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Monday, 2 June 2003
Page: 15693

The following notices were given:

Mr McClelland to present a bill for an act to amend the Workplace Relations Act 1996, and for related purposes. (Notice given 2 June 2003.)

Mr Tollner to present a bill for an act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 in relation to representation of the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, and for related purposes. (Notice given 2 June 2003.)

Ms King to move:

That this House:

(1) notes the Report of the January 2003 Joint Mission of the Australian Section of the International Commission of Jurists and the Australian Council for Refugees to Papua New Guinea, Seeking Refuge: the Status of West Papuans in Papua New Guinea; and

(2) calls on the Australian Government to endorse the Report's recommendations and, in consequence;

(a) negotiate an agreement with Papua New Guinea for the recognition of travel documents based on certificates of identity for the purpose of enabling students to enter Australia to pursue educational courses;

(b) provide humanitarian relief through AusAID or other appropriate agencies for those West Papuans in Transmitter Camp found to have refugee status;

(c) express its willingness to assist the government of Papua New Guinea to implement a long term solution for the West Papuans in Western Province;

(d) express its willingness to contribute to support and to provide aid funding to enable Papua New Guinea to put a plan in place to act as an incentive to those West Papuans to move from border camps; and

(e) provide places for West Papuans found to be refugees in Australia's resettlement programs. (Notice given 2 June 2003.)