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Tuesday, 7 October 2003
Page: 20718

The following notices were given:


Mr Abbott to move:

That .

(1) the House invites the Honourable George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, to attend and address the House, on Thursday, 23 October 2003, at a time to be notified by the Speaker;

(2) the House invites the Senate to meet with the House in this Chamber for this purpose;

(3) at the meeting of the two Houses for this purpose:

(a) the Speaker shall preside at the meeting;

(b) the only proceedings shall be welcoming remarks by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition and an address by the President of the United States of America, after which the Speaker shall forthwith adjourn the House and declare the meeting concluded; and

(c) the procedures of the House shall apply to the meeting so far as they are applic-able;

(4) the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing and sessional orders, have effect notwith-standing anything contained in the standing and sessional orders; and

(5) a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


Mr Abbott to move:

That.

(1) the House invites His Excellency Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China, to attend and address the House, on Friday, 24 October 2003, at a time to be notified by the Speaker;

(2) the House invites the Senate to meet with the House in this Chamber for this purpose;

(3) at the meeting of the two Houses for this purpose:

(a) the Speaker shall preside at the meeting;

(b) the only proceedings shall be welcoming remarks by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition and an address by the President of the People's Republic of China (which may be translated for the meeting by a person or persons accompanying the President) after which the Speaker shall forthwith adjourn the House and declare the meeting concluded; and

(c) the procedures of the House shall apply to the meeting so far as they are applic-able;

(4) the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing and sessional orders, have effect notwith-standing anything contained in the standing and sessional orders; and

(5) a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly.


Mr Kelvin Thomson to present a bill for an act concerning Commonwealth owned land at Port Nepean, Victoria. (Commonwealth Land at Port Nepean, Victoria Bill 2003) (Notice given 7 October 2003.)


Mr Kerr to move:

That this House:

(1) recognises that smoking tobacco products is the single largest cause of preventable death in Australia;

(2) is of the opinion that it is inappropriate that public policy be, or be thought to be, influ-enced by donations made by tobacco companies;

(3) acknowledges that any political party that unilaterally declines to accept donations from the tobacco industry risks disadvantag-ing itself;

(4) expresses its opinion that it is reasonable on health and public policy grounds to effectively discourage political parties from accepting donations from the tobacco industry; and

(5) accordingly supports the principle that it be a condition of eligibility to receive public funding under the Electoral Act that a political party not accept any donations from the tobacco industry. (Notice given 7 October 2003.)