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Monday, 26 November 2018
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Ms Sharkie: to present a Bill for an Act to restrict the long haul export of live sheep, and for related purposes. (Live Sheep Long Haul Export Prohibition Bill 2018(No.2))

Mr Hogan to move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) the disparity of petrol prices between regional and rural areas compared to city prices is not explainable and must be investigated; and

(b) allegations of misuse of market power, unconscionable conduct and the use of unfair contract terms by the large supermarket chains Woolworths, Coles and Aldi, must be investigated; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) request the Governor-General to establish a Royal Commission into the supermarket and petrol retailing sectors; and

(b) draft terms of reference that will investigate all facets of the major operators of the supermarkets and petrol retailing industries, including but not limited to, business practices, conduct and culture with regard to:

   (i) misuse of market power;

   (ii) unfair contract terms;

   (iii) unconscionable conduct; and

   (iv) pricing collusion.

Mr Leeser to move:

That this House:

(1) strongly endorses An India Economic Strategy To 2035, the independent report by Mr Peter Varghese AO, and its goals of:

(a) lifting India into Australia’s top three export markets by 2035;

(b) making India the third largest destination in Asia for Australian outward investment; and

(c) bringing India into the inner circle of Australia’s strategic partnerships, and with people to people ties as close as any in Asia;

(2) recognises the unprecedented opportunity for Australia to cement India as a priority economic partner; and

(3) acknowledges the importance of building a broad and deep bilateral relationship based on:

(a) a sustainable long term economic strategy;

(b) our shared strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific, including the importance of the rules based international order; and

(c) the strength of the Indian community in Australia, the fastest growing diaspora in our nation.

Ms Sharkie to present a Bill for an Act to include the Great Australian Bight in the Commonwealth Heritage List, and for related purposes. (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Heritage Listing for the Bight) Bill 2018)