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BUSINESS OF THE MAIN COMMITTEE

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Orders of the day

1   Standing Committee on Transport and Regional Services—REPORT—NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY—EYES ON THE ROAD AHEAD—GOVERNMENT RESPONSE—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 7 December 2005—Ms Gillard ) on the motion of Mr Abbott—That the House take note of the document.

2   Standing Committee on Transport and Regional Services—REPORT—TRAIN ILLUMINATION: INQUIRY INTO SOME MEASURES PROPOSED TO IMPRoVE TRAIN VISIBILITY AND REDUCE LEVEL CROSSING ACCIDENTS—GOVERNMENT RESPONSE—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 7 December 2005—Ms Gillard ) on the motion of Mr Abbott—That the House take note of the document.

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION REPORTS

Orders of the day

1   Family and Human Services—Standing Committee—REPORT—OVERSEAS ADOPTION IN AUSTRALIA—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 8 December 2005—Mrs May ) on the motion of Mrs B. K. Bishop—That the House take note of the report.

2   Procedure—Standing Committee—REPORT—PROCEDURES RELATING TO HOUSE COMMITTEES—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 8 December 2005—Mr Baird ) on the motion of Mrs May—That the House take note of the report.

3   Procedure—Standing Committee—REPORT—A HISTORY OF THE PROCEDURE COMMITTEE ON ITS 20 TH ANNIVERSARY—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 7 December 2005—Mr Neville ) on the motion of Mrs May—That the House take note of the report.

4   Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry—Standing Committee—REPORT—TAKING CONTROL: A NATIONAL APPROACH TO PEST ANIMALS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 7 December 2005—Mr Neville ) on the motion of Mr Schultz—That the House take note of the report.

5   Environment and Heritage—Standing Committee—REPORT—SUSTAINABLE CITIES—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 1 December 2005—Mr Baldwin ) on the motion of Dr Washer—That the House take note of the report.

6   Economics, Finance and Public Administration—Standing Committee—REVIEW OF THE RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA ANNUAL REPORT 2004 (FIRST REPORT)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 June 2005—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Baird—That the House take note of the report.

7   Employment, Workplace Relations and Workforce Participation—Standing Committee—REPORT—MAKING IT WORK—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 12 October 2005—Mr Neville ) on the motion of Mr Barresi—That the House take note of the report.

8   Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT ON THE EXPOSURE DRAFT OF THE FAMILY LAW AMENDMENT (SHARED PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY) BILL 2005—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 15 September 2005—Mr Baldwin ) on the motion of Mr Slipper—That the House take note of the report.

9   Employment, Workplace Relations and Workforce Participation—Standing Committee—WORKING FOR AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE: INCREASING PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKFORCE—REPORT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 June 2005—Mr Neville ) on the motion of Mr Barresi—That the House take note of the report.

10   Health and Ageing—Standing Committee—FUTURE AGEING: REPORT ON A DRAFT REPORT OF THE 40 TH PARLIAMENT: INQUIRY INTO LONG-TERM STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS THE AGEING OF THE AUSTRALIAN POPULATION OVER THE NEXT 40 YEARS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 17 March 2005—Jackie Kelly ) on the motion of Mr Somlyay—That the House take note of the report.

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS —continued

Orders of the day —continued

3   Parliamentary Joint Committee on Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land FUND—SECOND INTERIM REPORT FOR THE SECTION 206( d ) INQUIRY: INDIGENOUS LAND USE AGREEMENTS—GOVERNMENT RESPONSE—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 7 December 2005—Mr Barresi ) on the motion of Mr Abbott—That the House take note of the document.

4   60TH ANNIVERSARY OF VP DAY: Resumption of debate ( from 12 October 2005 ) on the motion of Mr Howard—That this House:

(1) notes that 15 August 2005 (VP Day) marks 60 years since the Japanese surrender which ended World War II;

(2) recalls with profound gratitude the heroic achievements and sacrifices of those Australians who served in the defence forces during the war, as well as those who contributed on the civilian front;

(3) particularly remembers the thousands of Australians who lost their lives or were wounded in the conflict, and especially recalls the suffering of so many Australians taken as prisoners of war;

(4) whilst never forgetting those who suffered during World War II, acknowledges the strength and importance of the post World War II relationship between Australia and Japan; and

(5) resolves that Australia’s efforts should always be directed to ensuring that a conflict of that magnitude never occurs again.

5   60 TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY—COPY OF THE MOTION OF THANKS MOVED BY THE PRIME MINISTER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 12 May 2005—Ms J. Bishop ) on the motion of Mr Abbott—That the House take note of the document.

6   IRAQ: AUSTRALIAN TASK GROUP DEPLOYMENT—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 17 March 2005—Mr Ticehurst ) on the motion of Mr Abbott—That the House take note of the document.

7   INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI—COPY OF MOTION BY THE PRIME MINISTER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 10 March 2005—Mr Baldwin ) on the motion of Mr Pearce—That the House take note of the document.