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Thursday, 10 February 1994
Page: 860


Mr JENKINS —I present the report of the Selection Committee relating to the program of business prior to 2.45 p.m. on Monday, 21 February 1994. The report will be printed in today's Hansard and the items accorded priority for debate will be published in the Notice Paper for Monday, 21 February 1994.

  The report read as follows

Report relating to the program of business prior to 2.45 p.m. on Monday, 21 February 1994

Pursuant to standing order 28D, the Selection Committee has determined the order of precedence and times to be allotted for consideration of committee and delegation reports and private Members' business on Monday, 21 February 1994. The order of precedence and the allotments of time determined by the Committee are shown in the list.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Order of Precedence

Notices

1MR B. C. SCOTT: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Telecommunications Act 1991. (Notice given 8 February 1994.)

2MR HOLLIS: To move—That this House:

  (1)expresses its concern at the recent prices negotiated between Australian coal producers and Japanese buyers;

  (2)recognises the importance of coal exports to the Australian economy; and

  (3)calls on the Government to establish a National Coal Marketing Authority. (Notice given 8 February 1994.)

Time allotted 50 minutes.

Speech time limits—

  Mover—10 minutes.

First Opposition Member speaking—10 minutes.

Next 2 Members speaking—10 minutes each.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue on a future day.

3MR REID: To move—That Australian road transport infrastructure be improved to meet the needs of primary industry, manufacturing and tourism which will enhance Australia's export performance and lead to improved economic performance on overseas and domestic markets. (Notice given 1 February 1994.)

Time allotted 40 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mover—10 minutes.

First Government Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue on a future day.

4  MS WORTH: To move—That the House:

(1)recognises that female genital mutilation is occurring in Australia and there is no law to ban this practice;

  (2)expresses its deep concern that 80 million women around the world are subject to female genital mutilation;

(3)acknowledges there is no medical or religious basis for this custom and there is an urgent need to educate women in communities in Australia and overseas where these practices occur;

(4)calls on Australia to support the international declarations from the UN General Assembly on Violence Against Women and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination or Violence Against Women; and

(5)calls on the federal Government to recognise its obligations under these declarations and also to introduce legislation to outlaw female genital mutilation in Australia. (Notice given 9 February 1994.)

Time allotted—any remaining private

Members' business time.

Speech time limits—

  Mover—10 minutes.

  First Government Member speaking—10 minutes.

  Other Members—5 minutes each.

The Committee determined that consideration of this matter should continue on a future day.

  Motion (by Mr Jenkins)—by leave—agreed to:

  That, notwithstanding standing order 28D(c), the business accorded priority for Monday, 21 February 1994, be as determined by the Selection Committee.