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Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Page: 13813

NOTICES

The following notices were given:

Mr Albanese to move:

That standing order 31 (automatic adjournment of the House) and standing order 33 (limit on business) be suspended for the sitting on Thursday, 29 November 2012.

Mr Shorten to present a Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to superannuation, corporations and first home saver accounts, and for related purposes.

Mr Gray to present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to elections, referendums and taxation, and for related purposes.

Mr Bradbury to present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to finance, and for other purposes.

Ms Gillard to present a Bill for an Act to establish the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and for related purposes.

Mr Shorten to present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to social security, farm household support and taxation, and for related purposes.

Mr Gray to move:

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, and by reason of the urgent nature of the works, it is expedient that the following work be carried out without having been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works: Infrastructure and upgrade works to establish Regional Processing Centres on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, and Nauru.

Mr Dutton to move:

That this House:

(1) notes the concerns of key stakeholders in relation to the price reduction of chemotherapy drug Docetaxel and its potential broader impact on the treatment of cancer patients;

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) negotiate with relevant bodies regarding the cost of dispensing chemotherapy drugs; and

(b) ensure that the result of these negotiations will allow pharmacists to continue dispensing the drug, and other chemotherapy drugs, without disrupting patients; and

(3) welcomes the policy of price disclosure of items on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, however calls on the Government to ensure that further disruptions to patients do not occur.

Ms Owens to move:

That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) there is community generated action to save key historical women's sites in Parramatta;

(b) the Parramatta Female Factory Friends/Action Group are campaigning to include Australia's earliest existing convict women's site, Parramatta Female Factory on the National Heritage List;

(c) the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Association is campaigning for both the Girls Industrial School/Catholic Orphanage and the Parramatta Female Factory to be placed on the National Heritage List;

(d) the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Association and the Parramatta Female Factory Friends/Action Group:

   (i) have petitions supporting preservation of the Female Factory site with the Parramatta Female Factory Friends/Action Group having over 3,000 signature and a further 2,000 web petitions; and the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Association has over 5,000; and

   (ii) are campaigning with a common goal to place Australia's earliest existing convict women's site on the National Heritage List;

(f) there is strong community support to have the sites nominated for world heritage listing;

(g) the work of these two groups and support from a broad cross-section of the Australian community indicates there is strong support for National Heritage Listing;

(h) the Parramatta Female Factory is a site where the Australian identity was forged and is therefore a site for all Australians. The Girls Industrial School is a site that holds the stories of many forgotten Australian girls and women. Both sites are of high heritage significance to Australian history;

(i) the Senate's Community Affairs References Committee's report Forgotten Australians (2004) calls for 'the Commonwealth and State Governments, in conjunction with the Churches and agencies, to provide funding for the erection of suitable memorials commemorating care leavers';

(j) the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Half Way to Equal report (1992) recommends the establishment of a "National Women's Place" recognising women's history and contribution; and

(k) in August the NSW government announced the development of a master plan for the Parramatta Heritage Precinct and proposed a public/private enterprise to enable the 'adaptive reuse' of the heritage sites for commercial and residential purposes, posing a threat to its heritage values; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) seek the NSW Government's support to have the Parramatta Female Factory and the Girl's Industrial School placed on the 2013-14 Final Priority Assessment List for National Heritage Listing; and

(b) support the recommendations of the Forgotten Australians report, including to create a memorial garden, plaque and a heritage centre at the precinct using the buildings and grounds of the former Parramatta Girls Home as one of the projects to be priorities after a future successful National Heritage Listing.