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BUSINESS ACCORDED PRIORITY FOR Monday, 21 November 2016

PURSUANT TO STANDING ORDERS 34 AND 35

10.10 AM TO 12 NOON

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notices

         1    Mr Bandt : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to workplace relations, and for related purposes. ( Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Christmas) Bill 2016 )

              ( Notice given 8 November 2016. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

         2    Mr Bandt : To present a Bill for an Act to establish Renew Australia, and for related purposes. ( Renew Australia Bill 2016 )

              ( Notice given 8 November 2016. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

         3    Ms C. F. King : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to logos used by political parties, and for related purposes. ( Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Protect the Eureka Flag) Bill 2016 )

              ( Notice given 8 November 2016. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

         4    Mr Albanese : To present a Bill for an Act to establish the High Speed Rail Planning Authority, and for related purposes. ( High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2016 )

              ( Notice given 20 October 2016. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

    †5    Ms Henderson : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) celebrates its 70th anniversary on 11 December 2016; and

(b)         it is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand opportunities to reach their full potential;

(2)         acknowledges the work of the UNICEF which now operates in over 190 countries and territories and provides a range of important services including child protection, education and child survival needs (such as nutrition and sanitation);

(3)         notes that the Government provides $21 million a year in core funding to the UNICEF’s regular resources as set out in the Strategic Partnership Framework 2016-2020 signed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on 27 April 2016;

(4)         acknowledges the Minister for Foreign Affairs’ October 2016 announcement of $1.5 million in funding for the UNICEF following Hurricane Matthew in Haiti; and

(5)         congratulates the UNICEF and its staff around the world for all the good work they do and wishes them well into the future.

              ( Notice given 8 November 2016. Time allowed—40 minutes. )

Order of the day

      †1    Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 [No. 2] ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  12 September 2016 ).

              ( Time allowed—20 minutes. )

Notices —continued

    †6    Ms Vamvakinou : To move—That this House:

(1)         acknowledges that:

(a)         500 to 700 Palestinian children are arrested, detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system each year;

(b)         Human Rights Watch reported in April that arrests of Palestinian children by Israeli forces had doubled in the preceding six months;

(c)         Defence for Children International research, based on 429 affidavits from Palestinian children, indicates that 97 per cent of children had no parent or legal counsel available during interrogation and 75 per cent endured some form of physical violence following arrest;

(d)         the United States State Department’s 2014 human rights report on Israel states that military courts have more than a 99 per cent conviction rate for Palestinian defendants;

(e)         UNICEF has reported that ill-treatment in the Israeli military detention system remains widespread, systematic, and institutionalised throughout the process; and

(f)          Australia raised concerns with Israel about the treatment of Palestinian minors in 2011 and 2014, however there has been little improvement concerning the treatment of Palestinian children by Israeli forces; and

(2)         calls on the Australian Government to raise concerns with the Israeli Government about the treatment of Palestinian children.

              ( Notice given 18 October 2016. Time allowed—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 12 noon. )