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BUSINESS OF THE FEDERATION CHAMBER

Mon day, 19 March 2012

The Federation Chamber meets at 10.30 a.m.

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Orders of the day

1   Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (R 18+ Computer Games) Bill 2012 ( Minister for Home Affairs ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 15 March 2012—Mr Melham ). ( On 16 February 2012, the Selection Committee made a determination that this Bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, and the Committee reported on 29 February 2012. )

2   GRIEVANCE DEBATE: Question—That grievances be noted—Resumption of debate ( from 27 February 2012 ).

3   prime minister’s report 2012—CLOSING THE GAP—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 February 2012—Mr Tehan ) on the motion of Mr S. F. Smith—That the House take note of the document.

4   afghanistan—ministerial statement—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 November 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

5   National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee—Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network (First report)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 September 2011—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

6   prime minister’s report 2011—CLOSING THE GAP—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 March 2011—Mr S. P. Jones ) on the motion of Mr Dreyfus—That the House take note of the document.

7   commemoration of the second anniversary of the black saturday bushfires—ministerial statement—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 February 2011—Mr C. R. Thomson ) on the motion of Mr Rudd—That the House take note of the document.

Committee and delegation reports

Orders of the day

1   Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs—Standing Committee—Report—In the wake of disasters: The operation of the insurance industry during disaster events (volume 1)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 13 March 2012—Ms Saffin ) on the motion of Mr Perrett—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

2   Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee—second REPORT—Interactive and online gambling and gambling advertising; Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE  OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 February 2012—Ms Rishworth ) on the motion of Mr Wilkie—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

3   Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT on the funding of political parties and election campaigns—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 February 2012—Ms Rishworth ) on the motion of Mr Melham—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

4   australian parliamentary delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, and the 57th annual session of the nato parliamentary assembly, bucharest, 3-9 october 2011—REPORT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Champion—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

5   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—review of the defence annual report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Danby—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

6   Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Parliamentary Joint Committee—Report—Examination of the annual report of the Integrity Commissioner 2010-2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Parke—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

7   Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry—Standing Committee—advisory report on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Mining, Petroleum and Water Resources) Bill 2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Adams—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

8   Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry—Standing Committee—Advisory report on the Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Adams—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

9   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—REPOR 428: review of the auditor-general’s reports nos 16 to 46 (2010-11)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( 9 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2011. )

10   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—REPORT 427: inquiry into national funding agreements—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 9 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2011. )

11   National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee—second REPORT—review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 8 February 2012—Mr Melham ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2011. )

12   Corporations and Financial Services—Parliamentary Joint Committee—interim REPORT—Inquiry into the collapse of Trio Capital—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 8 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2011. )

13   Corporations and Financial Services—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 8 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2011. )

14   Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry—Standing Committee—REPORT—Seeing the forest through the trees: Inquiry into the future of the Australian Forestry Industry—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 24 November 2011—Dr Leigh ) on the motion of Mr Adams—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2011. )

15   National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT Etched in stone? Inquiry into the administration of the National Memorials Ordinance 1928 —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 24 November 2011—Dr Leigh ) on the motion of Mr Simpkins—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2011. )

16   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—Report 426: Ninth biannual hearing with the Commissioner of Taxation—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 23 November 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2011. )

17   Infrastructure and Communications—Standing Committee—REPORT—finding the right balance: cabin crew ratios on australian aircraft—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 23 November 2011—Mr Chester ) on the motion of Ms Bird—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

18   Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—inquiry into integrity testing—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 23 November 2011—Mr Symon ) on the motion of Ms Parke—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

19   Economics—Standing Committee—Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 2010 (Third Report)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 November 2011 ) on the motion of Ms Owens—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

20   Infrastructure and Communications—Standing Committee—REPORT—Broadening the debate: Inquiry into the role and potential of the National Broadband Network—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 14 September 2011 ) on the motion of Ms Bird—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

21   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—inquiry into australia’s trade and investment relations with asia, the pacific and latin america—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 12 September 2011 ) on the motion of Ms Saffin—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

22   Regional Australia—Standing Committee—report—Of drought and flooding rains: Inquiry into the impact of the Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 17 August 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Windsor—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

23   Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT ON the conduct of the election and related matters—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 7 July 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Melham—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 19 March 2012. )

24   Christmas Island Tragedy—Joint Select Committee—REPORT—christmas island tragedy of 15 december 2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 6 July 2011—Mr Melham ) on the motion of Mr Keenan—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 19 March 2012. )

25   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—inquiry into australia’s relationship with the countries of africa—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 6 July 2011—Mr S. P. Jones ) on the motion of Mr Fitzgibbon—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 19 March 2012. )

26   Social Policy and Legal Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT—reclaiming public space: Inquiry into the regulation of billboard and outdoor advertising—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 6 July 2011—Ms Owens ) on the motion of Mr Perrett—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any 19 March 2012. )

27   Health and Ageing—Standing Committee—REPORT—Before it’s too late: report on early intervention programs aimed at preventing youth suicide—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 6 July 2011—Ms Owens ) on the motion of Mr Georganas—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 19 March 2012. )

28   Law Enforcement—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT ON the Inquiry into the adequacy of aviation and maritime security measures to combat serious and organised crime—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 6 July 2011—Ms Rishworth ) on the motion of Mr Hayes—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 19 March 2012. )

29   Cyber-Safety—Joint Select Committee—High-Wire Act, Cyber-Safety and the Young—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 6 July 2011—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Hawke—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 19 March 2012. )

30   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT—doing time - time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 6 July 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Neumann—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 19 March 2012. )

31   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—REPORT 423: Review of Auditor -General’s Reports Nos. 39 (2009-10) to 15 (2010-11)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 4 July 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 19 March 2012. )

32   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—Report 424: Eighth biannual hearing with the Commissioner of Taxation—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 4 July 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 19 March 2012. )

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Orders of the day

1   Marriage Amendment Bill 2012 ( Mr S. P. Jones ) : Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ). ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. ) ( On 16 February 2012, the Selection Committee made a determination that this Bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs. )

2   fair work australia investigation: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Abbott—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a)  the Fair Work Australia investigation into the Health Services Union and Member for Dobell commenced in 2009;

(b) the investigation started with the Industrial Registrar in January 2009 and was taken over by Fair Work Australia when it commenced operation in June 2009;

(c)  Fair Work Australia representatives said the investigation would be completed by the end of 2011, with Fair Work Australia Director Terry Nassios telling a Senate Estimates committee in May 2011 that the investigation should be completed by ‘the latter half of this year’ and Bernadette O’Neill, the Acting General Manager, saying in October 2011 that ‘Mr Nassios has advised me that he still expects to complete his investigations by the end of this year’;

(d)  the investigation remains ongoing despite an employee of the Australian Government Solicitor, Craig Rawson, being provided with a letter containing ‘proposed findings’ in December 2010; and

(e) the investigation into the Health Services Union and the Member for Dobell has taken more than three years and is yet to be completed; and

(2) c alls on the Government to provide an assurance that there has been no political interference in the Fair Work Australia investigation into the Health Services Union and the Member for Dobell. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. ) ( On 1 March 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

3   teal ribbon day: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Hall—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) 29 February 2012 marks Teal Ribbon Day, which:

(i) is part of the month long national campaign throughout February to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer; and

(ii) aims to raise awareness among Australian women of the symptoms of ovarian cancer;

(b) more t han 1200 Australian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and one in 77 will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime;

(2) notes with concern that:

(a) the prognosis for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer is generally poor due to the ad vanced stage of most ovarian cancers at the time of diagnosis; and

(b) over 800 women will lose their battle with ovarian cancer each year, equivalent to 1 woman every 11 hours;

(3) acknowledges that there is no screening program or detection test for ov arian cancer, and that the Pap smear will not detect the disease;

(4) recognises that:

(a) ovarian cancer is not a silent disease and that all women experience symptoms, even in the early stages of the cancer; and

(b)  the four most common symptoms are:

(i) a bdominal or pelvic pain;

(ii) increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating;

(iii) needing to urinate often or urgently; and

(iv) difficulty eating or feeling full quickly;

(5) understands that every Australian woman needs to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer; and

(6) asks all Members to show their support by wearing a teal ribbon on Teal Ribbon Day. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

4   sovereign wealth fund: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Bandt—That this House:

(1) resolves that a new Austr alian sovereign wealth fund should be established; and

(2) requires the Treasurer to present to the House no later than 26 October 2012, a report from the Productivity Commission detailing options as to:

(a) how the fund should be established;

(b) the f und's revenue and expenditure;

(c) the fund's objects and governance structures; and

(d) any other relevant matters. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

5   General Motors Holden plant, elizabeth south australia: Resumption of debate ( from 27 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Zappia—That this House:

(1) notes that the General Motors Holden plant in Elizabeth is an iconic South Australian industry directly employing around 2500 people;

(2) acknowledges the important contribution the General Motors Holden Elizabeth plant makes to the South Australian economy and to the broader Australian manufacturing industry;

(3) recognises the importance of the visit to Detroit in January 2012 by the Minister for Manufacturing, Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, and South Australian Premier, the Hon. Jay Weatherill, in securing the long term future of the General Motors Holden Elizabeth plant, and commends both of them for their efforts in support of the jobs of thousands of South Australians; and

(4) condemns the Coalition for the uncertainty being created by its policy to cut $500 million from the auto industry. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

6   constitutional recognition of indigenous australians: Resumption of debate ( from 27 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House:

(1)  supports the unanimous recommendations contained in the report of January 2012, titled ‘Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution: Report of the Expert Panel’ and

(2) calls on the Prime Minister to hold a referendum on Saturday 24 November 2012 that will:

(a) repeal section 25 of the Constitution;

(b) repeal section 51  (xxvi) of the Constitution; and

(c) contain a new section, ‘section 51A’ along the following lines:

Section 51A Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Recognising that the continent and its islands now known as Australia were first occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

Acknowledging the continuing relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with their traditional lands and waters;

Respecting the continuing cultures, languages and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and

Acknowledging the need to secure the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

the Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

(3) proposes together, the repeal of sec tion 51 (xxvi) and insertion of section 51A;

(4) inserts a new section, ‘section 116A’, along the following lines:

Section 116A Prohibition of racial discrimination

(1) The Commonwealth, a State or a Territory shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour or ethnic or national origin.

(2) Subsection (1) does not preclude the making of laws or measures for the purpose of overcoming disadvantage, ameliorating the effects of past discrimination, or protecting the cultures, languages or heritage of any group.

(5) inserts a new section, ‘section 127A’, along the following lines:

Section 127A Recognition of languages

(1) The national language of the Commonwealth of Australia is English.

(2) The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages are the original Australian languages, a part of our national heritage. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

7   apology to the Stolen Generations: Resumption of debate ( from 27 February 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Saffin—That this House:

(1) recognises, on 13 February 2012, the fourth anniversary of the ap ology to the Stolen Generations;

(2) affirms the sentiment expressed by this House on 13 February 2008, as a significant step to build a new relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and recognise the suffering caused by past injustic es;

(3) expresses its support for members of the Stolen Generations and for the activities happening across Australia on 13 February to mark the anniversary of the apology;

(4) recognises the significant efforts of groups including the National Stolen Generations Alliance and the National Sorry Day Committee to support and work for the interests of members of the Stolen Generations;

(5) notes the new special collection that will be established in the Parliamentary Library of historical documents presented by the National Sorry Day Committee, which documents our nation’s shared journey toward reconciliation and the ongoing process of healing and justice for members of the Stolen Generations. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re -accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. ) ( On 1 March 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

8   AUSTRALIAN YEAR OF THE FARMER: Resumption of debate ( from 27 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Scott—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) the Australia n Year of the Farmer 2012 provides an opportunity to celebrate such achievements and to further strengthen the connections between rural and urban Australia;

(b) Australian farming families play a vital role in our society and it is important that we all recognise how much farming affects our lives;

(c) Australian farmers have a central role in delivering domestic and global food security;

(d) Australian farming families and the associated agricultural industries are involved in producing, processing, handling and selling products from 136,000 farms across the country; and

(e) Australian farms and the industries that support them generate more than $405 billion each year; and

(2) calls on members of the House to recognise:

(a) the Australian Year of th e Farmer and the vital role that Australian farming families and their associated agricultural industries play in keeping our nation fed, clothed and sheltered; and

(b) the significant contribution that Australian agriculture makes to the nation's economy. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. ) ( On 1 March 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

9   STANDING ORDER 31A AUTOMATIC ADJOURNMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 February 2012 ) on the motion of Dr Washer—That the following standing order be added after standing order 31:

31A Automatic adjournment at 11 pm

  1. Notwithstanding standing order 31, at 11  pm, unless otherwise ordered, the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings and adjourn the House until the time of its next meeting.
  2. If there is a division in progress when proceedings are interrupted in accordance with paragraph (a), that division, and any consequent division, shall be completed.
  3. If business being debated is not disposed of when proceedings are interrupted in accordance with paragraph (a), the business shall be listed on the Notice Paper for the next sitting. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice  Paper unless re - accorded priority on any of the next 8  sitting Mondays including 19  March 2012. )

10   Beauty pageants: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Hall—That this House:

(1) expresses concern at the impact that beauty pageants have on children;

(2) calls for an inves tigation into the impact of these pageants on young girls; and

(3) notes that:

(a) obsessive preoccupation with grooming, body image and superficial beauty has the potential to create major psychological disorder in adolescence and adulthood;

(b) such p ageants are common in the United States and that serious concerns have been expressed in relation to the impact they are having on these young girls who strive for an unrealistic and unobtainable image; and

(c) these pageants have the potential to add significantly to Australia's health costs. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

11   Gambling Reform: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House calls on the Council of Australian Governments to implement a National Partnership Agreement on gambling reform, that agrees to:

(1) implement a:

(a) national cap on electronic gaming machines; and

(b) long term national reduction strategy on electronic gaming machines underneath a national cap;

(2) refer the issue of revenue loss from a national reduction strate gy to the State Tax Working Group, set up by the Tax Forum, so that any losses incurred are spread across State and Commonwealth revenues; and

(3) include online gaming reform, sports betting reform and horse, harness and greyhound race coverage reform to address links between problem gambling and national health outcomes, as well as any links to the proceeds of crime, money laundering and commu nity safety. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. ) ( On 15 February 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

12   Same-sex marriage: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Wilkie—That this House agrees that should the Marriage Act 1961 be amended to allow for the marriage of same-sex couples, any such amendment should ensure that the Act imposes no obligation on any church or religious minister to perform such a marriage ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

13   Commercialisation and sexualisation of children: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Rishworth—That this House:

(1) acknowledges the findings of the Letting the Children be Children review into the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood commissioned by the Government of the United Kingdom including that:

(a) children are growing and developing against the backdrop of a culture of increasing commercialisation and sexualisation;

(b) parents are concerned about clothing, services and products for children which reinforce gender stereotypes an d portray children as being more sexually mature than their chronological age would indicate;

(c) children are under considerable pressures to be consumers; and

(d) parents often feel their concerns are not being listened to despite the fact that they are often in the best position to decide what is appropriate for their children;

(2) welcomes the Ministerial Statement in respect of this review by the Government of the United Kingdom which acknowledges the need to protect children from excessive commerci alisation and premature sexualisation, and accepts the recommendation that efforts to address this are focused on industry and regulators with government monitoring progress and legislating to protect children if necessary;

(3) notes with concern that the sexualisation of children is a growing issue not just in the United Kingdom but also in Australia;

(4) recognises that the sexualisation of children, and in particular girls, has been associated with a range of negative consequences including body image issues, eating disorders, low self esteem and mental ill health; and

(5) urges governments, industries, regulators and the wider community in Australia to take note of the Letting the Children be Children report and to work together to address the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

14   Microbrewery Refunds: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) microbreweries are important niche businesses in Australia, providing valuable job opportunities and economic growth, particularly in rural and regional areas;

(b) microbreweries need recognition within the tax system through the Microbrewery Refund, given that they are competing in a domestic market heavily dominated by large multinational companies, following the sale of both Fosters and Lion Nathan to overseas interests;

(c) the Microbrewery Refund was introduced in 2000 and that the definition of a microbrewery has not been reviewed and is now markedly out of step with industry reality; and

(d) the maximum excise refund has remained capped at $10,000, while the beer excise has been raised twice a year for the past 11 years with the consumer price index; and

(2) calls on the Government to amend:

(a) the definition of a microbrewery under the Excise Regulations 1925, regulation 2AB, to significantly increase the current maximum volume of 30,000 litres; and

(b) Excise Regulations 1925, regulation 50(l)(zzd), to remove or significantly increase the maximum of $10,000 excise refund that can be claimed in a financial year. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. ) ( On 15 February 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

15   Death of Basil Lewis D'Oliveira: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Melham—That this House:

(1) notes with regret the death on 19 November 2011 of Basil Lewis D'Oliveira;

(2) recognises his contribution to world cricket, especially in South Africa and England;

(3) notes t hat his quiet dignity in the face of rejection by South Africa for reasons other than cricket helped to transform public opinion in England and beyond;

(4) particularly recognises his long battle against apartheid in South Africa, his actions in bringing to the world's notice the disenfranchisement of non-white cricketers in South Africa, and that he became a leader of a worthy cause without ever seeking a leadership role; and

(5) notes that, as a result of the life of Basil D'Oliveira, non-white cricketers are able to represent South Africa with pride and distinction. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

16   Funds for Renewable Energy: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Bandt—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) HRL Limited was awarded a $100 million grant in 2007 by th e Coalition Government under the Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund ;

(b) to date, HRL Limited has been unable to meet the pre-conditions of the grant, and no money has been dispersed;

(c) the grant would facilitate the building of a new coal fired power plant, contradicting the current Prime Minister's statement that no new dirty coal fired power plants will be built in Australia;

(d) there are a number of low emission renewable technologies that deserve government support; and

(e) the Australi an community strongly supports public funds being used to support the development of renewable technologies; and

(2) calls on the Government to immediately withdraw the grant offer to HRL Limited and allocate the $100 million to the Australian Renewable E nergy Authority. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

17   Religious Minorities in Iraq: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes—That this House:

(1) recognises:

(a) the extensive historical connection and contribution of the Mandaean religion and that of other indigenou s people, to the country of Iraq and humanity overall;

(b) the ongoing plight since 2003 associated with a systematic loss of culture, heritage and language of the Sabian Mandaean and various Christian minorities in Iraq; and

(c) that Australia was part of the 'coalition of the willing' that prosecuted the war on Iraq in 2003, and due to this involvement, Australia, along with its coalition partners, has a moral responsibility to compassionately support and protect the indigenous minorities of Iraq from ongoing persecution;

(2) condemns the horrendous acts of violence and persecution against the Sabian Mandaeans and other religious minorities in Iraq; and

(3) encourages the preservation and continued prosperity of the heritage, culture and language of th e Sabian Mandaean and other indigenous people of Iraq. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

18   PAYMENT OF GST REVENUES to Local Government: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House request the Prime Minister and Treasurer to:

(1) direct the Commonwealth Grants Commission to allocate an annual fixed percentage of Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue directly to the 654 local councils throughout Australia;

(2) include this annual allocation as part o f the GST Review currently underway and for implementation through any required legislative or executive government processes; and

(3) consider constitutional recognition of local government only in the event of any successful legal challenge to the direct annual allocation of GST revenue to local councils within Australia. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. ) ( On 15 February 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

19   World Osteoporosis Day: Resumption of debate ( from 21 November 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Georganas—That this House:

(1) joins Osteoporosis Australia and the International Osteoporosis Foundation in promoting World Osteoporosis Day on Thursday 20 October 2011;

(2) notes that:

(a) more than 1.2 million Australians have osteoporosis;

(b) an Aust ralian is admitted to hospital with an osteoporotic fracture every six minutes;

(c) half of all women aged over 60 and one third of men will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime; and

(d) after suffering a hip fracture, about a quarter of people will die within a year;

(3) recognises and supports Osteoporosis Australia in its campaign to raise awareness about this silent disease that affects our health and independence as we age;

(4) acknowledges how simple it is to prevent osteoporosis with c alcium from eating the rights foods, vitamin D from safe levels of sunlight and regular weight-bearing exercise throughout life; and

(5) works to ensure all Australians are aware of the risk factors and the measures they can take to prevent this debilitating disease. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

20   Harkin-Engel Protocol: Resumption of debate ( from 31 October 2011—Mr McCormack , in continuation ) on the motion of Mr L. D. T. Ferguson—That this House:

(1) notes the tenth an niversary of the Harkin-Engel Protocol signed in September 2001, designed to encourage voluntary standards for the certification of cocoa production that prohibits and eliminates engagement in the worst forms of child labour, as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 182 which has been ratified by Australia; and

(2) calls upon the Australian Government to:

(a) b e proactive in measures to counter people trafficking or slavery;

(b) actively engage in international fora to ensure greater priority for consideration of measures against child slavery and t rafficking;

(c) work co-operatively to improve traceability of products through the monitoring of their derivation where practical with reference to people trafficking or slavery;

(d) co-operate closely with organisations and entities against people trafficking. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

21   The Fair Work Act 2009 : Resumption of debate ( from 31 October 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Champion—That this House:

(1) the industrial system under the Fair Work Act 2009 is working well with low unemployment and low levels of industrial disputation;

(2) under the Fair Work Act 2009 , 10,800 agreements have been made covering almost 1.5 million employees;

(3) since the introduction of the Fair Work Act 2009 , the number of days lost to industrial action has continued its historical downwards trend; and

(4) the Fair Work Act 2009 is meeting its objective to balance the needs of employees and employers without taking away basic rights and guaranteed minimum standards. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

22   National Police Remembrance Day: Resumption of debate ( from 19 September 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes—That this House:

(1) recognises and acknowledges the significant contribution that officers across all Australian policing jurisdictions make to our local communities as we approach National Police Remembrance Day on 29 September 2011;

(2) rem embers and commemorates the ultimate sacrifices made by all police officers who have been killed in the course of their duties, in particular, that we commemorate the lives of:

(a) Detective Constable William Arthur George (Bill) Crews of the NSW Police F orce who was killed in Sydney on 9 September 2010;

(b) Sergeant Daniel Stiller of the Queensland Police Force who was killed on 1 December 2010; and

(c) Detective Sergeant Constable Damian Leeding of the Queensland Police Force who was killed on 1 June 2 011;

(3) honours the courage, commitment and memory of the many fine men and women who lost their lives during the execution of their official duty made in serving our community;

(4) pays respect to the work of Police Legacy which undertakes vital servic es in looking after the families and friends of the fallen police officers; and

(5) supports and thanks all serving police throughout Australia for their invaluable dedication and commitment to make a difference, defend our way of life and safeguard our communities. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

23   community based organisations: Resumption of debate ( from 12 September 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Melham—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;

(e) Mortdale Community Services; and

(f) 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;

(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 organisation s. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

24   Parliamentary Budget Office Bill 2011 ( Mr Hockey ) : Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 12 September 2011 ). ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. ) ( On 14 September 2011, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

25   Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment Bill 2011 ( Mr Hockey ) : Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 12 September 2011 ). ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. ) ( On 14 September 2011, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

26   Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month: Resumption of debate ( from 12 September 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes—That this House:

(1) notes that the mon th 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 de bilitating 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 S MA 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. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

27   Football Queensland licencing scheme: Resumption of debate ( from 12 September 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll—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 C ompetition 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. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

28   Conflict in Sudan: Resumption of debate ( from 22 August 2011 ) on the motion of Ms Parke—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) on 9 July 2011 two new nations emerged, the nations of South and North Sudan, which follows an overwhelming vote for independence by voters in South Sudan's referendum for independence on 9 January 2011;

(b) the future of these nations are interdependent and their stability has regional border security implications for North and East Africa;

(c) the emerging picture confronting both new nations is dire and with significant political, humanitarian and developmental challenges;

(d) the overall security situation in Sudan is deteriorating at an alarming rate, having severe humanitarian consequences with millions of civilians in both North and South Sudan in need of protection and critical humanitarian assistance;

(e) Sudan, after Zimbabwe, is the second largest recipient of Australia's humanitarian and development assistance in Africa—since 2004, the Australian Government has provided $136 million to Sudan;

(f) the North/South Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005 that ended over two decades of civil war is at risk, due to recent violence, with outstanding issues such as border demarcation, oil revenue sharing, currency and citizenship status, unresol ved;

(g) Sudan has the highest level overall of people remaining internally displaced according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and the highest number of people newly displaced by conflict; and

(h) the plight of internally displaced people and Sudanese refugees will therefore continue to be a shared legacy of decades of conflict;

(2) condemns the most recent violence that has seen conflict spread across North and South Sudan and has recently escalated in the con tested border region of Abyei and in two of the ‘three protocol areas’—South Kordofan and the Nuba Mountains—causing mass displacement;

(3) recognises that the inter-ethnic conflict also affects South Sudan, and people in South Sudan's Western Equatoria region are still victims of attacks by the Lords Resistance Army along the border areas of Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic;

(4) expresses deep concern at the:

(a) protracted nature of the conflict and displacement in Darfur, now in its eighth year;

(b) United Nations estimate that 300,000 people have been killed as a result of violence, malnutrition and starvation, and 4 million people are in desperate need of aid, representing nearly two thirds of the entire estimated Darfur population of 6.5 million; and

(c) estimated 2.5 million people that live in refugee camps in Darfur and neighbouring Chad, while others struggle to survive in remote villages;

(5) notes that:

(a) humanitarian relief efforts to provide assistan ce to vulnerable populations are being hampered by limited humanitarian access in some of the most affected conflict areas including in South Kordofan and Darfur; and

(b) insecurity and inaccessibility remain amongst the biggest challenges facing the delivery of assistance by humanitarian agencies to vulnerable populations;

(6) urges the Government of South Sudan and the Government of Sudan to reaffirm their commitment to peace, conflict prevention, the inclusion of the peripheral regions and ethnic minor ities in political representation and decision making, and the recognition of cultural and ethnic diversity through durable political solutions; and

(7) encourages the Australian Government to provide ongoing and predictable diplomatic and funding resources to address humanitarian and development needs in North and South Sudan. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

29   Mandaean humanitarian issues: Resumption of debate ( from 22 August 2011 ) on the motion of Mr L. D. T. Ferguson—That this House notes the:

(1) continuing discrimination and attacks upon M andaeans on the basis of their religious beliefs;

(2) minimal opportunities for internal relocation of Mandaeans within Iraq due to their limited numbers and lack of Government protection;

(3) significant numbers that have fled the country either to other nations in the Middle East and from there to nations such as Australia;

(4) need for Australia to continue to focus on Mandaean claims in our refugee/humanitarian intake; and

(5) humanitarian imperative for Australia to raise continuing human rights abuses in Iraq within varied multicultural fora and bilateral dealings with Iraq. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

30   Burmese community in Australia: Resumption of debate ( from 22 August 2011—Ms Owens , in continuation ) on the motion of Ms Owens—That this House:

(1) recognises:

(a)  the important contribution of the Burmese community in Australia;

(b) the strength of the Burmese community and professional organisations and the part they have played in assisting others to settle successfully in Australia; and

(c) the extensive charity work of the Burmese community in Australia for the broader Australian community; and

(2)  acknowledges the Burmese community’s:

(a) strong advocacy over the plight of the Burmese refugees in the region; and

(b) determination to raise awareness of the difficult situation facing internally displaced people in Eastern Burma. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

31   Polio eradication: Resumption of debate ( from 22 August 2011 ) on the motion of Dr Leigh—That this House:

(1) commends the efforts of successive Australian governmen ts, working with multilateral, non-government organisations such as Rotary International and other national governments, in wiping out polio in the Pacific and reducing the total number of polio cases worldwide by 99 per cent since 1988;

(2) notes that polio remains endemic in four countries—Afghanistan, Nigeria, India and Pakistan—three of which are Commonwealth nations;

(3) recognises that in 2010, there were only 1,290 cases of polio worldwide, down from 350,000 cases in 1988, indicating the unprecedented opportunity the world has to eradicate polio once and for all;

(4) notes that the Global Polio Eradication Initiative currently faces a funding shortfall of US$665 million for the full implementation of its 2010-12 Polio Eradication Strategic Plan; and

(5) calls upon the Government to support efforts to deliver a polio-free world and to advocate for the inclusion of a strong statement urging Commonwealth countries to strengthen immunisation systems, including for polio, in the Final Communique of the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

32   Income Management: Resumption of debate ( from 22 August 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Champion—That this House:

(1) notes:

(a) t he positive impact compulsory and voluntary income management is having on the wellbeing of families and children in Perth and the Kimberley in Western Australia;

(b) an independent evaluation of compulsory and voluntary income management in Western Australia showed that participants believed it had made a positive impact on their lives;

(c) that a non discriminatory income management system linked to the child protection system and school attendance has been rolled out in the Northern Territory to help children who are being neglected or are at risk of neglect;

(d) that more than 1,700 people have moved off income management across the Northern Territory because they have found jobs and apprenticeships or improved their parenting skills; and

(e) that income management produces positive life impacts for individuals acquiring new skills through training and getting jobs; and

(2) c alls for this initiative to be trialled in other communities to help those families and individuals receiving welfare payments who are:

(a) iden tified as high risk by Centrelink social workers;

(b) recommended by child protection workers; and

(c) or who volunteer to participate to improve their ability to manage and save money and provide the essentials of life for their children.

And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Champion, viz. —That motion be amended to read—That the House:

(1)  notes:

(a) the positive impact compulsory and voluntary income management is having on the wellbeing of families and children in Perth and the Kimberley in Western Australia;

(b) an independent evaluation of income management in Western Australia reported that income management had made a positive impact on the lives of women and children including increasing their ability to meet essential needs and save money;

(c) that a non discriminatory model of income management system has been rolled out in the Northern Territory to help children who are being neglected or are at risk of neglect;

(d) that more than 1,700 people have moved off income management across the Northern Territory including because they have found jobs and apprenticeships or improved their parenting skills; and

(e) that income management produces positive life impacts for individuals acquiring new skills through training and getting jobs;

(2) welcomes the Government’s decision to trial income management in other communities to help those families and individuals receiving welfare payments who:

(a) are identified as vulnerable by Centrelink social workers;

(b) are referred by child protection workers; or

(c) volunteer to participate to improve their ability to manage and save money and provide the essentials of life for their children; and

(3) calls for continued evaluation and monitoring of income management in the new and existing locations with a view to assisting further expansion for the benefit of vulnerable Australians. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 19 March 2012. )

33   International Year of the Forests: Resumption of debate ( from 4 July 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Adams—That this House:

(1) recognises that forest and sustainable forest management can contribute significantly to sustainable development, poverty eradication and the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Developme nt Goals;

(2) supports concerted efforts to focus on raising awareness at all levels to strengthen the sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations;

(3) calls upon State Governments, relevant regional and international organisations, and major groups to support activities related to the Year, inter alia, through voluntary contributions, and to link their relevant activities to the Year. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 19 March 2012. )

34   Human rights in Vietnam: Resumption of debate ( from 4 July 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes—That this House:

(1) notes with concern that on 30 May 2011 in the People's Court of Ben Tre, Vietnam, the following seven people were tried and convicted under Section 2 of Article 79 of the penal code, ‘Attempting to overthrow the people' s administration’:

(a) Ms Tran Thi Thuy (8 years imprisonment and 5 years probation);

(b) Mr Pham Van Thong (7 years and 5 years probation);

(c) Pastor Duong Kim Khai (6 years and 5 years probation);

(d) Mr Cao Van Tinh (5 years and 4 years probation);

(e) Mr Nguyen Thanh Tam (2 years and 3 years probation);

(f) Mr Nguyen Chi Thanh (2 years and 3 years probation); and

(g) Ms Pham Ngoc Hoa (2 years and 3 years probation);

(2) further notes all seven were advocates for democratic reform, and had:

(a ) participated in non-violent protest;

(b) prepared and distributed material affirming Vietnamese sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands;

(c) petitioned the State for redress on behalf of local landholders; and

(d) as members of the ‘Cattle Sh ed Congregation’ of the Mennonite Church, engaged in peaceful advocacy for social justice; and

(3) expresses its concern that the authorities of Vietnam appear to be using legal processes to rationalise human rights abuse and to silence peaceful oppositio n; and

(4) calls on the Government to use the full weight of its diplomatic relations with Vietnam to lobby for substantial reform in human rights and basic freedoms in accordance with the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which both Australia and Vietnam are parties. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 19 March 2012. )

35   Electromagnetic exposure via mobile phones: Resumption of debate ( from 4 July 2011 ) on the motion of Ms O'Neill—That this House notes:

(1) the release by the World Health Organisation’s cancer research report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which says that radio frequency electromagnetic fields generated by mobile phones are ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans’ and asserts that heavy usage could lead to a possible increased risk of glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer;

(2) the warnings of Dr Charlie Teo, one of Australia’s leading brain surgeons and former Australian of the Year finalist, that ‘there is an increasing body of evidence that there is an association between brain tumours and mobile phones’;

(3) that the Australian Government, through the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), welcomes the report and considers that the classification by IARC corresponds to the current ARPANSA advice, including its advice on practical ways in which people can reduce their exposure to the electromagnetic fields produced by wireless telephones;

(4) that the methods to reduce exposure inclu de:

(a) limiting call time;

(b) preferring the use of land-line phones;

(c) using hands-free or speaker options;

(d) texting instead of making voice calls; and

(e) using phones in good signal areas which reduce power levels for communication; and

(5 ) that ARPANSA has also recommended parents encourage their children to use these methods of reducing exposure. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 19 March 2012. )