in relation to the establishment of trees for the purposes of carbon sequestration, made under subsection 40-1010(3) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, in order:

  (i) to preclude the use of prime agricultural land where the effect of such use will have a detrimental impact on the regional economy,

  (ii) in the broader sense, not to put greater upward pressure on food inflation through the loss of production capacity, and


  (iii) to ensure that such carbon sinks are noted on the land title; and

 (b) reminds the Government that the Senate has the power to disallow those guidelines should the Government not amend them to achieve the above objectives. (general business notice of motion no. 214)

The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Senator Conroy): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to broadcasting, and for other purposes. Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television Switch-over) Bill 2008.

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Senator Evans): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to migration, and for other purposes. Migration Legislation Amendment (Worker Protection) Bill 2008.

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown): To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) recognises that the current global economic downturn, and particularly, the crisis in the banking and insurance industry in the United States of America, will have serious negative implications for Australia and the rest of the world;

 (b) notes that:

  (i) executive pays in Australia have risen exponentially in the past 10 years, with the average total remuneration package approximately $4.56 million in 2006,

  (ii) in 2006 the average remuneration package of the 10 highest paid chief executive officers (CEOs) in Australia was $11 749 074,

  (iii) the average salary for the top 100 CEOs, including those working for companies which are failing, was $1.8 million in 2006,

  (iv) the average Australian adult annual salary is $58 864, and

  (v) pensioners and other low income earners are currently experiencing considerable financial hardship yet the Government will not give them an additional $30 a week; and

 (c) calls on the Government to urgently introduce measures to address this inequity and restrict the unjustified and extravagant salaries paid to executives, including options such as capping the most extravagant executive salaries and investigating loopholes in taxation legislation for such salary earners. (general business notice of motion no. 215)

The Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig): To move on the next day of sitting—That the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the following bills, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings:

 AusLink (National Land Transport) Amendment Bill 2008

 Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2008

 Safe Work Australia Bill 2008

 Safe Work Australia (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2008.

 Documents: Senator Ludwig tabled the following documents:

  Consideration of legislation—Statements of reasons [3] for introduction and passage of the bills in the 2008 spring sittings.


The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Wortley): To move 15 sitting days after today—That the Social Security (Public Interest Certificate Guidelines) (DEEWR) Amendment Determination 2008, made under subparagraph 209(a)(i) and paragraph 209(b) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, be disallowed.

Senator Wortley, by leave, made a statement relating to the notice of motion.

Senator Hanson-Young: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) Friday, 10 October 2008 is the sixth annual World Day Against the Death Penalty, and

  (ii) this day of action was established in 2003 by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty in a commitment to the universal abolition of capital punishment; and

 (b) calls on the Rudd Government to urge the 60 remaining nation states that continue to use the death penalty as a form of punishment to abolish the death penalty as a matter of urgency and halt all executions of those sentenced to death. (general business notice of motion no. 216)

Notices of motion withdrawn: The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (Senator Wortley), pursuant to notice of intention given on 22 September 2008, withdrew notices of motion standing in her name as follows:

 Business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for today for the disallowance of the Film Certification Advisory Board Rules 2008, made under subsection 376-260(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

 Business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1 for 7 sitting days after today for the disallowance of the Student Assistance (Public Interest Certificate Guidelines) Determination 2008, made under paragraph 356(1)(a) of the Student Assistance Act 1973.

 Business of the Senate notices of motion nos 1 and 2 for 10 sitting days after today for the disallowance of the following instruments:

  Family Assistance (Public Interest Certificate Guidelines) (FaHCSIA) Determination 2008, made under subparagraph 169(1)(a)(i) and paragraph 169(1)(b) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999.

  Social Security (Public Interest Certificate Guidelines) (FaHCSIA) Determination 2008, made under subparagraph 209(a)(i) and paragraph 209(b) of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999.