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Tuesday, 30 June 1998
Page: 5731

The following notices were given:

Mr Laurie Ferguson to move:

That this House notes:

(1) the special relationship between Australia and Turkey which developed out of mutual respect engendered by the horrific experiences of the First World War;

(2) that Turkey is a modern, secular state with which Australia should further enhance relations;

(3) the importance of Turkey as a trade and investment partner in its own right and as a base for Australian trade efforts in the Middle East and Central Asia;

(4) the significant contribution of Turkish migration to Australia's economic, social and cultural development; and

(5) that Turkish speaking residents of Australia have contributed significantly to the Australian community by their approach to potentially divisive issues that could undermine harmony in our multicultural society.

Mr Anderson to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisation Act 1993, and for related purposes.

Mr Moore to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Industry Research and Development Act 1986, and for related purposes.

Mr Vaile to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Civil Aviation Act 1988, and for related purposes.

Mr Truss to present a Bill for an Act to amend the National Measurement Act 1960, and for related purposes.

Dr Kemp to present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to higher education, and for related purposes.

Mr Fahey 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: New facilities for the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

Mr Fahey to present a Bill for an Act to amend certain Acts in consequence of the enactment of the Superannuation Legislation (Commonwealth Employment) Repeal and Amendment Act 1997, and for other purposes.

Mr Williams to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 1995, and for other purposes.

Mr Williams to present a Bill for an Act to repeal redundant Acts, to make consequential amendments, and for related purposes.

Mr Price to move:

(1) That a Standing Committee on Appropriations and Staffing be appointed to inquire into:

(a) proposals for the annual estimates and the additional estimates for the House of Representatives;

(b) proposals to vary the staff structure of the House of Representatives, and staffing and recruitment policies; and

(c) such other matters as are referred to it by the House;

(2) That the committee shall:

(a) in relation to estimates—

(i) determine the amounts for inclusion in the parliamentary appropriation bills for the annual and the additional appropriations; and

(ii) report to the House upon its determinations prior to the consideration by the House of the relevant parliamentary appropriation bill; and

(b) in relation to staffing—

(i) make recommendations to the Speaker; and

(ii) report to the House on any matter its determinations prior to the consideration by the House of the relevant parliamentary appropriation bill;

(3) That the committee consist of the Speaker and 11 other members, 6 members to be nominated by the Chief Government Whip or Whips and 5 members to be nominated by the Chief Opposition Whip or Whips or any independent Member;

(4) That the committee elect a Government member as its chair;

(5) That the committee elect a deputy chairman who shall act as chair of the committee at any time when the chair is not present at a meeting of the committee, and at any time when the chair and deputy chair are not present at a meeting of the committee the members present shall elect another member to act as chairman at that meeting;

(6) That the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 3 or more of its members and to refer to any subcommittee any matter which the committee is empowered to examine;

(7) That the committee appoint the chair of each subcommittee who shall have a casting vote only, and at any time when the chair of a subcommittee is not present at a meeting of the subcommittee the members of the subcommittee present shall elect another member of that subcommittee to act as chair at that meeting;

(8) That the quorum of a subcommittee be a majority of the members of that subcommittee;

(9) That members of the committee who are not members of a subcommittee may participate in the public proceedings of that subcommittee but shall not vote, move any motion or be counted for the purpose of a quorum;

(10) That the committee or any subcommittee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

(11) That the committee or any subcommittee have power to move from place to place;

(12) That a subcommittee have power to adjourn from time to time and to sit during any sittings or adjournment of the House;

(13) That the committee have leave to report from time to time; and

(14) That the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.

Mr Price to move:

That the standing orders be amended by amending standing order 94 to read as follows:

Closure of Member

94 A motion may be made that a Member who is speaking, except a Member giving a notice of motion or formally moving the terms of a motion allowed under the standing orders or speaking to a motion of dis sent (from any ruling of the Speaker under standing order 100), "be not further heard", and such question shall be put forthwith and decided without amendment or debate.

Mr Price to move:

That the standing orders be amended by inserting the following standing order after standing order 143:

Questions to committee chairs

143A Questions may be put to a Member in his or her capacity as Chair of a committee of the House, or of a joint committee, in connection with the work or duties of the committee in question.

Mr Price to move:

That the standing orders be amended by inserting the following standing order after standing order 145:

Questions without notice—Time limits

145A During question time:

(a ) the asking of each question may not exceed 1 minute and the answering of each question may not exceed 4 minutes;

(b ) the asking of each supplementary question may not exceed 1 minute and the answering of each supplementary question may not exceed 1 minute; and

(c ) the time taken to make and determine points of order is not to be regarded as part of the time for questions and answers.

Mr Price to move:

That the standing orders be amended by:

(1) adding at the end of standing order 270:

"The Main Committee shall meet every sitting Monday and Tuesday between 1 p.m and 2 p.m. for the purpose of Members' constituency statements."; and

(2) inserting the following standing order:

Members' constituency statements

106B A Member, other than a Minister, may be called by the Deputy Speaker in the Main Committee to make a constituency statement, as provided for in standing order 270, for a period not exceeding 3 minutes.

Mr Reith to move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day No. 28, private Members' business, for the second reading of the Adelaide Airport Curfew Bill 1998, being called on forthwith and the bill proceeding through all stages without delay.