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Thursday, 27 March 2003
Page: 13893

The following notices were given:

Mr Lloyd to move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges that prostate cancer is now a major cause of death in Australian men with more than 2,500 men dying from prostate cancer annually;

(2) recognises the importance of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing as a reliable and effective method of diagnosing early prostate cancer, providing the best possibility of a successful outcome;

(3) notes the reported collapse of a proposed national television awareness campaign about prostate cancer; and

(4) calls on the Federal Government to examine funding options which will enable increased research into prostate cancer, and provide additional and more effective awareness programs to assist in the early detection of prostate cancer. (Notice given 27 March 2003.)

Ms Hoare to move:

That this House:

(1) notes that cancer of the cervix is the eighth most common cancer amongst females;

(2) notes with satisfaction that as a result of the National Cervical Screening Program its incidence and mortality have been falling for many years;

(3) encourages all Australian women to undertake regular screening for cervical cancer;

(4) notes that although the Pap smear has been an effective screening test there is room for improvement;

(5) understands that many Australian women are choosing the more accurate but costly ThinPrep Pap test for screening; and

(6) urges the Minister to allow free access to the more reliable ThinPrep Pap test for all Australian women. (Notice given 27 March 2003.)

Mr Baird to move:

That this House:

(1) commends the Australian Government on its efforts to support the local film industry;

(2) recognises the cultural and economic contribution that the Australian film industry makes to the nation; and

(3) acknowledges the excellence of the film industry training centres in Australia.

Mr King to move:

That this House:

(1) notes the importance to Australian families who are new home buyers of clear and fair arrangements for the entry into mortgages;

(2) notes the recent calls by industry leaders for legislation for the finance broking industry to put in place an accredited licensing scheme; and

(3) commends the Commonwealth Government and Australia's mortgage finance industry for their cooperative action in identifying measures including uniform legislation.

Dr Southcott to move:

That this House:

(1) notes the problems and possibilities identified in the report Maximising Australia's Asia Knowledge: repositioning and renewal of a national asset, prepared by the Asian Studies Association of Australia;

(2) recognises that the national interest is served by the knowledge Australians have of their world and particularly of their own diverse, complex region; and

(3) commends efforts by governments, educational institutions, businesses and voluntary associations to renew, enhance and extend Australian knowledge of Asia.