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Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Page: 2949


The following notices were given:

Mr Gray: To present a bill for an act to amend legislation relating to judges and Governors-General, and for other purposes

Mr Albanese: To move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Lyne's private Members' business notice relating to the disallowance of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 5), as contained in the Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 222, and made under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000, being called on immediately.

Mr Hartsuyker: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) motorcycling is an environmentally friendly and fuel efficient mode of transport which is rapidly increasing in popularity in Australia;

(b) motorcyclists make up about 1 per cent of traffic but account for 16 per cent of deaths in road accidents;

(c) most motorcycle casualties involve speed and hitting a fixed object; and

(d) motorcycle groups are concerned about the safety implications of the design and location of wire rope barriers; and

(2) calls on the Government to work with the States and Territories to ensure motorcyclist safety assumes increased importance in road design.

Mr Hartsuyker: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) 2012 is the International Year of Co-operatives;

(b) there are two million more co-operative members in Australia than retail share investors;

(c) co-operatives create diversity in the Australian economy;

(d) co-operatives play an important role in delivering services to regional and rural communities; and

(e) some Australian Government industry assistance is not available to enterprises with a co-operative structure; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) support the role of co-operatives in Australian communities; and

(b) continue working with the States and Territories to implement nationally consistent laws governing the operation of co-operatives.

Mr Coulton: To move:

That this House acknowledges the Government's mismanagement of the solar panel program, the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), in particular, the:

(1) failure of the Government to screen disreputable operators from the program;

(2) failure to warn the Australian public regarding the risks associated with solar installation companies operating with questionable practices, despite indication that this was necessary; and

(3) fundamental design flaws of the SRES program which have caused a glut of Renewable Energy Certificates in the clearing of houses, leading to deep financial stress for reputable solar installation companies and Australian families.

Dr Leigh: To move:

That this House notes that:

(1) on 12 March 2013 the whole of Australia will celebrate 100 years since the foundation of Canberra;

(2) the city of Canberra represents our country's freedom, spirit, achievements and aspirations;

(3) a year-long calendar of events has been planned to mark this special anniversary; and

(4) all Australians are encouraged to participate in the Centenary of Canberra celebrations.

Mr Champion: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes the South Australian Labor Government's proposal to extend trading hours in Adelaide with the exception of certain public holidays;

(2) acknowledges that Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are important occasions for families and communities to spend together; and

(3) supports the South Australian Labor Government's policy to declare part day public holidays after 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.