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Wednesday, 25 June 1997
Page: 6328

The following notices were given on 25 June 1997:

Mr Reith to move:

(1)   That:

(a)   the Public Service Bill 1997 and the Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Bill 1997 be referred to the Joint Committee of Public Accounts for consideration and an advisory report by 4 September 1997; and

(b)   the terms of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing and sessional orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing and sessional orders.

(2)   That a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this reference to the committee.

Mr Reith to move:

That standing order 48A (adjournment and next meeting) and standing order 103 (new business) be suspended for this sitting.

Mr Reith to present a Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment and management of the Australian Public Service, and for other purposes.

Mr Reith to present a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential and transitional matters arising from the repeal of the Public Service Act 1922 and the enactment of the Public Service Act 1997, and for other purposes.

Mr Reith to move:

(1)   That:

(a)   the Public Service Bill 1997 and the Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Bill 1997 be referred to the Joint Committee of Public Accounts for consideration and an advisory report by 4 September 1997; and

(b)   the terms of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing and sessional orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing and sessional orders.

(2)   That a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this reference to the committee.

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

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

Mr Anderson to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Wheat Marketing Act 1989, and for other purposes.

Mr Anderson to present a Bill for an Act to reform the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme by corporatising the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority and making related changes to the Scheme, and for related purposes.

Mr Anderson to present a Bill for an Act to repeal and amend various Acts as a result of the enactment of the Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997, and for related purposes.

Mrs Moylan to present a Bill for an Act to provide for payments in respect of child care, and for related purposes.

Mr Miles to present a Bill for an Act to amend the States Grants (General Purposes) Act 1994, and for related purposes.

Dr Wooldridge to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Health Insurance Commission Act 1973, to enact transitional provisions relating to the transfer of Medibank Private from the Health Insurance Commission to a separate organisation, and for other purposes.

Dr Wooldridge to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Health Insurance Act 1973, and for related purposes.

Mr Beazley to present a Bill for an Act to require a plebiscite on whether Australia should become a republic.

Mr Beazley to move:

(1)   That a Joint Committee on the Plebiscite for an Australian Republic be established;

(2)   That the committee consist of 4 members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 2 members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, 1 Senator to be nominated by the Leader of the Australian Democrats and 1 Senator to be nominated by any independent Senators;;

(3)   That every nomination of a member of the committee be forthwith notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(4)   That the chairman of the committee be elected by and from the members of the committee;

(5)   That the committee elect a deputy chairman who shall act as chairman of the committee at any time when the chairman is not present at a meeting of the committee, and at any time when the chairman and deputy chairman are not present at a meeting of the committee the members present shall elect another member to act as chairman at that meeting;

(6)   That, in the event of the votes on a question before the committee being equally divided, the chairman, or the deputy chairman when acting as chairman, have a casting vote;

(7)   That 8 members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee;

(8)   That the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 4 or more of its members and to refer to any subcommittee any matter which the committee is empowered to examine;

(9)   That the committee appoint the chairman of each subcommittee who shall have a casting vote only, and at any time when the chairman of a subcommittee is not present at a meeting of a subcommittee the members of the subcommittee present shall elect another member of that subcommittee to act as chairman at that meeting;

(10)   That the quorum of a subcommittee be a majority of the members of that subcommittee;

(11)   That members of the committee who are not members of a subcommittee may participate in the public proceedings of that subcommittee but shall not vote, move any motion or be counted for the purpose of a quorum;

(12)   That the committee or any subcommittee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

(13)   That the committee or any subcommittee have power to move from place to place;

(14)   That a subcommittee have power to adjourn from time to time and to sit during any sittings or adjournment of the House;

(15)   That the committee have leave to report from time to time; and

(16)   That the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.