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Monday, 21 May 2012
Page: 4863


The following notices were given:

Mr Pyne to move:

That this House require the Prime Minister to explain:

(1) why the Member for Dobell has been suspended from the Labor Caucus;

(2) why the Prime Minister is able to accept his vote to support her government including in the passage of the Appropriations bill; and

(3) how she is able to deny him the presumption of innocence with respect to his membership of the Caucus but afford him such a presumption in the House to keep her in power. (Notice given 21 May 2012.)

Mr Pyne to move:

That this House: consider the statement of the Member for Dobell of 21 May 2012 with respect to the findings of Fair Work Australia in relation to his tenure as National Secretary of the Health Services Union and his candidature as Labor candidate for the seat of Dobell. (Notice given 21 May 2012.)

Mr Georganas to move:

That this House:

(1) joins the World Health Organisation in promoting World No Tobacco Day on Thursday 31 May 2012;

(2) notes that:

(a) the theme for this year's World No Tobacco Day is 'tobacco industry interference';

(b) the campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry's brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine global tobacco control efforts; and

(c) tobacco use is one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide killing nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are people exposed to second-hand smoke; and

(3) acknowledges that:

(a) tobacco smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of premature death and disease in Australia;

(b) smoking accounts for approximately 15,500 deaths each year and losses to the Australian economy of $31.5 billion a year;

(c) even though smokers are much better informed today about the health effects of smoking, many continue to ignore the risks with around 2.8 million Australians still smoking daily; and

(d) 1 in 2 smokers will die as a result of smoking.