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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Orders of the day

1   Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2010 ( Attorney-General ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 30 September 2010—Mr Chester ).

Notices

*1   Mr McClelland: To present a Bill for an Act to make various amendments of the statute law of the Commonwealth, to repeal certain obsolete Acts, and for related purposes. ( Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2010 )

*2   Mr Gray: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections and referendums, and for related purposes. ( Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Enrolment and Prisoner Voting) Bill 2010 )

*3   Mr Gray: To move—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969 , the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: Integrated fit-out of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office in Albury, NSW.

*4   Mr Gray: To move—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969 , the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: Facilities for the introduction into service of Land 121 vehicles at RAAF Base Amberley and Damascus Barracks, Meeandah, Queensland and at Gaza Ridge Barracks, Victoria.

*5   Mr Gray: To move—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969 , it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to Parliament: Integrated fit-out of new leased premises for the Australian Taxation Office at 12-26 Franklin Street, Adelaide, SA.

*6   Mr Gray: To move—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969 , it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to Parliament: Proposed development and construction of housing for the Department of Defence at Largs North (Bayriver), Port Adelaide, SA.

*7   Mr Gray: To move—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969 , it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to Parliament: HMAS Penguin and Pittwater Annexe Redevelopment, Mosman and Clareville, NSW.

*8   Mr Gray: To move—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969 , and by reason of the urgent nature of the works, it is expedient that the following work be carried out without having been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works: Infrastructure and upgrade works at the Immigration Detention Centre at Northam, WA.

Orders of the day continued

2   National Measurement Amendment Bill 2010 ( from Senate ): Second reading ( from 26 October 2010 ).

3   Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010 ( Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Morrison ).

4   Corporations Amendment (Sons of Gwalia) Bill 2010 ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 29 September 2010—Mr Keenan ).

5   Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 ( Special Minister of State ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 30 September 2010—Mr Turnbull ).

6   Native Title Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010 ( from Senate ): Second reading ( from 15 November 2010 ).

7   Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Amendment Bill 2010 ( Minister for Health and Ageing ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 17 November 2010—Mr K. J. Andrews ).

Notices continued

9   Mr Albanese: To move that the program of sittings for 2011 that was presented to the House on Monday, 22 November 2010, be agreed to. ( Notice given 22 November 2010 .)

Ord ers of the day continued

8   Service and Execution of Process Amendment (Interstate Fine Enforcement) Bill 2010 ( from Senate ): Second reading ( from 26 October 2010 ).

9   Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Amendment Bill 2010 ( from Senate ): Second reading ( from 26 October 2010 ).

Notices continued

10   Mr Albanese: To move that standing order 31 (automatic adjournment of the House) and standing order 33 (limit on business) be suspended for the sitting on Thursday, 25 November 2010. ( Notice given 22 November 2010 .)

Orders of the day continued

10   Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Identity Crimes and Other Measures) Bill 2010 ( from Senate ): Second reading ( from 15 November 2010 ).

11   Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Bill 2010 ( Minister for Health and Ageing ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 17 November 2010—Mr K. J. Andrews ).

12   Australian Research Council Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2010 ( Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 17 November 2010—Mr K. J. Andrews ).

13   Screen Australia (Transfer of Assets) Bill 2010 ( Minister for the Arts ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 17 November 2010—Mr K. J. Andrews ).

14   National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010 ( Minister for Resources and Energy ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 21 October 2010—Mr Chester ).

15   Aviation Crimes and Policing Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 ( from Senate ): Second reading ( from 22 November 2010 ).

16   Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 ( from Senate ): Second reading ( from 22 November 2010 ).

Notices continued

11   Mr Albanese: To move—That standing order 80 (Closure of a Member speaking) be suspended for the remainder of this period of sittings, except when a motion is moved pursuant to the standing order by a Minister. ( Notice given 18 October 2010 .)

12   Mr Albanese: To move—That standing order 47 (motions for suspension of orders) be suspended for the remainder of this sitting, except when a motion is moved pursuant to the standing order by a Minister. ( Notice given 18 October 2010 .)

 

Orders of the day continued

*17   department of finance and deregulation— members of parliament (staff) act 1984 —report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 23 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

*18   house of representatives standing committee on climtae change, water, environment and the arts—managing our coastal zone in a changing climate: the time to act is now—government response—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 23 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

19   Mental health: Consideration of Senate’s message No. 14 ( from 27 October 2010 ).

20   minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy, senator the hon stephen conroy—national broadband network—ministerial statement—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

21   minister for agriculture, fisheries and forestry, senator the hon joe ludwig—australian pesticides and vetinary medicines authority reviews of dimethoate and fenthion—ministerial statement—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

22   private health insurance administration council—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

23   department of education, employment and workplace relations—agreement making in australia under the workplace relations act 1996 —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

24   department of veterans’ affairs, repatriation commission, military rehabilitation and compensation commission—reports 2009-2010—reprint—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

25   airservices australia—report on movement cap for sydney airport 2 nd quarter—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

26   airservices australia—report on movement cap for sydney airport 3 rd quarter—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

27   department of finance and deregulation—issues from the advances under the annual appropriations acts—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 17 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

28   department of immigration and citizenship—reports by the commonwealth and immigration ombudsman—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 17 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

29   department of immigration and citizenship—response to ombudsman’s statements made under section 486o of the migration act 1958 —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 17 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

30   Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

31   department of immigration and citizenship—protection visa processing taking more than 90 days—1 march to 30 june 2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

32   refugee review tribunal—report pursuant to section 440a of the migration act 1958 on the conduct of refugee Review Tribunal reviews not completed within 90 days—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

33   Australian Fisheries Management Authority—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

34   General Practice Education and Training—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

35   Executive Director of Township Leasing—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

36   National Capital Authority—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

37   MINISTER FOR FINANCE AND DEREGULATION, SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG—AN INDEPENDENT OFFICE OF BEST PRACTICE REGULATION—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 15 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

38   AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING AUTHORITY—REPORT 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 15 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

39   AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY—REPORT 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 15 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

40   FUTURE FUND—REPORT 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 15 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

41   DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP—REPORT 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 15 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

42   NBN CO LIMITED—REPORT 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 15 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

43   DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY—TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPETITIVE SAFEGUARDS—REPORT 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 15 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

44   DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY—MID YEAR ECONOMIC AND FISCAL OUTLOOK 2010-2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 15 November 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

45   department of education, employment and workplace relations—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

46   insolvency and trustee services australia—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

47   productivity commission—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

48   workplace authority—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

49   fair work ombudsman—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

50   australia building and construction commission—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

51   commonwealth director of public prosecutions—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

52   remuneration tribunal—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

53   australian customs and border protection service—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

54   australian trade commission—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

55   australian learning and teaching council—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

56   australian securities and investments commission—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

57   takeovers panel—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

58   australian competition and consumer/australian energy regulator—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

59   reserve bank of australia—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

60   payments system board—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

61   private health insurance ombudsman—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

62   defence force remuneration tribunal—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

63   australian research council—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

64   skills australia—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

65   australian carbon trust limited—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

66   national competition council—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

67   australian broadcasting corporation—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

68   department of veterans’ affairs, repatriation commission, military rehabilitation and compensation commission—reports 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

69   financial reporting council (FRC)—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

70   health workforce australia—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

71   commissioner of taxation—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

72   department of innovation, industry, science and research—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

73   office of the privacy commissioner—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

74   department of the prime minister and cabinet—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

75   financial reporting panel (FRP)—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

76   companies auditors and liquidators discipliinary board—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

77   tourism australia—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

78   veterans’ review board—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

79   office of the official secretary to the governor-general—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

80   department of foreign affairs and trade—report 2009-2010—volumes 1 and 2—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

81   department of infrastructure, transport, regional development and local government—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

82   national water commission—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

83   australian transport safety bureau—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

84   national transport commission—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

85   australian reward investment alliance (ARIA)—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

86   department of climate change and energy efficiency—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

87   the military superannuation benefits board—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

88   the defence force retirement and death benefits authority—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

89   australian industrial relations commission and australian industrial registry—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

90   fair work australia—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

91   commonwealth grants commission—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

92   centrelink—report 2009-2010 correction—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

93   frontline defence services—army and air force canteen service—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

94   tax practices board—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

95   office of renewable energy regulator—increasing australia’s renewable electricity generation—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

96   australian bureau of statistics—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

97   seacare—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

98   export finance and insurance corporation—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

99   safety, rehabilitation and compensation commission and comcare—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

100   australian war memorial—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

101   rural industries research and development corporation—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

102   department of the treasury—report 2009 -2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

103   inspector-general of taxation—report 2008-09—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

104   department of families, housing, community services and indigenous affairs—review of the operations of the amendments made to the families, housing, community services and indigenous affairs and other legislation amendment (2008 budget and other measures) act 2008 —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

105   corporations and markets advisory committee—report 2009-10—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

106   Australian reinsurance pool corporation—report 2009-10—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

107   aboriginal land commissioner—report 2009-10—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

108   Australian security intelligence organisation—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

109   commissioner for superannuation (comsuper)—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

110   Bundanoon trust—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 20 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

111   department of immigration and citizenship—reports by the commonwealth and immigration ombudsman—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 20 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

112   department of immigration and citizenship—response to ombudsman’s statements made under section 486o of the migration act 1958 —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 20 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

113   medicare australia—correction—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 20 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

114   department of finance and deregulation—campaign advertising by australian government departments and agencies—october 2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 19 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

115   australian rail track corporation ltd—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 19 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

116   Australian human rights commission—report 42—inquiry into the complaint: Mr KL v State of NSW department of education—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

117   family law council—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

118   office of parliamentary counsel—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

119   department of sustainability, environment, water, population and communities—independent review of the Water Efficiency labelling and standards schemes—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

120   inspector-general of intelligence and security—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

121   attorney-general’s department—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

122   national native title tribunal—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

123   department of broadband, communications and the digital economy—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

124   commonwealth scientific and industrial research organisation (CSIRO)—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

125   department of finance and deregulation—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

126   Australian law reform commission—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

127   Australian customs and border protection services—report—conduct of customs officers under subsection 233BABA—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

128   Australian federal police—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

129   department of human services—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

130   department of agriculture, fisheries and forestry—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

131   Australia post—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

132   department of education, employment and workplace relations—impacts of the new job seeker compliance framework—report of the independent review-september 2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 30 September 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

133   department of the treasury—final budget outcome 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 30 September 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

134   medibank private limited—report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 30 September 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

135   minister for climate change, energy efficiency and water, senator the hon penny wong—green loans program—ministerial statement and documents—motion to take note of documents—

Independ ent inquiry—Green Loans Program: Review of procurement processes and contractual arrangements.

Review of the Green Loans Program—Final report prepared by Resolution Consulting Services.

Internal audit review of the procurement practices in the Green Loans Program, prepared by protiviti.

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency ’s response to the Hawke report on the Home Insulation Program and the Faulkner inquiry into the Green Loans Program.

Resumption of debate ( from 29 September 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the

House take note of the documents.

136   airservices australia—report on movement cap for sydney airport—1 st  quarter 2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 September 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

137   joint standing committee on foreign affairs, defence and trade—report into the defence annual report 2007-08—government response—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 September 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

138   Australian federal police—government’s expectations and priorities for the afp—ministerial direction—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 September 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

139   department of agriculture, fisheries and forestry—independent review on progress with implementation of victorian regional agreements—final report—may 2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 September 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

140   department of broadband, communications and the digital economy—report on the do not call register statutory review—may 2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 September 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

141   department of broadband, communications and the digital economy—report on digital television transmission and reception—27 march to 30 june 2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 September 2010—Mr Hartsuyker ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

142   Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Claims for Travel Expenses) Bill 2010 : Second reading ( from 28 September 2010 ).

Contingent notices of motion

Contingent on the motion for the second reading of any bill being moved: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the resumption of debate on the motion that the bill be read a second time being made an order of the day for a later hour.

Contingent on any report relating to a bill being received from the Main Committee: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the remaining stages being passed without delay.

Contingent on any bill being agreed to at the conclusion of the consideration in detail stage: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the motion for the third reading being moved without delay.

Contingent on any message being received from the Senate transmitting any bill for concurrence: Minister to move—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the bill being passed through all its stages without delay.

 
 
 

Matters to be reported from the Main Committee —private Members’ business

1   joint select committee on broadband: Resumption of debate ( from 25 October 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Turnbull—That this House:

(1)  a Joint Select Committee on Broadband be appointed to inquire into and report on all aspects of the business of the NBN Co. including its construction, operations, financing and any other matters related thereto;

(2) the committee consist of 10 members, 2 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 2 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips and 1 by any non-aligned Member, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, and 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or groups or independent Senator or independent Senators;

(3) every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives;

(4) the members of the committee hold office as a joint select committee until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time;

(5)  the committee will elect a chair;

(6) the committee elect a member as its deputy chair who shall act as chair of the committee at any time when the chair is not present at a meeting of the committee , and at any time when the chair and deputy chair are not present at a meeting of the committee the members present shall elect another member to act as chair at that meeting;

(7) the Chair and Deputy chair shall not both be from either the Government, Opposition or Crossbench members;

(8) in the event of an equally divided vote, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, have a casting vote;

(9) 3 members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include 1 Government member of either House and 1 non-Government member of either House;

(10) the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 3 or more of its members and to refer to any subcommittee any matter which the committee is empowered to examine;

(11) the committee appoint the chair of each subcommittee who shall have a casting vote only and at any time when the chair of a subcommittee is not present at a meeting of the subcommittee the members of the subcommittee present shall elect another member of that subcommittee to act as chair at that meeting;

(12) 2 members of a subcommittee constitute the quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include 1 Government member of either House and 1 non-Government member of either House;

(13)  members of the committee who are not members of a subcommittee may participate in the proceedings of that subcommittee but shall not vote, move any motion or be counted for the purpose of a quorum;

(14) the committee or any subcommittee have power to call for witnesses to attend and for documents to be produced;

(15) the committee or any subcommittee may conduct proceedings at any place it sees fit;

(16) the committee or any subcommittee have power to adjourn from time to time and to sit during any adjournment of the Senate and the House of Representatives;

(17) the committee may report from time to time;

(18) the provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders; and

(19) a message be sent to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur and take action accordingly. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

2   mental health: Resumption of debate ( from 25 October 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Dutton—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) mental illness afflicts more Australians than almost all other health disorders, only ranking behind cancer and heart disease in prevalence;

(b) forty-five per cent of the nation’s population will experience a mental h ealth disorder at some point in life;

(c) younger Australians—those between 16 and 24—bear the brunt of mental illness, with prevalence of problems declining with age;

(d) with early and targeted treatment, many people can overcome mental illness or lower the incidence of progression or relapse;

(e) expansion of the headspace and Early Psychosis Prevention Intervention Centres (EPPIC) models could help an estimated 200 000 young Australians, and in doing so, free-up existing services for others with mental illnesses whilst alleviating pressures on public hospitals and emergency departments; and

(f) the Government has moved to cut services in mental healthcare;

(2) requires the Government to:

(a) expand the number of headspace centres to a minimum of 90 nationally;

(b) establish a national network of 20 EPPIC centres;

(c) provide an additional 800 beds for mental health, associated with the EPPIC centres;

(d) appropriate funds necessary to provide these critical steps to expanding mental health treat ment facilities; and

(e) immediately provide additional funds for existing headspace centres; and

(3) sends a message to the Senate acquainting it of this resolution and requesting that it concur. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

3   special disability trusts: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010 ) on the motion of Mrs Moylan—That this House:

(1) acknowledges the work of carers, and in particular ageing parents caring for profoundly disabled dependents;

(2) recognises that ageing parent carers remain deeply concerned about the diminishing capacity to care for their dependent children;

(3) appreciates the special challenges faced by families, and in particular ageing parents, who wish to make provision for the needs of their disabled dependents;

(4) notes that:

(a) disability trusts were established in September 2006 by the Coalition Government to assist families make provision for the future housing and care needs of dependents with severe disabilities;

(b) despite the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs estimating that over four years, 5000 people with severe disability would benefit from Special Disability Trusts, as at 31 March 2010, 423 people have been assessed as eligible, and only 91 trusts have been established; and

(c) since establishing Special Disability Trusts, it has become apparent that the conditions governing eligibility and management, as well as direct and wider taxation implications, have limited the workability and uptake of the trusts;

(5) acknowledges that conditions diminishing the attractiveness of the trusts include the:

(a) complex application of taxation rules;

(b) inflexibility in what trust funds may be used for;

(c) inability for beneficiaries, through Special Disability Tru sts, to claim the first home owners grant and other home saving initiatives;

(d) high initial eligibility threshold requiring a beneficiary to be eligible for at least a Carer Allowance, the regulations of which state, inter alia , that care for a ‘significant period’ must be given, defined as at least 20 hours a week of care;

(e) eligibility requirements disfavouring mental impairment disabilities; and

(f) attribution of Capital Gains Tax to transferors where, in particular, houses are placed into Special Disability Trusts;

(6) condemns the Government for not taking seriously the recommendations outlined in the October 2008 Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs report entitled: Building Trust, Supporting Families through Disability Trusts ; and

(7) calls on the Government to fully examine the viability of implementing the Senate Committee’s recommendations with a view to assisting ageing parents to adequately address the future needs of their profoundly disabled dependents. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

4   overseas trained doctors: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Georganas , in continuation ) on the motion of Mr Scott—That this House:

(1) an inquiry into the role of Australia’s medical and surgical colleges in the registration process of medical graduates and overseas trained doctors; and

(2) the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship to delay the revocation of 457 visas for those doctors who have been deregistered due to failure of the Pre Employment Structured Clinical Interview, to allow adequate time for a review of their case and reassessment of their competency. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

 
 
 

PRIVATE ME MBERS’ BUSINESS

Notices given for Wednesday, 24 November 2010

*1   Mr Neumann: To move—That this House:

(1)  notes that in 2006, the Howard Government made sweeping changes to the Family Law Act 1975 in parenting matters, and that these changes:

(a)  elevated the rights of parents above the need to protect children; and

(b) have been analysed and criticised in the following reports:

(i)  'Family Courts violence review' by Professor Richard Chisolm, former Justice of the Family Court;

(ii)  'Evaluation of the family law reforms' by the Australian Institute of Family Studies; and

(iii)  'Improving responses to family violence in the family law system' by the Family Law Council;

(2)  acknowledges that on 11 November 2010, the Hon. Robert McClelland, Attorney-General, released a draft bill Family Law Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2010 (the Bill) for public consultation open to 14 January 2011, proposing amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 to provide better protection for children and families at risk of violence;

(3) supports the Federal Labor Government in taking steps to protect children from abuse, neglect and family violence; and

(4) urges the Federal Labor Government to proceed with the Bill to ensure that the best interest of the child is the paramount consideration in all court proceedings in relation to children. ( Notice given 23 November 2010. )

*2   Mr Abbott: To present a Bill for an Act to establish a process for assisting victims of overseas terrorist acts. ( Assisting the Victims of Overseas Terrorism Bill 2010 ). ( Notice given 23 November 2010. )

*3   Mr Bandt: To move—That this House:

(1) supports the principle of equal pay for equal work;

(2) notes that the:

(a) S ocial and Community Services (SACS) sector equal remuneration case is currently before Fair Work Australia;

(b) Heads of Agreement made between the Government and the Australian Services Union (ASU), signed by the Prime Minister when she was Minster for Workplace Relations, includes an acknowledgment of the potential budgetary impacts of the case and the agreement of the ASU to a gradual phase-in of any wage increase that results; and

(c) anger, disappointment and concern in the SACS sector that the Government's submission to Fair Work Australia shows the Government backtracking on its commitment to pay equity; and

(3) c alls on the Government to re-commit to the principle of pay equity and acknowledge that given the SACS sector provides many essential services on behalf of the Government, the Government has the primary responsibility to fund any pay increases necessary to achieve pay equity in the sector. ( Notice given 23 November 2010. )

*4   Mr Cobb: To move—That this House:

(1)  requires the responsible Minister to:

(a)  commission the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), with the assistance of ABARE, to prepare an information database on the foreign ownership of agricultural land and agribusiness, which should:

(i)  show the level of foreign ownership for Australia as a whole, by state and for key regions, and for particular agribusinesses;

(ii) include an annual formal statistical release; and

(iii) recommend what steps need to be taken to establish and maintain a public register of foreign ownership of agricultural land and agribusiness;

(b)  task the Productivity Commission, on the receipt of the initial ABS data, to:

(i)  review foreign ownership of agricultural land and agribusiness, with an evaluation of its contribution to the national interest in terms of economic development, food and water security, and agricultural sustainability; and

(ii) recommend how the foreign investment policy on agricultural land and agribusiness should be modified, if necessary, to ensure the optimum outcomes for economic development and the national interest, including whether the Government needs to:

  • lower the threshold for notification to the Foreign Investment Review Board for rural land and agribusiness acquisitions;
  • introduce a national interest test for food security ; and
  • ensure that foreign entities do not establish monopoly or near monopoly positions in key sectors.

(2)  commit to establishing a Joint Parliamentary Committee to consider the information provided by the ABS, ABARE and the, Productivity Commission, taking into account public concern in this area. ( Notice given 23 November 2010. )

Notices continued

1   Mr Hayes: To move—That this House:

(1) notes the importance of public libraries in communit ies across Australia;

(2) recognises that:

(a) various state-based research provides clear evidence of the contribution and value of public libraries in terms of the triple bottom line: economic, environmental and social impact; and

(b) recognises that libraries provide access to information technology, research, educational resources and recreational materials for many people who otherwise could not afford them;

(3) congratulates public library staff for their commitment to facilitating life long lear ning in the community;

(4) supports the wide availability of public library collections as a way to help address disadvantage by ensuring free and equitable access to collections for all community members;

(5) notes that in 2008-09, 7.7 million Australians visited a library and the total asset value of library collections in this country was $4.3 billion;

(6) expresses concern over the action instigated by Liverpool City Council to investigate the viability of closing Green Valley, Miller, Moorebank and Casula public libraries; and

(7) specifically notes the community outrage and concern as a result of this decision, giving regard to the proven benefits of local public libraries as noted above. ( Notice given 18 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

2   Ms Hall: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that cardiovascular disease:

(a) is a heart, stroke and blood vessel disease;

(b) kills one Australian nearly every 11 minutes ;

(c) affects more that 3.4 million Australians;

(d) prevents 1.4 million people from living a full life because of disability caused by the disease;

(e) affects one in five Australians, and two out of three families; and

(f) claimed the lives of almos t 48 000 Australians (34 per cent of all deaths) in 2008—deaths that are largely preventable;

(2) notes that cardiovascular risk factors include:

(a) tobacco smoking;

(b) insufficient physical activity;

(c) poor nutrition;

(d) alcohol consumption;

(e ) high blood pressure;

(f) high blood cholesterol;

(g) being overweight;

(h) having diabetes; and

(i) kidney (renal) failure;

(3) notes the importance of knowing the warning signs of heart attack:

(a) discomfort or pain in the centre of the chest;

( b) discomfort in the arms, neck, shoulders, jaw and back; and

(c) shortness of breath, nausea, cold sweat, dizziness or light headedness;

(4) notes that recognition of heart attack and early response increases cardiovascular awareness, saving lives and p reventing related disability; and

(5) acknowledges that promotion of healthy eating and increased exercise will lead to healthier lifestyles and a reduction in cardiovascular disease. ( Notice given 18 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

3   Ms Hall: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Australia has an ageing population;

(b) age discrimination exists within Australia and that this discrimination impacts on the strength of society, economy and the lives of older Australians;

(c) ageing should not only be considered as an economic and social cost to government, rather, the positives of an older population should be recognised and promoted by government;

(d) all older Australians deserve to live with dignity; and

(e) the knowledge, life experience and skills of older people provide enormous benefit to Au stralia and the social fabric of the nation;

(2) acknowledges that:

(a) older workers have the ability to make an enormous contribution to the economic prosperity of Australia;

(b) most volunteer work is undertaken by older Australians and provides an e normous economic social contribution to Australia; and

(c) older Australians provide an enormous amount of child care which provides economic value to the nation; and

(3) calls on the Government to consider:

(a) new and innovative approaches to engage o lder Australians and address their needs;

(b) encouraging Government departments to introduce senior friendly practices, such as dedicated seniors phone lines and customer service officers;

(c) Aged Care Accountants for all workers to fund their needs as they become older; and

(d) highlighting and promoting the advantage of employing older workers. ( Notice given 18 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

4   Ms A. E. Burke: To move—That this House:

(1) notes:

(a) the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to suffer from high levels of poverty , insecurity, and a culture of impunity, in which illegal armed groups and military forces continue to commit widespread human right abuses;

(b) that, according to a study by the International Rescue Committee released in January 2008, conflict and related humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo have resulted in the deaths of an estimated 5 400 000 people since 1998, and continue to cause as many as 45 000 deaths each year; and

(c) the mismanagement and illicit trade of extractive resources from the Democratic Republic of Congo supports conflict between militias and armed domestic factions in neighbouring countries; and

(2) calls on the Government to promote peace and security in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by supporting efforts of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, civil society groups, and the international community to monitor and stop co mmercial activities involving natural resources that contribute to illegal armed groups and human rights violations. ( Notice given 18 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

5   Ms Owens: To move—That this House congratulates:

(1) Australia’s Commonwealth Games athletes, coaches and support staff on a job well done i n Delhi; and

(2) all our athletes who competed strongly, in good spirit and brought home 74 gold, 55 silver and 48 bronze;

(3) the Indian people for their generous hospitality to Australia’s team; and

(4) the Indian people and the Indian Government for a well run Games, which kept all visitors safe, shared Indian-rich cultural traditions with the world and showed a glimpse of the future of Delhi as a truly global city. ( Notice given 18 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

6   Ms Saffin: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) 10 October was World Mental He alth Day and many Australians, organisations and governments undertook activities to recognise this;

(b) many Australians living with mental health problems, along with the families, friends and carers, live with these each and every day of the year; and

(c) services are sometimes non-existent, not appropriate, or inaccessible;

(2) supports measures to build a better way of responding to the myriad of needs for people who suffer mental health;

(3) acknowledges the call of the Mental Health Council of Au stralia for Australians to check on the mental health of those they care about, not be afraid to put their mental health and well being higher on their own agenda, and to be active about mental health not just on 10 October, but every day of the year;

(4) notes the words of the Mental Health Council in its public comments for World Mental Health Day: ‘World Mental Health Day is a time to focus on what we have achieved and hope to achieve in mental health…With the personal commitment of the Prime Minister, a new Minister for Mental Health and all major parties talking about the need for increased investment in mental health, 2010 must be the year in which mental health reform ends some of the systemic discrimination against people who experience a mental illness.’(David Crosbie, CEO of the Mental Health Council);

(5) applauds the fact that we have for the first time a Minister for Mental Health, a Shadow Minister for Mental Health and a Greens Spokesperson for Mental Health. ( Notice given 18 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

7   Mr Perrett: To move—That this House:

(1) recognises the conclusion of a great television police drama, The Bill , and thanks the ABC for its long standing commitment to the program;

(2) acknowledges that since 1983, The Bill , has kept many of us from fully engaging with the broader Australian arts community on a Saturday night;

(3) recognises the broad contribution that our local arts make to Australian society and culture;

(4) reaffirms our commitment to the arts and to engaging with our local performers, artists and writers (particularly on our now Bill -less Saturday nights); and

(5) calls on the Minister for the Arts to lead Australia into a new era of artistic development and excellence and for all Australians to better support their local live performances. ( Notice given 18 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

8   Mr C. R. Thomson: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) in 1950, the Wyong water catchment valleys on the NSW Central Coast were proclaimed a Water Catchment Distri ct, with the Wyong Shire Council as the consent authority;

(b) the implementation of Part 3A legislation by the NSW State Government has over-ridden the authority of local government to refuse consent for the Wallarah II (Wyong Areas Joint Coal Venture) coal mine proposal to proceed;

(c) if the Wallarah II coal mine was to proceed, it would have a significant and adverse impact on the environment, in particular, on the Wyong Water Catchment Valleys, which supply over 50 per cent of the potable water to the 310 000 residents of the Central Coast region of NSW; and

(d) local government authorities within the Central Coast region have, for a period of at least five years, jointed with the community in an ongoing fight to stop the Wallarah II coal mine and thereby protect the region’s most valuable and major water resource; and

(2) requests the Australian Government to consider refusing the grant of a coal export licence to the South Korean Government-owned company, Kores, in respect of the Wallarah II Coal M ine proposal. ( Notice given 18 October 2010 . Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

9   Ms Rowland: To move—That this House:

(1) notes the:

(a) 19 September 2010 Declaration by the members of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development to world leaders attending the 2010 Millennium Development Goals Summit at the United Nat ions on the benefits of broadband as the transformational technology for employment generation, productivity growth and the long term economic competitiveness;

(b) OECD report of December 2009 which makes the case for investment in a competitive, open-access national fibre network rollout based on benefits to four key sectors of the economy: electricity, health transportation and education;

(c) the positive externalities of broadband in providing increased opportunities to access Australian health and education services, and the linkages between disparities in broadband access and social disadvantage; and

(d) the technical limitations of non-fibre approaches to national broadband development, particularly in respect of video and other ‘real time’ applications used to deliver health and education services; and

(2) recognises the merits of the development of universal broadband access in Australia with an emphasis on options for niche broadband delivered content and applications to provide immediate benefit s to areas and groups of identifiable need. ( Notice given 19 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

10   Ms Saffin: To move—That this House:

(1) notes:

(a) that the Commonwealth is responsible for regulating the export of live animals, and for negotiating the arrangements and conditions that apply to the export of both live animals and chilled or frozen meat;

(b) that the current Commonwealth support for the live export industry and the current tariff barriers that apply in some countries to chilled or frozen meat exports means that there is not a level playing field between the two forms of export;

(c) the national and international concerns about the welfare of animals transported under the live animal export trade, both during transportation and at their destination, has been raised and substantiated in campaigns by organisations and individuals including the World Society for the Protection of Animals, Stops Live Exports, Princess Alia of Jordon, the RSPCA and the Barristers Animal Welfare Panel; and

(d) that Australia is one of few countries that consistently treats animals humanely during slaughter and that Australian chilled or frozen meat has gained wide acceptance in the Middle East for its quality and observance of halal and kosher standards;

(2) acknowledges the opposition of the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union and the local meat processors, to the live export trade on the grounds that the live export trade has a detrimental effect on the local meat processing industry, affecting j obs and the Australian economy;

(3) calls for renewed consideration of a planned and supported transition in the medium term away from live exports and towards an expanded frozen and chilled meat export industry; and

(4) asks that Austrade be encouraged to be involved in negotiations to increase exports in frozen/chilled meat. ( Notice given 21 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

11   Mr Neumann: To move—That this House:

(1)  notes that:

(a)  South East Queensland is one of Australia's fastest growing regions with 1 in 7 Australians living there;

(b) South East Queensland will be home to over 4.4 million people by 2031;

(c) the Federal Government has cooperated with the Queensland State Government in managing and planning for growth in South East Queensland ;

(d)  the Queensland State Government's South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-31 has identified vital infrastructure to sustain communities in South East Queensland;

(e) the Federal Government has embarked upon an unprecedented Nation Building Infrastructure Investment Program concerning South East Queensland for 2008-09 to 2013-14; and

(f) the Federal Government proposes, through its Regional Infrastructure Fund, to invest in South East Queensland in road and rail; and

(2) supports the Federal Government's efforts to address capacity constraints, improve road safety, enhance transport connections and assist the various communities of South East Queensland. ( Notice given 25 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

12   Ms Owens: To move—That this House:

(1) notes:

(a) t hat during October and November Australian Hindus celebrate the Deepavali Festival;

(b) Deepavali, is the most widely celebrated festival of people of Indian sub-continental heritage, and:

(i)  Deepavali means rows of lights, and is the festival symbolising the dispelling of darkness, myths and perceptions; and

(ii) darkness represents ignorance and light is a metaphor for knowledge, therefore, lighting a lamp represents the destruction of all negative forces such as, wickedness, violence, lust, anger, greed, bigotry, fear, injustice and oppression, with knowledge; and

(c) that Deepavali celebrations are being held in all capital cities around the country with the largest event, at Parramatta Stadium, growing from strength to strength; and

(2) recognises:

(a) t he contribution of Hindu Australians and Australians of Indian Sub-Continent heritage to Australian society as a story of hard work and determination for a better life; and

(b) thanks Australian Hindus and Australian's of sub-continent heritage for sharing, with us, their rich and vibrant cultural traditions. ( Notice given 25 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

13   Ms Owens: To move—That this House:

(1) notes:

(a) e very year, on 11 November at 11 am—the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month—we pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars conflicts and peace operations;

(b) by this act of remembrance, we remind ourselves that this special place that we live in, and the way of life we enjoy, has been hard won, through the commitment and sacrifice of those who served—paid for with lives cut off, with hopes and aspirations destroyed; and

(c) it is a precious inheritance willed to us by the men and women who served, and continue to serve; and

(2) honours and thanks:

(a) the great gift given to us by those who serve our country;

(b) those that gave their lives;

(c) t hose whose loved ones lie in foreign soil; and

(d) all those that lived through the mud and the horror and continue to stand with us today. ( Notice given 25 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

14   Ms Owens: To move—That this House:

(1) notes:

(a) that 8 to 14 November is National Recycling Week;

(b) now in its 15 th year, National Recycling Week is an established and highly regarded annual education and behaviour change campaign, aimed at improving the environmental benefits of kerbside, industrial and community recycling programs;

(2) congratulates a ll Australians who take part in National Recycling Week by attending a Big Aussie Swap or a Friday File Fling; and

(3) encourages all Australians to access accurate recycling information through the Recycling Near You Website—http://www.recyclingnearyou.com.au, or by calling the Hotline on 1300 733 712. ( Notice given 25 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

15   Ms Hall: To move—That this House:

(1) notes:

  1. that Australia is one of the most obese nations in the developed world;
  2. that obesity is a growing problem in Australia;
  3. the recommendations of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing tabled on 1 June 2009;
  4. the findings and research of the George Institute and the Baker IDI Foundation;
  5. the findings and strategies developed by the National Preventative Health Taskforce in relation to obesity; and
  6. that the cost of the obesity epidemic to government at all levels is enormous and urgently needs to be addressed;

(2) calls on all:

  1. levels of government to recognise the severity of the obesity problem in Australia and its cost;
  2. levels of government to continue to develop strategies to address Australia’s obesity epidemic; and
  3. communities, and those living in them, adopt healthy lifestyles which include healthy eating and exercise; and

(3) acknowledges the contribution of the Minister for Health and Ageing in:

  1. raising community awareness of the obesity epidemic; and
  2. investing in preventative health programs. ( Notice given 25  October  2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

16   Mr Georganas: To move—That this House:

(1) no tes that:

(a)  25 November is designated by the United Nations as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and that the white ribbon is the symbol for this day;

(b) on 25 November around Australia, thousands of men and women will be wearing a white ribbon to show their support for this cause and taking an oath to never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women; and

(c) White Ribbon Day aims to build cultural change around the issue of violence against women through education and by promoting a culture of non-violence and respect, particularly among men and boys;

(2) recognises that:

(a)  violence against women remains the most widespread human rights abuse in the world—one in three Australian women has experienced violence, and one in five Australian women will experience sexual assault;

(b) violence against women occurs in many forms including domestic violence; general assault; homicide; femicide; rape and sexual assault; homophobic violence; genital mutilation; enforced prostitution, motherhood and abortion; and elder abuse; and

(c) violence against women and their children was estimated to cost the Australian economy around $13.6 billion in 2008-09 and, without a reduction in current rates, will cost the economy an estimated $15.6 billion by 2021-22; and

(3) commits itself to:

(a)  supporting the White Ribbon Day campaign;

(b)  the elimination of violence against women; and

(c) a zero tolerance approach to all violence in our communities. ( Notice given 26 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

17   Mr Baldwin: To move—That this House:

(1) condemns the Rudd-Gillard Government for:

(a)  reducing funding for Tourism Australia at a time when the high Australian dollar is putting pressure on local tourism operators; and

(b) increasing business costs for local tourism operators through:

(i) higher tourism taxes;

(ii) the bungled award modernisation; and

(iii) additional superannuation guarantee payments which will be entirely funded by employers; and

(2) calls on the Rudd-Gillard Government to match the Coalition’s commitment to increase tourism funding by $100 million to:

(a) focus on high-yielding business events tourists;

(b) buil d stronger research foundations;

(c) encourage tourism infrastructure and product development; and

(d) boost domestic tourism marketing. ( Notice given 26 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

18   Mr Katter: To move—That this House resolves:

(1)  that a Community Water Protection Act be introduced into the Parliament incorporating a direction that the Murray Darling Basin Authority (The Authority) endeavour to optimise social, economic and environmental outcomes;

(2) to support legislation which will meet the following objectives:

(a) t hat the objects of the Act include consideration of water saving measures and, if required, the impact of buybacks on:

(i)  individuals and communities in impacted areas;

(ii) larger cities, due in part, but not restricted to, migration from impacted areas;

(iii) national food affordability and food security; and

(iv) international export earning and threat to Australian public health and danger to Australian ecosystems by major increases in the amount of food being imported; and

(b) that The  Authority be required to:

(i) a ssess and publish the social and economic effects of the proposed buybacks on:

individuals and communities in impacted areas;

- larger cities, due in part, but not restricted to, migration from impacted areas;

- national food affordability and food security; and

- international export earning and threat to Australian public health and danger to Australian ecosystems by major increases in the amount of food being imported;

(ii) a nalyse, consider and publish all water saving measures, including water saving technology;

(iii) prepare a report with recommendations based on the objects of the Act; and

(iv) p resent this report to Parliament; and

(3) to make an assessment and determination of The Authority’s report before any buyback program is commenced. ( Notice given 27 October 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

19   Mr Morrison: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a)  Australia has a long and proud record of resettling more than 700 000 refugees since the Second World War;

(b) there are 10.4 million refugees around the world and less than 1 per cent will be offered a resettlement place;

(c) Australia’s current refugee and humanitarian program is set at 13 750 with 6000 of those places going to refugees mandated by the UNHCR and referred to Australia for resettlement;

(d) the current Government has lost control of our borders with more than 9000 irregular maritime arrivals to Australia since August 2008;

(e) as a result of the failure to protect our borders, places in the offshore Special Humanitarian Program (SHP) are being taken up by onshore protection visa applicants and their families; and

(f) women who have been identified by the UNHCR as being in danger of victimisation, harassment or serious abuse have been rejected by Australia because there are no longer any places left in our offshore SHP; and

(2) c alls for the Government to:

(a)  give priority processing to the following visa applications within the SHP:

(i) o ffshore applications for subclass 201—In Country Special Humanitarian Program Visa which offers resettlement to people who have suffered persecution in their country of nationality and who have not been able to leave that country;

(ii) offshore applications for subclass 202—Global Special Humanitarian Visa for those subject to substantial discrimination and human rights abuses in their home country and who are sponsored for entry by an Australian citizen or permanent resident who is not, and has never been, a subclass 866 visa holder;

(iii) offshore applications for subclass 203—Emergency Rescue Visa for people who are referred to Australia by the UNHCR and whose lives or freedom depend on urgent resettlement; and

(iv) offshore applications for subclass 204—Women at Risk Visa for women who are registered as being of concern to the UNHCR;

(b)  confine immediate family members of sub class 866 protection visas holders, that includes irregular maritime arrivals, to eligibility for sponsorship only through the primary visa holder as a secondary applicant for a sub class 866 protection visa; and

(c) cap the number of visas available in the refugee and humanitarian program in the following ways:

(i)  6000 subclass 200 visas for people identified by the UNHCR and referred to the Australian Government as mandated refugees;

(ii) 3750 subclass 866 protection visas for primary and secondary applicants, including irregular maritime arrivals and their immediate families; and

(iii) 4000 subclass 201, 202, 203 and 204 visas. ( Notice given 15 November 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

20   Mr Hayes: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) 10 December 2010 is Human Rights Day;

(b) Human Rights Day marks the an niversary of the United Nations General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and is the most important commemorative day of the human rights calendar;

(c) the theme for Human rights Day 2010 is ‘human rights defenders who act to end discrimination’; and

(d) human rights defenders act against discrimination, exclusion, oppression and violence, often at great personal risk both to themselves and their families;

(2) acknowledges that:

(a) there are Governments and regime s in the world which do not afford their citizens the fundamental human rights that we freely enjoy in Australia;

(b) one such Government operates in Vietnam, where there are more than 400 people imprisoned for exercising their fundamental human rights and who have been accused of crimes such as supporting political groups not recognised by the state, criticising government policies, calling for democracy, giving interviews to foreign journalists and providing legal advice to other dissidents on trial;

(c) as a nation we should be doing all that we can to urge the Vietnamese Government to adhere to the International Bill of Human Rights, which Vietnam ratified in 1982; and

(3) calls on the Government to:

(a) use the full weight of its diplomatic relation s with Vietnam to strongly lobby for substantial reform when it comes to basic freedoms for its people; and

(b) continue its commitment to lobby and advocate for human rights in all countries. ( Notice given 16 November 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

21   Dr Stone: To move—That this House:

(1) mourns the tragic loss of young Chase and Tyler Robinson, who died at Mooroopna on 30 May 2010 in a recently rented home;

(2) notes that Chase and Tyler Robinson were the victims of a faulty gas wall heater emitting carbon monoxide; and

(3) calls upon the Australian Government to work with the State and Territory governments through the Council of Australian Governments to:

(a) urgently introduce legislation that requires:

(i) approved carbon monoxide detectors to be fitted in all homes that have gas appliances; and

(ii) landlords to arrange for suitably qualified contractors to biannually inspect all gas appliances and as sociated fittings in rental properties; and

(b) institute a national safety awareness campaign alerting all Australians to the dangers and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and the need to regularly maintain gas appliances to ensure that they operate efficiently and safely. ( Notice given 16 November 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

22   Mr Bandt: To move—That this House:

(1)  notes that:

(a)  overwork is a significant problem for many Australian workers;

(b) research by the Australia Institute has shown that the typical full-time employee works 70 minutes of unpaid overtime a day, which equates to six and a half standard working weeks a year, effectively meaning that Australian workers are ‘donating’ more than their annual leave entitlement back to their employers in the form of unpaid overtime;

(c)  excessive working hours can have negative consequences for physical and mental health, for relationships with loved ones, and for the broader community; and

(d)  to focus attention on the ongoing problem of work/life balance, Wednesday 24 November is National Go Home on Time Day, an initiative of the Australia Institute that is supported by beyondblue, VicHealth, the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Public Health Association of Australia, and many other organisations; and

(2)  acknowledges the positive and simple message behind Go Home on Time Day, and encourages employees and employers to take part on 24 November. ( Notice given 16 November 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

23   Mr L. D. T. Ferguson: To move—That this House notes that:

(1) the Sri Lankan Government declared an end to the war in Sri Lanka in May 2009;

(2) on 22 June 2010 the United Nations Secretary-General appointed a panel of experts to advise him on accountability concerning any alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law during the final stages of the conflict in Sri Lanka;

(3) the panel:

(a) o fficially began its work on 16 September 2010; and

(b) is looking into the modalities, applicable international standards and comparative experience with regard to accountability processes, taking into account the nature and scope of any essential foundation for durable peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka;

(4) t hrough the panel, the Secretary-General expects to enable the United Nations to make a constructive contribution in this regard;

(5) on 18 October 2010 the panel invited individuals and organisations to make submissions in respect of its work, and will accept submissions until 15 December 2010;

(6) in light of the panel’s review, Australia's close ties with Sri Lanka and continuing reports by several reputable human rights organisations, such as the International Crisis Group, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Elders, as well as governments including in Britain, there has been a call for an international independent investigation into war crimes committed by all parties during the final stages of the war in Sri Lanka; and

(7) Australia, as a respected and responsible member of the international community and Asian neighbourhood, can help accomplish better outcomes in Sri Lanka in the return towards a civil society, particularly for the Tamil minority, and that such actions:

(a) would further assist with the creation of durable solutions to what has been a humanitarian crisis on Australia's doorstep in Sri Lanka; and

(b) could also help partially alleviate the flow of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. ( Notice given 18 November 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

24   Mr Dutton: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Patents Act 1990 to prevent the patenting of human genes and biological materials existing in nature, and for related purposes. ( Patent Amendment (Human Genes and Biological Materials) Bill 2010 ). ( Notice given 18 November 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011 )

25   mr turnbull: To move—That the Public Works Committee Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 1), as contained in the Select Legislative Instrument 2010 No. 173, and made under the Public Works Committee Act 1969 , be disallowed. ( Notice given 18 November 2010. Regulations will be deemed to have been disallowed unless disposed of within 13 sitting days, including today. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011 )

26   Mr Abbott: To move—That this House calls on the Prime Minister to immediately publicly release the full business case in relation to the National Broadband Network to justify the Government’s expenditure of $43 billion dollars. ( Notice given 18 November 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

27   Mr Bandt: To move—That this House supports the agreement reached by logging industry representatives and non government organisations on the future for Tasmania’s forests. ( Notice given 22 November 2010. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

Orders of the day

1   food labelling: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010—Mr Adams , in continuation ) on the motion of Ms Rishworth—That this House:

(1) notes significant community concern regarding the clarity, simplicity and accuracy of food labelling, including labelling identifying the:

(a) origin of the food;

(b) nutritional value of the food; and

(c)  food production methods used, including the use of food technologies;

(2) recognises that:

(a) adequate food labelling laws should aim foremost to protect the health and safety of consumers and eliminate deceitful or misleading labelling information;

( b) having clear, simple and accurate labelling on food empowers consumers and enables them to make informed food choices; and

(c) for food labelling laws to be effective, they need to be rigorously and consistently enforced;

(3) supports the Australian a nd New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council’s establishment of an independent review into food labelling; and

(4) encourages the Government and State and Territory governments to examine the results of this review, and work together to ensure that our food labelling laws deliver the outcomes our community desires. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

2   gene patents: Resumption of debate ( from 18 October 2010 ) on the motion of Ms Parke—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) on 6 September 2010 the ABC’s Four Corners program screened a story entitled ‘Body Corporate’, highlighting growing community and scientific concern regarding gene patents;

(b) in particular, Four Corners discussed the case of five year old Liam who needed to have a genetic test to see if he had gene mutations to the SCN1A human gene linked to a specific form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome;

(c)  Bionomics , a South Australian company which had received a specific grant of around $1 000 000 from AusIndustry to develop a SCN1A gene test:

(i) took out an Australian patent over the SCN1A human gene; and

(ii) subsequently exclusively licensed the patent to Genetic Technologies , a Melbourne company that charges $2000 for the SCN1A gene test in Australia;

(d) Liam was being treated at the W estmead Hospital—a publicly funded institution that is part of NSW Health—which could not afford to pay Genetic Technologies $2000 for each SCN1A gene test;

(e) Liam’s doctors sent a sample of his DNA to be tested in Scotland where the charge was just one third of the price charged by Genetic Technologies ; and

(f) the option to send the DNA sample overseas for testing not only took more time, leaving the young boy and his family waiting in distress, but highlights how Australian taxpayers providing research funds to (i) Australian universities to identify the SCN1A genetic mutations; and (ii) an Australian company to develop a genetic test, have been deprived of the benefits of that very research;

(2) notes that:

(a) in July 2008, Genetic Technologies, as the exclusive licensee of Myriad Genetics , a United States company granted Australian patents over the BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancers, demanded via a lawyer’s letter sent to all Australian hospitals and clinical laboratories (including the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre) that they stop all testing for breast cancer, claiming such testing infringed Myriad Genetics ’ Australian BRCA patents;

(b) in 2009 in the United States, eleven plaintiffs, including Lisbeth Ceriani, a 43 year old single mother diagnosed with breast cancer, and professional medical and clinical associations such as the American Society for Clinical Pathology , launched a legal challenge to seven of Myriad Genetics ’ United States BRCA patents, where: and

(i ) Ms Ceriani found that she was unable to get a second opinion on a positive genetic test for ovarian cancer because in the United States there is only one test, owned by only one company, Myriad Genetics , which charges over US$3000 per test;

(ii) in March 2010 a United States Federal Court agreed with the plaintiffs and declared all seven United States patents invalid on the ground that under United States patent law, patents can only be granted over inventions, not for the discovery of natural phenomena; and

(iii) the Court so held because, first, despite being removed from the human body and thus ‘isolated’, the BRCA genes were ‘not markedly different from native DNA as it exists in nature’ and second, the analysis of these two human genes by way of a genetic test was ‘merely data-gathering to obtain clinical data’;

(3) notes that:

(a) a t the official commemoration of the decoding of the human genome in March 2000, United States President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair said that ‘raw fundamental data on the human genome, including the human DNA sequence and its variations, should be made freely available to scientists everywhere’, yet by 2005, according to a survey published in Science , more than 20 per cent (probably now much higher) of the human genome was the subject of Untied States intellectual property;

(b) President Clinton and Prime Minister Blair also said that ‘unencumbered access to this information will promote discoveries that will reduce the burden of disease, improve health around the world, and enhance the quality of life of all humankind.’;

(c) unencumbered access to genetic information cannot be achieved when patents over human genes are being used to suppress competition, innovation, research and testing;

(d) Professor Ian Frazer, the inventor of the cervical cancer vaccine, has joined other cancer researchers in calling for a revision of Australian patent law, stating that researchers need to be able to proceed with their work without having to consult the companies whose patents the work might infringe: ‘restricting the research use of a gene sequence could delay the development and testing of truly inventive and practical uses of the gene and its protein product for diagnosis and therapy.’; and

(e) other groups opposed to the granting of gene patents include the Cancer Council Australia , the Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia , the Royal Australian College of Pathologists , the Human Genetics Society of Australia and the Australian Medical Association ; and

(4) calls for amendment of the Patents Act 1990 to ensure that patents cannot be granted over any biological materials which are identical or substantially identical to what exists in nature. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

3   pink ribbon day: Resumption of debate ( from 25 October 2010—Mrs Moylan , in continuation ) on the motion of Ms Hall—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Pink Ribbon Day is 25 October;

(b) breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women, accounting for 28 per cent of cancer diagnoses in 2006;

(c) this year alone, 12 000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, which is expected to increase by 22 per cent by 2015;

(d) one in nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by age 85;

(e) breast cancer is the most common cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women;

(f) the risk of developing breast cancer increases with age, with the average age of diagnosis recorded as 60 in 2006;

(g) mammograms are vital to early detection, with 75 per cent of deaths occurring in women who have never been screened; and

(h) there has been a 27 per cent decrease in mortality rates due to breast cancer since 1994; and

(2) acknowledges the:

(a) work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation;

(b) effectiveness of Pink Ribbon Day in raising awareness;

( c) work of the Jane McGrath Foundation;

(d) contribution of volunteers, staff and researchers; and

(e) importance of early detection. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

4   united nations day: Resumption of debate ( from 25 October 2010—Mr Forrest , in continuation ) on the motion of Ms Parke—That this House:

(1) notes that 24 October is United Nations Day which celebrates the entry into force of the United Nations Charter on 24 October 1945;

(2) celebrates Australia’s key role in the formation of the United Nations and the drafting of the United Nations Charter;

(3) recognises that Australia has been a consistent and long term contributor to United Nations efforts to safeguard international peace and security and to promote human rights, for example, by:

(a)  being the thirteenth largest contributor to the United Nations budget;

(b) contributing to many United Nations peacekeeping operations;

(c) firmly committing to increasing Australia’s development assistance; and

(d) by continuing to push for real progress towards the Millennium Development Goals;

(4) notes further the Australian Government’s commitment to the multilateral system as one of the three fundamental pillars of Australia’s foreign policy, namely that Australia is determined to work through the United Nations to enhanc e security and economic well being worldwide, and to uphold the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter;

(5) notes that as the only genuinely global Organisation, the United Nations plays a critical role in addressing the global challenges that no single country can resolve on its own, and that Australia is determined to play its part within the United Nations to help address serious global challenges, including conflict prevention and resolution, international development, climate change, terrorism and the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction;

(6) expresses its condolences for the loss of 100 United Nations staff lives in January 2010 as a result of the earthquake in Haiti, and expresses its appreciation for the ongoing work in difficult conditions of United Nations staff around the world; and

(7) r eaffirms the faith of the Australian people in the purposes, principles, and actions of the United Nations acting under guidance of the United Nations Charter. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

5   Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2010 ( Mr Bandt ) : Second reading ( from 15 November 2010 ). ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

6   world diabetes day: Speech by mover` ( from 15 November 2010—Mr Georganas , in continuation ) on the motion of Mr Georganas—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a)  14 November 2010 is United Nations World Diabetes Day, with this year's theme being diabetes education and prevention;

(b) the symbol for World Diabetes Day is a blue ring which symbolises:

(i)  life;

(ii) health;

(iii) the sky that connects all nations; and

(iv) the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic; and

(c) d iabetes is Australia's fastest growing chronic disease with up to 3.3 million people estimated to have diabetes or pre-diabetes, and one person in Australia diagnosed every seven minutes;

(2) recognises that:

(a) d iabetes is a complex and chronic disease which affects the entire body and often lasts a lifetime;

(b) Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes accounting for 85-90 per cent of all cases and costs the economy up to $3 billion dollars every year;

(c) a person with Type 2 Diabetes and no complications costs the community $9625 a year and a person with Type 2 Diabetes who has complications costs the community $15 850 per year; and

(d) there is currently no cure for diabetes, but up to 60 per cent of cases of Type 2 Diabetes are preventable; and

(3 ) supports:

(a) d iabetes awareness and education campaigns;

(b) healthy lifestyles and other preventative measures; and

(c) research for a cure. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

7   Competition and Consumer (Price Signalling) Amendment Bill 2010 ( Mr Billson ) : Second reading ( from 22 November 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 the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

8   climate change: Resumption of debate ( from 22 November 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Murphy—That this House:

(1) real; and

(2) human-induced. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

9   Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Public Health and Safety) Amendment Bill 2010 ( Mr Hartsuyker ) : Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 22 November 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 the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

10   nobel peace prize for mr lui: Resumption of debate ( from 22 November 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Danby—That this House:

(1) congratulates Mr Liu Xiaob o for having been awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize;

(2) notes that:

(a) Mr Liu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ‘his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China’;

(b) on 23 December 2009 Mr Liu was tried for ‘inciting subv ersion of state power’, and on 25 December 2009 sentenced to eleven years' imprisonment and two years' deprivation of political rights;

(c) Mr Liu was tried in the context of his advocacy for the petition known as ‘Charter 08’ which was initially signed by 350 Chinese intellectuals and human rights activists; and

(d) ‘Charter 08’ calls for 19 changes to improve human rights in China, including an independent legal system, freedom of association and the elimination of one-party rule;

(3) calls for Mr Liu to be released and his sentence repealed; and

(4) supports the right of Chinese citizens to call for political reform, greater protection of human rights and democratisation in their country. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

11   Banking Amendment (Delivering Essential Financial Services) Bill 2010 ( Mr Bandt ) : Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 22 November 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 the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

12   sale of the australian securities exchange: Resumption of debate ( from 22 November 2010 ) on the motion of Mr Katter—That this House:

( 1) resolves that it will oppose any sale of the Australian Securities Exchange that would provide majority foreign ownership; and

(2) notes that such a sale would not merely involve the ASX as an asset, but may hand over to a foreign corporation the regulatory function inherent in a stock exchange. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after the first sitting Monday in 2011. )

 
 
 

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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS has precedence from the conclusion of consideration of committee and delegation business each Monday (standing orders 34, 35 and 192).

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