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Tuesday, 13 May 1997
Page: 3400


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, 26 May 1997. Copies of the report have been circulated to honourable members in the chamber.

Report—by leave—adopted.

The report read as follows—

Report relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private Members' business on Monday, 26 May 1997

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, 26 May 1997. The order of precedence and the allotments of time determined by the Committee are shown in the list.

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION REPORTS

Presentation and statements

1    AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION TO THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS, UK (NORTHERN IRELAND) AND THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Report of the Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the European Institutions, UK (Northern Ireland) and the Republic of Ireland.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to be made within a total time of 20 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

2    INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY—STANDING COMMITTEE: Report on business conduct issues arising out of commercial dealings between firms.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to be made within the time remaining for committee and delegation reports.

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Order of precedence

Notices

1    Mr Beazley to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Trade Practices Act 1974.

2    Mr Price to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989.

3    Mr Beazley to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Workplace Relations Act 1996, and for related purposes.

4    Mr Crean to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Customs Tariff Act 1995.

Orders of the day

1    TEACHERS: Resumption of debate (from 24 March 1997) on the motion of Mr Hicks

That this House:

(1)   expresses its strong support for Australia's teachers;

(2)   notes its concern at the greater responsibilities and increasing stress being placed on teachers because of many social factors, including the disintegration of many of Australia's families and resulting lack of discipline within the school environment; and

(3)   recommends that more authority be given to teachers so that teachers and their students are not placed in danger and teachers can get on with the job of educating those students who wish to be taught.

Time allotted:

Any remaining private Members' business time prior to 1.45 p.m.

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

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

Notices—continued

5    Mr Eoin Cameron to move:

That this House:

(1)   acknowledges the importance of immunisation of children against harmful infections;

(2)   recognises the unnecessarily and dangerously low rate of immunisation of children in Australia; and

(3)   welcomes the initiatives announced by the Minister for Health and Family Services as a positive step to reversing the low levels of immunisation, and preventing the unnecessary ill health and deaths of children which can be prevented.

Time allotted—30 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—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.

Orders of the day—continued

2   QUARANTINE AMENDMENT BILL (No. 2) 1996 : Second reading.

Time allotted—any remaining private Members' business time.

Speech time limits—

First 2 Members speaking—10 minutes each.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

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