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Tuesday, 7 August 2001
Page: 29313


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, 20 August 2001.

The report read as follows—

Report relating to the consideration of committee and delegation reports and private Members' business on Monday, 20 August 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, 20 August 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 National Capital and External TerritoriesJoint Standing COM-MITTEE: In the pink or in the red? Health services on Norfolk Island.

2 TreatiesJoint Standing COMMITTEE: Report 41 — Six treaties tabled on 23 May 2001.

The Committee determined that statements on the report may be made — all statements to conclude by 12.41 p.m.

Speech time limits —

Each Member — 5 minutes.

[Proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Order of precedence

Notices

1 Ms O'Byrne: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992. (Quieter Advertising - Happier Homes Bill 2001 — Notice given 26 June 2001.)

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

2 Mr Kelvin Thomson: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992. (Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2001 — Notice given 6 August 2001.)

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

3 Mr Emerson: To move—That this House:

(1) acknowledges that equality of opportunity is fundamental to a fair society and that a high-quality education for all young people is necessary for achieving equality of opportunity;

(2) agrees that many young people in disadvantaged communities are being denied a high-quality education and therefore an equal opportunity in life;

(3) calls on the Government to implement needs-based funding policies for government and non-government schools;

(4) endorses early intervention, including reading recovery programs, in remedying educational disadvantage;

(5) supports government and non-government schools in disadvantaged communities achieving educational excellence; and

(6) expresses its alarm that Federal Government spending on education as a proportion of GDP is no higher than in the early 1990s. (Notice given 7 December 2000.)

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

Speech time limits —

Mover of motion —10 minutes.

First Government Member speaking — 10 minutes.

Other Members — 5 minutes each.

[Proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins, 3 x 5 mins)

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

4 Mr Emerson: To move—That this House:

(1) acknowledges that the safety of our children should be a paramount concern for all Governments;

(2) recognises current safety standards imposed on coaches and long-distance buses include the mandatory requirement that these vehicles be fitted with seat belts;

(3) points out the growing evidence, from studies conducted both in Australia and overseas, that the use of seat belts on these vehicles undoubtedly saves lives in the case of accidents;

(4) acknowledges that currently hundreds of thousands of Australian school children travel daily to school on buses that are not fitted with seat belts; and

(5) calls on all State and Territory Governments across the nation to put safety first and move urgently to at least require all new and replacement school buses be fitted with seat belts so this safety issue is eventually and finally addressed. (Notice given 25 June 2001.)

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 of this matter should continue on a future day.

5 Mr Mossfield: To move—That this House:

(1) remembers the Australian soldiers and sailors who served in hazardous conditions in close proximity to the atomic testing at both Maralinga and Monte Bello Island;

(2) acknowledges that many of these soldiers and sailors have since died from the radiation effects of that testing;

(3) acknowledges that many are still alive and suffering from a variety of illnesses related to their service in these hazardous areas;

(4) calls on the Government to seek compensation from the British Government who conducted the atomic testing and used Australian servicemen as experimental guinea-pigs; and

(5) calls on the Government to amend the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1991 to include these servicemen as veterans and thus ensure their entitlement to vital medical care. (Notice given 5 June 2001.)

Time allotted — remaining private Members' business time.

Speech time limits —

Mover of Motion — 10 minutes.

First Government 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.