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Thursday, 4 December 2003
Page: 23852

Mr ABBOTT (Warringah—Leader of the House) (3.35 p.m.)—Papers are tabled as listed in the schedule circulated to honourable members. Details of the papers will be recorded in the Votes and Proceedings, and I wish the Clerk a happy Christmas as well. I move:

That the House take note of the following papers:

Aboriginal Land Commissioner—Reports and recommendations to the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs and to the Administrator of the Northern Territory—

No. 66—Seven Emu Region Land Claim No. 186; Wollogorang Area II Land Claim No. 187, and part of Manangoora Region Land Claim No. 185.

Explanatory statement by the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.

No. 67—Lower Daly Land Claim No. 68.

Explanatory Statement by the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.

Australian Communications Authority—Telecommunic-ations performance—Report for 2002-03.

Australian Film Commission—Report for 2002-03—Erratum.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare—Report—Australia's welfare 2003.

Australian Technology Group Limited—

Financial statements for 2003.

Statement of Corporate Intent—2003-04.

Central Land Council—Report for 2002-03.

Department of Defence—Special purpose flights—Schedule for period January to June 2003.

Department of Finance and Administration—Reports—

Former Parliamentarians' travel paid by the department for the period January to June 2003, December 2003.

Parliamentarians' travel paid by the department for the period January to June 2003, December 2003.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet—Expenditure on travel by former Governors-General paid by the department for the period January to June 2003.

Enterprise and Career Education Foundation—Report for 2002-03.

Environment and Heritage—House of Representatives Standing Committee—Report—Co-ordinating Catchment Management—Government response.

Finance—Consolidated financial statements in respect of the year ending 30 June 2003.

Official Establishments Trust—Report for 2002-03.

Privacy Amendment Bill 2003—Explanatory memorandum.

Debate (on motion by Ms Gillard) adjourned.

Mr ABBOTT (Warringah—Leader of the House) (3.35 p.m.)—I present papers on the following subjects, being petitions which are not in accordance with the standing and sessional orders of the House.

Relating to bulk billing by general practitioners—from the member for Perth—3508 Petitioners.


The SPEAKER —I have a message from the Senate. Does the Clerk want that dealt with or shall we move to the MPI?



The SPEAKER —I indicate to the member for Watson that he has already been warned! Furthermore, there are facilities already well known to all members of the House, and I am on my feet introducing the MPI.