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Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Page: 5117

NOTICES

The following notices were given:

Ms Roxon to present a bill for an act to amend the law relating to privacy, and for other purposes (Privacy Amendment.

Ms Roxon to present a bill for an act to amend the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, and for related purposes.

Ms Roxon to present a bill for an act to provide for a National Children's Commissioner, and for related purposes.

Mr Combet to present a bill for an act to establish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, and for related purposes.

Mr Combet to present a bill for an act to amend legislation relating to clean energy, and for other purposes.

Ms Plibersek to present a bill for an act to amend the National Health Act 1953, and for related purposes.

Mr A. S. Burke to present a bill for an act to amend the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005, and for related purposes.

Ms Bird to present a bill for an act to amend the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and for related purposes.

Mr Bandt to present a bill for an act to establish the office of the National Integrity Commissioner, and for related purposes.

Mr Bandt to move:

That this House:

(1) resolves that Newstart payments are too low and should increase by $50 per week; and

(2) calls on the Government to find an appropriate savings measure to fund this increase.

Mr Oakeshott to move:

That this House:

(1) endorses the draft code of conduct at Appendix 5 of the report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee of Privileges and Members' Interests, Draft Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament; and

(2) requests the Leader of the House to bring forward urgently for the House's consideration the proposed changes to standing orders and resolutions of the House necessary to give effect to the Code, procedures for considering complaints under the Code, and for the role of the Standing Committee of Privileges and Members' Interests in oversight of the Code.

Mr Oakeshott to move:

That this House:

(1) requests a report from:

(a) the most appropriate parliamentary committee on establishing an Integrity Commission, or the equivalent of a National Independent Commission Against Corruption, outlining the costs and benefits to integrity and accountability; and

(b) the House of Representatives Standing Committee of Privileges and Members' Interests on any relevant issues for Members' consideration:

(i) in light of all information available in relation to the Fair Work Australia report; and

(ii) regarding any issues of concern relating to commentary by any Member of Parliament in relation to Section 28 of the Crimes Act 1914;

(2) encourages the Special Minister for State to act swiftly in bringing forward electoral and disclosure law changes as identified by the Australian Electoral Commission; and

(3) seeks greater progress on Commonwealth Whistleblower legislation from the relevant Minister as agreed in September 2010.

Mr Christensen to move:

That this House:

(1) recognises that the:

(a) proposal of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a once-in-a-generation landmark reform that has the potential to deliver better quality of life outcomes for Australians with disabilities;

(b) schedule for implementation of the NDIS, as proposed by the Productivity Commission, will take seven years, spanning the life of three Parliaments; and

(c) NDIS is a reform that involves the cooperation and support of state and territory governments, the disability support services sector, people with a disability and their families and carers;

(2) notes the bipartisan and cross-party support for the implementation of the NDIS;

(3) declares its support for policy stability on the NDIS over the life of those three Parliaments and until the scheme's full implementation; and

(4) resolves to immediately establish a Joint Select Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme which will:

(a) oversee the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme;

(b) be subject to terms of reference to be agreed upon by the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader and ratified by this House;

(c) be comprised of 4 Government members and/or Senators, 4 Opposition members and/or Senators, 1 Greens member and/or Senator and 1 non-aligned member and/or Senator;

(d) be jointly chaired by 1 Government member and 1 Opposition member;

(e) remain in existence until the full implementation of the NDIS is achieved; and

(5) transmit a message to establish a Joint Select Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme to the Senate for concurrence.

Mr Tehan to move:

That this House:

(1) recognises the decision handed down by the Federal Court of Australia upholding Fair Work Australia's decision to allow students covered by the retail award to have a minimum engagement period of 1.5 hours, which will allow students to work after school to gain independence, important workforce skills and the experience of work while still at school; and

(2) commends young aspirational Australians who will be able to start in the workforce as a result of this decision.

Mr Oakeshott to move:

That this House censure the Member for Dobell for the:

(1) length of time taken to publicly respond to issues under investigation from 2003-2006, and the damage this has done to public confidence and trust in the Parliament of Australia; and

(2) lack of full co-operation by the Member for Dobell with state and federal investigatory bodies, and the damage this has done to public confidence and public trust in the Parliament of Australia.