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BUSINESS ACCORDED PRIORITY FOR THIS SITTING

10.10 AM TO 12 NOON

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION BUSINESS

Presentation and statements

       1    Law Enforcement—Parliamentary Joint Committee : Inquiry into financial related crime. ( Statements to conclude by 10.15 am. )

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notices

         1    Mr Katter : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Trade Marks Act 1995 , and for related purposes. ( Trade Marks Amendment (Iconic Symbols of National Identity) Bill 2015 )

              ( Notice given 18 August 2015. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

    †2    Mrs McNamara : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         National Stroke Week:

                                                          (i)       will run this year from 14 to 20 September; and

                                                        (ii)       is about raising awareness to prevent stroke in Australia; and

(b)         the National Stroke Foundation encourages all Australians to:

                                                          (i)       be aware of what stroke is, how to recognise a stroke and what to do;

                                                        (ii)       live healthy to reduce the risk of stroke; and

                                                       (iii)       get a regular health check;

(2)         acknowledges the:

(a)         launch in June 2015, by the Minister for Health, of the Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard; and

(b)         bi-partisan work done by past governments in the area of stroke; and

(3)         notes the requirement for greater awareness and promotion of the prevention of stroke within the Australian community.

              ( Notice given 12 August 2015. Time allowed—40 minutes. )

    †3    Ms Ryan : To move—That this House:

(1)         places on the record that:

(a)         the National Broadband Network (NBN) is rolling out too slowly under the current Government, and there are many difficulties being faced by constituents who are trying to access and connect to the NBN;

(b)         areas without the NBN are facing significant obstacles in accessing internet services, including ADSL and wireless;

(c)         Australians are being left in the dark by this Government about when they will have access to the NBN, with some areas being removed from the NBN roll out map without explanation and with no information forthcoming; and

(d)         the Government’s second rate NBN will not be sufficient to meet future demand, and will need to be upgraded in the future at great cost; and

(2)         recognises that access to the NBN is a necessity for all Australian businesses, students and individuals, and Australians deserve better than a second rate NBN.

              ( Notice given 18 August 2015. Time allowed—30 minutes. )

    †4    Mrs Griggs : To move—That this House:

(1)         acknowledges the Northern Australians working within the tourism industry, which plays a vital role in supporting the Northern Australian economy;

(2)         recognises that tourist spending provides further opportunities for local small businesses within the community; and

(3)         notes that:

(a)         the Government is investing in small businesses through its Jobs and Small Business Package released in the 2015 budget; and

(b)         this package provides small businesses, including most businesses within the tourism industry, with much needed assistance to grow and create jobs.

              ( Notice given 18 August 2015. Time allowed—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 12 noon. )