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Tuesday, 14 October 2003
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Mr CAUSLEY (4:39 PM) —I present the report of the Selection Committee relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private members' business on Monday, 3 November 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.

The report read as follows—

Report relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private Members' business on Monday, 3 November 2003

Pursuant to standing order 331, 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, 3 November 2003. The order of precedence and the allotments of time determined by the Committee are as follows:

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION REPORTS

Presentation and statements

1 PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION TO EAST TIMOR: Report of the Parliamentary Delegation to East Timor, 3 to 5 September 2003.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 12.40 p.m.

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

[Proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Order of precedence

Notices

1 Mr K. J. 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.)

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

2 Mr Baldwin to move:

That this House:

(1) notes the efforts of the personnel of the RAAF Contingent Ubon who served in Thailand during the Vietnam War;

(2) acknowledges that these personnel were assigned to provide support operations in Ubon post-June 1965 by the Joint Planning Committee Report 110/1964;

(3) acknowledges this directly affected the Vietnam War in that they provided air and ground defence of the Royal Thai Air Force Base and all assets and installations the United States Air Force (USAF) collocated on the base whilst the USAF 8th Tactical Fighter Wing undertook combat operations into North Vietnam and Laos;

(4) acknowledges that the RAAF 79(F) Squad-ron were on “Alert 5” status and provided CAP operations in Ubon;

(5) acknowledges that whilst the RAAF servicemen were assigned to the command and control of the USAF 7th Air Force in Vietnam, they remained under Australian control; and

(6) recognises the efforts of those who served in Ubon by the way of the award of the Viet-nam Logistic and Support Medal (VLSM) to be worn by the amendment of the “Area of Operations” for the Vietnam War effort and by the amendment of the regulations govern-ing the issue of the VLSM. (Notice given 8 October 2003.)

Time allotted—30 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—5 minutes.

First Opposition Member speaking—5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Proposed Members speaking = 6 x 5 mins]

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

3 Ms George to move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges that hepatitis C is the most frequently reported notifiable disease in Australia with about 240,000 people infected and an additional 16,000 new infections each year;

(2) recognises that hepatitis C poses a substantial threat to the health of Australians, due to the failure of the Government to fund the implementation of the National Hepatitis C Strategy; and

(3) calls upon the Government to fund the implementation of the National Hepatitis C Strategy in order to:

(a) reduce the transmission of hepatitis C;

(b) improve access to hepatitis C treat-ments;

(c) support and resource programmes which maintain and promote the health, care and support of people with hepatitis C; and

(d) prevent discrimination and reduce the stigma and isolation of those infected with hepatitis C. (Notice given 15 May 2003.)

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

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—5 minutes.

First Government Member speaking—5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Proposed Members speaking = 6 x 5 mins]

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

4 Mr Price to move:

That this House:

(1) understands that Australians want decisions made on the basis of good policy and what is best for communities, not what suits the electoral pendulum;

(2) affirms the need for an integrated approach to transport and urban development policy to tackle issues associated with the growth of our major cities;

(3) recognises that cities need integrated transport and urban development policies involving all tiers of government and the community in the decision making process;

(4) accepts that Labor has lead the way on these important issues with the announcement of an integrated transport plan for Sydney; and

(5) recognises that:

(a) Labor will not build an airport at Badgery's Creek, nor will Labor sell the Sydney Basin airports in a cash grab that ignores community and aviation industry views;

(b) Labor understands that the growth ambitions of Sydney Airport are not acceptable and that a second Sydney airport is required; and

(c) Badgery's Creek remains the Coalition's preferred site choice for a second Sydney airport. (Notice given 8 October 2003.)

Time allotted—30 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—5 minutes.

First Government Member speaking—5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Proposed Members speaking = 6 x 5 mins]

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

5 Ms C. F. 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.)

Time allotted—remaining private Members' business time.

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—5 minutes.

First Government Member speaking—5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Proposed Members speaking = 6 x 5 mins]

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