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NOTICES

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

 (a) recognises that:

  (i) improving teacher quality is one of the various important components to raising education standards in Australian schools,

  (ii) measures to ensure trainee teachers have the necessary skills and aptitude are fitting but should be complemented by other incentives to attract candidates to the profession,

  (iii) school teachers must be appropriately remunerated and supported in the challenging functions they perform, through fair wages, suitable career structures, ongoing professional development and adequate time for out-of-classroom preparation, and

  (iv) adequately resourcing government schools creates optimal conditions for raising education standards; and

 (b) calls on the Government to:

  (i) include measures which will enhance morale, professional development and job satisfaction among teachers, to complement teacher training, and

  (ii) address the under-resourcing of government schools by implementing the Gonski recommendations without delay. (general business notice of motion no. 1180)

The Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (Senator Heffernan): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of reports of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee be extended, as follows:

 (a) an aviation accident investigation—to 30 April 2013;

 (b) fresh pineapple imports—to 24 June 2013;

 (c) New Zealand potatoes import risk analysis—24 June 2013; and

 (d) fresh ginger import risk analysis—to 24 June 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1181)

Senator Fifield: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate notes Labor's relentless attacks on free speech. (general business notice of motion no. 1182)

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

 (a) condemns the apparent torture and inhumane and degrading treatment of detainees in Fiji, as recently reported in an online video; and

 (b) calls on the Fijian military government to:

  (i) publicly condemn the use of torture and uphold international conventions protecting civil and political rights, and

  (ii) establish an independent and transparent investigation into the events. (general business notice of motion no. 1183)

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) no coal seam gas projects or coal mines have been assessed under Australia's national environment laws for their impacts on the climate or water resources, and


  (ii) there is huge concern about the impacts of coal seam gas and coal mines in the Australian community, particularly within farming communities that depend on scarce water resources; and

 (b) calls on the Government to retrospectively apply its proposed water trigger and re-assess all projects approved under the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Mr Burke). (general business notice of motion no. 1184)