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BUSINESS OF THE FEDERATION CHAMBER

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

The Federation Chamber meets at 4 pm

 

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION BUSINESS

Orders of the day

     *1    Economics—Standing Committee Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia annual report 2015 (Second report) —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 7 November 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Coleman —That the House take note of the report.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

     *2    Treaties—Joint Standing Committee Report 163: Paris Agreement, Kyoto Protocol—Doha Amendment —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 7 November 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Robert —That the House take note of the report.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Orders of the day

         1    Grievance Debate: Question—That grievances be noted—Resumption of debate ( from  18 October 2016 ).

       2    National security—Statement by the Prime Minister, 1 September 2016—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 12 September 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Pyne —That the House take note of the document.

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Orders of the day

      *1    Gambling advertising: Resumption of debate ( from  7 November 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Wilkie —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         more than $800 million was lost by Australians on legal sports betting in 2014-15, an increase of more than 30 per cent from 2013-14;

(b)         while some restrictions on gambling advertising exist, there is an exemption that allows gambling advertising during televised sporting events at children’s viewing times; and

(c)         research shows that children are especially susceptible to such advertising;

(2)         recognises the pressing need to act to reduce the level of gambling advertising, particularly during children’s viewing times;

(3)         calls on the Government to amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to ban gambling advertising during sporting broadcasts; and

(4)         further notes community concern about the recent increased level of gambling advertising on the SBS, and calls on the Minister for Communications to issue a directive under section 11 of the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to limit the amount of such advertising.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

         2    Housing: Resumption of debate ( from  7 November 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Claydon —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         having safe and affordable housing is a basic human right and the absence of which has a huge human, social and economic cost;

(b)         housing stress and homelessness are serious issues in Australia—first-home buyers are having difficulty entering the market, rental affordability in cities is at a crisis point, waiting lists for social housing continue to grow, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are disproportionately represented in homelessness and housing stress and there are rising levels of homelessness with 105,000 people designated as homeless on any given night; and

(c)         there are often complex social, financial and medical issues that cause housing stress and homelessness that are beyond an individual’s direct control; and

(2)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         appoint a Minister for Housing and Homelessness to provide the necessary focus and leadership required to address the housing issues being experienced in Australia; and

(b)         develop and implement a national housing strategy to ensure a sufficient, modern and equitable housing system for all Australians.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      *3    Palm oil and labelling laws: Resumption of debate ( from  7 November 2016 —Mr Wood ) on the motion of Mr Wood —That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         that palm oil, because of its low cost, is a common ingredient in many packaged foods, often supplementing vegetable oil; and

(b)         the misleading labelling of palm oil in Australian products, often labelled as vegetable oil, with 50 per cent of products sold in supermarkets containing palm oil;

(2)         further notes that palm oil has high levels of saturated fat with over 50 per cent of its composition being saturated fat, which is very dangerous to consumers with heart or other conditions;

(3)         recognises the damage to the environment and endangered animals as a result of mass deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia which has led to the exponential threat of extinction to animals such as orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinoceroses, all of which are already critically endangered; and

(4)         calls on the Government to change the labelling laws on products sold in Australia to require products to clearly state when they contain palm oil.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      *4    Adelaide plains floods and assistance to growers: Resumption of debate ( from  7 November 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Zappia —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         widespread flooding has devastated large food growing areas in the Adelaide plains;

(b)         the Adelaide plains are a major economic driver for South Australia, producing hundreds of millions of dollars of fruit and vegetables each year;

(c)         the collective losses sustained by growers have run into tens of millions of dollars; and

(d)         many of the producers affected by the floods are family enterprises with limited financial capacity to withstand the losses and damage; and

(2)         calls on the Government to report back to the House on what assistance measures will be provided to growers seriously affected by the floods.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      *5    Northern Australian tourism industry and small businesses: Resumption of debate ( from  7 November 2016 ) on the motion of Ms M. L. Landry —That this House:

(1)         acknowledges the northern Australians working within the tourism industry, which plays a vital role in supporting the northern Australian economy;

(2)         recognises that tourist spending provides further opportunities for local small businesses within the community; and

(3)         notes that:

(a)         the Government is investing in small businesses through its Jobs and Small Business Package released in the 2015 budget; and

(b)         this package provides small businesses, including most businesses within the tourism industry, with much needed assistance to grow and create jobs.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      *6    Forced marriage: Resumption of debate ( from  7 November 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Perrett —That this House:

(1)         recognises that:

(a)         some young Australians are being forced into marriage against their will;

(b)         child marriage and forced marriage are forms of slavery; and

(c)         the Labor Government in 2013 introduced into the Criminal Code Act 1995  specific offences for forced marriage;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         there has been a gradual increase in people referring to community services for forced marriage since the law was introduced in 2013;

(b)         investigations of forced marriage by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have increased from 3 in 2012-13 to 69 in 2015-16;

(c)         the Australian Red Cross and the AFP consider that part of the increase in identifications of forced marriage is due to better community awareness and access to help; and

(d)         it is crucial that community awareness continues to be raised so that young people know their right to refuse to be forced into marriage;

(3)         notes that:

(a)         the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans produced curriculum materials for the Australian forced marriage Pilot Program for Australian schools;

(b)         in every school that participated in the Pilot Program, girls at risk of forced marriage were identified;

(c)         funding for the Pilot Program ceased in 2015; and

(d)         it is crucial that the Pilot Program is continued as teachers are often the first person a child will tell of their fear of being forced to marry; and

(4)         calls on the Government to immediately renew funding to further provide awareness of child marriage and forced marriage in Australian schools and the broader community.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      *7    Remembrance Day: Resumption of debate ( from  7 November 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Rishworth —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         11 November is Remembrance Day;

(b)         on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month Australians observe one minute’s silence in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts;

(c)         2016 marks the 98th anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War I; and

(d)         on Remembrance Day we pay our respects and honour the memory of those who have served in our country’s defence forces;

(2)         encourages all Australians to attend a commemoration ceremony in their local community, and to pause for a minute of silence to remember those who have served in the Australian Defence Force and made the ultimate sacrifice;

(3)         remembers:

(a)         those who lost their lives serving their country; and

(b)         all who came home, wounded, or bearing the hidden scars of war; and

(4)         recognises that the return to life in Australia, the journey from battlefield to towns and suburbs, can be a difficult one for those who serve and for the people who love and care for them.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      *8    Western Australia and Commonwealth infrastructure funding: Resumption of debate ( from  7 November 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Keogh —That this House:

(1)         recognises the parlous state of Western Australia’s finances, brought on by the economic mismanagement of the Western Australian Government and a record low share of GST revenue, which was foreseeable;

(2)         acknowledges the importance of Commonwealth infrastructure funding and state infrastructure spending for creating employment and driving economic growth;

(3)         notes that $1.54 billion of Commonwealth infrastructure funding has been allocated to the Perth Freight Link (PFL) and Oakajee Port over the forward estimates, in circumstances where:

(a)         the Western Australian Government has not committed to stage two of the PFL, a contract for which will be required before Commonwealth funding flows to Western Australia, and the Western Australian Opposition is opposed to the project; and

(b)         the Turnbull Government has kept a $339 million allocation to Oakajee Port in the federal budget for more than two years after the project was abandoned;

(4)         notes that although Western Australia takes up one third of Australia’s land mass and holds 10.4 per cent of the population, the loss of Commonwealth funding for the PFL and Oakajee would cause Western Australia’s share of the Commonwealth infrastructure budget to drop to just 9.5 per cent; and

(5)         calls on the Australian Government to redirect funding allocated to the PFL to the infrastructure projects that Western Australians actually want and need—the Armadale/North Lake Road Bridge, an Outer Harbour and METRONET.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      *9    Stroke: Resumption of debate ( from  7 November 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Banks —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         National Stroke Week:

                                                          (i)       ran from 12 to 18 September 2016; and

                                                        (ii)       is about raising awareness to prevent stroke in Australia; and

(b)         the National Stroke Foundation encourages all Australians to:

                                                          (i)       be aware of what stroke is, how to recognise a stroke and what to do;

                                                        (ii)       live healthy to reduce the risk of stroke; and

                                                       (iii)       get a regular health check;

(2)         acknowledges the:

(a)         launch by the Minister for Health in June 2015 of the Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard; and

(b)         bi-partisan work done by past governments in the area of stroke; and

(3)         notes the requirement for greater awareness and promotion of the prevention of stroke within the Australian community.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      10    Welfare: Resumption of debate ( from  17 October 2016 ) on the motion of Mrs Wicks —That this House:

(1)         recognises the importance of a generous social safety net;

(2)         further recognises that it is essential that welfare is targeted to achieve better lifetime outcomes for recipients;

(3)         welcomes the release of data that will help the Government to target interventions to Australians who need it most;

(4)         congratulates the Government’s Try, Test and Learn Fund, with $96.1 million allocated to it which will:

(a)         bring together stakeholders, academics, the states and territories and any relevant parties in the non-government sector, to trial new policies and initiatives to help achieve better lifetime outcomes for target cohorts; and

(b)         ensure new, bold and innovative ideas are trialled which will help to reduce long term and inter-generational welfare dependence; and

(5)         looks forward to the first round of funding under the program which will improve lifetime outcomes and increase the self-reliance of young parents, young carers and young students.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      11    Murder of Mrs Jo Cox: Resumption of debate ( from  17 October 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Giles —That this House:

(1)         condemns the murder of Mrs Jo Cox, Member of Parliament in the House of Commons for the constituency of Batley and Spen, killed in the course of performing her responsibilities to her constituents;

(2)         expresses its deepest sympathies to Mrs Cox’s family, colleagues, and to all who knew her; and

(3)         pays tribute to Mrs Cox’s extraordinary contribution to public life. 

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      12    Cyber security: Resumption of debate ( from  17 October 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Marino —That this House:

(1)         recognises that 10 to 14 October was Stay Smart Online Week, which saw the Government educate businesses and individuals on the importance of cyber security, including how to protect themselves online;

(2)         further recognises that this year’s theme of ‘Cyber safety from the lounge room to the board room’ focuses on the importance of good online security habits at home and at work;

(3)         congratulates the Government on launching Stay Smart Online Small Business Guide and Stay Smart Online My Guide for individuals which:

(a)         provides:

                                                          (i)       advice on vital areas of online security including aspects of privacy, passwords, suspicious messages, surfing safely; and

                                                        (ii)       information on cyber security when accessing online finances and making payments; and

(b)         gives advice on security solutions for tablets and mobiles;

(4)         welcomes the Government’s free Alert Service, which has online safety information and solutions to help people protect themselves online; and

(5)         congratulates the Prime Minister on launching the National Cyber Security Strategy which sets out the Government’s vision for meeting the dual challenges of advancing and protecting Australia’s interests in the digital age.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      13    Light it Red for Dyslexia: Resumption of debate ( from  17 October 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Champion —That this House notes that:

(1)         on Saturday 15 October 2016 significant monuments and landmarks will be lit red across Australia as part of Light it Red for Dyslexia; and

(2)         Light it Red for Dyslexia:

(a)         is an initiative to increase dyslexia awareness;

(b)         coincides with international World Dyslexia Day; and

(c)         is a prelaunch of Dyslexia Empowerment Week in Australia, running from 16 to 22 October 2016.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      14    World Mental Health Day: Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Collins —That this House:

(1)         recognises that:

(a)         World Mental Health Day (WMHD) will take place on 10 October; and

(b)         Mental Health Week will take place in Australia from 9 to 15 October;

(2)         seeks to encourage help-seeking behaviour, reduce the stigma associated with mental issues and foster connections through communities;

(3)         acknowledges the importance of WMHD and other campaigns including R U OK? Day in Australia, and World Suicide Prevention Day that help:

(a)         build community awareness about mental health issues and around suicide prevention; and

(b)         to encourage people to have regular and meaningful conversations with family, friends and colleagues;

(4)         recognises the efforts of dedicated individuals and organisations working to address mental health issues and suicide prevention;

(5)         notes with concern that suicide rates remain unacceptably too high—in Australia:

(a)         suicide is the leading cause of death for men and women between the ages of 15 and 44;

(b)         each day seven people die by suicide, and 30 attempt it;

(c)         higher rates of suicide exist among vulnerable groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, young people and people from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities;

(d)         the annual number of deaths by suicide is around 2,500;

(e)         each year it is estimated that 65,000 people attempt suicide; and

(f)          the annual suicide toll is now twice the annual road toll; and

(6)         calls on the Government to show leadership around suicide prevention, including working in a bipartisan approach to adopt the National Mental Health Commission’s target to reduce suicide by 50 per cent over the next 10 years.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      15    Higher education: Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Plibersek —That this House:

(1)         notes the Government’s abject failure in higher education policy, including:

(a)         repeated attempts to introduce a United States style, user pays approach to tuition fees which will leave young Australians with $100,000 degrees;

(b)         a continued policy to slash 20 per cent from Commonwealth Grants Scheme funding; and

(c)         the short-sighted 2016-17 budget decision to remove 40 per cent of funding to the Higher Education Participation Program by 2019-20; and

(2)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         recognise that two in every three jobs created in the future will require a university degree;

(b)         acknowledge that investment in human potential is critical to boosting productivity and driving innovation; and

(c)         immediately work to improve access to higher education and stop putting barriers around our universities through massive debt burdens.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      16    Penalty rates: Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ) on the motion of Ms L. M. Chesters —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         penalty rates:

                                                          (i)       continue to be a fundamental part of a strong safety net for Australian workers, enabling those in low income and highly casualised industries to share in the nation’s economic prosperity; and

                                                        (ii)       are not a luxury—they pay the bills and put food on the table for up to 4.5 million Australians relying on them; and

(b)         reducing the penalty rates of low-paid workers will negatively impact the economy as a whole;

(2)         acknowledges that:

(a)         hospitality workers are in the bottom 30 per cent of Australian income earners;

(b)         along with hospitality and food services, retail has the largest proportion of low paid workers in Australia; and

(c)         women comprise a disproportionate share of workers in both the retail and hospitality sectors, accounting for 55 per cent of all employed;

(3)         condemns the Government’s failure to protect penalty rates, particularly given continued record low wage growth; and

(4)         calls on the Government to protect penalty rates by joining with the Opposition in making a submission to the Fair Work Commission, arguing strongly that penalty rates should not be cut.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      17    Bruce Highway: Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ) on the motion of Mr E. L. O’Brien —That this House:

(1)         recognises the vital role the Bruce Highway plays in connecting communities all the way from Brisbane to Cairns;

(2)         acknowledges that the Australian Government is investing $6.7 billion into upgrading the Bruce Highway;

(3)         notes that:

(a)         the Australian Government has approved $6.4 million to fund a planning study into upgrading the Bruce Highway between Pine Rivers and Caloundra Road; and

(b)         the Queensland Government is not planning to finalise the planning study until the middle of 2018;

(4)         calls on the Queensland Government to expedite its work on the planning study so that much needed upgrade works to the Bruce Highway can start as soon as possible; and

(5)         congratulates the Australian Government for approving the supplementary study into upgrading the Bruce Highway between the Sunshine Motorway and the Maroochydore Interchange.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      18    Victims of family violence and court proceedings: Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Perrett —That this House:

(1)         notes that Women’s Legal Services Australia and 90 other organisations concerned with family violence wrote to all political leaders in May 2016 calling on them to put safety first in family law;

(2)         recognises that:

(a)         unrepresented litigants have been an increasing feature of the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia for many years;

(b)         due to the cuts made to Legal Aid funding by the Government, the number of unrepresented litigants continues to increase;

(c)         unrepresented litigants are entitled to cross-examine the other party to test their evidence in a trial; and

(d)         where a victim of family violence is subjected to direct cross-examination by their abuser, the:

                                                          (i)       victim can be severely traumatised;

                                                        (ii)       quality of the evidence given to the court can be compromised;

                                                       (iii)       perpetrator can use the court process to further abuse the victim; and

                                                      (iv)       victim may discontinue the proceedings because they are unable to endure the cross-examination;

(3)         further notes that the Opposition took to the election a commitment to protect victims and survivors from being personally cross-examined by alleged perpetrators; and

(4)         calls on the Government to immediately act to protect victims of family violence by introducing amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 to ensure that victims of family violence are not directly cross-examined by their abusers during court proceedings.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      19    Australian Defence Force personnel: Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Hastie —That this House:

(1)         acknowledges and supports the deployed Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel currently serving overseas;

(2)         recognises that:

(a)         there are currently well over 2,000 ADF personnel serving overseas; and

(b)         these men and women are playing a critical role in supporting Australia’s national interests by contributing to international security operations; and

(3)         notes the Government’s ongoing support for our deployed ADF personnel and the $910.7 million provided in the 2015 budget to support major overseas operations including Okra, Highroad, Manitou, Accordion and Resolute.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      20    National Police Remembrance Day: Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes —That this House:

(1)         notes that National Police Remembrance Day is observed on 29 September;

(2)         acknowledges the significant role police make to our local communities and the high degree of risk and personal sacrifice that comes with their duty;

(3)         honours the courage and commitment of the men and women who serve in our state and territory police forces together with the Australian Federal Police, and who dedicate their careers to protecting and serving our community;

(4)         remembers the ultimate sacrifice that has been made by police officers who have been killed in the course of their duty, and honours their lives;

(5)         commends the good work of Police Legacy, who look after the loved ones of police who have died as a result of their duties; and

(6)         reaffirms our support for the nation’s 56,000 police officers, and honours their efforts to make a difference, defend our way of life and safeguard the peace and security of our communities.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      21    Anti-Poverty Week: Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ) on the motion of Mr T. R. Wilson —That this House:

(1)         acknowledges that Australia is a prosperous nation with a high standard of living and low levels of poverty by international standards;

(2)         recognises that despite our national prosperity, poverty remains an issue for some Australians;

(3)         notes that 11 to 17 October is Anti-Poverty Week, a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in activities to highlight and overcome poverty in Australia and overseas;

(4)         understands that the main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to:

(a)         strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship; and

(b)         encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments; and

(5)         commends the organisers and sponsors of Anti-Poverty Week for their ongoing efforts to raise awareness and take action to address poverty.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      22    International Day of the Girl Child: Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Claydon —That this House:

(1)         notes that the International Day of the Girl Child:

(a)         will be celebrated globally on 11 October 2016; and

(b)         is an international day of observance that promotes girls’ human rights, highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and addresses the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the globe;

(2)         recognises that:

(a)         the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include key targets for gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by 2030;

(b)         achieving these targets will require increased investment by national governments, national aid agencies, and global companies and foundations; and

(c)         increased investments in gender equality are vital if the world is to achieve sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth and development;

(3)         calls on the Australian Government to work towards the longstanding internationally agreed aid targets in order for Australia to contribute its fair share to international development and aid the empowerment of all women and girls under the Sustainable Development Goals; and

(4)         urges all Members to be leaders in their community and in Parliament, to act on the advancement of gender equality.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      23    National Stroke Week: Resumption of debate ( from  12 September 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Vamvakinou —That this House:

(1)         recognises that:

(a)         National Stroke Week:

                                                          (i)       will take place from 12 to 18 September 2016; and

                                                        (ii)       seeks to raise awareness about the need to prevent stroke in Australia; and

(b)         the Stroke Foundation encourages all Australians to:

                                                          (i)       understand the symptoms of stroke and know what to do if one occurs;

                                                        (ii)       make healthy lifestyle choices which will reduce the risk of stroke;

                                                       (iii)       assist in raising awareness in their local communities; and

                                                      (iv)       get regular health check-ups;

(2)         notes with concern the financial and emotional burden which stroke has on the Australian community;

(3)         acknowledges the:

(a)         important role of families and carers of stroke victims; and

(b)         valuable contribution of the Australian health system in preventing and treating stroke;

(4)         congratulates the bi-partisan efforts made by previous governments; and

(5)         confirms the need for continued action to reduce the prevalence of stroke in Australia.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      24    Road and Rail infrastructure: Resumption of debate ( from  12 September 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Price —That this House:

(1)         recognises the importance of well-developed transport links in regional Australia and the role they play in linking rural and regional communities;

(2)         acknowledges the significant role that the Government has played in funding road and rail projects around Australia, especially in the electoral division of Durack;

(3)         recognises that the Government is building our future by delivering over $50 billion in critical road and rail infrastructure in 2013-14 to 2019-20; and

(4)         congratulates the Government for having a national economic plan that backs growth in our cities and regions.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      25    Asbestos importation: Resumption of debate ( from  12 September 2016 ) on the motion of Ms L. M. Chesters —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         the Government’s Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency’s (ASEA’s) Chief Executive Officer, Mr Peter Tighe, describes the emerging problem of asbestos importation as growing exponentially;

(b)         the ASEA’s independent review of the end-to-end border processes for the asbestos border control, resulting in the Asbestos Importation Review Report (KGH Border Services, March 2016), was conducted in just four weeks, had narrowly constructed terms of reference and lacked consultation with all affected parties; and

(c)         at the new $1.2 billion Perth Children’s Hospital, an imported roof panel has tested positive for chrysotile, an asbestos substance banned in Australia;

(2)         acknowledges that:

(a)         Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related death and injury in the world, with 33,000 people having already lost their lives to asbestos-related diseases; and

(b)         around 700 Australians die each year from asbestos-related diseases, and without proper management, experts worry that tens of thousands of Australians could be diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases in the coming decades;

(3)         condemns the Government’s inaction since the completion of the Asbestos Importation Review Report ; and

(4)         calls on the Government to significantly increase the penalties available for those guilty of importing products containing asbestos.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      26    Sesquicentenary of the Sisters of St Joseph: Resumption of debate ( from  12 September 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Zimmerman —That this House:

(1)         celebrates the sesquicentenary of the Sisters of St Joseph and acknowledges the inspiration of St Mary of the Cross Mackillop;

(2)         acknowledges the great works that the Sisters of St Joseph do all over the country in caring for the aged, education, supporting women and families and partnering with Indigenous Australians to achieve outcomes;

(3)         recognises that regional communities are a special part-focus of work for the order, since it was founded in Penola in South Australia in 1866; and

(4)         congratulates the Sisters of St Joseph for the wonderful works they have done over the last 150 years and looks forward to the continuing works into the future.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )

      27    Penalty rates: Resumption of debate ( from  12 September 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Champion —That this House acknowledges that penalty rates are relied upon by Australian workers and their families to cover everyday costs of living, no matter if they are full time, part time or casual, including workers such as:

(1)         nurses;

(2)         police, firefighters and ambulance officers;

(3)         retail and hospitality workers;

(4)         manufacturing industry employees;

(5)         services sector employees; and

(6)         tourism and transport industry employees. 

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 21 November 2016. )