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Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Page: 11435


Mr PRICE (9:00 AM) —I present the report of the recommendations of the whips relating to committee and delegation reports and private members’ business on Monday, 1 December 2008. Copies of the report have been placed on the table. I point out to honourable members that the Chief Opposition Whip obviously concurs with this report.

The report read as follows—

Pursuant to standing order 41A, the Whips recommend the following items of committee and delegation reports and private Members’ business for Monday, 1 December 2008. The order of precedence and allotments of time for items in the Main Committee and Chamber are as follows:

Items recommended for Main Committee (6.55 to 8.30 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Orders of the day

1 CITIZEN MILITARY FORCES: Resumption of debate on the motion of Mr Scott—That the House:

(1)   reaffirms the definition of ‘Veteran’ as set out by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs;

(2)   endorses the ‘Continuous full time service determination’ signed on 28 August 1998 by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs enabling members of the Citizen Military Forces (CMF) who served in Vietnam to meet the definition of ‘Veteran’;

(3)   encourages the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to:

(a)   recognise claims by CMF members from that date; and

(b)   take appropriate measures to contact servicemen and women to whom the determination applies with a view to retrospective payment.

Time allotted—30 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mr Scott—10 minutes.

First Government Member speaking—10 minutes.

Other Member—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 10 mins and 2 x 5 mins]

The Whips recommend that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

Notices

2 MR DANBY: To move—

That the House notes that:

(1)   the 1 December 2008 is the 20th anniversary of the first commemoration of World AIDS Day under the auspices of the United Nations;

(2)   the global HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to kill approximately three million people around the world every year, including approximately half a million children, and that approximately 33 million people are currently living with AIDS or HIV infection;

(3)   thanks to Australia’s early adoption of, and bipartisan support for proactive prevention programs over the past 25 years, Australia has a rate of HIV infection far lower than those of most comparable countries;

(4)   in Australia there are still over 900 new cases of AIDS notified each year, and that nearly 100 people a year are still dying of AIDS related illnesses each year;

(5)   the slogan adopted for World AIDS Day 2008 is ‘Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise—Leadership’, and congratulates all those in Australia, both in government and in the affected communities, who are showing leadership in prevention, treatment and care related to HIV/AIDS;

(6)   the Australian Government remains committed to the current bipartisan National HIV/AIDS Strategy which began in 2005, and urges the Government to maintain its long term commitment to working with the affected communities to provide high quality prevention, treatment and care programs for all those affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS.

Time allotted—35 minutes.

Speech time limits—

Mr Danby—5 minutes.

First Opposition Member speaking—5 minutes.

Other Member—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 7 x 5 mins]

The Whips recommend that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

3 MRS HULL: To move—

That the House calls on the Rudd Government:

(1)   to deliver greater transparency and accountability as it moves towards the development of a Basin wide management plan by 2011 for the Murray Darling Basin; and

(2)   specifically to ensure that:

(a)   community impact statements are prepared as part of the Basin plan process and that these statements are prepared in consultation with affected communities and are made publicly available when completed;

(b)   scientific data (such as the CSIRO sustainability studies) are assessed along with these community impact statements in finalising Basin wide and catchment targets;

(c)   due recognition is given to the community and individual impacts of a new water management regime as well as the ongoing effects of the current drought; and

(d)   affected communities are provided with adequate resources to develop long term options and that Government assistance is provided to allow communities to deliver against these options.

Time allotted—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 8.30 pm

Speech time limits—

Mrs Hull—5 minutes.

First Government Member speaking—5 minutes.

Other Member—5 minutes each.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 6 x 5 mins]

The Whips recommend that consideration of this should continue on a future day.

Items recommended for House of Representatives Chamber (8.40 to 9.30 pm)

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notices

1 FRAN BAILEY: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Water Act 2007 to save the Goulburn and Murray Rivers, and for related purposes. (Saving the Goulburn and Murray Rivers Bill 2008)

Presenter may speak for a period not exceeding 5 minutes—pursuant to standing order 41.

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION REPORTS

Presentation and statements

1 JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON MIGRATION

Report on the inquiry into Immigration Detention in Australia

The Whips recommend that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 8.50 pm

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 1 x 5 mins]

2 PARLIAMENTARY JOINT COMMITTEE ON CORPORATIONS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

Report on the inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct

The Whips recommend that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 8.55 pm

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 1 x 5 mins]

3 STANDING COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION

Research Training in Australian Universities: Interim Report

Research Training in Australian Universities: Final Report

          

The Whips recommend that statements on the reports may be made—all statements to conclude by 9 pm

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 1 x 5 mins]

4 JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE

Review of the Defence Annual Report 2006 - 07

The Whips recommend that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 9.10 pm

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

5 DELEGATION—VISIT TO CROATIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Report of the Official Parliamentary Delegation Visit to Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Whips recommend that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 9.20 pm

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

6 DELEGATION—VISIT TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND TIMOR-LESTE

Report of the Official Parliamentary Delegation Visit to Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste: October - November 2008

The Whips recommend that statements on the report may be made—all statements to conclude by 9.30 pm

Speech time limits—

Each Member—5 minutes.

[Minimum number of proposed Members speaking = 2 x 5 mins]

Report adopted.