Wednesday, 13 November 2019
On behalf of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances, I give notice of my intention that at the giving notices on the next sitting day to withdraw business of the Senate notices of motion Nos 1 and 2 for three sitting days after today proposing the disallowance of the Air Services Regulations 2019 and the Road Vehicle Standards Rules 2018.
I give notice that I will shortly hand to the Clerk a motion relating to partial capacity to work. Secondly, pursuant to standing order 78(1), I give notice of my intention that at the giving of notices on the next day of sitting to withdraw business of the Senate notice of motion No. 3 standing in my name and the name of Senator McKim for 13 November 2019 proposing that the Quality of Care Amendment (Minimising the Use of Restraints) Principles 2019 be disallowed. I seek leave to make a one-minute statement.
People will be potentially aware that this relates to the current instrument that regulates the use of restraints. I've submitted a notice of disallowance, which was on the Notice Paper for today, and it winds up tomorrow. There are two other disallowance notices on the Notice Paper that take the debate on this through to November, so I am in no way resiling from the fact that this restraints instrument needs improvement and that we need to address the issue of restraints. Senator Colbeck, I know, is currently considering these issues. I want to enable time for a fuller discussion on this regulation, so I'm withdrawing this so that we can have that debate and then have the debate around the disallowance when it comes up again later in this month.