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Thursday, 24 February 2011
Page: 1458

The following notices were given:

Mr Zappia to move:

That this House:

(1)   notes that:

(a)   Australian road laws and vehicle compliance standards vary between each of the States and Territories of Australia; and

(b)   those variations are causing confusion and uncertainty to Australian motorists;

(2)   calls on the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport to urge the States and Territories to adopt, through COAG, uniform road laws and motor vehicle registration compliance standards.

Mr Champion to move:

That this House:

(1)   notes:

(a)   the positive impact compulsory and voluntary income management is having on the wellbeing of families and children in Perth and the Kimberley in Western Australia;

(b)   an independent evaluation of compulsory and voluntary income management in Western Australia showed that participants believed it had made a positive impact on their lives;

(c)   that a non discriminatory income management system linked to the child protection system and school attendance has been rolled out in the Northern Territory to help children who are being neglected or are at risk of neglect;

(d)   that more than 1700 people have moved off income management across the Northern Territory because they have found jobs and apprenticeships or improved their parenting skills; and

(e)   that income management produces positive life impacts for individuals acquiring new skills through training and getting jobs; and

(2)   calls for this initiative to be trialled in other communities to help those families and individuals receiving welfare payments who are:

(a)   identified as high risk by Centrelink social workers;

(b)   recommended by child protection workers; and

(c)   or who volunteer to participate to improve their ability to manage and save money and provide the essentials of life for their children.

Ms Bird to move:

That this House:

(1)   notes that the Illawarra Ethnic Communities Council (IECC) celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2011;

(2)   congratulates the Chairman, Mr Ken Habak for his many years of leadership of the IECC, and past and present members of the IECC for their service;

(3)   acknowledges the extensive community services provided by the IECC to the Illawarra migrant community over the last 35 years;

(4)   commends the Federal Government’s multicultural policy; and

(5)   recognises that the Illawarra community is made up of diverse cultures, and lives in harmony with understanding and tolerance.

Mr Georganas to move:

That this House acknowledges that:

(1)   a strong biosecurity and quarantine system is critical to Australia’s rural and regional industries, jobs, consumers and our natural heritage;

(2)   Australian law protects Australia from pests and diseases carried by overseas animals, plants and their products; and

(3)   the application of Australian law will continue to be rigorously applied in Australia and defended against external challenge.