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NOTICES

The Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee (Senator Sterle): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee on matters specified in part (2) of the inquiry into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin system be extended to 19 March 2009. (general business notice of motion no. 300)

The Chair of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (Senator Marshall): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee on academic freedom in school and higher education be extended to 4 December 2008. (general business notice of motion no. 301)

Senator Milne: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to progressively increase the target for mandatory renewable energy requirements, and for related purposes. Renewable Energy Amendment (Increased Mandatory Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2008. (general business notice of motion no. 302)

Senator Macdonald: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) a federally-funded independent review into the sustainability of shark and other protected species in the East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery, which includes Queensland's Moreton Bay, is yet to be publicly released,

  (ii) the future of fishers in the Moreton Bay area could very much depend on the outcome of this federally-funded review, and

  (iii) the Queensland Government is closing tenders for the Structural Adjustment Package for Moreton Bay fishers on 28 November 2008, the timing of which will prevent fishers from making fully informed decisions, taking into account the outcome of the federally-funded review; and

 (b) calls on:

  (i) the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts (Mr Garrett) to release the federally-funded review immediately, and


  (ii) the Queensland Government to extend the closing date for tenders for the Structural Adjustment Package to 1 February 2009 to give fishers the opportunity of considering the independent federally-funded review to determine whether or not they should be exiting the fishery and making application for the Structural Adjustment Package. (general business notice of motion no. 303)