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Notice given 9 September 2003

*1  Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer (Senator Coonan): To move—That:

(a) the second reading of the Superannuation (Surcharge Rate Reduction) Amendment Bill 2003 be restored to the Notice Paper and be made an order of the day for the next day of sitting; and

(b) that bill may be taken together with the Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Bill 2003 and the Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003 for their remaining stages.

Notice of motion altered on 9 September 2003 pursuant to standing order 77.

*2  Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (Senator Ian Campbell): To move—

(1) That the order of the Senate of 12 November 2002, relating to days of meeting of the Senate for 2003, be varied to provide that the Senate not sit on Monday, 3 November 2003 and Tuesday, 4 November 2003.

(2) That the order of the Senate of 11 December 2002, relating to estimates hearings, be varied as follows:

At the end of paragraph (1), add:

2003-04 Budget estimates - supplementary hearings

Monday, 3 November and Tuesday, 4 November 2003 ( Group A )

Wednesday, 5 November and Thursday, 6 November 2003 ( Group B ).

*3  Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (Senator Ian Campbell): To move—That the provisions of paragraphs (5), (6) and (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the Australian National Training Authority Amendment Bill 2003, allowing it to be considered during this period of sittings.

Orders of the Day

Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance Reform) Bill 2003—( Senate bill )

In committee ( 9 September 2003 ).

Quarantine Amendment (Health) Bill 2003—( Senate bill )— ( Minister for Defence, Senator Hill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 21 August 2003 ).

( Bill exempted on 9 September 2003 from the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (7) of standing order 111—see Orders of the Senate—Legislation )

Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment Bill 2003— ( Minister for Defence, Senator Hill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 21 August 2003 ).

Migration Legislation Amendment (Sponsorship Measures) Bill 2003— ( Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Crossin, 25 June 2003 ).

Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Bill 2003

Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003— ( Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Alston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Moore, 23 June 2003 ).

Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Termination) Bill 2002

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 362 from the House of Representatives ( 14 August 2003 ).

Australian Protective Service Amendment Bill 2003—( Senate bill )— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 26 June 2003 ).

Communications Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2003— ( Minister for Defence, Senator Hill )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 21 August 2003 ).

Financial Sector Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002— ( Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Patterson )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 2 December 2002 ).

10  Family Law Amendment Bill 2003— ( Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Alston )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 20 August 2003 ).

11  Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Bill 2003— ( Special Minister of State, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 11 August 2003 ).

12  Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2002— ( Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ellison )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Buckland, 5 February 2003 ).

13  Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Family Law) Bill 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 15 May 2003 ).

14  Trade Practices Amendment (Personal Injuries and Death) Bill 2003— ( Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( 25 June 2003 ).

15  New Business Tax System (Taxation of Financial Arrangements) Bill (No. 1) 2003— ( Special Minister of State, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 24 June 2003 ).

16  Workplace Relations Amendment (Transmission of Business) Bill 2002

Consideration in committee of the whole of message no. 368 from the House of Representatives ( 20 August 2003 ).

17  Workplace Relations Amendment (Protecting the Low Paid) Bill 2003— ( Special Minister of State, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Crossin, 6 March 2003 ).

18  Customs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002— ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Senator Ian Campbell )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Webber, 3 March 2003 ).

19  Criminal Code Amendment (Terrorist Organisations) Bill 2003— ( Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Senator Coonan )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Minister for Justice and Customs (Senator Ellison), 16 June 2003 ).

20  Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Further Simplification of International Payments) Bill 2002— ( Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Ian Macdonald )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Mackay, 13 March 2002 ).

21  Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Bill 2002

Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

Adjourned debate on the motion of Minister for the Arts and Sport (Senator Kemp)—That these bills be now read a second time.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Sherry in respect of the Superannuation Legislation Amendment Bill 2002 —At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate is of the opinion that the bill should be withdrawn and redrafted to:

(a) ensure that the proposed surcharge tax reduction to high-income earners, the splitting of superannuation contributions and the closure of the public sector funds do not proceed; and

(b) provide for a fairer contributions tax cut that will boost retirement incomes for all superannuation fund members to assist in preparing the nation for the ageing population”.

And on the amendment moved by Senator Cherry in respect of the Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Bill 2002 —At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate notes that analysis provided to the Select Committee on Superannuation shows that extending the co-contribution to workers on average earnings would have a significant positive effect on national savings, and that this could be funded by better targeting of the Government’s superannuation measures”—( adjourned, Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz), 18 November 2002 ).

22  Budget statement and documents 2003-04

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance and Administration (Senator Minchin)—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( adjourned, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services (Senator Boswell), 15 May 2003 ).

23  Budget statement and documents 2002-03

Adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance and Administration (Senator Minchin)—That the Senate take note of the statement and documents ( adjourned, Special Minister of State (Senator Abetz), 16 May 2002 ).