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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Page: 3545

The following notices were given:

Mr Albanese to move:

That standing order 31 (automatic adjournment of the House) be suspended for the sitting on Thursday, 14 May 2009 and at that sitting, after the Leader of the Opposition completes his reply to the Budget speech, the House automatically stand adjourned until 12 noon on Monday 25 May 2009 unless the Speaker or, in the event of the Speaker being unavailable, the Deputy Speaker, fixes an alternative day or hour of meeting.

Ms Gillard to present a Bill for an Act to establish Safe Work Australia, and for related purposes.

Mr Albanese to present a Bill for an Act to amend the AusLink (National Land Transport) Act 2005, and for related purposes.

Ms Roxon to present a Bill for an Act to establish Health Workforce Australia, and for related purposes.

Ms Macklin to present a Bill for an Act to amend the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, and for related purposes.

Mr Ripoll to move:

That the House:

(1)   notes that:

(a)   a comprehensive and accessible rail transport system is an important link in the Australian transport chain that joins communities and strengthens industry; and

(b)   the Australian Government has invested an unprecedented $26.4 billion investment in road and rail infrastructure through the Nation Building Program over the six year period from 2008-09 to 2013-14; and

(2)   supports:

(a)   the Australian Government’s budget announcement of more than $25 billion for key road, rail and port projects;

(b)   fiscal strategies and major infrastructure projects that aim to create jobs and boost long term productivity; and

(c)   the continued encouragement of private involvement in delivering new infrastructure.

Mr Somlyay to move:

That the House:

(1)   recognises and commends service undertaken by all those who have served the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the people of Australia in the name of Australia;

(2)   takes note of service undertaken by ADF personnel on ‘Undeclared Operations’ on behalf of the Australian Government and the Australian people;

(3)   commends personnel on ‘Undeclared Operations’ for their duty on behalf of all Australians by working to serve, protect and defend Australian citizens against perceived threats;

(4)   acknowledges the risks associated with ‘Undeclared Operations’ and notes that the personnel recruited understood the significant risks involved in their work; and

(5)   calls upon the Department of Defence to reconsider declaring such missions as ‘Active Service’.