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BUSINESS OF THE FEDERATION CHAMBER

Thursday , 23 August 2012

The Federation Chamber meets at 9.30 a.m.

Committee and delegation reports

Orders of the day

1   Health and Ageing—Standing Committee—Discussion paper on the late effects of polio/post-polio syndrome—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ) 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 including 10 September 2012. )

2   Regional Australia—Standing Committee—REPORT into certain matters relating to the proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Windsor—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 including 10 September 2012. )

3   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—More than just talk: Australia’s human rights dialogues with China and Vietnam—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ) on the motion of Mr L. D. T. Ferguson—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 including 10 September 2012. )

4   Education and Employment—Standing Committee—report—Work wanted: Mental health and workforce participation—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 June 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Rishworth—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 including 10 September 2012. )

5   Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee—report on the Review of the re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 June 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Byrne—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 including 10 September 2012. )

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Statements

VIETNAM VETERANS’ DAY: Further statements by indulgence ( from 20 August 2012 ).

LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES: Further statements by indulgence ( from 21 August 2012 ).

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS ACCORDED PRIORITY FOR MONDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2012, PURSUANT TO STANDING ORDERS 34, 35 AND 192

Order of the day

1   Marriage Amendment Bill 2012 ( Mr S. P. Jones ) : Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ). ( Time allowed—private Members’ business time prior to approx. 1.30 p.m. )

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS continued

Orders of the day continued

1   NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 9 May 2012—Mr Zappia ) on the motion of Ms Gillard—That this House:

(1)  affirms its support for the:

(a) goal of a world free of nuclear weapons; and

(b) Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) as the essential foundation for the achievement of nuclear disarmament and the cornerstone of the nuclear non-proliferation regime;

(2)  notes:

(a) ratification by the United States and Russia of the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START) on 5 February 2011;

(b) unilateral nuclear arsenal reductions announced by France and the United Kingdom;

(c) the strong working relationship between Australia and Japan on issues of non-proliferation and disarmament, including more recently by establishing the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative to take forward the 2010 NPT Review Conference outcomes; and

(d) the unanimous views presented by the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties in Report 106 on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament; and

(3 ) calls for:

(a) further cuts in all categories of nuclear weapons and a continuing reduction of their roles in national security policies;

(b) states outside the NPT to join the Treaty as non-nuclear weapon states;

(c) ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty by all states yet to do so;

(d) the immediate commencement and early conclusion of negotiations for a verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for weapons purposes;

(e) stronger international measures to address serious NPT non-compliance issues;

(f) Iran, Syria and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and to comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions;

(g) political and financial support for a strengthened IAEA safeguards regime, including universalisation of the additional protocol;

(h) further investigation of the merits and risks of nuclear fuel cycle multilateralisation;

(i) exploration of legal frameworks for the abolition of nuclear weapons, including the possibility of a nuclear weapons convention, as prospects for multilateral disarmament improve;

(j) efforts to establish a Middle East zone free from weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems, freely arrived at by all regional states; and

(k) efforts to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism within the framework of the IAEA and the Nuclear Security Summits.

2   prime minister’s report 2012—CLOSING THE GAP—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 February 2012—Mr Tehan ) on the motion of Mr S. F. Smith—That the House take note of the document.

3   afghanistan—ministerial statement—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 November 2011 ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

4   National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee—Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network (First report)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 September 2011—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Albanese—That the House take note of the document.

5   prime minister’s report 2011—CLOSING THE GAP—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 22 March 2011—Mr S. P. Jones ) on the motion of Mr Dreyfus—That the House take note of the document.

6   commemoration of the second anniversary of the black saturday bushfires—ministerial statement—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 February 2011—Mr C. R. Thomson ) on the motion of Mr Rudd—That the House take note of the document.

7   GRIEVANCE DEBATE: Question—That grievances be noted—Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ).

Committee and delegation reports continued

Orders of the day continued

6   australian parliamentary delegation to Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore, 6-16 November 2011—REPORT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 June 2012—Mr Husic ) on the motion of Mr Sidebottom—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 including 10 September 2012. )

7   Education and Employment—Standing Committee—Advisory Report on the Fair Work Amendment (Better Work/Life Balance) Bill 2012—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Rishworth—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 including 10 September 2012. )

8   National Broadband Network—Joint Standing Committee—Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network (third report)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—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 including 10 September 2012. )

9   Climate Change, Environment and the Arts—Standing Committee—First interim report of the inquiry into Australia’s biodiversity in a changing climate—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012—Mr Zappia, in continuation ) on the motion of Mr Zappia—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 including 10 September 2012. )

10   Corporations and Financial Services—Parliamentary Joint Committee—REPORT—Inquiry into the collapse of Trio Capital—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012—Mr Fletcher, in continuation ) on the motion of Ms O'Neill—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 including 10 September 2012. )

11   Intelligence and Security—Parliamentary Joint Committee—report on the Review of the re -listing of Ansar al-Islam, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Byrne—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 including 10 September 2012. )

12   Australia's Immigration Detention Network—Joint Select Committee—final REPORT—INQUIRY INTO AUSTRALIA’S IMMIGRATION DETENTION NETWORK—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012—Mr Oakeshott, in continuation ) 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 4 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

13   Health and Ageing—Standing Committee—report—Lost in the labyrinth: report on the inquiry into registration processes and support for overseas trained doctors—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012—Mr Griffin ) 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 4 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

14   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—Report 430: Review of Auditor -General’s reports Nos 47 (2010-11) to 9 (2011-12) and reports Nos 10 to 23 (2011-12)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—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 4 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

15   Public Accounts and Audit—Joint Committee—Report 429: Review of the 2010-11 Defence Materiel Organisation Major Projects report—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—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 4 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

16   Social Policy and Legal Affairs—Standing Committee—REPORT—In the wake of disasters: The affordability of residential strata title insurance (volume 2)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 10 May 2012—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Perrett—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 including 10 September 2012. )

17   Economics—Standing Committee—first report—Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia annual report 2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 9 May 2012 ) 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 any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

18   Law Enforcement—Parliamentary Joint Committee—Report on the inquiry into Commonwealth unexplained wealth legislation and arrangements—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 10 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes—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 including 10 September 2012. )

19   Infrastructure and Communications—Standing Committee—Advisory report on the Telecommunications Amendment (Enhancing Community Consultation) Bill 2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 10 May 2012—Mr Hayes ) on the motion of Mr Champion—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 including 10 September 2012. )

20   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—Defence Sub-Committee visit to the Middle East area of operations: Report of the delegation to the MEAO, 14 to 18 May 2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 10 May 2012 ) on the motion of Dr Jensen—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 including 10 September 2012. )

21   Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs—Standing Committee—Report—In the wake of disasters: The operation of the insurance industry during disaster events (volume 1)—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 13 March 2012—Ms Saffin ) on the motion of Mr Perrett—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 including 10 September 2012. )

22   Gambling Reform—Joint Select Committee—second REPORT—Interactive and online gambling and gambling advertising; Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE  OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 February 2012—Ms Rishworth ) on the motion of Mr Wilkie—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 including 10 September 2012. )

23   Electoral Matters—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT on the funding of political parties and election campaigns—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 29 February 2012—Ms Rishworth ) 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 2 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

24   australian parliamentary delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, and the 57th annual session of the nato parliamentary assembly, bucharest, 3-9 october 2011—REPORT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Champion—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 including 10 September 2012. )

25   Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade—Joint Standing Committee—REPORT—review of the defence annual report 2009-2010—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) 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 2 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

26   Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity—Parliamentary Joint Committee—Report—Examination of the annual report of the Integrity Commissioner 2010-2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) 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 2 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

27   Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry—Standing Committee—advisory report on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Mining, Petroleum and Water Resources) Bill 2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Adams—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 including 10 September 2012. )

28   Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry—Standing Committee—Advisory report on the Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2011—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF DOCUMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Adams—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 including 10 September 2012. )

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS— continued

Orders of the day continued

1   Haemochromatosis: Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Hall—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) H aemochromatosis Awareness Week is held from 13 to 19 August 2012 and aims to raise awareness of the symptoms and treatment of haemochromatosis;

(b)  haemochromatosis is an iron overload disorder and is the most common genetic disorder in Australia; and

(c) more than 100,000 Australians, approximately 1 in 200 people with European ancestry, have the genetic predisposition for haemochromatosis;

(2 ) notes with concern that:

(a)  the condition is seriously underdiagnosed even though haemochromatosis can be easily diagnosed by a simple blood test; and

(b) many people may be suffering from the symptoms without knowing the underlying cause;

(3) acknow ledges the work of the voluntary advocacy and support group Haemochromatosis Australia in facilitating Haemochromatosis Awareness Week;

(4) recognises that the symptoms of iron overload include, at:

(a) lower levels, chronic fatigue and joint pain leadin g to arthritis; and

(b) higher levels, liver cancer, diabetes and serious tissue damage including the weakening of the heart muscle; and

(5) asks all Members to support H aemochromatosis Awareness Week by raising awareness of the condition in their electorates. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

2   victorian education system cuts: Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Smyth—That this House:

(1)  condemns the Victorian Liberal Government for scrapping the ‘School Start Bonus’ and ‘School-based Education Maintenance Allowance’ payments and calls for them to be immediately reinstated; and

(2) considers that:

(a)  the Victorian Liberal Government's cuts to the Education Maintenance Allowance will affect some of the most disadvantaged students across Victoria, and their families; and

(b) these cuts, combined with cuts which have already been made by the Victorian Government to Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning and the Victorian TAFE system, will cause long-lasting damage to the Victorian education system, particularly for those who are most at risk of leaving the school system early without proper skills and training. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

3   peter norman: Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ) on the motion of Dr Leigh—That this House:

(1)  recognises the extraordinary athletic achievements of the late Peter Norman, who won the silver medal in the 200 metres sprint running event at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, in a time of 20.06 seconds, which still stands as the Australian record;

(2) acknowledges the bravery of Peter Norman in donning an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge on the podium, in solidarity with African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who gave the ‘black power’ salute;

(3) apologises to Peter Norman for the wrong done by Australia in failing to send him to the 1972 Munich Olympics, despite repeatedly qualifying; and

(4) belatedly recognises the powerful role that Peter Norman played in furthering racial equality. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. On 22 August 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

4   joint select committee on the national disability insurance scheme: Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Christensen—That this House:

(1)  recognises that the:

(a)  proposal of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a once-in-a-generation landmark reform that has the potential to deliver better quality of life outcomes for Australians with disabilities;

(b) schedule for implementation of the NDIS, as proposed by the Productivity Commission, will take seven years, spanning the life of three Parliaments; and

(c) NDIS is a reform that involves the cooperation and support of state and territory governments, the disability support services sector, people with a disability and their families and carers;

(2) notes the bipartisan and cross-party support for the implementation of the NDIS;

(3) declares its support for policy stability on the NDIS over the life of those three Parliaments and until the scheme's full implementation; and

(4)  resolves to immediately establish a Joint Select Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme which will:

(a) oversee the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme;

(b) be subject to terms of reference to be agreed upon by the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader and ratified by this House;

(c) be comprised of 4 Government members and/or Senators, 4 Opposition members and/or Senators, 1 Greens member and/or Senator and 1 non-aligned member and/or Senator;

(d) be jointly chaired by 1 Government member and 1 Opposition member; and

(e) remain in existence until the full implementation of the NDIS is achieved; and

(5) transmit a message to establish a Joint Select Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme to the Senate for concurrence. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. On 22 August 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

5   AUSTRALIA-SERBIA RELATIONS: Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) there are well over 100,000 people of Serbian origin currently living in Australia, with approximately 5 per cent in the electoral division of Fowler;

(b) the Australian Federal Police and Serbian Police recently signed an agreement to co-operate on trans-national crime including money laundering and drug trafficking, which is an example of the growing strength of Australia's bilateral relationship with the Republic of Serbia;

(c) the Republic of Serbia recently gained European Union candidate status which suggests an increased potential for future economic cooperation and provides an opportunity for large-scale investment from Australia and a strong cultural and educational exchange;

(d) in 2011, the trade between our two countries increased by 23.8 per cent; and

(e) since March 2012, Serbia has been awarded the preferential status under Australian Customs Act 1901 , which has the potential to further increase the trade relations; and

(2) recognises:

(a) that significant progress has been made in Serbia and other countries in the region that participated in the devastating civil war, in moving away from conflict and towards reconciliation and cooperation; and

(b) the great economic, social and cultural contribution of the Serbian people to the vibrancy of our multicultural society. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

6   INDEPENDENT NEWS MEDIA: Resumption of debate ( from 20 August 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Gibbons—That this House:

(1) a cknowledges that a vibrant, independent news media is an essential component of a healthy democracy; and

(2) considers that:

(a)  the democratically essential concept of an independent news media not does equate to the unrestricted right of specific media owners, or the industry in general, to manage their businesses without a social licence to operate;

(b) recent developments in Australia, and in other democratic countries, including inappropriate relations between media owners and politicians, socially unacceptable methods of news gathering, socially unacceptable standards of factuality and veracity in news reporting, a failure to distinguish between factual news reporting and editorial opinion, falling circulations, declining sales revenues and failed business models, are all evidence, prima facie, of an industry that has lost its social licence to operate;

(c) market competition can be a valuable mechanism for maintaining general, socially acceptable standards of journalism, but the concentration of news media ownership in the hands of a few represents, prima facie, a competitive market failure requiring compensatory regulation to ensure socially acceptable outcomes; and

(d)  as the only representative body democratically elected by all citizens of Australia, the Parliament of Australia is the appropriate body to determine what socially acceptable standards are expected from news media in this country and to legislate appropriately to ensure adherence to them; and such legislation should include:

(i)  the appointment of a politically-independent regulatory body to oversee adherence to statutorily-defined standards of news media behaviour;

(ii) commercially significant sanctions for failures to comply with relevant statutory regulations; and

(iii) adequate resourcing for such a regulatory body to enable it to enforce statutorily defined sanctions against financially and politically powerful news media owners. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

7   UNITED NATIONS PUBLIC SERVICE DAY: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012— ) on the motion of Dr Leigh—That this House:

(1) recognises that:

(a) 23 June is the United Nations Public Service Day;

(b) democracy and successful governance are built on the foundation of a competent, career-based public service; and

(c) the day recognises the key values of teamwork, innovation and responsiveness to the public; and

(2) commends the Australian Public Service on continuing to be an international model of best-practice public service and providing outstanding services to the Australian community. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

8   ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY IN THE MIDDLE EAST: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Griffin—That this House:

(1) acknowledges the excellent work undertaken by Australian naval forces in the Middle East Gulf Region, in particular the important tasks of:

(a) opposition to the smuggling of arms, drugs and other contraband;

(b) counter piracy operations; and

(c) maritime protection; and

(2) applauds the contribution made by the Royal Australian Navy as part of the international coalition in the Middle East. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. On 22 August 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

9   DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE WORKPLACE: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Rishworth—That this House:

(1) notes that two thirds of Australian women who have experienced domestic violence with their current partner are in paid employment;

(2) recognises the:

(a) significant impact that domestic violence can have on the employment of women who are subjected to it, including:

(i) lost productivity as a result of anxiety and distraction in the workplace;

(ii) absenteeism due to sustaining physical and psychological injuries;

(iii) disrupted work histories as victims often frequently change jobs;

(iv) lower personal incomes and reduced hours of work; and

(v) risks to personal safety in the workplace as well as to co-workers; and

(b) positive impact of the inclusion of domestic violence clauses in contracts of employment to ensure protections for victims, including:

(i) additional paid leave to enable employees subjected to domestic violence to, for example, attend court hearings and medical appointments without exhausting other forms of personal leave;

(ii) access to flexible working arrangements where possible; and

(iii) assurance that employee details will be treated confidentially and disclosure will not lead to discriminatory treatment;

(3) acknowledges the introduction of domestic violence clauses for public sector employees in both Queensland and NSW, and congratulates organisations in the private sector that have also moved to incorporate these clauses in contracts of employment; and

(4) urges all private companies and public sectors to include domestic violence clauses in their enterprise agreements to provide victims with important protections such as access to leave in addition to existing entitlements. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. On 22 August 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

10   TRADING HOURS IN ADELAIDE: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Champion—That this House:

(1) notes the South Australian Labor Government's proposal to extend trading hours in Adelaide with the exception of certain public holidays;

(2) acknowledges that Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are important occasions for families and communities to spend together; and

(3) supports the South Australian Labor Government's policy to declare part day public holidays after 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

11   HEAVILY INDEBTED POOR COUNTRIES INITIATIVE: Resumption of debate ( from 25 June 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House instructs the Attorney-General to, as soon as practicable, draft and introduce legislation to curb the facility for creditor litigation in Australia against those countries who have been deemed by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, eligible for debt relief under the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative, with similar effect to the United Kingdom's Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010 which received tripartite support in the United Kingdom Parliament. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. On 22 August 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

12   WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY: Resumption of debate ( from 18 June 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Smyth—That this House:

(1) reaffirms its commitment to the promotion of clean energy industries in Australia in order to develop a sustainable, healthy and safe energy future for our country;

(2) recognises:

(a) that the expansion of Australia's wind energy industry is of critical importance in promoting Australia's energy security while decreasing pollution;

(b) the importance of the wind energy industry in ensuring, in the most cost effective manner, that 20 per cent of Australia's electricity supply will come from renewable sources by 2020; and

(c) the considerable opportunities for increased employment, industry and regional development which are, and will continue to be, generated by the Australian wind and general clean energy sector; and

(3) expresses its profound concern that, through the imposition of unreasonable planning restrictions on wind farm developments, State governments risk creating investment uncertainty for the wind energy sector and forfeiting the local jobs and industries that will be created as we move to a clean energy future. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

13   AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: Resumption of debate ( from 18 June 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Hunt—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses are on the rise, with the latest estimates of approximately 1 in 100 children diagnosed; and

(b) families caring for a family member with an Autism Spectrum Disorder need greater support and community understanding;

(2) acknowledges the need for a National Autism Plan, including a forum, to discuss how best to deliver support to families caring for a family member with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;

(3) notes that:

(a) an Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of numerous disability categories which should be addressed as part of a National Disability Insurance Scheme; and

(b) 2 April 2012 is World Autism Awareness Day and that the Coalition and Autism Victoria are working to ensure Parliament House will be lit up in blue to acknowledge World Autism Awareness Day.

And on the amendment moved thereto by Mr Hunt, viz. —That motion be amended to read—That the House:

(1) notes that:

(a) Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses are on the rise, with the latest estimates of approximately 1 in 100 children diagnosed; and

(b) families caring for a family member with an Autism Spectrum Disorder need greater support and community understanding;

(2) acknowledges the need for a National Autism Plan, including a forum, to discuss how best to deliver support to families caring for a family member with an Autism Spectrum Disorder;

(3) notes that:

(a) an Autism Spectrum Disorder is one of numerous disability categories which should be addressed as part of a National Disability Insurance Scheme; and

(b) 2 April 2012 was World Autism Awareness Day and that the Coalition and Autism Victoria were working to ensure Parliament House would be lit up in blue to acknowledge World Autism Awareness Day. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

14   MILITARY SUPERANNUATION: Resumption of debate ( from 18 June 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House:

(1) recognises the:

(a) involvement of Australian service men and women in war and peacekeeping operations; and

(b) role of family, friends and community networks in supporting those Australians who have served in our military; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

(a) consider increasing the Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme Pension , Defence Force Retirement Benefit Pension and the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Pension twice annually by the greatest of the Consumer Price Index, the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index and the Male Total Average Weekly Earnings; and

(b) do this in recognition of the unique circumstances of military service compared to all others within the public service. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. On 22 August 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

15   Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2012 ( Mr Bandt ) : Second reading ( from 18 June 2012 ). ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. On 16 February 2012, the Selection Committee made a determination that this Bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, and the Committee reported on 18 June 2012. )

16   FLOODING OF COMMUNITIES IN THE TORRES STRAIT: Resumption of debate ( from 18 June 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Entsch—That this House:

(1)  notes the motion agreed to on 18 August 2011 in relation to the severe flooding of Torres Strait Islands;

(2) acknowledges the commitment the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government made on behalf of the Government to address the problem;

(3) condemns the Minister for reneging on the promise to restore and rebuild the damaged sea walls on the outer islands of the Torres Strait to protect the island communities from further devastation; and

(4) calls on the:

(a)  Minister to publicly comply with the resolution that this House passed on 18 August 2011; and

(b) Government to investigate:

(i)  any remediation works required to bring the affected sea walls to a standard high enough to prevent tidal flooding;

(ii) the maintenance of sea walls to a safe standard; and

(iii)  how these works might be funded. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. On 20 June 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

17   NATIONAL YEAR OF READING: Resumption of debate ( from 28 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Adams—That this House:

(1) recognises that 46 per cent of Australians do not have functional literacy to enable them to undertake more than the very basic tasks, and that it should:

(a) give recognition to and acknowledge the importance of the National Year of Reading 2012 as demonstrated by the attendance at the launch by the Prime Minister, the Minister for the Arts, and the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth;

(b) congratulate all of the people and sponsors involved in setting up this National Year of Reading;

(c) aim to raise the awareness of all Australians to understand the benefits of reading as a life skill and a catalyst for well being through supporting this program;

(d) help to promote a reading culture in the home through this program, and

(e) assist to establish an aspirational goal for families, or parents and caregivers to share books with their children every day; and

(2) encourages all Members to participate in promoting the annual National Reading Day in their communities, schools and libraries. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

18   GAMBLING REFORM: Resumption of debate ( from 28 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House calls on the Council of Australian Governments to implement a National Partnership Agreement on gambling reform, that agrees to:

(1) implement a:

(a) national cap on electronic gaming machines; and

(b) long term national reduction strategy on electronic gaming machines underneath a national cap;

(2) refer the issue of revenue loss from a national reduction strategy to the State Tax Working Group, set up by the Tax Forum, so that any losses incurred are spread across State and Commonwealth revenues; and

(3) include online gaming reform, sports betting reform and horse, harness and greyhound race coverage reform to address links between problem gambling and national health outcomes, as well as any links to the proceeds of crime, money laundering and community safety. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. On 15 February 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )

19   WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY: Resumption of debate ( from 28 May 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Georganas—That this House:

(1) joins the World Health Organization in promoting World No Tobacco Day on Thursday 31 May 2012;

(2) notes that:

(a) the theme for this year’s World No Tobacco Day is ‘tobacco industry interference’;

(b) the campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine global tobacco control efforts; and

(c) tobacco use is one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide killing nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are people exposed to second-hand smoke; and

(3) acknowledges that:

(a) tobacco smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of premature death and disease in Australia;

(b) smoking accounts for approximately 15,500 deaths each year and losses to the Australian economy of $31.5 billion a year;

(c) even though smokers are much better informed today about the health effects of smoking, many continue to ignore the risks with around 2.8 million Australians still smoking daily; and

(d) 1 in 2 smokers will die as a result of smoking. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 5 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

20   food allergies: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012 ) on the motion of Ms A. E. Burke—That this House:

(1) n otes that:

(a)  food allergy affects approximately 1 in 10 children and 2 in 100 adults, and anaphylaxis is the most severe form of an allergic reaction, most commonly food associated anaphylaxis; and

(b) the number of hospital admissions for anaphylaxis has doubled in the last 15 years and there have been increased incidences of anaphylaxis predominantly in infants less than 5 years of age, with studies indicating that increases have been up to five-fold;

(2) recognises that current State and Territory policies related to food allergy management in schools are not properly legislated, except in Victoria;

(3) acknowledges that an anaphylactic reaction should be treated as a medical emergency and a simple medical procedure is all that is needed to treat it, prevent loss of life and provide the necessary time to transport the victim to hospital for further medical attention;

(4) calls on the Government to introduce legislation, devised through COAG, to ensure all preschools, primary and secondary schools:

( a) utilise programs that aim to help educate school children on the cause, effects and treatments of anaphylaxis;

(b) have necessary policies and procedures to provide effective response to a student who experiences an anaphylactic reaction, such as the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy action plan;

(c) ensure staff members are appropriately trained to support life in the event of an anaphylactic reaction; and

(d) have an anaphylaxis management program for each student developed in consultation with the student's parent/carer and physician;

(5) recognises the great work of Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Asthma Victoria in the ‘Schoolnuts’ study which aims to determine the prevalence of true food allergies in children and provide educational seminars to schools following research; and

(6) recognises there is further need for coordinated studies of food allergy in Australia to ascertain risk factors and help guide public policy. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

21   aged care reform: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Hall—That this House:

(1) congratulates the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, and Minister for Social Inclusion, on the Aged Care Reform Package he announced Living Longer, Living Better Age Care Reform ;

(2) acknowledges that the reforms will make it easier for older Australians to stay in their own home and that the package will improve safety, security and quality of aged care, and simplify aged care for older Australians and their families; and

(3) calls on all Members to support the reforms. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

22   AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SERVICE: Resumption of debate ( from 21 May 2012 ) on the motion of Dr Leigh—That this House:

(1) recognises the important role played by the Australian Public Service (APS) in upholding and promoting our democracy and its key role in ensuring stable go vernment;

(2) commends the APS on continuing to be one of the most efficient and effective public services in the world; and

(3) condemns plans by the Opposition to make 12,000 public servants redundant. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 4 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

23   world tuberculosis day: Resumption of debate ( from 19 March 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Danby—That this House:

(1) recognises that 24 March is World T uberculosis Day, in observance of a preventable and treatable disease that still claims the lives of up to 1.5 million people every year, mostly in developing countries, and that:

(a) overall, one third of the world's population is currently infected with the T uberculosis bacillus;

(b) the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the largest number of new T uberculosis cases in 2008 occurred in the South-East Asia Region, which accounted for 35 per cent of incident cases globally; and

(c) the number of new cases of Tuberculosis arising each year is still increasing in Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean and South-East Asia;

(2) acknowledges that T uberculosis is responsible for one in four AIDS related deaths, making it the leading killer of people living with HIV and that:

(a) less than seven per cent of people living with HIV are screened for T uberculosis;

(b) people living with both HIV and Tuberculosis infection are much more likely to develop Tuberculosis; and

(c) the WHO estimates that by scaling up services and providing integrated HIV and Tuberculosis care, it is possible to save the lives of up to one million people living with HIV by 2015;

(3) notes that:

(a) cur rently more than two thirds of international financing for Tuberculosis services is provided by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria;

(b) the Global Fund is a key international body which provides critical basic services to support many developing countries in the fight against Tuberculosis; and

(c) Australia strongly supports the Global Fund; and

(4) encourages Australia to continue to work bilaterally and with other international donors to address T uberculosis, including through the Global Fund. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

24   ‘enemy aliens’ interNed during wwii: Resumption of debate ( from 19 March 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Parke—That this House:

(1) notes:

(a) the motion tabled in the South Australian Parliament on 28 July 2011 by Mr Tony Piccolo MP, Member for Lig ht, which acknowledges the experience of 'enemy aliens' interned during World War II and seeks to record an acknowledgement in similar terms by the Commonwealth Parliament on behalf of the nation; and

(b) that during World War II thousands of people were interned in camps around Australia as ‘enemy aliens’ and prisoners of war, and among the 'enemy aliens' interned were permanent Australian residents born in Australia or who had become British subjects in accordance with the Federal immigration and citizenship laws of the day;

(2) acknowledges that:

(a) of these people interned at the camps, the overwhelming majority were law-abiding members of the Australian community who posed no security threat, indeed they were people who had made a valuable contribut ion to Australian society and so their internment was not only a hardship to them and their families, but also a significant loss to the communities to which they belonged; and

(b) ‘enemy alien’ internees were deprived of their freedom and consider that this was primarily on the basis of their ethnic and cultural identity under the mistaken belief that this cultural heritage posed an unreasonable risk, and not for any demonstrated or valid security concerns;

(3) notes:

(a) the substantial research and pe rsonal histories that demonstrate that the internment experience had a long term, detrimental impact on the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of many of the people interned; and

(b) that two thirds of all Italian internees were interned in the states of Western Australia and Queensland, including more than 1000 in Fremantle, and that certain communities and industries were particularly affected by the internment policy;

(4) recognises and acknowledges the pain, suffering, grief and hardship experienced by the people who were interned and their families, and in particular, the impact on mothers and wives who were left to care for children, homes, farms or businesses alone;

(5) congratulates those internees and their families who made the dec ision to remain in Australia and rebuild their lives following internment and/or other discriminatory treatment including the inability to buy or lease land, or obtain bank loans, the prohibition against travel, and the confiscation of torches, radios, cameras, trucks and tractors;

(6) celebrates the lives of those former internees and families, and those wrongly classed as ‘enemy aliens’, who despite their experiences went on to make a significant contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Australia; and

(7)  expresses the hope that as a maturing nation we have learned from the experiences of the World War II policy of internment and that we should ensure that current and future generations of migrants to this country, and their descendents, are treated with justice and equality before the law, and not discriminated against on the sole basis of their cultural heritage. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

25   kurdistan chemical attack: Resumption of debate ( from 19 March 2012 ) on the motion of Mr L. D. T. Ferguson—That this House:

(1) records its abhorr ence at the events of 16 to 18 March 1988 at Halabja, Kurdistan, involving the use of chemical weapons by the then Iraq regime of Saddam Hussein;

(2) notes:

(a) the death of 5000 civilians and injury of 7000 people;

(b) the use of a mixture of Sarin, VX and Tabin nerve gases in addition to mustard gas, leading to birth defects, miscarriages, infertility, paralysis, cancers and other illnesses;

(c) that this massacre was only part of the broader ‘Arfal’ 1987 to 1988 assault on the Kurdish people aimed at ethnic cleansing; and

(d) the execution of Ali Hassam Almajid on 25 January 2010, after being found guilty of ordering and organising this attack; and

(3) acknowledges:

(a) resolutions in a similar vein carried by the United States Senate and House of Representatives, and in the Canadian, Iraqi and British parliaments; and

(b) that in 2009 the Halabja genocide was commemorated for the first time by the United Nations. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 3 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

26   teal ribbon day: Resumption of debate ( from 28 February 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Hall—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) 29 February 2012 marks Teal Ribbon Day, which:

(i) is part of the month long national campaign throughout February to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer; and

(ii) aims to raise awareness among Austral ian women of the symptoms of ovarian cancer;

(b) more than 1200 Australian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and one in 77 will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime;

(2) notes with concern that:

(a) the prognosis for women diagn osed with ovarian cancer is generally poor due to the advanced stage of most ovarian cancers at the time of diagnosis; and

(b) over 800 women will lose their battle with ovarian cancer each year, equivalent to 1 woman every 11 hours;

(3) acknowledges tha t there is no screening program or detection test for ovarian cancer, and that the Pap smear will not detect the disease;

(4) recognises that:

(a) ovarian cancer is not a silent disease and that all women experience symptoms, even in the early stages of the cancer; and

(b) the four most common symptoms are:

(i) a bdominal or pelvic pain;

(ii) increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating;

(iii) needing to urinate often or urgently; and

(iv) difficulty eating or feeling full quickly;

(5) u nderstands that every Australian woman needs to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer; and

(6) asks all Members to show their support by wearing a teal ribbon on Teal Ribbon Day. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

27   General Motors Holden plant, elizabeth south australia: Resumption of debate ( from 27 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Zappia—That this House:

(1) notes that the General Motors Holden plant in Elizabeth is an iconic South Australian industry directly employing around 2500 people;

(2) acknowledges the important contribution the General Motors Holden Elizabeth plant makes to the South Australian economy and to the broader Australian manufacturing industry;

(3) recognises the importance of the visit to Detroit in January 2012 by the Minister for Manufacturing, Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, and South Australian Premier, the Hon. Jay Weatherill, in securing the long term future of the General Motors Holden Elizabeth plant, and commends both of them for their efforts in support of the jobs of thousands of South Australians; and

(4) condemns the Coalition for the uncertainty being created by its policy to cut $500 million from the auto industry. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

28   constitutional recognition of indigenous australians: Resumption of debate ( from 27 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House:

(1)  supports the unanimous recommendations contained in the report of January 2012, titled ‘Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution: Report of the Expert Panel’ and

(2) calls on the Prime Minister to hold a referendum on Saturday 24 November 2012 that will:

(a) repeal section 25 of the Constitution;

(b) repeal section 51  (xxvi) of the Constitution; and

(c) contain a new section, ‘section 51A’ along the following lines:

Section 51A Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Recognising that the continent and its islands now known as Australia were first occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

Acknowledging the continuing relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with their traditional lands and waters;

Respecting the continuing cultures, languages and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and

Acknowledging the need to secure the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

the Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

(3) proposes together, the repeal of section 51 (xxvi) and insertion of section 51A;

(4) inserts a new section, ‘section 116A’, along the following lines:

Section 116A Prohibition of racial discrimination

(1) The Commonwealth, a State or a Territ ory shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour or ethnic or national origin.

(2) Subsection (1) does not preclude the making of laws or measures for the purpose of overcoming disadvantage, ameliorating the effects of past discrimination, or protecting the cultures, languages or heritage of any group.

(5) inserts a new section, ‘section 127A’, along the following lines:

Section 127A Recognition of languages

(1) The national language of the Commonwealth of Australia is English.

(2) The Aborig inal and Torres Strait Islander languages are the original Australian languages, a part of our national heritage. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on any of the next 2 sitting Mondays including 10 September 2012. )

29   STANDING ORDER 31A AUTOMATIC ADJOURNMENT: Resumption of debate ( from 27 February 2012 ) on the motion of Dr Washer—That the following standing order be added after standing order 31:

31A Automatic adjournment at 11 pm

  1. Notwithstanding standing order 31, at 11  pm, unless otherwise ordered, the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings and adjourn the House until the time of its next meeting.
  2. If there is a division in progress when proceedings are interrupted in accordance with paragraph (a), that division, and any consequent division, shall be completed.
  3. If business being debated is not disposed of when proceedings are interrupted in accordance with parag raph (a), the business shall be listed on the Notice Paper for the next sitting. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice  Paper unless re - accorded priority on any of the next sitting Mondays including 10  September 2012. )

30   Beauty pageants: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Hall—That this House:

(1) expresses concern at the impact that beauty pageants have on children;

(2) calls for an investigation into the impact of these pageants on young girls; and

(3) notes that:

(a) obsessive preoccupation with grooming, body image and superficial beauty has the potential to create major psychological disorder in adolescence and adulthood;

(b) such pageants are common in the United States and that serious concerns have been expressed in relation to the impact they are having on these young girls who strive for an unrealistic and unobtainable image; and

(c) these pageants have the potential to add significantly to Australia's health costs. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 10 September 2012. )

31   Commercialisation and sexualisation of children: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Ms Rishworth—That this House:

(1) acknowledges the findings of the Letting the Children be Children review into the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood commissioned by the Government of the United Kingdom including that:

(a) children are growing and developing against the backdrop of a culture of increasing commercialisation and sexualisati on;

(b) parents are concerned about clothing, services and products for children which reinforce gender stereotypes and portray children as being more sexually mature than their chronological age would indicate;

(c) children are under considerable pressures to be consumers; and

(d) parents often feel their concerns are not being listened to despite the fact that they are often in the best position to decide what is appropriate for their children;

(2) welcomes the Ministerial Statement in respect of this review by the Government of the United Kingdom which acknowledges the need to protect children from excessive commercialisation and premature sexualisation, and accepts the recommendation that efforts to address this are focused on industry and regulators with government monitoring progress and legislating to protect children if necessary;

(3) notes with concern that the sexualisation of children is a growing issue not just in the United Kingdom but also in Australia;

(4) recognises that the sexualisatio n of children, and in particular girls, has been associated with a range of negative consequences including body image issues, eating disorders, low self esteem and mental ill health; and

(5) urges governments, industries, regulators and the wider community in Australia to take note of the Letting the Children be Children report and to work together to address the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 10 September 2012. )

32   Death of Basil Lewis D'Oliveira: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Melham—That this House:

(1) notes with re gret the death on 19 November 2011 of Basil Lewis D'Oliveira;

(2) recognises his contribution to world cricket, especially in South Africa and England;

(3) notes that his quiet dignity in the face of rejection by South Africa for reasons other than cricket helped to transform public opinion in England and beyond;

(4) particularly recognises his long battle against apartheid in South Africa, his actions in bringing to the world's notice the disenfranchisement of non-white cricketers in South Africa, and that he became a leader of a worthy cause without ever seeking a leadership role; and

(5) notes that, as a result of the life of Basil D'Oliveira, non-white cricketers are able to represent South Africa with pride and distinction. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 10 September 2012. )

33   Funds for Renewable Energy: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Bandt—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) HRL Limited was awarded a $100 million grant in 2007 by th e Coalition Government under the Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund ;

(b) to date, HRL Limited has been unable to meet the pre-conditions of the grant, and no money has been dispersed;

(c) the grant would facilitate the building of a new coal fired power plant, contradicting the current Prime Minister's statement that no new dirty coal fired power plants will be built in Australia;

(d) there are a number of low emission renewable technologies that deserve government support; and

(e) the Australian community strongly supports public funds being used to support the development of renewable technologies; and

(2) calls on the Government to immediately withdraw the grant offer to HRL Limited and allocate the $100 million to the Australian Renewable E nergy Authority. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 10 September 2012. )

34   Religious Minorities in Iraq: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes—That this House:

(1) recognises:

(a) the extensive historical connection and contribution of the Mandaean religion and that of other indigenous people, to the country of Iraq and hum anity overall;

(b) the ongoing plight since 2003 associated with a systematic loss of culture, heritage and language of the Sabian Mandaean and various Christian minorities in Iraq; and

(c) that Australia was part of the 'coalition of the willing' that prosecuted the war on Iraq in 2003, and due to this involvement, Australia, along with its coalition partners, has a moral responsibility to compassionately support and protect the indigenous minorities of Iraq from ongoing persecution;

(2) condemns the ho rrendous acts of violence and persecution against the Sabian Mandaeans and other religious minorities in Iraq; and

(3) encourages the preservation and continued prosperity of the heritage, culture and language of the Sabian Mandaean and other indigenous people of Iraq. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 10 September 2012. )

35   PAYMENT OF GST REVENUES to Local Government: Resumption of debate ( from 13 February 2012 ) on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House request the Prime Minister and Treasurer to:

(1) direct the Commonwealth Grants Commission to allocate an annual fixed percentage of Goods and Service s Tax (GST) revenue directly to the 654 local councils throughout Australia;

(2) include this annual allocation as part of the GST Review currently underway and for implementation through any required legislative or executive government processes; and

(3) consider constitutional recognition of local government only in the event of any successful legal challenge to the direct annual allocation of GST revenue to local councils within Australia. ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless re-accorded priority on 10 September 2012. On 15 February 2012, the Selection Committee recommended that this order of the day be voted on. )