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BUSINESS OF THE MAIN COMMITTEE

Monday, 15 J une 2009

The Main Committee meets at 4 p.m.

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Orders of the day

1   Defence Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2009 ( Minister for Defence Science and Personnel ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 14 May 2009—Mr Melham ).

2   Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010 ( Treasurer ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 4 June 2009 ).

3   Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2009-2010 ( Minister for Finance and Deregulation ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 12 May 2009—Mr Pyne ).

4   Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2009-2010 ( Minister for Finance and Deregulation ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 12 May 2009—Mr Pyne ).

5   GRIEVANCE DEBATE: Question—That grievances be noted—Resumption of debate ( from 1 June 2009 ).

6   Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 ( Minister for Resources and Energy ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 19 March 2009—Mr Wood ).

7   Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety Levies) Amendment Bill 2009 ( Minister for Resources and Energy ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 19 March 2009—Mr Wood ).

8   australia’s response to the global financial crisis—statement by the prime minister—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 2 December 2008—Mr Melham ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

COMMITTEE AND DELEGATION REPORTS

Orders of the day

1   Health and Ageing—Standing Committee—weighing it up: obesity in australia—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 1 June 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Georganas—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

2   Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government—Standing Committee—Funding regional and local community infrastructure: Principles for the development of a regional and local community infrastructure funding program (FINAL REPORT)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 1 June 2009 ) on the motion of Ms King—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

3   Migration—Joint Standing Committee—IMMIGRATION DETENTION IN AUSTRALIA: COMMUNITY-BASED ALTERNATIVES TO DETENTION—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 1 June 2009—Mr Danby, in continuation ) on the motion of Mr Danby—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

4   Family, Community, Housing and Youth—Standing Committee—report on the inquiry for better support for carers: WHO CARES…?—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 May 2009—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Ms A. L. Ellis—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

5   Economics—Standing Committee—REVIEW OF THE RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA ANNUAL REPORT 2008 (FIRST REPORT)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 May 2009 ) on the motion of Mr C. R. Thomson—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

6   Communications—Standing Committee—REPORT—phoning home: inquiry into international mobile roaming—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 May 2009—Mr Schultz ) on the motion of Ms Neal—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

7   Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT 100: treaties tabled 25 june 2008 (2)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 May 2009—Mrs Gash ) on the motion of Mr K. J. Thomson—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

8   Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—report on the 2007 federal election electronic voting trials: interim report of the inquiry into the conduct of the 2007 election and matters related thereto—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 19 March 2009—Mr Broadbent ) on the motion of Mr Melham—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

9   australian parliamentary delegation to egypt and israel (24 october to 6 november 2008)—REPORT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 19 March 2009—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Ms A. L. Ellis—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

10   Australian parliamentary delegation to singapore and indonesia (28 october to 8 november 2008)—REPORT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 16 March 2009—Mr Ramsey ) on the motion of Dr Stone—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

11   Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts—Standing Committee—REPORT—resale royalty right for visual artists bill 2008—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 February 2009—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Ms George—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

12   Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT of the inquiry into law enforcement integrity models—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 February 2009—Mr Secker ) on the motion of Ms Parke—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

13   Corporations and Financial Services—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—statutory oversight of the australian securities and investments commission—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 February 2009—Mr Secker ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

14   Legal and Constitutional Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT—whistleblower protection: a comprehensive scheme for the commonwealth public sector—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 26 February 2009—Ms King ) on the motion of Mr Dreyfus—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

15   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—REPORT 413—the efficiency dividend and small agencies: size does matter—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 4 December 2008 ) on the motion of Ms Grierson—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

16   Corporations and Financial Services—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT Opportunity not opportunism: Improving conduct in Australian franchising MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 3 December 2008—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

17   Industry, Science and Innovation—Standing Committee—final REPORT Building Australia’s research capacity MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 3 December 2008—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Fran Bailey—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

18   Migration—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—immigration detention in australia: A NEW BEGINNING—CRITERIA FOR RELEASE FROM IMMIGRATION DETENTION—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 2 December 2008—Mr Hawke ) on the motion of Mr Danby—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

19   Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government—Standing Committee—interim REPORT—funding regional and local community infrastructure: proposals for the new regional and local community infrastructure program—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 November 2008—Mr Melham ) on the motion of Ms King—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

20   Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government—Standing Committee—REPORT—REBUILDING AUSTRALIA’S COASTAL SHIPPING INDUSTRY: INQUIRY INTO COASTAL SHIPPING POLICY AND REGULATION—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 10 November 2008—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Ms King—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless  

re-accorded priority on the next sitting Monday after 15 June 2009.
)

21   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT—OPEN FOR BUSINESS: DEVELOPING INDIGENOUS ENTERPRISES IN AUSTRALIA—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 10 November 2008—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Marles—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on the next sitting Monday after 15 June 2009. )

22   Procedure Committee—REPORT—re-opening the debate: inquiry into the arrangements for the opening day of parliament—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 10 November 2008—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Ms Owens—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless 

re-accorded priority on the next sitting Monday after 15 June 2009.
)

23   Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—advisory REPORT ON the commonwealth electoral amendment (political donations and other measures) bill 2008—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 10 November 2008—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Melham—That the House take note of the report. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on the next sitting Monday after 15 June 2009. )

PR IVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS —continued

Or ders of the day —continued

1   area consultative committees: Resumption of debate ( from 1 June 2009—Mr Cheeseman , in continuation ) on the motion of Mrs Moylan—That the House:

(1) notes:

(a) t hat the Area Consultative Committees (ACCs) were first formed by the Hawke Labor Government as regional advisory bodies to Federal Parliament;

(b) the Howard Government gave them real purpose by restructuring their activities to act as a ‘shop front’ to assist regional communities through the process of applying for Commonwealth government grants;

(c) the ACCs had an advisory role in regards to community benefits and assessed the viability of proposed projects;

(d) there were 54 ACCs Australia-wide and they were not-for-profit incorporated bodies under the relevant State associations incorporation Acts, operating with around $300,000 per ACC of operational funding from the former Federal government;

(e) the Boards are voluntary with a ministerially appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman; and

(f) that by contrast to Regional Australia’s loss of national resources and control over development, the Government has established a Better Cities unit in Sydney;

(2) c ondemns the Government for:

(a) its decision to eliminate ACCs;

(b) its lack of commitment to locally generated initiatives through the ACCs;

(c) the loss of about 150 jobs around the nation;

(d) its failure to facilitate a seamless transition of staff to the new State based bodies despite an assurance from the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, earlier last year;

(e) its failure to value and recognise the volunteer effort, including the unpaid skills and abilities of community members;

(f) its lack of leadership and clarity of decision making in the handling of the transition process;

(g) for the disingenuous way the Minister has treated the chairmen and executive officers of ACCs over the past 18 months; and

(h) being willing to pass to the Government of Western Australia the total operational funding for ACCs in that State without any process of transparent accountability;

(3) recognises:

(a) t he tremendous work carried out by the ACCs and the important role they played in business development and job creation in regional and rural Australia;

(b) the work carried out by the executive officers, staff and the Board chairmen and the voluntary contribution by members of the board;

(c) the value of the decentralised nature of the ACCs and the capacity, therefore, to consider the needs and interests of local communities and local areas in rural and regional Australia; and

(d) through community effort, the relatively small amount of funding of $300,000 granted to each of the ACCs was multiplied many times due to the voluntary effort by the committees, local governments and members of the community; and

(4) calls on the Government to:

(a) r econsider its decision to ignore staff of the ACCs and take steps to re-locate them in the new arrangements; and

(b) recognise and acknowledge the detrimental effect the current Government policy is likely to have on the development and job creation capacity and the fair dispersal of funding for projects across the regions ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

2   tamil peoples of sri lanka: Resumption of debate ( from 1 June 2009 ) on the motion of Ms Parke—That the House:

(1) expresses its concern about the grave humanitarian situation of the Tamil peoples of Sri Lanka, many of whom are presently detained in camps following the recent conflict in Sri Lanka;

(2) calls upon the Sri Lankan Government:

(a) to allow full acce ss to United Nations and other humanitarian agencies to the camps to provide all necessary aid; and

(b) to agree to an independent international investigation into war crimes alleged to have been committed by both parties during the recent conflict in Sri Lanka; and

(3) expresses its hope that Sri Lanka can move forward from this difficult period in peace and with full respect for the human rights of all its peoples. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

3   BAHA’I DETAINEES IN IRAN: Resumption of debate ( from 25 May 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Turnour—That the House:

(1) notes with serious concern that:

(a) seven Baha’i community members in Iran have been charged with spying, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic, and that these charges could attract the death penalty;

( b) the Baha’i detainees have not been given any access to legal representation and have not been subject to due legal process;

(2) calls on Iran to respect rights to freedom of religion and the peaceful exercise of freedom of expression and association, i n accordance with international human rights conventions; and

(3) calls on Iran to release the seven Baha’i detainees without delay. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009 .)

4   Chronic disease: Resumption of debate ( from 25 May 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll—That the House:

(1) notes that:

(a) chronic dise ase is one of the country’s most critical health challenges;

(b) more than 50 per cent of the Australian population already suffers from a chronic or long term condition of some form; and

(c) the rise of these diseases poses both a major risk to the long term health of millions of Australians and a frontline economic challenge; and

(2) supports:

(a) the Government’s continued commitment to preventative health strategies and closing the gap in indigenous life expectancy;

(b) initiatives to support the r ole of the primary care system on our local communities; and

(c) the increased role the private sector currently plays in delivering health and medical services. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009 .)

5   ADF PERSONNEL AND ‘UNDECLARED OPERATIONS’: Resumption of debate ( from 25 May 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Somlyay—That the House:

(1) recognises and commends service undertaken by all those who have served the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the people of Australia in the name of Australia;

(2) takes note of service undertaken by ADF personnel on ‘Undeclare d Operations’ on behalf of the Australian Government and the Australian people;

(3) commends personnel on ‘Undeclared Operations’ for their duty on behalf of all Australians by working to serve, protect and defend Australian citizens against perceived threats;

(4) acknowledges the risks associated with ‘Undeclared Operations’ and notes that the personnel recruited understood the significant risks involved in their work; and

(5) calls upon the Department of Defence to reconsider declaring such missions as ‘Active Service’. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009 .)

6   akha people: Resumption of debate ( from 16 March 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Forrest—That the House:

(1) recognises the stateless circumstances of the Akha people of South East Asia occupying the remote mountain regions of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vi etnam and China;

(2) accepts that:

(a) a long five century history of manipulation and persecution endured by the Akha people has left them disadvantaged, disenfranchised and virtually voiceless; and

(b) the Akha people are fighting critical health outcomes through dep ressed economic circumstances and the utilisation of inefficient agricultural practices and that this situation leaves them as one of the most vulnerable nation groups anywhere in the world; and

(3) calls on:

(a) the United Nations to do more to prevent the persecution of this people group by the oppressive Myanmar regime which is forcing many Akha families to flee across the border to Thailand;

(b) the governments of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China to do more for this unique people group in their respective countries to assist them towards self determination; and

(c) AusAid to recognise the needs of this unique language group and fund sustainable agricultural aid programs to assist Akha people in growing good food to break the cycle of hunger and depression. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

7   microbrewers: Resumption of debate ( from 16 March 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Adams—That the House:

(1) notes that:

(a) micro-brewers in Australia have an excellent product that has provided a niche market and is complementing boutique wines as a regional tour ism product; and

(b) these micro-brewers are suffering disadvantage because they are treated differently to the small wine industry in relation to tax; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) support a review of the tax system in relation to micro-brewe rs, with a view to making the tax more equitable and in a similar tax regime as for the boutique wine growers and the Wine Equalisation Tax; and

(b) continue to support the development of rural and regional areas with innovative new products such as those being developed by micro-brewers. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

8   water crisis: Resumption of debate ( from 16 March 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Briggs—That the House:

(1) condemns the Rudd Government for its handling of the water crisis;

(2) demands the Government release a minimum of 30 gigalitres into the Lower Lakes and Coorong as recommended by the Senate inquiry;

(3) notes that:

(a) low water levels in the Goolwa area are seriously affecting small business and tourism operators;

(b) flooding the area with sea water would destroy the natural environment; and

(c) the trade for some businesses has dropped by nearly 90 per cent; and

(4) calls on the Government to:

(a) provide immediate financial assistance to the affected communities; and

(b) stop playing the blame game and take decisive acti on. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009 .)

9   nation building infrastructure policies: Resumption of debate ( from 16 March 2009—Ms Hall , in continuation ) on the motion of Mr C. R. Thomson—That the House welcomes the Government’s nation building infrastructure policies to deal with the global financial crisis and specifically notes its investment in outer metropolitan transport ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

10   adoption: Resumption of debate ( from 23 February 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Raguse—That the House:

(1) recognises the importance of National Adoption Awareness Week and the significance of encourag ing adoptees, adoptive parents and biological parents to opening and continuing the dialogue on adoption in Australia and encouraging people to discuss how adoption has impacted on their lives; and

(2) calls on the governments at the State and Federal levels to support all participants in the adoption process. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009 .)

11   educational services in isolated regions: Resumption of debate ( from 23 February 2009 ) on the motion of Mr Coulton—That the House:

(1) notes that child ren living in isolated regions of Australia face unique challenges when trying to access educational services; and

(2) calls on the Government to provide the additional assistance and support that would enable isolated children and students to access a full range of educational services from early childhood to tertiary education. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

12   computers in schools program: Resumption of debate ( from 23 February 2009 ) on the motion of Mrs D'Ath—That the House:

(1) congratulates the Rudd Government on the delivery of Round Two of t he computers in schools program which will provide 141,600 new computers to 1,394 secondary schools across Australia, worth more than $141 million;

(2) notes that the Rudd Government has already invested $116.82 million for computers in schools during Round One in 2008 and that this latest round will bring the ratio of computers to students to 1:2 for all students in years 9 to 12 in those secondary schools who applied for and were granted computers;

(3) notes that the Petrie electorate will receive 1,267 new computers and $1.273 million in funding to the schools in the Petrie electorate in Round Two, in addition to the computers provided in Round One;

(4) acknowledges the ongoing commitment of the Rudd Government to achieve a 1:1 computer to student ratio for all Year 9 to 12 students across the country by 2011;

(5) recognises that:

(a) the future of this country lies within our young people and that as a government, we must invest in our schools to invest in our future;

(b) the commitment made by the Rudd Government through the COAG Agreement to deliver a further $807 million for legitimate costs to install and maintain the computers and costs associated with subsequent rounds; and

(6) congratulates the Rudd Government for delivering on its Education Revolution and the commitment we made to the Australian people in 2007. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

13   diabetes: Resumption of debate ( from 23 February 2009 ) on the motion of Mrs Moylan—That the House:

(1) notes that:

(a) on 20 December 2006 a landmark decision was made by the United Nations Gen eral Assembly to adopt Resolution 61/225;

(b) the Resolution recognised the risks that diabetes and its complications pose to families, Member States and world health and was adopted by consensus;

(c) the Resolution declared 14 November as World Diabetes Day;

(d) this resolution joins HIV/Aids and Autism as the only diseases having their own resolutions and declared days of observation;

(e) an estimated 246 million people worldwide, in the age range from 20 to 79 years, have diabetes and this number is expected to grow by 44 per cent, reaching 380 million by 2025;

(f) each year 3.8 million adults die from diabetes related illnesses, representing one death every 10 seconds;

(g) an estimated 7.4 per cent of the Australian population has diabetes according to an AusDiab study in 2000; and

(h) according to an AusDiab study, in 2002 the social and medical costs of diabetes in Australia were estimated to total $6 billion annually;

(2) acknowledges the work of Professor Martin Silink AM MD FRACP, as Presiden t of the International Diabetes Federation and his colleagues world-wide for their work to ensure that this Resolution was carried;

(3) recognises that:

(a) in the catalogue of chronic illness, few conditions would be more needful of attention than the scourge of diabetes;

(b) the prevention and management of diabetes are the responsibility of the whole of society;

(c) parliaments should play a leading role in promoting community education and implementing effective policies and health-care for sufferers of this world-wide scourge;

(d) left undiagnosed and untreated, diabetes dramatically affects quality of life and shortens life span and its malevolent course inevitably leads to many serious associated health complications including heart disease, stroke, renal failure, limb amputation and blindness; and

(e) unless national governments act to deliver comprehensive policies, the implications for health budgets will be calamitous; and

(4) calls on the Government to:

(a) continue to make diabetes a National Health Priority;

(b) commission a Productivity Commission Report into the real and increasing cost of diabetes to the communit y;

(c) adequately fund best practice medicine for the treatment of diabetes; and

(d) continue to promote healthy lifestyle programs, especially targeted to children and young people. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009 .)

14   murray-darling basin management plan: Resumption of debate ( from 1 December 2008 ) on the motion of Mrs Hull—That the House:

(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. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

15   world aids day: Resumption of debate ( from 1 December 2008 ) on the motion of Mr Danby—That the House:

(1) 1 December 2008 is the 20 th 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; and

(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. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

16   citizen military forces: Resumption of debate ( from 1 December 2008 ) 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. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

17   australian national academy of music: Resumption of debate ( from 24 November 2008 ) on the motion of Mr Ciobo—That the House:

(1) condemns the Rudd Labor Government for abandoning Australia's best and brightest musicians by axing funding for the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), forcing it to close at the conclusion of 2008;

(2) notes that the Rudd Labor Government has forced the ANAM to close, without offering any alternative training program for Australia’s elite classical musicians; and

(3) acknowledges that this decision will leave the 55 Australian musicians who were enrolled to study at ANAM in 2009 with nowhere to go. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009. )

18   automotive industry: Resumption of debate ( from 24 November 2008 ) on the motion of Mr Ripoll—That the House:

(1) not es that:

(a) the automotive industry worldwide is witnessing a trend of falling car sales;

(b) the global financial crisis has placed unprecedented pressure on automotive manufacturers who have already been doing it tough and have had to contend with hig h petrol prices, changing consumer preferences and intense global competition; and

(c) the automotive industry directly employs 64,000 Australians and makes a huge contribution—both direct and indirect—to Australian output, jobs, exports, innovation and skills; and

(2) supports:

(a) the Government’s decisive action on the problems currently faced by the automotive industry;

(b) the injection of significant co-funding arrangements to strengthen the market and protect jobs in these times of economic uncer tainty; and

(c) policies such as the Green Car Innovation Fund and Automotive Transformation Scheme which show a continued commitment to research and development and greener alternatives in the automotive industry. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless  

re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays after 15 June 2009.
)

19   market concentration in the grocery sector: Resumption of debate ( from 10 November 2008 ) on the motion of Mr Forrest—That the House:

(1) notes with concern the high level of market concentration in the retail grocery sector;

(2) notes this is a situation that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission describes as ‘workably competitive’ and that this is not a term found in competition law; and

(3) calls on the Government to address the issue of market concentration in the grocery sector and to implement policies to achieve improved outcomes for consumers, food manufacturers and producers. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on the next sitting Monday after 15 June 2009. )

20   economic security strategy: Resumption of debate ( from 10 November 2008 ) on the motion of Mr Hale—That the House:

(1) commends the Australian Government for its Economic Security Strategy initiative in the face of a global financia l crisis;

(2) supports the extra assistance to sustain economic growth and the cost of living pressures for rural and regional Australia;

(3) acknowledges the Government’s efforts to ensure that pensioners, seniors and carers are included in this strategy while th e Harmer Committee of Inquiry continues to ensure long term issues related to the most vulnerable in our community are properly assessed; and

(4) acknowledges the Government’s efforts to help families receiving ‘key family payments’. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on the next sitting Monday after 15 June 2009. )

21   daw aung san suu kyi: Resumption of debate ( from 20 October 2008 ) on the motion of Ms Saffin—That the House:

(1) notes that:

(a) the 19 June 2008 marks the 63 rd birthday of Nobel laureate and leader of the democracy movement in Burma, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi;

(b) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been held under house arrest since May 2003, and periodically before then since 1989;

(c) the Burmese military dictatorship has refused to acknowledge the results of the 1990 election, in which the National League for Democracy of which Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was General Secretary, won an overwhelming majority; and

(d) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has refused a number of opportunities to leave Burma, even to visit her dying husband, knowing that she would be denied the right to return to continue the struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma;

(2) welcomes the Australian Government’s continued advocacy on behalf of democracy in Burma;

(3) calls on the Government to continue to pressure the Burmese regime to immediately and unconditionally release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners in Burma including a number of Members of Parliament and to commence an inclusive national reconciliation process to restore genuine democracy in Burma; and

(4) that the House congratulates Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on her birthday and for her efforts to campaign for human rights and democracy on behalf of the people of Burma. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 15 June 2009. )

22   chocolate industry and child exploitation: Resumption of debate ( from 20 October 2008 ) on the motion of Mr Pyne—That the House:

(1) notes:

(a) today there are hundreds of thousands of children working on coc oa farms in Ivory Coast and Ghana and that these children routinely carry heavy loads, and work with fire, chemicals and knives, with little or no protection. Many of them have no chance of going to school;

(b) about 70 per cent of the cocoa beans used to make chocolate around the world come from West Africa, namely Ivory Coast and Ghana; and

(c) the principal reason that child labour is employed to grow cocoa is because cocoa farmers are paid so poorly for their produce;

(2) commends World Vision Austra lia for its ‘Don’t Trade Lives’ campaign to draw attention to the plight of child exploitation in the world today; and

(3) calls on the Prime Minister to take action to ensure that the chocolate industry knows Australia is serious about ending child exploitation and slavery by introducing a policy requiring vending machines in Australian Government offices to stock Fair Trade Chocolate exclusively. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 15 June 2009. )

23   tasmania and drought: Resumption of debate ( from 20 October 2008 ) on the motion of Mr Adams—That the House:

(1) recognises the difficulties farming communities in Tasmania are facing because of the prolonged drought;

(2) congratulates the Tasmanian State Government for its efforts in getting emergency water to the hardest hit areas;

(3) commits to the extension of support programs to allow those areas to assist rural areas in dealing with the mental trauma of drought; and

(4) continues to support the introduction of new schemes for water delivery and water recycling. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 15 June 2009. )

24   grocerychoice website: Resumption of debate ( from 20 October 2008 ) on the motion of Mr Hartsuyker—That the House notes with concern, the failure of the GROCERYchoice website to provide meaningful information to consumers, in particular the:

(1) failure of GROCERYchoice to provide meaningful information in a timely fashion;

(2) failure of GROCERYchoice to enable a comparison of price and quality; and

(3) inherent bias of GROCERYchoice against independent retailers. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 15 June 2009. )