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Monday, 3 June 2013
Page: 4902

NOTICES

The following notices were given:

Mr Albanese: To move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the six private Members’ business notices by the Member for Calare, relating to the disallowance of the Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network Management Plans made under section 370 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 on 5 March 2013, being called on immediately and dealt with together, with separate questions being put on each.

Mr Cobb: To move:

That the Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network Management Plan 2014-2024, made under section 370 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 on 5 March 2013, be disallowed.

Mr Cobb: To move:

That the North-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network Management Plan 2014-2024, made under section 370 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 on 5 March 2013, be disallowed.

Mr Cobb: To move:

That the North Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network Management Plan 2014-2024, made under section 370 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 on 5 March 2013, be disallowed.

Mr Cobb: To move:

That the South-west Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network Management Plan 2014-2024, made under section 370 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 on 5 March 2013, be disallowed.

Mr Cobb: To move:

That the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network Management Plan 2013-2023, made under section 370 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 on 5 March 2013, be disallowed.

Mr Cobb: To move:

That the Temperate East Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network Management Plan 2014-2024, made under section 370 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 on 5 March 2013, be disallowed.

Mr Hayes: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) on 16 May 2013 two young activists, Nguyen Phuong Uyen, age 21, and Dinh Nguyen Kha, age 25, were sentenced to six and eight years, respectively, in jail by the People’s Court of Long An province in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;

(b) the two activists were arrested for distributing literature protesting against China’s claims to the Paracel and Spratly Islands in the South China Sea; and

(c) there are credible reports from various international agencies of continuing human rights violations in Vietnam which is evidenced by the high number of house detentions and imprisonment for people engaged in activities as basic as expressing views contrary to the Vietnamese Government’s position; and

(2) calls on the Australian Government to:

(a) refer the matters of Nguyen Phuong Uyen and Dinh Nguyen Kha, and other issues concerning human rights in Vietnam that have been raised in the Australian Parliament, to the next round of the Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue; and

(b) continue to take appropriate steps to convey to the Vietnamese Government that Australia expects Vietnam to honour its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Mr L. D. T. Ferguson: To move:

That this House notes that:

(1) March 2013 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the genocidal chemical attack by the regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on Halabja in the Kurdish region of Iraq that took at least 4,000 lives within a few minutes and displaced many thousands more, as part of his brutal Anfal Campaign of the 1980s targeting Kurdish and other minorities in Iraq;

(2) some 4,000 villages, 2,000 schools and 300 hospitals were destroyed, including through the use of chemical weapons across dozens of Kurdish villages;

(3) the regime was also responsible for the:

(a) deportation or forced relocation of tens of thousands of Faili Kurds on the basis that they were not considered Iraqi;

(b) abduction and execution of an estimated 8,000 Barzani Kurds who were subsequently buried in mass graves in southern Iraq; and

(c) arrest, execution and subsequent burial of up to 100,000 Iraqi Kurds in 1988, including women and children; and

(4) Saddam Hussein and Ali Hassan Majid, known as Chemical Ali, were subsequently prosecuted and convicted for these and other crimes.