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10.10 AM TO 12 NOON



         1    Mr Bandt : To present a Bill for an Act to establish the National Integrity Commission, and for related purposes. ( National Integrity Commission Bill 2019 )

              ( Time allowed—10 minutes. )

    †2    Mr Hayes : To move—That this House:

(1)         acknowledges Australia is a major contributor to the Syria humanitarian response plan, designating approximately $220 million dollars to Syria and neighbouring countries between 2016 and 2019;

(2)         notes that:

(a)         western Sydney is a primary settlement region and has received one-fifth of Australia’s recent humanitarian intake, as a result of years of ongoing conflict in the Middle East; and

(b)         local health, education and migrant service providers, particularly in Fairfield and Liverpool, are running beyond their funded capacity and as a result, have been put under considerable pressure when trying to assist families to settle and integrate into our local community; and

(3)         further acknowledges:

(a)         that the insufficient funding to support these frontline services has widened the gap between supply of and demand for settlement services to support vulnerable individuals, particularly from the minority Christian, Assyrian, Chaldean and Mandaean communities; and

(b)         the need to effectively invest in the settlement of refugees to enable them into integrate into the community, fulfil their potential and make a positive contribution to this country.

              ( Time allowed—20 minutes. )

    †3    Dr Allen : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises National Science Week took place from 10 to 18 August 2019;

(2)         acknowledges:

(a)         National Science Week is an opportunity to recognise the economic and social contribution of those working in science disciplines;

(b)         National Science Week highlights the importance of sparking an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects from an early age and maintaining participation by students throughout primary and secondary schooling;

(c)         last year almost 1.2 million people participated in more than 2,100 events around the country; and

(d)         Questacon’s leadership role during National Science Week and throughout the year in inspiring young people and promoting STEM study; and

(3)         notes the Government’s ongoing investment in science, research and innovation, which totalled $9.6 billion in 2018-19.

              ( Time allowed—50 minutes. )

Order of the day

      †1    Prostate cancer: Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ) on the motion of Mr Gorman —That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         according to Cancer Australia an estimated 3,306 men have died from prostate cancer in 2019;

(b)         there is an estimated one in six risk of a male being diagnosed with prostate cancer by his 85th birthday; and

(c)         it is vital that men take their health seriously;

(2)         acknowledges the tireless work of men’s health advocate, prostate cancer survivor and Maylands resident, Mr David Dyke, for raising awareness about prostate cancer and promoting the importance of men’s health in the electoral division of Perth and across Australia;

(3)         commends Mr Dyke for his:

(a)         advocacy in championing men’s health;

(b)         efforts in producing a deeply personal documentary on his battle with prostate cancer; and

(c)         committed work in raising awareness about prostate cancer; and

(4)         encourages Members to watch Mr Dyke’s YouTube documentary ‘David Dyke Prostate Journey: From Diagnosis to Rehabilitation’.

              ( Time allowed—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 12 noon. )