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Wednesday, 28 October 2009
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Mr PRICE (9:01 AM) —I present the report of the recommendations of the whips relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private members’ business on Monday, 16 November 2009. Copies of the report have been placed on the table.

The report read as follows—

Pursuant to standing order 41A, the Whips recommend the following items of committee and delegation reports and private Members’ business for Monday, 16 November 2009. The order of precedence and allotments of time for items in the Main Committee and Chamber are as follows:

Items recommended for Main Committee (6.55 to 8.30 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notices

1 MR ABBOTT: To present a bill for an act to establish a process for assisting victims of international terrorist attacks. (Assisting the Victims of International Terrorism Bill 2009).

Time allotted—5 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mr Abbott—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 1 x 5 mins]

2 MR RIPOLL: To move:

That the House:

(1)   notes that:

(a)   building community infrastructure or improving community amenity has the potential to generate local jobs and increase skills and social capital;

(b)   investment in cycling is regarded as a cost effective way to increase mobility and physical activity levels, make recreation accessible and boost regional tourism; and

(c)   small shifts in transport modes to other forms, such as cycling, may provide substantial dividends and important benefits for the transport and freight sector and reduce congestion, increase efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions; and

(2)   supports:

(a)   the Government’s National Bike Path Program and other programs which encourage people to take up cycling;

(b)   awareness programs, initiatives, organisations and individuals that promote cycling as a way of getting fitter, having some fun, reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions; and

(c)   policies, projects and initiatives that deliver increased options for cycling infrastructure

Time allotted—30 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mr Ripoll—5 minutes.

Other Member—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 6 x 5 mins]

The Whips recommend that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

3 MR MORRISON: To move:

That the House:

(1)   recognises the service of those Australians who were employed as field constabulary officers (Kiaps) in the Royal Papua and New Guinea Constabulary between 1949 and 1974;

(2)   acknowledges the hazardous and difficult conditions that were experienced by the members serving with the Royal Papua and New Guinea constabulary;

(3)   notes that former members of the Regular Constabulary of the Royal Papua and New Guinea Constabulary may be entitled to long service and good conduct medals, such as the National Medal, subject to meeting eligibility criteria;

(4)   supports moves to allow former members of the Field Constabulary to count their service towards the National Medal;

(5)   notes that qualifying service to meet the eligibility criteria for the National Medal must include at least one day of service on or after the medal’s creation on 14 February 1975;

(6)   expresses concern that many former Kiaps may not meet the eligibility criteria for the National Medal, as eligible Kiap service ceased on 30 November 1973;

(7)   recognises that the Trust Territory of New Guinea, under the terms of the Papua New Guinea Act 1949 and the Trusteeship Agreement for the Territory of New Guinea, held sovereignty unto itself and as such, was at law an international country (and foreign to Australia);

(8)   recognises that the Governor General’s assent of the Papua New Guinea Act 1949 and the signing of the “Trusteeship Agreement” for New Guinea by the Australian Government, prescribed service activity whereby the service was carried out by members of the Australian Police Force and the service was undertaken as part of an international operation; and

(9)   calls on the Australian Government to change the eligibility criteria applying to the Police Overseas Service Medal so as not to prevent the award of the medal to those:

(a)   Australian public servants who were employed through the Australian Government and served in the Australian administered United Nations Trust Territory of New Guinea between 1949 and 1974; and

(b)   individuals serving in Papua New Guinea as sworn and armed Commissioned Officers of the Royal Papua and New Guinea Constabulary (at the time an Australian External Territorial Police Force).

Time allotted—20 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mr Morrison—5 minutes.

Other Member—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 4 x 5 mins]

The Whips recommend that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

4 MR BRADBURY: To move:

That the House:

(1)   notes the impact of homelessness on individuals and families around Australia;

(2)   acknowledges the strategies of the Rudd Government in addressing affordable housing and homelessness;

(3)   recognises the important work of not for profit and other community based organisations in tackling homelessness; and

(4)   congratulates the Nepean Campaign Against Homelessness on the launch of its Regional Taskforce and the work that it has been doing to improve access to affordable housing.).

Time allotted—20 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mr Bradbury—5 minutes.

Other Member—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 4 x 5 mins]

The Whips recommend that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

5 MR HAASE: To move—

That the House:

(1)   recognises that the Australian live export industry:

(a)   employs 13,000 Australians nationally across 30 separate business types;

(b)   contributes AUD$1.8 billion each year to Australia’s Gross Domestic Product;

(c)   pays AUD$987 million a year in wages and salaries; and

(d)   contributes AUD$830 million to regional economies and underpins the economic and social wellbeing of large slices of rural and remote Australia, particularly in Western Australia;

(2)   notes that:

(a)   Australia is regarded as the world leader in livestock export regulation and management;

(b)   if Australia stopped live export, the trade would go to less scrupulous countries than ours and put severe supply pressure on already struggling third world countries;

(c)   it would cost the Australian economy AUD$1 billion to phase out live trade;

(d)   the cessation of live export would have a severe impact on domestic markets, particularly in the regions;

(e)   many pastoralists in the electoral division of Kalgoorlie do not have the option to crop as an alternative industry as suggested by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) commissioned ACIL Tasman report; and

(f)   the RSPCA and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) should focus on real and relevant animal cruelty issues; and

(3)   considers that the Australian Government should commit to a campaign countering RSPCA and PETA misinformation.

Time allotted—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 8.30 pm

Speech time limits—

Mr Haase—5 minutes.

Other Member—5 minute each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 4 x 5 mins]

The Whips recommend that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

Items recommended for House of Representatives Chamber (8.40 to 9.30 pm)

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION REPORTS

Presentation and statements

1 STANDING COMMITTEE ON ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AFFAIRS

Everybody’s Business: Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Community Stores.

The Whips recommend that statements on the report may be made—statement to conclude by 8.50 pm

Speech time limits—

Mr Debus (Chair)—5 minutes

Other Member—5 minutes

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

2 STANDING COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Adolescent Overload? Report of the inquiry into combining school and work: supporting successful youth transitions.

The Whips recommend that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 9 pm

Speech time limits—

Ms Bird (Chair)—5 minutes

Other Member—5 minutes

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

3 STANDING COMMITTEE ON ECONOMICS

Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 2008 (Second Report).

The Whips recommend that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 9.10 pm

Speech time limits—

Mr C. R. Thomson (Chair)—5 minutes

Other Member—5 minutes

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

4 JOINT COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

Report 415: Review of Auditor-General’s Reports tabled between September 2008 and January 2009.

The Whips recommend that statements on the report may be made—statement to conclude by 9.15 pm

Speech time limits—

Ms Grierson (Chair)—5 minutes

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 1 x 5 mins]

5 JOINT COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

Report 416: Review of the Major Projects Report 2007-08.

The Whips recommend that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 9.20 pm

Speech time limits—

Ms Grierson (Chair)—5 minutes

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 1 x 5 mins]

6 JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON TREATIES

Report 107: Treaties tabled on 15 September and 20 August 2009.

The Whips recommend that statements on the report may be made—remaining Committee and delegation reports time prior to 9.30 pm

Speech time limits—

Mr K. J. Thomson (Chair)—10 minutes

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 1 x 10 mins]

Report adopted.