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Tuesday, 21 May 1996
Page: 943


Mr NEHL —I present the report of the Selection Committee relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private members' business on Monday, 27 May 1996. Copies of the report have been circulated to honourable members in the chamber.

The report read as follows—

Pursuant to sessional order 28D, the Selection Committee has determined the order of precedence and times to be allotted for consideration of committee and delegation reports and private Members' business on Monday, 27 May 1996. The order of precedence and the allotments of time determined by the Committee are shown in the list.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Order of precedence

Notices

1   MR NUGENT to move:

That this House:

(1)   welcomes the initiative of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation to launch a National Reconciliation Week to be held each year from 27 May to 3 June for at least the next five years up to 2001, the centenary of federation;

(2)   notes that the inaugural National Reconciliation Week beginning on 27 May 1996 will launch twelve months of community activities and a public awareness campaign leading up to the Australian Reconciliation Convention, which will be held during National Reconciliation Week in 1997;

(3)   reaffirms its commitment to a process of reconciliation; and

(4)   calls on all Australians to support the National Reconciliation Week and thereby to advance the reconciliation process. (Notice given 20 May 1996. )

   Time allotted—50 minutes.

   Speech time limits—

      Mover—10 minutes.

      First Opposition Member speaking—10 minutes.

      Other Members—5 minutes each.

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

2 MS WORTH to move:

That the House:

(1)   extends its sympathies to the family and friends of all the victims of the Port Arthur massacre;

(2)   recognises the outstanding work done by the police and emergency services during the tragedy and the efforts of those associated with the counselling of victims, their families and friends;

(3)   congratulates the Prime Minister and the State and Territory governments in making a significant contribution to public safety by moving to ban automatic and semi-automatic rifles and shotguns;

(4)   acknowledges the contribution made by the Leader of the Opposition in securing a bipartisan approach to the issue of gun control; and

(5)   acknowledges that many law abiding citizens who own guns may be inconvenienced by the ban on some types of firearms. (Notice given 20 May 1996. )

   Time allotted—25 minutes.

   Speech time limits—

      Mover—10 minutes.

      First Opposition Member speaking—10 minutes.

      Other Members—5 minutes each.

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

3   MR BRERETON to move:

That the Australian Parliament:

(1)   declares its support for world efforts to secure peace in the Middle East through a settlement of the present conflict between the Hezbollah and Israel in Southern Lebanon;

(2)   deplores the tragic loss of life and the endangerment of the innocent civilian population as a result of this conflict;

(3)   is of the view that a settlement must involve the Governments of Lebanon, Syria and Israel and be based on the following guarantees:

   (a)   the territorial integrity of Lebanon and all countries in the region; and

   (b)   the absolute right of security for the citizens of Israel; and

(4)   supports the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 425 as part of the settlement. (Notice given 30 April 1996 .)

   Time allotted—any remaining private Members' business time.

   Speech time limits—

      Mover—10 minutes.

      First Government Member speaking—10 minutes.

      Other Members—5 minutes each.

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