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Tuesday, 31 October 2006
Page: 52


Mr CAUSLEY (4:29 PM) —I present the report of the Selection Committee relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private members’ business on Monday, 27 November 2006. 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, 27 November 2006

Pursuant to standing order 222, 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, 27 November 2006. The order of precedence and the allotments of time determined by the Committee are as follows:

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION REPORTS

Presentation and statements

1       AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION VISIT TO THE 26th AIPO GENERAL ASSEMBLY, LAOS AND BILATERAL VISIT TO PAKISTAN

Report of the Parliamentary Delegation to the 26th AIPO General Assembly, Laos and Bilateral Visit to Pakistan—17-30 September 2005

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 12:40pm

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

2       AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION VISIT TO MOROCCO AND ALGERIA AND TO THE 52ND COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE, NIGERIA

Report of the Australian Parliamentary Delegation to Morocco and Algeria and to the 52nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Nigeria—27 August to 9 September 2006

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 12:50pm

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Order of precedence

Notices

1    Mr B. P. O’Connor to move:

That the House:

(1)   recognises the enormous hurt to Australian working men and women owing to the enactment of the WorkChoices legislation;

(2)   recognises the extraordinary contribution of Australian rural and regional workers to their communities and the national economy;

(3)   recognises the particular damage to employment conditions and employment prospects in rural and regional Australia;

(4)   takes immediate action to restore protection for employment conditions and employment prospects in rural and regional Australia; and

(5)   takes note of the Howard Government’s agenda to remove employment conditions and employment security, particularly in regional and rural Australia. (Notice given 16 October 2006.)

Time allotted—30 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—5 minutes.

First Government Member speaking—5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 6 x 5 mins]

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

2    Mr Johnson to move:

That the House supports the Australian Government’s policy of:

(1)   remaining unequivocally committed to the Iraqi people’s aspirations to be a democratic and free society, with the continuing presence of Australian Defence Force personnel; and

(2)   standing completely resolute against non-state actors determined to commit (directly or indirectly) acts of terror and violence against free peoples and free societies. (Notice given 18 October 2006.)

Time allotted—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 1.45 pm

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—5 minutes.

First Opposition Member speaking—5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 5 x 5 mins]

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

3    Ms A. E. Burke to move:

That the House:

(1)   notes that:

(a)   eating disorders—anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and related disorders—are not illnesses of choice, but rather life-threatening mental disorders;

(b)   anorexia is the third most prevalent chronic illness in adolescent girls after obesity and asthma and has one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric disorder;

(c)   one in 20 Australian women has admitted to having suffered an eating disorder; and

(2)   expresses serious concern about recent reports that eating disorders are on the increase, especially among school-aged children;

(3)   condemns the lack of government funding for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders; and

(4)   urges the Government to:

(a)   convene a national summit on body image to develop a national code of conduct to ensure the media, fashion industry and advertisers portray a healthy and diverse range of men and women; and

(b)   become a signatory to the Worldwide Charter for Action on Eating Disorders, which calls on those responsible for policy to educate and inform the community with programs that:

(i)   de-stigmatise eating disorders and raise awareness of the causes of eating disorders;

(ii)   increase public awareness of the signs and symptoms of eating disorders;

(iii)   make available comprehensive information about eating disorder services and resources;

(iv)   connect with the media to provide accurate information on eating disorders and to help shift the culture’s perspective on body image issues and weight and food issues;

(v)   develop and implement effective prevention programs targeting schools and universities;

(vi)   educate and train health care practitioners at all levels in the recognition and treatment of eating disorders to improve the quality of care;

(vii)   provide sufficient specialist services based on regional need;

(viii)   provide people with access to fully-funded, specialised treatment and care; and

(ix)   fund research into eating disorders. (Notice given 12 September 2006.)

Time allotted—30 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—5 minutes.

First Government Member speaking—5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 6 x 5 mins]

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

4    Mrs May to move:

That the House:

(1)   recognises that:

(a)   23 percent of women who have ever been married or in a de facto relationship have experienced violence by a partner at some time during the relationship;

(b)   the immediate impacts for children of victims include emotional and behavioural problems, lost school time, poor school performance, adjustment and relationship problems;

(c)   child abuse is more likely to occur in families experiencing domestic violence; and

(d)   children of victims are also at risk of continuing the violence with their own children and partners and are at heightened risk of alcohol and drug abuse and delinquency later in life;

(2)   also recognises that:

(a)   the social, health and psychological consequences of domestic violence have far-reaching and longstanding negative impacts on families who suffer from domestic violence and on the community as a whole; and

(b)   there is no excuse for violence and abuse;

(3)   calls on the Government to:

(a)   establish a National Domestic Violence Death Review Board;

(b)   establish a National Committee on Violence Against Women; and

(c)   increase efforts in the area of primary prevention; and

(4)   calls, on a bipartisan level, for a more coordinated and sustained approach to be undertaken by all levels of government in the area of domestic violence. (Notice given 19 October 2006.)

Time allotted—remaining private Members’ business time.

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—5 minutes.

First Opposition Member speaking—5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 6 x 5 mins]

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