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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notices given for Wednesday, 8 February 2017

      *1    Mr Wilkie : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to the recovery of debts from payments made under the social security and family assistance law, and for related purposes. ( Social Security Legislation Amendment (Fair Debt Recovery) Bill 2017 )

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

    *2    Mr Hart : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         poverty is an ongoing and serious problem in Australia;

(b)         recent figures by ACOSS found that 13.3 per cent of the population is living below the poverty line of 50 per cent of median household income;

(c)         Tasmania has the highest proportion of Australians living in poverty;

(d)         poverty among Australians is on the rise and is a consequence of structural inequality;

(e)         despite Australia’s extensive and well-targeted social safety net, over 2.5 million Australians continue to face serious financial hardship, impacting their quality of life;

(f)          the gap between rich and poor in Australia has been steadily rising. Since 1975, earnings have risen three times as fast for the top tenth of wage earners as for the bottom tenth;

(g)         poverty is associated with worse health and education outcomes and a higher risk of exposure to both violence and prison; and

(h)         the government’s cuts to welfare payments and inaction on housing affordability and equitable tax reform are likely to increase Australia’s poverty and inequality levels; and

(2)         calls on the Government to explain to the House how it intends to reduce inequality and poverty in Australia.

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

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

(1)         notes that:

(a)         children in conflict zones around the world are in danger and live in fear within their schooling environments as schools are being attacked or occupied by military forces;

(b)         classrooms are being used to house munitions and sports fields are becoming battlefields, denying children their right to education;

(c)         57 countries have already endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration to protect education in armed conflict situations; and

(d)         the Safe Schools Declaration aims to build an international community committed to respecting the civilian nature of schools and to develop the best practices for protecting schools from attack and military use; and

(2)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         work with governments internationally to discourage the military use of schools, and promote security force policies and practices that better protect schools;

(b)         consider Australia’s participation at the Safe Schools Conference to be held in Buenos Aires on 28 and 29 March 2017; and

(c)         condemn attacks on schools and education, particularly the recent incidents in Nigeria, Syria and Yemen.

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

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

(1)         acknowledges the Order of Australia is the highest national honour awarded to Australian citizens for outstanding contributions to our country or humanity at large;

(2)         notes that since being established by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1975, there have been more than 30,000 recipients of awards in the Order of Australia;

(3)         recognises the almost one thousand recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order announced in the Australia Day 2017 Honours List who come from an array of fields including science, education, governance, business, community service and sport; and

(4)         congratulates all the recipients of awards in the 2017 Australia Day Honours List.

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

    *5    Ms Plibersek : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes the Government’s failure in school education policy, including:

(a)         a cut of $30 billion from schools ( Budget 2014-15 Overview , 13 May 2014, page 7), breaking an election promise to match Labor’s funding plan dollar for dollar;

(b)         a proposal to cut all federal funding from public schools; and

(c)         tearing up agreements negotiated by the previous Labor Government, that required states and territories to:

                                                          (i)       maintain and grow their funding for schools, in return for increased Commonwealth funding; and

                                                        (ii)       improve teaching quality, literacy and numeracy; and

(2)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         urgently share a detailed plan for future funding of our schools, including the funding each state, system and school will receive from 2018 onwards;

(b)         reverse the cut of $30 billion from schools;

(c)         explain why they tore up agreements that required states and territories to increase funding for schools as Commonwealth contributions increased, and improve teaching, literacy and numeracy; and

(d)         prioritise funding for disadvantaged schools and introduce a proper students with disabilities loading, so all schools and students have the resources they need for a great education.

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

    *6    Mr Thistlethwaite : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         that Australians live by the water. Being in and around water is part of our nation’s culture and our identity, but this regular exposure to water brings risks that can be fatal;

(b)         that so far this summer in Australia 69 people have drowned on our coastline, in our pools and waterways, and paramedics report responding to 225 drownings or near drownings in November and December 2016;

(c)         that in 2015-16, 280 people drowned in Australia; a 5 per cent increase in drownings from 2014-15;

(d)         with concern that there is no national approach to swimming and water safety education in Australia, and that:

                                                          (i)       the water safety education Australian children receive depends on where they live and in some cases on their parents income level;

                                                        (ii)       not every Australian child is receiving the necessary instruction in swimming and water safety; and

                                                       (iii)       in some states and territories there is no swimming and water safety program at schools; and

(e)         studies have consistently shown a concerning trend in children starting secondary school without the ability to swim. Research shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are less likely to achieve identified benchmarks for water safety competence compared to non-indigenous students and this is also the case for children not born in Australia; and

(2)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         implement the National Swimming and Water Safety Framework (the Framework) and ensure every child has access to water safety and swimming education by the time they complete primary school. Every child should be given access to instruction in swimming and water safety in accordance with the Framework;

(b)         conduct a parliamentary inquiry to investigate why many Australian children are not receiving adequate swimming and water safety education consistent with the Australian Water Safety Strategy and what measures it can adopt to improve access to swimming and water safety education;

(c)         establish a national water safety education fund to provide support to the states and territories, water safety organisations and communities to ensure access to swimming pools, accredited trainers and water safety education for schools in communities which lack such facilities and services; and

(d)         provide water and surf safety messages in foreign languages via tourism operators, flights, hotels, tours across Australia highlighting the importance of swimming and water safety on beaches, rivers, lakes and swimming pools.

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

    *7    Ms T. M. Butler : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes the decision of the Fair Work Ombudsman not to fund the work of the Queensland Working Women’s Service (QWWS) for vulnerable workers;

(2)         recognises that the QWWS has:

(a)         been providing free, specialist information, advice and representation to vulnerable women about work related problems since 1994;

(b)         assisted thousands of women to access information, advice and advocacy in relation to employment matters or concerns, including over 4,000 specialist advisory sessions to vulnerable workers during 2016; and

(c)         negotiated over $770,000 by way of settlements for outstanding entitlements or compensation for alleged breaches of industrial and discrimination laws for clients during the 2016 financial year; and

(3)         recognises the important work that the QWWS has been providing to vulnerable Queensland women for over 20 years.

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

    *8    Mr B. K. Mitchell : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that;

(a)         it has been 41 days since the opposition formally requested that the robo-debt system be suspended while it was fixed;

(b)         the Minister for Human Services says that the system is working well despite reports of innocent people being targeted, Centrelink staff at breaking point and widespread concern outside this place;

(c)         the robo-debt system has seen hundreds of people issued with debt notices which are either false or grossly inflated; and

(d)         the robo-debt system is due to target Age Pension and Disability Support Pension recipients this year;

(2)         condemns the Minister for Human Services for his failure to respond to growing community concern and calls from welfare groups to act; and

(3)         calls on the Prime Minister to intervene to halt the system and fix it before age pensioners and those with disabilities are terrorised for debt they may not owe.

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

      *9    Mr Shorten : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to improve donation transparency and accountability, and for related purposes. ( Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Donation Reform and Transparency) Bill 2017 )

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

  *10    Mr Champion : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         On 20 October 2017 General Motors Holden will end automotive production at the Elizabeth plant; and

(b)         on 3 October 2017 Toyota will end automotive production at the Altona plant; and

(2)         acknowledges the devastating impact the end of automotive production in Australia will have on:

(a)         workers and their families;

(b)         the communities around Elizabeth and Altona;

(c)         support industries;

(d)         the national economy, and in particular the economies of South Australia and Victoria; and

(e)         Australian manufacturing as a whole.

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

    *11    Ms McGowan : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Infrastructure Australia Act 2008 , and for related purposes. ( Infrastructure Australia Amendment (Social Sustainability) Bill 2017 )

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

  *12    Ms McGowan : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         for more than eight years, regional communities in northeast Victoria have been frustrated by significant engineering failings on the Wodonga-Melbourne rail line;

(b)         in 2016 the trains were on time 79.7 per cent of the time, with the rate dropping to 55.2 per cent in November, the train now takes half an hour longer to get form Southern Cross to Albury than 10 years ago;

(c)         the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) maintains that it is meeting performance obligations under the terms of the 44 year lease agreement with the Victorian Government and under its charter;

(d)         the ARTC has spent $134 million on remediation works that have not improved passenger rail services, with trains regularly slowed or replaced by buses; and

(e)         the current arrangements are not meeting the need for reliable passenger rail services, instead regional communities are viewed as freight corridors; and

(2)         calls on the Australian Government:

(a)         as the sole shareholder of the ARTC, to update the ARTC Statement of Corporate Intent to ensure that passenger services and the transport needs of regional communities are considered core business;

(b)         to direct the ARTC to release and review the current agreement between the ARTC and the Victorian Government for the Wodonga-Melbourne rail line, giving due consideration to the passenger rail services and the transport needs of regional communities; and

(c)         to develop a long-term plan for passenger rail services that meets the economic, social and environmental needs of regional Australia.

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

    *13    Mr Katter : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law in order to prevent non-First Australians and foreigners from arrogating for their personal benefit First Australian culture, and to stop the sale of art, souvenir items and any other cultural affirmations that exploit and thereby deprive First Australians of the rightful benefits from their culture, and for related purposes. ( Competition and Consumer Amendment (Exploitation of Indigenous Culture) Bill 2017 )

              ( Notice given 7 February 2017. )

Notices —continued

       1    Mr Shorten : To move—That this House:

(1)         reaffirms its commitment to:

(a)         the right of all Australians to enjoy equal rights and be treated with equal respect regardless of race, colour, creed or origin;

(b)         maintaining an immigration policy wholly non-discriminatory on the grounds of race, colour, creed or origin;

(c)         the process of reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in the context of redressing their profound social and economic disadvantage; and

(d)         maintaining Australia as a culturally diverse, tolerant and open society, united by an overriding commitment to our nation, and its democratic institutions and values; and

(2)         denounces racial intolerance in any form as incompatible with the kind of society we are and want to be. 

              ( Notice given 30 August 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

       2    Mrs Elliot : To move—That this House notes that:

(1)         families in regional and rural Australia rely on penalty rates;

(2)         the take home pay of families in regional and rural Australia would be severely impacted if penalty rates were cut;

(3)         cutting penalty rates in regional and rural Australia would hurt workers such as nurses and health care workers, retail and hospitality workers, police, firefighters, ambulance officers, cleaners, services sector employees and tourism and transport industry employees;

(4)         members and candidates of the Liberal Party of Australia and the National Party continue to call for cuts to penalty rates on top of their continuous pressuring of the Fair Work Commission to reduce penalty rates in its current penalty rates case; and

(5)         cutting penalty rates in regional and rural areas would also have a devastating flow-on impact for regional economies. 

              ( Notice given 1 September 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

       3    Ms L. M. Chesters : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         in June 2014, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) commenced an inquiry into Woolworths’ procurement of trolley collection services, because the FWO had not seen Woolworths take steps to address non-compliance amongst its trolley collecting contractors;

(b)         by examining 130 of Woolworths’ supermarket sites across Australia, the inquiry found that 79 per cent of sites visited had indications of some form of non-compliance with workplace laws; and

(c)         the inquiry found incidences of workers being paid rates as low as $10 an hour;

(2)         acknowledges:

(a)         trolley collection is a low skill and labour intensive enterprise, attracting large numbers of vulnerable workers; and

(b)         under section 500 of the Fair Work Act 2009 , employers are obligated to provide effective governance of the supply chain through which they engage workers;

(3)         condemns the Government’s inaction to tackle the issue of exploitation in the labour-hire industry; and

(4)         calls on the Government to adopt Labor’s policies to (a) increase fines for employers who break workplace laws and exploit workers, and (b) licence the labour hire industry.

              ( Notice given Monday 12 September 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

       4    Ms C. F. King : To move—That this House:

(1)         calls on the Government to establish a National Redress Scheme (NRS) for Survivors of Institutional Sexual Abuse, following the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which include the:

(a)         creation of an independent National Redress Agency; and

(b)         provision of counselling and financial redress with costs met by the institutions responsible for the perpetrators of the abuse; and

(2)         recommends that the Government consult extensively on further details of a NRS to ensure that it fully meets the ongoing and complex needs of survivors and their families.

              ( Notice given 15 September 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

       5    Mr Giles : To move—That this House:

(1)         condemns the Australian Government for:

(a)         denying Victoria its fair share of infrastructure funding, to the point that Victoria now only receives 9 per cent of the federal infrastructure budget;

(b)         consistently failing to fund, or delaying support for, Victorian road and rail infrastructure projects; and

(c)         applying unreasonable funding conditions to Victoria while fully cooperating with the New South Wales (NSW) Government; and

(2)         calls on the Australian Government to:

(a)         provide Victoria with an equitable share of infrastructure funding given Victoria is Australia’s fastest growing state and home to 25 per cent of Australia’s population;

(b)         treat Victorian infrastructure projects fairly and on the same basis as NSW projects; and

(c)         commit to working with the Victorian Government to support infrastructure projects that are in the interests of the Victorian community and economy rather than the Coalition’s narrow political interests.

              ( Notice given 13 October 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

       6    Mr Wilkie : To move—That this House:

(1)         acknowledges the:

(a)         high level of concern in the community, especially in recent years, about the generosity and leniency of the current parliamentary entitlements framework; and

(b)         fact that current parliamentary entitlements are out of line with community expectations;

(2)         notes that the Government-commissioned report on the review of an independent parliamentary entitlements system (Mr John Conde AO and Mr David Tune AO PSM, An Independent Parliamentary Entitlements System ), was delivered to the Government in February 2016, but so far there has been little progress on implementing its recommendations;

(3)         acknowledges that there is a need for a much deeper overhaul of the parliamentary entitlements system, including:

(a)         an audit of all Members’ and Senators’ travel claims during this and the previous Parliament;

(b)         real-time online reporting of entitlement expenses and the requirement for more detail of the substantive reason for the expenditure; and

(c)         provisions to refer misuse which forms a pattern of misbehaviour to the Australian Federal Police; and

(4)         calls on the Government to commit to meaningful reform of the parliamentary entitlements framework that would put it in line with community expectations.

              ( Notice given 13 October 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

       7    Mr Husic : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises the significance of the 70th anniversary of bilateral relations between Australia and the Philippines; and

(2)         acknowledges the importance of an effective and diplomatic friendship with the Philippines, who share values of respect for human rights, democracy and economic freedom.

              ( Notice given 18 October 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

       8    Mrs Elliot : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that youth unemployment:

(a)         is unacceptably high in regional and rural Australia;

(b)         is causing a negative effect on the social development of young people;

(c)         leads to increased mental health rates;

(d)         increases poverty and inter-generational social problems; and

(e)         is having a negative effect on economic growth and productivity; and

(2)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         develop and implement a national strategy to address youth unemployment; and

(b)         provide greater access to better education and training opportunities.

              ( Notice given 20 October 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

       9    Ms Husar : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         the Government has cut funding to New South Wales (NSW) health and hospitals;

(b)         doctors and specialist practitioners in NSW cannot do their jobs due to budget cuts and a lack of funding;

(c)         in the National Emergency Access Target, five of the six worst performing hospitals in NSW are in Western Sydney;

(d)         currently, recommended clinical timeframes for treatment are not able to be met due to a lack of resources; and

(e)         people in Western Sydney are suffering as a result of this dangerous funding shortfall; and

(2)         calls on the Prime Minister and Minister for Health to immediately provide an urgent injection of funds into hospitals in Western Sydney, particularly the Nepean Hospital, which serves 350,000 people, in order to address its shortage of beds and health workers.

              ( Notice given 20 October 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    10    Mr Giles : To move—That this House:

(1)         condemns the shocking findings uncovered by the Victorian Inquiry into the Labour Hire Industry and Insecure Work, including revelations of widespread underpayment, workplace health and safety breaches, maltreatment of workers, and tax avoidance in Victoria;

(2)         welcomes the 35 recommendations made by the Inquiry in its Final Report (August 2016);

(3)         commends the Victorian Government for:

(a)         establishing the Inquiry; and

(b)         committing to a labour hire licensing scheme in response to the Inquiry’s Final Report; and

(4)         calls on the Australian Government to:

(a)         investigate the operation of the labour hire industry Australia-wide; and

(b)         commit to developing a national response to widespread exploitation in the industry based on findings.

              ( Notice given 7 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    11    Mr Wilkie : To move—That this House:

(1)         acknowledges the widespread concern from cattle producers about the current arrangements for the grass-fed levy on cattle and the concern about how the levy is collected and spent by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA);

(2)         notes that in September 2014 the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport released seven recommendations in its report on the inquiry into the industry structures and systems governing levies on grass-fed cattle;

(3)         further notes that there has been virtually no response from the Government to the Committee’s report; and

(4)         calls on the Government to act swiftly to implement the Committee’s recommendations, including by:

(a)         establishing an accountable and transparent producer-owned body to receive and disperse the research and development and marketing component of the transaction levy funds;

(b)         conducting an audit of the cattle transaction levy system tracing levies and focusing

on revenue from an expenditure of the respective components of levies by the Australian National Audit Office;

(c)         dissolving the Red Meat Advisory Council; and

(d)         revoking the status of the MLA Donor Company as an approved donor under the Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry Act 1997 .

              ( Notice given 8 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    12    Mr Jones : To move— That this House:

              (1)    notes that:

                       (a)    building a fairer and more equal society where all Australians can share in our national prosperity should be the first priority of a national government;

                       (b)    despite achievements in public education, Medicare, the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the NBN, inequality is growing in Australia, particularly between regional Australia and the capital cities;

                        (c)    neither the Liberal Party of Australia, nor The Nationals, is representing the best interests of regional communities because the Government:

(i)         has repeatedly voted to cut the social safety net that so many living in regional Australia rely on;

(ii)        has undermined Medicare and cut hospital funding;

(iii)       has cut school funding;

(iv)      has cut ABC funding;

(v)       has cut regional council funding;

(vi)      is rolling out second-rate broadband telecommunications; and

(vii)     is not delivering much needed nation building infrastructure projects;

                       (d)    by doing nothing about growing regional inequality, the Government is failing to represent the needs of people living in regional, rural and remote Australia in the Parliament; and

              (2)    calls on the Government to deliver a better deal for regional Australia.

              ( Notice given 8 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    13    Mrs Sudmalis : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises the important work being done in Australia to support people with disability;

(2)         celebrates the winners of the Tenth National Disability Awards 2016; and

(3)         notes that International Day of People with Disability is on Saturday 3 December 2016.

              ( Notice given 8 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    14    Mr Wallace : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         the ‘EU-Australia Leadership Forum’ was launched by Minister Bishop at Parliament House on 18 October 2016 following the European Union in Brussels, presented by Minister Bishop and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini on 8 September 2016;

(b)         the Forum will bring together a broad representation of talented individuals in government, business, academic and civil society from both Australia and the European Union to discuss common challenges and opportunities;

(c)         Australia and the European Union are liberal democracies that share unwavering commitment to the rule of law and open markets to secure peace and prosperity for their citizens; and

(d)         the Australian Government intends to encourage closer economic cooperation with the European Union through the negotiation of a European Union-Australia Free Trade Agreement; and

(2)         welcomes these positive developments in the European Union-Australia relationship.

              ( Notice given 8 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    15    Ms McGowan : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         Australian dairy farming businesses, including those in the Kiewa, Upper Murray, Mitta, Ovens and King valleys, welcomed the emergency dairy support package announced by the Government on 25 May 2016;

(b)         the dairy support package includes a commitment to fast-track the Farm Household Allowance applications to ensure farmers experiencing financial hardship get much needed support, however, the promise of a fast-track process remains unfulfilled;

(c)         many farmers are reporting issues with the complexity of forms and the time it takes to receive support once those forms are lodged, with constituents waiting up to 20 weeks for action with no income; and

(d)         farmers in the electoral division of Indi report there are issues with Centrelink:

(e)         forms go missing;

(f)          the dysfunctional and outdated information technology system creates delays; and

(g)         farmers are encouraged to complete forms online in areas where there is limited internet access;

(2)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         take a proactive approach to:

                                                          (i)       reviewing the process;

                                                        (ii)       directing appropriate resources to Centrelink; and

                                                       (iii)       increasing staff on the ground working with local service providers and farmers, where they live; and

(b)         coordinate the Mobile Service Centres schedule, targeting areas with high numbers of at-risk farmers and working with farmers to complete the application process in a timely manner.

              ( Notice given 8 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    16    Ms O’Toole : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         health levels are a key factor in human happiness, and good quality health care should be the birthright of every Australian and First Nation People (FNP), regardless of their wealth or family background;

(b)         despite an overall improvement in most health measures, inequalities in health remain a major problem for Australia;

(c)         research shows significant health gaps between high income and low income Australian and FNP, for example, high income Australians have on average seven more teeth than low income Australians;

(d)         high income Australians live on average six years longer than low income Australians;

(e)         there are also significant differences across communities, for example, the death rate from disease for people living in remote postcodes is 80 per cent higher than in other parts of Australia;

(f)          wide inequalities are a barrier to Australia’s future social, economic and cultural development; and

(g)         many of the cuts to Medicare announced by the Government, including the cuts to the general practitioner tax, axing of the Child Dental Benefits Scheme, increasing cost of prescription medicine, cuts to pathology tests and scans, and cuts to hospital funding, will worsen health inequality in Australia; and

(2)         encourages governments at all levels to:

(a)         give priority to reducing socio-economically related health inequalities as a national goal; and

(b)         appropriately fund investment in Australian health services so that all Australians, including FNP, have access to world class health care.

              ( Notice given 9 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    17    Mr Broad : To move—That this House:

(1)         congratulates the Government on the success of the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF);

(2)         acknowledges the significant and positive impact that the NSRF is having in rural, remote and disadvantaged regions around Australia; and

(3)         notes that the:

(a)         Government is investing $153,814,329 million in 53 projects around Victoria under 3 rounds of the NSRF; and

(b)         NSRF is delivering infrastructure projects to create jobs in regional areas, improve community facilities and support stronger and more sustainable communities across Victoria.

              ( Notice given 21 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    18    Ms Marino : To move—That this House:

(1)         congratulates the Government on the success of the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF);

(2)         acknowledges the significant and positive impact that the NSRF is having in rural, remote and disadvantaged regions around Australia; and

(3)         notes that the:

(a)         Government is investing $66,336,110 in 34 projects around Western Australia under 3 rounds of the NSRF; and

(b)         NSRF is delivering infrastructure projects to create jobs in regional areas, improve community facilities and support stronger and more sustainable communities across Western Australia.

              ( Notice given 21 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    19    Mr T. R. Wilson : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         on Friday 11 November, Australia commemorates Remembrance Day;

(b)         the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is a significant anniversary for this country as it signifies the ending of a war where over 60,000 Australians lost their lives;

(c)         of these 60,000, over 16,900 Australians remain unknown or unaccounted for on the Western Front;

(d)         it is on Remembrance Day that the body of an unknown Australian soldier from the Western Front was laid to rest in the Hall of Memories at the Australian soldier; and

(e)         in July 2016 six formerly unknown Australian soldiers were given Headstone Dedications at the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery;

(2)         acknowledges:

(a)         that many communities across the country pause to remember the sacrifice of Australian service men and women; and

(b)         the significance of this day to all unknown Australians killed in action; and

(3)         notes that during the ‘Century of Service’ that is occurring between 2014 and 2018 Australians are given a chance to remember the service and sacrifice of all who fought during World War I.

              ( Notice given 21 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    20    Mr Gee : To move—That this House:

(1)         congratulates the Government on the success of the National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF);

(2)         acknowledges the significant and positive impact that the NSRF is having in rural, remote and disadvantaged regions around Australia; and

(3)         notes that the:

(a)         Government is investing $205,622,942 million in 70 projects around New South Wales (NSW) under 3 rounds of the NSRF; and

(b)         NSRF is delivering infrastructure projects to create jobs in regional areas, improve community facilities and support stronger and more sustainable communities across NSW.

              ( Notice given 21 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    21    Mr Wallace : To move—That this House:

(1)         congratulates the Government for pursing an extensive technology reform agenda that will change the way Australians interact with Government services for the better;

(2)         recognises the:

(a)         actions the Government is taking to renew Centrelink’s aging information technology system through the Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation program, which will improve the user experience for the many Australians who access these services each week, and ensure the long term sustainability of our welfare system;

(b)         actions the Government is taking to upgrade and modernise the health and aged care payment system, and improve the services offered by Medicare to all Australians; and

(c)         investment the Government is making in digital services such as myGov, to further improve this service which is now used by more than ten million Australians; and

(3)         congratulates the Government on pursuing a courageous reform agenda which is sorely needed to correct six successive years of under-investment by Labor.

              ( Notice given 21 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    22    Mr Champion : To move—That this House:

(1)         acknowledges and thanks all those workers and volunteers who will give up time with family and friends over the Christmas and New Year holidays to provide important services to our community while everyone else is taking a break, including those in:

(a)         emergency services;

(b)         the health and aged care sector;

(c)         the retail and hospitality sector;

(d)         the travel industry;

(e)         the local government services sector; and

(f)          the utilities sector;

(2)         recognises the importance of penalty rates for those working during the holidays; and

(3)         congratulates the South Australian Government for recognising the importance of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve for recreation, by declaring them part day public holidays, which will ensure workers are appropriately compensated. 

              ( Notice given 22 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    23    Ms M. L. Landry : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that the Government has committed $700 million to improve roads in Northern Australia including $100 million through the Northern Australia Beef Roads Program (BRP) to improve roads essential to cattle transportation and to help producers to transport cattle to market more safely and efficiently;

(2)         upgrades under the BRP will be delivered to many areas including the:

(a)         City of Rockhampton (upgrading between Gracemere saleyards and the Rockhampton abattoirs to provide access for Type 1 Road Trains), as well as upgrades to the Hann Highway, Barkly Highway, Flinders Highway, Capricorn Highway and Clermont to Alpha Road in Queensland;

(b)         Great Northern Highway and Marble Bar Road in Western Australia; and

(c)         Outback Way, Arnhem Highway and Keep River Road in the Northern Territory;

(3)         under the BRP the Government recently committed to further upgrades including to the:

(a)         Peak Downs Highway (Clermont-Nebo, Logan Creek to Nine Mile Creek), Port Alma Access Road near Rockhampton, Bowen Developmental Road and Landsborough Highway (Longreach-Winton) in Queensland;

(b)         Tablelands Highway, Barkly Stock Route and Buntine Highway in the Northern Territory; and

(c)         Cape Leveque Road and Great Northern Highway in Western Australia; and

(4)         commends the Government for recognising the potential of Northern Australia and investing in these key transport links.

              ( Notice given 22 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    24    Ms Claydon : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         one in three Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15; and

(b)         two thirds of women who experience violence are in paid employment;

(2)         recognises that:

(a)         family violence isolates and excludes its victims and disconnects people from community, work, education, friends and family;

(b)         the trauma experienced by an employee facing family violence will be lessened if they have the support of an understanding and accommodating employer that offers domestic and family violence leave; and

(c)         access to a leave specifically allocated for situations of domestic and family violence protects employees from discrimination and allows them to maintain stable employment which increases their likelihood of leaving violent relationships;

(3)         commends the many private companies that already provide domestic and family violence leave, including Telstra, Virgin, Qantas, National Australia Bank, to more than one million Australian workers;

(4)         condemns the Government for its public service bargaining policy which has resulted in the removal of domestic and family violence leave provisions in some public service enterprise agreements; and

(5)         calls on the Government to amend the National Employment Standards to include domestic and family violence leave as a universal workplace right.

              ( Notice given 24 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    25    Ms T. M. Butler : To move—That this House:

(1)         from 2009 to 2013, Australia was one of the world leaders in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), with the OECD praising Australia in 2013 as a ‘lead donor and potential role model in Disaster Risk Reduction’;

(2)         DRR protects lives and livelihoods and development gains, and is cost effective in that the World Bank estimates that every $1 invested in DRR saves $7 in disaster response and recovery costs;

(3)         despite the foregoing, our nation’s investment in DRR has decreased, with DRR spending between 2014 and 2016 being reduced from around 3 per cent of the total aid program, to less than 1.4 per cent of a dramatically reduced aid program; and

(4)         acknowledges that with the severity of natural disasters increasing in the Asia-Pacific region, it has never been more important to help our neighbours build resilience to disasters.

              ( Notice given 24 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    26    Ms Rishworth : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises the importance of the Murray Darling Basin Plan (MDBP) in returning the river to health;

(2)         condemns any plans to walk away from the MDBP that will undermine the health of the system and the rivers;

(3)         notes the good work of the Member for Watson in his former role as the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, who was able to deliver a once in a century agreement of the MDBP;

(4)         expresses concern that the Member for New England, as the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, is walking away from the plan by refusing to return 450 gigalitres of water to the Basin;

(5)         recognises that:

(a)         removing too much water from the river is bad for irrigators and communities, and devastating for the environment in the long term; and

(b)         South Australians in particular deserve the water they were promised; and

(6)         reinstates its commitment to implement the complete MDBP.

              ( Notice given 28 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    27    Mr Champion : To move—That this House acknowledges the:

(1)         important role of the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) in representing workers in the retail, fast food and warehouse industries;

(2)         advocacy by the SDA for national awards in industries that it represents; and

(3)         positive outcomes the SDA has achieved through enterprise bargaining for the workers it represents. 

              ( Notice given 28 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    28    Mr Champion : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes the:

(a)         warm bilateral relations between Australia and our close neighbour, Timor-Leste;

(b)         maritime boundary dispute between Australia and Timor-Leste, which strains our bilateral relations; and

(c)         ongoing compulsory conciliation proceedings between Australia and Timor-Leste, initiated by Timor-Leste, in the Permanent Court of Arbitration regarding the maritime boundary dispute; and

(2)         calls on the Government to immediately enter into negotiations with Timor-Leste to settle our maritime boundary in fair and permanent terms.

              ( Notice given 30 November 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

    29    Mr Georganas : To move—That this House:

(1)         acknowledges Australia’s important role in building a fairer and more equal world through its contribution to international aid;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         while the global community is making progress towards ending poverty, hunger and the worst epidemics, global inequality remains a problem with many millions still living in extreme poverty;

(b)         challenges such as the threat of global unrest and conflict, human slavery, refugees, terrorism and radicalisation, mass migration, humanitarian crises and climate change, all require global solutions and cooperation;

(c)         Australian aid makes a significant contribution to addressing the root causes of conflict, helps prevent the factors that drive people to seek asylum and helps create stronger democracies, stable states and strengthen communities and economies; and

(d)         nations that were once aid recipients such as China and South Korea now have fewer people living in extreme poverty and are now major economies and trading partners for Australia; and

(3)         acknowledges the continuing need for Australian aid to increase to advance our common goal to eliminate poverty around the world in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals signed by former Prime Minister John Howard in 2000, and reconfirmed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in 2015.

              ( Notice given 1 December 2016. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

Orders of the day

         1    Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 ( Mr Shorten ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  12 September 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

         2    Mobile Black Spot Program: Resumption of debate ( from  12 September 2016 ) on the motion of Mrs Sudmalis —That this House:

(1)         acknowledges that:

(a)         improving mobile communications is of critical importance for people living in regional and remote parts of Australia; and

(b)         the Government has committed $220 million over three funding rounds to the Mobile Black Spot Program which will provide new or upgraded coverage to more than 3,000 black spots in regional and remote areas;

(2)         recognises that mobile communications are not only essential for commerce, agriculture and education, but also for emergency services and public safety; and

(3)         congratulates the Government for committing public funds to this important program to improve mobile communications in regional and remote Australia. 

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

         3    National servicemen: Resumption of debate ( from  12 September 2016 ) on the motion of Mr C. Kelly —That this House:

(1)         recognises the important role that national servicemen played in the defence of Australia;

(2)         acknowledges that Australia owes a great debt to these men who underwent military training and served our nation, many of those on foreign soil, in the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force, in the advancement and protection of Australia’s national interests;

(3)         further acknowledges that during the:

(a)         first national service scheme between 1951 to 1959, approximately 227,000 men served across the three branches of the armed services, providing an important military capability during a period when Australia faced many international security challenges; and

(b)         second national service scheme from 1964 to 1972, more than 804,000 men registered for national service, of whom more than 63,000 were called up to serve in the Australian Army, and that during this period, more than 15,000 went on to serve in the Vietnam War, with 201 killed and more than 1,200 wounded; and

(4)         thanks the ‘Nashos’ for their service and encourages the Australian community to remember the service of these men each year on 14 February which is National Servicemen’s Day.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

         4    Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment (Strategic Assets) Bill 2016 ( Mr Katter ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

         5    Banking Commission of Inquiry Bill 2016 ( Mr Katter ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

         6    Domestic violence and technology facilitated abuse: Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Flint —That this House:

(1)         recognises the importance of changing the national culture to make disrespecting women un-Australian;

(2)         welcomes the Government’s $100 million Women’s Safety Package to combat domestic violence;

(3)         supports efforts at the upcoming COAG meeting to engage all levels of government and the broader community on this shared national endeavour;

(4)         places on record its deep concern about the use of new technology and in particular smart phone tracking applications by family violence perpetrators to obtain and monitor the location of their victims; and

(5)         calls on all governments to consider this as part of their strategy to combat domestic violence and technology facilitated abuse.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

         7    Vietnam Veterans: Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Watts —That this House:

(1)         recognises that 18 August is Vietnam Veterans Day;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         prior to 1987, Vietnam Veterans Day was referred to as Long Tan Day;

(b)         2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, a battle that took place on 18 August 1966; and

(c)         at the Battle of Long Tan:

                                                          (i)       less than 120 soldiers from Delta Company faced over 2,000 soldiers;

                                                        (ii)       18 Australian soldiers lost their lives during battle, with 25 more injured; and

                                                       (iii)       over 245 Vietnamese soldiers also lost their lives;

(3)         further notes that:

(a)         approximately 60,000 Australians served in Vietnam; and

(b)         upon their return to Australia, many Vietnam Veterans struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and a disregard from an Australian public unsupportive of the Vietnam War;

(4)         acknowledges:

(a)         the soldiers who fought alongside Australians;

(b)         the hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese soldiers and civilians that lost their lives during the Vietnam War;

(c)         the sacrifices of the Vietnamese are rarely mentioned in Australia’s collective stories of the Vietnam War; and

(d)         that Vietnam Veterans deserve the respect and recognition of all Australian Society; and

(5)         recognises the:

(a)         bravery and heroism of the soldiers of Delta Company that fought at Long Tan; and

(b)         sacrifices made by Australian and former Republic of Vietnam soldiers that fought alongside each other during the Vietnam War.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

         8    Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Foreign Political Donations) Bill 2016 ( Mr Wilkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

         9    Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Amendment (Review) Bill 2016 ( Ms Collins ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  10 October 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      10    Criminal Code Amendment (Private Sexual Material) Bill 2016 ( Mr Watts ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  17 October 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      11    Australian Postal Corporation (Unsolicited Political Communications) Bill 2016 ( Mr Wilkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  17 October 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      12    Death penalty: Resumption of debate ( from  17 October 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Zimmerman —That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         the strong multi-party commitment in Australia to see an end to the death penalty worldwide;

(b)         that 10 October was World Day Against the Death Penalty, an important moment to mark our resolve to end capital punishment around the world;

(c)         that the evidence overwhelmingly shows that the death penalty is not an effective deterrent to crime;

(d)         that the death penalty is the ultimate cruel and inhumane punishment and Australia opposes its use in all cases;

(e)         that the international trend shows the world is moving away from the death penalty—in 1977 only 16 countries had abolished the death penalty, now 140 nations have abolished capital punishment in law or practice;

(f)          that despite this overwhelming trend, 2015 saw more people executed than in any year in the past quarter century, with executions carried out by several of Australia’s neighbours and allies; and

(g)         that Australia has the opportunity to influence progress towards the worldwide abolition of the death penalty in its relationships with key regional and global partners;

(2)         welcomes the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry into Australia’s Advocacy for the Abolition of the Death Penalty ‘A world without the death penalty’ (May 2016), and looks forward to the Government’s response to its recommendations; and

(3)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         continue to strengthen its efforts to advocate for an end to the death penalty wherever it still occurs;

(b)         support civil society efforts to advocate for an end to the death penalty, particularly in retentionist countries; and

(c)         encourage other United Nations member states to support a global moratorium on the death penalty at upcoming United Nations General Assembly negotiations on a moratorium resolution.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      13    National Week of Deaf People: Resumption of debate ( from  17 October 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Owens —That this House:

(1)         recognises that 15 to 23 October is National Week of Deaf People, which provides an opportunity for:

(a)         deaf people to celebrate their communities and achievements;

(b)         awareness of local, state and national communities to be promoted; and

(c)         Parliament’s current pilot of captioning in the House and Senate to be acknowledged;

(2)         notes the rights of deaf people to access Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) as their first language; and

(3)         acknowledges that:

(a)         deaf people are a minority both culturally and linguistically; and

(b)         acceptance of the need for bilingual education of AUSLAN and English is necessary to promote equality and lifelong learning.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      14    Cancer: Resumption of debate ( from  17 October 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Broadbent —That this House:

(1)         recognises that cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, causing to 33 per cent of deaths;

(2)         further recognises that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month;

(3)         congratulates the Government for being committed to cancer research through funding the National Health and Medical Research Council and Cancer Australia, and establishing the Medical Research Future Fund;

(4)         welcomes the Government providing $18.5 million to the McGrath Foundation to deliver 57 trained breast care nurses to assist and care for people diagnosed with breast cancer;

(5)         further congratulates the Government for delivering savings to taxpayers while ensuring that the latest cancer-fighting medications are on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), available for patients as soon as possible, without fear or favour;

(6)         welcomes the addition of new drugs such as Herceptin and Kadcyla within the Government’s investment in the PBS; and

(7)         further welcomes the large number of approvals for cancer-fighting drugs that this Government has approved for the PBS, worth over $1.9 billion.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      15    Drowning deaths: Resumption of debate ( from  7 November 2016 ) on the motion of Dr McVeigh —That this House:

(1)         recognises that the number of drownings in Australia increased from 267 deaths in 2014-15 to 280 in 2015-16 as stated in the Royal Life Saving’s National Drowning Report (September 2016), which shows:

(a)         a quarter of all drownings occurred in inland waterways such as rivers, creeks and dams;

(b)         almost one fifth of all deaths occurred in people aged 25 to 35 years;

(c)         86 per cent of all drowning deaths were males; and

(d)         there was a 30 per cent decrease in deaths of people aged 0 to 4 years;

(2)         acknowledges that every incidence of drowning has a wider impact including family, rescuers and communities;

(3)         recognises that the Government released the Australian Water Safety Strategy in April 2016, which aims to reduce drowning deaths by 50 per cent by 2020;

(4)         acknowledges that the Government is partnering with the peak water safety bodies such as Royal Life Saving (RLS), Surf Life Saving (SLS) and AUSTSWIM as well as Australian Water Safety Council Members and federal, state, territory and local governments, to work to prevent drowning;

(5)         recognises that the Government is providing funding of $3.6 million in 2016-17 through the National Recreation Safety Program work towards the target of reducing drowning deaths; and

(6)         congratulates RLS, SLS and other community groups for their work in educating people on the potential dangers of all our beaches and waterways.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      16    Deeming rates for Australian pensioners: Resumption of debate ( from  7 November 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Husar —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         the Government is short changing Australian pensioners;

(b)         despite interest rates falling from 2.25 per cent in February 2015 to 1.50 per cent today, the Government has failed to adjust deeming rates for Australian pensioners;

(c)         currently a single pensioner’s savings are deemed at 1.75 per cent on the first $49,200 and any amount over that is deemed at 3.25 per cent;

(d)         deeming rates are supposed to reflect returns across a range of investment choices available in the market, but the Government is failing to act by lowering deeming rates; and

(e)         Australian part-pensioners are doing it tough in a low interest rate environment and pensioners are crying out for some relief; and

(2)         calls on the Prime Minister to immediately reduce deeming rates in line with falling interest rates, so that pensioners’ assets are deemed fairly and Australian pensioners finally get some relief.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      17    Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Christmas) Bill 2016 ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  21 November 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      18    Renew Australia Bill 2016 ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  21 November 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      19    Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Protect the Eureka Flag) Bill 2016 ( Ms C. F. King ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  21 November 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      20    High Speed Rail Planning Authority Bill 2016 ( Mr Albanese ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  21 November 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      21    UNICEF—70th Anniversary: Resumption of debate ( from  21 November 2016 ) on the motion of Ms Henderson —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         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 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 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 UNICEF following Hurricane Matthew in Haiti; and

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

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      22    Marriage Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 [No. 2] ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  21 November 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      23    Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Amendment) (Tagging Live-stock) Bill 2016 ( Mr Wilkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  28 November 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      24    Fair Work Amendment (Pay Protection) Bill 2016 ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  28 November 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      25    Air Services Amendment Bill 2016 ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  28 November 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      26    Migration Amendment (Putting Local Workers First) Bill 2016 ( Mr Shorten ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  28 November 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      27    Charter of Budget Honesty Amendment (Regional Australia Statements) Bill 2016 ( Ms McGowan ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  28 November 2016 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      28    World AIDS Day: Resumption of debate ( from  28 November 2016 ) on the motion of Ms T. M. Butler —That this House: 

(1)         notes that:

(a)         1 December marks World AIDS Day, which is held every year to raise awareness about the issues concerning HIV and AIDS, and is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died; and

(b)         the theme for World AIDS Day this year is ‘HIV is still here—and it’s on the move’;

(2)         acknowledges the roles played by people living with HIV and their friends, family, supporters, AIDS activists and researchers, past and present, in making living with HIV possible; and

(3)         will support actions to reduce stigma and prevent new HIV transmissions, and work towards a cure.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

      29    Korean War: Resumption of debate ( from  28 November 2016 ) on the motion of Mr Hastie —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         from 21 to 28 of October the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs undertook a veterans mission to Korea; and

(b)         eight veterans joined the Minister to tour battlefields and attend commemorations, including Mr Gordon Hughes DSM, Mr Graham Connor, Mr Les Hall, Mr Jack Lang, Mr John Murphy, Lieutenant Commander Les Powell RAN (Retd.), Colonel Peter Scott DSO (Retd.), and Mr Ray Seaver;

(2)         acknowledges that:

(a)         this year marks the 65th anniversaries of the Battle of Maryang San and the Battle of Kapyong;

(b)         the Battle of Maryang San took place on 3 October when the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, as part of the 28th British Commonwealth Infantry Brigade, took part in Operation Commando, which included the capture of Hill 317, where 20 Australians were killed and 89 wounded—noted as the most significant Australian action of the Korean War;

(c)         in the Battle of Kapyong on 22 to 25 April 1951, the 27th British Commonwealth Infantry Brigade, including the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, was instrumental in stalling the Chinese advance on Seoul, with 32 Australians being killed, 59 wounded and 3 taken prisoner;

(d)         more than 17,000 Australians served in the Korean War and the post armistice period, with more than 1,200 wounded; and

(e)         the names of 356 Australians killed in Korea are listed on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour; and

(3)         notes:

(a)         that although it has been called the ‘forgotten war’ in Australia, Korea and its people are still grateful for the significant contribution the Australian forces made in the defence of a free Republic of Korea; and

(b)         the service and sacrifice of those who fought in the Korean War.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 13 February 2017. )

 

 

 

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