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2010-2011-2012

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NOTICE PAPER

(www.aph.gov.au/ housenp)

No. 142

MONDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2012

The House meets at 10 a.m .

 
 
 

BUSINESS ACC ORDED PRIORITY FOR THIS SITTING

10.10 AM TO 12 NOON

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION BUSINESS

Presentation and statements

1   Parliamentary delegation to the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Indonesia, 26 August to 7 September 2012: Report. ( Statements to conclude by 10.20 a.m. )

2   Education and Employment—Standing Committee: Report on the inquiry into workplace bullying. ( Statements to conclude by 10.30 a.m. )

3   Climate Change, Environment and the Arts—Standing Committee: Statements on the inquiry into Australia’s biodiversity in a changing climate. ( Statements to conclude by 10.40 a.m. )

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notices

1   Mr Katter: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 , and for related purposes ( Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Cubbie Station) Bill 2012 ). ( Notice given 30 October 2012. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

2   Mr Bandt: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 , and for related purposes ( Fair Work Amendment (Tackling Job Insecurity) Bill 2012 ). ( Notice given 30 October 2012. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

3   Ms Hall: To move—That this House:

(1) promises to remember all children with type 1 diabetes; and

(2) notes that 100 young Australians with type 1 diabetes will be in Parliament House on 29 November 2012 as part of Kids in the House. ( Notice given 29 October 2012. Time allowed—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 12 noon. )

8 TO 9.30 PM

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION BUSINESS— continued

Presentation and statements continued

4   australian parliamentary delegation to the solomon islands and samoa: Report. ( Statements to conclude by 8.05 p.m. )

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS continued

Orders of the day

1   Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Making Marine Parks Accountable) Bill 2012 [No. 2] ( Mr Christensen ) : Second reading ( from 17 September 2012 ). ( Time allowed—50 minutes. )

Notices continued

4   Mr Bandt: To move—That this House:

(1) notes with concern the recent and growing job losses in state governments around Australia, as well as the difficulties many state public sector employees face in bargaining over wages and conditions;

(2) directs the Standing Committee on Education and Employment to inquire into and report on the conditions of employment of state public sector employees and the adequacy of protection of their rights at work as compared with other employees, including:

(a) whether:

(i) current state government industrial relation legislation provides state public sector workers with less protection and entitlements than workers to whom the Fair Work Act 2009 applies;

(ii) the removal of components of the long held principles relating to Termination, Change and Redundancy from state legislation is a breach of obligations under the International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions;

(iii) the rendering unenforceable of elements of existing collective agreements relating to employment security is a breach of the obligations under the ILO conventions relating to collective bargaining;

(iv) the current state government industrial relations frameworks provide protection to workers as required under the ILO conventions;

(v) state public sector workers face particular difficulties in bargaining under state or federal legislation; and

(vi ) the Fair Work Act 2009 provides the same protections to public sector workers as it does to other workers; and

(b) what legislative or regulatory options are available to the Commonwealth to ensure that all Australian workers, including those in state public sectors, have adequate and equal protection of their rights at work. ( Notice given 29 October 2012. Time allowed—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 9.30 p.m. )