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Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Page: 3543

NOTICES

Mr Tehan: To present a Bill for an Act to establish the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, and for related purposes. (National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018)

Mr Tehan: To present a Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters relating to the enactment of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018, and for related purposes. (National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018)

Mr Tehan: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to family assistance and paid parental leave, and for related purposes. (Social Services Legislation Amendment (Maintaining Income Thresholds) Bill 2018)

Mr Littleproud: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Water Act 2007, and for related purposes. (Water Amendment Bill 2018)

Mrs K. L. Andrews: To present a Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Research Council Act 2001, and for related purposes. (Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2018)

Mr Coleman: To move—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Capability Facilities Project.

Ms Vamvakinou to move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges peace, re-unification and reconciliation in Cyprus through the progress achieved during 2015-2017 UN-sponsored Cyprus peace talks, including the framework set out by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres;

(2) congratulates all those involved in the Cyprus peace talks, especially the personal commitment by Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci;

(3) expresses full support for the UN Secretary-General's Good Offices in Cyprus, and supports the resumption of negotiations at the parties' earliest convenience;

(4) recognises that even though the 2015-17 Cyprus talks took place between two compatible and affable leaders and a rather diligent UN, Mont Pèlerin, Geneva and Crans-Montana reminded us that the difficulty in constructing a new peace paradigm in Cyprus is not only exacerbated by inter-communal division, but is also vulnerable to external, regional and international tensions;

(5) reaffirms its support for an enduring, peaceful, comprehensive and just settlement based on the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, and encourages all parties to sustain their commitment to the reunification of Cyprus;

(6) realises that many Cypriots have fled to Australia over the last six decades and the Cypriot diaspora in Australia can make a positive contribution to peacebuilding efforts in their former homeland;

(7) welcomes the bicommunal contacts, engagement and exchanges, resulting from the continued crossings at the Green Line, as evidenced by the work of the Cyprus Academic Dialogue, the Bicommunal Kyrenia Initiative, the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus, the Home for Cooperation and others;

(8) congratulates the grasswork action by two Australian friends of Cypriot background, Yalcin Adal and Stavros Protz (Tzortzis), for their 16 day, 350 km Cyprus East2West walk from 21 March to 6 April 2018, as a symbolic gesture of reunification, peace, hope, reconciliation and friendship, and all those who supported such an endeavour, especially our High Commission in Nicosia; and

(9) calls on the Government to continue its support of the peacemaking efforts in Cyprus including considering re-appointing a special envoy on Cyprus to promote dialogue, peace and reconciliation.