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Wednesday, 24 August 2011
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The SPEAKER: I present the Selection Committee's report No. 29 relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and private members' business on Monday, 12 September 2011. The report will be printed in today's Hansard and the committee's determinations will appear on tomorrow's Notice Paper. Copies of the report have been placed on the table.

The report read as follows—

Report relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and of private Members' business

1. The committee met in private session on Tuesday, 23 August 2011.

2. The committee determined the order of precedence and times to be allotted for consideration of committee and delegation business and private Members' business on Monday, 12 September 2011, as follows:

Items for House of Representatives Chamber (10.10 am to 12 noon)

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION BUSINESS

Presentation and statements

1 Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs

Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislative Amendment Bill 2011.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 10.20 am.

Speech time limits —

Mr Perrett—5 minutes.

Next Member—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Notices

1 MR WINDSOR: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and for related purposes (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Mining, Petroleum and Water Resources) Bill 2011). (Notice given 16 August 2011.)

Presenter may speak for a period not exceeding 10 minutes—pursuant to standing order 41.

2 MR ABBOTT: To present a Bill for an Act to protect the interests of Aboriginal people in the management, development and use of native title land situated in wild river areas, and for related purposes (Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2011). (Notice given 23 August 2011.)

Presenter may speak for a period not exceeding 10 minutes—pursuant to standing order 41.

Orders of the Day

1 PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICE BILL 2011 (Mr Hockey): Second reading (from 22 August 2011).

Cognate debate with —

2 CHARTER OF BUDGET HONESTY AMENDMENT BILL 2011 (Mr Hockey): Second reading (from 22 August 2011).

Time allotted—40 minutes.

Speech time limits —

Mr Hockey—10 minutes.

Other Members—10 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 4 x 10 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue at a later hour this day. Referred to the Main Committee.

Notices—continued

3 MR ZAPPIA: To move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges the importance of the Road Transport Industry to Australia's economy;

(2) notes that Heavy Vehicle Regulator Intergovernmental Agreements (HVIA) were reached at the Council of Australian Governments meeting on 19 August 2011;

(3) acknowledges the significance of the HVIA to Australia's road transport sector; and

(4) commends the federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport for his work in bringing about this agreement. (Notice given 23 August 2011.)

Time allotted—remaining private Members' business time prior to 12 noon.

Speech time limits —

Mr Zappia—10 minutes.

Next Member—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 4 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue on a future day.

Items for House of Representatives Chamber (8 to 9.30 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Notices—continued

4 MR CROOK: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenues are distributed to the States and Territories in accordance with a formula driven by Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation (HFE) principles and are legislated for in the Federal Financial Relations Act 2009;

(b) for 2010-11, Western Australia received just 68 per cent of what it would have received if GST revenue was distributed across Australia on a per capita basis—the lowest relativity applied to any State since the formula was introduced; and

(c) every other State and Territory, by contrast, received not less than 91 per cent of what it would have received if GST revenue was distributed evenly across Australia; and

(2) calls on the Government to amend the Act to stipulate a minimum GST revenue-sharing relativity of 75 per cent, which would allow continuing respect for the principles of HFE, but with proper recognition for population, and without Western Australia being unfairly penalised for its disproportionate contribution to our national economic prosperity. (Notice given 16 August 2011.)

Time allotted—30 minutes.

Speech time limits —

Mr Crook—10 minutes.

Next Member—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 2 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue on a future day.

Orders of the Day—continued

3 AIR SERVICES (AIRCRAFT NOISE) AMENDMENT BILL 2011 (Mrs Moylan): Second reading (from 4 July 2011).

Time allotted—remaining private Members' business time prior to 9.30 pm.

Speech time limits —

Mrs Moylan—10 minutes.

Next 3 Member—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 4 x 10 mins + 4 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue on a future day.

Items for Main Committee (approx 11 am to approx 1.30 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Orders of the day

1 AUDITOR-GENERAL AMENDMENT BILL 2011 (Mr Oakeshott): Consideration in detail (from 7 July 2011).

Time allotted—60 minutes.

Speech time limits — Each Member—5 minutes each.

[As per Standing Order 1, minimum number of speaking periods = 12 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue on a future day.

Notices

1 MR MELHAM: To move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges the contributions of:

(a) Pole Depot;

(b) Riverwood Community Centre;

(c) the Chinese Australian Services Society;

(d) Padstow Community Centre;

(d) Mortdale Community Services; and

(e) Community Services Alliance;

to the overall welfare of the people in the Hurstville, Kogarah, Bankstown and Canterbury local government association areas;

(2) notes the contributions of all community-based organisations to the welfare and support of the neighbourhoods they service through:

(a) family, youth and children's services;

(b) health, ageing and disability services;

(c) migrant settlement and support;

(d) carer respite and support;

(e) education and training; and

(f) sport and recreation;

(3) recognises the support of the Government to those community groups through:

(a) the Community Investment Program;

(b) community grants;

(c) volunteer grants; and

(d) the Diversity and Social Cohesion Program; and

(4) acknowledges the advocacy of the management and boards of those organisations to ensure that local needs are being met; and

(5) affirms the Government's ongoing commitment to assisting those organisations. (Notice given 23 August 2011.)

Time allotted—remaining private Members' business time prior to 1.30 pm (approximately).

Speech time limits —

Mr Melham—10 minutes.

Next 5 Members—10 minutes each.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 6 x 10 mins + 6 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue on a future day.

Items for Main Committee (approx 6.30 to 9 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Orders of the day—continued

2 PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICE BILL 2011 (Mr Hockey): Second reading (from 22 August 2011).

Cognate debate with —

3 CHARTER OF BUDGET HONESTY AMENDMENT BILL 2011 (Mr Hockey): Second reading (from 22 August 2011).

Time allotted—40 minutes.

Speech time limits —

First Member—10 minutes.

Next Member—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 4 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue on a future day.

Notices—continued

2 MR HAYES: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes that the month of August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness Month;

(2) further notes that:

(a) 52 Australians die each month from this rare genetic motor neuron disease;

(b) SMA is the leading genetic killer of infants under the age of two; and

(c) this debilitating disease can occur in both adults and children;

(3) expresses support for:

(a) the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Association Inc.; and

(b) all Australian families affected by this incurable disease; and

(4) calls for the Government to:

(a) lodge SMA as a keyword with the National Health and Medical Research Council;

(b) provide support for practical initiatives for those affected by SMA; and

(c) promote awareness of SMA. (Notice given 18 August 2011.)

Time allotted—50 minutes.

Speech time limits —

Mr Hayes— 10 minutes.

Next Member—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 6 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue on a future day.

Orders of the day—continued

4 Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Resumption of debate (from 22 August 2011) on the motion of Dr Stone

Time allotted—30 minutes.

Speech time limits —

Dr Stone— 5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 6 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue on a future day.

Notices—continued

3 MR RIPOLL: To move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges that the Football Queensland licensing scheme is anti-competitive because it:

(a) excludes smaller and new apparel manufacturers who cannot afford to pay the annual fee from the market;

(b) increases costs for clubs and players as licensed suppliers pass on the cost of the licence fee and the 'Q Logo' to consumers;

(c) forces clubs to purchase what some regard as inferior and expensive products as Football Queensland strictly enforces penalties against clubs that wear apparel from non-licensed suppliers in competitive matches;

(d) increases cost for regional clubs as manufacturers large enough to pay the licensing fee are based in the large population centres, not in the regions; and

(e) protects licensed suppliers form true competition as there is only a limited number of licensed suppliers and most are aware of each others prices;

(2) recognises that the current immunity from prosecution granted to Football Queensland by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been instrumental in allowing Football Queensland to conduct this anti-competitive behaviour and sets a precedent for other sporting administration bodies within Australia to instigate similar schemes;

(3) calls on the ACCC to consider the anti-competitive nature of the Football Queensland licensing scheme when deciding on the continuation of the immunity from prosecution granted to Football Queensland; and

(4) acknowledges that Football Queensland and other similar organisations have special exemptions and conditions in relation to their status in their community and as a consequence also carry special responsibility and duty of care in the exercise of its charter for clubs and players, as well as its commercial relationships. (Notice given 22 August 2011.)

Time allotted—remaining private Members' business time prior to 9 pm

Speech time limits —

Mr Ripoll— 10 minutes.

Next Member—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 2 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue on a future day.

3. The committee recommends that the following items of private Members' business listed on the notice paper be voted on:

Orders of the Day -

Carbon Tax Plebiscite Bill 2011 (Mr Abbott)

Inquiry into the Bank Note Bribery Allegations (Mr Bandt)

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Dr Stone)

NSW Sugar Industry (Mr Hartsuyker)

Early Childhood Learning (Mr Tudge)