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Wednesday, 15 May 2013
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The SPEAKER (15:10): I present report No. 79 of the Selection Committee, relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and private members' business on Monday, 27 May 2013. The report will be printed in Hansard for today and the committee's determination will appear in tomorrow's Notice Paper.

The report read as follows—

Report relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and of private Members' business

1. The committee met in private session on Tuesday, 14 May 2013.

2. The committee determined the order of precedence and times to be allotted for consideration of committee and delegation business and private Members' business on Monday, 27 May 2013, as follows:

Items for House of Representatives Chamber (10.10 am to 12 noon)

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION BUSINESS

Presentation and statements

1 Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security:

Review of Administration and Expenditure: No. 10 Australian Intelligence Agencies.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 10.20 am.

Speech time limits—

Mr Byrne 5 minutes.

Next Member speaking—5 minutes.

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

2 Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety:

Cybersafety for Seniors: A Worthwhile Journey.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 10.30 am.

Speech time limits—

Mr Hawke 5 minutes.

Next Member speaking—5 minutes.

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

3 Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories:

An Estate for the Future The allocation of land to diplomatic missions in the ACT.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 10.35 am.

Speech time limits—

Ms Brodtmann 5 minutes.

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

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Notices

1 MR KATTER: To present a Bill for an Act to provide for warning labels in relation to imported food, and for related purposes. (Imported Food Warning Labels Bill 2013) (Notice given 12 March 2013.)

Time allotted—10 minutes .

Speech time limits—

Mr Katter 10 minutes.

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

Presenter may speak for a period not exceeding 10 minutes—pursuant to standing order 41.

2 MR WILKIE: To present a Bill for an Act to restrict the export of live animals for slaughter pending its prohibition, and for related purposes. (Live Animal Export Restriction and Prohibition Bill 2013) (Notice given 14 May 2013.)

Time allotted—10 minutes .

Speech time limits—

Mr Wilkie 10 minutes.

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

Presenter may speak for a period not exceeding 10 minutes—pursuant to standing order 41.

3 MR BANDT: To present a Bill for an Act to establish a Commonwealth statutory authority with responsibility for protecting and promoting animal welfare in Commonwealth regulated activities, and for related purposes. (Voice for Animals (Independent Office of Animal Welfare) Bill 2013) (Notice given 14 May 2013.)

Time allotted—10 minutes .

Speech time limits—

Mr Bandt 10 minutes.

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

Presenter may speak for a period not exceeding 10 minutes—pursuant to standing order 41.

4 MR BANDT: To present a Bill for an Act to prioritise Commonwealth funding of rail projects identified by Infrastructure Australia, and for related purposes. (Infrastructure (Priority Funding) Amendment Bill 2013) (Notice given 14 May 2013.)

Time allotted—10 minutes .

Speech time limits—

Mr Bandt 10 minutes.

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

Presenter may speak for a period not exceeding 10 minutes—pursuant to standing order 41.

Orders of the day

1 MS O'NEILL: Resumption of debate (from 11 February 2013) on the motion of Ms O'Neill—That this House:

(1) acknowledges the inequity that exists within our communities in the provision of services to people with disability;

(2) notes the high level of community engagement with the Every Australian Counts campaign for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the DisabiliTEA events held around the nation;

(3) supports the Government's focus on improving the standard of living for people with disability and their families through the introduction of a NDIS;

(4) commends the Government for introducing the draft legislation that sets out a framework for the NDIS; and

(5) notes that the first stage rollout will benefit more than 20,000 people with disability, their families and carers in the Hunter in NSW, the Barwon area of Victoria, and South Australia, Tasmania, and the ACT.

Time allotted—remaining private Members' business time prior to 12 noon.

Speech time limits—

All Members—5 minutes. each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 9 x 5 mins]

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

Items for House of Representatives Chamber (8 to 9.30 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Orders of the day

1 TAX LAWS AMENDMENT (DISCLOSURE OF MRRT INFORMATION) BILL 2013: (Mr Hockey): Second reading (from 18 March 2013.):

Time allotted—60 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mr Hockey—10 minutes.

Next 3 Members speaking—10 minutes

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 4 x 10 + 4 x 5 mins]

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

2 MARINE ENGINEERS QUALIFICATIONS BILL 2013: (Mr Wilkie): Second reading (from 18 March 2013.)

Time allotted—remaining private Members' business time prior to 9.30 pm.

Speech time limits—

Mr Wilkie—5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

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

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

Items for Federation Chamber (approx 11 am to approx 1.30 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Notices

1 M R PERRETT : To move:

That this House:

(1) opposes the Queensland Government's plans to cut local bus services in South East Queensland;

(2) notes that these cuts will:

(a) affect many vulnerable residents that can least afford it—seniors, pensioners, part-time working mums and dads and students;

(b) have broader consequences, such as:

   (i) negatively impacting on timetables for remaining services;

   (ii) reducing access to Park'n'Rides and connecting train services; and

   (iii) increasing the number of vehicles using on-street parking, clogging residential streets and putting more cars on local roads;

(3) strongly supports better public transport in Queensland;

(4) notes the:

(a) changes are geared towards cutting 'community' bus services and moving towards a more profitable commuter service;

(b) changes will create confusion and significantly increase travel time for commuters, and will be a backward step towards improving South-East Queensland's public transport network; and

(c) Queensland Government's privatisation plans regarding other state-owned assets and government services, and condemns any move to sell-out Queensland's public transport network;

(5) calls on the Queensland Government to rule out these cuts to South East Queensland's public transport system; and

(6) notes:

(a) the Coalition's failure to condemn these cuts despite the Federal Leader of the Opposition and Federal Shadow Treasurer recently making flying stops to Queensland;

(b) that the Leader of the Opposition of the Brisbane City Council, the largest public transport bus provider area in Queensland, moved a motion calling on the Council to support residents who oppose these bus cuts and to reject the Queensland Government's planned bus routes cuts; and

(c) the Brisbane City Council rejected the Queensland Government's planned local bus route cuts. (Notice given 14 March 2013.)

Time allotted—40 minutes.

Mr Perrett—10 minutes.

Next Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 4 x 5 mins]

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

Orders of the day

1 NATIONAL ELECTRICITY BILL 2012: ( Mr Oakeshott ): Second reading ( from 29 October 2012. ):

Time allotted—20 minutes .

Mr Oakeshott 5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

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

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

Notices - continued

2 MR TUDGE: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Melbourne is suffering from a traffic congestion problem across the city and particularly on the Eastern Freeway and the Monash-CityLink-West Gate corridor;

(b) without better infrastructure, this problem will worsen as Melbourne is experiencing the largest growth of all capital cities;

(c) by 2020 it is estimated by the Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics that the cost of traffic congestion in Melbourne will be $6.1 billion, double what it is today; and

(d) as well as being an economic cost, congestion impacts on quality of life including time spent with family;

(2) recognises that:

(a) the Victorian Government has proposed the development of an 'East West Link' which would provide an alternate route across the city by connecting the Eastern Freeway with the Western Ring Road;

(b) this East West Link would have significant benefits for Melbourne and Australia, as it would:

(i) relieve bottle necks on the Eastern, Monash and West Gate Freeways and provide an alternative to the West Gate Bridge;

(ii) improve freight efficiency by catering for growth at the ports of Melbourne and Hastings and increasing productivity by improving travel time reliability for freight;

(iii) enhance Victoria's competitive advantage globally, improving the key industry centres and supporting the knowledge precinct in Carlton and Parkville;

(iv) complete missing links between freeways to alleviate congestion and ensure travel time reliability for families and freight; and

(v) reduce travel times, particularly for residents in Melbourne's east and west who travel to Melbourne to work; and

(c) the Federal Coalition has committed $1.5 billion towards the construction of the East West Link; and

(3) calls on the Australian Government to match the commitment of the Federal Coalition towards the construction of the East West Link as a vital piece of economic infrastructure for Melbourne. (Notice given 30October 2012.)

Time allotted—60 minutes .

Mr Tudge 10 minutes.

Next Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 8 x 5 mins]

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

3 MR L. D. T. FERGUSON: To move:

That this House:

(1) recognises the accomplishments of 50 years of fruitful diplomatic relations between Peru and Australia, the continuing friendship between our nations and the contribution of Peruvian migrants in our nation building; and

(2) notes:

(a) the reopening of our Embassy in Lima in September 2010;

(b) our:

(i) shared democratic values in the context of a strong commitment to transparency, well-established policy credibility and good governance structure and quality of institutions; and

(ii) mutual emphasis on multilateral involvement exemplified by Peru's membership to the United Nations, World Trade Organisation (WTO), Organization of American States, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Pacific Alliance and Forum for East Asia and Latin America Cooperation;

(c) the roles of Herbert Vere Evatt and former United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar point to our mutual activity;

(d) our similar activity on the free trade front and common membership of the Cairns Group, WTO and APEC; and

(e) the:

(i) visits to Peru by former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975 and former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2008, and the visit of former President Alan Garcia Perez to Australia in 2007;

(ii) November 2011 framework to promote Bilateral Consultations and Cooperation;

(iii) presence at the 2011 census of 8,441 Peruvian born citizens in Australia and attraction of Peru to Australian visitors totalling 30,000 in 2011; and

(iv) longstanding Australian mining endeavours in Peru, the growth of Peruvian student numbers in Australia and 56 Australian companies having an office in Peru or investment in a Peruvian project. (Notice given 13March 2013.)

Time allotted—30 minutes .

Mr L. D. T. Ferguson 10 minutes.

Next Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 2 x 5 mins]

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

Items for Federation Chamber (approx 6.30 pm to 9 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Notices - continued

4 MR BANDT: To move:

That this House:

(1) condemns the Government's $2.3 billion cuts to university funding and student support; and

(2) calls on the Government to reverse the decision. (Notice given 14 May 2013.)

Time allotted—30 minutes .

Mr Bandt 5 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

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

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

5 MR Hayes: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Phelan McDermid Syndrome is a rare and debilitating disease that affects about 30 people in Australia; and

(b) the condition is most commonly caused by the novo chromosomal deletion which results in a syndrome that is autism related;

(2) recognises the important role the Phelan McDermid Syndrome Foundation has in providing support to families; and

(3) acknowledges the:

(a) physical, emotional and financial impact on families where a child is diagnosed with Phelan McDermid Syndrome; and

(b) efforts of Megan Toole in raising awareness of this rare disease and supporting the affected families. (Notice given 7February 2013.)

Time allotted—30 minutes .

Mr Hayes 5 minutes.

Other Members 5 minutes.

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

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

6 MR DUTTON: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes the concerns of key stakeholders in relation to the price reduction of chemotherapy drug Docetaxel and its potential broader impact on the treatment of cancer patients;

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) negotiate with relevant bodies regarding the cost of dispensing chemotherapy drugs; and

(b) ensure that the result of these negotiations will allow pharmacists to continue dispensing the drug, and other chemotherapy drugs, without disrupting patients; and

(3) welcomes the policy of price disclosure of items on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, however calls on the Government to ensure that further disruptions to patients do not occur. (Notice given 28November 2012.)

Time allotted—60 minutes .

Mr Husic 10 minutes.

Next Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 + 8 x 5 mins]

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

Orders of the day - continued

2 M ARRIAGE EQUALITY AMENDMENT BILL 2012 ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate (from 18 March 2013).

Time allotted—remaining private Members' business time prior to 9 pm.

All Members—5 minutes. each.

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

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

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3. The committee recommends that the following items of private Members' business listed on the notice paper be voted on:

Orders of the Day—

Fair Work Amendment (Better Work/Life Balance) Bill 2012 (Mr Bandt).