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Tuesday, 22 June 1999
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Mr NEHL (4:22 PM) —I present the report of the Selection Committee relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private members business on Monday, 28 June 1999. The report will be printed in today's Hansard and the items accorded priority for debate will be published in the Notice Paper for the next sitting.

The report read as follows—

Report relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private Members' business on Monday, 28 June 1999

Pursuant to standing order 331, the Selection Committee has determined the order of precedence and times to be allotted for consideration of committee and delegation reports and private Members' business on Monday, 28 June 1999. The order of precedence and the allotments of time determined by the Committee are shown in the list.

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION REPORTS

Presentation and statements

1 AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION TO THE 101ST INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM AND A BILATERAL VISIT TO NORWAY: Report on the Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the 101st Inter-Parliamentary Conference, Brussels, Belgium (10-16 April 1999) and a bilateral visit to Norway (17-21 April 1999).

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to be made within a total time of 25 minutes.

Speech time limits—

First Member speaking—9 minutes.

Other Members—4 minutes each.

2 TREATIES—JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE: Report 22—Pine Gap Agreement and five treaties tabled on 11 May 1999.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made—all statements to be made within a total time of 20 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Order of precedence

Notices

1Mr Lindsay to move:

That this House:

(1) recognises the vital and growing role electronic information transmission plays in education, research and business activity throughout Australia;

(2) further recognises that the availability of adequate capacity, high quality and appropriately priced bandwidth—for the electronic transmission of information—is an important strategic issue for the development of the information economy in Australia;

(3) notes that regional areas throughout Australia have a poorer electronic information infrastructure than metropolitan areas, and the gap is widening; and

(4) acknowledges the urgent need to provide affordable broadband electronic communications to Australia's regional centres and, in particular, to our regional universities.

Time allotted—remaining private Members' business time prior to 1.45 p.m.

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—10 minutes.

First Opposition Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

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

2Ms Jann McFarlane to move:

That this House:

(1) recognises the importance of the efforts of the Jubilee 2000 Debt Coalition in working to obtain a debt free start in the new millennium for a billion people in impoverished countries;

(2) supports the Jubilee 2000 Debt Coalition's efforts to present a 370 000 signature petition to the G7 leaders meeting in Cologne on 19 June 1999; and

(3) supports the Jubilee 2000 Debt Coalition's efforts to encourage the G7 leaders to take effective steps to prevent high levels of debt building up again in impoverished countries.

Time allotted—30 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—10 minutes.

First Government Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

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

3Mr Charles to move:

That the House of Representatives supports the proposal of Tidal Power Australia for a tidal energy station at Doctors Creek, Derby, WA, to supply the electric power needs of Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Metals and Broome in an environmentally sensitive manner with true renewable and non-polluting energy.

Time allotted—remaining private Members' business time.

Speech time limits—

Mover of motion—10 minutes.

First Opposition Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Members—5 minutes each.

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