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Tuesday, 3 June 2003
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Mr CAUSLEY (4:27 PM) —I present the report of the Selection Committee relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private members' business on Monday, 16 June 2003.

The report read as follows—

Report relating to the consideration of private Members' business on Monday, 16 June 2003

Pursuant to standing order 331, the Selection Committee has determined the order of precedence and times to be allotted for consideration of private Members' business on Monday, 16 June 2003. The order of precedence and the allotments of time determined by the Committee are as follows:

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Order of precedence

Notices

1 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. (Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Representation of Territories) Bill 2003 — Notice given 2 June 2003.)

Presenter may speak for a period not exceeding 5 minutes — pursuant to standing order 104A.

2 Mr McClelland to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Workplace Relations Act 1996, and for related purposes. (Workplace Relations Amendment (Good Faith Bargaining) Bill 2003 — Notice given 2 June 2003.)

Presenter may speak for a period not exceeding 5 minutes — pursuant to standing order 104A.

3 Ms C. F. King to move:

That this House:

(1) recognises the importance of the Western Highway to the economic well-being of the towns and cities along the highway;

(2) recognises that traffic congestion has increased with the development of housing estates at Deer Park, Burnside and Caroline Springs;

(3) acknowledges that the Western Highway has suffered from sustained financial neglect that has in turn compromised the safety and integrity of the road;

(4) further acknowledges that since 1998 there has been a total of 543 collisions on the Ballarat Highway between Anthony's Cutting and the Western Ring Road with 14 resulting in fatalities and 254 collisions resulting in serious injuries; and

(5) calls on the Government to take steps to upgrade the Western Highway, including a commitment to the freeway standard link between the Western Highway and the Western Ring Road (Deer Park Bypass. (Notice given 9 December 2002.)

Time allotted — 30 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion — 10 minutes.

First Government Member speaking — 5 minutes.

Other Members — 5 minutes each.

[Proposed Members speaking = 1 x 10 mins, 4 x 5 mins]

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

4 Ms Hoare to move:

That this House:

(1) notes that cancer of the cervix is the eighth most common cancer amongst females;

(2) notes with satisfaction that as a result of the National Cervical Screening Program its incidence and mortality have been falling for many years;

(3) encourages all Australian women to undertake regular screening for cervical cancer;

(4) notes that although the Pap smear has been an effective screening test there is room for improvement;

(5) understands that many Australian women are choosing the more accurate but costly ThinPrep Pap test for screening; and

(6) urges the Minister to allow free access to the more reliable ThinPrep Pap test for all Australian women. (Notice given 27 March 2003.)

Time allotted — remaining private Members' business time prior to 1.45 p.m.

Speech time limits —

Mover of motion — 10 minutes.

First Government Member speaking — 5 minutes.

Other Members — 5 minutes each.

[Proposed Members speaking = 1 x 10 mins, 5 x 5 mins]

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

5 Mr Baird to move:

That this House:

(1) commends the Australian Government on its efforts to support the local film industry;

(2) recognises the cultural and economic contribution that the Australian film industry makes to the nation; and

(3) acknowledges the excellence of the film industry training centres in Australia. (Notice given 27 March 2003.)

Time allotted — 30 minutes.

Speech time limits —

Mover of motion — 10 minutes.

First Opposition Member speaking — 5 minutes.

Other Members — 5 minutes each.

[Proposed Members speaking = 1 x 10 mins, 4 x 5 mins]

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

6 Mrs Irwin to move:

That this House notes:

(1) the very high levels of domestic violence in Vietnam and its consequences for women and children and urges international agencies and Vietnamese institutions to take action to detect and prevent abuse and calls on Non Government Organisations and AUSAID, in consultation with Vietnamese Government agencies, to initiate and promote education programs on gender equality, vocational rights and children's rights in Vietnam;

(2) the high level of sex trafficking in Vietnam and neighbouring countries and related risks including increasing infection rates of HIV/AIDS and calls on Non Government Organisations and AUSAID to cooperate with the Vietnamese Government to train law enforcement officers to rescue and rehabilitate victims, to raise public awareness of the problem, to provide alternative employment and income earning opportunities for women and girls and to offer sex education for children; and

(3) the lack of safe and effective fertility control available to women in Vietnam and the resulting very high level of legal abortions performed and calls on Non Government Organisations and AUSAID to assist in the development of accessible, safe and effective fertility control measures for women in Vietnam. (Notice given 26 March 2003.)

Time allotted — remaining private Members' business time.

Speech time limits —

Mover of motion — 10 minutes.

First Government Member speaking — 5 minutes.

Other Members — 5 minutes each.

[Proposed Members speaking = 1 x 10 mins, 4 x 5 mins]

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


The DEPUTY SPEAKER (Hon. I.R. Causley)—I present the report of the Selection Committee relating to private members' business on Monday, 16 June 2003. The report will be printed in today's Hansard, and the items accorded priority for debate will be published in the Notice Paper for the next sitting.