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BUSINESS ACCORDED PRIORITY FOR THIS SITTING

10.10 AM TO 12 NOON

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notices

      ‡1    Mr Wilkie : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 , and for related purposes. ( Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Cleaning up Political Donations) Bill 2021 )

              ( Notice given 15 June 2021. See page 7. )

         2    Mr C. Kelly : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 , and for related purposes. ( Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2021 )

              ( Notice given 24 June 2021. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

         3    Ms Steggall : To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 , and for related purposes. ( Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Stopping PEP11) Bill 2021 )

              ( Notice given 31 August 2021. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

         4    Ms Steggall : To present a Bill for an Act to establish a national climate change adaptation and mitigation framework, and to establish the Climate Change Commission, and for related purposes. ( Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2021 )

              ( Notice given 31 August 2021. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

         5    Ms Steggall : To present a Bill for an Act to create duties to consider climate change impacts and to deal with consequential and transitional matters arising from the enactment of the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Act 2021 , and for related purposes. ( Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2021 )

              ( Notice given 31 August 2021. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

    †6    Mr Vasta : To move—That this House:

(1)        acknowledges that the month of August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month;

(2)        notes that:

(a)         spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the number one genetic killer of infants under the age of two in Australia and one in thirty-five people are carriers of SMA; and

(b)        the Health Chief Executives Forum has encouraged all states and territories to include SMA in their Newborn Screening Programs following the success of the pilot program in

NSW/ACT;

(3)        recognises that the Commonwealth Government has invested significantly in the space of genetic testing and SMA treatment due to our strong economic management; and

(4)        calls on the remaining state and territory governments to implement SMA testing into their Newborn Bloodspot Program, following the advice from the Health Chief Executives Forum.

              ( Notice given 11 August 2021; amended 23 August 2021. Time allowed—30 minutes. )

    †7    Ms Stanley : To move—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)         15 October 2021 is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day;

(b)        on that day, parents, families, friends and healthcare workers will memorialise babies they have lost through miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death;

(c)         infant loss is a tragic and terrible event to go through for families, healthcare workers and friends, and International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day provides an opportunity to mark their shared loss; and

(d)        direct support for persons affected by pregnancy and infant loss is difficult at the current time considering the local health environment;

(2)        acknowledges that:

(a)         each year approximately 150,000 women in Australia experience some form of pregnancy or infant loss;

(b)        further issues are commonly faced by those close to these tragic events such as depression, anxiety, changes in relationships, development of unhealthy coping mechanisms and post-traumatic stress disorder;

(c)         these effects, amongst others, are often underestimated and overlooked by healthcare professionals, friends, and even family members, especially concerning pregnancy loss related bereavement and subsequent grief;

(d)        greater research and understanding is required to aide in the creation and establishment of programs, resources and services that support and provide assistance to survivors of baby loss and their families, and enable them to overcome their trauma and integrate their bereavement into their life in a healthy, helpful, healing manner;

(e)         services for people affected by pregnancy or infant loss have been continuing, as best as possible, their necessary and significant work during this recent and difficult period; and

(f)          further support is required including providing parents who aren’t covered by leave entitlements with the same amount of paid leave they would be entitled to if their baby was born alive;

(3)        expresses sympathy to all families who have suffered a miscarriage, a stillbirth or infant death; and

(4)        commends every person who has supported parents and families through their journey from the loss of a baby.

              ( Notice given 12 August 2021. Time allowed—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 12 noon. )