Wednesday, 5 December 2018
I give notice that, at the giving of notices on the next day of sitting, I shall withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion No. 3 standing in my name for 14 May 2019 proposing the disallowance of the Banking (prudential standard) determination No. 4 of 2018.
Also, I give notice that, at the giving of notices on the next day of sitting, I shall withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion No. 1 standing in my name for 2 April 2019 proposing the disallowance of the Financial Framework (Supplementary Powers) Amendment (Defence Measures No. 1) Regulations 2018.
I give notice that, on the next day of siting, I shall move:
That the Senate—
(a) notes the success of Australian women surfers in recent world titles;
(b) congratulates Stephanie Gilmore on winning her seventh world surfing championship and Shakira Westdorp on winning her third consecutive word paddleboard title; and
(c) encourages young women everywhere to discover their dreams and follow their passions in the knowledge they can expect to be recognised and supported to succeed.
I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:
That the Senate—
1. A six year survey of the Great Australian Bight (the Bight), conducted as part of a joint effort by The South Australian Research and Development Institute, the CSIRO, the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and BP, has discovered more than 400 previously unknown species.
2. The Bight is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.
3. BP and Equinor's own modelling of an oil spill in the Bight show the scale of disaster that is possible
4. Equinor plan to commence drilling in the Bight as early as next year.
Calls on the government to suspend all current oil and gas exploration and drilling licenses and move to ban future oil and gas drilling in the Bight.