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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Notices

*1   Mr Pyne: To move—That, in respect of the proceedings on the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013, the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, the True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, the True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, the Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013, the Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, the Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, the Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013, and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013, so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the following from occurring:

( 1) the resumption of debate on the second readings of the bills being called on together;

(2) at the conclusion of the second reading debate or at 12 noon, Thursday, 21 November 2013, whichever is the earlier, a Minister being called to sum up the second reading debate, then without delay, (a) one question being put on any amendments moved to motions for the second readings by non-Government Members, and (b) one question being put on the second readings of the bills together;

(3) if the second readings of the bills have been agreed to, messages from the Governor-General recommending appropriations for any of the bills being announced together;

(4) the consideration in detail stages, if required, on all the bills being taken together for a period not exceeding 60 minutes at which time any Government amendments that have been circulated in respect of any of the bills shall be treated as if they have been moved together with (a) one question being put on all the Government amendments, (b) one question being put on any amendments which have been moved by non-Government Members, and (c) any further questions necessary to complete the detail stage being put;

(5) at the conclusion of the detail stage, one question being put on the remaining stages of all the bills together; and

(6) any variation to this arrangement to be made only by a motion moved by a Minister.

Orders of the day

1   Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Prime Minister ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Mr Shorten ).

2   Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Mr Dreyfus ).

3   Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Manufacture Levy) Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Dr Leigh ).

4   True-up Shortfall Levy (General) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Dr Leigh ).

5   True-up Shortfall Levy (Excise) (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Dr Leigh ).

6   Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (Import Levy) (Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Dr Leigh ).

7   Climate Change Authority (Abolition) Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Dr Leigh ).

8   Customs Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Dr Leigh ).

9   Excise Tariff Amendment (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 ( Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Dr Leigh ).

10   Clean Energy (Income Tax Rates and Other Amendments) Bill 2013 ( Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Dr Leigh ).

11   Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 ( Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Ms Ellis ).

12   address in reply to the governor-general’s speech: Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Simpkins, in continuation ) on the proposed Address in Reply.

13   Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 ( Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 November 2013—Mr A. S. Burke ).

* 14   Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 ( Minister representing the Minister for Employment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Bowen ).

* 15   Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 ( Minister representing the Minister for Employment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Bowen ).

* 16   Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013 ( Minister representing the Minister for Employment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Albanese ).

* 17   Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 ( Minister for the Environment ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Gray ).

* 18   Grape and Wine Legislation Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013 ( Minister for Agriculture ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Fitzgibbon ).

* 19   Primary Industries (Customs) Charges Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013 ( Minister for Agriculture ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Fitzgibbon ).

* 20   Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Australian Grape and Wine Authority) Bill 2013 ( Minister for Agriculture ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Fitzgibbon ).

* 21   Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013 ( Minister for Communications ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Clare ).

* 22   Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Gray ).

* 23   Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2013 ( Minister for Education ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Bowen ).

* 24   Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013 ( Minister for Communications ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Clare ).

* 25   Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Commission Transfer) Bill 2013 ( Minister for Industry ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 November 2013—Mr Albanese ).

26   VETERANS’ AFFAIRS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2013 ( Prime Minister ): Second reading ( from 12 November 2013 ).

Notic es continued

2   Mr Pyne: To move—That standing order 47 be amended to read as follows:

47 Motions for suspension of orders

(a)  A Minister may move, with or without notice, the suspension of any standing or other order of the House.

(b) If a suspension motion is moved on notice, it shall appear on the Notice Paper and may be carried by a majority of votes.

(c) If a suspension motion is moved without notice it:

(i)  must be relevant to any business under discussion and seconded; and

(ii) can be carried only by an absolute majority of Members.

(d)  Any suspension of orders shall be limited to the particular purpose of the suspension. ( Notice given 13 November 2013. )

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 Federation Chamber: 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.

 
 
 

 

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS continued

Notice s given for Monday, 18 November 2013

*1   Mr Bandt: To move—That this House recognises:

(1) the tragic loss of life resulting from the sinking of ships carrying migrants off the coast of Lampedusa in October 2013;

(2) the challenging circumstances vulnerable people face in seeking asylum from persecution in their countries of origin; and

(3) Australia’s role in responding compassionately to this global challenge. ( Notice given 14 November 2013. )

*2   Mr Bandt: To move—That this House directs the Prime Minister to establish immediately an inquiry:

(1) into the actions of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Federal Police (‘the agencies’) in response to allegations of corruption and of breaches of Commonwealth laws:

(a) concerning the Reserv e Bank of Australia, Securency and Note Printing Australia; and

(b) in the Leighton group of companies;

(2) with terms of reference that require it to investigate and report on at least the following matters:

(a) whether actions taken by the agencies to investigate allegations of serious fraud and commence any prosecutions were appropriate;

(b) whether the agencies properly communicated with each other and worked together in a manner that ensured the highest probability of laws regarding serious fraud being enforced;

(c) whether the relationship between the agencies is such that the Australian community can have the highest confidence that any claims of serious fraud are being properly investigated and any breaches properly prosecuted;

(d) whether Australia would be better served by having a ‘stand-alone’ Commonwealth agency to prosecute breaches of laws regarding serious fraud;

(e) recommendations regarding future actions that should be taken by government and agencies; and

(f) any r elated matters; and

(3) to report to the Prime Minister by 30 September 2014, with a copy of the report to be tabled in the House of Representatives at the earliest possible opportunity thereafter. ( Notice given 14 November 2013. )

Notices continued

1   Ms Hall: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Governments should be encouraging all Australians to save for their retirement wherever possible and superannuation payments are an important part of this process;

(b) many low income earners have previously received $500 from the Federal Government which was paid directly into their superannuation fund each year to help with retirement savings;

(c) the $500 payment was payable to workers earning $37,000 or less per year; and

(d) the Government plans to scrap the annual $500 payment; and

(2) calls on the Government to ensure the $500 superannuation payme nt to low-income earners is retained. ( Notice given 12 November 2013. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 18 November 2013. )

2   Ms Hall: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) numerous foods and drinks contain artificial food colours and preservatives which do not contribute to the safety or nutritional value of the food or drink they are in;

(b) a rtificial food colours and preservative E211 can have a major impact on the behaviour of some young children;

(c) research in the United Kingdom has found links between artificial food colours and the hyperactive behaviour of some young children and this, in turn, can have an impact on their ability to concentrate and learn as they grow;

(d) European Union regulations introduced in 2010 state that food manufacturers in those member countries now have to put warning labels on food and non-alcoholic drinks which contain six key artificial colours—these warning labels must be clearly legible and must carry the warning words ‘May have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children’;

(e) the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency is encouraging manufacturers to find alternative ingredients to these artificial colours, leading to many manufacturers and retailers removing these colours from their products voluntarily;

(f) Australian parents and families are acutely aware of the impacts in our own country of artificial colours and the E211 preservative on the behaviour of their children;

(g) there are numerous food and drink products in our stores which still contain artificial colours and preservatives; and

(h) these additives are also found in many over-the-counter medicines for children, including junior pain killers and hayfever treatments; and

(2) calls on the Parliament to introduce a process for ruling out these artificial additives in our food, drinks and medicines where they provide no safety or nutritional benefits. ( Notice given 12 November 2013. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 18 November 2013. )

3   Mr Ripoll: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) superannuation savings are vital for the retirement lifestyles of all Australians;

(b) the former Government had planned to increase the Superannuation Guarantee from 9 per cent to 12 per  cent;

(c) this Government plans to delay, for two years, the proposed 9 per cent to 12 per cent increase of the Superannuation Guarantee; and

(d) stakeholders have estimated that the delay in the Superannuation Guarantee will reduce aggregate savings by $40 billion; and

(2) calls upon the House to:

(a) condemn the Government’s attack on the superannuation savings of Australians; and

(b) compel the Government to adhere to the timetable proposed by the former Government for the increase in the Superannuation Guarantee . ( Notice given 13 November 2013. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 18 November 2013. )

4   Mr Ferguson: To move—That this House notes that:

(1)  March 2013 marked the 25 th anniversary of the genocidal chemical attack by the regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on Halabja in the Kurdish region of Iraq that took at least 4,000 lives within a few minutes and displaced many thousands more, and was part of Saddam’s brutal Anfal Campaign of the 1980s, targeting Kurdish and other minorities in Iraq;

(2) some 4,000 villages, 2,000 schools and 300 hospitals were destroyed, including through the use of chemical weapons across dozens of Kurdish villages;

(3) the Saddam regime was also responsible for the:

(a) deportation or forced relocation of tens of thousands of Faili Kurds on the basis that they were not considered Iraqi;

(b) abduction and execution of an estimated 8,000 Barzani Kurds who were subsequently buried in mass graves in southern Iraq; and

(c) arrest, execution and subsequent burial of up to 100,000 Iraqi Kurds in 1988, including women and children; and

(4) the former dictator Saddam Hussein and Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as Chemical Ali, were subsequently prosecuted and convicted for these and other crimes. ( Notice given 13 November 2013. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 18 November 2013. )

 
 
 

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION BUSINESS has precedence each Monday in the House of Representatives Chamber from 10.10 am to 12 noon; and in the Federation Chamber from 11 am to 1.30 pm (standing orders 34, 35 and 192).

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

The SELECTION COMMITTEE is responsible for arranging the timetable and order of committee and delegation business and private Members’ business for each sitting Monday. Its determinations for today are shown under ‘Business accorded priority for …’. Any private Members’ business not called on, or consideration of private Members’ business or committee and delegation business which has been interrupted and not re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays (including today), shall be removed from the Notice Paper (standing order 42).