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2010-2011-2012

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NOTICE PAPER

(www.aph.gov.au/ housenp)

No. 138

MONDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2012

The House meets at 10  a.m.

 
 
 

BUSINESS ACCO RDED PRIORITY FOR THIS SITTING

10.10 AM TO 12 NOON

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION BUSINESS

Presentation and statements

1   Regional Australia—Standing Committee: Report of the delegation to Canada and Mongolia. ( Statements to conclude by 10.15 a.m. )

2   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee: Report on the inquiry into Australia’s overseas representation. ( Statements to conclude by 10.25 a.m. )

3   Infrastructure and Communications—Standing Committee: Statements concerning the progress of the Committee’s current inquiry into IT pricing in Australia. ( Statements to conclude by 10.35 a.m. )

4   Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee: Report on the inquiry into the prevention and treatment of problem gambling. ( Statements to conclude by 10.45 a.m. )

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notices

1   Mr Katter: To present a Bill for an Act to require fair indexation of military superannuation entitlements, and for related purposes. ( Fair Indexation of Military Superannuation Entitlements Bill 2012 ) ( Notice given 13 September 2012; amended 11 October 2012. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

2   Mr Oakeshott: To present a Bill for an Act to continue the National Electricity Law as a Commonwealth law, and for other purposes. ( National Electricity Bill 2012 ) ( Notice given 20 September 2012. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

3   Mr Wilkie: To present a Bill for an Act to strengthen public integrity by encouraging and facilitating the disclosure of corruption, maladministration and other wrongdoing in the Commonwealth public sector, by protecting public officials who make disclosures, and for related purposes ( Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Bill 2012 ). ( Notice given 9 October 2012. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

4   Mr Wilkie: To present a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters in connection with the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act 2012 , and for related purposes. ( Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 ) ( Notice given 9 October 2012. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

5   Mr Neumann: To move—That this House:

(1) recognises that the rates of employment for people with disabilit y in Australia is significantly less than people without disability;

(2) commends the efforts taken so far by disability advocates and a number of big and small businesses that are working to remedy this concerning trend;

(3) acknowledges the significant economic and productivity benefits of having in work, more Australians with disability; and

(4) calls on the Government to:

(a) engage with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) about the merits of the ASX extending its Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations to require reporting on the employment of people with disability; and

(b) explore ways to ensure companies employing more than 100 employees report on their efforts to employ more people with disability. ( Notice given 11 September 2012. Time allowed—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 12 noon. )

8 TO 9.30 PM

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS continued

Notices continued

6   Mr Abbott: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) since the devastating terrorist attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001, over 100 Australians have di ed and many others have suffered injury as a result of terrorist attacks overseas;

(b) the victims of ‘September 11’, the two Bali bombings, the London and Jakarta bombings and the Mumbai terrorist attacks, were targeted because they were citizens of countries where people could choose how they lived and what faith they might follow; and

(c) 12 October 2012 will mark the tenth anniversary of the 2002 Bali bombings;

(2) recognises that:

(a) many Australian families continue to suffer as a result of their loss and injury from overseas terrorist acts;

(b) victims of overseas terrorism have not been entitled to compensation such as that received by domestic victims of crime under the various State and Territory victims of crime schemes; and

(c) the Government did not support amendments to the Social Security Amendment (Supporting Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas) Bill 2012 which would have provided assistance for any action after 10 September 2001; and

(3) supports the Coalition’s request that the Minister make the appropriate retrospective declarations so that all of the Australian victims of overseas terrorism acts since 10 September 2001, or their next of kin, can receive this important, but modest, help. ( Notice given 20 September 2012. Time allowed—private Members’ business time prior to 9.30 p.m. )