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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
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The SPEAKER: I present the report of the Selection Committee, No. 37, relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and private members' business on Monday, 21 November 2011. The report will be printed in today’s Hansard and the committee’s determinations will appear on tomorrow’s Notice Paper. Copies of the report have been placed on the table.

The report read as follows—

Report relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and of private Members’ business

1. The committee met in private session on Tuesday, 1 November 2011.

2. The committee determined the order of precedence and times to be allotted for consideration of committee and delegation business and private Members’ business on Monday, 21 November 2011, as follows:

Items for House of Representatives Chamber (10.10 am to 12 noon)

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION BUSINESS

Presentation and statements

1 Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Report on the inquiry into Integrity Testing

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 10:20 a.m.

Speech time limits—

Ms Parke—5 minutes.

Next Member speaking—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

2 Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Annual Report of Committee Activities 2010-2011

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 10:30 a.m.

Speech time limits—

Mr Byrne—5 minutes.

Next Member speaking—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

3 Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications

Finding the Right Balance: Cabin crew ratios on Australian aircraft

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 10:40 a.m.

Speech time limits—

Ms Bird—5 minutes.

Next Member speaking—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

4 Standing Committee on Economics

Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report 2010 (Third Report)

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 10:50 a.m.

Speech time limits—

Ms Owens—5 minutes.

Next Member speaking—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

5 Australian Parliamentary Delegation to The 32 nd AIPA General Assembly

Report of the Parliamentary Delegation to the 32nd AIPA General Assembly, September 2011

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 10:55 a.m.

Speech time limits—

Mr Symon—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 1 x 5 mins]

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS Notices

1 MR MORRISON: To present a Bill for an Act to propose a Medal which may be awarded to members of Australian police forces who served in the Territories of Papua and New Guinea between 1949 and 1973, and for related purposes (Police Overseas Service (Territories of Papua and New Guinea) Medal Bill 2011). (Notice given 11 October 2011.)

Presenter may speak for a period not exceeding 10 minutes—pursuant to standing order 41.

2 DR LEIGH: To move:

That this House:

(1) recognises that:

(a) the Australian incarceration rate has risen from 117 prisoners per 100,000 adults in 1991 to 172 prisoners per 100,000 adults in 2010;

(b) since the Indigenous Deaths in Custody Report was released in 1991, the Indigenous incarceration rate has risen from 1739 prisoners per 100,000 adults to 2303 prisoners per 100 000 adults; and

(c) an increasing number of Australian children have a parent behind bars; and

(2) encourages governments at all levels to pursue innovative policies to reduce crime and incarceration rates, including:

(a) investing in early intervention programs to deter young people from crime;

(b) where appropriate, considering alternatives to incarceration such as weekend detention, periodic detention, restorative justice and drug courts;

(c) employing smart policing strategies, such as using real-time crime statistics to identify and target crime hotspots;

(d) establishing in-prison education, training and rehabilitation programs aimed at reducing recidivism and improving family relationships for prisoners with children; and

(e) implementing randomised policy trials (akin to the 1999 NSW Drug Court randomised trial) to rigorously evaluate the impact of criminal justice interventions. (Notice given 20 September 2011.)

Time allotted—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 12 noon

Speech time limits—

Dr Leigh—10 minutes.

Next Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 7 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

Items for House of Representatives Chamber (8 to 9.30 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS Notices

3 MR DANBY: To move:

That this House notes that:

(1) on 11 July 1995, the Bosnian town of Srebrenica which was at that time proclaimed a Protected Zone by a United Nations Security Council Resolution of 16 April 1993, fell into the hands of the Army of Republika Srpska, led by General Ratko Mladic and under the direction of the then President of the Republika Srpska, Radovan Karadzic;

(2) from 12 July 1995, the Army and the Police of Republika Srpska separated men aged 16 to approximately 60 or 70 from their families;

(3) Bosnian Serb forces killed over 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men following the takeover of Srebrenica in July 1995;

(4) all the executions systematically targeted Bosnian Muslim men of military age, regardless of whether they were civilians or soldiers;

(5) the acts committed at Srebrenica were committed with the specific intent to destroy in part, the group of Muslims of Bosnia and Herzegovina;

(6) these were acts of genocide, committed by members of the Army of Republika Srpska in and around Srebrenica from about 13 July 1995;

(7) these findings have been confirmed by the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia through final and binding judgments; and

(8) the House should recognise 11 July as Srebrenica Remembrance Day in memorial of the genocide at Srebrenica in July 1995. (Notice given 1 November 2011.)

Time allotted—60 minutes

Speech time limits—

Mr Danby—10 minutes.

Next Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 8 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

4 MR GEORGANAS: To move:

That this House:

(1) commemorates the ninth anniversary of the 12 October 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people including 88 Australians died and 240 sustained injuries;

(2) notes that as a result of the attacks, survivor Julian Burton OAM was inspired to found Australia's first burn injury organisation, the Julian Burton Burns Trust;

(3) commends the work of the Julian Burton Burns Trust in implementing burn injury prevention programs, care and support services for burns patients and their families, and advancing world class research into burns treatment;

(4) recognises that:

(a) 220,000 Australians will suffer a burn injury every year;

(b) Indigenous people living in remote areas are up to 25 times more likely to suffer a serious burns injury than those living in metropolitan areas;

(c) burn injuries cost the Australian Government $1.5 billion annually in health care costs; and

(d) the vast majority of burn injuries are preventable; and

(5) supports the establishment of a national burn injury prevention plan to reduce the incidence of burns in Australia and improve research, treatment and outcomes for burns patients. (Notice given 11 October 2011).

Time allotted—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 9.30 pm

Speech time limits—

Mr Georganas—10 minutes.

Next Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 2 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

Items for Main Committee (approx 11 am to 1.30 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS 1 MR ENTSCH: To move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges the scale of the tuberculosis threat to Papua New Guinea, and the mortality, morbidity, economic and social costs, and risk to Australia if this threat is not managed;

(2) notes that since 1978, the Torres Strait Islands Treaty has included Commonwealth compensation for the impacts of the care of Papua New Guinea nationals on the Queensland health system;

(3) condemns both the Federal and Queensland governments for indicating they will terminate the tuberculosis clinics on Saibai and Boigu islands which currently provide vital tuberculosis surveillance and clinical care for Papua New Guinea nationals, and reduce the risk of the emergence of drug resistant strains of tuberculosis;

(4) calls on the Federal Government, through AusAID, to immediately provide long-term funding to clinics that provide tuberculosis services to Papua New Guinea nationals and front line health protection for Torres Strait Islander Australians; and

(5) calls on the Federal Minister for Health and Ageing to consult with frontline public health experts to formulate a long-term strategy which ensures that Papua New Guinea programs and Torres Strait Islands clinics deliver a combination of disease surveillance and tuberculosis care for Papua New Guinea and Torres Strait Islander Australians. (Notice given 1 November 2011.)

Time allotted—100 minutes

Speech time limits—

Mr Entsch—10 minutes.

Next 7 Members speaking—10 minutes each.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 8 x 10 mins + 4 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

2 MR HAYES: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes that 25 November 2011 marks White Ribbon Day, the symbol of the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women;

(2) recognises that White Ribbon day aims to prevent violence against women by increasing public awareness and education by challenging attitudes and behaviours that allow violence to continue;

(3) asks all Australian men to challenge these attitudes and behaviours by joining ‘My Oath Campaign’ and taking the oath ‘I swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women’;

(4) notes with concern that one in three women will experience physical violence, and one in five will experience sexual violence over their lifetime;

(5) understands that domestic and family violence are primary causes of homelessness;

(6) acknowledges the community cost of violence against women and their children to the Australian economy was estimated to be $13.6 billion in 2008-09, and that if we take no action to shine a light on this violence, that cost will hit an estimated $15.6 billion in 2021-22; and

(7) asks all Members to show that they are challenging violence against women by wearing a white ribbon or wristband on White Ribbon Day. (Notice given 13 October 2011)

Time allotted—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 1.30 pm

Speech time limits—

Mr Hayes—10 minutes.

Next Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 6 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

Items for Main Committee (6.30 to 9 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS 3 DR STONE: To move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) in the 2011 Budget, the Labor Government announced the extension of the Exceptional Circumstances Exit Grants program as part of its drought assistance measures;

(b) less than 6 weeks into the extended 52 week program, the Government announced that funds had run out;

(c) this Exit Grant was often the only means by which some farmers could exit their farms with sufficient support to transition to a new livelihood;

(d) many farmers who applied and were assessed as eligible for the grant, proceeded to put their farms on the market, and had sold their farms through exchange of contracts, prior to the announcement that the funds have now run out;

(e) many of these farmers, on the basis of the Exit Grant support, have made financial commitments to buy alternative accommodation so they can transition to their new locality and employment; and

(f) many of these farmers who trusted the Government's commitment and Centrelink's documentation approving their eligibility are now in dire financial straits with no capacity to borrow, no income, and no opportunity to become re-established; and

(2) calls on the Government to provide the Exit Grant to the farmers that have sold their farms through exchange of contracts by 10 August 2011, and were eligible under the guidelines for the exit grant had funding not run out. (Notice given 11 October 2011)

Time allotted—70 minutes

Speech time limits—

Dr Stone—10 minutes.

Next 3 Members speaking—10 minutes each.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 4 x 10 mins + 6 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

4 MR GEORGANAS: To move:

That this House:

(1) joins Osteoporosis Australia and the International Osteoporosis Foundation in promoting World Osteoporosis Day on Thursday 20 October 2011;

(2) notes that:

(a) more than 1.2 million Australians have osteoporosis;

(b) an Australian is admitted to hospital with an osteoporotic fracture every six minutes;

(c) half of all women aged over 60 and one third of men will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime; and

(d) after suffering a hip fracture, about a quarter of people will die within a year;

(3) recognises and supports Osteoporosis Australia in its campaign to raise awareness about this silent disease that affects our health and independence as we age;

(4) acknowledges how simple it is to prevent osteoporosis with calcium from eating the rights foods, vitamin D from safe levels of sunlight and regular weight-bearing exercise throughout life; and

(5) works to ensure all Australians are aware of the risk factors and the measures they can take to prevent this debilitating disease. (Notice given 12 October 2011)

Time allotted—40 minutes

Speech time limits—

Mr Georganas—10 minutes.

Next Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 4 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

5 MS HALL: To move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges the

(a) important role played by Meals On Wheels organisations throughout Australia in delivering nutritious meals for frail aged and disabled Australians; and

(b) role played by volunteers in preparing and delivering meals;

(2) notes that Meals on Wheels volunteers provide the only social contact to many house bound elderly and disabled Australians;

(3) further notes that the strength of Meals On Wheels organisations is linked to their ability to deliver to their clients in many diverse ways which recognises the needs of their clients and reflects the communities they service. (Notice given 13 September 2011)

Time allotted—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 9 pm

Speech time limits—

Ms Hall—10 minutes.

Next Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins + 4 x 5 mins]

The Committee determined that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

3. The committee recommends that the following items of private Members’ business listed on the notice paper be voted on:

Orders of the day—

Bombing of Darwin (Mrs Griggs)

Boycotts, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel (Ms J I Bishop)

Dairy industry (Mr Broadbent)

Occasional care child care funding (Ms S Ley).