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Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Page: 11519

NOTICES

The following notice(s) were given:

Mr BRENDAN O'CONNOR: to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995, and for related purposes.

Mr McCLELLAND: to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Personal Property Securities Act 2009, and for related purposes.

Mr MARTIN FERGUSON: to present a Bill for an Act to establish the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, and for related purposes.

Mr MARTIN FERGUSON: to present a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential and transitional matters in connection with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency Act 2011, and for related purposes.

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: LAND 17 Phase 1A Infrastructure Project.

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: Specific Nutritional Capability Project for Defence Science and Technology Organisation at Scottsdale, Tasmania.

Mr WILKIE: to present a Bill for an Act to regulate the export of live animals for slaughter, and for related purposes.

Mr GEORGANAS: to move:

That this House:

(1) commemorates the ninth anniversary of the 12 October 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people including 88 Australians died and 240 sustained injuries;

(2) notes that as a result of the attacks, survivor Julian Burton OAM was inspired to found Australia's first burn injury organisation, the Julian Burton Burns Trust;

(3) commends the work of the Julian Burton Burns Trust in implementing burn injury prevention programs, care and support services for burns patients and their families, and advancing world class research into burns treatment;

(4) recognises that:

(a) 220 000 Australians will suffer a burn injury every year;

(b) Indigenous people living in remote areas are up to 25 times more likely to suffer a serious burns injury than those living in metropolitan areas;

(c) burn injuries cost the Australian Government $1.5 billion annually in health care costs; and

(d) the vast majority of burn injuries are preventable; and

(5) supports the establishment of a national burn injury prevention plan to reduce the incidence of burns in Australia and improve research, treatment and outcomes for burns patients.

Mr OAKESHOTT: to move:

That this House:

(1) recognises the need for comprehensive tax reform to maximise the standard of living for Australians for the next 50 years; and

(2) instructs the Treasurer to release a 10 year road-map for comprehensive tax reform as a standalone budget paper as part of the 2012-13 Federal Budget.

Dr STONE: to move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) in the 2011 Budget, the Labor Government announced the extension of the Exceptional Circumstances Exit Grants program as part of its drought assistance measures;

(b) less than 6 weeks into the extended 52 week program, the Government announced that funds had run out;

(c) this Exit Grant was often the only means by which some farmers could exit their farms with sufficient support to transition to a new livelihood;

(d) many farmers who applied and were assessed as eligible for the grant, proceeded to put their farms on the market, and had sold their farms through exchange of contracts, prior to the announcement that the funds have now run out;

(e) many of these farmers, on the basis of the Exit Grant support, have made financial commitments to buy alternative accommodation so they can transition to their new locality and employment; and

(d) many of these farmers who trusted the Government's commitment and Centrelink's documentation approving their eligibility are now in dire financial straits with no capacity to borrow, no income, and no opportunity to become re-established; and

(2) calls on the Government to provide the Exit Grant to the farmers that have sold their farms through exchange of contracts by 10 August 2011, and were eligible under the guidelines for the exit grant had funding not run out.

Mr MORRISON: to present a Bill for an Act to propose a Medal which may be awarded to members of Australian police forces who served in the Territories of Papua and New Guinea between 1949 and 1973, and for related purposes.