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Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Page: 9697


Ms HALL (9:31 AM) —On behalf of the Chief Government Whip, I present the report of the recommendations of the whips relating to committee and delegation reports and private members’ business on Monday, 19 October 2009. Copies of the report have been placed on the table.

The report read as follows—

Pursuant to standing order 41A, the Whips recommend the following items of committee and delegation reports and private Members’ business for Monday, 19 October 2009. The order of precedence and allotments of time for items in the Main Committee and Chamber are as follows:

Items recommended for Main Committee (6.55 to 8.30 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Order of the day

1 CLEAN ENERGY SECURITY BILL 2009—Second reading (14 September 2009).

The Whips recommend all speeches to conclude by 7.05 pm.

Speech time limits—

Mr Tuckey—5 minutes.

Other Member—5 minutes.

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

The Whips recommend   that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

Notices

1 MR RANDALL: To move:

That the House:

(1)   notes that in 2007, the Coalition Government initiated the National Schools Chaplaincy Program (NSCP);

(2)   acknowledges the important role of school chaplains in supporting the personal, spiritual and emotional wellbeing of students at schools throughout Australia;

(3)   recognises that school chaplains provide essential services to students of all ages, staff and the wider school community, assisting them resolve emotional, social and everyday issues and build relationships;

(4)   notes that the Government’s failure to renew existing contracts awarded under the NSCP will impact student welfare, personal and academic development and place additional pressure on school resources; and

(5)   calls on the Government to:

(a)   extend the NSCP beyond the life of the existing contracts due to expire in 2010;

(b)   support an extension of the program to make chaplains available to more schools; and

(c)   acknowledge that failing to renew funding for this widely accessed service will disadvantage students.

Time allotted—30 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mr Randall—5 minutes.

Other Member—5 minutes each.

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

The Whips recommend   that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

2 MR RIPOLL: To move:

That the House:

(1)   notes that:

(a)   a comprehensive and accessible rail transport system is an important link in the Australian transport chain that joins communities and strengthens industry; and

(b)   the Australian Government has invested an unprecedented $26.4 billion investment in road and rail infrastructure through the Nation Building Program over the six year period from 2008 09 to 2013 14; and

(2)   supports:

(a)   the Australian Government’s budget announcement of more than $25 billion for key road, rail and port projects;

(b)   fiscal strategies and major infrastructure projects that aim to create jobs and boost long term productivity; and

(c)   the continued encouragement of private involvement in delivering new infrastructure.

Time allotted—30 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mr Ripoll—5 minutes.

Other Member—5 minutes each.

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

The Whips recommend   that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

3 MRS MOYLAN: To move:

That the House:

(1)   notes that:

(a)   substantial changes to air flight paths were made by Airservices Australia in November 2008 in relation to Perth Airport;.

(b)   Airservices Australia is a corporation which receives income from airlines and other corporate clients, and that it has control over the location of and changes to flight paths;

(c)   although the Perth Airport Noise Management Committee was advised that a Western Australian Air Route Review had commenced, the committee members were not advised of the commencement of the changes or the selection of the final flight paths;

(d)   Airservices Australia stated that the rationale for the changes to flight paths related to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Safety Review and were required due to the need to ‘maintain safety, reduce complexity and cope with the rapid and predicted continued increase in air traffic.’;

(e)   Perth Airport has already exceeded traffic levels not expected until 2015;

(f)   prior to the changes, the CASA Safety Review and the noise impact statements were not made available to the committee;

(g)   there is no evidence of an open, accountable and effective public consultation process by Airservices Australia prior to the changes occurring; and

(h)   there has been:

(i)   a high level of public disquiet about the changes that have been made and the lack of public consultation; and

(ii)   no revision of the Noise Abatement Procedures since 2004; and

(2)   calls on the Government to:

(a)   examine whether there is a conflict of interest in Airservices Australia’s roles that may impact on the public;

(b)   implement an inquiry into the legislative arrangements governing airports with particular reference to the establishment of an open and accountable public consultation process before changes are made to aircraft flight paths;

(c)   establish a nationally consistent approach to the management of increased air traffic and changes to air flight paths with reference to noise abatement issues; and

(d)   consider appointing an Airport Ombudsman to provide an independent agency to examine public grievances in the management of changes to airport operations and their effect on the public.

Time allotted—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 8.30 pm Speech time limits—

Mrs Moylan—5 minutes.

Other Member—5 minutes each.

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

The Whips recommend   that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

Items recommended for House of Representatives Chamber (8.40 to 9.30 pm)

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION REPORTS

Presentation and statements

1 PROCEDURE COMMITTEE

The display of articles - An examination of the practices of the House of Representatives.

The Whips recommend   that statements on the report may be made—statements to conclude by 8.45 pm

Speech time limits—

Ms Owens (Chair)—5 minutes

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 1 x 5 mins]

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Orders of the day

1 GEOTHERMAL AND OTHER RENEWABLE ENERGY (EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES) AMENDMENT BILL 2009—Second reading (14 September 2009).

The Whips recommend   all speeches to conclude by 8.55 pm

Speech time limits—

Mrs B. K. Bishop—5 minutes.

Other Member—5 minutes

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

The Whips recommend   that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

Notices

1 MS REA: To move:

That the House:

(1)   applauds the Government’s increase of total health funding in the foreign aid budget and an increase in spending to maternal, newborn and child health, which is much needed when in our region, including South Asia, 200,000 mothers and 3.2 million children are dying every year from preventable causes;

(2)   notes that:

(a)   Australia still requires an increase in total health funding in the foreign aid budget to meet its fair share by 2015 to reduce Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5;

(b)   Millennium Development Goal 4 to reduce child mortality by two thirds and MDG 5 to reduce maternal mortality by three quarters have made the slowest progress of all MDGs and are off track to being achieved by 2015;

(c)   Millennium Development Goal 5 has made virtually no progress globally and has reversed in most of sub Saharan Africa in the last 20 years—it is the only MDG not making progress of any significance;

(d)   the health MDGs are achievable but require increased effort and greater cooperation from all developing and developed countries; and

(e)   evidence indicates that successful proven, cost effective strategies exist that can reduce child deaths by at least 60 per cent and maternal deaths by 75 per cent, which would save the lives of 240,000 children and 26,000 mothers in our immediate region each year;

(3)   acknowledges the importance of the Australian Government increasing its support for health systems in the Asia Pacific region and in Africa (though coordinated mechanisms including the International Health Partnership) to ensure that adequate, coordinated, long term and predictable donor resources are available to support effective basic and reproductive health plans and systems in each developing country in our region; and

(4)   recognises that:

(a)   greater focus must be placed on training health professionals and midwives to ensure significant reductions in newborn, child and maternal mortality;

(b)   system strengthening must also be ensured to provide incentives for staff to be retained in countries and areas of need; and

(c)   an increase in Australian support for maternal and child health related spending is required to support the provision of basic health services and health system strengthening and reflect Australia’s fair share of Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development countries, which will demonstrate Australia’s leadership and commitment to ending the preventable deaths of children and mothers globally.

Time allotted—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 9.30 pm Speech time limits—

Ms Rea—5 minutes.

Other Member—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 7 x 5 mins]

The Whips recommend that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

Report adopted.