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Notice given 25 November 2003

708  Senator Brown: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes the clear fell logging for woodchips in Tasmania’s Styx Valley, which has the world’s tallest hardwood forests and is habitat for Commonwealth-listed rare and endangered species such as the spotted-tailed quoll, Tasmanian wedge tailed eagle and white goshawk; and

(b) calls on the Government to:

(i) protect such habitats, and

(ii) review the potential of the valley to provide more jobs and long-term local investment through tourism.

709  Senator Nettle: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that 11 December 2003 marks 12 months since the Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner reported on the need for a national maternity leave scheme and recommended a modest model for such a scheme;

(b) further notes that Australia remains one of only two Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries without a national paid maternity leave scheme and that a growing number of foreign countries are now providing paid leave for fathers; and

(c) calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Howard) to commit to introduce a national paid maternity leave scheme for women and provide more support for fathers at the time a baby is born.

Notice of motion altered on 2 December 2003 pursuant to standing order 77.