Chapter 3 - Publication of Senate proceedings

First page, Journals of the Senate—No. 3—14 February 2008

  1. MEETING OF SENATE

    The Senate met at 9.30 am. The President (Senator the Honourable Alan Ferguson) took the chair and read prayers.

  2. PETITION

    The following petition, lodged with the Clerk by Senator Siewert, was received:

    From 170 petitioners, requesting that the Senate take action to have the Dampier Archipelago in Western Australia included in the World Heritage List.

  3. NOTICES

    Senator Bartlett: To move on the next day of sitting—That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to establish an Office of National Commissioner for Children and Young People, and for related purposes. National Commissioner for Children Bill 2008. (general business notice of motion no. 26)

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

    1. notes that 23 February 2008 marked the 6th year that Ingrid Betancourt has been held hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC); and

    2. calls on the FARC to release Ms Betancourt and all its hostages. (general business notice of motion no. 27)

  4. SELECTION OF BILLS—STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT NO. 1 OF 2008

    The Chair of the Selection of Bills Committee (Senator O’Brien) tabled the following report:

    SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE
    REPORT NO. 1 OF 2008

    1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 13 February 2008 at 7.15 pm.

    2. The committee resolved to recommend—That the Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2007 be referred immediately to the Community Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 18 June 2008.

    The committee recommends accordingly.

    1. The committee considered a proposal to refer the provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008 to a committee, but was unable to agree on the referral of the bill.

    Kerry O’Brien
    Chair
    14 February 2008.

    Senator O’Brien moved—That the report be adopted.

    The Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) moved the following amendment:

    At the end of the motion, add “and, in respect of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008, the provisions of the bill be referred to the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee for inquiry and report by 17 March 2008”.

    Debate ensued.

First page, Senate Notice Paper—No. 11—14 May 2008

BUSINESS OF THE SENATE

Notices of Motion

Notice given 20 March 2008

  1. Senator Mason: To move—That Amendment 2 to the Commonwealth Grant Scheme Guidelines No. 1, made under section 238-10 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003, be disallowed. [F2008L00559]

    Fourteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

  2. Leader of The Nationals in the Senate (Senator Scullion): To move—That the Road User Charge Determination 2008 (No. 1), made under the Fuel Tax Act 2006, be disallowed. [F2008L00713]

    Fourteen sitting days remain, including today, to resolve the motion or the instrument will be deemed to have been disallowed.

Notice given 13 May 2008

  1. * Senator Murray: To move—That the following matters be referred to the Finance and Public Administration Committee for inquiry and report by the first sitting Thursday of August 2008.

    1. the Lobbying Code of Conduct issued by the Government;

    2. whether the proposed code is adequate to achieve its aims and, in particular, whether:

      1. a consolidated code applying to members of both Houses of the Parliament and their staff, as well as to ministers and their staff, should be adopted by joint resolution of the two Houses,

      2. the code should be confined to organisations representing clients, or should be extended to organisations which lobby on their own behalf, and

      3. the proposed exemptions are justified; and

    3. any other relevant matters.

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Orders of the Day
  1. Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2008(Minister for Human Services, Senator Ludwig)

    Second reading—Adjourned debate (adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 13 March 2008).

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