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Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Page: 3837

NOTICES

The following notice(s) were given:

Mr Albanese to present a bill for an act to regulate coastal trading, and for related purposes.

Mr Albanese to present a bill for an act to deal with consequential and transitional matters arising from the enactment of the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012, and for related purposes.

Mr Albanese to present a bill for an act to amend the shipping law, and for related purposes.

Mr Albanese to present a bill for an act about shipping and tax, and for related purposes.

Mr Albanese to move:

That standing order 31 (automatic adjournment of the House) and standing order 33 (limit on business) be suspended for the sitting on Thursday, 22 March 2012.

Ms Roxon to present a bill for an act to amend the law relating to telecommunications interception and access, and the sharing of information and things, and for related purposes.

Ms Macklin to present a bill for an act to provide for national gambling reform in relation to gaming machines, and for related purposes.

Ms Macklin to present a bill for an act to provide for a new payment under the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010, to make other changes to that act and the Fair Work Act 2009, and for other purposes.

Ms Plibersek to present a bill for an act to amend the National Health Reform Act 2011, and for related purposes.

Ms Plibersek to present a bill for an act to amend the Federal Financial Relations Act 2009, and for related purposes.

Mr Bowen to present a bill for an act to amend the law relating to migration and education services for overseas students, and for related purposes.

Mr A.S. Burke to present a bill for an act to amend the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and for related purposes.

Ms Bird to present a bill for an act to impose charges in relation to certain matters under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011, and for related purposes.

Ms Bird to present a bill for an act to amend the Skills Australia Act 2008, and for related purposes.

Mr Gray to move:

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to Parliament: Development and construction of housing for the Department of Defence at Ermington, NSW.

Mr Gray 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: Improvement to fuel storage and supply, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean Territories.

Mr Gray 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: Fit-out of Commonwealth Parliament Offices at 1 Bligh St, Sydney, NSW.

Ms A.E. Burke to move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) under current State and Territory legislation, a coroner does not have the statutory and judicial authority to investigate stillbirths, nor does the legislation (except in Queensland) indicate that coronial jurisdiction extends to stillbirths; and

(b) there are discrepancies amongst State and Territory legislation over the definition of 'person' and 'death';

(2) recognises that:

(a) approximately one per cent of babies born every year in Australia are stillborn (cited from a SA stillbirth report); and

(b) for many parents, the need to understand the cause of death and further prevent other incidences occurring in the future is important; and

(3) calls on the Government to:

(a) adopt policies and protocols that are consistent amongst the States and Territories and which specifically outline the circumstances in which a stillbirth should be investigated by a coroner; and

(b) adopt policies which:

   (i) provide clear and consistent definitions of 'person', 'death' and 'stillbirth', and extend this to other relevant legislation such as the births, deaths and marriages Acts;

   (ii) promote the need and development of perinatal specialists in investigations as has been recommended by independent groups such as the Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance, Perinatal Mortality Group, and Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand;

   (iii) offer parents the opportunity to have a full and timely assessment of the factors relating to their baby's death, whilst still respecting their rights;

   (iv) allow for public coronial inquiry to assist in identifying clinically important lessons from the death and contribute to research on the topic of stillbirths and early infant death; and

   (v) enhance provisions that provide support and appropriate care for parents.