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Tuesday, 23 September 1997
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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, 29 September 1997. The report will be printed in today's Hansard and the items accorded priority for debate will be published in the Notice Paper for the next sitting.

The report read as follows—

Report relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports

and private Members' business on Monday, 29 September 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, 29 September 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   FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION—STANDING COMMITTEE: Review of Auditor-General's audit report No. 6 of 1996-97—Performance audit—Commonwealth guarantees, indemnities and letters of comfort.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to be made within a total time of 15 minutes.

Speech time limits—

First Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

2   FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION—STANDING COMMITTEE: Report on inquiry into annual reports for 1995-96 of Reserve Bank of Australia, Insurance and Superannuation Commission and Australian Securities Commission.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to be made within a total time of 15 minutes.

Speech time limits—

First Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

3   EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING—STANDING COMMITTEE: Report on factors influencing the employment of young people.

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—

First Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Order of precedence

Notices

1    Mr Cobb to move:

That this House:

(1)   notes that many Australian animals have become extinct or are near to extinction in the wild over the last 200 years, especially small to medium sized marsupials in temperate to arid areas; and

(2)   calls for action to be taken to:

(a)   identify the full range of animals and habitats affected by extinction;

(b)   identify the causes of extinction, including the detrimental effects of introduced predators and increased grazing pressures;

(c)   allocate adequate resources to undertake captive breeding programs in appropriate locations where animals still exist in captivity, to fully study the lifecycles of the animals, gather scientific evidence generally and build their numbers up to lessen their endangered status;

(d)   undertake appropriate scientific programs with the aim to eliminate predators such as foxes and feral cats, so that native animals can eventually be released back into their original habitats; and

(e)   as a matter of priority and noting that most of the animals lost have been in arid areas, fund the Broken Hill endangered species breeding proposal to complement the existing Taronga Park Zoo and Western Plains Zoo breeding programs in NSW.

Time allotted—private Members' business time prior to 1.45 p.m.

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.

2    Mr Brown to move:

That this House:

(1)   congratulates the International Transport Workers Federation and applauds the support it provided for the union stevedores at the port of Cairns who were under siege as a result of the operation of the Australian Government's Workplace Relations Act;

(2)   endorses the slogans "United we stand, divided we beg" and "Workers united can never be defeated" which have been raised in many recent industrial confrontations;

(3)   expresses its support for the courageous miners at Hunter Valley No 1 Mine and for their wives and children who have stood with them on the picket line in defence of their jobs, families, communities and the right of collective action;

(4)   recognises that one to one negotiations between employees and management in the pursuit of individual contracts is not a process conducted between equals but a process stacked in favour of the vastly more powerful position of employers; and

(5)   urges the trade union movement, all employees and the wider community to continue to resist the savage attacks being made on Australia's traditional and civilised approach to negotiation, conciliation and arbitration in the area of industrial relations.

Time allotted—any remaining private Members' business time.

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—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.