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Tuesday, 4 November 2003
Page: 22009

The following notices were given:


Mr Williams to present a bill for an act to amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, and for other purposes. (Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2002 [No. 2])


Mr Ruddock to present a bill for an act to amend the Criminal Code Act 1995 in relation to Hamas' Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades and the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba organisation, and for related purposes. (Criminal Code Amendment (Hamas and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba) Bill 2003)


Mr Cadman to move:

That this House calls on the Coalition in Iraq, the international community and the United Nations to ensure that:

(1) Assyrians will be constitutionally recognised as the indigenous people of Iraq;

(2) all Assyrians who have been forced to take refuge outside of Iraq during the last century and who, or whose descendants, are residing outside of Iraq are granted dual citizenship;

(3) Assyrians will be entitled to proper representation and participation in all levels of government;

(4) Assyrians will be constitutionally guaranteed the right to freely exercise their customs, religion, language and traditions;

(5) the homes, lands and property of all Assyrians (not limited to those presently living in Iraq) previously confiscated and forcefully removed from the Assyrians will be returned;

(6) all Assyrians previously forced to leave Iraq will have the right to return to their ancestral and ancient homeland;

(7) all Assyrian antiquities and museums are placed in the care and ownership of Assyrians with all income generated there-from used for the protection of Assyrian history; and

(8) the current designation of the eighteen provinces that include the provinces of Nineveh (Ninawa) and Dohuk is maintained. (Notice given 4 November 2003.)


Ms Gambaro to move:

That this House:

(1) recognises that franchising in Australia contributes $80 billion to the Australian economy and represents 12% of GDP;

(2) acknowledges the mandatory code of conduct in franchising and its support in the sector;

(3) acknowledges that franchising forms an important part of small business and offers new entrants greater security than stand alone businesses;

(4) recognises the importance franchising plays in the export earnings of this country; and

(5) recognises that franchising has over 50,000 workplaces and employs more than 500,000 Australians. (Notice given 4 November 2003.)