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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS —continued

Notices given for Thursday, 1 August 2019

    *1    Mr Georganas : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         the 74th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki occurred on 6 and 9 August 2019 respectively, causing suffering which continues to this day;

(b)         the ongoing impacts of nuclear weapons on survivors of nuclear testing worldwide, including in Australia;

(c)         that successive Coalition and Labor Governments have joined all other treaties prohibiting inhumane and indiscriminate weapons;

(d)         that nuclear dangers are increasing worldwide, with no significant progress on nuclear disarmament in sight;

(e)         the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons is an urgent humanitarian imperative;

(f)          the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) outlaws the world’s worst weapons of mass destruction, strengthening the international legal nuclear disarmament framework; and

(g)         the TPNW complements and strengthens Australia's existing commitments under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty; and

(2)         urges Australia to work towards signing and ratifying the TPNW.

              ( Notice given 31 July 2019. )

    *2    Mr Dreyfus : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General announced on 13 December 2018 that a Commonwealth Integrity Commission would be established;

(b)         on 13 December 2018, the Prime Minister said on 2GB the decision to establish a Commonwealth Integrity Commission ‘was something I had to resolve by the end of the year’;

(c)         on 26 May 2019, the Attorney-General said a Commonwealth Integrity Commission was a ‘priority’; and

(d)         the Government has not established a Commonwealth Integrity Commission; and

(2)         calls on the Government to keep its promise to establish its Commonwealth Integrity Commission.

              ( Notice given 31 July 2019. )

Notices —continued

       1    Ms L. M. Chesters : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises Vietnam has announced 2023 as the deadline for stopping the use of asbestos in its construction sector;

(2)         acknowledges this is a significant undertaking by Vietnam, noting that Asian countries consume the majority of asbestos globally and this is a major move towards eradicating the use of asbestos in the region;

(3)         recognises that, in accordance with the Australian Government’s National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Management and Awareness, Australia should play a leadership role in the global campaign to secure a worldwide ban in the production and trade of asbestos and asbestos-containing products; and

(4)         calls on the Government to support Vietnam with this endeavour and continues to support organisations such as Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad in their efforts to ban all forms of asbestos.

              ( Notice given 2 July 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

       2    Ms Owens : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises the 2018 declaration by the United Nations that the International Day of Sign Languages is to be celebrated annually on 23 September as part of the International Week of the Deaf;

(2)         recognises Auslan as an Australian language;

(3)         notes that, of the one in six Australians affected by hearing loss, approximately 30,000 of them use Auslan to communicate; and

(4)         encourages members to mark the International Day of Sign Languages this year, by recording a message for the deaf community in Australia.

              ( Notice given 2 July 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

       3    Ms Owens : To move—That this House:

(1)         recognises the significant heritage value of the Parramatta Female Factory to Australia as:

(a)         a place where convict women were imprisoned and maintained Australia’s first work house;

(b)         a demonstration of Australia’s social welfare history, as well as the institutionalisation of women and children;

(c)         a place where tens of thousands of women and children passed through and whose descendants are estimated to be one in seven Australians; and

(2)         notes that similar Australian heritage assets, such as the Cascades Female Factory in Tasmania, have been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Australian Convict Sites which also includes:

(a)         Old Government House in Parramatta, NSW;

(b)         Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney;

(c)         the Cockatoo Island Convict Precinct, NSW;

(d)         Old Great North Road in NSW;

(e)         Brickendon and Woolmers Estates in Tasmania;

(f)          Darlington Probation Station in Tasmania;

(g)         Port Arthur Historic Site in Tasmania;

(h)         Coal Mines Historic Site in Tasmania;

(i)           Fremantle Prison in Western Australia; and

(j)          the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area on Norfolk Island;

(3)         recognises the work of local community to protect beloved heritage assets, including the work of:

(a)         Parragirls and the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project;

(b)         North Parramatta Residents Action Group; and

(c)         the Parramatta Female Factory Friends; and

(4)         calls on the Government to immediately start the process to include the Parramatta Female Factory on the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Australian Convict Sites.

              ( Notice given 2 July 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 6 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

       4    Ms Collins : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         Tasmanians continue to feel the effects of the summer of bushfires that destroyed hundreds of thousands of hectares, and ripped through homes and businesses;

(b)         Labor welcomes any funding that will go towards supporting the affected communities, but queries how the figure of $9.9 million that the State and Federal Government has committed was determined;

(c)         while this funding is a start, disappointingly it is $20 million less than Labor’s commitments to assist in recovery and support jobs in areas impacted by the summer bushfires;

(d)         it is deeply disappointing to learn that the Tasmanian Government has advised the Prime Minister that the infrastructure assets Labor committed to supporting were not ‘directly or significantly damaged by the bushfires’;

(e)         Labor’s commitments followed extensive consultation with the communities impacted by summer bushfires and were recommended by former Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon; and

(f)          Tasmanians deserve detail as soon as possible on which areas and sites the funding provided will support, and how many Tasmanians will benefit from this assistance in the coming months and years;

(2)         calls on the Prime Minister to re-visit the affected communities and see for himself what remains to be done in recovering from the fires, and visit local businesses and individuals who are now on the long road to recovery; and

(3)         further notes that:

(a)         given the Prime Minister’s commitment to provide greater support for mental health and suicide prevention, it must be ensured this commitment continues to support regional Tasmanians who have experienced significant stress and hardship with the summer of bushfires; and

(b)         Labor stands ready and willing to work with the Government to ensure adequate support is provided to these communities.

              ( Notice given 22 July 2019. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

Orders of the day continued

         1    Coal-Fired Power Funding Prohibition Bill 2019 ( Mr Bandt ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

         2    Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Heritage Listing for the Bight) Bill 2019 ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

         3    Live Sheep Long Haul Export Prohibition Bill 2019 ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

         4    Banking Amendment (Rural Finance Reform) Bill 2019 ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. On 25 July 2019, the Selection Committee made a determination that this bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Economics. )

         5    Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2019 ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

         6    Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Amendment (Worker Screening Database) Bill 2019 ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

         7    Men and women of the Australian Defence Force: Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ) on the motion of Mr Wallace —That this House:

(1)         notes the outstanding contribution of the men and women of the Australian Defence Force to ensure the safety of our nation;

(2)         recognises the support of their families and friends during their service; and

(3)         acknowledges the positive social and economic impact the men and women of our defence force have on communities throughout Australia.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

         8    World Humanitarian Day: Resumption of debate ( from  22 July 2019 ) on the motion of Mr Hayes —That this House:

(1)         notes that World Humanitarian Day will be observed on 19 August 2019;

(2)         pays tribute to the aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, including those who are:

(a)         directly targeted;

(b)         treated as threats; and

(c)         prevented from providing relief;

(3)         honours the lives of those aid workers who have been killed while bringing relief and care to those in desperate need;

(4)         acknowledges the millions of civilians affected by armed conflict every day, including those who struggle to access food, water, safe shelter and crucial medical assistance;

(5)         further notes that the United Nations estimates that record numbers of over 65 million people are displaced from their homes around the world due to conflict;

(6)         notes the Government’s $11.3 billion in cuts to foreign aid, rendering Australia’s international aid contribution as a percentage of gross domestic product at the lowest recorded level; and

(7)         calls on the Government to rebuild Australia’s International Development Assistance Program and increase aid investment beyond current levels.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 7 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

         9    Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019 [No. 2] ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  29 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

      10    Constitution Alteration (Water Resources) 2019 [No. 2] ( Ms Sharkie ): Second reading—Resumption of debate ( from  29 July 2019 ).

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

      11    Australia’s space industry: Resumption of debate ( from  29 July 2019 ) on the motion of Mr Ramsey —That this House:

(1)         notes that this week 50 years ago the human imagination was captivated by the first man to walk on the moon;

(2)         recognises the commitment by the Government to space by the establishment of the Australian Space Agency, which will have the goal of tripling the space industry and creating 20,000 jobs;

(3)         acknowledges the vital role the Woomera range and facilities have played, and will continue to play in Australia’s space industry; and

(4)         congratulates the Government for investing $19.5 million in a Space Infrastructure Fund that will support projects to accelerate growth of Australia’s space industry.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

      12    Top athletes: Resumption of debate ( from  29 July 2019 ) on the motion of Ms Ryan —That this House:

(1)         acknowledges the incredible performances of Australia’s top athletes in recent times including:

(a)         the Matildas reaching the final 16 in the FIFA World Cup;

(b)         Ash Barty winning the French Open and acing her way to the top of the world tennis rankings;

(c)         Sally Fitzgibbons making waves by winning the 2019 Oi Rio Pro - World Surf League event and surfing her way to the top of the world rankings;

(d)         Hannah Green winning the Women’s PGA Championship and in doing so taking home Australia’s first major win in a women’s golf tournament in over a decade; and

(e)         the Hockeyroos reaching the final of the inaugural Women’s International Hockey Federation Pro League;

(2)         acknowledges the teams that support our athletes including their coaches, managers, physiotherapists, dieticians and their families; and

(3)         encourages Australian athletes in upcoming competitions including:

(a)         the Australian Diamonds who will be competing in the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England between 12 and 21 July 2019; and

(b)         the Australian Women’s Cricket Team who will be competing in the ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup in 2020.

              ( Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on on any of the next 8 sitting Mondays including 9 September 2019. )

 

 

 

 

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