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BUSINESS OF THE FEDERATION CHAMBER

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Federation Chamber meets at 9.30 am

 

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Orders of the day

         1    Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2014-2015 ( Treasurer ): Further consideration in detail ( from  18 June 2014 ).

         2    Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2014-2015 ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 May 2014 —Mr Dreyfus ).

         3    Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2014-2015 ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 May 2014 —Mr Dreyfus ).

         4    Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2013-2014 ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 May 2014 —Mr Dreyfus ).

         5    Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2013-2014 ( Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 13 May 2014 —Mr Dreyfus ).

      †6    Grievance Debate: Question—That grievances be noted—Resumption of debate ( from  16 June 2014 ).

       7    Prime Minister’s Report 2014-Closing the Gap—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 February 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Abbott —That the House take note of the document.

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION REPORTS

Orders of the day

       1    Economics—Standing Committee Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia annual report 2013 (First report) —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Ms O’Dwyer —That the House take note of the report.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

       2    Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee Interim report on the inquiry into the conduct of the 2013 Federal Election: Senate voting practices —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Smith —That the House take note of the report.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

       3    Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee Report 442: Review of the 2012-13 Defence Materiel Organisation Major Projects report —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Dr Southcott —That the House take note of the report.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

       4    Northern Australia—Joint Select Committee Inquiry into the development of Northern Australia: Interim report —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Entsch —That the House take note of the report.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

       5    Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee Report 443: Review of Auditor-General’s reports Nos 23 and 25 (2012-13) and 32 (2012-13) to 9 (2013-14) —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Dr Southcott —That the House take note of the report.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

       6    Economics—Standing Committee Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia annual report 2013 (Second report) —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Ms O’Dwyer —That the House take note of the report.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

       7    Treaties—Joint Standing Committee Report 138: Treaties tabled on 11 and 12 December 2013, 20 January 2014 and referred on 15 January 2014 —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Roy —That the House take note of the report.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

       8    Treaties Report 137: Treaty referred on 15 January 2014 —MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Roy —That the House take note of the report.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS ACCORDED PRIORITY FOR Monday,

23 June 2014, PURSUANT TO STANDING ORDERS 34, 35 AND 192

11 AM TO 1.30 PM

Notices

    †1    Mr Neumann : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (Congress) is the national representative body of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and

(b)         Congress:

                                                          (i)       was established with a view to creating a new relationship with governments to reset the relationship based on partnership and genuine engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and

                                                        (ii)       is owned and controlled by its membership and independent of government;

(2)         recognises:

(a)         the important role of Congress as a leader and advocate for recognising the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as First Nations Peoples in Australia; and

(b)         that the existence of an effective national body is essential to the Government’s ability to fulfil its Closing the Gap targets;

(3)         acknowledges that:

(a)         Congress received Deductible Gift Recipient status in July 2013, allowing it to begin to pursue income opportunities with corporate Australia and the wider community;

(b)         the previous government committed:

                                                          (i)       $29.2 million over four years to establish Congress; and

                                                        (ii)       $15 million over three years in the 2013 budget to support Congress to continue to develop income opportunities to sustain the organisation; and

(c)         ongoing Commonwealth funding beyond 2013 is essential to support the continued sustainability of an independent national voice for First Nation Peoples;

(4)         notes with concern that the Government plans to cut the $15 million funding and abandon the commitment to the sustainability of Congress as the national representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; and

(5)         calls on the Government to commit to the sustainability of a strong Congress by honouring the $15 million funding commitment.

              ( Notice given 13 February 2014. Time allowed—20 minutes. )

    †2    Mr Simpkins : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes the mutually beneficial and strengthening cooperation between Australia and Japan with particular emphasis on our:

(a)         strong trade relationship;

(b)         significant strategic partnership; and

(c)         developing defence equipment and technology relationship;

(2)         acknowledges the:

(a)         Australian Government’s success in concluding the Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement;

(b)         scope to further enhance our relationship in areas such as investment and education;

(c)         Australian Government’s plans to combat sovereign risk for foreign investment in Australia by repealing both the carbon and mining taxes;

(d)         importance of elevating the bilateral security and defence relationship to a new level, based on our shared strategic interests in regional and international peace, stability and prosperity; and

(e)         importance of the forthcoming visit to Australia of Prime Minister, His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe, in further building our strategic partnership with Japan into a new special relationship; and

(3)         commends the Australian Government for enhancing the relationship between Australia and Japan, which will be mutually beneficial for the economies and people of Australia and Japan.

              ( Notice given 16 June 2014. Time allowed—30 minutes. )

Orders of the day

      †1    Australian Education Amendment (School Funding Guarantee) Bill 2014 ( Mr Shorten ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 2 June 2014 ).

              ( Time allowed—20 minutes. )

Notices —continued

    3    Ms O’Dwyer : To move—That this House notes:

(1)         that the spirit of ANZAC is one of special significance to all Australians as it showcases the attributes of courage, mateship and sacrifice which were demonstrated at the Gallipoli landing;

(2)         that the ANZACs helped define us as a people and as a nation, they were ordinary Australians who performed extraordinary deeds and were drawn from the smallest towns and biggest cities;

(3)         that the Government is enabling Australians to honour the service and sacrifice that epitomises the ANZAC spirit by increasing the funding allocated to each federal electorate across Australia to $125,000 via the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program; and

(4)         the Government’s commitment to community-based commemoration, as promised at the last election.

              ( Notice given 19 March 2014. Time allowed—40 minutes. )

    4    Dr Leigh : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises that:

(a)         since 1975, earnings at the 90th percentile have risen three times faster than earnings at the 10th percentile; and

(b)         since 1980, the top 1 per cent income share has doubled, and the top 0.1 per cent income share has tripled; and

(c)         overall, inequality in Australia is now higher than it has been in three-quarters of a century;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         analysis by NATSEM (which the Prime Minister once described as ‘the most reputable and authoritative modelling organisation in Australia’) shows that the 2014-15 budget will redistribute income from lower-income households to higher-income households;

(b)         by 2017-18, NATSEM analysis suggests that the budget will cause:

                                                          (i)       across all households, a 2.2 per cent drop in disposable incomes in the bottom quintile, and an 0.2 per cent rise in disposable incomes in the top quintile;

                                                        (ii)       among couples with children, a 6.6 per cent drop in disposable incomes of households in the poorest quintile; and

                                                       (iii)       among single parents, a 10.8 per cent drop in disposable incomes of households in the poorest quintile; and

(3)         calls upon the Government to rethink a budget that not only breaks promises and produces higher deficit figures than in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2014, but also fails the ‘fair go test’ by hurting low and middle income families.

              ( Notice given 2 June 2014. Time allowed—20 minutes. )

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

(1)         notes with concern the extent to which 457 visas are being used where there are ample, suitably qualified Australians; and

(2)         urges the Government not to delay the completion of its review or its response to this growing problem.

              ( Notice given 3 June 2014. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

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

(1)         notes that:

(a)         June is Lipoedema Awareness Month, and that Lipoedema is a painful disorder of fat metabolism and distribution that causes deposition of fat in 5 to 15 per cent of the population (mainly women) in the legs and arms; and

(b)         Lipoedema is:

                                                          (i)       an underdiagnosed disorder for which sufferers receive poor medical diagnosis and no counselling support—Lipoedema is a poorly supported illness; and

                                                        (ii)       one of the most underfunded chronic conditions in Australia with limited research as to its cause and the treatment required for patients;

(2)         calls for:

(a)         a public awareness campaign to be launched and for Medicare Locals to be involved in the campaign; and

(b)         support to be given to people living with Lipoedema to ensure appropriate ancillary services are available; and

(3)         notes the need for research and population data on Lipoedema.

              ( Notice given 16 June 2014. Time allowed—remaining private Members' business time prior to 1.30 pm. )

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS— continued

Orders of the day —continued

         1    Polio: Resumption of debate ( from 16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Parke —That this House:

(1)         commends the Government for reaffirming Australia’s support for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (the Initiative) by maintaining the $15 million commitment for 2013-14;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         on 13 January 2014, India passed three years without reporting a single case of polio, an achievement reports say will lead to the entire South-East Asia Region of the World Health Organisation being certified as polio-free later in 2014;

(b)         lessons learned from India’s success are now part of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 announced at the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi in 2013;

(c)         the Initiative should mobilise the polio eradication infrastructure for broader child survival efforts wherever possible, ensuring that the knowledge, capacities, processes and assets created by the Initiative contribute to reducing child deaths, accelerating the achievement of Millennium Development Goal 4;

(d)         despite ongoing security challenges, in the three countries where polio remains endemic—Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria—the proportion of children vaccinated during 2013 increased;

(e)         in 2013 for the first time in the history of the Initiative, all cases of poliomyelitis caused by a wild virus were due to a single serotype, type 1; the most recent case due to wild poliovirus type 3 occurring on 10 November 2012 in Nigeria, while a case of poliovirus type 2 has not been detected since 1999;

(f)          polio outbreaks in previously polio-free countries—Somalia, Syria, Cameroon—and the presence of the polio virus in Egypt and Israel are constant reminders of the need to ensure the polio program is fully funded and of the need for countries to take full ownership of the implementation of emergency plans; and

(g)         the World Health Organisation, its Initiative partners and the GAVI Alliance have initiated a joint program of work to ensure polio eradication infrastructure systematically contributes to improving routine immunisation coverage; and

(3)         calls on the Government to continue to support polio eradication by reaffirming Australia’s commitment to provide $80 million over four years from 2015 to 2018 to the Initiative.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

         2    Floods in Bosnia-Herzegovnia, Serbia and Croatia: Resumption of debate ( from  16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Simpkins —This House:

(1)         recognises the tragedy of the floods in May that afflicted Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia, which killed more than 40 people;

(2)         notes the:

(a)         need for evacuation of large populations from both countries; and

(b)         risk of undiscovered land mines from the war in the 1990s, being moved by flood waters and mudslides, increasing the risk to civilian populations; and

(3)         commends the Australian Government for pre-positioning funds with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies through the Disaster Relief Emergency Funds to assist national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to respond quickly to situations such as this.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

         3    Mandatory Renewable Energy Target : Resumption of debate ( from 16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Conroy — That this House:

(1)         recognises the importance of investment certainty for clean energy investors;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         under the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target (MRET), around 3,500 MW of new renewable energy capacity has been commissioned since 2001, with total investment to date of $18 billion;

(b)         the Clean Energy Council estimates that there is potential for another $18.7 billion in clean energy investment if the MRET policy was retained in its current form;

(c)         over 24,300 people are directly employed in the renewable energy industry;

(d)         the Australian Energy Market Commission has found that the cost of the MRET accounted for approximately three per cent of residential retail electricity prices in Australia; and

(e)         reducing the greenhouse gas emissions intensity of our electricity generation sector is essential if we are to reduce Australia’s carbon pollution; and

(3)         calls on the Government to commit to retaining the MRET at the legislated 41,000 gigawatt hours by 2020.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

         4    Infrastructure Growth Package: Resumption of debate ( from 16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Williams —That this House:

(1)         commends the Government on the establishment of an Infrastructure Growth Package (IGP) that will fast track investment in critical infrastructure across the country;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         funds will be targeted at projects that grow the economy, boost productivity and create jobs;

(b)         the fund includes $5 billion over five years towards the Asset Recycling Initiative which will encourage the states and territories to sell assets and recycle the sale proceeds into new productivity-enhancing infrastructure, and

(c)         the fund also includes $3.7 billion for targeted infrastructure investments to delivery priority infrastructure projects and upgrades across the country;

(3)         acknowledges the IGP builds on the Government’s existing commitment, now at more than $50 billion, to fund key road, rail and intermodal projects; and

(4)         recognises the IGP as part of the Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy for a safe and secure Australia.

And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Albanese, viz. —That all the words after “That this House” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

(1)         condemns the government for failing to fulfil its promises on infrastructure investment in its budget of broken promises;

(2)         notes the Budget:

(a)         fails to conduct cost benefit analysis for any new project funded in the budget greater than $100 million;

(b)         cuts funding to projects which have been recommended by Infrastructure Australia including Brisbane’s Cross River Rail and the Melbourne Metro;

(c)         fails to provide any additional funding across the forward estimates for the Pacific Highway or the Bruce Highway;

(d)         cuts funding for any public transport projects other than those already under construction; and

(e)         fails to fund any new rail freight projects;

(3)         further notes the advance payment of $1.5 billion this month for the East West project in Melbourne in direct contravention of the government’s stated policy of only making milestone payments upon construction; and

(4)         condemns the Coalition for undermining the independence of Infrastructure Australia.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

         5    Regional Australia and the Budget: Resumption of debate ( from 16 June 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Collins —That this House:

(1)         recognises that the Government has turned its back on regional Australia in the budget;

(2)         acknowledges that the Government’s broken promises and wrong priorities in the budget will hurt those living in regional Australia and further increase the divide between the city and the bush;

(3)         notes that this budget will hurt regional Australia by:

(a)         slashing $1 billion in funding to local government by cutting into the Financial Assistance Grants;

(b)         introducing co-payments to Medicare that will discourage doctors from bulk billing, meaning there will be less choice for people to access general practitioner services in regional areas;

(c)         cutting health which will mean fewer services in regional Australia;

(d)         cutting education which will impact on regional schools and students with less funding available;

(e)         increasing the fuel excise which will hurt regional Australians the most who rely on being mobile and being able to travel to work;

(f)          cutting the ABC that regional Australians rely on for information; and

(g)         increasing university fees that will hurt regional students and regional universities; and

(4)         calls on the Government to reconsider its broken promises and wrong priorities for regional Australia in the Budget.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

         6    Landcare—25th Anniversary: Resumption of debate ( from 2 June 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Hall —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         Landcare is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year;

(b)         the keystones of Landcare are that it is community owned and driven and bi-partisan in nature, and it encourages integrated management of environmental assets with productive farmland and a more sustainable approach to private land management; and

(c)         40 per cent of all farmers are involved in Landcare;

(2)         acknowledges that Landcare has been working for over 25 years to:

(a)         improve our farmlands;

(b)         breathe new life into waterways;

(c)         improve the coastal environment;

(d)         restore native vegetation and wildlife habitats; and

(e)         protect our urban environment; and

(3)         condemns the Government for slashing almost $480 million from Landcare’s budget.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

         7    Australia’s relationship with Papua New Guinea: Resumption of debate ( from 2 June 2014 ) on the motion of Mrs Prentice —That this House:           

(1)         notes that:

(a)         the Prime Minister visited Papua New Guinea (PNG) from 21 to 23 March 2014;

(b)         this trip was the longest and most extensive visit by an Australian Prime Minister in almost a quarter century;

(c)         Prime Minister Abbott and Prime Minister O’Neill signed a new economic co-operation treaty; and

(d)         PNG plays a vital role in the regional approach to asylum seekers and preventing deaths at sea; and

(2)         commends the Prime Minister for a successful visit which strengthened Australia’s relationship with PNG.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

         8    Palliative care: Resumption of debate ( from 2 June 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Rishworth —That this House:

(1)         notes that National Palliative Care Week is being held between 25 May and 31 May, with this year’s theme being Palliative care everyone’s business: let’s work together ;

(2)         recognises that with an ageing population in Australia the demand on palliative care services will increase, while also noting that palliative care is required by people of all ages;

(3)         acknowledges:

(a)         that providing high quality palliative care in a range of settings including in the home is critical to ensuring that patients and their carers have their wishes respected; and

(b)         the important role of the health workforce, trained volunteers and all those who are involved in delivering quality palliative care; and

(4)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         increase community awareness and understanding about palliative care and the importance of advance care planning; and

(b)         ensure adequate funding for palliative care services through both commonwealth and state and territory agreements, as well as through the National Palliative Care Program.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

         9    National Broadband Network: Resumption of debate ( from 2 June 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Coleman —That this House: 

(1)         notes that the National Broadband Network project was badly mismanaged by the previous government, and has:

(a)         caused a substantial amount of taxpayer funds to be wasted; and

(b)         led to a minute proportion of Australians actually being connected to the network; and

(2)         recognises the plans of the Government to change the strategy of NBN Co. Limited, delivering a high quality service in substantially less time and at substantially less cost than would have occurred under Labor; and

(3)         commends the Government on its approach to this important infrastructure project.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      10    Bangladesh Accord and safe workplaces: Resumption of debate ( from 26 May 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Giles —That this House:

(1)         recognises the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1,130 people in 2013;

(2)         notes the:

(a)         existence of the Bangladesh Accord, an independent agreement designed to make all garment factories in Bangladesh safe workplaces; and

(b)         Accord has been signed by over 150 apparel corporations from 20 countries in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, two global trade unions, IndustriALL and UNI Global Union, and numerous Bangladeshi unions; and

(3)         calls on the remaining companies in Australia and abroad to sign and adhere to the spirit of the Accord.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      11    Byron Bay Bluesfest: Resumption of debate ( from 26 May 2014 ) on the motion of Mrs Elliot —That this House notes that:

(1)         2014 is the 25th anniversary of the Byron Bay Bluesfest, Australia’s premier Blues and Roots music festival;

(2)         Bluesfest has been acclaimed as a premier contemporary music, tourist and business event, winning multiple awards from New South Wales Tourism, the Australia Event Awards, the Australia Helpmann Awards, and the North Coast Tourism Awards;

(3)         Bluesfest has also been internationally recognised for its work on environmental sustainability and minimising the environmental impact of the festival on its surroundings, being awarded the international ‘A Greener Festival Award’ seven years in a row;

(4)         in 2013, Bluesfest director Peter Noble and Bundjalung woman and festival director Rhoda Roberts founded the Boomerang festival, which celebrates the valuable contributions of our Indigenous people through music, art, dance, film and cultural exchanges; and

(5)         Bluesfest director Peter Noble received on 4 February 2014 the prestigious Rolling Stone Award recognising his outstanding career-long contribution to popular culture.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      12    Defence Force personnel in Afghanistan and the Middle East: Resumption of debate ( from 26 May 2014 ) on the motion of Mrs Griggs —That this House:

(1)         joins with the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and Defence Minister in acknowledging the service of the more than 30,000 Defence Force personnel deployed in the Middle East since October 2001;

(2)         supports the sentiment of appreciation outlined in the Prime Minister’s speech at the welcome home parade for more than 250 Darwin-based soldiers marking the end of their deployment to Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, during 2013;

(3)         acknowledges the enormous sacrifice of Australia’s mission in Afghanistan—during which 40 soldiers lost their lives and more than 260 personnel were injured;

(4)         affirms its pride and ongoing support for the Australian Defence Force as one of the most highly trained, professional and respected forces in the world;

(5)         pays tribute to these personnel through its support for the national day of commemoration to be held on 21 March 2015 to recognise the contribution and sacrifice of Australian troops who served in Afghanistan and the Middle East; and

(6)         acknowledges the great courage and personal sacrifice of our Defence Force personnel and their families to keep our country safe and to build a better future for the people of Afghanistan and the broader Middle East.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      13    Food allergy: Resumption of debate ( from 26 May 2014 ) on the motion of Ms A. E. Burke —That this House:          

(1)         recognises that:

(a)         Australia has one of the highest incidences of food allergy in the world;

(b)         one in ten Australian babies aged 12 months have a food allergy;

(c)         the number of reported life threatening reactions due to a food allergy has doubled in the last 10 years; and

(d)         in the past 20 years, hospital admissions for food anaphylaxis in Australia have doubled and increased five-fold in children aged zero to four years; and

(2)         calls upon the Government to make anaphylaxis and food allergy a national health priority, including:

(a)         establishing a national food allergy register to capture an accurate picture of food allergy reactions in Australia and statistics on patient outcomes; and

(b)         developing a model of care for food allergy management—to provide timely diagnosis, current information and ongoing access to quality medical care for people with food allergies.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      14    National Broadband Network: Resumption of debate ( from 26 May 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Sudmalis —That this House:

(1)         notes that the recent Strategic Review of the National Broadband Network (NBN) revealed that the:

(a)         Government’s broadband plan can be completed using a mix of technologies to save $32 billion, keep monthly bills lower and deliver the NBN to all Australians four years sooner than under Labor’s plan; and

(b)         NBN is in a fundamentally worse position than Labor ever disclosed to Parliament or the Australian public;

(2)         notes with concern that the review found that:

(a)         if Labor’s policies are left in place, Australian households could pay up to 80 per cent more for broadband each month; and

(b)         the cost of completing the NBN under Labor’s plan has blown out to $73 billion; and

(3)         acknowledges that the Government is delivering on its election commitment to complete the NBN sooner, cheaper to consumers and more affordably for the Australian taxpayer.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      15    Republic referendum: Resumption of debate ( from 24 March 2014 ) on the motion of Dr Leigh —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         prior to the 1999 referendum to alter the Constitution to establish the Commonwealth of Australia as a republic, many opponents (including monarchists and direct electionists) fomented the expectation that if the vote were defeated, another referendum would be put within a few years;

(b)         14 years on, public support for Australia becoming a republic remains solid; and

(c)         Australian engagement with Asia has strengthened, with the former government’s White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century reminding us that our future lies in our region; and

(2)         calls upon the Parliament to make it a priority to hold a referendum to alter the Constitution to establish the Commonwealth of Australia as a republic, so that every Australian child can aspire to be our Head of State.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      16    G20: Resumption of debate ( from 24 March 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Gambaro —That this House:

(1)         supports Australia’s presidency of the 2014 G20 culminating in the G20 Leaders Summit to be held in Brisbane in November;

(2)         calls on all available opportunities to be extended to businesses and community groups to participate in and maximise their engagement with Australia’s G20 presidency; and

(3)         recognises the importance of such a high level meeting to Australia, particularly the economic, tourism and international business engagement opportunities that will result from Australia’s G20 presidency, including the positive impacts on Queensland.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      17    Franchise sector: Resumption of debate ( from 24 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll —That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         with concern that the Minister for Small Business, after more than six months in the job, has failed to implement a single recommendation of the ‘Wein Review’ into the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code);

(b)         that on 7 January 2014 the Minister is quoted in the Australian Financial Review as saying that ‘the Coalition would act early in 2014 to “maintain world-class regulatory support for a crucial part of the economy”’and on 6 January 2014 he is quoted in the SmartCompany magazine as saying that the Coalition is ‘working as we speak’ to ensure that changes are made, with a regulatory impact process expected to be completed by mid-year;

(c)         that 30 April 2014 is the 12 month anniversary of Mr Wein handing the previous government his ‘Wein Review’ recommendations; and

(d)         that the overwhelming majority of Australia’s franchise sector, including the peak industry associations, stakeholders and small businesses operating under the Code, have provided input to the previous government’s consultation process and expect the Minister to broadly implement the recommendations of the ‘Wein Review’; and

(2)         resolves that the Minister immediately act to provide certainty for this important small business sector and introduce into this Parliament the recommendations from the ‘Wein Review’ including but not limited to:

(a)         building on an effective disclosure regime by ensuring that disclosure remains relevant, timely, effective, and reflects modern changes in our economy such as the growth of online shopping;

(b)         clarifying that the Government expects franchisors and franchisees to act in good faith towards one another by making it a requirement under the Code;

(c)         enhancing compliance and enforcement of the Code by providing additional tools to the Commonwealth regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission; and

(d)         clarifying the policy intent of provisions of the Code which have caused unintentional confusion or an administrative burden without any corresponding benefit.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      18    M1-M2 Link: Resumption of debate ( from 24 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Ruddock —That this House:

              (1)    commends the Government for fulfilling the promise it took to the people at the last federal election with the announcement of the $3 billion M1-M2 Link, ‘NorthConnex’;

              (2)    notes that:

                       (a)    investment in infrastructure is a crucial component for economic growth; and

                       (b)    the Government:

                                  (i)     is delivering on its commitment to build the M1-M2 L ink; and

                                 (ii)     gives credit to the New South Wales Government and Transurban for their role in this development; and

              (3)    recognises:

                       (a)    that the M1-M2 Link is a greatly needed piece of infrastructure and is the missing link in Sydney’s transport system;

                       (b)    the benefits that the link will provide in reducing travel time, traffic congestion and pollution, and providing safer roads; and

                        (c)    that this infrastructure will not only benefit the people of North-West Sydney and the central coast, but will have a flow on effect to all areas of Sydney.

             — And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Albanese, viz. —That all words after ‘Government’ ( first occurring ) be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

             “for not withdrawing the inter-governmental agreement finalised between the former Australian Government and New South Wales Government for funding of the link between the renamed M1 and M2 in Sydney on 21 June 2013 and maintaining the $405 million federal funding allocated in the 2013 budget;

              (2)    notes that:

                       (a)    investment in infrastructure is a crucial component for economic growth; and

                       (b)    the Government:

                                  (i)     is continuing the former Government’s commitment to build the M1-M2 Link; and

                                 (ii)     gives credit to the New South Wales Government and Transurban for their role in this development; and

                        (c)    the former Government included the full funding for the federal funding of this project in the 2013 budget and that this investment began to flow in 2012-13; and

              (3)    recognises:

                       (a)    that the M1-M2 Link is a greatly needed piece of infrastructure and is the missing link in Sydney’s transport system;

                       (b)    the benefits that the link will provide in reducing travel time, traffic congestion and pollution, and providing safer roads; and

                        (c)    that this infrastructure will not only benefit the people of North-West Sydney and the central coast, but will have a flow on effect to all areas of Sydney.”

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      19    Human rights: Resumption of debate ( from 24 March 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Rowland —That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         Australia’s co-sponsorship of the 2012 United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Council resolution calling on the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission of Sri Lanka and to take credible and independent actions to ensure justice, equity, accountability and reconciliation for all Sri Lankans;

(b)         Australia’s co-sponsorship of the 2013 United Nations General Assembly Human Rights Council resolution expressing concern at continuing reports of violations of human rights in Sri Lanka, and reiterating the call upon the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the Commission’s recommendations and to fulfil its commitment to conduct an independent and credible investigation into allegations of violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law;

(c)         reports of continuing violations of human rights in Sri Lanka, intimidation of and reprisals against human rights defenders, members of civil society and journalists, threats to judicial independence and the rule of law, and a rapid rise in violence and discrimination on the basis of religion or belief in Sri Lanka; and

(d)         the conclusion of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights that national mechanisms have consistently failed to establish the truth and achieve justice in Sri Lanka, and her recommendation that the Human Rights Council establish an international inquiry mechanism to further investigate the alleged violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law and monitor any domestic accountability processes; and

(2)         calls on the Australian Government to:

(a)         maintain Australia’s strong record of support for human rights at the 25th session of the Human Rights Council; and

(b)         join with the United Kingdom, United States of America and other co-sponsoring nations and commit the Australian Government to the strongest possible support for draft Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/25/L.1.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      20    Regional Development Australia Fund: Resumption of debate ( from 17 March 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Ryan —That this House:

(1)         notes the importance of investing in local communities to assist them in meeting future challenges and seizing future opportunities;

(2)         acknowledges that the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) Round 5 and 5b commitments, which were announced and budgeted for by the former government, were an opportunity for regional communities to address their challenges of growth whilst also providing economic activity and job creation;

(3)         recognises that the withdrawal of these funding commitments will adversely affect every local council across Australia that was relying on the RDAF Round 5 and 5b funding; and

(4)         calls on the Government to immediately reinstate the funding as previously promised and budgeted for, thereby enabling communities to continue with certainty the projects they so desperately need.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      21    Netball: Resumption of debate ( from 17 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mrs K. L. Andrews —That this House:

(1)         recognises that:

(a)         there are three significant netball events approaching over the next four years, the:

                                                          (i)       Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014;

                                                        (ii)       Netball World Cup in Sydney in August 2015; and

                                                       (iii)       Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018; and

(b)         netball:

                                                          (i)       continues to be one of the most popular sports in Australia with the highest participation rate of any team sport amongst girls; and

                                                        (ii)       has been identified as not only having notable fitness benefits but also significantly decreasing the likelihood of depression; and

(2)         acknowledges that:

(a)         Australia’s elite netball players have opportunities to interact with parliamentarians as they prepare for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and the Netball World Cup;

(b)         the Australian media plays an important role in highlighting the role that netball has in our cultural identity, which in turn promotes the sport and increases participation rates; and

(c)         Netball Australia should be congratulated for its impact in boosting the profile of women in sport, providing its members with valuable leadership skills and supporting world-class athletes.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      22    Dental services: Resumption of debate ( from 17 March 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Rishworth —That this House: 

(1)         notes:

(a)         the importance of a well-resourced dental system in improving the oral health of our most vulnerable citizens; and

(b)         that well trained and well supported dental graduates are critical to improving the oral health of our nation;

(2)         shows extreme concern at the Government’s announcement to cut $40 million from the Voluntary Dental Graduate Program (VDGP); and

(3)         calls on the Government to reverse this decision and ensure that the 36 public dental services that were set to host the VDGP in 2014 are able to do so.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      23    Bruce Highway: Resumption of debate ( from 17 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mr E. T. Jones —That this House notes:

(1)         the importance of investing in infrastructure to improve Australia’s competitiveness;

(2)         that the Bruce Highway covers approximately 1,700 kilometres and is the major arterial connecting Queensland seaboard communities and economic centres;

(3)         that Queensland and our nation cannot achieve full economic potential without a safe, reliable and efficient Bruce Highway; and

(4)         that the Government is already delivering on its commitment to upgrade important sections of the Bruce Highway.

And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Albanese, viz .—That:

(a)         item (4) be deleted, and

(b)         the following be inserted:

“(4)   the former Labor Government quadrupled funding for the Bruce Highway; and

(5)        that the Member for Herbert stated in 2011 that ‘I’ll give Labor a pat on the back and say they have spent more in their four or five years on the Bruce Highway than we did before.’”

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      24    Rare Disease Day: Resumption of debate ( from 3 March 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Hall —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         28 February is Rare Disease Day and encourages all Members to acknowledge that around 10 per cent of the population including 400,000 children suffer from these diseases;

(b)         rare diseases, of which there are more than 8,000, are complex, often with inadequate or no treatment; and

(c)         80 per cent of rare diseases affect children and most begin in childhood only to continue throughout life;

(2)         recognises that:

(a)         for best practice treatments to be achieved, Australians with rare diseases must have access to a wide range of trials; and

(b)         a rare disease registry is potentially valuable to the progress of medical research in this field; and

(3)         acknowledges:

(a)         the vital role organisations play in assisting the patients with treatment and quality of life; and

(b)         that an investigation into the establishment of a national patient registry, free of commercial interests, for research purposes would benefit the wellbeing of many patients.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      25    Coeliac Awareness Week: Resumption of debate ( from 3 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mrs K. L. Andrews —That this House:

(1)         recognises that:

(a)         13 to 20 March 2014 is national Coeliac Awareness Week, with the aim of increasing rates of testing and diagnosis of coeliac disease;

(b)         coeliac disease is one of Australia’s most commonly under-diagnosed conditions, with an estimated 80 per cent of sufferers currently not diagnosed; and

(c)         diagnosis and treatment immensely improves well-being and quality of life for sufferers of coeliac disease; and

(2)         congratulates Coeliac Australia, and its five state organisations, on their work in promoting awareness of the disease, improving quality of life for sufferers, and fundraising for research of coeliac disease.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      26    Cambodia: Resumption of debate ( from 3 March 2014 ) on the motion of Ms O’Neil —That this House:

(1)         notes that in July 2013 general elections were held in Cambodia, the results of which have been disputed and led to civil unrest;

(2)         notes that on 2 and 3 January 2014:

(a)         5 people were killed by Cambodian security forces while protesting in Phnom Penh; and

(b)         23 people were detained for participating in protests to secure a better wage for garment workers; and

(3)         calls on the Australian Government to:

(a)         join human rights organisations and multinational business leaders to express deep concern over the actions of the Cambodian Government;

(b)         condemn violence against protesters; and

(c)         ask the Cambodian authorities to release those detained for social and political activism.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      27    Small businesses: Resumption of debate ( from 3 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mr van Manen —That this House:

(1)         commends the Government for its strong commitment to small businesses in Australia;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         small business is essential to the Australian Economy;

(b)         there are approximately 2 million actively trading small businesses in Australia employing 4.6 million people;

(c)         small businesses generate over $900 billion in income and contribute around 34 per cent of Industry Value Added;

(d)         under the previous government, 412,000 jobs were lost in small business and there are 3,000 fewer employing small businesses than was the case when the former Coalition Government left office; and

(e)         the share of employment provided by small businesses has shrunk from 53 per cent of the private sector workforce in 2007 to 43 per cent under the former Labor Government; and

(3)         supports small business owners throughout Australia by endorsing the Coalition’s Small Business Policy that outlines 23 initiatives to further remove challenges and roadblocks in their way.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      28    Infrastructure: Resumption of debate ( from 3 March 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Albanese —That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         that investment in infrastructure is a vital contributor to economic growth;

(b)         the broad support in the House for:

                                                          (i)       the principle that infrastructure priorities should be developed by experts, based on the benefit to the national economy;

                                                        (ii)       Infrastructure Australia as an independent source of infrastructure advice to government; and

                                                       (iii)       the continuance and enhancement of the successful role played by Infrastructure Australia since its formation in 2008; and

(c)         the overwhelming desire of infrastructure providers, financiers, and others involved in the infrastructure chain, for a robust, bipartisan approach to the governance of Infrastructure Australia; and

(2)         resolves that:

(a)         the issue of the future governance of Infrastructure Australia be referred to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications for consideration and report back to the House by 30 April 2014;

(b)         the Committee seeks formal submissions from the public, and specifically stakeholders across the infrastructure chain, on the matter of the governance of Infrastructure Australia;

(c)         Infrastructure Australia, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, other relevant federal agencies, COAG and its member governments, including local government, be specifically requested to provide input; and

(d)         until such time as this review is completed, the Infrastructure Australia Amendment Bill 2013 not be further proceeded with in the House or the other place.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014 )

      29    25th anniversary of chemical attacks in Iraq: Resumption of debate ( from  24 February 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Ferguson —That this House notes that:

(1)         March 2013 marked the 25th anniversary of the genocidal chemical attack by the regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on Halabja in the Kurdish region of Iraq that took at least 4,000 lives within a few minutes and displaced many thousands more, and was part of Saddam’s brutal Anfal Campaign of the 1980s, targeting Kurdish and other minorities in Iraq;

(2)         some 4,000 villages, 2,000 schools and 300 hospitals were destroyed, including through the use of chemical weapons across dozens of Kurdish villages;

(3)         the Saddam regime was also responsible for the:

(a)         deportation or forced relocation of tens of thousands of Faili Kurds on the basis that they were not considered Iraqi;

(b)         abduction and execution of an estimated 8,000 Barzani Kurds who were subsequently buried in mass graves in southern Iraq; and

(c)         arrest, execution and subsequent burial of up to 100,000 Iraqi Kurds in 1988, including women and children; and

(4)         the former dictator Saddam Hussein and Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as Chemical Ali, were subsequently prosecuted and convicted for these and other crimes.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      30    Education funding: Resumption of debate ( from 24 February 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Ryan —That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         the importance of investing in education and ensuring that Australia remains competitive by providing quality education to all Australian children regardless of their postcode; and

(b)         with concern that the gap between the most well off and disadvantaged students in Australia is on average 2.5 years, which is a much wider gap than the OECD average;

(2)         acknowledges that the:

(a)         well respected and qualified ‘Gonski panel’ identified six loadings and the importance of school reform as the key to improvement; and

(b)         New South Wales, Victorian, South Australian, Tasmanian and Australian Capital Territory governments along with the national Catholic and independent school authorities signed up to this funding model;

(3)         recognises that under the new four year funding arrangements for education, that it is impossible for the Government to guarantee that no school across Australia will be worse off; and

(4)         calls on the Government not to return to the inequitable Socioeconomic Status scheme funding model of the past, but to commit to its promise of honouring the education funding agreements already entered into and provide equity by making it a truly national system.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      31    Defence expenditure: Resumption of debate ( from 24 February 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Coleman —That this House:

(1)         notes that Defence is a critical responsibility of the Australian Government, which:

(a)         requires substantial investment in order to ensure Australia’s military preparedness; and

(b)         suffered from material budget cuts under the former Government in recent years;

(2)         recognises the plans of the Government to make no further cuts to Defence expenditure, and to increase Defence expenditure to 2 per cent of GDP within a decade; and

(3)         commends the Government on this approach to Defence expenditure planning.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      32    Syria and humanitarian aid: Resumption of debate ( from 24 February 2014 ) on the motion of Ms Plibersek —That this House:

(1)         notes the:

(a)         ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon;

(b)         former Labor Government’s contribution of $100.8 million to humanitarian assistance; and

(c)         Government’s contribution of $12 million; and

(2)         calls on the Government to immediately increase its humanitarian aid commitment to people affected by the Syrian conflict.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      33    Diabetes: Resumption of debate ( from 24 February 2014 ) on the motion of Mr Wyatt —That this House:

(1)         notes that diabetes is a serious health concern with an estimated 382 million people worldwide living with diabetes;

(2)         recognises that:

(a)         8 per cent of Australians are living with diabetes;

(b)         by 2035, 14 per cent of Australians will be living with diabetes; and

(c)         incidences of diabetes are three to four times higher in Indigenous communities;

(3)         acknowledges that the World Diabetes Congress was:

(a)         held in Melbourne, from 2 to 6 December 2013;

(b)         attended by 50 international parliamentarians; and

(c)         successful in passing the Melbourne Declaration and appointing International Parliamentary Champions for Diabetes;

(4)         recognises that the International Parliamentary Champions for Diabetes will:

(a)         exchange policy views and practical ideas for prevention and management of diabetes;

(b)         encourage all governments to acknowledge that diabetes is a national health priority that requires a comprehensive action plan leading to action; and

(c)         aim to improve health outcomes for people with diabetes, stop discrimination towards people with diabetes and prevent development of Type 2 diabetes;

(5)         calls on the Government, individuals, families, communities, health care services and industry, to take urgent action to:

(a)         ensure prevention of diabetes;

(b)         improve early diagnosis of diabetes;

(c)         support ongoing research into treatment and medications for diabetes; and

(d)         effectively manage and treat diabetes; and

(6)         acknowledges the Government’s contribution:

(a)         with an expert Advisory Group to consider available evidence and consult with a wide range of stakeholders to inform the development of the National Diabetes Strategy;

(b)         to ongoing research into a cure for Type 1 diabetes with a $35 million contribution into the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Clinical Research Network; and

(c)         in providing an additional $1.4 million for the Diabetes Insulin Pump Programme.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 23 June 2014. )

      34    Rural clinical schools: Resumption of debate ( from 9 December 2013 ) on the motion of Dr Stone —That this House:

(1)         celebrates the success of Rural Clinical Schools (RCS) around Australia, commenced in 1999 by the then Minister for Health, the Hon. Dr Michael Wooldridge MP, and continued by his successor, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         RCS were designed to overcome the maldistribution of all doctors including general practitioners across Australia, which left country regions short of general practitioners and other specialty doctors;

(b)         students undertaking training in rural locations have academic results that are equal to or better than their metropolitan counterparts;

(c)         published data from public universities show high rates of RCS graduates working in, or intending to work in rural areas; and

(d)         the information gathered through an independent project tracking all Australian and New Zealand medical students—Medical Schools Outcomes Database—demonstrates that long term placements in a rural setting through RCS have a significant impact on the vocational choice and intention to practice in a rural or remote setting as well as future career specialty focus; and

(3)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         continue its support for these excellent initiatives; and

(b)         examine opportunities to increase intern and postgraduate training places in rural locations to enhance the future of specialty medical service delivery with a focus on general practitioners in rural and regional Australia.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 23 June 2014. )

      35    National Body Image awareness program: Resumption of debate ( from 9 December 2013 ) on the motion of Ms Claydon —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         eating disorders and poor body image present a significant problem for both males and females in Australia; and

(b)         the social messages given to people by their family, friends, teachers, medical professionals and the media can have a significant negative or positive impact on a person’s body image; and

(2)         calls on:

(a)         all Members of Parliament to take a leading role in the promotion of healthy living, exercise and positive body image in Australia; and

(b)         the Government to commit to continued support for the National Body Image awareness program.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 23 June 2014. )

      36    Economic growth plan for Tasmania: Resumption of debate ( from 9 December 2013 ) on the motion of Mr Nikolic —That this House notes:

(1)         with concern that Tasmania has the lowest gross state product per capita in Australia, the nation’s highest unemployment rate, the lowest proportion of adults in the nation who have attained a year 12 qualification, one of the lowest retention rates to year 12, the lowest population growth, and the highest proportion of Australians without superannuation coverage;

(2)         that Tasmania has enormous potential with productive land, a skilled and willing work force and people with a strong commitment to improve the state’s economy by endeavour and hard work; and

(3)         that the federal Coalition’s Economic Growth Plan for Tasmania, promised in the election campaign and reiterated in Her Excellency the Governor-General’s speech opening the 44th Parliament, will provide the architecture to help tum Tasmania’s economy around and encourage long term, sustainable employment.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 23 June 2014. )

      37    New South Wales bushfire recovery processes: Resumption of debate ( from  9 December 2013 ) on the motion of Mr Husic —That this House:

(1)         notes with alarm the burden placed on the bushfire affected residents of the Blue Mountains and Central Coast via the combined mismanagement of recovery processes by the Australian and New South Wales governments;

(2)         acknowledges that while emergency personnel and volunteers acted swiftly and bravely to minimise the impact of the horrific October fires, the Australian and New South Wales governments have made decisions that have hurt families and businesses in the aftermath of the fires, namely:

(a)         failing to extend full disaster relief support payments;

(b)         presiding over a poorly executed response to the clean-up process; and

(c)         breaking a promise by failing to provide consequential concessional loans to small businesses struggling to recover after the fires; and

(3)         calls on both the Australian and New South Wales governments to urgently act to remedy this situation and assist homes and businesses to fully recover in a quicker timeframe.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 23 June 2014. )