SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Speech Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (10.02 a.m.)—by leave—I move the motion as amended: That the Senate: (a) notes the damaging long-term effects to Australian society caused by the sexual assault and abuse of children and young people; (b) recognises the importance of following up expressions of concern with genuine action to assist survivors of sexual assault […]

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CHILD PROTECTION WEEK

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (3.40 p.m.)—I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that: (i) the week beginning 2 September 2007 was National Child Protection Week, and (ii) there have been repeated, fundamental major failures by a number of child welfare agencies to protect children from serious abuse and neglect; (b) urges the Government to prioritise the […]

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NORTH AMERICA’S WESTERN CLIMATE INITIATIVE

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (9.37 a.m.)—At the request of Senator Allison, I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico and British Columbia, as part of North America’s Western Climate Initiative, have: (i) agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 15 per cent by 2020, and (ii) committed to designing an […]

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TARKINE WILDERNESS

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (9.36 a.m.)—I move: That the Senate— (a) acknowledges the World Heritage significance of the Tarkine wilderness in the north-west of Tasmania; (b) notes that a nomination for the Tarkine to be listed on Australia’s National Heritage list was submitted in 2004; (c) notes the Government has: (i) placed the Tarkine National Heritage […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (3.37 p.m.)—At the request of Senator Allison, I move: That the Senate— (a) notes the figures released by the Climate Institute, which show that: (i) from June 2004 to February 2007, greenhouse pollution from the energy sector in Australia increased by more than 22.5 million tonnes, despite high petrol prices and the […]

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Food Labelling

That the Senate— (a) notes the report by Voiceless, the fund for animals, From Label to Liable: Scams, Scandals and Secrecy—Lifting the veil on animal-derived food product labelling in Australia which reports that: (i) most jurisdictions in Australia do not require animal-derived food products to identify the farm production system from which they have been […]

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (10.13 a.m.)—I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that: (i) 9 August 2007 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, (ii) it marks a day that we honour and pay respect to Australia’s First Peoples as well as Indigenous peoples across the world for their traditions and knowledge, as well as […]

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Indigenous Stolen Wages

I give notice that on the 14th of June, I shall move that the Senate: A: Notes that a report from the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee into the issue of Indigenous Stolen Wages was tabled in the Senate on 7 December, 2006; B: Notes that the report contained six unanimous recommendations, which were […]

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INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (10.02 a.m.)—I, and also on behalf of Senator Siewert, move the motion as amended: That the Senate— (a) notes that: (i) 27 May 2007 marks the 40th anniversary of the referendum giving the Federal Government the right to make specific laws in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to […]

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Duck Hunting

I move: That the Senate— (a)recalls its resolution of 25 March 1998 calling on all state and territory governments to ban the practice of recreational duck hunting; (b)notes that: (i)since that time, the Australian Capital Territory has joined New South Wales and Western Australia in having banned the practice, and (ii)the Queensland Government has now […]

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SIEV X

I, and on behalf of Senator Lundy and Senator Nettle, move: That the Senate— (a) notes: (i) that 19 October 2006 is the fifth anniversary of the sinking of the boat known as the SIEV X, which was bound for Australia and sank with the loss of 353 lives, including 146 children, (ii) that a […]

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INDIGENOUS GOVERNANCE AWARDS

I move: That the Senate— (a) congratulates: (i) the Cairns-based WuChopperen Health Services for winning the 2006 Indigenous Governance Award for an organisation established longer than 10 years, and (ii) the Wagga Wagga-based Gannambarra Enterprises for winning the 2006 Indigenous Governance Award for an organisation established fewer than 10 years; and (b) acknowledges the work […]

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Indigenous Affairs

I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that: (i) Australia was occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who had settled on the continent for many thousands of years before British colonisation, and (ii) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders suffered major dispossession and dispersal upon acquisition of their traditional lands by the colonisers; (b) […]

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Motion: Acknowledging Foster Care Week

I move that the Senate – (a) notes that: (i) 10 September to 16 September 2006 is Foster Care Week in New South Wales, (ii) foster carers need access to training particularly to assist them to work with the growing number of children with special needs coming into their care, (iii) approximately 80 per cent […]

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Child Protection Week

I move: That the Senate: (a) notes that: (i) the week beginning 3 September 2006 is Child Protection Week, and (ii) there have been repeated, fundamental major failures by those agencies charged with protection of children from serious abuse and neglect; (b) urges the Federal Government to prioritise the encouragement of states and territories to […]

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IMPORTATION OF ILLEGAL TIMBER AND WOOD PRODUCTS

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (10.17 a.m.)—I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that: (i) alarming rates of deforestation are occurring in south east Asia and the Pacific region through illegal and unsustainable logging practices, (ii) unsustainable management of natural resources will have long-term negative economic, environmental and social consequences for countries in which illegal logging is […]

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