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NOTICES

Notices of motion:

The Chair of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation 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 Legislation Committee on the Biosecurity Bill 2012 [2013] and a related bill be extended to 27 November 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1278)

The Chair of the Environment and Communications References Committee (Senator Birmingham): To move on the next day of sitting—That the time for the presentation of the report of the Environment and Communications References Committee on the protection of Australia's threatened species and ecological communities be extended to 4 July 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1279)

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 the report of the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee on sports science in Australia be extended to 10 July 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1280)

Senator Madigan: To move on 27 June 2013—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to alter the Constitution to provide that marriage is confirmed as a union between a man and a woman. Constitution Alteration (Recognition of Marriage) 2013. (general business notice of motion no. 1281)

Senator Fifield: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate notes Labor's failure to secure the borders and stop the boats. (general business notice of motion no. 1282)

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

 (a) acknowledges that 20 June 2013 is World Refugee Day, when all nations recognise the resilience and humanity of forcibly displaced people around the world;

 (b) notes that when Australia signed the Refugee Convention in 1954, one of the earliest countries to do so, Australia's delegate said that the Government regards the adoption of the Convention as a necessary step towards alleviating the conditions facing large numbers of people whose plight is one of the saddest facts of our unhappy world; and

 (c) reaffirms Australia's strong commitment to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and 1967 Protocol. (general business notice of motion no. 1283)

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) the Federal Government allocated $13 million of funding to address kidney health and dialysis in central Australia in response to the Central Desert Renal Study in 2011, and

  (ii) $3 million of this funding has already been pulled back into consolidated revenue and that much of the balance of $10 million remains unspent; and

 (b) calls on the Federal Government to:

  (i) ensure that the entirety of the $10 million in funding is used for dialysis-related purposes,


  (ii) renew efforts to engage with state and territory governments to enter into funding agreements for dialysis programs, including infrastructure and service delivery, and

  (iii) fund community-driven delivery services for dialysis, such as those in Kiwirrkurra in the Gibson Desert of Western Australia. (general business notice of motion no. 1284)

Senators Whish-Wilson and Thorp: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

 (a) notes:

  (i) the uncertainty about the environmental impacts of the operation of large mid-water trawl freezer vessels in the Small Pelagic Fishery, and

  (ii) a temporary ban on this new method of fishing is in place along with funding to perform further scientific research; and

 (b) commits to supporting the completion of this scientific research, its funding, and the associated temporary ban. (general business notice of motion no. 1285)

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

 (a) notes that:

  (i) Australians are outraged that our national parks are under threat from logging, grazing, shooting and tourism developments, and

  (ii) it is too late to secure by regulation national protection for national parks in this parliamentary term; and

 (b) calls on the Government to act on its promise to protect our national parks by amending the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 before this Parliament rises. (general business notice of motion no. 1286)

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

 (a) notes that Australia's national environment laws only regulate this country's most environmentally destructive projects which threaten our most precious species and wild places; and

 (b) calls on the Government to amend our national environment laws before this Parliament rises to ensure these responsibilities cannot be handed to state or territory governments. (general business notice of motion no. 1287)

Senators Williams and Cameron and the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following matter be referred to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 31 March 2014:

The performance of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), with particular reference to:

 (a) ASIC's enabling legislation, and whether there are any barriers preventing ASIC from fulfilling its legislative responsibilities and obligations;

 (b) the accountability framework to which ASIC is subject, and whether this needs to be strengthened;

 (c) the workings of ASIC's collaboration, and working relationships, with other regulators and law enforcement bodies;

 (d) ASIC's complaints management policies and practices;

 (e) the protections afforded by ASIC to corporate and private whistleblowers; and

 (f) any related matters.


Notice of motion withdrawn: The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins) withdrew government business notice of motion no. 1 standing in her name for today, relating to the consideration of legislation.