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Wednesday, 18 March 2015
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The SPEAKER (15:09): I report No. 22 of the Selection Committee relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and private members business on Monday 23 March 2015. The report will be printed in today's Hansard and the committee's determinations will appear on tomorrow's Notice Paper. Copies of the report have been placed on the table.

The report read as follows—

Report relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and of private Members' business

1. The committee met in private session on Tuesday, 17 March 2015.

2. The committee determined the order of precedence and times to be allotted for consideration of committee and delegation business and private Members' business on Monday, 23 March 2015, as follows:

Items for House of Representatives Chamber (10.10 am to 12 noon)

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION BUSINESS

Presentation and statements

1 Joint Standing Committee on Migration:

Inquiry into the Business Innovation and Investment Programme.

The Committee determined that statements may be made—all statements to conclude by 10.20 am.

Speech time limits—

Mrs Markus 5 minutes.

Next Member 5 minutes.

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

2 Standing Committee on Health:

Skin Cancer in Australia: Our National Cancer.

The Committee determined that statements may be made—all statements to conclude by 10.30 am.

Speech time limits—

Mr Irons 5 minutes.

Next Member 5 minutes.

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

PRIVATE MEMBERS ' BUSINESS

Notices

1 MS MCGOWAN: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998, and for related purposes. (Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment (Regional Australia Statements) Bill 2015)

(Notice given 17 March 2015.)

Time allotted—10 minutes .

Speech time limits—

Ms McGowan 10 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 1 x 10 mins]

Presenter may speak to the second reading for a period not exceeding 10 minutes—pursuant to standing order 41.

2 MR TEHAN: To move:

That this House notes that:

(1) Melanoma March takes place this month and will involve hundreds of Australians around the country participating in community walks to raise awareness of melanoma;

(2) 12,500 Australians are diagnosed with melanoma each year and 1,650 of those are diagnosed with advanced melanoma;

(3) advanced melanoma kills more than 1,500 Australians each year—this is one death every six hours;

(4) melanoma is:

(a) the most common cancer in young Australians aged 15 to 39 and those diagnosed with advanced melanoma have a median survival of only 8 to 9 months;

(b) estimated to be the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian males in 2014 (7,440 cases), after prostate and colorectal cancer; and

(c) also estimated to be the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian females (5,210 cases), after breast and colorectal cancer; and

(5) advanced melanoma costs hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

(Notice given 16 March 2015.)

Time allotted—40 minutes .

Speech time limits—

Mr Tehan 5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 8 x 5 mins]

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

3 MR THISTLETHWAITE: To move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam on the people of Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Kiribati;

(2) recognises the enormous destructive force of Cyclone Pam and notes the loss of life and destruction caused including:

(a) damage to 90 per cent of Port Vila homes and entire villages across the archipelago;

(b) displacement of 45 per cent of Tuvalu's population and significant destruction of the outer islands of Tuvalu; and

(c) severe damage on three of Kiribati's southern islands:

(3) recognises the:

(a) enormous effort that will be required by governments and non-government emergency teams to find those missing from the disaster; and

(b) huge task now facing our friends in the Pacific to rebuild and repair following the devastation of Cyclone Pam;

(4) acknowledges the international effort to provide assistance to Vanuatu; and

(5) calls on the Australian Government to monitor the situation closely and to work with the governments of Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Kiribati to provide timely and appropriate further assistance as needed.

(Notice given 16 March 2015.)

Time allotted—remaining private Members ' business time prior to 12 noon.

Speech time limits—

Mr Thistlethwaite—5 minutes .

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 8 x 5 mins]

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

Items for Federation Chamber (11 am to 1.30 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS ' BUSINESS

Notices

1 MR IRONS: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) the previous Labor Government introduced more than 21,000 additional regulations in five and a half years and as a consequence, Australia:

(i) ranked 128th out of 148 countries for burden of government regulation according to the 2013 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index; and

(ii) came second last in a 2012 ranking of productivity growth by the Economist Intelligence Unit;

(b) the Government has a deregulation agenda to cut $1 billion in green and red tape each year;

(c) on 26 March 2014 the Government held the first ever red tape repeal day, removing over 10,000 pieces and 50,000 pages of legislation and regulation saving over $700 million in compliance costs; and

(2) commends the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for his effective management of the Government's deregulation agenda.

(Notice given 16 March 2015.)

Time allotted—40 minutes .

Speech time limits—

Mr Irons 5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 8 x 5 mins]

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

2 MS HALL: To move:

That this House:

(1) recognises:

(a) that Brain Injury Awareness Week will be held from 9 to 15 March 2015;

(b) that over 700,000 Australians live with a brain injury; and

(c) the work done by the Bouverie Centre in conjunction with the Victorian Department of Human Services to improve services provided to people with acquired brain injury; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) provide more services to accommodate people with a brain injury; and

(b) develop a national scale partnership similar to the partnership seen in Victoria which helps people with a brain injury, and their family members.

(Notice given 25 February 2015.)

Time allotted—30 minutes .

Speech time limits—

Ms Hall 5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

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

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

3 MRS PRENTICE: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) 24 March is World Tuberculosis Day (WTD);

(b) WTD is a designated WHO global public health campaign and is an annual event that marks the anniversary of the 1882 discovery by German Nobel Laureate, Dr Robert Koch, of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis;

(c) tuberculosis is contagious and airborne—it ranks as the world's second leading cause of death from a single infectious agent and left untreated, each person with active tuberculosis disease will infect on average 10 to 15 people every year;

(d) the theme for WTD in 2015 is 'Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone';

(e) in 2013, 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis worldwide with 40 per cent of deaths occurring in countries in the lndo Pacific region;

(f) Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis infection in the Pacific, with an estimated 39,000 total cases and 25,000 infections each year;

(g) the prevalence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis continues to increase worldwide—rising from 450,000 cases in 2012 to 480,000 cases in 2013, with more than half of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases found in our region; and

(h) tuberculosis is:

(i) the leading cause of death among HIV positive people—HIV weakens the immune system and is lethal in combination with tuberculosis, each contributing to the other's progress; and

(ii) considered to be a preventable and treatable disease, however current treatment tools, drugs, diagnostics and vaccines are outdated and ineffective; and

(2) recognises:

(a) Australia's resolve to continue to work towards combatting the challenge of tuberculosis in the region and the need for discovery, development and rapid uptake of new tools, interventions and strategies as recognised in the WHO End TB Strategy;

(b) the WHO End TB Strategy was endorsed by all member states at the 2014 World Health Assembly and aims to end the tuberculosis epidemic by 2035;

(c) the Australian Government funding of health and medical research is helping to bring new medicines, diagnostic tests and vaccines to market for tuberculosis and other neglected diseases; and

(d) the ongoing support for research and development of new simple and affordable treatment tools for tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is essential if the WHO End TB Strategy goal is to be met.

(Notice given 17 March 2015.)

Time allotted—30 minutes .

Mrs Prentice 5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

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

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

4 MR ZAPPIA: To move:

That this House:

(1) congratulates the Australian researchers at Monash University and Amaero Engineering Pty Ltd who created the world's first 3D printed jet engine;

(2) recognises that:

(a) Australia has a history of punching above its weight when it comes to research and development; and

(b) huge opportunities are available to create new advanced manufacturing jobs and industries with the right government support for our science, research and manufacturing sectors; and

(3) condemns the Government's shortsighted approach to science, research and industry policy, where it has:

(a) cut $878 million from science and research, including $115 million from the CSIRO;

(b) recklessly undermined the Australian auto manufacturing sector, risking the loss of millions of dollars annually of investment in research and development;

(c) failed to support the shipbuilding industry by refusing to guarantee that the 12 future submarines will be built in Australia which would lead to millions of dollars of investment in research and innovation; and

(d) introduced enormous uncertainty for innovative businesses conducting Australian research and development, with retrograde changes to the Research & Development Tax Incentive that sees the removal of the benefit for expenditure over $100 million and a reduction in the rate of the offset by 1.5 percentage points for all firms across the board.

(Notice given 3 March 2015.)

Time allotted—30 minutes .

Mr Zappia 5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

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

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

5 MR LAMING: To move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges that:

(a) the cruise liner industry makes a significant contribution to the regional economies of Sydney, Fremantle, Brisbane and Melbourne;

(b) sulphur dioxide emissions are a significant source of air pollution from cruise liners docked at ports in Australia and are harmful to human health; and

(c) by 2020 the cruise liner industry will implement new measures to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions from cruise ships docked at ports under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships; and

(2) calls on the cruise liner industry to introduce measures ahead of 2020 to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions from cruise liners docked at ports near residential areas including through the use of low sulphur diesel fuels.

(Notice given 17 March 2015.)

Time allotted—remaining private Members ' business time prior to 1.30 pm.

Mr Laming—5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes. each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 4 x 5 mins]

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