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14    Notices

Senators Bernardi and Hanson: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that:

                                     (i)       20 June 2017 is World Refugee Day,

                                    (ii)       the United Nations 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees is irretrievably broken,

                                  (iii)       people smuggling is a crime and nations must secure their borders, and

                                  (iv)       national security must always come before accepting refugees; and

               (b)       calls upon the Government to:

                                     (i)       withdraw from the Refugee Convention immediately; and

                                    (ii)       reflect upon incidents of domestic terror and foreign fighters, and the refugee history of those persons, and strengthen national security and immigration policies accordingly. ( general business notice of motion no. 358 )

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science (Senator Sinodinos): To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987 , and for related purposes. Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Amendment Bill 2017 .

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

               (a)       notes:

                                     (i)       the statement by Buckingham Palace on 4 May 2017 that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will no longer carry out public engagements from August 2017,

                                    (ii)       that, since 1956, the Duke of Edinburgh has been the Patron and Chairman of Trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, which encourages the personal development of young people,

                                  (iii)       that, over the years, more than four million people in over 60 countries have been involved in the program, including over 250,000 young Australians who have completed their Award since it began,

                                  (iv)       that, in 2015 and 2016, approximately 23,000 young Australians commenced either a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award - there are currently over 37,000 active Award participants in Australia,

                                   (v)       the 2016 Western Sydney University research report, Research into Outdoor Education Learner Attribution Theory: The Effects of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award on Learning , which found that participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award led to improvements to participants’ self­-confidence, ability to cope with change and leadership skills, and

                                  (vi)       that, since 1954, the Duke of Edinburgh has been a regular visitor to Australia having visited 26 times, criss-crossing the nation and meeting people from all walks of life, with his last visit being in 2011 at the age of 90; and

               (b)       expresses Australia’s sincerest gratitude for the long and dedicated service His Royal Highness has provided to his many roles over his many years of service, and for the tremendous service and public dedication His Royal Highness has shown Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. ( general business notice of motion no. 359 )

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

               (a)       notes that:

                                     (i)       20 June 2017 is World Refugee Day,

                                    (ii)       currently there are men, women and children on Nauru and Manus Island who sought Australia’s protection,

                                  (iii)       Department of Immigration and Border Protection statistics of 30 April 2017 show that:

                                                       (A)       of the 1015 Refugee Status Determinations on Manus Island, 711 were positive and 224 negative, and

                                                        (B)       of the 1209 Refugee Status Determinations on Nauru, 1034 were positive and 175 negative, and

                                  (iv)       the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants stated that: ‘considering the incredible hardship that most of these asylum seekers and refugees have already endured in their countries of origin and in transit countries on their way to Australia, and considering that Australian authorities have been alerted to such serious issues by numerous reports from international organizations such as the United Nations and civil society organizations, Australia’s responsibility for the physical and psychological damage suffered by these asylum seekers and refugees is clear and undeniable’; and

               (b)       calls on the Australian Government to close the camps on Manus Island and Nauru and bring every man, woman and child to Australia. ( general business notice of motion no. 360 )

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

               (a)       notes that:

                                     (i)       the High Court in McCloy v New South Wales (2015) upheld a ban on political donations from property developers in New South Wales,

                                    (ii)       the High Court stated that the particular concern was that reliance by political candidates on private patronage may, over time, become so necessary as to sap the vitality, as well as the integrity, of the political branches of government, and

                                  (iii)       large political donations from both foreign and domestic donors threaten the integrity of Australia’s democratic institutions; and

               (b)       calls on the Government to ban foreign donations and place caps on domestic donations to protect the integrity of Australia’s democratic institutions. ( general business notice of motion no. 361 )

Senator Rhiannon: To move on 21 June 2017—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the Export Control Act 1982 to prohibit the export of live animals for slaughter, and for related purposes. Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017 . ( general business notice of motion no. 362 )

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

               (a)       notes:

                                     (i)       that the conflict in Yemen has killed more than 10,000 civilians and displaced more than 3 million, and that Yemenis are currently facing a conflict-induced humanitarian crisis,

                                    (ii)       that the United Nations aims to raise $US2.1 billion this year to deliver life-saving humanitarian assistance to Yemen, and that, in April 2017, the Australian Government committed A$10 million to assist with the crisis,

                                  (iii)       deeply concerning reports that both parties to the conflict have violated international humanitarian law with impunity, and that the Saudi-led Coalition has unlawfully attacked homes, markets, hospitals, schools, civilian businesses and mosques,

                                  (iv)       that, in January 2017, an expert panel reported to the United Nations Security Council that it was almost certain that the Saudi-led Coalition had violated international humanitarian law and that some airstrikes may amount to war crimes, and

                                   (v)       that the Australian Government continues to refuse to provide basic information regarding Australia’s military exports to Saudi Arabia since January 2016, and the visit by the Minister for Defence Industry, the Honourable Christopher Pyne, to Riyadh in December 2016; and

               (b)       calls on the Australian Government to:

                                     (i)       immediately suspend military exports to Saudi Arabia,

                                    (ii)       seek to ensure accountability for past and ongoing violations in Yemen, and

                                  (iii)       commit additional humanitarian funds to the crisis in Yemen. ( general business notice of motion no. 363 )

Senator Collins: To move on the next day of sitting—That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Education and Training (Senator Birmingham), by no later than 7.20 pm on 20 June 2017, the following documents provided by him to any senator or their staff:

               (a)       all documents, including correspondence and any other communication, relating to the cost of implementing the amendments provided for in the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 produced by or for, or provided to, the Minister for Education and Training;

               (b)       all documents, including correspondence and any other communication, relating to the cost of implementing the amendments provided for in the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 produced by or for, or provided to, the office of the Minister for Education and Training; or

                (c)       all documents, including correspondence and any other communication, relating to the cost of implementing the amendments provided for in the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 produced by or for, or provided to, the Department of Education and Training. ( general business notice of motion no. 364 )

Senators Waters, Lambie, Hinch and Kakoschke-Moore: To move on the next day of sitting—That the Senate—

               (a)       recognises that sexual and family violence cause terrible trauma to women, men and children throughout Australia, destroying the lives of individuals, their families and communities;

               (b)       acknowledges the tragedy that, despite national campaigns, the rate of violence against women and children in particular continues to increase throughout Australia;

                (c)       recognises the extraordinary work of specialist trauma counsellors and other workers who provide crisis intervention and other vital support to those who live with and survive violence;

               (d)       notes that Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia provides a unique service, including specialist trauma counselling services, to 1800RESPECT and to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and is recognised internationally as providing the benchmark in provision of specialist sexual assault and family violence trauma counselling;

                (e)       notes that serious concerns have been raised about the new ‘triage’ model implemented by Medibank Health Solutions (MHS), which is a private, for-profit company delivering 1800RESPECT on behalf of the Federal Government; and

                (f)       calls on the Federal Government to directly fund Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia to deliver 1800RESPECT with sufficient and sustainable funding so that it can employ sufficient specialist sexual assault and family violence trauma counsellors, and procure sufficient and appropriate accommodation and infrastructure to continue to provide this essential, lifesaving service. ( general business notice of motion no. 365 )

The Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister (Senator McGrath): 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:

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017

Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) Bill 2017

Passports Legislation Amendment (Overseas Travel by Child Sex Offenders) Bill 2017

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Queensland Commission Income Management Regime) Bill 2017

Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Measures No. 3) Bill 2017.

Documents : Senator McGrath tabled the following documents:

Consideration of legislation—Statements of reasons [4] for introduction and passage of bills in the 2017 winter sittings.

Contingent notices of motion : The Leader of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (Senator Hanson) gave contingent notices of motion as follows:

No. 1—To move (contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the conduct of the business of the Senate or to provide for the consideration of any matter.

No. 2—To move (contingent on a minister moving a motion that a bill be considered an urgent bill)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent debate taking place on the motion.

No. 3—To move (contingent on a minister moving a motion to specify time to be allotted to the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent the motion being debated without limitation of time and each senator speaking for the time allotted by standing orders.

No. 4—To move (contingent on the chair declaring that the time allotted for the consideration of a bill, or any stage of a bill, has expired)—That so much of standing order 142 be suspended as would prevent further consideration of the bill, or the stage of the bill, without limitation of time or for a specified period.

No. 5—To move (contingent on the moving of a motion to debate a matter of urgency under standing order 75)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent a senator moving an amendment to the motion.

No. 6—To move (contingent on the Senate on any day concluding its consideration of any item of business and prior to the Senate proceeding to the consideration of another item of business)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion relating to the order of business on the Notice Paper .

No. 7—To move (contingent on a minister at question time on any day asking that further questions be placed on notice)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving a motion that, at question time on any day, questions may be put to ministers until 30 questions, including supplementary questions, have been asked and answered.

No. 8—To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to make a statement to the Senate)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent that senator making that statement.

No. 9—To move (contingent on any senator being refused leave to table a document in the Senate)—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the senator moving that the document be tabled.

Intention to withdraw : Senator Siewert, pursuant to standing order 78, gave notice of her intention, at the giving of notices on the next day of sitting, to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion no. 2 standing in her name for today for the disallowance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Rules 2016 , made under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 [F2017L00209].

Document : Senator Siewert, by leave, tabled the following document:

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 —National Disability Insurance Scheme (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Rules 2016—Letter from the Chief Executive Officer, National Disability Insurance Agency (Mr Bowen) to Senator Siewert, dated 16 June 2017.