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10.10 AM TO 12 NOON


Presentation and statements

     *1    Communications and the Arts—Standing Committee : Inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions. ( Statements to conclude by 10.20 am. )



         1    Ms Steggall : To present a Bill for an Act to establish a national climate change adaptation and mitigation framework, and to establish the Climate Change Commission, and for related purposes. ( Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020 )

              ( Notice given 22 October 2020. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

         2    Ms Steggall : To present a Bill for an Act to create duties to consider climate change impacts and to deal with consequential and transitional matters arising from the enactment of the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Act 2020 , and for related purposes. ( Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020 )

              ( Notice given 22 October 2020. Time allowed—10 minutes. )

    †3    Mr Thompson : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that Wednesday, 11 November 2020 marks Remembrance Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, when the guns fell silent during the First World War;

(2)         recognises:

(a)         that since the First World War, almost two million men and women have served in our defence forces; and

(b)         the more than 102,000 defence personnel who have tragically died during, or as a result of, warlike service, non-warlike service and certain peacetime operations; and

(3)         acknowledges the service and sacrifice of all those who served in our defence force and the families that supported them by encouraging all Australians to observe one minute’s silence at 11 am on 11 November 2020.

              ( Notice given 21 October 2020. Time allowed—20 minutes. )

    †4    Ms Stanley : To move—That this House:

(1)         acknowledges south-western Sydney:

(a)         is one of the key contributors to economic growth in the Australian economy;

(b)         is in need of investment to support jobs and growth;

(c)         is home to diverse and endangered species;

(d)         has a population of approximately 700,000, which is over 9 per cent of the NSW population; and

(e)         provides over $30 billion in gross regional product to the NSW economy;

(2)         notes that south-west Sydney is chronically underfunded and under-resourced in the following areas:

(a)         road infrastructure and public transport;

(b)         hospitals and health services;

(c)         communications services; and

(d)         schools and universities;

(3)         acknowledges that investment in south-west Sydney is required to support jobs creation; and

(4)         calls on the Government to provide the necessary support to:

(a)         encourage business growth;

(b)         encourage jobs growth; and

(c)         build infrastructure to sustain growth.

              ( Notice given 6 October 2020. Time allowed—20 minutes. )

    †5    Mr Sharma : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes that:

(a)         4 November 2020 marks 25 years since Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated at an anti-violence rally in support of the Oslo peace process;

(b)         a condolence motion for Prime Minister Rabin was moved in this House on 23 November 1995 by the Prime Minister, Mr Keating, and seconded by the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Howard, reflecting the deep sense of loss and shock all Australians felt at the news of Mr Rabin’s assassination;

(c)         Yitzhak Rabin served as Israel’s Prime Minister on two separate occasions, from 1974 to 1977 and then again from 1992 until his death in 1995, in addition to being a decorated general who led Israel’s armed forces during the 1967 Six Day War and served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States; and

(d)         Prime Minister Rabin promoted peace and co-existence in a turbulent time and region, concluding the Oslo Peace Accords with the Palestinians in 1993, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and the Israel-Jordan Peace treaty in 1994; and

(2)         affirms Australia’s ongoing commitment to Mr Rabin’s vision of a peaceful two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, mutually negotiated and agreed by the Israelis and the Palestinians.

              ( Notice given 22 October 2020. Time allowed—20 minutes. )

    †6    Mr J. H. Wilson : To move—That this House:

(1)         notes:

(a)         6 and 9 August 2020 will mark, respectively, the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki;

(b)         by the end of 1945, it is estimated that 213,000 people had died in those communities, and the legacy of chronic and terminal illness, stillbirths, birth defects, survivor discrimination, and acute environmental harm and contamination continues to the present day;

(c)         2020 also marks the 50th anniversary of the coming into force of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty;

(d)         the ongoing work of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, an initiative founded in Australia that received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for advancing a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; and

(e)         since 2017, 81 countries have signed and 38 have ratified the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which will enter into force after the 50th ratification;

(2)         further notes with concern:

(a)         a number of recent developments that weaken the international system of weapons monitoring, impair progress towards nuclear disarmament, and undermine agreements to prevent nuclear proliferation and explosive testing;

(b)         the fact that the hands of the Doomsday Clock have been moved to within 100 seconds of midnight, representing the greatest yet marked risk of nuclear conflict; and

(c)         a 2019 report by the United Kingdom Parliamentary Committee on International Relations that warns the risk of nuclear weapons is now as great as it was during the height of the Cold War; and

(3)         calls on the Government to:

(a)         voice its concern about the deterioration in the multilateral framework for achieving nuclear disarmament and for minimising the risk of nuclear conflict;

(b)         voice its concern at indications the United States:

(i)           intends to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies;

(ii)         may allow the START agreement to expire in February 2021; and

(iii)        has abandoned the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty; and

(c)         increase our diplomatic focus and the resources needed to play a greater role in global efforts to reduce conflict, build regional and international cooperation, resist the further proliferation of nuclear weapons, and progress their, ultimate elimination.

              ( Notice given 15 June 2020. Time allowed—remaining private Members’ business time prior to 12 noon. )