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BUSINESS OF THE MAIN COMMITTEE

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

The Main Committee meets at 9.30 a.m.

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Orders of the day

1   Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2010-2011 Further consideration in detail ( from 15 June 2010—Ms King ).

2   Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2010-2011 ( Minister for Finance and Deregulation ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 11 May 2010—Mr Pyne ).

3   Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2010-2011 ( Minister for Finance and Deregulation ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 11 May 2010—Mrs B. K. Bishop ).

4   Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2010 ( Minister for Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 25 May 2010—Mr Dreyfus ).

5   Immigration (Education) Amendment Bill 2010 ( Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 17 March 2010—Mr Billson ).

6   prime minister’s report 2010—closing the gap—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 February 2010—Mr Secker ) on the motion of Mr Snowdon—That the House take note of the document.

*7   DEATHS OF sapper jacob daniel moerland and Sapper Darren james smith—condolence motion: Resumption of debate ( from 15 June 2010—Mr Albanese ) on the motion of Mr Rudd.

8   GRIEVANCE DEBATE: Question—That grievances be noted—Resumption of debate ( from 31 May 2010 ).

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION REPORTS

Orders of the day

1   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—human rights in the asia pacific: challenges and opportunities—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 24 May 2010 ) on the motion of Ms Rea—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 7 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

2   Economics—Standing Committee—REPORT—inquiry into raising the productivity growth rate in the australian economy—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 24 May 2010 ) on the motion of Mr C. R. Thomson—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 7 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

3   Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—review of administration and expenditure no. 7—australian intelligence agencies—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 13 May 2010 —Ms Hall) on the motion of Mr Bevis—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 6 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

4   National Capital and External Territories—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—advisory report on the territories law reform bill 2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 12 May 2010—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Ms A. L. Ellis—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 6 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

5   Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT 110: Treaties tabled on 18, 25 (2) and 26 November 2009 and 2 (2) February 2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 12 May 2010—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr K. J. Thomson—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 6 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

6   Primary Industries and Resources—Standing Committee—REPORT—FARMING THE FUTURE: THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN ASSISTING AUSTRALIAN FARMERS TO ADAPT TO THE IMPACTS OF climate changE—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 12 May 2010—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Adams—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 6 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

7   Australian Crime Commission—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—examination of the australian crime commission annual report 2008-2009—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 March 2010—Ms Owens ) on the motion of Mr Hayes—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 6 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

8   Health and Ageing—Standing Committee—report—regional health issues jointly affecting australia and the south pacific: report of the australian parliamentary committee delegation to papua new guinea and the solomon islands—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 March 2010—Mr Briggs ) on the motion of Mr Georganas—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 6 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

9   Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT ON the 2007 federal election—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 March 2010—Mr Chester ) on the motion of Mr Melham—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 6 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

10   Economics—Standing Committee—first REPORT—review of the reserve bank of australia annual report 2009—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 March 2010—Ms Hall ) on the motion of Mr C. R. Thomson—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 6 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

11   Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Parliamentary Joint Committee—interim REPORT—inquiry into the operation of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 February 2010 ) on the motion of Ms Parke—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 5 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

12   Corporations and Financial Services—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—Statutory oversight of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 February 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll—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 5 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

13   Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT 109: Treaty tabled on 2 february 2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 11 February 2010 ) on the motion of Mr K. J. Thomson—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 4 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

14   Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT—A TIME FOR CHANGE: YES/NO? INQUIRY INTO THE MACHINERY INTO REFERENDUMS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 8 February 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Bevis—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 4 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

15   Family, Community, Housing and Youth—Standing Committee—REPORT—housing the homeless: report on the inquiry into homelessness legislation—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 November 2009 ) on the motion of Mrs Moylan—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 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

16   Education and Training—Standing Committee—REPORT—adolescent overload? report of the inquiry into combining school and work: supporting successful youth transitions—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 November 2009—Mr Danby ) on the motion of Ms Bird—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 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

17   Economics—Standing Committee—second REPORT—review of the reserve bank of australia annual report 2008—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 November 2009—Ms George ) on the motion of Mr C. R. Thomson—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 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

18   Industry, Science and Innovation—Standing Committee—REPORT—seasonal forecasting in australia—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 24 November 2009—Ms Vamvakinou ) on the motion of Ms Vamvakinou—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 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

19   Employment and Workplace Relations—Standing Committee—REPORT—making it fair: Pay equity and associated issues related to increasing female participation in the workforce—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 24 November 2009—Ms Vamvakinou ) on the motion of Ms Jackson—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 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

20   Health and Ageing—Standing Committee—REPORT—Treating impotence: Roundtable forum on impotence medications in Australia—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 24 November 2009—Mr Melham ) on the motion of Mr Georganas—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 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

21   Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government—Standing Committee—REPORT—the global financial crisis and regional Australia—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 24 November 2009—Mr Laming ) on the motion of Ms King—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 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

22   Corporations and Financial Services—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—inquiry into financial products and services in Australia—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 24 November 2009—Ms King ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll—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 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

23   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT—everybody’s business: remote aboriginal and torres strait community stores—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 23 November 2009—Dr Jensen ) on the motion of Mr Debus—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 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

24   Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—review of the listing of hamas’ brigades, pkk, let and pij as terrorist organisations—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2009—Mr Ripoll ) on the motion of Mr Dreyfus—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 2 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

25   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—review of the defence annual report 2007-2008—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 October 2009—Ms Owens ) on the motion of Mr Bevis—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on the next sitting Monday after 21 June 2010. )

26   Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts—Standing Committee—report Managing our coastal zone in a changing climate: the time to act is now—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2009—Ms Hall ) on the motion of Ms George—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on the next sitting Monday after 21 June 2010. )

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Or ders of the day

1   superannuation: Resumption of debate ( from 31 May 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Champion—That this House:

(1) sup ports the Government’s action to boost national savings by gradually increasing the Superannuation Guarantee from 9 per cent now, to reach 12 per cent by 2019-20; and

(2) notes that the:

(a) Government’s approach to superannuation will achieve two main o utcomes—greater adequacy and greater equity;

(b) removal of the tax penalties for superannuation contributions of low income earners;

(c) reforms to superannuation will benefit around 8.4 million Australians; and

(d) reforms will increase national savings and economic growth. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

2   6Rar at the battle of long tan: Resumption of debate ( from 31 May 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Neville—That this House:

(1) acknowledges the:

(a) unquestionable bravery of 6 th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR) at the Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam on 18 August 1966 and the singular heroism of units in the face of overwhelming enemy numbers, especially that of D Company; and

(b) well deserved upgrade of a number of decorations:

(i) Major Harry Smith (from Military Cross to Star of Gall antry, ie, Distinguished Service Order equivalent);

(ii) Lieutenant Dave Sabben and Lieutenant Geoff Kendall (from Mentioned in Despatches to Medal for Gallantry, ie, Military Cross equivalent); and

(c) strength of D Company 6RAR (as at 18 August 1966) w hich has the right to wear the former Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation Emblem;

(3) deplores the loss of documentation which has deprived 12 other Australian combatants from receiving appropriate recognition;

(4) calls on the Au stralian Government to convene a further inquiry to assess and document by eye witness reports, cross examination and other sources, the known courageous action of combatants on that day with particular reference to the 12 soldiers involved; and

(5) seeks appropriate remedy, by way of award, to those unjustly treated. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

3   Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission Bill 2010 ( Mr Kerr ) : Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 31 May 2010 ). ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

4   seatbelts on buses: Resumption of debate ( from 31 May 2010—Mr Sidebottom , in continuation ) on the motion of Mrs Gash—That this House:

(1) acknowledges:

(a) that the safety of our children should be of paramount concern for all governments;

(b) the irrefutable evidence from studies conducted both in Australia and overseas, th at the use of lap/sash seatbelts on buses will save lives and reduce injuries in the case of accidents or sudden braking incidents;

(c) that currently, hundreds of thousands of Australian school children in non-urban areas, travel daily to school on buses that are not fitted with seatbelts; and

(d) the urgent need to provide increased safety for bus passengers travelling on non-urban roads in Australia;

(2) seeks the amendment of Australian Design Rule (ADR) 68/00:

(a) so that the only exemption is for route service buses operating on urban roads;

(b) to remove the current exemption for any bus with a seat height of less than one metre; and

(c) to read: ‘all buses operating on non-urban roads and highways must meet the requirements in this rule’ ensuring lap/sash seatbelt protection and all safety features within ADR 68/00, presently afforded to coach passengers, apply to any bus travelling on any high speed road, highway or dirt road;

(3) calls on the State and Territory Governments to support mandating the use of seatbelts on buses;

(4) directs the Government to legislate the above amendments to ADR 68/00 by January 2011 and ensure compliance on all affected routes by January 2020, b eginning with all new and replacement buses; and

(5) directs the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government to place lap/sash seatbelts for non-urban bus travel on the agenda at each and every Australian Transport Council meeting until certification of all buses used on non-urban roads in Australia meet the safety standards of ADR 68/00. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

5   indexation of military superannuation pensions: Resumption of debate ( from 24 May 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House:

(1) shou ld consider increasing the Military Superannuation Pension twice annually by the greatest of either the Consumer Price Index, the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index or the Male Total Average Weekly Earnings; and

(2) should do this in recognition of the unique circumstances of military service compared to all others within the public service. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

6   debt recovery in the primary production sector: Resumption of debate ( from 24 May 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Forrest—That this House:

(1) recognises that a crisis is emer ging in respect of debt recovery across the primary production sector of the Australian economy as a consequence of more than seven years of drought;

(2) acknowledges the need for debt recovery protocols in commercial lending similar to those that exist for mortgage lending;

(3) supports the concept of compulsory debt mediation prior to lenders exercising their rights to pursue recovery through legal processes; and

(4) agrees that the Federal Parliament could legislate such a requirement in respect of corporations but the States and Territories need to legislate in respect of other commercial business arrangements. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

7   commemoration of the battle for crete: Resumption of debate ( from 24 May 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Georganas—That this House:

(1) acknowledges the import ant contributions of Australian, New Zealand, British and Greek soldiers and Greek civilians in the defence of Crete against the 20 May 1941 German invasion;

(2) calls for the annual commemoration of the Battle for Crete within Australia as an event of national significance; and

(3) encourages reflection on the shared experiences of Australian and Greek nationals through the Battle for Crete, the bond forged between our two nations in a time of war, and the evolution of Australian-Greek relations within the post-war period. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

8   sydney airport long term operating plan: Resumption of debate ( from 24 May 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Morrison—That this House:

(1) notes the impact that the noise generated by aircraft landing at Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport in Sydney has on a ll residents of surrounding suburbs;

(2) recognises the importance of the Long Term Operating Plan (LTOP) for Sydney Airport and Associated Airspace as a mechanism to implement a policy of noise sharing;

(3) acknowledges the Ministerial Direction issued under sub section 16(1) of the Air Services Act 1995 dated 30 July 1997, requiring Airservices Australia to implement the general structure and layout of the flight paths shown within LTOP;

(4) expresses concern:

(a) at the failure of Airservices Australia to fully implement the jet flight paths prescribed in the LTOP; and

(b) with the actions taken by Airservices Australia to develop and utilise new jet flight paths at will, particularly the use of Boree Four Standard Terminal Arrival Route which involves aircraft arrivals using airspace over the electoral divisions of Bradfield, North Sydney, Lowe, Grayndler, Watson, Barton and Cook, particularly during the operation of the airport curfew; and

(5) calls on the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government to take all necessary steps to direct Airservices Australia to confine jet aircraft arrivals to the jet tracks indicated in the LTOP. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

9   ageing parents and carers of disabled children : Resumption of debate ( from 15 March 2010 ) on the motion of Mrs Hull—That this House:

(1)  notes that:

(a) many ageing parents and carers of disabled children are in:

(i) crisis, or face crisis due to the lack of accommodation for th eir disabled children; and

(ii) need of aged care accommodation for themselves;

(b) ageing parents of a child with a life long disability are commonly required to provide care for the duration of the child’s life—in many cases over 50 years of care respo nsibility without a break;

(c) due to limited available accommodation options for disabled people, many aged carers of disabled people are significantly disadvantaged;

(d) there is an urgent need to assist ageing parents and carers of disabled children with accessing longer term accommodation options for their children;

(e) families unable to provide financially for the future care of their child with a disability not be disadvantaged by their lack of financial capacity; and

(f) in October 2005 the then Prime Minister the Hon. John Howard announced a $200 million package to assist parents establish private trusts for the future care of their disabled children;

(2) calls on the Government to advise the House on the action taken to progress the establishm ent of these private trusts; and

(3) calls on the State, Territory and Federal governments to work together to urgently resolve these accommodation and care crises. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

10   maternal and child health in png: Resumption of debate ( from 15 March 2010 ) on the motion of Ms Parke—That this House:

(1) recognises that International Women’s Day was celebrated on 8 March 2010;

(2) notes that:

(a) the Australian Government is committed to the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are the agreed targets set by the world’s nations to reduce poverty by 2015;

(b) Australia’s closest neighbour, Papua New Guinea (PNG), is currently off-track to meet any of the MDGs by 2015;

(c) the maternal mortality rate in PNG is extremely high, having doubled since 1996, with a woman in PNG being 242 times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications than an Australian woman;

(d) there is a clear correlation between the high rate of maternal mortality and the high rate of child mortality in PNG;

(e) the high maternal and child mortality rates in PNG are a reflection of the failure of access to, and the delivery of, quality health services over the last 15 years;

(f) the challenges of reducing maternal and child mortality in PNG are many, including difficult terrain and weather conditions, fragile health systems, limited human resources, weak financial governance and management, and poor service delivery in many rural areas;

(3) recognises that, despite these challenges, progress is being made by org anisations like UNICEF working closely with the PNG Government, AusAID and other key development partners;

(4) recognises that strengthening health systems and improving human resources for maternal and child health in PNG and the rest of the Asia Pacific are critical if the MDGs for maternal and child health are to be achieved;

(5) acknowledges the Australia n Government’s concern about maternal mortality rates in PNG and its increased commitments towards PNG achieving MDGs 4 and 5; and

(6) recommends that the Australian Government support the PNG Government to implement, as a matter of urgency, the recommendations outlined by the PNG National Department of Health’s Ministerial Taskforce on Maternal Health, including:

(a) securing investments to achieve the ambitious but necessary targets required to turn around the current status of maternal health in PNG;

(b) implementation of universal free primary education as a successful intervention to address maternal mortality in PNG;

(c) urgent and sustained efforts to address the well-defined system’s problems in the health sector in PNG;

(d) strengthening of access and coverage of quality voluntary family planning service provision for all Papua New Guineans as a primary intervention;

(e) access for every woman in PNG to supervised delivery by a trained health care provider by 2030; and

(f) access for all women in PNG to comprehensive obstetric care and quality emergency obstetric care if required. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

11   queensland teachers: Resumption of debate ( from 15 March 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Lindsay—That this House:

(1) recognises that Queensland teachers are dedicated educators who do their very best with limited resources and facilities provided by Education Queensland;

(2) notes that the Queensland Minister for Education appears to be ignoring the concerns of teachers and parents in relation to staffing numbers and still uses 100 year old buildings with facilities to match;

(3) worries about the impact on students of classroom overcrowding, third world facilities, the ever increasing workload on our teachers, schools having to employ prisoners as groundsmen and the staff model used to allocate teaching positions to schools;

(4) condemns the Queensland Government over its continuing education budget cuts and apparent inaction over teacher concerns in relation to taking on the additional roles of parent, social worker, policeman, cleaner and information technology technician;

(5) questions if the Queensland Government can be serious about education noting its continuing comparison of private/public schools which have different teacher-to-student, budget-to-student and computer-to-student ratios; and

(6) calls on the Queensland Education Minister to listen to teachers and accept their advice and counsel. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

12   Proposed House Appropriations and Administrative Committee: Resumption of debate ( from 22 February 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Hawker— That this House adopt the following standing order, to appear between standing orders 216 and 217:

House Appropriations and Administrative Committee

  1. A House Appropriations and Administrative Committee shall be appointed to:
  1. consider estimates of the funding requ ired for the operation of the Department of the House of Representatives each year;
  1. provide to the Speaker for presentation to the House and transmission to the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, the committee s estimates of amounts for inclusion in ap propriation and supply bills for the Department of the House of Representatives;
  2. consider proposals for changes to the administration of the Department of the House of Representatives or variations to services provided by the Department;
  3. consider and repor t to the Speaker on any other matters of finance or services as may be referred to it by the Speaker;
  4. consider and report to the House on any other matters of finance or services as may be referred to it by the House.
  5. make an annual report to the House on its operations; and
  6. consider the administration and funding of security measures affecting the House a nd advise the Speaker and the House as appropriate.
  1. When conferring with the Senate Standing Committee on Appropriations and Staffing, the House Appropriations and Administrative Committee may:
  1. consider estimates of the funding required for the operation o f the Department of Parliamentary Services each year; and
  2. provide to the Speaker for presentation to the House and transmission to the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, estimates of amounts for inclusion in appropriation and supply bills for the Depar tment of Parliamentary Services.
  1. The committee shall consist of nine members: the Speaker as Chair, and eight other members.
  1. The committee shall be assisted by the Clerk, Serjeant - at - Arms and officers of the Department of the House of Representatives appro priate to any matters under consideration. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 21  June 2010 . )

13   Global food and water security: Resumption of debate ( from 22 February 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) global food prices have risen 83 per cent since 2005;

(b) the World Bank’s 2008 Agriculture for Development report predicts global cereal production must increase by 50 per cent and meat production by 85 per cent between 2000 and 2030 to meet demand;

(c) Australia has recently suffered some of the worst droughts on record, increasing water scarcity and affecting our local crops and produce;

(d) many Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries have diverted large proportions of crops to biofuel production; and

(e) foreign aid to agriculture fell from 18 per cent of total aid 30 years ago, to 3.5 per cent in 2004; and

(2) supports:

(a) positive initiatives by the current Government to address climate change;

(b) policies, projects and programs that deliver long term solutions for water security; and

(c) the Gov ernment’s commitment to tackle the impact of rising food prices and shortages by addressing the root causes of global food security. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

14   Electronic gaming machines: Resumption of debate ( from 22 February 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Champion—That this House:

(1) supports t he Productivity Commission’s recommendation to:

(a) lower the maximum bet limit per button push from $10.00 to $1.00 on electronic gaming machines;

(b) lower the cash input limit on electronic gaming machines; and

(c) implement by 2016, a universal pre -commitment system for electronic gaming machines;

(2) notes the observations of Productivity Commission Chairman Mr Gary Banks that ‘despite progress since our last report 10 years ago, there is considerably more that governments can do to make gaming ma chines a safer recreational pursuit.’; and

(3) calls on State governments and the gaming industry to support the implementation of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

15   Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day: Resumption of debate ( from 22 February 2010 ) on the motion of Mrs Gash—That this House:

(1) notes:

(a) the growing acceptance of 15 October in Australia as the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day;

(b) that this day is officially recognised in the United States and Canada; and

(c) that this day is only informally celebrated in Australia;

(2) calls on the Government to consider the adoption of 15 October each year as the Official Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day; and

(3) recognises the efforts of Nicole Ballinger in promoting the official adoption of this day by Australia. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

16   World Wetlands Day 2010: Resumption of debate ( from 22 February 2010 ) on the motion of Ms Saffin—That this House:

(1) notes the:

(a) theme for World Wetland s Day 2010 is Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change;

(b) threat to wetlands from climate change and human activity and the role of wetlands in climate change mitigation and adaptation; and

(c) valuable work of WetlandCare Australia and other non-government organisations in supporting communities to protect and repair wetlands;

(2) acknowledges that wetlands and healthy rivers are a priority under the Government’s Caring for Our Country program and the 10 year Water for the Future plan; and

(3) requests the Government to consider, on a case by case basis, initiatives such as those adopted by the Lismore City Council and Richmond Council in Page, to develop wastewater treatment facilities that process sewerage and wastewater and create healthy wetlands. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

17   Proposal for heritage listing—the Kimberley: Resumption of debate ( from 8 February 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Haase—That this House:

(1) recognises that:

(a) the proposal to heritage list 17 million hectares of the Kimberley will deter mining companies from invest ing in the region, further disadvantage all local communities and seriously damage the future of mining in Australia;

(b) those involved in mineral exploration and mining projects, particularly in Western Australia, are subject to an already burdensome approvals process;

(c) adding more red tape by applying National Heritage status to such a vast area would be the breaking point for many companies who would consider moving their investments to other locations;

(d) an ill-defined approach suggests a lack of research and understanding of heritage listings; and

(e) the indiscriminate listing fails to recognise the contributions that others such as miners and pastoralists make to the economic viability and heritage of regional areas;

(2) ensures that the Go vernment commits to meaningful consultation across a broad section of the community; and

(3) condemns:

(a) the blanket listing of this vast area of the Kimberley; and

(b) the additional restrictions placed on pastoralists and miners. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

18   Haitian earthquake: Resumption of debate ( from 8 February 2010 ) on the motion of Ms Parke—That this House:

(1) e xpresses its:

(a) deep sympathy for the people of Haiti following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck on 12 January 2010 causing terrible devastation, including large-scale loss of life and injury; destruction of homes, buildings and infrastructure; and widespread hunger, thirst, homelessness and lack of security;

(b) deep sympathy for the United Nations as this disaster has caused the greatest loss of life of United Nations staff members in the organisation’s history; and

(c) strong appreciation for the critical work of the United Nations in Haiti, which it continues to perform under extremely difficult circumstances;

(2) strongly supports the actions of the Govern ment in providing funding in the amount of $10 million for immediate emergency relief in Haiti, and $5 million for reconstruction, as well as technical assistance in the relief and reconstruction effort;

(3) urges the Government to consider the provision of further funding and assistance towards the reconstruction effort over the months and years ahead;

(4) notes its appreciation of the contribution of many United Nations’ member states and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) to the aid effort in Haiti; and

(5) r ecognises and welcomes the generous and compassionate contributions made by many Australians, and by Australian-based NGOs and charities to the relief efforts in Haiti. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

19   South Australian National Archives Office: Resumption of debate ( from 8 February 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Briggs—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) a rchives are an important source of primary information for researchers, school students and the general public; and

(b) the South Australian National Archives Office provides South Australians with access to valuable and relevant Australian Government records, including but not limited to important information on migrant arrivals and residencies, government decisions and actions, High Court judgements and prominent people such as Governors-General and Prime Ministers;

(2) recognises that records, especially of the Australian Government, sh ould be available in each State and Territory to ensure all Australians have reasonable access to these important documents; and

(3) calls on the Special Minister of State to reverse the decision to close the South Australian National Archives Office to ensure South Australians continue to have readily available access to national archive collections in South Australia. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

20   RU OK? DAY: Resumption of debate ( from 23 November2009 ) on the motion of Mr Georganas—That this House:

(1)  notes the tragic loss of life to suicide which has taken an average of approximately 14 persons per 100,000 in Australia through most of the twentieth century—three quarters being male—and a disproportionately large number being in rural and regional areas;

(2) notes the establishment of RU OK?, an important national initiative to raise awareness about suicide rates, the impact of suicide on our society, and how we can all help to prevent suicide by connecting with each other;

(3)   recognises and supports the inaugural RU OK? Day on 29 November 2009 that will bring Australians together to prevent suicide and raise the profile of organisations providing support for those affected by, or at risk of, suicide;

(4) acknowledges that sector research shows that people at risk are helped by talking about their problems—that a single conversation could change a life; and

(5) works to inspire and encourage all Australians to connect with friends and loved ones to prevent small problems from becoming big ones, by reaching out to anyone doing it tough and asking them ‘Are you OK?’. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

21   SUPPORTING WHITE RIBBON DAY: Resumption of debate ( from 23 November2009 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House:

(1)  recognises that Wednesday 25 November 2009 is the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women which is symbolised by the wearing of a White Ribbon;

(2) calls on all men to actively participate in White Ribbon Day and speak out against violence against women;

(3) recognises and applauds the recent work of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD), to which the Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development is a member, for the establishment of the AFPPD Standing Committee of Male Parliamentarians on Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls on 7 September 2009;

(4) acknowledges that the establishment of the AFPPD Committee is a significant step in bringing together male parliamentarians from across Asia as role models and outspoken activists for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls;

(5)  notes that one in three Australian women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime; and

(6)  acknowledges that gender based violence costs the Australian economy over $15.1 billion each year, including health, work absenteeism, police and court related costs. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

22   Assisting the Victims of International Terrorism Bill 2009 ( Mr Abbott ) : Second reading ( from 23 November 2009—Mr Baldwin, in continuation ). ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

23   MATERNAL, NEW BORN AND CHILD HEALTH: Resumption of debate ( from 23 November2009 ) on the motion of Ms Rea—That this House:

(1) applauds the Government’s increase of total health funding in the foreign aid budget and an increase in spending to maternal, newborn and child health, which is much needed when in our region, including South Asia, 200,000 mothers and 3.2  million children are dying every year from preventable causes;

(2) notes that:

(a) Australia still requires an increase in total health funding in the foreign aid budget to progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 by 2015;

(b) Mil lennium Development Goal 4 to reduce child mortality by two-thirds and MDG 5 to reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters have made the slowest progress of all MDGs and are off-track to being achieved by 2015;

(c) Millennium Development Goal 5 has made virtually no progress globally and has reversed in most of sub-Saharan Africa in the last 20 years—it is the only MDG not making progress of any significance;

(d) the health MDGs are achievable but require increased effort and greater cooperation from all developing and developed countries; and

(e) evidence indicates that successful proven, cost effective strategies exist that can reduce child deaths by at least 60 per cent and maternal deaths by 75 per cent, which would save the lives of 240,000 children and 26,000 mothers in our immediate region each year;

(3) acknowledges the importance of the Australian Government increasing its support for health systems in the Asia Pacific region and in Africa (through coordinated mechanisms including the Internati onal Health Partnership) to ensure that adequate, coordinated, long term and predictable donor resources are available to support effective basic and reproductive health plans and systems in each developing country in our region; and

(4) recognises that:

(a) greater focus must be placed on training health professionals and midwives to ensure significant reductions in newborn, child and maternal mortality;

(b) system strengthening must also be ensured to provide incentives for staff to be retained in coun tries and areas of need; and

(c) an increase in Australian support for maternal and child health related spending is required to support the provision of basic health services and strengthened health systems; and that this will demonstrate Australia’s leadership and commitment to ending the preventable deaths of children and mothers globally. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010 .)

24   INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: Resumption of debate ( from 23 November2009 ) on the motion of Mrs Mirabella—That this House:

(1) recognises that Wednesday 25 November 2009 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the symbol of which has become the White Ribbon;

(2) applauds the work done by the White Ribbon Foundation of Australia to raise awareness amongst all Australians of the fact that many women and their children live with violence, or the threat of violence every day of their lives;

(3) notes that approximately 350,000 women will experience some form of physical violence and 125,000 women will experience sexual violence each year;

(4) encourages all Australians to speak out against all forms of violence and when necessary take actio n against violence that may be occurring within their community;

(5) notes that violence against women costs the Australian people $13.6 billion annually;

(6) notes that the Rudd Government has squandered $16.2 billion on the Deputy Prime Minister’s Building the Education Revolution program while committing less than one third of a per cent of that amount ($55.2 million) to address this insidious problem; and

(7)   condemns the Government for failing to commit any new money in response to the Time for Action Report while rebadging initiatives which were funded under the previous Coalition Government’s Women’s Safety Agenda. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

25   Tax Laws Amendment (Improving the Producer Offset) Bill 2009 ( Mr Ciobo ) : Second reading ( from 23 November 2009 ). ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

26   australian live export industry: Resumption of debate ( from 16 November 2009—Mr Georganas , in continuation ) on the motion of Mr Haase—That this House:

(1) recognises that the Australian live export industry:

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

(b) contrib utes 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 countrie s 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. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

27   homelessness in australia: Resumption of debate ( from 16 November 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Bradbury—That this House:

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

(2) acknowledges the strategies of the Rudd Government in addres sing 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. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

28   royal papua and new guinea constabulary: 1949 to 1974: Resumption of debate ( from 16 November 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Morrison—That this House:

(1) r ecognises 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). ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

29   national bike path program: Resumption of debate ( from 16 November 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll—That this 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 in frastructure. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010. )

30   magill youth training centre: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Briggs—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) the young people detained in the Magill Youth Training Centre in South Australia are being held in degrading cond itions; and

(b) in the assessment of Australia’s United Nations Youth Representative, Mr Chris Varney, this represents a breach of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child;

(2) recognises that:

(a) in 2006, the South Australian Labor Government acknowledged that the centre was in need of replacement as it breached modern building codes and occupational health and safety requirements; and

(b) the South Australian Government is yet to keep its election promise; and

(3) calls on the Federal Youth Minister to intervene in this urgent matter and ensure that a new centre is built as promised by the South Australian Labor Government. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on the next sitting Monday after 21 June 2010. )

31   forgotten australians: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2009 ) on the motion of Mrs Gash, as amended—That this House:

(1)  recognises the extent of abuse and neglect inflicted on Australian children who were placed in the care of the Government in institutions or out of home care during the last century;

(2) acknowledges the neglect of all governments that allowed this abuse, pain and suffering to continue for so many years;

(3) acknowledges organisations such as the Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN), Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA) and the Child Migrants Trust who have supported the forgotten Australians whose lives have been adversely affected as a result of their childhood abuse; and

(4) calls on the Government to continue working with the Opposition on an unequivocal apology to all victims of such abuse. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on the next sitting Monday after 21 June 2010. )

32   australian food labelling standards: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Zappia—That this House:

(1) notes the widespread calls from throughout the community to provide more clar ity with respect to Australian food labelling standards;

(2) acknowledges progress made to date in ensuring that Australian food labelling laws provide consumers with the relevant and clear information that they require to make informed product choices;

(3) notes that Australian producers and consumers will benefit from clearer food labelling laws and that there are economic and health outcomes related to this matter;

(4) acknowledges the importance of this matter to both Australian producers and consumers; and

(5) notes and supports the review being undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council and asks the Minister for Health and Ageing to consider any options available to speed up the review process. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless  

re-accorded priority on the next sitting Mondays after 21 June 2010.
)

33   national landcare week: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Chester—That this House:

(1) notes that National Landcare Week, 7 to 13 September, in 2009 commemorated 20 years of service across Australia;

(2) recognises that Landcare:

(a) is primarily a community driven, grassroots organisation that involves local people achie ving locally significant environmental aims; and

(b) volunteers make an extraordinary contribution by understanding practical environmental work; and

(3) highlights the need for ongoing funding to employ Landcare facilitators and coordinators who play a pivotal role in:

(a) managing the volunteer programs;

(b) assisting community groups;

(c) providing professional advice; and

(d) mobilising volunteer effort. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless  

re-accorded priority on the next sitting Monday after 21 June 2010.
)

34   airservices australia and perth airport: Resumption of debate ( from 19 October 2009 ) on the motion of Mrs Moylan—That this House:

(1)  notes that:

(a) substantial changes to air flight paths were made by Airservices Australia in November 2008 in relation to Perth Airport;.

(b) Airservices Australia is a corporation which receives income from airlines and other corporate clients, and that it has control over the location of and changes to flight paths;

(c) although the Perth Airport Noise Management Committee was advised th at a Western Australian Air Route Review had commenced, the committee members were not advised of the commencement of the changes or the selection of the final flight paths;

(d) Airservices Australia stated that the rationale for the changes to flight paths related to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Safety Review and were required due to the need to ‘maintain safety, reduce complexity and cope with the rapid and predicted continued increase in air traffic.’;

(e) Perth Airport has already exceeded traffic levels not expected until 2015;

(f) prior to the changes, the CASA Safety Review and the noise impact statements were not made available to the committee;

(g) there is no evidence of an open, accountable and effective public consultation process by Airservices Australia prior to the changes occurring; and

(h) there has been:

(i) a high level of public disquiet about the changes that have been made and the lack of public consultation; and

(ii) no revision of the Noise Abatement Procedures since 2004; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) examine whether there is a conflict of interest in Airservices Australia’s roles that may impact on the public;

(b) implement an inquiry into the legislative arrangements governing airports with particula r reference to the establishment of an open and accountable public consultation process before changes are made to aircraft flight paths;

(c) establish a nationally consistent approach to the management of increased air traffic and changes to air flight paths with reference to noise abatement issues; and

(d) consider appointing an Airport Ombudsman to provide an independent agency to examine public grievances in the management of changes to airport operations and their effect on the public. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 21 June 2010. )

35   infrastructure projects: Resumption of debate ( from 19 October 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) a comprehensive and accessible rail transport system is an important link in the Australian transport chain that joins communities and strengthens industry; and

(b) the Australian Gover nment has invested an unprecedented $26.4 billion investment in road and rail infrastructure through the Nation Building Program over the six year period from 2008-09 to 2013-14; and

(2) supports:

(a) the Australian Government’s budget announcement of mo re than $25 billion for key road, rail and port projects;

(b) fiscal strategies and major infrastructure projects that aim to create jobs and boost long term productivity; and

(c) the continued encouragement of private involvement in delivering new infrastructure. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 21 June 2010. )

36   national schools chaplaincy program: Resumption of debate ( from 19 October 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Randall—That this House:

(1) notes that in 2007, the Coalition Government initiated the National Schools Chaplaincy Program (NSCP);

(2) acknowledges the important role of school chaplains in s upporting the personal, spiritual and emotional wellbeing of students at schools throughout Australia;

(3) recognises that school chaplains provide essential services to students of all ages, staff and the wider school community, assisting them resolve emotional, social and everyday issues and build relationships;

(4) notes that the Government’s failure to renew existing contracts awarded under the NSCP will impact student welfare, personal and academic development and place additional pressure on school resources; and

(5) calls on the Government to:

(a) extend the NSCP beyond the life of the existing contracts due to expire in 2010;

(b) support an extension of the program to make chaplains available to more schools; and

(c) acknowledge that failing to renew funding for this widely accessed service will disadvantage students. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 21 June 2010 .)

37   Clean Energy Security Bill 2009 ( Mr Tuckey ) : Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 19 October 2009 ). ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 21 June 2010. )