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Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Page: 5048

The following notices were given:


Dr Kelly to move:

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: HMAS Penguin and Pittwater Annexe Redevelopment, Mosman and Clareville, NSW.


Ms Neal to move:

That this House:

(1)   congratulates the Australian Women’s Football Squad, the Matildas, for its spectacular victory in the 2010 Asian Football Confederation Women’s Asian Cup over its rivals from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Sunday 30 May 2010, specifically: captain Melissa Barbieri, and players Casey Dumont, Lydia Williams, Emma Wirkus, Danielle Brogan, Ellie Brush, Kim Carroll, Clare Polkinghorne, Karla Reuter, Thea Slatyer, Laura Alleway, Joanne Burgess, Tameka Butt, Lauren Colthorpe, Heather Garriock, Elise Kellond-Knight, Aivi Luik, Collette McCallum, Caitlin Munoz, Ellyse Perry, Sally Shippard, Emily Van Egmond, Amy Chapman, Lisa De Vanna, Kate Gill, Samantha Kerr, Leena Khamis, Kyah Simon, Servet Uzunlar, Sarah Walsh, and coach Tom Sermanni;

(2)   praises the Matildas for its inspirational leadership to young Australian women and encouraging them to participate in football; and

(3)   acknowledges the Matildas’ role in the growth of the sport.


Mr Kelvin Thomson to move:

That this House:

(1)   notes that:

(a)   Australia needs to reverse its current trend of increasing carbon emissions if it is to contribute to efforts to reduce the risks of climate change;

(b)   a significant proportion of Australia’s energy use is represented by energy waste, with estimates by researchers suggesting that cost-effective (ie, budget neutral) opportunities exist to reduce energy use in residential and commercial buildings by 30 to 35 per cent; and

(c)   energy cost are increasing and will continue to do so, placing a growing burden on industry and households; and

(2)   resolves to:

(a)   work multilaterally with industry, the community, the government and all opposition parties to ensure that reducing energy waste is considered as a policy opportunity commensurate with its potential for environmental and economic benefit;

(b)   publicise the findings of the Prime Minister’s Energy Efficiency Task Group and support action for far-reaching recommendations to create a step change in energy efficiency implementation at the earliest opportunity; and

(c)   work with the Australian Alliance to Save Energy to ensure that Members of Parliament are well informed on the opportunity that energy efficiency presents to improve Australia’s economic competitiveness and the large contribution that it can make to reducing greenhouse emissions.