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Tuesday, 6 June 2000
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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, 19 June 2000.

The report read as follows—

Report relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private Members business on Monday, 19 June 2000

Pursuant to standing order 331, 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, 19 June 2000. 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 PRIMARY INDUSTRIES AND REGIONAL SERVICES—STANDING COMMITTEE: Report on primary producer access to gene technology.

The Committee determined that all statements on the report conclude by 12.50 pm.

Speech time limits —

Each Member speaking — 5 minutes.

[proposed Members speaking = 4 x 5 mins]

PRIVATE MEMBERS BUSINESS

Order of precedence

Notices

1mr hardgrave: To move—That this House:

(1) expresses its concern for the return of hostilities between Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea;

(2) acknowledges attempts by the Organisation of African Unity, the United States, various African heads of state and the United Nations to restore peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea;

(3) expresses great concern for the reported deaths of thousands of people in the past eighteen months and for the suffering of tens of thousands more;

(4) acknowledges the need expressed by the Eritrean Government for the return of foreign humanitarian NGO groups to provide relief; and

(5) highlights the past efforts of Australians, such as Fred Hollows, to help the people of Eritrea. (Notice given 20 October 1999.)

The Committee determined that all statements conclude by 1.15 pm.

Speech time limits —

Mover of motion — 5 minutes.

First Opposition speaking — 5 minutes.

Other Members — 5 minutes each.

[proposed Members speaking = 5 x 5 mins].

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

2 Mr A. P. Thomson: To move—That the House:

(1) urges Telstra to pursue its obligations to Australia's rural and regional dwellers with full vigour; and

(2) acknowledges that full privatisation of Telstra would:

(a) allow Telstra to pursue more valuable commercial opportunities to the benefit of its shareholders;

(b) deliver to the Government sufficient funds to pay off entirely Australia's federal sovereign debt; and

(c) ease upward pressure on interest rates in a climate of rising oil prices.(Notice given 17 February 2000.)

The Committee determined that all statements conclude by 1.45 pm.

Speech time limits —

Mover of motion — 10 minutes.

First Opposition speaking — 10 minutes.

Other Members — 5 minutes each.

[proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 and 2 x 5 mins].

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

3 mr PRICE: To move—That this House:

(1) acknowledges the fact that a legitimate government, democratically elected, has been detained at gun point and thereafter removed from office by illegal means, in Fiji by a small band of armed terrorists;

(2) notes that the ethnic Indian communities in Fiji are being deprived from exercising their fundamental political and human rights;

(3) calls on the Australian Government to:

(a) recall Australia's High Commissioner from Suva;

(b) suspend all Ministerial and high level official contacts;

(c) seek Fiji's immediate suspension from the Commonwealth;

(d) suspend all non-humanitarian elements of Australia's $22.3 million aid program;

(e) cancel all defence cooperation with Fiji's armed forces;

(f) suspend the extension of the Import Credit Scheme in its application to Fiji;

(g) urge Australian tourists to favour other destinations instead of Fiji; and

(h) encourage other countries to adopt similar sanctions; and

(4) urges the Government to review the measures taken only upon full democratic rights being restored to each and every citizen of Fiji and a constitutional government being restored. (Notice given 31 May 2000)

Time allotted — remaining private Members' business time.

Speech time limits —

Mover of motion — 10 minutes.

First Government Member speaking — 10 minutes.

Other Members — 5 minutes each.

[proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 and 8 x 5 mins].

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

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