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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notice given for Wednesday, 25 June 2014

    *1    Mrs Prentice : To move—That this House:

(1)         understands that the carbon tax has caused a reduction in confidence and competiveness for small business;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         the carbon tax has seen gas and electricity prices rise by around 10 per cent;

(b)         the former Government did not provide compensation for small businesses hit by the carbon tax;

(c)         many small businesses are run at a very slim profit margin and are unable to pass these costs on to the consumers, forcing them to absorb the burden of the carbon tax themselves;

(d)         with the cost of doing business increasing due to the carbon tax, small businesses lose confidence, invest less money in their business, and are forced to employ fewer staff; and

(e)         under the former Government, too many small business jobs were lost; and

(3)         commends the Government’s action to repeal the carbon tax to provide certainty to small business and restore the sector’s competitiveness, viability and capacity to employ.

              ( Notice given 24 June 2014. )

Notices continued

       1    Mr Hayes : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         the Assyrian population of Iraq continues to suffer persecution more than ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein; and

(b)         in 2003 there were nearly 1.4 million Christians in Iraq, but due to deaths and forced migration, this figure has fallen to around 500,000;

(2)         congratulates the Government of Iraq on giving in principal support for the establishment of three provinces to specifically provide for the interests of Iraqi minority groups;

(3)         acknowledges that the establishment of a province in the Nineveh Plains region could provide a haven for Assyrian as well as Christian, Mandaean and other minorities for the continuation of their linguistic, cultural and religious traditions; and

(4)         calls on the Government of lraq to formalise this region as an autonomous province in order to ensure the security of its inhabitants and the preservation of their ancient culture and tradition.

              ( Notice given 24 February 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 14 July 2014. )

       2    Ms MacTiernan : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises that:

(a)         new technology pioneered in Perth in the last six months for clearing Telstra ducts is dramatically reducing cost and construction delivery times for the laying of fibre optic cable in Telstra pits and ducts;

(b)         the process of innovation and learning-by-doing is reducing the cost and delivery time for connecting more homes and businesses directly to fibre optic cable; and

(c)         the NBN Co. Limited (NBN Co) Strategic Review has premised the rollout on the basis of there being no cost savings in network rollout from innovation; and

(2)         calls on the Government to instruct NBN Co to consider the opportunity for innovation and cost saving and reconsider its estimation of the project costs for delivering fibre to the premises across Australia for the National Broadband Network.

              ( Notice given 25 February 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 14 July 2014. )

       3    Mr Zappia : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes with concern the:

(a)         loss of jobs and closure of several major operators in the manufacturing sector and the decline in Australia’s manufacturing sector as a share of GDP;

(b)         impact on communities that the loss of manufacturing jobs will have; and

(c)         impact that the loss will have on small businesses directly associated with and reliant on manufacturing; and

(2)         calls on the Government to articulate as a matter of urgency what assistance is to be made available to those affected, when it will be made available and who will be assisted.

              ( Notice given 25 February 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on 14 July 2014. )

       4    Mr S. P. Jones : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         around 35,000 Australians are reported as missing persons every year;

(b)         there is a lack of coordination between Australian states and territories in missing persons matters;

(c)         the inconsistency between data collection procedures and availability of information across police jurisdictions makes investigation of missing persons across state lines extremely difficult; and

(d)         there is an urgent need for a national centralised missing persons database; and

(2)         calls on the Government to lead state and territory governments in developing an integrated national missing persons database.

              ( Notice given 4 March 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

       5    Mr Bandt : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises the:

(a)         plight of Australians suffering from Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) and others with rare diseases who currently lack access to effective treatments and life-saving medicines; and

(b)         considerable uncertainty surrounding potential treatments for rare conditions such as aHUS in terms of timing, cost and availability of medicines and the distress this causes sufferers;

(2)         notes the purpose of the Life Saving Drugs Program (LSDP) is to provide medicines to Australians with rare diseases who may be poorly served by the conventional pharmaceutical listing process; and

(3)         calls on the:

(a)         Government to clarify the status and purpose of the review of the LDSP; and

(b)         Health Minister to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in the consideration and listing of effective treatments for rare diseases on the LSDP.

              ( Notice given 4 March 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

       6    Mr Neumann : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         Thursday 20 March 2014 is National Close the Gap Day;

(b)         more than 145,000 people came together last year to support the Close the Gap campaign; and

(c)         in 2014, 1232 community events are being held across the country to support efforts to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians;

(2)         recognises that:

(a)         12 February each year is the day for Parliament to reiterate that Closing the Gap is an issue of national priority; and

(b)         20 March 2014 is a day where the Australian people support those efforts, and this Parliament stands in support of the same;

(3)         acknowledges that:

(a)         Closing the Gap on Indigenous disadvantage is a goal shared by all Australian governments;

(b)         after six years of sustained effort, benefits and outcomes for Indigenous Australians are being achieved, with the target for early childhood education having been met last year; and

(c)         achieving the Close the Gap targets will require strong progress across all of the building blocks and sustained commitment and action over the long term from all levels of government; and

(4)         calls on the Government to continue to work towards achieving the Close the Gap targets in genuine partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

              ( Notice given 17 March 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

       7    Ms Owens : To move—That this House:

(1)         acknowledges that 22 April 2014 marks 60 years since the Refugee Convention came into effect, and as the sixth nation to sign the Convention, it was Australia’s assent that brought the Convention into effect; and

(2)         notes that:

(a)         since the signing of the Convention, Australia has accepted over 620,000 refugees and since Federation, Australia has provided a safe haven to more than 800,000 refugees; and

(b)         Australia is fundamentally a migrant nation whose strength and diversity is derived from the many peoples and cultures that have enriched its distinctive multicultural polity, building from the foundation of lndigenous civilization which is the oldest continuous culture on earth, and including the extraordinary contribution of hundreds of thousands of people who have come to Australia seeking refuge.

              ( Notice given 18 March 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

       8    Ms Gambaro : To move—That this House applauds the Government for its resolute commitment to supporting the men and women of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), past and present, by:

(1)         honouring its election promise to:

(a)         introduce from l January 2014, free basic health care to all eligible dependents of full-time ADF members and Reservists undertaking continuous full time service; and

(b)         provide ‘fair indexation’ for military superannuants by amending the indexation arrangements for more than 57,000 Defence Forces Retirement Benefits and Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits scheme pensioners from 1 July 2014;

(2)         officially launching Project Suakin, which introduces a range of full-time, part time and casual employment categories within the ADF that will offer members increased flexibility to match their changing personal circumstances and enable the ADF to respond to current and future workforce challenges; and

(3)         directing Defence Housing Australia to upgrade housing stock available to Defence personnel and reduce pressure on local community housing markets through programs such as the Top End Defence housing strategy which will deliver over 2,300 additional homes in Darwin.

              ( Notice given 18 March 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

       9    Ms Owens : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         the devastating effects of atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS) and its long term impact on the lives of the sufferer, as well as their friends and family;

(b)         that atypical HUS is a genetic disease of excessive immune dysfunction that affects people of all ages, with symptoms including heart failure, pulmonary edema, clotting in the lungs, blurred vision and kidney failure; and

(c)         that the current treatment regimen of plasma exchange and/or dialysis has significant risks and can result in a further reduction in the quality of life for the patient;

(2)         acknowledges the community advocacy work that has brought this condition to the attention of the House, such as the work by Ms Jeanette Daher who seeks a listing of the drug under the Government’s Life Saving Drugs Program;

(3)         notes that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) is due to make a recommendation on the use of the drug Soliris (Eculizumab), which has shown to put the disease into remission; and

(4)         urges the Minister for Health to carefully consider any favourable recommendation of the PBAC as a matter of urgency.

              ( Notice given 18 March 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    10    Mr Wyatt : To move—That this House notes:

(1)         the successful implementation of the Independent Public Schools (IPS) initiative in Western Australia;

(2)         that the IPS initiative in Western Australia has:

(a)         264 schools operating in 2014 which is one third of all public schools and more than half of all Western Australia’s teachers and students; and

(b)         240 schools registered for the new development and selection program to build the readiness of school communities for IPS status;

(3)         the positive impact that the IPS initiative is having on staff, students and the wider school community;

(4)         that the IPS initiative enables the local school community to be better engaged in the education of their children;

(5)         that the Australian Government has a plan that builds on current developments across the states to help schools become more autonomous and independent through the new $70 million IPS initiative, and

(6)         urges all states and territories to embrace the IPS initiative.

              ( Notice given 20 March 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    11    Mr A. S. Burke : To move—That this House:

(1)         endorses the following statements by Coalition members about the importance of the independence of the Speaker:

(a)         the now Prime Minister on 21 September 2010 on 2GB: ‘I’ve always supported an independent speakership’;

(b)         the now Prime Minister on 25 August 2010 during a press conference: ‘I also want to make it very clear that we discussed the issue of a Westminster style speakership to which I have always been extremely attracted’;

(c)         the now Prime Minister on 9 October 2012 in the House of Representatives: ‘Be you the newest member, be you the father of the House, the Speaker is charged with upholding the standing orders impartially for and against all members of this parliament’;

(d)         the now Deputy Prime Minister on 9 October 2012 in the House of Representatives: ‘Despite political differences, the Speaker must be an impartial umpire over the people and the proceedings of the House’;

(e)         the now Minister for Foreign Affairs on 9 October 2012 in the House of Representatives: ‘All nations that have adopted the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy have a Speaker, playing a critical role as an impartial judge, whose foremost duty is to uphold the dignity of the House, to enforce standards of behaviour and to represent the House and the parliament in the traditional and ceremonial roles that are required of the Speaker’;

(f)          the now Leader of the House and Minister for Education on 30 January 2013 in a speech to the Institute of Public Affairs: ‘Upon election, as Leader of the House, I will seek to…support an independent Speaker’; and

(g)         in addition, the now Leader of the House and Minister for Education in the same speech: ‘The Speaker should be independent, they should abstain from their respective party rooms and when the Speaker is taken from one Party, the Deputy should be taken from the other’;

(2)         endorses in principle the:

(a)         utmost importance of the independence of the Speaker; and

(b)         importance of the Speaker interpreting the Standing Orders of the House correctly, consistently and impartially; and

(3)         supports a practice whereby the Speaker refrains from attending his or her party room.

              ( Notice given 25 March 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    12    Ms Parke : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         Western Australia is experiencing a period of rapid growth associated with its strong economic and employment conditions, and this growth is in turn putting pressure on Perth’s transport network capacity;

(b)         Perth is facing growing congestion with serious consequences in terms of delays and safety for both passenger and freight transport;

(c)         the former Western Australian Labor government had the foresight, vision and persistence to implement one of the most successful and transformative public transport projects in recent Australian history in the form of the Perth-Mandurah rail line;

(d)         the former Labor Australian government invested more in metropolitan public transport than all previous Australian governments combined, and also made significant contributions to essential strategic road projects;

(e)         these Labor government public transport and road funding contributions have enabled Perth City Link, the Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project, and the widening of the Kwinana Freeway between the Leach and Roe Highways, among others;

(f)          the new Western Australia Minister for Transport misled the public on Monday 24 March 2014, when he issued a media statement suggesting that the widening of the Kwinana Freeway between the Roe Highway and Armadale Road would go ahead as a result of a decision taken by the Australian Government when in fact the project was announced in August 2013 by then Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon. Anthony Albanese;

(g)         the Australian Government has failed to match Labor’s election commitment of providing a further $500 million for the delivery of additional transport projects to be agreed with the Western Australian Government;

(h)         the Prime Minister has made it clear that a Coalition government will not fund urban rail projects; and

(i)           within a year of its re-election the Western Australian Government has already broken its election promise to commence the delivery of much-needed light rail infrastructure by 2016; and

(2)         calls on the Australian Government to:

(a)         identify and support key public transport and road projects in Western Australia as a matter of urgency, with the priority being urban rail and genuine second-tier public transport; and

(b)         encourage the Western Australian Government to keep its election promise in relation to the delivery of light rail.

              ( Notice given 25 March 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    13    Ms McGowan : To move—That this House: 

(1)         notes that the:

(a)         Gross National Happiness (GNH) index, first proposed in 1972 in Bhutan, is an alternate way to measure a country’s progress;

(b)         Government relies on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to measure economic success and achieve outcomes;

(c)         GNH index is a measure of community well-being covering nine domains including health, education, the environment and community connections;

(d)         equivalent in Australia is the Australian Bureau of Statistics Measure of Australia’s Progress which incorporates a wide range of indicators across areas of society, economy, environment and governance; and

(e)         the people of Indi and rural Australia are predisposed to a high level of GNH; and

(2)         calls on the Government to consider measuring progress in terms of social equality and justice and environmental well-being, in addition to measuring GDP, to value add to Australia’s community wellbeing.

              ( Notice given 27 March 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    14    Ms McGowan : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that the:

(a)         Government supports diversity and sustainability of agriculture;

(b)         Government is committed to research and development in food security and crop diversity, at a national and international level; and

(c)         future viability of communities in rural Australia and lndi are dependent on a thriving agriculture sector; and

(2)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         continue to support international research through the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research and the Global Crop Diversity Trust; and

(b)         implement the national research recommendations in the National Strategic Rural R&D Investment Plan.

              ( Notice given 27 March 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    15    Mr Zappia : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         no decision has been made by the Government about the replacement of Australia’s Collins-class submarines;

(b)         Toyota, Ford and Holden will cease car marking in Australia by 2017;

(c)         the end of car making will result in a loss of skilled manufacturing jobs and the closure of manufacturing businesses dependent on car making;

(d)         communities and regions surrounding existing car manufacturing operations are likely to suffer economic downturns; and

(e)         Defence spending on products and military equipment made in Australia provides an alternative to car making for the retention of many manufacturing skills and capacity; and

(2)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         commit to a Defence spending program that ensures that the new submarines are built in Australia; and

(b)         ensure that other Defence spending maximises employment and business opportunities for Australian based industries.

              ( Notice given 14 May 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

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

(1)         that as we approach the Centenary of ANZAC we also reflect on the forgotten war in which Australians first participated—the Boer War;

(2)         that as a parliament and parliamentarians we remember the beginning of Australian military history in which more than 23,000 Australian men and women put on uniforms to fight in South Africa and that about 1,000 paid the ultimate sacrifice;

(3)         the amazing work that the National Boer War Memorial Association is undertaking to ensure that this war is not forgotten by advocating and raising funds for the erection of a specific National Memorial on ANZAC Parade, Canberra, to honour those Australians who served in the Boer War; and

(4)         the need for additional funding to see this beautiful memorial, with its 1.5 times life size mounted troopers in bronze, which already has Government approval, a designated site and finalised design, to be completed by 2015 as part of our celebrations of Australia’s proud military history.

              ( Notice given 27 May 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    17    Mr Neumann : To move—That this House:

(1)         welcomes the celebration of National Reconciliation Week (NRW), a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         NRW is celebrated across Australia each year from 27 May to 3 June;

(b)         the beginning and end dates of NRW mark the anniversaries of two important dates in Australia’s history—the 1967 referendum and the historic1992 Mabo decision respectively;

(c)         the theme for NRW 2014 is ‘Let's Walk the Talk’, encouraging all Australians to support the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the constitution; and

(d)         26 May is National Sorry Day, signifying the anniversary of the 1997 Bringing Them Home report, and is a day to reflect and pay tribute to the Stolen Generations and their families;

(3)         acknowledges the outstanding efforts and achievements of Reconciliation Australia through their RECOGNISE campaign, which continues to raise awareness and engage with thousands of Australians about our journey towards recognition; and

(4)         encourages all Australians to join the national reconciliation effort and support the constitutional recognition of Australia’s first peoples.

              ( Notice given 28 May 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    18    Mr Simpkins : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that on 4 June 2014, it is the 25th anniversary of the first partially free democratic elections in Poland in 1989 which led to the Polish people throwing off the shackles of communism and to the fostering of democratic changes in central and eastern Europe; and

(2)         acknowledges the:

(a)         official visit to the Parliament today of His Excellency Mr Bogdan Borusewicz, Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Delegation;

(b)         strength and success of democracy in Poland;

(c)         achievements of the Polish people since becoming a free society; and

(d)         importance of Poland’s political and economic transformation for its accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in 1999 and to the European Union in 2004.

              ( Notice given 28 May 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    19    Dr Leigh : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises that the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) was established in 2012 after external inquiries in 1995, 2001, 2010, Parliamentary committee reviews, issues and discussion papers, exposure drafts and consultations with experts, and is operating efficiently and effectively, helping charities, donors and taxpayers;

(2)         acknowledges that:

(a)         the vast majority of submissions to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Repeal) (No. 1) Bill 2014 speak positively of the ACNC’s work and urge the Government to retain the charities commission as a one-stop shop;

(b)         the evidence to this inquiry provided by eminent Australian, Mr Robert Fitzgerald AM, strongly supports the retention of the ACNC;

(c)         in a survey, four out of five charities support keeping the ACNC, while only 6 per cent like the Government’s idea of returning the regulation of charities to the Australian Taxation Office;

(d)         in an open letter, more than 40 charities, including Lifeline, Justice Connect, ACOSS, Social Ventures Australia, Save the Children, St John Ambulance Australia, Community Colleges Australia, Sane Australia, the Sidney Myer Fund, the Myer Foundation, Danks Trust, the RSPCA, Youth Off the Streets, the Ted Noffs Foundation, Music Viva Australia, Wesley Mission Victoria, the RSPCA Australia, World Vision, the Australian Conservation Foundation, Odyssey House, the McGrath Foundation, the Australian Council for International Development, Changemakers Australia, Volunteering Australia, YWCA Australia, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, the Consumer Health Forum of Australia, Hillsong Church, Churches of Christ Victoria and Tasmania and Wesley Mission Australia, called on the Government to keep the ACNC; and

(e)         the Australian Capital Territory and South Australian governments are already working to reduce the paperwork burden on charities and not-for-profits by cooperating with the ACNC to reduce duplication in reporting;

(3)         notes that some of those who the Minister for Social Services claims to have consulted with have written to the Government to make clear that they have never been consulted on the ACNC repeal; and

(4)         calls on the Government to drop its ill-considered and unpopular plan to axe the ACNC.

              ( Notice given 2 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    20    Ms Parke : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         the ethnic and sectarian unrest in parts of Myanmar, including Rakhine state and the Mandalay, Bago, and Yangon regions, but in Rakhine state in particular, has created significant humanitarian concerns given that the latest iteration of displacement has been going on for almost two years;

(b)         Human Rights Watch released two reports on the unrest in Rakhine state and the situation of Rohingya Muslims there which clearly concluded that ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity were perpetrated against the Rohingyas;

(c)         the national census in Myanmar in April 2014 has led to a deepening of the humanitarian crisis due to the census boycott by ethnic Arakanese groups and the alienation of minority communities as a result of questions relating to ethnicity and religion, including the refusal to allow Rohingya Muslims to self-identify as such;

(d)         on 27 May 2014 Myanmar’s state-run media published a draft law on religious conversions that would impose unlawful restrictions on citizens wishing to change their religion, which would encourage further repression and violence against Muslims and other religious minorities;

(e)         the Australian Government continues to assist affected people in Rakhine state through direct humanitarian assistance, providing over $5.79 million in humanitarian assistance in 2012-13, making Australia one of the largest donors helping those affected by the crisis; and

(f)          any acts of discrimination or violence against any persons will impact on Myanmar’s international standing and consequently harm its bilateral relationships; and

(2)         calls on the Australian Government to urge the Myanmar Government to:

(a)         elevate its efforts to resolve ethnic and sectarian unrest in parts of Myanmar, including by accepting the deployment of personnel from the Australian Civilian Corps for security, humanitarian and peace building purposes in Rakhine state;

(b)         allow the establishment of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights in Myanmar with a full rights protection, promotion and technical assistance mandate, and permit unfettered access to all areas where sectarian violence has occurred;

(c)         permit Médecins Sans Frontières to freely enter and operate in Rakhine state, and provide humanitarian assistance to all persons needing it;

(d)         impartially investigate and bring to justice all those responsible for abuses, regardless of their status, position, or rank;

(e)         ensure the security of all persons in Rakhine state while protecting human rights, including the right to freedom of movement, maintaining proper rule of law and good governance that includes an end to all discriminatory policies against Rohingyas;

(f)          amend the 1982 Citizenship Law to bring it in line with international standards;

(g)         ensure that minority communities are properly included in the national census;

(h)         abandon the proposed law on religious conversions that would politicise religion and permit government intrusion on decisions of faith;

(i)           ensure right to fair trial to all persons held in jails in Rakhine state;

(j)          ensure all local laws are non-discriminatory and fair to all people of Myanmar, and respect the rights to movement, religion, work and access to health care and education;

(k)         condemn violence and abuse inflicted on any persons, ensuring proper judicial procedures are applied;

(l)           ensure Myanmar security forces protect all communities equally and uphold the law of the state;

(m)       allow independent investigations into recent abuses, specifically in Rakhine state, for example the Du Chee Yar Tan incident in Maungdaw township in January 2014;

(n)         support the citizenship rights of Rohingyas and reconciliation of local communities;

(o)         ensure the rights of women by protecting a women’s right to choose whom they will marry without regard to religious faith, and permit persons the right to freely choose the size of their family;

(p)         provide appropriate humanitarian assistance, including adequate shelter, and grant access by humanitarian organisations, to those affected by the unrest; and

(q)         ensure quick return of the internally displaced peoples to their place of origin and assist in rebuilding their houses and properties.

              ( Notice given 2 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    21    Mr Ferguson : To move—That this House:

(1)         expresses concern about Iran’s systemic practice of human rights violations ranging from the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988 to the massacre on 1 September 2013 at Camp Ashraf, Iraq;

(2)         seeks:

(a)         referral of the Camp Ashraf massacre to the United Nations Security Council and the International Criminal Court to bring the perpetrators to justice;

(b)         pursuit by the United Nations of the Iraqi Government to release seven hostages taken from Camp Ashraf;

(c)         a requirement of minimum protection for security at Camp Liberty;

(d)         a team of United Nations Blue Helmets at Camp Liberty to guarantee the safety and security of the residents until they leave Iraq; and

(e)         the immediate transfer of Camp Liberty residents to the United States of America, European Union and other countries;

(3)         expresses grave disquiet about the surge in executions of ethnic Baluchi, Arab, Kurdish and Azeri minorities by Iranian authorities; and

(4)         notes the increased consultative meetings between Iraq and Iranian officials about possible deportation of Iranian political activists and the isolation of 32 inmates from section 350 of Tehran’s Evin Prison.

              ( Notice given 3 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    22    Mr Bandt : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises that:

(a)         today is World Environment Day;

(b)         the Prime Minister has said that we have ‘too much locked up forest’; and

(c)         the Government:

                                                          (i)       is hoping to trash action on climate change including by defunding clean energy, abolishing the Climate Change Authority and attacking/weakening the Renewable Energy Target;

                                                        (ii)       is in train to hand over federal environmental responsibilities to state governments within months—a process kick-started by the former Labor Government;

                                                       (iii)       is trying to delist Tasmanian wilderness extension from World Heritage status, to the alarm of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee; and

                                                      (iv)       has approved the world’s largest coal port in the Great Barrier Reef, despite warnings from the World Heritage Committee that it faces an ‘In Danger’ listing; and

(2)         calls on the Government to stop attacking the environment.

              ( Notice given 4 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      23    Mr Marles : To move—That the Migration Amendment (Repeal of Certain Visa Classes) Regulation 2014 made under subsection 504(1) of the Migration Act 1958 on 29 May 2014 and presented to the House on 2 June 2014, be disallowed.

              ( Notice given 5 June 2014. Regulations will be deemed to have been disallowed unless disposed of within 9 sitting days including today. )

    24    Mr Danby : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes with sadness that 4 June 2014 was the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre;

(2)         expresses its sympathy to the families of those who died as a result of their participation in the democracy protests of 1989 in the People’s Republic of China as well as those who have suffered for their efforts to advance human rights and democratic expression during the past decade;

(3)         commends citizens of the People’s Republic of China who peacefully advocate democracy and human rights; and

(4)         deplores ongoing human rights abuses in the People’s Republic of China and calls on the Government of that country to:

(a)         re-evaluate the official verdict on 4 June 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy activities and initiate open investigations on the 4 June event with the goal of providing a complete and accurate account of those events;

(b)         treat fairly Chinese students who elected to stay in Australia after 4 June 1989 under special temporary visas and who have since returned to their homeland;

(c)         release all prisoners of conscience, including those still in prison as a result of their participation in the pro-democracy protests of May and June 1989, provide just compensation to the families of those killed in those protests and allow those exiled on account of their activities in 1989 to return and live in freedom in the People’s Republic of China;

(d)         put an end to harassment, detention and imprisonment of Chinese citizens exercising their internationally recognised rights to the freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of religion; and

(e)         proceed quickly to ratify and implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which it signed on 5 October 1998.

              ( Notice given 5 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    25    Mr Albanese : To move—That this House:

(1)         condemns:

(a)         the Government’s decision to axe the Local Roads Supplementary Funding Program (the Program) for South Australia;

(b)         the role of the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development in failing to protect the interests of South Australian councils; and

(c)         the Government’s failure to justify the cuts to the South Australian community and councils;

(2)         acknowledges that:

(a)         South Australia has 7 per cent of Australia’s population and 11 per cent of Australia’s local road length, yet receives just 5.5 per cent of the local road component of the Financial Assistance Grants;

(b)         the purpose of the Program was to address the disadvantage to the South Australian councils under the inter-jurisdictional distribution of the local road component of the Financial Assistance Grants; and

(c)         the former Government provided $17.8 million in 2013-14 to South Australian councils under the Program;

(3)         notes:

(a)         the Government’s cuts to the Program are compounded by the Government’s decision to freeze indexation of Financial Assistance Grants to all local councils;

(b)         advice by the Local Government Association of South Australia that:

                                                          (i)       the cuts to the Program will have an immediate impact on draft budgets being considered by South Australian councils; and

                                                        (ii)       South Australian councils now face a choice of cutting road programs by $18 million or raising council rates to cover the gap; and

(4)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         acknowledge the disadvantage faced by South Australian councils under the inter-jurisdictional distribution of the local road component of the Financial Assistance Grants;

(b)         reinstate the Program for South Australian councils; and

(c)         unfreeze indexation of Financial Assistance Grants to local councils.

              ( Notice given 17 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    26    Mr Albanese : To move—That this House:

(1)         condemns:

(a)         the decision by the Government to freeze indexation of Financial Assistance Grants to local governments across Australia;

(b)         the resulting cuts to local government funding of $925 million over the next four years, affecting every council in Australia; and

(c)         the failure of the:

                                                          (i)       Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development to protect this critical funding to local governments across Australia; and

                                                        (ii)       National Party to stand up against the cuts on behalf of regional and remote councils, which are affected most by the freeze;

(2)         notes:

(a)         Financial Assistance Grants are used by every local government in Australia to maintain local roads and deliver critical community services;

(b)         the Government’s indexation freeze represents cuts of $925 million to local governments in every town and city over the next four years;

(c)         regional and remote councils will be most affected by the cuts, with larger service areas and more kilometres of roads to maintain per ratepayer;

(d)         the viability of some regional and remote councils may be compromised as a result of the cuts;

(e)         the pressure now on councils to increase council rates or cut services due to the cuts; and

(f)          within six years, the value of the cuts will be greater than the entire Roads to Recovery budget; and

(3)         calls upon the Government to:

(a)         listen to local government concerns about the impact of freezing indexation of Financial Assistance Grants on local roads and community services; and

(b)         immediately reverse the decision to freeze indexation of Financial Assistance Grants to local government over the next three years.

              ( Notice given 17 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    27    Ms Brodtmann : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes the:

(a)         high degree of satisfaction expressed by clients of Defence Housing Australia (DHA) and the absence of any compelling evidence that the privatisation of DHA would result in an improved service for the members of the Australian Defence Force and their families; and

(b)         problems experienced by members of the United Kingdom armed forces after privatisation; and

(2)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         release immediately the terms of reference for the privatisation scoping study; and

(b)         explain why it considers that privatisation would improve the services already provided by DHA.

              ( Notice given 19 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    28    Ms Brodtmann : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         the public admission by the Minister for Defence that he is planning to cut the equivalent of 2,406 full-time Australian Public Service jobs in the Department of Defence over the forward estimates; and

(b)         with concern that the Minister has been unable to provide any indication of the measures being undertaken to ensure that these cuts do not impact adversely on operational capacity or to indicate in which areas the cuts will fall; and

(2)         condemns the Government for its inadequate approach to civilian workforce planning.

              ( Notice given 19 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    29    Ms Brodtmann : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes the relatively low proportion of women in the Australian Public Service component of the Department of Defence—41 per cent at the end of 2012-13; and

(2)         calls on the Government to ensure that the position of women in the Department of Defence is not further eroded by its program of staff cuts.

              ( Notice given 19 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    30    Ms Ellis : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that the:

(a)         National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Education is designed to ensure that every child in Australia can access quality early education for at least 15 hours a week or 600 hours in the year before full time school;

(b)         2014-15 budget makes no allocation for the funding of preschool past 31 December 2014; and

(c)         state budget statements of Victoria and Queensland note that without Commonwealth funding, preschool programs are in jeopardy; and

(2)         calls on the Government not to let this agreement expire in December 2014.

              ( Notice given 19 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    31    Mr Simpkins : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes the increasing instances of Australian citizens taking up arms for foreign military and extremist causes including, but not limited to, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, representing a threat to good order in international affairs and the safety of Australian citizens;

(2)         acknowledges:

(a)         that by taking up arms or supporting such causes, those citizens have failed to comply with the pledge they made when they became an Australian citizen, to uphold the laws of Australia; and

(b)         those who have taken up arms or supported such causes, and were born Australian citizens but have a second citizenship, have also repudiated their allegiance to Australia; and

(3)         urges the Government to amend the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 to allow the revocation of the status of citizen for those who take up arms, or provide material and/or financial support for military/extremist causes, except where such action is at the direction of the Government.

              ( Notice given 23 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    32    Mr Albanese : To move—That this House:

(1)         condemns the:

(a)         failure of the Government to appoint a Minister for Tourism; and

(b)         Government’s:

                                                          (i)       broken promise to increase funding for Tourism Australia;

                                                        (ii)       decision to abolish the Survey of Tourist Accommodation;

                                                       (iii)       job cuts at Tourism Research Australia;

                                                      (iv)       failure to reject the Commission of Audit’s recommendation to halve funding for Tourism Australia;

                                                        (v)       decision to dump domestic marketing responsibilities on cash-strapped state and territory governments; and

                                                      (vi)       decision to abolish Round 2 of the Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund;

(2)         notes:

(a)         for the first time in more than 40 years, Australia has no Minister for Tourism;

(b)         comments by the former Coalition Minister for Small Business and Tourism, the Hon. Fran Bailey, that halving Tourism Australia funding would be ill-informed and short-sighted;

(c)         the 2014-15 budget papers show that Tourism Australia has fewer resources available to it this year than under the Labor Government in 2013-14;

(d)         the Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund provided crucial support to regional tourism operators across Australia to improve the quality of tourism offerings;

(e)         more than 450 regional tourism businesses applied for Round 2 of the Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund at a cost of up to $5000 per application;

(f)          applicants had secured matching private investment for the program, which has been lost as a result of the decision to axe the program;

(g)         the Survey of Tourist Accommodation has been running for more than 40 years and provides key data to industry and government on tourism trends;

(h)         comments by tourism bodies and stakeholder groups, criticising the Government’s decision to axe the Survey of Tourist Accommodation and calling for reinstatement of funding; and

(i)           the Minister for Trade and Investment’s comments that the government intends to ‘replace the role of government spending’ in tourism in the future;

(3)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         appoint a Minister for Tourism;

(b)         reinstate:

                                                          (i)       funding for Round 2 of the Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund;

                                                        (ii)       funding for the Survey of Tourist Accommodation; and

                                                       (iii)       the lost jobs at Tourism Research Australia and end the cuts;

(c)         release program details for its so-called ‘demand-driver infrastructure’ program;

(d)         reject the Commission of Audit’s recommendation to halve funding to Tourism Australia; and

(e)         tell the tourism sector the date that tourism funding will end; and

(4)         acknowledges:

(a)         tourism is Australia’s largest services export;

(b)         the sector contributes $107 billion to the Australian economy every year;

(c)         tourism employs more than 929,000 Australians;

(d)         domestic tourism makes up 70 per cent of the total tourism sector;

(e)         Deloitte’s report identifying tourism as one of five super-growth sectors that can deliver a combined $250 billion to the Australian economy over the next 20 years;

(f)          every dollar spent in tourism in Australia generates another 92 cents in other parts of the economy;

(g)         the contribution of regional Australia to Australia’s $107 billion tourism supports regional tourism operators;

(h)         the value of tourism to regional Australian economies and communities; and

(i)           the tireless work of the sector to promote Australia.

              ( Notice given 23 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

    33    Ms Vamvakinou : To move—That this House:

(1)         acknowledges that 20 July 2014 marks 40 years since Cyprus was divided;

(2)         recognises the continuing support of this parliament and successive Australian governments towards achieving a just and fair resolution for the Cyprus problem;

(3)         urges the Australian Government to aid the current peace process based on relevant United Nations resolutions, including United Nations Security Council resolutions 2135 (2014) of 30 January 2014 and 1251 (1999) of 29 June 1999 and subsequent resolutions, on respecting the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Cyprus;

(4)         notes that any solution to the Cyprus conflict should result in the demilitarisation and reunification of the island for the benefit and welfare of its entire people and peace in the region; and

(5)         recognises 50 years of continuing service by the Australian Federal Police in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Cyprus that this House reaffirms.

              ( Notice given 23 June 2014. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

Orders of the day

         1    Public Service Amendment (Employment for all of us) Bill 2014 ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 24 February 2014 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 14 July 2014. )

         2    Live Animal Export Prohibition (Ending Cruelty) Bill 2014 ( Mr Wilkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 24 February 2014 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 14 July 2014. )

         3    Regional development Australia funding round 5: Resumption of debate ( from  24 February 2014 ) on the motion of Mr S. P. Jones —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         funds were allocated for Regional Development Australia Funding (RDAF) Round 5 in the 2013-14 budget;

(b)         RDAF Round 5 provided assistance to local government projects to fund the construction of important pieces of small scale infrastructure to support local communities and regional development;

(c)         the Government has:

                                                          (i)       committed to delivering some, but not all, of the RDAF Round 5 projects; and

                                                        (ii)       not yet made clear which RDAF Round 5 projects will and will not proceed; and

(2)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         report to the Parliament on:

                                                          (i)       what, if any, consultation it had with local governments and Regional Development Australia in choosing the RDAF Round 5 projects it has decided to fund; and

                                                        (ii)       which, if any, of these projects will be funded under the National Stronger Regions Fund; and

(b)         provide certainty to regional communities by committing to fund each RDAF Round 5 project.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 14 July 2014. )

         4    Great Ocean Road: Resumption of debate ( from 24 February 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Henderson —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         the Government is delivering on its $25 million election commitment to upgrade the Great Ocean Road;

(b)         this commitment has been matched by another $25 million from the Victorian Government; and

(c)         $15 million of federal funding for the Great Ocean Road upgrade was brought forward to this financial year; and

(2)         recognises that:

(a)         this iconic road is the centrepiece of the south-west Victorian tourism industry which supports thousands of local jobs;

(b)         the Great Ocean Road is a key Victorian tourist route which is used by high volumes of local and tourist traffic all year round;

(c)         approximately 1.7 million tourists drive on this road every year, and this number is expected to climb as the road continues to attract tourists from all over the world; and

(d)         the Great Ocean Road is also an important route for local industry.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 14 July 2014. )

         5    South Australian economy: Resumption of debate ( from 3 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Williams —That this House:

(1)         with concern that unemployment in South Australia is higher than the national average;

(2)         that South Australia has a talented workforce that deserves a government determined to:

(a)         reduce taxes and regulation;

(b)         grow the state’s economy, and

(c)         liberate the people of South Australia to realise their destiny; and

(3)         that the Australian Government has a plan to build a stronger South Australian economy so that everyone can get ahead through abolishing the carbon price, ending the waste, stopping the boats, and building the roads of the 21st century.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

         6    Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and human rights: Resumption of debate ( from  3 March 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Plibersek —That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Report of the detailed findings of the commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) released on 17 February 2014;

(b)         the gravity, scale and nature of human rights violations and crimes against humanity which have been and are being committed systematically by the DPRK, including murder, enslavement, starvation, torture, rape and persecution on the grounds of race, religion and gender, and other inhumane acts;

(c)         first hand testimony from DPRK refugees, escapees and asylum seekers;

(d)         the political and security apparatus of the DPRK and the use of tactics including surveillance, selective distribution of food, fear, public executions and forced disappearances; and

(e)         the crimes against humanity against non-DPRK citizens through international abduction and forced repatriation;

(2)         recognises the significance of the public hearings held by the commission of inquiry, in informing the report;

(3)         acknowledges the work of the Chair of the commission of inquiry, the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, and his important contribution to improved international understanding and capacity to respond to the state of human rights in the DPRK; and

(4)         calls on the Government to take all available steps to:

(a)         support the recommendations of the report;

(b)         urge United Nations action on the findings of the report; and

(c)         support efforts to hold those responsible for crimes accountable through the International Criminal Court.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

         7    Programme for international student assessment: Resumption of debate ( from 3 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Nikolic —That this House notes:

(1)         with concern:

(a)         the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 survey, which are the worst for Australia since testing began and show that Australia is falling further behind its regional neighbours on critical objective measures; and

(b)         that, in spite of a 44 per cent increase in education funding by the Government during the last decade, student performance has declined, which indicates that there is much more to improving educational outcomes for our children than simply increasing funding;

(2)         that the PISA 2012 survey has also revealed how critical teacher quality is to Australia’s education system and to lifting student outcomes and how outcomes for students, regardless of which school they attend, are directly affected by the quality of the teaching they receive;

(3)         that the Government’s response to the PISA 2012 survey emphasises the critical importance of teacher quality to Australia’s education system and to lifting student outcomes, coupled with a robust curriculum, expanding autonomy for principals, and encouraging more parental engagement; and

(4)         the Government’s consistent commitment to ensuring a fairer, needs-based funding arrangement for schools nationally, to deliver better schools for Australian students.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

         8    Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australia Fund Bill 2014 ( Mr Palmer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 17 March 2014 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

         9    Naval shipping industry: Resumption of debate ( from 17 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Conroy —That this House:

(1)         recognises the proud naval shipbuilding history of Australia;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         the ability to build and maintain naval ships is essential to our national defence capability;

(b)         over 4,000 skilled workers are currently employed in the Naval Shipbuilding Industry throughout Australia, most notably in Port Adelaide, Williamstown, Sydney, the Hunter and Henderson;

(c)         as current contracted work reaches the end of the production phase, these jobs and shipyards will begin to come under threat; and

(d)         once these jobs and skills are lost, it will be very difficult for the industry to be re-established; and

(3)         calls on the Government to continue the work begun by the last Government and to provide additional Commonwealth contracts to ensure that these jobs and valuable skills are not lost.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      10    Ukraine: Resumption of debate ( from 17 March 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Gambaro —That this House:

(1)         expresses its grave concerns regarding the situation in Ukraine, and in particular, the referendum held in Crimea on Sunday 16 March 2014, which was not authorised by the Ukrainian Parliament and therefore cannot form the legitimate basis for any alteration of the status of Crimea;

(2)         calls on the:

(a)         Russian Government to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty, withdraw its troops and keep open the channels for critical dialogue; and

(b)         Government of Ukraine to continue to exercise restraint in the face of provocation; and

(3)         acknowledges the steps taken by the Australian Government in support of a peaceful resolution to the dispute.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      11    Australian aid to Pacific nations: Resumption of debate ( from 17 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Thistlethwaite —That this House:

              (1)    notes the:

                       (a)    importance of the Australian aid program to sustainable economic and social development and poverty alleviation for Pacific nations;

                       (b)    contribution of the Australian aid program to Australia’s national interests through support for regional stability, security and prosperity;

                        (c)    Foreign Minister’s verbal commitment to not cut Australian development assistance to Pacific nations; and

                       (d)    announcement by the Foreign Minister on 18 January 2014 that $650 million will be cut from Australia’s development assistance in 2013-14, including $61.4 million cuts to the following Pacific country and regional programs:

Program

Cuts

Papua New Guinea

$5.3 million

Solomon Islands

$14.2 million

Vanuatu

$6.2 million

Samoa

$3.6 million

Fiji

$2.8 million

Tonga

$2.7 million

Kiribati

$3 million

Other Small Pacific Islands

$3.6 million

Pacific Regional

$20 million

              (2)    calls on the:

                       (a)    Foreign Minister to meet her commitment to not cut Australian development assistance to Pacific nations; and

                       (b)    Government to reverse its $4.5 billion in cuts to Australia’s aid program and reinstate funding to levels published in the 2013-14 budget.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      12    ABC and SBS: Resumption of debate ( from 24 March 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Parke —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         since 1 July 1932 when ABC Radio first came on air, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), created by the Australian Parliament, has played an integral and essential role in serving communities from all corners of the Australian Federation;

(b)         the ABC and more recently, the Special Broadcasting Corporation (SBS), have played a key role in facilitating the evolution of a diverse but cohesive Australian polity, contributed significantly to the creation of a distinctive Australian identity, and been a critical guarantor of the quality and strength of Australian democracy;

(c)         the ABC’s Charter states the broadcaster shall ‘contribute to a sense of national identity and inform and entertain, and reflect the diversity of the Australian community’;

(d)         public broadcasting plays an irreplaceable role in delivering a range of services that have not been provided and are not likely to be provided by private media organisations, including high-quality educational children’s television, comprehensive emergency services broadcasts, non-English language and multicultural programming, and comprehensive coverage of major civic and sporting events, and democratic processes;

(e)         the news, information, entertainment, and emergency service announcements provided by the ABC are of particular importance in regional and remote communities across Australia;

(f)          the ABC has a longstanding and established reputation, based on public opinion data and independent analysis, as the most trusted and trustworthy source of television and radio news in Australia;

(g)         the conservative think-tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, has called for the breakup and/or privatisation of the ABC and SBS; and

(h)         on the day before the election, on 6 September 2013, speaking live to SBS from Penrith football stadium, the Prime Minister said, ‘No cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to pensions, no change to the GST and no cuts to the ABC or SBS’; and

(2)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         confirm the Prime Minister’s clear and unequivocal commitment that there will be no cuts to the ABC or SBS;

(b)         cease its unwarranted, politically motivated vilification of the ABC as a news organisation, and its baseless criticism of the ABC’s organisational independence and integrity;

(c)         respect the ABC’s mandate to provide innovative and comprehensive broadcasting services, which in this digital age includes many platforms and cannot be confined to radio and television; and

(d)         uphold the ABC and SBS Acts in respect of the arms-length, merit-based, and consultative protocols used for the appointment of ABC and SBS Board members.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      13    Deregulation: Resumption of debate ( from 24 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Hawke —That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         that in April 2007, the previous government promised to lift Australia’s productivity performance by implementing a ‘one regulation in, one regulation out’ policy, but instead, between 2007 and 2013 it added over 21,000 new regulations and repealed 105;

(b)         the findings of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s 2012 National Red Tape Survey which showed that:

                                                          (i)       44 per cent of businesses spend between one and five hours a week complying with government (federal, state or local) regulatory requirements (filling out forms, applying for permits, reporting business activity);

                                                        (ii)       72 per cent of businesses say the time they are spending on red tape has increased in the last two years; and

                                                       (iii)       54.3 per cent say that complying with government regulations has prevented them from making changes to grow or expand their business; and

(c)         that in 2013, Australia was ranked 128 out of 148 nations on the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index in terms of its regulatory burden;

(2)         recognises:

(a)         the need for significant deregulation and the removal of burdensome red and green tape to allow businesses in the Australian economy to grow;

(b)         that the Government has a plan to cut regulation across all areas of government, including on the Parliament’s first repeal day scheduled for 26 March 2014;

(c)         that the House Standing Committee on the Environment is currently inquiring into the impact of ‘green tape’ and issues related to environmental regulation and deregulation; and

(d)         that identifying other obsolete and outdated legislative instruments and removing them from the statute books will reduce the regulatory burden on the Australian economy; and

(3)         commends the Government for undertaking this approach to deregulation to boost productivity in the Australian economy.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      14    Migration Amendment (Ending the Nation's Shame) Bill 2014 ( Mr Wilkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 26 May 2014 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      15    Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal: Resumption of debate ( from 26 May 2014 ) on the motion of Ms MacTiernan —That this House:

(1)         recognises that the maintenance of safe, sustainable rates in the trucking industry is essential for ensuring community safety on our roads; and

(2)         calls on the Government to retain the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal intact, and not to allow profit-taking to take precedence over the reasonable safety of motorists and truck drivers.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      16    Nigeria: Resumption of debate ( from 26 May 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Gambaro —That this House:

(1)         notes Australia’s condemnation of the group responsible for the abduction of more than 200 school girls from Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria, and deep concern at reports of further abductions in north-eastern Nigeria; and

(2)         acknowledges that:

(a)         the Australian Government has made contact with the Nigerian High Commission in Canberra and the Nigerian Government in Abuja to express concern;

(b)         Australia:

                                                          (i)       is working with Nigeria on counter-terrorism to prevent attacks including the recent bombings that took place in Abuja and these abductions;

                                                        (ii)       has joined other members of the United Nations Security Council in condemning in the strongest terms the recent attacks committed by Boko Haram; and

                                                       (iii)       is strongly committed to empowering women and girls socially, politically and economically, by ending violence against women and girls, and improving access to health care and education; and

(c)         the Australian Government continues to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Nigeria given the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      17    Northern Australia’s development: Resumption of debate ( from 2 June 2014 ) on the motion of Mrs Griggs —That this House notes that:

(1)         there is a serious need for infrastructure and economic development in Australia’s north;

(2)         the Government wants to maximise Northern Australia’s enormous untapped potential and the Prime Minister has adopted measures that will end years of Government inertia on developing this region;

(3)         the terms of reference for the Northern Australia White Paper provide a foundation for a rigorous, well-defined and timely policy platform for promoting Northern Australia’s development; and

(4)         through its deliberations the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia will contribute to the development of the White Paper with valuable feedback from stakeholders on the ground who have an interest in advancing the national interest.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      18    Australia’s relationship with India: Resumption of debate ( from 2 June 2014 —Mr C. A. Laundy, in continuation ) on the motion of Ms Plibersek —That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         the decisive victory in India’s recent national election of the Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Shri Narendra Modi;

(b)         India’s achievement in building secular, democratic government since independence in 1947;

(c)         the continuing improvements in living standards of the Indian people over recent decades; and

(d)         India’s growing role in international affairs; and

(2)         calls on the Australian Government to move promptly to build a strong relationship with the new Indian Government.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      19    Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission: Resumption of debate ( from  16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Dr Leigh —That this House:

(1)         recognises that:

(a)         four out of five charities and not-for-profit organisations want to keep the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC);

(b)         accountability of charities is critical to maintaining public confidence, accountability and transparency in the not-for-profit sector; and

(c)         the work of the ACNC under Commissioner Susan Pascoe has strengthened organisational governance and compliance and reduced reporting duplication for charities;

(2)         expresses concern that the Minister for Social Services will abolish the ACNC; and

(3)         calls on the Minister to:

(a)         support a transparent and visible charities and not-for-profit sector; and

(b)         heed the wishes of sector players and experts in this field and keep the ACNC.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      20    Fly-in fly-out company workforce agreements: Resumption of debate ( from  16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Ms M. L. Landry —That this House:

(1)         recognises that 100 per cent fly-in fly-out company workforce agreements in Central Queensland’s coal mining belt are causing concern amongst residents and small business owners in small local mining towns; and

(2)         encourages Parliament to discuss some of the recommendations in the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Australia’s report Cancer of the bush or salvation of our cities (13 February 2013) to determine if they are relevant to the ongoing issue now faced in mining towns in the electoral divisions of Capricornia, Dawson and Flynn.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      21    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Resumption of debate ( from 16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Zappia —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         15 June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day;

(b)         elder abuse:

                                                          (i)       includes physical, mental, emotional, financial, medical and neglect; and

                                                        (ii)       occurs in all countries throughout the world; and

(c)         Australians are living longer and around 14 per cent of the population are aged over 65; and

(2)         calls on the federal, state and territory Governments to support initiatives which prevent, or raise awareness about, elderly abuse.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      22    Defence reform: Resumption of debate ( from 16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Nikolic —That this House congratulates the Government for its continuation of Defence reform, specifically in respect of strategic force modernisation, enhanced national security, and regional stability, including:

(1)         the acquisition of:

(a)         an additional 58 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft; and

(b)         the eight P-8 Maritime Surveillance aircraft and commitment to the Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicle; and

(2)         a commitment to:

(a)         enhancing Australia’s overall Defence capability, close cooperation, and interoperability with regional partners; and

(b)         provide certainty for Defence planning, capability and doctrine development.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      23    Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2014 ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 23 June 2014 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      24    High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2013 ( Mr Albanese ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 23 June 2014 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. On 12 December 2013, the Selection Committee made a determination that this Bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications. )

      25    Peter Greste—Detention in Egypt: Resumption of debate ( from 23 June 2014 ) on the motion of Mrs Prentice —That this House:

(1)         expresses concern at the detention in Egypt of Australian citizen Peter Greste;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         Mr Greste is detained and currently on trial solely for conducting his role as a journalist and for peacefully expressing his opinion on events in Egypt; and

(b)         the imprisonment of Peter Greste is contrary to the right to freedom of speech and expression;

(3)         recognises that the Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Attorney-General have all been in contact with their Egyptian counterparts seeking Peter Greste’s release; and

(4)         notes that the Australian Government:

(a)         is offering all possible consular assistance to Peter Greste and his family;

(b)         has been working with Egyptian authorities at all appropriate opportunities; and

(c)         is making direct and high-level representation to a number of other governments as part of a multi-pronged strategy to raise our ongoing concerns about the case.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

      26    Shipbuilding industry: Resumption of debate ( from 23 June 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Parke —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         shipbuilding is an industry that delivers the highest-value and most complex manufacturing outcomes produced in Australia, and therefore represents expertise and capacity that must be maintained for its very significant national economic and security benefits;

(b)         as an example of the multiplier effects of shipbuilding projects in respect of the quality and range of manufacturing it both requires and enables, at the commencement of the Collins-class submarine project there were only 35 Australian companies certified to Defence quality standards, whereas by 1998 there were more than 1,500;

(c)         there are currently more than 7,000 people employed in shipbuilding across Australia, including more than 4,000 people employed in naval shipbuilding alone;

(d)         the Government has identified the need for more than 80 ships over the next 30 years for service in the Royal Australian Navy, and as part of border protection, Antarctic operations and scientific research, among other roles; and

(e)         if Australian shipbuilding is not supported through a properly planned and managed program of project and maintenance work, it is likely that shipyards will close, thousands of jobs will be lost, and the critical expertise and capacity that have been developed will be irreparably squandered; and

(2)         calls on the Goverment to:

(a)         provide certainty to the Australian shipbuilding industry and to thousands of Australian workers by settling a short, medium and long term program of government shipbuilding projects to ensure a balanced work flow and smooth delivery of key naval assets; and

(b)         bring forward relevant shipbuilding projects, including the Pacific patrol boat and replacement Anzac frigate projects, in a timely manner to ensure that shipyards, companies, and workers are not put at risk.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 14 July 2014. )

 

 

 

 

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