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BUSINESS ACCORDED PRIORITY FOR THIS SITTING

10 AM TO 12 NOON

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notices

         1    Mr Palmer : To present a Bill for an Act to prevent the disclosure of information by public officials in circumstances that may lead to the imposition of the death penalty in foreign countries, and for related purposes. ( Foreign Death Penalty Offences (Preventing Information Disclosure) Bill 2015 )

              ( Notice given 12 May 2015. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

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

(1)         acknowledges that:

(a)         11 to 17 May is National Volunteer Week (NVW);

(b)         the theme for NVW this year is ‘Give Happy Live Happy’; and

(c)         the six million plus Australian volunteers give happiness to others each year; and

(2)         thanks volunteers for their tireless effort and dedication to our community and the enormous contribution they make to our economy and others in the community.

              ( Notice given 12 May 2015. Time allowed—20 minutes. )

    †3    Ms Parke : To move—That the House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         the execution in Indonesia by firing squad on 29 April 2015 of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, along with their fellow prisoners, Rodrigo Gularte, Silvester Nwolise, Okwuduli Oyatanze, Raheem Salami, Martin Anderson and Zainal Abidin, and expresses condolences to their families;

(b)         the bipartisan commitment in Australia to see an end to the death penalty worldwide;

(c)         that the evidence overwhelmingly shows that the death penalty is not a more effective deterrent than long term imprisonment;

(d)         that the international trend is clearly away from the practice of the death penalty—in 1977 only 16 countries had abolished the death penalty, now 140 nations have banned the practice; and

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

(2)         calls on the Government to:

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

(b)         ensure that Australia’s international cooperation is structured to avoid to the extent possible, the potential that such cooperation could lead to a person receiving the death penalty.

              ( Notice given 12 May 2015. Time allowed—remaining private Members' business time prior to 12 noon. )