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Tuesday, 22 May 2001
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Mr NEHL —I present the report of the Selection Committee relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private members business on Monday, 4 June 2001. 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, 4 June 2001

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, 4 June 2001. 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 DELE--GATION TO THE 46TH COM-MONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY CON-FERENCE: Report of the Parliamentary Delegation to the 46th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, United Kingdom, September 2000.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made — all statements to conclude by 12.45 p.m.

Speech time limits —

Each Member — 5 minutes.

[Proposed Members speaking = 3 x 5 mins]

2 Foreign Affairs, Defence and TradeJoint Standing COMMITTEE: Rough Justice? An Investigation into Allegations of Brutality in the Army's Parachute Battalion.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made — all statements to conclude by 1.05 p.m.

Speech time limits —

Each Member — 5 minutes.

[Proposed Members speaking = 4 x 5 mins]

3 TREATIESJoint Standing COM-MITTEE: Report 39 — Privileges and Immunities of the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea and the Treaties Tabled on 27 February and 6 March 2001.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made — all statements to conclude by 1.15 p.m.

Speech time limits —

Each Member — 5 minutes.

[Proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

4 COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORT AND THE ARTS — Standing COMMITTEE: Report — Back on Track.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made — all statements to conclude by 1.30 p.m.

Speech time limits —

Each Member — 5 minutes.

[Proposed Members speaking = 3 x 5 mins]

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Order of precedence

Notices

1 Mr sidebottom: To present a bill for an Act to amend the Defence Act 1903 to declare the Parliament's intention with respect to the award of Victoria Crosses to certain persons. (Defence Act Amendment (Victoria Cross) Bill 2001 — Notice given 3 April 2001.)

Presenter may speak for a period not exceeding 15 minutes — pursuant to sessional order 104A.

2 dr southcott: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that amongst the OECD, Australia is ranked:

(a) 3rd in information and communications technology expenditure as a percentage of GDP;

(b) 3rd in secure servers for e-commerce

(c) 3rd in internet multimedia content

(d) 6th in personal computer ownership; and

(e) 8th in total online population;

(2) notes Canberra has more adults accessing the internet than Washington; Darwin and Perth have more than Atlanta; Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart more than Los Angeles; and Brisbane and Adelaide are equal with New York;

(3) notes our take up rates of cellular phones are amongst the highest in the world;

(4) notes Australia's growth and increase in productivity during the 1990s exceeded that of the US;

(5) notes the financial services sector is greater in size than the mining and agriculture sectors combined, as a percentage of GDP; and

(6) rejects the view Australia represents an old economy. (Notice given 5 December 2000.)

Time allotted — 30 minutes.

Speech time limits —

Mover of motion — 10 minutes.

First Opposition Member speaking — 10 minutes.

Other Members — 5 minutes each.

[Proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins, 2 x 5 mins]

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

3 MrS gash: To move—That this House:

(1) recognises the 100th anniversary of the Australian Army;

(2) celebrates not just the peaks of each wave of activity as the Australian Army entered into various frays, but also the times in between when our personnel were ever at the ready;

(3) applauds not only those who joined the regular Army, but also those who volunteered or were conscripted at other times and who were prepared to do their duty for our great nation; and

(4) remembers the efforts of the thousands or millions of spouses, partners, girlfriends, boyfriends and families of those who served with the Australian Army because they were the people who paid the most through the years so that we might retain our quality of life. (Notice given 8 March 2001.)

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.

[Proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins, 2 x 5 mins]

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