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The Federation Chamber meets at 10.30 a.m.

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Orders of the day

1   Migration Amendment (Reform of Employer Sanctions) Bill 2012 ( Minister for Immigration and Citizenship ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 1 November 2012—Mr S. P. Jones, in continuation ).

Statements

VICTORIA CROSS RECIPIENT CORPORAL DANIEL KEIGHRAN: Further statements by indulgence ( from 1 November 2012 ).

Orders of the day continued

2   afghanistan—ministerial statement—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 1 November 2012—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Ms Gillard—That the House take note of the document.

3   GRIEVANCE DEBATE: Question—That grievances be noted—Resumption of debate ( from 29 October 2012 ).

4   NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 9 May 2012—Mr Zappia ) on the motion of Ms Gillard—That this House:

(1)  affirms its support for the:

(a) goal of a world free of nuclear weapons; and

(b) Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) as the essential foundation for the achievement of nuclear disarmament and the cornerstone of the nuclear non-proliferation regime;

(2)  notes:

(a) ratification by the United States and Russia of the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START) on 5 February 2011;

(b) unilateral nuclear arsenal reductions announced by France and the United Kingdom;

(c) the strong working relationship between Australia and Japan on issues of non-proliferation and disarmament, including more recently by establishing the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative to take forward the 2010 NPT Review Conference outcomes; and

(d) the unanimous views presented by the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties in Report 106 on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament; and

(3)  calls for:

(a) further cuts in all categories of nuclear weapons and a continuing reduction of their roles in national security policies;

(b) states outside the NPT to join the Treaty as non-nuclear weapon states;

(c) ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty by all states yet to do so;

(d) the immediate commencement and early conclusion of negotiations for a verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for weapons purposes;

(e) stronger international measures to address serious NPT non-compliance issues;

(f) Iran, Syria and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and to comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions;

(g) political and financial support for a strengthened IAEA safeguards regime, including universalisation of the additional protocol;

(h) further investigation of the merits and risks of nuclear fuel cycle multilateralisation;

(i) exploration of legal frameworks for the abolition of nuclear weapons, including the possibility of a nuclear weapons convention, as prospects for multilateral disarmament improve;

(j) efforts to establish a Middle East zone free from weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems, freely arrived at by all regional states; and

(k) efforts to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism within the framework of the IAEA and the Nuclear Security Summits.

5   prime minister’s report 2012—CLOSING THE GAP—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 February 2012—Mr Tehan ) on the motion of Mr S. F. Smith—That the House take note of the document.

6   afghanistan—ministerial statement—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 November 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

7   National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee—Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network (First report)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 September 2011—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

8   prime minister’s report 2011—CLOSING THE GAP—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 March 2011—Mr S. P. Jones ) on the motion of Mr Dreyfus—That the House take note of the document.

9   commemoration of the second anniversary of the black saturday bushfires—ministerial statement—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 February 2011—Mr C. R. Thomson ) on the motion of Mr Rudd—That the House take note of the document.

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION REPORTS

Orders of the day

1   Regional Australia—Standing Committee—statement On the delegation to canada and mongolia—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 30 October 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Windsor—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

2   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—report—Australia’s Overseas Representation: Punching below our weight?—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 30 October 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Champion—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

3   Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee—REPORT—the prevention and treatment of problem gambling—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 30 October 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Wilkie—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

4   Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—Review of the re-listing of five terrorist organisations—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 11 October 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Byrne—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

5   Regional Australia—Standing Committee—advisory REPORT ON the Water Amendment (Long-term Average Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment) Bill 2012—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 10 October 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Windsor—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

6   Social Policy and Legal Affairs—Standing Committee—advisory REPORT—do not knock register bill 2012—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 September 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Perrett—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

7   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT—Our Land, Our Languages: language learning in Indigenous communities—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 September 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Neumann—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

8   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—Review of the Defence Annual Report 2010-2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 September 2012 ) on the motion of Dr Jensen—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

9   Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee—report on the Review of the re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 23 August 2012—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Byrne—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

10   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—More than just talk: Australia’s human rights dialogues with China and Vietnam—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 23 August 2012—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr L. D. T. Ferguson—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

11   Regional Australia—Standing Committee—REPORT into certain matters relating to the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 23 August 2012—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Windsor—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

12   Health and Ageing—Standing Committee—Discussion paper on the late effects of polio/post-polio syndrome—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 23 August 2012—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Georganas—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

13   Education and Employment—Standing Committee—report—Work wanted: Mental health and workforce participation—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 June 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Rishworth—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

14   australian parliamentary delegation to Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore, 6-16 November 2011—REPORT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 June 2012—Mr Husic ) on the motion of Mr Sidebottom—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

15   Education and Employment—Standing Committee—Advisory Report on the Fair Work Amendment (Better Work/Life Balance) Bill 2012—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Rishworth—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

16   National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee—Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network (third report)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

17   Climate Change, Environment and the Arts—Standing Committee—First interim report of the inquiry into Australia’s biodiversity in a changing climate—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012—Mr Zappia, in continuation ) on the motion of Mr Zappia—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

18   Corporations and Financial Services—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—Inquiry into the collapse of Trio Capital—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012—Mr Fletcher, in continuation ) on the motion of Ms O'Neill—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

19   Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee—report on the Review of the re -listing of Ansar al-Islam, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Byrne—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

20   Australia's Immigration Detention Network—Joint Select Committee—final REPORT—INQUIRY INTO AUSTRALIA’S IMMIGRATION DETENTION NETWORK—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012—Mr Oakeshott, in continuation ) on the motion of Mr Melham—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 26 November 2012. )

21   Health and Ageing—Standing Committee—report—Lost in the labyrinth: report on the inquiry into registration processes and support for overseas trained doctors—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012—Mr Griffin ) on the motion of Mr Georganas—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 26 November 2012. )

22   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—Report 430: Review of Auditor -General’s reports Nos 47 (2010-11) to 9 (2011-12) and reports Nos 10 to 23 (2011-12)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 26 November 2012. )

23   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—Report 429: Review of the 2010-11 Defence Materiel Organisation Major Projects report—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 26 November 2012. )

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Orders of the day

1   Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Resumption of debate ( from 29 October 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Hall—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and that Monday 22 October 2012 is Pink Ribbon Day;

(b) breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women (excluding melan oma) and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in Australia; and

(c) the incidence of breast cancer in Australia is increasing; and

(2) encourages women to have a mammogram every two years. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. On 31 October 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

2   Meals on Wheels: Resumption of debate ( from 29 October 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Coulton—That this House:

(1) acknowledges the significant community contribution Meals on Wheels Australia has made to the most vulnera ble in our society for nearly 60 years;

(2) values the many Meals on Wheels Australia volunteers that selflessly dedicate their time to ensure that our local communities’ most vulnerable members receive warm and nutritious meals;

(3) recognises that Meals on Wheels Australia allows elderly people to maintain their independence and provides them with regular social contact;

(4) acknowledges that nearly one-third of frail patients admitted to hospital are malnourished and that a further 60 per cent are at risk of malnutrition; and

(5) calls on the Government to:

(a) support the Meals on Wheels Australia’s initiative to research new ways to improve the nutritional status of elderly Australians; and

(b) recognise that this initiative to improve nutrition h as the potential to change the health, happiness and well-being of elderly Australians.

And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Coulton, viz. —Paragraph 5(a) omit “support” and substitute “consider”. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. On 31 October 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

3   Indexation of British Pensions: Resumption of debate ( from 29 October 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Rishworth—That this House:

(1) notes the significant impact of the United Kingdom Government’s refusal to index pensions allocated to British expatriates living in Australia under the United Kingdom’s National Insurance Fund;

(2) recognises that:

(a) affected British pensioners have made contributions to this scheme;

(b) British pensions for expatriates continue to be ind exed in numerous other countries including the United States of America and within the European Union, but are frozen in mostly former Commonwealth countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa; and

(c) the United Kingdom Government’s:

(i) current policy discriminates in its treatment of its expatriate pensioners depending on their country of residence; and

(ii) unfair and discriminatory policy has resulted in the erosion of the purchasing power of British pensions for more than 25 0,000 British pensioners living in Australia;

(3) acknowledges:

(a) that through the Australian pension system, the Australian Government provides more than $ 100 million each year to recipients of a British pension living in Australia, which helps supplement the shortfall created by the United Kingdom Government’s frozen pension policy; and

(b) the ongoing efforts of the Australian Government in making repeated representations to the United Kingdom Government, calling on it to address the issue of frozen pensions for British expatriates living in Australia;

(4) commends the Minister for Fam ilies, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs for her continued efforts in raising the issue with the United Kingdom Government, most recently during her meeting with the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; and

(5) calls on the United Kingdom Government to treat recipients of a British pension equitably by fairly indexing entitlements regardless of where they choose to retire, so that British pensioners can receive the full benefits they deserve. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

4   Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers: Resumption of debate ( from 29 October 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Husic—That this House:

(1) with deep concern, proposals being advanced to automatically return any Sri Lankan national seeking asylum in Australia; and

(2) that:

(a) this is a policy that would target only one group of asylum seekers originating from only one particular country;

(b) the automatic return of Sri Lankan nationals without the processing of their claims for asylum fails to comply with the Refugee Convention; and

(c) if enacted, the policy would forcibly return asylum seekers to a country that is not a party to the Refugee Convention. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

5   Indigenous Servicemen and Servicewomen: Resumption of debate ( from 29 October 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Coulton—That this House:

(1) acknowledges the sacrifices ma de by those who have served Australia in past and present wars and conflicts and the importance of Remembrance Day in honouring those who have fallen; and

(2) notes that many Indigenous servicemen and women have also made valuable contributions to the Australian Defence Force, and that:

(a) in the past these contributions have not been fully acknowledged and recognised;

(b) historically many people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background experienced difficulties in enlisting due to their race;

(c) the full extent of the contribution of Indigenous peoples to past wars and conflicts is a subject that is still being researched today;

(d) more information will only add to the valuable wealth of knowledge that informs Australia’s commemoration ceremonies and enriches the historic record;

(e) it is estimated that at least 400 Aboriginals or Torres Strait Islanders served in the First World War, and between 3,000 and 6,000 in the Second World War, and limited historical records indicate that these figures may have been much higher; and

(f) the maintenance of all war memorials, including those dedicated to the efforts of Indigenous people, should be a national priority.

And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Coulton, viz. —Paragraph 2(e) omit “400” and substitute “1,000” and omit “between 3,000 and 6,000” and substitute “at least 3,000”. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. On 31 October 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

6   Penalty Rates: Resumption of debate ( from 29 October 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Smyth—That this House:

(1) recognises the reliance of many families and individuals across our community on penalty rates as a key component of their income, particularly our lowest-paid workers;

(2) acknowledges that work-life balance is import ant to the health and welfare of workers, families and our community;

(3) recognises that penalty rates often compensate workers for time they may otherwise spend with family; and

(4) opposes measures that would remove or undermine penalty rates. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

7   Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament: Resumption of debate ( from 29 October 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House:

(1) endorses the draft code of conduct at Appendix 5 of the report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests, Draft Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament; and

(2) requests the Leader of the House to bring forward urgently for the House’s consideration the proposed changes to standing orders and resolutions of the House necessary to give effect to the Code, procedures for considering complaints under the Code, and for the role of the Standing Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests in oversight of the Code. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

8   Government Investment in Research: Resumption of debate ( from 29 October 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Bandt—That this House:

(1) affirms that science is central to our economy and prosperity and that government investment in research is central to maintaining a nd growing Australia’s scientific capacity;

(2) notes the:

(a) growing concern amongst the science and research community about the security of funding; and

(b) risks to jobs and the economy if funding is not secured, especially in Victoria where much o f Australia’s health and medical research is conducted; and

(3) calls on the Treasurer to:

(a) guarantee that science and research funding will be protected this financial year; and

(b) rule out any attempt to defer, freeze or pause Australian Research Council, National Health and Medical Research Council, or other science and research grants in an attempt to achieve a Budget surplus. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

9   Eradication of Polio: Resumption of debate ( from 17 September 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Parke—That this House:

(1) c ommends the Government for its four year commitment to provide $50 million to support the global eradication of polio;

(2) notes:

(a) that in February 2012, India was removed from the list of countries where polio remains endemic, proving that eradication strategies are effective when they are fully implemented and that polio can be eradicated even in the toughest circumstances, and there has not been a single reported case of polio in India since January 2011;

(b) that polio eradication should, wherever possible, be part of routine immunisation efforts to improve population immunity for all priority, vaccine preventable childhood illnesses;

(c) that there are now only three countries in the world where polio has never been stopped, namely Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria, and unless the polio program is fully funded and emergency plans are implemented as planned, polio could make a comeback in countries that are currently polio-free;

(d) estimates show that global re-infection over time could result in as many as 200,000 children per year being paralysed;

(e) that the Global Polio Eradication Initiative currently faces a funding shortfall of US$945 million for the full implementation of its 2012-13 Emergency Action Plan, and this has caused immunisation campaigns to be cancelled or scaled back in 33 countries in Africa and Asia, leaving more children vulnerable to the disease and increasing the risk of the international spread of polio; and

(f) the recent landmark resolution by the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly declaring the completion of polio eradication, a programmatic emergency for global public health, with member states highlighting the feasibility of eradication in the near-term, while expressing concern at the ongoing funding gap threatening success; and

(3) e ncourages the Government to continue to support efforts to deliver a polio-free world and to encourage other countries to do likewise. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

10   Sudan: Resumption of debate ( from 17 September 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Rowland—That this House:

(1) calls on the Su danese Government and the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement—North, to:

(a) promptly implement the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the United Nations, African Union and Arab League on allowing unrestricted humanitarian access to all areas of th e Blue Nile and South Kordofan states in Sudan; and

(b) immediately conclude a ceasefire agreement;

(2) supports the involvement of an international mediation team to assist in negotiations for a ceasefire agreement;

(3) calls on:

(a) the Sudanese and South Sudanese governments to cease any support for armed rebel militias in each other’s territories; and

(b) both sides to urgently work towards a final, negotiated agreement on outstanding issues arising from separation, including Abyei;

(4) notes that the International Criminal Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Sudan’s President, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, on five counts of crimes against humanity (murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture and rape), two counts of war crimes (attacking civilians and pillaging), and three counts of genocide; and

(5) acknowledges the:

(a) contribution of the Sudanese and South Sudanese Diaspora in Australia to our economic and cultural diversity; and

(b) excellent work being undertaken by the internation al community in assisting the 170,000 refugees who have been displaced from Sudan’s Blue Nile and South Kordofan states since late 2011. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

11   National Stroke Week: Resumption of debate ( from 17 September 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Hall—That this House:

(1) notes t hat:

(a) Stroke Awareness Week is 10 to 16 September 2012; and

(b) the focus of National Stroke Week in 2012 is to encourage people to understand their stroke risk;

(2) notes with concern that:

(a) stroke remains the second biggest killer and a leading cause of disability in Australia;

(b) one in six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime; and

(c) around 60,000 people will suffer new or recurrent strokes this year;

(3) recognises that:

(a) the risk of stroke is influenced by a number of facto rs beyond our control, including age, gender and family history;

(b) there are many lifestyle risk factors that are within our control and with this knowledge we can act to reduce our risk of stroke; and

(c) lifestyle risk factors which can be controlled include:

(i) high blood pressure;

(ii) high cholesterol;

(iii) smoking cigarettes;

(iv) poor diet and lack of exercise;

(v) being overweight; and

(vi) drinking too much alcohol;

(4) understands:

(a) that every Australian needs to know their stroke risk; and

(b) lifestyle changes can have a significant impact in reducing a person’s risk of stroke;

(5) acknowledges the:

(a) important role of families and carers of stroke victims; and

(b) valuable work of the National Stroke Foundation; and

(6) a sks all Members to raise awareness of stroke risk and the preventative actions that people can take to help reduce their risk of stroke. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

12   Dementia Awareness Week: Resumption of debate ( from 17 September 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Grierson—That this House:

(1)  notes that:

(a) dementia is the greatest cause of disability in Australians aged 65 and over;

(b) there are almost 280,000 Australians living with dementia and 1.2 million who provide support and care; and

(c) every week an estimated 1,600 new cases of dementia occur, with the number expected to grow to 7,400 new cases per week by 2050, resulting in 1 million Australians living with dementia by 2050;

(2) recognises the significance of Dementia Awareness We ek (21 to 28 September) in promoting and advocating the needs of those living with dementia, their families and carers;

(3) welcomes the Health Ministers’ designation of dementia as the ninth National Health Priority Area; and

(4) acknowledges the ongoing contributions of Alzheimer's Australia and its State and Territory associations in supporting and advocating for those affected and leading the charge in the fight against dementia. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

13   Fair Work (Job Security and Fairer Bargaining) Amendment Bill 2012 ( Mr Bandt ) : Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 17 September 2012 ). ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

14   National Police Remembrance Day: Resumption of debate ( from 17 September 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes—That this House:

(1) observes National Police Remembrance Day on 29 September;

(2) ac knowledges the pivotal role police play in our community and the great deal of sacrifice and risk that come with the job;

(3) honours the lives and memories of the many fine men and women who have had their lives tragically cut short in the execution of their duties, in particular, Senior Constable David James Rixon, who was shot and killed in Tamworth on 2 March 2012;

(4) pays tribute to the families and friends of police officers that have been killed in the line of duty throughout our nation’s history, and acknowledges the good work of Police Legacy, who look after the families of the fallen; and

(5) affirms its support for the nation’s 56,000 police officers and praises them for their courage, commitment and dedication in protecting our community. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

15   Haemochromatosis: Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Hall—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) H aemochromatosis Awareness Week is held from 13 to 19 August 2012 and aims to raise awareness of the symptoms and treatment of haemochromatosis;

(b) haemochromatosis is an iron overload disorder and is the most common genetic disorder in Australia; and

(c) more than 100,000 Australians, approximately 1 in 200 people with European ancestry, have the genetic predisposition for haemochromatosis;

(2) notes with concern that:

(a)  the condition is seriously underdiagnosed even though haemochromatosis can be easily diagnosed by a simple blood test; and

(b) many people may be suffering from the symptoms without knowing the underlying cause;

(3 ) acknowledges the work of the voluntary advocacy and support group Haemochromatosis Australia in facilitating Haemochromatosis Awareness Week;

(4) recognises that the symptoms of iron overload include, at:

(a) lower levels, chronic fatigue and joint pai n leading to arthritis; and

(b) higher levels, liver cancer, diabetes and serious tissue damage including the weakening of the heart muscle; and

(5) asks all Members to support H aemochromatosis Awareness Week by raising awareness of the condition in their electorates. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

16   joint select committee on the national disability insurance scheme: Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Christensen—That this House:

(1)  recognises that the:

(a)  proposal of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a once-in-a-generation landmark reform that has the potential to deliver better quality of life outcomes for Australians with disabilities;

(b) schedule for implementation of the NDIS, as proposed by the Productivity Commission, will take seven years, spanning the life of three Parliaments; and

(c) NDIS is a reform that involves the cooperation and support of State and Territory governments, the disability support services sector, people with a disability and their families and carers;

(2) notes the bipartisan and cross-party support for the implementation of the NDIS;

(3) declares its support for policy stability on the NDIS over the life of those three Parliaments and until the scheme's full implementation; and

(4) resolves to immediately establish a Joint Select Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme which will:

(a) oversee the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme;

(b) be subject to terms of reference to be agreed upon by the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader and ratified by this House;

(c) be comprised of 4 Government members and/or Senators, 4 Opposition members and/or Senators, 1 Greens member and/or Senator and 1 non-aligned member and/or Senator;

(d) be jointly chaired by 1 Government member and 1 Opposition member; and

(e) remain in existence until the full implementation of the NDIS is achieved; and

(5) transmit a message to establish a Joint Select Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme to the Senate for concurrence. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. On 22 August 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

17   INDEPENDENT NEWS MEDIA: Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Gibbons—That this House:

(1) a cknowledges that a vibrant, independent news media is an essential component of a healthy democracy; and

(2) considers that:

(a)  the democratically essential concept of an independent news media not does equate to the unrestricted right of specific media owners, or the industry in general, to manage their businesses without a social licence to operate;

(b) recent developments in Australia, and in other democratic countries, including inappropriate relations between media owners and politicians, socially unacceptable methods of news gathering, socially unacceptable standards of factuality and veracity in news reporting, a failure to distinguish between factual news reporting and editorial opinion, falling circulations, declining sales revenues and failed business models, are all evidence, prima facie, of an industry that has lost its social licence to operate;

(c) market competition can be a valuable mechanism for maintaining general, socially acceptable standards of journalism, but the concentration of news media ownership in the hands of a few represents, prima facie, a competitive market failure requiring compensatory regulation to ensure socially acceptable outcomes; and

(d) as the only representative body democratically elected by all citizens of Australia, the Parliament of Australia is the appropriate body to determine what socially acceptable standards are expected from news media in this country and to legislate appropriately to ensure adherence to them; and such legislation should include:

(i)  the appointment of a politically-independent regulatory body to oversee adherence to statutorily-defined standards of news media behaviour;

(ii) commercially significant sanctions for failures to comply with relevant statutory regulations; and

( iii) adequate resourcing for such a regulatory body to enable it to enforce statutorily defined sanctions against financially and politically powerful news media owners. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

18   UNITED NATIONS PUBLIC SERVICE DAY: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012— ) on the motion of Dr Leigh—That this House:

(1) recognises that:

(a) 23 June is the United Nations Public Service Day;

(b) democracy and successful governance are built on the foundation of a competent, career-based public service; and

(c) the day recognises the key values of teamwork, innovation and responsiveness to the public; and

(2) commends the Australian Public Service on continuing to be an international model of best-practice public service and providing outstanding services to the Australian community. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re -accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

19   TRADING HOURS IN ADELAIDE: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Champion—That this House:

(1) notes the South Australian Labor Government's proposal to extend trading hours in Adelaide with the exception of certain public holidays;

(2) acknowledges that Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are important occasions for families and communities to spend together; and

(3) supports the South Australian Labor Government's policy to declare part day public holidays after 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

20   WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY: Resumption of debate ( from 18 June 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Smyth—That this House:

(1) reaffirms its commitment to the promotion of clean energy industries in Australia in order to develop a sustainable, healthy and safe energy future for our country;

(2) recognises:

(a) that the expansion of Australia's wind energy industry is of critical importance in promoting Australia's energy security while decreasing pollution;

(b) the importance of the wind energy industry in ensuring, in the most cost effective manner, that 20 per cent of Australia's electricity supply will come from renewable sources by 2020; and

(c) the considerable opportunities for increased employment, industry and regional development which are, and will continue to be, generated by the Australian wind and general clean energy sector; and

(3) expresses its profound concern that, through the imposition of unreasonable planning restrictions on wind farm developments, State governments risk creating investment uncertainty for the wind energy sector and forfeiting the local jobs and industries that will be created as we move to a clean energy future. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

21   AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: Resumption of debate ( from 18 June 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Hunt—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses are on the rise, with the latest estimates of approximately 1 in 100 children diagnosed; and

(b) families caring for a family member with an Autism Spectrum Disorder need greater support and community understanding;

(2) acknowledges the need for a National Autism Plan, including a forum, to discuss how best to deliver support to families caring for a family member with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;

(3) notes that:

(a) an Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of numerous disability categories which should be addressed as part of a National Disability Insurance Scheme; and

(b) 2 April 2012 is World Autism Awareness Day and that the Coalition and Autism Victoria are working to ensure Parliament House will be lit up in blue to acknowledge World Autism Awareness Day.

And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Hunt, viz. —That motion be amended to read—That the House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses are on the rise, with the latest estimates of approximately 1 in 100 children diagnosed; and

(b) families caring for a family member with an Autism Spectrum Disorder need greater support and community understanding;

(2) acknowledges the need for a National Autism Plan, including a forum, to discuss how best to deliver support to families caring for a family member with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;

(3) notes that:

(a) an Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of numerous disability categories which should be addressed as part of a National Disability Insurance Scheme; and

(b) 2 April 2012 was World Autism Awareness Day and that the Coalition and Autism Victoria were working to ensure Parliament House would be lit up in blue to acknowledge World Autism Awareness Day. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

22   Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2012 ( Mr Bandt ) : Second reading ( from 18 June 2012 ). ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. On 16 February 2012, the Selection Committee made a determination that this Bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, and the Committee reported on 18 June 2012. )

23   NATIONAL YEAR OF READING: Resumption of debate ( from 28 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Adams—That this House:

(1) recognises that 46 per cent of Australians do not have functional literacy to enable them to undertake more than the very basic tasks, and that it should:

(a) give recognition to and acknowledge the importance of the National Year of Reading 2012 as demonstrated by the attendance at the launch by the Prime Minister, the Minister for the Arts, and the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth;

(b) congratulate all of the people and sponsors involved in setting up this National Year of Reading;

(c) aim to raise the awareness of all Australians to understand the benefits of reading as a life skill and a catalyst for well being through supporting this program;

(d) help to promote a reading culture in the home through this program, and

(e) assist to establish an aspirational goal for families, or parents and caregivers to share books with their children every day; and

(2) encourages all Members to participate in promoting the annual National Reading Day in their communities, schools and libraries. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

24   GAMBLING REFORM: Resumption of debate ( from 28 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House calls on the Council of Australian Governments to implement a National Partnership Agreement on gambling reform, that agrees to:

(1) implement a:

(a) national cap on electronic gaming machines; and

(b) long term national reduction strategy on electronic gaming machines underneath a national cap;

(2) refer the issue of revenue loss from a national reduction strategy to the State Tax Working Group, set up by the Tax Forum, so that any losses incurred are spread across State and Commonwealth revenues; and

(3) include online gaming reform, sports betting reform and horse, harness and greyhound race coverage reform to address links between problem gambling and national health outcomes, as well as any links to the proceeds of crime, money laundering and community safety. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. On 15 February 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

25   WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY: Resumption of debate ( from 28 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Georganas—That this House:

(1) joins the World Health Organization in promoting World No Tobacco Day on Thursday 31 May 2012;

(2) notes that:

(a) the theme for this year’s World No Tobacco Day is ‘tobacco industry interference’;

(b) the campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine global tobacco control efforts; and

(c) tobacco use is one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide killing nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are people exposed to second-hand smoke; and

(3) acknowledges that:

(a) tobacco smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of premature death and disease in Australia;

(b) smoking accounts for approximately 15,500 deaths each year and losses to the Australian economy of $31.5 billion a year;

(c) even though smokers are much better informed today about the health effects of smoking, many continue to ignore the risks with around 2.8 million Australians still smoking daily; and

(d) 1 in 2 smokers will die as a result of smoking. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 26 November 2012. )

26   food allergies: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012 ) on the motion of Ms A. E. Burke—That this House:

(1) n otes that:

(a)  food allergy affects approximately 1 in 10 children and 2 in 100 adults, and anaphylaxis is the most severe form of an allergic reaction, most commonly food associated anaphylaxis; and

(b) the number of hospital admissions for anaphylaxis has doubled in the last 15 years and there have been increased incidences of anaphylaxis predominantly in infants less than 5 years of age, with studies indicating that increases have been up to five-fold;

(2) recognises that current State and Territory policies related to food allergy management in schools are not properly legislated, except in Victoria;

(3) acknowledges that an anaphylactic reaction should be treated as a medical emergency and a simple medical procedure is all that is needed to treat it, prevent loss of life and provide the necessary time to transport the victim to hospital for further medical attention;

(4) calls on the Government to introduce legislation, devised through COAG, to ensure all preschools, primary and secondary schools:

( a) utilise programs that aim to help educate school children on the cause, effects and treatments of anaphylaxis;

(b) have necessary policies and procedures to provide effective response to a student who experiences an anaphylactic reaction, such as the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy action plan;

(c) ensure staff members are appropriately trained to support life in the event of an anaphylactic reaction; and

(d) have an anaphylaxis management program for each student developed in consultation with the student's parent/carer and physician;

(5) recognises the great work of Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Asthma Victoria in the ‘Schoolnuts’ study which aims to determine the prevalence of true food allergies in children and provide educational seminars to schools following research; and

(6) recognises there is further need for coordinated studies of food allergy in Australia to ascertain risk factors and help guide public policy. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 26 November 2012. )

27   aged care reform: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Hall—That this House:

(1) congratulates the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, and Minister for Social Inclusion, on the Aged Care Reform Package he announced Living Longer, Living Better Age Care Reform ;

(2) a cknowledges that the reforms will make it easier for older Australians to stay in their own home and that the package will improve safety, security and quality of aged care, and simplify aged care for older Australians and their families; and

(3) calls on all Members to support the reforms. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 26 November 2012. )

28   AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SERVICE: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012 ) on the motion of Dr Leigh—That this House:

(1) recognises the important role played b y the Australian Public Service (APS) in upholding and promoting our democracy and its key role in ensuring stable government;

(2) commends the APS on continuing to be one of the most efficient and effective public services in the world; and

(3) condemns plans by the Opposition to make 12,000 public servants redundant. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 26 November 2012. )