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Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Page: 11366

The following notices were given:

Mr Albanese to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004, and for related purposes.

Mr Albanese to present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation, and for related purposes.

Ms Gillard to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Act 1992, and for related purposes.

Dr Emerson to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Trade Practices Act 1974, and for related purposes.

Mr Hayes to move:

That the House:

(1)   notes that 25 November marks White Ribbon Day, the symbol of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women;

(2)   recognises that White Ribbon Day aims to prevent violence against women by increasing public awareness and education by challenging the attitudes and behaviours that allow violence to continue;

(3)   asks all Australian men to challenge these behaviours, so that we can begin to drive real change in our community;

(4)   notes with concern that one in three women will experience physical violence, and one in five will experience sexual violence over their lifetime;

(5)   understands that domestic violence and family violence are primary causes of homelessness;

(6)   acknowledges the cost of violence against women and their children to the Australian economy was estimated to be $13.6 billion in 2008-09, and if we take no action to shine a light on this violence, that cost will hit an estimated $15.6 billion by 2021-22; and

(7)   asks all members to show that they are challenging violence against women by wearing a white ribbon or wristband on White Ribbon Day.