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Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Page: 9992


The following notices were given:

Mr STEPHEN JONES: to move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Australia needs a diverse economy to prosper now and into the future;

(b) Australia has a strong innovation framework, and some of the best research and development and skilled workers in the world, but industry and government support is needed to turn that capacity into goods manufactured in Australia;

(c) the Australian Government has an agenda for nation building, innovation and improving the productive performance of business and industry, but that more can be done in this area;

(d) the Australian Manufacturing industry should continue to be assisted by government to ensure that the mining boom does not crowd-out every other area of the economy; and

(e) the Government has already made a substantial contribution to the development of this agenda;

(2) reaffirms its belief in a modern, cohesive and comprehensive industry policy for Australian manufacturing which links these elements of the Australian economy;

(3) supports policies to spread the benefits of the mining boom to local manufacturers and the development of a skilled workforce by;

(a) ensuring that the mining industry invests in apprenticeships and training to ensure Australia continues to renew and develop a high-skilled workforce; and

(b) requiring:

(i) all new major resource projects have an Australian Industry Participation Plan (AIPP) which provides details of the Australian manufactured materials and services to be used on all major resource developments; and

(ii) open and transparent tendering arrangements which permit Australian industry to compete on an equal basis with international companies for sub-contracts associated with major resource projects;

(4) supports policies that require Australian Government infrastructure and defence industry projects to produce and publish an AIPP detailing Australian manufactured materials and services; and

(5) in the interests of accountability and transparency, insists that all AIPPs be published and regularly updated as projects progress.

Ms HALL: to move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges the

(a) important role played by Meals On Wheels organisations throughout Australia in delivering nutritious meals for frail aged and disabled Australians; and

(b) role played by volunteers in preparing and delivering meals;

(2) notes that Meals on Wheels volunteers provide the only social contact to many house bound elderly and disabled Australians;

(3) further notes that the strength of Meals On Wheels organisations is linked to their ability to deliver to their clients in many diverse ways which recognises the needs of their clients and reflects the communities they service.

Mr WILKIE: to present a bill for an act to enhance community consultation in relation to the development of certain telecommunications facilities, and for related purposes.

Mr WILKIE: to move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges the large number of mothers and fathers with serious grievances with family law and the child support system;

(2) notes that there has not been a comprehensive review of the child support system since the 2005 review In the Best Interests of Children—Reforming the Child Support Scheme;

(3) calls on the Government to undertake a comprehensive review of family law and the child support system; and

(4) recommends that the Terms of Reference of this review be formulated to ensure that the safety and well being of children are paramount.

Mr BANDT: to move:


(1) a Joint Select Committee on Australian Jobs and Manufacturing be appointed to inquire into and report on:

(a) the state of the country's manufacturing sector and the threats to jobs and opportunities in the sector;

(b) the significant role of commodities exports in Australia's economy and the impacts of this on the economy, including on costs of capital and labour, infrastructure investment and the value of the dollar;

(c) policies to support and encourage innovation and adaptation in the manufacturing sector including local content rules for the resources sector and government procurement; and

(d) any related matters;

(2) the committee consist of 11 members, 2 Members to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 2 Members to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, 1 Member and 1 Senator to be nominated by the Australian Greens Whip, and 1 non-aligned member;

(3) participating members may be appointed to the committee and may participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee, and have all the rights of a member of the committee, but may not vote on any questions before the committee;

(4) every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(5) the members of the committee hold office as a joint select committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time, whichever is the earlier;

(6) the committee shall elect a Government chair and a non-Government deputy chair;

(7) the deputy chair shall act as chair of the committee at any time when the chair is not present at a meeting of the committee, and at any time when the chair and deputy chair are not present at a meeting of the committee the members present shall elect another member to act as chair at that meeting;

(8) in the event of an equally divided vote, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, have a casting vote;

(9) 3 members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include 1 Government member of either House and 1 non-Government member of either House;

(10) the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 3 or more of its members and to refer to any subcommittee any matter which the committee is empowered to examine;

(11) the committee appoint the chair of each subcommittee who shall have a casting vote only;

(12) at any time when the chair of a subcommittee is not present at a meeting of the subcommittee the members of the subcommittee present shall elect another member of that subcommittee to act as chair at that meeting;

(13) 2 members of a subcommittee constitute the quorum of that subcommittee;

(14) members of the committee who are not members of a subcommittee may participate in the proceedings of that subcommittee but shall not vote, move any motion or be counted for the purpose of a quorum;

(15) the committee or any subcommittee have power to call for witnesses to attend and for documents to be produced;

(16) the committee or any subcommittee may conduct proceedings at any place it sees fit;

(17) the committee or any subcommittee have power to adjourn from time to time and to sit during any adjournment of the House of Representatives and the Senate;

(18) the committee may report to both Houses of Parliament from time to time and that it present its final report no later than 16 December 2011;

(19) the provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders; and

(20) a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.